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Where To Buy Saris Bike Racks



The two top tube straps and one seat tube strap keep the bikes from swaying into one another, but do nothing for the front wheels flopping about. This is an Achilles heel for nearly all trunk racks however.




where to buy saris bike racks


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Also, like other trunk-mounted racks, full suspension mountain bikes are difficult to mount without an optional bike beam (think: fake top tube that attaches to the stem and seatpost). Bikes with a low top tube and small bike frames with water bottle cages are other examples where a bike beam add-on would be useful.


This rack is a classic and will go down in history as a game changer in trunk-mounted bike hauling. However, like other trunk racks, it has some difficulties hauling modern mountain bikes, small frames and bikes with a dropped top tube.


Going for a road trip and want to take your bike? Or just need to drive across town to start your ride? Landry's Bicycles has you covered with an excellent array of car racks. We proudly offer roof racks, hitch racks, trunk racks, spare tire mounted racks, and all the necessary accessories. Stop by any of our convenient locations for help from our experts.


Hitch racks is a competitive space, but what really sets the T2 Pro XTR apart from the field is material quality and the sheer number of features it offers. Simply put, this rack does it all. Its expanding wedge attachment system makes for a wobble-free connection, the 60-pound weight capacity means you can haul nearly all bike styles (including many electric models), and you get ample clearance from your vehicle and between bikes. Plus, the optional 2-Bike Add-On (for another $550) doubles its capacity. And as mentioned above, all of the components on the Thule are extremely well-made, which makes the investment worth it over time. As proof, our original T2 Pro XT is still in fantastic shape after four years of extensive use. One final note: Thule recently released the T2 Pro X ($650), which features a similar construction as the XTR but lacks the built-in wheels, has a lower max bike capacity (50 lbs.), and requires an adapter for fat bikes... Read in-depth reviewSee the Thule T2 Pro XTR


Platform RacksPlatform racks dominate this round-up, and in our opinion, are the best way to transport your bikes. Compared to hanging racks, platform designs are compatible with a much wider range of bike styles, sit lower to the ground for easier access, and are excellent in terms of stability. Most have two attachment points: a ratcheting arm that secures the front wheel, and a strap that holds the rear wheel in place. This straightforward and effective system makes it easy to rapidly load and unload your bike, and it minimizes any wobble or side-to-side movement while driving. In addition, these racks are the most gentle on bikes because they typically only come in contact with the tire or wheel (and not the painted frame).


Hanging RacksHanging hitch racks are a popular way to transport road or lightweight bikes without the need to lift them overhead and onto the roof of your vehicle. While not necessarily inexpensive, a quality hanging rack like the Yakima RidgeBack 2 comes in at about half the price of a platform model with the same capacity. Hanging racks are much lighter and more compact, which is a plus for those that plan to remove the rack with some regularity. A great example is the Kuat Beta, which comes in at a scant 14 pounds and can be easily tucked away in the corner of your garage when not in use.


In general, platform-style racks can carry anywhere from one to four bikes (if you invest in an extension), while hanging-style racks range from two to five total bikes. There are notable outliers, however, including the innovative 1UP Recon Rack 6, which can accommodate six bikes in a vertical hanging position. The majority of riders stick with the two-bike design, but families or those that anticipate carrying bikes for group rides should consider getting a higher-capacity hanging model or one of the platform add-ons to start.


Point of fact response to what I know was just an aside, but living in Australia did NOT mean enduring extended lockdowns. If you lived in Melbourne, yes, but elsewhere, certainly not. Where I am, 6 weeks total over 18 months. During most of that time, we could ride our bikes (just somewhat locally), could get coffees from our local coffee shops etc. 041b061a72


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