BIKE RACKS AND CARRIERS FOR CARS MEGATHREAD - all questions asked and answered here

notb4dinner

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Have all those new features made it into the standard production models now Moorey? Have been waiting for the fold flat and rope attachments before ordering mine.
 

moorey

I'm full, couldn't eat another dick
Have all those new features made it into the standard production models now Moorey? Have been waiting for the fold flat and rope attachments before ordering mine.
All standard on new models aside from tilting option AFAIK. Rope straps are the shiz. Under 10 seconds to load a bike and it ain’t ever falling out. It’s still a small operation, and there was a bit of a wait on the new racks waiting on patents etc, but well worth giving Mitch a call if you have any questions or want anything customized.
 

moorey

I'm full, couldn't eat another dick
Mitch is working on lights at the moment. He includes a number plate holder that attaches to wheels (I’ve never used mine...shhh)

I know every state is different, but I’ve never been questioned by the local constabulary, and do many of freeway miles every year with the bikes on the back. Can’t comment on how you will go where you are with that vehicle.
 

wkkie

Eats Squid

Was just reading this thread, has anything changed regarding the rules on carriers and legalities of certain designs?
Pretty sure I’ll be grabbing a rack from Currie as soon as I can get a look at it courtesy of the local rep, but just want a bit more info.

I’ll be mounting it to either a Passat wagon or transporter van.


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In Victoria, it's 60% of the wheelbase. You'd be hard pressed for any police to get their tape measure out roadside though... Any of the vertical racks are going to be all good.
 

Binaural

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I am all legal now (except for a printed aux number plate, natch). Shame you can't sticky a post within a thread with a compilation of compliance requirements. Thanks for your help y'all, I eventually got towbars4u in Sydney to do mine for a reasonable price and good quality. Went for a Yakima rack, and while it doubles as a benchpress it is really fast to get bikes on and off.
 

foxpuppet

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I am all legal now (except for a printed aux number plate, natch). Shame you can't sticky a post within a thread with a compilation of compliance requirements. Thanks for your help y'all, I eventually got towbars4u in Sydney to do mine for a reasonable price and good quality. Went for a Yakima rack, and while it doubles as a benchpress it is really fast to get bikes on and off.
Was this to install a square hitch?


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droenn

Eats Squid
At risk of starting a bunch of shit about 4WDs again, I'm going the roofrack route now (have ordered the bars).

Looking at Yakima High Road - any experiences or better options around?
 

LPG

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At risk of starting a bunch of shit about 4WDs again, I'm going the roofrack route now (have ordered the bars).

Looking at Yakima High Road - any experiences or better options around?
Is this to go on a Toyota Prius or your Dodge Ram?
 

leitch

Feelin' a bit rrranty
Looking at Yakima High Road - any experiences or better options around?
I ended up with the Thule UpRide because it was cheaper (price included lock barrels) and I could get it keyed alike with my other Thule rack for convenience.

If not for those I would definitely have bought the Yakima just off how many positive reviews it has. Looks like the mechanism is a bit easier to use and the design is more aerodynamic for less wind noise when it's not in use.
 
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