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  1. Hi. I'm am looking for info on a compatible bicycle carrier to mount to a front runner roof rack. Are there cheaper, yet as effective alternatives for the front runner fork mount adapter that attaches to the rack? Is it possible to mount a Thule pro ride, or thule products, to a front runner rack? TIA
  2. Good Day, Please advise on the best 2-bike bike rack for a Toyota Corolla 140i GLE 2000-2006 (see attachment for reference) Best Regards,Khobone
  3. The Saris Bones is a boot mounted design which has been around for some time and claims to offer a sturdy tow bar free solution with bike protection in-mind. Although convenient and generally less pricey, boot mounted bicycle racks are notoriously unstable, often rubbing and scratching their precious cargo. We were interested to see just how well Saris' three bike version, the Saris Bones 3, would fair. Click here to view the article
  4. FeaturesCarries 3 bikes (16 kg/bike). Spring buckle straps with vinyl-coated hooks. Strongest frame on the market. Built with 100% recyclable materials. Rust-free injection molded plastic. Articulated rubber feet to protect paint. Ratcheting anti-sway straps for a secure hold. Arc–based design separates bikes on different levels. Frame fits over most spoilers. Available in grey, yellow, blue, orange, black, green, red and pink. Compatible with most vehicles—consult the Saris Fit Guide for approved fits. Meets European Union regulations. View this product's European certification. Lightweight at 5 kgs. Price: RRP R 2,995.00 for the Bones 3 and RRP R 2,495.00 for the Bones 2. Assembly Out of the box no tools are required for this one as the Bones 3 arrived completely assembled. The bracing arms are plastic with articulated rubber feet and attach to a central aluminium shaft. It arrived with all arms folded up in a very compact and impressively lightweight package. Overall the construction of the rack gave the impression of good quality materials and a solid design. Fitment to vehicleSetting up the Bones 3 to fit my car was a little overwhelming at first but after a few minutes of playing around I managed to get head around the Bones design, which turned out to be pretty smart and straightforward. I had the Bones 3 adjusted for my car and attached in 10 minutes. Setup is done by rotating the arms of the Bones 3 around the central shaft. The four arms that connect with car need to be adjusted to fit the shape of your boot while the two arms holding the bikes need to be set to an angle that will hold them level. The feet on the arms contacting the car are made of a soft rubber and shouldn’t cause any scratching or scuffs. The rack is secured by straps which connect above, to the side and below the rack on the rear door edges or underside of the vehicle. The straps felt strong and the latches are metal with a thick coating of paint to attempt to prevent scratching to the car. The straps are tightened using a familiar ratchet. Once all properly tensioned, trying to dislodge the Bones only resulted in shaking the car. Attaching bikesThe straps holding the bikes in place are plastic with a ratchet clip to fasten. There is softer inner layer which appears to well suited to protecting the frame. I found that bikes with small front triangles, either due to frame size or a simply snug design, were a bit of a squeeze. The combination of the top buckle straps and anti-sway straps underneath did leave too much room to work with. During testing the Bones 3 was mostly used with two bikes and it excelled at this. When testing with 3 bikes it was a very tight fit requiring a fair amount of alignment of pedals, handlebars and saddles was required to get the bikes secured safely. Given the compact design and snug fit with three bikes some additional padding between them would be advised. On the roadOnce the bikes were attached, the Bones felt secure on the car and bike movement was kept under wraps by the anti-sway straps. An additional strap may be needed though to keep the front wheel and handlebars in place. ConclusionThe Saris Bones 3 proved to be solid boot mounted rack. It feels like it is build last and secures the bikes to the car as good if not better than most other boot mounted racks we've used. Although the setup was a little overwhelming at first, once you get the design fitment is simple and intuitive. The Saris Bones 3 is available from Bicycle Power Trading either via their dealers in your area or direct on their website.
  5. A group of passionate riders and engineers have turned the bike rack on its head with a simple yet ingenious idea. Meet the Upside Rack. Click here to view the article
  6. This innovative design fixes all bike types on normal roof racks in just seconds, with no pre-assembly required and no need to leave it on your car between rides. It’s so small and portable that you can even ride to work with it in your pack (or strapped to your bike frame) and catch a lift home. In seconds, the Upside Rack is open and on your bike. From there, it’s onto your roof racks. Then one simple, strong clamping mechanism finishes the job and has you ready to go. Its secure but soft grip promises to safely hold your bike no matter the shape of the frame or the size of the tyres. It’s the only rack that fits your road bike, mountain bike, fat bike, kids bikes or commuter without adapters, wheel removal or frame contact. Once you arrive at your riding destination, your bike is off in seconds and you are ready to ride. It can easily be switched between vehicles. And - not being a permanent fixture on your car’s roof - the Upside Rack saves you from wind noise and extra fuel consumption. “The unique design of our bike rack brings portability and the ability to carry nearly any type of bike,” says Sean Stoney, co-founder of Upside Racks. “It solved a problem that most avid bike riders have faced at one point or another, quickly installing a second or third bike on your roof. I also see non-riders owning one, be it parents or even grandparents, without having a permanent installation.” “We really went back to first principles with the design, threw out all our preconceived ideas of what a bike rack should be capable of, how it holds the bike and especially how it should look,” says Stefan Wrobel, co-founder of Upside Racks. “The user is always front of mind for us, whether it how easily it can be used, how after-sales care will work, how will it be stored and especially, can I trust this rack for durability and safety.” The Upside Rack team is obsessed about quality. Having worked for companies like Siemens, GM, Nissan, BMW and Tesla, the Upside Rack’s creators know all about speed, innovative design and engineering. Having managed major operations and programs they also know how to deliver multi-million dollar projects on time. After months of refinement, the concept is ready to go and the highest quality suppliers have been sourced to craft this exceptionally strong, clean and easy-to-use solution. The Upside Rack team are taking their product to Kickstarter now, offering supporters the chance to get their hands on the newest and most revolutionary bike rack the market has ever seen with limited edition models, discounted early-bird pricing and prizes.
  7. Hey guys, I am based in Cape Town. I have recently bought a second hand Thule ClipOn 9103 bike carrier. The hooks on the top and the bottom are metal, but have been coated with a very thin ayer of rubber obviously during a heating process, which is still not sufficient for protecting the bodywork of your car. Does anyone know where one can find a strong adhesive rubber tape where you could line the inside of these hooks with tape to prevent any damage, as well as providing cushioning? Please see below a picture of the bike carrier as well as the tape I am looking for:
  8. Been doing some research but coming up short on how to transport bikes for a family of 4. Most racks seem to max out at 3 bikes ... and I am told the few that advertise 4 MTB probably will not fit 4 bikes if two are 29ers Any ideas ?
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