Mountain Biking - Rack to carry my dog on.
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09-28-05, 03:19 AM
Which bike rack would be best to carry my jack russel on?
09-28-05, 05:00 AM
Any std rear rack will offer support but you need a Dog Retension System. The most effective DRS is probably a wicker basket. These are very light, do not restrict smell from entering and are resistant to chewing. Look for one with hoops over the top for crash protection, rather than a simple open top.
09-30-05, 05:26 AM
does anyone know of any international brands i cant find those and i want something a bit more modern.Thanks.
It kinda has to be a basket unless you want your dogs bones to be crushed
Personally I would never take my rat terrier on my bike. I care way too much about it to risk getting her killed in an otherwise simple crash.
As crazy as it sounds the best way I have saw someone carry their small dog was in some type of a custom back pack. It was cool as hell when I saw it. It had cut outs for it's rear legs in the bottom, cut outs for it's front legs and a cut out for the head. I still wouldn't want to take it on a trail though.
09-30-05, 08:23 AM
I am assuming that you don't want to take your dog on the trail, right? I am guessing that you like to walk/ride him and want to carry him when he gets tired... I guess what kind of riding you will be doing does matter-
09-30-05, 01:47 PM
Here in Texas the best thing is the bed of the truck.
But I've had this in my favorites for when I finally get a dog. Not for the carriers, but for the doggie life jackets.
and the picture for this is just too funny... http://www.hunterk9.com/site/870877/product/588
09-30-05, 03:31 PM
dogs are good eatin!
09-30-05, 03:46 PM
Trailer or extracycle. If the dog is anything larger than a chihuahua, it's going to seriously screw up the handling of the bike to have weight that high. Also, dogs like to move around unpredictably. Go easy on yourself and get a kiddie trailer, for the sake of the dog's safety.
Peek the Geek
09-30-05, 04:45 PM
09-30-05, 05:24 PM
that might be the funniest thing i have ever seen!
09-30-05, 06:07 PM
This dude uses an Xtracycle and a Vari Kennel.
09-30-05, 06:17 PM
I know the Grinch had a nice setup. Not sure if the antlers come standard or not though.
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