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Old 01-26-08, 08:27 PM   #1
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Trunk mounted bike rack

I need a trunk mounted bike rack that will not only be a good fit for my bike but also my GFs WSD. I plan on taking my bike to work often, which involves freeway driving so I need one where I won't fear my bike flying off at 65 mph. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-27-08, 08:03 AM   #2
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I have a Bones 2. It also comes in a 3 bike model.
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Saris Bones is great. Fits on just about any car, with 2 or 3 bike options.
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I like the Saris Bones racks best of the strap ons. They fit a real wide assortment of cars (nothing fits everything) and the metal cam locks do a better job of keeping the straps tight.

If you use any strap-on rack once a week for a year buy the end of the year you will be able to see where the feet touch your car. If you do a lot of freeway driving I'd think that a rack that bolts in place, like the trailer receiver type, would be more secure than one that's held on with just straps. Bikes with non-traditional frame designs have to be tipped funny or use an adapter to fit onto racks that hang the bikes by the top tube.
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I use the Bones rack, too. Used it on the highway plenty, no issues. Put it on an Explorer (and, like mentioned above, I can see on my window where it has been mounted in the past).
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I bought the King Joe from these guys : http://www.rackwarehouse.com/index.a...OD&ProdID=2084
I've been real pleased with it as it's into a heavy second season without any problems.
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I use the Bones rack, too. Used it on the highway plenty, no issues. Put it on an Explorer (and, like mentioned above, I can see on my window where it has been mounted in the past).
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It's a great rack...just make sure you have enough of a bumper protrusion to accomadate its platform. I also recommend you put some thin bubblewrap on the top tube and main tube 'cause the bike has a tendancy to rotate back and forth a bit, but it is by far the best rack.
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