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    Opinions on Hitch Bike Racks

    Hello. I need some help on finding a good Hitch Bike Rack for my car. I am looking at various hitch racks and reviews but since not many people use them....its difficult. SO if anyone out there has a hitch rack....please post or email me with what model, how much you paid for it and the pros and cons of it. Thanks

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    What kind of hitch, ball or square? If square, what size?
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    I sell those too!

    We deal with a company called Thule. They sell a hitch mounted carrier for about 60 or $100, and carry 3 bikes. They just leave a small pair of tubes behind the hitch when not in use. I've seen them tested on skidpads at high speed with handbrake turns executed.
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    I personally prefer this type of rack. I do some welding and built my own but didn't put a holder on for the front wheel. I keep it in the vehicle. It might be slightly less interesting to a thief without a front wheel.
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    Hi,

    I gather you need a bike transporter

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    Does anyone have good or bad experience with VW/Audi's bicycle adaptors for their roof racks? I bought the bolt-on crossbeams for my the factory-standard longitudinal rails on my Passat wagon, and they apparently offer bolt-on bicycle clamps for these.
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    These are great: http://www.twinnyload.nl/home.html

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    I love my Rhode Gear Interstate 3 rack.

    Holds 3 bikes, folds out of the way so you dont need to take the bikes down to open the rear doors, fits a 2" receiver hitch, width adjustment for the arms to accomodate various frame sizes, and is extreeeemly overbuilt. Performance bike had a sale this past winter & I picked one up for the low price of $120 US.

    The only complaint is that you're supposed to leave the bottom "socket" bolted to the hitch and remove just the upper "T" part of the rack (Ugly). I solved this by buying a locking hitch pin to replace the big bolt that holds the whole shebang on to the hitch & remove it all when I'm finished.

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