Pros and Cons of Honda roof rack for CRV to carry bike
Just got tired of packing my bike into my CRV on the mornings I'm planning to go riding after work. I'm really keen to continue--I've been an avid biker for years, but now that I've gotten into the commuter lifestyle for work, I've been soooo out of shape.
I know Honda cells a roof rack, and I noticed that they are a bit pricey and they only hold up to 75 lbs. Since I have had occassion to load heavy, outsize stuff like lumber plastic paneling, etc. on my roof top, I'm beginning to realize how handy a multi-purpose roof rack might be. I know someone who swears by a Yakima, and the Yakima Control Tower system apparently holds about 145 lb.--double the capacity of the Honda rack.
The only thing that's preventing me from rushing out and buying the Yakima or Thule roof racks are the thought that these racks might need special adapters to fit on my CRV. Would anyone know if they might fit or not? If anyone has any other comments or insights, I would appreciate it if they would share it with me. Thanks.
By the way, in case it was not clear from my post, I did not choose to buy the roof rack when I bought my CRV. I didn't buy the roof rack earlier because I'm a bit on the small side--barely 5' and couldn't imagine myself trying to get the bike on top of the roof.