New to the forum and owning a bike rack in general, so please bear with me here.
I am thinking of purchasing a used Yakima roof rack for my 2002 jetta wagon. It has lowrider mounts for it. I'm also considering buying 2 sets of what looks to be an older version of the Yakima Boa bike mounts, like these: http://www.yakima.com/racks/bike-rac...02065/boa.aspx
My concern is, do these offer less stability because they don't have a full length tray like the steelhead or other similar fork mount trays have?
Or is the stability really derived entirely from the fork mount in front, and to a lesser degree the wheel strap?
I'm assuming that the real advantage to these would be for cars with limited crossbar spacing which I don't have a concern for.
I have a fairly large Trek Navigator 300 comfort bike, and I don't want something that it will not be stable on. On my previous car I bought an old factory Trek roof rack with an upright tray and the thing was so unstable I didn't trust it to ride around the block, let alone doing 80 mph on the highway.