I'd like to apologize for some of these "newb" questions, as I've been away from biking for 22 years, so please excuse me.
My wife and I just got new bikes, and we need a bike rack for either my 2005 Subaru WRX STi or her 2009 Audi A3 Quattro. It really doesn't matter which car we mount this thing to. Neither of us have biked since we've gotten our driver licenses, so we don't know anything about bike racks.
Today I stopped by the Subaru dealership and they did have racks available. I asked some questions about how to get the bikes up on the racks, since wielding a bicycle 5 feet in the air by yourself and trying to tie the thing down sounds like it would be a real trick. I thought
I've seen bike racks where a bar comes down, you attach the clamp around the frame of the bike, and then you crank it up into position on the roof. I can't imagine there's not another type of rack for a non-hatchback vehicle. I mean, there are plenty of women who are 5'2 and ride, but I'm pretty sure they aren't shoving a bike up on to the roof of a Chevy Tahoe.
I guess I'm looking for something easy to use that I'm not going to wind up tearing my car up while attaching bikes to a roof. There has to be something out there that's easy for one person to use. It seems like the ones Subaru are selling would take two people to operate.
Any help would be great!