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Old 05-08-09, 08:11 PM   #1
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Different car rack (aka bike carrier) for full suspension bike?

I'm thinking of getting a full suspension bike and I'm assuming that I would have to find a different way of transporting my bike?

I use a Yakima Super Joe 2 or something like that, that attaches to the trunk of the car and has a holder that supports the top tube.

What do people use if they cant put it inside the car and dont want to get a roof rack?

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Ride it to your destination instead of transporting it on this "car" that you speak of.
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Ride it to your destination instead of transporting it on this "car" that you speak of.
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depends on the fs you get, and how many bikes you need to put on teh rack, I know a guy who puts a dh bike on a strap rack (he owns a t2 its his buddies strap for shuttles) and he makes it work, just gotta get creative somtimes, and in general its more of a headache with the fs bike, but you can totally do it, that being said strap racks are lame
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Indeed. I really need to get something else now. I have 2000 bucks worth of bike on a 40 dollar strap rack. Not confidence inspiring.
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Remove wheels, lower saddle, use trunk or back seat. Be careful not to lock the brakes if it's disc.
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I have a trailer hitch bike rack. It only holds 2 bikes but it has no problem holding my wifes trek 7000WSD which doesn't have a center cross beam. The rack looks like this. I don't know whats the brand though.

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I have a Yakima Hold Up which is similar to the rack shown above only the hold down engages the tire and not the frame so no scratches. They make a bar that goes from the stem to the seat post to allow you to use your strap rack also.
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You just have to get a bit more creative and think outside the box on how to hang it with many racks. There is almost always a solution. I've hung numerous styles of FS bikes, including every DH bike I've owned, on a hanger-style rack.

Yes, the wheel racks above are ideal; but not necessarily essential.
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Thanks all for all the replies. Just got back after a long day that included getting my new bike....and I'm going for a road bike ride tomorrow!

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That's going to take some time before I can do that. Right now if I ride to the trail I wont be able to ride the trail
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Its a sedan and my seats dont fold so I have to put it in the back seat. Thats the way I got the bike back today and also what I do (with my road bike) when I'm not coming home directly because it's safer, but with a MTB what if the bike's really dirty?

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depends on the fs you get, and how many bikes you need to put on teh rack, I know a guy who puts a dh bike on a strap rack (he owns a t2 its his buddies strap for shuttles) and he makes it work, just gotta get creative somtimes, and in general its more of a headache with the fs bike, but you can totally do it, that being said strap racks are lame
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You just have to get a bit more creative and think outside the box on how to hang it with many racks. There is almost always a solution. I've hung numerous styles of FS bikes, including every DH bike I've owned, on a hanger-style rack.

Yes, the wheel racks above are ideal; but not necessarily essential.
I dont know anything about the rear suspension (and not much about the front suspension either!) so I'm afraid I'll damage it. 99.99% it's just going to be one bike.

hope my responses are clear. First time doing a multi quote with so many at one time! hmm, just realized there's a 'preview' button
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They make a bar that goes from the stem to the seatpost, creating a fake top tube. Search Google for "Thule 982"
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^^ Makes more money for Thule but most of the time unnecessary.
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Just get the StowAway and be done with it.



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They make a bar that goes from the stem to the seatpost, creating a fake top tube. Search Google for "Thule 982"
just picked up something like that on my way home. Not sure what model; it is a Thule and was 32.00 which I figured was a reasonable price
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That seems like a really big rack. I would probably forget I had it on and back up into someone else's car
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Ride it to your destination instead of transporting it on this "car" that you speak of.
What if the only way to get to some trails is off an interstate 20 miles away. The distance isnt that crazy, but it is illegal to ride on the interstate in Ohio.
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I use this on a '99 Camry with the rig in my avatar.
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Its a sedan and my seats dont fold so I have to put it in the back seat. Thats the way I got the bike back today and also what I do (with my road bike) when I'm not coming home directly because it's safer, but with a MTB what if the bike's really dirty?
3 people fit upfront and 3 bikes in the back seat. The seat gets draped over with a throw cover. I can easily fit 3 bikes in the trunk but they would just get scratched up.
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That looks real fashionable
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That looks real fashionable
Not too mention you can hang your Medium and Small cycling shorts on it when you're done blazing through your first century.
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