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    i need rack recommendations

    i have a toyota matrix wagon. there is no hitch and i would like to bring our bikes to the beach. i have 2 cruisers and a children's bike to lug around. please help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jujai
    i have a toyota matrix wagon. there is no hitch and i would like to bring our bikes to the beach. i have 2 cruisers and a children's bike to lug around. please help.
    I have an Allen 102D, which I bought for $55 at my LBS. Seems OK. Pretty much any trunk-mounted rack depends upon the integrity of the straps and the buckles, but that being said, it appears fine. I believe they have models that fit 3/4 bikes as well. If you buy this, I would suggest that you read the instructions carefully, ask your LBS to show you how to set it up, and take a few practice rides to get a feel before you do anything substantial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvenugop
    I have an Allen 102D, which I bought for $55 at my LBS. Seems OK. Pretty much any trunk-mounted rack depends upon the integrity of the straps and the buckles, but that being said, it appears fine. I believe they have models that fit 3/4 bikes as well. If you buy this, I would suggest that you read the instructions carefully, ask your LBS to show you how to set it up, and take a few practice rides to get a feel before you do anything substantial.
    I also have an Allen 102D. Can you believe that it was on sale at a local discount department store (Meijer) for $19.95! I really like the rack, although I only need it for one bike. The Allen 4 bike rack would be a good choice.


    http://www.allenracks.com/products/trunk/102d.html

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    On that same note, would this work for a honda crx?
    http://tinyurl.com/96gun
    Also, is $50 an ok price?

    (newbie)


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    over the weekend i ended up buying a hollywood baja rack for 3 bikes and i'm satisfied with it. http://www.hollywoodracks.com/trunk.htm i would just advise that after u mount your bike on if it isn't stable. use some straps and bungee cords so the bikes don't move while driving.
    Last edited by jujai; 08-23-07 at 05:32 PM.

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