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Old 07-09-11, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
I still cannot get used to the idea of mounting my bike on a car roof rack and strapping it down with plastic straps.

I was going to get a hitch rack. But, it'd have to be one with a platform where the bike sits and is fastened in from the top. Those where the bike is hung by it's toptube freak me out.

I'm sure some of you have driven for thousands of miles with your bikes on these racks, but damn...I couldn't do it. I did it a couple of times and it gave me the willies!

I have an Expedition. I love it. I can put my bike in the back INSIDE where it belongs IMO! I fully appreciate the benefits of mounting a bike on a rack and how it protects the bike itself (components, wheels, etc...), but I'm going to rig the back of my SUV to safely carry my bike when I need to transport it (especially since my bike costs more than twice what my truck costs!).

Anybody carry their bikes in the cargo area of their SUVs?
Know of any products for transporting bikes back there by any chance?
Saris Bone and Thule should have some options for you.

I pull off both wheels and stick my bike in the trunk of my Sentra SE-R Spec-V (no fold down seats for the frame bracing).
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