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Old 08-19-19, 02:53 PM
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5 or 6 bike vertical hitch racks

Looking for opinions… I want a 5-6 bike hitch rack for family MTB’ing. Narrowed it down to vertical racks, but I'm looking for guidance on how/where they will hang from....

1) Fork/Crown Mount (e.g.Yakima hangover, NorthShore Racks, etc )
2) Handlebar mount - (e.g. Woof Rax, Lolo racks, etc)
3) Wheel basket - (e.g. Alta Racks, Shingleback, etc)

I know there are multiple options for each type (and I hope I'm not breaking some rule about posting name/product above but I don't know how else to illustrate the differences). So what I'd like to hear, is it better to hang from fork/crown, handle bars, or wheel?

For instance, there was a video I saw on youtube where the guy claimed that having wheels (i.e. hang from handlebars) put the weight / center of gravity closer to the car/hitch and therefore was better/safer.

Also I'd love to hear from anyone that has one of those or similar rack.
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