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Old 04-23-21, 01:37 PM
Join Date: Dec 2020
Location: Corcoran MN
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Bikes: Trek Boone 5; Raleigh Revenio; Fuji Altamira

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Back of SUV transportation

I recently bought my first bike with disc brakes (yay for me!). When driving to a trail or wherever I typically would toss (gently) my rim-brake equipped bikes into the back with the drive side up. No problems. But now that I've got disc brakes on the non-drive side I wonder which way is safer as I'm concerned about keeping the brakes aligned. Should I be transporting it drive side up/brake side down or drive side down/brake side up?
I do have a hitch mounted hanging rack that I use when there is no room in the back of the SUV but I don't want it to keep it mounted on a daily basis. The hanging rack also poses other risks with daily use. I put myself on a waiting list for a 1up tray rack but who knows how long that waiting list is. Perhaps when I take possession of the 1up rack I'll just leave it on all summer.
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