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Old 07-06-08, 08:56 PM
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The bigger concern is trunk-mount vs. hitch. I would advise trunk-mount racks for people doing no more than 2-3 uses per year. Other than that, you can get a hitch put on for around $150 bones (if you don't already have one) and a really nice new Yakima DoubleDown for around $200 or less. And that keeps the rack and the added weight of your bike off of the trunk, where even the slightest dirt film becomes abrasive between the paint and the rubber bumper.

The bike will be fine whichever option you use, but will be alot more secure with a hitch rack.
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