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Old 06-07-22, 04:59 PM
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Hi My husband has a new fat tire mtn bike with tubeless tires Santa Cruz Bronson
And we have a new for us campervan with the rear tire on the back
we do have a hitch
Husband says no to a platform rack ,that it will hurt the tires Hanging racks cost more BUT he does not have a top tube Trying not to spend a zillion dollars What to do Recommendations?
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Old 06-07-22, 05:10 PM
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There are platform racks designed for fat bikes. If you search on car racks for fat bikes you'll find some and it looks like most of them are platform style.

There is a sub-forum for fat bikes. If you ask there you may get some feedback from people that have firsthand experience.
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Old 06-07-22, 10:46 PM
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A bronson isn't a fat bike just a mountain bike. Platform racks are the preferred racks by pretty much everybody for road, mtn, and fat bikes.
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You could get an adapter, like ALLEN Tension Bar Bicycle Cross-Bar Adaptor, Black, One size : Sports & Outdoors ( I think there's an error in how that page shows the adapter, though: I've had better luck hooking the rear under the seatstay, so there's something solid to hold the bike up.

Personally, I'd just go for a platform rack (even though I don't have one). I've never heard of damaging the tires that way; you're not going to leave the bike there for weeks on end, are you?
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Old 06-08-22, 07:57 AM
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Husband is just wrong. A platform rack doesn't hurt the tires. The best racks (in the opinion of many) are the ones that don't touch the frame. They hold the bike by the wheels. No damage to the tires, or frame..
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Old 06-12-22, 01:47 PM
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My roof-mounted 1up platform rack tore up some knobs on the front Maxxis DHF of our tandem on a thousand-mile trip so I would not call Husband's fears completely unfounded. I am still a happy 1up customer though and see mostly those on the rigs of people whos' opinions I trust. My preferred method for long trips is fork mounted which was better when there weren't so many front hub standards.
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