Author Topic: Bike Rack Advice  (Read 11391 times)

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Offline litespeed

Re: Bike Rack Advice
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2012, 02:40:00 pm »
Another strike against putting a bike on a roof rack is that I have read that the high winds involved can blow the grease out of the headset and other junctures if they are not shielded. Frankly, I don't know if this is true or not. It might just be a myth.

Offline johnsondasw

Re: Bike Rack Advice
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2012, 12:23:16 am »
One disadvantage to a roof rack is it will reduce your fuel economy by up to 5 mpg.  I know this from my and others' experience.  I don't know about a trunk or hitch mount, although I suspect it would be less. This is an important consideration for me.  Due to circumstances, I have to drive a lot so I bought a Toyota Corolla and can average 40 + mpg on the highway.  I put the back seats down and put the bike in the car--ergo, no effect on mpg. Also, it is easier to have the bike locked up this way.
May the wind be at your back!

Offline nicsolzi

Re: Bike Rack Advice
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2017, 10:02:56 am »
I can relate to your problem searching for the best one so I can't help but reply even if this thread is old I'm sorry. Back in 2014, after doing extensive research, I selected the FullSwing Premium Hitch-Mast Bike Rack because it was new and improved back then. It was actually a quick replacement to the previous year's model which was called the Swing Daddy (looks a lot like this one, but in silver -offered for $100 less).

After 3 years, I would still say this is an awesome bike carrier. I almost bought the Thule product, but this one looked better based on reviews. This unit works extremely well. The design is very easy to operate. My only gripe is that it is heavy. Requires lot of strength to mount each time.

Offline mpc0810

Re: Bike Rack Advice
« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2017, 11:22:10 pm »
Kuat NV is the way to go