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Ultimate Geek


# 257388 30-Sep-2019 15:34
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Hi all

 

 

 

I'm looking at getting a roof mounted bike rack for my 2018 Pajero Sport, I like the look of the ones that allow both wheels to remain on the bike so I don't have to remove and store a dirty wheel (or even a clean wheel) somewhere in the car. I have the OEM roof rack on the vehicle already.

 

Does anyone have any recommendations, comments? Something like the Thule Proride 598 looks fine but they all seem much of a muchness (Whispbar, Yakima etc).

 

 

 

Thanks very much.

 

 

 

Robin

 

 


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Master Geek


  # 2327158 30-Sep-2019 15:41
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Go for the Thule 598, they are awesome.  Although a little more expensive they are well worth it.  Easy to use, nice and sturdy, easy to adjust between MTB and Road bike use.

 

Got mine through  Hyper drive.co.nz.  Spoke with the rep there to make sure it would be the right fit for my car etc.  

 

Had a mate get a Yakima from the Whaka100 promo event and he sent it back after a week.  Too short and flimsy for fat tyres.




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  # 2327547 1-Oct-2019 11:24
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richrdh18:

 

Go for the Thule 598, they are awesome.  Although a little more expensive they are well worth it.  Easy to use, nice and sturdy, easy to adjust between MTB and Road bike use.

 

Got mine through  Hyper drive.co.nz.  Spoke with the rep there to make sure it would be the right fit for my car etc.  

 

Had a mate get a Yakima from the Whaka100 promo event and he sent it back after a week.  Too short and flimsy for fat tyres.

 

 

Thanks for the response.


 
 
 
 


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Uber Geek


  # 2328348 2-Oct-2019 11:34
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Just be aware it's difficult to get your bikes up on the roof of a high vehicle. My bro in law carries a small step stool to make it possible. He's now looking at buying a towbar mounted system...north shore style he says...



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  # 2328352 2-Oct-2019 11:46
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1eStar: Just be aware it's difficult to get your bikes up on the roof of a high vehicle. My bro in law carries a small step stool to make it possible. He's now looking at buying a towbar mounted system...north shore style he says...

 

 

 

Thanks for that, it's something I've been keeping in mind.


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  # 2328439 2-Oct-2019 13:27
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  # 2328454 2-Oct-2019 13:48
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That would be disappointing.




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  # 2328458 2-Oct-2019 14:00
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blackjack17:

 

 

 

 

 

I've seen that exact picture on one site I looked at recently.


 
 
 
 




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  # 2328460 2-Oct-2019 14:01
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blackjack17:

 

 

 

 

 

I watched someone (from a distance) do that exact thing at a McDonalds drive thru. Luckily the bikes got caught on the warning side rather than something solid so the damage was less.


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  # 2328461 2-Oct-2019 14:03
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blackjack17:

 

 

 

yep - had a mate do exactly that with his carbon fibre MTB at the torpedo7 Mt Wellington/Sylvia Park store going under the metal arch in to the carpark. he was not happy, but those spectators certainly had a giggle...

 

I have a towbar mounted rack for this reason.




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  # 2328464 2-Oct-2019 14:13
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I just went down to Evo Cycles. It does look like I'm now getting more than just a roof one (if that's the best option)....

 

The wife (to be fair, she's right) isn't happy with our existing tow bar mounted rack so I was looking at what configuration might work for my carbon roadie, 2* full size alloy mtb and 2 kids bikes (currently 20' and 16' but will obviously get bigger). The person suggested I keep the carbon bike separate (ie - by a roof rack) as well as a tow hitch rack. What are peoples thoughts on this advice? Obviously I want to protect my investment in my bikes, as well as my car. 

 

Thanks


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