Thread: X3 and Bicyles
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:13 PM
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I don't like hitch racks generally -- in addition to the technical and cost problems of the set-up, with light harnesses, PDC and all, the bikes are vulnerable to dirt and damage. If I were the OP, I would be looking at two options: (a) interior storage with the rear seats folded down and the bikes upright, if they will fit that way; and (b) the roof rack and a step stool to facilitate putting the bikes up and fixing them to the mounting rails. I'm thinking here of road bikes weighing ~ 10 - 11 kg, not heavier bikes, and I'm assuming a quick-release for the front wheel. When I had a roof rack and a garage, I found a semi-elegant way of covering or moving the garage door opener when I had the bike on top, to remind me of the clearance issue. There's no perfect solution; having the bikes inside the car, if you can, is the best
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