Show us your rear bike carrier

Tars Tarkas

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One size does not fit all! I have a Hollywood rack meant for two ebikes and a 2" receiver. There are so many variables involved in choosing a rack for your needs....
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6zfshdb

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I see this type of rack in almost every trailhead parking lot. I haven't heard of many problems with the weight pressing on the rear glass but I should report that my brother broke the rear window on his 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe using a rack like this. We had both our 40# conventional Trek MTB's loaded on an older Thule rack rated for 3 bikes at 35# each. The bikes were in the positions closest to the vehicle. We were driving on a fairly rough dirt road when the rear window shattered.

Admittedly, this is a rare incident which could have been caused by the window design or a defect in the glass itself. None the less, neither of us will ever use this type of rack again, especially with our somewhat heavier e-bikes.

Again, this is likely a rare incident so take this post FWIW.
 

Larry Nigro

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Region
USA
City
Manchester NH
Saris bike rack had to modify slightly notice round foam pipe insulation had to do this to protect the bottom bracket area which is
wider on an electric bike. Also used bungee cords as well as wheel straps to hold bike in place. The wheel straps are part of the Saris rack.
 

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DaveMatthews

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I see this type of rack in almost every trailhead parking lot. I haven't heard of many problems with the weight pressing on the rear glass but I should report that my brother broke the rear window on his 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe using a rack like this. We had both our 40# conventional Trek MTB's loaded on an older Thule rack rated for 3 bikes at 35# each. The bikes were in the positions closest to the vehicle. We were driving on a fairly rough dirt road when the rear window shattered.

Admittedly, this is a rare incident which could have been caused by the window design or a defect in the glass itself. None the less, neither of us will ever use this type of rack again, especially with our somewhat heavier e-bikes.

Again, this is likely a rare incident so take this post FWIW.
Yeah I totally get that.
When the bike is mounted I'd guess that there is less pressure on the glass. But... there has to be variable pressure on the glass as you bounce heavily over a seriously rough road.
So far it's been great for a couple of years, and I'll keep the hive updated if there are any issues at all.
 

Taylor57

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Even the hitches are backordered. I have to wait a month to get a Stealth hitch then another 8 weeks to get the 1up rack...


 

Winglovespea

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Thule apex xt. This photo was to remind me how to fit them all back together after this ride! (There's a Vado SL hiding up front.)
It fits all five family bikes on the back of my small Buick, four shown above. The platform racks look amazing, and way easier than the finessing that is required to use this fella, however I've yet to see one for five bikes.
The carrier fits my 1.25" receiver and 2" on our other vehicle.
I bought and installed a receiver on this car just for this purpose.
 
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