- bikeracks and towbars – recommendations and…how much?
Our little car now has 2 child seats fitted and it is getting difficult to squeeze my bike into the car with all the baby 'stuff'. Have decided that it is time to get a towbar fitted and use a quality bike rack.
Would appreciate some pointers on what bike rack I should go for, needs to be good for 2 all mountain rigs.
Also, does anyone know how much (roughly) I should expect to pay to have a towbar fitted?
ThanksPosted 8 years ago
Towbar price varies between cars etc, my citreon xsara bar was £90 which i then fitted myself … changed car to a nissan primera and that was £180 fittedPosted 8 years ago
Look at either thule , or altera racks … both superb
dont know where abouts you live but these have always been greatAlexSubscriber
Had the three bike Thule rack for 5 years. Excellent, durable, heavy 😉 Width between bikes was sometimes a bit tight for bigger bikes. Electrics superb. Swapped to an Altera three bike rack and that's about half the weight, maybe a bit more fiddly to get the bikes on, but just as stable, and again excellent electrics. Think it was about £230.
Tilting off the towbar is brilliant. Well worth having.
Towbar. Whitter every time. Garage did mine as the bumper needed cutting. About £180 including towbar I think.
We've also got the – fiddly – fourth bike extention which means me, wife, two kids plus dog in the back can all go riding 🙂Posted 8 years agostevehSubscriber
Get an aiston rack rather than a pendle. I've had both and the aiston version is better in everyway and cheaper. The website is very basic but call the guy if you have any questions he's really helpful. You have to get your own lightboard for these but they're 15 tops.Posted 8 years agoSILVERSONICMember
i have a couple of 3 bike racks for sale.a thule 9403 i think it is. boxed only used half a dozen times £90 delivered .Posted 8 years ago
or an all singing avenir peruzzo pisa .only used once .need to make room in garage so £140 posted.e mail email@example.com if you want some piccies and detailstrail_ratMember
just be aware that if you have a little car as you say above – sticking 3 bikes on the back on a heavy rack might not be the wisest idea …anyone thats picked up an aiston will know what i mean ….
if its just your bike a nice light weight pair of hanging bars will be fine – if your taking more id suggest not taking the baby ….
having nearly taken my tow bar clean off the car getting over speed bumps when i have 3 light xc bikes on the back of my hyundai lantra ……i tend to use my trailer now when its more than my bike !Posted 8 years ago
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