- Roof Bike Carrier Advice Needed
Getting a new car in a few weeks so going to be fitting a Thule WingBar to the roof rails. Question is what carrier to get for holding the bikes. I like the idea of the fork mounted roof carriers but as I have a few bikes with different fork configurations (road QR, MTB 15mm & 20mm) is it going be a hassle or added expense for having multiple fork mounts. how long does it take to change form mounts?
Should I go for a Thule fork mount option like the 561 carrier or does it make more sense to go 591?Posted 4 years agofbkMember
I had a 591 which was effective but I never liked the amount the bikes wobbled with it, and you have to be careful to line the frame up in the grip properly. Changed to a 561 (qr/20mm) and a pendle (15mm) fork mount rack and never looked back – easy to mount on the roof, fitted all my bikes between them and absolutely solid. The pendle was better quality but a bit more of a faff to fit on the bars. The 561 a bit more plasticy but had the locking qr.
I’ve changed to a tow bar track now though – might be willing to sell the racks if you’re interested 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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