- Thule bike rack is on !
Finally got my Thule bike rack onto the car with its rails, took me a few hours, few fiddly bits but i had a go and managed to do it, not something ive done before ever so im quite proud of that lol, just wondered now its on, is it worth just leaving it on or shall i take the bike carrier off and just leave the steel rails on the car? whats it like for rain etc if i was to leave it all on, its locked into the rails with a key etc but this is the first time ive had a stand up bike rack, what do u guys do ! suggestions!Posted 3 years ago
Does anyone have any recommendations for the cheapest place to get Thule stuff from? I’m looking for 754 Footpack and fitting bits, Aero bars and 2x ProRides – it’s coming out at £335 from Halfords.
The other question is – how bad is it driving in a strong crosswind when you’ve got a couple of bikes upright on the roof?Posted 3 years ago
Nice, that’s not a bad plan. Got to factor in the cost of getting a towbar fitted though.
Still looking at the Thule stuff above – it’s looking cheapest to get the bars and footpack from eBay (‘Thule Partner Store’), fitting kit from Halfords and carriers from Amazon – should come to about £300.Posted 3 years agoisitafoxMember
Another vote for roofbox.co.uk, I went for some aluminium Cruz aero bars and a pair of 532’s and I think it came to £180 delivered.Posted 3 years ago
The bars are great quality and I’m not fussed the keys for the racks and the bars are different as I leave them on all the time as I use the racks most days.isitafoxMember
midlifecrashes – Member
I used to leave bike carriers on the roof. They got nicked. I do leave the Wingbars on as they don’t seem to make any extra wind noise except below 5deg c for some reason.
Posted 16 hours ago
I’m going to drill through my racks and bolt them directly to the aero bars for a bit of added protection. That should keep them from going missing!Posted 3 years agooliwbMember
I normally leave the bike carrier attached to the rails and then lift (lever) the whole lot off the car….have done this on both the Volvo and VW that I’ve owned. Makes it way faster to attach everything than trying to fit the carrier to the bars and removes the bars for maximum MPG effect.
Oli.Posted 3 years ago
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