What tow bar mounted bike rack? help please!
We’ve got a Thule Euroclassic G6 with an adaptor for a 4th bike. Whilst I’ve never used the adaptor yet, the main rack seems really good, well built, easy to put on and easy to get in the boot with it mounted. I’ve had 3 bikes on it a couple of times and it feels rock solid at motorway speeds. It is expensive, but then again, so are 3 bikes! Got ours from roofbox.co.uk who were very helpful.Posted 6 years ago
My riding buddy has a Pendle, and they were able to customise it to better fit on his Landie – he needed longer ‘arms’.
I’ve the 3-bike (cheapest) Thule, and while it works its a bit ‘flexy’ once you’ve 3 bikes on.
Edit – can’t quite imagine 4 bikes on the Thule above…Posted 6 years agoBen_mwSubscriber
Edit – can’t quite imagine 4 bikes on the Thule above…
You can see where the 3rd would go, and then there is an adaptor for the 4th.
Not sure I’m in a rush to put 4 adult bikes on there, but it is impressivly stable with 3….
Edit – The adaptor thingie sticks even further out the back – I might need a different car to make sure the front wheels are still on the ground!Posted 6 years agob rMember
i have a pendle “arms” sitting in my shed and i hate the thing
No sorry I didn’t mean that one, but the wheel-support one – he needed longer ‘beams’ as he’s a spare wheel on the back.
The one:Posted 6 years agoDeeJayMember
The Aiston one is worth a look
He recommends the 4 bike version for 4×4’s but it seems fine on a Mazda6/ Mondeo sized carPosted 6 years agoMadBillMcMadSubscriber
I currently have the atera which like andermt I wanted because of its light weight. It is well built. My only complaint is that putting more than two bikes on is a bit of a brain teaser.
The atera (&thules) will need the support straps as shown in andermt’s photo for >2 bikes otherwise it will swing about. This is because they clamp around the tow ball.
The pendle attachment is alot more sturdier and drops in to a holder behind the towball. The pendle is bombproof as long as you grease the sliders but is heavy. I think (but not 100% sure) that they may have an attachment for goosneck towballs.
Atera will fit gooseneck & witter towbars.
Not sure about thule – they used to be gooseneck only. They would just about clamp on to a witter but sufferred from droop.
Weight not being an issue I would go back to a pendle. They are also easily fixable if you ding it (reverse it in to a wall like me)Posted 6 years agoDaveRamboSubscriber
I also have a Atera STRADA 3.
Took 4 bikes to the south of France – used additional straps for extra security and my piece of mind but it doesn’t need it.
The ability to have it swing away from the car means it’s easy to get into the boot.
I can’t see me using anything else in the future – feels quality and secure which is rather important for expensive bikes.
DPosted 6 years agosokSubscriber
I’m planning to sell my Thule Euroclassic as pic’d above if you’re interested. In Nottm (you’ll want to pick up, heavy so will be a fortune to ship). Let me know if interested for price and pics. Email in profile.
And just for the record – great when fixed on, a bit of a job to put it on (mainly because it’s heavy with two people / one strong one it’s fine). I’m selling because I don’t use it since buying a van.Posted 6 years ago
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