Bike rack for Mini Cooper S R53?

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newtotouring
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Bike rack for Mini Cooper S R53?

Postby newtotouring » 8 Nov 2020, 1:27pm

Hello,

Can anyone recommend a bike rack for the Mini Cooper S R53? It's the Mini with the exhausts right in the centre of the rear bumper.

Many thanks.

Jdsk
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Re: Bike rack for Mini Cooper S R53?

Postby Jdsk » 8 Nov 2020, 1:37pm

As always I'd start with Halfords.

Which types would you consider?

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Nigel
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Re: Bike rack for Mini Cooper S R53?

Postby Nigel » 8 Nov 2020, 3:18pm

Try the search mechanisms on RoofBox.co.uk.
I think you're going to need a roof mounted rack.

As a company, RoofBox seem to be very good: stuff arrives promptly. When I had something fail after a couple of years, it was replaced with a different model at no cost to me, the replacement arrived the day after the fault was reported.

- Nigel

thirdcrank
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Re: Bike rack for Mini Cooper S R53?

Postby thirdcrank » 8 Nov 2020, 3:22pm

I'd recommend these every time

https://www.roofracks.co.uk/

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Re: Bike rack for Mini Cooper S R53?

Postby simonineaston » 8 Nov 2020, 3:28pm

Hello, fellow-mini-owner...
I expect you've thought of this, but the OME, bolt-on, bike racks do come up on fleabay more often than one might imagine... or least they were when I was looking - and before you ask, I decided instead not to buy a rack (my own mini is a covertable, which muddys the waters a bit, but instead to enjoy the separability of my Moultons and stuff them inside).
byyeee,
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Re: Bike rack for Mini Cooper S R53?

Postby rmurphy195 » 8 Nov 2020, 6:55pm

Try the Saris web site, they have a car selector page
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