Bike rack

mattblue
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Bike rack

Postby mattblue » 4 May 2020, 12:53pm

Hi
any good bike rack fit vauhall astra 2016?
Thanks

chris_suffolk
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Re: Bike rack

Postby chris_suffolk » 4 May 2020, 9:14pm

I've got a Saris Gran Fondo, fits just about any car type from what I've read

mattblue
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Re: Bike rack

Postby mattblue » 4 May 2020, 9:16pm

Ok,thanks I'll have a look

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philg
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Re: Bike rack

Postby philg » 5 May 2020, 10:20am

I fitted bike carriers onto the roof bars of my Astra (also 2016!) - the hidden pop-up brackets on the car made a very secure fixing for the bars.

I needed to carry 4 bikes so was happier with roof bars rather than hanging them off the back.

Don't know about the Astra but some hatchbacks can't use the usual rear carriers, or impose quite severe weight restrictions.

Our current car has a towball mounted 2 bike carrier which I prefer, though there are pros and cons to all systems - YMMV

sixmile
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Re: Bike rack

Postby sixmile » 9 May 2020, 12:18pm

Seasucker Mini Bomber. Doesn't matter what car or what bike and will move from car to car with ease. No ugly, noisy roof bars to worry about, fits and removes in around 1 minute. Mine's in it's 5th year of service and still going strong.

Jdsk
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Re: Bike rack

Postby Jdsk » 18 May 2020, 9:57am

philg wrote:Our current car has a towball mounted 2 bike carrier which I prefer, though there are pros and cons to all systems - YMMV

Yes.

We have a Pendle system that stands up from the towball and will take 3. Doesn't touch the car. Comes apart and fits in the boot. Suits us.
https://pendle-bike.co.uk/collections/tow-bar-mounted-racks/tow-bar-mounted

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