Suitable towbar bike carrier for electric bike?

Electrically assisted bikes, trikes, etc.
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Re: Suitable towbar bike carrier for electric bike?

Postby landsurfer » 4 Feb 2019, 10:29pm

Ours was £19.99 from e bay and clamps to the tow bar. It has two additional straps that support the upper section and carries the e bike and my bike without issue ... Top kit ... Or you could buy the same rack from Thule for £90 ... In regular use for over 2 years ..
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Re: Suitable towbar bike carrier for electric bike?

Postby Antbrewer » 21 Feb 2019, 10:01am

Thanks to all who made suggestions to my original question.
I bought a Thule Velocompact 925 2 bike carrier that will carry the weight of my wife's Ebike. Minimal assembly from the box and sits tightly and securely on towbar.
Excellent so far.
Ordered 'Click and collect ' from local Halfords at 10.00 am Monday and they phoned at 12.00 on Tuesday to say it was ready for pick up. Used my CTC voucher for discount and ticketyboo......
Very pleased and it looks the part too.
Anthony

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Re: Suitable towbar bike carrier for electric bike?

Postby Antbrewer » 25 May 2019, 4:33pm

Although a few months since my initial question I can now say how my purchase of the Thule Velocompact 2 bike tow rack performed.
Absolutely brilliant.
A very 'negative' friend of mine didn't believe that just a towbar attachment would be sufficient to hold and balance the weight. How wrong was he? Once locked into place on the tow bar there is no way the rack will move , sway or budge at all. Easy to place the bike on the rack and with the locking bars that come with this particular rack both bikes were solidly stable. I have a Ridgeback voyage touring bike and my wife has a Pendleton Ebike which weighs in with battery attached at 24 kgs. No problem at all.
We traveled in all over 450 miles and didn't notice the bikes at all. No more hoisting onto an iffy frame contraption attached to the boot lid and that constant rear view mirror worry to see if the bikes were in bits 100yds behind on the road.

Would thoroughly recommend Thule.
Anthony

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Re: Suitable towbar bike carrier for electric bike?

Postby Bonefishblues » 25 May 2019, 5:32pm

Towbar mounted carriers are a definite step up from strap-on racks in general.

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Re: Suitable towbar bike carrier for electric bike?

Postby reohn2 » 25 May 2019, 5:35pm

Bonefishblues wrote:Towbar mounted carriers are a definite step up from strap-on racks in general.

In a big way,I've seen some real accidents waiting to happen on the motorways and one that actually did,not a pretty sight :shock:
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Re: Suitable towbar bike carrier for electric bike?

Postby robgul » 25 May 2019, 7:54pm

reohn2 wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:Towbar mounted carriers are a definite step up from strap-on racks in general.

In a big way,I've seen some real accidents waiting to happen on the motorways and one that actually did,not a pretty sight :shock:


Yep - and with more and more cars having plastic spoilers over the rear window you can strap the old-style hatchback racks on.

Rob
- Thule towbar rack user for the past 18 years, no complaints - my initial invetsment was quite high but peace of mind has been repaid.

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Re: Suitable towbar bike carrier for electric bike?

Postby reohn2 » 25 May 2019, 8:10pm

robgul wrote:.

Rob
- Thule towbar rack user for the past 18 years, no complaints - my initial invetsment was quite high but peace of mind has been repaid.

I bought my Thule three bike towbar rack s/hand some six years ago and have had the similar peace of mind :)
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Re: Suitable towbar bike carrier for electric bike?

Postby ConRAD » 26 May 2019, 6:34am

I'd rather add that a 2-rails tow bar rack is likely to be the best solution also for a foldable tandem because:
1. it's very stable, reliable and safe
2. it makes it easy to load at once even heavy stuff like a 30kg tandem
3. its rails are spaced enough also to accomodate the two wheels of the folded tandem

in the picture below my Thule-EP915 max load capacity 60kg

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Re: Suitable towbar bike carrier for electric bike?

Postby reohn2 » 26 May 2019, 10:53am

There can be no doubt that if Thule made beer,it'd prabably be the best beer in the world :wink:
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Re: Suitable towbar bike carrier for electric bike?

Postby Bonefishblues » 26 May 2019, 11:03am

It'd certainly be the most expensive :D

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Re: Suitable towbar bike carrier for electric bike?

Postby reohn2 » 26 May 2019, 11:05am

Bonefishblues wrote:It'd certainly be the most expensive :D

Other 'beers' are available but what price good taste :)
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