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Old January 5th, 2006, 02:05 PM
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I'm looking for a tire carrier that will attach to the spare tire on the back of the D-90. I've seen a couple online, but wanted to get some firsthand knowledge of what people are using.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 03:28 PM
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do you have a stock tire carrier?
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Old January 5th, 2006, 03:46 PM
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I had a SG tire carrier, but took it off to add the roof rack so the stock carrier is back on. I am looking into either the Rockware tire carrier or having one made locally. Rockware is out of their mind with the price they are asking.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 04:12 PM
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I just wondered about the added wieght of bikes and tire and bike carrier on the stocker carrier. I think D Marchand has a Thule on his Mantec perhaps he will chime in.
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Old January 6th, 2006, 12:17 AM
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I use the type that goes in the trailer reciever. Super easy to use and installs as fast as I can carry it to the truck. Carry's 3 bikes with ease.
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Old January 6th, 2006, 12:53 AM
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I'm on my second Saris Cycle-On (somebody hit the first one). It's hitch-mounted and works great.

http://www.saris.com/products/cycleonsub.htm

We love this rack and use it a couple times a week.

Great features:

* no need to remove wheels from bikes
* easily locks up with cable lock
* very well made
* doesn't touch the bike frame (my wife's particular about her aluminum road bike and doesn't want anything clamping on the tubes).
* works for both mountain and road bikes
* on and off real quick and easy

Bad features:

* hitch mount on the minivan is very low and morons will run into it in the parking lot!
* hurts like a b!tch when you forget what vehicle it's on and walk into it in the dark!

Cheapest I found was at www.airbomb.com

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Old January 6th, 2006, 08:14 AM
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I have a yakima hitch mounted rack the swing away a must have with teh SW rear door. Its a hindrance offroad but I dont leave it on much. its super nice
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Old January 6th, 2006, 10:38 AM
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I have the Yakima tire carrier which they seemed to stop offering on their site. It's great. No problems with it.

I looked and it appears Thule makes one now that is somewhat similar. You might try searching the retailers online to find leftover stock of the Yakima one. I did this last year and scored it for 35% off retail.
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Old January 6th, 2006, 11:19 AM
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David,

That is exactly what I am looking for. I was trying to stay away from something mounted to the hitch if at possible so I can take my bike to some of the trials.

Thanks for all the advice.
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Old January 6th, 2006, 11:51 AM
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No problem Joe. Forgot to add the Yakima one I believe was called "spare-roc" or some variation of that. holds two bikes, could be pressed for a third. It's nice and is only as sturdy as your rear tire carrier, of course.

If you can't find the Yakima one, here are two options I found in a quick search for you: http://www.rackattack.com/shopdispla...asp?Search=Yes
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