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Old July 12th, 2013, 12:09 PM
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Bike rack recommendation

Planning on purchasing a bike and need recommendation on a bike rack. Preferrably a 2 bike carrier. The bike rack will be use in a Land Rover LR3 and a Defender. Thanks in advance.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 12:16 PM
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Tons of threads on racks. Personally I've been thru three and this one is my favorite. It's the easiest for my weird shaped frame and swings down so the rear door can be opened.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 12:26 PM
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Been a USCF racer for a LONG time (since age 10)....the best, by far, rack I have ever used and I have used them all...is by 1upusa.com .

Nothing touches the paint. I've got some machinist training...this is really, really well done. Way, way overbuilt. Elegant. Mine's been with me 8 years without any, any issues. Would by it again. I have the basic one with 3 bikes. I'd splurge today and get the heavy duty to get to a fourth bike....but frankly, I find 2 is the happy place for 99% of my needs.

It has sat on 2 rovers for all seasons....should/could be a Porsche product frankly. No, not cheap. No, it won't fail or break and dump your bikes. Machinists often stop me and ask about it....as they admire the work in it.

I have no relationship with them whatsoever. It is just that good. I have the base and two extensions for 3 bikes total....the heavy duty (2" hitch only...my unit came out before this HD one existed only takes 3...the HD one does up to 4...)...

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Adding one bike holder to the base unit:

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Old May 29th, 2017, 11:34 PM
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Anyone have any updates on this? Current thoughts on Best bike rack for a 110 w a nas bumper and a rear mounted spare tire?

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Old May 30th, 2017, 01:09 AM
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anyone try the yakima spare ride on a NAS D90 soft top?

https://www.yakima.com/spareride

couple potential problems: does it match up to the bolt pattern and is the spare too far over towards the passenger side? Seems like this is designed for a center mounted spare tire on the rear not one off to the side. Would be a good solution for me though.
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Old May 30th, 2017, 08:19 AM
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I'm using the Yakima Full Tilt with the spare on and the rear step bumper. I think they have versions that are less than the 5 bike carrier I have. I bought it at an REI Garage Sale for $63, Score!

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Old May 30th, 2017, 08:21 AM
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anyone try the yakima spare ride on a NAS D90 soft top?

https://www.yakima.com/spareride

couple potential problems: does it match up to the bolt pattern and is the spare too far over towards the passenger side? Seems like this is designed for a center mounted spare tire on the rear not one off to the side. Would be a good solution for me though.
I have the older generation version on my Disco 1. I was able to use the mounting plate that came with it, but it is a tight fit. Some others here have made a new mount plate to work with this rack. The older version like mine can be offset on the mount so that it is more towards the center. I don't know about the newer version in your link if it can be offset the same way.
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I have a Kuat that lives on the back of my hatchback. Very nice and I like it. Everyone I know with a Kuat really likes them.

Expensive, but if you ride a few times a week, it's worth it.
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Old May 30th, 2017, 11:46 AM
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North Shore Rack is a pretty amazing piece of kit. 2, 4 0r 6 bike. Fits in the receiver hitch, can be lowered for access to the rear of the vehicle, even with bikes on. Super solid and secure.

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I really liked the design of the Kuat, but the quality of materials was lacking. I replaced the rack after a year with the U.S. made 1UP USA rack and like it even more than the Kuat.
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yakima spare time and a jeff huff adapter plate ...
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yakima spare time and a jeff huff adapter plate ...
Great rack if you have a road bike or a traditional design frame. Anything full suspension these days won't work with it.
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Old May 30th, 2017, 01:02 PM
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Great rack if you have a road bike or a traditional design frame. Anything full suspension these days won't work with it.
I put my Canyon Spectral on it yesterday and it was fine ... The frame brace doesn't fit ... but it can still be used to secure the bike. I guess i load my bike 'backwards' ... pity the weather and my riding standard wasn't up to the quality of the transport system!
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I put my Canyon Spectral on it yesterday and it was fine ... The frame brace doesn't fit ... but it can still be used to secure the bike. I guess i load my bike 'backwards' ... pity the weather and my riding standard wasn't up to the quality of the transport system!
Does it eat the paint?
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Does it eat the paint?
Paint? Its naked carbon ... ;-)

Honestly I see no issues with the setup ... i might remove the frame brace but the ease of having the rack swing out with the door and not tripping over a hitch mount is worth its weight in gold.
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Old May 30th, 2017, 01:39 PM
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Paint? Its naked carbon ... ;-)

Honestly I see no issues with the setup ... i might remove the frame brace but the ease of having the rack swing out with the door and not tripping over a hitch mount is worth its weight in gold.
I agree trialer hitch mounts suck but that yakima rack sucked for eating paint and weird shaped frames. Glad its gone.
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yakima spare time and a jeff huff adapter plate ...
I have one of these, a Yakima SpareTime, if someone is interested.
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I have a Kuat that lives on the back of my hatchback. Very nice and I like it. Everyone I know with a Kuat really likes them.

Expensive, but if you ride a few times a week, it's worth it.
Which model would work with the rear tire carrier? Need something with an extended hitch insert. My tire extends around 9" past by hitch insert. I'm looking for a 4-5 bike carrier

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I really liked the design of the Kuat, but the quality of materials was lacking. I replaced the rack after a year with the U.S. made 1UP USA rack and like it even more than the Kuat.
Do all of their racks have a long enough hitch insert to get past the rear tire? How does the "add-on" work that allows you to take the 2-bike to a 4-bike? Does it work with Kids bikes?
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Which model would work with the rear tire carrier? Need something with an extended hitch insert. My tire extends around 9" past by hitch insert. I'm looking for a 4-5 bike carrier

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Do all of their racks have a long enough hitch insert to get past the rear tire? How does the "add-on" work that allows you to take the 2-bike to a 4-bike? Does it work with Kids bikes?
The North Shore rack fits past the spare tire carrier, (and is fully adjustable) a kids bike will fit as well. My youngest has a front suspension bike with 24" wheels.. no problem. you could go 4 or 6 bike carrier.
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Old June 12th, 2017, 05:32 PM
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This is the solution that Kuat recommends for rear spare tires. It is a simple hitch extension.

Heininger 6000 Advantage Adjustable 11-Inch Hitch Extension https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002Z9O8C..._ayWpzbEY72163
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