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Old July 14th, 2014, 03:49 PM
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tire mounted bike rack

Does anyone have a tire mounted bike rack they like? I am looking for one that I can use on the D90 and Disco2 that will carry at least two bikes. I like the idea of spare tire mount so it will swing out of the way easily.

I did a search on the forum and did not come up with anything.

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Old July 14th, 2014, 04:10 PM
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I've heard people talking about the Saris Freedom spare carrier.
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Old July 14th, 2014, 04:16 PM
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Those appear to be hitch mounted when I checked. I found this one below that may fit the bill. Good reviews at least.

http://www.bestbikerackreviewsite.co...e-rack-review/

Nevermind. I found the spare tire version of it. I need to slow down and pay attention.
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Old July 14th, 2014, 04:25 PM
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Those appear to be hitch mounted when I checked. I found this one below that may fit the bill. Good reviews at least.

http://www.bestbikerackreviewsite.co...e-rack-review/

Nevermind. I found the spare tire version of it. I need to slow down and pay attention.
be careful ... the mounting plate might not work with the land rover wheel nut spacing ... some us have a jeff payne made adopter plate and yakima racks to do what you want.
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Old July 14th, 2014, 04:26 PM
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Yakima Spare Time plus the special lug pattern plate that is for sale here for the D90 bolt pattern. Unless you mean the type that drapes over the spare tire and does not use the lugs for support.
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Old July 14th, 2014, 04:27 PM
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I use a Yakima SpareTime Carrier in conjunction with the plate made by Jeff Payne.
http://www.jeffpaynedesign.com/shop/...ike-rack-mount
http://www.backcountry.com/yakima-sparetime
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Old July 14th, 2014, 04:29 PM
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I have seen Yakima, Hollywood, Surco, Thule and more.
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I have seen Yakima, Hollywood, Surco, Thule and more.
So are you looking for something better or different? We're confused.
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I was hoping to find something that did not need an extra plate or modification. I have procrastinated and we are heading out on vacation this Saturday. The Surco had one person on Amazon that said it fit their Disco, but I was hoping someone here might know.
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Surco makes Discovery ladders so perhaps (I haven't seen the review) they were leaving feedback for the ladder and not the tire carrier.
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I think I am going to have buy one of these being that my trunk mounted one was stollen off my car today
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There are no solutions to this problem other than make your own adaptor plate of buy one from a custom maker. If you need something quick get one that hangs on the tire or use a Hitch mount.
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The Jeff Payne one is exceedingly well made if you go that route.
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Old July 14th, 2014, 08:59 PM
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The Jeff Payne one is exceedingly well made if you go that route.
Thanks for the favorable review.

I thought I had one in stock but I can't find it. I can make some more and hopefully get one in the mail Wed. That might get to Abq for your trip.
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I have one as well but it doesn't fit now with the wider spare. Did you make the extensions? If so I need a longer one . Works great!
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I got the Yakima SpareTime 2 Bike Rack and it fits my Disco2 with the original rack parts. I am getting the adapter plate from Jeff (Jeff Payne Design) for the D90. The two backing plates will make it easy to switch between vehicles.
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I have the Yakima Sparetire rack. It's great. Simple install and removal, secure and solid.
I was able to get enough of a bite with no problem using existing tire mount.

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Does anyone have a tire mounted bike rack they like? I am looking for one that I can use on the D90 and Disco2 that will carry at least two bikes. I like the idea of spare tire mount so it will swing out of the way easily.

I did a search on the forum and did not come up with anything.

Thanks,
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