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Car 2 cycle rack suggestion?

  • 16-09-2020 9:35pm
    Registered Users Posts: 265 ✭✭

    We have two old bikes, men's and women's. We have a 2015 Peugeot 2008 and a 2019 Toyota Corolla each with the hatchback rear door, ie no boot. Neither have a tow bar. A tow bar for the Peugeot is I think around €500. We had one on our previous car but never had a use for it so I'd be reluctant to spend that much. OTOH we'd pay more than the Amazon £60 if it gave us a sturdy one for two bikes that was not too hard to put on and off. Thule online are very expensive at over €300. We'll probably have to import it from UK or EU as local shops say they won't have supplies till October.
    So: any suggestions please?


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    would a standard halfords one not do you?

    you can check on their site in advance for compatibility with your car model

  • Registered Users Posts: 265 ✭✭Sysmod

    would a standard halfords one not do you?

    you can check on their site in advance for compatibility with your car model

    That was quick snoopsheep, thank you. I've read a few threads here and seen some who thought the halfords was poor quality and damaged their car.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    jesus i hope not, i bought one last month and havent used it yet!

    i was up at decathlon the other day and they had quite a few options, towbar and strap. might also be worth a look

  • Registered Users Posts: 246 ✭✭Takca

    Might be worth looking into sea sucker, no towbar needed and can be used on any car. I got one recently and is great (once you get passed the initial worry that it's gonna fall off).

  • Registered Users Posts: 155 ✭✭bikedude

    If this one fits your car, is very good. Easy to instal and remove. Had one in the past and was worth the money paid.

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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,306 ✭✭✭bobbyy gee

    You can get a tow bar put on 250

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,245 ✭✭✭07Lapierre

    IMO, these are the only racks that will not “damage” your car. By damage, I mean very minor scratches.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,684 ✭✭✭triggermortis

    Can’t go wrong with a Saris bones 2

  • Registered Users Posts: 200 ✭✭Crippens1

    Can’t go wrong with a Saris bones 2

    I highly recommend Saris Bones. I've a second hand Saris Bones 3. They're extremely versatile; I've used it on both an SUV and a soft-top.

    They come up on now and again.

  • Registered Users Posts: 876 ✭✭✭byrnem31

    I have a Honda civic 2006 hatch. It's a nightmare trying to find something decent to carry bikes on. I had a rear rack on it but it's a glass boot all around the top and they are known to shatter so haven't used it in a while.
    Other than that, it was €25 in home store and done the job for my bike and 2 kids bikes.

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