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  • What towbar rack?

     Filthy updated 11 years, 8 months ago 3 Members · 5 Posts
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  • modland

    Member
    18 May 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Hey all, if I don’t lose my licience tomorrow, I’m buying a towbar bike rack, but which one to go for? Some go on the ball and some have a mount plate which goes between the ball and towbar itself, what do you all reccomend?

  • chrisv8

    Member
    18 May 2009 at 6:22 pm

    What type of bar do you have?

    I’ve got a detachable Westfalia swanneck towbar, I use this with a pendle ball mounted (3 bike) rack, you can buy it plate mounted but I didnt want a towbar permanently attached.

    No issues at all with this setup, car seems to drive as normal, had no issue the other week cruising at 90+ mph on the motorway with a couple of bikes attached.

  • modland

    Member
    18 May 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Fixed towbar, not detachable, my concern is that it may get used with 2 downhill bikes going long distance and my Bighit isn’t exactly light and niether is my mates Norco, do they all have straps to support the top end of the rack?

  • chrisv8

    Member
    18 May 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Bighit, I thought you said heavy!

    When I bought the rack I added up the weight of bikes I would be lugging around, SX Trail, Orange Patriot and a Demo 9, as i’m sure you will agree none are particularly light, the Demo weighing the most. All of them came in under the maximum weight specified by the manufacturer.

  • Filthy

    Member
    18 May 2009 at 9:26 pm

    I will be selling a pendle, 3 bike flange mount rack shortly. Think its had a couple of big hits and a turner 6pack on it. Did 100+ mph with no bother. Will be available as soon as I get my new van. I’ll give you a shout when I get sorted.

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