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#1 (permalink) Old 01-29-2011, 03:08 PM
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Best Bike Racks?

So, which is the best bike rack for the FJ? I would like to have access to the rear door. Roof racks or trailer hitch mounted racks?
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I have the Yakima Swing Daddy. It works great with the FJ because you can swing it out around the side and you can open the rear door all the way. It is on sale a couple of times a year a REI.
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Re: Best Bike Racks?

I was going to get a hitch rack but a friend complained that they didn't fit snug and wobbled all over the place. Anyone know if they fixed this problem? I am now thinking about the Yakima spare tire rack.
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It moves a little but not excessive. Plus you never have to worry about your bike being on the roof and forgetting, pulling into a garage.

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Re: Best Bike Racks?

If you want a hitch rack that doesn't wobble, I would look at Kuat Racks. Kuat Racks They are aluminum, and have a cam feature that keeps them solidly in the hitch. It's what I want to buy when I get a little bit of extra spending cash.

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Re: Best Bike Racks?

I have a Thule T2 and it doesnt wobble at all. Tell your friend to quit being a puss and tighten it up.
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Thanks for the suggestions.
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I have a Thule T2 and it doesnt wobble at all. Tell your friend to quit being a puss and tighten it up.
That's a good one and I will certainly let my friend know.

The guy at my local shop said that the hitch rack technology has gotten better and you can tighten them so they don't wobble. I just didn't know if he was giving me a line to help make a sale.
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Re: Best Bike Racks?

I got the Yakima Sparetime, and it seems great. Very solid.


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I got the Yakima Sparetime, and it seems great. Very solid.

I have the same rack. I've used the heck out of it. Totally solid. I replaced a big, heavy swing away Bauer hitch mount rack with this Yakima rack. Love it!!

Obviously doesn't work if you have more than 2 bikes you want to haul.

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