- Dec 11, 2016
For those who have bike carriers (especially the trunk mount type), what do you like or dislike about your carrier? Do you have any worries about security? Thanks!
Thanks, CampyBob. Do you have one you've been happy with?Dislike: Marks the vehicle's paint, often blocks trunk/liftgate access, can ruin a bike's finish if precautions aren't taken.
Like: Inexpensive, easy to load, easy to remove from vehicle and store.
I prefer vehicle specific roof racks or hitch mount racks. Best rack is no rack at all. Put the bike inside the vehicle.
Thanks for that, Motosonic. That looks much nicer than the aluminum tubular frames I was looking at. Have you had any issues with paint around the hooks on the trunk? And is there any good way to lock the bike on there?I have a Saris Bones 2. Love it. Easy to take on/off.. Sturdy. Holds the bike well. The Flip-side of that is.. Anyone could loosen the straps and steal the thing if I leave it on the vehicle. And there's no bike security.. so, if I leave my bike on there unattended... that could get stolen, too. On those days where that's a concern.. i pop the front wheel off and put it in the trunk.
I work in a building next to a hotel, and see people leave their bikes on their cars outside overnight.
I go to a motel the bikes come inside.
Thanks, CampyBob. Do you have one you've been happy with?