yakima or thule rack

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by dorian, Sep 13, 2003.

  1. dorian

    dorian New Member

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    I'm thinking about getting a roof rack with a fork mount for my road bike.

    Do people find one system works better than another or is just better quality? I don't see a great deal of difference between the two other than the bar shape.

    If anyone has any input on either brand, I'd appreciate it.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Lorenzo

    Lorenzo New Member

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    I had a Yakima with a roof mount system I used for 3 bikes. The only time I had trouble was when I forgot it was on the car and drove in the garage with a bike on top. I never worried about the safety or reliability because they worked perfectly and there was nothing to worry about. Good luck, Larry




     
  3. rutamike

    rutamike New Member

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    I used to have a Thule roof rack, and it was perfect.
    That was then, now I won't be using a rack much, and I'm thinking of getting a trunk mount ie. lots of straps.
    Are these good now, or do they still get sloppy on a long drive.
    Thanks
     
  4. brianmw

    brianmw New Member

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    I've have both a Thule and a Yakima rack. From a quality perspective, both are very good, but the Yakima is better.

    With the round bars, the Yakima fits curved roofs better.
     
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