Carrying a bike without a hitch

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My only issue with a hitch-mounted rack is blocking the ability to open the gate, though i'll have the roof off soon for the summer.
This isn't cheap, but it swings out of the way of the gate.

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If you do not want a spare tire rack, a hitch mount rack with either a Yakima Backswing or Rockymount swingout adapter will allow you to open the gate. For inside options, you could either lay the bike down or make a fork mount Solution. I am able to fit 2 bikes inside using fork mounts.

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If you do not want a spare tire rack, a hitch mount rack with either a Yakima Backswing or Rockymount swingout adapter will allow you to open the gate. For inside options, you could either lay the bike down or make a fork mount Solution. I am able to fit 2 bikes inside using fork mounts.


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dropper not even needed :)
 

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dropper not even needed :)
I have to drop mine all the way down, the better half’s not at all. For reference, I have a Fuel EX 19.5” and the rear tire is between the front seats with the handlebars near the back window. It is a big bike.
 

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Since there are lots of cyclists on this thread, if any of you watch pro racing, you should love this. Stage 4 was just posted.

Watch "Tour de Quarantine Stage 1" on YouTube
 

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Since there are lots of cyclists on this thread, if any of you watch pro racing, you should love this. Stage 4 was just posted.

Watch "Tour de Quarantine Stage 1" on YouTube
OMG this was HILARIOUS!!! I needed that laugh today!!!
 

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This is how I am carrying my bikes. I build something like this for all of my vehicles so that I can carry the bikes inside the vehicle. I used angle iron to attach to a 2x4 which is then bolted down to the trunk tie downs.

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If you get a hitch installed, you can get this rack from Quadratec: https://www.quadratec.com/p/quadratec/2-bike-folding-bike-rack

It can be folded down with the bike on the rack to be able to open the tailgate. I have this for my ski rack and it works great.
Which ski rack do you have? I'm currently putting my skis inside between the seats. But at 184 cm they are real close to the windshield due to it being a 2 door. And Mr. Dog doesn't like the invasion of his space in the back :)
 

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Which ski rack do you have? I'm currently putting my skis inside between the seats. But at 184 cm they are real close to the windshield due to it being a 2 door. And Mr. Dog doesn't like the invasion of his space in the back :)
I have the Thule Tram rack. No complaints!

https://www.thule.com/en-us/sport-rack/ski-racks/thule-tram-_-1678763

You can find the same rack for a lower price online. I bought mine few years ago but cannot recall which retailer I bought it from.
 

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This is how I am carrying my bikes. I build something like this for all of my vehicles so that I can carry the bikes inside the vehicle. I used angle iron to attach to a 2x4 which is then bolted down to the trunk tie downs.

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Looks like a nice set up. Do you keep that 2x4 permanently installed?
 

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Looks like a nice set up. Do you keep that 2x4 permanently installed?
Thx! LOL, I just built the bike rack last week. It is only held in by the 2 tie down bolts, so it is easy to remove.
 
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