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    Hi all, anyone recommend a good bike rack for Hatchback Vec, plenty of places selling them halfords ect, anyone got one that they would highly recommend or to steer clear of, P.S would need to carry 2 bikes

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    I carry mine on the roof on thule bars, my bike carriers are Mont blanc barracudas and they are very good. I carry 2 bikes too

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    if you have a towbar go for the one that clips on to it! very handy for opening the boot if needed

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    I have this one and would recommend it - but you'd need a towbar.

    http://www.towequipe.co.uk/products/...-inc-lock.html

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    I'm going to have to third getting a tow ball mounted carrier as the best option. I have a Thule Euroclassic G5. It’s an expensive option but I carry up to three bikes worth a couple of grand each. With £6k+ of bikes on the back It was worth spending the money on a good one, and its got to be the most solid, easy and secure way of transporting them short of putting them in the car.

    It doesn’t have to cost the earth. A second hand tow ball and a cheaper Thule tow ball mounted rack shouldn’t cost all that much if you shop wisely and second hand if the budgets tight.

    Roof mounts are the last option for me. You suffer massive wind drag and sacrifice a lot of fuel economy. With even the best roof carriers, the bikes wobble quite badly which is un-nerving to say the least, and if you have a full suspension bike, the clamping mechanism will be fouled by the rear shocker linkage or an unconventional shape down tube. On top of that, there’s a huge risk that you will forget they’re on the roof and drive under a low bridge, tree branch or car park height restrictor and trash the lot.

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    Many thanks for the replies, much appreciated, recon i'll go down the tow bar option and fit a Thule bar, ticks all the right boxs

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