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    Default Which Bike Carrier / Porter for the Vectra C

    I知 looking at getting a 3 bike carrier for my Vectra. I need it to be able to detach and store when not in use as it will only be used now and again.

    The prices of these range wildly when I started looking into option and I知 struggling to find one which is recommended for the Vectra.

    I have been looking at this one...
    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165477

    It comes with good reviews mostly and seems easy to use...

    So to you all I知 asking what bike carriers / porters you are using at present and how do you find them?

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    That halfords one will do fine, i would only reccomend carrying 2 adult bikes on it, unless the bikes are serious bikes and don't weigh much (load capacity is only 46kg, which isnt alot), then 3 should be ok.

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    Looking into this also btw Colin seen your wife's vectra at airport fortnight ago looking good

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    I had one similar to the one linked above. I have also had roof mounted ones. Having owned and used both, i would personally go for roof mounted ones. The one that fits on the back does the job just fine, but it can be a bit fiddly at times not only getting the carrier mounted, but also getting the bikes on and making sure that you dont knock the car and the wheels are secured so they dont touch the paint work. It also stops all access to the boot unless you go through the passenger doors and drop the back seats. Also, if you are travelling with lots in the boot, there is quite a load on the back of the car.

    The roof mounted bars area dead easy to fit and can be taken off very quickly. If you get ones with the T-Rail, bike carriers like the Thule Pro 591's slide on just as quick. As for bikes on/off i can now get two bike on and secured in about a minute! The only downside is you have to remember they are there when it comes to carparks with height restrictions!

    I dont think i would ever go back to the type which secure by straps to the back of the car.

    Hope this helps somewhat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAVIDD88 View Post
    Looking into this also btw Colin seen your wife's vectra at airport fortnight ago looking good
    Ahhh that was me picking her up... Thanks for the feedback about the car. I wasnt sure the 18's snowflakes would look right but since I fitted the Eibachs and the cars dropped they seem to look ideal...!

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