If you’re anything like me, the value of most of the bikes in your stable is likely to be worth double if not triple the value of my car (a 1998 Subaru Forester affectionately named the Green Goblin, in my case).
Trusting a car rack made mostly of plastic and thin aluminium to hold and carry something of great monetary (as well as emotional) value elevates my blood pressure quite a bit. Matters get even worse when the main support of the rack grabs that expensive carbon frame.
Why not attach to the fork you say? From where I’m currently sitting I can see three lightweight carbon bikes, with three different axle standards, which I will have to load on the roof of the Green Goblin this week – so that won’t work.
Got lots of bikes with lots of wheel sizes and axle standards? No trouble for the Thule 594XT
It’s situations like this that demonstrate just how useful Thule’s 594XT Sidearm is. This no-frame contact rack can handle just about any wheel size, axle standard and frame design on bikes with tyres measuring up to a claimed 66mm / 2.6in in width — though we reckon it could handle wider.
You can read more at BikeRadar.com