hvaghela
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Cycle carrier on the boot/trunk

Sat May 04, 2019 12:07 pm

Hi everyone.

With summer (in the UK) coming around and my son (5) really getting into his cycling. My wife and I are getting ourselves a couple of bikes. We have a 2016 PHEV, and looking for a boot/trunk mounted cycle carrier. It has to be boot mounted as we don’t have a towbar and a roof rack is out as my wife is not tall or strong enough to get her bike up there (in my absence). I popped into Halfords (a nationwide cycle/motor store) they said they don’t have anything to fit my outlander.

Some online searches have been unhelpful but Thule look like they make some good ones. But will it fit safely?

Anyone have any experience with this. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance. Herbie

mbriex
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Re: Cycle carrier on the boot/trunk

Sat May 04, 2019 3:18 pm

I have no experience with this kind of bike carrier as my outlander has a towbar and I own a thule system for two bikes.
Thule has good reputation but you can find other models of boot bike carriers fitting your car like those one: https://www.rameder.eu/bike-carrier/bik ... ander-iii/

hvaghela
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Re: Cycle carrier on the boot/trunk

Sun May 05, 2019 10:50 am

Thanks mbriex for the input. I’ve checked out the site, unfortunately the Thule only holds 2 bikes. It is however an option.

allplayandnowork
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Location: Thanet, Kent, UK.

Re: Cycle carrier on the boot/trunk

Thu May 09, 2019 4:08 pm

We had a saris bones 3 for years, fitted every car and was easy to fit and nice and sturcy

hvaghela
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Re: Cycle carrier on the boot/trunk

Fri May 10, 2019 4:01 pm

Brill
Just ordered the Saris Bones 3 from Halfords online. Will pick it up tomorrow and try it out. I'll try and post a pic when its up.

hvaghela
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Re: Cycle carrier on the boot/trunk

Thu May 16, 2019 2:02 pm

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Tried it on today, a bit fiddly but looks secure. Going out on a ride with the family this weekend. I'll see how it gets on with the bikes in place.

hvaghela
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Re: Cycle carrier on the boot/trunk

Sun May 19, 2019 12:23 pm

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Had a family day out today with the bikes - the Saris bones 3 works well. I would recommend it.

andywil
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Re: Cycle carrier on the boot/trunk

Sun May 19, 2019 12:27 pm

Looks good but your number plate is obscured so you risk a fine and points on your licence.

hvaghela
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Re: Cycle carrier on the boot/trunk

Sun May 19, 2019 12:32 pm

andywil wrote:Looks good but your number plate is obscured so you risk a fine and points on your licence.
Great point -i've got a spare rear plate - I need to think of a legal way show it off when the bikes are in place.

richr
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Location: Southern end of North Yorkshire, UK

Re: Cycle carrier on the boot/trunk

Mon May 20, 2019 3:09 am

hvaghela wrote:
andywil wrote:Looks good but your number plate is obscured so you risk a fine and points on your licence.
Great point -i've got a spare rear plate - I need to think of a legal way show it off when the bikes are in place.
As your lights are obstructed too, it'd be best to use a trailer board (and have a trailer socket fitted to plug it into). You can get them for around £20 (I think Aldi might have them in at the moment). Don't know on the socket fitting though. But probably a DIY kit exists.
2015 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GX4H (petrol/electric)
2008 Volkswagen Caravelle (diesel)
(recently departed - 2004 Subaru Outback 3.0Rn (LPG), 1991 Mitsubishi Pajero 2.5 LWB (WVO))

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