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Top Mounted Bike racks?????


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#1 OFFLINE   driftsucky

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 01:04 PM

So, I'm a bit chunky around the edges and I've gotten back into working out as of late. It really revolves more around lessening the weight my car carries to improve gas mileage. However, my most recent en-devour would void any bodily weight savings that I may be able to obtain. I want to ride my back, but I'd also like to have the ability to carry my bike with me for random excursions.  I've seen the hitch bike racks but I don't like those. They remind me of the wheel chair and scoot-around carriers on the back of late model buick regals with handicapped stickers in the rear-view. I mean, I know I have a plug-in hybrid and thusly care greatly about saving the Earth, but is there a way to DO that and still not look like I wear flannel shirts and corduroy paints up to my underboob area? Not that you look like that if you have one of those hitch racks. But, that's just how I FEEL with one of those hitch racks. 

 

I looked at Ford accessories and their option is close to 1k...err...closer to 1k than it should be. Any other options?  

 

Please help. Thanks guys and girls. 









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#2 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 01:14 PM

Well if you don't have anything much in the car, its very possible to put both seats down, take off the front tire from the bicycle, and put it inside the car through the hatchback.  This works if you don't have rear passengers, though you could still take someone with you in the front passenger seat.  Just a thought nothing needed to buy, I've done it before with my Cmax.

 

-=>Raja.



#3 OFFLINE   driftsucky

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 02:27 PM

Can't do the backseat. It's a family hauler. 4 doors for more whor...uhhhh...passengers. 4 doors for more passengers. 



#4 OFFLINE   dr61

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 03:22 PM

There are a number of roof rack + bike carrier options for the C-Max.  For instance.

http://www.rackoutfi...d C-Max&x=0&y=0

 

Personally, I hate bikes being up in the air stream sucking away EV and gas mileage, so I always use a rear carrier.  I am almost 70 so maybe my wheelchair will go back there some day.  But still doing 2000+ bike miles a year.


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#5 OFFLINE   bro1999

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 06:13 PM

So, I'm a bit chunky around the edges and I've gotten back into working out as of late. It really revolves more around lessening the weight my car carries to improve gas mileage. However, my most recent en-devour would void any bodily weight savings that I may be able to obtain. I want to ride my back, but I'd also like to have the ability to carry my bike with me for random excursions.  I've seen the hitch bike racks but I don't like those. They remind me of the wheel chair and scoot-around carriers on the back of late model buick regals with handicapped stickers in the rear-view. I mean, I know I have a plug-in hybrid and thusly care greatly about saving the Earth, but is there a way to DO that and still not look like I wear flannel shirts and corduroy paints up to my underboob area? Not that you look like that if you have one of those hitch racks. But, that's just how I FEEL with one of those hitch racks. 

 

I looked at Ford accessories and their option is close to 1k...err...closer to 1k than it should be. Any other options?  

 

Please help. Thanks guys and girls. 

 

I actually have 2 Yakima Highroller rooftop bike racks that I'm looking to sell. They would mount on an existing base rack system. Here's a photo of the setup I had on my C-Max (there is also a roof rack basket in the photo that's not part of the bike racks.) https://www.yakima.com/highroller

 

DSC_9017-1_zpsifnrp7a6.jpg

 

PM me if you are interested!  


Edited by bro1999, 14 March 2016 - 06:15 PM.









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