Bike rack?

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mrnix
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Bike rack?

Postby mrnix » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:32 pm

Wife has a 2014 QX60 and we are looking to add a way to carry a bicycle. We don't have a trailer hitch, but could theoretically add one. First we were looking for some sort of trunk-mounted rack that doesn't require a hitch. Anyone have anything that fits the bill? I appreciate any suggestions or insight. Thanks.


bigbulllee
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Re: Bike rack?

Postby bigbulllee » Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:43 pm

If you are using the bike frequently, hitch rack is the way to go. SUV is too high For roof rack IMO and the tied-down type tail rack is just too risky and inconvenient. I installed a non-OEM hitch rack by myself ( never worked on car before this) with very detailed installation video from the rack manufacturer. Very happy with it! You can ask a local shop to do the work also, the hitch is about $100 and installation could be another $100.

bigbulllee
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Re: Bike rack?

Postby bigbulllee » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:25 pm

BTW, I used Curt trailer hitch, the video is so detail that you can't go wrong. Just make sure the socket size is accurate for each bolt.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTYji21womg

I didn't need to jack up the SUV. Only one bolt is tight that needed a impact wrench to loosen it. 2 hours job for a newbie.


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