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  1. moxie in a can

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    I have a 2002 Ford Focus 5 dr hatchback. I'd like to get roof racks to transport my mtn bikes but have never owned or used roof racks before. I have a Saris Bones trunk rack that holds three bikes, but I hate the pain of having to take it off to get into the back of the car.

    I have two hard tails and a road bike, and plan to get a XC or all mtn full suspension bike at some point. I'm a grad student so I'd like to spend the least amount possible.

    Yakima vs. Thule?
    What about other brands I don't know about?
    fork rack vs. upright (w/ fr wheel on) vs. the ones that clamp to your downtube
    What is reliable? Secure? What is easiest to use?

    Thanks
     

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  2. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    SEARCH....this has been discussed to death!!
     
  3. r464

    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    That would take work on their part...

    Why do that when you can make us do all the work?
     
  4. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    buy on craigslist whatever works... all the pop brands are fine.
     
  5. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Have you checked out http://www.rackattack.com/ ? Very helpful site.

    I used to drive a two door Acura Integra with hatchback. I had a Yakima roof rack and loved it. It easily held four bikes. I had to install the rack backwards though or I couldn't open the hatchback all the way.
     
  6. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    If your skin is that thin you're better off leaving now like you said...RM can much more brutal!...D

    Edit: looks like he deleted his post
     
  7. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Hey, give the n00b a break. There's nothing wrong with asking questions, and we're a discussion board, not an online encyclopedia. Besides, it's rare bike material in the Lounge.
     
  8. FreeRide-Junkie

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    I like Yakima for everything but their wheel fork holders if you want to run a fork mount tray with the wheels outside of the car. Their up rights are great as are their fork mounts. If you are looking to save a few bucks run RockyMounts trays. Good stuff. Otherwise I pick Yakima over Thule.
     
  9. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    all I did was tell him to search...did you see his post? I can't remember it word for word but "screw you guys I'm never posting here" was part of it....a bit over dramatic...D
     
  10. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Let go of the hate and <3 the n00bs.
     
  11. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Dramatic would have been saying he was killing himself. :think:
     
  12. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Anger is derived from a lack of protein.

    Eat a burger. Eat a burger. Eat a mutha fvckin' burger!
     
  13. greenchris

    greenchris Turbo Monkey

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    yakima rack/bars and rocky mount trays... thule is gay and their square bars end up bending. If you want a good deal check out REI's website frequent b/c they run a 20% off all yakima sales twice a year.