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Ntwist
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Boot bike rack recommendation

Post by Ntwist » Fri May 17, 2019 8:35 pm

Hello, as my Disco has no tow bar I‘m searching for options to transport my bike. Anyone here experience / recommendation for a good fit boot bike rack (i.e. Thule, ...)


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Re: Boot bike rack recommendation

Post by Barnsh » Sat May 18, 2019 12:43 pm

Try searching on here for bike rack there’s a thread with pictures of different types already that you might find helpful.
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Re: Boot bike rack recommendation

Post by RogN » Fri May 24, 2019 6:45 am

I’ve been using roof rack mounted Thule bike racks for years.

Unfortunately with my current DS, I’ve got fed up with the palaver of needing a step ladder to lift 3 bikes up there.

So the new car will have a tow bar fitted version.

However, I’m not sure why JLR charge so much for theirs (Thule rebadge) and why they state you need the extra £70 heat shield even on the I-Pace which doesn’t have a tail pipe 🤔🤔 Go figure!

Any ideas from the group if this heat shield is actually required?


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Re: Boot bike rack recommendation

Post by RPR » Fri May 24, 2019 10:23 am

I used to use a high lift tailgate carrier but the spoiler deems it unusable now unfortunatly
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Re: Boot bike rack recommendation

Post by Dashnine » Fri May 24, 2019 3:54 pm

RogN wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 6:45 am
I’ve been using roof rack mounted Thule bike racks for years.

Unfortunately with my current DS, I’ve got fed up with the palaver of needing a step ladder to lift 3 bikes up there.

So the new car will have a tow bar fitted version.

However, I’m not sure why JLR charge so much for theirs (Thule rebadge) and why they state you need the extra £70 heat shield even on the I-Pace which doesn’t have a tail pipe 🤔🤔 Go figure!

Any ideas from the group if this heat shield is actually required?
They charge so much because Thule aren’t cheap in the first place and they add their cut on top.

You could just buy the Thule one or search one here to see what others bought.

I got the Buzz Quattro which may have been updated now, but it’s really good with plastic wheel ties rather than the nasty nylon straps that fray.
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