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Bike Rack Recommendations

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Mike_Schlechter, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. Mike_Schlechter

    Mike_Schlechter Model S - P457

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    Oh mighty sages of Tesladom, please help!

    I have a family of four mountain bikers, and basically can't figure out a way to get all four bikes to fit in and around my Model S with the kids in the back seat. Adding to the challenge is two of them (my wife's and mine) are lefties (Cannondale Trigger), thus taking off the front wheel is a pain in the internal combustion engine (ICE - get it:tongue:?).

    I've thought about roof racks, but am not sure you can fit four bikes on the roof. Reality is I can probably get one in back, so three on top or on the back would work, until we want to go on a vacation and need more than the frunk for luggage. I don't really want to add a hitch, but if that is the only option I'm at least open to it.

    Final question; impact on range?

    After almost three years and having driven as far as Augusta, ME and Naples, FL (much of it before the superchargers were in place) I'm mostly past range anxiety. However, adding a range factor like racks and bikes will likely ignite that 2012 fear.

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    Mods, feel free to move if there is a similar thread. I searched and didn't see anything.
     
  2. Andvib

    Andvib Member

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    4 mountain bikes fits easily on the roof. I am using Thule Proride 591, forward, backward, forward, backward.

    Definitely a range hit though. Can't be specific, 10-25% maybe?
     
  3. Tampaukfan

    Tampaukfan Member

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    I use this brand 1UPUSA.com :: Home on my SUV, you would need to add a trailer hitch.
    Several of my friends use this one Talon | SeaSucker , they swear by them.
    Both THULE and Yakima make nice hitch mounts that will hold four bike. Id do a hitch mount over a roof rack...
     
  4. Xenoilphobe

    Xenoilphobe Active Member

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