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Model X bike carrier recommendation?

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by Kfruechtl, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Kfruechtl

    Kfruechtl Member

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    All,

    After having recently decided to upgrade from our MS70 to a MX75D, I am now looking for a suitable bike carrier for 4 bikes (and yes, I have already confirm that the tongue weight allowance of the tow bar is sufficient for the weight of the bikes I am planning to carry).

    Would you have any recommendation of what bike carrier to get?

    I’m currently looking at the Thule G6 929, as the Telstra-branded accessory does not carry 4 bikes and the Yakima FullSwing requires the 2 inch receiver which as I understand is not provided for MX beyond the US.

    Would be great to get your perspectives.

    Thanks!

    Karsten
     
  2. Jays200

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    I use a Thule 9044AU T2 Classic - 50mm Receiver 2 Bike Carrier - Thule Australia

    It carries 2, expands to 4 with the add-on, which I also have.

    I did source a 2" square from the USA and am not sure if new MX's in Australia come with the useless "Swan Neck" hitch like mine did or the 2" square receiver.

    I made LED lights for my rack, however, you need to activate trailer mode to make the lights works but this of course disables Autopilot. That's a pain given I'm not actually towing and would like to use Autopilot.
     
  3. Kfruechtl

    Kfruechtl Member

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    Thanks Jayson, this is very helpful!

    What made you choose this specific model over, e.g. the Thule G6?

    Not sure what the new MX come with - need to find out...

    Any other recommendations from this group?

    Thanks

    Karsten
     
  4. Jays200

    Jays200 Member

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    I have a carbon fibre mountain bike and I didn't want anything touching the frame. The T2 only uses the wheels as hold points.
     

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