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9/16/09 10:28 P

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I have a bones 2 as well and it would work w/ a spoiler - as long as it isn't some large fancy custom thing - the bike shop where i bought mine brought it out to my car and made sure it fit before I left. I have to say - If I could put a hitch on my mustang I would rather have a hitch mounted rack, like we have on my husbands vehicle. the roof mounted racks look to me like a nightmare to get the bike off and on, and I don't know if it a preference or a necessity, but I always see that peple remove a wheel on the bike on roof mounted racks, which means you have to carry that wheel someplace. where? in the trunk full of all my other junk? and my height would be a prob w/ a roof mounted, I'd also have to carry the ladder needed to get the bike off and on the roof.

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TARALYNNEM's Photo TARALYNNEM Posts: 39
9/15/09 8:20 P

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I have a Mustang with a spoiler and I have the Saris Bones rack. It's pretty easy to get on and off the car.

www.saris.com/p-300-bones-2-bike.asp
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BILLALEX70's Photo BILLALEX70 Posts: 10,196
9/15/09 8:00 P

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Anne,

I looked at the one that WONGERCHI recommended and it looks pretty nice, but I can't see what that small spoiler would do. I can't see the Bones model, like I have, wouldn't fit either. I mostly think they're talking about the larger spoiler that's an accessory.

We can take mine off and fit it to the Civic on Saturday if you'd like.

See you Saturday.

Edited by: BILLALEX70 at: 9/16/2009 (17:17)
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HEYPUTTHATDOWN's Photo HEYPUTTHATDOWN Posts: 261
9/15/09 12:51 P

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The more I look at the link I provided, the more I'm convinced that the $180 only gets you the bike carrier itself and not the roof rack.

So ... like ... forget what I said earlier I think.

You could always add a 1 1/4" hitch and a Thule Roadway 2. I did that on my VW GTI (because of the mileage considerations) but that is my primary vehicle; don't know if it would be worth the cost for a "second" bike car.


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9/15/09 11:59 A

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The roof rack will cut your mileage, so you want to be able to remove it when not using it.

Alternately you could see about getting a tow ball and a bike rack that attaches to it.

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9/15/09 11:33 A

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I also have a Civic (2003 though, and non hybrid) with a spoiler and use a Saris trunk mounted rack. I sling it on when I have to take two bikes or carry my muddy CX bike. It's the older version of this one:

www.saris.com/p-216-guardian-2-bike.
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Works fine with a spoiler and once the bikes are off the trunk opens fine. There's no mention in the PDF instructions that it's incompatible with a spoiler.

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9/15/09 11:22 A

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Go with the roof rack. For 180 bucks you can not go wrong. I've had trunk mounted and a roof rack. The roof rack is easier to use and still leaves you access to the trunk.

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JHOLLNAGEL Posts: 1,768
9/15/09 8:25 A

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What about Rhode Gear or any of the other off brands that trunk mount? Some of these have clips and you should be able to go right over the spoiler?

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HEYPUTTHATDOWN's Photo HEYPUTTHATDOWN Posts: 261
9/15/09 7:54 A

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www.1aauto.com/1A/bike-rack/Honda/Ci
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$180 ... free shipping

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9/15/09 7:03 A

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Do they make any kind of roof rack that would fit that vehicle?



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AMCG2002's Photo AMCG2002 Posts: 337
9/15/09 1:07 A

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Last spring we outfitted my Odyssey with a Thule revolver after we put a hitch on it. Now that my husband needs to take all three kids places on Saturday mornings, I need a way to transport my Dolce for rides. My husband has an '04 Civic Hybrid. The catch - the hybrid comes standard with a spoiler for increased fuel efficiency. Saris specifically says it is not compatible with the spoiler. My LBS called Thule directly and they claim that they are not compatible either. Does anyone know of an economical solution to transporting my bike, without taking off both wheels like I had to last weekend?!

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