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Thule Backpac 4 cycle carrier
on 21 March 2011
I've used this fitted on 2 different cars/MPVs (using adaptor kits) and extended it with the extra bike adaptors to carry 4 bikes. You can even use it to carry loads on not just bikes. It was also the best way to tow a caravan at the same time without adding towbar noseweight and still use a roofbox plus 1 bike on the roofbars! Very robust, strong and quick and easy to fit and remove. Be aware that loading the bikes isn't a quick and easy job but I found it easier and less 'risky' than roof mounting the bikes and more fuel efficient. A few dry runs of which bikes to go where soon sorted the job. If you're strong, you can even lift the boot with the bikes loaded. An added bonus is your car lights and reg plate aren't obscured so no lightboard required or bother with the police. It's TUV approved and uses metal straps and nut/bolt fixings rather than canvas straps. The laws in most EU countries forbid the use of these strap/hang on carriers, get a large fine off the ferry to find out! Check the fitment guide to see if it fits and how many bikes you can carry.
It was an excellent purchase for me and a 5 star item just because I've tried everything else and this was the most versatile.