- Find my Car
- Roof racks
NOW and again I like take a break from four-wheelin' for some two-wheelin' fun, and often the best tracks for the kind of cycling I prefer aren't within cooee of the local bike path.
Earlier this year we were lucky to be loaned a big Isuzu D-Max for a couple of weeks while we worked on some bike tests and photo shoots on the trails in South-East Queensland. With riders carried in the cab up front, and room for bikes in the tray, the obvious thing that was missing was a way to make sure the bikes were transported safely.
It doesn't matter how much room we seem to have in our car, caravan or trailer. When we go away on a camping holiday most of us can easily fill this space with what we consider to be 'important' or 'must have' gear. The more space we have, the more things we seem to take. But that's ok, we'd hate to leave something behind, right?
If you're like me, you probably have a couple of roof bars fitted to your vehicle for carrying toys like kayaks or surfboards, but they're pretty useless when it comes to lugging around items that aren't long (or rigid) enough to sit comfortably over the gap between them. This is where dedicated full-length roof racks come in handy, but they can be prohibitively expensive, especially if you only need to use them occasionally.
About two years ago (I think!) I read Justin Walker's initial review of a Whispbar WB201 roof-mounted bike carrier.
Landing in Australia for the first time this Summer will be Yakima's new FullBack 3 bike rack (try saying that quickly 8 times in a row!). The beauty of the FullBack 3 is that it can be fitted to practically any shaped car on the market.