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simple bike holder in the back for 2 pieces for combi

Hi,
looking for something that I see quite often on wagon/combi (or hatches too) cars - simple construction that can reliably hold up to 2 normal bikes in the back of the car. Can you please point me to some (web) shop?
Not sure how it's properly called.
Also, do you have any good/bad experience with it? Or what's the maximum safe speed one can do with it?
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Re: simple bike holder in the back for 2 pieces for combi

Sorry can't help you with sourcing, but I have this sort of thing and it's fine for two adult and one child bike up to motorway speeds, and on bumpy-ish roads at low speed.

It depends very much on the vehicle though - I have an S-Max which has a very solid rear door with metal frame. Take a look and see if you fancy your chances hooking onto the edges of yours - if you wouldn't be confident, then don't.

It's also a bit of a pain to get them on - I can never remember which angles they all go at to avoid pedals and handlebars jamming.

I'll probably be upgrading to a tow-hitch one - you can open the boot, it's much easier to put the bikes on, and I need to do four which I wouldn't try on the current one even if the bars were long enough.

In German it's a Fahrradträger.
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Re: simple bike holder in the back for 2 pieces for combi

I have one of the 3 bike ones and have used it in the past on a number of cars and up to 130kmh - ish. Mine clips into the top of the tailgate and then adjust the feet up to clip on the bottom of the tailgate.

You'll generally notice a bit more wind noise - and fuel economy will dip - although nowhere near as badly as a roof mounted rack. Strapping on is just a case of using a couple of straps to secure the bike frames to the rack - and then a couple of bungee cords to prevent the wheels rotating. It is good to angle the arms back into the car instead of having them flat.

The big downside is that you "overweight" the tailgate making it difficult to open (2 person job) and risks damage to the struts. I've not used mine in years - but am loathed to sell in case I do!!
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Re: simple bike holder in the back for 2 pieces for combi

Thank you guys, I'll check the thingie under that german name online.

The car is Toyota Corola kombi/wagon, roughly 7 years old one.
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Thank you guys, I'll check the thingie under that german name online.

The car is Toyota Corola kombi/wagon, roughly 7 years old one.
Fahrradträger or veloträger.

Available from anywhere that sells bikes (usually). Bigger chain stores will be cheaper than one-off specialist bike shops - Jumbo or Landi for example.
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Re: simple bike holder in the back for 2 pieces for combi

what about this one?

http://www.conrad.ch/ce/de/product/1...-9106?ref=list
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