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Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 04:49:45 GMT
From: (Burton L. Alperson)
Subject: Re: : Bike rack for 1997 900?

My thanks to both of you. This really helps me get off the ground. I have now have my short-list: Yakima & Rhode Gear. The most expensive Yakima seems to list for about US$125. The Rhode Gear seems to be somewhat less expensive. I am less interested in price than I am in quality & safety. I want to protect both my car and my bike. A $20-$30 price difference is less important than these considerations. If you have any thoughts on the relative quality of the Yakima and Rhode Gear, I would welcome them. Again, thanks for your help. Burt Four Weis <mweinopsamcom> wrote in <3ADA74D9.ED362A76nopsamcom>: >He is not interested in a roof rack. I use a Rhode Gear hatch/trunk >mount bike rack with good results. Fortunately, I have a Saab 900 with >real rain gutters, so I can easily and inexpensively mount a canoe on >the top and a bike on the back. The Rhode Gear bike racks are >adjustable, so the same mount will fit my Volvo and Sienna as well. I >bought mine for $90 and now you can buy it for $60 and it hold three >bikes. > >Dimitris M wrote: > >> From a research I have done 2 months ago, I have found those 3 brands >> that seems to be the best. "Yakima", "Thule" and "Mont Blanc". If I >> recall well, I think that the best rear racks are from Yakima and the >> best roof racks are from Thule. Anyway my opinion is based on that I >> have seen in the Internet, as Yakima is not imported in Greece. BTW, >> between Thule and Mont Blanc I have choose Thule for my roof rack. I >> have a 9000 CD. >> >> >> -- >> Dimitris M >> >> > Can anyone suggest a qood quality bike rack for the rear of the new >> > 900 body style (not a roof rack). > >

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