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Unread 06-29-2012, 12:42 AM   #1
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Wj WJ Roof Mounted Bike Rack

I need help finding a roof mounted bike rack for my 2004 WJ. I bought a 2013 Trek Marlin with 29 inch wheels and a 23 inch frame. I want a bike rack that allows me to leave my front tire on the bike. Thanks in advance.

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Unread 06-29-2012, 06:25 AM   #2
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Does it have to be roof mounted? I have a Thule T2 hitch bicycle rack and it's hands down the best I've ever used.

This thing:
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Does it lock? I want the bike to be locked onto the Jeep. I don't want anyone taking my bike. It's the first bike that I spent more than $50 on. lol
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I run a long bike lock from the holes in the hitch through the bike frames. I've carried $8,000 worth of bicycle and nobody has taken one yet.
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Unread 06-29-2012, 09:00 AM   #5
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It costs almost as much as the bike. lol
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Here is the Thule model that functions in the same way as the other one shown, but mounts on the roof.
http://www.thule.com/en-US/CA/Products/Bike-Carriers/RoofCarriers/594XT-Sidearm

And another good option, same style but from Swagman instead of Thule.
http://www.swagman.net/products/roof-mount-racks/barracuda/

Personally, I'd go with a swing-down hitch mounted model. That way you don't have to hoist your ride up on top of the Jeep, but still have access to the hatch. Plus, its better for fuel economy and bike wear on long trips.

Something like this....
http://www.swagman.net/products/platform-racks/xtc-2/
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I have a Yakima Bighorn hitch bike rack and I'm very happy with it. I've had it for years, used on several cars, carried many different types of bikes, is lockable and I routinely see used ones on craigslist for under $100. They come in either 2-bike or 4-bike carrier styles
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