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Unread 06-23-2009, 10:57 AM   #1
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Bike Mount for 2007 Patriot

I have a couple of bikes and was looking to purchase the mopar Bicycle Carrier, Hitch-Mount http://www.mopar-accessories.com/en-...=3063&pc=35328 . I just wanted to know if this is a good bike mount, and if so what is the top speed you can go on highway so the bikes donīt suffer any damage. Thank you very much for the input.

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Unread 06-23-2009, 11:30 AM   #2
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that style of rack is only good for bikes that have a horizontal, round top tube. Modern mountain bikes are a pain to put on them.

i.e. this bike is good for that rack



this bike is not.




For mountain bikes with suspension forks, I highly recommend the North Shore Rack



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Unread 06-23-2009, 01:48 PM   #3
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I use a Thule Speedway bike mount on my Patriot. It's cheap and easy to install. I have the 3 bike model and use it to transport 2 hybrid bikes (the spaces are narrow so realistically, if you're looking to carry 3 bikes, make sure they're road bikes). The only downside is that you can get scratches on your gate where the metal part of the side straps rub up against the car (easily solved by attaching foam pads). I drive 70-80 on the highway and haven't had any problems. Just don't whip around turns!
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Unread 06-30-2009, 12:58 PM   #4
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I use a rack from Hollywood - supposed to carry 3 bikes, but I can only really use it for 2 because I have giant beach cruisers. Works fine for me, drive all over with my bikes attached.
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Unread 07-02-2009, 10:51 AM   #5
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Picked up a Swagman bike rack. Works great.

polished_heckle brings up a great point about suspension bikes. My wife and I have hard tail bikes, so we're fine. But my buddy has a soft tail (rear suspension) and it won't fit on is. In that case, you can nab an adapter.



http://www.swagmanbikeracks.com/shop...me.php?cat=262
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Unread 07-03-2009, 06:40 PM   #6
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I have a Swagman hitch mount. holds three mountain bikes with no problem. One of them is a full suspension, the other two hard tails.
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Unread 07-03-2009, 06:42 PM   #7
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Now thats one sweet ride!
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