AaRoMo
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Re: Bike racks

Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:24 pm

I use the Thule "Raceway Pro 2" rack. It fits the Bolt well and is nice and secure. Beware, however, that it (like other racks I assume) will drop your highway mileage substantially. If you can throw the bike inside, it's much more energy efficient.

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Re: Bike racks

Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:09 pm

AaRoMo wrote:I use the Thule "Raceway Pro 2" rack. It fits the Bolt well and is nice and secure. Beware, however, that it (like other racks I assume) will drop your highway mileage substantially. If you can throw the bike inside, it's much more energy efficient.


I use Thule Vertex 2 and it works fine for me without any obvious reduction in mi/kWh.

My comments on it are on this thread elsewhere.

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Re: Bike racks

Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:29 pm

Draw-tite 1.5" hitch with the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Hitch Rack. Very stable, tip down allows rear hatch access (at 10:10).

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willk58
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Re: Bike racks

Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:30 am

My wife's road bike fits inside our new Bolt with the rear seats down and without removing the front wheel. I promised her that it would based on using a measuring tape prior to buying the car :shock: . What a relief! :D

plj
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Re: Bike racks

Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:15 pm

plj wrote:I bought a Highland SportWing. The design has changed, and it's no longer possible to get the riser shank. It's too bad, as the bike rides low -- the tires on my road bike (700) were 5" off level ground (with the hitch being 9 1/2" off the ground). Hence, it can no longer be recommended for a Bolt.

Updating this comment. The latest (third?) version of the SportWing now works just fine. They simplified the base of the "wing," which increases the height of the wheel hooks off the ground. The same bike (700C wheels) now has 9" of ground clearance. Even though I also have a Thule Helium rack, the SportWing is my go to rack. It's light and easy to put the bike on and off.

I used Google Shopping to find a vendor, and I bought it from WalMart for $55 including shipping.

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Re: Bike racks

Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:41 pm

I haven't purchase a rack yet, but I'm looking at a Thule Camber 4. Anyone have experience with that?
Also, I just finished a DIY install of the Torklift Ecohitch. If anyone is interested, the video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0at9yzID5ss

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