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    ROOF MOUNTED BIKE CARRIER - WHICH ONE ?

    Hi , i am having roof rails factory fitted to my sportback and was wondering if anyone could recommend a good system for roof mounting bikes . I have heard about 'thurle' but am i better off going for audi's own set up . I'm guessing that roof mounted would be preferable to rear mounted . Any help would be much appreciated , thanks .
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    TBH mate get the detachable towbar fitted, its a much neater better system to use for bikes, its invisible when not in use.

    If its to late to include on order then I can retrofit the oem kit.

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    I've got the Audi roofbars ( picked them up cheap on eBay ) and 2 Thule bike carriers ( which I had from a previous car ). The Thule kit fits perfectly onto the Audi roofbars.
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    Thanks guy's . NHN , thanks for the offer , i'd like to have a look at this set up as i hadn't thought of it . I don't take the bikes out all that often so i'd have to weigh up the cost versus roof mounted . Yaks , how many bikes is it possible to carry with the thurle set up , thanks .
    2011 A3 SPORTBACK 2.0 TDI 140 , LAVA GREY , COMFORT PACK , INTERIOR LIGHT PACK , HIGH BEAM ASSIST , BLACK HEADLINING , TYRE PRESSURE MONITOR , PRIVACY GLASS , ALUMINIUM ROOF RAILS , REVERSIBLE BOOT LINING & FOLDING MIRRORS .

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    Thule, not Thurle, btw :-)

    I've seen some cars with 4 bike carriers on a set of roof bars - might be OK if some of them were kids bikes, otherwise the handlebars would be getting in each others way I'd thinkl. As I said above, I've got two, and this works no problems
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