AH FabricationsJMB Retrofits
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    perth scotland
    Posts
    423

    Bike rack on roof or bike carrier for rear

    As the long title asked what's better e.g pros and cons the Thule roof rack set up is really expensive as opposed to a rear carrier that straps to the boot, I'm going to Arran for a week and need to get my bike there, don't fancy shelling out £300 for one
    Audi a3 3.2 v6 sport back ,s-line, Dolphin Grey with factory tints, deg sat nav, bose speakers, 18 upgraded alloys, magnaflow exhaust, eibach pro kit springs

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    60
    I used the Thule aero bars with two bikes on top on my Vectra,

    Personally, it was handy to be able to open the boot etc and i preferred it over the rear ones (Of which you sometimes have to get a light board for if you block your lights anyway).

    They are expensive but when i sold my vectra I sold my set up for £140+ second hand - Maybe look ebay?

    The thule ones also have locks on (Albeit nothing is infallible)

  4. #3
    pluves1's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    353
    I've got the roof rails on our sportback. Got the roof bars as a freebie when the car was new. Got an Audi bike thrown in as well as some bits were missing off the new car spec.
    I've since bought another two genuine Audi bike racks - can't remember what I paid but, managed to find some on EBAY.

    There are some on there now - these are the old style black plastic.

    Audi A3 Roof rack with two bike racks | eBay

    Doubt they are worth £250 though!

    These are the newer ones

    NEW GENUINE AUDI ACCESSORY ROOF BAR MOUNTED SINGLE BIKE CARRIER HOLDER | eBay

    Good thing is that they also fit the BMW rack as well

    The ones we have work quite well and are easy on and off (the plastic ones in the first ebay listing). The wheels fits in the plastic delves and then you fix a central bar/grip around the frame. All locks in place and very secure (tested mine at motorway speeds and along winding country roads). You've just got to remember they are on the roof if driving into town or a drive through Macdonalds
    Now

    MY10 BMW 335d Touring (Sapphire Black)


    MY10 S3 Sportback (Sprint Blue)



    Previously
    06 BMW 330d M Sport Touring Le Mans Blue with Black leather, Phone Prep

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Whats the best bike rack for Audi A4?
    By DJM1982 in forum Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 29th April 2010, 20:35
  2. bike rack for S3's - with pics
    By S90GAV in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 28th April 2010, 23:39
  3. Bike rack for A4 saloon
    By brum_rich in forum Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B8 Chassis)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27th January 2010, 13:47
  4. Roof Bars / Bike rack for Sportback
    By RobB in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 24th January 2008, 17:40
  5. Bike rack for the A4
    By beerglass in forum Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 3rd January 2007, 20:51

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO