EM TuningSky Insurance
Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    26

    A4 Avant Mountain Bike Carrying

    Has anyone got some advice on how I can get 4 mountain bikes onto the roof rack of my 56 plate A4 Avant? I can get 4 on the roof of our lasses VW Polo but using the same system I can only get 3 onto the A4. I bought this car to be a practical family car but we have to take the Polo when we want to take the bikes :-/

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    CHEZ's Avatar
    moderately amusing

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    the living room
    Posts
    3,595
    i am after a roof system for mine too!
    have you tried alternating the pattern?
    front wheel forward on 1 then rear forward on the next and so on?
    let me know dude!
    .................................................. ..........


  4. #3
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    26
    I did, but because the roof rails narrow to the rear of the car I can only get three carriers on it ... The frame with no wheels won't even fit in the back without dropping the seats :-( everyone told me my BM coupe was impractical for a family but I got four on that ... There must be a way to do it ...

  5. #4
    CHEZ's Avatar
    moderately amusing

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    the living room
    Posts
    3,595
    hmm! tricky,
    roof mounting is really the best bet so just try and find some configuration that works!
    i had a boot rack off the last car, and i am not too keen on using this as the glass is bonded straight to tailgate, meaning the rack clamps onto glass! not good!
    if you really cant find a pattern that lets you fit all 4 bikes onto the roof, then maybe your only option would have to be a tow bar rack from thule?
    .................................................. ..........


  6. #5
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    26
    I have a tow bar rack but no towbar on this car ... It'd be no good for when we go camping either cos we use the trailer :-/

  7. #6
    CHEZ's Avatar
    moderately amusing

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    the living room
    Posts
    3,595
    what bike racks are they?
    is there much adjustment to offset the taper of the roof profile?
    .................................................. ..........


  8. #7
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    25
    I may be able to help, i have a set of aluminimum roof bars for my Avant which i put 2 bike carriers on. From memory i think you could get another 2 carriers on the same bars. I have a spare set which i bought for the wifes car but they are still unpoened so would happily sell them if they suit your needs. Best bet is to measure the length of the bars you have and i will see if mine are longer or not, if they are it may be a solution.

  9. #8
    ScottD3's Avatar
    I want your faulty electronics

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    English Riviera
    Posts
    14,655
    Lay the bikes down on the rack and stack them up. Done.

    You can get bike racks that go on the tow bar but they also allow you to use the tow bar for the trailer or caravan.
    Also check the maximum carry weigh of the roof bars. its about 75kg I think.
    A4 B5 Double Din, RNS-d, TMC, Full Sports Leather Heated with Leather Door Cards and Lower Door trims all for sale.

    Audrey's Build Thread
    RIP Audrey. She's being broken down.
    New Car, New Thread.
    Scott's Akoya Silver A8

  10. #9
    quattrojames's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    13,704

    My Social Networking

    Follow quattrojames On Twitter Add quattrojames on Facebook
    Audi/Thule bars are the same I think, there's nothing to stop you getting a wider set of aero bars for your original 'feet' and then putting a 4 bike rack on them is there?
    Ingolstance Read about my A6 HERE.

  11. #10
    quattrojames's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    13,704

    My Social Networking

    Follow quattrojames On Twitter Add quattrojames on Facebook
    I'm wondering what ANDYTQ disliked about my post?
    Ingolstance Read about my A6 HERE.

  12. #11
    ScottD3's Avatar
    I want your faulty electronics

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    English Riviera
    Posts
    14,655
    Quote Originally Posted by quattrojames View Post
    I'm wondering what ANDYTQ disliked about my post?
    A4 B5 Double Din, RNS-d, TMC, Full Sports Leather Heated with Leather Door Cards and Lower Door trims all for sale.

    Audrey's Build Thread
    RIP Audrey. She's being broken down.
    New Car, New Thread.
    Scott's Akoya Silver A8

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Mountain bike help!
    By colintdi in forum General Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 26th November 2011, 18:07
  2. Mountain Bike/Jump Bike - GT Tempest 1.0
    By s3matty in forum For Sale/Wanted - Miscellaneous
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 23rd September 2011, 16:46
  3. mountain bike carryer
    By abenson246 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 25th March 2011, 15:52
  4. Mountain Bike Advice
    By colintdi in forum General Chat
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 9th October 2010, 00:57
  5. Mountain Bike Rack
    By L60N in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 24th February 2008, 12:32

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