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FAO: Mountain Bikers

Agent_Trig Apr 27, 2011

  1. Agent_Trig

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    Is there anything I can get to protect all of the interior when transporting a muddy mountain bike? Whether it's oem or aftermarket?

    Or a bike rack the only way to go?

    Cheers
     
  2. Dan.

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    you can buy the OEM boot liners... but they only line the boot so not your back seats when there down...


    jave you not thought maybe a plastic sheet will do the trick?
     
  3. Agent_Trig

    Agent_Trig Member

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    Boot liner sounds good... might get one anyway just for some all year round protection.

    What about bike racks - does anyone have any good ones to recommend?
     
  4. moag

    moag she's no d-turbo

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    a roll of heavy duty polythene will be the best job.

    I have the boot liner, in mine at the minute. Its ok but they are made from foam so and oil/grease will absorb into it.
     
  5. mrash

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    i'd also be interesting in any decent bike rack for my A3....
     
  6. Yaks

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    If you have a Sportback with roof rails, then the Audi roof bars, plus any bike rack ( I use Thule ones ) work perfectly.
     
  7. jsh

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    I use Thule racks with the Proride 591 bike racks. The footpacks for the SB with rails fits fantastically. The footpacks for the 3 door are pretty good too. If you dont fancy fitting a rack on the roof, you might consider a remeovable towbar with one of Thule's towbar mounted setups (2, 3 and 4 bike IIRC) Not dead cheap but really well put together.
     
  8. TAC

    TAC 3.2 V6 Burble... hmmmmmmm

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    I have a 3dr and got myself some genuine audi roof bars from ebay and I have two landrover bike racks same as the thule ones which i pop my mountain bike on works a treat. When I've got it on next I'll post a pic, but was the way forward as no matter how well you line the inside some water or muck always finds its way in!!!
     
  9. Ben H

    Ben H On a journey...

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    I have a Sportback with roof rails - I use Thule Aero bars and a Thule fork-secured bike rack. I think the whole set up was cheaper than an Audi version.

    I also have the boot liner, which has been really useful for general family duties such as transporting a dirty pram.

    You can quite easily put two or three bikes into the back of a Sportback (or on a boot-mounted rack), but it really is much more civilised to go onto the roof.
     
  10. sparki

    sparki I <3 bass

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    I Just have a Halfords bike rack nothing amazing, I did however put a bit of extra padding on using some foam I had knocking about just to make sure there was no chance of scuffs. I've only had 2 bikes on it no prob however I do remove the front wheels (quick release) so the bikes dont over hang to much as I wouldn't want any numpty to clip them etc. the removed front wheels were also mounted on the bike rack as I had a full boot plus I don't wanna scratch my audio :)
     
  11. FranA3

    FranA3 FMDETAILING Regional Rep Site Sponsor Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    i put in a sheet of plastic i have also have got the boot liner but it only goes so far so a sheet is the best way apart from a bike rack obvoiusly , i was supprised my car easy swollowed my bike no probs
     
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  14. 1inchpunch

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    They are a bit pricey but they are very good. We use his tourer for going surfing so all kinds of salt water, sand and **** soaked wetsuits get thrown in as well as a dog and it keeps every inch of the boot and back seats spotless.

    I plan on getting one for my sportback.
     
  15. rockape

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    Thule with roof bars all the way. I also use two very thick removals blankets in the back when I can't be arsed to put the bars on.
     

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