RSS Feed
Knowledgebase : Bike Carrier FAQs
     
We have a range of different fork mounting racks available, taking a range of different fork styles. The table below shows which fork types work with a particular rack. Some forks will only fit with an adapter, these are shown where required.     ...
Most hang-on style racks do not all lock the bikes to the carrier (the Thule RaceWay and ClipOn High are exceptions). We recommend that an additional cable lock is purchased in order to ensure your bikes are kept completely secure. We have a range of thes...
Yes, the Giro AF and Giro Speed carriers come with fitting that work with the wider BMW aero bar slots.
BMW roof bars have a wider track than most aluminum aero bars. The Atera Giro AF and Giro Speed come with fitting that work with these bars but the Thule ProRide, FreeRide and OutRide bike carriers require additional adapters: Thule ProRide 591 requ...
Many tow bar systems have an audible warning device included, this means the vehicle will make a buzzing sound when indicating whilst towing (or even when you have a bike carrier attached to the tow ball and plugged into the electrics). This is a safety f...
If you are having problems changing lock barrels in the Giro bike carrier you may find the following instructions helpful: Push in the original key and move the locks to the unlocked position (the key won't come out) Look at the back of the lock and, us...
Different bike carrier will have different maximum bike weights they can carry, this is often around 15kg per bike. You will need to check your tow bar 'nose weight' to see how much your tow bar will carry, this should be in the information you have about...
If you have a spoiler then a rear door mounting bike carrier will not be suitable. We would recommend considering either roof bar or tow bar mounting bike carriers.
The straps provided on the 4th bike adapter are not needed. This causes a lot of confusion, but we believe that Atera supply them for use in Germany only.
Roof and tailgate carriers have varying maximum bike weights but they are usually between 15-20kg, so they are not suitable for electric bikes. We have a number of bike racks for tow bars specifically designed to take ELECTRIC bikes. You can view th...
There are two types of tow ball - 'bolt on' (sometimes known as "two bolt flange") and 'swan neck' (which includes detachable tow balls).A 'bolt on' tow ball - fixed with 2 bolts to a mounting plate: A 'swan neck' tow ball  - it just appears fro...
Most of our bike carriers will take a child's bike (within reason). Our general rule of thumb is that if you can get your child's bike in your boot space then it's probably too small for our bike carriers. If they won't fit in the boot, then they stand...
Yes, the Strada, Buzz Rack and Thule bike carriers we sell all fit over the ball so they will fit ALL tow balls. Please click here [1] to see our full range of tow ball mounted bike carriers. Links: ------ [1] http://www.roofbox.co.uk/bike-carrier...
If your bikes/bike carrier obscures your number plate, you will need to get a new number plate made up. In the UK (and many European countries) it's a fixed penalty offence if you allow your number plate to be obscured. Number plates usually just come in ...
ROOF BAR TYPE (ALUMINIUM T TRACK AEROBARS) Thule aerobar or wingbar Atera Cruz Whispbar Own brand bars including Audi, Ford, Landrover, Skoda, Vauxhall, Volvo, VW, Mercedes alustyle  BMW Mercedes lean-line BIKE CARRIER TYPE THULE ...
Please see the attached PDF which shows you how to change which side the arm of your Thule ProRide 591 mounts from.
There are a few different ways you can carry 5 bikes. You will usually have to consider a combination of roof and rear/tow bar mounting bike carriers. ALL ON THE ROOF? You can sometimes, but not always, carry 5 bikes on the roof. You will need a set o...
Help Desk Software by Kayako fusion