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Old 08-05-2011, 07:15 AM   #1
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Bike Rack w/ Tire Extender

Hey guys,

I need to order a bike rack for a trek across half of the country in two weeks. I'll only be taking one bike and I don't have a trailer hitch. I have larger than stock tires (31x10.5x15) that required an extension to the existing stock tire carrier for the tires to fit properly.

Does anybody have any recommendations for spare tire bike racks that would fit this setup? I was looking at the Yakima Sparetime but I'm unsure if it would fit with the extension and because I've procrastinated I don't have time to be wrong.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 08-05-2011, 07:36 AM   #2
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Unless you really have a severe hate for your hinges, I'd steer clear of any bike rack that mounts to your tire. Mine got torn up from just a stock tire and a bike. Your existing setup with the extension is putting more stess on your tailgate as it is.

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Old 08-05-2011, 07:45 AM   #3
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Yea, I know. I'm fairly okay with this as I won't be doing a ton of bicycling so the rack is more of just a means for me to get the bike to where I'm moving. It's probably going to be on my car less than 5 times a year (and for minimal time when it is on). Figured I'd risk it.
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