Having sold our souls for the Campscout I've made the first modifaction by removing the bikerack - what a pain the backside it was being mounted on the back door what with having to duck everytime it was opened / closed. Also, mounted ridiculously high - I'd need to carry a step to be able to get the bikes up there. On the plus side taking it off saved 9kg which I can better use for wine. But what about the bikes? I picked up a couple of folding bikes in a sale. At only 15kg each we save another 14kg of weight against our trekking bikes. My advice, if your bikerack offends you take it off .