Fimma or Thule bike rack?

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  1. AlHumphries

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    Hi guys, We have a Pilote, not sure that matters, the question is which is the better 2 x cycle rack for mounting externally on the back? The bikes are new fairly expensive ones so i don't want them touching each other at all really. What's your thoughts?
     
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    We've got a fiamma on ours. Added an extra one so we can Have three bikes. Never had any bother with it. Doubt we shall Have one on the new rb , pvc.
    But if we do , we shall put one on the towbar not back doors .
     
  3. weekenders

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    We have a Thule bike rack, fits on the tow bar, we prefer this sort so you don't have to screw a fiamma one into the body work.
    Very rigid and they don't move about.
     
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    We are thinking about a towbar mounted rack, do you ever take it off or just keave it on all the time?
     
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    Same as weekenders. We bought a Thule bike rack for mounting on a tow bar last week. Very impressed with the quality and ease of fitting. The idea was to use it with Di's Freelander but we may also use it with the MH to leave more garage space for wine.
    Stef.
     
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    Hi
    We take ours off when we are not using the bikes, quite easy to take off.
     
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    Last van we had a 3 bike rack makes it a lot easier to mount 2 bikes without them touching or getting damaged.
     
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    Have a Fiamma fitted to the motorhome and a Thule tow bar carrier on the car. Both are good.

    The tow bar mount is lower and easier to load but, obviously, incurs the extra cost, and weight, of the tow bar.

    As they say, you pays your money and takes your choice, but both are reliable and easy to use. Have never had a problem when carrying bikes on either.
     
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    Thule every time whatever the product - Fiama is typical Italian - crap made and flimsy
     
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  10. AlHumphries

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    Trouble is, if i get a towbar type, i will need to get 2 racks, 1 for the towbar and 1 to be attached onto the a frame of a scooter trailer.
     
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