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Four bike towbar mounted rack recommendations

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As above. 

We are looking for a towbar mounted four bike rack for my wife's Q5. The ability to lock the bikes onto the rack would be useful. 

Anyone got one that they can recommend please?

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We have one of these (well, the model previous to this):

https://www.thule.com/en-gb/gb/bike-rack/towbar-bike-racks/thule-velocompact-927-_-927

we only need it for 3 bikes but they do the extension too.

Took a bit of fiddling to get the best placement of the bikes however, once you've done it a few times it's easy. They lock and and you can tilt it down to open to boot. Works perfectly on our 3 series estate.

Nothing to complain about really.

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I have a thule euroclassic 903 (I think that is the title) with 4 bike extending arm.

Works really well when all the bikes are different sizes, it gets much harder to put the bikes on when they are all approximately the same size.  Also mountain bikes are getting wider and therefore they tend to fowl each other more often.

The newer ones tilt, which is nice.

Friend has the more basic rack, where there are just hoops that you pull up and tie a strap to - looks more basic but works really well.  If I was buying again I would try to go for something like that - although not sure if they do 4 bike version.

Mine has a lock - would not trust any of my bikes on their out of sight - nice to have, but might give you false sense of security (depends on the level of bike attached!)

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Thanks both.

I have seen the hoop style ones and they are a lot cheaper and also easier to store. They get good reviews as well.

For the amount of use it will get (four or five times a year I think) that could be the way to go.

 

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