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Date Registered: 03-2006
TOTAL POSTS: 110
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Hi all,

I was wondering if anybody has fitted a roof mount bike rack to their xtrail? If so what brand did you buy? and do you need to buy an adaptor to fit it to the factory roof racks? I recently found out that my mountain bike forks are too large to fit in the rear of the exy emoticon This a major pain as transporting my bike was one of the major reasons for buying the exy.

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Date Registered: 04-2006
Location: Coorparoo
TOTAL POSTS: 84
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Hi Dan,

I have just bought and fitted a thule Proride 591 as my previous rack from the station wagon wouldnt work as the bars on the exy were not far enough apart.

http://www.thule.com.au/show_content2.php?page=http://www.thule.com/Thule/ProductDetailPage____33169.aspx

It works well and it is dead easy to put the bike on as long as you are tall enough.

I did have to remove the roof rack rubbers and put holes in for the bolts to go in. Without the rubbers the whistle drove me nuts!!! about $150

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Date Registered: 08-2005
Location: coffs harbour
TOTAL POSTS: 34
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Hi guys i just brought a 4 bike carryer 2 day from repco for $108 i will fit it on the week end the kid are getting bigger and the bike don,t fit in the back any more plus i can tow the camper. I like the fold out rack that is good job wood make it easy for the miss at the park then i,m not there to help get thing out of the back. good to see old ozy engineering at it best well done emoticon
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Date Registered: 11-2006
TOTAL POSTS: 93
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Thanks Tony! I will track down my local thule dealer this weekend and get some prices.
Were you able to fix the whistle after fitting the rack?

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Date Registered: 09-2005
Location: QLD
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Might be telling you to suck eggs here... but you can just cut the length of rubber to suit the rack... i.e. cut a small section out just for the bolts, and then insert the rubber back in. I had to do that for my fishing rod holder.

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Date Registered: 04-2006
Location: Coorparoo
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Hi Naff, that basically what I did...removed the rack measured up, grabbed a drill bit and hand drilled holes for the bolts and slid the rubbers and bolts back in. voila no whistle!

Best thing about the rack is no need to remove the wheels great with disc brakes.

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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
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Hi Guys,

Thule has introduced a new swing-away bike rack that attached to the towbar hitch. Very handy indeed.

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Date Registered: 09-2006
Location: Nth Ringwood, VIC
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hi guys,

Bfa, not sure if you have purchased your bike carrier yet, but I picked one up just before easter and it works great.

Its roof mounted and extremely easy to fit. Just take the racks off, remove the rubbers, cut the rubber in the desired area where you want the carrier to sit and then put it all back together.

The brand I got was THULE. The model is 'outride 561'. $200

Because genuine nissan racks are rola brand then you will require an adapter kit, $20, all this is is two new bolts that slide in with the rubbers, not at all visible.

I have no idea why Tony's 'proride' required drilling as this kit is what the sales assistant should have told you about.

I asked about the proride and the guy said no drilling at all and was amazed that you had to.

Anyway this is what it looks like, apologise for the dirty car.

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The bike I have has disc brakes and this rack is perfect.

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Date Registered: 04-2006
Location: Coorparoo
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Hi Tague,

I only "drilled" holes in the rubber strip, not the bar itself; so i could poke the bolts through the rubber rather than cut the strip

The freaky thing is we have the same bike emoticon

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Date Registered: 09-2006
Location: Nth Ringwood, VIC
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Tony,

I wish I had have thought of doing that!

Bloody good bike it is! Best purchase since the black exy came into my life.

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