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Does anyone know if there are any rear attached bike racks for a Toyots IQ like the ones you can get for a Smart.

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Hi

I visited my local Arnold Clark Toyota dealer and he tells me that there is no Bike carrier available for my IQ????? Can you tell me who can supply yours?

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Hi

I visited my local Arnold Clark Toyota dealer and he tells me that there is no Bike carrier available for my IQ????? Can you tell me who can supply yours?

I've seen a rack called Saris Bones but not specifically for the iQ. It might be a universal fitting but I'd certainly ask your Mr. T dealer to get advice.

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What about this one?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Toyota-IQ-2009-rear-mount-Bike-carrier-connector-/230505565302?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item35ab33cc76#ht_2611wt_1103

Ebay Item Number: 230505565302

Ebay Title: Toyota IQ 2009 - on rear mount Bike carrier connector

(If the link doesn't work).

Price: £259.95 BuyItNow

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There are NO official bike racks for iQ from Toyota

Kingo :thumbsup:

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Hi

I visited my local Arnold Clark Toyota dealer and he tells me that there is no Bike carrier available for my IQ????? Can you tell me who can supply yours?

I've seen a rack called Saris Bones but not specifically for the iQ. It might be a universal fitting but I'd certainly ask your Mr. T dealer to get advice.

Hello,

Has anyone fitted a Saris Bones bike rack to their IQ. I am interested to know as I would like a bike rack for the IQ.

Nevica

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Not new and not nice to hear:

The iQ has ZERO roofload (on top) and ZERO towing (on the rear)

means NO bikes outside of the car!

Only Rucksack possible :fear:

:wub:

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Not new and not nice to hear:

The iQ has ZERO roofload (on top) and ZERO towing (on the rear)

means NO bikes outside of the car!

Only Rucksack possible :fear:

:wub:

Thats very true but someone has installed a custom tow bar on his IQ and there are plenty of bike rack that can be installed on a tow bar.

But sure you have to take your own risk for doing that.

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Not new and not nice to hear:

The iQ has ZERO roofload (on top) and ZERO towing (on the rear)

means NO bikes outside of the car!

Only Rucksack possible :fear:

:wub:

Thats very true but someone has installed a custom tow bar on his IQ and there are plenty of bike rack that can be installed on a tow bar.

But sure you have to take your own risk for doing that.

I think you're talking about me...

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Not new and not nice to hear:

The iQ has ZERO roofload (on top) and ZERO towing (on the rear)

means NO bikes outside of the car!

Only Rucksack possible :fear:

:wub:

Thats very true but someone has installed a custom tow bar on his IQ and there are plenty of bike rack that can be installed on a tow bar.

But sure you have to take your own risk for doing that.

I think you're talking about me...

Trekhaak-8.jpg

You are damn right :)

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Not new and not nice to hear:

The iQ has ZERO roofload (on top) and ZERO towing (on the rear)

means NO bikes outside of the car!

Only Rucksack possible :fear:

:wub:

I have a feeling that a number of bike racks fit to the rear hatch door, I don't see the hinges and lock on the IQ beeing any weaker (or stronger) than the average 3 or 5 door hatch. A couple of bikes should not weigh more than a couple of medium sized bodies !

Four up amd four bikes may not be a good idea ?

Rgds

PS any technical details on the towbar ? The Kiwis are an inventive bunch !

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i have tried to get a bike rack fitted to my iq by a specialist who fitted tow bars also,he check with the dvla,and they said it was ileagal to fit a tow bar if the manufacturer does not make one for that model,it may well affect your insurance also if you have a crash,sorry about that.the smart car can have one why not the iq? :crybaby:

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i have tried to get a bike rack fitted to my iq by a specialist who fitted tow bars also,he check with the dvla,and they said it was ileagal to fit a tow bar if the manufacturer does not make one for that model,it may well affect your insurance also if you have a crash,sorry about that.the smart car can have one why not the iq? :crybaby:

It all depends on if you consider a bike-rack as towing. In my opinion a bikerack is carrying, a trailer is towing.

Thule makes the bikerack hook for the IQ, it just has a smaller knob, so you can't attach a trailer, but one can mount the bikerack from Thule.

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i have tried to get a bike rack fitted to my iq by a specialist who fitted tow bars also,he check with the dvla,and they said it was ileagal to fit a tow bar if the manufacturer does not make one for that model,it may well affect your insurance also if you have a crash,sorry about that.the smart car can have one why not the iq? :crybaby:

It all depends on if you consider a bike-rack as towing. In my opinion a bikerack is carrying, a trailer is towing.

Thule makes the bikerack hook for the IQ, it just has a smaller knob, so you can't attach a trailer, but one can mount the bikerack from Thule.

I agree with that, by the way there are some towbarless bikerack available and they should fit IQ :)

Just that they look more complicate to install.

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If anyone is still interested in this subject, I do not have an iQ yet (will have one in a couple of weeks) but I do have a Saris Bones bike rack, as mentioned in a couple of earlier posts, have had it for something like 5 years. It is a brilliant piece of kit - both robust and versatile, but thus far I have only used it on larger cars (a Mazda 3, before that a Mazda 323). Mine is for three bikes but I see they now do smaller racks.

As soon as I get the iQ I'll try fitting it and let you know how I get on. I'm new to this site but if I can figure how to put a photo up, I will.

Pete

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That would be greatly appreciated buddy!! I'm wanting a bike and not sure wether to go for a foldable one but there so expensive for decent off road capabilities plus will take a lot of the rear space up! How much do these bike racks go for?

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A decent folding bike for off-road? Is there such a thing? But I prefer tarmac myself... ;)

Check out http://www.wiggle.co.uk/saris-bones-2-bike-rack/. They're not cheap but they are good. What the diagram at this link doesn't show is that there are three pairs of straps (left and right; top, bottom and side) which attach the rack to the car.

I've just had a further look on the Saris site and they do one called the Saris Bones RS, which looks really good (only one pair of straps and a ratchet mechanism to tighten it)....but appears to retail in the UK at a whopping £190. (I'm now wondering whether to buy this one and put my existing rack on eBay!)

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I got my iQ yesterday - keep stalling it but for now I'm putting it down to user error! - and have successfully fitted my Saris Bones 3 bike rack to it. Very easy really, the dimensions of the iQ were no obstacle at all. I took the car for a brief spin and everything felt nice and solid (tried with just the single bike).

I've uploaded a couple of photos to my gallery if you're interested.

I saw several of these racks on ebay, and indeed I might put my own on eBay if I decide to get the Saris Bones RS.

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I got my iQ yesterday - keep stalling it but for now I'm putting it down to user error! - and have successfully fitted my Saris Bones 3 bike rack to it. Very easy really, the dimensions of the iQ were no obstacle at all. I took the car for a brief spin and everything felt nice and solid (tried with just the single bike).

I've uploaded a couple of photos to my gallery if you're interested.

I saw several of these racks on ebay, and indeed I might put my own on eBay if I decide to get the Saris Bones RS.

thanks for the update, really need a bike rack myself - but only to carry 1 bike - do you know if the saris solo rack would fit?

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I have only tested it with the rack I own, so can't say about the Solo - I'm just a guy with a bike rack, not in the business or anything! But looking at pictures on the Saris site it would appear to fasten to the car in a not-too-dissimilar way to mine. So you may be ok with it.

Maybe you can get one from someone who'll allow you to return it if it doesn't fit?

I must admit I'd maybe be hesitant to put three bikes on my rack, since it does stick out a bit from the car itself (I can't imagine a scenario when I would want to carry three bikes in any case). But having been flicking through the manual the weight of three bikes would easily be within the allowed load on the axle.

Update - according to the Saris site the Solo is good for the iQ

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Peter_H,

Just wondering if you're at all concerned about the fact that because the bottom sponges don't have a bumper to sit on, that all the weight is hanging off the 2 top straps?

Thanks,

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That's a good point, and indeed Saris do say that the standard Bones rack is supposed to rest on a bumper. I'll be relying I guess on the fact that my bike weighs about 9kg.

But you're absolutely right, and putting 50kg of bikes on there, say, would probably be asking for trouble.

Update - on the Saris site they only recommend the Solo, the (expensive) RS (which doesn't sit on the bumper) and one called the Gran Fondo which sits on the roof. Presumably they don't recommend the Bones that I currently have for precisely the reason you say, rowbot.

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Not new and not nice to hear:

The iQ has ZERO roofload (on top) and ZERO towing (on the rear)

means NO bikes outside of the car!

Only Rucksack possible :fear:

:wub:

When I purchased my iQ3 from Inchcape in Guildford, I saw a silver iQ with Thule roof bars and bike racks. So therefore a Roof Rack can be fitted. I like the lines of my iQ and would not risk damaging it with what are normally clamp on bars. I used them on a Toyota Hilux I just sold recently and they rubbed the paint slightly. I transferred the aero roof bars to a Nissan Navara I have brought. You just change the clamps for your specific vehicle. The ones I used were designed to clamp on the rear cab roof rails. I have a Maxxraxx towbar bike rack on the the Navara and prefer using the vehicle and the rack, as it is lore robust. Pity the iQ did not have a pull out rack like the Vauxhall Corsa though.

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