Sign in to follow this  
nbennett1970

Carrying 4 Bikes Without Using Roof?

Recommended Posts

Hi - just got my 2012 Verso. Planned to get a tow bar fitted & carry all 4 family mountain bikes, but now discover that the max 'nose' weight on a Verso tow bar is 55kg - my bikes weigh a total of 65kg + 15kg for carrier = 80kg.

Started to look for rear carrier, but struggling to find one that will take 4 bikes (heavisest bike weighs 19kg) and fit a Verso safely (i.e. without hooking over spoiler)

I was hoping to avoid 4 bikes on the roof as it kills fuel economy and with the height of a Verso would be tricky.

My option at the moment looks like a tow bar & rear carrie for 2 bikes and 2 bikes on the roof - worst of both worlds!

Anyone else resolved this?

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

maybe taking the front wheels off the small bike and placing them in the boot, if you have boos space for it? I dunno I used to do this on a old van

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry if this is obvious but although I haven't done this myself as yet I would imagine a trailer such as one of the bigger Erde would distribute the weight more evenly and bring the nose weight within the parameters you stated. Also you could save your back and have one with a ramp to wheel the bikes off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this