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Posted: Jul 14, 2022 at 2:37 Quote
I am thinking about an EMTB roof rack since the legislation in my country doesn't allow for a hitch mount on my hybrid car :-(

I looked at the Yakima highroad (which some guys use with some ratchets to fasten the handlebar to the roof rack for added stability - moto style)
https://yakima.com/products/highroad

but this rack seems limited to 20KG

I just came around this roof rack that can carry up to 25KG !!!

https://eu.menabocaraccessories.com/eng/chrono.html

does someone hear about it or actually have some real experience with it?

Posted: Jul 18, 2022 at 3:50 Quote
I am using this roof rack for more than 2 years (Rassine LXB6)

https://orangeimports.co.uk/products/lxb6-rassine-twin-bicycle-suction-roof-rack-top-holder

This model is suitable to carry to bikes, but I have modified it to carry my Scott Ransom E-ride (25 kg). I've put a boost (15x110) axle installation mouth to the middle and cancelled the two ones in the edges. Very secure and solid. I would recommend

Posted: Aug 7, 2022 at 3:38 Quote
eisivictor wrote:
I am thinking about an EMTB roof rack since the legislation in my country doesn't allow for a hitch mount on my hybrid car :-(

I looked at the Yakima highroad (which some guys use with some ratchets to fasten the handlebar to the roof rack for added stability - moto style)
https://yakima.com/products/highroad

but this rack seems limited to 20KG

I just came around this roof rack that can carry up to 25KG !!!

https://eu.menabocaraccessories.com/eng/chrono.html

does someone hear about it or actually have some real experience with it?

I have been using a Seasucker Mini Bomber 2 for the past few months and it has held my Kenevo with out any issues. This rack is rock solid, even after driving 1:30 min, nothing moved. I was trying to load a pic but the 90's web interface in the forum destroyed my chances of success.

Posted: Aug 7, 2022 at 7:49 Quote
Simple question on this......
How are you getting 25Kg bikes onto the rood bars? Clearly it is possible to lift 25Kg, the issue is actually getting it onto the rack. If you have 2 people then I can see it being doable, particularly if you have a foot stool for a higher roof. The issue then is I am not so sure about the wisdom of 2 eMTBs on the same roof bars. Most vehicles have a limit of 75Kg including the bars and racks. so you are getting pretty close.

Posted: Aug 7, 2022 at 16:56 Quote
I wouldnt wish this on my worst enemy.

Posted: Aug 8, 2022 at 7:21 Quote
mark-p wrote:
Simple question on this......
How are you getting 25Kg bikes onto the rood bars? Clearly it is possible to lift 25Kg, the issue is actually getting it onto the rack. If you have 2 people then I can see it being doable, particularly if you have a foot stool for a higher roof. The issue then is I am not so sure about the wisdom of 2 eMTBs on the same roof bars. Most vehicles have a limit of 75Kg including the bars and racks. so you are getting pretty close.

Honestly I have zero issues with this. I have a good system now and it works well. I am a stout big boy 5'10 260 lbs so 25kg is really not a big deal.

1. Remove wheel and put the axle and multi tool in my pocket
2. Lift the bike onto the roof and connect to the axle holder
3. Support the bike with my left hand (min effort required as the bike is basically attached to the axel holder and is stable) and insert the axle into the wheel and screw in
4. Make sure the cups are locked down well


Posted: Aug 9, 2022 at 7:14 Quote
mark-p wrote:
Simple question on this......
How are you getting 25Kg bikes onto the rood bars? Clearly it is possible to lift 25Kg, the issue is actually getting it onto the rack. If you have 2 people then I can see it being doable, particularly if you have a foot stool for a higher roof. The issue then is I am not so sure about the wisdom of 2 eMTBs on the same roof bars. Most vehicles have a limit of 75Kg including the bars and racks. so you are getting pretty close.

I have zero issues lifting my Kenevo on to the car roof and I'm only 5'5. Granted i would need a footstool if it was an SUV but I do fine with a car, no issues lifting it up or getting it down solo. Haven't done many trips with two on the roof but had no problems the 5-10 trips we've done.

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