|Product Name||Product Weight||Bike Capacity||Warranty||Assembly||Price Range||Score|
|Hollywood Expedition Rack||2.2lbs/1kg||2||Available||Assembled||Affordable||4.7/5|
|Saris Bones Bike Trunk||9.85lbs/4.4kg||2||Pending||Assembled||Affordable||4.5/5|
|Allen Sports Deluxe 2-Bike Mount||7.5lbs/3.4kg||2||Available||Assembled||Affordable||4.4/5|
|Hollywood F2 Over-the-Top||2.2lbs/1kg||2/3||Unavailable||Assembled||Affordable||4.1/5|
|Thule Raceway Pro Rac||23.4lbs/10.6kg||3||Unavailable||Assembled||Medium||4.0/5|
When buying a car, one needs to pick the car that fits right into his or her life. For instance, hatchbacks provide an economical way to move around and they are visually appealing. However, the cars may not be suitable for carrying luggage that cannot fit inside the trunk. To carry such luggage, you will need to modify your car. For instance, you could install a bike rack for car with spoiler. This allows you to transport your bike without scratching the exquisite paint polish on your car.
This article is a review of the best bike racks for vehicles that have spoilers. The weight of the rack, the load capacity of the rack, the number of bikes the rack can carry, the price, assembly, number of attachment points, and the quality of frame materials are some of the factors that we considered when making this list.
5. Thule Raceway Pro Rack
Security is the most important feature of this rack. It has pivot locks and ratchet cables that provide a convenient way to lock the bikes together with the rack in place. The rack also boasts of an inbuilt NoSway cage that prevents bikes from brushing against one another. The adjustable arms are a bonus since they can hold all bike sizes. The rack is easy to mount and fits easily onto any vehicle type and size.
If your car has a long spoiler, however, you may notice paint scratches after using this rack. This is because its hooks stretch to expose naked steel cables that could scratch the spoiler.
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4. Hollywood F2 Over-the-Top
This is the only bike rack for car with spoiler available in three over the top options. The rack comes with easy to connect, adjustable straps that protect the vehicle’s spoiler by providing an upward angular pull. Besides the straps, the rack is also quite easy to install and provides a versatile frame for any vehicle.
Some users complain that the fact that you have to tighten the straps often is boring, especially with the loose bottom straps. The horizontal rubber hooks also do not allow small bikes on the rack.
3. Allen Sports Deluxe 2-Bike Mount
The black powder fully coated finish gives the Allen Sports rack an appealing appearance that matches most car colors. With this frame, there is no need for secondary assembly since it comes fully assembled. Allen Sports have gone a step further and registered the single configuration design as a patent to protect the safety of its users. To fit a wide variety of bicycles, the rack also features rotatable tie downs and narrow set arms for easy installation.
The rack also comes with a large foam that cushions the vehicle’s paintwork from damage when attaching or detaching your bike. The foam notwithstanding, it comes with naked metal hooks that could damage the vehicle’s body. The racks may also need extra attention at the tie-down points. It is advisable to ensure they are tight enough to avoid damaging the bike and the bike rack for car with spoiler.
2. Saris Bones Bike Trunk
The use of fully recyclable materials makes this rack the most eco-friendly rack. The rack weighs a mere 9lbs/ 4Kgs without undermining its strength. To protect the paint on your bike, and that of your car, the bike rack for car with spoiler has vinyl-coated hooks and additional rubber on its feet. It also comes with adjustable arms to suit any size of bike while allowing access into the trunk. The rack is a perfect fit for a variety of rear spoilers. Inside the package is an extra volume of straps that compensate for the fragile plastic bolts.
Despite its impressive supply of straps, the metal clamps might still knock against your vehicle’s body when you are driving on a rough road. The rack is also quite confusing to set up for the first time. The fact that its installation instructions are concealed by plastic does not help much.
1. Hollywood Expedition Rack
The Hollywood Expedition rack is easy to use since it is equipped with restraint systems that hold the bike(s) in place regardless of the driving conditions. The heavy-duty straps are a perfect fit for those seeking a bike rack for car with spoiler. A foldable design that consumes less space, less energy, and fewer dollars without sacrificing the sturdy functionality makes the rack ergonomic.
For some car models, the rack sits on the license plate. The rack somewhat seems to suit men’s bikes only, with users having to order an adapter to fit women’s bikes. It also takes some time for a new user to familiarize with the process of attaching and detaching the rack.
The above product reviews should help you find the best bike rack for car with spoiler. This review is biased on bike racks for hatchback cars with spoilers due to the obvious damage such additional equipment could cause to the car. Have you ever used any of the racks above? If you have, please share your experience with us.
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