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    So Iím looking to buy a bike rack for a Lincoln navigator it must carry 5 bikes. Which one is the best to buy, a bonus would be for it to fit a golf alltrack I have not mounted a hitch yet but will if it makes sense. All bike will be mountain bikes at this time.

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    Both Thule and kuat has 2+2 setup for hitch mount. I don’t know about 5. I guess you can throw one on a roof rack.

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    If you're ONLY going to be carrying mtn bikes, it's hard to beat Northshore racks for capacity and cost. They have a 6 bike option https://www.northshoreracks.com/racks/nsr-6-bike-rack/ that's less than a 2+2 platform option from Thule or Kuat. But they don't work with road bikes, or any bike that doesn't have a wide/suspension fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lint View Post
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    If you're ONLY going to be carrying mtn bikes, it's hard to beat Northshore racks for capacity and cost. They have a 6 bike option https://www.northshoreracks.com/racks/nsr-6-bike-rack/ that's less than a 2+2 platform option from Thule or Kuat. But they don't work with road bikes, or any bike that doesn't have a wide/suspension fork.
    Are those are a no-go if you've got kids/youth bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blitz View Post
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    Are those are a no-go if you've got kids/youth bikes?
    I can get a 16" bike to hang from an NSR. You just need a bungy cord to secure the rear wheel. I've even had a Strider hooked on there.
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    What Benyl said. You just need an extra bungee to secure the back wheels of smaller bikes. 20"+ work fine with the standard strings. Limiting factor is spacing in the front fork to allow the holding prongs to seat properly. You CAN hack it to work with road/cross bikes, reverse the bike and put the handle bars where the fork would go. But didn't work with the phone mount I had. It can also be a little awkward for shorter folks. My wife had problems lifting my sons FS bike on there, and he's also too small/short. They can both use the platform rack I replaced it with though. Keep that in mind as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by benyl View Post
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    I can get a 16" bike to hang from an NSR. You just need a bungy cord to secure the rear wheel. I've even had a Strider hooked on there.
    Sweet, thanks.

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    Recon are easier on the bikes than north shore if that’s the route you want to go. Buddy has a 6 bike one and the hinge is nice and smooth even fully loaded

    http://recon-racks.com/

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    nice those are the racks i was thinking about but you rarely see them in town. the kids are 7,4,2 so they must work with kid bikes, i might get into road bikes in the coming years but i live on the edge of the city so i'd just ride it not carry it anywhere. thanks for the tips

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    Not sure if these guys are still building custom racks or not but worth an email/phone call

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