Cycle Carriers

Wondering how easy it is to fit. Roof, towbar, spare wheel or rear mounted? Have questions about bike carriers? Check out the answers!


How do I decide what type of bike carrier is best for me?

Bicycle roof racks are a popular choice! Just install a roof-mounted bike carrier on your roof rack. If you want to carry your bike behind your vehicle, you can fit either a standalone or towbar-mounted bike carrier.

Do you have any advice about buying a rear-mounted bike rack?

Our customers tell us that berthed wheel cycle racks are more convenient, more secure and offer lots more protection. However, they do cost a bit more than a suspended style bike rack.

My bike rack partially obscures my rear lights. Is this legal?

Your number plate and lights must be clearly visible at all times. If you have this problem, try fitting a separate light board. You’ll be legal and safer as well!

Can I fit a rear-mounted bike carrier to my hatchback if it has a spoiler?

A spoiler will make it very difficult to suspend the carrier from the tailgate, and the tensioning straps can damage the spoiler. Use a roof-mounted carrier instead.

Can I fit a Fabbri rear wheel mounted bike rack or ski carrier over my spare wheel cover?

No, you will have to remove the wheel cover and fit the carrier directly on the wheel. It’s also really important to inflate the tyre properly.

I tow a caravan fitted with an Al-Ko stabilizer. Will this cause problems if I install a towbar-mounted MaxxRaxx cycle carrier?

Yes it will, but we have the solution! Just install a MaxxRaxx Al-Ko foot.

No matter how much I tighten it, my cycle carrier keeps tilting back on my towball. How can I fix this?

This is due to road vibrations, but a MaxxRaxx Auxiliary Strap will cure the problem! One end of this strap goes inside your car boot, and the other end hooks onto your cycle carrier. Simply tension the strap to prevent the cycle carrier from tilting back.


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