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ETC Deluxe Tandem Bike Car Roof Rack

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Product Description

The ETC Deluxe Tandem bike roof rack securely fixes a single tandem bike in an upright position. The Deluxe bike carrier will fit most shaped roof bars. Patented clamps fix to most shapes and tubing (27-90mm).

A built-in locking security knob offers extra security when you’re away from the vehicle. When you’re not using the ETC Deluxe roof rack it folds flat for easy storage.

Key Features:

    • Approved to TUV safety standards
    • Transports 1 tandem bike in an upright position
    • Fits most shaped roof bars
    • Patented clamps, fits most shapes and size of tubing 27-90mm
    • Built-In locking cycle security knob
    • Adjustable gutter channel
    • Use on roof bars up to 70 mm wide
    • Folds flat when not in use

    Note: Mounts to roof bars must be minimum of 100cm apart. 


    ETC Deluxe Tandem Bike Car Roof Rack Reviews

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    Overall Rating:
    4.8
    out of 5
    4.83
    Build Quality
    4.75
    Performance
    5
    Value For Money
    5.00

    Customer Reviews (2)

    5
    Beware distance between roof bars!

    I'm delighted with the quality and value of the rack but dismayed that it doesn't fit the bars on my car. In the instructions it states that there must be a minimum of 100cm between the roof bars. My car has fixing points that space the bars 70cm apart (I guess that it's a standard spacing). If I'd known that I may not have bought the rack. Luckily I have a tow bar so will fix a rigid support up from the tow ball somehow.

    I'm delighted with the quality and value of the rack but dismayed that it doesn't fit the bars on my car. In the instructions it states that there must be a minimum of 100cm between the roof bars. My car has fixing points that space the bars 70cm apart (I guess that it's a standard spacing). If I'd known that I may not have bought the rack. Luckily I have a tow bar so will fix a rigid support up from the tow ball somehow.

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    5 out of 5
    Build Quality: 5/5
    Performance: 5/5
    Value For Money: 5/5
    5
    Tandem Carrier

    Found this online and sent an e-mail enquiry about roof bars it would fit. I ended calling Trees direct after a few days and the person I spoke to was fantastic. He confirmed the width of roof bar the clamps would fit round. This would fit our Thule oval aero bars (now out of production). Delivery quick and the carrier fitted both bars and tandem perfectly. Carrier seems well made. A few days after delivery I got an e-mail reply to my original query - it would not fit my bars! Well it does and very happy with carrier.

    Found this online and sent an e-mail enquiry about roof bars it would fit. I ended calling Trees direct after a few days and the person I spoke to was fantastic. He confirmed the width of roof bar the clamps would fit round. This would fit our Thule oval aero bars (now out of production). Delivery quick and the carrier fitted both bars and tandem perfectly. Carrier seems well made. A few days after delivery I got an e-mail reply to my original query - it would not fit my bars! Well it does and very happy with carrier.

    Close review
    4.7 out of 5
    Build Quality: 4.5/5
    Performance: 4.5/5
    Value For Money: 5/5

    Car Rack Guide

     

    Car Rack Types

    Roof Racks

    Cyclist mounting a bike to a car roof rack

    Benefits

    • Easy access to your boot
    • No problems when reversing or parking
    • Add accessories to carry any big bulky item, not just bikes

    Considerations

    • Can reduce fuel economy by causing drag
    • More difficult to mount and remove your bike
    • Be aware driving under low objects

    Boot Racks

    Cyclist mounting a bike to a boot rack

    Benefits

    • Affordable
    • Very portable for storage
    • Easy to mount and remove bikes
    • Improved fuel economy
    • No fittings needed

    Considerations

    • May need a light board if the rack obscures your number plate and lights
    • Take care when reversing
    • Some fastenings can damage paintwork
    • No access to boot
    • Remember to disable automatic rear wipers

    Towbar Racks

    Cyclist rolling a bike onto a towbar car rack

    Benefits

    • Low height for easy bike mounting and dismounting
    • Less risk to vehicle paintwork
    • Very strong & sturdy
    • Improved fuel economy

    Considerations

    • Need a towbar fitted to your car
    • Can be expensive
    • You may need a light board
    • Obscures boot (some can tilt giving you access)

    What to consider

    1

    Your budget

    Your budget will determine the type of car bike rack you want. Roof racks tend to be the most affordable car racks, starting from around £30, while entry level boot racks begin around £40 and towbar racks from £50. 

    If you're planning on transporting more than one bike, you'll want a higher budget to buy a more sturdy cycle carrier.

    2

    Bike tyre width

    Road bikes use slim tyres and will easily mount to most car racks. However, if you're transporting mountain or some hybrid bikes then you'll want to consider the width of your tyres. 

    Some MTB's come with very wide tyres (such as 27.5+ MTB’s and fat bikes) that won't fit into the standard wheel holders on roof racks and towbar racks. You can buy specialist bike racks made specifically for these types of cycles, and brands like Thule offer adapters to accommodate wider tyres.

    3

    Bike weight

    Most car racks with come with a recommended maximum weight per bike, which will depend on the style of rack you’re using and the durability of it. Most roof and boot racks have a max weight of 15kg. 

    Towbar racks are generally stronger, so can fit bikes up to 20kg. These weights can be found on our product pages. It’s worth remembering that E bikes are heavier than standard bikes, so choosing a rack that can accommodate the extra weight is essential.

    4

    The number of bikes you’ll transport

    Roof racks will carry just one bike, but you can fit two or three racks to your roof, depending on the size of your vehicle. Boot racks often fit three bikes but can go up to four in rare exceptions (check the maximum weight capacity of the rack). 

    Towbar racks can also fit up to four bikes as weight isn't so much of a problem.

    5

    The length of your bike’s wheelbase

    Car racks will fit most standard road, hybrid and mountain bikes. However, bikes with long a wheelbase, such as enduro and downhill MTB’s may struggle to fit the length of the wheel holders. 

    You can buy extenders and adaptors to help with this, although you can get adaptor beams which fit to your seatpost and headset for easier mounting.

    Also, if you’re using a long wheelbase bike with a boot or towbar rack, be aware that the front and rear wheel may stick out on either side of your car. When measuring your wheelbase, remember the distance is from your front axle to the rear axle.

    6

    How often you’ll be travelling

    If you're going to be using the rack regularly, you want it to be easy to use. A roof rack is ideal for securing your bikes out of the way. You don't need to worry about reversing or parking unlike with boot and towbar racks. You'll also have access to your boot.

    However, because your bikes are so high up they can be fiddly to mount. Boot and towbar racks make it easy to secure bikes but you'll need to be careful parking up. 

    The easiest bike carriers to use are the innovative new vacuum suction SeaSucker racks. All you do is press the vacuum cups down to create an initial seal then press the vacuum pump until low pressure keeps the pump fully depressed. To attach your bike simply remove the front wheel and attach the front dropouts to the metal bracket with the QR lever. The whole process takes a few seconds.

    7

    How far you will be travelling

    Drag reduces fuel economy. If you're heading up to the highlands for an epic weekend away, then a roof rack may not be your best bet. 

    Boot racks and towbar racks keep your bikes out of the wind for more efficient aerodynamics.

    8

    Vehicles with spoilers

    If your car has a standard metal sheet rear spoiler, you may be able to use a boot mounted rear rack. It’s very unlikely you will be able to use this type of bike carrier if your car has a plastic rear spoiler (as the plastic will be too weak to support the combined weight of the rack and bikes). 

    Please check our car rack compatibility section for more information.


    Light boards

    Do I need a light board for my car rack?

    Before you buy a car rack you should determine if you need to fit a light board to your car. Your number plate and rear lights have to be visible from all angles at all times. The easiest way to do this is by fitting a light board. Don't fit the light board to your bikes (this is illegal), fit it to the car rack itself.

    Thule car rack light board

    Car rack compatibility

    If you have a towball on your car then you can use most towbar racks with no problems. Roof bars and boot racks are a little more complicated. Please follow the links below to find the compatibility for our main brands:

    Hollywood | Peruzzo | Saris | Thule

    Delivery & Guarantee

    UK Delivery Information

    We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE to mainland UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

    Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

    Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

    Click here for more UK and international delivery information.

    Returns & Warranty

    It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns.

    We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

    Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

    If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

    For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.