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    Junior Soul Rad_Fishy's Avatar
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    Bike Racks

    I haven't seen much talk about this but does anybody have bike racks mounted on their Soul? Looking for pictures and specs if possible. Thanks.

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    Intermediate Soul Hideki's Avatar
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    Bike Rack is Yakima High Roller.
    Link to Yakima High Roller:
    http://www.rackattack.com/product-pa...highroller.asp


    Here are some pixs:








    Roof rack made by Perrycraft DynaSport
    Link to Perrycraft:
    http://www.buyautotruckaccessories.c...doapps.1/#apps

    Our site sponsor Shark Racing, is also seeling roof rack. Here's the link:
    http://www.sharkracing.com/acecart/b...cate=030700000
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    Elder Soul RelenaRelena's Avatar
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    In Holland they will love this roof rack.

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    I did a curtis hitch with a Thule swing away 4 bike rack. I have photos on my iphone. I will try to put them on tonight if I get time. I love the set up and I don't have to climb on top to load and unload.
    Soul Shadow

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    Junior Soul 10 Ball's Avatar
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    I have been looking into roof racks for a while now.

    One of the best sites I keep coming back to is http://www.prolineracks.com/ Since my roof is Kia's "Naked American Model," I am looking at their racks, and rails and crossbars to make up for the slick-top look.

    I am planning on adding a basket as well, quite possibly the Black Widow model from amazon.com
    Here's a link... http://www.amazon.com/Black-Widow-Ro...2890595&sr=1-1

    The proline stuff has alot of options, and the Amazon.com has always been safe to deal with.

    Hope this helps ya!
    Last edited by 10 Ball; 09-14-2009 at 01:14 AM. Reason: Speelin airors.
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    Not to resurrect an old thread but I have a question for Hideki...or any opnions from the Forum...

    How is the Perrycraft Dyna Sport rack holding up? I'm wondering if there are any issues with it attaching to the roof at the 4 corner points when it's loaded. I see the Yakima and Thule options have a continuous rail to disperse weight along the roof, are you seeing any indents or stress on the roof panel with just the 4 mounting points under load?

    Thanks for your input...love your Soul.

    Evan

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    Quote Originally Posted by memorymom View Post
    I did a curtis hitch with a Thule swing away 4 bike rack. I have photos on my iphone. I will try to put them on tonight if I get time. I love the set up and I don't have to climb on top to load and unload.
    Just joined the forum after a Google search brought me to this post. Do you still have those pictures of the bike rack you installed? I know it was awhile since you posted, but I just got a Soul a few weeks ago and I'm now looking for ways to transport bikes with it. Not too interested in a roof solution, so I'd love to see how your solution worked out, and how it's going now. Any problems?

    I did find another thread discussing trailer hitches more in-depth, but most of the posts there were very recent, and I'd appreciate your thoughts on how your hitch is working a year later. Any long-term/gradual problems, or is everything good?

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    Intermediate Soul sev24sev's Avatar
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    I have a Curt hitch with a Sportrack 2ez tray mount bike rack. I haven't taken any pictures and it's raining all week but next time they're loaded I will.

    Tray rack comparison

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    Junior Soul igob4u's Avatar
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    I transport my bikes on a Thule system roof rack.

    Bike Racks-back-shot.jpg

    Bike Racks-side-shot.jpg

    Bike Racks-bikes-car-1.jpg

    It was simple to install and the bikes are secure.

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    Intermediate Soul DixonL2's Avatar
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    A hitch rack is the only way to go... doesn't touch the paint, and keeps the bikes out of the wind for better mileage and, unless it rains, a cleaner bike. No bugs! 1 1/4" Curt hitch at $150ish (easy install, easier than most roof racks!) and a 1 1/4" Craigslist bike rack for $100, you're golden. Of course, it doesn't carry kayaks... or Home Depot lumber... that's what trailers are for!
    Mini Cooper S and Soul. Life's good!

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