trunk or roof??
March 28, 2010 7:08 AM Subscribe
What is the best choice of bike rack for a 2009 Ford Focus SE ?
posted by Tandem Affinity to sports, hobbies, & recreation (5 answers total)
We are contemplating buying a bike rack for our 2009 Ford Focus SE to take our bikes on 4-5 hr trips. The trunk racks seem to be cheaper, and our experience with them in the past (other cars, other bikes, shorter road trips) is that air resistance from the bikes will be lower, the bikes will be more protected from bugs, and they will be easier to access. However, the trunk rack that we had before required a lot of extra straps and tying to keep the bikes secure, so that a trunk rack seems like more work than a roof rack. And isn't the license plate (and maybe the tail lights) going to be obscured by the bikes this way?
So hivemind, what's your advice and experience on the matter? Have trunk racks become any more convenient to use in the past decade? Are we worrying needlessly about the license plate thing (We will be traveling mostly in New England and New York)?