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Old 01-12-2022, 06:34 PM   #41
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FYI - Depending on your comfort/experience level working on bikes, you might want consider investing in a 1/4" torque wrench to ensure you don't overtighten the stem bolts when you adjust the handle bars. This is especially important if either the stem or the steer tube are made from carbon fiber (not uncommon on even moderately-priced bikes these days). The max torque values are often printed directly on the stem and should not be exceeded.

Aluminum/steel bike parts are going to be less torque-sensitive, but care should still be taken ensure they are not grossly overtightened.....
Yes. Invested in and use regularly.
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Old 01-12-2022, 08:49 PM   #42
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I bought a Thule T2 classic to carry 2 e-bikes. Expensive but strong enough for the heavier bikes. It is the easiest bike carrier to load that I have ever used. Bought from REI so got the rebate at year end and the famous REI satisfaction guarantee.
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Old 01-12-2022, 09:12 PM   #43
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I bought a Thule T2 classic to carry 2 e-bikes. Expensive but strong enough for the heavier bikes. It is the easiest bike carrier to load that I have ever used. Bought from REI so got the rebate at year end and the famous REI satisfaction guarantee.
the one that says "DO NOT INSTALL on a trailer or other towed vehicle" in the owners manual, and makes no mention of RV tested ?
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Old 01-12-2022, 09:27 PM   #44
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the one that says "DO NOT INSTALL on a trailer or other towed vehicle" in the owners manual, and makes no mention of RV tested ?
Yes that is the one. I did some checking beforehand and the reason for the disclaimer is to release the bike rack manufacture from liability. Most find it impossible to certify their rack for all the variables associated with RVs. Use at your own risk.
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Old 01-13-2022, 08:29 PM   #45
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well, both Swagman and 1Up have racks that are RV Tested. my last thule rack failed just hauling it on my van for a few years.
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