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How to Select Roof-Rack-Mount Bike Carrier for 2016 Audi Q5 for Transporting Mountain Bike


Im looking for a roof mount single mountain bike carrier to fit on factory racks for 2016 Audi Q5 that will give me rear hatch clearance. Any suggestions???


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You can see all of our roof-rack-mount bike carriers that fit on factory-installed crossbars by clicking on the link provided. These include three basic rack types: fork-mount, frame-mount and wheel-mount. The best option will depend on the specific design of the bike and you may care to read the linked article for help in deciding which type will best suit your bike.

Hatch clearance with a bike loaded on your roof depends mostly on the bike itself, its design and size. Roof-mount bike carriers can be mounted facing forward or rearward and this too can certainly alter the amount of hatch clearance.

If hatch clearance is a concern then a fork-mount rack like the Thule FastRide # TH95JV that can be mounted facing rearward may be your best bet. With the bike's front tire removed (and the bike facing to the rear) you may have the best chance for complete hatch opening without interference.

Some factory roof rack bars offer adjustment capability so this is something you can check ahead of time to see if that offers you any additional options.

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