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Best Recommended Bike Rack for 50" Wheelbase Mountain Bike


I have a 50inch wheelbase mountain bike that also has a 29inch wheels. I noticed that the Thule T1 and Kuat Transfer 1 have a maximum wheelbase of 48inch and 47inch respectively. Question: Would I be able to fit my bike better on the Kuat with the flexible wheel cup or no ?


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You might be able to fit your 50" mountain bike on the Kuat Transfer 1 # TS01B-FB if you use your own strap for the rear cradle, but that is not the recommended way of using it. The Thule T1 # TH9041 is less ideal since its wheelbase is too short and the rear cradle strap really can't adjust to fit a longer bike.

My best option for you is to consider a two bike rack like the Swagman Semi 2.0 # S64686. It has a longer 50" wheelbase and a heavier 45 lbs weight capacity. It also has an integrated cable lock for your bikes. I think it's a great two-bike rack as it has all the good features without the heavy price tag.

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Evangeline M

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