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Halfords Value Rear Low Mount 2 Cycle Carrier

The Halfords Value Rear Low Mount 2 Cycle Carrier lets you pop 2 bikes on the back of your car.
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Question
Can I use this on my BMW 3 series coupe?
asked 6 years ago
by
malpaso
on Halfords Value Rear Low Mount 2 Cycle Carrier
2 answers
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answer 1
Hi ive fitted mine to a 1 series convertible with no problems and my boot would be similar to yours! I fitted the dumbells into the bootlid, closed the boot and fitted the rest from there!! Ive had no problems with it!
Hope this helps??
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
by
WooWoo31
answer 2
No unfortunately as the chassis points are unsuitable. You can use a roof or towball mounted carrier with this vehicle
Staff Answer
answered 6 years ago
by
HalfordsWebTeam
Question
Can you open the car boot whilst the bike rack is on the car (without bike mounted on it)?
asked 5 years, 9 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Halfords Value Rear Low Mount 2 Cycle Carrier
2 answers
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answer 1
no
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
nickthegardener
answer 2
Hi, I just bought this cycle carrier and have fitted it to a Peugot 206.

To answer your question, no, you can't open the boot.

The rack is hung over the rear of the car using a dumb-bell type arrangement - the dumb-bells are inside the hatch of the car and the straps fall outside. With the boot closed, the weight of the rack will then pull the straps taught and tighten the dumb-bells against the seal/hatchback of the car. If you were to try to open the boot, this may pull the dumb-bells out of alignment and you would not be able to close the boot again. Also the lower straps connect to the chasis of the car (or tow hitch or similar) so that the rack is tightly mounted from top and bottom - these straps would have to be slackened to open the boot.

The instructions expressly say not to open the boot with the rack mounted.

If however you still are interested in the product, I would say that the rack can be quickly unmounted and re-mounted (possibly <10mins?) if you wished to access the boot. It is only a matter of slackening a few straps.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
Mexico
 - England
Question
Will this fit a Suzuki Swift?
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Halfords Value Rear Low Mount 2 Cycle Carrier
2 answers
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answer 1
Second Generation 2007 Suzuki Swift Hatchback
Best Answer
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
by
Annax
answer 2
Please provide your full car model and specification (eg hatchback / saloon) plus year of registration for us to advise you fully.
Staff Answer
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
by
HalfordsWebTeam
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does the value bike rack fit a volvo xc90 4x4?
Age Group: 35 - 44
Gender: Male
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asked 4 years, 9 months ago
by
baggiesrich
 - worcs
on Halfords Value Rear Low Mount 2 Cycle Carrier
2 answers
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answer 1
I have just fitted to an XC60 with a detachable tow bar so I do not see why it would not fit the XC90.
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
by
BigD101
 - Ledbury
answer 2
The Halfords Value Rear Low Mount 2 Cycle Carrier is unsuitable for your Volvo XC90 as is the case for all Halfords Rear Mount Cycle Carriers due to the horizontally split hatch. We advise the use of either a roofmount carrier (which requires roofbars) or if your vehicle has a towbar, then this type of carrier is also suitable but please check the nose-weight of your vehicle.
Staff Answer
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
by
HalfordsWebTeam
Question
Will this fit an Audi A1 Sportback s-line
The car has the standard s-line rear spoiler.
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Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Mike789
 - Sutton Coldfield
on Halfords Value Rear Low Mount 2 Cycle Carrier
2 answers
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answer 1
Car manufacture year 2012.
Best Answer
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Mike789
 - Sutton Coldfield
answer 2
Please provide the year of registration of your vehicle for us to advise you fully on the suitability of the Halfords Value Rear Low Mount 2 Cycle Carrier
Staff Answer
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
HalfordsWebTeam
Question
Would this bike rack fit a Mazda 2 year 2004? If not which will? Thanks
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
by
Macfein
on Halfords Value Rear Low Mount 2 Cycle Carrier
2 answers
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answer 1
Dont know whether it will fit your car but mine is a Mazda TS2 2011 and even with a back spoiler, with a little adjustment, it still fits.
Age Group: 35 - 44
Gender: Female
Attitude to Shopping: Value for Money - I like things to be as cheap as possible
Family: I'm Living with Partner/Spouse - With Children
How many cars: 2
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - WS12 3HW
answer 2
Yes, this carrier should be suitable for use on this vehicle.
Top 10 Contributor
Top 10 Contributor
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
Mcullen1
Question
Are your staff able to fit?
Are your staff able to assemble and fit this to my car for me?
Age Group: 55 - 64
Gender: Female
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Living with Partner/Spouse - No Children
How many cars: 1
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
by
chaff
 - Chorley
on Halfords Value Rear Low Mount 2 Cycle Carrier
2 answers
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answer 1
The member of staff who served us said they could fit the bike carrier for us for an additional charge but we decided against it. Easy to fit ourselves.
Gender: Female
Attitude to Shopping: Value for Money - I like things to be as cheap as possible
Family: I'm Living with Partner/Spouse - With Children
How many cars: 2
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - WS12 3HW
answer 2
Yes, our stores do offer the service to fit this carrier if required.
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Top 10 Contributor
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
Mcullen1
Question
will this item fit a rover 200 hatchback?
asked 8 years ago
by
Pink
 - hertfordshire
on Halfords Value Rear Low Mount 2 Cycle Carrier
1 answer
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answer 1
The Halfords Value Rear Mount Bike / Cycle Carrier is designed to universally fit the majority of cars. This 2 Bike / Cycle rear Mounted Carrier is not to be used for cars with spoilers.
Staff Answer
answered 8 years ago
by
HalfordsWebTeam
Question
Is this cycle carrier quick & easy to remove? Practical to attach and remove it on a weekly basis?
asked 8 years ago
by
Chris20
 - Scotland
on Halfords Value Rear Low Mount 2 Cycle Carrier
1 answer
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answer 1
The Halfords Value Rear Mount 2 Cycle Carrier is designed to be easily fitted and removed from vehicles when required. This Halfords Bike Carrier is practical to attach, remove and reattach on a regular basis.
Staff Answer
answered 8 years ago
by
HalfordsWebTeam
Question
Difference between low and high mount cycle carriers?
Hi,
I have been looking at your low mount 2 bike carrier and your high mount 3 bike carrier. I'm trying to decide which to buy. What are the reasons for going for low mount or high mount?
Also, it seems that you have used the same photograph to iillustrate both on your website, the photo for the 2 bike low mount cycle carrier is in fact a 3 bike carrier and I think it's the high mount one?
Thanks...
asked 8 years ago
by
Anonymous
 - London
on Halfords Value Rear Low Mount 2 Cycle Carrier
1 answer
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answer 1
The main difference between a low mount and a high mount cycle carrier is the height at which the bikes are carried. It is down to preference of the vehicle owner - High mount carriers generally allow the number plate and lights to be seen, therefore legally an additional lighting board is not required on a low mount carrier these are generally obscured requiring an additional ligting borad to be fitted.
If lights or number plates are obscured when any bike carrier is loaded then a lightboard and number plate is required, hence the growing popularity of roof mounted cycle carriers
Staff Answer
answered 7 years, 11 months ago
by
HalfordsWebTeam
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