Car bicycle rack

toyota
matrix

#1

What is the best way to install a bicycle car carrier on the back of a Toyota Matrix. How high should it sit?


#2

If you have one already, follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions. If not, find a bicycle site to ask the question, too. They might have suggestions for popular models among the posters.


#3

I bought the rack used, so I don’t have the manual, and the manufacturer doesn’t seem to have a good website.


#4

Why don’t you tell us what kind of rack it is, maybe someone here will be familiar with it.


#5

It’s made by rhode gear. I used to use it on a car with a trunk, but now that we have a hatchback, I’m curious about mounting it. Should the lower bar sit on the bumper?


#6

That doesn’t tell us much…

What TYPE of carrier…Is it a hitch carrier…or a bumper mount…or a window mount???


#7

If you have a good relation with a local bike store, you should be able to ask them. My experience is that LBS are pretty helpful, even with gear you bought elsewhere.


#8

What web site did you go to? Rhode Gear was bought by Yakima Racks. Yakima currently recommend the Quickback and King Joe racks for your Matrix. There might be a problem with the old rack: it was manufactured for a sedan, not a hatchback. It might fit, but I doubt it.