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Posted by Robin Smith on January 10, 2005, 8:46 am
Can anyone recommend the best way to carry a mountian bike on the Prius.
I'll be using on a regular basis so need to consider the options that dont
mean long bike rack install and removal cycles

Right now on my Focus I have an excellent Witter bike rack permanatly
attatched to a Witter tow bar. This is perfect.


Posted by Kevin Kirkeby on January 11, 2005, 4:50 am
Best recommendation is to go to www.coastaletech.com and see what they have
available to fit the model year you'll be buying. Their website offers a
hitch receiver unit for the 2003 model, but it is possible they have
accessories for the 2004 or 05 models that aren't listed. Once you have a
receiver, you can put any standard bike rack designed to go into a receiver
(less than five minutes to install the rack and lock it into place.


Posted by olicount@mac.com on January 12, 2005, 2:33 am
 http://www.weathertech.com  also sells their TriSport Bike Rack systems
for the 2005 Prius.

Posted by John Baker on October 8, 2005, 12:42 pm

My dealer said the warranty would be voided if I towed anything, so why is there
a demand
for a hitch carrier?

John Baker

Posted by Bill on October 8, 2005, 1:43 pm

See subject line.  You don't tow a mountain bike, you mount it's carrier in
the hitch receiver.

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