Need To Carry A Recumbent Bike On A 2010 Jeep Patriot Without Roof Rack Crossbars

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I have a Jeep Patriot 2010. No cross bars. Need to carry a Vision tandem recumbent. I like the sidewinder mount. It looks like it might work with my bike.

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On the 2010 Jeep Patriot with the factory side rails that run front to back, but no crossbars you can use the Yakima Sidewinder Tandem Bike Carrier, # Y02071, but you will need to install the Yakima towers and crossbars.

For a complete roof rack on your Jeep use the Yakima round bars, part # Y00408, the RoundBar adapter, part # Y03536, and TimerLine Towers, part # Y00147. This setup will give you the cross bars that are needed to use the Yakima Sidewinder Tandem Bike Carrier, # Y02071.

I also have the Thule Crossroad Roof Rack, # TH45050, which is four feet that attach to your vehicle's side rails and two 50 inch crossbars. With this roof rack installed on your Jeep Patriot you could use the Thule Tandem Roof Bike Rack, # TH558P.

The Thule roof bike rack # TH558P is designed for tandem/recumbent bikes. It is also a pivoting bike rack that allows you to attach the front of the bike to the rack and swing the bike to the top of the roof.

I am sending video links to reviews on both of the bike carriers and one video link on the review of the Thule roof rack.

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