Carrying a Womens Bike on the Thule Raceway PRO Trunk Mount Rack

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2016 Mazda CX-5 Looking for a trunk mounted rack but concerned about working with my girls style bike. Please advise.

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It can be difficult to carry a women's bike on hanging style bike racks, like the Thule Raceway PRO # TH9001PRO. If you can get the arms inside the frame the bikes sit very awkward and are difficult to get on and off.

The solution is a bike frame adapter bar. The bar installs between the seat post and the handlebar stem creating a horizontal bar just like a typical men's bike has. Pretty much every bike rack manufacturer offers one and I've linked our complete selection. I favor the Swagman Deluxe, part # 64005, because the clamps open to the side instead of up and down which can be difficult to do under your bike's seat. The Swagman also happens to be one of the more economical options as well.

I've also linked a couple videos for you; one of the adapter bar being demonstrated and other showing the Raceway PRO being installed on a 2016 Mazda CX-5 like yours.

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