Thule ClipOn 9104 bike rack review£109.99

Strap-light rear-mounted carrier

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Rubber-coated metal straps clamp onto the top and bottom of your car's tailgate, and the ClipOn rack is so stable there’s no need for side straps. 

With the clear instructions, assembly took about 30 minutes, and the quick-release levers allow removal and fitting in seconds, with the rack folding for storage.

Soft, grippy rubber cradles hold top or seat tubes, and an adjustable fender keeps the bikes away from the car. The rack carries up to 45kg and has a five-year guarantee. 

Our only concern was whether very small frames will fit over the arms. Depending on the shape of your car, you may need to buy a separate lighting board.

Robin Wilmott

Tech Writer, Tech Hub, UK
Robin began road cycling in 1988, and with mountain bikes in their infancy, mixed experimental off-road adventures with club time trials and road races. Cyclocross soon became a winter staple, and has remained his favourite form of competition. Robin has always loved the technical aspect of building and maintaining bikes, and several years working in a good bike shop only amplified that. Ten years as a Forensic Photographer followed, honing his eye for detail in pictures and words. He has shot at the biggest pro events since the '90s, and now he's here, drawing on all those experiences to figure out what makes a bike or component tick.
  • Age: 43
  • Height: 178cm / 5'10"
  • Weight: 75kg / 165lb
  • Discipline: Road, cyclocross, time trials
  • Beer of Choice: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

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