Props to Thule 969 trunk mount carrier
not sure if this is the correct forum or not, if not mods please move.
The GF is getting in to biking a bit recently, so that prompted the decision to get a carrier for 3 bikes (my Mtn and road and her hybrid). I have a Subaru Forester which has a factory roof rack. However, in consideration of price and aerodynamics, I went the cheap route and looked for a trunk mount. The Forester has a hatch back type. I settled on the Thule 969. I originally ordered from PErformance who said they would be available on August 10; as the 15th rolled around and still no shipping confirmation, they couldn't confirm when they would have them in. Performance offered them for about $65. I looked around for other vendors, some sites said this model was no longer available, but I found them at Bean's for a bit more, around $85, and cancelled with Performance
I received the unit in two days, and even being a total newb at racks, I was able to mount the unit in about 10 minutes. It performed flawlessly, carried 2 bikes, no movement even on the interstates at highway speed. The unit unmounts in about 20 seconds, and I can now mount it in under a minute, no hassle to mount bikes, etc.
There seems to be a strong sentiment to do roof racks in these forums, but the rear mount offers an economical, aerodynamic alternative for some.
Fat bottomed girls you make the rockin' world go round!
GET ON YOUR BIKES AND RIDE!!!