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    Thule Sidearm

    Hi all, thinking about getting a roof mounted carrier for both mountain and carbon road bikes. Not sure I want to deal with the hassle of a fork mount. Does any one have any experience with the Thule Sidearm, specifically with a carbon road bike? Thanks!

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    you really dont want anything clamping on your frame. It will definitely scratch it and you risk clamping the carbon too tight where its not meant to be clamped.

    Find something that hooks the wheels.

    Oh and remember not to drive your car + bike into your garage

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    I use the Thule Sidearm with my carbon bikes, works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyliner1004
    you really dont want anything clamping on your frame. It will definitely scratch it and you risk clamping the carbon too tight where its not meant to be clamped.
    Do you have any idea how the Side Arm works? I'm guessing not...

    To the OP, the Side Arm is basically a T2 hitch rack for the roof, and the T2 is a very popular rack. Easy and quick to use and it doesn't touch anything other than the brake, tire, and rear rim. No worries for a carbon bike since it never touches the frame. If I were going for a roof rack it's likely the one I'd get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirchyGirchy
    Do you have any idea how the Side Arm works? I'm guessing not...

    To the OP, the Side Arm is basically a T2 hitch rack for the roof, and the T2 is a very popular rack. Easy and quick to use and it doesn't touch anything other than the brake, tire, and rear rim. No worries for a carbon bike since it never touches the frame. If I were going for a roof rack it's likely the one I'd get.
    yep i do, i have a T2, got mixed up with another model that grabs the downtube.
    Yes i'd go for the sidearm model since i doesn't grab the frame, but it does put pressure on the brakes and may require some minute brake adjustment after removing bike.

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