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Old Jul 7th 2019, 11:52 AM   #11
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physics of rear-mounted bicycle carriers

As mentioned before in this thread, the statutory formulas are a very good place to start but they have their limitations.

Physical models are likely to get very complicated as you also will need to bring in wind resistance.

Consider the link below.

https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/...-car/index.htm

The class of tow bar offers a good indication as to the limit of the carrier. In the article they mention that a class 1 hitch will rarely carry more than three bicycles.

Also the supplier should be able to give you an idea of the limitations of the carrier if they know their product.
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Old Jul 10th 2019, 08:10 PM   #12
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Thank you for the link. You wouldn't believe how difficult it has been to get any useful information from the manufacturer of the bike carrier I am considering buying, the manufacturer of the hitch adapter I will need, the retailer of the carrier and even our local "roads and traffic authority". I think I am going to wait until I upgrade my car which will have a higher class hitch after all this.
Thanks again. It is much appreciated.
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