All Jet Black car racks use two padded 'prongs' for holding the bicycles. This is a much smarter design than the racks with individual places for each bike. The advantage is that you can carry many different shaped bicycles including kids bicycles on this rack as the 'prongs' can fit into parts of a frame that the other types of racks can't. In addition, you can space the bikes out according to their size, making for a better fit.
- Jet Black car rack for carrying 3 bicycles.
- Works on cars without tow balls.
- Compatible with most sedans, hatch backs and station wagons.
- Generally not suitable for frequent carrying of electric bicycles. For this we recommend the Thule Easyfold 932 (requires tow ball)
It is usually purchased in conjuction with a number plate holder. As the car this rack typically goes on does not have a tow ball, it is likely that the car also does not have a plug for the car's lights. This means that you probably cannot use the number plate holder with indicators and tail lights, you can only use the simple number plate holder. You will need to therefore satisfy yourself that the bikes you are carrying are not blocking your indicators or tail lights as this would be illegal and potentially dangerous. If this is an issue, contact an auto electrician about the possibility of wiring in a lights/indicators socket to your car or investigate other options such as a roof rack for carrying bicycles on your car