Transporting Carbon Frames

alang498 Posts: 9
edited July 2007 in Road beginners
Can carbon framed road bikes be carried on boot/tailgate mounted car cycle carriers without damaging the frame ?


  • Bronzie
    Bronzie Posts: 4,927
    Can't think of any reason they should be damaged - wrap the top tube and any other parts of the frame resting on the carrier in plumbers foam pipe insulation first if it concerns you.
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Some form of 'soft' protector between the hard mounts of the bike carrier and your frame is adviseable - also check to make sure that it absolutely secure and there is no movement / rubbing particularly if carrying more than one bike - it wouldn't take much to rub a frame away to nothing on a long journey.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..