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Roof mounting an Orange Alpine 160

DaveBickersDaveBickers Posts: 26
edited November 2011 in MTB buying advice
Just wondering which is the best roof mount to transport my Alpine? Thinking of the Thule 561 or 591 but i'm not sure if the 591 could get a hold of the frame.

Currently it get wrapped in rags and put in boot of car.
Orange Alpine 160
Boardman Team FS
Honda Hornet
Carrera Voritce
Falcan Mountain Peak
Raleigh Mustang

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    why? how big is the tube?

    most places will let you try it for size.
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  • Wasn't really the size of the tube more the height at which it holds onto the tube. I tried the alpine on a Halfords own brand one, which looks very similar to the basic thule version and that couldn't reach high enough to get hold of the frame.
    Orange Alpine 160
    Boardman Team FS
    Honda Hornet
    Carrera Voritce
    Falcan Mountain Peak
    Raleigh Mustang
  • PudseypPudseyp Posts: 3,514
    The 591 will work with the frame, I have seen a few being used for Orange 5's and I did see an Alpine held by on at Deggy a few weeks back....

    Cheapest price is here where I got mine from

    http://www.fordonlineparts.co.uk/produc ... 4QodflPLMA
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  • Thanks for that link I can't really ignore it at that price!!
    Orange Alpine 160
    Boardman Team FS
    Honda Hornet
    Carrera Voritce
    Falcan Mountain Peak
    Raleigh Mustang
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