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Just got a new s60 AWD. I want to use a trailer hitch mounted bike carrier like this one due to keeping the bike away from the paint/car:<BR> <A HREF="http://www.mtbreview.com/reviews/Bike_Rack/product_86601.shtml" TARGET=_blank>http://www.mtbreview.com/reviews/Bike_Rack/product_86601.shtml</A> <P>Has anyone had a trailer hitch installed?<BR>Has anyone had any experience with other bike racks (dealer options or not) they would recommend?<P>I used to have a 99 Galant LS and a very simple bike rack, the back bumper got scraped severely from my bike's disc brakes. Also melted a tire from hanging near the exaust one trip. I would like to never do these things again... <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif">
 

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You should check out the S60 roof mounted bike rack. It fits into a bracket that already exists in your rain gutters. The rack never touches any paint. You can then buy Thule, or (with special mounts) Yakima accessories to cary anything.
 

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I wanted to do the same exact thing!<P>The problem is the Volvo Trailer Hitch is round, while all of the bike racks I have found are square. <P><BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ChicagoT5:<BR><B><BR>The problem is the Volvo Trailer Hitch is round, while all of the bike racks I have found are square. <P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Nope! Volvo's new trailer hitches have a square tip so that they can be compatible with the bike racks!<P><BR>Yannis<P><P>
 

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I just got a quote from a local retailer. For $154.95 US he can install a compatable trailer hitch with a 1 and 1/4" square pipe.<P>I have not spoken with the dealer yet, I was just going to go to one of those trailer hitch specialty places.<BR> <A HREF="http://yp.bellsouth.com/sites/uac/index.html" TARGET=_blank>http://yp.bellsouth.com/sites/uac/index.html</A>
 
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