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Hi,I been told that the Flex Fitis not suitable forbikes with big 29" weels.
I was surprised to hear this and it has sttoped me to go ahead to place an order for it.
Does anyone can give any light on this subject?
Thanks in advance
 

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Dealers on my region say that theywould only have a Mokka with Flex Fit if an order is placed.In fact, some weeks ago, I tried in on an Opel, can't remember the model, and it did not work at all.

I wonder if an actual Flex Fit owner, among the forum, can assist on this.

I have read somewhere that the Flex fit system accepts bikes with a max. weel size of 28". Apparently, the 29er is a non-stop trend.......

 

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All my bikes are 29ers. I've not got flexfit but I cant understand why they wont fit. Some 29ers have a slightly longer wheelbase that 26 inch bikes.
 

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Hi Niner,So do I.
I am interested only with the Mokka subject to the posibility to carry 29er on the Flex Fix. I can't risk to place order without confidence on this.

Anyone with Mokka + Flex Fix + 29er ?????????????????????
 

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How much is Flex fit as an option? I looked at flex fit (not on my current Mokka) but in the end went for a towbar and a Thule towbar mounted carrier.

Out of interest, what do you ride?
 

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Niner,Since ever I'm an Opel user and to be honest, Flex Fix is a "dream" since I knew the systemfew years ago.
Now is time to get a new car and Mokka is a firm candidate but subject to the said capability Flex Fix + 29er.

Now I've got a Trek Mamba and ordered a Specialized Carve Pro (19"size). My wife rides a SpecializedJett Comp. All 29er. Also have a Roubaix road bike.
 

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Nice bikes, I think you will struggle on here to get someone who has both flexfit and 29er. Best bet may be to contact a few local dealers to see if they have a car in fitted with flexfit. I can do the same for you if you want?

I've been riding 29ers now since about 2010. I have a Niner AIR 2 and a Whyte T129s. I would never go back.

Are you on any of the bike/MTB forums? could be worth asking on there.

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I wonder if the 29er didn't work with the flex fit if it would work with as the second or third bike with the flex fit expansion. MrMayo I think has the flex fit, not sure what size he has and maybe it a personal question.
try giving him a PM
 

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A few links here but you may have seen them.

http://www.mokkaownersclub.co.uk/forum/flex-fit-bike-carrier_topic455.html

http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/vauxhall-corsa-flex-fit-bike-rack

http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/accessories/car-racks/product/review-vauxhall-flexfit-system-09-35196

At £500 for the option and possibly the extra cost for the 2nd bike extension you could get a detachable towbar fitted and buy a far superior towbar mounted carrier.

I dobelievethat you cant open the boot of the car once the flexfit is deployed and bikes on it. You can with a thule.



 

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Niner,I found on the MTB forums users with towbar and platform, as you, but none interested on the Flex Fix system.
I already checked phisically the system on an Opel, not the Mokka, and it did not work. Perhaps the newest model like Mokka whis is said tocarry a "second generation" Flex Fix system it will work ????

I believe best way to find this out is this forum as many people seems to be interested on the Flex Fix. Sure some will have a 29er or, at least, a friend who has and can have a try and report on it.

Anything you can do will be apreciated.

Thanks!
 

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The flex fit indeed tilts to provide access to the boot.
 

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DietCokeBloke said:
The flex fit indeed tilts to provide access to the boot.

That'shandy to know.

Took this from a post on a forum, someone who had one 'You can't open the tailgate when bikes in situ.'

This was posted 2 years ago so looks like they have changed it a bit.
 

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From all of the limited information, the crux of Flex Fit and a 29" is going to be the wheel base, not specifically the size of the wheels. The does look like there is room for a longer boke, but you can't tell how much.
Unfortunately I won't know until May, not sure if anyone has a Flex Fit delivered already!
 

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Hi DietCokeBloke,It is a posibility you said regards the Flex Fix expansion. Also on the base one, who knows. Few minutes ago I pointed out the the Mokka carries a "second generation" Flex Fixwhich for sure improves previous one.
Already sent a message to MrMayo.
Thanks!
 

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Niner said:
A few links here but you may have seen them.

http://www.mokkaownersclub.co.uk/forum/flex-fit-bike-carrier_topic455.html

<strike>http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/vauxhall-corsa-flex-fit-bike-rack </strike>

http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/accessories/car-racks/product/review-vauxhall-flexfit-system-09-35196

At £500 for the option and possibly the extra cost for the 2nd bike extension you could get a detachable towbar fitted and buy a far superior towbar mounted carrier.

<strike>I dobelievethat you cant open the boot of the car once the flexfit is deployed and bikes on it. You can with a thule</strike>.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzs6Tw8txGY


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Thanks you've saved me a job digging that video up.

The manual doesn't mention anything about 29 inch bikes that I can see but the process to tilt the bike rack is nice and simple (and I worked out why I couldn't do it at FastForward) but does differ if you've got the extension on - presumably because you can't get to the lever due to the other bikes being in the way. Also note that the following will happen.... "To increase visibility, the tail lights of the vehicle are activated when the rear carrier system is folded back"
 

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Niner said:
A few links here but you may have seen them.

http://www.mokkaownersclub.co.uk/forum/flex-fit-bike-carrier_topic455.html

<strike>http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/vauxhall-corsa-flex-fit-bike-rack </strike>

http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/accessories/car-racks/product/review-vauxhall-flexfit-system-09-35196

At £500 for the option and possibly the extra cost for the 2nd bike extension you could get a detachable towbar fitted and buy a far superior towbar mounted carrier.

<strike>I dobelievethat you cant open the boot of the car once the flexfit is deployed and bikes on it. You can with a thule</strike>.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzs6Tw8txGY

Thanks for the link, as I said above, the quote I took from another forum was 2 years old.
 

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Having paid £500 for a flex fit cycle carrier and being the owner of 29er, I really hope this is comatible otherwise I've made a useless purchase which may also include the wrong choice of vehicle?!?!
 

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I originally ordered the flex fit but then cancelled it, when I discovered it was going to cost me £650 to be able to carry two (or three) bikes. Wife and I have one bike each. I regularly see an older Astra with two bikes on it, but discovered the second generation fitted to the Mokka only carries one bike, so an extra £150 was needed for the additional bracket.

Also, it meant I couldn't have a spare wheel and I simply do not believe in tyre inflation kits as just about every puncture I have had in the last 15 years would not have been able to have been repaired with one of these.

I reckoned for the money saved I could have a decent towbar mounted system which was more flexible. In the end I simply decided to go for a traditional roof rack and bike carrier. The car is higher than my current Qashqai and even although I am 6 foot 2 inches, I think a small step, a traditional bike carrier and a spare wheel with a few hundred pounds spare is a better deal. Final decision was after the dealer got one in and tried it, discovered how fiddly and time-consuming it was to set up and also how heavy it actually is to use. Releasing twhe lever in the boot is also a danger to the shins of the inexperienced!

I am sure those who use their bikes much more regularly than I do, which is really only occasionally - weather in Scotland! - will find it quick and easy with practice, but for me it looks like a good idea but much too pricey and the money could be spent on other things, such as a rear camera.
 
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