Hi. Did you install the roof racks to a Panaromic roof GLC or normal roof? I have a panoramic roof GLC SUV and wonder if the roof racks would obstruct the opening of the pano roof.Bikes transport
I've transferred my roof bars from my old B-series to the GLC with a new fitting kit (4068) and I have already bike racks to fit on them.
Obviously a lot higher to lift bikes on to and off, and have all the concerns in/out of car parks, garages etc. but very secure.
Hanging bikes off the back of the hatch is easier, and no worries of access to car parks etc, never really got on with them never feels quite secure and may need a light bar if the lights are covered by the bike wheels.
I have in the past, just put the seats down and covered and put the bike in the back, you may have to take the front wheel off.
A more costly option is a tow bar, and then there are numerous of attachment to fit a tow bar for bikes.
When I fit my roof bars and box the sunroof will not retract - it detects an obstacle in the way - you can open it into the ventilation position.Hi. Did you install the roof racks to a Panaromic roof GLC or normal roof? I have a panoramic roof GLC SUV and wonder if the roof racks would obstruct the opening of the pano roof.
Any chance you can highlight what system/model you have on the back please?Previously on last car, I used the towbar system, when I got the Glc, I didn’t spec towbar..
I used Thule aero bars and Thule carrier
I mention manufacturer as there was some queries in regards to clearance of pano roof with roof bars fitted, the Thule foot packs is flush to the rails and “I” had full function of pano roof
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For me, this set up was clumbersome enough with two bikes I‘d hate to have mounted the wife’s bike in the middle.
After a single outing, I had to dig deep and get a towbar fitted and dust off the rear towbar mounted carrier, granted more expense, but the simplicity is priceless and leaves the roofbars for top box when camping.
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As long as you Remember the bikes are on the back when reversing, the simplicity of a towbar system is worth the expense, if you read up on the offerings, most systems are easy on/off and can be stowed in boot whilst you enjoy your cycle
Noting, the side steps of the Glc are cosmetic more than functional steps, you really can’t use for stepping up with a bike above your head.
i believe the towbar is towtrust detachableAny chance you can highlight what system/model you have on the back please?