Electric bike carriers for transporting ebike?

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Where can I purchase an electric bike carriers for transporting my ebike? I like to take my bike on holiday with me but I can't seem to find any particular way to carry it on the roof of my car.

Does anyone have any ideas?
 

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I'm not sure what you mean by electric bike carriers, just search for regular bike racks or roof racks for bikes.
 

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All the bike racks I've seen online say that they should not be used for electric bicycles because of the weight.
 

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I just take the battery off and put it in my car. The battery is the heaviest part of an ebike. That way the ebike doesn't weigh much more than a regular bike. I've had no problems carrying my ebike this way :)
 

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Just search for a heavy dutuy platform bicycle carrier. They usually mount to the rear towbar and have added weight capacity. Here this one supports up to 80lbs - https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-HITCH-MO...TY-2-BIKE-BICYCLE-1-25-TRUCK-CAR/182188266027

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Where can I purchase an electric bike carriers for transporting my ebike? I like to take my bike on holiday with me but I can't seem to find any particular way to carry it on the roof of my car.

Does anyone have any ideas?
I am a welder , ironworker, and I am building a ebike carrier that will hold 400 pounds
 

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what Bob said. Remove batteries and get a decent bike carrier like the one pictured above by Johnbush.
 

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Generally carriers rated for bikes 50lbs (22.6kg) or more is a good start. Also depending on bike style, (fat tire) and carrier style you may need to look out for those situations. I really enjoy the Thule easy fold xt2.
 

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Go to Harbor Freight in the USA or Princess Auto in Canada and buy their $150 motorcycle hitch carrier. Add two tie-down straps and you're good to go. They handle at least 500 lbs. and any size fat tire too.
 

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Go to Harbor Freight in the USA or Princess Auto in Canada and buy their $150 motorcycle hitch carrier. Add two tie-down straps and you're good to go. They handle at least 500 lbs. and any size fat tire too.
I'm about to do that exact thing this weekend.
 

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I just take the battery off and put it in my car. The battery is the heaviest part of an ebike. That way the ebike doesn't weigh much more than a regular bike. I've had no problems carrying my ebike this way :)
Um, you'd better check on the specific eBike. Mine weighs a LOT more than a regular bike even without the battery.
 

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Just search for a heavy dutuy platform bicycle carrier. They usually mount to the rear towbar and have added weight capacity. Here this one supports up to 80lbs - https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-HITCH-MO...TY-2-BIKE-BICYCLE-1-25-TRUCK-CAR/182188266027

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I have one like that for my mtn bike and girlfriends. It's ok for them but any e bike is more than 35lbs per side and it will not work. 80lbs total 35lbs per bike on this one. The hoops will tear off from e bike weight. Problem with this situation is if you buy the heavy duty kind you still have to lift it one tire at a time onto them. With my back problems and knees there no way I can do it. E bike are heavy so just be smart on which rack you can afford. For me I found on with ramp and good for 500lbs and the ramp saves me a lot of pain. On amazon it's about $200 I found this one online at Boston for $160. I hope soon someone will make it out off aluminum.
 

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I was able to buy an unused Hyperax Volt 2 on eBay for $65. Listing said it was missing some 6mm bolts and straps. When the package arrived, I found nothing missing. I am wondering if someone bought it, made up a reason to return it, and later it was sold to a liquidator.

In any case, I cannot complain about the rack. Holds two bikes and a total load up to 140#. Might have even bought it at the regular price ($345 on Amazon). :)

I will need to get crossbars for the bikes, however, as they are both step-throughs.
 

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There is no way to carry an ebike on the roof of your car that I have seen. These ebikes are very heavy, as compared to standard type bikes. Mine weighs 85 lbs(with battery), there is no way I would attempt to lift this over head to put on a cars roof.
 

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There is no way to carry an ebike on the roof of your car that I have seen. These ebikes are very heavy, as compared to standard type bikes. Mine weighs 85 lbs(with battery), there is no way I would attempt to lift this over head to put on a cars roof.
Ya, no way.
 
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