Which Bike Racks Fit on a Mini Cooper?
Your love for biking is large, but your MINI Cooper is small. Today, there are many bike racks that are made especially for MINI Cooper drivers. Whether you prefer to mount your bike on your car's rear or its roof, there is a bike rack made for your MINI model and for your mounting preferences.
Rear-Mounting Bike Rack: The King Joe Rear Mount 2
The Yakima King Joe Rear Mount 2 is an exceptional bike rack made for the MINI Cooper. The true exceptional quality about this bike rack is that the King Joe Rear Mount 2 holds two bikes instead of one. This rack mounts to the rear of your MINI and can hold up to to 70 pounds. The King Joe Rear Mount 2 is only compatible with the 2002 to 2006 R50 MINI Cooper, R53 MINI Cooper S Hatchbacks, 2007 + R56 MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S Hatchbacks. Not to worry, the rack is easy to install and has padded clips that adhere to your MINI without damaging the vehicle.
Rear-Mounting Bike Rack: Mini Cooper Rack Rear Mount R56 MINI Cooper and S
Another rear-mounting solution for your MINI is the Mini Cooper Rack Rear Mount R56 MINI Cooper and S. This aluminum, lightweight, rear bike rack is solely compatible with the 2007 to 2010 MINI Cooper makes and the Cooper S Hatchbacks. The Rack Rear Mount will not fit on 2002 and 2006 models. Like the King Joe, this rack also has the exceptional quality that it can hold two bikes at once. The Rear Mount Rack R56 has a secure anti-theft lock to insure your bikes won't be susceptible to theft.
MINI Cooper Roof Bike Rack: The Touring Bike Rack
The Touring Bike Rack is another way to secure your bike to your MINI. The Touring Bike Rack attaches to the roof of your MINI and holds one bike at a time. This rack can be attached to only the following MINI models such as 2002 to 2006 R50 MINI Cooper; R53 Cooper S Hatchback; 2007 R56 MINI Cooper/Cooper S Hatchback; 2008+ R55 MINI Cooper; Cooper S Clubman; and 2011 R56 MINI Cooper/Cooper S Countryman. The Touring Bike Rack is not suitable for MINI convertibles.
MINI Cooper Roof Bike Rack: MINI Factory Roof Rack System
Another roof rack option for your MINI is the MINI Factory Roof Rack System. The rack unit consists of two sturdy, aluminum crossbars that can hold up to 165 pounds. You can certainly mount your bike on the roof with this unit, but you can also mount surfing boards, cargo bins and even canoes. This rack is built specifically for the 2002 to 2006 R50 Cooper and for the R53 Cooper S Hatchbacks.
A Youngstown, Ohio native, Katelyn Chef has been writing fitness and health related topics since 2012. Katelyn is a Cum Laude graduate of The University of Mount Union where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English: writing.