So i picked up my new car this morning, The dealership to sweetened the deal by fitting crossbars for free. So now i'm in the search for bike racks. I have read other threads that almost everyone on there loves the Proride 591 and Thule botany does them for $200 with free shipping(no one in QLD can come even close to that price).
In canada i had 2 594XT Sidearms and they were great! I like how they don't actully touch the frame of the bike. They were very stable, even with a 18-19kg DH bike but here they are $100 more expensive than the Prorides. Also they are much heavier than the Prorides and not as streamline/neat looking.
So what i want to know is how much does the jaw on the Proride scratch the paint on the downtube, if at all?