Otherwise, by far the best alternative is a mount that fits into the trailer hitch. Got a hitch on the Montero now? If not, they're easily installed for about $250. Softride's Access DC holds up to four bikes, fits easily onto a towing ball, and goes for $299. It pivots away from the vehicle so you can leave the bikes on board and still open the tailgate-even the Montero's somewhat awkward side-swing one. Performance makes a rack that works in a similar fashion and holds three bikes for a more affordable $150. Yakima's three-bike RimRoc ($299) holds the bikes by the wheels, making it easier to manage odd-sized bikes or full-suspension mountain bikes.
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