Tech Tips

Insider technical information and tips straight from Lightning designer Tim Brummer and his engineering staff.

Automobile bike carrier

The best bike carriers are the roof mounted and trailer hitch mounted types with wheel trays. Lightning recumbents fit almost all of them. Trunk and trailer hitch mounted types with extended arms that hold the bike can also be used, but for best stability the bike needs to be hung upside down. The best rack we have ever used is the Thule T2 hitch type. We used these on RAAM and they work great!

Thule T2 Classic

This is the newer Thule T2 Pro. Got it last weekend. Works great for the phantom and I can easily get my wife’s Trek in the other holder.

Just drove 16 miles to the river trail on some highways and it was very stable.

Not the least inexpensive carrier, but neither is the bike …

Have a little over 120 miles on the bike so far. Seat is breaking/stretching in a bit more making it even more comfortable.


Scott McCullough

Thule T2 Pro
Thule T2 Pro
Thule T2 Pro