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    Exclamation 2012 Beetle Roof Bars and Bike Rack

    Thule have pulled the plug on the still advertised Thule 1660 foot pack kit for their roof bars. This is due to them testing and not being 'happy with the fit', perhaps a safety issue? They have no intention of manufacturing the kit for the 2012 onwards Beetle.

    This leaves Mont Blanc as the only other option (unless anyone has any other suggestions?) The Mont Blanc kit number 785998 however is also unavailable but I haven't been able to get any more info from them.

    I need to carry 2x Bikes on my car, so have looked and discovered the Thule 991 Raceway 2 rear mount cycle carrier, I have however got the rear spoiler on my Beetle. Anyone had any experience here or other suggestion?

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    So I've found a solution!

    Thule Raceway 991 & 992

    The fit guide stated non compatibility with a rear spoiler fitted, however, I measured the rack and tailgate and it works!

    Thule 991 RaceWay Bike Carrier (on fit-dial position 10)

    Done a few hundred miles and its a solid as a rock.

    Note: rack is about 1.5cm away from spoiler. It looks like its touching but I can assure you its not.

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    Its strange VW don't make a bike rack for the Beetle as they do for other models.
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    mont blanc flex 3 foot pack then any universal bars

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