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Does anyone know if there will be an option for a bike rack on the I-Pace? Just placed my order a couple weeks ago and my dealer couldn’t tell me if there would be an option. I know there are no rails on top but Tesla got around that on the Model S by placing mounts under some tabs on the roof. Thoughts?
 

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I was going to say I'm not sure how the dealer is unware of Jaguar branded carriers, when they are listed directly on the website lol. You'll be able to go with either a roof or tailgate configuration depending on your preference.
 

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That’s great news. Thanks for the response. I definitely had tried to search it in the past and couldn’t find anything at that time. My sales person was also an idiot so I fired him.
 

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Took delivery of my First Edition a week ago. Would love to be able to transport my mountain bikes on the rear cycle carrier accessory... but all the specs, videos and references I can find suggest it can only handle road bikes. Does anyone know if the platform can receive 3" fattie tires? can it accommodate longhorn handlebars? Bonus points if someone can point me to a photo of mountain bikes on rear cycle platform rack...
https://gear.jaguar.com/ie/en/i-pac...rying/t4k1179-rear-mounted-cycle-carrier-rhd/
Part Number: T4K1179
 

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Took delivery of my First Edition a week ago. Would love to be able to transport my mountain bikes on the rear cycle carrier accessory... but all the specs, videos and references I can find suggest it can only handle road bikes. Does anyone know if the platform can receive 3" fattie tires? can it accommodate longhorn handlebars? Bonus points if someone can point me to a photo of mountain bikes on rear cycle platform rack...
https://gear.jaguar.com/ie/en/i-pac...rying/t4k1179-rear-mounted-cycle-carrier-rhd/
Part Number: T4K1179
I would suggest you will get a greater response by looking at the UK forum as there are quite a few more I-Paces on the road in Europe and I have seen several posts about the bike racks. Although I don’t pay a lot of attention to them as it isn’t an interest of mine.

For what it’s worth, the JLR branded racks are Thule racks badged for Jaguar, so it is very likely you could visit a Thule retailer and find what you need and save money to boot!
 

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I would suggest you will get a greater response by looking at the UK forum as there are quite a few more I-Paces on the road in Europe and I have seen several posts about the bike racks. Although I don’t pay a lot of attention to them as it isn’t an interest of mine.

For what it’s worth, the JLR branded racks are Thule racks badged for Jaguar, so it is very likely you could visit a Thule retailer and find what you need and save money to boot!

Surprisingly, when I bought my XF, the roof rails and bike racks were actually cheaper at the Jaguar dealership than they were at the Thule dealer. :surprise: Not sure how often that happens, but in this instance, it worked out better for me purchasing through Jag. Always worth shopping around. :smile2:
 

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If you are in the US, there are 3 options for JLR racks. Neither accept heavy bikes like eBikes, but they will accept fat tire bike.

Roof with front wheel removed. (I have this)
Roof with front wheel installed.
Rear mount using recovery hook holes.

In Europe you can get a hitch mount rack, but the US doesn't allow the hitch kit to be sold here.
 

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Any idea why no hitch kit for the U.S. market? I have a hitch-mount 3-bike rack I'd love to continue using on my I-Pace. Considering buying from the UK and install here...
 

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Any idea why no hitch kit for the U.S. market? I have a hitch-mount 3-bike rack I'd love to continue using on my I-Pace. Considering buying from the UK and install here...
I asked at a Canadian dealer and his response was that the one in the EU does not conform to the regulations here (and I assume they can't or won't come up with a compliant one). Whether that was true or just made up will remain a mystery.
 

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We have the rear mounted one. The dealer told us that NA towing regulations are more stringent and the liability risk of providing hitches (even for light items like bike racks) means that there is too great a risk of someone towing something grossly oversized and then sueing JLR if there is damage or accident. I buy the liability issue sort of.
 

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We have the rear mounted one. The dealer told us that NA towing regulations are more stringent and the liability risk of providing hitches (even for light items like bike racks) means that there is too great a risk of someone towing something grossly oversized and then sueing JLR if there is damage or accident. I buy the liability issue sort of.
That argument could be made by any car maker for any car, yet hitches are all over the place (except the i-Pace). My interpretation was that the hitch standard is different in NA (we don't have that phallic curved rod and ball coming from under the car, but that square receiver facing the rear). In a rear end collision, the hitch would get pushed into the battery.

Too bad, the Jag carrier is $$ and way over the top with the lights and license plate holder. Int thinks it is a trailer.
 

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We have the rear mounted one. The dealer told us that NA towing regulations are more stringent and the liability risk of providing hitches (even for light items like bike racks) means that there is too great a risk of someone towing something grossly oversized and then sueing JLR if there is damage or accident. I buy the liability issue sort of.
Fear of the American tort system is certainly justified, you don't have to be at fault to lose an American lawsuit on liability, you just have not made your product idiot-proof enough. You are expected to predict all the ways your product could be misused and stop them. It's an impossible task. You can never make anything idiot-proof, because as a species were ramping up the quantity and quality of our idiots.
 
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I see that the rear mounted cycle carrier folds down for rear boot access, but does it fold up and out of the way when you don't need it? Jaguar's instructions are less than helpful in this regard.
 

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I see that the rear mounted cycle carrier folds down for rear boot access, but does it fold up and out of the way when you don't need it? Jaguar's instructions are less than helpful in this regard.
I doubt any amount of folding will get that monstrosity "out of the way". It will always obscure the bumper so when not fun use, it should be removed, You doin't want that expensive rack being between you and that light tap from the inattentive car behind you.
 
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