Racks Gone Rogue! Picture of a 2012 Volvo XC60 Roof Bike Rack System using the Thule 460 Podium Roof Rack System and a RockyMounts Tomahawk Bike Rack


Yikes! This Racks Gone Rogue picture is for educational purposes only! This is a non-approved, untested, warranty-voiding and potentially unsafe roof rack system. Use of this rack system in this way is not recommended as it could lead to damage to the vehicle and/or cargo, or it could detach from the roof entirely while driving. 

This is a bit of an unusual RGR post in that the rack isn’t made of wood or attached with hose clamps. As far as the rack system and bike attachments go, everything checks out. But it’s the way it is being used that caught our attention. This 2012 Volvo XC60 roof bike rack system is using the Thule 460 Podium Roof Rack System with Thule Podium Fit Kit 4006 and Thule LB50 50″ load bars. Attached to the Thule bars is the RockyMounts Tomahawk bike rack which is designed to carry just about any bike in the upright position. But this person figures with enough rope and a stufffed dry bag, the Tomahawk makes an excellent bike platform for laying a bike on its side and tying it down. We can’t say we agree.

The RockyMounts Tomahawk’s front wheel tray doubles as a bar end hook if carefully placed just so…(but please don’t do this!)
…while the RockyMounts Tomahawk upright bike rack’s rear wheel strap doubles as a convenient cushion for the rear tire when the bike is carried in the non-upright position (kidding aside, please don’t do this!)