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Bikes on the roof of a Model S

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I'm looking for stories from people with experience of transporting bikes with their Model S.

Specifically, I'd like to know:
  1. which roof bars you bought
  2. which bike carriers you attach to the roof bars
  3. how many bike carriers you can (or could potentially) fit on your roof bars
  4. if you've managed to transport children's bikes, how you managed it
Thanks for any help you can offer.
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For info, I've already contacted roofbox.co.uk and had a really helpful reply from them, including this nugget: apparently Tesla changed the shape of the roof bar fitting points in ~June 2015, and the existing Whispbar roof bars currently won't fit on any newly manufactured Model S. Whispbar are working on it, but as it stands right now, an owner of a brand new Model S can't get Whispbar roof bars.
Sorry this info is out of date. You can buy the Whispbars roof rack with the updated fitting kit for the post June 15 pano roof from a Tesla Service Garage. Just give them a ring.
I posted that info on FB. The latest K930W fitting kits are available now from Tesla Service Centres. These kits also contain the parts for the pre June 2015 pano roofs as well. To prove the point here is my Sept 15 P85D with the Whispbars Roofrack (and my boat)
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When fitting the roof rack refer to the instructions in the fitting kit. Ignore the installation video on the Tesla website as it refers to fitting the roof rack to the pre June pano roof which is very different.
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