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Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar

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Yakima Accessories and Parts - Y02531

For female or oddly shaped frames, throw on a Tube Top Adapter. The adapter attaches quickly and easily between your handlebars and seat post to form a sturdy, horizontal bar, which makes the bike compatible with most hitch mounted carriers.

Features:

  • Creates a straight tube top for female or oddly shaped bike frames
  • Installs quickly and securely on wide range of bikes
    • Keeps bikes secure on single- or dual-arm mounts
  • Has adjustable, large-diameter tubing and anti-rotation inserts
    • Provides greater bike stability
  • Attaches to bike with molded collars
    • Collars are gentle on bike stem and seat post


Specs:

  • Fits most bike frames and styles
  • Capacity: 1 bike
  • Weight: 3.5 lbs
  • Dimensions: 14-1/2" long at shortest; 31-1/2" at maximum length
  • Lifetime warranty


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Video Transcript for Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar Review

Today we're going to be reviewing the Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar, Part number Y02531. This is going to give you the horizontal bar needed to mount women's or other non-traditional bike frames onto hanging style bike racks. It's easy to retract and extend by simply lightly twisting and pulling apart or twisting and pushing together. It's easy to open and close the clamps by pressing the gold button down and rotating it, which will then allow you to hook it around your seat post and your handle bars. Closing them is as easy as spinning it around until it clicks into place. The overall length of the tube top adapter, outer edge to outer edge, comes right to 24 inches. The inside measurements from here to here are going to measure about 14 and a quarter inches. We'll extend it and repeat those measurements that we have that for reference also.

Outer edge to outer edge is right at 31 and a half inches. Inside to inside, we're going to measure 22 and a half inches. The tube top adapter bar is designed to match most bike frames. Giving you the diameter of the smaller tube is one and 1/8th of an inch. The larger tube is one and 3/8th of an inch. So that you can verify this is going to be a good fit for your application at home, we'll grab the distance between the length and the width for the bigger clamp. The length is going to be about 4 and a quarter.

The wide comes to 2 and an eighth. We'll grab the smaller measurement also, which is about 3 and 3/4 and one and a half inches in width. We'll show you the bike adapter bar on a variety of different bike frames. We'll get them loaded on top of the rack that we can see how they work getting installed. With it loaded up here, we'll go ahead and strap it down. As you can see, our adapter bar works well with our mountain bike with a slightly slanted frame.

Next, we'll move to the kids' bike, which has much more of a slanted frame on it. We also have a bike here with a non-traditional drop frame style. As you can see, the adapter bar is definitely necessary for loading this type of bike onto a hanging bike rack. We've installed the adapter bar in several different frame types. We started with our mountain bike, which has a slightly slanted frame. Next, we used our kids' bike, which, as you can see, has much more of a slant to it. Now, we've installed it on a bike with an alternative style frame.

The tube top adapter bar installs quickly and easily. Extending the bar, and then pressing the button to open up the clamps is going to allow you to fit it around the seat post and the handle bar post. You'll then want to bring it together and close your clamps. With the adapter bar installed on our women's bike, we'll load it onto our bike rack. All that's left to do is strap it down and we're ready to hit the road. The tube top adapter has a 45 pound weight capacity. It attaches to the bike with the molded collars. These collars are gentle on the bike stem and offer a rubber coating to help prevent any damage to your bike. Works with dual arm, single arm, and platform bike racks that mount to a hitch, trunk, or spare tire. The tube top adapter also features a lifetime warranty. Now, we can take it out and show you what it's going to look like in action through our test course. We'll take it through the slalom, which show the side to side action. Our alternating bumps will give you the twisting motion. The solid bumps will give you the up and down movement of the bikes. That completes today's review of the Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar, Part number Y02531. .




Customer Reviews

Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar - Y02531

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (60 Customer Reviews)

For female or oddly shaped frames, throw on a Tube Top Adapter. The adapter attaches quickly and easily between your handlebars and seat post to form a sturdy, horizontal bar, which makes the bike compatible with most hitch mounted carriers.


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by: Dave R08/18/2013


Purchased this unit only after my original adapter bar (from Swagman) was on back order. I called eTrailer after not seeing any activity from my order in 2 days. That's when I was made aware that it was not available for another couple of weeks. Not a big deal but would have liked to be notified sooner and not have the rest of my order delayed because of the adapter bar. The unit is well built, heavy duty and very sturdy. Locking arms lock in place with a click to let you know they're locked. Doesn't fit my wife's bike that well (a bit long) but I've gotten it to work. Used it over the weekend on a 4hr trip and looked and performed great. Thanks eTrailer 95705





Comments

Well, its been over a year now and the Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter still looks great and is holding up well to the rigors Ive put it through. Thanks again eTrailer.com

Dave R - 02/23/2015

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by: Julie K06/29/2014


Prior to purchasing the bike rack, we loaded our bikes in the back of our CRV. We had not purchased a rack before as we were told that there weren't any racks that would fit a CRV. That's where etrailer.com came in - I went on line and found the site and the rest is history. The bike rack came quickly and with a few adjustments, it was soon on the back of the CRV. Unfortunately, I did not realize that a female bike required an adapter bar so we were unable to use the rack with both bikes until the second order arrived with the adapter enclosed. Friendly and prompt communication from etrailer.com on both orders. I definitely recommend purchasing this product from etrailer.com - just don't forget a Tube Top adapter if one of your two bikes is for a woman! 138237





Comments

Hi, is your Honda CRV a 2014 5door?How many stabilizing straps do you have?Thank you!Janet

comment by: Janet - 07/08/2014


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We looked up Julie's order and it is a 2005 Honda CR-V. The bike rack is a Yakima SpareTime, it bolts to the spare tire mount so there are no straps used to secure the rack to the vehicle. Each bike is held on with 3 straps, 2 across the top tube to secure the bike to the rack and 1 around the seat post to keep the bike from swinging. As you know, your 2014 doesn't have the rear mounted spare, so your bike rack options are roof, hitch or trunk/hatch mounted. I've added a link to all the trunk racks we have that will fit your CR-V, if you're interested in roof or hitch mounte instead, let me know.

Patrick B - 7/10/2014




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by: Lorrie M08/17/2013


We have carried the bikes only once so far. So far we think its a good think. 95576






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by: Joe G10/20/2013


Etrailer.com not only had the best price for the adapter bar I was looking for, but they did not gouge me on shipping costs. After ordering you get emails at every stage, than the best of all, I received an email stating they bumped my order from standard to priority at no additional charges. I will check etrailer.com in the future for purchases, outstanding customer service and delivery. 104451






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by: Larry Wildes05/17/2011


The price, and product were great. Delivery was prompt. The bike bar adapter works great, the only issue was when using the front of the bar on the handlebar stem the front wheel was to close to the ground when mounted on the bike rack, but this was resolved by placing the front of the bar on the top of the fork tube of the frame, the extra 1 1/2" gained by doing this leveled ot the bike on the rack, and gave me the clearance needed. The bike is a 1947 Monark Super Deluxe womens bike, with a tank, and dual springer front end. Thanks for a great product !! Sincerly, Larry Wildes 14538






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by: Tamara M.01/05/2013


The folks at etrailer gave me a recommendation for what type of hitch and bike rack I needed to fit my 2012 Toyota Sienna. I purchased their recommendation including this bike adapter bar and just came back from a wonderful vacation destination to which I transported 2 adult and 2 kids bikes! A local automotive repair shop installed the hitch for under $100. Will definitely buy from etrailer again in the future. Note - you need an adapter for each kids/womens bike being carried on the bike rack... somehow, I didn't realize that initially :) 62477






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by: Teresa R05/08/2014


I received the Yakima bike rack from etrailer for my Jeep. I received it quickly and found it easy to attach. I then determined that since I have a woman's/mountain bike I needed the tube top adapter. I do wish I would have known that so I could have ordered everything at the same time. I now have it all and everything works great! 129602






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by: Sandee03/05/2013


After finding out the product we planned to order elswhere would not work I called e-trailers. Nik M was a tremedous help in finding the right product for us. It is very sturdy, easy to install and should work out perfect for us. The service at e-trailers was a great experience and got our product before expected and was one of the most pleasant online ordering I have used!!! Thanks Nik and e-trailers!!! 68891






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by: Sandy06/07/2011


The product is very easy to use and works exactly as intended. And they have EXCELLENT customer service! I ordered it at 4pm on a Tues afternoon (with just regular shipping) and I received it on Thursday morning! I was very surprised and pleased with their speedy delivery. After that, I received a personal email, asking if I had any problems with the product. Very smooth service! 16312






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by: David W.06/17/2014


Not as good a fit as I had hoped. The telescoping aspect of the unit is a bit sticky causing it to bang into the handlebar when attaching. The fit of the looping ends is not as uniform and proper as I'd like. When bike is secured and tightened to rack the unit has a lot of torque on its loop ends which worry me when time and use start to mount. 135866






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by: Grace09/29/2012


i bought this accessory because my bike has a weird / type of bar. i love my bike. though i purchased an awesome rack it still moves when driving,im guessing its the g-force from the wind as i drive....all the parts are YAKIMA. i really like all the products that i have purchased through etrailer.com, and they have a very knowledgable staff. 56092






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by: Bill S05/02/2012


This is a solid product, but challenging to come up with a true universal piece to handle all frames easily. I had to play with this to come up with a work around. It would be better if the jaws were adjustable. It does the job, just not as cleanly as I had hoped. I don't know that any otheres I saw would be any better. 39127






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by: Matt J.09/28/2014


the Yakima bike adapter for my Yakima bike rack is perfect for a female bike or a bike with an "abnormal" frame. I tried to use it for my Cannondale SL5, but it did not really work which is okay because I can put it on the rack directly without much hastle. So, overall, is it excellent for women's framed bikes. 153395






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by: Susan W.10/10/2012


Works well and is easy to use. I was disconcerted at first because there is no way to stop the sliding of the bar so that it maintains a fixed length. However, this is immaterial, because once attached to the bike, there is no movement of the bar. Very study. So glad to have this for my step-through bike! 56843






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by: T.A.H.05/31/2015


Bar seems to slide in and out much too easily. Did fit a traditional girls type of frame, but it is not a great fit. It is much better than trying to force this type of frame onto the hitch mount carrier. I would suggest trying to fit your bike onto the rack before the bar. 199322






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by: J Dolphin10/13/2014


Amazingly FAST shipping! Thanks! The products work as described. 155736






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by: Steve B05/08/2014


I purchased 2 bike adapter bars for my Yakima Double Down Bike Carrier. Product is excellent and easy to use. Built in lock is great. And Etrailer customer service is excellent!. Addtionally, their normal shipping is amazingly fast! Great experience! 129572






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by: Daniel O.10/06/2012


Your site was easy to navigate and shipping was fast.My bike rack showed up and was exactly as described.It was better built than I had expected.I would highly recommend your site anyone looking for bike racks and more!Thanks for your great service. 56569






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by: Katrina K.06/19/2013


The Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar is easy to use and makes transporting my bike and my daughter's very easy. We had to rig it a bit to fit my son's 16 inch bike due to the length (a little too long), but got it to work! 85319






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by: S09/19/2012


This product makes the task of loading the bike onto the rack very easy when you do not have a cross bar. Only wish that the length could be locked once you adjust it to your bike. Otherwise, very happy with the purchase. 55132






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by: Matt H.08/24/2012


Sturdy device that makes it a lot easier for the bike to sit on my Yakima rack. It's disappointing that I need this, but it works well. A bit pricy but great quality and easy to apply to the bike before loading. 52787






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by: Bryan H.05/02/2012


Another great experience with etrailer. Got the product fast and in perfect condition. Good to see a company and employees take pride in their work. A rare thing these days. Keep up the great work! 39111






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by: Laurel O07/13/2014


I was seeking a longer telescoping rod for transporting a step through bike. The Yakima extends to about 31 + or- inches and accommodates my needs very nicely. 141124






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by: Bob J04/24/2014


This is very sturdy and serves the function. However, it does not have an adjustable locking ability and the front of the bicycle handlebars tend to slip down 127222






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by: Carol H08/08/2011


The two bicycle bars I bought to take women's bikes on a bicycle carrier were of high quality and were delivered almost next day. Excellent service. 21391






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by: TR310/17/2014


Purchased 2 separate orders which were completed within very acceptable time frames. Pleased with both company's service and products offered. 156458






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by: Greg Z05/24/2015


What I expected. I do wish the tube include a locking collar (some sort of tension collar) so you could keep the item a fixed length. 195295






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by: Buddy W.09/27/2014


Man, this thing is much more stout built than I expected. Very good product for the price and should provide a long service life. 153348






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by: JER07/18/2013


Exactly as described. Im certain that it will deliver the service I expect. Delivery was very fast and pricing was very decent. 90255






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by: dave w03/20/2012


Well made and easy to use. etrailer delivered in a timely manner. I would recommend both etrailer and the product from Yakima. 34492






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by: Rick K10/08/2012


It was hard to find a bar that fit a boy's mountain bike, but this one does (14.5 inch length). My search is now over! 56710






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by: Rhonda09/01/2013


Got to my house in time to use on my trip, and worked well on my sister's "girl bike". Nice quality product. 97831






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by: Dave w03/25/2012


Product is well made, price was good. Arrived earlier than expected. Will do business withe etrailer again. 35115






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by: TJM05/22/2012


Worked great on my kids bike so I don't have to figure out how to jam it into the back of the van anymore. 41280






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by: Walter hopper04/24/2015


These guys rock! Received my bike rack adapter bar within 4 days of order -- excellent price & service! 187847






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by: Jim M04/22/2015


Love these bars.... Make mounting womens bikes and bikes with different frame configs alot easier. 187507






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by: Barry W.06/12/2013


This is a "must have" for a Woman's frame bike. Mad loading it on my Yakima KingJoe rack easy!! 84303






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by: Robert A.04/08/2011


The product came with no instructions but the etrailer video was very helpful. Thank you!! 11372






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by: Jon b02/27/2012


Item came on time and in good shape. Easily mounted on both bikes. Great service. Thanks 32638






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by: Flatwaterjohn05/24/2014


Does what it's supposed to do, and does it well. It will not cook or clean 132295






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by: Robert R12/11/2014


Just what I needed to stop my wife's bike frame from being scratched!! 164232






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by: Kevin H.08/04/2014


Too difficult to use for ladies. It requires great force to operate. 144305






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by: Rick M.07/15/2013


Five minute install...great product, great service!!! Thanks!!! 89554






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by: Dennis06/22/2012


Great product! Excellent customer service! Very pleased Thank you 45269






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by: Randy K04/30/2014


Great solution to my problem - Thanks to Judy who suggested it 128224






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by: Larry M.09/11/2012


Got here early. Works great. Thanks for the prompt service. 54321






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by: Kevin04/28/2013


Great Product, exactly as described, Quick Delivery 78245






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by: Paul G.04/09/2011


High quality. Service and delivery were excellent. 11419






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by: Louie P05/28/2014


Excellent product works exactly as advertised . 132912






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by: Dennis B.11/30/2012


High quality product and fantastic deli very. 60373




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  • Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2007 Honda CR-V
  • There are several trunk mounted bike racks that are available for your 2007 Honda CR-V. The Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 Bike Rack With Folding Arms, part # Y02624, can carry 2 bikes and includes several key features, such as a low-profile design with folding arms, sturdy steel construction and an integrated anti-sway StableCradle system. For a 3-bike carrier I suggest the Yakima KingJoe Pro 3 Bike Rack With Folding Arms, # Y02625. This carrier shares the features of the Pro 2 and is one...
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  • Will Yakima SpareTime 2 Bike Carrier # Y02598 work on 2014 Wrangler Unlimited with 315/75R16 Tire
  • The Yakima SpareTime 2 Bike Carrier # Y02598 should work very well on your 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. We had a customer leave a review who said this rack worked very well with his 315 width tire. He actually didn't even have to use the longest included adapter either. He used the medium length one. Check out the review video I attached for this product as well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested...
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  • Are There Trunk or Hatch Mounted Bike Racks Available for a 2005 Honda Odyssey
  • At this time the only trunk or hatch mounted bike racks available for the 2005 Honda Odyssey is the Hollywood Racks # HRF2 for 2 bikes or the # HRF3 for 3 bikes. It will mount to the rear hatch, crossbars, or existing rails on your Odyssey. There are other options available if you need to transport more that 2 bikes. The most versatile being a hitch and hitch mounted bike rack. A hitch will allow you to not only put a bike rack on your Odyssey, but also cargo carriers and many other...
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  • Yakima KingJoe Pro or SuperJoe Pro Trunk Mounted Bike Rack for 2012 Ford Fiesta Hatchback
  • According to our friends at Yakima, the KingJoe Pro 2 bike rack, part # Y02624 is compatible with 2012 Ford Fiesta hatchback models only. The SuperJoe Pro, part # Y02629 only fits sedan models. The KingJoe Pro will work great with your Fiesta Hatchback. For womens bikes or bikes with sharply angled top tubes or step-through frames, using a frame adapter like the Yakima Tube Top, part # Y02531 is recommended. The adapter spans the distance between the seat post and the handle bar gooseneck,...
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  • Will the Yakima KingJoe Pro 3 Trunk Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2012 BMW X3
  • I checked with Yakima and the KingJoe Pro 3, # Y02625, is a fit for the 2012 BMW X3. If you will be carrying womens, childrens, or alternative frame bikes, I recommend using the Yakima Tube Top, # Y02531, to carry the bikes more level. I have included a link to a video that shows how the adapter works.
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  • Using Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar # Y02531 For A Womens Bike On The Yakima RidgeBack Bike Rack
  • If a womens bike is carried on the Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack, part # Y02457, it will be carried at an angle and the bike will be tilted at an angle matching the frame top tube. If you use a frame adapter like the Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar, part # Y02531, or the Swagman Bike Adapter, part # 64005, the bike will be ride level. These frame adapters will attach to the center seat post and to the handlebar post and provides a horizontal bar, so the bike can ride level on the bike...
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  • Trunk Mounted Bike Rack for 2006 BMW X5
  • According to Thule, none of their trunk or hatch mounted bike racks will fit a 2000-2006 BMW X5. Yakima has two racks that are a confirmed fit, the KingJoe # Y02619, and the KingJoe Pro # Y02624. Yakima makes a quality product, and either of these racks would work just fine for you. For womens bikes or bikes with sharply angled top tubes or step-through frames, using a frame adapter like part # Y02531 is recommended. The adapter spans the distance between the seat post and the handle...
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  • Spare Tire Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 35 inch Tall Tire
  • I have a spare tire mounted bike rack recommendation that will work on the 35 inch tall spare of your vehicle, but the Thule Spare Me part # TH963PRO won't work on tires taller than 32 inches. You should check out the Yakima SpareTime 2 Bike Rack part # Y02598. This rack can go on tire up to a 315 series width or 12.5 inch width. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2012 Volkswagen GTI
  • To start, lets look at trailer hitches. There are 3 hitches for the 2012 Volkswagen GTI, see link. I recommend the Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24904 over the Curt hitch # C11000. The reason is that Curt requires the use of a stabilization strap, # 18050, for their warranty requirements and the Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch trailer hitches do not. Since you are going to use the hitch for a bike rack, you would not need the ball mount that comes with the Hidden Hitch so Draw-Tite hitch # 24904...
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  • Trunk Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2009 Chevy HHR
  • Yes, the KingJoe Pro trunk mount bike carriers, # Y02624 for 2 bikes and # Y02625 for 3 bikes, will fit on the back of your Chevrolet HHR. Thule also has trunk mount bike racks that will work on your HHR. The Passage series of bike racks, Item # TH910XT or # TH911XT. If you plan on carrying womens or alternative framed bikes I would recommend you get a Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar # Y02531. I attached a review video and installation instructions for this product for you to check...
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