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Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today in our 2012 Chevy Equinox, we're doing a test fit of the Kuat NV 2.0 Platform-Style 2-Bike Rack. That part number is NV22G. We already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. We're going to lift up on the back of the rack and actually pull down on the lever on the side, here, and that's going to allow us to tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle with our bikes fully loaded. With it in this position, we're going to gain full access into our back hatch area to get anything in or out that we may need.



Yakima HoldUp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox we're doing a test fit of the Yakima Holdup Platform Style 2 bike rack. That part number is Y02443. I already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you one of the main features of this rack. If we come here to the back of it we're going to lift up slightly, and then we'll pull out the red pin at the opposite end and be able to tilt our bike rack, fully loaded, away from our vehicle. With that tilted we're going to gain full access into our back hatch area to get anything in or out that we may need. Now, you may have noticed it does come pretty close to our handlebars.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, we're doing a test fit of the Yakima LiteRider hanging style 2-bike rack. That part number is Y02472. Now, we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We got two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway. These are also known as zip strips by Yakima.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox we're doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex hanging-style 4-bike rack. That part number is TH9029XT. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have two cradles in place with three straps altogether, two on our frame here and one as our anti-sway strap in the back. We're going to start by pulling down and lifting up to release those.



Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox we're doing a test fit of the Rola TX-102 hanging-style 2-bike rack. That part number is 59400. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have two cradles in place with three straps altogether, two on our frame here and one as our anti-sway in the back. We're going to start by pulling down and lifting up to release those.



Inno Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today, on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, we're doing a test-fit of the Inno Tire Hold Platform-style Two-bike Rack. That part number is IMH305. We already have our bike secured down. We're first going to go over one of the main features of this rack. We're going to come to the back of the rack here, and we're going to pull down on this lever. That's going to allow us to tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle without having to remove our bikes.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, we're doing a test fit of the Swagman XC2 platform style 2-bike rack. That part number is S64650. Now, we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have two cradles. One at the front tire, one at the back.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today, on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, we're doing a test-fit of the Thule T2 Pro Platform-style Two-bike Rack. That part number is TH9034. We already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. If we come here to the back, we're going to squeeze the handle together. We're actually going to be able to tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle with our bikes fully loaded.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox we're doing a test fit of the Thule Roadway hanging-style 2-bike rack. That part number is TH912XTR. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We've got two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame here and one as our anti-sway in the back. We're going to pull down and lift up to release those.



Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox we'll be test fitting the Yakima StickUp 2 Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Bike Rack for both one and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number y02420. Now to begin our test fit, we'll simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch. Line up the hitch pin hole and install and tighten our anti-rattle bolt and with the bolt tight, our rack is secured to our vehicle. We'll now go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of 12 1/2 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the closest point on the rear of our vehicle is three inches. With the bike rack in the folded position, we've added 12 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



Yakima DoubleDown Ace Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox we'll be test fitting the Yakima Doubledown Ace 4 Bike Carrier for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number y02451. To begin we can go ahead and slide the bike rack shank into our hitch. Line up the hitch pin hole and install the attached hitch pin. We can then go ahead and tighten the knob down here at the back of the shank, securing the bike rack to the vehicle. At this point we can go over a few clearance measurements. Our ground clearance here at the bike rack measures 11 1/2 inches and the closest part of the bike carrier to the rear of our vehicle is five inches.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox we're going to be test fitting the Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack, part number th990xt. We'll begin by taking the shank of the bike rack and sliding it into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll then thread an anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down using the wrench. With our bike rack secured to our vehicle, we'll now go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. We have 11 1/2 inches of ground clearance and the closest part of the bike carrier to the closest part of the vehicle is three and a half inches. With the bike rack in the folded position, we've added about ten inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex Swing Four-Bike Carrier, Part Number TH9027. To begin our test fit, we'll slide our bike rack shank into the hitch and allow the integrated lock and hitch pin to fall into place. We'll then move to the anti-rattle knob where we'll tighten down the knob, securing our bike rack to the vehicle. Now, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of 12 inches and the closest part of the bike carrier to the closest part of the rear of our vehicle is about 3 inches. With the bike rack in its folded position, we've added 12 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex Four-Bike Carrier, Part Number TH9025. Now to begin the test fit, we'll slide the bike rack shank into the hitch and that'll allow our integrated locking hitch pin to fall into place. We can then move to the anti-rattle knob and tighten it down, which will secure our bike rack to our vehicle. We'll now go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of 13 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack of the rear of our vehicle is about 3 inches. With the bike rack in the folded position, we've added an overall length of 12 inches to our vehicle.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012, Chevrolet Equinox, we'll be test fitting the Swagman Titan Four-Bike Carrier for both 1-1/4 and 2-inch Hitches, Part Number S63410. To install our carrier, we'll slide our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pinhole, and install or tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to our vehicle. And now, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of 13 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the closest point of the vehicle is about 7 inches. With the bike rack in the folded position, we've added 19 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



Softride Dura Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012, Chevrolet Equinox, we'll be test fitting the Softride Dura Hitch Bike Rack, Part Number SR26247. We're going to begin by simply sliding the bike rack shank into the hitch. We'll line up the hitch pinhole and install our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, our bike rack is now secured to the vehicle. Now, we can go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of 12 inches.



Rhino-Rack 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, we're going to be test fitting the Rhino Rack Four-Bike Carrier for 2-inch Hitches, Part Number RBC038. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, first, we'll insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch and then we'll thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down using a wrench. Now, we can go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of 12-1/2 inches. The closest part of our carrier to the closest part of our vehicle is about two inches. With the bike rack in the folded position, we've added nine inches of additional length to the rear of our vehicle.



Hollywood Racks Traveler 5 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today, on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, we'll be test-fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler five-bike carrier, part number HR9200. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pinholes, and then throw in our anti-rattle bolt through the pinholes, and tighten with a wrench.Now, well go ahead and go over a few measurements. We have about 12 inches of ground clearance, and the closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle is about five inches. With the cradle arms folded, we've added 15 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. To access the cargo area, we'll pull the pin at the bottom of the mast, and tilt down our carrier.To load the bike, we'll make sure that the mast is in its upright position. We'll undo the cradle straps, set the bike into the frame cradles, and secure it with the straps.That complete todays test fit for the Hollywood racks Traveler five-bike carrier, part number HR9200, on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox..



Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today, on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, we'll be test-fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler four-bike carrier, part number HR8500. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pinholes and the thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pinholes and tighten them with a wrench.Now, with the carrier secured to the vehicle, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of 12 inches. The closest point of the bike carrier to the closest point of the rear of our vehicle is about an inch. With the bike rack in its folded position, weve added nine inches to the overall length of our vehicle.We'll pull the pin at the bottom of the mast to activate out tilt feature. As you can see, we can easily gain access to the cargo area of our vehicle.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, we'll be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number TH9029. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, we'll insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up the hitch pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down using a wrench. Now, we want to go over a handful of clearance measurements. We've got about 12 inches of ground clearance and about 4 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall, we've added about 10 inches of length to the rear of our vehicle with the bike rack arms folded down.



Thule Parkway 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, we'll be test fitting the Thule Parkway 2 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number TH958. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, we'll insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up our hitch pin hole, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down using a wrench. Next, we'll go over a handful of clearance measurements. We've got about 12 inches of ground clearance and about 2 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall, we've added about 22 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, we'll be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number TH934XTR. To mount this carrier to our vehicle, we'll insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up the hitch pin hole, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down using a wrench. Next, we'll go over a handful of clearance measurements. We've got about 12 inches of ground clearance and about 5-1/2 inches between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall, we've added about 15 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle with the bike rack arms folded down.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, we'll be test fitting the Swagman XTC2 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number S64670. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, we'll insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up the hitch pin holes, feed in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down using a wrench. Next, we'll go over a handful of clearance measurements. We've got about 12-1/2 inches of ground clearance and about 4 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall, we've added about 20 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle.





2012 Chevrolet Equinox Bike Rack Questions

  • I contacted our representative at Swagman about the XTC4 Hitch Bike Rack, part # S64665 and the Quad 4 Bike Rack, part # S64692. Both of these bike racks will work for your downhill bikes with 2.7 and 3 inch wide tires. The XTC4 and the Quad 4 are similar in design and either would work great for carrying the downhill bikes. Each rack includes a cable lock and hitch pin lock. One advantage I think the XTC4 has is the wheel hoops do not have a tray which may be nice if you will...
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  • It seems you are concerned about the width of a hanging bike rack and security for your long road trip. There are a couple of different options I'd like to give you to choose from, all of which are really nice bike racks just with different features. The first two are platform bike racks where the the racks only touch the wheels. The third is a vertical hanging bike rack where the frame is also untouched as the bikes hang by the handle bars. My strongest recommendation for...
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  • Yes, the Thule Passage 2 trunk mount bike rack # TH910XT, will fit a 2012 Chevy Equinox. I have linked a video review of this rack for you. If you will be carrying womens, childrens, or alternative frame bikes, I recommend using the bike adapter bar # TH982XT for greater ground clearance and to carry the bikes more level. I have included a link to a video showing how the adapter works. I have also included a link to all of the trunk mount bike racks that will fit your Equinox.
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  • Provided that you have a trailer hitch on your 2012 Chevy Equinox, the Swagman Titan, # S63400, would be a great choice. This bike rack can hold 2 bikes, it has anti-sway cradles, it can tilt down away from the vehicle, and it has an integrated cable lock. I have included some links on the Titan for you. If you need a trailer hitch, the most popular option is Curt hitch # 13591. I have included links to the instructions and a video installation for you.
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  • If you have a Class I 1-1/4 inch hitch on your 2012 Chevy Equinox then you would only be able to carry two bikes with this Yakima FullTilt 5 Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Rack # Y02463. If you have a Class II 1-1/4 inch hitch on your vehicle you would not be limited to only 2 bikes for the rack. I did some checking and all of the hitches we sell for your vehicle are Class II, so most likely you have a Class II hitch. I also attached an FAQ article on hitch classifications for you...
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  • I checked with Thule and the Passage 3 trunk mount bike rack, # TH911XT, will fit your 2012 Chevy Equinox. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. If you will be carrying a bike that does not have a round top frame bar that goes straight across, I recommend using a bike adapter bar, # TH982XT. This will allow you to carry those bikes more level which will provide better ground clearance. I have included a link to a video that shows how the adapter works.
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  • You should not lift the tailgate with a trunk mount bike rack installed for several reasons. First, the weight of the carrier can pull the hatch down on you. Opening the hatch can affect the fit of the rack and cause it to fall off. The hinges for the hatch are not designed for the extra weight. If you need to open the rear hatch then you will need to remove the bikes and rack first. With the Thule Raceway, # TH9002PRO, it is very easy to do so. I own this rack and it is simple...
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  • Yes, the SportRack Upshift 2 Roof Bike Rack # SR4883RP will fit on your 2012 Chevrolet Equinox. However, you are going to need a roof rack for the bike rack to connect to. If you already have one great, but if you don't I can help with that. If your Equinox is equipped with the raised factory rails that run along the roof then you can use 50 inch Thule Square Load Bars # THLB50 and the Thule Crossroad Foot Pack # TH450. If you do not have the factory rails, then your vehicle...
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