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Safely transport up to three bikes with this spare tire mounted bike carrier. Special rotating cradles allow for the bikes to be moved closer to the center of your vehicle on models where the spare tire is off to the side.
SportRack 3 Bike Rack that attaches to the vehicle's spare tire
Note: If your vehicle has a spare tire mounted back-up camera, the A30813STL will not fit. This rack is not compatible with the 2006-2012 Toyota RAV4.
Video of SportRack 3 Bike Carrier Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack with Rotating Cradles
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installation instructions and specs for complete information.
The first step in installing this bicycle rack is to go ahead and disconnect the wheel mount as it comes packaged already installed on the rack. We will take the wheel mount and put it behind the spare tire and then we will re-install the rack. The next step is to take off the spare tire cover if you have one, then the spare tire itself. Next we can slide on our adapter plate, it has a variety of different holes in it for different makes and models of vehicles. With the spare and the mount installed we can put our rack on using its locking bolt. The cradles are mounted loose so you can adjust them for the different tilts of the top tube on your bike. We will leave them level for now and we will install a couple of bikes to show how they fit. The cradles are loosely set on the rack, we will set the bike on there to get the tilt we want. That is how a standard frame bicycle will work on this rack. Now we will show you an alternative frame bicycle.
We will do the same thing, we will test fit it and set the cradle where we want it, and tighten it down. As you can see an alternative fame bike will work just fine on this rack with a simple adjustment. Now we will go to one final detail of this installation. What we need to do next is install the stabilizing strap that catches the top edge of the door, and goes down to the bike rack through the buckle to give it additional support. We will show you a few of the features of the cradle here on this rack. First off as you can see, you can offset the cradle to match or fit the top tube of the bike. What is also nice is that this rack comes with caps to go over the bolts so you do not scratch up your frame. Lastly, you have a nice rubber edge going all the way through which has grooves that allow your cables to fit and not rub up against the frame. Also, the security of this rack is really good too. You have one simple key for two functions. One locks this cradle in place so you cannot take this bike or the ones behind it off. Also to take the whole rack off, there is a locking knob too, one key does both. With the knob locked, you cannot unscrew it or clamp it down. With it unlocked, you can clamp it down or loosen it up. There you have it for the SportRack spare tire mount bicycle rack, their frontier deluxe model, part # A30813STL.
Average Customer Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (18 Customer Reviews)
by: Sandy C02/28/2011
I'm a single, 63 year old woman who has decided to get back into biking. I bought a beach cruiser this summer and it is a real pain getting the bike into the back of my 2002 RAV 4 by myself. I did a lot of research to see which rack would work best with my car and emailed etrailer.com with some questions. I received an instant reply saying it would be best for me to get the Sport Rack 3 Bike Carrier Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack and a Swagman Easy Out Women's Alternative Frame Bike Adaptor so I could carry my woman's bike easier. I actually got two of them so I could carry my friends' bikes also. It came quickly in the mail. A male friend helped me take off the spare tire and install the rack. It was very easy to install-especially since we had watched the video. I practiced putting my bike on it and locking it and taking it off. I know it will be very easy to use. I especially like the idea that I can lock the rack onto my spare tire while I am biking. I didn't want to have to take the entire rack off while I was biking. Thank you for making such a great product. I'm very anxious to get down to the beach and bike!8100
by: Lauren R.12/14/2010
Stronger than a Fed-X truck This is a great unit that fit great and mounted easily on my Tracker. I had used it about two years when a delivery truck backed into it. It bent the rack a little to the right, which was straightened with a come-a-long, but put a nice deep dent in the truck. Still works great; this is one heavy duty unit. I especially like how everything can be locked on and how easy it is to put on and take off the car. 4118
by: Roy J Sc03/01/2012
Excellent delivery service - much faster than I expected. We had some nice weather yesterday so I went outside and installed the bike rack on my '02 Honda CR-V with no major problems. It looks like it will be a tight fit for three bikes though. I wish the mounting arm for the bikes was about an inch longer. We put two of our bikes on it, and drove a few miles around our area over some bumpy roads for a little test drive. When we got home, it was just as tight as when we left. Make sure you tie the front wheels of the bike to the frame to keep them from moving around. After you take the rack off, you can place it in the storage area of your car easily. We will be using it a lot this summer.32871
by: Jason G04/06/2010
Good product! Simple and solid. Straightforward installation. Shipped out super fast! One tip for Jeep liberty wheels; the square sleeve mount that slides through the center of the spare tire is slightly larger than the center opening for the aluminum wheels. Solution; use a file to make v shaped slots (about 1/8" deep) allowing enough room for the sleeve. Since it is behind the center cap it won't be noticeable if you later mount the spare wheel for full time use.2918
Excellent Product!! I've owned mine for nearly a year and have had zero problems. It perfect for my FJ Cruiser. The clamps adjust for bikes with sloped top tubes. Install and removal takes minutes so you don't have to drive around with the rack when you get home. The rack stores easily in the garage or your trunk. Although I don't have this problem, this rack also appears to be the best choice for off-center rear tires. I've seen the competitor Thule Spare Me 2 on several vehicles, damaged by stresses using its off-center mount feature. Good luck on your choice - I have had it on mine!1491
by: Blue Billy08/01/2008
On of a kind bike rack. After I watched the video for rack installation on line, then I give it a try. Wow! It really is a clever design and well solid material, I've never seen and tried a product like this on market before. This rack is super easy to install, remove and in compact size, light weight too. I can even carry it in my trunk without taking much space, slip it out and install in only couple minutes. It is safe and stable as well, and the price is right. I really love it.1122
by: Dawn J.09/20/2011
I have a 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara and after doing ALOT of research on what type of bike carrier would be good for this vehicle I finally purchased the SportRack 3 spare tire mount rack. The rack fits perfectly on the rear spare tire. I can even leave the mounting bracket on the spare with the rear cover on. Also etrailer was awesome at getting my product to me quickly. I choose the standard shipping because it was free for the amount of my total purchase. When I received the email regarding my shipment going out they also notified me that they had changed it to express shipping. I acutally ended up receiving my carrier much sooner then anticipated. I would definetly recommend etrailer for your accessory needs.24313
by: alex s07/11/2011
nice rack but the mounting bracket and rack should be longer to accommodate an suv tire. i mounted mine on a suzuki xl7 and it barely fit. these are 16 inch tires on a small SUV so i can't imagine it working properly on a larger car. everything else seems strong and well made.19131
by: Dick Ruzicka07/08/2011
This rack is terrific. Just what I was looking for. Sturdy, easy to install. Beats anything else I have seen. Your service was unbelievable. I received the rack less than 24 hours after placing an on-line order-and no shipping charge-zippo For your next assignment, please solve the problems in the mideast. 18876
Ordered online and received my bike rack in a few days. Was able to track it and it came a day ahead of schedule. Went on my car very easily, a 2002 Toyota RAV4. Seems very sturdy and I have used it several times now without difficulty. I recommend this rack for it's value, convenience and quality. etrailer gave me very good service.71449
I am very pleased with the SportRack 3 Bike Carrier. We use the Mountain bike size bikes and agree with other users that we need the 3 Bike rack to carry two bikes. Other than that, attaching the rack was easy and the only issue we found was the bracket used to attached the rack to the rear tire mount allowed only one angle and it was not the one recommended in the instructions; although, it works fine and allows the bikes to be more centered behind the 2003 Honda CRV.67500
by: Darryl S.07/12/2012
Glad I found this product. Took all of 20 minutes to unpack, install, and load my bikes on a 2002 Honda CRV! Reasonably priced, and excellent service and delivery by etrailer.com! I would certainly recommend this product, as it is better than all the others I saw.47616
by: Julie M02/28/2012
This product was as easy to install as the video demonstrates. I liked how your site had the video demonstration first because you could see how it installs before you buy it and it took a lot of the guessing out of the assembly. I like this model because it allows you to put three bikes on it. The two or four bike models didn't meet our needs. This way here my daughter can bring a friend with us with no problem. I'm a single parent so I really couldn't see myself lifting our bikes on top of a roof rack model. With the SportRack 3, I simply lift, load and lock. The only thing that would make this model absolutely perfect is to be able to lock all three bikes in place instead of just the first one. The prices were reasonable The website was very informative. I liked how there were a variety of styles to compare and choose from. The delivery was quick and efficient and the customer service rep was extremely polite, courteous and helpful. I would definitely recommend this site. to any one looking to purchase 32699
Great value, great features Anyone looking for a spare-mounted bike rack would be wise to look into this one. I compared it with models with arms that wrap over the top of the tire, and models that strap on and hang down from the roof, and found this to be much more stable and more reassuring. I also looked at installing a square hitch and buying a hitch-mounted rack, but the price differential -- ~$100 for this wheel-mounted model vs. ~$350 for a self-installed hitch and hitch rack -- made this a no-brainer. I spent about $100, waited three days for shipping and took about 20 minutes to install the rack -- and haven't had any issues at all.2221
CAREFUL!!!! won't work!!! If you have a big wheel, the mount won't work, it's too short to fit.. and there is no extension bar to have it stick out more.. you are stuck with taking the tire off to get it to work.2523
by: Frank h.06/03/2011
SIMPLE INSTALLATION. STURDY CONSTRUCTION. gOOD FIT FOR OLD TYPE SCHWINN BICYCLE. BETTER THAN EXPECTED.16021
by: Mike C10/01/2011
Very nice rack for three bikes,easy to intall and convienient to store. Three bike capacity but only one locking bike holder,should be able to lock all three bikes. Good value overall.24942
by: Mo A.08/12/2012
expected a better fit but it works. 51432
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