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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Platform Style Bike rack for a 2007 Honda Fit
  • You would not be able to use the Yakima HoldUp, # Y02445, with your 2007 Honda Fit because the rack will only work with Class II trailer hitches. The trailer hitches for your Fit are all Class I trailer hitches. The rack physically will not fit far enough into the receiver to secure it to the hitch. That leaves the Thule T2, # TH917XTR, which is compatible with a Class I trailer hitch. Keep in mind though that this is a 60 pound bike rack. When loaded to its 100 pound capacity that is...
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  • 4 Bike Platform Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The Swagman XTC4 Bike Rack part # S64665 that you referenced has a distance of 12-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin to the nearest wheel hoop. I checked your order notes and it looks like you have the Curt Hitch part # 13390 installed on your 2014 Subaru Outback which would have more than enough clearance and weight capacity for this bike rack so it should work very well for you.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Chevy Captiva Sport
  • For your 2014 Chevy Captiva Sport there is really only option for you since you don't want to install a hitch. You would want a trunk mounted bike rack. The only rack confirmed to fit is the Hollywood Racks Over-The-Top Rack part # HRF2. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Swagman Easy-Out Women's and Alternative Frame...
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  • Will the Yakima DoubleDown Bike Rack Fit a 2011 Honda Pilot
  • Well, I didn't want to say anything, but the Yakima DoubleDown bike rack, # Y02424, loves you too! It is basically ready to go right out of the box. You would just need some regular hand tools (crescent wrench) to put it together and even that only involves attach the part that fits into the hitch receiver to the up right mast part that holds the bikes. The rack will fit your 2011 Honda Pilot. The trailer hitch on the Pilot is close to being flush with the rear bumper so there will be...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack that Allows the Rear Door on a 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • The way the Yakima KingPin bike rack functions would not allow you to open the rear door on your 2008 Jeep Wrangler. This is because there is a part of the assembly that will not tilt with the rack. It will just stay in place. That piece is approximately 6 inches back from the center of the hitch pin hole and approximately 5 inches to the top of it (measured from the top of the receiver opening on a 2 inch receiver). Also, the use of the extender reduces the tongue weight capacity of...
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  • Why Does the Thule T2 Bike rack Only Include 3 Locks if it can Take 5 Locks
  • The Thule T2, # TH916XTR, does come with some locks, including the ones for the integrated cable locks. Only the ones at the ratcheting padded arms are not included. If using the cables then you wouldn't have to also lock the hooks on the arms in place. Technically you could insert the locks into any of the spots available on the Thule T2 since they are not pre-installed (likely for that exact reason). If you want to add additional locks at a later date what you would do is key...
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  • Bike Racks that Can Be Used at the Back of an RV or Trailer
  • No, none of the Thule bike racks are rated for use at the back of an RV or trailer but we do have numerous bike carriers that you can use. For a 4-bike platform style rack that is rated for use at the back of an RV or trailer you can use the Pro Series Q-Slot, # PS63138. I have linked a video review of this bike rack and I have also included a link to all of the bike racks that are rated for use at the back of an RV or trailer.
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  • Recommended Hitch Mount Bike Carrier For 2012 Toyota Prius
  • The Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack, part # Y02445 is designed to work with Class ll hitches that have a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. You mentioned your Prius has a Class l hitch installed. I cannot recommend this bike carrier for your Prius, but I do have an option. I recommend the Kuat Sherpa Bike Carrier, part # S101 for your Prius. This aluminum bike rack weighs only 27 lbs and includes a hitch lock, cable, and 2 keys. The rack tilts away from the rear of the vehicle allowing access...
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  • Do Bike Rack Straps Need to be As Tight as Possible when Securing Bikes to Them
  • If I am understanding your question correctly it sounds like you are stretching the cradle straps of your Thule Vertex 2 # TH9028XT to the point that the attachment points for the cradles are beginning to deform. The thing about that straps is that they don't need to be that tight. I understand you want to make sure that your bike is as secure as possible to the rack when you are travelling, but you really don't have to put that much strain on the straps to get them secure. Try adding a...
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  • Will Kuat Beta Bike Rack # B202-114 Fit Class I Hitch on 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
  • Yes, the Kuat Beta Folding 2 Bike Aluminum Rack, # B202-114, will work on your 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen. This rack is equipped with an anti-wobble device inside the shank so the slightly larger pin hole on the hitch will not be an issue. Take a quick look at the video that I have attached. At the 1 min 12 second mark you will see the installer tightening the knob at the back of the shank to secure the bike rack to the vehicles. Once the shank is tight you will notice very little...
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  • Will the Yakima SwingDaddy 4-Bike Rack fit a 2015 Subaru Forester
  • The Yakima SwingDaddy # Y02464 will fit your 2015 Subaru Forester as long as you have a 2-inch trailer hitch but you don't want to exceed your maximum tongue weight capacity of your trailer hitch. Check your owners manual to be sure, but based on my research, it looks like your tongue weight should be around 150lbs which is 10 percent of the gross towing weight of 1,500 pounds. Note that if your Forester has the factory hitch (1-1/4 inch) the bike rack will not work. With that said,...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2013 / 2014 Land Cruiser Carrying Trek Domane Road Bike
  • When it comes to a bike rack to carry your Trek Domane Road Bike, my personal pick would be the Kuat NV 4 Bike Platform Rack. Constructed of rustproof aluminum for a durable lightweight design, this rack is top of the line and loaded with options including the tilt feature that you are looking for. The platform design supports bikes at the wheels so there is no contact with the bike frame and the included hitch lock and integrated, retractable cable lock provide ultimate security. This...
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  • Difference Between Highland SportWing Hitch Bike Racks # 1370400 & 1375500
  • The Highland hitch-mount bike rack you referenced, # 1370400, is an aluminum 4-bike carrier. The other part number you gave, 1375500, is a steel rack that is no longer made according to my contact at Highland. The SportWing provides a lot of clearance at the back of the vehicle - 15-1/2-inches from the center of the hitch pin hole - which makes it ideal for bikes with wide handlebars, such as beach cruisers and mountain bikes. It is also adjustable to accommodate bikes of different sizes....
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  • Can Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 4-Bike Platform Rack # HR1400 Tilt Away to Allow Hatch Access
  • Yes, the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 4-Bike Platform Rack, # HR1400, does offer the option of tilting the rack away from the vehicle to allow access to the hatch access. I have attached a video to demonstrate. The Swagman XTC4 4-Bike Rack, # S64665, does not offer the tilting option. Please keep in mind that when carrying smaller children's bikes you aren't just limited to a platform style bike carrier. Bike adapter bars, like the Swagman Easy-Out, # 64005, are available and attach...
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  • Two-Bike Tilting Platform Style Hitch Carrier for 2015 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ with 1-1/4-Inch Hitch
  • To enable the best possible rack fit you'll want to measure from your hitch pin hole to the rear-most part of the Equinox to see how much clearance you need from the bike rack. This varies from one carrier to the next. For the Class II hitch # 36408 for your car that we show installed in the linked video we found 4-3/4-inches of distance from the hitch pin hole to the back edge of the car. You will want a rack that provides more than this amount of clearance to avoid any rack-to-vehicle...
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  • How to Determine if SportRack Super EZ Bike Carrier Will Clear Rear Bumper on Mitsubishi Outlander
  • To determine if the Super EZ bike rack # SR2901XT will clear the rear of your Mitsubishi Outlander you will need to take one measurement. Measure from the center of the hitch pin hole straight back to the distance needed to clear the rear bumper. If that distance is less than 9 inches the carrier will clear the bumper. I have included a link to a help article that shows the best way to take that measurement. I have also included a link to a video review of the bike carrier for you.
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  • Platform-Style Hitch-Mount Bike Rack for 2 Electra Townie Step-Through Frame Bikes
  • Your Electra Townie step-through-frame bikes pose a challenge to finding a suitable hitch-mount carrier since the bikes lack both a top frame tube and since they have fenders. These features make most carriers unsuitable since most use either the top frame tube or the front tire as the contact point for the arm that holds the bikes in place. One carrier from Thule, their EasyFold 2 Bike Rack # TH9032, includes some great features that may make it a good choice for you. It has a ramp...
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  • How Much Does Rhino-Rack Dual Trekker Bike Carrier Weigh and Will it Clear Rear Bumper on Prius
  • The Rhino-Rack Dual Trekker bike carrier # RRRBC048 weighs approximately 55 pounds. When it is folded down, ready to transport bikes, it measures 12 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest part of the carrier. When folded up it is only 3 inches to the nearest part of the carrier. I have linked a video review of this carrier for you.
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier For E-Bike On Back Of 2003 Jeep Liberty With Spare Tire
  • Based on the measurement you gave for the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the spare tire, I recommend the Thule EasyFold 2 Bike Rack, part # TH9032. This bike carrier measures 14 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack which will give you the clearance you need. This carrier has the capacity to hold 2 E-bikes that weigh up to 66 lbs each. This carrier has built-in locks that lock the carrier to the receiver and also secure...
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  • Fit of Kuat NV Bike Rack for 2013 Lincoln MKX
  • Other than the color, there's no difference between the Kuat NV # N101 and the # N105. Both racks are compatible with a Class III hitch like the Draw-Tite # 75992. Either rack should work just fine on your MKX. To be sure, you'll need to measure the distance between the hitch pin hole in the receiver and the furthest rearward point of the rear bumper. As long as this distance is less than 7-1/16 inches (which it should be), either the N101 or N105 would work great for you. I'll link...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mount Bike Carrier For 2015 Honda Pilot EX-L
  • The first thing you want to check when considering a hitch mounted bike rack is the clearance you need. I have attached a helpful article that explains how to measure to make sure any carrier clears the back bumper of your 2015 Pilot. You will need a tape measure and a straight edge like a yardstick or a dowel. Place the straight edge vertically against the back of the bumper, letting it extend below the trailer hitch receiver opening. Then measure from the center of the hitch pin to...
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  • Comparing Yakima RidgeBack, thule Vertex, and Softride Dura bike Racks for a 2007 Honda Odyssey
  • First, what many people do not know about rubber straps on a bike rack is that they do not have to be as tight as possible, just snug. What usually ends up happening is the rubber straps get stretched so far, way further than necessary, and it fatigues the rubber leading to tears where the holes are in the straps. This is true for any bike rack that uses rubber straps. Regarding difficulty getting 4 bikes on a 4-bike carrier, this is true of any 4-bike hanging bike carrier. On most carriers...
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  • Will Yakima RidgeBack bike Carrier fit a 2009 Nissan Rogue with Curt Trailer Hitch
  • On the Yakima RidgeBack bike carrier # Y02458 it measures 10 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest part of the rack. So based on your measurement it will stick out 2 inches past the bumper and fit your 2009 Nissan Rogue! It is also a fit for the Curt trailer hitch, # C13168. No other parts are required for this trailer hitch, vehicle, and bike rack combination. If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like...
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  • Will the Kuat Beta Bike Carrier Fit a Chevy HHR
  • The Kuat Beta, # B202-114, is designed to fit 1-1/4 inch trailer hitches, which is what your Chevy HHR should have. To determine if the bike carrier will clear the back of the vehicle you just need to take one measurement. Measure from the center of the hitch pin hole straight back to the distance needed to clear the rear of the vehicle. If that distance is less than 10-1/2 inches the bike carrier will fit. I have included a link to a help article showing how to take that measurement. If...
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  • Is Kuat Sherpa # S101 Compatible with Bikes w/ 29 Inch Diameter Wheels
  • The Kuat Sherpa you referred to, part # S101 is compatible with bikes with wheel diameters ranging from 20-29 inches. The rack can handle two bikes weighing up to 40 lbs apiece. A hitch lock and cable lock is included. It will work just fine with your 29er. Just to be absolutely sure, I've confirmed this with Kuat.
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  • How to Carry 3 Bikes on a 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon
  • Trailer hitches are sold separately from accessories like bike racks. To use a hitch mount bike carrier you will first need a trailer hitch. But if you are looking to carry 3 or more bikes then it isn't going to work. this is because the only hitch for your 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon is a Class I hitch, # C11013. Class I hitches are only rated to carry up to 2 bikes. The only way to carry 3 or more bikes on the vehicle is to use a combination of a hitch or trunk mount bike rack and...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Carrier for 4 Bikes on a 2008 Honda Odyssey
  • The 150 pound weight capacity of the Yakima RidgeBack, # Y02458, is accurate and mechanism can support that without any issues. It was designed with not only the weight of the bikes in mind but also the additional stress related to a moving vehicle (bumps in the road for example). This is true for all bike racks that fit in trailer hitches. If you want something with a little more capacity take a look at the Softride Dura, # SR26247. It is rated for 40 pounds per bike (160 pounds total)....
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  • Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Forester
  • Between the two bike racks you referenced the Thule Hitching Post part # TH934XTR would be the better rack as long as you have a 2 inch hitch. If you check out the test course video I attached you will see that it handles bumps quite well without much movement at all. Since you don't plan on carrying 4 bikes with this rack I would recommend you pull off a set of the frame cradles. This will give the bikes extra space to prevent bumping together, and you'll have a spare set of cradles and...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 48-1/2 inch Carbon Frame Recumbent
  • Carbon is soft and can be deformed if too much pressure is put on it. That is why many people avoid bike carriers that make contact with the carbon components of the bike. But on your recumbent it looks like the hook on platform style carrier would come down on the seat which could work in your favor. An inexpensive option would be something like the Q-Slot, # PS63134, which can hold a bike with a maximum wheelbase of 58 inches. But a bike rack specifically for recumbents, # HR1000R,...
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  • Swagman XP vs. Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack Comparison
  • I would recommend the Swagman Trailhead part # S63381 for you because this rack has two arms instead of one like the Swagman XP # S64940 which will make carrying bikes easier and more stable. The Trailhead also has anti-sway cradles designed to prevent the bikes from moving around in the rack which will help prevent them from contacting each other. I attached a review video for both racks for you to check out as well. Both racks are confirmed to work at the back of an RV. If you plan...
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  • Total Length of the Pro Series Q-Slot Platform-Style 2 Bike and 4 Bike Rack
  • I spoke to my contact at Pro Series and he informed me that from the pin hole to the furthest point out on the Pro Series Bike Rack part # PS63138 the rack measures 40 inches. Nearly all 4 bike platform racks have a distance of around 50 inches so this would be your best option if you are looking for a shorter rack in that regard. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Suitable Carrier for Transporting Wheelchair on Hitch on Harley-Davison Trike
  • If your Harley trike has either a 1-1/4-inch or 2-inch hitch receiver then the Thule Helium Aero 3-Bike Rack # TH9043 will fit. And if the weight of your wheelchair does not exceed the 105-lb maximum capacity of the Helium then it would have the capacity you need. The cradles on this rack are adjustable (they can be rotated and slid along the folding arms) but they cannot be completely removed. Another option is a carrier like Oldenkamp # RHWC1114 Trailer Hitch Mounted Mobility Scooter...
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  • Clearance Issues with Swagman Quad 2+2 Bike Rack and 2007 Honda Odyssey
  • The Swagman Quad 2+2 2-Bike and 4-Bike Carrier for 2" Hitches, # S64691, is a confirmed fit for your 2007 Honda Odyssey as long as you have a trailer hitch with a 2" receiver. However, to determine if there are any clearance issues we will need to take a few measurements.\ First the measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the farthest back portion of the rear bumper is needed. We installed the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 87479, on a 2007 Honda Odyssey and measured 5 inches...
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  • Will the Thule Vertex Swinging Bike Carrier Fit a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder
  • to make sure the Thule Vertex singing bike rack will fit your 2006 Nissan Pathfinder you will need to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole straight back to the distance required to clear the rear bumper on the vehicle. If that distance is less than 8-1/2 inches the rack will fit! I have linked a help article showing how to take that measurement. We don't have a video or picture of the Vertex on a 2005 to 2010 Pathfinder but we do have a video of the bigger brother rack, the...
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  • Bike Carrier Suitable for Use with Heavy Electric Bike
  • Without knowing anything about your vehicle or the frame design of your bike it is hard to give you the best possible recommendation for a bike rack suitable for your 50-lb electric bike, but I can provide you with a link to our page for hitch-mount carriers that are compatible with electric bikes. We offer two hitch-mount racks that work well with electric bikes and both can be seen on the link provided. There are no trunk-mount racks designed for electric bikes due to their weight,...
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  • Measurement From Center of Hitch Pin Hole to Edge of First Wheel Cradle on the Kuat Sherpa 2 Bike
  • The Kuat Sherpa 2 # S103 measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to closest edge of the wheel cradle (folded up position) is 5-1/8 inches. In the useable position, the measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to closest edge of the wheel cradle is 10-inches. See the diagrams I included showing you multiple measurements of the Kuat Sherpa 2 and an installation video too.
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  • Recommended Anti-Rattle Locking Hitch Pin for a Swagman Trailhead Hitch Mount Bike Rack
  • Thanks for your recent purchase! The anti-rattle locking pin you will need is # S64029 because the diameter is 1/2 inch. The anti-rattle locking pin # S64027 you referenced has a 5/8 inch diameter. The locking hitch pin # S64029 works with Swagman racks with 1-1/4 and 2-inch shanks and will help protect your rack from theft. I included a couple video reviews about each lock for you as well.
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  • 2-Inch Hitch-Mount Trike Carrier for Use with Miami Sun 24-Inch Traditional Trike Bicycle
  • We offer two specialized 2-inch hitch-mount bike carriers designed expressly for adult trikes and both come from the folks at Hollywood Racks. The single carrier you referenced, the Sport Rider Trike Carrier # HR1000R-TRKADP, is ideal for a single trike. This carrier accepts tires up to 3-inches wide and works with trikes with wheelbases up to 74-inches and track widths up to 36-inches (this is the distance between the rear tires' centers). Please see the linked review video. They also...
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  • How to Determine if the Swagman XTC4 4-Bike Rack # S64665 will Fit a Volkswagen Routan
  • To determine if the Swagman XTC4 4-Bike Rack # S64665 that you referenced will fit your Volkswagen Routan Minivan you will need to take one simple measurement. You will need to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the furthest point out on the rear bumper. If that distance is less than 12-3/4 inches this rack would fit your vehicle just fine. For more info on how to take this measurement check out the help article I attached.
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  • What Size Tires Will Fit the Saris Freedom Bike Carrier
  • The Saris Freedom bike carrier # SA4412B accepts bike tires up to 3 inches wide. The diameter of the tire is not an issue with this particular carrier because it secures the wheels at the bottoms as opposed to the tops and/or sides. Provided the tires on your bikes are both less than 3 inches wide they will fit the Saris carrier. I have linked a video review of this carrier for you.
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  • Can 2-Bike Add-On for Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE4 be Used By Itself
  • The 2-bike add-on part of Sport Rider SE4 # HR1400 is not meant to be used by itself but we do have a bike rack that has that capability. Take a look at the Pro Series Q Slot, # PS63138. The front 2-bike part fits into a 2 inch receiver. The rear part fits in either the back of the other half of the rack or into a 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch. I have included a link to a video review of this rack for you.
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  • Where Should the Cable Lock Go Using Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Bike Carrier
  • When using the cable lock with the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider # HR1450-FB or any bike rack with separate cable lock you would route the cable through the bikes and then through the safety chain loops on the trailer hitch.
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendations that Offer the Most Stability
  • Based on your description it's pretty hard to say for certain what rack you saw. I do have a way to help you though. If you check out the road course videos I attached to the right you can see how stable a bike rack will be while loaded and traveling. I attached videos for the Kuat NV # N101, the Swagman XTC2 part # S64670, the Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack # Y02443, and the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider # HR1450. All of these racks are very similar and are very popular racks that we offer. It...
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  • Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Outback with OEM Hitch
  • Subaru factory 1-1/4 inch hitches are pretty bizarre in their design because of the very short distance from the center pin hole to the outside edge of the hitch. Yakima is currently the only rack manufacturer that we recommend for the Subaru OEM hitches so for a 4 bike rack that would work well for you I would recommend the RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack # Y02457. Yakima actually makes the Subaru brand bike racks, that is why we know they work with the unique Subaru hitches. If you plan...
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  • Fat Tire Adapter Recommendation for a Swagman XC2 Bike Rack
  • What you can use on your Swagman XC2 bike rack part # S64650 is the fat tire adapter part # HRSPRWH-F. This will replace the wheel hoops of your bike rack with hoops that can accommodate a tire up to 5 inches in width.
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  • How to Determine if a Trailer Hitch is a 1-1/4 or 2 Inch on a Jeep Liberty
  • All you have to do is measure the hitch opening left to right or top to bottom, it doesn't matter. Don't measure the outside of the hitch, just the opening. Take a look at the picture I have included. I am pretty sure that the Jeep Liberty factory hitch is a 1-1/4 inch and not a 2 inch meaning bike rack # 63124 would not fit. You would want to get a bike rack that is compatible with a 1-1/4 inch hitch. Also check the hitch for a sticker that lists what Class it is and/or the capacity....
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  • Thule Apex Swing or Thule Vertex Swing Bike Rack Comparison
  • The Thule Apex Swing is one of my favorite bike racks we offer and one that recommend often. I love that this rack allows full rear cargo access to the rear of the vehicle with bikes loaded on the rack. Most racks will have a tilt feature that will allow you to access the rear of the vehicle, but before you can tilt the rack the bikes must be removed from the rack. That is an inconvenience that is totally avoided with the Apex Swing part # TH9027. However, some people have found that...
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  • Hollywood Racks Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for a Toyota Prius
  • The hitch for a Toyota Prius will be a Class I 1-1/4 inch hitch. The thing about Class I hitches is that they only can carry up to 2 bikes at a time. Any more than that would cause too much stress on the hitch from the weight and leverage of the additional bikes. I have a similar bike rack that I can recommend for you, but the part # HR1400 would not work for you. Instead you would want the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider # HR1000 as this is a similar platform rack that will fit a Class...
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  • Comparison of Thule T2 Bike Rack and Swagman Semi 2.0
  • The Thule T2 Bike Rack part # TH917XTR and the Swagman Semi 2.0 # S64685 are very similar. Both only contact the bikes loaded on them by the wheel and both are platform racks. The biggest difference is that the Semi is a little bit lighter in weight and comes with the ability to be used in either a 1-1/4 inch or 2 inch hitch. Either would work well but I would recommend the Swagman as it is lighter, works on both hitch sizes, comes with hitch locks, and costs less. I attached a couple...
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  • Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2007 Toyota RAV4
  • For a 4 bike rack that would work well on your 2007 Toyota RAV4 that has either a 2 inch or 1-1/4 inch hitch installed on it I would recommend the Thule Vertex Bike Rack part # TH9029XT. This rack would have plenty of clearance to clear the spare at the rear of your vehicle and is loaded with features like tilting mast, anti-sway cradles, and anti-rattle device. Check out the review video I attached for more info. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2011 Toyota Sienna and a 2004 Toyota Corolla
  • Since you want to carry at least three bikes with the 2002 Toyota Corolla the only option for that would be a trunk rack since the only hitches available for this vehicle are Class I which can only carry up to 2 bikes. For a three bike trunk rack confirmed to fit this vehicle check out the Hollywood Racks Expedition part # HRF6-3. This rack only weighs 20 lbs and would do well for you. Check out the review video I attached for more info. Now for the 2011 Toyota Sienna you would want...
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  • Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Carrying Electric Bikes
  • As long as you have a hitch installed on your 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited like the Curt Hitch part # 9883544 I have a solution for you. First you will need to measure from the center of your hitch pin hole to the furthest point out on you spare tire. If the distance you measure is less than 8-1/2 inches the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Bike Carrier for Electric Bicycles # HR1450E that you referenced would fit and clear the spare of your Jeep. If you need more clearance you would...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2013 Honda Accord
  • Yes, the Thule Doubletrack platform 2-bike rack # TH990XT you purchased will fit your 2013 Honda Accord Sedan. Also, when folded up, the closest point from your bumper to the bike rack is 4-inches (take the measurement from center of hitch pin hole to closest part of the bike rack, 6 inches, and subtract that measurement from hitch pin hole to the edge of your Accord bumper of 2 inches). Since your 2013 Honda Accord can use Class-I receiver hitches, you are limited to a two bike capacity....
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  • Will the Thule T2 or Yakima HoldUp Bike Carrier Fit a 2015 Subaru Outback with 2 Inch Hitch
  • Since you have a 2 inch trailer hitch on your 2015 Subaru Outback, both the Thule T2, # TH916XTR, and the Yakima HoldUp, # Y02443, will fit the 2 inch hitch. But to determine if there will be enough clearance for either rack to clear the rear bumper there is a measurement you will have to take. Measure from the center of the hitch pin hole straight back to the distance required to clear the rear bumper on the Outback. If that distance is less than 7-7/8 inches either rack will fit. I...
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  • Recommended 2-Inch Hitch Mount 4 Bike Rack for a 2007 Hyundai Entourage GLS
  • There are a couple hitch mounted 4-bike racks I recommend for your 2007 Hyundai Entourage. First, the Thule Apex # TH9025 can fit 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitch receivers, and the quick-release levers enable you to fold the rack down in 2 places. It will have a weight capacity of 150 pounds. The Apex # TH9025 has an EasyMount system with an integrated locking hitch pin and anti-rattle device. The anti-rattle device will eliminate movement and rattle in the hitch receiver with a hand knob....
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  • Will Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack Fit Mazda 3 With Class l Hitch
  • Sorry to hear about the bike rack being damaged. I hope there was no damage to your Mazda. The Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack, part # SA4412B is a great bike rack that will work well for you. This bike rack weighs just 22.5 lbs, has adjustable wheel hoops for different bike wheelbases, and features an 8 inch rise in the shank for added ground clearance. For added security we offer the Saris Hitch Tite Threaded Anti-Rattle Lock, part # SA3022. To secure the bikes to the rack and...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2003 Honda CR-V for Rear Cargo Access
  • The best platform rack recommendation for your 2003 Honda CR-V that will give it decent rear cargo access is the Thule Doubletrack part # TH990XT. If you check out the video I attached you will see that the rear door can open with the rack installed about half way.
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  • Trailer Hitch Bike Carrier for a 2015 Honda Fit with Class I Trailer Hitch
  • The weight of a bike rack is not factored into whether or not it can be used in a Class I trailer hitch. The issue is how long the bike rack shank is from the center of the pin hole to the near end of the shank. A Class I hitch will have a stop inside the shank to prevent Class II accessories from being used. This is a safety feature designed to prevent users from accidently overloading a Class I hitch. On hitch # 24920 you can't see the stop from the outside but if you look down...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Carrier for 2015 Toyota Prius V and 2 Electric Bikes
  • I would need to know how much each electric bike weighs to determine if you will be able to carry them on the 2015 Toyota Prius V. To use a hitch mount rack, which is going to be the only way to carry heavier bikes on a, the only hitch option is # C11276. This is a Class I hitch rated for 200 pounds tongue weight. Many of the bike racks that are rated for a Class I hitch do not have a very high capacity. So the Class I compatible bike carriers that might work for you include: Thule...
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  • Can Rans Rocket Recumbent Bike & Mountain Bike Fit Swagman XTC-2 on 2012 Toyota Rav4
  • The popular and highly-rated Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack # S64670 that you referenced will fit both sizes of hitch that could be installed on your 2012 RAV4. Your car could have either a 1-1/4-inch Class II or a 2-inch Class III hitch on it, but this versatile rack works either way. I have included for you a video link to show this rack in use on your same vehicle. The wheel hoops on the XTC-2 are adjustable to fit varying wheel base lengths up to 66-inches so you can have one...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for a 2014 Lincoln MKZ
  • A bike rack and trailer hitch receiver are currently sold individually because hitch receivers are vehicle specific. With that said, the hitch bike rack I recommend for your 2014 Lincoln MKZ is the Rola NV2 # 59508 because of its v-shaped, aluminum hitch mount. It will grab your bikes by the wheels and not the frame. It will carry 2 bikes and the weight capacity is 100 pounds. The Rola NV2 # 59508 only weighs 25-1/2 pounds. A nice addition that I recommend, just in case you don't...
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  • Recommended Hitch-Mount 4-Bike Platform Bike Carrier for 2 Adult and 1 Kids Bikes
  • The Saris Freedom 4 Bike Platform Rack for 2-inch hitches, part # SA4414B, and the Swagman XTC4 4-Bike Rack # S64665, both offer a mix of excellent features that make each one versatile for transporting a variety of bike frame sizes and styles. Two key differences between them are the amount of clearance each offers from the hitch pin hole and the sizes of bike wheelbases that are compatible. The Saris Freedom 4, when folded up in its storage position, provides 6-inches of space between...
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  • Recommended Platform-Style Bike Racks For Three Different Style Bike Frames
  • The Saris Freedom 4 Bike Platform Rack, part # SA4414B might be just the bike rack you need. You said you have 3 different frame style bikes you wish to carry and the # SA4414B can accommodate bikes with many style frames. The center masts have cushioned straps that adjust independently and won't scratch or scuff the bike frames. This carrier can tilt away form the rear of the vehicle without unloading the bikes so you have access to the rear cargo area of your vehicle. The carrier...
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  • How to Pick Out a Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for a 2005 Jeep Liberty
  • Sounds like you are looking for a hitch mounted bike rack that will work on your 2005 Jeep Liberty. To find a bike rack that will clear the rear spare of your vehicle you will need to take one simple measurement. You will need to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on your hitch out to the furthest point out on your spare. That's how much clearance you will need. If you check out the help article I attached you will see more info on taking this measurement and you will see...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for 2015 Honda Civic Coupe
  • In this instance, the hitch I'd recommend is the Draw-Tite Class I, part # 24763 which happens to be the most reasonably-priced option. If you'd care to see an install video, simply click the provided link. The bike rack and hitch manufacturers all agree that no more than 2 bikes should be carried in a bike rack installed in a Class I hitch. We offer several different 2-bike racks that would work great for you, and the Thule Helium Aero # TH9042 that you'd looked at would be an excellent...
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  • Need Bike Rack That Is Lightweight and Easy to Use for 2015 Mazda CX-5
  • For a bike rack that requires the least amount of physical exertion, I recommend going with a hitch mounted bike carrier like the SportRack 2 Bike Platform Rack, # SR2901LR. This rack is lightweight, weighing in right at 26 lbs, and is very easy to use. I have attached a video for you. This rack does require your vehicle to be equipped with a trailer hitch receiver. If you do not have one already, take a look at the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 75748. This custom-fit...
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  • 2015 Subaru Outback 4 Bike Recommendation for a OEM Hitch
  • Since you said your current 4 bike rack would require an adapter to be used on your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon I am guessing that your bike rack is designed for a 2 inch hitch and the hitch on your vehicle is 1-1/4 inch. Subaru factory 1-1/4 inch hitches are pretty bizarre in their design because of the very short distance from the center pin hole to the outside edge of the hitch. Yakima is currently the only rack manufacturer that we recommend for the Subaru OEM hitches so for a...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Buick Encore
  • For your 2014 Buick Encore you will first want to start with a hitch that has been confirmed to fit your vehicle. For that you would want the Curt Hitch part # C11358. This hitch has a 1-1/4 inch opening and will work well with the Thule Helium Bike Rack part # TH9043 that you referenced. The stabilizer strap # 18050 is required when you use a non-supported hitch accessory like a bike rack on a Curt hitch so you will need this as well. The strap helps take some of the vertical shock...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Wagon for 1-1/4-Inch Yakima Hitch Bike Rack
  • The Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4-Inch Hitches, part # Y02445, is best used directly into a compatible 1-1/4-inch trailer hitch. While there are adapters that allow different size hitches and racks to be used together, this practice is not ideal since ANY adapter reduces hitch capacity by half and also tends to allow for more random motion of the bike rack while you're underway. Since you do not intend to tow, your bike carrying application will be best served by sticking with...
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  • Differences between Class III and Class IV Hitches
  • The main difference between a Class III hitch and a Class IV hitch is the capacities they set for the hitches. Class III hitches are rated for up to 6,000 lbs GTW with 600 lbs TW whereas a Class IV is rated for up to 12,000 lbs GTW and 1,000 TW. For more info on the hitch classifications check out the link I attached.
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  • How to Carry a Ladies Bike Without a Horizontal Top Tube with a Hanging Bike Rack
  • We have just what you need to carry your ladies bike that you sent a picture of with a hanging style bike rack like the part # TH934XTR that you referenced. The adapter bar part # 64005 attaches to the steering stem and the seat post to provide a horizontal attachment point so that the bike can be carried level. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out as well. If you don't have a hitch yet for your 2014 Ford Escape Titanium you would want the Hidden Hitch part...
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  • 4 Bike Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • As long as you have the stock spare on your 2011 Jeep Wrangler the Thule Apex you referenced part # TH9025 or the swing out version part # TH9027 would work just fine without the use of an extender. I attached a couple demo videos for both racks on a very similar Wrangler Unlimited as yours and they fit and cleared the spare. To be absolutely certain you can go out and measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on your hitch out to the furthest point out on your spare. The # TH9025...
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  • Hitch-Mount Platform Bike Carrier Recommendation for Road Bike with Carbon Fiber Frame
  • For high-value delicate bikes such as a carbon-frame road bike, you will be better offer with a carrier that makes no contact at all with the frame. The Saris Freedom 2 # SA4412B that you referenced is a fine platform rack but it will still make contact with the frame due to the nature of its design. A better option is a wheel-mount type rack such as the Thule T2 # TH917XTR that secures the bike to the carrier through a hinged arm that contacts only the front wheel's rubber tire. This...
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  • Will Swagman Quad 2+2 Bike Carrier # S64691 Fit Factory Hitch on 2010 Nissan Armada
  • The Swagman Quad 2+2 Bike Carrier # S64691 is compatible with 2-inch hitch receivers like those shown on the linked page, such as Curt # 13188. As long as your hitch is this size and is rated suitably for the combined weight of your bikes and the 85-lb Swagman 2+2, then this carrier is a great choice in a platform style rack. The linked article explains how to confirm your hitch size. Either the sticker on the hitch or your Armada owner's manual will indicate its tongue weight (TW) capacity. Tongue...
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  • Will the Hollywood Rack Electric Bike Rack part # HR1450E fit a 2008 Toyota RAV4
  • To determine if the Hollywood Rack Electric Bike Rack part # HR1450E would clear the rear bumper or spare tire of your 2008 you will need to take one simple measurement. You will need to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the furthest point out on the rear of your vehicle. If that measurement is less than 8-1/2 inches this rack would fit easily as this rack has 8-1/2 inches from the pin hole to the nearest bracket of the rack. I attached a review video for this rack...
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  • Will the Yakima King Pin Fit on a 2011 Honda Odyssey and Clear Spare
  • When we installed the Hidden Hitch part # 87479 on a 2011 Honda Odyssey we found that there was a distance of 6 inches from the center of the pin hole out to the furthest point out on the rear bumper. Either way though the Yakima King Pin 4 Hitch Mounted Hanging Style Bike Carrier # Y02441 that you referenced has a distance of 8 inches from the pin hole to the upright mast so it should clear just fine. But I would recommend you measure your vehicle/hitch to be totally certain. I attached...
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  • Will the TH9025 fit our 2011 Lincoln MKZ and 2014 Town and Country
  • For your 2011 Lincoln MKZ there are only Class I 1-1/4 inch hitches available like the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24865. Class I hitches can only carry up to 2 bikes since the weight and leverage is too much for the lighter capacity of the Class I hitch. However, you can still use a 4 bike rack like the Thule Apex Bike Rack part # TH9025 in a Class I hitch but you will be limited to only carrying 2 bikes when used with the MKZ. This bike rack can be used in either hitch size and would work...
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  • Options for Transporting 4 Bikes on 2013 Chrysler Town and Country with Class I Hitch
  • It is not recommended to use a hitch adapter like part # HT5R, to carry 4 bikes with the 1-1/4" hitch on your 2013 Chrysler Town and Country, but I do have a solution for you. You can use the two bike add-on from the Pro Series Q-Slot Platform-Style Bike Rack, # PS63138, in the Class I hitch and use a roof rack to transport the two additional bikes. By going with the Q-Slot 4 bike carrier you would cover all bases. This rack would provide the 2 bike rack for the Class I hitch but also...
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  • Folding Platform Style Bike Rack That Clears Spare Tire on Back of 2006 Honda CRV
  • The fact that the spare tire is mounted on the rear door makes determining bike rack fits a bit challenging. The shank on the bike rack needs to be long enough so that the bikes clear the spare tire. The way to determine fit is to measure the distance from the hitch pin hole in the receiver tube to the furthest rearward point of the spare tire. If this distance is greater than the length of the shank of the bike rack, the rack will hit the spare tire before you can slide the shank in far...
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  • 4 Bike Platform Rack for 2014 Honda Odyssey That's Convertible From a 4 Bike to a 2 Bike Capacity
  • It sounds like you're interested in a Kuat bike rack that can carry 4 bikes, but has a removable 2-bike add-on for when you're wanting to carry only 2, is that correct? If that's the case, the Kuat NV, part # N101-103 would be an outstanding choice. The rack is constructed of aluminum for light weight and corrosion resistance. The rack features a shank with a built-in rise for additional ground clearance, which is important for vans like your Odyssey. An anti-rattle hitch lock and an...
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  • What Size Trailer Hitch Does Thule Hitching Post Pro Bike Rack # TH934XTR Fit Properly
  • Actually, both of your friends are correct about the Thule Hitching Post Pro Bike Rack # TH934XTR. This great Thule rack will fit BOTH 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch trailer hitches thanks to its included adapter. Do note that some 1-1/4-inch hitches are rated as light-duty Class I types and these can carry only 2 bikes, even though the rack can carry 4. In order to carry more than 2 bikes you need a Class II or Class III hitch, which is a 2-inch size. This bike rack features advanced design...
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  • What Is Height Of Mast Hook From Top Of Wheel Hoop In Lowest Position On Swagman XTC-4
  • I went to our warehouse and took the measurement you asked for on the Swagman XTC4 4-Bike Rack, part # S64665. I have attached a photo that has the measurement noted. The entire upright mast has teeth that allow you to move the hooks up and down. As the photo shows, the distance from the top of the mast base and also the top of the wheel hoop is 14 inches when the hook is in its lowest position. This carrier has a 4 bike capacity with a weight capacity of 35 lbs per bike and is designed...
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  • Would the Thule Doubletrack Work Well on a Nissan Murano
  • It would be pretty close, most likely you would have to remove the inner bike. But that depends also on the width of your handlebars and the overall height of your bike. Check out the review video I attached that shows this rack being demoed on a 2013 Murano.
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for Carrying a Carbon Framed Bike
  • For a carbon framed bike you are going to want a bike rack that only touches the tires of the bike. There is no way to convert the Swagman XP # S64955 to be configured like that. For a great bike rack that would only touch the tires of your bike I would recommend the Rhino-Rack Dual Trekker 2 Bike Platform Rack # RRRBC048. This is a platform rack that can fit 1-1/4 inch hitches and 2 inch hitches that should work well for you. Check out the review video I attached for more info.
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  • Can Hollywood Racks Traveler Towing Rack # HR135 Fit Stromberg Carlson Bike Bunk # CC-275
  • Thank you for your purchase last summer of a Hollywood Racks Traveler Tow 'n Go 3 Bike Towing Carrier # HR135. As you know the standard application for this rack is for it to slip over a ball mount and sit between the rear of your tow vehicle and the nose of the trailer. In such a configuration there is one connection point that can introduce random movement - at the square base of the rack where it surrounds the shank of the ball mount. If you were to use this carrier along with...
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  • Replacement Strap for a Highland Sportwing Bike Carrier
  • For the Highland Sportwing bike carrier # 5801200 the correct replacement strap is # 58400. You might want to think about getting a couple so you have a spare should this issue ever happen again. A tip I can offer is that the straps do not have to be super tight, just snug. If you are straining to secure the strap then that is an indication that it is too tight. that will help extend the life of the straps.
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  • How to Carry a Women's Bike on a Thule Bike Carrier on a 2015 BMW X5
  • You will likely need to use an adapter bar to load your wife's bike on the Thule hitching Post Pro, # TH934XTR. If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like a typical men's bike would) then I recommend using bike adapter bar # 64005. This will allow you to carry those bikes more level and will provide better ground clearance. I have to use these adapters and without them my wife's bike would be at a severe angle and I would not...
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  • How to Carry a Women's Bike on a Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Carrier
  • If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like a typical men's bike would) then I recommend using bike adapter bar # 64005. This will allow you to carry those bikes more level and will provide better ground clearance. I have to use these adapters and without them my wife's bike would be at a severe angle and I would not be able to load my son's bike at all. I have linked a video showing how the adapter works.
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  • How Does the Prorack Bike Rack part # PR8062400 Fit Both a 2 inch and a 1-1/4 inch Hitch
  • I attached a picture that shows the included 2 inch adapter that attaches to the shank of the Prorack Bike Rack part # PR8062400. Basically a larger square block is attached to the shank which takes up the additional space that a 2 inch has over a 1-1/4 inch hitch. Also, if you check out the video I attached it starts out with a demonstration on how the adapter works and is used. If this piece was needed by itself it would be part # RG890247.
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2011 Toyota Sienna
  • As long as you have a Class III hitch with a 2 inch opening like the Draw Tite hitch part # 36513 on your 2011 Toyota Sienna the Yakima SwingDaddy 4-Bike Rack # Y02464 that you referenced would work great for you. This rack is a great rack that will swing out and give you complete rear cargo access with bikes loaded. I attached a review video for you to check out 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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  • Fit of Yakima HighLite 3 Bike Rack # Y02437 in Class I Hitch on 2012 Honda Fit
  • Cequent Performance Products, manufacturer of Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite receiver hitches does weld or punch a stop into their Class I hitches to prevent higher rated Class II accessories from being used in them. Therefore, the Yakima HighLite 3 Bike Rack # Y02437 wouldn't be compatible. I'd recommend choosing a Class I compatible bike rack, such as the Thule Helium Aero, available in a 2 bike version as part # TH9042 or a 3 bike version as part # TH9043. Keep in mind, that you will...
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  • Availability of Fat Tire Wheel Hoops for Sportrack 2 Bike Platform Carrier # SR2901
  • I checked with my technical contact at SportRack about availability of replacement wheel hoops that will fit fat bike tires, but they do not offer such an item for their platform style hitch rack # SR2901. However, such an item is offered by Hollywood Racks, their part # HRSPRWH-F, and this will fit your SportRack carrier. This part has a 1-1/4-inch square opening and the SportRack also uses 1-1/4-inch square tubing. The only thing you will need to keep in mind is that the center point...
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  • Hitch Mounted Bike Rack For RV
  • Bike carriers that can be mounted to the back of an RV or camper are constructed differently than the racks designed to fit on a vehicle hitch like the Thule # TH916XTR or # TH990XT, because of the excessive bouncing at the rear of the RV. Unfortunately, we do not offer a bike rack that will fit on the back of your RV that can handle the weight of the Pedego bikes you said you have. The bike rack we offer with the highest weight rating is the Pro Series Q-Slot Platform-Style 2 Bike...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Carrier for Electric Bikes at the Back of an RV or Trailer
  • Only certain bike racks are rated for use at the back of an RV or trailer. the issue is that the distance from the rear axle to the back of an RV or trailer is much greater than what is on a passenger vehicle. That extra distance increases the movement of anything installed in the hitch. Kind of like riding at the back of a school bus. Because there is much more force and movement bike carriers that are not rated for this type of application can get damaged and that in turn could result...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2015 Mazda CX-9 for a 1-1/4 Inch Bike Carrier
  • Curt trailer hitch # C12112 is a Class II hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver and you will be able to use 1-1/4 inch accessories, like your bike rack, in it. But Curt says that you also have to use stabilization strap # 18050 for any non-trailer load, such as a bike rack, per their warranty requirements. The strap is designed to relieve some of the stress on the hitch and as long as it is attached to the bike rack somewhere and to the vehicle you will be within the warranty requirements.
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  • Hitch and Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Outback Carrying Electric Bike
  • The first thing you will need is a hitch for your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon like part # 87568 that has been confirmed to fit your vehicle and would do an excellent job carrying your bikes. For a platform bike rack that is designed for use with electric bikes I would recommend the Thule EasyFold 2 Bike Rack # TH9032. This would have more than enough capacity and would be an excellent choice for carrying both of your bikes. This rack has a 132 lbs total / 66 lbs per bike capacity. A...
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  • Best Lightweight Platform Bike Rack for a Class I Hitch
  • We have the perfect bike rack for you. Check out the Saris Freedom Bike Rack part # SA4412B. This bike rack will fit the Class I hitch you have on your 2014 Mini Cooper, is a platform rack like you said you were interested in and very lightweight at only 25 lbs. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • How Much Does the Highland SportWing 4-Bike Carrier Weigh
  • On the Highland SportWing bike carrier # 1370400 the shipping weight is 38.8 pounds. When you subtract the packaging you are looking at 35 pounds. This bike rack has a capacity of 160 pounds total so if loaded to the maximum the combined weight would be 195 pounds (so we can just say 200 pounds to make the math easy). Since this carrier fits only 2 inch trailer hitches the 200 pound maximum weight when loaded will be well below the tongue weight capacity of any hitch that has a 2 inch...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Carrier for a 2015 Subaru Forester with Factory Trailer Hitch
  • The Thule Helium Aero, # TH9043, would fit the OEM Subaru hitch on your 2015 Forester but I do not recommend it. The issue is that the pin hole you mentioned is so close to the end of the receiver that the shank of most bike carriers would not stick into the receiver far enough to be all that safe. I recommend taking a look at the Yakima HighLite, # Y02439 for silver or # Y02437 for white. I do believe that Yakima makes the dealer option bike racks for Subaru so your best option would...
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  • 5-Bike Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Carrier for 5 Women's Bikes on a 2004 Nissan Xterra
  • You would need 1 adapter bar per bike if you plan on carrying women's bikes on a hanging style bike carrier such as the Apex, # TH9026. the other option is to use the Softride Hang5, # SR26496, which also has a 5-bike capacity but it holds them vertically. On the Apex, the cable lock really only needs to be able to lock the last bike because if it is secured with the lock you would not be able to remove any of the other bikes. On the Hang5 you would need to add a cable lock such as #...
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