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Top 20 Most Popular Ford Explorer Bike Rackschange vehicle



#1Pro Series Eclipse 4 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Tilting

Pro Series

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174 reviews


63124

Retail:$149.99

Price:$119.95


Product Summary:

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Hanging Rack
4 Bikes
Steel
Locks Not Included

Product Specs:

Fits 2 Inch Hitch
Class 3
Frame Mount - Standard
Tilt-Away Rack
Pro Series

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#2Thule Hitching Post Pro - Folding Tilting 4 Bike Rack w Anti-Sway - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches

Thule

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84 reviews


TH934XTR

Retail:$228.96

Price:$199.95


Product Summary:

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Hanging Rack
4 Bikes
Steel
Locks Not Included

Product Specs:

Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
Class 1 - 3 Compatible
Frame Mount - Anti-Sway
Tilt-Away Rack
Fold-Up Rack
Thule

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#3Thule Vertex 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

Thule

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65 reviews


TH9029

Price:$289.95


Product Summary:

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Hanging Rack
4 Bikes
Steel
Locks Not Included

Product Specs:

Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
Class 1 - 3 Compatible
Frame Mount - Anti-Sway
Tilt-Away Rack
Fold-Up Rack
Thule

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Questions from Ford Explorer owners about this product


  • Does the Thule Vertex Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Require Assembly
  • The Thule Vertex # TH9029 comes nearly fully assembled. All you will need to do is put the anti-sway cages on the cradles and the rubber straps. If you are using the rack in a 2 inch hitch you would also put the sleeve on the shank. It will probably take you 10 minutes at most from opening the box to putting it in the trailer hitch. The 2006 Ford Explorer could have either a 2 inch or 1-1/4 inch receiver. You can measure the receiver opening ahead of time if you want. This rack will...
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#4Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitches

Swagman

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351 reviews


S64670

Retail:$234.00

Price:$210.60


Product Summary:

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Platform Rack
2 Bikes
Steel
Locks Not Included

Product Specs:

Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
Class 1 - 3 Compatible
Wheel and Frame Mount
Fixed Rack
Swagman

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Questions from Ford Explorer owners about this product


  • Recommended Hitch-Mounted Platform Style 2 Bike Carrier For 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
  • You will want to make sure you have the clearance at the rear of your 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. I have attached a helpful article that shows how to measure to make certain your bike carrier clears the rear bumper. You can use a tape measure and a straight edge like a yardstick or a dowel. You will hold the straight edge vertically against the rear bumper so that it extends below the hitch. Then measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the straight edge. This gives you the...
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#5Softride Dura Parallelogram 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

Softride

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52 reviews


SR26247

Retail:$309.99

Price:$300.00


Product Summary:

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Hanging Rack
4 Bikes
Steel
Bike and Hitch Lock

Product Specs:

Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
Class 2 - 3 Compatible
Frame Mount - Anti-Sway
Tilt-Away Rack
Swing-Away Rack
Softride

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#6Thule Passage 3 Bike Carrier - Trunk Mount

Thule

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22 reviews


TH911XT

Price:$149.95


Product Summary:

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Frame Mount - Anti-Sway
3 Bikes
Locks Not Included

Product Specs:

Dual Arm
Folding
Hanging Rack
Thule

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Questions from Ford Explorer owners about this product


  • Will the Thule Passage Trunk Mount Bike Rack Fit a 1997 Ford Explorer
  • Yes, Thule does list the Passage 3, # TH911XT, as a fit for the 1997 Ford Explorer 2 or 4-door models. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. 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 that shows how the adapter works.
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  • Trunk Mount of Trailer Hitch and Hitch Mount Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2012 Ford Explorer
  • The Thule Passage trunk mount bike rack # TH911XT is listed as a fit for your 2012 Ford Explorer. The trunk mount bike racks that we carry can, at most, carry 3 bikes on 3-bike racks like TH911XT. A 4-bike trunk mount rack is not available though I have seen them before. I think a 4-Bike trunk mount rack is not a good idea because of the amount of weight and stress it puts on the vehicle. You would need to carry the 4th bike in the vehicle or install a trailer hitch and use a hitch mount...
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  • Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Ford Explorer
  • The 3 bike trunk mounted bike rack I would recommend for your 2014 Ford Explorer would be the Thule Raceway 3 bike rack part # TH9002XT. What makes this rack far superior to the others is the attachment system. It uses 4 retractable coated steel cables to attach to the vehicle rather than 6 nylon straps like other racks. This makes installation quick and easy and the cables also last longer. The cables store inside the rack so there are no loose straps ends to flap around. The cables...
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#7Yakima QuickBack 2 Bike Trunk Mounted Rack

Yakima

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17 reviews


Y02621

Price:$199.00


Product Summary:

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Frame Mount - Anti-Sway
2 Bikes
Rack Lock

Product Specs:

Dual Arm
Folding
Hanging Rack
Yakima

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#8Kuat NV - Aluminum Platform Style 2 Bike Rack for 2" Hitch

Kuat

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37 reviews


N101

Retail:$549.00

Price:$529.00


Product Summary:

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Platform Rack
2 Bikes
Aluminum
Bike and Hitch Lock

Product Specs:

Fits 2 Inch Hitch
Class 3
Wheel Only Mount
Tilt-Away Rack
Fold-Up Rack
Kuat

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#9Upright Roof Bike Carrier

Swagman

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55 reviews


S64720

Retail:$52.00

Price:$46.80


Product Summary:

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Frame Mount
5mm Fork
9mm Fork
15mm Fork
9mm Thru-Axle
15mm Thru-Axle
20mm Thru-Axle
Steel
Bike Lock

Product Specs:

Round Bars
Square Bars
Factory Bars
Disc Brake Compatible
Clamp On - Standard
Black
Swagman

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#10Swagman XTC4 4-Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Platform Style

Swagman

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77 reviews


S64665

Retail:$400.00

Price:$351.00


Product Summary:

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Platform Rack
4 Bikes
Steel
Bike and Hitch Lock

Product Specs:

Fits 2 Inch Hitch
Class 3
Wheel and Frame Mount
Fold-Up Rack
Swagman

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Questions from Ford Explorer owners about this product


  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Ford Explorer for Complete Rear Cargo Access
  • As long as you have a 2 inch hitch installed on your 2013 Ford Explorer like the Hidden Hitch part # 87720 the Swagman XTC4 4-Bike Carrier # S64665 would install and work well for you. Since you are looking for rear cargo area access on your vehicle with the rack installed I believe I have a better recommendation for you. Check out the Thule Vertex Swing 4 Bike Carrier # TH9031. This rack can swing out and away from your vehicle when loaded with bikes to give you complete rear cargo...
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#11Yakima QuickBack 3 Bike Trunk Mounted Rack

Yakima

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10 reviews


Y02622

Price:$209.00


Product Summary:

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Frame Mount - Anti-Sway
3 Bikes
Rack Lock

Product Specs:

Dual Arm
Folding
Hanging Rack
Yakima

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#12Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Swinging

Thule

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29 reviews


TH9027

Price:$499.95


Product Summary:

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Hanging Rack
4 Bikes
Steel
Bike and Hitch Lock

Product Specs:

Fits 2 Inch Hitch
Class 3
Frame Mount - Anti-Sway
Swing-Away Rack
Fold-Up Rack
Thule

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#13Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount

Hollywood Racks

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19 reviews


HR1450

Retail:$329.99

Price:$296.99


Product Summary:

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Platform Rack
2 Bikes
Steel
Bike and Hitch Lock

Product Specs:

Fits 2 Inch Hitch
Class 3
Wheel and Frame Mount
Tilt-Away Rack
Fold-Up Rack
Hollywood Racks

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#14Thule Vertex 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

Thule

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68 reviews


TH9028

Price:$249.95


Product Summary:

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Hanging Rack
2 Bikes
Steel
Locks Not Included

Product Specs:

Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
Class 1 - 3 Compatible
Frame Mount - Anti-Sway
Tilt-Away Rack
Fold-Up Rack
Thule

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#15Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Hitch Mount

Thule

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261 reviews


TH990XT

Price:$319.95


Product Summary:

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Platform Rack
2 Bikes
Steel
Bike and Hitch Lock

Product Specs:

Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
Class 1 - 3 Compatible
Wheel and Frame Mount
Fold-Up Rack
Thule

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#16Thule Archway XT 2-Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms

Thule

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6 reviews


TH9009XT

Price:$199.95


Product Summary:

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Frame Mount - Anti-Sway
2 Bikes
Bike and Rack Lock

Product Specs:

Dual Arm
Folding
Hanging Rack
Thule

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#17Thule T2 2-Bike Rack - Platform Style - Tilting - 2" Hitches

Thule

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67 reviews


TH916XTR

Price:$449.95


Product Summary:

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Platform Rack
2 Bikes
Steel
Bike and Hitch Lock

Product Specs:

Fits 2 Inch Hitch
Class 3
Wheel Only Mount
Tilt-Away Rack
Fold-Up Rack
Thule

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#18Thule Parkway 4 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Tilting

Thule

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57 reviews


TH956

Price:$219.95


Product Summary:

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Hanging Rack
4 Bikes
Steel
Locks Not Included

Product Specs:

Fits 2 Inch Hitch
Class 3
Frame Mount - Standard
Tilt-Away Rack
Thule

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#19Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 4-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount

Hollywood Racks

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20 reviews


HR1400

Retail:$443.99

Price:$399.59


Product Summary:

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Platform Rack
2 Bikes
4 Bikes
Steel
Bike and Hitch Lock

Product Specs:

Fits 2 Inch Hitch
Class 3
Wheel and Frame Mount
Tilt-Away Rack
Fold-Up Rack
Hollywood Racks

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#20Thule Passage 2 Bike Carrier - Trunk Mount

Thule

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86 reviews


TH910XT

Price:$129.95


Product Summary:

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Frame Mount - Anti-Sway
2 Bikes
Locks Not Included

Product Specs:

Dual Arm
Folding
Hanging Rack
Thule

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Ford Explorer Hitch Bike Racks Videos

Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we are going to be test fitting the Yakima Stickup two bike platform style hitch mounted bike rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches part number Y02420. We'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. Line up our pin hole and thread in our anti rattle bolt tightening it down with the wrench. Then we can go ahead and install the pin on the other side. Now with our bike rack in this position, we have a ground clearance of about fourteen inches. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Explorer is about three and a half inches and we've added about twelve inches to the overall length of our vehicle. We'll pull the pin at the base of the bike rack and allow it to unfold. This is going to allow us to have full access to our rear hatch door.





Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, well be test fitting the Yakima Highlite Aluminum Two Bike Rack for 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number Y02438. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of our bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. Well line up our pin holes and insert the attached pin. At the rear of the shank, we can tighten up the hand knob to engage our anti-rattle device and secure our bike rack to our vehicle. With the bike rack in this position, it gives us a ground clearance of about 13 inches. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Explorer is about 5 inches away.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2000 Ford Explorer, well be test fitting the Thule Vertex Four Bike Rack for 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number TH9029. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our pin holes and thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it with a wrench. This will help reduce the amount of rattle or wobble that we may have inside the hitch. With the bike rack in this position, we have a ground clearance of about 13-1/2 inches. The closest point of our Vertex to the rear of our Explorer is about 4 inches.



Thule Helium Aero Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, were going to be test fitting the Thule Helium Aero, a tilting two bike rack for 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number TH9042. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. As we do this, well hold out on the attached pin. Well line up our pin holes, allow the attached pin to fall into the pin hole, and then well tighten the black knob. This engages our anti-rattle device and further secures our rack to our vehicle. In this position, we have about 14-1/2 inches worth of ground clearance.



Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex Swing 4-bike rack for 2" hitches, part number TH9027. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll go ahead allow the included pin to fall into place, and then use the hand knob to engage our anti-rattle device and secure our bike rack to our vehicle. With the bike rack in this position we have a ground clearance of about 14-1/2". The closest point of the bike to the rear of our Explorer is about 2" away. We've added about 13-1/2" to the overall length of our vehicle. We'll go ahead and pull the lever at the top of the mast to swing out our dual arms.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex four bike rack for 1 1/4" and 2" hitches, part number Th9025. We'll begin the test fit by sliding the shank of our bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll allow the pin to fall into place and use the hand knob to engage the anti rattle device and secure our bike rack to the vehicle. With the bike rack in this position, we have a ground clearance of about 14 1/2". The closest point of the Apex to the rear of our vehicle is about 2". We've added about 13" to the overall length of our Ford Explorer. We'll pull the lever at the base of our bike rack and allow it to tilt away from our vehicle. This give us full access to our rear hatch door. With the bike rack back in it's upright position, we'll pull the lever at the top of the mast to swing our our dual arms. With these out, we've added about 37 1/2" to the overall length of our Ford Explorer. We'll go ahead and undo our cradle straps to expose our frame cradles.



Swagman Quad 2+2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we are going to be test fitting the Swagman Quad two plus two, a platform style two bike and four bike rack for two inch hitches part number S64691. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pin holes, thread in our anti rattle bolt and then tighten it down with the wrench. We'll then secure it with the provided lock. In this position we have about thirteen and a half inches worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our vehicle is about five and a half inches away and overall we've added about fourteen inches to the length of our Explorer. Pulling the silver pin and clip at the base of the rack will allow us to tilt it away from our vehicle into the platform position. We'll reinsert the pin and clip to hold it here. With our rack in the platform position we have full access into our hatch.



Saris Axis Tilting 2 Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Saris Axis, a folding and tilting 2-bike rack designed for use in 1-1/4" and 2" hitches, part number SA832B. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt from the left to the right, and tighten it down with a wrench. We'll then secure it with the provided lock. In this position we'll have about 13-3/4" worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our vehicle is about 5-3/4" away. Overall we've added about 13" to the length of our Explorer. Pulling the yellow t-handle at the base of the center mast will allow us to tilt it away from our vehicle.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we're going to be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro 4-Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" hitches, part number TH934XTR. To begin our test we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up our pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it down with a wrench. With the bike rack in this position we have a ground clearance of about 13". The closest point of the back rack to the rear of our Explorer is about 7-3/4" away. We've added about 18" to the overall length of our vehicle. We'll pull the pin at the base of the back rack and allow it to tilt away from our vehicle.



Swagman XTC4 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we are going to be test fitting the Swagman XTC4, a platform style four bike rack for two inch hitches part number S64665. To begin our test we'll slid the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pinholes, thread in our anti rattle bolt and tighten it down with the wrench. We can then secure it with the provided lock. In this position we have about thirteen and a quarter inches worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our vehicle is only about an inch and a half away. However we are trying to manipulate it, we couldn't get it to make contact with our bumper and overall we've added about eight and a half inches to the length of the Explorer. Pulling the large silver pin and clip located at the base of the rack will allow us to tilt it away from our vehicle into its platform position. We'll reinsert the pin to hold it here and as you can see this gives us great access into our hatch. In the platform position our bike rack is going to offer us about twenty one inches worth of ground clearance here at the rear.



Swagman Jackknife 4 Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, were going to be test fitting the Swagman Jackknife, a tilting four bike rack for 2 inch hitches, part number S63460. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pin hole, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down with a wrench. We can then secure it using the provided clip. In this position, we have about 13-1/4 inches worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our vehicle is about 9-1/2 away. Overall weve added about 19-1/2 inches to the length of the Explorer.



Swagman Semi 2.0 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Speaker: Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we're going to be test fitting the Swagman Semi 2.0, a platform-style tilting two bike rack for 1- 1/4"and 2" hitches, part number S64685. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, lining up our pinholes. We'll thread in our anti-rattle bolts then we'll tighten it down with a wrench. We'll then secure it using the provided lock. In this position we have about 14" worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our vehicle, it's about 3" away and overall we've added about 16" to the length of the Explorer. Pulling the black handle located on the base of the rack at its front will allow us to tilt the rack away from our vehicle into platform position. As you can see this will give us full access into our rear hatch.



Swagman G10 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be test fitting the Swagman G10, platform style titling 2 bike rack for 1 1/4 and 2 inch hitches. Part number S64681. To begin our test fit, we'll side the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down with a wrench. We'll then secure it using the provided lock. In this position we have about 14 inches worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our vehicle is about an 1 1/4 inch away. However, when manipulating it, we can't get it to make contact with the vehicle. Overall we've added about 14 1/4 inches to the length of the Explorer. Pulling the black handle located at the base of the rack will allow us to tilt it away from out vehicle. As you can see, this gives us access into our rear hatch. In the platform position, we have about 21 inches of ground clearance here at the rear. The closest point of the rack to the vehicle is now about 8 1/2 inches away and overall we've added about 22 1/4 inches to the length of the Explorer. Pulling the black lever located at the base of the center mass will allows us to stand it into its upright position. We'll then prepare to load our bike by raising the frame hooks to the top of the mast and undoing our wheel straps. We'll grab our bike, place it into the wheel cradle, we'll secure it first using the center frame hook. We can then move to each mount secure it with the straps. Just like that, our bike's loaded up. Our great feature, the G10 has its ability to tilt away from your vehicle even when you've got the bike loaded. To do this we'll lift the large black lever located at the front of the rack and tilt it away.



Saris Axis 3 Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be test fitting the Saris Axis, a tilting 3 bike rack for 1 1/4" and 2" hitches, part # SA843B. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt from the left to the right and tighten it down with a wrench. We'll then secure it using the provided clip. In this position, we have about 13 3/4" worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our vehicle is about 5 1/4" away, and overall we've added about 14" to the length of the Explorer. Pulling the yellow T-handle located at the base of the center mast will allow us to tilt it away from the vehicle. As you can see, this gives us full access into our hatch. With our mast back in its upright position, we'll now extend our dual cradle arms.



Kuat NV 2 Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be test fitting the Kuat NV, a platform style tilting two bike rack for two inch hitches, part number N105. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pin holes, slide through our pin, and secure it with the provided lock. We'll then turn the black knob on the rear of the rack. This will engage our anti-rattle device and further secure the rack to our vehicle. In this position we have about 13 1/2 inches worth of ground clearance. The closest pot of the rack to the back of our vehicle is about 3 inches away, and overall we've added about 14 inches to the length of our Explorer. Pulling the chrome lever located at the base on the right side of the rack, will allow us to tilt it away from our vehicle into platform position.



Swagman Quad 2+2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be test fitting the Swagman Quad 2 plus 2, a platform style 2 bike and 4 bike rack for 2 inch hitches, part # S64691. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receive tube of our hitch, line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and then tighten it down with a wrench. We'll then secure it with the provided lock. In this position, we have about 13 1/2" worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our vehicle's about 5 1/2" away, and overall we've added about 14" to the length of our Explorer. Pulling the silver pin and clip at the base of the rack will allow us to tilt it away from our vehicle into the platform position. We'll reinsert the pin and clip to hold it here. With our rack in the platform position, we have full access into our hatch.



SportRack Super EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the SportRack Super EZ Platform-Style 2-Bike Rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number SR2901LR. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up our pin holes and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it down with a wrench, the anti-rattle system is going to help reduce the amount of rattle or wobble that we may have inside of our hitch. Once we have that fully tightened down, we can go ahead and install our lock on the other side. With the bike rack in this position, it's going to give us a ground clearance of about 16 inches. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Explorer is about eight inches away and we've added about 25 and a half inches to the overall length of our Explorer. We'll pull the three pins at the base of our bike rack to unfold the different parts. With the bike rack in this position, it's going to allow us to have full access to the rear hatch of our vehicle.



SportRack Super EZ Platform Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we're going to be test fitting the SportRack Super EZ platform-style 2 bike rack for 1 1/4- and 2-inch hitches, part number SR2901XT. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pinholes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down with a wrench. We'll then secure it using the provided lock. In this position we have about 13 inches' worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our Explorer is about 5 3/4 of an inch away. And overall we've added about 16 inches to the length of the vehicle.



SportRack 3 Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we're going to be test fitting the SportRack tilting 3 bike rack for 1 1/4- and 2-inch hitches, part number SR2403. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pinholes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down with a wrench. We can then secure using the provided clip. In this position we have about 13 and 3/4 of an inch worth of ground clearance. The closest point of our rack is about 4 inches away from the rear of our vehicle. And overall we've added about 11 inches to the length of the Explorer. Pulling the black pin and clip at the base of the rack will allow us to tilt the mast away from our vehicle.





Ford Explorer Roof Bike Racks Videos

Thule Sprint Fork Mount Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we're going to be test fitting the Thule Sprint, a fork mount roof bike rack with part number TH528. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System already installed on the Explorer, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. As we do this we'll want to bring our black rubber coated metal straps around the underside of our load bars. This will position our foot packs directly on top of them. Here at the front we're going to fit the strap into the foot of the carrier and tighten it using the black lever. With the front secure we'll move to the rear and we can repeat that same tightening process. With our rack secure we're ready to load up our bike.



Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we're going to be test fitting the Thule Big Mouth, a frame clamp roof Bike Rack with Part number TH599XTR with our Thule Roof Rack System already installed on the Explorer. We'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly on to our load bars. Here at the front we'll remove both of the T-bolts from the lower portion of our clamp, bring both clamps under the underside of our bar, then we'll reinsert the T-bolts and tighten both wing nuts to secure both clamps around our load bar. With the front secure we'll move to the rear. Here we will loosen both wing nuts and remove one completely. We'll then position the clamp so that one bolt will come down on both sides of our load bar, replace the metal flat portion, put the bolt back through the metal flat portion and secure it by tightening down both wing nuts. With our rack secure we're ready to load up our bike. We'll first want to undo our wheel straps and make sure that our center frame clamp is open.



Swagman Upright Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, were going to be test fitting the Swagman Upright Roof Bike Rack, part number S64720. With our Thule rapid crossroad roof rack system already installed on the Explorer, well begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto the load bars. Here at the front, were going to bring two of the silver U-bolts around the underside of our load bar, fit it up to the head of our carrier, and thread two wing nuts onto each one.After tightening down all four wing nuts, well have the front of our rack secure. We can now move to the rear load bar. Here were going to bring one of the U-bolts down through the rack, being sure the threaded portion comes out on both sides. Well then place on our black metal plate and thread two wing nuts onto our U-bolt to hold the plate in place.



Thule Circuit Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Circuit, a fork-mount roof bike rack with part number TH526. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System already installed on the Explorer, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, we'll remove the skewer, lift up on the large black lever, and separate our clamp. We'll bring the lower portion of our clamp around the underside of our load bar, put the T-bolt back into it, pull down on the large black lever to cam it closed, and reinsert our skewer. With the front secure, we can move to the rear. Here, we're going to loosen up both wing nuts, slide the clamp so it'll separate, bring the rubber-coated metal portion around the underside of our load bar, slide our clamp back together, and tighten down our wing nuts to secure it. With the rack secure, we're now ready to load up our bike. We'll first want to undo our rear-wheel strap and make sure that our front skewer is open.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be test fitting the Swagman Fork Down Fork Mount Roof Bike Rack, part # S64710. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System already installed on the Explorer, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, we're going to bring 2 of the silver U-bolts around the underside of our load bar, fit them up through the head of our carrier, and thread 2 wing nuts onto each one. With all 4 of our wing nuts started, we'll go ahead and tighten them all down. This will secure the front of our bike rack to our roof rack. We'll now move to the rear. Here, we're going to place 1 U-bolt down through the rack, being sure that the threaded portion comes out on both sides of the load bar. We'll then place on the flat black metal plate and thread 2 wing nuts on to hold this place.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Speaker: Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, were going to be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod Stretch, a fork mount roof bike rack with part number RKY1011. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System already installed on the Explorer, were going to begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, well bring the two black rubber coated metal straps around the underside of our load bar as we do so. Well then remove the black plastic cover, fit those straps back into the head of our carrier and tighten down the Allen bolt located on the front with an Allen key to secure it. With our straps tight, well now replace our black plastic cover and move to the rear clamp. Here, well remove one of the Allen bolts completely and loosen the other. Well bring the black plastic portion of the clamp around the underside of our load bar, reinsert the Allen bolt and thread it in. Well then take an Allen key and tighten both of our bolts down. With our front and rear secure, lets take a look at the rear hatch to see what kind of access we have.



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be test fitting the Rockymounts Pitchfork, a fork mount roof bike rack with part # RKY0438. With our Thule Crossroads Roof Rack System already installed on the Explorer, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, we'll remove the black plastic cover, then our front skewer. This will give us access to the 2 Allen bolts that we need to loosen up. We use our Allen key to loosen them up, separate the rear portion of our clamp from the upper portion, slide our rack rearward so that our clamp will come around the underside of our load bar. We'll then use our Allen key to tighten those 2 Allen bolts back up. With these tight, we'll reinsert our skewer and also replace our black plastic cover. We'll now to the rear where we're going to remove the wing nut and also the black plastic portion of our clamp.









Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today we have a 2013 Ford Explorer and we're going to be test fitting the Swagman Fork Style Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number s64710. To install the bike rack to the carrier place the bike rack up on top of our load bars. At the front we'll fit the two U-bolts around our load bars and use the wing nuts to secure the front of the bike rack.Next we'll move to the back of the bike carrier fitting the U-bolt through the carrier from the top. We'll take the clamp and two wing nuts to clamp around the bar from the bottom. With that done our bike rack is secure and we're ready to load up our bike. We'll make sure that the wheel strap at the rear of the bike carrier is undone and also make sure that the skewer at the front of the bike is open.We'll pick up our bike, place the wheel into the wheel tray and fit the front fork down into our skewer.



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number rky0438. To fit our carrier to the vehicle we'll set it up on top of our load bars. We'll put the front clamp around the front load bar and use the Allen key to tighten it down. Then at the rear we'll fit the clamp around the load bar using the wing nut to tighten it down. Now it's time to reinstall our skewer cover. At this time we can go ahead and prepare to load up our bike.



Thule Domestique Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Thule Domestique Roof Top Bike Carrier, part number TH513. With our vehicle equipped with the Thule AeroBlade crossbars and our Domestique preassembled, we're ready to fit it to the vehicle. We'll simply set the Domestique on top of the crossbars. We'll line up the head of the bike carrier with the front crossbar and adjust the rear mounting point to the rear crossbar of our vehicle. We can then take the front head cover, bring it underneath the front crossbar and tighten it down using the Allen wrench included with the bike rack. After the front head is tight, we can move to the rear attachment point and bring the clamp underneath the rear load bar and tighten it down using the included hardware.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer well be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number RKY1014. Now our vehicle is equipped with the Thule AeroBlade roof rack system and our roof rack is preassembled so we are ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Well take the head of the bike rack and put it directly over the top of the front cross bar, we can then bring the rubber coated steel straps around and secure them back to the head of the bike rack. Well then come to the rear mounting point and line it directly over the top of the rear crossbar where we can secure it using the included wing nuts provided with the bike rack. With our rear mount secured we can move on to the head, tightening down the Allen bolt, which will secure it to the front cross bar. And with the head of the bike rack secured well install the head cover, which will complete the bike rack and make it ready to load a bike.





Ford Explorer Trunk Bike Racks Videos

Thule Gateway Trunk Mount Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, well be test fitting the Thule Gateway trunk binder two-bike rack, part number TH9006XT. With the fit dial set to number nine, according to the included instructions, place the bike rack up onto the vehicles rear hatch. Position the bottom part of the bike rack onto the upper tier of the rear bumper. The top portion of the bike rack should be around the center of the rear window. Keep in mind the rear windshield wiper may not be used while using this bike rack. Well take the top clips and hook it on the top portion of the rear hatch.



Thule Archway Trunk Mount Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 For Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule Archway Trunk Mounted 2 Bike Rack part number TH9009XT. Keep in mind, when using this bike rack, the rear windshield wiper may not be used. With our fit dial to fit number nine, we'll place the bike rack up onto the rear hatch of our vehicle. With the bike rack in position, we can take the top clips and put it to the top part of the rear hatch, as well as the side clips to the side part of the rear hatch, and the bottom clips to the bottom part of the rear hatch. We can now tighten down the straps and secure the bike rack to the vehicle. We'll now use the included hook-and-loop fasteners to secure the excess lock. With everything all tightened down and secure, we're ready to load up our bike.



Prorack Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, well be test fitting the Pro-rack trunk mounted two-bike rack, part number pr8062401. Well begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up unto the vehicles rear hatch. Well position the bottom part of the bike rack just below the rear license plate. Well put the top clips to the top part of the rear hatch, the side clips to the side part of the rear hatch, and the bottom clips to the bottom part of the rear hatch, and then tied in on the straps to secure the bike rack to the vehicle. Once everything is all tighten down, well go ahead and secure the excess slack with the rubber loop provided. Now, well go ahead and load up a bike.



Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, well be test-fitting the Hollywood Over the Top, trunk mounted two-bike rack, for vehicle as spoilers, par number hrf2. Well begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up unto the vehicles rear hatch. Well position the bottom part of the bike rack on the upper tier of the rear bumper, as well as the top portion of the bike rack to the upper part of the window, just below the rear light. We can do this by flipping out the middle set of two black levers. With the bike rack in position, well take the top clips, and hook it to the top part of the rear hatch, as well as the side clips to the side part of the rear hatch, and the bottom clips at the bottom part of the rear hatch. Well then tighten on the straps to secure the bike rack to the vehicle.Well now go ahead and secure the extra strap.



Hollywood Racks Gordo 2 Bike Carrier Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Holllywood Racks Gordo trunk my-nah 00:05 2-bike rack for long wheel based bicycles, part number HRG2. We'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up onto the vehicle's rear hatch. The bottom portion of the bike rack should rest on the upper tier of the rear hatch, just below the license plate. The top portion should rest about the center of the rear window. Keep in mind when you using this bike rack you will not be able to use the rear windshield wiper. We'll now take the top clips to put it the top part of the rear hatch, and the bottom clips to the bottom of the rear hatch, as well as the side clips to the side part of the rear hatch.



Hollywood Racks Expedition Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, well be test-fitting the Hollywood Rack Expedition, trunk mounted two-bike rack, part number hrf6-2. Well begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up unto the vehicles rear hatch. Well position the bottom side of the bike rack on the upper tier of the rear bumper. With the new top set of levers to adjust the bike rack to fit around the rear hatch.Now, the top portion of the bike rack should rest at about the middle of the rear window. Once weve established this position we can then clamp down the black plastic levers. Well then hook the top clips to the top part of the rear hatch, the side clips to the side part of the rear hatch, and the bottom clips at the bottom part of the rear hatch.



Yakima QuickBack 2 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2013 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Yakima QuickBack Trunk Mounted 2 Bike Rack part number Y02621. Keep in mind when using this bike rack the rear windshield wiper cannot be used. We'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up onto the vehicle's rear hatch. We'll place the top clips to the top part of the rear hatch, the side clips to the side part of the rear hatch, and the bottom clips to the bottom part of the rear hatch. We then can tighten down the straps to secure the bike rack to the vehicle. After securing the excess slack, we're ready to load up a bike.



Thule Passage Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2013 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule Passage Trunk Mounted 2 Bike Rack part number TH910XT. With the fit dial set to number nine according the included instructions, we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up on to the vehicle's rear hatch. We'll then place the top clips to the top part of the rear hatch, the side clips to the side part of the rear hatch, and the bottom clips to the bottom part of the rear hatch. We can then tighten down the blue straps to secure the bike rack to the vehicle. After securing the excess slack, we're ready to load up a bike. We'll undo the cradle straps, place our bike into the frame cradles, and then secure it with the straps.





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