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Bike Rack Mounting Options for a 2012 Chevrolet Volt


Bike Rack Mounting Options for a 2012 Chevrolet Volt

Question:

which bike rack would be best for a 2012 chevy volt? there doesnt seem to be a gap to be able to have a trunk bike rack.

asked by: Cathy P


Expert Reply:

I spoke with my contact at Thule and the Thule Raceway 2 Bike Rack, # TH9001PRO, is confirmed to fit on your 2012 Chevrolet Volt. The top clips will secure to the top edge of the rear hatch door and the bottom clips will secure to the bottom edge of the rear hatch door.

We have a few other options for you as well. You could use the Thule Paceline Roof Mounted Bike Rack, # TH527, with the Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack as long as your vehicle has 4 doors and has no existing roof rails or crossbars. This roof rack includes the 2500 Series Euro Square Crossbars, # DS118B, and the Custom DK Clamps and Pads, # DK316. Be sure you check your owners manual and verify the weight capacity of your roof. The roof rack option is not available for 2 door models.

You could also look into adding a trailer hitch and using a hitch mounted bike rack. This would by my recommendation. A hitch mounted bike rack will not have any contact with the vehicle and minimize paint damage during trips. You could install the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch, # C11221, and I would recommend one of our most popular bike racks the Thule Helium Aero 2 Bike Rack, TH9042. I have included installation instructions for the hitch and bike rack and a demonstration video of the bike rack for you to check out.

If you plan on carrying any womens or childrens bikes, then I would also recommend the Thule Adapter Bar, # TH982XT, to carry the bikes safely. You may also want the Softride Soft Velcro Tie Down, # SR18679 to secure your bike wheels to the bike frame to keep them from hitting the back of your vehicle while driving.

expert reply by: John H


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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"


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Price:$125.95

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Custom Fit Hitch

Class I

Concealed Cross Tube

100 lbs TW

1000 lbs GTW

Product Specs:

1-1/4 Inch Hitch


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Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack with Euro Square Crossbars - 46" Long - Black


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DS118B

Retail:$220.00

Price:$198.00

Product Summary:

Complete Roof Systems

Square Bars

Black

46 Inch Long

2 Bars

Product Specs:

Aluminum

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Softride Soft Hook-and-Loop Tie Down for Bike Racks


Softride Soft Hook-and-Loop Tie Down for Bike Racks


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SR18679

Retail:$2.00

Price:$1.79

Product Summary:

Hitch Bike Racks
Trunk Bike Racks

Accessories

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Thule Paceline Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Clamp On - Aluminum


Thule Paceline Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Clamp On - Aluminum

TH527

Retail:$199.95

Price:$158.95

Product Summary:

Fork Mount

9mm Fork

Silver

Aluminum

Locks Not Included

Product Specs:

Disc Brake Compatible

Round Bars
Square Bars
Aero Bars
Elliptical Bars
Factory Bars

Clamp On - Quick


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Thule Helium Aero 2 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - Aluminum


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TH9042

Retail:$359.95

Price:$286.95

Product Summary:

Hanging Rack

2 Bikes

Tilt-Away Rack
Fold-Up Rack

Aluminum

Bike and Hitch Lock

Product Specs:

Class 1
Class 2
Class 3

Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
Fits 2 Inch Hitch
Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch

Frame Mount - Anti-Sway


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Thule Bike Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes


Thule Bike Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes


103 reviews

TH982XT

Retail:$44.95

Price:$34.95

Product Summary:

Hitch Bike Racks
Trunk Bike Racks
Spare Tire Bike Racks

Accessories

16 - 31-1/2 Inch

Product Specs:

Bike Adapter Bar


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Thule Raceway PRO 2-Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms


Thule Raceway PRO 2-Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms


3 reviews

TH9001PRO

Retail:$329.95

Price:$262.95

Product Summary:

Frame Mount - Anti-Sway

2 Bikes

Hanging Rack

Bike and Rack Lock

Product Specs:

Dual Arm

Folding


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