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

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

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This bike frame adapter bar lets you transport a woman's, child's, or full-suspension bicycle on your single- or dual-arm bike rack. Bar telescopes from 22-1/2" to 31" long. Rubber-coated clamps won't scratch your bike. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt accessories and parts part number C18016 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Curt Accessories and Parts - C18016

  • Hitch Bike Racks
  • Trunk Bike Racks
  • Spare Tire Bike Racks
  • Bike Adapter Bar
  • Curt
  • 22-1/2 - 31 Inch Long

This bike frame adapter bar lets you transport a woman's, child's, or full-suspension bicycle on your single- or dual-arm bike rack. Bar telescopes from 22-1/2" to 31" long. Rubber-coated clamps won't scratch your bike.


  • Adapts women's, children's, and full-suspension bikes to fit on various bicycle racks
    • Attaches to bike so that you can mount the bike on your rack
    • Allows for safe, level transport of your bike
    • Works with dual-arm and single-arm bike carriers that mount in a hitch, on a trunk, or on a spare tire
  • Telescoping tube adjusts to fit a variety of bicycle sizes
  • Rubber-coated clamps wrap around your bike's seat post and the handlebar stem post
    • Push-to-operate pin lets you easily open and close each clamp
    • Rubber coating helps prevent scratches on bike
  • Rust-resistant, sturdy steel with black powder coat finish


  • Adapter length: 22-1/2" to 31"
  • 1-Year limited warranty

18016 Curt Adjustable Bike Beam

Video of Curt Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Curt Womens and Alternative Bike Frame Adapter Bar Review

Today, we're going to take a look at the Curt Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes, part #C18016. The Curt bike adapter bar is going to fit between our seat post and our handle bars. It's going to allow us to safely carry a women's, alternative frame, or even a kid's bike on most bike racks. As you can see down here, particularly with the alternative frame style bikes, but also down here with the women's bike and some children's bikes, you're also not going to have very much room down here, so on some bike racks you may have even an issue getting that over your mounting bars. The bar itself is telescoping. It goes from 22 1/2, all the way out to 31".

Just give it a pull, you can set it to any length in between, whatever's going to work best for your bike. It features a nice black powder coat finish, as well as rubber coating here on the ends that come into contact with your bike. We'll go ahead and get it installed here. There's a little detent here on either end. You push that in, and that's going to allow this gate to swing away, and we can take the hook, and we can place it here, around the down portion of our handle bars and lock it into place. Then on the back, we have the same set up, just the detent and a gate, and that will swing around our seat post.

Now as you can see, we've a got level sturdy platform that our bike's going to hang from. Now we've got it here on our Curt bike rack today, but as you can imagine, this would work on just about any bike rack you have, whether it's a trunk mount, a hitch mounted bike rack, as long as it's got the hanging style here, so we'll go ahead and just get our bike secured here. That's really all there is to it. Now we're ready to head out for an adventure with our Curt Bike Frame Adapter for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Bike Frames, part #C18016. .

Customer Reviews

Curt Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes - C18016

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (15 Customer Reviews)

This bike frame adapter bar lets you transport a woman's, child's, or full-suspension bicycle on your single- or dual-arm bike rack. Bar telescopes from 22-1/2" to 31" long. Rubber-coated clamps won't scratch your bike.

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These bars are kind of bare bones, but they do the trick. Would be nice if there were a more pliable material inside the collars to protect painted bar stem and seat post but really cannot complain too much for the money. 657857

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Love it. 554642

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Perfect! Excellent public service 771256

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The price is great and it works for normal sized bikes, but it is too large to fit on kids bikes (20" and under), and it is not as solid or sturdy as the Yakima. 758765

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Seems sturdy. The only thing I see which would make it better is a slightly larger loop for under the seat to go around the reflector to allow the bike to be level instead of tilted sideways. 724757

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As advertised 697368

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Works perfectly. 673062

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Sturdy. Should hold bike well as advertised. Easily adjusted. 613944

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The demensions were as given to me. Phone support at etrailer is fantastic. 606450

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Well made and sturdy. Very easy to us e. 577333

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Great product. Like the design with how each end opens and closes in an up/down way as opposed to out--keeps piece of mind as it is on the bike rack. Going to order another for my wife's bike now. 552255

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Does the job. 541781

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This bike adapter is an easy to use rugged design which works well on all our family bikes which require a crossbar for mounting the bike to the style of bike rack we have on the back of our Honda Odyssey. 451359

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This is a solid product at a reasonable price. Delivery and follow up was top notch. 417963

Thank you. I am still very pleased with the product.
Trent B - 08/10/2018


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The products I needed were easy to fine on the website and the ordering process was very easy. The products were delivered on time and for free. Can't beat that. 338040


Ask the Experts about this Curt Accessories and Parts

  • Can Bike Frame Adapter Bars Be Used on Womens Bikes with Platform Bike Racks
    Yes, if you wanted to give a womans bike rack a horizontal top tube for a platform bike rack to attach to the adapter bar like the part # C18016 would fit and work well.
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  • Compatibility and Weight Rating Curt Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Womens and Alternative Frame Bikes
    Good news! According to Curt there is no weight rating on the # C18016. My contact told me it will hold as much as your bike rack will allow. So as long as the Huffy bike is within the weight limits of the bike rack and cradle the # C18016 will work great for you.
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  • Inside Dimensions of Clamps on Curt Bike Frame Adapter Bar C18016
    I pulled a sample of Curt Bike Frame Adapter Bar # C18016 from our warehouse so that I could measure the inside width of each of the clamps on each end. These are sized differently to allow the bar to fit as many different bikes as possible. The inside area of the smaller clamp measures 3-1/4 x 1-1/4 and the inside area of the larger clamp measures 3-1/2 x 2-1/4. It does not matter which end connects to the seat post/handlebar stem.
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  • Distance Between Arms of Curt 4-Bike Rack 18064
    I can confirm for you that the distance between the arms of the Curt Premium 4-Bike Rack # C18064 is 14 inches at the wide end and 8 inches at the narrow end. You can also see this at roughly the 2:10 mark of the linked video review I added for you to check out. Keep in mind if you do plan on carrying any children's or alternative-frame bikes (with a step-through frame, for example) you will need Curt Bike Frame Adapter Bar # C18016 to give those bikes a horizontal mounting point. Additionally...
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  • Where Is the Arm Width Measurement of the Curt Premium 5 Bike Rack Taken From
    The distance between the two arms on the Curt Premium 5 Bike Rack part # C18065 at the widest point is 16" when measuring from the outside of one arm to the outside of the other. The distance between the two arms at the widest point is about 15" on center. The cradles on the wider part of the arms are more ideal for adult bikes but you could still use a kids bike here with the Curt Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # C18016. The other options I have for you with arms closer together are the...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for a 2016 Ford C-Max to Carry Bikes
    While I do have a solution for you, we do not currently offer any 2 inch trailer hitch receivers for your 2016 Ford C-Max. Our best option is the Curt Class II Trailer Hitch # C12092 because it is rated for heavier towing than a Class I hitch is. If you were to tow something other than a bike rack, you won't have as many restrictions with a Class II hitch. Since we only offer 1-1/4 inch hitches, you will have to use an adapter, like the MaxxTow Adapter # MT70032, to be able to carry...
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  • Can the Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack be Used on a Tow Bar
    If you have a motorhome mounted tow bar like the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain Tow Bar part # RM-677 then you should not have any issues at all using the Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack part # C18013. I called my contact at Roadmaster to confirm this as well. Please note that if any of your bikes have an alternative frame or deep drop tube then you are almost certainly going to need to use the Curt Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # C18016 to keep the bikes for interfering with the tow bar....
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  • Recommended Curt Bike Rack for 2 Cruiser Bikes On Truck with 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch
    The Curt Premium 3 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches #C18063 and the Curt 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting # C18029 are rated similarly for each bike being up to 45 lbs. Because you have a 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver on your Sierra 2500 which is factory size, I recommend using the 3 Bike option due to the larger shank size. To make this compatible the sleeve you were given with the hitch will not work. You will instead need to use a hitch reducer that has an extender like...
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