bing tracking image
  1. Accessories and Parts
  2. Malone
  3. Hitch Bike Racks
  4. Spare Tire Bike Racks
  5. Trunk Bike Racks
  6. Bike Adapter Bar
Malone Bike Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes

Malone Bike Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes

Item # MPG2165
Our Price: $35.95
You Save: 10%
Accessories and Parts
Orders above $50 qualify for Free Shipping
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
In Stock
zoom in icon
slider vertical icon
zoom out icon
Comment field cannot be left empty.
Name field cannot be left empty.

Thank you! Your comment has been submitted successfully. You should be able to view your question/comment here within a few days.

Error submitting comment. Please try again momentarily.

Product Images

In Use/Installed

Customer Photos

Need help with installation?
Locate installers near me
1-800-496-5010 to order Malone accessories and parts part number MPG2165 or order online at Free expert support on all Malone products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Malone Bike Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
  • All Info
  • Reviews (43)
  • Q & A (0)
  • Videos (2)
  • Photos
  • Why etrailer?

Malone Accessories and Parts - MPG2165

  • Hitch Bike Racks
  • Spare Tire Bike Racks
  • Trunk Bike Racks
  • Bike Adapter Bar
  • Malone
  • 23 - 30 Inch Long

  • Malone bike adapter bar
  • Provides horizontal mounting point for level transport of your bicycle
  • Snaps around seat post and stem of bike
  • Provides removable, temporary frame piece on bikes with step-through or other unconventional frame designs
  • One button operation for a quick and simple install
  • Oversize telescoping shaft fits most bikes
  • Coated clamps protect bike's finish from abrasions
  • Overall dimensions: 24" long x 3" wide x 2" tall
  • Length adjustment: 23" to 30"
  • Weight: 2 lbs
  • Load capacity: 50 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

MPG2165 Malone Top Tube Adapter for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes - Hanging Rack Adapter

California residents: click here

Video of Malone Bike Adapter Bar for Women's, Children'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 Malone Hitch Bike Racks MPG2165 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Malone Bike Adapter Bar for women's, children's, and alternative frame bikes. This provides the horizontal mounting point needed for level transport or storage of your bicycle. It simple snaps around the seat post and then the stem of the bike, which is right there below the handlebars. It's going to provide that removable temporary frame piece on bikes with step-through or other unconventional frame designs. One of the neat features about the unit is it has the one button operation for quick and simple installation. Also, when it shuts you can hear it click shut, which gives you that peace of mind that it's secured correctly. It's going to be the same setup on this side as well.

Just a really nice easy to use design. It's going to feature the telescoping shaft that's going to allow the unit to fit most bicycles and it features the coated clamps. That way, it doesn't do any type of damage to the bike's finish, so you don't have to worry about abrasions, rubs, or scratches. Its also got these nice indentions right here, which simply just allows for a more comfortable fit to the bicycle, which is always a great thing to have. The unit itself is made from a durable steel construction with powder coated finishing, so it's going to do a great job at resisting rust and corrosion, lasting and looking good for a long time. When it comes to the overall length in the fully retracted position, measuring edge and edge it's 23-1/4" long. It's going to measure 3" wide at the widest point, which is here at this clamp.

The small tube has a diameter of 1-3/16". The large tube has a diameter of 1-3/8". This is going to adjust from around 23" to 30". It features a capacity of 50 pounds. The large opening, that's going to give us a measurement of about 2-1/8" x 4-3/8".

The smaller opening measures about 1-3/8" x 3-1/2 to 3-5/8". That's going to do it for the Malone Bike Adapter Bar.

Customer Satisfaction Score:

Customer Reviews

Malone Bike Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes - MPG2165

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (43 Customer Reviews)


Thank you for your fantastic service.
Very impressed with your website and service from beginning to end.
We are very pleased with our new Yakima bike rack and the Malone bike adapters. We had our first outing today and was soooo pleased with how the rack mounted and held our bikes perfectly in place. All down to your great descriptions, videos and car match info.
Attached are some photos of our bike on our 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.
Many thanks again,


This adapter bar made it much easier for me to sit my new bike on the Malone Runaway Bike Carrier fir transporting. In fact, the Bike Adapter would make it easy to use on any other carrier. It was easy to order and quickly received; and the price was reasonable. So glad that I got it.

Great! Its so easy to adapt my bike to use on the bike carrier.
Sharon A - 10/01/2021


Got 2 and can recommend highly. Very sturdy and easy to use even after they were put on our car bike rack for multiple long trips. The head units are very well constructed and leave no marks or scratches on the bikes.


Very good product fast delivery


Latch was difficult to Open on one end, but otherwise the product was effective as advertised.


These adapters work as advertised. They're easy to install and remove from our bikes (no tools needed), and they hang the bikes on our hitch rack with no trouble. So easy that our 12 year old can do it himself. We were going to get a kuat hitch receiver rack for four bikes, but these adapters made it possible to use our old Thule hitch receiver rack, resulting in our saving about $1,000! Can't beat that!


Solid construction, easy to use.


The equipment works as it should.


Love the way it works and the ease of opening the tailgate and all that, however, I'm only 5'3" and I have to lift my bike up so high to get it on the rack, that it's really a struggle for me. I have a small SUV and my hitch is only about 7-8 inches off the ground, but I really struggle with lifting the bike up. I've tried lowering the rack to the down position and loading the bike, but that's awkward for me as well.


We already had a Yakima adapter bar but needed another one for a second bike. Not wanting to spend another $50, we took a chance on the Malone brand. They are very similar bars, but the Malone is even better! So for nearly half the price we got a better product. Very happy with the purchase.


Works great. Easy to use. Quick service from etrailer.


This product does the job well, as described. It would get five stars from me if I did not have a bit of trouble depressing the button that opens the link at both ends. With use it may depress more easily. It's a great solution for a step through bike and rack that needs this element in order to carry your bike.


Have not completely tried out either my new bike rack or the adapter. Both arrived when promised and etrailer does an excellent job of managing orders.


The rack is very versatile and easy to use


Excellent product. Very reasonable price. Have ordered several items from They are an excellent company. Prompt service and delivery. Great customer service. We've already tried out this bar on my wife's new bike. Works great.


This bike bar worked great. I was a little worried that it wouldn’t be strong enough to handle my heavy ebike (~60 lbs) because it’s only rated for 50 lbs, but it has worked great with no problems or signs of wear or failure.


Great Product but even more impressive is the amazing service from etrailer. They went above and beyond to assist me in getting the right product quickly



Sturdy and easy to use. Make sure you measure carefully - this BARELY fit a child's bike, and we had to raise the seat to get a long enough space (between handlebars and seat) for it to work.


Purchased bars (one for each bike) to allow us to use a bike rack for women's bikes (2). Easy to use and sturdy. Fully meets our expectation. Delivery was prompt. Thanks!


My two bike carrier arrived ahead of schedule. And while I haven't it yet, it looks sturdy and will serve the purpose for mounting my girl friends bike


Super heavy duty. Works great on my 55# E-bike. Very well made!


Seems to be a solid product, however it is a bit too long for my sons bike. Maybe there is another model that is shorter.


Exactly as ordered.
Ahead of projected


Show More Reviews

See what our Experts say about this Malone Accessories and Parts

  • Replacement Mounting Bracket for a Viper Spare Tire Bike Rack
    Unfortunately, we would not have the correct adapter bracket for your Viper spare tire bike rack. You would either A need to contact the manufacturer, B make one of your own, or C buy a new rack entirely. The only one of these three options I would be able to help you with is C. If you were to choose this route then I recommend the Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack part # MPG2148. The RunWay is an excellent option for most spare tires. It has a weight capacity of 35 lbs per bike. It also comes...
    view full answer...
  • Trunk Mounted 3-Bike Rack for 2010 Chevy Traverse
    There are trunk mounted 3-bike racks that fit your 2010 Chevy Traverse though the SportRack SR3141 is considered a universal fit and we have not had a chance to test it on a '10 Traverse. Due to this I could not specifically guarantee it will fit, but there is a very similar rack I can confirm that does, the Malone RunWay # MPG2142. This rack attaches to your vehicle with a 6-point strap system and you can angle the arms for adjustment as well as fold them flat to make it easier to store....
    view full answer...
  • Does Malone Hanger 3 Bike Rack Fit a 2014 Hyundai Tucson
    Yes, the Malone Hanger 3 Bike Rack # MPG2139 will fit your 2014 Hyundai Tucson. Please note that if you have any kids bikes or bikes that lack a horizontal top tube then you'll likely need the Bike Adapter Bar # MPG2165 so that the bike sits level and has enough ground clearance.
    view full answer...
  • Will Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack for 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Tilt Away with Bikes Loaded
    If you're looking for a 3-bike rack, the Malone Hanger # MPG2130 is a good choice for your 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. The trailer hitches made for the 2019 Cherokee, like the Draw-Tite # 75998 or Curt # C13395 sit pretty flush with the rear bumper, so clearing your bumper will not be an issue with the Hanger installed. The same is true for the OEM trailer hitch, so no issues there. The RunWay does allow you to use the tilt feature with or without the bikes loaded, as shown on page 14...
    view full answer...
    Image 1 for
  • Will the Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack Fit a 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
    The Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack # MPG2142 will fit your 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan, even with the rear spoiler. As long as you remain under the 33 lbs per bike weight rating you will be good to go. Please note that with any hanging style rack like this you will want to use an adapter bar like part # MPG2165 for any kid's bikes or any bikes that lack a horizontal top tube. Attached are some review videos for you to check out.
    view full answer...
    Image 1 for
  • Does Malone RunWay 3-Bike Rack Fit 2019 GMC Terrain
    Yes, the Malone RunWay 3-Bike Rack # MPG2142 is a confirmed fit for your 2019 GMC Terrain. It will hold two adult bikes and a child's bike, though the child's bike will need an adapter bar in order to give it a horizontal mounting point (this is true for all trunk-mounted bike racks). The adapter bar you need is the Malone Bike Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes # MPG2165. I have added a link to a video review for you to check out as well of the Malone RunWay...
    view full answer...
  • Difference Between Malone Bike Rack part Numbers MPG2130 and MPG2165
    The two part numbers are totally different products so I wonder if maybe you meant to type something different. The Malone Runway 3 part # MPG2130 is a hanging 3-bike rack and the part # MPG2165 is a bike frame adapter bar that you would use on a bike rack like this so that you could carry an alternative framed bike without a top tube like a womens or kids bike. I attached review videos for both of these racks for you to check out as well.
    view full answer...
  • Bike Rack for 2015 Kia K900
    I don't have a hitch, but I have another solution. I searched all of our inventory and tried some outside installers and no one has a hitch for your 2015 Kia K900 - which is kind of surprising. However I have a trunk mount rack that would be perfect for you. Check out the Malone # MPG2139 three-bike rack. It is highly durable, weights only 15 pounds, and will carry three 33 pound bikes! It also includes a lock. If you have a female frame bike or short kids bike you may need a the Malone...
    view full answer...
  • Carrying Kids Bikes On A 2022 Jeep Wrangler With The Malone Hanger Spare Tire Rack MPG2147
    The Malone Hanger Spare Tire Bike Rack # MPG2147 is definitely a good option and is very popular among Jeep Wrangler owners. I do need to mention that this will only fit tires that are 8" to 10-1/2" wide, so you will want to double check that before deciding to go this way. With that out of the way, lets talk bikes. The # MPG2147 is rated up to 33 pounds per bike, which should not be an issue in your case, but the size of the frames may be. From outside to outside of the arms that will...
    view full answer...
  • Will Malone Hanger Spare Tire Bike Rack Fit 255/70R18 Tire on 2021 Ford Bronco
    The Malone Hanger Spare Tire Bike Rack for 3 Bikes # MPG2147 will fit on the 255/70R18 spare tire at the back of your 2021 Ford Bronco. The Malone rack is designed to fit 8" to 10-1/2" wide tires and your tire is 10" wide so it will just fit. Please not that if any of your bikes doesn't have a horizontal top tube or it's a kids bike then you might need to use an adapter bar like part # MPG2165 to get the bike to fit properly - this is the same case for any hanging-style bike rack.
    view full answer...
  • Will the Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack Part # MPG2148 Work with a Spare Tire Cover
    In order to properly secure the Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack part # MPG2148 to the spare tire on your 2017 Jeep Wrangler, you are going to want to remove the spare tire cover. The spare tire cover could cause the bike rack to shift and become unstable which is why it is not recommended. If you will be carrying any bikes with an alternative frame then you are also going to need an adapter bar like part # MPG2165. In addition to this if you are carrying any bikes that are valuable you may...
    view full answer...
  • Compatibility of Malone Bike Adapter Bar with Yakima Bike Rack
    The Malone Bike Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes # MPG2165 will work well with your Yakima HangOut 2 Bike Rack # Y02637. An adapter bar simply creates a top frame rail between the seat post and the handlebars on step-thru style frames to give you a level transport. It isn't a requirement for most bikes but it does help balance your rack better, give you better sightlines, and at times help with ground clearance.
    view full answer...
  • Do I Need an Adapter for a Children's Bike for the SportRack Ridge Swing 4?
    Since all children's bikes are made differently, I cannot confirm for sure if you need an adapter bar for the SportRack Ridge Swing 4 Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Swinging # SR2415. However, if the child's bike is similar to the bike in the attached picture to this answer, I recommend the Malone Bike Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes # MPG2165. The adapter bar will provide a straight, horizontal plane to attach to the Ridge.
    view full answer...
    Image 1 for
  • Recommended Method to Transport Bikes on 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Convertible
    Saris does not recommend any of their trunk-mount bike racks for your 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class convertible. Neither does Thule nor Yakima. However, I do have a solution for you. The Malone Hanger Trunk Bike Rack - Adjustable Arms # MPG2139 is a confirmed fit for your convertible. It can carry 3 bikes up to 33 pounds each. Check out the video that I attached for you to see how it works and all of its features. If you will be carrying any step-through bikes or bikes without a horizontal...
    view full answer...
  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver And 3-Bike Bike Rack For A 2020 Ford Fusion
    For your 2020 Ford Fusion I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" # C12091. This hitch has a maximum gross trailer weight capacity of 3,500lbs and maximum tongue weight of 350lbs and is not rated for use with weight distribution hitches. This hitch is a simple bolt-on installation with no welding required but it does require removal of your underbody panel(s) installation. It fits well on Hybrid models but doesn't fit 2020 Energi models. For the bike...
    view full answer...
  • Spare Tire Bike Rack for a 2011 Toyota RAV4
    I do have an option for you but the Surco Spare Tire 3-Bike Carrier part # BT300 is not a confirmed fit for your 2011 Toyota RAV4. Instead, I recommend using the Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack part # MPG2148 which is a confirmed fit and will allow you to carry up to three bikes as well. The Malone RunWay attaches around the tire instead of through the lug studs so it will be much easier to take on and off the vehicle. The bike rack itself is also much easier to use as there are individual straps...
    view full answer...
  • Which Bike Frame Adapter Bar Can be Used on 50 lb Bike
    The weight capacity for the Thule bike frame adapter bar part # TH982XT that you referenced is now 35 lbs. It may have been different at one point but currently Thule states it's 35 lbs. The best option you have will be the 50 lb Malone bike adapter part # MPG2165 since your bike is 50 lbs.
    view full answer...
  • Does Saris Bones Fit 2019 Subaru Forester
    Yes the Saris Bones 2 Bike Carrier # SAR83FR is confirmed to fit your 2019 Subaru Forester. If you need to carry any kid's, women's or alternative frame bikes that don't have a top tube I recommend the Malone Bike Adapter Bar # MPG2165. This gives you a temporary top tube for the bike so it has something to mount on the rack. I attached a review video of the rack and adapter bar for you to check out.
    view full answer...
  • What Hitch and Bike Rack for 2011 Honda CR-V
    Both the Draw-Tite # 75547 and the Swagman Chinook # S64683 will work well together on your 2011 Honda CR-V. With that said, since it is a frame mounting bike rack, you're likely going to need to add bike adapter bars like the # MPG2165; this is going to be the case with pretty much any bike rack you were to choose that isn't a wheel mounting rack though. Taking all of the potential options into consideration it's likely more cost effective to go this route, as opposed to going with a...
    view full answer...
  • Fitment of 4 Mountain Bikes on the Thule Apex Swing XT 4 Bike Rack
    The fitment of 4 mountain bikes on the Thule Apex Swing XT 4 Bike Rack # TH9027XT will depend on the size and style of the mountain bikes. Most of the time it will work out great so that the handle bars will either go over the rear tires or through the spokes like you've mentioned. Some people will use a bike adapter bar # MPG2165 if their fitment is not how they would like it.
    view full answer...
  • Is the Malone Runway Bike Rack for 4 Bikes a Good Rack to Hold Two Adult Bikes and Two Kids Bikes?
    The Malone Runway Bike Rack for 4 Bikes # MAL82VR will fit your two adult bikes and your two kids bikes with 20 inch and 24 inch wheels. This is a great rack for cross country road trips because the padded hooks on sliding arms hold bikes securely by the frame. If you have an unconventional frame or really small children's bikes, you will have to purchase a Malone Bike Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes # MAL82VR. Also, the 9 inches from the center of the hitch...
    view full answer...
  • Is the Thule OutWay a Fit for the 2019 Volkswagen Passat
    I have a possible solution for you. First, though, the Thule OutWay, part # TH65JV, has not been tested on a 2019 Volkswagen Passat. It has been shown to fit on the 2020 and 2021 models, but the earlier ones haven't been tested. I recommend using something else that has been confirmed to fit. A good one is the Malone Hanger, part # MPG2139. It can carry 3 bikes up to 35 pounds each by their frames. I've linked to a video review of this below. If you don't have a top tube to hang your...
    view full answer...
  • Malone Hanger 3 Compatibility with 2002 Honda Civic with Spoiler and 2017 Toyota Highlander LE PLUS
    The Malone Hanger 3 Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms # MPG2139 is a confirmed fit for the 2002 Honda Civic LE Coupe with rear spoiler as well as the 2017 Toyota Highlander LE Plus. It is a great option for both vehicles. You may also want the Bike Adapter bar # MPG2165 for any step-thru style bike frames. To secure the bike rack and bikes, I recommend the # TH533 and cable lock # e98891.
    view full answer...
  • Will Adapter Bar Be Needed for Step Thru Bike Frame on Yakima Y02637 HangOut Trunk Mount Bike Rack
    The Yakima # Y02637 HangOut bike rack is a quality bike rack that would work well on your 2018 Highlander. Women's bikes with step-through frames don't fit very well on hanging style bike racks unless a frame adapter bar is used. The adapter bar spans the distance from the seat post to the handlebar gooseneck, and provides a level attachment point for the bike rack. Yakima offers an adapter bar as part # Y02531, but there's no reason why you can't use a less expensive model like the #...
    view full answer...

< Previous

Do you have a question about this Accessories and Part?

  • Why

    At we guarantee:
  • Real product know-how.

    We make sure that the products we sell are what we say they are, and that they work the way they are supposed to work. Get real advice from a real person who has the knowledge and expertise needed to solve your problem.
  • Most detailed, accurate accessories and part information available.

    Because we take providing accurate product information seriously, we take our own detailed product photos, demo videos and installation videos, as well as verify measurements, instructions, and vehicle fit information.
  • Installations, made easy.

    We love helping people and have the most highly-trained customer service, hands-on experience, step by step videos and installation instructions.
  • Fast shipping.

    Your order is automatically routed to get out of our warehouse and to your door as quickly as possible. Receive free shipping on orders over $99.
  • Personalized service for life.

    We provide one-on-one, personalized service from the ordering process through the life of your product.
  • Trusted since 1946.

    We've been serving customers since our parts store first opened in 1946 and continue to be recognized by our customers, our vendors and third parties for exceptional service.
  • Returns Policy

    Need to return an item? No problem. Please read our Returns Policy for more information.

Info for this part was:

Employee Mike L
Expert Research:
Mike L
Employee Zack K
Video Edited:
Zack K
Employee Dustin K
Video Edited:
Dustin K
Employee Cole B
Installed by:
Cole B
Employee Jonathan Y
Video by:
Jonathan Y
Employee Jonathan S
Written by:
Jonathan S
Employee Isabelle B
Updated by:
Isabelle B

At we provide the best information available about the products we sell. We take the quality of our information seriously so that you can get the right part the first time. Let us know if anything is missing or if you have any questions.