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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

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Malone Accessories and Parts

  • Hitch Bike Racks
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  • Spare Tire 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

Item # MPG2165




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

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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 Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)


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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 695552



- MPG2165
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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. 668645



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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. 599973



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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. 604958



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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, 479122



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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. 688566



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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. 680060



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Excellent product. Very reasonable price. Have ordered several items from etrailer.com. 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. 657155



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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! 572153



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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. 542439


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