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Saris Bike Beam Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes

Saris Bike Beam Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes

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Bike frame adapter bar lets you carry a woman's, child's, or full-suspension bicycle on your hitch-, trunk-, or spare-tire-mounted bike rack. Telescoping bar adjusts from 19" to 25" long. Rubber collars won't scratch your bike. Call 800-298-8924 to order Saris accessories and parts part number SA3040 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Saris products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Saris Bike Beam Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Saris Accessories and Parts - SA3040

  • Hitch Bike Racks
  • Trunk Bike Racks
  • Spare Tire Bike Racks
  • Bike Adapter Bar
  • Saris
  • 19 - 25 Inch Long

Bike frame adapter bar lets you carry a woman's, child's, or full-suspension bicycle on your hitch-, trunk-, or spare-tire-mounted bike rack. Telescoping bar adjusts from 19" to 25" long. Rubber collars won't scratch your bike.


Features:

  • Bike adapter lets you carry women's, child's, and full-suspension bikes on your bike rack
    • Attaches to bike to provide horizontal mounting point
    • Ensures safe, level transport of your bike
    • Works with bike racks that mount in a hitch, on a trunk, or on a spare tire
  • Telescoping bar adjusts from 19" to 25" long to fit a variety of bike sizes
  • Easy-to-use collars clamp around your bike's seat post and handlebar stem post
    • Clamps open parallel with the bar to avoid tangling with seat and handlebars during installation
    • Soft rubber coating helps prevent scratches on your bike's paint
    • Audible click lets you know it's secure
  • Black powder coated steel is durable and rust resistant
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited lifetime warranty


3040 Bike Frame Adapter Bar by Saris

Replaces 3037

Installation Details SA3040 Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

Saris Bike Beam Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes - SA3040

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (20 Customer Reviews)

Bike frame adapter bar lets you carry a woman's, child's, or full-suspension bicycle on your hitch-, trunk-, or spare-tire-mounted bike rack. Telescoping bar adjusts from 19" to 25" long. Rubber collars won't scratch your bike.

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I have a girls bike and needed this in order to put my bike on the Saris bike carrier. 376501



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I purchased this bike rack for my wife and I. It is very well made and easy to install. I had it unpackaged and on my vehicle within 30 minutes. Ongoing removal and installation only takes me about 5 minutes. I purchased the Saris Beam Bike Frame Adapter for my wife's bike to make it easy to put her bike on the rack. I highly recommend it for transporting a woman's bike. Overall I've found this bike rack and adapter to be great products. 376155



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YHE ITEMS WERE OF EXCELLENT QUALITY As was the Service from e-trailer. you have a lifetime customer. The bike bar adapters work perfectly thank you. roger 124395


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ROGER K - 04/09/2015

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The Saris bike adapter bar works very well on my step through bike. It fits the frame and is rock solid. E-trailer provided excellent service and a quick delivery. Very happy customer. 896252



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It is a great addition, however, I realized that I could have used my bike rack without it too. It definitely adds ease to the process though. 894184



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Easy to use. I haven't used them while in transit yet. Makes the bikes easier to lift. I still can't get my daughters bike to fit but the problem is more the bike rake itself and not the beam. Looking forward to using them. I would recommend. 893821



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The adapter arrived intact, well packaged. It does the job I needed it to do and appears well made. 893700



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Works perfectly. 880570



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Typical superior Saris quality. These adapter rods are build like tanks and work exactly as expected. Highly recommended if you have odd shaped bikes that can't be mounted on a bike rack. 827842



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Love it. 795567



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Perfect for mgs! Easy to use & sturdy. 734283



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So easy to use and adjust to fit on our bikes and bikes rack. 686859



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Easy to use. Has a very sturdy feel and works perfectly when mounting the kids bikes to the hauler. 625366


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Still works perfect after many uses and many miles.
Ray L - 04/14/2020

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Works. Helps keep my wife's bike level on the bike mount. 526400



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Great idea, well-executed (compared to the Thule and other brands, I like the Saris version the best). 518966



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So far so good, all we used it for right now was to mount the bike during the test fitting of rack. Hopefully we still like after actually using it. 455338



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Perfect for mounting my odd shape mountain bike. 451367



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The bar makes loading my woman's bike on the car rack much easier and it is more secure. 391174



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Does the trick for my daughters beach c ruiser. 380063



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Bought Saris Bones 2 bike carrier for our new Honda CR-V to take our bikes to Florida for the winter. Also a support bar for my woman's bike. Received them in two days! Was really impressed not only with the speed of delivery, the quality of the product but also the email follow ups. Watched the etrailer instruction video on line which was most helpful. 327845


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Ask the Experts about this Saris Accessories and Parts

  • How To Use Saris Trunk Mount Bike Rack with Women's Bike
    In order to use a women's bikes on the Saris Trunk Mount Bike Rack you'll need an adapter which is what allows the bikes to be carrier level since there is no horizontal cross tube to attach to. The Saris Bike Beam Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # SA3040 is what I recommend. I have emailed you a link as well which lists all the manuals for Saris Trunk Mount Bike Racks.
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  • Weight Capacity for Bike Frame Adapter Bar SA3040
    The weight capacity for the # SA3040 is 35 lbs which is the standard weight capacity for these adapter bars. It's also the same capacity as nearly all hanging bike racks as well. If you needed a higher weight capacity you'd need a platform style bike rack like the # SA4025F which has a capacity of 60 lb per bike.
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  • Is Saris Bike Beam Frame Adapter Compatible With Electra Townie With Step Through Frame
    Yes, the Saris Bike Beam Bike Frame Adapter Bar # SA3040 will work to carry the Electra Townie with step through frame on the Yakima KingJoe 3. You will need to lift the seat of the townie all the way up to give the bar space to hook to, the other side hooks to the handle bar stem and gives the bike a horizontal bar to hang from.
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  • Is Saris Adapter Bar # SA3004 Spring Loaded?
    The Saris Bike Beam Bike Frame Adapter Bar # SA3040 uses a telescoping arm that locks into place to provide a mounting point for hanging style bike racks. Since it only needs to attach to the bike frame and is secured by the straps of the bike rack, you don't need any built-in tension or bungee cords to provide support. We do not offer any bike frame adapter bars that use spring loaded arms.
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  • Recommended Replacement for Reese Q-Slot 4-Bike Rack
    I checked with the manufacturer and there are no replacement frame hooks for the Reese Q-Slot Platform-Style 2-Bike and 4-Bike Rack PS63138 so the best option is going to be a replacement rack. The most economical option is going to be a hanging rack, and for that I recommend the Thule Camber 4-Bike Rack # TH9056 because of its combination of ease of use and durability. It will allow you to simply place your bikes on the arms strap them down, and comes with a lifetime warranty. The...
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  • Trunk Bike Rack for 2010 Honda Fit Sport with Spoiler
    I do have a great option for your car, however the Thule Passage 2 Bike Rack is not a confirmed fit for the Honda Fit Sport. I can recommend another similar bike rack, the Saris Bones 2 Bike Rack # SA805BL. This bike rack is designed for more compatibility with other types of cars and spoilers. It has similar features to the Thule Passage, but I personally really like how the Saris with its rounded design looks against a Honda Fit, especially with the straps fitted over the spoiler....
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  • Can Rhino-Rack 2-Bike Rack be Locked
    The Rhino-Rack Hitch Lock # RRRBCA025 is not compatible with the Rhino-Rack 2 Bike Rack # RRRBC045; the best way to secure this rack is to use Cable Lock # e98891 and wrap it around the bike rack and the safety chain loops on your trailer hitch. There is a great option for a quality economical 2-bike hanging bike rack that you can lock, the Saris Bones 2-Bike Rack # SA882. This rack has arched arms to increase ground clearance, can tilt to make accessing your rear cargo area easer, folds...
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  • Will The Thule Raceway Pro 3 Fit A 2011 Lexus RX 350
    I do have a solution for you. While the Thule Raceway PRO 3-Bike Rack # TH9002PRO is not a confirmed fit for your 2011 Lexus RX 350. My recommendation would be the Saris Bones EX 3 Bike Rack # SA803. This rack is sturdy, capable of carrying 3 bikes at 35 lbs each and yet is still lightweight at 11 lbs which makes mounting to your Lexus easier. Saris provides a limited lifetime warranty as well so they stand behind their product quality. If you're transporting kids or alternative...
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  • Recommended Trunk Mounted Bike Rack for 2006 BMW 3 Series Convertible
    For your 2006 BMW 3 series convertible, we have a 3-bike trunk rack confirmed to fit but the Malone Hanger 3 # MPG2139 is not the one. Take a look at the Saris Bones EX 3 Bike Rack # SA803. Like the Hanger, it has adjustable arms and nd anti-sway straps to keep your bikes stable during transport. The Bonex EX is a bit beefier though, and can carry bikes up to 35 lbs each. You will also want a bike adapter bar # SA3040 for any step-thru frames for level transport. I recommend the...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2019 Toyota Highlander with Spoiler
    The Saris Bones 2 Bike Carrier # SA805BL is designed to fit most spoilers thanks to its arched shape so it will work great with your 2019 Toyota Highlander with a spoiler. We've received plenty of positive feedback from previous customers that have used the Saris Bones on their vehicles with factory spoilers. Between the Saris Bones 2 # SA805BL and the Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top # HRF2, the Saris Bones is certainly a more lightweight and user friendly option. # SA805BL is made out...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2019 Ford Eco-Sport
    Good news! We have a great selection of 3 bike trunk racks that will fit on your 2019 Ford EcoSport. The Saris Bones that you were looking at is a great value option from a company that got started in the bike rack business by pioneering the first trunk mounted rack. These type of racks are their bread and butter, so when it comes down to trunk racks they're going to be the best. The folding arms make for easy storage both on and off the car and the ratcheting anti-sway straps keep your...
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  • Good Bike Rack Needed to Carry 2 Expensive Bikes with a 2015 Audi A3
    The Saris Bones bike racks, like part # SA805BL, are confirmed to fit your 2015 Audi A3 and are decent bike racks if you are looking for something affordable. If you are wanting a really good bike rack for expensive bikes then I recommend installing a trailer hitch on your newer 2015 Audi A3 and using a hitch mount bike rack to avoid bike rack to vehicle contact, plus most of the hitch mount bike racks have more to offer. If you were to go with the Saris Bones then you would likely need...
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  • Does Saris Solo Bike Rack Fit 2013 Chevy Sonic Hatchback
    I checked with the manufacturer and the Saris Solo 1-Bike Carrier # SA102 will absolutely fit your 2013 Chevy Sonic hatchback perfectly! You will not need anything else to install the rack, though with any hanging bike rack, if your bike is dual-suspension or has a step-through frame you'll need Saris Bike Beam Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes # SA3040 because it will give those bikes a horizontal mounting point so they can be carried by the rack. I've...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for 2015 Audi A3 Convertible
    I have just the trunk mounted bike rack for your 2015 Audi A3 convertible. Check out the Saris Bones. This rack is available in a 2-bike version, # SA805BL, and a 3-bike version, # SA801BL. There are also several different colors available that can be seen on the fit guide page that I linked for you. At this time these are the only trunk mount bike racks listed as a fit for your vehicle. If you will be carrying any women's, children's or alternative frame bikes that lack the traditional...
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  • How to Get Female Bike to Sit Level on the Saris Bones 2 Bike Carrier # SA805BL
    Typically you will want to load the heavier or bigger bike first onto any bike rack. The same is true for the Saris Bones 2 Bike Carrier # SA805BL on your 2014 Honda CR-V. Since the female bike that you have does not have a horizontal cross tube (like it sounds like your male bike has), you will want to use an Adapter Bar # SA3040. This will clamp on the handle bar and seat posts of your female bike and allow you to secure it to the Saris Bones 2. These are also great to use for increased...
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  • Will the Saris Bones Trunk Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2004 Toyota Sienna
    There are several different trunk mount bike rack options available for your 2004 Toyota Sienna as long as it does not have the plastic spoiler at the top of the rear hatch. I have attached a link to all of the 3-bike options for you to check out. The Saris Bones bike rack that you referenced is available in a 3-bike version as part # SA801BL and it will fit your Sienna as long as it does not have a spoiler. If your Sienna has a spoiler, then I can only recommend the Hollywood Racks...
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  • Highway Speed Compatibility of Saris Bones EX3 on 2020 Mazda CX-30
    The Saris Bones EX 3 Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms # SA803 is not rated for a maximum speed. It is designed to hold tightly to your vehicle and carry bikes up to 35 lb max each. Your traveling speed won't be restricted at all. You may also want a bike adapter bar like # SA3040 for any step-thru style frames and Saris Protect-O-Pads for Bike Racks - Qty 4 # SA2060 for the best ride. If you want to secure your bikes and rack to your vehicle, I recommend the Thule Passive...
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  • Will the Saris Bones Trunk Bike Rack Fit a 2006 Mini Cooper Hatchback
    I can tell you that Saris, the bike rack manufacturer, has confirmed that the Saris Bones 2 Bike Rack, # SA805BL, will fit your 2006 Mini Cooper hatchback. The only fit issue that they note is with convertible models, which it doesn't sound like you have. We haven't had a chance to test this bike rack on a Mini Cooper yet, but Saris is pretty diligent about determining product fitment. The also have a fit note specifically for your vehicle that due to the narrow rear bumper to make...
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  • Does Saris Bones 3-Bike Rack Need to be Modified in Any Way to Work on 2017 Mazda CX-5
    I have some great news for you because absolutely no modification or additional parts are needed to use the Saris Bones 3 Bike Carrier # SA801BL on your 2017 Mazda CX-5. The only important notes Saris has regarding installation of this rack on your car is to place the lower feet into the license plate well of your car. In regards to something being switched out you may have been thinking of the Yakima FullBack 3-Bike Rack # Y02633 because with this rack the upper and lower hooks...
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  • Will Saris Bike Adapter Bar Work with a Thule Apex Bike Rack
    You can use any bike adapter bar that works with your bike. So you can use your Saris adapter, # SA3040, with the Thule Apex # TH9024XT!
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  • Trunk Mounted Bike Rack For 2016 Kia Sorento
    For your 2016 Kia Sorento I recommend the Saris Bones EX 3 Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms Item # SA803. This bike rack is easy to install, has large rubber feet to prevent damage to the vehicle, fits most vehicles with factory spoilers, comes with anti sway straps for the down tube on the bike frame, and adjustable arms. For your alternative bikes I recommend the Saris Bike Beam Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes Item # SA3040. The adapter adjust...
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  • Will the Saris Solo 1 Bike Rack Fit a 2007 Audi A4 Sedan
    According to Saris, the Solo 1 Bike Rack, # SA102, will fit your 2007 Audi A4 Sedan. This bike rack can support 1 bike up to 35 lbs. If you will be carrying a women's or alternative frame bike without the traditional horizontal top tube, then I strongly recommend picking up the Saris Bike Beam Adapter, # SA3040. Bikes with angled frames can cause ground clearance problems, especially on cars that have lower ground clearance than SUVs and vans. This adapter will allow you to mount your bike...
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  • Can Thule Archway XT Fit a 2018 BMW 440i Gran Coupe with the Glass Hatchback
    We do have a solution for you but since you have the Gran Coupe version of the 2018 BMW 440i you won't be able to use the Thule Archway XT # TH9009XT with your glass hatchback. Instead you will need to use the Saris Bones 2 Bike Carrier # SA805BL with the Hatch Huggers # SA3035. To add security to this bike rack you can use the Saris Cable # SA981 and the Thule Passive Strap # TH533. If any of your bikes does not have the horizontal top tube then the Adapter Bar # SA3040 may also need...
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  • Recommended Trunk Mounted Bike Rack for 2018 Kia Soul
    I have a solution for you, but the Yakima Little Joe # Y02617 is not designed to fit on your 2018 Kia Soul. Instead, I recommend that you use the Saris Sentinel 3 # SA1052, which is a quality rack at a more pocketbook friendly price point than some of the other Yakima racks that will fit your vehicle. The Sentinel has easily adjustable arms, so it's a breeze to get your bikes mounted properly, and the coated hooks and foam pads help ensure that your vehicle isn't damaged during use. If...
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  • Trunk Mount Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Audi A7
    The Saris Bones bike racks have been confirmed to fit your 2015 Audi A7. At this time these are the only trunk mount bike racks listed as a fit for this vehicle. I have attached a link to our fit guide page that shows all of the trunk mount bike racks that fit your vehicle. The Saris Bones is available in a 2-bike version, # SA805BL, and a 3-bike version, # SA801BL. There are also several different colors available that can be seen on the fit guide page that I linked for you. If...
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  • Best Bike Rack for a BMW 3 Series?
    The Saris Bones Hitch 3 Bike Rack, Part # SA883, is an good choice for the BMW 3-Series. It is capable of holding less than 3 bikes. Given that the BMW 3-Series only has Class I hitches, if you go this route, I would recommend keeping the bikes in the closest two positions to the rack to decrease the amount of stress put on the shank of the rack. A third bike will cause leverage to be applied to the shank and make it bend, damaging the rack. If you'd rather not take the risk, I'd recommend...
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  • How to Carry Bikes on a 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-350 Coupe
    I do have an option for you to carry bikes on your 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-350 BlueTEC but they do not make a trailer hitch receiver for the coupe models of this vehicle to my knowledge. Instead, you will want to look into getting a trunk mounted bike rack as this will be your only option besides a roof rack and roof mounted bike rack. For a trunk mounted bike rack, I recommend using the Saris Bones 2 Bike Carrier part # SA805BL. This bike rack unlike most other trunk mounted bike racks...
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  • Does the Saris Bones Trunk-Mounted Bike Rack Fit a 2012 Nissan Altima Coupe
    I checked with Saris and the Bones truck mounted bike rack is listed as a fit for your 2012 Nissan Altima Coupe. Saris has some special fit notes for this bike rack and your vehicle. If your vehicle has a Narrow Bumper, use caution when placing bike rack bottom foot on bumper. NOTE: CENTER OF FOOT MUST NOT OVERHANG END OF BUMPER. Two bike, 70 pound load limit. Bikes must be located in positions closest to vehicle. I have included a link to a video review and instructions for the...
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  • Will the Saris Bones 2 Bike Carrier # SA805BL Fit a 2008 Suzuki SX4 Hatchback with a Spoiler
    We have confirmed with Saris that the Saris Bones 2 Bike Carrier # SA805BL will fit your 2008 Suzuki SX4 Hatchback with the spoiler. Although we don't have a good picture of this bike rack on a car, I attached one of a similar Saris bike rack so that you can get an idea of what it will look like on your SX4. Please note that if you have any bikes with an alternative frame then an Adapter Bar # SA3040 may need to be used so that your bike has the proper ground clearance and sits level....
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  • Recommended 4-Bike Rack on 2017 Buick Enclave That is Easy to Use
    Assuming you have a 2" hitch receiver such as the Draw-Tite # 75528 on your 2017 Buick Enclave, the Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR is not difficult to install, requiring you only slide the rack's shank in your hitch receiver. However, it does weigh 40 lbs, and though you may be more than able to handle a rack that heavy without any difficulty, there are lighter options available that are going to be easier for anyone to carry. A lightweight 4-bike hanging rack similar to the Hitching...
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