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

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

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This bike adapter bar lets you easily carry a woman's or child's bike on your hitch-, trunk-, or spare-tire-mounted bike rack. Rubber-coated, push-button hooks protect your bike's paint, and the telescoping design ensures a snug fit. Call 800-298-8924 to order SportRack accessories and parts part number SR0500 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all SportRack products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for SportRack Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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SportRack Accessories and Parts - SR0500

  • Hitch Bike Racks
  • Trunk Bike Racks
  • Spare Tire Bike Racks
  • Bike Adapter Bar
  • SportRack
  • 15-1/4 - 22-5/8 Inch Long

This bike adapter bar lets you easily carry a woman's or child's bike on your hitch-, trunk-, or spare-tire-mounted bike rack. Rubber-coated, push-button hooks protect your bike's paint, and the telescoping design ensures a snug fit.


  • Adapter bar lets you carry a bike with an alternative frame shape on your hitch-, trunk-, or spare-tire-mounted bike rack
    • Provides a horizontal mounting point for level transport of your bicycle
  • Versatile design lets you use the bar with most bikes and bike carriers
    • Fits most bike frame styles, including women's, children's, and alternative frames
    • Works with single- or dual-arm racks
  • Telescoping tube extends from 15-1/4" to 22-5/8" to ensure a snug fit on your bike frame
  • Push-button-operated hooks allow quick and easy installation on your bike's frame
    • Hooks connect to your bike's seat post and handlebar stem post
    • Rubber coating prevents the bar from marring your bike's paint
    • Hook opening dimensions: 3-1/2" long x 2-1/8" wide
  • Steel construction with black powder coat finish is durable and rust resistant
  • Limited lifetime warranty

SR0500 SportRack Alternative Bike Frame Adapter Bar; replaces A34500

Customer Reviews

SportRack Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes - SR0500

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)

This bike adapter bar lets you easily carry a woman's or child's bike on your hitch-, trunk-, or spare-tire-mounted bike rack. Rubber-coated, push-button hooks protect your bike's paint, and the telescoping design ensures a snug fit.

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I thought this was something terrific that I couldn’t findI put this on in five seconds and took it off in five seconds this appears to be just what I was looking for 935953

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Our adapter bar for our bike rake was exactly what we needed. Alex from etrailer kept in contact with us thru the whole process to let us know when it was shipped and to make sure we received it. I would recommend etrailer for ordering any bike accessories you may need. Thanks Alex for a job well done. 923308

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Quick, accurate and safe product delive ry! 922263

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I have been VERY happy with the customer service from etrailer, specifically Noah!! As far as the product, it is easy to use and solves the problem of securing my step through bicycle. I have just used it once but so far so good. 902341

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Definitely helps on a female bike. No issues. Works great. 420847

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Perfect for supporting our bikes on our bike rack. 276664

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Bike frame adapter works great. Easy to attach to bikes and works with my bike rack great. 168832

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Great product. Just use an extra strap between your frame (under the seat) and the carrier bar for added safety. Just think... if the seat came off, your bike would be on the ground without it! 5923

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This product is a God send. Too bad that th bike rack I purchased didn't mention the fact that I way need to purchase a bike frame attachment. If they did it would have beeen better thank god this product is available and that etrailer had it available. 1965


Ask the Experts about this SportRack Accessories and Parts

  • Weight Capacity of # SR0500 SportRack Frame Adapter Bar
    According to SportRack, the capacity of their Frame Adapter Bar # SR0500 is 35 lbs. I've checked with our other bike rack manufacturers such as Thule, Yakima, Kuat and Swagman among others, and have found that the 35 lb capacity is typical. Over the years, we've found that the Swagman adapter bar, part # 64005 is the easiest to use.
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  • SportRack Bike Frame Adapter Bar Length
    The maximum length of the SportRack Bike Frame Adapter Bar # SR0500 is 22-5/8 inches. It falls under the category of adapter bars that are 14-5/8 inches to 29-1/4 inches so that may be where the confusion is. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out also. If you are looking for a longer adapter bar you might be interested in the Yakima Top Tube Adapter bar part # Y02531. This bar extends out to 31-1/2 inches of length.
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  • Available Bike Adapter Bars for Women's and Alternate-Frame-Design Bikes
    If you are referring to bike adapter bars like the part # SR0500 that you referenced we do offer these from several makers. All are shown on the linked page. These vary in price and in their extension length. For example, Swagman's adapter bar # 64005 is among the lowest-cost options and this one extends from 16- to 29-1/2-inches.
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  • Securing Bike With Alternative Frame To Platform Bike Carrier
    Most frame mount platform bike racks will fit a vareity of bike frames. If you have concerns with the crossbar height of any bikes you can check out an adapter bar like part # SR0500. This adapter attaches between the seat post and the handlebar stem and provides a level plane for securing the bike on a carrier.
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  • Dimensions of Openings on SportRack Bike Adapter Bar SR0500
    I went to our warehouse and measured the two ends of the SportRack Bike Adapter Bar # SR0500. I found that the openings are 2-1/8-inch wide x 3-1/2-inch long so a bike seat post or handlebar stem up to 2-1/8-inches wide can be accommodated and will allow the bike to be carried on a standard hanging style bike carrier.
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  • 2-Bike Trunk-Mounted Bike Rack Fit for 2019 Mercedes-Benz E450 Convertible
    There is one really great option for a trunk-mounted 2-bike rack that will fit your 2019 Mercedes-Benz E450 Cabriolet convertible, the Yakima FullBack 2-Bike Rack # Y02634. This rack - which I did confirm with Yakima is a fit for your Mercedes - is one of the best trunk-mounted bike racks available because of its combination of sturdy anti-sway cradles with integrated security features which protect the investments you made in both your bike and the rack. The aforementioned cradles...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a Bike that Weighs 42 lbs
    I spoke to my contact at Sportrack and she informed me that the Adapter Bar part # SR0500 that you referenced has a 35 lb capacity. All of the adapter bars we carry are rated at 35 lbs. If you are in need of an adapter bar for a 42 lb bike your only option would be to go with a platform style bike rack. The T2 bike rack part # TH9044 for a 2 inch hitch or the # TH9045 for a 1-1/4 inch hitch would be a great option for you as they can handle bikes that weigh 60 lbs each.
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  • Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Fit for a 2011 Chevy Aveo
    For your 2011 Chevy Aveo the Saris Bones part # SA805BL is a confirmed fit that would work well. This is one of the nicest and easiest to use trunk racks available and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg as well. Check out the review video I attached for more info as well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Kuat Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes...
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  • Is SportRack Bike Frame Adapter Bar, # SR0500, Needed For Womens Bikes On The SportRack # SR2603
    Yes, you will want to use the SportRack Bike Frame Adapter Bar, # SR0500, on bikes that will not have the horizontal bar that goes from the seat post to the handlebar post. On womens bikes and some alternative bikes there is no horizontal bar that allows you to attach the bike to the bike rack. The bike frame adapter will clip on to the bike and give you that horizontal bar.
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  • Will SportRack Bike Frame Adapter Bar Fit SportRack Spare Tire Bike Rack
    Yes, you can use the SportRack adapter bar, # SR0500, with the SportRack spare tire mounted bike rack. However you should only need it if the bike you need to load has a step-through frame, alternatively shaped frame tubing, or the top frame bar is not long enough to fit the rotating cradles on the rack. I have included a link to a video that shows how adapter bars work. It is a different bar but the principle is the same.
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  • Comparing the Thule, Yakima, and SportRack Swinging Bike Racks for a 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
    The compatibility of the bikes rack that you listed is going to be dependent on what trailer hitch you have installed on your 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. That said, most of them do not sit too far behind the bumper so you should not have any issues with this. If you don't already have a trailer hitch, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13200 which I can confirm will work with the Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack part # Y02465, the Thule Apex Swing XT 4 Bike Rack part # TH9027XT,...
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  • Best 4-Bike Rack To Clear Rear Doors On a 2007 Dodge Sprinter
    The only way you are going to be able to open the rear doors on your 2007 Dodge Sprinter with a bike rack installed and the bikes attached would be to use a swing-away bike rack. I saw that you were looking at four bike racks so if this is how many bikes you have then I recommend going with the SportRack Ridge Swing 4 Bike Rack part # SR2415 which is currently the most cost effective option that fits the bill. However, you will need the SportRack Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # SR0500 for...
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  • Can the Let's Go Aero Hitch Bike Rack Hold Fat Tire Bikes?
    The way the Lets Go Aero V-Lectric Bike Rack # LGA34FR bike rack works is that it clamps around your bike's tire. The hook that goes around your rim can accommodate up to a 3" rim width. From what I know of the Lectric XP Step Thru is that they have 4" tires. Now, rims for fat tire bikes usually go from 50mm(1.9 inches) for 3.5" tires and 100mm (3.9 inches) rim width for 5" tires. If the rim width for the Lectric XP bikes are on the lower end and within 3", then you will be fine. Please...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and 5-Bike Rack for a 2018 Honda Odyssey
    For a trailer hitch that is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Honda Odyssey, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76170 which has a concealed cross tube that means only the receiver tube is visible from the rear. There is also no drilling required to install this either as you can see in the attached video. For a 5-bike rack, I recommend the Thule Apex XT 5 Bike Rack part # TH9026XT which is one of my favorites because it has anti-sway cradles to keep your bikes...
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  • How to Carry Bikes on a 2017 Ram ProMaster
    I do have an option for you but they do not make a bike rack that attaches to the rear swinging doors on your 2017 Ram ProMaster to my knowledge. The only logical way to carry bikes on this vehicle would be with a trailer hitch and hitch mounted bike rack. For a trailer hitch, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76050 which is a custom fit that installs using pre drilled holes in the frame rails. This option is cost effective and is fairly easy to install...
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  • Trailer Hitch and 4-Bike Rack Recommendation for 2020 Toyota Sienna
    Let's start with a trailer hitch for your 2020 Toyota Sienna, and for that I highly recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76112 because of Draw-Tite's reputation for quality and because it has a hidden crosstube for a clean look. Since you mentioned a small trailer, the correct wiring harness for your Sienna will depend on what model it is. If you have a 2020 Toyota Sienna SE model, you need T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118498; if you have ANY other model of '20 Sienna you...
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  • Best Affordable Electric Bike Rack for Ford F-150 Truck
    I have a couple options for you with some different extra features. The first is the Swagman E-Spec # S94FR. This is a super heavy duty bike rack with a 70 lbs per bike capacity. What's special about this one is how it is also rated for use on RVs and Motorhomes which are known for having extra road vibrations and stress on the bike rack. The second option is the Swagman Current # S64678. This has a 60 lbs per bike capacity. Nice features are how it can accommodate fat tire bikes...
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  • Is the Thule Roadway 2 a Good Fit for the 2016 Nissan Rogue
    The Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack part # TH912XTR is an excellent option for your 2016 Nissan Rogue. It is cost effective, easy to use, and has a lifetime warranty. It will however interfere with the view for your backup camera but this is more or less unavoidable with any rack due to the position of the camera on the vehicle in regards to the position of the trailer hitch receiver. However, the bike rack only weighs around 30 lbs and it can be removed with a single bolt so taking it off the...
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  • Can a Bike with 16 Inch Wheels Be Used With the Thule Apex XT 4 Bike Rack
    Yes, the BMX bike with 16" wheels will fit on the Thule Apex XT 4 Bike Rack part # TH9025XT. However, you will need an adapter bar. As you alluded to, the bike adapter bars are all different lengths. The SportRack Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # SR0500 can go as short as 15-1/4". Therefore, you will need to have this much room between your seat post and handlebar fork post in order for this to work. The shortest bike adapter bar we offer is the Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar part # Y02531...
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  • Using the Yakima BackSwing on a 2006 Dodge Sprinter RV Conversion with Softride Versa 2 Rack
    The Yakima BackSwing # Y02483 is a great add-on for allowing your standard platform rack to transform into a swing away rack, however it is not compatible with 1-1/4" hitch shanks or shanks that allow for an adapter to go up to 2"; for that reason, it would not be an option for you to use with your Softride Versa unless you have the version that was specifically made for use with a 2" hitch receiver. If you don't have the 2" version and you'd like to upgrade to a swing away platform...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for 2006 Toyota RAV4 With a Spare Tire on the Back
    I have three different brands of bike racks that will fit your 2006 Toyota RAV4 with a spare tire on the back. The Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Rack # TH963PRO and the Yakima SquareRide 2 Bike Rack # Y02599 are both hanging racks. A nice feature on these frames is that they both come with a bike and rack lock on them. The other brand of bike rack that we have that will fit on your RAV4 that I recommend is the Saris Freedom Bike Rack # SA999TB. This bike rack has three points of contact...
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  • Can the Thule Doubletrack be Used with Womens Bikes
    If you are using the Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack part # TH990XT with a bike that has an alternative frame like most womens bikes then you are going to want to use an adapter bar like the Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # SR0500 on each of those bikes. The adapter bar will hook around both the seat/handlebar post and provide a level surface for the frame hook to attach to. The frame hooks themselves can go pretty low but the issue is that if you did not use this adapter bar...
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  • Best 4-Bike Hanging Rack for a 2019 Toyota Camry
    The Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR is an excellent option for a 2019 Toyota Camry with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11576. That said, if you are interested in adding locks then the Thule Apex XT 4 Bike Rack part # TH9025XT is a better option as you not only get a hitch lock with anti-rattle but also integrated bike locks. The Thule Snug Tite Hitch Lock and Anti-Rattle Device part # THSTL2 when added to the Thule Hitching Post Pro would only give you a hitch lock and...
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  • How Much Does the SportRack Ridge Swing 4 Bike Rack Weigh?
    The SportRack Ridge Swing 4 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches # SR2415 weighs 57 lbs. It is a really nice quality rack for the price point and the features it offers. The swing away function gives you full access to your cargo area even when the bikes are loaded. It has anti-sway cradles to prevent bike to bike contact and the cradles are adjustable to ensure proper bike spacing. This bike rack does not include the locks for additional security. I recommend the cable lock # e98891, the Anti-Rattle...
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  • Bike Adapter Bar Compatible with Bike That Has 20-Inch Spacing Between Handlebar Stem and Seat Post
    The Rhino-Rack Bike Frame Adapter Bar # RRRBCA021 is sized to work best on bikes that have a handlebar to seat post distance of 23 to 29-inches. But since we offer these adapter bars from many makers we can find one for you that will better fit the 20-inch span on your wife's bike. Instead you can use the Kuat Ubar # UB01, the Hollywood Racks # HRBA-PRO or the SportRack # SR0500. All of these can accommodate the 20-inch spacing.
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  • Recommended Curt Class III Receiver and SportRack 3-Bike Rack for 2011 GMC Terrain
    Although some Class II receivers are offered for your Terrain, I always recommend going with a Class III whenever the choice is available. Although the greater capacity is not that important to you, the 2 inch receiver that the Class III uses is much more common, therefore there is a better selection of hitch mounted accessories like bike racks or cargo carriers available for the 2 inch receiver. The Draw-TIte Class III Receiver, part # 76028 is our most popular hitch for your Terrain,...
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  • Best Electric Fat Tire Bike Rack for 5th Wheels
    Sounds like what you're looking for are bike racks that can accommodate fat bike tires, have a heavy weight capacity for your electric bikes, AND are sturdy enough to handle the extra road stress on a fifth wheel. That's a tall order, but I actually have TWO great recommendations for you. The first is the Swagman E-Spec Electric Bike Rack # S94FR with a separate Fit Tire Bike Adapter # S64679. It has a weight capacity of 70 lbs per bike, and can be folded up when no bikes are loaded....
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  • Recommended 4-Bike Hanging Style Rack for a 2019 Honda Odyssey With Locks
    For your 2019 Honda Odyssey, I recommend using the Thule Apex XT 4 Bike Rack part # TH9025XT. The Thule Apex has a threaded hitch pin lock to secure the bike rack to the vehicle and a cable that extends out to secure the bikes to the rack. If you take a look at the seven minute mark in the attached review video you will be able to see the cable lock being used. In addition to the locks, the Thule Apex has a tilting feature that will allow you to tilt the bike rack away from the vehicle...
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  • Do the Cradles on the SportRack Trunk Bike Carrier Move While in Transport
    I viewed the video (1:08 mark) about the SportRack 3 bike carrier # SR3152 that you referenced, and the cradles are actually pretty secure and will take a little force to move them around to the desired position. So you won't need to worry about the cradles sliding while you are driving down the road. This bike rack can carry 3 bikes and the weight capacity is 105 pounds. If you will be transporting any woman's, child's or alternative frame bikes, an adapter like # SR0500 will...
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