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Detail K2 4 Bike Rack Review - 2017 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2017 Chevrolet Malibu we're going to be taking a look at the Detail K2 Four Bike Rack, part number K2BCR490. So we already have our bike mounted up, let's go ahead and talk about how it's going to attach. We're going to have two cradles at the top here, they're going to support the frame. Now the way we're going to take these off, is it's got these elastic bands. If we pull slightly to stretch it open we can take it off the knob on top, and we're going to have a velcro strap that we're going to have to undo. Then we can feed the strap out of the hook on the backside, and then we do the same thing over here. With the straps loose I'm going to go ahead and take off the bike so we can get a closer look at some of the details.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Malibu we're going to be taking a look at the Thule Hitching Post Pro 4 Bike Rack, part number TH934XTR. Now, we already have our bike securely mounted to our bike rack, and we're going to have three points of contact. Two on our top cross bar here, and one vertical support back here. Now, the way we're going to take this off is we just have some rubber straps, so we can go ahead and pull our straps off on the top. With all of them removed we can pull our bike off and set it aside. Now, these hold fast cradles as you can see, they have some grooves in there, and that's what's going to hold your bike securely. The one on the vertical support here, this is going to act as an anti-sway cradle, preventing any bike to bike contact.



Rhino Rack Road-Warrior Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, we're doing a test fit of the Rhino-Rack Road Warrior Roof Top Bike Carrier. That part number is RBC036. Now we already have our bike on our rack. We're first going to show you how we strap that down. Back here in the back, we have our ratcheting strap that you're going to see on most of your roof mounted bike racks. To release that, we're just going to push down and then lift up.



Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, we're doing a test fit of the Rhino Rack Mountain Trail rooftop bike carrier, part number RBC035. Now, we already have our bike on our rack. We're first go over how that's strapped down. Here in the back, we have a ratcheting strap that you'll see on most of your roof mounted bike racks. To release that, we're just going to push on the black button and lift that out of place. Up at the front, we have a skewer for our fork mounts.



Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, we'll be doing a test fit of the ROLA TX-102 2 bike rack, part number 59400. See that we have the bike already on the rack hooked to the car. Lets show you a few features first. How the bike it held up, we have two straps up top and one strap to the side. Which our anti-sway strap. First, what we do is take off the straps up to, like so, then we take off the anti-sway strap, then we can remove our bike. Now, if you're loading your bike, you'll do the opposite way. Alrighty, let me set this to the side. Now, always remember to replace your straps so they don't get lost or damaged, so, we'll do that first. Like so. Alrighty.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Malibu we're doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex 4-bike rack, part number TH9029XT. See, we already have the bike on our bike rack and hooked to the vehicle. Let's show you a few features now. Right here on the holder on our bike, we have 3 straps. We have 2 up top and 1 to the side as our anti-sway strap. To unload, pull the straps up top first, then we pull our anti-sway strap. We need to take off our bike and set this to the side.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Malibu we will be doing a test fit of the Thule Road Way 2 Bike Rack, part number TH912XTR. You see that we have the bike on the rack and hooked to the car. Let's show a few features first. What we have here to hold down our bike, we have three straps, we have two up top, we have an anti sway strap on the side. To take it off, you take off the two straps on the top first, then the anti sway strap, then we can remove our bike. When loading your bike, please do it the opposite way, the anti sway first, then the two straps on top.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevy Malibu, we'll be doing a test fit on the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Platform-Style 2-Bike Rack. That's part number SH12B. I've already got it loaded up on the Malibu just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it holds our bikes. I'd like to go into one of the best features about this bike rack, is it has the ability to tilt away with bikes loaded so we can gain access to our rear hatch. We'll come down here to this lever, go ahead and pull it towards you, fold it down, and then as promised, we can get access to our rear hatch to remove any cargo, gear, groceries, anything we might have with us on our trip. We've got plenty of room.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevy Malibu we'll be doing a test fit on the Yakima HoldUp Platform Style 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" hitches. That's part number Y02445. I'd like to go right in and show you one of the best features about this bike rack is it's ability to tilt away with all bikes loaded so we can gain better access to our rear hatch. Come down here to our red knob, go ahead and pull it out. Let it rest down. Then we can gain access to our rear hatch or trunk to remove any cargo, gear, groceries, anything we might have with us on our trip.



Swagman Trailhead Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today, on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, we're going to be test fitting this Swagman Trail Head 2-Bike Hang Style Rack for 1 1/4" and 2" hitches, part number S63360. Now, on this bike rack, it's secured down in three locations. We've got straps right here, then we've got two more straps over here. We've got one on top here and then one down here on the down tube that serves as our anti-sway strap to help prevent the bike swinging too far the other way and making contact with the other bike or the vehicle. Now, in order to remove the bike, just pull on these straps and you can remove it and set it off to the side. With the bike out of the way, let's take a measurement to see what the total distance added to the vehicle is. It looks like the total distance added to the vehicle is about 23 inches and, on this bike rack, it has a feature where you can fold these arms down. In order to do so, you simply pull the pin and clip out, lift right up here, and then you can rotate it down and replace it in the other hole that's on the bracket. Now, with the arms folded down, let's take that measurement again to see what the total distance added is.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu we're doing a test fit for the Thule T2 Pro Platform Style 2 Bike Rack. That part number is TH9035. We already have our bike secured down, our first way to show you how we do that. Before that, we're going to show you a quick feature. This is our tilting feature. We can do this with our bike attached.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, we're doing a test fit of the Yakima Light Rider Hanging Style Tilting 2 Bike Rack. That part number is Y02472. Now we already have our bike secured down. First, we're going to show you how we do that. We got 2 cradles in place with 3 straps. 2 on our frame and 1 as our anti-sway at the back.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu we're doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex Hanging Style 4 Bike Rack. That part number is TH9029XT. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We've got 2 cradles in place with 3 straps, 2 on our frame and one as our anti-sway strap in the back. I'm going to start by releasing those first.



Thule Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Raceway Pro Trunk Mount 2 Bike Rack. That part number is TH9001PRO. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We got 2 cradles in place with 3 straps. 2 on our frame and 1 as our anti-sway strap in the back.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu we'll be doing a test fit of the Thule Roadway Hanging Style 2 Bike Rack. That part number is TH912XTR. We already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We've got two cradles in place with three straps. Two on our frame ans one as our anti-sway strap.



Thule Passage Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, we're doing a test-it of the Thule Passage Truss Mount Two Bike Rack. That part number is TH910XT. We already have our bike secured down so we are first going to show you how we secure it in place. We've got two cradles on the top with three straps, two on the top portion of our frame and one is our anti-sway strap in the back. I'm going to start by removing those. Then we can pull our bike off our rack and we can set it off to the side.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on my 2014 Chevrolet Malibu we're doing a test fit of the Swagman Trailhead Hanging Style 4 bike rack. That product number is S63380. Now we already have our bike secured down, so the first thing we're going to do is show you how we do that. We've got two cradles in place with four straps altogether, three over the top portion of our frame here, and one as our anti-sway in the back. We're going to start by pulling down and lifting up to release those. We can pull our bike off of our rack and set it off to the side. With that out of the way, we can start off with some measurements here. First it's going to be overall what we're adding to our vehicle.



Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, we're doing a test fit of the Rola TX-102 hanging style 2 bike rack. That part number is 59400. We already have our bike secure down, so we're first going to show you how we do that. We've got 2 cradles in place with 3 straps, 2 on our frame and 1 as our anti sway strap in the back. We're going to pull down and lift up to release those. Then we'll be able to pull our bike off and set it off to the side.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, we're going to be test-fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro. This is a folding and tilting 4-Bike Rack. It's been designed for use in 1 1/4" and 2" hitches. Its part number is TH934XTR. To begin the test fit, we're going to slide the shank of the rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll slide it in until our threaded hole lines up with our hitch pin hole, then use our anti-rattle bolt and thread that in.



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu we're going to be test fitting the Yakima FrontLoader, a wheel-mount roof bike rack, with part number Y02103. With our Rhino-Rack 2500 series roof rack already on the Malibu, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto the cross bars. At the front we'll bring the clamp around the bar. We should have two tabs on the front side of our load bar and one tab on the rear. We'll then tighten the black T-handle to secure it to our rack. With our front secure we can move to the rear. Here we're going to loosen the black T-handle, remove the T-bolt from the slot in the lower portion of our clamp, bring our clamp around our bar, reinsert the T-bolt into the lower portion of our clamp, and tighten down the black T-handle until it's secure. With the rack secure to our vehicle it's now time to load our bike. We'll begin by undoing our rear wheel strap and extending our front wheel cradle all the way out.



Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu we're going to be test fitting the Yakima ForkLift, a fork mount roof bike rack with part number Y02098. With our Rhino Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack already installed on the Malibu, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our crossbars. Here at the front we're going to remove the skewer, slide back the black plastic cover, and loosen the t-handle located here. We'll then remove the t-bolt from the lower half of the clamp, bring the clamp around our load bar, reinsert the t-bolt, and tighten down the black t-handle until the front of the rack is secured to our bars. We'll then slide forward the black cover and replace our skewer. With our front secure we'll move to the rear and again we're going to loosen the black t-bolt, remove the t-bolt from the lower half of the clamp, bring the clamp around our bar, reinsert the t-bolt in the appropriate slot, and tighten it with the black t-handle. With our rack secured to our vehicle it's now time to load our bike. We'll first undo our rear wheel strap and make sure that our front skewer is loose and open.



Thule Sprint Fork Mount Bike Rack Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu we're going to be test fitting the Thule Sprint, a fork mount roof bike rack with part number TH528. With our Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system already installed on the Malibu, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front we'll bring the black rubber coated metal strap around the underside of our load bar and fit it back into the head of the carrier. We can then turn the small black lever to tighten it in place. We found that initially it's better to have it straight to get the slack out and then turn it at a 90 degree angle to get some good torque on it. With the front secure we'll now move to the rear. Again, we'll bring the black rubber coated metal strap around the underside of our load bar, fit it back into the foot of the carrier, and then use the black lever to tighten it down. With our rack secured to our vehicle, it's now time to load our bike. We'll begin by undoing our rear wheel strap and loosening our front skewer by turning the knob on the front.



Thule Helium Aero Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, were going to be test fitting the Thule Helium Aero, a tilting two bike rack for 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number TH9042. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. As we do this, we want to hold out on the attached pin. Well allow the attached pin to fall into the pin hole. Well then tighten the black knob to engage our anti-rattle device and further secure our rack to our vehicle. In this position, well have about 13 inches worth of ground clearance here at the rear of the rack, and about 10 inches worth of ground clearance at the base of our shank.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, we are going to be test fitting the Thule Double Track, a platform style two bike rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches part number TH990XT. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pinholes, thread in our anti rattle bolt and tighten it down with the wrench. In this position we'll have about nine inches worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of the vehicle is about two and a quarter inches away and overall we've added ten and a quarter inches to the length of the car. With our rack in the stored position we do have limited access to the trunk. However for easier accessibility or larger items we'll simply pull the gray lever located at the base. This will allow us to tilt the rack away from our vehicle. With our rack in this position we'll have about fourteen and a half inches worth of ground clearance here at the rear. The closest point of the rack to the back of our vehicle is now about two and three quarters of an inch away and overall we've added about twenty and a half inches to the length of the Malibu. We are now ready to load our bike.



Swagman Upright Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, were going to be test fitting the Swagman Upright Roof Bike Rack, part number S64720. With our Thule Rapid Reverse Roof Rack system already installed on the Malibu, well begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, well bring one of the U-bolts around the underside of our load bar, fit it through the head of the carrier, and hold it in place with two wing nut. Well take a second U-bolt, bring it around the underside of our load bar, fit it through the other side of the head of the carrier, and secure it in place with two wing nuts. Well then tighten down all four wing nuts to secure the rack to our front load bar. Here at the rear, well place our U-bolt down through the rack, being sure that it comes out on both sides of our load bar. Well then place the black rubber coated metal plate onto the U-bolt and hold it in place with two wing nuts. Well then tighten these down to secure the rear of our rack. With our rack secure, its now time to load up our bike. Well first undo our wheel straps and make sure that our frame clamp is open.





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