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Saris SuperClamp EX 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting

Saris SuperClamp EX 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting

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This lightweight, platform-style carrier holds 4 bikes by the wheels with ratcheting hooks and sliding wheel trays. The rack tilts down with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds up for storage. Includes hitch and bike locks. Call 800-298-8924 to order Saris hitch bike racks part number SA4026F or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Saris products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Saris SuperClamp EX 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Saris Hitch Bike Racks - SA4026F

  • Platform Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Saris
  • 4 Bikes
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • Electric Bikes
  • Heavy Bikes
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 3
  • Wheel Mount
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

This lightweight, platform-style carrier holds 4 bikes by the wheels with ratcheting hooks and sliding wheel trays. The rack tilts down with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds up for storage. Includes hitch and bike locks.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted, platform-style rack carries up to 4 bikes on the back of your vehicle
  • Ratcheting, padded hooks firmly grip your bikes by the wheels - no frame contact
    • Adjust independently along upright masts to simultaneously hold 2 bikes of different shapes and sizes
    • Won't scratch or scuff your bike frame
    • Enable rack to carry women's, children's, and alternative frame bicycles without an adapter bar
  • Sliding wheel trays accommodate different wheelbases
    • Twist knobs let you adjust wheel trays
    • Wheel straps included for children's bikes and bikes with rear fenders
    • Fat tire adapter (SA4419 - sold separately) available for tires wider than 4-1/2"
  • Front mounted push lever allows a single person to easily tilt and fold the rack
    • Tilt rack down for cargo area access without unloading bikes
    • Fold rack up against vehicle for storage
  • Upright masts fold down for easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area
  • Integrated, 10-mm stainless steel cable locks secure your bikes to the rack
    • Store inside base when not in use
  • Anti-rattle hitch lock secures the bike rack to your trailer hitch receiver
    • Eliminates movement and rattle in the hitch
  • Includes reflectors on outside wheel tray for increased visibility
  • Lightweight, sturdy construction
    • Rust-resistant steel base and arms with black powder coat finish
    • Injection-molded plastic wheel trays and hooks
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 4 bicycles
  • Weight capacity:
    • 60 lbs per bike for 2 bikes in inner positions
    • 35 lbs per bike for 2 bikes in outer position
  • Maximum wheelbase: 47"
  • Maximum tire width: 4-1/2"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of rack when folded down: 14"
    • Farthest edge of rack when folded down: 46"
    • Closest part of rack when folded up: 5-1/4"
    • Farthest edge of rack when folded up: 20"
  • Shank rise: 8-1/2"
  • Carrier weight: 63 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs - not approved for fifth wheels, motorhomes, or towable campers

Saris SuperClamp EX

The SuperClamp EX lets you rapidly load and safely transport 4 bikes on your vehicle's 2" hitch. This rack has front- and rear-wheel hooks to safely transport your bikes without making frame contact. The lightweight, compact design with a platform-style setup allows for rapid bike loading and unloading. Just set your bikes in the wheel trays, ratchet down the wheel hooks, and secure your bikes with the integrated cable lock.


Ratcheting Wheel Hooks

Saris SuperClamp EX ratcheting wheel hooks

It has padded, ratcheting hooks that secure your bikes by the wheels - not by the frame. This prevents the rack from scratching and scuffing your bike's paint or damaging the frame, which makes the SuperClamp EX an excellent choice for transporting bikes with carbon fiber frames.


Saris SuperClamp EX sliding wheel trays

The hooks adjust independently - just press the gray button and slide the hook up or down. This adjustability allows you to carry any combination of full-size adult bikes, women's bikes, children's bikes, alternative-frame bikes, and even bikes with fenders.


Adjustable Wheel Trays

Saris SuperClamp EX sliding wheel trays

Injection-molded plastic wheel trays slide along the rack's horizontal arms to accommodate bikes with different wheelbases. These trays secure in place with twist knobs.


Saris SuperClamp EX folding masts at end of tray

Use the included ratcheting straps to secure your bike's rear wheel to the wheel tray.


Saris SuperClamp EX reflectors

There are built-in reflectors on the outside wheel trays that increase visibilty for both daytime and nighttime travel.


If you want to carry a fat bike with tires wider than 4-1/2", you can replace the rack's wheel trays with fat bike cradles (SA4419 - sold separately).


Folding Masts at Ends of Base

Saris SuperClamp EX folding masts at end of tray

The masts are located at opposite ends of the base, making the SuperClamp EX extremely easy to load and unload. Because these masts are at each end of the base, instead of in the middle like most platform racks, they won't interfere in any way with your bikes as you load or unload them. Instead, they simply fold out of the way, giving you a clear path to the wheel trays.


Saris SuperClamp EX sliding wheel trays

These masts lock into the upright position for use, then fold down for storage and access to your vehicle's rear cargo area. Just press down on the yellow button and rotate the mast to the desired position. The masts pivot on strong, case-hardened steel brackets that ensure long life and smooth operation.


Folding and Tilting Design

Saris SuperClamp EX folding and tiliting designSaris SuperClamp EX folding and tiliting design

There is an integrated lever that lets you tilt the rack down with bikes loaded for access to your rear cargo area or fold the rack up against your vehicle for storage. And it means you can leave the rack in your hitch without it interfering with your cargo hatch or backup camera. The compact design lets you easily store the rack in your garage when it's not in use. There is also a built-in bottle opener over the lever.


Complete Security System

Saris SuperClamp EX cable locks

The SuperClamp EX includes locks to deter theft of your bikes and the rack. A braided, 10-mm stainless steel cable lock built into the base secures your bikes to the rack. The cable has a vinyl coating to prevent it from scratching your bikes. Simply thread the cable through the bike frames and attach it to the lock body at the other end of the base.


Saris SuperClamp EX locks inside arm

When not in use, the lock stores inside the rack's arm. A push-button releases the lock, so it won't accidentally slide out and drag on the ground during transport.


Saris SuperClamp EX reflectors

The HitchTite lock fits over the end of your threaded hitch pin to secure the rack to your hitch. The threaded hitch pin serves as an anti-rattle device to minimize movement and noise in the hitch.



Saris SuperClamp EX lock

Both locks have push-to-lock bodies that make them easy to secure and help to prevent accidental locking. Integrated dust caps keep the lock cores clean and dry. And the locks are keyed alike, so you can use the same key for both locks.



4026F Saris Super Clamp EX 4 Bike Tray Style Bike Carrier for 2 Inch Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting

Replaces Saris SA4026

Installation Details SA4026F Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

Saris SuperClamp EX 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting - SA4026F

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (40 Customer Reviews)

This lightweight, platform-style carrier holds 4 bikes by the wheels with ratcheting hooks and sliding wheel trays. The rack tilts down with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds up for storage. Includes hitch and bike locks.

- SA4026F
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This is a very solid setup. I've taken it on two local trips and one longer 4 hour trip including highways, narrow curvy mountain roads and so on. Never did the setup wobble. Also a comment about the legendary Saris warranty. One of the arms had a ratchet mechanism that wasn't working. I contacted Saris and within a week they shipped out a replacement. The swing down mechanism works well, but I would make sure to have a second set of hands available if you are planning to lower it out of the way with bikes already loaded. Without bikes loaded it is a snap. At the end of the day the best review is that my dear wife provided. "I am so happy you won't complain about taking the bikes to the beach now!". It really is so much easier than roof carrying bikes. Honestly in 15 minutes I can have the rack mounted and all four bikes loaded and secured which is so much easier and faster than roof carrying. 502209



- SA4026F
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I throughly researched platform bike racks on etrailer.com. I thought I wanted a 4 bike rack that could be reduced to a 2 bike, bike rack. I ended up purchasing a Saris Freedom Superclamp EX 4 rack. This rack doesn't transition to a 2 person but it's so compact that when it's folded up I can't see it through my rearview window. It assembles easy and is very sturdy and easy to use. I never give anything 5 stars but I'm pleased as punch with this bike rack. A shoutout to etrailer - What a great website, everything you need to evaluate any rack is on this website. WELL DONE... 499680



- SA4026F
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This is great bike rack. It arrived fast and just in time for our trip in mid July. My husband and I put it together quickly, we looked at a [online] video for how to put it together and went by the instructions booklets. It took us under an hour to put it together. It is very simple to load and unload bikes on it and the bikes stayed stable throughout our 600 mile trip and back. So overall, I am very satisfied with this bike rack. Will now see how it holds up with time. 866420



- SA4026F
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It was easy to put together! I've mounted 4 different bikes of all sizes and they fit great. I have not had the chance to drive long distances yet, but everything seems perfect at this point! 829032



- SA4026F
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Great rack: This holds the bikes more securely than any other rack out there. Light weight, and folds up small. 4 bikes seem to fit better on this rack, compared to Thule or kuat - with minimal interference. Only issue seems to be that the plastic wheel trays break easily. Keep their bolts tight. 675550



- SA4026F
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This is a great bike rack for those who need room for 4 bikes but don't want to stick 10 feet out the back. Really easy assembly, excellent operation, and seamless (and quick!) free delivery. Great experience. 610275



- SA4025F
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Review from a similar Freedom SuperClamp EX in Hitch Bike Racks


Best bike rack on the market and I know that I made the right choice! 474400



- SA4025F
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Review from a similar Freedom SuperClamp EX in Hitch Bike Racks


Received the product in a week, really like how easy it was to put together. Dana was very pleasant and helped me through the order process. Couldn't be happier. 260153



- SA4025F
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Review from a similar Freedom SuperClamp EX in Hitch Bike Racks


Very easy to install. Great rack. Holds the bike very securely. Take the time to move the wheel trays around to get the perfect fit of both bikes. Took about 20 minutes, and it has been worry free ever since. The rack doesn't move while traveling down the road. Nice product. 163527



- SA4025F
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Review from a similar Freedom SuperClamp EX in Hitch Bike Racks


The only thing better than a Saris designed rack is purchasing it from Etrailer. Super fast delivery as well as a good price. This is the 4th Saris rack that I have owned. What I like about this rack is that, like the Thelma series, it holds the bike by the wheels instead of the frame. It can handle any size tire and any type of frame. The SuperClamp enables you to transport any bike that you have. 591609



- SA4025F
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Review from a similar Freedom SuperClamp EX in Hitch Bike Racks


Excellent service,knowledgeable,polite and a sincere desire to help with the best choice for our needs. Couldn’t have asked for more,thank you. Our bike rack is easy load easy unload,super user friendly and the built in cable locks are brilliant! No hassles with a separate cable lock . It’s also light enough to manage without having to be a weightlifter! Doug. 497520



- SA4025F
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Review from a similar Freedom SuperClamp EX in Hitch Bike Racks


I’ve been riding for 27 years. I’ve had many racks. When the hitch rack was 1st produced it was a game changer. No more taking off wheels, stretching to get to the top of a vehicle, damage to the car from roof and trunk racks or damage to the bikes from banging into each other. The hitch rack is the best rack and this is the best version. 739213



- SA4025F
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Review from a similar Freedom SuperClamp EX in Hitch Bike Racks


I've only used the rack once so far, but I really like it. I used it on a 29er carbon mountain bike. Part of the trip was on a dirt road and also on rough and curvy paved roads. There is some play to the rack (from the hinge point of the rack), but it was quiet, and I don't recall ever hearing it. Nor did it look at any time like my bike was getting shaken to death. To be clear, the attachment of the rack to the hitch is rock solid. One of the things I really like this rack, and why I chose it over others, is that the integrated bike lock is a pretty beefy cable, and more importantly, it allows me to lock up both wheels and the frame. Many of the integrated locks on other racks only lock up the frame or one wheel, maybe a frame and one wheel, but not all three. I haven't tested the locks trying to lock up the frame and both wheels on two bikes, but it definitely works for one bike. This rack doesn't fold up as flat as other racks that I've seen, but the security was more important to me. All in all, I'm really happy with the rack so far. It seems well made and everything moves and operates smoothly. 594678


Comments
After a year, I still really love this rack. Ive had my bike on it on some pretty rough roads and it worked great. Not too long ago I got rear ended by a semi not hard and the rack got bent up a bit. The guy who hit me ended up paying for a new rack, which gave me the opportunity to get something different but I replaced it with the same one. So yeah, Id buy it again.
Brian J - 01/04/2020

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- SA4025F
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Review from a similar Freedom SuperClamp EX in Hitch Bike Racks


Best bike rack I've ever owned. Works perfect with our carbon fiber as the design of this rack is 100% touchless! Secure and sturdy. 396954



- SA4025F
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Review from a similar Freedom SuperClamp EX in Hitch Bike Racks


Purchased this because we needed a lighter weight platform type two-bike rack for our 2005 Prius which could work with a full shock women's bike (bike needs to be attached and secured to rack by tires, not frame). Instructions with the rack could be better in regards to assembly, but it isn't complicated looking at the photos and videos on etrailer.com helped a lot. This seems to be a good quality rack. Customer service helpful and responded quickly when I contacted them with questions regarding whether this rack was compatible with our 2005 Prius. 150318


Comments
still love it!
Jacqueline G - 06/01/2016

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- SA4025F
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Review from a similar Freedom SuperClamp EX in Hitch Bike Racks


I purchased this rack because It stated it would support the weight of my 2 electric bikes. The first trip with the rack installed on our motor home it failed after crossing a railroad crossing at 25 mph. The manufacturer told me to read the small print on the rack where it says not for use on any RV. They charged over a $100 for parts to repair it. Using the rack on my jeep or the motor home shouldn't matter. In my opinion the rack is under designed to carry the weight of the bikes as advertised. In good conscience I can not recommend this rack. 609812


Comments
The reason Saris does not recommend using this rack on a motorhome is the extended rear overhang distance between rear axle and rear bumper typically found on motorhomes. This subjects any hitch mounted accessory to greater jarring and bouncing that would be experienced if the rack were used on the rear of a regular passenger vehicle. This extra bouncing exerts forces on the rack that it wasnt designed to withstand. Remember riding in the back seat of the school bus when it went over a big bump when you were a kid? Same principle. We do show in the product description above that the rack is not recommended on motorhomes or towed trailers.
-- Mike L - 03/04/2019

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- SA4025F
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Review from a similar Freedom SuperClamp EX in Hitch Bike Racks


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- SA4025F
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Review from a similar Freedom SuperClamp EX in Hitch Bike Racks


Noah was a great help finding the product for my needs. I have 2 heavy ebikes that I wanted "wheel contact" instead of "frame contact". After a careful assessment of my bikes' configurations (fenders, basket, rear rack), we decided on the Saris SuperClamp EX 2. It's perfect. Thank you Noah and etrailer. 898314



- SA4025F
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Review from a similar Freedom SuperClamp EX in Hitch Bike Racks


Love this hitch, easy to use, great quality! The folding option when not in use is very convenient and the tilt away makes its easy to use the truck bed. 859151



- SA4025F
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Review from a similar Freedom SuperClamp EX in Hitch Bike Racks


I bought this hitch and SARIS bike rack from etrailer so I could mount two bikes on my 2019 Acura RDX. I had a local muffler shop install the hitch, as I didn't have proper tools. it took them 30 mins and $95. Hitch is solid! Looking forward to many years of adventuring! Many thanks, etrailer! 837337



- SA4025F
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Review from a similar Freedom SuperClamp EX in Hitch Bike Racks


good product-good price 805017



- SA4025F
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Review from a similar Freedom SuperClamp EX in Hitch Bike Racks


I would recommend everyone to adjust (tension) the bolt that operates as the "hinge pin" on this rack. After tightening it down there was significantly less movement of the bikes when hitting potholes and such. I still sometimes tieing on of the uprights to a spare tire carrier adjacent to the carrier to further efforts to negate any slop. 763606



- SA4025F
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Review from a similar Freedom SuperClamp EX in Hitch Bike Racks


So I bought this for my 2012 Maxima and I’m very pleased with it. It holds the bikes securely and fits my plus bikes very well. My only gripe is that over time it has developed a wobble at the pivot where the arm meets the center of the rack. It concerns me because this is where the pins that hold it in place for the tilt function are and don’t want this thing tilting out on the highway. 738654



- SA4025F
by:

Review from a similar Freedom SuperClamp EX in Hitch Bike Racks


Delivered in less than 24 hours! Wow, thanks! Obviously not installed yet but we're looking forward to our adventures. 730565



- SA4025F
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Review from a similar Freedom SuperClamp EX in Hitch Bike Racks


Nice design and opperates as expected. Only reason i didnt give it a 5 star is the packaging and decals. There were a few bolts and the lock loose in the packaging which could have caused damage but luckily didn't. Also the decals on the cross bar had plenty of bubbles in them which doesnt look good. Maybe the assembler was having a bad day, but for the price i expected better. 642640


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