Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount

Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount

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  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Fixed Rack
  • Saris
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Locks Not Included
  • Frame Mount
  • Electric Bikes
  • Heavy Bikes
Experience the Freedom of transporting 2 bikes of nearly any size or shape with this compact platform rack. It has cradles with cushioned straps that grip your bike frames, sliding wheel trays for different wheelbases, and an anti-rattle hitch pin. Call 800-298-8924 to order Saris hitch bike racks part number SA4412B or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Saris products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.


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Saris Hitch Bike Racks - SA4412B

Experience the Freedom of transporting 2 bikes of nearly any size or shape with this compact platform rack. It has cradles with cushioned straps that grip your bike frames, sliding wheel trays for different wheelbases, and an anti-rattle hitch pin.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted, platform-style rack carries 1 or 2 bicycles on the back of your vehicle
  • Soft rubber cradles with cushioned straps grip your bikes by the downtubes or top tubes
    • Adjust independently along upright mast to hold bikes of various shapes and sizes
    • Won't scratch or scuff your bike frame
    • Built-in grooves accommodate brake lines and cables
  • Sliding wheel trays fit different wheelbases
    • Twist knobs let you adjust wheel trays
    • Ratcheting plastic straps secure bike wheels to trays
  • Upright mast folds down for easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area
  • Shank rise provides extra ground clearance
  • Anti-rattle threaded hitch pin reduces movement of rack in hitch receiver
  • Hitch adapter sleeve converts 1-1/4" shank for use with 2" hitches
  • Lightweight, sturdy construction
    • Rust-resistant steel base and mast with black powder coat finish
    • Injection-molded plastic wheel trays
  • Compact design allows for simple storage
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class II only) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 60 lbs per bike
  • Maximum wheelbase: 48"
  • Maximum tire width: 3"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to closest wheel tray: 12"
  • Shank rise: 8"
  • Carrier weight: 22.5 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

Saris Freedom 2 On Vehicle

The Freedom gives you the liberty to rapidly load and safely transport 2 bikes of nearly any shape, size, or style on your vehicle's 1-1/4" or 2" hitch. This compact, platform-style rack is easy to use and weighs just 22.5 lbs, so you'll spend more time riding and less time wrestling with the rack or loading and unloading your bikes.


Pivoting Cradles with Cushioned Straps

Saris Freedom Cuscino Cradle

You'll sleep tight knowing that your bikes are lovingly cradled in Saris' patent-pending Cuscinos - or pillows. These pillows are built into the ratcheting straps that hold your bikes by the downtubes or top tubes in the rubber-lined cradles. These straps are specially designed to avoid scratching or scuffing your bike paint during transport. The rubber-lined cradles also have grooves that accommodate brake lines and cables.


Saris Freedom Adjustable Cradles

The cradles pivot and slide up and down the central mast. This allows the rack to grab your bike's tube at the perfect angle. Plastic twist knobs secure the cradles in place.


Adjustable Wheel Trays

Saris Freedom Wheel Holders

You can adjust the injection-molded plastic wheel trays along the rack's horizontal arm to accommodate bikes with different wheelbases. These trays secure in place with plastic twist knobs. Ratcheting plastic straps secure your bike's wheels to the trays.


If you want to carry a fat bike on the Freedom, you can replace the rack's wheel trays with fat bike cradles (SA4419 - sold separately). Or, if you want to carry 2 recumbent bikes, you can replace the horizontal arm with a longer arm (SA4415B - sold separately) that accommodates recumbents with up to 57" wheelbases.


Folding Mast

Saris Freedom 2 Folded

You can fold down the upright mast by pulling a lever at the base. This allows you to easily access your vehicle's rear cargo area, and it means you can leave the rack in your hitch without it interfering with your cargo hatch or backup camera. The compact design also lets you easily store the rack in your garage when it's not in use.


Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin and Adapter Sleeve

Saris Freedom 2 Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin and Adapter Sleeve

The threaded hitch pin helps to prevent the rack from moving and rattling around in your vehicle's hitch receiver. And the included adapter sleeve ensures that Freedom will fit both 1-1/4" and 2" hitches. An anti-rattle hitch lock (SA3022 - sold separately) and cable lock (SA981 - sold separately) are recommended to deter theft of the rack and your bikes.



4412B Saris Freedom 2 Bike Tray Style Hitch Carrier for 1.25 and 2 Inch Hitches - Frame Mount



SA4412B Installation InstructionsInstallation Details SA4412B Installation instructions


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Video of Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Saris Freedom Hitch Bike Rack Review

Today we'll be taking a look at the Saris Freedom platform style 2-bike rack, part number SA4412B. Compared to other bike racks, this is a less expensive option to get your bikes where they're going. This compact platform rack allows you to carry 2 bikes of just about any shape or size on the rear of your vehicle. It holds your bikes in 3 places. We've got 1 large cradle here, the down tube and then 2 straps and the wheel cradles. Our wheel cradles are grooved to fit road bike tires and mountain bike tires up to 3" wide.

Our center cradle is padded to protect our bike's finish. It's also grooved to accommodate cables 00:00:37 and it rotates to match our bike's shape. All of our cradles are adjustable to accommodate your bike. When not in use, our center mast pulls down to the left or right side either way so we can get into our rear hatch. Our platform is elevated for extra clearance here at the rear. It's a light weight rack.

It only weighs 22-1/2 pounds. It's made out of a sturdy steel construction with a black powdered coat finish so it's going to resist rust and corrosion. It has a maximum wheel base of 48" and it features a limited lifetime warranty. For added security, you can pick up a Saris anti-rattle hitch lock with part number SA3022 or a Saris cable lock 8 foot long, part number SA9181. Now that we've gone over the features, I'll go ahead and show you how to get it installed. Now this can be used for either an 1-1/4" or 2" hitches.

We've got our included adapter sleeve on here for our 2" receiver. Let's go ahead and feed it into our receiver tube. Then we'll line up our pin holes. It looks pretty good. Then we'll take our included anti-rattle bolt and clip and get that started.

Now you will need to provide your own wrench to tighten it down. It's just a 3/4" so you can use a wrench or a socket. The nice thing about the anti-rattle bolt, it's going to help reduce all that play and all that rattle within our receiver tube and our bike rack to make a nice solid ride for our 2 bikes. As you can see it's nice and tight. Once the rattle's gone we can go ahead and take our clip, put that on the other side and we've got it. Now in preparation for loading up our bikes, we'll need to raise up the center mast. We can do that by pulling up the yellow T-handle. Then we can undo our wheel straps. Now we can lower our down tube cradle. This is going to make it much easier to load up our bike. We'll also want to undo that strap. Now we can grab our bike and set it in place. It's recommended you load up the heaviest bike first. We'll set it in our cradles. With our bike in place, we can go ahead and bring up our down tube cradle. We'll make sure that it's loosened up. We'll raise it up into position. Once we've got it where we want, we can tighten it down and then of course run our strap over. Now we can strap our wheels into place. We can adjust our wheel. Our strap goes between our spokes. Pull it down through and then pull it nice and tight. We can repeat the same process for the front. Now if you need to when positioning your bike, you can adjust your cradles. When you've got it where you want it, you can just tighten it down. Now let's grab our second bike and load that up. With 2 bikes loaded up, let's go ahead and take it down on our test course and see how it performs. Here on our test course, let's first go into our inaudible 00:03:49. This is going to show side to side action such as going around corners or evasive maneuvering. Then onto our alternating speed bumps, this is going to show a twisting action such as going over potholes or uneven pavement. Then finally onto our solid speed bumps, this is going to show an up and down action such as pulling in and out of a driveway or out of a parking lot. That's going to complete our look at the Saris Freedom platform style 2-bike rack for an 1-1/4" and 2" hitches, part number SA4412B. .


Customer Reviews

Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - SA4412B

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (71 Customer Reviews)

Experience the Freedom of transporting 2 bikes of nearly any size or shape with this compact platform rack. It has cradles with cushioned straps that grip your bike frames, sliding wheel trays for different wheelbases, and an anti-rattle hitch pin.

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Very solid rack. I have it mounted on a 2018 Kia Niro and it's perfect. Holds two 29" bikes well. Only complaint is the weight and it's not the most compact thing to store. 640049



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Nobody could beat your price or the timely delivery. I had a super customer experience thanks to Jamie. Thank ! 538337



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I can’t get my two senior bicycles on the rack. Too short. Not happy with this product 525414


Comments

I was wondering if you could elaborate on how your bikes did not fit on your Saris bike rack. It does have a maximum wheelbase of 48 inches, and the wheel hoops are intended to be adjustable. If there is anything that I can do to help you out to try to get your bikes to fit I would be happy to give it a try.

-- Rachael H - 07/11/2018

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If the bottom rail was 6-8 inches longer both bikes would fit with no problem.

-- comment by: Stuart - 07/11/2018

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I have checked with my contacts at Saris and if you are needing a longer horizontal bar you can use # SA4451B. This is an extended length adapter bar, and Saris actually uses this for their recumbent bike racks. For this bar you will need to measure the center hub to hub of the bikes and make sure that is less than 57 inches. https:www.etrailer.com/Accessories-and-PartsSarisSA4415B.html

-- Rachael H - 07/11/2018

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This is exactly what I need!

-- comment by: Stuart - 07/11/2018

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solid and lightweight. About 1/3 the weight of all the others. 457319



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Although I have net transported bikes yet ( picking up 2 bikes later today), I do want to share that purchasing it thru etrailer.com was very easy and it shipped very fast to my home. The Sarris Freedom was extremely easy to put together. It took about 10 minutes, basicly 3 bolts. Its very sturdy yet light, not bulky. Looks easy to store in my garage when not in use. Straps and wheel holders appear to be very well built. Got it on sale and the price was very good. Looking forward to trying it out later when picking up 2 new bikes. I plan on transporting somewhat locally between 5 and 25 miles each way. Initial feeling its a very nice rack. 460675



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The Saris Freedom 2 Platform Rack fits my needs very nicely. It is lightweight, so it is easy to handle, and is plenty strong to hold 2 bikes. The platform format supports the bikes nicely and is convenient to load. etrailer has been very helpful and cooperative with getting me set up with this rack. 289339


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I still remember how cooperative etrailer was with me. I use the bike rack rarely, but I did use it to take two bikes up to Oregon recently in order to view the eclipse of the sun. Our motel was about 10 miles from our chosen viewing point, and we rode bikes to get there.The Saris Bike Rack isn’t as convenient to use as some heavier and more expensive racks, but it did the job for me just fine. It gets easier with practise. I am pleased with it and will be using it in the future. I also would point out that the Saris company also was very helpful to me.

Mike M - 10/27/2017

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i give it three rating it is a nice rack and really light and easy to handle...The only two things I don't like about it are. I cannot put my short wheel base recumbent on it unless I do a lot of rigging... and two the cups for the wheel are plastic and I have had one break. Look up the replacement part and is a reasonably priced but the shipping is ridicules. I have patch it with gorilla tape and is working fairly well.. Am looking for another type so I can just put the recumbent on easily. 281792



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etrailer.com is without question, the best website I've ever seen when it comes to product description and installation instructions. The installation videos are incredible. Thanks to the ease and simplicity of the installation videos, I knew I would have absolutely no problem whatsoever doing the work myself...and I was right. You guys are a class act from the young lady who took my order over the phone to the speed of shipping. I've already referred a co-worker to your site...thank you! 190744


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Fantastic!!!!

Abowen - 05/05/2016

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5 stars 312951


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This bike rack works perfectly!. Easy to use and keeps bikes extremely stable while traveling - even at highway speeds. Very Satisfied!

Todd B - 11/02/2017

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I received my Freedom 2 rack yesterday. It took me about 10 minutes to assemble it with no issues at all. This morning, I put the rack on the back of my 2014 Ford Explorer, and began to load my bike. The rack attached easily to my 2" hitch receiver, and when I tightened the bolt, it was a very sturdy and stable fit. I made the adjustments required to mount my bike on the rack, and found that it traveled securely and very stable. My only issue with the Freedom 2 is the hold-down straps on the wheel and tube brackets. I think a better ratcheting system and a better qualitty strap would greatly enhance the unit. Otherwise, I'm very happy with the rack. My carbon fibre hybrid and my grandson's road bikes will be easily transported to wherever we want to ride! 391673


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Great Bike Rack! After a year, its as stable and as tight as when it was brand new. I feel very confident when I transport my bikes.

Doug M - 06/10/2018

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This is a great product. It is easy to use. The bikes stay separated and do not bump into each other as they did on our 4 bike hanging rack. It does not require any extra set up for the women's bikes we have which is a real plus. We love that it is made in the USA and that it can be used with a 2" and 1 1/4" hitch. Etrailers were great to deal with. 148369



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I bought this rack for several reasons, including its price point and light weight. I also like where its designed and made. The American flag on the back is a nice touch. I also wanted a solid platform rack that would hold two bikes securely for long road trips and highway speeds. I didn't see much need for a heavier tilt-away rack since I can easily access the rear of my small hatchback through the back the seats. This hitch is easy to assemble and ready to go in minutes. Its light weight makes it easy to slide into the hitch and the threaded hitch pin holds the rack tight. I also bought a cheap socket wrench and a deep 19mm socket to keep in the car. There is still a small amount of side to side wobble when the bikes are loaded, but not much. You won't notice any wobble when driving unless the road is really rough. Be sure to check out ETrailer's road test video of this rack. This is a good sturdy rack. I also got the hitch strap that Curt recommends to secure the center upright support to the car. I also recommend getting the Saris locking hitch pin and cable combo with matching keys. This rack does not fold up completely because the hitch arm is fixed, but its still light and easy to move around and store. And you could always take the hitch arm off for longer term winter storage. It does take some fiddling to get the tire mounts and drop bar mounts lined up for each bike so if you have four different bikes like I do, you'll find yourself doing that quite often. Eventually I will memorize the locations for each or mark them somehow on the rack. My two large road bikes fit like a glove but I could see there being some difficulty with getting seats and handle bars to clear sometimes, which means more time fiddling with the mounts when loading up a friend's bike. I also like how well centered the bikes are and how little side overhang I'm able to achieve, which is also important for long road trips and highway speeds (less drag = better mpg). All of my bikes are well centered and only my big 29" mountain bike with its long wheelbase sticks out to the side much. On the downside, but not for me, it does take some strength to lift the inside bike up and over the center support, and doing so carefully without hitting the back of your car. This could be a problem for some, especially if you have a big heavy townie or mountain bike. This is also dependent on how high your hitch receiver is off the ground. Mine happens to be very low to the ground so I don't have to lift the bikes as high as I would on a larger SUV for example. So other platform racks may be a better choice if you're concerned about lifting your bike up to or over shoulder height just to get it on the rack. To sum it up, the Saris Freedom 2 is a great rack for a good price and I couldn't be happier with my purchase, and for all the great info and advice from the wonderful people at Etrailer.com to make it so easy! Etrailer rocks! 346699



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This product works very well for the type of bikes we got (Electra Townie men’s and woman’s). Not the best rack for the type of vehicle (2013 Jeep Wrangler). Unable to open back hatch to let dog out until the bikes are off the rack. First trip was 600 miles with bikes in tow and didn’t even know they were there. I love the fact that this is a American made product. I am happy with my purchase. Thanks to the support staff at etrailer it was a great experience 524849



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Completely inadequate for my application (heavier-than average eBikes; within the weight specifications of this Saris Freedom rack). eTrailer customer service should have advised against this rack, and for one more suitable for the task. But eTrailer did not recommend a more suitable rack. The rail from the hitch receiver to the rack is too long - on my installation, at least eight inches of wobbly lever could be removed and there would still be plenty of clearance between the rack and my vehicle bumper. That cartoonishly-long lever evokes the memory of Archimedes' long lever to move the world - in the case of this Saris Freedom rack, that long lever just makes the bikes and the rack wobble unacceptably. Of course, if the end-user modifies the rack in an attempt to do the design engineering job that was not done in Madison, WI, the lifetime warranty is voided. Replaced this rack with a Thule Easyfold. Way more money, but it does the job because it was designed to do the job. 420946



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First off I give ETrailer a 110% rating. I placed my order and received it. The same day I was looking for some bike accessories on another site and they had this rack listed for less. I sent the link per their guarantee and shortly after it was sent I received a response that there is a credit to my credit card. The rack assembles very easily. It only requires bolting ta few pieces together is is almost self explanatory. It would be nice if the 2 " adaptor would screw onto the 11/4" tube instead of just slipping on. it has a tendency to slide off. The instructions have a few cautions. One is not to drive over 70 MPH. The other is to avoid placing the wheels near any exhaust. I find this almost impossible as I have a Flex with dual exhaust and there is no way that the bikes can be put in the rack without the tires being close to the exhaust. It also recommends removing the unit when not in use. initial set up of the bikes took some time and readajustments. I had to swap the tire holders from outside to inside. The holder come off the tubes very easy. There is a tab that can be depressed for the units to slip off. I had to one them because the larger bike is supposed to be near the car and the way that they were bothe bikes wouldn't fit. It was then a lot of shifting to get both bikes to fit and for the handle bars not to hit the seats on the other bike and for the cranks to clear the upright post. I did finally manage to get both to clear everything but the wheels of the bikes do extend a little beyond the side of the vehicle. The bolts that hold the tire holders in place have a nut on the bottom that can and will fall off if loosed too much. It is not a problem if you notice that the nut fell off and are able to find it. Once adjustment is found the bikes are securely held in place. If your an on carrying different bikes it may make the unit a little difficult changing the settings. I don't know how other carriers are since this is my first rack. It doesn't fold as compact as other racks as the upright unit is the only thing that folds down by pulling out the spring loaded pin. With the upright down it doesn't interfere with the back up camera. A wrench is required to install and remove the hitch. I have a flex so there is a lot of space in the back to store the hitch when not in use. With a regular vehicle it may be difficult as it doesn't really fold into a compact shape. This may also present a problem when storing in a garage if limited for space. 194833



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Etrailers website was easy to use and the product choices were great. We found the exact product that we were looking for to accommodate our two folding "Bike Fridays". We will use the rack on the back of our Mazda CX-5 and on the front of our Ford F450 pu truck. Your service was outstanding shipping, tracking and delivery. The onsite videos were helpful. Thank you very much. Pics are attached. 391484



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This rack was purchased to replace a much heavier 4 bike rack. It is much lighter. Also, the threader mounting bolt is well done resulting in no noise from the mounting when traveling. There are 2 weaknesses which do not recommend the rack. First, the spring loaded pin for holding the vertical bar in place works very poorly resulting in the bar flopping around while loading bikes. More significant is the plastic construction of the brackets for attaching. The ones on the horizontal bar are workable but more difficult to slide than they should be. The ones on the vertical bar are worse. The padding for the frame is fine. But the latching straps and mechanism are awful. You have to adjust the bikes' positions and hardware (petals,etc) to get the brackets as far from everything as possible. Then you can thread the straps where you can closely guide and push them through the latching mechanism. If you try in any limited area, the straps won't be tight and you will just let the bike(s) travel loosely mounted. Fortunately the padding does keep them from getting scratched. Unless the brackets have been redesigned, I would not recommend this rack. I'm keeping the rack because it costs too much to just throw away. I've experimented for a year, so I've gotten everything in a workable position. Even so, it takes twice as long to load and unload bikes as it has on any other rack I've owned in the past 40 years. 657619



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See my review of the lock. An excellent product, aside from the difficulty with the strap mechanisms. A little more work here might be appropriate. 655615



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Secure packing, easy assembly, good quality. The “inside” bike position is a little difficult - will need to figure out a way for 70 yr old to do it solo. 651759



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I have used my carrier a couple times.... easy to load my bike..... need additional tools to secure rack... and I like that I have access to my hatch door on my car.... lock for rack is extra..... I added caution markers to rack .... hard to see in dark places 643937



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Thank you. Package was delivered. I have yet to open it. But as always it is a pleasure dealing with your team. 625526



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Excited to use this rack! Assembly amounted to 3 bolts....super easy put together. Really like the clamps and straps as I have used other racks where bikes came off!!!! 519197



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Great bike rack no issues to report 513153



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These products are working just fine, glad to say. Although we haven't used the bike rack on the road a great deal, it sure comes in handy for storing the bikes when we leave our vacation home. 453923



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Works great. 2 beach bikes fit well. I bought the optional trailer hitch receiver lock for security since we usually end up parking in the middle of nowhere. 430043



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Great product - fast delivery 423056



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Bike Rack is Awesome! 411311



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Very well designed bike carrier. Fits perfectly in my 2003 Silverado receiver and locking bolt tightens down to provide a solid wobble free mount. My Gary Fisher bike fits snug in the carrier and I can strap the cross bar without removing the water bottle bracket. However we have to remove the bracket on my girlfriend's Trek. Overall very happy with this carrier. Great way to get your bikes to the mountains without damaging them. 410344



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Well made carrier. Very easy to assemble and sturdy. Bikes fit great. 408057



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I love my new bike rack It came quickly was easy for me to put together myself as soon as I received it The pricing was better than anywhere else and by combining it with the receiver included free shipping Now I'm able to transport my bike and I'm ready to ride! 407406



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works really good 352898



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Good product for the $. Easy set up..works well and as advertised. 316110



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I ordered A Saris Freedom rack on Monday of this week. I was between two racks and decided to order the Saris after speaking with one of the experts. He seemed very knowledgeable and was quite helpful. The amazing thing was ordering it on Monday and receiving it on Tuesday. What great service from Jennifer! I will report back after I have had a chance to use it some. 306021



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Our Townies fit great on this well designed rack. The website was very detailed and told me everything I needed to know to make the right selection. Even better, customer service cinched the deal with their help answering any additional questions. Top quality product and even better service. 302431



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Top clamp does not raise high enough to hold bike frame from above. Other than that a very solid and easy to use rack. 295645



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Great website. It was laid out very well with very helpful videos for their bike racks. The Safari bike rack fits perfectly on my 1999 Jeep Wrangler and for my 29" full suspension mountain bike. 293588



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I bought this for my Townie and love it I use 4 to5 times a week just so I just keep it on my pathfinder. 285916



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This arrived in record time along with the hitch for our SUV from etrailer.com Putting it together was fairly simple. The 2" hitch adaptor is already mounted and is very secure. I really like the way the center section locks the bikes in. Both of our bikes (Ladies Townie 3i, Scott Sub 10) have curved or slanted top bars which present a problem with a traditional carrier. This holds the bikes in rock solid. Highly recommended. 283552



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Great product, great service from the etrailer. Item quickly arrived. My new go to site. 279059


Comments

It is a very good system. However I have changed vehicles and on my new one its not as user friendly. My get vehicle is a jeep that carries the spare tire on the back. The rear door of the jeep. Will not clear the rack even when it is folded down. No fix other than to replace. I guess.

sam r - 12/28/2017

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Sam, Thank you for the follow up. This rack does not clear standard sized spare tires. If you like the Saris brand the Saris Freedom 2 Bike Rack - Platform Style - Spare Tire Mount Item # SA999TB mounts to your spare tire and will carry 2 bikes.

-- Heather A - 12/29/2017


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After reading many reviews, and youtube'n it, I purchased the Saris Freedom 2 bike rack. Ups delivered package within 5 days of ordering. I was kept informed of status.Put together and installation was a snap. Light weight, sturdy, and seemed to secure bikes well. Will be testing this week and checking sway and movement of rack. From another reviewer, I installed a light, turn and brake light bar for safety,(no holes drilled in unit, just strapped on) but actually my vehicle lights are visible thru the bike wheels. Seems to be a good product. Lifetime warranty was a deciding factor. 269823



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So far it is a great bike rack! 253109



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I bought this bike rack to use on my girlfriend's Jeep Liberty. We chose this model because her hybrid bike has a sloped top tube and when placed on other style racks the front of the bike it very low and the back end is up in the air. With this style it does not matter what type bicycle you have !! We got it adjusted to each of our bicycles in a matter of minutes. It is very well made and such a pleasure to use. I would recommend this to anyone considering a hitch mounted rack. P.S. We had to purchase the hitch extender to clear the spare tire on the back of the Liberty. It also works great. 247430



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Very stable on the back of our car. Easy to load and unload bikes. Is somewhat difficult to clasp and unclasp tires on bike closest to car may try and flip clamp for easier access. 225799



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Spoke with Vince and he was very helpful in deciding which bike rack fit my needs. Very knowledgeable on all the racks and totally satisfied with his recommendation. I've used it now several times over the past few days. Now transporting my bikes is extremely easy and have no excuse not to use them! Great service and shipping was extremely fast. Vince had the rack shipped that day even though we were a couple of minutes after cutoff time for shipping. Thanks Vince! KL 210016



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Review from a similar Saris Freedom in Hitch Bike Racks


Works as described. Had to figure out that the piece that goes behind the tire doesn't hang on the lugs on my 2016 wrangler. It is simply suspended and held in place by the spare. I hope the weight of the rack and two bikes isn't adversely affecting my door. I like the fact that since it is attached to the door it swings with the door and moves out of the way. 432938


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Still working as described. It would be better if it hung on the lugs as I suggested. Wondering if they made that improvement.

Tennessee J - 09/16/2018

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  • Can Yakima HoldUp Bike Rack be Used on a 2017 Subaru Impreza with a Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • I'm afraid your husband is correct to be concerned. The trailer hitch receivers we carry for your Impreza, like the Draw-Tite # DT24959, are all Class I hitches and will need an expander to fit the Yakima HoldUp for 2 Inch Hitch Receivers # Y02443. Using an expander, like the Brophy # HTAD, will give you a 2 inch receiver opening but it will also reduce your hitch's tongue weight capacity by 50 percent. That puts your maximum tongue weight at no more than 100 pounds using the Draw-Tite...
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  • Bike Rack Compatibility with 2017 Chevy Volt
  • If you don't already have a trailer hitch for your 2017 Chevy Volt, I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Class I # 24947 which is a custom fit. This hitch will have a measurement of 5-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper. That same measurement is 5-1/4 inches when using the Curt # C11436 which is also a fit for your vehicle. That hitch however requires stabilization strap # 18050 for a bike rack. The Thule DoubleTrack...
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  • Why are Some Bike Racks Not Rated for Use Behind an RV
  • Only certain bike racks are rated by the manufacturer for use behind RVs or trailers. This is simply because the ride at the rear of an RV is significantly rougher when compared to the rear of a standard passenger vehicle. The reason for this is that the rear of an RV is typically extended well beyond the rear axle, which results in a see-saw like action when driving down the road that in turn creates a lot of extra movement on the hitch and bike rack. RV approved hitch-mounted bike racks...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack to Carry 2 Electric Bikes with Alternative Frames and Fenders
  • I do have a recommendation for you but the Kuat NV 2.0, part # NV22G, isn't going to work with your fenders. Wheel mount bike racks rarely work with bikes that have fenders. Instead take a look at the Saris Freedom, part # SA4412B. It has the same 60 pound capacity as the Kuat and hold the bikes by the frame. The cradles that grab the frame are adjustable and can be attached to the bikes at different locations and angles. I've linked a video so you can see how a bike is actually...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for RadCity Step-Thru Electric Commuter Bike
  • The Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount # SA4412B is compatible with bikes up to 60 lbs. Unfortunately your bike is just over that, so I recommend the Thule EasyFold XT 2 Electric Bike Platform Rack # TH903202 which is compatible with bikes up to 65 lbs and will not require any adapter bar. This will fully secure your bike by the frame and allow you to easily load your bike as well. It has many features the other bike carriers do not, so I've attached...
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  • Best Hitch Mounted Bike Rack to Carry a Womens Electra Beach Cruiser with Fenders
  • If I had to guess I'd say the person who told you not to get a hanging rack said so because you have a women's bike that doesn't have the straight cross tube to hang the bike from. And they'd be right to say so. On the other hand, the person who told you not to get a platform rack probably sees your bike has fenders, which will conflict with a lot of them. And they'd also be right. So there's good reason to be confused. I recommend a platform rack. More specifically, one that holds...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Single E-Bike on 2017 Buick Encore
  • You should place your E-Bike as close to your 2017 Buick Encore as possible when using the Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack # SA4412B, which means on the inside of the rack. The reason for this is so the rack and your bike remain as stable as possible and does not put added stress on either. The Freedom does not have a 1-bike rack option though the center mast does fold down like in the accompanying photo to help ease the loading process. The better option that I strongly recommend...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack Which Can Hold Medium Sized Genze Ebike
  • I can absolutely help you find a bike rack that will transport your Genze Ebike. The most budget minded rack that will work with your Genze Ebike, and the one I highly recommend for you, is the Saris Freedom # SA4412B, which has a weight capacity of 60 lbs per bike and wheelbase limit of 48", both of which are in the range of your Genze. The Freedom can be used with either a 1-1/4" or 2" hitch, folds down for access to your cargo area, and is a full 12" from the center of the hitch pin...
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  • Yakima TwoTimer vs Saris Freedom vs Thule Doubletrack for Apartment Storage and Price
  • When it comes to pricing and storage the Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT is the best option over the Yakima TwoTimer # Y02468 and the Saris Freedom # SA4412B. This bike rack comes with bike and rack locks and when it is folded it sits about 6" away from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the bike rack. Since your wife's bike has a step-through frame that sits 16" off of the ground though you will need to use an adapter bar like part # UB01 for it to secure the bike. The...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack and Fat Tire Adapter That Will fit 4.8" Tires
  • There are some great bike racks and racks with adapters that will work with your 4.8" tires, though the Kuat Transfer 2 # TS02G-FB will only accept tires up to 4.5" wide. I highly recommend checking out the Kuat NV 2.0 # BA22B, which comes with an adapter to carry one fat bike with 4.8" tires, though if you needed to carry a pair of fat bikes you could add the Phat Bike Adapter Kit for Kuat Bike Racks # APBK. The Kuat NV is a premium rack that uses ratcheting hooks to grasp your wheels...
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  • Which Rack is Lowest to the Ground the RockyMounts Solo, Thule T1 or Saris Freedom
  • If you have narrowed your decision down to three, the RockyMounts MonoRail # RKY10007, the Saris Freedom # SA4412B or the Thule T1 # TH9041 the rack among these that sits the lowest is the Thule T1. The Freedom has a very high 8 inch shank rise and the RockyMounts is configured in such a way that the platform the bike will sit on is quite a bit higher than that of the Thule. If the issue is height alone among just these three racks then the Thule T1 # TH9041 is the best choice of...
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  • Platform Bike Rack for 2 Bikes and a 2012 Toyota RAV4
  • For your needs the Saris Freedom # SA4412B is going to be the best option. I think you will really like this rack. First, it is very light weight at just 22-1/2 pounds. That makes it easy to install/remove from the trailer hitch. It can fit 1-1/4 inch (Class II) and 2 inch trailer hitches. It can be locked but you would need to add locking hitch pin # SA3022, sold separately. You will not need an adapter bar for the woman's bike frame. It measures 12 inches from the center of the hitch...
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  • Higher Capacity Bike Rack for 2 Bikes on a 2003 Lexus LS 430
  • The Thule Raceway PRO trunk mount platform bike rack, part # TH9003PRO, can carry up to two 35 pound bikes. It's not rated to carry your 48 pound e-bike and neither are any of the trunk mount racks we carry. Your best option is to add a hitch to your 2003 Lexus LS 430 and use a hitch mount bike rack. The Saris Freedom, part # SA4412B, is a great rack that can handle up to 60 pound bikes. Also the rack itself only weighs about 22-12 pounds. The Thule you looked at is about twice that. For...
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  • Can the Saris Freedom 2 Bike Rack # SA4412B be Used on a 2016 Honda Fit with 2 Electra Townie Bikes
  • The Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack # SA4412B is a great option to carry 2 Electra Townie bikes with your 2016 Honda Fit. It is compatible with the 1-1/4 inch hitch receiver that you already have installed, it has adjustable soft rubber cradles to grip your bike frame, and it can carry 2 bikes up to 60 lbs. You will want to check with your owner's manual on finding out how much Tongue Weight (TW) your Fit can carry in relation to other weighs in the vehicle. The bike rack itself...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for a 2013 Toyota Prius c and 57 Pound E-Bike
  • In order to carry 2 bikes on your 2013 Toyota Prius c, one of which is a 57 pound electric bike, you will need to install a trailer hitch and use a hitch mounted bike rack. The Saris Freedom, # SA4412B, is a hitch mounted bike rack, it is compatible with the available trailer hitches for your Prius c, and it has a 60 pound per bike capacity. All this makes it a great option for you. For a trailer hitch use Curt hitch # C11484. This hitch can support up to 200 pounds suspended from the...
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  • Bike Rack Does Not Fit 2019 Subaru Forester Tow Package Factory Hitch
  • It sounds like you have a factory Class I 1-1/4 inch hitch on the 2019 Subaru Forester. Some Subaru Class I hitches are designed with the pin hole much closer to the front of the receiver and some are designed with a weld stop inside the receiver. This stops accessories from fitting that are not Class I to keep users from exceeding the low tongue weight of the hitch. I checked the owner's manual and the maximum tongue weight capacity for the 2019 Subaru Forester is 150 lbs so you can tow...
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