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

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

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This lightweight, platform-style carrier holds 2 bikes by the frames with soft rubber cradles 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 SA4412F or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Saris products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Saris Freedom EX 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

  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Saris
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 1
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Electric Bikes
  • Heavy Bikes
  • Frame Mount
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

This lightweight, platform-style carrier holds 2 bikes by the frames with soft rubber cradles 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 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 masts to simultaneously hold 2 bikes of different shapes and sizes
    • Won't scratch or scuff your bike frame
  • 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 mast folds down for easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area
  • 8 ft, 10-mm Braided stainless steel locking cable included to secure bikes to rack
  • Anti-rattle hitch lock secures the bike rack to your trailer hitch receiver
    • Eliminates movement and rattle in the hitch
  • Hitch adapter sleeve converts 1-1/4" shank for use with 2" hitches
  • Includes reflectors on outside wheel tray for increased visibility
  • 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 I and II) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 60 lbs per bike
  • Maximum wheelbase: 48"
  • 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: 29"
    • Closest part of rack when folded up: 8"
    • Farthest edge of rack when folded up: 20"
  • Shank rise: 4"
  • Carrier weight: 27 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

Saris Freedom EX 2 On Vehicle

The Freedom EX lets you 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 loading and unloading your bikes.


Pivoting Cradles with Cushioned Straps

Saris Freedom EX 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 EX 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 EX 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 EX, 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 EX 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 Cable Locks

Saris Freedom EX 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 EX will fit both 1-1/4" and 2" hitches. The anti-rattle hitch lock and cable lock deter theft of the rack and your bikes.



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

Item # SA4412F

Installation Details SA4412F Installation instructions


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Video of Saris Freedom EX 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 EX 2 Bike Rack Review

Hey guys, it's Colin here at etrailer. Today we're going to take a look at the Saris Freedom EX 2-bike rack. This is a platform style rack that mounts to your hitch receiver of your vehicle, and that's going to allow you to get up to two bikes loaded and get them to and from the trails or wherever else you want to take them.It is going to be able to carry a wide variety of bikes. You see we've got a road bike and a mountain bike floated, and they're very secure. It also does come with a cable lock, so we use to have our bikes locked to our rack right now, and that's going to be a great theft deterrent for if you ever want to leave your bikes unattended for a period of time.Now, like most platform racks, you will be able to tilt this away from your vehicle with bikes loaded so you can gain access to your trunk. What we're going to do is come down, there's going to be a latch on the bottom side, which is a nice feature.

You don't have to reach through your bikes to pull any pins. It's going to be right here on the back side. We'll just pull that, and then just let it down. Now we can come around to the trunk and open it up. And you can see with our Jeep Grand Cherokee, we have plenty of clearance between our hatch and the bikes loaded.

We've got plenty of space to slide in and grab whatever cargo, luggage, groceries, anything like that that we might need. When you're all done, just go ahead and close up your trunk. And when tilting it up, you do want to make sure you grab ahold of the bike rack itself and not the bikes loaded. So we're going to grab ahold of that center mast and push up until it locks into place.Each bike that you have loaded is going to be secured at three different points. Two of those points are going to be wheel straps, so you can see we have a strap securing each wheel right there, and we're going to have the same ones on the backside, as well.

Now the third point of contact, instead of having a frame hook that's putting downward force on top of your bike frame, so going to be more like a cradle style. If we come in close, we'll see this cradle is supporting the bottom of our down tube. And it's got a nice, soft rubber padding that's going to help make sure it doesn't harm or scratch the finish of your frame. And it's got a strap through it making sure it's secure.So with the bike unloaded we can actually have a closer look at this soft rubber padding. This is the cradle that's going to support that down tube.

You can see we have these notches right here. We can let our brake cables and anything like that sit in between them, so that it's not putting more pressure on them, which could possibly damage that. We can also adjust this up and down by loosening up this knob over here. Once we turn that to the left, we can go up and down so it'll fit a wide variety of bikes depending on their height. And once we get it to the right height, we can also angle it 360 degrees around to fit whatever angle our down tube is at.Our wheelchairs are also going to be adjustable, again by just that knob right there. Once we loosen that up we can adjust it back and forth. It's going to fit a wide variety of bikes and bikes of different lengths.The cradles are also going to be shaped to be able to fit a wide variety of bike tires. You can see we have a small slot right here which will be able to fit road bike tires and keep them snug. And we got our medium sized mountain bikes right here that'll fit in just like the one we have over here. And the cradles are also going to be wide enough to fit any fat tire bikes below four and a half inches wide.When it comes to unloading your bike, it's going to be very easy. All you got to do is undo those three straps we already talked about. I would advise starting with your two wheel straps and then making your way to that frame cradle. So all we got to do is push in on this gray tab, and then we can just pull the strap all the way out, and we'll also do that for the other wheel strap. Now we'll come to the frame cradle and strap, just pushing on that tab, let the strap all the way out. And from there you can just pick up your bike. You don't have to worry about maneuvering around any hook or anything like that, you can just pick it straight up and off.Now this bike rack is going to have a highway capacity, going to be 60 pounds per bike. That's going to be good for a lot of new bikes and a lot of fat tire bikes out there. Just as long as your fat tire bikes are under four and a half inches wide, it will fit in the cradles. And we're not really losing any features or any stability, it still has a great grip on our bikes and we can still tilt it away. I do want to advise, however, if you have two bikes that are hovering around that 60 pounds per bike limit, you may want an extra set of hands to tilt it away and to tilt it back. But just to show you guys, we'll tilt it away just so you see that it's still capable of that. Even with the bigger bikes on, we have full accessibility of our trunk and you can see it still clears that very well. And again, like I said, it could get a little bit heavy when tilting it back up but just make sure you do grab ahold of the bike rack itself.Something I do want to point out is that the bike rack does come with the capabilities to secure any four and a half inch wide tire. But if you have a fat tire bike, it's a little bit wider than that and you want to use this bike rack for it, there is an adapter kit sold separately here at etrailer that'll allow you to get your fat tire bikes over four and a half inches loaded and secured.Now when not in use, you can actually fold this center mast down just to conserve on a little bit of space, and that'll also allow you to gain access to the trunk without having to tilt it away. All we have to do is pull this gray T-pin right here, then tilt it to either side, it'll go either way, and then lock in place. From there, you can see trunk can open with ease without making contact with the mast.Now, this mast actually doesn't lay flat against the bike rack. It does lock in at about a 45 degree angle just like that. With most vehicle applications. It's not going to be a problem when it comes to folding it up, but it is something to keep in mind.Now I do want to go over a few measurements for you guys. With any hitch-mounted accessories, you are going to have added length to your vehicle. With the Saris Freedom EX, it is going to add 29 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the farthest edge of the bike rack. Now we can actually cut down on that space with no bikes loaded by folding it up to our vehicle. I'm going to come back to that same handle we used to tilt it away. Just pull that and then fold it up until it locks into place. And like I said earlier with this mast, it's still a good four to five inches away from making contact with the current vehicle. But from here if we go center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost part, now it's down to 20 inches. That's something you want to keep in mind for any close quarters situations, like if you want to park in your garage and not have to remove your bike rack.Now as far as how it connects to the hitch, we do have a two inch by two inch hitch receiver on our vehicle. However, if you've got multiple vehicles, which maybe one has a two inch hitch and another one has an inch and a quarter hitch, you can remove this sleeve right here and that'll convert the shank to be compatible with inch and a quarter hitches. So you're going to be able to use it for really any vehicle you have in your household as long as it has a hitch. Now, we do have an anti-rattle hitch pin which comes all the way through. That takes away the shake and play from our bike rack even when we're traveling at high speeds. And we do have a lock on the other side, which is a great theft deterrent, and it is going to be keyed alike with your cable lock.The bike rack is going to have a very sturdy steel construction, and it's going to come in at just about 27 pounds, so it's still going to be lightweight and easy to handle when you want to remove it and install it into your hitch. And it's also going to have a nice black powder coat finish. That's going to help it resist rust and corrosion.When you're ready to load up your bikes, it is going to be a lot easier when compared to those platform racks that have a center mast, but they have the hook, because the hook can sometimes get in the way, whereas right here I'm just going to keep my cradles at the bottom. That way I just have this mast to go around. All you got to do is go right over the top of it, set it onto the wheel trace. Now as you can see right here, it's a little bit too wide, so all I'm going to do is pull this one in a little bit, just like that, and then tighten it down. Once you have your cradles adjusted, all we got to do is pull up on this cradle until it makes contact with the down tube, then adjust the angle of it so that it's sitting pretty flush. And we'll just take our strap and feed that through and tighten it down. And now we can go around and tighten down the other two wheel straps.Another advantage you have with having the cradle instead of the hook is that with the hook it puts a lot of downward force on your bike, which is good, but it puts a lot of pressure on your tires. Whereas this cradle is coming up and just hugging that frame rather than pushing down on it. So it's going to create less stress on your tires. And the second bike is going to be just as easy to load. Once you get it up into your wheel trays, you just have to secure all of your straps.Now once you've got both of your bikes loaded up, you're ready to hit the road. Thank you all for watching. That's going to do it for our look at the Saris Freedom EX 2-bike rack.Let's go ahead and take a look at it on our test course. Up first is going to be our slalom, which is going to simulate side to side action, like evasive maneuvering or taking a sharp turn. Now we're onto the solid speed bumps, which is going to simulate the up and down action, like going over a speed bump or pulling into your driveway. And now our alternating speed bumps, which is going to simulate driving over uneven pavement like potholes.


Customer Reviews

Saris Freedom EX 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - SA4412F

Average Customer Rating:  4.2 out of 5 stars   (11 Customer Reviews)

This lightweight, platform-style carrier holds 2 bikes by the frames with soft rubber cradles 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.

- SA4412F
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Excellent product would buy again. 694965



- SA4412F
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Purchases this for a peddle assist bike. Holds the bike securely but it can be a bit of a pain to get up. I wish the center bar was a bit higher because for me I really have to work to get it positioned just right to not run into the restraint when lifting it on, even when the center bar restraint has been lifted up all the way. 667483



- SA4412F
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Great product for our needs. Easy installation with great instructions. Fit and finish were excellent and easy to use attachments. We ride e-bikes so a tray style rack is preferred for loading and unloading. This fits all the check marks! 561328



- SA4412F
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I was surprised to find a trailer hitch for my GS350... I wanted a way to transport my vintage bicycles and etrailer had the perfect solution. When I called and spoke to a service representative she was great and helped me find the correct trailer hitch and bicycle platform. I needed a well built system that can handle the weight of my older bicycles. these bicycles can weigh around 60 lbs. each. I purchased the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver and the Saris SA4412F. The trailer hitch was installed in around 45 minutes with basic tools. The Saris SA4412F is a straight forward assembly and is built to handle the weight perfectly. The Saris is made with a 1 1/2" square mount but also comes with a 2" adapter which can also be used on my suburban (which has a 2" box opening). I am a very satisfied customer and would refer them to anyone looking for a competent sales staff, fast shipping and great products. You cant go wrong at etrailer !!! 628796



- SA4412F
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Great American made product. The ratcheting system is easy to use and holds the bikes in place very well. We traveled 1,000 miles across the country in the rain and had not loosening or wobbling with the rack; I checked all the ratchets and hitch pin every two hours and never had to retighten. Very easy install; only real issue was that one of the tightening knobs was missing a nut. Had to make a quick trip to the hardware store to match it. The rack seems very slightly bent, but this doesn't affect its performance. The tilt system works perfectly. Will update this review after 6 months of use. 514180



- SA4412F
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Really disappointed in this bike rack. I was looking for something fairly simple to use . This is not it. 1st to attach the rack to the trailer hitch requires you to screw a bolt into the adapter that allows the rack to be connected with a 2 inch hitch. It was a pain to put on and take off. The instructions are pretty worthless but I was able to figure most of the assembly out. You need to figure out you own adjustments as you will have interference problems between the bikes and the upright support if pedals or sprocket line up in the wrong place. Could not use the upright support for my bike because I have a bottle holder mounted on my bike that interferes. Lastly I was putting the unit away and two of the wheel holders sled off the rack. So if you loosen the wheel holder there is no stop to preventing them from sliding off. Very disappointed!!! 541213



- SA4412F
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This rack is well made and sturdy. I like that it locks to the hitch and has cables to lock my bike. Unfortunately this rack is very frustrating FOR ME to use. The plastic knobs are too small, the center bar is in the way when hoisting the bike up (I actually have to use the outer position even when hauling one bike!), and worst of all is the holder that attaches the bike frame to the rack. The ratcheting mechanism is very hard to use and the holder does not pivot so it will only attach very low on my bike. 506745



- SA4412F
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huge upgrade over the trunk mounted rack we used to use. We got our trunk back. Hooray! 739528



- SA4412F
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Does exactly what I need it to do. Replaces my factory bike rack perfectly. 736411



- SA4412F
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The product arrived in a timely manner and in great condition. I am very pleased with the process and would order from them again. Thank you! 554271



- SA4412F
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I am very happy to ha ve a carrier I can count on and that was easy to install. I did however not have a nut for one of the wheel saddle, which has been sent and the call with the company was fast and efficient. 519760


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    The Saris Freedom EX 2 Bike Platform Rack # SA4412F that you referenced is compatible with both 1-1/4" and 2" hitch receivers. To see if you can use all of the functions of the Freedom EX you will simply need to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the furthest edge of your rear bumper. If that distance is shorter than 8" then you will be able to fold up the bike rack. If that distance is greater than 8" but shorter than 14" then the bike rack will fit but you will not be...
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  • Recommended Hitch-Mounted Bike Rack to Clear Spare Tire and Allow Rear Door to Open on Jeep Wrangler
    In order to determine if the Saris Freedom EX 2 Bike Platform Rack # SA4412F will clear the spare tire on your 2017 Jeep Wrangler, you will just need to take one important measurement. You will need to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on your vehicle straight back to the distance needed to clear the spare tire. The closest part of the Saris Freedom EX to the hitch pin hole when it is folded up for storage is 8 inches. The closest part when folded down for use is 14 inches....
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  • Does Mast of Saris Freedom EX part # SA4412F Fold Down
    If you check out the picture I attached you'll see that the mast of the Saris Freedom EX part # SA4412F that you referenced can fold fold down.
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  • Does Saris Freedom part # SA4412F Allow Cargo Area Access with Bike Rack Folded Up
    If you check out the picture I attached you can see that when the Saris Freedom part # SA4412F is collapsed and folded up it gives great access to the rear cargo area. Most vehicles like your 2012 Honda Crosstour that has it's trunk that opens up would not have a clearance issue at all.
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bikes on 2012 Ford Focus Hatchback
    For your 2012 Ford Focus hatchback, I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver Class I- 1-1/4 inch # 24872 which is a confirmed fit for your vehicle. I've attached a video of this installation for you. Then for a bike rack compatible with a Class I hitch and two e-bikes, I recommend the Saris Freedom EX 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount # SA4412F based on the photo you sent with the fenders. This is a lightweight bike rack weighing just 28 lbs,...
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  • Recommended Hitch Bike Rack Rated For Electric Bikes For 2015 Volkswagen Golf
    Most of the hitches offered for your 2015 Volkswagen Golf TSI are light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class I types. That includes a hitch like the Curt # C11412 which may be similar to what you are getting installed on your Golf. Most of the hitches with a 1-1/4-inch receiver opening share the same 200-lb tongue weight (TW) and 2000-lb gross trailer weight (GTW) ratings. To find the actual vehicle's towing rating to see how much weight it can carry on its hitch, you will always want to confirm that...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation to Carry Two E-Bikes with Class I Hitch on 2019 Honda Fit
    Assuming your 2019 Honda Fit is also rated to handle 200 lbs of max tongue weight, like the Class I hitches we offer for it, your're left with 90 lbs for a bike rack. Your best option, and my recommendation is the Saris Freedom EX 2 Bike Platform Rack # SA4412F. This is the lightest weight bike rack that meets all your requirements: Compatible with 1-1/4 Class I hitch. Weight capacity: 60 lbs per bike Maximum tire width: 4-1/2" Carrier weight: 27 lbs If what you mean by tow...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack Options for 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    There are a number of great options for a bike rack for your 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee that will fit in a 2" hitch like the Draw-Tite # 75699. I'll give you a few choices so you can make an informed decision so you can get on your bike as soon as possible. And since these are all platform racks, an adapter bar won't be needed. The first rack I recommend checking out is the Saris Freedom EX 2 Bike Platform Rack # SA4412F because at less than 30 lbs it is extremely lightweight but still...
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  • Can Saris Freedom EX Bike Rack Fit 2015 Toyota RAV4
    As long as you have a trailer hitch installed on your 2015 Toyota RAV4 like the Draw Tite part # 76134 yes, the Saris Freedom EX part # SA4412F would fit and work well. I really like this Draw Tite hitch as it offers a more concealed look than other hitches available since only the hitch opening hangs below the rear bumper. See attached picture.
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  • E-Bike Rack Recommendation for Heavy Bike with Larger Down Tube Diameter
    I have a great solution for you, but the Saris bike rack part # SA4412F is designed for attaching to the lower tube. Instead you'd want the Hollywood Racks E-Bike rack part # HR1450Z-E which is designed for e-bikes like yours and grabs the bike at the top tube instead so it would work well for you.
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  • Recommended Hitch Adapter for 2011 Subaru Forester for Trailer and Bike Rack
    Along with the Saris Freedom EX 2 Bike Platform Rack # SA4412F which weighs 27 lbs, I recommend the Curt Dual 2" Receiver Tube Adapter, 8" Extension # D-192 which is rated for 350 lbs tongue weight total and 3,500 lbs towing weight. I recommend hitch lock # e98880 for this solid shank adapter. Another option is the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount with 2" Receiver for Bike Racks and Cargo Carriers - 7,500 lbs # D210. This adapter has a 750 lb tongue weight capacity and have the integrated...
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