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Saris Freedom 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting

Saris Freedom 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting

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The sturdy Freedom transports 4 bikes of nearly any size or shape. Platform-style rack has cradles with cushioned straps that grip your bike frames, sliding wheel trays, and a push lever that lets you tilt the rack down without unloading your bikes. Call 800-298-1624 to order Saris hitch bike racks part number SA4414B or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Saris products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Saris Freedom 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Saris Hitch Bike Racks

  • Platform Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • 4 Bikes
  • Saris
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 3
  • Frame Mount
  • Locks Not Included

The sturdy Freedom transports 4 bikes of nearly any size or shape. Platform-style rack has cradles with cushioned straps that grip your bike frames, sliding wheel trays, and a push lever that lets you tilt the rack down without unloading your bikes.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted, platform-style rack carries up to 4 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 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
  • 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
  • Shank rise provides extra ground clearance
  • Anti-rattle threaded hitch pin reduces movement of rack in hitch receiver
  • Hole in base of rack accepts a cable lock (sold separately) to secure your bikes to the rack
  • Lightweight, sturdy construction
    • Rust-resistant steel base and masts with black powder coat finish
    • Injection-molded plastic wheel trays
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 4 bicycles
  • Weight capactiy:
    • Inner bikes (each): 60 lbs
    • Outer bikes (each): 35 lbs
  • Maximum wheelbase: 48"
  • Maximum tire width: 3"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of rack when folded down: 13-1/2"
    • Closest part of rack when folded up: 10"
    • Farthest edge of rack when folded down: 46"
  • Shank rise: 2"
  • Carrier weight: 53 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

Saris Freedom 4 On Vehicle

The Freedom gives you the liberty to rapidly load and safely transport 4 bikes of nearly any shape, size, or style on your vehicle's 2" hitch. This easy-to-use, platform-style rack is loaded with features, including cradles and straps that grip your bikes by their frames and a conveniently located lever that lets you tilt the rack down by yourself without having to unload 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, top tubes, or seat posts 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 masts. 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

Injection-molded plastic wheel trays slide along the rack's horizontal arms 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 closest to your vehicle with a longer arm (SA4415B - sold separately) that accommodates recumbents with up to 57" wheelbases.


Folding, Tilting Design

Saris Freedom 4 Folding Lever

You can tilt the rack down and fold the rack up with a front-mounted push lever.


Saris Freedom 4 Tilted

You can tilt the rack down with bikes loaded or unloaded to access your vehicle's rear cargo area. Just pull out the threaded bail pin located at the base of the rack, push down on the lever, and lower the rack until it clicks into place. This should provide enough clearance for the hatch to fully open and close.


Saris Freedom 4 Hatch Clearance

You can also fold down the upright masts for access to you cargo area when no bikes are loaded. Simply pull the integrated levers and fold the masts down to the left or right.


Saris Freedom 4 Folded

You can fold the rack up against the back of your vehicle with it's not in use. Just fold down the masts, press the front-mounted lever, and raise the rack up until it clicks into place.


Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin

Saris Freedom 4 anti-rattle hitch pin

The included threaded hitch pin helps to prevent the rack from moving and rattling around in your vehicle's hitch receiver. An anti-rattle hitch lock (SA3022 - sold separately) is recommended to deter theft of the rack.


You can thread a cable lock (SA981 - sold separately) through the hole in the base of the rack and through your bike frames to secure your bikes to the rack.



4414B Saris Freedom 4 Bike Tray Style Carrier for 2 Inch Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting

Item # SA4414B

Installation Details SA4414B Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

Saris Freedom 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting - SA4414B

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (120 Customer Reviews)

The sturdy Freedom transports 4 bikes of nearly any size or shape. Platform-style rack has cradles with cushioned straps that grip your bike frames, sliding wheel trays, and a push lever that lets you tilt the rack down without unloading your bikes.

- SA4414B
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WOW WOW WOW That is what I just kept saying after installing this Saris bike rack. I have been looking for a bike rack for almost 3-4 months now. Thule and Yakima didn't have what I was looking for. Their solution for a 4-5 bike rack is too complicated, not efficient, and it would be a nightmare to manage on a regular basis. So I couldn't get myself to pull a trigger on any of those and I kept searching. Finally, I came to eTrailer and found out about Saris. That is where the love starts :) We are a family of 5 (3 kids and 2 grown-ups). I needed something that will help me load bikes fast, unload them and still be able to have access to the back of my Toyota Sequoia. Saris delivered in every way. Assemble of the item is straight forward. Instructions are clear and to the point. They even give you a yellow strip that helps you mark where the hitch needs to be in order to align hole openings for easier installation after you install it the first time ;) The back-up camera is still usable but not 100%. Tilting down the rack with the bikes on it is simple as 1-2-3. There is plenty of room left between the trunk door and the bike as you can see on the pictures. One HUGE benefit is that you do not need any extra parts for kids bikes. Not like with other brands. Saris delivers tremendously on this part too. No shaking, rattling, or anything that would make you notice that you have this amazing product on the back of your SUV/truck. I can't recommend it more. I am just surprised that this product has not been more advertised and represented compared to other products.


Comments
After a year this product is going strong. I have made my life easier by always putting same bikes in the same position heavier adult bikes closer to the car, and lighter kid bikes on the opposite side. This way I dont have to every adjust straps again. It makes everything so much easier. Just do yourself a favor and buy this product. You wont be sorry not for a little bit!
Zack C - 06/10/2020


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This is a great 4 bike rack. It fits perfectly a 2019 BMW X5. Bikes are very easy to mount and dismount.



- SA4414B
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I assembled the Saris Freedom 4 bike and upon mounting the 3rd bike, the tire holder just snapped. I didn't even hit the road (thank goodness), it was a test mount after first assembly. I can't imagine if I was actually driving and I hit a bump and this occurred on the highway. Another reviewer stated the wheel mounts cracked and Saris sent them a set, but this isn't good enough for me. This is a safety issue and this product should be recalled. The plastic is brittle and unacceptable. I'm returning right away.



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Bike rack seems perfect for our needs. I haven't gotten a chance to use it yet (weather), but I put it together and tried out our bikes on it. 2 adult hybrids, a 20" kids mountain bike and a 16" kids mountain bike. Everything fit perfectly - way better than I've seen with other racks. I agree with the other reviews that positioning everything is tedious, but if you keep the same bike alignment, it's a one-time annoyance. Might up to 5 stars after I actually use the thing (or lower), but for now, 4 feels right. One of the wheel cups did arrive damaged, but I called etrailer while I was putting it together and they mailed me out a replacement that day. Great customer service! Note: This is one of the lightest 4 bike racks I looked into and I'm glad I did. 50 pounds is a lot to line up with a hitch receiver as is. I'm pretty sure I would need help installing the thing if I went with a heavier rack.



- SA4414B
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The review is about the product and not etrailer. The product does what it says. the directions could have been a bit clearer. tried it out and works fine. I'm not sure that I would pay for a tilting rack the next time as I think that it's just too much. Etrailer - WOW. talk about customer service. this is a company to do business with if there is a choice. there is so much good information to use for research purposes (eg videos, pictures), easy ordering, follow up emails during ordering process etc.



- SA4414B
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I selected this rack because the mounting points do not interfere with fenders. it is very easy to use and adjust after the initial set up. I typically do not leave the rack on the car went not in use, but the tilting function is useful if it is on without bikes. Easy access to the trunk with bikes attached by using the tilt lever. Working well after 1 year of use, and seems like it will last many more.



- SA4414B
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Bike rack works great for my truck. I was able to load all the bikes and still fold down the tail gate which was real important to me. Folds up easy when not in use. I would also like to thank etrailer for getting the bike rack shipped out quickly. It arrived the day before I had to leave on vacation which made loading up the truck a lot easier.



- SA4414B
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I really wish I had gone with a different option. This rack is functional and secure, but annoyingly difficult to use. It takes a while just to get all the different cradles and straps positioned right for your configuration of bikes. And then it is difficult getting them loaded with those uprights in the middle, and not much clearance between bikes. A lot of fiddling with pedals and adjusting seat heights to make it work each time. If you have a different configuration of bikes you have to redo everything. The ratcheting straps stick really bad, which gets frustrating. I guess I expected more from a $500+ rack. Not a lot of pros that I can think of.



- SA4414B
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We have very expensive road bikes. This rack has lots of secure locking sites and is really sturdy! Bikes do not wobble or bounce around. Great carrier!



- SA4414B
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This is a great platform rack. It is super easy to set up and adjust. It was actually exactly what I was looking for. After mounting it on the truck, I positioned each bike where I wanted it and adjusted it accordingly. When it came time to use it I loaded all 4 bikes in about 5 minutes. The reason I gave 4 stars instead of five is I had one of the tire trays break the first time I used it. I hope this was just a defective part and not an indication of poor quality. etrailer did an amazing job getting the part replaced and quickly sent to me. Overall I would recommend.



- SA4414B
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Rack is perfect for all 4 of our mountain bikes. 3 adult and 1 kids (20 inch). Very happy with the sturdy construction and ease of set up.



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Package arrived sooner than expected! Thanks! Bike rack was easy to assemble. Looking to haul 4 bikes around, this will make life easier. More time on the bikes and less messing with the rack. Plus, it stores in the folded position keeping it out of the way, on the back of your vehicle or in the garage. We have a truck camper and for the first time will take all 4 bikes and be able to to access the back door of the camper with the tilt down function.



- SA4414B
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Purchasing the product, pricing and speed of delivery were all awesome. Have used etrailer before and they have always been great. Assembling the bike rack was not too difficult. Their instruction manual could use a little work though. It took some decifering to figure out. But I LOVE the bike rack. Much easier to use than any previous bike rack I have owned. And it can stay on the vehicle for extended periods, without being bothersome. I LOVE IT!



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Well built, easy to put together, I’ve used it to haul 4 bikes for a few 100 plus mile trips and so far I have no complaints.


Comments
I have used this bike rack to transport my bikes over 30 thousand miles in a year with zero issues! Great solid easy to use rack! I love it , definitely recommend it!
Luis - 07/14/2019



- SA4414B
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We are very happy with our bike rack. Highly recommend!



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- SA4414B
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Well made. Carried four bikes a thousand miles without any problem.



- SA4414B
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Love this rack!



- SA4414B
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well made.



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- SA4412B
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Review from a similar Freedom in Hitch Bike Racks


Excellent product. Very easy to put together. Just bought 2 new ebikes. Because they have fenders this is the perfect carrier.


Comments
Works great. It’s sturdy and my ebikes with fenders strap in very nicely.
David - 01/17/2021


- SA4412B
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Review from a similar Freedom in Hitch Bike Racks


This bike rack isn’t made for a woman to use and the rod with the clamps doesn’t fold out, only forwards and back and is always in the way of putting the bike on. It’s not functional. I’m very unhappy. I am transporting my car to Florida and need it out is return it. This is the second bike rack I’ve been very unhappy with.


Comments
Hi Kristina, Thanks for your feedback! For a bike rack that has the frame mounts move out of the way better, I would recommend the Swagman E-Spec Bike Rack, part S94FR . This will make it easier to load your bikes.
-- Etrailer Expert Tyler M - 03/09/2021

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