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Saris MHS Bike Rack for 1 Bike - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount

Saris MHS Bike Rack for 1 Bike - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount

Item # SAR23MR
Our Price: $549.98
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Shipping Weight: 67 lbs
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This heavy-duty bike rack is perfect for carrying an electric bike or a bike with a carbon frame or custom paint job. You can add another bike rack (sold separately) to convert the carrier into a 2-bike rack. Tilts with bikes loaded for cargo access. 1-800-940-8924 to order Saris hitch bike racks part number SAR23MR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Saris products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Saris MHS Bike Rack for 1 Bike - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Saris Hitch Bike Racks - SAR23MR

  • Platform Rack
  • 1 Bike
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Folding Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Wheel Mount
  • Saris
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

This heavy-duty bike rack is perfect for carrying an electric bike or a bike with a carbon frame or custom paint job. You can add another bike rack (sold separately) to convert the carrier into a 2-bike rack. Tilts with bikes loaded for cargo access.


Features:

  • Platform bike rack carries 1 bike using your vehicle's hitch receiver
  • Pivoting upright arms hold your bike by the wheels
    • Pre-marked bridge adjusts for various bike tire sizes to ensure perfect fit
  • Wheel tray has groove in the track that accommodates narrow road bike tires and fat bike tires
    • Wheel chock at the front of the tray prevents your bike from rolling
    • Sliding ratchet strap secures your rear wheel to the tray
  • Front-mounted hand lever lets you tilt and fold the rack with ease
    • Tilts down with bikes loaded to access cargo area
  • Keyed-alike locks deter theft of rack and bike
  • 1-Bike add-on (sold separately) lets you convert to a 2-bike rack
  • Durable steel and aluminum construction with black powder coat is rust resistant


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" and 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 1 bike
  • Weight capacity: 80 lbs
    • Additional bike: 35 lbs
  • Wheel diameter: 20" - 29"
  • Maximum tire width: 5.0"
  • Maximum wheelbase: 53"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of the rack: 7"
    • Farthest part of rack: 27"
    • Farthest part of rack when folded up: 14"
    • Closest tray: 16"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

Note: May interfere with bikes with front fenders.


Pivoting Upright Arms with Adjustable Bridges

Saris MHS pivoting upright arms

The MHS has pivoting upright arms that grab your bike firmly by the wheel, so it won't scratch or scuff the paint. These upright arms allow you to rapidly load and unload your bike. Simply set your bike onto the tray and pivot the upright arms against the tires. Ratchets hold the arms in place, so once you squeeze the arms against the wheels there's nothing left to do. To unload your bike, press in the gray lever on each arm to release the ratchets and raise the arms up.


Saris MHS pivoting upright arms

Each arm has a bridge that is pre-marked for various bike tire sizes to ensure a perfect fit. To adjust, slide the bridge to the indicated tire size, and re-insert the pin.


Grooved Wheel Tray

Saris MHS wheel traycable locks

The MHS doesn't have cradles for the wheels like many platform-style bike racks have. Instead, it has a wheel tray with a groove that accommodates narrow 18c road bike tires up to 5.0" fat bike tires. A wheel chock at the front of the tray prevents your bike from rolling, and a sliding ratchet strap on each tray adds extra security so your rear wheel doesn't bounce while you're driving.


Front-Mounted Handle for Easy Tilting and Folding

Saris MHS front-mounted hand levercable locks

The rack tilts down with your bikes loaded. So, whether you're at the trail or the grocery store, you don't have to remove your bikes to access your cargo area. It also folds up when not in use. This leaves a smaller footprint, so you can keep the rack on your vehicle to park in your garage. And if you want to remove it, it doesn't take up as much space to store it.


Saris MHS folded away from vehicle

To make tilting and folding easier, the MHS's release lever is mounted on the front of the rack. This means you won't have to reach through or around your bikes with one hand to reach the lever, while supporting the rack's weight with the other, when lowering the rack. Instead, you'll be able to hold the rack with both hands the entire time.


Complete Security

Saris MHS loaded on vehiclecable locks

The rack includes a threaded hitch pin that serves as an anti-wobble device to eliminate rattle in the hitch receiver during transport. A lock on the hitch pin secures the rack to your vehicle. It also includes an integrated cable lock that threads around your bikes' frame and inserts into the lock that slides along the cable. The cable stores inside the wheel tray when not in use. The locks are keyed alike so you only need to use 1 key.


Saris MHS hitch compatibility

The rack works with both 1-1/4" and 2" hitches. To use it in a 1-1/4" hitch, simply remove the adapter with the included Allen key.




4640 Saris MHS 1-Bike Platform Rack Tray

4610 Saris MHS 1-Bike Platform Rack Receiver Base - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

Installation Details SAR23MR Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions SAR23MR Installation instructions



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Saris MHS Bike Rack for 1 Bike - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - SAR23MR

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (1 Customer Reviews)

This heavy-duty bike rack is perfect for carrying an electric bike or a bike with a carbon frame or custom paint job. You can add another bike rack (sold separately) to convert the carrier into a 2-bike rack. Tilts with bikes loaded for cargo access.

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This racks holds my bike tightly, it's not coming off. I will also hold bikes with linger wheelbases or E-bikes that are heaver. One thing that I don't like is that is on the heavy side.

George

12/5/2023

I have now had the rack for over a year. I use to haul my Obera Wild E-Bike. It hold the bike secure. I have had no problems.


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See what our Experts say about this Saris Hitch Bike Racks

  • What is the Distance From the Hitch Pin Hole to the Top of the Saris MHS Bike Rack for 1 Bike
    The highest part of the Saris MHS Bike Rack for 1 Bike # SAR23MR when folded is the handle of the Saris MHS Platform Rack Base # SAR38MR. From the center of the hitch pin hole on your hitch to the top of the Saris MHS Platform Rack Base # SAR38MR is 22". The top of the bike tray would just be a few inches below that height.
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  • Weight And Length Of the Saris MHS Bike Rack for 1 Bike
    Hi Tom, The Saris MHS Bike Rack for 1 Bike # SAR23MR weighs approximately 67lbs and has an 80lb bike capacity. The overall length from the hitch pin hole to the furthest point on the rack is approximately 27". If you need any other info just let me know and I'd be happy to help.
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  • Do The Arms For The Saris MHS Bike Rack # SAR23MR Fold Flat or to the Ground?
    Yes, the arms of the Saris MHS Bike Rack # SAR23MR will fold all the way to the ground. I have included a video review linked below which you can see both arms down when unloading a bike at 7:45 into the video.
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  • What is Weight of Saris MHS Bike Rack for 1 Bike # SAR23MR
    The total weight of the Saris MHS Bike Rack for 1 Bike # SAR23MR that you referenced is right at 42 lbs.
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  • Is There a Bike Rack That Can Accommodate a Stand-Up Bike with a 54" Wheel Base
    We do not have an Inno single bike rack that can accommodate the 54" wheel base of your stand-up bike, none of the Inno racks that we have carry anything over a 48" wheel base. I do not know specifically what brand/style of stand-up bike that you have, but most of the models that I have seen will require that you use a platform rack with a wheel mount style. This is because there is no seat post to use an adapter for a hanging style or frame mount style. The closest that we have is the...
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  • Bike Rack Options for E-Bike with Fenders
    As long as the fenders on your e-bike are shorter the Saris MHS Bike Rack for 1 Bike # SAR23MR that you referenced would be your best option for a single bike rack. The wheel clamps don't go up quite as high on the tires so they can work with some fender setups. If you have larger fenders your best option would be the Thule EasyFold XT part # TH903202 which is a 2 bike rack. It uses a frame clamp design so your fenders won't interfere, folds up and is really easy to install and remove,...
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  • Single Bike Rack Recommendation for Carrying Bike with Short Fender
    For your bike that has a short fender the best single bike rack solution would be the Saris MHS Bike Rack part # SAR23MR which holds the tires further out from the RockyMounts you referenced as well as other options. Most of the time tire mounted bike racks can't be used with fenders but this Saris is a rare exception to that and is an overall really nice and solid rack that I would recommend highly for you.
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  • Recommended Locking Bike Rack For A Wicked Thumb Destroyer E-Bike
    The strongest bike rack we carry is the Hollywood Rack Sport Rider # HLY84FR which is capable of holding two bikes weighing up to 80 lbs apiece. It is a rack for two bikes, but it will be stronger, and more suited for a bike like yours. It can accommodate tires up to 5" wide, and a wheelbase of up to 60". The rack is fully lockable with a hitch lock, locking hook arm and cable lock. I feel that this rack will work very nicely for your Wicked Thumb Destroyer E-bike, provided the wheelbase...
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  • What Single Bike Rack do You Recommend for My 4.8 Inch Wide Fat Tire E-Bike?
    From the looks of your recent searches, you are looking for a 1-bike wheel-mount hitch bike rack for your electric fat bike with 4.8 inch tires. For a great rack that fits your needs, I recommend the Saris MHS Modular Bike Rack for 1 Bike - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting # SAR23MR. Not only does the MHS accommodate your 4.8 inch wide tires, it comes with a 60-pound weight capacity. In addition, it is compatible with bikes that have a wheel diameter of 20" - 29" and a maximum wheelbase...
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  • Recommended Single Bike Rack for a Tern HSD P9 Bike With Fenders
    Just looking at your Tern HSD bike with fenders, I'm going to say no the Saris MHS Bike Rack for 1 Bike # SAR23MR is not going to work. I did some research and it looks like a lot of Tern owner's went with the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bikes # HLY84FR and had success, but seeing as though you only need to move one bike the RockyMounts HighNoon FC Solo Bike Rack for 1 Bike # RKY87RR is what I'd go for. This rack has a nice 60 lb capacity so it'd easily be...
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