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Saris MHS Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount

Saris MHS Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount

Item # SAR73MR
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This heavy-duty 2-bike rack is perfect for carrying electric bikes and bikes with carbon frames or custom paint jobs. You can add another bike rack (sold separately) to convert the carrier into a 3-bike rack. Tilts with bikes loaded for cargo access. 1-800-940-8924 to order Saris hitch bike racks part number SAR73MR or order online at Free expert support on all Saris products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Saris MHS Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Saris Hitch Bike Racks - SAR73MR

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

This heavy-duty 2-bike rack is perfect for carrying electric bikes and bikes with carbon frames or custom paint jobs. You can add another bike rack (sold separately) to convert the carrier into a 3-bike rack. Tilts with bikes loaded for cargo access.


  • Platform bike rack carries 2 bikes using your vehicle's hitch receiver
  • Pivoting upright arms hold your bikes by the wheels
    • Pre-marked bridges adjust for various bike tire sizes to ensure perfect fit
  • Wheel trays have grooves in the tracks that accommodates narrow road bike tires and fat bike tires
    • Wheel chock at the front of each tray prevent your bikes from rolling
    • Sliding ratchet straps secure your rear wheels to the trays
  • 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 bikes
  • 1-Bike add-on (sold separately) lets you convert to a 3-bike rack
  • Durable steel and aluminum construction with black powder coat is rust resistant


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bikes
  • Weight capacity: 80 lbs per bike
    • 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: 39-1/2"
    • Farthest part of rack when folded up: 14"
    • Closest tray: 16"
  • Rise: 4"
  • Distance between cradles (center to center): 12"
  • 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 bikes firmly by the wheel, so it won't scratch or scuff the paint. These upright arms allow you to rapidly load and unload your bikes. Simply set your bikes onto the trays 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 bikes, 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, simply remove the pin, slide the bridge to the indicated tire size, and re-insert the pin.

Grooved Wheel Trays

Saris MHS wheel traycable locks

The MHS doesn't have cradles for the wheels like many platform-style bike racks have. Instead, it has wheel trays with grooves that accommodate narrow 18c road bike tires up to 5.0" fat bike tires. A wheel chock at the front of each 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 integrated cable locks that thread around your bikes' frames and insert into the locks that slide along the cables. The cables store inside the wheel trays when not in use. The locks are keyed alike, so you only need to use 1 key.

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