Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack - Spare Tire Mount - Folding Arms

Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack - Spare Tire Mount - Folding Arms

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  • 3 Bikes
  • Dual Arm
  • Malone
  • Hanging Rack
  • Frame Mount - Standard
  • Locks Not Included
  • Folding
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Malone Spare Tire Bike Racks - MPG2148

  • Malone RunWay 3-bike spare-tire-mounted rack
  • Quick-release hubs allow for arm angle adjustments
  • Webbing straps anchor carrier to spare tire
  • Arms have offset design to accommodate tires mounted on either right rear or left rear of vehicle
  • Adjusts to fit a variety of tire widths
  • Conveniently folds flat for storage
  • Steel construction for confident transport
  • Includes:
    • Assembled frame with straps and cradles
    • Cam buckle load strap
    • Instruction manual
  • Dimensions: 37" long x 27" tall x 22" wide
  • Rack weight: 14 lbs
  • Carrying capacity: 3 bikes
  • Load capacity: 33 lbs per bike
  • Limited lifetime warranty

MPG2148 Malone Run Way Spare T3 3-Bike Carrier - Spare Tire Mount - Folding Arms

MPG2148 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details MPG2148 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1990 - 1995 Toyota 4Runner

1989 - 2000 Isuzu Amigo

1973 - 1994 Chevrolet Blazer

1991 - 2004 Oldsmobile Bravada

1984 - 1990 Ford Bronco II

1984 - 2001 Jeep Cherokee

1979 - 1983 Jeep CJ-5

1979 - 1986 Jeep CJ-7

1997 - 2006 Honda CR-V

1990 - 1997 Land Rover Defender

1994 - 1998 Land Rover Discovery

1999 - 2004 Land Rover Discovery II

2002 - 2005 Land Rover Freelander

2002 - 2014 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

1999 - 2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2003 - 2009 Hummer H2

2005 - 2010 Hummer H3

1979 - 2001 GMC Jimmy

2018 - 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler

2018 - 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited

1998 - 2007 Toyota Land Cruiser

2002 - 2007 Jeep Liberty

1990 - 2006 Mitsubishi Montero

1997 - 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

1994 - 2002 Honda Passport

1987 - 1989 Dodge Raider

1970 - 2013 Land Rover Range Rover

1996 - 2012 Toyota RAV4

1984 - 1992 Daihatsu Rocky

1991 - 2004 Isuzu Rodeo

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Video of Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack - Spare Tire Mount - Folding Arms

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

Video Transcript for Malone Spare Tire Bike Racks Review - 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Speaker 1: Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited we're going to be test fitting the Malone spare tire mount Runway 3 bike rack, part number MPG2148. We already have a bike installed on the rack, let's take a closer look and show off some of the features. How the bike is attached to the rack we're going to have two straps up at the tops here, then we're going to have these padded cradles underneath to ensure that the frame of our bike doesn't have any scratches or abrasions on it after installing. The cradles can be adjusted back and forth to accommodate loading and you do this by loosening and tightening the screws at the base here and getting them to the location you need them.Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside, remove the straps, and just lift it right off. With the bike rack in this position, I'm going to give you a quick measurement, measuring from the edge of our tire to our outer edge we've added about 27 inches to the rear of the vehicle. When the bike is not in use, or is taken off, you can fold these down by turning these handles on either side up to put them in the unlocked position, you can see that where the teeth separate, and then you can actually lower this down, and fold it flat against the tire.

And with it folded down, now our measurement from the edge of the tire is going to be about five inches.This is very easy to install. It simply wraps around the top portion of your tire and it has a hook with straps on it that come all of the way behind the tire up underneath to these cam buckles which you'll tighten down and it has the hook and loop straps to keep those in place as well. It does have this slight curve to it that you can see here and this can be switched to the other side depending on the placement of your spare tire mount on your vehicle. And there you have it for the Malone Runway 3 spare tire mount bike rack on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

Customer Reviews

Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack - Spare Tire Mount - Folding Arms - MPG2148

Average Customer Rating:  3.3 out of 5 stars   (7 Customer Reviews)

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2005 Jeep Liberty

Seems quite sturdy. Retaining straps are a pain to get through the buckles. Recommend setting the rack on a flat surface, I used the truck tailgate, to start the straps through the buckles. Otherwise an easy install , fits tight on the spare tire. I got this to carry our folding wheeled walkers also known as roller-a-raters . Moving them outside will free up a lot of room for the fur baby . 627763

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2012 Toyota RAV4

Item arrived several days before planned...AWESOME! Product fits my 2012 Rav4 perfectly. Installation very simple. Very sturdy! Shopped around and saw others less expensive but confident this was best value. Happy customer! 432575

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Toyota RAV4

For the price, not bad. This bike rack is a simple design, that's easy to use, but doesn't seem very secure. I have used this on an older model Rav4, which means the bike or bikes are going to stick out more on one side of the vehicle. There seems to be a lot of movement when hitting potholes and bumps in the road. If you don't plan on using this rack often, don't want to spend a lot, this may be for you. Sufficient, but not very sturdy. 610078

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2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited

I received this bike rack 2 days before it was even supposed to arrive! We had purchased another spare tire bike rack (Thule Spare Me) that would not work with the new Jeep JL due to it having to mount through the center of the tire where the camera is. This one installs over the top of the tire and then has straps that go around the tire to secure it. No tools required and we had it on the spare tire in 5 minutes. It seems very secure and we used a cable lock to lock it to the tire to prevent anyone from stealing the rack when the bikes are not on it. Will be heading out on a 1000 mile road trip soon, so that will be the real test. 582605

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2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

CHECK THE WEIGHT CAPACITY!! It is designed for ultra-lightweight bikes, although it does not state that on the box or in the product description. The capacity is 33 lbs per bike, whereas most adult bikes are 40+ lbs and children's bikes are around 30 lbs. We loaded this rack with two adult bikes and a child's bike (unaware of the unusually low weight capacity) and the bikes fell off the back of our jeep onto the highway! My husband had to pick them up off the interstate before anyone hit them, risking his own safety. I contacted the company, telling them what happened, and they advised that since one of our bikes was 42 lbs, they would not return the rack (which I had only purchased 2 weeks prior.) I am grateful my husband didn't get hurt, but felt compelled to let others know. The company really should note this on the box or consider re-designing the bike rack to hold bikes of typical weight. 543781

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2003 Ford Van

We received the bike rack very quickly and installed it on our 2011 Rav 4. The rack seems quite sturdy but we couldn't be confident in using it. The straps holding the unit onto the spare tire, when tightened as much as humanly possible, still left the hooks somewhat loose. We simulated a bouncy dirt rocky road and the straps worked their way loose towards the sides of the spare tire thus loosening the whole unit. We felt that the whole thing could easily come off the spare tire taking our new bikes with it. We just felt like it was too risky. The way the Rav 4 spare tire is mounted makes it hard to get the straps all the way straight under the tire and, therefore, leaves them vulnerable to working their way loose and off the tire. 500538


The 2011 RAV4 has two fairly unique features that makes fitting this particular rack a little bit of a challenge. The spare tire is offset on the rear of the vehicle and the spare tire has a smooth, hard cover. If the cover is removed, this rack will fit much better. Because of the offset tire, longer bikes could extend past the edge of the vehicle on the passenger side, which is less than ideal. Although its quite a bit more expensive, the Thule Spare Me, part # TH963PRO
Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Rack - Spare Tire Mount - Folding Dual Arms
allows the arms of the rack to be offset so the bikes will be more centered on the rear of the vehicle.

-- Mike L - 04/26/2018


- MPG2148
2005 Jeep Liberty

Good value for the money. Easy to install. Less than 15 minutes. 441979


Ask the Experts about this Malone Spare Tire Bike Racks

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  • Spare Tire Mount Bike Racks for a 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited with Backup Camera
  • The Hollywood Racks SR1, # HRSR1, fits around the spare tire on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (JL) and thus would only block the backup camera when loaded. The same goes for the Malone RunWay # MPG2148. There is a high probability that you could use your swing-away rack with hitch # C13392 or # 76104 assuming you are using the stock spare tire size. On your Jeep the hitch receiver opening will be just about flush with the bumper which will be directly above it with maybe a 1 inch...
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  • Bike Rack Solution for 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL
  • The only bike rack solution we are going to be able to offer at this time for a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL with the spare tire mounted light/camera is going to be a hitch solution. You'd need a hitch installed like the hitch part # e98856 and a bike rack with plenty of clearance to fit past the spare like the Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR which would work well.
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  • Will the Malone Spare Tire Bike Rack Fit on a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • The Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack, # MPG2148, will work well on your 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. The Malone rack will adjust to a variety of different width tires. The rack is light weighing just 13 lbs and can carry 3 bikes with each bike weighing up to 33 lbs each. You might want to consult your owner's manual or consult the dealer to make sure that the rear door of your Wrangler will be able to handle the bike rack and bike weight when opened. If you will be carrying a woman's,...
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  • Will the Malone RunWay # MPG2148 Fit a 2008 Toyota RAV4
  • Yes, although we haven't test fit the Malone RunWay # MPG2148 on a 2008 Toyota RAV4 as of yet (July 2018), we have confirmed with Malone that this will fit your vehicle with a spare tire. This bike rack doesn't come with locks but if you want to add some security you can use the Thule Passive Security Strap # TH533 for the rack and the Cable Lock # CAB-10 for your bike(s). You may also be interested in the Softride Soft Hook-and-Loop Tie Down # SR18679 to help keep your front tire...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2005 Honda CR-V
  • Best option for a budget friendly bike rack for your 2005 Honda CR-V would be the Hollywood Racks SR1 part # HRSR1. This is confirmed as a fit for the spare on your vehicle and would be a great way to carry up to 2 bikes. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Kuat Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide an attachment point. I attached a review...
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  • Spare Tire Bike Rack that Fits Tire Width of 285 mm 11.2 inches
  • 285 width means that your tire is 11.2 inches wide. We have a spare tire mounted bike rack that will fit this size but it's not the Malone. Instead we have the Hollywood Rack SR1 part # HRSR1 which fits tires that are up to 12 inches in width.
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  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL
  • We did do an install of the Malone RunWay 3 Bike Spare Tire Rack # MPG2148 on a 2013 Wrangler Unlimited and that is shown in the video I linked for you, but we have not yet had a 2018 JL Wrangler Unlimited here to allow producing a video for that model. I contacted Malone to ask about the fit of this rack on the 2018 JL. The responded that it fits a tire width up to a 265 size, meaning a tire that is 265 millimeters wide.
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  • Malone RunWay Spare Tire 3 Bike Rack for a 2017 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara and Opening the Rear Door
  • The Malone RunWay 3 Bike Carrier is a great addition to your 2017 Jeep Wrangler Sahara. Its mounting straps make it easy to install and remove according to your needs. Be aware that its per bike capacity is 33lbs, so you'll want to be sure that you are observing the weight limits of this carrier. I can't recommend opening the back door of your Jeep Wrangler with a spare tire rack mounted on it, as this rack will extend the length of your rear door by quite a bit, and risks damaging...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2007 Toyota RAV4 with Rear Mounted Spare Tire
  • While there are spare tire mount bike racks that will fit your 2007 Toyota RAV4 the Malone RunWay # MPG2148 will not due to the spare tire cover. You would have to take off the whole spare tire cover so all that is left is the spare tire and then you could mount this rack. What I recommend is a rack that mounts using the same location as the spare tire such as the SpareRide # Y02599. However, the available racks that do fit, like the SpareRide, hold 2 bikes maximum. To carry 3 bikes...
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  • Malone Runway Spare Tire Bike Rack Compatibility with 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited
  • The Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack - Spare Tire Mount - Folding Arms # MPG2148 fits tire widths up to 265mm, but they haven't yet tested it on a 2018 Jeep JL with rear camera. With most of the bike racks the rear camera only will give you a good look at your bikes and possibly around your bikes to some degree. You won't see any notes on our product page unless the rack when installed and unloaded ends up blocking the camera completely, otherwise it is assumed you will have viewing restrictions...
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  • Will Malone RunWay 3 Bike Carrier Fit 35x12.5 Spare Tire and Are Locks Included
  • The rubber straps you see on the Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack # MPG2148 are the webbing straps that will physically secure and hold the bikes in place on the rack. These straps are indeed included with the rack. The locks that you referenced reading about in the description refer to a cable lock like the Malone # MPG2168, which will secure the bikes to the carrier in order to help deter theft. This is not included but I do recommend adding this to help protect your valuables. I spoke with...
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  • 3-Bike Spare Tire Carrier Recommendation for 2011 Toyota RAV4
  • We do have one 3-bike rack that is confirmed as a fit for the rear spare of your 2011 Toyota RAV4. For that you'd want the Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack part # MPG2148 which will fit and work well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Kuat Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide an attachment point. I attached a review video for this product also....
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  • Will the Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack Part # MPG2148 Work with a Spare Tire Cover
  • In order to properly secure the Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack part # MPG2148 to the spare tire on your 2017 Jeep Wrangler, you are going to want to remove the spare tire cover. The spare tire cover could cause the bike rack to shift and become unstable which is why it is not recommended. If you will be carrying any bikes with an alternative frame then you are also going to need an adapter bar like part # MPG2165. In addition to this if you are carrying any bikes that are valuable you may...
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  • Recommendation for Transporting 3 Bikes with Forest River Flagstaff with Spare Tire
  • I do have an option for you, however none of our traditional spare tire mount bike racks including the Malone # MPG2148 and the Hollywood Racks # HRSR1 that you were looking at are rated for use by the manufacturer to be used at the back of a trailer. This is simply because the manufacturer has deemed that they aren't fully capable of handling the extra movement and bounce that they would need to withstand in this application. The best option we have available is with the Swagman Around...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for a 2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara With a Spare Tire on the Rear
  • The Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack, # MPG2148, will work well on your 2005 Suzuki Grans Vitara's spare tire. The Malone rack will adjust to a variety of different width tires. The rack is light weighing just 13 lbs and can carry 3 bikes with each bike weighing up to 33 lbs each. If you will be carrying a woman's, child's or an alternative frame bike that does not have the top cross tube, then I recommend the Kuat Ubar Bike Adapter, # UB01. This adapter bar will allow you to hang these...
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  • Will Malone RunWay Spare Tire Bike Rack Fit 2002 Jeep Wrangler X
  • The Malone RunWay, part # MPG2148, is confirmed to fit your 2002 Jeep Wrangler as long as you have the factory spare tire. Your only catch is the 35 pound bike because the RunWay has a maximum capacity of 33 pounds per bike. Since you're so close you likely won't have an issue. I definitely recommend loading the heavier bike closest to the Jeep though. You also may need a bike frame adapter bar for the girl's bike to keep it level on the rack. I recommend the Swagman Deluxe, part # 64005.
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  • Spare Tire Bike Rack for a 2011 Toyota RAV4
  • I do have an option for you but the Surco Spare Tire 3-Bike Carrier part # BT300 is not a confirmed fit for your 2011 Toyota RAV4. Instead, I recommend using the Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack part # MPG2148 which is a confirmed fit and will allow you to carry up to three bikes as well. The Malone RunWay attaches around the tire instead of through the lug studs so it will be much easier to take on and off the vehicle. The bike rack itself is also much easier to use as there are individual straps...
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  • Replacement Mounting Bracket for a Viper Spare Tire Bike Rack
  • Unfortunately, we would not have the correct adapter bracket for your Viper spare tire bike rack. You would either A need to contact the manufacturer, B make one of your own, or C buy a new rack entirely. The only one of these three options I would be able to help you with is C. If you were to choose this route then I recommend the Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack part # MPG2148. The RunWay is an excellent option for most spare tires. It has a weight capacity of 35 lbs per bike. It also comes...
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  • Bike Rack Compatible with 2005 Hummer H2 with Rear Spare Tire
  • The Reese Eclipse 4 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Tilting # 63124 has a distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the upright bar of 8 inches. This will not be enough to clear the rear tire of your 2005 H2 Hummer which based on my research is approximately 12-1/2 inches wide for a factory tire. If you measure from the center of the hitch pin to the outermost part of the spare tire and have a measurement less than 13-1/2 inches, then I recommend the Thule Hitching Post Pro - Folding...
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  • Will Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack Fit 2004 Jeep Wrangler
  • Yes, the Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack # MPG2148 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit the spare tire on your 2004 Jeep Wrangler. This rack will let you carry up to 3 bikes that are 33 pounds each and quick-release hubs allow for easy adjustments and a quick installation. I have attached a short video demonstration that you can check out as well.
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