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Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Acura RDX

Today on our 2015 Acura RDX we're doing a test fit of the Thule T2 Pro XTB Platform Style 2 Bike Rack. That part number is TH9034XT. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. We're going to come back here to our conveniently located handle and squeeze that together. We can tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle with our bikes fully loaded, and we are going to gain full access into our back hatch area to get anything in or out that we may need. We've got plenty of room to stand in between our vehicle and our bike rack, and we can grab out larger or smaller items.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Acura RDX

Today on our 2015 Acura RDX we're taking a look at the Swagman XT platform-style 2-bike rack. That part number is S64650. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we secure it in place. We have a front and rear wheel cradle that's going to hold our tires in place. Here in the center we have a frame hook.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Acura RDX

Today on our 2015 Acura RDX we're going to be doing a test fit on the Thule Vertex. Now this is a folding and tilting 4-bike rack. They've designed it so you can use it with an 1-1/4" or with a 2" hitch. The part number on it is TH9029XT. First thing that we notice about the rack is its nice curved arms. This is going to help to keep our bikes separated, and in each position we're going to have an anti-sway cradle.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Racks Review - 2014 Acura RDX

Today on our 2014 Acura RDX, We're going to be test fitting the Coat Trio. This is a roof mounted, four clamp style bike rack in the black and chrome; it's part number TR02. We also have this available in a grey and orange that part number is Ru01. Now, with the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack system already installed on the Acura, we'll begin our test fit by placing rack up onto the load bars. We'll bring one of our black rubber coated u-bolts around the underside, fit it up through the head of the carrier, then we're going to thread on two of our cylinder nuts. One one side of the cylinder nut, it is threaded; the other side is made to accept an allen key.



Thule Sprint Roof Bike Racks Review - 2014 Acura RDX

Today on our 2014 Acura RDX, were going to be test fitting the Thule Sprint. This is a roof mounted fork clamp style bike rack. Its part number is TH528. Weve already got the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System installed on the Acura, so were going to begin our test fit by placing the bike rack directly onto our load bars. Weve positioned our front clamp right over the top of the crossbar, so now were going to bring the rear clamp back and do that same thing. Well then take our black rubber coated metal straps around the underside, fit them into the foot of the carrier on both of our clamps. Well then straighten out the lever here, turn it just like you would tightening up a nut.



Swagman Upright Roof Bike Racks Review - 2014 Acura RDX

Today on our 2014 Acura RDX, we're going to be test fitting the Swagman upright. This is a roof mounted frame clamp style bike rack. Its Part Number is S64820. We've got our Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System that we've already installed on the Acura, so we're going to begin our test fit by placing the rack right up onto the load bars. At the front we'll have 2 U-bolts .. see there ...



Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2014 Acura RDX

Today on our 2014 Acura RDX, were going to be test fitting the Rhino Rack Mountain Trail. This is a roof mounted fork clamp style bike rack. Its part number is RBC035. Now weve got our Thule rapid traverse roof rack system that weve already installed on the Acura. Were going to begin our test fit by removing the black cover thats here at the head, then pulling out both of our black rubber coated metal straps. Well take these around the underside of our load bar, fit them back into the head of the carrier, and then well tighten that single Allen bolt thats located right there in the middle. Its a nice setup that theyre using here because this one will actually tighten up both of the straps at the same time.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Acura RDX

Today on our 2014 Acura RDX we're going to be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro. This is a folding and tilting 4-bike rack. It's been designed for use with both the 1-1/4" and 2" hitches. Its part number is TH934XTR. To begin our test fit we're going to slide the shank of the rack right into the receiver tube of our hitch. We're going to slide it far enough so our threaded hole lines up with our hitch pinhole.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Acura RDX

Today on our 2013 Acura RDX we'll be test fitting the Thule Double Track platform style 2 bike carrier part number TH990XT. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread our anti rattle bolt though the threaded pinholes and tighten with the wrench. Now let's go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. There is about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 1 inch. With the bike carrier folded up we've added about 9 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Acura RDX

Today on our 2013 Acura RDX, we'll be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro Tilting 4-bike Carrier part number TH934XTR. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pinholes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pinholes and tighten with a wrench. Now let's go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. There's about 11 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about six inches. With the cradle arms folded down, we've added about 16 inches to the overall length of the vehicle. To access the cargo area, we'll pull the pin located at the bottom of the carrier and tilt the carrier down. This will allow you to have access to your cargo door.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Acura RDX

Today on our 2013 Acura RDX we'll be test fitting the Swagman fork-down roof-mounted bike rack, part number S64710. We'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack onto the vehicles crossbars. We'll use the silver bracket to go on the underside of the front crossbar and up into the front part of the bike rack. We'll then use the black wing nuts to thread onto the silver threads of the bracket to secure the front part of the carrier to the front crossbar. We'll then move to the rear of the carrier, where this time we will slide the sliver bracket down onto the bike rack through the hole and use the black plate to slide onto the threaded bolts of the bracket up against the bottom side of the rear crossbar. Again, we will use the included wing nut to thread onto the silver bracket to secure the rear part of the bike rack to the rear load bar. Now with everything all tightened down and secured we're ready to load up our bike. We'll double check to make sure our skewer is loose at the front and we'll undo our tray strap.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Acura RDX

Today on our 2013 Acura RDX well be test fitting the RockyMounts Tierod Stretch Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number rky1011. Well begin our test fit by placing the bike rack onto the vehicles crossbars. Well then remove the black plastic cover at the front of the carrier. Well bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the front crossbar, and move to the rear where we can loosen up the Allen bolt to bring the rear bracket around the underside of the rear crossbar. Well then move back up to the front where we can use the included Allen key to turn the silver bolts to bring the straps up around tightly against the front load bar. Once thats tightened down, well then move back to the rear where we will finish tightening the rear Allen bolts.



Thule Domestique Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Acura RDX

Today on our 2013 Acura RDX well be test fitting the Thule Domestique Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number th513. Well begin our test fit by placing the bike rack onto the vehicles crossbars. Well then need to remove the skewer to expose the two Allen bolts at the front part of the bike rack. Well then use the included Allen key to loosen up both the front three bolts as well as the back two bolts to bring both the front and rear bracket around the underside of the front and rear crossbar. Once the bike rack is in position we can again using the included Allen key to tighten down the bolts to bring the brackets up tightly against the underside of the front and rear crossbar. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, were ready to load up our bike.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Acura RDX

Today on our 2013 Acura RDX well be test fitting the Thule vertex four bike carrier, part number TH9029. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin holes and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. There is about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 3 inches. Weve added about 11 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Acura RDX

Today on our 2013 Acura RDX, well be test fitting the Thule Apex Swing 4-Bike Carrier, part number TH9027. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pinholes and insert the spring loaded pin into to the pinhole. Well then turn the black knob located at the base of the carrier to engage our anti-rattle device. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. Theres about 12 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 1 inches.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Acura RDX

Today on our 2013 Acura RDX well be test fitting the Thule Apex 4-Bike Carrier, part number TH9025. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch and insert the spring loaded pin into to the pinhole. Well then turn the black knob located at the base of the carrier to engage our anti-rattle device. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. Theres about 12 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 2 inches.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Acura RDX

Today on our 2013 Acura RDX well be test fitting the Swagman Titan four bike carrier, part number S63410. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin holes and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. There is about 12 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 7 inches. With the cradles arms folded in weve added about 19 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Acura RDX

Today on our 2013 Acura RDX well be test fitting the Sportrack 2-Bike Carrier part number A30901. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pinholes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pinholes and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. Theres about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 7 inches. Weve added about 25 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



SportRack Escape 3 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Acura RDX

Today on our 2013 Acura RDX well be test fitting the Sportrack Escape three bike carrier, part number A30403. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin holes and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. There is about 12 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 4 inches. Weve added about 11 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Softride Dura Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Acura RDX

Today on our 2013 Acura RDX well be test fitting the Softride Dura parallelogram tilting four bike carrier, part number SR26247. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin holes and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. There is about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 5 inches. Weve added about 36 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Acura RDX

Today on our 2013 Acura RDX well be test fitting the Kuat Sherpa aluminum two bike carrier, part number S102. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch and turn the black knob located at the base of the carrier to engage our anti-rattle device. Now lets go over a few measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. There is about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 1 inch. With the bike carrier folded up weve added about 12 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Softride Dura Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Acura RDX

Today, on our 2012 Acura RDX, well be test fitting part number SR26247. The Softride dura parallelogram tilting 4 Bike Rack for both 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches. Now, to begin our test fit, well simply slide our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pinhole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. We can then install our lock, securing our bike rack to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 11 inches, and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 1-1/4 inches.



Yakima SwingDaddy 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Acura RDX

Today on our 2012 Acura RDX, we'll be test fitting part number Y02422, the Yakima SwingDaddy 4 Bike Carrier for 2-inch hitches. Now, to begin our test fit, we'll slide our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt, and this will secure our bike rack to the vehicle. We'll now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 10-1/2 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 2-1/2 inches. We can now go ahead and pull the switch at the top of the bike rack mast. This will allow us to bring out the dual arms where we'll undo the straps exposing the cradles.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Acura RDX

Today on our 2012 Acura RDX well be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4 Bike Carrier for both 1-1/4 inch and 2-inch hitches, part number TH9029. Now to begin our test fit well simply slide our bike rack shank into the hitch using the included adaptor for the 2-inch hitches, we can then line up our hitch pin hole and install tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. Now our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. We can now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 11-1/2 inches and from the closet point of our bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 7-1/2 inches. At this point we can go ahead and pull the hitch switch at the bottom of the mast to tilt the mast down.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Acura RDX

Today on our 2012 Acura RDX, we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex 4 Bike Carrier for both 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches, part number TH9025. Now, to begin our test fit, we've already installed the included adapter for the 2-inch hitch so we'll begin by sliding the bike rack shank into the hitch. We'll make sure that the integrated hitch pin is pulled where we'll slide it completely into the hitch and allow the pin to close into the hitch pin hole. We can then tighten down the anti-rattle knob here at the back of the shank, securing our bike rack to the vehicle. Now, well give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 11-1/2 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack mast to the back of the vehicle is 8 inches.





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