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Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2020 Ford Escape

Hey everybody, welcome to etrailer.com I'm Bobby and today we're taking a look at the Kuat Sherpa 2.0, here in the back of our 2020 Ford Escape. Now the Sherpa is gonna be an excellent looking bike rack. Of course, it's got that Kuat style throughout it. You guys here today, we have the gunmetal gray and we have some nice little copper orange accents throughout the entirety of the platform, which is of course gonna be nice to look at, but it doesn't just stop there. You're gonna have a lot of great capabilities with the Sherpa, with the 40 pound capacity per bike. We should have no trouble getting most of the bikes that we need up on here.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2020 Ford Escape

Hey, everybody. Welcome to etrailer.com. I'm Bobby, and today we're taking a look at the Kuat NV 2.0 here on the back of our 2020 Ford Escape. Now, guys, this is gonna be an awesome little way of giving yourself a very nice platform rack, you and your bikes wherever you wanna go. Now, Kuat obviously, very, very stylist design here for ourselves. We are working on the gun metal gray here today, so you are getting some nice little copper orange accents throughout the entirety of the platform.



etrailer Tilting 4 Bike Rack Review - 2020 Ford Escape

Hey everybody, Ryan here at etrailer. Today on our 2020 Ford Escape, we're gonna be checking out the etrailer.com hitch mounted bike rack. First impression of the rack, on the back of the Escape, I like it. You know, it's basic, simple, really not a whole lot to it. And that's actually one of the things that I like about it. A super user-friendly, easy to use.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2019 Ford Escape

Colin: Hey, everyone. Colin here at eTrailer. Today, we have in here a 2019 Ford Escape. We've been test fitting some bike racks. Right now, on here, with have the Swagman Current. This is a two bike platform rack.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford Escape

Rob: Rob here at etrailer.com, and today you're going to be taking a look at the Thule Helium Pro 2 bike rack carrier, on our 2018 Ford Escape. Our Thule Helium Pro is going to allow us to carry two bikes in the back of our Escape and alleviate the problems of trying to cram our bikes into the back hatch or having to reach way above our heads to put our bikes on top of the roof. It's going to be a lot easier and a lot safer getting our bikes to and from the trails.Our bike is going to be held down by three points of contact. We're going to have two on the top cross tube here, then we're going to have one on the vertical support and that's going to help keep it from swaying too much and prevent any kind of bike to bike contact. But let's go ahead and pull our bike off so we can get a closer look. If we come to the cradle, we'll just push in on the button and we can start feeding the strap through.Once we have all the straps loosened, we can take our bike off and we'll set it aside for right now.



Hollywood Racks Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford Escape

Hey everyone, today we have a 2018 Ford Escape and we're going to do a test with it of the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE two electric bike rack. Now this bike rack has been designed to be able to haul up to two electric bikes weighing up to 80 pounds each to and from your destination. It has a nice sturdy steel construction, it's got reinforcement so that it can handle the weight of your e-bikes while taking those impacts and vibrations at high speeds.Now, a really cool feature about this bike rack is that when it's loaded, you can tilt it away from the vehicle. And how we're going to do that is there's a safety pin on the bottom we have to pull. It's going to be just a snapper pin once we pull that off. You might have to lift up on the bike rack just a little bit.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford Escape

Hey everyone, today, we have a 2018 Ford Escape, and we're going to do a test fit of the Thule Helium Pro 3-bike hanging- style rack. Now this bike rack is going to be able to haul up to three bikes to and from the trails. It's been designed to be very lightweight, comes in at just about 20 pounds. So it's going to be very lightweight, easy to handle, you not going to have to struggle getting it into your hitch, risk straining your back with some of those heavier platform-style racks that you might run into. It's going to have an onboard cable lock, which comes from the base, pulled out from here, comes over the frame of your bikes and then locks into that spot. You use your key, lock it up and then unlock it when you want to unload your bikes.



Hollywood Racks RV and Camper Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford Escape

Hey, everyone. Today we have a 2018 Ford Escape, and we're going to do a test fit of the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Se2 electric bike rack. Now this bike rack has been designed to be able to haul up to two electric bikes weighing up to 80 pounds each to and from your destination. It's made out of a sturdy steel construction. It's reinforced to be able to handle the weight of those e-bikes for when you're traveling at high speeds, all those vibrations, or even if you go over a speed bump or any high impact like that, it's going to be able to handle that weight.A cool feature about this bike rack is that it can tilt away from the vehicle to gain access to the trunk even when it's fully loaded. Now, if you do have it fully loaded with two 80-pound e-bikes, I would suggest maybe getting an extra set of hands to do this just because that weight could be a little bit dangerous to handle by yourself.



Yakima RidgeBack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford Escape

Speaker 1: Today in our 2018 Ford Escape we're going to be test fitting the Yakima Ridgeback four bike rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number Y02458. We already have a bike installed on our rack, so let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Starting with our arms here, at the ends of both of our arms we're going to have the patented Yakima bottle openers. The cradles themselves are going to be stationary, meaning they can't move back and forth, but they do have this TPE padding, which is actually going to act as a shock absorber while you're driving, so when you hit those bumps, it's going to help protect the frame of your bike. Also, the bottoms of our zip strips here are also padded.On the back side of our mast here is this plastic piece. Now, since this doesn't come with any locks to speak of, you do have options where you can remove this plastic piece here and replace it with a Yakima handcuff integrated cable lock, which you can find on eTrailer.com.Now, the bike is held into place, we're going to have three points of contact.



Saris Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford Escape

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford Escape we're going to be test fitting the Saris Glide EX 4-bike rack for 1-1/4" and 2" hitches, part number SA774. We already have a bike installed on our rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look here. Probably one of the more interesting features about this bike rack is how it can tilt away from the vehicle to gain rear hatch access, but you can keep all four bikes on, which is pretty unique for a hanging-style bike rack. Usually you would have to take out all the bikes and tilt it away that way, or by a swinging bike rack that swings out completely with all four bikes still attached to get to the rear hatch.But with this one it's a very easy operation. You come to the back side here and there's this trigger or latch right here.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2017 Ford Escape

Colin: Hey everyone. It's Colin here at etrailer. Today, we have a 2017 Ford Escape. We've been test fitting some bike racks. Right now we have the Kuat Transfer two-bike rack. This is a platform-style rack, and what's kind of cool about it is that it's going to secure your bikes with no frame contact.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2017 Ford Escape

Hey guys. Today we have a 2017 Ford Escape. We're gonna do a test for the Thule Helium Pro three-bike hanging-style rack.This hanging-style rack is pretty unique in that it can carry three bikes to and from the trails, but it's gonna be very light while doing that, so it's gonna be very easy to install on your hitch and take out. It's gonna come in at about 20 pounds. It's just gonna be a lot lighter than those platform-style racks that can get up there, you know, 40, 50 pounds in weight. That can just be a hassle to have to load it onto your hitch and then take it off.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2017 Ford Escape

Hey guys, today we have a 2017 Ford Escape, and we're gonna do a test of the Thule Helium Pro two bike hanging style rack. Now this bike is gonna . This bike rack, excuse me, is gonna allow you to carry up to two bikes to and from the trails. And it's actually pretty unique in that it only comes in at just under 20 pounds, so you're gonna be able to handle it every easily. Get it installed on your hitch, taken out. It's gonna be very easy to store in your garage, without really putting too much strain on your back.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2017 Ford Escape

Hey, guys. It's Randy here at etrailer.com. Today we're going to take a minute and we want to test fit the Thule Apex XT. This happens to be the four-bike version. We're doing it on our 2017 Ford Escape.Now this is going to be a really good bike rack for most situations where you need to transport several bikes, get them to your destination. This is a hanging style rack, so all the bikes are going to hang down here.This is the four-bike, like we talked about.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2017 Ford Escape

Speaker 1: Today on this 2017 Ford Escape we'll be taking a look at the Thule Hitching Post Pro. That's part number TH934XTR. Back in the Old West the hitching post was where you parked your ride. Things haven't changed much. These days, the Thule Hitching Post Pro is an excellent spot to park your four bikes. It holds your bike with three points of contact.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2017 Ford Escape

Today on our 2017 Ford Escape we're doing a test fit of 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 do that. We have two cradles in place, one at the front tire and one at the back tire. Then we have our frame hook which sits right in the middle of our bike that's going to hold our bike down into those wheel cradles.



Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today on this 2016 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima FullBack 3-Bike Rack, part number Y02633. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. How the bike is actually attached to the rack, we're going to have 3 points of contact with the bike's frame. We're going to have 2 ZipStrips up at the top here and 1 off to the side, and that's going to serve as an anti-sway strap to keep the bike from moving too far back and forth, possibly hitting the bike rack or the bikes in front of it. It also has an integrated cable lock here at the end. You'll wrap it around the bike in the front and attach it to this point here, and that's for a little bit of added security. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today on the 2016 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the Kuat Envy Four Bike Platform Rack, part number N105-107. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. The first feature I like to show off is the fact that this can tilt away from the vehicle with a bike still installed. To do that, there's a silver handle on the side here. Taking one hand and gripping on the bike rack, we'll pull this out, let it come forward. We'll have access to our rear hatch to get what we need.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today, on this 2016 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the Kuat Transfer 3 bike rack, part number TS03G. We already have the bike attached, let's go ahead and show off some of the features. The first one we'd like to show is the fact that it can tilt away from the vehicle with the bike still attached. To do that, we'll lift up these arms and then there's this latch here at the front, you can just go and take your foot, push down on it holding onto the bike rack, let it tilt away, and now we have access to our rear hatch. Now, I would like to note if you have any longer handlebars than this, you may run into some problems opening up your hatch. Go ahead and lift it back into position.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today on this 2016 Ford Escape, we're going to be test-fitting the Thule T2 Pro 2-bike rack, part number TH9034. We already have the bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. The first one l'd like to show off is the fact that this can tilt away from the vehicle with the bike still attached. To do that, you come to this gray handle at the end, holding on to the bike rack, pull in, let it tilt down. We have access now to our rear hatch.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today on this 2016 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4 Bike Rack, Part Number TH9029XT. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. How this bike actually attaches to the rack: we're going to have three points of contact with the bike's frame. We're going to have two straps up at the top here, and one off to the side. That's going to serve as an anti-sway strap to keep the bike from moving too far back and forth, possibly hitting the bike rack or the bikes in front of it. We also have an integrated cable lock up here at the front where you would pull that out like so, wrap it around the bikes, set it in here, and lock it into place for added security. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside.



Softride Element-Parallelogram Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today in this 2016 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the Softride Element Parallelogram Tilting 4 bike rack, part number SR 26248. We already have a bike attached to the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Now, one of the most important features is the fact that this can tilt away from the vehicle with the bike still attached with this being a hanging bike rack that's pretty much the only one of its kind. You come to the side here with this black handle, pull it out like so, then let it tilt away, and we have full access to our rear hatch. To put it back into its original position, you just simply push it back up, align the pins and it will lock back into place. Now, how this attaches to the rack, you're going to have two points of contact with your bike's frame.



Saris Thelma Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today on this 2016 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the Saris Thelma 3 Bike Rack, part number SA4239B. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. How this is attached, there's going to be no frame contact at all. Instead, there's going to be two wheel straps up here at the front and one at the rear. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today in this 2016 Ford Escape, we're going to test fitting the Swagman Trailhead 4 Bike Rack, part number S63380. As you can see we already have the bike installed on the rack, let's go ahead and take a closer look, and show off some of the features. Now how the bike is attached to the rack, we're going to have 4 points of contact with the bike's frame. We're going to have 3 rubber straps up at the top here, and one off to the side, and that's going to serve as an anti-sway strap to keep the bike from moving too far back and forth possibly hitting the bike rack, or the bikes in front of it. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. Now with the bike in this position I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements. Starting from the bumper, to this edge here, we've added about 34 1/2" to the rear of the vehicle.



Pro Series Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today in this 2016 Ford Escape we're going to test fit the Pro-Series Q-Slot platform style 2 and 4 bike rack, part number PS63138. We already have a bike installed on the rack, let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. How this attaches to the rack, you're going to have three points of contact, one is going to be the frame hook up at the top here, which is padded so we'll not scratch it once you install it. There's also two and hook-and-look straps on either wheel. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. Now when you remove the frame hook, you want to make sure you hang onto the bike when you do this because you don't want it falling forward into the vehicle. Raise that up and go ahead and lift it out.





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