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Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2017 Kia Soul

Today on our 2017 Kia Soul, we're going to be test fitting the Rola TX-102 Two-Bike Rack, for 1-1/4" and 2" hitches, part number 59400. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go and take a closer look and show off some of the features. The first one I'd like to point out is the integrated cable lock here at the center of the mast. You'll pull that up and around the bikes and attach it to this end here and lock it to secure your bikes to the rack. The cradles are adjustable along the arms to accommodate loading. They attach to your bike at three points. We're going to have two straps up at the top and one off to the side, and that's going to serve as an anti-sway strap to keep your bike from moving too far back and forth and making bike-to-bike contact.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2017 Kia Soul

Today on our 2017 Kia Soul, we're going to be test fitting the Swagman XC two-bike rack, part number S64650. We already have the bike installed on the rack, so let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. First off, how the bike is attached to the rack. We're going to have one point of contact and that's going to be this padded frame hook up at the top. Now it's padded to make sure that once you do install your bike, it doesn't get scratched up. We also have these adjustable wheel cradles at the bottom here, and this will accommodate different-sized bikes.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2017 Kia Soul

Today on our 2017 Kia Soul we're going to be test fitting the Yakima LiteRider 2 Bike Rack for 1.25" and 2" hitches, part number Y02472. 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. Now, at the ends of both arms here we're going to have bottle openers, and our cradles are stationary but have this cushioned material here so once you install your bike it's not going to get scratched up. It grips your bike at three points. We're going to have two zip strips up at the top and one off to the side and that's going to be an anti-sway cradle to keep the bike from moving too far back and forth and preventing bike-to-bike contact. We also have this stabilization strap here around our front tire.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2017 Kia Soul

Today on 2017 Kia Soul we're going to be test fitting the Kuat NV 2.0 2 Bike Platform Rack for 1-1/4" hitches. Part number NV12G. 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. Now, the most prominent feature of this bike rack is the fact that you can't tilt this away from the vehicle with the bike still attached to get to your rear hatch. To do that we'll hold onto the bike rack, and you come to this switch here, pull towards you, let it come down, and now we have full access to our hatch. We'll just lift it back up and to its original position until you hear that click. Now, how the bike is actually attached to the rack, we're going to have two points of contact with no frame contact at all.



RockyMounts Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today, on our 2016 Kia Soul, we'll be doing a test fit on the RockyMounts SwitchHitter Roof-Mounted Bike Rack, that's part number RKY1270. I've already got it loaded up and mounted to our Kia Soul's factory roof rack system. I'd just like to point out that it's going to work with your round, square, arrow, elliptical, and most factory roof rack systems as well. It secures our bike in two places. We have this rear wheel strap here, going over our rear wheel, and we also have this 9mm quick-release skewer. It's also going to work with your 12mm and 15mm through axles, so that's a really nice feature. I'd like to point out, with the way we have it mounted, we're going to able to gain a little bit of access to our rear hatch, about that high up.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today on our 2016 Kia Soul we'll be doing a test fit on the Kuat Trio Roof Mounted Bike Rack. That's part number TR02. I've already got it loaded up on our Kia Soul just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to work. I've got it attached to our factory roof rack system on our Kia Soul. I'd like to point out that it's going to work with your round, square, arrow, elliptical, and most factory roof rack systems as well. There is zero frame contact with our bike with this bike rack.



Rhino Rack Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today on our 2016 Kia Soul, we'll be doing a test fit on the Rhino-Rack Hybrid Roof-Mounted Bike Rack. That's part number RRRBC050. I've already got it loaded up on the Kia Soul. I'm using the factory roof rack system that came with the Soul. I'd like to point out that it's going to work with a wide variety of roof rack systems, including your round, square, arrow, elliptical, and most factory roof racks system as well. Right away, one of the best features about this bike rack is that it has zero frame contact. It secures our bike in 3 places. We have a rear wheel strap here, we have a front wheel strap, and then we have a large wheel hook going over our front wheel putting down pressure on our front wheel into the wheel tray. I'd also like to point out that with the way we have it positioned on our roof rack, we can access our rear hatch.



Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today on our 2016 Kia Soul, we'll be doing a test fit on the Rhino-Rack Mountain Trail Roof-Mounted Bike Rack, and that's part # RBC035. As you can see, we've already got it loaded up on our Kia Soul on its factory roof rack system. It's going to work with a wide variety of roof rack systems, your round, square, arrow, elliptical, and most factory roof rack systems, as well. I've got it loaded up. As you can see, it secures our bike in 2 spots. We've got this rear wheel strap here, and then we have a 9mm quick-release skewer here. The nice thing is, with the way we've got it loaded up on our Kia Soul, we don't have to worry about it coming in contact with our rear hatch when we open it up. We can still open it up all the way; got plenty of room to remove any cargo, gear, groceries, anything we might have with us on our trip. Let's take off our bike and take a closer look.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today, on our 2016 Kia Soul, we'll be doing a test fit on the Swagman G10 Platform Style 2-Bike Rack. That's part number S64682. I've already got it loaded up on the Kia, just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to work with our bikes. It actually secures our bikes in 3 spots. We've got a frame hook going over our top tube here, putting down pressure into our front and rear cradles, and then we've got a strap going over our wheels keeping our bike in place. One of the greatest features about this bike rack is it has the ability to tilt away with bikes loaded, so we can gain easy access to our rear hatch. What we'll want to do is we'll come down here to this black handle.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today on this Kia Soul, we're going to be test fitting the Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack, part number S64650. 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 attach to the rack, we're going to have 1 point of contact, and that's going to be the frame at the top with this hook here, and it is padded so once you install this the bike itself will not get damaged. We also have 2 adjustable wheel wells to accommodate different size bikes. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. To do that, you want to grip a hold of the bike when you release the hook because you don't want it falling forward into the vehicle and possibly damaging it. You go to the bottom of the hook here and there's this gray button.



Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today on this 2016 KIA Soul, we're going to be test fitting the Rola TX 102 2 bike rack, part number 59400. 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. One of the features I want to show off first is that it has an integrated cable lock here at the front of the mast. You'll pull the lock out, wrap it around your bikes and attach it to this point here and that will give you some security for your bikes. How the bike is attached to the rack we're going to have 3 points of contact with the bikes frame. We're going to have 2 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 vehicle or the bikes in front of it and damaging them. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. With the bike rack in this position, let me go ahead and give you some measurements.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today on this 2016 Kia Soul, 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 and take a closer look and show off some of the features. This does have an integrated cable lock up here at the top of the mast behind the bike. Lift it out, wrap it around your bikes and it would connect to this point here and be locked into place for some additional security. How the bike attaches to the rack, you're going to have three points of contact with the bike's frame.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today in this 2016 Kia Soul we're going to be test fitting the Yakima LiteRider 2 Bike Rack, part number Y02472. 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'd like to show off is it has an integrated cable lock on the back of the mast here. You pull it out like so, bring it up, wrap it around your bike and you would attach it to this point here where we'll lock the bikes into place for some additional security. How it's attached to the rack, we're going to have 3 points of contact with the bike's frame. We're going to have 2 zip strips up at the top here and one off to the side and that's going to serve as an anti-sway strap.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today on this 2016 Kia Soul we're going to be test fitting the Thule Roadway 2-bike rack, part number TH912XTR. 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 attached 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 to keep the bike from moving too far back and forth, possibly hitting the car or the bikes in front of it and damaging them.



Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Soul

Speaker 1: Today on our 2015 Kia Soul, we're doing a test fit of the Yakima HangOut trunk mount two-bike rack. That part number is Y02637.Now, we already have our bikes secured down. We're first going to show you how we secured it in place. You're going to have three straps and cradles: Two straps over the top, and one is our anti-sway strap in the back. To release those, we're just going to pull down and lift up and we'll be able to pull our bike off and set it off to the side.A nice thing about our cradles is that they are gonna have a cushioned area to prevent any scratches or abrasions. We'll also have grooves down in there so that our brake lines can fit evenly and we won't have to worry about any damage to those as well.Now we'll take a few measurements here.



Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Soul

Speaker 1: Today on our 2015 Kia Soul we're doing a test fit of the Yakima FullBack trunk-mount 2-bike rack. That part number is Y02634. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we secure it in place. We're going to have three straps, also known as ZipStrips, holding our bike into place, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway strap in the back. We're going to pinch on our tabs at each side and pull that through.



Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Soul

Speaker 1: Today on our 2015 Kia Soul we're doing a test fit of the Yakima HalfBack trunk-mount 2-bike rack. That part number is Y02636. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we secure it in place. We're going to have three straps, also known as ZipStrips, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway in the back. To release those we're just going to pinch at either side on our tabs and pull those straight through.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Soul

Today on our 2015 Kia Soul, we're doing a test fir of the Thule T2 Pro platform-style bike rack. That part number is TH9035. Now we already have our bike secured down, so we're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. With our bike installed, we can actually tilt our rack away from our vehicle. To do so, we're going to come back here at our black handle. There's a gray piece on the inside.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Soul

Today on our 2015 KIA Soul, we're doing a test fit of the Yakima LiteRider Hanging Style 2 bike rack. That part number is Y02472. We already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame, and one as our anti-sway strap. We'll start be releasing those.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Soul

Today our 2015 KIA Sol, we're doing a test it of the kuat transfer 3 platform style bike rack. That part number is TS03G. We already have our bike secured down, but first, we're going to show you how to do that. To start off, we're actually going to show you our existing features inaudible 00:00:20, the main feature of this bike rack. Then we'll move on to how it secures down. Move these hooks out of our way, hold on to them, and we're going to hit this lever down here at the bottom with our foot. Just push down on it.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Soul

Today, on our 2015 Kia Soul, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex Hanging Style 4-Bike Rack. That part number is TH9029XT. We already have our bike secured down. First, we're going to show you how we do that. We've got two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame, and one as our anti-sway strap in the back. We're going to start by removing those.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Soul

Today on our 2015 Kia Soul we're doing a test fit of the Thule Roadway hanging style 2 bike rack. That part number is TH912XTR. We already have our bike secured down. First, going to show you have we do that. We've got 2 cradles in place with 3 straps, 2 on our frame and 1 is our anti-sway. We'll start by releasing those. Then we'll be able to pull our bike off and set it off to the side. With that out of the way we can start off with a few measurements.



Saris Thelma Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Soul

Today on our 2015 Kia Sol we're doing a test fit of the Saris Sanroll Platform Style 3 Bike Rack. That part number is SA4239B. We already have our bike secured down. First we're going to show you how we do that. On our back tire we have a ratchet strap. We'll start by releasing this one first. Then in the front we have a wheel cradle that holds up at the top part of our bike rather.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Soul

Today on a 2015 Kia Sole we are doing a test fit of the Swagman XC2 Platform style bike rack. The product number is S64650. Now we already have our bike installed, we're first going to show you how we secure it in place. We have our frame hook here. That pushes our bike down into our wheel cradles. Now you may notice on this bike rack compared to others we don't have any wheel straps of any kind. Now I can confirm reading customer reviews and my own experience with this bike rack you don't have to worry about adding extra straps or anything, that this frame hook does really well to hold this bike down.



Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Soul

Today on our 2015 Kia Soul, we're doing a test fit of the rola TX-102 hanging style to bike rack. That part number is 59400. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We've got two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway strap in the back. We're going to start by releasing those.





Kia Soul Bike Rack Questions

  • For smaller vehicles like your 2018 Kia Soul there are only 1-1/4 inch hitches like the Draw Tite hitch part # 24915 which you can then install a bike rack in the hitch that fits that size. Then for an RV approved bike rack to fit this hitch we have the Let's Go Aero BikeWing # B01311 which would work well in that hitch and is super lightweight.
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  • I have a solution for you, but I can't recommend the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2, part # HR1450E in this situation. The primary reason for this is that the 2017 Kia Soul only has fitting hitches that are Class I with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. The Sport Rider only has a 2 inch hitch, requiring an adapter that will reduce the tongue weight, our capacity for hauling bikes, by 50%, from 200lbs to 100lbs. The Sport Rider itself weighs 60 lbs, and the lightest of the Evelo models...
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  • There is not a standard weight capacity for a bike rack, the capacities depend on the rack itself, though a Class I hitch does limit you to carrying two bikes and will likely have a 200 lb tongue weight capacity (which is the total amount your bikes and bike rack can weigh). You will be able to carry your 60 lb e-bikes You will be able to carry your 60 lb e-bikes, and from Thule the only option is the EasyFold XT 2 Electric Bike Platform Rack # TH903202, which has a 65 lb per...
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  • The Thule Passage 3 Bike Carrier # TH911XT referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2017 Kia Soul Urban. This is a really nice trunk-mount rack that can secure 3 bikes with a combined weight of up to 105 pounds. The carrier features 6 attachment straps to securely mount the rack to your Kia Soul, cushioned anti-sway cradles to prevent bike-to-bike contact, and dual support arms for bike stability. You can add the Thule Passive Security Strap # TH533 to secure the rack...
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  • The main difference between the Swagman G10 # S64682 and the Chinook # S64683 bike racks are the design of the crossbars that the wheel cradles are attached to at the base of the bike rack. The Swagman G10 uses two crossbars in which the wheel cradles are attached directly on top of the bars.The Chinook model use one crossbar that the wheel cradles attach to and sit off the side of the bar. The only difference between the two racks, other than the design, is the Chinook...
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  • The Thule Roadway bike rack # TH912XTR weighs approximately 30 pounds. It has a shipping weight of 33 pounds. This bike rack is rated for 35 pounds per bike (70 pounds total). I have included a link to a video review of this bike rack for you. For a very light bike rack that also holds 2 bikes and that will fit 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch trailer hitches I recommend the BikeWing, # B01311. This bike rack weighs just 12-1/2 pounds and it holds the bikes at the wheels so it is compatible...
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  • The Kuat NV 2.0 Hitch Bike Rack # NV12B does not include the 1-1/4-inch hitch receiver required to mount the rack on a vehicle. For your 2016 Kia Soul the compatible Class I hitch I suggest is the Draw-Tite # 24915, but if you have the EV version (electric vehicle) instead use part # C11419 along with support strap # 18050. The NV does have the 60-lbs-per-bike capacity you need for your e-bikes but note that such bikes often have a long wheelbase; make sure your bikes are compatible...
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  • I have a solution for you, but the Yakima RidgeBack part # Y02457 that you referenced will only fit Class II and higher trailer hitches. The hitch you would have installed on your 2016 Kia Soul would be a Class I so you would need to go a different route. I think you would like the Thule Helium # TH9042 the best. This rack tilts, has hitch and bike locks, can tilt, and is very light weight at 18 lbs. The Draw-Tite part # 24915 has been confirmed to fit your 2016 Kia Soul...
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  • If you are looking for a strap to secure the front wheels of your bikes to prevent them from moving around you would want the Replacement Wheel Holder Strap # HRSPRVEL. With this strap you can secure the front wheel to the frame of the bike so that it won't move around.
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  • When installed on your 2016 Kia Soul the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24915 will have 5-1/2 inches from the center of it's hitch pin hole to the furthest point out on the rear bumper. Now if you check out the picture I attached that shows where this dimension is taken you will see that the knob of the Thule Helium part # TH9042 would easily fit because of the contour of the bumper. Long story short...the Helium will fit and work well for you.
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  • The best option for a trunk bike rack for your 2016 Kia Soul is the Thule Raceway Pro part # TH9001PRO. This is a lightweight bike rack that instead of using 6 nylon straps uses 4 rubber-coated steel cables which are much more secure and easier to deal with. This rack will be the easiest to install option we have and would 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...
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  • I looked up picture of the rear of your 2016 Kia Soul and the hatch sits a decent distance higher than the hitch opening so the Hollywood Racks Bike Rack # HR200 would pretty easily allow the hatch to open with the mast folded down. The rack has a 5 inch rise in the shank.
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  • The most popular 2-bike trunk mount carrier for owners of the 2015 Kia Soul is the Thule Passage # TH910XT. But if you are looking for the carrier that is the easiest to install, has the most features, and has the most security then I recommend the Thule Raceway # TH9002PRO. The Raceway is by far the easiest trunk mount carrier I have ever used (which is why I own one!) and that is due to its 4 retractable cables. Other carriers use 6 straps to secure to the vehicle whereas...
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  • A very good question. The fit of the Yakima FrontLoader bike carrier # Y02103 will be looser if the tire was to go flat but it is unlikely that the bike will come out of the carrier. If you put the clamp on up near the front forks it will be harder for the bike to accidently pop out. Another option is to use a carrier that holds the bike frame such as # Y02093. If the tires were to go flat it would not matter since this carrier holds the bike frame.
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  • As long as there is a gap at the top of your rear spoiler for the mounting strap to pass through and attach to the edge of the rear hatch (rather than the straps passing up and over the spoiler), the Thule Passage 3 bike rack # TH911XT will install on your 2015 Kia Soul without any problems. Some rear top spoilers do not have this gap, so you will want to make sure your Soul does. It's important that the cables be routed under the spoiler, not over. The spoiler is not designed...
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  • First thing you will need for your 2015 Kia Soul is a roof rack. Since there are several variations of roof styles for your vehicle you will need to follow the link I attached and select your roof style and whether or not you have a sunroof to see what will work as a fit. For a roof mounted tandem bike rack you would want the Yakima Sidewinder # Y02071 as long as the roof rack you select has either round or square bars. (Yakima, Thule Square, or Rhino Rack Square). The Yakima...
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  • Yes, the frame cradles of the Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top 3 Bike Rack # HRF2-3 that you referenced can be adjusted. You can slide them closer or further away from the rear of the vehicle without having to worry about damaging the rack.
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  • I will be happy to help get your 2015 Kia Soul set up with a trailer hitch and bike rack. First for a trailer hitch the most popular option is Draw-Tite hitch # 24915. This hitch, and all hitches for your Soul, is a Class I trailer hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. There are 2 things to remember when looking at accessories for a Class I hitch. First, make sure the accessory, in this case a bike rack, is rated for use with a Class I hitch. And second, with bikes you are limited...
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  • If your Rollators can fold up relatively flat then they could be placed on a trunk mount bike rack on your 2014 Kia Soul. I recommend going with a model that is designed to carry up to 3 bikes because there will be more space. I recommend the Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top rack # HRF2-3 because it will work with or without that little spoiler piece at the top of the hatch on the Kia Soul. Keep in mind that trunk mount racks are not tested for use with Rollators. The other option...
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  • I spoke to my contact at Swagman and while she couldn't tell me how low the hook arm of the Swagman XTC-2 bike rack part # S64670 would go she assured me that it would go low enough to attach to your Trek Pure Crank Forward with a step through frame. Review video attached. Some people with step trough frames will also use frame adapter bars like the Swagman Adapter bar part # 64005 to provide a higher attachment point for the bike rack. I attached a review video for this product...
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