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Hollywood Racks Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2020 Subaru Forester

Hi everyone. It's Evangeline 00:00:01 here at etrailer. Today we are looking at our Hollywood Racks destination Two Bike Rack here on a 2020 Subaru Forester. This is an awesome option if you are looking for something that is very lightweight, has all the important features of a platform-style bike rack, but it's also an economical option. The way our bike is mounted to this bike rack here is we have one, two wheel straps, as well as this frame mount. This frame mount design is pretty nice since it is able to be adjusted around, up, down to accommodate bikes of different shapes and sizes.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2020 Subaru Forester

Hey guys, Zach here at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Thule T2 Pro XTB on our 2020 Subaru Forester. And we have it in black here today, but it's also available in silver. This is going to be a really solid way to carry a lot of different style bikes. So if you're just looking for something that is going to make you feel more secure, carrying your bike, or you're just wanting to carry a lot of stuff that, one day you have a road bike. Next day, you have an e-bike.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2020 Subaru Forester

Zach: Hey guys, Zach here at e-trailer.com. Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Thule Helium two-bike platform style rack on our 2020 Subaru Forester. This is a really good way to carry your bikes. I like it that the bike rack's light weight. A lot of racks, the more secure it is, the heavier it gets. But this one does a good job of keeping it at a lower weight so it's easy to use when you're taking it on and off the vehicle.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2020 Subaru Forester

Zach: Hey, guys. Zach here at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Kuat NV Base on our 2020 Subaru Forester. Now this is the four bike version. We also offer it in a two bike as well. It's going to be quite a bit shorter.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2020 Subaru Forester

Ryan: Hey everybody, Ryan here at etrailer. Today on our 2020 Subaru Forester, we're going to be taking a look at the Thule Helium Pro 2 Bike Rack. Now this can carry up to a total of two bikes. However, if you're looking to carry an extra one, there's also a three-bike version available. As well. This rack's made from aluminum, so it's going to be extremely lightweight and easy to handle.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2020 Subaru Forester

Hey everybody. Ryan here at Etrailer today on our 2020 Subaru Forester. We're going to be taking a look at the Thule Apex XT Two Bike Rack. The rack that we have here today can hold up to a total of two bikes, but if you need to carry more, there's also a four bike as well as a five byte version available too. So one of the big questions we get asked all the time in regards to hitch mounted bike racks is if you're still going to be able to have full access to your hatch. Well, this one does fold down out of the way and allows us to do that.



Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2019 Subaru Forester

Zach: Hey guys, Zach here at etrailer.com. And today we're going to be taking a look at the Hollywood Traveler hanging style bike rack on our 2019 Subaru Forester. Now I have the three bike version here today, but it's also available in a four and a five. Those are going to be really good options. They're going to be a little bit longer, but we're going to just focus on the three today.This is going to be a really good economical way to get your bikes to the trail or to the park. It's going to have a lot of bike rack for your money.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2019 Subaru Forester

Zach: Hey, guys. Zach here at etrailer.com, and today we have the Thule Camber on our 2019 Subaru Forester.This is going to be a really good bike rack if you're looking to haul a lot of bikes, but you're not looking to spend a ton of money with some of the more expensive platform styles, and you're getting a really good bike rack in Thule. Thule makes really good stuff. They do a lot of testing, a lot of engineering behind giving you a solid bike rack. My favorite part about this bike rack is the spacing, though, and how easy it is to use. A lot of hanging style racks, you're going to have an issue with how close your bikes sit together, and this one is going to allow you to space them out about 7" apart on those cradles.



RockyMounts Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2019 Subaru Forester

Hey everyone, Collin here at Etrailer. Today we have in here a 2019 Subaru Forester, and we're going to do a test fit of the Rocky Mount split rail LS, three bike rack. Now this is a platform style rack that mounts to the hitch receiver of your Forester. It's going to allow you to load up to three bikes and get them to and from your destination. One of the really cool features about this is that if you do have the option to remove this rear cradle, inaudible 00:00:27 rear tray right here, basically how your bike rack is going to come is that it's going to be a split rail LS, two bike rack with this foot rail, add on to make it into three bikes. So if you wanted to take this on off, a common example will be, if you want to carry an e-bike on here, well you will only be able to do thatIf you have this piece removed.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2019 Subaru Forester

Colin: Hey guys, Colin here at eTrailer. Today we have in here a 2019 Subaru Forester. And we're going to do a test fit of the Thule Hitching Post Pro four bike rack.Now this is a hanging style bike rack. It's going to mount to the hitch receiver of your Subaru and it's going to allow you to transport up to four bikes to and from your destination.It's going to hold each bike by your top tube and it's going to have three points where it secures. Two of those points are going to be on the top tube with these thick rubber straps securing it into the cradles. The third point is going to be this thick rubber strap securing the seat post tube into the anti-sway cradle, which just helps take out a lot of the unnecessary movement.Now let's go ahead and remove the bike.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2019 Subaru Forester

Colin: Hey guys, Colin here at etrailer. Today we have a 2019 Subaru Forester and we're going to do a test fit of the Thule T2 Pro XT 2 Bike Rack.Now, this is available in black, like it is right here. It's also available in silver. Just see etrailer if that's something you're interested in. Now, this is a platform-style rack that's going to mount to the hitch receiver of your Forester. It allows you to transport up to two bikes and get them to and from your destination.Now each bike is going to be loaded at two different points.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2019 Subaru Forester

Ellen: Hey guys, it's Ellen here at etrailer.com. Today we're going to take a look at the 2019 Subaru Forester with our Thule Aero. Now this is going to be the Thule Aero XT in the three-bike version. There's also a two-bike version if you only need that many cradles. It's going to be a hanging style bike rack obviously and it's going to hold our bikes at three different points. First though, I want to point out one nice thing about this rack.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2019 Subaru Forester

Hey guys, it's Ellen here at etrailer.com. Today we've got a 2019 Subaru Forester that we're going to be test fitting with the Thule Helium Aero Pro. Now this is going to be a great bike rack for hauling your bikes. It's going to be a hanging style very lightweight bike rack but it's still going to be sturdy enough to carry your bikes.Thule's changed up their straps a little bit. The old style had the kind of stretchy rubber straps. These are going to be a cam style.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2019 Subaru Forester

Hey everybody. I'm Ellen here at etrailer.com. And today we've got a 2019 Subaru Forester that we're going to be test fitting with the Thule Apex XT. Now this is going to be the two bike version. It's also available in a four and five bike version that we have available here at etrailer.com as well.Now one of the cool things about this bike rack is that it's going to come with a cable lock, and a hitch pin lock. The cable lock in integrated into the top mast, so you just pull that out, bring up and over your bikes and then lock it into position there.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2019 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2019 Subaru Forester, we're going to be installing Kuat's NV 2.0 Two-Bike Platform Rack. This is a premium two-bike platform rack that's going to be ideal if you have carbon fiber because there's no frame contact. If you have frame contact, that could potentially damage your carbon fiber bikes, so by clamping it here on the wheel, we keep our frame nice and safe.One of the great things about this bike rack is its tilt feature. There's a lever located here that you can pull to lower the rack down, giving you access to your tailgate. This is nice if you have things in the trunk that you need to access. You can get to those without having to take your bike all the way off.



Yakima RidgeBack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Subaru Forester

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Subaru Forester, we're gonna be testing the Yakima Ridgeback two bike rack, and that's gonna be part number Y zero two four five seven. As you can see, we do have a bike installed, so let's take a closer look and show off some of these features.Now if we start here on the ends of our arms, we are gonna have two bottle openers that Yakima loves to put on their bike racks. If we look closer at these cradles, we're gonna see they are stationary, however they make up for having these nice rubber TPE padding. Now what that means is these notches right here are gonna act as shock absorbers for your bike frame while you're traveling.The bike's gonna be secured at three different points of contact. Were gonna have two zip strips securing the frame of our bike into these cradles. Then we're gonna have this anti-raddle cradle and, once we have a zip strip securing the frame into the cradle, that's gonna prevent too much raddling or swaying while we're driving, preventing our bike from making contact with the vehicle or with another bike we might have installed.I want to point out up here, if you look at your front wheel, we're gonna see it can kind of roam freely as it wills.



RockyMounts Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Subaru Forester

Speaker 1: Today in our 2018 Subaru Forester, we're going to be test fitting the RockyMounts Monorail two bike platform rack. That's part number RKY10004.As you can see, we do have a bike installed, so let's take a closer look at some of the features. Now like a lot of platform style racks, this one can tilt away from your vehicle to provide you with rear hatch access. We're gonna come to this blue T pin that's under the bike rack, we're going to pull it and then just let it tilt away. Once we do that, we can go ahead and open up our hatch. Once that opens up, as you can see you do have a good amount of room.



RockyMounts Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Subaru Forester

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Subaru Forester, we're going to be test fitting the RockyMounts BackStage Two-Bike Platform Rack, and that's part number RKY10002.Now as you can see we do have a bike installed, so let's take a closer look at some of these features. Now, one thing I want to point out with this bike rack is that it has two different ways to create space for you to access your rear hatch. The first is I can swing completely away giving you 100% access to your hatch. We're going to start down here with this blue handle. We're going to unscrew that until the bolt is all the way unscrewed. You'll be able to hear a little audible click right there letting you know that it's done.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Subaru Forester

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Subaru Forester, we're going to be testing the Yakima Fourtimer four bike platform rack, that's going to be part number Y02469.As you can see, we do have a bike installed, so let's take a closer look at some of these features. Now, like a lot of platform style racks, this one can tilt away from your vehicle to provide you with rear hatch access. How we're going to do that is we're going to come and pull this gray pin right here. You might need to lift the bike rack up just a bit, and wiggle it out like so. From there, we're going to pull the red pin and then your bike rack can tilt away like so. As you can see, our hatch can open.It comes close to making contact with that handle bar, but it doesn't quite do it, so you're all good right there.



Inno Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Subaru Forester

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Subaru Forester, we're going to be test fitting the Inno Aero Light 4 Bike Rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, Part number INH640.As you can see, we do have a bike installed, so let's take a closer look and show off some of these features. Now starting first, we're gonna have this integrated cable lock system. It comes from the base of the bike rack and it inserts into that lock right there. When you want to remove the cable, you will get a set of keys with your bike rack, you would simply just slide up this tab right here, you have your insert for your key, you can unlock you cable, and unload your bikes.Our cradles right here are gonna be able to pivot left and right, like so, and also move up and down the bike rack to accommodate any size bike frame you might have or any spacing between the bikes you might want. That being said, our bike has three different points where it's secured to the bike rack. We have two of these straps on the top of our bike frame, securing it into the cradles.



RockyMounts Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Subaru Forester

Speaker 1: Today in our 2018 Subaru Forester, we're going to be test fitting the RockyMounts MonoRail Solo two-bike rack, part number RKY10007-05.We already have a bike installed on our rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look here. This is a pretty unique two-bike rack. This can tilt away like most bike racks with both bikes still attached, and also, you can remove this back section here by removing the two bolts on either side. It does come with the tools to do this, and convert this to a one-bike rack as well.This can fit a wide variety of bikes, such as the Fat bike that you see here, and it comes with a strap extension to do so. This will also fit mountain bikes, road bikes, alternate frame bikes, and kids' bikes, and you don't have to worry about any bike adapter bars or the protection of your carbon frame bikes, because this grips it by the tire, therefore there's no frame contact at all.To tilt this away from the vehicle, there's a latch up at the front here.



RockyMounts Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Subaru Forester

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Subaru Forester, we're gonna be test fitting the RockyMounts Monorail Solo one bike platform rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number RKY10007.I've gone ahead and installed the bike, let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. This does fit a wide variety of bikes, particularly the path bike like you see here. It does come with a strap extension to attach everything in place. It's gonna grip your bike at two points. We're gonna have the rear strap as I showed here, and this does pivot back and forth to accommodate different size bikes. Then we're gonna have this wheel hook up at the front.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2017 Subaru Forester

Ryan: Hey everybody, Ryan here at etrailer. Today, on our 2017 Subaru Forester, we're going to be taking a look at the Thule Hitching Post Pro Four bike rack. So one of the big questions we get asked all the time in regards to hitch-mounted bike racks, is if you're still going to be able to have full access to the back of your Forester. Well, this one does fold down out of the way, and allows us to do that. Again, we come here to this pin, pull it out, and we're able to fold this down. It goes down quite a bit, so we're going to have more than enough space to get any of our gear in and out of the back of our Subaru.So right away, one of the first things I noticed once I put our bike on the rack, is where it's going to sit.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2017 Subaru Forester

Ryan: Hey everybody. Ryan here at etrailer. Today on our 2017 Subaru Forester, we are going to be taking a look at the Thule Helium Platform style bike rack. So the rack that we have here today can hold up to a total of two bikes, but there is also a one bike version available as well. So, a lot of these platform style racks can be loaded up with bikes and folded downward to gain access to your hatch and that is the case with this one as well. The only difference being is it is going to be much more manageable.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2017 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2017 Subaru Forester we're doing a test fit of the Thule T2 Pro XTB platform-style 4-bike rack. That part number is TH9034XT-9036XT. 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 to the back handle here and we're going to squeeze that until that clicks. We'll tilt our bike rack down until it's completely tilted away from our vehicle.





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