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Saris MHS Modular 2 Bike Rack Review - 2022 Subaru Outback Wagon

What's up everybody, it's AJ with etrailer.com. Today, we're gonna be checking out the Saris MHS Platform System on our 2022 Subaru Outback wagon. This is gonna be a platform style bike rack. Holds the bike by the tires, which really opens it up to a bunch of different style bikes. Let's check it out. The different style of bikes this can carry are kind of unlimited because you don't have to hold it by the frame.



RockyMounts Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2022 Subaru Outback Wagon

What's up everybody, it's AJ with etrailer.com. Today, we're gonna be checking out the RockyMounts MonoRail two-bike platform rack on our 2022 Subaru Outback wagon. Now, we're looking at a platform-style bike rack, so that means the bike sits on a platform like this. It's not a hanging-style. That's where the bike would hang by two arms, which means this is, it opens it up for a bunch of different bikes. Because the way it's holding on here, is this hook comes down on the tire, holding the bike into place, so there's gonna be no frame contact.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2022 Subaru Outback Wagon

What's up everybody, it's AJ with etrailer.com. Today we're be checking out the Swagman XC2 in our 2022 Subaru Outback. It's gonna be a platform style bike rack. It's gonna hold the bike right here by the frame. So you have the frame hook coming down here. Now its padded so you don't have to worry about scratching up but we still recommend not putting a carbon fiber bike on here just because of the pressure it puts down on that top tube.



Yakima Roof Bike Racks Review - 2022 Subaru Outback Wagon

Hey, everybody, welcome to etrailer.com, I'm Bobby. And today we're taking a look at the "Yakima HighRoad Roof-Mounted Bike Carrier", here on our 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness. So you guys are wanting to get your bikes on your vehicle and maybe you don't wanna start tearing up the face here in the back of your Outback Wilderness or just don't wanna have to handle or mess with the messy old hitch on the back. This can be a nice way of actually getting your bike on the roof of your car. And all we're gonna need is some nice little crossbar. So you might have factory bars at home or aftermarket bars.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2022 Subaru Outback Wagon

Hey everybody. How's it goin' Today, we're gonna be going over the Thule Hitching Post Pro Four-Bike Rack here on a 2022 Subaru Outback. So the Hitching Post Pro is gonna be an excellent economical bike rack for you and the family, as it can carry up to four bikes. Now, the Hitching Post Pro is what's known as a hanging style bike rack, meaning we're gonna be carrying the bikes by the top tube here, compared to a platform style bike rack. Now just a quick, simple comparison between hanging and platform style bike racks: hanging style bike racks are typically a little bit lighter, whereas platform bike racks, a little bit more bulky, and they're heavier to move. Platform, however, allow you to carry heavier bikes, whereas the hanging style, which we have here, is usually limited to about 35lbs.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2022 Subaru Outback Wagon

Hey everybody, how's it goin' Today we're going to be going over the Kuat NV 2.0 bike rack here on our 2022 Subaru Outback. So there's actually a couple different versions of the NV 2.0 here it's available in both two bikes and four bike configurations. We have the gunmetal gray with the orange accents here, and there's also a metallic black option as well. And again, both of those colors are offered in both two and four bike configurations, depending on how many family members we have with us and we need to take out. So the NV 2.0 is a premium bike rack option with a lot of great features you're going to learn to know and love. This certainly isn't your run of the mill economical option.



Thule Pro X 2 Bike Rack Review - 2021 Subaru Outback Wagon

Hi, everyone. It's Evangeline here at etrailer. And today, we'll be taking a look at the Thule T2 Pro X two-bike platform rack right here on our 2021 Subaru Outback. So, the Thule T2 Pro X is an all-around bike rack. Like it has a good amount of versatility here. With a good amount of weight capacity, we can carry most bikes of different shapes and different sizes.



Saris MHS Modular 2 Bike Rack Review - 2021 Subaru Outback Wagon

Hi everyone, it's Evangeline here at etrailer. And today, we'll taking a look at the Saris MHS modular bike system, right here on our 2021 Subaru Outback. So this is the Saris MHS for two bikes, and you can add on another accessory if you want to. So the MHS is a modular system, which means you can mix and match different accessories, you can move our trays around, you can put an add-on super quick. And because of that, it's a little unique. It has its own special features and its own special place in the bike rack world.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2021 Subaru Outback Wagon

Hey everybody, how's it going Today we're going to be going over and taking a look at the line of Kuat transfer V2 hitch mounted bike racks here on our 2021 Subaru Outback. So the transfer is going to be a platform style rack. Now there's mainly two different kinds of bike racks. We have the hanging style which have the vertical post and then those two horizontal arms. And then we obviously have the platform style. Now in regards to the pros and cons between the two, the hanging style racks are typically a little bit more cost effective.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2021 Subaru Outback Wagon

Hi, everyone. It's Evangeline here at etrailer. And today, we are looking at the Kuat Sherpa 2.02 two-bike rack here on our 2021 Subaru Outback wagon. Now, the Sherpa is I think really, it's a decent bike rack since it's not as pricey as say, your super premium bike racks like the NV. But it still has all of the great features you will need to have a great experience as you transport your bike. One of those features that you can tilt it away.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2020 Subaru Outback Wagon

Hey, everybody. Ryan here at etrailer. Today, we're gonna be checking out the Kuat NV hitch-mounted bike rack on our 2020 Subaru Outback. So, when it comes to hitch-mounted bike racks, these Kuats are top-notch. These things are put together really well. And are super easy to use and have a ton of cool features.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2020 Subaru Outback Wagon

Zack: Hey guys. Zack here at etrailer.com and today we're going to be taking a look at the Thule T2 Pro XTB on our 2020 Subaru Outback wagon. This is going to be a really versatile bike rack regardless of what type of bike you're looking to carry. It's going to be a wheel mounted style. So it's going to be really suitable for carbon fiber bikes, but has a really high capacity at 60 pounds. So you can even get some electric bikes on here.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2020 Subaru Outback Wagon

Zach: Hey guys, Zach here at etrailer.com. Today we're going to be taking a look at the Thule helium two bike platform style bike rack on our 2020 Subaru Outback wagon. This is going to be a really good bike rack if you're looking for something that doesn't have frame contact. I like this style because it's versatile on the way that I can get my bikes to sit on the trace. A problem that a lot of racks have is that they interfere with each other, so other platform style racks, it's set where those bikes go. Sometimes the handlebars will interfere with the seat posts on the other bikes.



Hollywood Racks Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon

The Hollywood Racks Destination 2 is gonna be a very cost effective way to get two bikes to and from your destination, and today we're gonna be taking a look at it on a 2019 Subaru Outback wagon. So this one's gonna be limited to 35 pounds per bike. So those e-bikes, we're probably not going to want to put those on this rack. And it does have frame contact, so those carbon fiber frame bikes, this may not be the best option for you. But, when it comes to everything else, the wheel base is gonna be a max of 48 inches. And the cool thing about this is, if you do have some smaller wheel base bikes, so the kids' bikes or something like that, the little straps right here, what we can do is we can twist this knob, loosen this up.



Curt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon

Hey everybody, how's it going Today, we're gonna be going over the Curt Premium 4 Bike Rack here on our 2019 Subaru Outback. So this is gonna be a great option for you and the family because it allows us to carry up to four bikes. And furthermore, you can kinda notice how our arms sorta taper in at the end here, and the reason for that is a lot of kids bikes don't quite have the frame linked to some of the adults bikes have, like you can see here. Therefore, we're not always able to fit them on the cradles, because they're just spaced too far apart, which is why we have a much narrower spread here that's gonna work great with both adult bikes as well as the kids bikes with the shorter frame. So there's two main types of bike racks out there. We have the platform style and the hanging style which is what we see here.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon

Hey everybody, how's it going Today, we're gonna be going over the Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack here, on our 2019 Subaru Outback. So we have a few different variations and configurations of the NV. We have both the two bike version, which is what we see here. There's also a four-bike version as well. Now, in addition to that, we also have two different color options for each of those configurations. We have the gunmetal gray, which is what we have shown here.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon

Rob: Hey everybody, Rob 00:00:00 here at etrailer.com. And today we're going to be taking a look at the Yakima TwoTimer platform-style bike rack, on our 2019 Subaru Outback wagon. Now our Yakima is going to allow us to carry up to two bikes, to and from the trail. But it's also going to alleviate the problem of having to put our bikes on top of our roof, which if you're a little bit on the shorter side like I am, I really don't like roof rack systems because me having to lift my bike up over my head, I just get worried that I might scratch my car. Not to mention having it on the back of your car is just going to make it easier, not have to lift it up, and we're going to save some space from trying to cram it into the back of our wagon here.But our bike is going to have three points of contact. We're going to have two wheel-cradles, there are some straps to hold it down.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon

Hey everyone. Today we have a 2018 Subaru Outback, and we're going to do a test for the 2E Apex XT four bike hanging style rack. Notice the hitch mounted bike rack, so it mounts to the hitch receiver on your Outback. It allows you to carry up to four bikes to and from the trails. This bike rack is going to have an onboard cable lock. It comes from the base right here, comes all the way over and locks into that slot.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon

Hey everyone. Today we have a 2019 Subaru Outback, and we're going to do a test with the Thule Helium Pro two-bike hanging style rack. Now this is a hitch-mounted bike rack, so it's going to mount to the hitch receiver on your Outback. It's going to allow you to carry up to two bikes to and from the trails.It's got a pretty awesome design to it. It comes in at just under 20 pounds so it's going to be very lightweight and easy to handle so you're not going to have to strain your back at all when putting it in your hitch receiver or taking it out. A lot of times those platform racks can get up 30, 40 pounds and just can be a hassle.



Hollywood Racks Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE4 platform style four-bike rack. That's part number HR1400Z. I've already got it loaded up just to give you a good idea of what it looks like on your Subaru and how it's going to hold our bikes.I did say it's a four-bike rack, but this can also be converted down to a two-bike rack, and you can also take off the two-bike extension and put on a cargo carrier. This bike rack has a ton of options. As I said, it can be converted down to that two-bike rack. If we're not carrying all of these bikes, we can take off that extra weight, we're going to have more clearance off the back, and just carry our two bikes, or our two bikes and some cargo.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2019 Subaru Outback wagon, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Tooly T2 pro XTB platform style two bike rack. That's part number TH9034XT. I've already got it loaded up just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it looks on our Subaru Outback. It holds our bikes by their front tire, so we have zero frame contact. This is a nice feature when we're carrying those carbon fiber bikes or bikes we don't want any abrasions or scratches done to that top tube. You can see here how it's going to push down on that tire right in front of our brakes or our fork, whatever comes first, into that large front cradle.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today, in our 2019 Subaru Outback, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack which is part number NV-22B.This is a very high quality bike rack that's going to do a great job of securing your bikes with no frame contact and getting you from point A to point B wherever you need to go.The first feature I want to point out right away, which a lot of platform style racks have, is that it can tilt away from the vehicle so you can gain access to your trunk.There's a handle right here, we're going to pull down on and it just tilts away. Now we can just slide in here and open up our trunk. Doesn't even come close to making contact with our bike and we've got plenty of space to get in here and get whatever gear, cargo or even groceries that we might have in there.Now, to tilt it back up, you've just got to reverse the process. We're just going to grab a hold of the bike rack down in here, just tilt it up until it locks into place.Another cool feature is that we have a cable lock integrated in the back wheel platform right here. You will just wrap around either the wheel or the frame of the bike and it locks into itself like this. Just locks into itself, you get a key that's key to like for both of the cable locks and it's a great security feature so that no one can remove your bike without that key.Now, the bike itself is held in at two different points of contact.



Hollywood Racks Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today our 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon. We're going to be doing a test within the Hollywood racks trail rider platform style two bike rack, that's part number HR200Z. Now this bike rack, I've already got it loaded up on our Subaru just to give you a good idea what it looks like on a bike loaded up to it so you can see how it's going to hold our bikes.Now, it holds two bikes with the top tube here, the rubber coated frame hook puts down pressure on that top tube into the cradles, not the bad way to carry two bikes. You can see I'm giving it a little bit of a shake here and there's not a whole lot of movement. So again it's going to be a safe way to transport our two bikes.Now this bike rack doesn't have all the bells and whistles but that's okay because it's extremely easy to use. Now it also doesn't tilt away like most platform style bike racks, instead it has a unique way for loading and unloading your bikes, but we'll get to that in a second.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

What's up everybody. It's AJ with etrailer.com. Today, we're been checking out the Kuat Transfer V2 four bike bike rack on our 2018 Subaru Outback. Now this is gonna be a platform style bike rack. So, the bike sits up on this platform and it's gonna have a tire hold hook up there at that side and then a wheel strap on this side. There's gonna be no frame contact.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

Hey everybody, Ryan here at etrailer. Today on our 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon, we're gonna be checking out the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 platform style bike rack. Kuat seems to always kind of give you a couple options as far as, you know, the style of the rack and what I mean by that is the color combination. So this one's available in three different colors and you know, it's just nice to have a couple to pick from, you know, that way you can grab the one that you like the best or one that matches your car the best, whatever the case may be. So first impression of the rack on the back of the Subaru, I actually think it looks really good. I really like how it's kind of a compact design.





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