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Saris Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek we'll be doing a test fit on the Saris Freedom platform-style 2-bike rack for fat bikes. That's going to be part number SA4412B-FB. We've already got it loaded up on our Subaru just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to secure our bikes. It actually secures our bikes in three spots. We have a wheel strap going over our front wheel cradle there attaching into itself. Same thing for the rear.



Saris Freedom Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek we'll be doing a test fit on the Saris Freedom platform-style 2-bike rack. That's part number SA4412B. I've already got it loaded up on the Crosstrek just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to secure our bikes. It actually secures our bikes in three spots. We have wheel straps for the front cradle and the back cradle here. We have, for our down tube, a cradle going over that and keeping our bike in place.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek. We'll be doing a test fit on the Kuat Transfer 2-bike rack and 3-bike rack. That's part number TS02G for the 2-bike rack, and part number TS03G for the 3-bike rack. Now the only difference between the 2-bike rack and the 3-bike rack is of course the extra cradles and about 10". Just keep that in mind when making your selection. I've already got it loaded up on the Subaru just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it secures our bikes. It actually secures our bikes in two spots.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek we'll be doing a test fit on the Kuat Transfer 3-bike rack. That's part number TS03G. Now I've already got it loaded up just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to hold our bikes. It actually secures our bike in two spots. We have this large wheel hook going over our front wheel in front of our brakes, or our fork, whatever comes first, putting down pressure into our front wheel cradle. Then in the back we just have a wheel strap going over and back into itself, and ratcheting down and keeping that in place. One of the greatest features about this bike rack is it has the ability to tilt away so we can gain better access to our rear hatch.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek we'll be doing a test fit on the Kuat Transfer 3-bike rack for fat bikes. That's part number TS03G-FB. Now it's also available in a 2-bike rack version for fat bikes; that's part number TS02G-FB. I've already got it loaded up on the XV Crosstrek just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to secure our fat bikes. It actually secures our fat bikes in three spots. We have this large wheel hook going over our front wheel, putting down pressure into our wheel cradle here.



RockyMounts Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2015 Subaru XV Cross Trek, we're doing a test fit of the Rocky Mounts Bass Knuckles Roof Mounted Bike Rack. That part number is RKY1202. We already have our bike on our vehicle, we're first going to show you how we strap it down. We'll start here at the front. We've got a Razor ratcheting strap that you're going to see on most of your roof mounted bike racks. We've got the same thing in the back here.



Rhino Rack Road Warrior Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we're doing a test fit of the Rhino Rack Road Warrior Roof Mounted Bike Rack, that part number is RBC036. Now, we already have our bike on the rack. We're first going to show you how we strap that down. Back here at the back tire, we have a regular ratcheting strap that you're going to see on most of your roof mounted bike racks. To release that, we're just going to push down and lift the strap up. Then at the front, we have our skewer.



Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek we're doing a test fit of the Rhino-Rack MountainTrail roof top bike rack. That part number is RBC035. We already have our bike on the rack. We're first going to go over how it is strapped down. Here in the back we have a regular ratcheting strap that you're going to see on most of your bike racks. You're going to push down on the black lever and lift up.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek we've got the Swagman XC2 out. We're going to test fit it and see how it fits on the back of the vehicle here. Now this is a 2-bike platform-style rack. It's been designed so you can use it with 1-1/4" or with 2" hitches. Part number on it is S64650. Now this is going to use three points of contact to hold our bike in place, our three areas. We've got our front wheel cradle and our rear wheel cradle.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek we're test fitting the Thule Vertex Swing. This is a hanging-style 4-bike rack designed to swing away from your vehicle even when you have your bikes loaded up. Part number on it is TH9031XT. Now one of the new things about the 9031XT is going to be an integrated cable lock. Fits right down in the mast. It's going to come back over our bikes and secures into the back of the arm here using one of the Thule One Key style tumblers.



SportRack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we've got the Sportrack ridge swing that we're going to test fit for you. This is a swing-away 4 bike rack. It's been designed for use in two-inch hitches. Part number is SR2415. Now, first things first, the swing-away feature is very easy to operate. We've got the black lever here, sorry, not a black lever but a black T-handle bolt. You're going to un-thread that. And lift up on our black T-handle and let that come open just slightly. We'll then we lift the T-handle pin under the first fold there and move it to our second, then begin to swing it on out.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we're test fitting the Thule Vertex. This is the fold-away, tilting 4-bike rack. It's been designed for with 1 1/4 or with 2 inch hitches. Part number on it is TH9029XT. There is a neat integrated cable lock here coming right out of the mast, hooks into the back of one of dual cradle arms. Uses the Thule one-key lock system so you can switch that out if you want to for a tumbler you already have or you can start to match that. We've got three cradles that are going to hold our bike in position on this rack.



Saris Freedom Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek we're doing a test fit on the Saris Freedom. This is a platform-style 4-bike rack. It's been designed for use in 2" hitches. Part number on it is SA4414B. Really neat thing about the Freedom to start off with is that if we pull the clip and pin located right down here at the bottom and then push the gray handle here on the back, that rack is going to tilt right out and away from our vehicle even if we had the four bikes loaded. It goes down further than a lot of the ones that we have and it allows really good access.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek we're test fitting the Swagman Dispatch. This is an RV-approved platform-style 2-bike rack. It's been designed for use in 2" hitches. Part number on it is S64684. Now the Dispatch does a great job of holding our bike in place. It's really very, very solid and also a very quiet rack to have behind your vehicle.



Inno Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we're going to be test fitting the Inno Aero Light Four Bike Rack, part number INH640. We already have a bike installed on our rack. Let's go and take a closer look and show off some of the features.Starting at the end and working our way inward, at the very end of our first arm here, you can see we have this locking point along with a place for a key. This is what's going to hold the integrated cable lock so when all four bikes are installed, this wraps around all of them and attaches to this point here to offer some security for your four bikes as you travel. It does come with a set of two keys for this.Moving onto the cradles, we are going to have these padded ends here where the frame's going to rest in place. You can see that that's going to provide a nice point here to help protect your frame once you install it.



Inno Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Subaru XP Crosstrek, we're going to be test-fitting the Inno Aero Light 2 Bike Rack, part number INH620.We already have a bike installed on the rack, so we're going to take a closer look and show off some of the features. This of course can carry up to 2 bikes. The cradles can be moved back and forth, as needed, to assist you with loading and unloading, and there is a padding on the cradles to make sure that the frame of your bike doesn't get damaged once it's installed.It holds your bike at 3 points. We'll have 2 strips up at the top, as well as one off to the side, and that's going to serve as anti-sway cradle to keep your bike from moving too far back and forth and causing bike to bike contact.Now with these anti-sway cradles, they can be pushed up out of the way, and this is going to make loading and unloading much easier, but when you fold the arms down you're going to want these folded all the way out, and we'll get to that in a second.Also, moving forward here, we do have an integrated cable lock that'll wrap around both the frames of your bike and attach to this point here and lock into place. It comes with a set of 2 keys to do so.Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. To do that, there are tabs on both sides of the strip here, just push them in at the same time and these come right out.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek we're going to be test fitting the Swagman Quad 2 plus 2 two bike and four bike platform rack for two inch hitches. This is going to be part number S64692.We already have a bike installed on this rack, and while this is rated for both motor homes and vehicles this means you can take it on the vehicle you may be towing behind your RV as well as the back of your RV as well. Plus, it has another interesting feature about it is when you see it in the four bike version here by removing a screw up at the front here you can take this rear portion out and convert this to a two bike version if need be. How it holds the bike into place, we're going to have three points of contact. At both tires we're going to have these straps, and then up at the top here we're going to have this padded frame hook. When it's padded it's going to make sure that the frame of your bike doesn't get scratched or damaged once this is being installed.



RockyMounts Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek we're going to be test-fitting the RockyMounts MonoRail Solo 1-Bike Platform Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" hitches, part number RKY10007. We already have our bike installed on here, so let's take a closer look and show off some of the features.One of the best features about this bike rack is the fact that it can fit a wide variety of bikes, especially fat bikes like you see here, and it does come with the extra strap so you can attach it to the rear mounting point. Also, unlike most of the other single bike racks out there, this can tilt away from the vehicle with a bike attached to get rear hatch access. The others either just fold up or are stationary. So, you go out and come to the front here to this blue handle, pull out slightly, let it come down, and now we have full hatch access to get what we need and more than enough space in between the bike rack and the bumper itself to do so. To put it back in position, you push up on the bike rack, never the bike, until you hear that click.How the bike is held into place: We're going to have two points of contact.



RockyMounts Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today with our 2014 Subaru XV CrossTrek, we're gonna be test fitting the RockyMounts Monorail Solo Two Bike Platform Rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number: RKY10007-05. We already have a bike installed on our rack. Let's take a closer look here. One of the nicest features about this bike rack is the fact that it can fit a wide variety of bikes, mainly the fat bike that you see here, because it comes with an extra strap for the rear connection point here.This will also work with eBikes, as well as road bikes, mountain bikes, kids' bikes, and alternate frame bikes as well. One of the main features about this is that it can tilt away from the vehicle with the bike still attached to gain rear hatch access. To do that, there is a blue handle up at the front here.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today, on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we're going to be testing the Elliptical Aero BikeWing, T4 4-bike rack for two-inch hitches, part number B01458. We already have a bike installed on our rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look here.This is designed for up to four bikes, has a carry capacity of 160 pounds, so that, roughly, is going to be about 40 pounds per bike, give or take. This can hold road bikes like you see here, but it can also fit alternate frame bikes, kids bikes, mountain bikes, and fat bikes, and with an adapter, excuse me, that is sold separately.Now, the big advantage to this is how it grips the bike itself. It's going to have these two points of contact here, or really, four points of contact, with these straps, and once those are attached, they're going to stay in place. But the big advantage is, no bike adapter bar is going to be necessary with this installation process, as you would get with a lot of other platform-style racks on the market.Also, we do have this padding here, that is adjustable up and down, the arms here, to help protect the frame of your bike to make sure no scratches or abrasions get to it.



Saris Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek 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 the rack. Let's go take a closer look here. This is a pretty unique bike rack, when it comes to the hanging style. Now, if you want to gain rear hatch access with all four bikes attached, normally you would have to buy a model that you can swing out away from the vehicle to do that, because most of the hanging style, you'd have to take the bikes off, fold it down and then you can tilt it out of the way.With this, this actually glides out of way with all four bikes attached. To get that rear hatch access, to do that we'll come to this trigger here, at the backside, push out, and then we have that access that we need.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today with our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we're gonna be test fitting the Thule upright roof top bike rack, part number TH599000. We already have it installed on our vehicle. We have a bike installed on it as well, so let's go ahead and take a closer look. This is a one bike bike rack that grips your bike by the wheels, so this is great for your carbon fiber bikes like you see here or other style bikes such as kid's bikes or alternate frame bikes.It grips your front tire at two points which is pretty unique, and these two pieces actually lock together on the other side here so it provides superior stability while you travel. At the rear, we're gonna have this strap here that does ratchet into place, and by ratchet, that actually literally ratchets into place. This is adjustable back and for bikes of different sizes and it also has an integrated cable lock at the rear here, although the lock is sold separately.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Outride roof top, bike rack, part number TH561020. We already have a bike installed on our rack. Let's go ahead and closer look and show off some of the features. This is going to grip your bike by the fork mount, so it's going to sit down like you see here. You will have to remove the front wheel. They do have front wheel holders that you can attach to your roof rack as well, that are sold separately.It grips it by the fork mounts here, using this lever, like so.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek we're going to be test fitting the Yakima HoldUp Evo 4-bike platform rack for 2" hitches, part number Y02479-2. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's take a closer look and show off some of the features.This bike is already fat bike capable, able to carry bikes with a tire width up to 5". It also can carry ebikes, road bikes, mountain bikes, and most alternate frame bikes as well. It can tilt away from the vehicle with all four bikes attached. To do that we have this lever here at the front, which is a lot different than the previous model which had the pins that you would have to pull out on one side and one to pull out on this side as well.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Subaru XV CrossTrek we're going to be test fitting the Yakima HoldUp EVO two bike platform rack for 2 inch hitches, part number Y02479. We already have a bike installed on the rack, let's take a closer look and show off some of the features. This can carry a wide variety of bikes. It's already capable to carry a fat bike, like you see here, so you don't have to get any aftermarket parts, like you would with other bike racks. It can also carry e-bikes up to 50 pounds, and has a 50 pound capacity per bike for this bike rack. Like most platform style bike racks, this can tilt away from the vehicle to gain full hatch access.





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