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  • Recommended Bike Carrier For 2015 Honda CR-V
  • There are a couple different style bike racks that may work for you. You stated you want a bike rack that goes behind your CR-V and not on the roof. We offer trunk mount bike racks and the other style bike rack we offer would be a hitch-mounted bike rack. The trunk mount bike rack I recommend is the Saris Bones 2 Bike Carrier, part # SA805. This is an easy bike rack to put on and take off the rear of your CR-V. It uses 6 straps to secure it to the back of the vehicle and has an...
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  • How to Carry a Womens Bike with the Saris Bones 2 Bike Rack
  • All you would need is an adapter bar to carry a women's bike with the Saris Bones 2 Bike Rack part # SA805BL. An adapter bar like the part # 64005 would attach to the seat post of your bike and at the steering stem to provide a horizontal attachment point for the bike rack. Check out the review video I attached for this product as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Platform Bike Rack for a Step-Through Frame Bike and 2014 Subaru Forester
  • First, highway driving should actually be less stressful on the rack than surface road driving because there tends to be less curves, bumps, pot holes, and other similar things you would find on the streets. Any of the racks you are interested in should have no issues on the freeway. Stability: platform bike racks are going to move around. This is because of their design. You have long platforms extending out from the center of the hitch with weight on them. There is going to be some...
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  • Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for Electric Bikes with Fenders
  • Since you have fenders on your bikes I would not recommend a wheel mount bike rack like the # SA4025. Instead I would recommend the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider part # HR1450E that grabs the bikes by the frames and would not interfere with the fenders.
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  • Will the Saris Bones Trunk Mount Bike Rack Fit a Honda CR-V
  • I you can tell me the year of your Honda CR-V I can make some specific recommendations. If it is a model that has a spare tire mounted on the back then we do have some spare tire racks that are likely to fit. And for models that do not have a rear mounted spare tire I am sure that we have trunk mount racks that will fit. The Saris Bones bike rack, # SA805, is listed as a fit from Saris for the 2012 to 2014 Honda CR-V. These models did not have the spare tire mounted on the back. I have...
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  • Best 4- or 5-Bike Rack for Curt 2 Inch Trailer Hitch on a 2016 Toyota Sienna
  • I can help you find the best bike rack for your family's bikes on your 2016 Sienna. First thing we know about the 2 inch Curt Hitch # C13105 is that the clearance from the center of the pin hole to the edge of the bumper is 4-1/2 inches. This will come in handy when selecting the best rack for you. Between the two Thule 5-bike racks, I would recommend the Thule Apex # TH9026 over the Vertex # TH9030XT because of the distance between the bike racks arms being 12-1/4, which will allow...
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  • Will Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier Interfere With Back up Sensors On 2017 Subaru Forester
  • When you use any hitch mounted accessory like a bike or cargo carrier in your trailer hitch, it will likely set the backup sensors off. If the rack does not set the sensors off, the bikes probably will. You may have a setting that allows you to mute the sensors when you are carrying bikes. When choosing any accessory for your Forester you want to make sure you have enough clearance at the back of the vehicle. I have attached a helpful article that explains how you can measure to make...
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  • 4-Bike Rack to use on the Back of Travel Trailer RV
  • At the rear of a trailer or RV the ride quality is very rough when compared to the ride quality at the rear of a passenger vehicle. Reason being the suspension isn't as sophisticated and there is a longer distance between the rear axle and the rear of the trailer which exaggerates the movement of the trailer when hitting bumps. Because of that only a few bike racks were designed to be reinforced enough for that type of use. We do have a somewhat similar 4 bike rack we have the Lets Go...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for Best Ground Clearance
  • The rack that would give you the best ground clearance and bike wheel protection would be the Saris Freedom part # SA4414B. This rack has an angled shank that angles up soon after the shank exits the hitch opening. The bikes are also loaded higher and higher as you get further away from the back of the vehicle, whereas the other racks don't have that feature. Where you will see ground clearance issue the most will be the portion of the rack that exits the hitch opening. On the # HR1400...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mount Bike Racks to Deter Theft
  • So sorry your bike was stolen! The Saris Freedom SuperClamp # SA4025 would be my choice because of the integrated stainless steel cable lock. It will secure your bike to the rack to deter theft. See the included video at the 3:55 mark. The Yakima HoldUp # Y02443 (see Yakima video at the 2:09 mark) and Thule T2 Classic # TH9044 platform bike racks are quite nice too. In addition to any of these bike racks, I would recommending getting a Deadbolt cable lock # CAB-10. The lock can...
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  • Trunk-Mount 2-Bike Rack for 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback
  • For the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Saris has not yet completed test fits to confirm compatibility of their Bones 2 trunk-mount carrier # SA805BL. The rack DOES fit the 2017 coupes and sedans so odds are good it will also work on the hatchback; this just has not been confirmed. Thule has not confirmed trunk rack fits on the 2017 Civic hatchback at this time either but Yakima does show their Fullback 2 # Y02634 and Halfback 2 # Y02636 as confirmed fits. Videos for both are included for you.
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  • Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 GLA 250
  • We have a trunk mounted bike rack that has been confirmed to fit your 2015 Mercedes GLA that has a spoiler, but the Saris Bones that you referenced is not the correct one. Instead you would want the Hollywood Racks Over the Top part # HRF2 as it has been confirmed to fit you vehicle. I attached a review video for you to check out as well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Swagman Easy-Out...
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  • Can you Open the Trunk when the Saris Bones 2 Bike Carrier is Installed on a Mazda CX-5
  • If you need truck access often, I have a solution for you, but bike rack manufacturers do not recommend opening the rear hatch or trunk with a bike rack installed. The door hinges are not designed to hold the extra weight and the rear door could come down on whoever is underneath. There is also a chance that the bike rack could fall off and scratch the paint. If you need to access the trunk often, I suggest a hitch mounted bike rack which can fold down, giving you access to open the...
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  • Comparing the Yakima KingJoe and Saris Bones Bike Racks for a 2013 Honda Fit
  • I recommend the Saris Bones 2 Bike Rack, # SA805, for your 2013 Honda Fit. This bike rack has been confirmed to fit your vehicle and the injection-molded plastic construction makes it a great lightweight bike rack. At almost 10 lbs, this bike rack is easy for anyone to install or uninstall. It also has a weight capacity of 35 lbs per bike. I have attached a review video of this bike rack for you to check out. The Yakima KingJoe 2 Bike Rack, # Y02619, is also a quality bike rack. Personally,...
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  • Comparing Saris, Thule and Swagman Platform Style Hitch Bike Racks for 2011 Honda Element
  • The three platform-style hitch bike racks you referenced, the Saris Freedom 2 # SA4412B, the Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT and the Swagman XTC-2 # S64670, differ in a few key features and the nature of your particular bikes may help you determine which is the best match for you. First, let's talk weight. The Saris Freedom 2 weighs 22-1/2-lbs, the Thule Doubletrack about 42-lbs and the Swagman XTC-2 about 28-lbs. If you intend to install and remove the rack often this may be a consideration. In...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Carrier for a 2015 Subaru Forester and 1 Road Bike and 1 Fat Bike
  • First, if your 2015 Subaru Forester does not have a trailer hitch I recommend installing a Class III hitch, # 75876. The 2 inch receiver will afford you more bike carrier options. Then for a bike carrier I recommend the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider # HR1450-FB which comes with the wheel cradles for fat bikes that will accept tires up to 5 inches wide so it will work with both tire sizes on your bikes. Or another option is to use the regular Sport Rider, # HR1450, and then add the fat...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack For 2017 Honda Civic Coupe
  • We only have one bike rack that will fit your 2017 Honda Civic Coupe EX-T. It is the Saris Bones and is available in 2 bike like the # SA805BL or 3 bike like # SA801BL. It is a very simple design and yet the beauty is in its simplicity. It is injection-molded plastic so it is durable and rustproof. It has rubber feet and vinyl coated hooks so it won't scratch your car's finish. It also separated the bikes on different levels. It is available in different colors too (black, gray, yellow,...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack that is Easy to Load a Woman's Townie Bike
  • Platform style bike racks are easier to load. The Saris Freedom # SA4412B does have a significant rise in the shank that makes the platform higher up than other platform style racks (8 inches from the top of the receiver opening to the bottom of the tray portion of the rack). But the rack is light weight, only 22-1/2 pounds, and would work well for you. I have included a link to a video review of this rack for you.
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  • Can Saris Freedom SuperClamp EX Fit 29 Inch Mountain Bike Wheels?
  • The Saris Freedom SuperClamp EX 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount # SA4025F will fit your 29 inch mountain bike tires. I reached out to my contact at Saris to confirm and the clamp will not be an issue. It will fit and secure your bike properly.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack that Will Allow Rear Hatch to Open on a 2015 Honda CR-V
  • I do have a solution for you but when using a trunk mount bike rack such as the Saris Bones # SA801 or any other trunk mount carrier you will not be able to open the rear hatch on your 2015 Honda CR-V. There are a couple of reasons for this: The hinges aren't designed for the extra weight so it could fall. The hooks of trunk mount bike racks are meant to install with the trunk/hatch closed. When opening the trunk/hatch it will pinch the hooks and can bend the metal of the vehicle....
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  • Will 27.5 Bike Tires Fit the Saris Thelma Bike Rack
  • I did some checking and it looks like the Saris Thelma # SA4239B is only going to work with 700c, 26 inch, and 29 inch tires so it is not a match for your 27.5 inch tires. I recommend using the Kuat Transfer, # TS03G, which works with bike tires from 20 to 29 inches. It also does not touch the bike frames at all. I have linked a video review of this rack for you.
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  • Tilting Bike Rack for a 2016 Toyota Highlander with Factory Shallow Trailer Hitch
  • I have the perfect bike rack for your 2016 Toyota Highlander with factory trailer hitch that is a bit shallow. Take a look at the Softride Element, # SR26248. It will fit whether the hitch has a 2 inch receiver opening or a 1-1/4 inch. The beauty part is that either way the hitch pin hole is near the end of the shank. With this bike rack you can tilt it out with or without the bikes loaded so you can open the rear hatch. I have linked a video showing how it works on a similar vehicle.
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  • Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe
  • Sounds like a trunk rack would be your best option. These are great for occasional use and they don't make you install a trailer hitch to install either. The Saris Bones 2 part # SA805 has been confirmed as a fit and would work well on the 2015 BMW 428xDrive Gran Coupe if you end up getting it. 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 Frame Adapter Bar # UB01 to provide a horizontal...
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  • Recommended Trunk Mount Bike Rack that Won't Scratch or Dent 2015 Mercedes-Benz 300C
  • Let me begin by saying that anytime you have a piece of equipment strapped to the painted finish of a vehicle, the potential for scratches or dents exists, no getting around it. This being said, the risks can be minimized by putting as little weight as possible on the racks and by observing the racks weight capacity, by installing the rack exactly as described in the instructions, and by keeping the surfaces where the rack and vehicle touch absolutely clean. A good coat of quality car...
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  • Will the Saris Traps Fork-Block Bike Rack Hold Through Axle Bikes
  • Saris Traps Fork-Block # SATRK34-BLK3 is designed to hold bikes with 9mm axles but not through axle bikes but we do have several truck bed bike racks that will accept through axle bikes, see link. One of the more popular options is the Kuat Dirtbag # DRT15. I have included a link to a video of this product for you.
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  • Recommendation for a Lightweight 4-Bike Carrier
  • Our lightest 4-bike carrier is the Saris Bike Porter 4-Bike Rack, # SA404B, at 23-1/2 lbs. This is an entry-level bike rack with basic features. This bike rack will fit Class II and higher trailer hitches and you can add a hitch lock, # SA3022, and a cable lock, # SA981. Another bike rack that you may be interested in is the Hollywood Racks Traveler 4-Bike Rack, # HR8500. This is a more economical option, but it does come with anti-sway cradles to keep the bikes from moving when you...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for 2-Bikes on a 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid with Spoiler
  • The only 2-bike trunk mounted rack that will fit your 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid with spoiler is the Hollywood Racks # HRF2. We typically recommend a fresh wash and wax before installing any trunk rack. It is important that the rack be installed securely to reduce bouncing or movement, which causes scratches. But honestly it is the nature of the location of the rack and the elements it encounters while on the road. Dirt and debris will get caught by the rack and then rub against your paint....
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  • Which Trunk Mount Bike Carriers Fit a 2015 Honda CR-V LX Model
  • Currently, only 2 Saris trunk mount bike racks will work with a 2015 Honda CR-V. They are # SA805 (2 bike carrier) and # SA801 (3 bike carrier) and the weight capacity is 35 pounds per bike. Please note that when installing either of these bike carriers, you will need the Hatch Hugger # SA3035. They replace the lower hooks or place the lower hooks inside the trunk. Thule and Yakima hasn't been a confirmed fit as of yet, but a few of the Hollywood trunk mount bike racks have been confirmed....
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  • Availability of Saris Traps Fork-Mount Bike Carrier for Single Bike
  • We do indeed offer a single track version of the Saris Traps bike carrier system that can be used with their Fork Mount Bike Carrier # SATR1BLK. Saris offers a 47-inch single track, part # SATRK14. A shorter 35-inch Triple Track is also available, part # SATRK33. If you want to choose a complete system you might consider # SATRK33-BLK3, which consists of a 35-inch triple track and three fork blocks. No 2-block version is offered. Since this system is not vehicle-specific you will...
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  • Platform 4-Bike Rack Comparison, Thule T2 vs. Saris Freedom SuperClamp vs. Kuat NV
  • All three of the bike racks you mentioned are great options. Since you mentioned ease of installation I would recommend going with the lightest option of the three as that will make the biggest difference there. The Freedom SuperClamp part # SA4026-FB weighs in at 63 lbs, the T2 part # TH9044-TH9046 weighs 85 lbs, and the NV part # NV22G-NA22G weighs 82 lbs. Between those three I would go with the SuperClamp because it is considerable lighter than the other two. But honestly these...
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