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  • Spare Tire Mount Bike Racks for a 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited with Backup Camera
  • The Hollywood Racks SR1, # HRSR1, fits around the spare tire on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (JL) and thus would only block the backup camera when loaded. The same goes for the Malone RunWay # MPG2148. There is a high probability that you could use your swing-away rack with hitch # C13392 or # 76104 assuming you are using the stock spare tire size. On your Jeep the hitch receiver opening will be just about flush with the bumper which will be directly above it with maybe a 1 inch...
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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 # SA805BL. 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Wheel-Mount 2-Bike Platform Rack for Class 1 Hitch on 2006 Toyota Prius
  • The Saris SuperClamp EX 2 Bike Platform Rack # SA4025F will fit 2-inch (Class III) hitches and also 1-1/4-inch (Class II) hitches but it will NOT fit a Class I hitch even though it is the same 1-1/4-inch size. The reason is that Class I hitches usually have a welded-in stop to prevent use of any accessory that is not rated as Class I. This helps to avoid accidental overloading of the hitch. You are absolutely right that there are heavier racks like the Thule EasyFold # TH903202 that...
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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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  • How Long is the Saris Hitch Tite Threaded Anti-Rattle Lock
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled Saris hitch lock # SA3022. The pin itself from under the bolt head to the end of the pin is 4-1/4 inches. But when the lock is installed the usable span is only 3-1/4 inches. If this is not long enough I recommend going with the regular threaded pin you have to secure the rack in the hitch. Then use a cable lock, # SA981, to secure the rack and bikes to the hitch by routing the cable through the safety change loops on the hitch. I linked a video...
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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 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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  • What is the Diameter of the Saris Hitch Pin Lock SA3022
  • Good news! I was able to go out to our warehouse and get the dimensions you were looking for. The diameter of the smooth part of the hitch lock is 3/8th of an inch and the diameter of the threads were 1/2 inch. I recommend the Let'sGoAero # SHP2082 for an upgraded locking hitch pin for the Kuat Sherpas S101 and S103. This lock is beefier than the supplied one and fits both 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches with a usable hitch pin span of up to 3-3/16 inches, and 3/8 inches diameter for the...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mount Bike Racks to Deter Theft
  • So sorry your bike was stolen! The Saris Freedom SuperClamp EX # SA4025F 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...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for RadCity Step-Thru Electric Commuter Bike
  • The Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount # SA4412B is compatible with bikes up to 60 lbs. Unfortunately your bike is just over that, so I recommend the Thule EasyFold XT 2 Electric Bike Platform Rack # TH903202 which is compatible with bikes up to 65 lbs and will not require any adapter bar. This will fully secure your bike by the frame and allow you to easily load your bike as well. It has many features the other bike carriers do not, so I've attached...
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  • Quality Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for 4 New Mountain Bikes with Disc Brakes
  • The Saris Glide EX 4 Bike Rack, # SA774, is a very nice rack. It has some unique features like the arms that remain level when the rack is tilted away from the vehicle and the removable arms for ease of storage. This rack will fit in a Class II or larger hitch. Another 4 bike rack I would have you consider is the Yakima HoldUp, item # Y02443, along with the Plus 2 Adapter for HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier, 2 inch Hitches, item # Y02446. This rack is a wheel mount style for ease of loading and...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Hitch Adapter Recommendation for 2008 Subaru Forester to Carry Bike Rack
  • I have a solution for you, but we do not offer any trailer hitches with a 2 inch hitch receiver for your 2008 Subaru Forester. All of the trailer hitches we offer for your vehicle are Class II trailer hitches with 1-1/4 inch receivers. The only way to carry your bike rack with a 2 inch shank is to use a hitch adapter. The downside to using an adapter is that it will reduce the tongue weight capacity of your trailer hitch by 50 percent. The trailer hitch I recommend for your Forester...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack Which Can Hold Medium Sized Genze Ebike
  • I can absolutely help you find a bike rack that will transport your Genze Ebike. The most budget minded rack that will work with your Genze Ebike, and the one I highly recommend for you, is the Saris Freedom # SA4412B, which has a weight capacity of 60 lbs per bike and wheelbase limit of 48", both of which are in the range of your Genze. The Freedom can be used with either a 1-1/4" or 2" hitch, folds down for access to your cargo area, and is a full 12" from the center of the hitch pin...
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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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  • Distance Saris Freedom SuperClamp EX 4025F Adds to Vehicle Folded Up and Down
  • When the Saris Freedom Superclamp EX 2 # SA4025F is folded down it will measure 27 inches from the hitch pin hole to the furthest point out on the rack. When folded up the distance is then 18 inches. You'd need to measure out both those distances from your hitch pin hole out to know how much room you'd have for your garage clearance. We try to add as much relevant info and dimensions as we can for bike racks and I agree this should be on all product pages! This measurement isn't asked...
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  • Saris Freedom Bike Rack Compatibility With 4 Inch Wide Fat Bike Tires And Electric Bike
  • The Saris Freedom SuperClamp EX2 # SA4025F will work for bikes with up to a 4-1/2 inch wide tire. If you have tires over 4-1/2 inches then you will also need the Fat Tire Adapter Kit for Saris Freedom Bike Racks # SA4419 compatible with tires up to 5 inches wide. Standard tires will fit fine in either holder. Another option is the Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack for Fat Bikes # SA4412B-FB which can accept bikes with tires up to 5 inches wide. Either of these options will support...
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  • Saris Freedom SuperClamp 2 vs Kuat Sherpa 2.0: Which is Easier to Lift Bike Onto
  • To load the inside bike on the Saris Freedom Superclamp # SA4025F you would not necessarily need to lift the bike vertically over the tilted arms. What you can do is lift the bike up high enough to get on the wheel cradles but instead angle the bike in and push it to the side far enough that the back tire clears the other arm of the rack. Then you can bring it back to the other side and center it on the rack and fit the cradles. On the other hand the Kuat Sherpa # SH12G might be a slightly...
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  • Mounting Saris Bones 3 Bike Carrier Trunk Mount to 2016 Mazda CX-5
  • I spoke with my contact at Saris and he confirmed that for your 2016 Mazda CX-5, the proper mounting location of the lower feet on the Saris Bones 3 Bike Carrier # SA801BL is in the rear license plate well. I have attached an image with a different model Bones Bike Carrier on a CX-5, but the fitment is the same.
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  • Differences Between the Saris Freedom SuperClamp and the Saris Freedom SuperClamp EX
  • The Saris Freedom SuperClamp EX, part # SA4025F is the upgraded version of the existing Saris Freedom Superclamp. This rack is a SuperClamp, using a wheel clamping system instead of a frame clamp. Based on consumer feedback, the Saris Freedom Superclamp EX integrates several of the accessory parts that originally were not included in the SuperClamp's initial offering. Specifically, it adds integrated bike and hitch lock features, plus an upgraded weight capacity.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for 2015 Audi A3 Convertible
  • I have just the trunk mounted bike rack for your 2015 Audi A3 convertible. Check out the Saris Bones. This rack is available in a 2-bike version, # SA805BL, and a 3-bike version, # SA801BL. There are also several different colors available that can be seen on the fit guide page that I linked for you. At this time these are the only trunk mount bike racks listed as a fit for your vehicle. If you will be carrying any women's, children's or alternative frame bikes that lack the traditional...
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  • Which Trailer Hitch Fits 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL
  • For your 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL the Curt trailer hitch part # C13153 is a confirmed fit and will work well for you. It is a 2 inch hitch with plenty of capacity at 6,000 lb total trailer weight. The non-XL versions of the Santa Fe in 2019 require the part # C13195 instead.
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  • Saris Freedom Superclamp 4 SA4026 vs SA4026F EX Comparison
  • Biggest difference is the part # SA4026F has redesigned wheel trays and a few different aesthetic changes like noticeably less yellow. The new trays fit tires up to 4-1/2 inches wide whereas the older # SA4026 only fits tire widths up to 3 inch.
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  • Will Saris Bones Trunk Bike Rack Fit a 2010 Honda CR-V
  • I checked with Saris and they do recommend their Bones part # SA805BL as a fit for your 2010 Honda CR-V. The feet of the rack would rest on the portion of the trunk that is right below the license plate. For a similar trunk rack install check out the video I attached. 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 top tube on your bikes...
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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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  • Is the Saris Freedom 4-Bike Platform Bike Rack a Good Bike Rack
  • Saris makes a good rack and the Freedom SuperClamp # SA4026F, is no exception. We only recently started carrying Saris racks which is why you do not see a lot of information presently on our site. It is a newer rack in the Saris lineup coming on the heels of the regular Freedom rack # SA4414B. The main difference is that the Freedom SuperClamp holds the bikes at the wheels which is the best way to carry bikes with carbon frames and/or wheels and bikes with step through frames. Bikes...
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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 # SA4026F 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 three...
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  • Best Hitch Mounted Bike Rack to Carry a Womens Electra Beach Cruiser with Fenders
  • If I had to guess I'd say the person who told you not to get a hanging rack said so because you have a women's bike that doesn't have the straight cross tube to hang the bike from. And they'd be right to say so. On the other hand, the person who told you not to get a platform rack probably sees your bike has fenders, which will conflict with a lot of them. And they'd also be right. So there's good reason to be confused. I recommend a platform rack. More specifically, one that holds...
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