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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Using A 4 Bike Carrier On A 1-1/4
  • I have an adapter that will allow for you to use a 2" bike rack on a 1-1/4" hitch receiver, however, the Replacement Aluminum Hitch Adapter Sleeve for Saris part # SA3032 is designed for a 2" receiver. In order to mount your Saris Bike Porter Bike Rack on a 1-1/4" hitch receiver, you will need to use an adapter like the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter part # C45785. However, the maximum number of bikes allowed to be hauled on a Class I hitch receiver is 2 and your tongue weight will...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Chevy Volt to Carry E-Bike Plus 25 lb Bicycle
  • Best solution I have for you is the Saris Freedom SuperClamp part # SA4025F. Not too many racks are rated for use with the heavier E-bikes but this rack has a 60 lb per bike capacity so it would work great with yours. What really helps though is that this rack only weighs 30 lbs which is incredibly lightweight. So the weight of this rack plus your e-bike gives you 85 lbs total. That means you have exactly 25 lbs left of your 110 hitch capacity so this would be perfect.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Using a Kuat NV1 With a 2 Inch Shank on a 2009 Mini Clubman
  • I have a solution for you, but for the 2009 Mini Clubman, there is only a single Curt Class I hitch, part # C11387 available for your vehicle. I've included a link to our installation tips to help your install go as smoothly as possible. You'll need to trim the fascia with tin snips like part # ALL836149 To use your existing Kuat NV1, you'll need to use a hitch adapter like part # HTAD, but this will reduce your hitch's tongue weight capacity by 50% to only 100 pounds, rendering it...
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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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  • 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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  • Is the Saris Freedom 4-Bike Platform Bike Rack a Good Bike Rack
  • Saris makes a good rack and the Freedom SuperClamp # SA4026, 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 with...
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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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  • 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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  • Is There a Maximum Ceiling Height for the Saris Cycle Glide Bike Storage System, Ceiling Mount
  • I spoke with my contact at Saris and they do not have a certain maximum ceiling height listed for the Cycle Glide Bike Storage System # SA6020. To determine if the storage system will work well with your ceiling height, you can take the height measurement of your bike and add 6 inches, for the height of the system. This will help you determine how far down off the ceiling your bike will hang. There is not a recommended way to drop the system to a more reachable height. The tracks...
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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 Mount Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Audi A7
  • The Saris Bones bike racks have been confirmed to fit your 2015 Audi A7. At this time these are the only trunk mount bike racks listed as a fit for this vehicle. I have attached a link to our fit guide page that shows all of the trunk mount bike racks that fit your vehicle. The Saris Bones 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. If...
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  • What is the Lightest 4-Bike Platform Style Bike Rack for a 2014 Tesla Model S with EcoHitch
  • For your 2014 Tesla Model S with EcoHitch # 306-X7201 the lightest 4-Bike rack (that is sort of a hybrid between a platform rack and a hanging rack) is the BikeWing # B01458. It weighs just 41 pounds. It holds the bikes at the wheels only and will accept bikes with wheelbases from 22 inches to 50 inches. I have linked a video review of this rack for you. For a more traditional rack the Saris Freedom SuperClamp # SA4026 you mentioned would be the lightest at 63 pounds. I have linked a...
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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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  • 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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  • 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 Saris Bones 2 Bike Trunk-Mount Carrier # SA805 Fit a 2013 Toyota Camry SE
  • I checked the Saris Fitguide and their Bones 2 Bike Trunk-Mount Carrier # SA805 is a confirmed fit for the 4-door Toyota Camry SE. Written installation instructions and a review video are included for your reference. The Bones 2 uses an arched base to allow it to clear most trunk-mount spoilers and offers a 35-lb-per-bike weight capacity. The Bones 2 carries a limited lifetime warranty and is USA-made. Saris also offers a number of accessories for their rack, including wheel straps,...
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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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  • 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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  • Comparing Installation of Saris Bones 3 To Yakima and Thule Trunk Mounted Rack on 2008 Lexus IS 250
  • I can help answer the questions you have about the Saris Bones 3 # SA801. You are correct that the plastic ratcheting cradles will make attaching the bike to the rack easier than the rubber straps. Typically the rubber will stretch easier in warmer climates and loosen up after repeated use. You are also correct that because they are plastic they have a higher chance of breaking especially in colder weather conditions. We haven't heard of any cases of the buckle breaking or coming...
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  • Rear Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2005 Toyota RAV4
  • I have some great solutions for you but since the 2005 Toyota RAV4 has a rear mounted spare tire you will not be able to use a trunk mount bike rack like the Saris Bones # SA805. What you can do is use a spare tire mounted bike rack. There are several options that will fit your RAV4 and I have included a link to them for you. If you like the Saris line, the Freedom # SA999TB will fit. This rack is unique in that it is the only spare tire mounted platform style rack that we carry....
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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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