Best Bike Rack for Carrying 2 Electra Townie Bikes on a 2006 Mercedes Benz ML350

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Thanks for you help with this....we have 2 Electra Townie 7d eq bikes...they have the fenders. Im having a 2 hitch put on my car but Im having a little trouble figuring out the best bike rack. thanks for any advice.

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The unique design of Electra Townies makes it a little challenging to pick out a hitch mounted bike rack. The shape of the frame doesn't allow them to fit on a hanging rack well and the fenders can interfere with some platform racks.

A great option is the Saris Freedom EX, part # SA4412F, because it can handle the weight of a Townie, which tend to be on the heavy side. The Saris EX holds bikes by the frame and has adjustable clamps so it can handle the Townie's unique shape.

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