Recommendation For Bike Rack For 2017 Convertible VW Beetle

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Does the Thule Passage 2 #TH910XT work on a convertible VW Beetle 2017?

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The Thule Passage 2 Bike Carrier, Item # TH910XT, will not work with your convertible 2017 VW Beetle and will only work with a hardtop without a panoramic roof.

To have a bike rack, your best option is to add a hitch specially designed for your car. The Draw-Tite Class I Sport Frame Hitch, Item # 24922, is designed for your convertible and has a 1-1/4 inch receiver so that you could carry a hitch bike rack.

The Swagman XC 2-Bike Platform Style, Item # S64650, is a solid 2 bike rack that secures your bikes at the wheels and frame for a more stable ride. Cushioned hooks adjust to different size bikes, work with a maximum wheel base of 51-1/2 inches, has a total weight capacity of 70-lbs (35-lbs per bike), and maximum tire width of 3.5 inches.

To keep the hitch and bikes secure, I recommend using the Locking Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin for Swagman Hitch Racks, Item # S64029, and safety chain loops with cable lock, Item # e98891, for the bikes.

I have attached additional information and videos for you to check out to assist with your project.

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