Carrying Two Large Bikes on a 2017 Fiat 500L

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I am about to purchase the Thule Raceway 2 Pro bike rack for my 2017 Fiat 500L. Can you confirm that is the correct bike rack for my car? Also can I put two kind of large bikes on this rack? boardwalk bikes?

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The Thule Raceway PRO, part # TH9001PRO, is confirmed to fit your 2017 Fiat 500L. The rack will handle large bikes as long as they aren't too heavy. It can handle bikes up to 35 pounds each. You also probably need a bike frame adapter bar like the Swagman Deluxe, part # 64005. This creates the horizontal tube to hang the bikes from to keep them level if the bikes don't have that bar.

If your bikes are too heavy for the Raceway PRO then I recommend adding a trailer hitch receiver to your Fiat because all trunk mount racks max out at 35 pounds per bike. In this case use the Draw-Tite hitch, part # 24969, which is a fit on your vehicle. Then, since the Fiat is going to be rated for very low hitch capacity as well I recommend the Saris Freedom EX, part # SA4412F, for a rack because it's only 27 pounds itself but has a capacity of 60 pounds per bike. You should verify the tongue weight capacity of your Fiat because you need to make sure the weight of the rack and both bikes doesn't exceed it.

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