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Bike Rack Mounting Options for a 2012 Chevrolet Volt


which bike rack would be best for a 2012 chevy volt? there doesnt seem to be a gap to be able to have a trunk bike rack.

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I spoke with my contact at Thule and the Thule Raceway 2 Bike Rack, # TH9001PRO, is confirmed to fit on your 2012 Chevrolet Volt. The top clips will secure to the top edge of the rear hatch door and the bottom clips will secure to the bottom edge of the rear hatch door.

We have a few other options for you as well. You could use the Thule Paceline Roof Mounted Bike Rack, # TH527, with the Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack as long as your vehicle has 4 doors and has no existing roof rails or crossbars. This roof rack includes the 2500 Series Euro Square Crossbars, # DS118B, and the Custom DK Clamps and Pads, # DK316. Be sure you check your owners manual and verify the weight capacity of your roof. The roof rack option is not available for 2 door models.

You could also look into adding a trailer hitch and using a hitch mounted bike rack. This would by my recommendation. A hitch mounted bike rack will not have any contact with the vehicle and minimize paint damage during trips. You could install the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch, # C11221, and I would recommend one of our most popular bike racks the Thule Helium Aero 2 Bike Rack, TH9042. I have included installation instructions for the hitch and bike rack and a demonstration video of the bike rack for you to check out.

If you plan on carrying any womens or childrens bikes, then I would also recommend the Thule Adapter Bar, # TH982XT, to carry the bikes safely. You may also want the Softride Soft Velcro Tie Down, # SR18679 to secure your bike wheels to the bike frame to keep them from hitting the back of your vehicle while driving.

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