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Platform Bike Rack for Carbon Fiber Bike with 49 Wheel Base that Mounts in 1-1/4 Receiver

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Will this rack work with bikes that have 29” tires and 49” wheelbase?

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I have a solution for you, but the Kuat Transfer 2 # TS02B will only allow a maximum wheelbase of 47", so it will not carry your mountain bike with 29" tires and a 49" wheelbase. In addition to needing a 1-1/4" rack, it looks like you were looking at a wheel mounting rack to protect the frame of your bike; when you take those three factors into consideration you really only have 2 choices as to what you can use.

Have a look at the Swagman Semi 2.0 2 Bike Platform # S64686 and the Rhino-Rack Dual Trekker 2 Bike Platform Rack # RRRBC048. Rhino-Rack has a little bit more of a reputation for durability, where Swagman is known for their sleek designs, durability and good looks. Because, the Swagman provides 8" clearance from the back of your vehicle to the hitch pin hole when folded up, you don't have to worry about it damaging your bumper if it bangs up against it; the Rhino-Rack Dual Trekker sits extremely close to the bumper when folded up with only 3" of clearance between the hitch pin hole and the nearest part of the rack, so it may either not fit or rub against the bumper when folded up.

Because of the clearance that you're going to get as well as the great looks, I recommend going with the Swagman Semi 2.0 # S64686. I've attached some video reviews of both of these racks for you to have a look at so you can see more about them and how they operate that you may find helpful.

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Erik B


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