Recommended Hitch-Mounted Bike Carrier For 2012 Honda Fit Sport

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Can you recommend bike hitch rack options for a 2012 Honda Fit Sport? The rack needs to have good clearance as there is minimal ground clearance and many racks scrape when going over a curb cut into a parking lot

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The first thing you will want to do is take a simple measurement to make sure you have the clearance at the rear of your 2012 Honda Fit Sport for a hitch-mounted bike rack. I have attached a helpful article you can check out that explains how you can take that measurement.

I recommend the Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Carrier, part # S63360. This is a 2 bike carrier and has a 3 inch rise in the shank when installed in the hitch, which may provide enough clearance as you mentioned you were concerned with. This hitch measures 11

If you are planning on carrying bikes with alternative frames like kids bikes or women's bikes, I recommend using an adapter bar like part # 64005. This attaches between the handlebar stem and the seat post and allows the bike to ride more level in the carrier while providing more ground clearance. I have attached a link to a product review video for this adapter bar.

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