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Saris Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2020 Chevrolet Equinox

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Review of the Saris Hitch Bike Racks on a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox


Hey, everyone. It's Evangeline. And today, we're taking a look at how the Saris SuperClamp platform rack fits on the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox. This is just a quick test fit showing how it works for this vehicle. If you want an in-depth look at the specs, the measurements, dimensions, check out my full review of this bike rack on our product page. So, the first thing about the Saris SuperClamp is this is the HD version.

It's very similar to the EX version. The main difference is just going to be the shank and how it tilts away is different. But other than that, same specs. And on the Chevrolet Equinox, this is going to be an affordable bike rack that can carry a bunch of different types of bikes but still maintain a simple and compact design. So, this tilts away.

If you wanna open up your hatch, you just lift the door up and you can see that there's a good amount of clearance between the pedals, the handlebars because it has that very deep tilt. Now, I do recommend with that though, because it is so deep and because it doesn't sit that high up off the ground, you may be a little bit worried with your heavy bikes coming down. Heavy bikes because this has a 60 pound weight capacity. Awesome because with it being low to the ground, you're only lifting your bikes up about 14 inches off the ground for those electric bikes. But also, carbon fiber frame bikes, even mountain bikes are good with this because it has a front and a rear wheel mount.

Now, when you wanna take the bike off though, you have to start at the straps. So, there's a bunch of different touch points here. It takes a little bit more time compared to your more premium options like the Kuat Sherpa or the RockyMounts MonoRail. So, if that's something that's a big issue for you, then consider those other bike rack recommendations. But this, once you take your straps off, hold onto your bike, press this button, lift that hook up, press this button, push that hook down.

So, it is pretty simple once you get the hang of it. Just takes a little bit of practice. So, once this clamp is down, there we go. We can now take our bike off completely. Now, coming over to the bike rack itself, we're gonna fold it down so that we can fold the bike rack down too. So, hear how this ratchets to secure the bike. There's one. There's two. You can also do your straps. But now, I'm gonna push on this lever, lift up and secure it against the vehicle. Now, the Chevrolet Equinox with its hitch, it sits pretty close to the car. So, sometimes we're worried about hitting the vehicle. But here, there's plenty of space so no worries about that. In fact, you might even be able to open up the hatch with it folded up and that's pretty impressive. If you need to grab your larger items, you can grab them real quick without even having to fold the bike rack down. So, all in all, it doesn't cover your back up camera. Does not cover your license plates. Your taillights are visible. Your back up window, or your rear window is visible. You can see how compact, lightweight and simple this is. The downsides are gonna be that it does take longer for you to put your bikes on as well as to take it off. But it really is just two straps and two clamps. So, definitely something worth considering. I really like to see that it fits well on our Equinox. This was a look at the Saris SuperClamp platform rack on our 2020 Chevrolet Equinox..


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