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Saris Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2022 Toyota Tundra

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Review of the Saris Hitch Bike Racks on a 2022 Toyota Tundra

Hi, everyone. Aiden here with Today we're taking a look at the Saris SuperClamp HD on our 2022 Toyota Tundra. The Saris SuperClamp is a platform style bike rack, holding the bike by the tires. That's gonna mean zero frame contact, making it good for carbon frame and alternative frame bikes, and with a 60 pound weight capacity, good for E bikes too. This one especially, I feel like, holds the bike really well.

We've got the two hooks on each wheel, as well as the wheels being in these cradles, and held down with a strap. That's gonna just give more contact. It is more things to handle and get your bike secured with, but it results in a much stronger hold with little to no movement within the rack. You do have the ability to tilt this whole bike rack away with the bikes loaded, and that will give us access to the tailgate. We've got a pin and retaining clip underneath, you can just pop out, and then with your hands on the bike rack just push that foot pedal, and tilt the whole thing down.

And then, this will let us open up the tailgate completely and gain access to the bed of our truck. So, if we need something back here but we have this bike rack in the hitch, we don't have to get it removed. And, even if we have it loaded up with bikes we don't have to get those taken off. Then, we can just push this whole thing back into place, and re secure that pin clip underneath. We've also got integrated cables, right here on the trays, that will run back and lock up in the center here.

So, we can run those through our bikes, and make sure that the bikes are locked to the rack. Now, I'll actually get the bike unloaded here. We can do that by pressing in this gray button on the side of each cradle, and pulling out that ratched-in strap. And then, we can undo the hooks. Pressing this gray button to undo the hooks, and this one to undo the arm and open that up.

We'll have that on either side, and with those arms fully opened we've got a pretty clear path to get the bike removed and set to the side. I will say, it would be nicer if those arms opened up even more, for our mountain bike with the wide wheel base and larger tires. It is a little bit more cramped getting it out of there, but, you saw it wasn't too bad overall. Definitely better than bike racks that have a mass in the center here, because that's just a bigger obstacle to work around. And then, these fold down. And I always like to replace the straps in our cradle here, just so they aren't freely moving around. And from here, let's get some measurements. We'll start off with our ground clearance. At the back end, at the lowest point, we're getting 21 and a half inches of clearance, which should be plenty. I don't think you'll have to worry about that here with your truck. And then, our overall distance added to the back is gonna be sitting right at 31 inches. That's not too bad either, but if we wanna leave this in the hitch between rides, we can make it take up less space when bikes are unloaded by pushing that pedal and folding the whole bike rack upright. It does stick out a fair bit with the shank, but it will condense things down to only add 17 inches now. So, it is much more manageable and less in the way that way. Down at the hitch, we're working with our two inch by two inch receiver tube, and it comes with the locking anti-rattle bolt, keeping things solid and secure in the hitch. That lock is key to like to that lock that we checked out up top earlier, so everything's under one system. And overall, I really like the SuperClamp. It's gonna hold the bikes remarkably well, and because it does stick out so far from the hitch it gives you plenty of clearance for your tailgate, so you don't have to sacrifice that functionality of your vehicle. You can't really say the same for a lot of other bike racks out there, just because a lot of those will just sit closer to the truck. So, if you want that tailgate access, this is gonna be a great way to go. Thanks for watching..

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