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Saris Freedom Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount

Saris Freedom Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount

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Experience the Freedom of transporting 2 bikes of nearly any size or shape with this compact platform rack. It has cradles with cushioned straps that grip your bike frames, sliding wheel trays for different wheelbases, and an anti-rattle hitch pin. Call 800-298-1624 to order Saris hitch bike racks part number SA4412B or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Saris products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Saris Freedom Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Saris Hitch Bike Racks

  • Platform Rack
  • Fixed Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Saris
  • Electric Bikes
  • Heavy Bikes
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Frame Mount
  • Locks Not Included

Experience the Freedom of transporting 2 bikes of nearly any size or shape with this compact platform rack. It has cradles with cushioned straps that grip your bike frames, sliding wheel trays for different wheelbases, and an anti-rattle hitch pin.


Features:

  • Platform bike rack carries 2 bikes using your vehicle's hitch receiver
  • Soft rubber cradles with cushioned straps grip your bikes by the downtubes or top tubes
    • Adjust independently along upright mast to hold bikes of various shapes and sizes
    • Won't scratch or scuff your bike frame
    • Built-in grooves accommodate brake lines and cables
  • Sliding wheel trays let you carry bikes with dierent wheelbases
    • Twist knobs let you adjust wheel trays
    • Ratcheting plastic straps secure bike wheels to trays
  • Upright mast folds down for easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area
  • Shank rise provides extra ground clearance
  • Anti-rattle hitch pin reduces movement of rack in hitch receiver
  • Hitch adapter sleeve converts 1-1/4" shank for use with 2" hitches
  • Durable steel construction with black powder coat is rust resistant
  • Injection-molded plastic wheel trays
  • Compact design allows for simple storage
  • Made in the USA


  • Specs:

    • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class II only) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
    • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
    • Weight capacity: 60 lbs per bike
    • Maximum wheelbase: 48"
    • Maximum tire width: 2-1/4"
    • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to closest wheel tray: 12"
    • Shank rise: 8"
    • Carrier weight: 22.5 lbs
    • Limited lifetime warranty


    Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs - not approved for fifth wheels, motorhomes, or towable campers

    Saris Freedom 2 On Vehicle

    The Freedom gives you the liberty to rapidly load and safely transport 2 bikes of nearly any shape, size, or style on your vehicle's 1-1/4" or 2" hitch. This compact, platform-style rack is easy to use and weighs just 22.5 lbs, so you'll spend more time riding and less time wrestling with the rack or loading and unloading your bikes.


    Pivoting Cradles with Cushioned Straps

    Saris Freedom Cuscino Cradle

    You'll sleep tight knowing that your bikes are lovingly cradled in Saris' patent-pending Cuscinos - or pillows. These pillows are built into the ratcheting straps that hold your bikes by the downtubes or top tubes in the rubber-lined cradles. These straps are specially designed to avoid scratching or scuffing your bike paint during transport. The rubber-lined cradles also have grooves that accommodate brake lines and cables.


    Saris Freedom Adjustable Cradles

    The cradles pivot and slide up and down the central mast. This allows the rack to grab your bike's tube at the perfect angle. Plastic twist knobs secure the cradles in place.


    Adjustable Wheel Trays

    Saris Freedom Wheel Holders

    You can adjust the injection-molded plastic wheel trays along the rack's horizontal arm to accommodate bikes with different wheelbases. These trays secure in place with plastic twist knobs. Ratcheting plastic straps secure your bike's wheels to the trays.


    If you want to carry a fat bike on the Freedom, you can replace the rack's wheel trays with fat bike cradles (SA4419 - sold separately). Or, if you want to carry 2 recumbent bikes, you can replace the horizontal arm with a longer arm (SA4415B - sold separately) that accommodates recumbents with up to 57" wheelbases.


    Folding Mast

    Saris Freedom 2 Folded

    You can fold down the upright mast by pulling a lever at the base. This allows you to easily access your vehicle's rear cargo area, and it means you can leave the rack in your hitch without it interfering with your cargo hatch or backup camera. The compact design also lets you easily store the rack in your garage when it's not in use.


    Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin and Adapter Sleeve

    Saris Freedom 2 Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin and Adapter Sleeve

    The threaded hitch pin helps to prevent the rack from moving and rattling around in your vehicle's hitch receiver. And the included adapter sleeve ensures that Freedom will fit both 1-1/4" and 2" hitches. An anti-rattle hitch lock (SA3022 - sold separately) and cable lock (SA981 - sold separately) are recommended to deter theft of the rack and your bikes.



    4412B Saris Freedom 2 Bike Tray Style Hitch Carrier for 1.25 and 2 Inch Hitches - Frame Mount

    Item # SA4412B

    Installation Details SA4412B Installation instructions


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    Customer Reviews

    Saris Freedom Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - SA4412B

    Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (119 Customer Reviews)

    Experience the Freedom of transporting 2 bikes of nearly any size or shape with this compact platform rack. It has cradles with cushioned straps that grip your bike frames, sliding wheel trays for different wheelbases, and an anti-rattle hitch pin.

    - SA4412B
    by:

    Excellent product. Very easy to put together. Just bought 2 new ebikes. Because they have fenders this is the perfect carrier.


    Comments
    Works great. It’s sturdy and my ebikes with fenders strap in very nicely.
    David - 01/17/2021


    - SA4412B
    by:

    This bike rack isn’t made for a woman to use and the rod with the clamps doesn’t fold out, only forwards and back and is always in the way of putting the bike on. It’s not functional. I’m very unhappy. I am transporting my car to Florida and need it out is return it. This is the second bike rack I’ve been very unhappy with.


    Comments
    Hi Kristina, Thanks for your feedback! For a bike rack that has the frame mounts move out of the way better, I would recommend the Swagman E-Spec Bike Rack, part S94FR . This will make it easier to load your bikes.
    -- Etrailer Expert Tyler M - 03/09/2021


    - SA4412B
    by:

    Thanks so much for this great bike rack! I assembled it fairly easily, it was just as lightweight as I thought it would be, and my two ebikes fit perfectly on it! Plus, it looks great and I love knowing I bought an American made product from a company also in America!



    - SA4412B
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    Hello it took some adjustment to fit two mnts bike, work well i cut the hitch tube shorter by 4 inches, not too much swaying, I like the rack hope the plastic straps hold up. Mark Dupey



    - SA4412B
    by:

    Although I have net transported bikes yet ( picking up 2 bikes later today), I do want to share that purchasing it thru etrailer.com was very easy and it shipped very fast to my home. The Sarris Freedom was extremely easy to put together. It took about 10 minutes, basicly 3 bolts. Its very sturdy yet light, not bulky. Looks easy to store in my garage when not in use. Straps and wheel holders appear to be very well built. Got it on sale and the price was very good. Looking forward to trying it out later when picking up 2 new bikes. I plan on transporting somewhat locally between 5 and 25 miles each way. Initial feeling its a very nice rack.



    - SA4412B
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    Bike rack arrived fast, easy to assemble, looks sturdy. Won't be able to use it for a few weeks, but sure it will be fine.


    Comments
    Much better than the bike racks that the bikes hang on. The bikes are very secure and dont move around at all.
    Kevin - 02/25/2021


    - SA4412B
    by:

    This is an excellent rack. Solid, works well, very good price. Wheel cups not sized for heavy eBikes--you'll need the larger cups, which is a $100 add-on. Still a very good deal but not quite a steal. Customer service at eTrailers is excellent, would gladly do business with them again.



    - SA4412B
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    The bike rack is well made and does a great job holding two bicycles. I was not particularly happy with the assembly instructions. It was difficult to envision how the components went together. Once together, however, I was impressed with the product.



    - SA4412B
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    Easy to install and use. A little awkward with two step through ebikes, but doable.



    - SA4412B
    by:

    Etrailers website was easy to use and the product choices were great. We found the exact product that we were looking for to accommodate our two folding "Bike Fridays". We will use the rack on the back of our Mazda CX-5 and on the front of our Ford F450 pu truck. Your service was outstanding shipping, tracking and delivery. The onsite videos were helpful. Thank you very much. Pics are attached.



    - SA4412B
    by:

    I love my new bike rack, no more laying the bikes down inside my SUV! Well made product easy to assembly. It arrived from etrailer in great condition. Can't wait to get out on the trails.



    - SA4412B
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    I received my Freedom 2 rack yesterday. It took me about 10 minutes to assemble it with no issues at all. This morning, I put the rack on the back of my 2014 Ford Explorer, and began to load my bike. The rack attached easily to my 2" hitch receiver, and when I tightened the bolt, it was a very sturdy and stable fit. I made the adjustments required to mount my bike on the rack, and found that it traveled securely and very stable. My only issue with the Freedom 2 is the hold-down straps on the wheel and tube brackets. I think a better ratcheting system and a better qualitty strap would greatly enhance the unit. Otherwise, I'm very happy with the rack. My carbon fibre hybrid and my grandson's road bikes will be easily transported to wherever we want to ride!


    Comments
    Great Bike Rack! After a year, its as stable and as tight as when it was brand new. I feel very confident when I transport my bikes.
    Doug M - 06/10/2018



    - SA4412B
    by:

    Solid bike rack,stable holds bikes well only complaint is the straps are to short



    - SA4412B
    by:

    My husband put it together with no problems. We love it! It’s built well and very sturdy. Love that it was made in the USA



    - SA4412B
    by:

    The Saris Freedom 2 Platform Rack fits my needs very nicely. It is lightweight, so it is easy to handle, and is plenty strong to hold 2 bikes. The platform format supports the bikes nicely and is convenient to load. etrailer has been very helpful and cooperative with getting me set up with this rack.


    Comments
    I still remember how cooperative etrailer was with me. I use the bike rack rarely, but I did use it to take two bikes up to Oregon recently in order to view the eclipse of the sun. Our motel was about 10 miles from our chosen viewing point, and we rode bikes to get there.The Saris Bike Rack isn’t as convenient to use as some heavier and more expensive racks, but it did the job for me just fine. It gets easier with practise. I am pleased with it and will be using it in the future. I also would point out that the Saris company also was very helpful to me.
    Mike M - 10/27/2017



    - SA4412B
    by:

    We like it, much nicer to transport e-bikes then the the ones that the bikes hang from the frame (also since the wheels are secure, no need to keep wheels from turning with the hanging type)



    - SA4412B
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    etrailer.com is without question, the best website I've ever seen when it comes to product description and installation instructions. The installation videos are incredible. Thanks to the ease and simplicity of the installation videos, I knew I would have absolutely no problem whatsoever doing the work myself...and I was right. You guys are a class act from the young lady who took my order over the phone to the speed of shipping. I've already referred a co-worker to your site...thank you!


    Comments
    Fantastic!!!!
    Abowen - 05/05/2016



    - SA4412B
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    Wish the tire area was flat or wider.



    - SA4412B
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    Good, solid purchase. Does the job.



    - SA4412B
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    Completely inadequate for my application (heavier-than average eBikes; within the weight specifications of this Saris Freedom rack). eTrailer customer service should have advised against this rack, and for one more suitable for the task. But eTrailer did not recommend a more suitable rack. The rail from the hitch receiver to the rack is too long - on my installation, at least eight inches of wobbly lever could be removed and there would still be plenty of clearance between the rack and my vehicle bumper. That cartoonishly-long lever evokes the memory of Archimedes' long lever to move the world - in the case of this Saris Freedom rack, that long lever just makes the bikes and the rack wobble unacceptably. Of course, if the end-user modifies the rack in an attempt to do the design engineering job that was not done in Madison, WI, the lifetime warranty is voided. Replaced this rack with a Thule Easyfold. Way more money, but it does the job because it was designed to do the job.



    - SA4412B
    by:

    This rack was purchased to replace a much heavier 4 bike rack. It is much lighter. Also, the threader mounting bolt is well done resulting in no noise from the mounting when traveling. There are 2 weaknesses which do not recommend the rack. First, the spring loaded pin for holding the vertical bar in place works very poorly resulting in the bar flopping around while loading bikes. More significant is the plastic construction of the brackets for attaching. The ones on the horizontal bar are workable but more difficult to slide than they should be. The ones on the vertical bar are worse. The padding for the frame is fine. But the latching straps and mechanism are awful. You have to adjust the bikes' positions and hardware (petals,etc) to get the brackets as far from everything as possible. Then you can thread the straps where you can closely guide and push them through the latching mechanism. If you try in any limited area, the straps won't be tight and you will just let the bike(s) travel loosely mounted. Fortunately the padding does keep them from getting scratched. Unless the brackets have been redesigned, I would not recommend this rack. I'm keeping the rack because it costs too much to just throw away. I've experimented for a year, so I've gotten everything in a workable position. Even so, it takes twice as long to load and unload bikes as it has on any other rack I've owned in the past 40 years.



    - SA4412B
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    I bought this rack for several reasons, including its price point and light weight. I also like where its designed and made. The American flag on the back is a nice touch. I also wanted a solid platform rack that would hold two bikes securely for long road trips and highway speeds. I didn't see much need for a heavier tilt-away rack since I can easily access the rear of my small hatchback through the back the seats. This hitch is easy to assemble and ready to go in minutes. Its light weight makes it easy to slide into the hitch and the threaded hitch pin holds the rack tight. I also bought a cheap socket wrench and a deep 19mm socket to keep in the car. There is still a small amount of side to side wobble when the bikes are loaded, but not much. You won't notice any wobble when driving unless the road is really rough. Be sure to check out ETrailer's road test video of this rack. This is a good sturdy rack. I also got the hitch strap that Curt recommends to secure the center upright support to the car. I also recommend getting the Saris locking hitch pin and cable combo with matching keys. This rack does not fold up completely because the hitch arm is fixed, but its still light and easy to move around and store. And you could always take the hitch arm off for longer term winter storage. It does take some fiddling to get the tire mounts and drop bar mounts lined up for each bike so if you have four different bikes like I do, you'll find yourself doing that quite often. Eventually I will memorize the locations for each or mark them somehow on the rack. My two large road bikes fit like a glove but I could see there being some difficulty with getting seats and handle bars to clear sometimes, which means more time fiddling with the mounts when loading up a friend's bike. I also like how well centered the bikes are and how little side overhang I'm able to achieve, which is also important for long road trips and highway speeds (less drag = better mpg). All of my bikes are well centered and only my big 29" mountain bike with its long wheelbase sticks out to the side much. On the downside, but not for me, it does take some strength to lift the inside bike up and over the center support, and doing so carefully without hitting the back of your car. This could be a problem for some, especially if you have a big heavy townie or mountain bike. This is also dependent on how high your hitch receiver is off the ground. Mine happens to be very low to the ground so I don't have to lift the bikes as high as I would on a larger SUV for example. So other platform racks may be a better choice if you're concerned about lifting your bike up to or over shoulder height just to get it on the rack. To sum it up, the Saris Freedom 2 is a great rack for a good price and I couldn't be happier with my purchase, and for all the great info and advice from the wonderful people at Etrailer.com to make it so easy! Etrailer rocks!



    - SA4412B
    by:

    I bought this bike rack to use on my girlfriend's Jeep Liberty. We chose this model because her hybrid bike has a sloped top tube and when placed on other style racks the front of the bike it very low and the back end is up in the air. With this style it does not matter what type bicycle you have !! We got it adjusted to each of our bicycles in a matter of minutes. It is very well made and such a pleasure to use. I would recommend this to anyone considering a hitch mounted rack. P.S. We had to purchase the hitch extender to clear the spare tire on the back of the Liberty. It also works great.



    - SA4412B
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    - SA4412B
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    This is a great product. It is easy to use. The bikes stay separated and do not bump into each other as they did on our 4 bike hanging rack. It does not require any extra set up for the women's bikes we have which is a real plus. We love that it is made in the USA and that it can be used with a 2" and 1 1/4" hitch. Etrailers were great to deal with.


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