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  • Availability of Bike Rack with Ramp to Carry 75 lb E-Bike
  • The bike rack with the highest weight capacity that has a ramp that can be utilized is the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202 but it can only handle up to 65 lb E-Bikes and I'm not sure if you'd be able to get your bike down that low. We do have the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # HLY74FR which would be able to carry your 75 lb E-Bike but this doesn't have a ramp so you'd have to muscle the bike up to the bike rack. Because of this, the best option for your application is to use a motorcycle...
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  • Will Swagman Chinook Bike Rack Fit on a 2021 Kia Soul
  • As long as you have at least 6" from the center of your hitch pin hole to the bumper on your 2021 Kia Soul you will have no problems using the full functions of the Swagman Chinook # S64683. The 6" is with the rack folded up, but when it's folded down you need at least 12-1/2" which is much more doable. If you don't already have a trailer hitch then the Draw-Tite Class I # 24985 will do the trick (provided you don't have the 1.6L Turbo). We haven't had a chance to install this on a Kia...
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  • Is The Inno Tire Hold 1 Bike Platform Rack Compatible With A Class I Hitch Receiver
  • i checked the specs for the hitch receivers that fit your 2020 Kia Soul. Each of them has a maximum tongue weight of 200 lbs. The Inno Tire Hold 1 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting, part # INH110, will fit your Class I hitch receiver. The rack weighs 43 lbs, which leaves 157 lbs to work with for your bike. This would pose no issues for your Trek Marlin 5. You expressed concern about the safety of this rack, since it only holds your bike by its wheels. You will find that...
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  • Is Removing Swagman XC Bike Rack from 2018 Kia Soul Hitch Difficult
  • Installing a Swagman XC bike rack part # S64650 from the hitch of a 2018 Kia Soul like yours is pretty easy. Basically you have to just remove the threaded hitch pin bolt (requires a wrench) and once it's out you simply just slide the rack out from the hitch. I attached a link to a review video that covers this as well. If you are also needing a hitch I'd recommend the Draw Tite part # 24915 as it's very easy to install, priced great, and is mostly hidden so it looks great too. I attached...
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  • Recommended Hitch Pin Lock For A Yakima OnRamp Bike Rack
  • The anti-rattle hitch pin on the Yakima OnRamp Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bikes - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount # Y36FR is not standard as they all are hitch specific but the lock you're looking for is the Yakima HitchLock for Yakima Hitch Mounted Bike Racks - Same Key System (SKS) # Y07235.
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  • Opening Trunk on 2011 Kia Forte Using The Hollywood Racks Destination
  • On average, the Hollywood Racks Destination Bike Rack Item # HLY94FR has anywhere between 3.5" to 4.5" of clearance from the hatch/rear bumper of most vehicles. This all depends on how exposed your hitch receiver is from the rear of your 2011 Kia Forte. A measurement from the trunk to the end of your bumper can give a better idea of how much total distance there will be to the closest point of the rack. I have added a couple of review videos below showing the use of the rack on various...
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  • Is the Saris SuperClamp HD # SAR44VR a Good Bike Rack to Use with My Lectric 2.0 E-Bike with Fenders
  • I have a great alternative bike rack for your Lectric 2.0 XP 3-inch fat bike. Unfortunately, with your fenders and rear platform, I do not recommend the Saris SuperClamp HD 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches # SAR44VR because the wheel-mount ratcheting hooks will increase the risk of damage or cracking to your fenders during transport. With that being said, the safest way to transport your bike via a hitch is by a frame-mount attachment method. For a great alternative, I recommend the...
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  • Could Hollywood Racks Destination Fit 2018 Kia Sedona with Draw Tite Hitch
  • The Hollywood Racks Destination 4 Bike Platform Rack # HR4000 would be a great bike rack option for your 2018 Kia Sedona that has a Draw Tite 2 inch hitch # 75894 installed. You'd have plenty of clearance for the rack to fit and allow the rear door to open when the rack is folded down.
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  • Does Bike With Step Through Frame Need Bike Rack Adapter on Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack
  • You will not need the Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes # 64005 with the Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitches # S64670. That adapter is normally used for hanging-style bike racks to give bikes with step-through frames a vertical mounting point. However, the XTC-2 does not require it; as you can see by the accompanying photo and review a customer sent in of this rack, they were able to use the XTC-2 with a step-through...
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  • Recommended Platform Bike Rack for Bike With Rear Cargo Rack
  • I have a solution for you, but you're not going to be able to use the Thule Helium # TH44VR on a bike with a rear basket/rack like that installed; you won't be able to use a wheel mounting rack on bikes with fenders or rear racks/baskets unfortunately and even when used in the manner you've described I'm not sure that it's going to provide sufficient holding strength to secure the bike safely. Your best bet, and what I recommend, is going with a frame mounting bike rack like the Swagman...
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  • Will the Yakima RidgeBack 5 Bike Rack fit a Class III Curt Trailer Hitch?
  • The specs of the Yakima Ridgeback # Y02459 does require a minimum distance of 1-1/2 inches the center pinhole to the face of the hitch opening. I contacted Curt and they confirmed that your hitch has a distance of 2-1/2 inches from the center pinhole to the face of the hitch opening, so you are good to go! Also, the distance from center of hitch pin hole to closest part of the Yakima Ridgeback # Y02459 is 9-1/2 inches, so it will give you plenty of clearance to extend beyond that back...
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  • Comparing Swagman XC S64650 & Curt C18084 Platform-Style Hitch Bike Racks
  • Both the Swagman XC # S64650 and Curt C18084 platform-style hitch bike racks will fit the 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch made for your 2011 Kia Soul. Both also fit 2-inch hitches which makes them a good long-term choice for potential compatibility with other vehicles. For the XC you can use hitch and bike lock kit # S64031. This not only locks the rack and your loaded bikes but it also provides anti-rattle duty to eliminate most noise and motion from the rack. Between the two bike racks...
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  • Does Hollywood Racks Trail Rider Include Anti Rattle Hitch Pin
  • The anti-rattle hitch pin is included with the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider part # HR200Z that you referenced. If you wanted to lock the rack to your hitch and then lock your bikes to the rack you would want the part # HRLHPTC which is a hitch pin lock and cable lock.
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  • Is There a Difference Between Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Racks HLY84FR & HLY74FR
  • You're not missing anything at all because the only difference between the two Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE bike racks you mentioned are the hitch receivers they are able to fit: - 1-1/4 Inch (Class II only) & 2 Inch Hitch: Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack # HLY74FR - 2 Inch Hitch Only: Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack # HLY84FR You are correct that the # HLY74FR that fits Class II 1-1/4 inch hitches and 2 inch hitches would indeed provide you more flexibility...
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  • Endcap Recommendation for Yakima Fourtimer When Reduced Down to TwoTimer
  • When you have your Yakima Fourtimer part # Y02469 reduced down to a TwoTimer you could use the replacement endcap/bottle opener part # 8880528 and you'd be set.
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  • What is the Best Bike Rack for Two Evelo Electric Bikes on a 2017 Kia Soul?
  • I have a solution for you, but I can't recommend the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE, part # HLY84FR in this situation. The primary reason for this is that the 2017 Kia Soul only has fitting hitches that are Class I with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. The Sport Rider only has a 2 inch hitch, requiring an adapter that will reduce the tongue weight, our capacity for hauling bikes, by 50%, from 200lbs to 100lbs. The Sport Rider itself weighs 60 lbs, and the lightest of the Evelo models is 55lbs...
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  • Which Trailer Hitch Is Needed To Use Thule 4-Bike Rack On 2018 Kia Soul?
  • In order to use the Thule Hitching Post Pro 4 Bike Rack # TH934XTR on the back of your 2018 Kia Soul, you will need to install a trailer hitch receiver such as EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 306-X7326. I recommend adding Thule Cable Lock w/ One Key System Lock - 6' Long # TH538XT to keep your bikes locked to the bike rack, and Thule Snug Tite Hitch Lock and Anti-Rattle Device # THSTL2 to keep the bike rack locked to your trailer hitch receiver.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack Compatible With Bikes With Front Fenders
  • The Thule T2 Pro XTR 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches # TH83JV is designed to hold the bikes by the wheels. It is not recommended to use on bikes with fenders. For that application I recommend the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # HLY84FR. This carrier has the capacity to carry bikes up to 80 lbs each. Many of our bike carriers are for bikes up to 35 lbs each and many of the bikes with fenders exceed that weight. This carry uses precision-clamping cushioned hooks to hold the frame...
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  • Will Thule Hitching Post Pro Work With Class ll Hitch On 2017 Kia Sportage
  • The Curt Class ll Hitch # C12158 we offer for your 2017 Sportage is capable of carrying 4 bikes. The note about Class l hitches does not apply to the # C12158. The Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR will work with the 1-1/4 inch receiver you have on your vehicle. The bike carrier does have a weight capacity of 35 lbs for each bike. 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...
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  • Recommended 4 Bike Rack And Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2018 Kia Soul Turbo
  • Yes, the Thule Camber 4 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches # TH9056 would fit nicely into the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 306-X7326 which is confirmed to fit your 2018 Kia Soul. The receiver has a max tongue weight of 300lbs as you mentioned, but you will want to check the owner's manual of your vehicle to ensure you never exceed its towing / hauling capacities. The Thule Camber 4 Bike Rack has a tilt feature which allows access to the trunk on your Kia...
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  • Compatibility of Inno INH120 Tire Hold Bike Rack with Class I Trailer Hitch on 2020 Kia Soul
  • Although we do offer Class I compatible bike racks that would work with the Draw-Tite # 24985, I'm sorry to say that the Inno # INH120 Tire Hold isn't one of them. A Class I hitch has a stop welded into it that will prevent the longer shank of a Class II only rated accessory from being slid in far enough for the hitch pin holes to align. This is done to prevent higher rated Class II accessories from being used in the lower rated Class I. The Kuat Transfer, part # KU74FR can handle two...
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  • Can Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Bike Rack Tilt and Allow Rear Hatch of 2015 Kia Soul to Open
  • Yes, since the bottom of the hatch opening on a 2015 Kia Soul starts up considerably higher than other vehicles the tilt feature of the Hollywood Rack Sport Rider SE 4 Bike Platform Rack # HR1400Z would allow the rear door to open if this rack could be used on our vehicle. Since the hitches that fit your Soul are all Class I hitches like the Curt # C11419 which are lower capacity and can only carry up to 2 bikes at a time this 4 bike rack would not work for you. We do have the 2 bike...
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  • Alternative Bike Rack to Kuat NV 2.0 Base for 2020 Kia Sportage
  • The Kuat NV 2.0 Base # BA22B is probably my favorite bike rack that we carry, and part of that is because you can add the extension # BA02B down the road if need be. An alternative option that I like is the Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack # Y02443 which is comparable on all metrics aside from that it can only handle up to 3" wide tires as opposed to 4.8" wide tires like the Nv 2.0 Base. You can eventually add the Plus 2 2-Bike Add-On # Y02446 and then if you want to match all of the lock...
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  • Saris Freedom Bike Rack Compatibility With 4 Inch Wide Fat Bike Tires And Electric Bike
  • The Saris Freedom SuperClamp EX2 # SA4025F will work for bikes with up to a 4-1/2 inch wide tire. If you have tires over 4-1/2 inches then you will also need the Fat Tire Adapter Kit for Saris Freedom Bike Racks # SA4419 compatible with tires up to 5 inches wide. Standard tires will fit fine in either holder. Another option is the Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack for Fat Bikes # SA4412B-FB which can accept bikes with tires up to 5 inches wide. Either of these options will support...
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  • Should Curt Bike Rack C18064 have Movement when Installed in a Trailer Hitch
  • It is normal. The size difference between the 2 inch shank on an accessory and the 2 inch receiver on a hitch is done so that the accessory can be easily installed and removed without binding up. Curt bike rack # C18064 has a threaded hitch bolt that, when installed and snug, will take up some of that play. You can eliminate even more movement by using a secondary anti-rattle device such as the Hitch Immobilizer # BX88224. This device is one of the most effective because it reduces...
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  • Strap Recommendation to Hold Front Wheel of Bike Loaded on Kuat Beta
  • If you are looking for a strap to secure the front wheels of your bikes to prevent them from moving around you would want the Replacement Wheel Holder Strap # HRSPRVEL. With this strap you can secure the front wheel to the frame of the bike so that it won't move around.
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  • Differences Between Hitch Classes with Regard to Choosing a Bike Rack
  • Although both a Class I and Class II trailer hitch use a 1-1/4 inch receiver, the tongue weight capacity (the maximum amount of weight that can be safely suspended from the receiver) is different. A Class I receiver has a tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs, while a Class II has up to a 350 lb capacity. Many racks that are compatible with a Class II receiver will not work on a Class I. Class I receivers typically have a stop welded or punched into it to prevent a Class II accessory from...
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  • Affordable Bike Rack Options for a 2012 Kia Soul with a 1-1/4 Trailer Hitch
  • When it comes to hitch mount bike racks there are 2 styles to choose from, platform and hanging. The platform style lets you rest the bike in some sort of cradle and the typically has a ratcheting arm that secures the bike. The hanging style uses arms with cradles that you rest your bikes on. In the platform category we have the Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack # C18085 which has a very basic design and has a ratcheting arm that secures the bikes by their frame. It has tilt away and folding...
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  • 2011 Kia Forte Trunk Access Using The Hollywood Racks Destination 2 # HLY94FR
  • Yes you can depending on what kind of 2011 Kia Forte you have. If you have the hatchback style you will not be able to open your hatch if you have the Hollywood Destination # HLY94FR in the fold up position. If you have the Sedan Kia Forte, you will be able to open your trunk but it will be harder to access the latch with the rack installed.
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  • Recommended Hitch Pin Lock For Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack
  • We have just what you need to secure the Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack, part # S64650 to your trailer hitch. I recommend the Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded Hitch Pin, part # S64029. This will replace the hitch pin you have for your bike carrier and also provide an anti-rattle solution.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack Stabilizer for Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack in Hitch of 2017 Hyundai Elantra
  • I was able to look up your order number and it sounds like you are seeing more movement than you like in the vertical movement of the Kuat Transfer 2 # KU74FR in your Draw Tite # 24939 hitch receiver. Because the pin is securing it to the sides, you may simply need to tighten that bolt a little more to also stabilize the vertical movement.
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  • How Much Does the Thule Roadway 2-Bike Rack Weigh
  • The Thule Roadway bike rack # TH912XTR weighs approximately 30 pounds. It has a shipping weight of 33 pounds. This bike rack is rated for 35 pounds per bike (70 pounds total). I have included a link to a video review of this bike rack for you.
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  • Will the Inno Tire Hold 1 Bike Platform Rack Work On An E-Bike with Fenders and Saddlebags
  • I do have an option for you but the Inno Tire Hold 1 Bike Platform Rack part # INH110 as with any wheel mount bike rack will not work on a bike with fenders. Instead, I recommend the Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack part # SA4412B which is just slightly more than the Inno Tire Hold 1 Bike Platform Rack, has a 60 lb per bike weight capacity, uses a unique frame clamp system that will work perfectly with your bike even though it has fenders/saddlebags, and best of all it is super lightweight...
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  • Hitch Mount Bike Rack for Kids Bikes with Training Wheels and Adult Bikes
  • Your 2 kids bikes are not going to fit on the Pro Series Q-Slot # PS63138. There aren't really any good bike rack options for bikes with training wheels. The RockyMounts SplitRail # RKY11404-4 is a potential option though. It is compact enough that the training wheels will be supported. It could prove to be an awkward way to carry a bike that small though and the hook may not come down far enough to clamp down on its front tire. Another potential option is the Malone Pilot # MPG2112-2115...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation to Carry 4 Bikes with Kia Soul
  • Since your 2011 Kia Soul is limited to a class I hitch your hitch mounted bike rack will be limited to carrying up to 2 bikes at a time. The reason is that a class I hitch cannot handle the stress associated with carrying more than 2 bikes because it allows for too much weight farther from the hitch. The torque produced could damage the vehicle. Your best bet will be to add a roof rack to your Kia Soul in order to carry two additional bikes. For a bike rack, I recommend the Rola TX-102...
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  • Weight Capacity of the Yakima Hold Up 4 Bike Rack
  • I spoke to my contact at Yakima and she confirmed that the weight capacity for the Yakima Hold Up 4 # Y02443-2 is 60 lbs per bike with an overall capacity of 200 lbs.
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  • Would Hollywood Racks Trail HR200 Allow Rear Hatch on 2016 Kia Soul to Open
  • I looked up picture of the rear of your 2016 Kia Soul and the hatch sits a decent distance higher than the hitch opening so the Hollywood Racks Bike Rack # HR200Z would pretty easily allow the hatch to open with the mast folded down. The rack has a 5 inch rise in the shank.
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  • Can I Carry a 50lbs Bike in a Swagman XC-2?
  • I have a solution for you, but I can't recommend exceeding a manufacturer's stated per bike weight limit. I instead recommend the Saris Freedom 2, part # SA4412B. This two bike rack has a per bike capacity of 60lbs and fits the same Class I and II hitches that the Swagman XC-2 does, with the addition of being able to carry two bikes of that size. You can indeed carry a single bike on a 2-bike hitch. I recommend that you mount the bike in the rack that is closer to your vehicle and...
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  • Can a Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Stay Installed on a Vehicle All the Time
  • In general bike rack manufacturers recommend removing a bike rack from the vehicle when not in use. That would include the Swagman XC, # S64650. But a lot of people leave the racks installed all the time too. I always remove mine when I am done with it for the day but I don't go out biking much. Someone who bikes several times a week would benefit more from having the rack installed all the time. What you have to watch out for is the hitch pin or bolt seizing up in the hitch receiver...
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  • Recommended Hitch-Mounted Bike Rack for Avoiding Camera Interference on 2018 Kia Sorento
  • While it shouldn't completely block the backup camera on your 2018 Kia Sorento, The Thule T2 Pro XTR 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH83JV referenced in your question will likely interfere a bit with the view. This will be the case with any hitch-mounted bike rack. The Thule T2 might provide a better view when compared to racks that feature a prominent center mast, but there is still going to be some interference, especially with a couple bikes loaded or with the rack folded against the vehicle. I...
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  • Using Hollywood Racks Trail Rider 2 Bike Platform Rack with Day 6 Semi-Recumbent Bike
  • The Hollywood Racks Trail Rider 2 Bike Platform Rack # HR200Z will work with your Day 6 model semi-recumbent bike but you will need to add an adapter bar like the Kuat # UB01. This will attach to the bike's seat post and handlebar stem post to provide a horizontal connection point for the hooks on the Trail Rider. The step-thru frames on the Day 6 are a bit too pronounced for the mounting hooks on this rack to attach without the use of the adapter. I have attached a short video demonstration...
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  • Recommended Hitch Lock for Pro Series Q-Slot Platform Bike Rack
  • Pro Series does not actually offer a locking hitch pin for their Q-Slot Platform-Style 2 Bike and 4 Bike Rack # PS63138, but we have found that the Hitch Tite Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock # SA3022 works very nicely with the rack. The threaded hitch pin is compatible with the threaded shank on your Pro Series Rack and features an easy-to-use push-to-lock design. 2 keys are included. You can also add the Saris Cable Lock # SA981 to lock the bikes to the rack. I have attached a couple short...
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  • Platform Bike Rack for RV to use with a Aggressive Frame Bike
  • Yes. The Thule EasyFold XT2 # TH903202 is a great choice to use with bikes that have aggressive step-throughs like the ones found on your cruiser bike. This is because it doesn't require any type of frame adapter like the Thule Frame Adapter # TH982XT, which you would need if you used a hanging style rack like the Thule Hitching Post # TH934XTR. The EasyFold has independently detachable arms that can be repositioned anywhere along upright frame to hold bikes by the downtubes or top tubes...
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  • Can The Swagman XTC-2 Be Used With A Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver On A 2020 Kia Soul
  • I reached out to Swagman and my contact confirmed that the Swagman XTC-2 2 Bike Platform Rack # S64670 will work with a Class I trailer hitch receiver on your 2020 Kia Soul. She mentioned the reason they only show Class II on their website is to make sure customers are conscious to check the tongue weight rating of their vehicle and trailer hitch receiver to ensure they are not overloaded. If you do not have a trailer hitch receiver for your 2020 Kia Soul yet I highly recommend the Draw-Tite...
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  • Which Hitch-Mounted Bike Rack Is Best For 60lb Step-Through Commuter Electric Bike?
  • I recommend looking into the Saris Freedom Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches # SA4412B. This carrier uses soft cradles that attach to the bike frame and not the wheels, making it compatible with step-through bikes that have fenders or baskets like yours. This also has a second slot for another bike, should you ever need to bring a second bike with you. The weight capacity is 60lbs per bike so make sure your bike does not weigh over 60lbs; if it does then perhaps you could...
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  • Recumbent Bike Rack Recommendation for 2018 Kia Sorento
  • We have great recumbent bike rack options like the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider for Recumbents part # HR1000Z-R which once you install a hitch on your 2018 Kia Sorento you'd be totally set. The recumbent bike racks have the ability to handle the extra weight and longer wheelbase of the recumbents as well as the smaller wheel diameters. Then for a trailer hitch the Draw Tite part # 75908 would be an excellent option that installs relatively easy and has plenty of weight capacity. I attached...
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  • Is Yakima RidgeBack 4-Bike Rack Recommended for 2020 Kia Telluride
  • The Yakima RidgeBack 4-Bike Rack # Y02458 is absolutely compatible and a fantastic choice for a 2020 Kia Telluride. When we installed a trailer hitch on a 2020 Telluride, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13420, we found that it was 4-1/2 inches from the hitch pin hole to clear the bumper, and the RidgeBack is a full 9-1/2 inches from the pin to the closest part of the rack, so you will have more than enough clearance to use the rack. The RidgeBack is a premier 4-bike rack because...
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  • Comparing Kuat NV 2.0 and Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Racks for a 2020 Kia Telluride
  • The Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack part # NV22G and Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack part # Y02443 are both excellent options for a 2020 Kia Telluride with trailer hitch such as the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13420. I recommend the Kuat NV as the finish is much nicer, the best on the market actually and it has some additional features that the HoldUp does not such as the integrated bike repair stand and larger wheel size compatibility.
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  • Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for 2016 Kia Soul
  • The best option for a trunk bike rack for your 2016 Kia Soul is the Thule Raceway Pro part # TH9001PRO. This is a lightweight bike rack that instead of using 6 nylon straps uses 4 rubber-coated steel cables which are much more secure and easier to deal with. This rack will be the easiest to install option we have and would work well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Kuat Bike Frame...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack To Transport Aventon Level Ebike On 2020 Kia Sportage
  • The Thule T1 Bike Rack for 1 Bike - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount # TH9041 will only work if your ebike doesn't have a front fender. It looks like the Aventon Level ebike does have a front fender in which case this would not be a good choice; this is because the bike rack uses a hook to attach to the front wheel and a fender would get in the way of this. If your bike has a front fender then you will want a frame-mount carrier such as Yakima OnRamp Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bikes...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Class I Trailer Hitch on 2013 Kia Soul
  • There is a bike rack that will work for you, though as you noted, the Curt # C11110 hitch that fits your 2013 Kia Soul is a Class I rack so the Yakima RidgeBack 4 # Y02458 will not work, even with just two bikes on it because it is rated for Class II hitches and up. Instead, I recommend checking out the Kuat Beta # B202-114. This rack is extremely convenient to handle, weighing just 12.6 lbs and comes with a hand knob that you only need to twist to get the anti-rattle feature. The Beta...
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  • Best Bike Racks to Carry 2 Pedego Electric Commuter Bikes
  • Electric bikes like your Pedego Commuter bikes tend to weigh quite a bit. The Thule Roadway # TH912XTR that you referenced can only hold bikes that weigh up to 35 lbs each. Since most hanging bike racks have a max weight capacity of 35 lbs per bike you will need to use a platform bike rack that can accommodate the extra weight. I called Pedego and spoke with one of their reps who said that they recommend using the Thule T2 Pro XTR # TH83JV as this bike rack has a weight capacity of 60...
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  • 4 Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2009 Kia Sportage
  • To carry 4 bikes at the rear of your 2009 Kia Sportage your best option would be to use a receiver hitch and a hitch mounted bike rack. One of our most popular 4 bike racks is the Thule Hitching Post, # TH934XTR, which has anti-sway cradles to prevent damage to your bikes or the back of the vehicle and can be folded down away from the rear of the vehicle for access when out on a ride. If you don't have a receiver hitch, the hitch I recommend for your vehicle is the Draw-Tite Class...
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  • Recommended Yakima HoldUp Bike Rack For 2 Bikes For 2016 Kia Soul W/ 1-1/4 Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • I have a different option for you, but while you could use a hitch reducer like the # HTAD to allow the Yakima HoldUp Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount # Y02443 to work in the 1-1/4" trailer hitch receiver of your 2016 Kia Soul, using an adapter will reduce the tongue weight capacity of your hitch by 50% which would likely make it where you couldn't use the rack with two bikes loaded. Instead I recommend going with the 1-1/4" version of the Yakima HoldUp which is the #...
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  • Will the Kuat Transfer V2 Clear a Bumper on a 2020 Kia Sorrento with a Draw-Tite Hitch?
  • Since the length is 6 inches from the hitch pinhole of the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch # 75908 to the end of the bumper of your 2020 Kia Sorento, you will be able to clear your bumper of your vehicle when using the Kuat Transfer V2 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount # KU84FR without the use of a hitch extender. This is because the closest part of the Transfer V2 is 6-1/2 inches. In addition, you will not have an issue with bumper clearance while the rack is folded or...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for Recumbent E-Bike
  • I do have an option for you but the Swagman XC-Extended Platform-Style 2 Recumbent Bike Rack part # S64650-EXT will not meet either the wheel base or weight requirements of your of your bike. Instead, I recommend the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider 2 Bike Rack for Recumbents part # HR1000Z-R which will accommodate bikes with up to a 74" wheelbase and up to 45 lbs per bike. Therefore, you'd need to get the weight of the bike down most likely by removing the battery. Unfortunately, there are...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2018 Kia Soul Being Flat Towed
  • For smaller vehicles like your 2018 Kia Soul there are only 1-1/4 inch hitches like the Draw Tite hitch part # 24915 which you can then install a bike rack in the hitch that fits that size. Then for an flat towed vehicle approved bike rack to fit this hitch we have the Let's Go Aero BikeWing # LGA54FR which would work well in that hitch and is super lightweight.
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  • Recommended Four Bike Hitch Platform Rack For A 2021 Kia Sorento
  • It seems that you prefer a hitch platform bike rack. I have found a rack that I believe will meet all of your needs. My hitch bike rack recommendation for you is the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack For 4 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount, part # HR1400Z. One of the things I like most about this rack is its versatility. You can carry four bikes with no problem, but if you do not need to carry four bikes you can change this rack into a two bike rack by removing the extension. You...
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  • Bike Rack For Electric Bike On A 2013 Kia Soul
  • If you have a class I hitch # 24839 on your 2013 Kia Soul then you can use the Kuat Transfer # KU64FR. This is compatible with your 1-1/4" hitch receiver and can hold up to 60lbs per bike. If you were to add the one bike add on # KU57FR then you would only have 40lbs per bike.
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  • Will the Thule EasyFold XT Bike Rack Work with My 2 Specialized Como 3 Step-Thru Bikes?
  • Yes, the Thule EasyFold XT Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bikes - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches will work with your 2 Specialized Como 3 step-thru bikes. Your bikes' frames will be able to attach to the adjustable cradles on the mast of the rack. One thing to note about the EasyFold XT is that it has a maximum per-bike weight capacity of 65 pounds. I recommend you check with your bike's owner's manual to confirm that your weight falls under this maximum. If you need a hitch receiver that will work...
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  • What 3-Bike Rack Can I Use for My 2013 Kia Soul?
  • It is possible to transport 3 bikes on your 2013 Kia Soul by hitch rack. For a rack recommendation, I suggest the SportRack Pathway Deluxe 3 Bike Rack - 1-1/4", 2" Hitches - Single Arm - Locking - Tilting # SR2703. The reason why I recommend the Pathway Deluxe over the other racks is the total weight capacity on the rack of 132 pounds. This will allow you to use any combination of bike weights on the rack as long as it doesn't exceed that maximum weight capacity. Factoring in the 28 pound...
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  • Recommended Hitch Bike Carrier for 2017 Kia Sportage
  • The best way to transport bikes on a passenger car is usually with a hitch-mounted rack, like the Thule Hitching Post Pro you referenced, part # TH934XTR. A video on this rack is linked for you. A hitch rack places the weight load of the rack and bikes on the vehicle's frame, its strongest part, instead of on its relatively light sheet metal the way trunk-mount racks do. For a new vehicle I definitely suggest you go for a hitch rack. This will provide the safest transport for your bikes...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack For Carbon Fiber Frame Bikes
  • The Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting # C18085 is not rated by the manufacturer to carry carbon fiber bikes so we list it as such. Frame mounted bike racks tend to damage carbon fiber bike frames so instead I recommend the RockyMounts MonoRail Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" Hitches - Wheel Mount Item # RKY10003. The front-mounted, easy-release lever allows a single person to tilt and fold the rack to access rear cargo area without having to remove...
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  • How To Use the Yakima FullSwing on a 2016 Subaru Legacy
  • I do have options for you but the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75673 will not work with the Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack part # Y02465 because the hitch pin hole of the Draw-Tite hitch when installed on your 2016 Subaru Legacy will be recessed too far under the bumper to allow you to use the release handle on the back of the rack. Therefore, if you wanted to use the Yakima FullSwing your only option would be to install the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 13390 instead....
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  • Can Thule EasyFold XT part # TH903202 Fit Bikes with Tires Wider than 3 inches
  • While the Thule EasyFold XT part # TH903202 that you referenced states the max tire width it can work with is 3 inches we've had customers come back with much wider tires than that and tell us it worked fine. Basically the tires just ended up sitting a bit more on top of the slots instead. See attached picture that shows 5 inch tires used with the rack.
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  • 2-Bike Hitch Mount Bike Rack Recommendations for 2017 Kia Sorento with Access To Rear Cargo
  • To meet all of the features you're looking for a hitch mount bike rack is going to be the best option. A trunk mount isn't something you'll likely want to leave on your 2017 Kia Sorento all of the time and it isn't going to give you the access in the rear hatch very easily. To access your rear hatch you will need a rack that either tilts away or swings away which many bike racks do. Also, since you said the rack will be permenantly on the vehicle, I would think a rack that locks to the...
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  • Compatibility of Curt Hitch Receiver C13152 With Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack S64670
  • The Curt Hitch Receiver # C13152 that you referenced is a 2-inch Class III hitch that will fit several versions of the 2015 Kia Sorento: the EX, LX, SX and Limited. The link at right will let you see all hitches and fits for your Sorento. I have also linked an installation video for this Curt hitch along with two helpful articles to assist your installation process. The Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack # S64670 will fit this 2-inch hitch, and since it is also compatible with 1-1/4-inch...
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  • Should a Hitch Rack or Roof Rack be Used to Carry Bikes and Skis with a 2022 Kia Soul
  • It does look like a Swagman bike rack like the Trailhead # S63380 will be compatible with the Class I hitch and the Yakima HitchSki # Y02418 since the cradles are adjustable along the arms of the bike rack. Yakima only rates their 4-bike racks for up to Class II hitches so you wouldn't be able to use a Yakima rack in your instance as there are only Class I hitches that fit your 2022 Kia Soul. If you'd like to go this route then I recommend using the Curt Hitch # C67FR (unless you have a...
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  • How To Load Bikes Onto The Saris Freedom Bike Rack SA4412B
  • You are likely referring to the Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap for Hitch-Mounted Accessories - 61" x 1" # 18050. Curt recommends using this strap on some of their trailer hitch receivers, mainly class 1 receivers. This would aid in supporting the bikes on the carrier. This is more than enough support for your bikes and bike rack and you would not need any other straps to add to this configuration. Bikes are very easy to load onto the Saris Freedom. Just place the carrier's arm in...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Kia Soul for Yakima Ridgeback
  • The Yakima Ridgeback # Y02457 needs a Class II or higher hitch to fit so the Draw Tite you mentioned wouldn't work but the EcoHitch part # 306-X7326 will. A Class II only accessory like your bike rack actually won't even slide into a Class I hitch due to a weld stop in the hitch tube. The EchoHitch won't have that issue and would easily have the clearance needed for the rack to fit as well.
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  • Can the Swagman Current be Used with a Class 1 Hitch Receiver?
  • When considering to put the Swagman Current # S64678 on a class 1 1-1/4 inch hitch, it truly depends on the maximum tongue weight of your hitch. Usually, class 1 hitches have a maximum tongue weight capacity of around 200 pounds. However, I strongly recommend that you consult the instructional manual of your hitch or provide me with the make/model of hitch that you have to confirm the tongue weight capacity. Also, I confirmed with my contact at Swagman that even if the bike/rack weighed...
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  • Recommendation for Short 2-Bike Rack to Use with Class I Hitch on Kia Forte
  • We have a large selection of 2-bike racks that will work well with the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11368 that you have installed on your 2017 Kia Forte. There isn't going to be a 2-bike rack available that features a total length of less than 17 inches, as this wouldn't allow for enough space for the two bikes to sit side-by-side. Are you needing the 17 inch maximum distance for clearance with something like a garage door? One of the shorter 2-bike racks we have available...
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  • Comparing The Swagman XC2 Bike Rack To The Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack
  • The Swagman XC2 Bike Rack for 2 bikes - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount # S64650 and Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount # S64670 are very similar, but the XTC2 is basically an updated and upgraded version of the XC2. The main difference is in the wheel hoops; the XTC2 has heavier duty hoops that raise the bikes higher up for more ground clearance. The wheel hoops on the XTC2 also have heavy duty rubber straps to secure the wheels, whereas the XC2...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and 2-Bike Platform Bike Rack for 2015 Kia Soul
  • I will be happy to help get your 2015 Kia Soul set up with a trailer hitch and bike rack. First for a trailer hitch the most popular option is Draw-Tite hitch # 24915. This hitch, and all hitches for your Soul, is a Class I trailer hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. There are 2 things to remember when looking at accessories for a Class I hitch. First, make sure the accessory, in this case a bike rack, is rated for use with a Class I hitch. And second, with bikes you are limited to 2 bikes...
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  • Best Way to Carry 5 Bikes on a 2012 Kia Soul
  • All of the 5-bike trailer hitch mount bike racks that we carry will only fit 2 inch trailer hitches. All of the trailer hitches for the 2012 Kia Soul are Class I trailer hitches with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. You will not be able to use a 5-bike rack with the Kia Soul. Class I trailer hitches are only capable of holding 2 bikes maximum. The issue is that when you add more than 2 bikes, that puts too much way too far from the receiver. That creates a lot of stress on the hitch and vehicle...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation to Carry a Trek Pure Crank Forward Step Through Bike
  • I spoke to my contact at Swagman and while she couldn't tell me how low the hook arm of the Swagman XTC-2 bike rack part # S64670 would go she assured me that it would go low enough to attach to your Trek Pure Crank Forward with a step through frame. Review video attached. Some people with step trough frames will also use frame adapter bars like the Swagman Adapter bar part # 64005 to provide a higher attachment point for the bike rack. I attached a review video for this product as well.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for 2021 Kia Soul with Rear Camera and Sensors
  • I do have some great options for you but it's possible for any rack to trip the cars sensors, there isn't one that is less likely than another. Thankfully, most of these sensors can be manually turned off. That said, in regards to the rearview camera, a platform style would give you the best visibility since you don't have a thick vertical bar directly in the center of the vehicle where the camera would be. The platform racks are also more stable than hanging style bike racks. The Inno...
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  • Bike Rack to Carry Recumbent Bike with 2019 Kia Soul
  • To carry a recumbent bike like your Sun EZ Sport CX you'd need a recumbent bike rack like the Hollywood Racks HR1000Z-R which can fit the 1-1/4 inch hitches that fit your 2019 Kia Soul like the Curt # C11419. This would be a great option and would give you option to bring another bike with you. There isn't a way to carry 3 bikes with the 1-1/4 inch hitches though as the added length and weight is too much for them.
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  • Will the Swagman Trailhead Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2007 Kia Spectra Sedan
  • If your 2007 Kia Spectra sedan already has a trailer hitch, measure from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the distance required to clear the rear of the vehicle. If that distance is less than 11 inches, the Swagman Trailhead, # S63360, will fit. If you need a trailer hitch, use Curt's # C11679.The hitch pin hole is only a few inches back from the rear of the vehicle and the rack should fit without problems. If you will be carrying womens, childrens, or alternative frame bikes,...
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  • Platform Bike Rack that Can be Used as 2 bike or 4 bike Configuration
  • We have similar bike racks to the Swagman XTC4 that you mentioned that can be used in either a 2 bike or 4 bike configuration like the Swagman Quad 2+2 part # S64FR but the XTC4 can not be reduced down to a 2 bike rack. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • How To Carry Two E-Bikes On a 2014 Kia Optima
  • I do have an option for you but there would be no way to carry either of your bikes with a trunk mount bike rack. The trunk mount bike racks all max out at 35 lbs per bike. The best and only option you have for your two Aventon 500 Pace E-Bikes is a hitch mounted bike rack, the Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack part # SA4412B is one of the most cost effective options for two electric bikes. The Saris Freedom is also very lightweight at only 22-1/2 lbs so it is easy to take on and off the...
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  • Can Hollywood Racks Bike Rack # HR1400 be Installed Initially as 2 Bike Rack
  • Yes, you can use the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider part # HR1400Z as just a 2 bike rack and then later expand it to a 4 bike rack if you wanted to. I attached a picture that shows the rack split apart for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended 2 Bike Rack for a 2013 Kia Sorento
  • If you are looking for a top-of-the-line 2 bike rack to use with your 2013 Kia Sorento then I recommend going with the Kuat NV 2.0. This bike rack will fit a 1-1/4 inch receiver with part # NV12G or a 2 inch receiver with part # NV22G. Not only does the NV 2.0 offer a very sleek look, but it also comes with a built-in bike repair stand, has bike and hitch locks to secure your bikes and bike rack, plus it secures the bikes by their wheels instead of frame so that it can accommodate a wide...
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  • How to Carry 3 Bikes on a 2014 Kia Soul Plus that Can Only Use a Class I Trailer Hitch
  • There is a way to carry 3 bikes on your 2014 Kia Soul. But the trailer hitches available for your 2014 Kia Soul are Class I trailer hitches. This means that you can only carry up to 2 bikes maximum because any additional bikes would be too far from the receiver and put too much stress on it resulting in damage to the hitch and/or vehicle. To carry 3 bikes you can use a 3-bike trunk mount bike rack such as # TH911XT. This will also be more cost effective since you do not have to purchase...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike rack Recommendations for a 2005 Kia Amanti
  • For a trailer hitch for your 2005 Kia Amanti I recommend the Curt # C11450. This is a Class I hitch and has a limitation of supporting only 2 bikes on a bike rack and must be compatible with Class I bike racks. Please note that Curt requires the use of their Stabilizing strap # 18050 for all non trailer loads, such as a bike rack. Our most popular Class I compatible 2 bike rack is the Swagman XTC-2, # S64670. This is a platform style bike rack. The benefit is that it can carry a wide...
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  • Recommended Fat Tire E-Bike Carrier for a 2013 Kia Sportage
  • For a 2" hitch on a 2013 Kia Sportage, I recommend using the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE, part # HR1450Z-W. It can handle two bikes up to 80 pounds each and is compatible with Class III hitches (the 2" hitches we have listed for your Sportage show a Class III rating). In order to use this with fat tire bikes, you'll only need to get the Fat Bike Adapter, part # HRSPRWH-F-HD. It' will allow wheels up to 5" wide. I've linked to a video review of the adapter below.
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  • Easy to Use Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2011 Kia Sportage
  • I will be happy to recommend some bike racks so you can carry your bikes on your 2011 Kia Sportage. An increasingly popular rack is the BikeWing # LGA54FR. Since this bike rack holds the bikes at the wheels it will work with many different bike styles. It is also light weight at just 20 pounds so it is easy to maneuver and store. Bikes with fenders or baskets on the back will not fit though. One of the easiest bike racks to load is the Kuat Transfer, # KU74FR, because of the U-shaped...
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  • Will the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Fit a 2011 Kia Soul with 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Aluminum - Black Item # SH12B is an excellent choice and it will work with the 1-1/4 inch hitch and your 2011 Kia Soul. It is also available in pearl, # SH12P, and gray, # SH12G. I have linked a video review of the Sherpa 2.0 for you.
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  • Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2012 Kia Sportage
  • As long as you have a hitch installed on your 2012 Kia Sportage like the Curt Hitch part # C13120 the # 59403 would work well for you.
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  • Trailer Hitch and 4-Bike Carrier for a 2011 Kia Sorento
  • I will be happy to help you out. First, for a trailer hitch, since you want to carry 3 to 4 bikes I recommend going with the sturdier Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver because of the strength and versatility. Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75684 fits that description perfectly. Drilling is not required for installation. I have linked a video showing installation for you. For a bike rack the Hitching Post Pro, # TH934XTR, is a great option and I recommend it for someone who wants...
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  • Will the Yakima HoldUp Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2011 Kia Soul
  • Even if you added the Yakima Replacement Spine Assembly, # Y80126, to your Yakima HoldUp bike rack, # Y02433, you will not be able to use it with a Kia Soul. The reason is because the 2011 Kia Soul can only be equipped with a Class I trailer hitch and the HoldUp for 1-1/4 inch hitches will only fit a Class II trailer hitch. What you will need for the Soul is a different platform bike rack. The most popular option is the Swagman XTC-2, # S64670. This bike rack holds the bikes at the wheels...
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  • Best Lightweight Bike Rack For 2013 Kia Soul At A Good Price
  • The easiest way to carry a bike rack on the 2013 Kia Soul is with a trailer hitch, if she does not already have one on the car. I recommend the Class I Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24839. The hitch is an easy installation that does not require drilling. The Draw-Tite also provides the best ground clearance compared to the other options which is what you want when carrying a bike rack. The bike rack is less likely to scrape the ground in low ground clearance situations...
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  • Will the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider Clear the Bumper on a 2011 Kia Soul with Curt Trailer Hitch
  • Yes, the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider # HR200Z will clear the bumper and fit your 2011 Kia Soul with Curt trailer hitch # C11110 installed. Curt also says you have to use stabilization strap # 18050 when using this hitch for any non-trailer load (such as a bike rack or cargo carrier) per their warranty requirements. I have linked a video showing how the strap works.
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  • Can a Class II Three Bike Rack be Used with a Draw-Tite Trailer Class I Hitch on a 2008 Rondo by Kia
  • The only hitches available for the Kia Rondo are Class I hitches, like the Draw-Tite Class I Sport Frame Hitch, item # 24797. Class I hitches are limited to 2 bikes because of the torque applied to the hitch and vehicle frame by the weight of the bikes and bike rack and the distance they stick out behind the vehicle. The Reese Hitch Bike Rack, item # 63123 will not work in a Class I hitch because there is a stop located in the receiver that limits the hitch to the installation of Class...
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  • Curt 2 Bike Rack Ok To Use With A Class I Hitch On A 2021 Kia Soul
  • When a manufacturer states that their bike rack must be used with a class II hitch, then you will need to use a class II hitch. However, the Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches # C18085 will work for you and includes a hitch adapter sleeve that will allow you to use this bike rack with a 1 1/4" hitch like # 24985 or # C67FR.
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  • Details on the Ratcheting Hooks, Hitch Adapter, and Lock Option for the Swagman XC2 Bike Rack
  • Excellent questions. First, absolutely the ratcheting feature of the hooks on the Swagman XC bike rack # S64650 will stay firmly in place and not back out no matter how long or short the trip. The 1-1/4 to 2 inch adapter included with the rack screws onto the bike rack shank so you won't have to worry about losing it or doing anything else with it really. To lock the rack to the hitch you will not use a pad lock. Instead you will need the Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded Hitch Pin for...
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  • Recommended 2 Bike Rack For Step-Thru Bike On 2018 Kia Niro
  • For your 2018 Kia Niro, I recommend the Saris Freedom Bike Rack for 2 Bikes # SA4412B. This has a weight capacity of 60lbs per bike, so you won't have any stability issues with your bikes since they are less than 60lbs each. The Saris would not require an adapter bar, however, the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 would require one. If your ebike tires are over 2 1/4" wide, I recommend the Fat Tire Adapter Kit For Saris Freedom Bike Racks # SA4419. This adapter kit would allow up...
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  • Hitch-Mount 4-Bike Rack Recommendation for 2015 Kia Sorento
  • For use in the 2-inch hitch on your 2015 Kia Sorento the best bike rack option between the Swagman XTC4 # S64665 and the Swagman 2+2 # S64FR may depend on the nature of your bikes. Both carriers offer 4-bike capacity and a mix of useful features, but there are certain differences that might make one better than the other for you and the particular bikes you will transport. For example, the 2+2 has a 45-lb weight capacity per bike compared to the XTC4's 35-lb limit. The XTC4 can fit bikes...
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  • Does the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider Have Locks Included
  • The Hollywood Racks Trail Rider Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount # HR200Z has locks on the ratcheting hooks that hold the bikes and also comes with a locking hitch pin to give you the ability to lock the rack to the car. It's going to do a great job of keeping your investments secured. These two different locks come keyed alike so you're only going to need one key to unlock both sets of locks.
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  • Can 2 Adult Bikes Be Carried on the Lets Go Aero BikeWing 2-Bike Rack
  • The Let's Go Aero BikeWing 2-Bike Rack # LGA54FR that you referenced can indeed carry 2 adult bikes. The weight capacity that the bike rack can carry is up to 80 pounds. This means you could carry 2 bikes weighing up to 40 pounds each on the bike rack. The BikeWing will fit bikes with wheelbases between 22 inches and 50 inches. As long as both of your adult bikes fall within this wheel base range, and the weight of the 2 bikes together isn't more than 80 pounds, the BikeWing rack will...
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