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  • Mitsubishi Montero Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation
  • When we installed the Draw Tite hitch part # 75116 on a 2004 Mitsubishi Montero like yours we found that the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the rear most portion of the spare was 13 inches. That means you will need a bike rack that has at least 13 inches of clearance from it's pin hole to the upright bar of the rack. The # TH934XTR has a distance of 13-1/2 inches from the pin hole to the upright bar of the rack. So it would be very tight, but technically the...
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  • How to Mount a Girls Bike on a 2-Arm Trailer hitch Mounted Bike Rack
  • If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like a typical men's bike would) then I recommend using bike adapter bar # 64005. This will allow you to carry those bikes more level and will provide better ground clearance. I have to use these adapters and without them my wife's bike would be at a severe angle and I would not be able to load my son's bike at all. I have linked a video showing how the adapter works. Another option is to use...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation that Is Expandable Between 2 and 4 Bikes
  • You could easily carry just 2 bikes with the Saris SuperClamp EX 4 Bike Platform Rack # SA4026F instead of using all 4 spots on the rack, but I believe you are really asking if the rack can be split up so that the portion of the rack that holds the outer two bikes could be removed. This rack does not do that but we have the similar Thule T2 Classic part # TH9044-TH9046 which can easily be converted to just a 2 bike rack. This rack also tilts, and only touches the bikes at the tires as well....
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  • How to Convert a Thule T2 TH916XTR So that it Can be Used in a 1-1/4 inch Hitch
  • You can convert your Thule T2 Bike Rack part # TH9044 to basically be a # TH9045 by simply replacing the shank and backbone assembly of your current rack with a # 753-3709 . I spoke to my contact at Thule and she said that this is the only way to accomplish this. This will allow your rack to be used in a 1-1/4 inch hitch.
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  • Parts Needed to Allow Swagman XTC-2 To Carry Fat Tire Bike
  • I have a solution for you, but the the tires on your bike are 2.8" wide and the Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 can only accommodate tires up to 2.5" wide in the included wheel holders. You'll need swap the wheel holders out for the Swagman Fat Tire Bike Adapters # S64674 to allow your oversized wheels to seat comfortable in the holders. These adapters can house wheels up to 5" wide.
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  • How to Use Swagman Titan 2 Bike Rack # S63390 with Female Bike Frame
  • The arms of the Swagman Titan 2 Bike Rack # S63390 are not adjustable so to carry a female style bike you'd want a bike frame adapter bar part # UB01 which attaches to the seat post and steering stem to provide a level attachment point for the rack. I attached a review video for this adapter for you to check out as well.
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  • Best Bike Rack Options for a 2011 Outlander Sport
  • The only solution I can provide for your 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport would be a hitch mounted bike rack as none of the trunk mounted bike rack manufacturers that we carry have any confirmed fits for your vehicle. For a hitch you would want the Curt Hitch part # C13079. This is a 2 inch hitch with plenty of capacity that would offer you much more flexibility for future hitch accessories than a 1-1/4 inch hitch. One of the more popular bike racks with other Outlander Sport owners...
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  • Will a Womans Bike Fit the Thule Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack
  • With most, if not all, 2-arm bike racks a woman's bike would not be able to be carried level which can affect the center of gravity and ground clearance between the bike and the road. And a step-through style frame would not fit. But there is a solution to use a hanging bike rack like # TH9024XT and women's bikes. You can use a bike adapter bar, # TH982XT. This bar clamps around the handlebar gooseneck and the seat post to provide an artificial top tube allowing you to carry the bikes...
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  • Can a Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Be Used on a 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander
  • What you have heard is correct, none of the rack manufacturers recommend using a trunk mounted bike rack on your vehicle. In order for the top connecting straps to fasten to the top of the liftgate, they must pass over the spoiler at the top of the liftgate. The manufacturers have found that this spoiler is not strong enough to bear the weight of the rack plus the bikes loaded onto it. Attempting to install and use a trunk mount rack on the 2007 Outlander would most likely result in the...
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  • Is the Tilting Feature on a Bike Carrier Worth The Extra Cost
  • Whether or not a tilting feature is worth the extra cost for a bike carrier that has that feature is ultimately up to the customer. Also I should note that just because a carrier can tilt doesn't guarantee that you would be able to open the rear hatch on a vehicle. That depends on several factors including the bike carrier in question and the vehicle. Also, if you consider the weight of 4 bikes plus the carrier it is a 2 person job to get a platform style carrier to tilt down and back...
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