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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 # TS02B 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. If you have already tried that and are still left desiring more stability then I recommend adding an anti-wobble like the Gen-Y Anti-Rattle Clamp for...
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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 part # Y02468 you could use the replacement endcap/bottle opener part # 8880528 and you'd be set.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 EX 2 Bike Platform Rack part # SA4412F 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Bike Rack Compatible With Bikes With Front Fenders
  • The Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Black # TH9034XT 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...
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  • E-Bike Rack Recommendation that Fits 2013 Kia Soul with 1-1/4 inch Hitch
  • I have a way that will allow you to carry your 61 lb e-bikes in a hitch rack on your 2013 Kia Soul but using a hitch adapter like you mentioned is not the recommended way as it will cut the capacity of the hitch in half. Best solution is the Thule EasyFold XT part # TH903202 as this fits your hitch size and is a higher rated e-bike rack. It comes with a ramp too to make loading/unloading the bikes as easy as possible.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Comparing Swagman G10 and Chinook Bike Racks for 2016 Kia Soul
  • The main difference between the Swagman G10 # S64682 and the Chinook # S64683 bike racks are the design of the crossbars that the wheel cradles are attached to at the base of the bike rack. The Swagman G10 uses two crossbars in which the wheel cradles are attached directly on top of the bars.The Chinook model use one crossbar that the wheel cradles attach to and sit off the side of the bar. The only difference between the two racks, other than the design, is the Chinook rack will...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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-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 XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9034XT 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 XT which comes in Black # TH9034XT or Silver # TH9034XTS...
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  • Bike Rack Solution for Carrying Catrike Recumbent Trike
  • For a recumbent trike we have the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider for Trikes part # HR1000Z-R-TRKADP which was designed for trikes like yours and also fits 2 inch and 1-1/4 inch hitches.
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  • Light Weight Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2016 Kia Soul
  • I have a solution for you, but the Yakima RidgeBack part # Y02457 that you referenced will only fit Class II and higher trailer hitches. The hitch you would have installed on your 2016 Kia Soul would be a Class I so you would need to go a different route. My favorite 2 bike rack is the Saris Freedom SuperClamp part # SA4025F because it's a platform bike rack which means it's easy to load/unload, it's light weight at only 30 lbs, it's made in the USA, and it only touches the bikes at...
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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, # TS02G, because of the U-shaped...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can the Swagman XC Hold Fat Bikes on a 2011 Kia Sorento with 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • To be clear the Swagman XC # S64650 also does not tilt. With that said this is one of the highest rated bike racks. Out of the over 400 reviews it has a near perfect score. So that is saying something. As it comes it is not designed for fat bike tires but you could add wheel hoops # S64674 and they will accommodate tires up to 5 inches wide. Adding these will be good for 1 bike so if you have 2 fat bikes you would need 2 sets total.
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