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  • Comparing Hollywood Racks Destination vs. Swagman XTC 4-Bike Rack
  • The Swagman XTC4 4-Bike Rack # S64665 and Hollywood Racks Destination 4-Bike Rack # HR4000 are two of the best values in regards to 4-bike racks, and when taking everything into consideration I highly recommend the Destination # HR4000. There are a number of reasons for this, starting with the fact that the Destination is going to be easier to load your bikes on because of its large and curved wheel trays compared to the hoops of the XTC-4 that make you plop the bikes in just right....
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  • Are Extra Supports Needed for the Reese Eclipse When Used with Womens/Kids Bikes
  • Yes, the Reese Eclipse 4 Bike Rack part # 63124 should work just fine with your two adult and two kids bikes. However, because of the alternative frame on the womens bike, you will also most likely need to use the Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # 64005. I have attached a photo of the adapter bar in use. In regards to the kids bike with training wheels, I don't see any issue as to why this would be a problem for the Reese Eclipse 4 Bike Rack so long as the horizontal top...
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  • Hollywood Racks Bike Rack for Two E-Bikes With Fat Tires for Rear of 5th Wheel Trailer
  • We actually have the exact bike rack you need, although the reason some bike racks, such as the # HR1455Z-E are not rated for use behind trailers, including fifth wheels or towed vehicles, is because the suspension on those is not as forgiving; there is additional movement, increasing stress on the bike rack and potentially damaging it. That said, there is a perfect bike rack for a pair of e-bikes with fat tires that IS rated for use behind a 5th wheel trailer, the Hollywood Racks RV...
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  • Is Adapter Needed with Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack for Step-Thru Frames
  • The padded ratcheting hooks on the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack # HLY74FR that you were looking at can slide up and down the length of the vertical mast, so they should be able to grab onto the frame of a step-thru bike like yours. With that being said if the step-thru is more dramatic than most you may just need to add an adapter bar like # HRBA-PRO to create a horizontal attachment point for a secure connection. In either case I think a better option for your particular...
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  • Comparing the Thule Hitching Post Pro, Thule Camber, and the Yakima DoubleDown
  • The Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR is an exclusive bike rack that Thule only makes available for certain retailers like our self which is why you do not see it listed on their site. The Thule Camber 4 Bike Rack part # TH9056 is a new model but it is not a new design of the Hitching Post Pro as they are different bike racks all together. When comparing the Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR, the Thule Camber 4 Bike Rack part # TH9056, and the Yakima DoubleDown 4 Bike Rack...
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  • Maximum Allowable Speed With Bike Rack Installed on Vehicle
  • Thule doesn't list a maximum speed that could be driven with their bike racks, so they have no opinion to offer as far as that goes. As long as you're at a reasonable highway speed, you shouldn't have any difficulty. Keep in mind that having a bike instatlled on the rack will have an effect on the aerodynamics of the vehicle. These effects will multiply as the speed increases. As long as your bike doesn't have a carbon fiber frame (which don't like hanging style bike racks) the...
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  • Comparing Weight and Functions of Hollywood Racks Trail Rider and Swagman XC Bike Rack
  • The Hollywood Racks Trail Rider 2-Bike Rack # HR200 weighs about 35 lbs. The Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack # S64650 is lighter at about 26 lbs. The biggest difference between the two is the Swagman rack is rated for 2 bikes at 35 lbs each and the Hollywood Trail Rider is rated for two bikes up to 45 lbs each. The Swagman rack will offer slightly less bumper clearance and the maximum wheel base is 8-1/2 inches shorter than the Hollywood Racks option. My recommendation between the two is...
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  • Recommended 4-Bike Platform Rack That Allows 2012 Lexus GX 460 to Open Rear Door
  • Thank you for all the information, it was very helpful. I went to our demo room to take some measurements of the Swagman XTC-4 # S64665 and based on those would not be able to confirm it would allow a 2012 Lexus GX 460 to open the rear door. If you use the attached photo (which shows the Swagman, but not on a Lexus GX 460) as a reference, you can see that at the highest point, the XTC-4 is going to be roughly 28" above the ground on a 2012 Lexus GX 460. Given a margin of error of roughly...
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  • Recommended Lightweight Bike Rack for a 2013 Toyota Prius C and Women's Bikes
  • The Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack # TH912XTR weighs in just over 30 lbs. If your bikes have smaller frames then you would likely need an adapter bar like the Thule # TH982XT otherwise your bikes will likely sit at a weird angle which not only makes it awkward to load, but it will also reduce ground clearance (see attached with the bar installed). If you can send me some pictures of your bikes I can get a better idea as to if you'd probably need an adapter bar or not. While the Thule Roadway...
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  • Best Value Bike Rack That Allows For Rear Cargo Access In 2015 Honda CR-V
  • The Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack Platform Style part # S64650 will fit the 2015 Honda CR-V as long as you have a hitch on your vehicle. However, the Swagman XC 2-Bike rack is not a tilt-away rack so you need to remove the bikes from the rack to get into the rear cargo aera of the CR-V. Instead, I recommend Swagman XTC-2 TILT 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches part # S64671 for the 2015 Honda CR-V because it tilts away with or without the bikes loaded for rear cargo access in the...
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  • Comparing Thule Helium 2-Bike Rack and Saris MTR 2-Bike Rack
  • So there are a few noticeable and important differences between the Thule Helium 2-Bike Platform Rack # TH44VR and the Saris MTR 2-Bike Platform Rack # SA4032. The first and most significant is the weight capacities of each. The Helium has a 37-1/2 lb per bike weight capacity while the MTR has a 60 lb per bike capacity. That means if you have E-bikes the MTR is definitely the way to go, and to help with that the MTR also has a ramp that can be used with it (the Helium does not), the...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation that Can Carry 16 inch and 29 inch Mountain Bike
  • In your price range the Thule DoubleTrack part # TH990XT is a great option that will fit both bike frame sizes mentioned. Thule is known as a bike rack manufacturer that makes some of the best racks on the market, this rack in particular is lighter weight at 36 lbs, is very stable in the hitch it installs in (fits both hitch sizes), and all around is well made and easy to use. Check out the review video I attached for more info as well.
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  • E-Bike Rack Recommendation for Gazelle E-Bike Rack for SUV Hitch 2018 BMW X5
  • E-bikes are challenging in a few ways for bike racks in ways like you mentioned. The frames are unusual shapes, they are heavy, and they have fenders. This means you need a bike rack that uses unique frame clamps and that have higher weight capacities like the two racks you mentioned. The Thule EasyFold XT part # TH903202 and the Yakima OnRamp part # Y36FR. Most frame mounted platform bike racks use a single hook that you lower onto the top tube of the bike frame whereas these racks have...
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  • Can Tilting Feature of Thule Apex XT 4 Bike Rack be Used with Bikes Loaded
  • When using the tilting feature for the Thule Apex XT # TH9025XT you need to first remove the bikes. The only way to keep the bikes loaded so you can gain full rear access to your 2017 Toyota Highlander is to use the Thule Apex Swing XT # TH9027XT. This is the exact same bike rack but it has an arm that swings the upright and arms out to the side of the vehicle as you can see in the attached photo.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit for 2020 Mazda CX-30
  • There is a trailer hitch receiver that fits your 2020 Mazda CX-30, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT64MR. This is a bolt-on installation that doesn't require any type of trimming of the fascia or bumper of your CX-30. I have added a link to the installation instructions for you to check out as well. The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT64MR is a Class I hitch, which means it does require a compatible Class I bike rack such as the Kuat Beta # B202-114, Swagman Chinook...
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  • Is Add-On Different for Kuat NV 2.0 and Base Model of NV 2.0
  • The correct add-on for your Kuat NV 2.0 will depend on if you have the base model or not. All you need to know is if your bike rack came with Bike Repair Stand # TDKB or not. If it DID NOT then you have the base model, if it DID then you have the standard model. Here are the part numbers and what you might need, depending on your model. - Base Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # BA22B (Matte Black) requires Add-On # BA02B - Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # NV22B (Metallic Black) requires...
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  • Best Bike Rack for E-Bikes with Fenders That Doesnt Rub
  • I have a few different bikes racks for you that will carry e-bikes with fenders. That said, you will need to go with a frame mount style as you can't use a wheel mount bike rack on a bike with fenders. The best option for you will be the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 2 Electric Bike Rack part # HLY84FR which has an 80 lb per bike weight capacity and soft padded frame hooks so you don't have to worry about rubbing. If either of your bikes has a steep drop tube frame then you will also need...
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  • Comparing Hollywood Racks Sport Rider and Curt 4-Bike Racks
  • The Curt 4-Bike Platform Rack # C18087 is a fine entry-level type option for a bike rack, but when it comes to function, durability, and convenience the clear winner is the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 4-Bike Rack # HR1400Z. Starting with function and convenience, the Curt uses a threaded hitch pin that you have to deal with to secure it in the shank, while the Hollywood has a very simple handle that you turn which tightens the rack in the shank. The Hollywood is also much more...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Use With Womens Natko E-Bike
  • We definitely have bike racks that will be great for your Natko E-Bike but the Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack # S64650 only has a weight capacity of 35 lbs per bike and according to my research your bike can weigh somewhere between 50 lbs and 80 lbs. I do appreciate the photo as it was helpful in determining the right rack for you, and since your bike has fenders and a step-through frame you will need something that can accommodate that along with the weight. Here are the most economical options...
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  • Thule Bike Rack That Can be Used at Rear of 5th Wheel Trailer
  • At the rear of a trailer or RV the ride quality is very rough when compared to the ride quality at the rear of a passenger vehicle. Reason being the suspension isn't as sophisticated and there is a longer distance between the rear axle and the rear of the trailer which exaggerates the movement of the trailer when hitting bumps. Because of that only a few bike racks were designed to be reinforced enough for that type of use. The part # TH912XTR is not reinforced enough to be used at...
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  • Comparing the Yakima FourTimer Bike Rack # Y02469 with the Swagman Quad 2+2 # S64692
  • Both the Yakima FourTimer # Y02469 and the Swagman Quad 2+2 # S64692 that you referenced are excellent bike racks and would do a great job transporting your bikes. They both have the ability to hold up to 4 bikes that weight 45 lbs each and they are compatible with a 2 inch receiver. They both use the hook to stabilize the bike while it is in the cradles and they also have tilting and folding features. The ability to be adapted to a 2 bike rack is also an option between both of them. Typically...
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  • 2-Bike Platform Rack for Heavy Bikes Compatible with Class I Hitch
  • The Swagman Current 2 Bike Platform Rack part # S64678 is only compatible with class II and class III hitches so it most likely will not pin into a Class I hitch. For a similar rack that is compatible with a class I hitch, I recommend the Rola Convoy 2 Bike Platform Rack for 1-1/4" Hitches # 59307-2 because it shares many of the main features as the Current, so it tilts away for cargo access, folds for storage, and it also comes with a hitch and bike lock to protect your investments....
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  • Is Threaded Hitch Bolt or Hitch Pin Better for Hanging-Style 4-Bike Rack
  • A hitch pin is absolutely a better option than a threaded hitch bolt for a bike rack because it is much easier to use and does not have any comparative drawbacks. A 4-bike hanging-style rack such as the Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR is a very high-quality rack but because of its threaded hitch pin you would also need to carry around the Ratchet with 3/4" Socket for Anti-Rattle Hitch Bolts # PTW38106-24 to tighten it down. A similar bike rack, the Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack # Y02458...
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  • Recommended Travel Trailer Bike Rack for E-Bike with Fat Tires and Step-Through Frame
  • Thank you for all of the details about what you're looking for in a bike rack! You are correct that there is a lot of extra movement at the back of a travel trailer so only certain bike racks have been tested and approved for this use, but we have exactly what you're needing. The Swagman E-Spec # S94FR is best suited for your application and hits all of wants that you listed. The E-Spec comes with a 2" shank (that doesn't require an adapter) and can carry 2 bikes weighing in at 70 lbs...
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  • Where Is the Arm Width Measurement of the Curt Premium 5 Bike Rack Taken From
  • The distance between the two arms on the Curt Premium 5 Bike Rack part # C18065 at the widest point is 16" when measuring from the outside of one arm to the outside of the other. The distance between the two arms at the widest point is about 15" on center. The cradles on the wider part of the arms are more ideal for adult bikes but you could still use a kids bike here with the Curt Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # C18016. The other options I have for you with arms closer together are the...
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  • Solution for Needing Additional Short Hook with Swagman Current E-Bike Rack
  • Swagman still does not offer the long and short hooks of the part # SP428 separately so if you wanted to get a short hook for a step through frame for the Swagman Current # S64678 you'd need the set of both. Or you could go with a bike frame adapter bar like part # UB01 instead which attaches to the seat post and steering stem which the long hook can grab.
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  • Comparing Saris SuperClamp, Kuat NV, and Thule T2 Pro 4-Bike Racks
  • You have narrowed down your choices to three really great bike racks, but between the three I recommend the Saris SuperClamp EX 4 Bike Rack # SA4026F for a few different reasons. A feature that really stands out with regards to the Saris SuperClamp design (especially when compared to its peers) is its overall length. When it's folded down for use it measures just 46 inches long from the center of the hitch pin hole on your vehicle to the furthest point of the rack. By comparison the...
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  • Can the Swagman XTC4 Bike Rack be Folded Up with No Bikes on a 2014 Toyota Sienna
  • The Swagman XTC4, part # S64665, only has about 3-1/2 inches from the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack when it's folded up. When we installed the etrailer hitch you have, part # e98853, on a 2014 Toyota Sienna we measured 4 inches from the pin hole to the outermost point on the bumper. So you won't be able to fold this rack up on your van. We also received a review from a customer with a 2011 who purchased the XTC4 and he cannot fold his up. I recommend taking a look at...
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  • 4 Bike Rack Recommendation for Use at the Rear of a Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • At the rear of a trailer or RV the ride quality is very rough when compared to the ride quality at the rear of a passenger vehicle. Reason being the suspension isn't as sophisticated and there is a longer distance between the rear axle and the rear of the trailer which exaggerates the movement of the trailer when hitting bumps. Because of that only a few bike racks were designed to be reinforced enough for that type of use. The platform bike racks are longer and heavier which adds even...
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  • Will Bike Bag fit Swagman Escapee Bike Rack
  • The Swagman Horizontal Style 2 Bike Bag # S82006 will fit the Swagman Escapee 2 Bike Platform Rack # S64693 but because the Escapee is a wheel-mounted bike rack it will be more difficult to use than with a frame-mounted bike rack, depending on what type of bikes you have. The reason for that is the extra width of a wheel-mounted rack with the arm sticking out is going to give your less overall width to mount your bikes; when we test fit this bag on a different wheel-mounted bike rack...
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  • Comparing Thule Roadway to Thule Camber Hitch Mounted Bike Rack
  • The Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting # TH912XTR is a great basic bike rack. It comes with the threaded hitch pin to secure the rack and provide anti-rattle. It has a max capacity of 70 lbs and has anti-sway cradles to keep your bikes from contact with each other. It has an integrated folding feature for storage and can tilt away from the back of your vehicle with bikes aren't loaded. The Thule Camber 2 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - Steel...
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  • Locking Hitch Pin for Swagman S64671 XTC2 TILT 2 Bike Rack
  • There sure is! For a locking anti-rattle hitch pin/cable lock combo, use # S64031 or for the hitch pin only, use # S64029. I've linked to product description videos for each part.
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  • Hitch Lock for Swagman Trailhead 4-Bike Rack
  • There is a hitch lock that is compatible with the Swagman Trailhead 4-Bike Rack # S63380. What you need to allow you to lock the rack to your hitch is the Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded Hitch Pin for Swagman Hitch Racks # S64029. Or, for a hitch lock along with a cable lock to secure your bikes to the rack you can use the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable for Swagman Bike Racks # S64031. I have added links to video reviews of each of these parts for you to check out as well.
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for 2016 Subaru WRX with Torklift EcoHitch Installed
  • For your 2018 Subaru WRX the TorkLift EcoHitch part # 306-X7257 (2 inch hitch) is a great hitch option as it can hide behind the bumper panel when not needed. If you check out the picture I attached of this hitch installed you'll see that the opening appears to be recessed behind the bumper a couple inches. Now the Swagman XC part # S64650 has a curve in the shank pretty close to where the rack slides into the hitch so it would be too close to call, but I have a better option all-around...
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  • Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Vs. Kuat Transfer 2 For Carbon Fiber Bike Frames
  • I am happy to help you with comparing the Kuat Transfer2 part # TS02G and the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 part # SH22B. Both the Kuat Transfer2 and the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 are great options for carbon fiber bikes because they hold the bikes by the wheels instead of the frame. The biggest differences between these two bike racks are the wheel cradles, design and the locks. The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack has folding front-wheel cradles so you can fold them out of the way when you want to fold...
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  • Sill Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack Clear Spare Tire on Flagstaff Camper
  • It all depends on where your spare tire sits in relation to the center of the hitch pin hole of the trailer hitch on your Flagstaff camper. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the first wheel hoop is 8" and then from the center of the hitch pin hole to the upright it's 15" (see attached photo). Please note that this bike rack hasn't been tested and approved for use at the back of a camper. Since the trailer hitch sits further away from the axles compared to passenger...
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  • Recommended Hitch and Bike Rack for a 2014 Subaru Legacy and Townie Electra Bike
  • The trailer hitch that I recommend you use for carrying a bike rack with your 2014 Subaru Legacy is the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7205 because the crosstube is hidden which means you only see the hitch receiver and it gives you a really clean look. If you'd rather go with a trailer hitch that is a little more cost-effective then I recommend the Draw-Tite # 75673 because it is a little easier to install than the Curt # C13158. Please note that the EcoHitch is the only...
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  • Bike Rack Compatibility with Motorhome While Flat Towing a 2015 Kia Soul
  • The Swagman Dispatch 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount # S64684 will be about 33 inches from the hitch pin hole to the farthest point of the rack. You will need to measure your tow bar to see how much actual clearance that will give you for turning clearance. This rack does have a shank rise of 6-1/4 inches, so that will possibly help with hood clearance as well. I recommend using a shank like the Replacement Shank for Gen-Y Adjustable Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 10" Drop/Rise...
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  • Distance Between Arms of Curt 4-Bike Rack 18064
  • I can confirm for you that the distance between the arms of the Curt Premium 4-Bike Rack # C18064 is 14 inches at the wide end and 8 inches at the narrow end. You can also see this at roughly the 2:10 mark of the linked video review I added for you to check out. Keep in mind if you do plan on carrying any children's or alternative-frame bikes (with a step-through frame, for example) you will need Curt Bike Frame Adapter Bar # C18016 to give those bikes a horizontal mounting point. Additionally...
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  • Recommended Platform Rack That Expands From a 2 Bike Rack to a 4 Bike Rack
  • There are a few platform style bike racks that can be converter from 2 bike racks into 4 bike racks. I'll provide a short list below: - Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # HR1450Z and add on # HR1475Z or # HR1400Z (complete 4 bike rack) - Swagman Swagman Quad 2+2 2-Bike and 4-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches # S64FR - Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Platform Rack # NV22G-NA22G - Thule T2 Classic # TH9044 and add on # TH9046 My personal favorite out of these is the Thule T2 Classic which has adjustable...
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  • Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT vs. Swagman Chinook # S64683
  • The real benefits that you get from the Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT is that it weighs 36 lbs, it is made right here in the USA, and the trays are a little more customizable since they are on their own "tracks". If you don't mind the extra 11 lbs of the Swagman Chinook # S64683 and you are able to utilize the wheel trays just fine (which typically isn't a problem) then I recommend the Chinook. It is at a lower price point, comes with everything that the Doubletrack does, has the higher...
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  • Replacement Rear Wheel Assembly for Yakima HoldUp Bike Rack
  • I'm sorry to hear that you were hit by a car (hopefully you're ok!) and we do have exactly what you need, though the arm by itself is not something that is available from Yakima as a replacement part. For your Yakima HoldUp 2-Bike Rack # Y02443 you will need the Replacement Rear Wheel Assembly for Yakima HoldUp Bike Carriers # 8890281. Just in the interest of thoroughness (because front and rear can be confusing on bike racks) I did add a photo showing the difference between the Rear...
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  • Comparing the Yakima FullSwing Y02465 and Thule Apex Swing XT TH9027XT
  • The Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack part # Y02465 and Thule Apex Swing XT 4 Bike Rack part # TH9027XT are essentially two different manufactures version of the same bike rack. I personally prefer the FullSwing a bit more as it has a higher weight capacity of 40 lbs per bike and the spacing between the bike can be adjusted. That said, if you need something a bit lighter than the Apex Swing XT is a perfect alternative at only 42 lbs.
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  • How To Mount Step Through Frame E-bike on Swagman E-Spec Electric Bike Platform Rack
  • Congratulations on the Ariel Rider e-bike. The Swagman E-Spec 2-Electric Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches part # S94FR is a nice choice for the e-bike but you will need the adapter bar part # 64005 to give your Ariel Rider a horizontal surface for the hook to ratchet down onto. I looked at pictures of your e-bike and it looks like you do have a distance from the seat post to the handle bar stem. You wan't to make sure that distance is not more than 33-3/4" to use the adapter bar. I have...
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  • Will 2 Bike Add-On for Thule T2 Pro XTB Work with Original Thule T2 Pro
  • The 2 Bike Add-On for Thule T2 Pro XTB part # TH9036XT will not work with your original Thule T2 Pro 9034, and as you mentioned, the correct replacement add-on, part 9036 is no longer available. So, if you need to carry a total of 4 bikes, your best bet would be to try to sell your T2 Pro and put that towards a new bike rack. I'll list my top picks for you below: Best bang for your buck 4-bike rack: Hollywood Racks Destination 4 Bike Platform Rack # HR4000 Budget friendly 2-bike...
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  • Is Hollywood Racks Destination 2 Bike Platform Suitable For Carbon Fiber Frames
  • The Hollywood Racks Destination 2 Bike Platform part # HR34FR does hold the bikes by the frames which we do not normally recommend for carbon fiber bike frames to avoid scratches or damage to the frame. However, the Hollywood Racks platform rack features padded frame cradles that hold the frame in place to avoid scratching so it is a possibility for your carbon fiber frame if you are not concerned with frame contact. If you prefer a bike rack that only holds the bikes by the wheels (no...
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  • Replacement Straps for Inno Aero Light 4 Bike Rack
  • The correct replacement strap for the Inno Aero Light 4 Bike Rack part # INH640 is the Replacement Ratcheting Wheel Strap part # INISP330ST. The Replacement ZipStrip Straps for Yakima Standard Bike Rack Cradles part # Y8890297 won't work.
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  • Can 3 Bikes be Carried with the Thule Helium Pro 3 on a 2012-2013 Toyota Prius with 1-1/4 Receiver
  • The 2-bike rule (which is true) has more to do with the class rating of the trailer hitch than the actually receiver size itself. Since the only 1-1/4" trailer hitches for your 2012-2013 Toyota Prius are rated as Class I then you can only carry 2 bikes with the Thule Helium Pro 3 Bike Rack # TH9043PRO. For the 2" receiver option the only trailer hitch available is the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receive # 306-X7178 which also features a design that hides the crossmember. I recommend...
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  • Comparing Thule Apex XT 4-Bike and 5-Bike Racks
  • If you only plan on ever carrying 4 bikes and you're looking for ease of use then the Thule Apex XT 4-Bike Rack # TH9025XT is the better option. It has 28" arms and the cradles are spaced 7" apart which should allow you to load up all 4 Trek bikes just fine. The 5-Bike Apex XT # TH9026XT also has 28" long arms so the cradles are 5-1/2" apart which is the more traditional spacing, but it will make loading up your bikes a little more of a hassle. Your only real benefit of the 5-Bike version...
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  • What is the Difference Between the Swagman Dispatch and the Swagman RV Platform Rack
  • Lets go over these. To start both of them are rated for use on flat towed vehicle so we're over that hurdle. The Swagman Dispatch part # S44FRis for bikes that weigh up to 45 lbs. each where the Swagman Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack part # S64663 is rated for bikes up to 35 lbs. each. They will both hold the bikes in a similar manner and with them being made by Swagman you can rest assured they are very sturdy and will prove reliable. With that being said the Dispatch is really the...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Two E-Bikes With Fenders
  • The Kuat NV 2.0 # BA22B you referenced is a fantastic bike rack, but since you have electric bikes with fenders you will need to go a different direction. The reason is the NV 2.0 is a wheel-mounted bike rack and the clamps will not mount to the frame, they are designed only to clamp to the front wheel, and fenders will interfere. The bike rack I highly recommend for a pair of e-bikes with fenders is the Thule EasyFold XT 2 E-Bike Platform Rack # TH903202 because it is a frame-mounted...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Securing E-Bike with Step Through Frame and Fenders
  • While the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider part # HR200Z is a great bike rack it's not the most ideal solution for your heavier e-bike that has a step through frame due to it's lower weight capacity (e-bikes are heavy) and the frame clamps aren't the best suited for the angled frame tube of your bike. Instead the best Hollywood Racks brand rack would be the RV Rider for E-Bikes part # HR1600 that has a frame clamp design that easily angles and secures well to the frame style you have and...
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  • Platform Bike Rack that is Rated for Use Behind Motorhome and Flat Towed Vehicle
  • At the rear of a trailer or RV the ride quality is very rough when compared to the ride quality at the rear of a passenger vehicle. Reason being the suspension isn't as sophisticated and there is a longer distance between the rear axle and the rear of the motorhome which exaggerates the movement of the trailer when hitting bumps. Flat towed vehicles typically have a slightly side-to-side movement that puts stress on bike racks. Because of that only a few bike racks were designed to be reinforced...
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  • What Prevents Shank of Swagman XC Bike Rack from Wobbling in 2 Inch Hitch Receiver
  • The Swagman XC # S64650 features a steel adapter sleeve as shown in the provided photo. With the adapter sleeve in place, the rack can be used in a 2 inch hitch. When the Allen bolt is removed and the sleeve is slid off, the rack fits into a 1-1/4 inch receiver. The rack includes a threaded anti-rattle hitch bolt, but a locking version is sold separately as part # S64029. The anti rattle hitch bolt uses a threaded bolt along with a threaded insert that's installed in the bike rack's shank....
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  • Recommended 4 Bike Rack for Rear of 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The reason that the Hollywood Racks Destination 4 # HR4000 is not rated for use on a 5th wheel trailer is because of the additional lateral and horizonatal jostling that occurs on the back of a towed trailer. 5th wheel trailers, travel trailers and campers will have specific bike racks that have been tested for use and rated to withstand the additional movements at the rear of these trailers; the size of your hitch tube won't really effect this at all since the movement occurs with the...
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  • Bike Racks with Loading Ramp Options for Easier Loading
  • We have bike racks that have loading ramp options but the Swagman E-Spec part # S94FR does not have a loading ramp option and none of the ramps we offer would work with it. We have the Saris MTR 2 Bike Platform Rack # SA4032 and the single bike version part # SA4031 which has the ramp option # SA4130 or we have the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202 which comes with ramps and a way to store them on the rack (other options don't have storage option). Or we have the Kuat ramp option # ANVBRB...
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  • Comparing Yakima BackRoad and RidgeBack 4-Bike Hitch Bike Racks
  • Both the Yakima BackRoad # YA44FR and the Yakima RidgeBack # Y02458 are excellent bike racks but I think I'd choose the BackRoad over the RidgeBack to be honest. The RidgeBack has an easier installation method with the snap pin and tool-free anti-rattle, but the BackRoad is a newer model from Yakima and uses the new 7" spacing between the cradles. While this might not seem like a big deal, I've loaded up 4 bikes on the RidgeBack before and it was almost like putting a puzzle together. The...
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  • Kuat Transfer vs Thule T2 Classic vs Saris Superclamp EX
  • For this being your first bike rack purchase you have done a fantastic job at researching to narrow it down to some great choices! Since you have done your research and watched our review videos I will avoid going over all of the features and focus on your specific questions for each bike rack. If you do end up having more questions though please let me know. The Kuat Transfer # TS02G is a great, cost-effective option that only weighs in at 37 lbs. It also has a gunmetal gray powder...
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  • Will Swagman Current Bike Rack Work With Specialized Turbo Step-Through Electric Bikes
  • The Swagman Current 2 Bike Platform Rack part # S64678 will work with Specialized Turbo Step-Through Electric Bikes but you will most likely need an adapter bar for the bike which uses the longer hook, the Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # 64005.
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  • Swagman Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for Carrying E-Bikes
  • The Swagman XTC-2 TILT # S64671 has a weight capacity of 35 lbs per bike so while it would not have the weight capacity for your 45 lb bikes I do have the similar Swagman E-Spec part # S94FR which has a 60 lb per bike capacity while very similar in design that will work great for you. This rack was actually designed for carrying e-bikes like you have and was reinforced for their extra weight.
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  • Lock Recommendation for Swagman XC Bike Rack
  • I spoke with my contact at Swagman to see what size padlock shackle you would need for the hooks on the Swagman XC # S64650 and she actually advised against doing so. She said that the holes in the hook assembly are there to hang the assembly for when it gets the powder coat treatment and haven't provided the best security when customers have tried using a padlock. Instead you need to use the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable # S64031 to lock both the bikes and the bike rack. If you already...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Single E-Bike on 2017 Buick Encore
  • You should place your E-Bike as close to your 2017 Buick Encore as possible when using the Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack # SA4412B, which means on the inside of the rack. The reason for this is so the rack and your bike remain as stable as possible and does not put added stress on either. The Freedom does not have a 1-bike rack option though the center mast does fold down like in the accompanying photo to help ease the loading process. The better option that I strongly recommend...
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  • Bike Rack For E-Bike With Fenders
  • I have a few options for you when it comes to carrying your Rook Bike with Fenders. The Swagman Current # S64678 is a great cost effective electric bike rack that has a frame mount design. Since your bike has fenders it is best to use a frame mount design bike rack. This rack fits 1-1/4" and 2" hitches so it will fit the hitch on your 2019 Toyota RAV4. I am a big fan of Swagman's racks because they pack a lot of features into a friendlier price. The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE #...
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  • Can the Kuat Transfer 2 Be Broken Down Into the Kuat Transfer 1
  • The Kuat Transfer 1 Bike Platform Rack part # TS01B itself would not obstruct the view of your rear view camera while folded up or down but the bike you mount onto this while folded down likely would. This will be the case for pretty much any bike rack you mount on your 2019 Subaru Forester. The Kuat Transfer 1 Bike Platform Rack does come with the 1-1/4" to 2" adapter. The Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TS02B is pretty much the same as the Kuat Transfer 1 Bike Platform Rack...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for Two Electric Bikes Weighing Over 65 lbs Each
  • There are bike racks that will be able to carry the weight of your two 66-1/2 lb RadRover Electric Bikes with fat tires, although as you mentioned the only way to use the Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9034XT with bikes that heavy would be to remove the batteries. For 66-1/2 lb bikes with 4 inch tires you have two options if you want to carry the bikes without removing the batteries. The first option is the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Bike Rack for Electric Fat Tire...
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  • Bike Bag Cover Compatible with Swagman E-Spec Bike Rack
  • There is a bike bag compatible with your Swagman E-Spec 2-Electric Bike Platform Rack # S64689, the Swagman Horizontal Style 2 Bike Bag for Trailer Hitch Bike Racks # S82006. As you can see from the cut out of the linked directions of this bag, it is extremely easy to use.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for Womens Bike with Fenders and Basket
  • I do have an option for you but the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TS02B won't work with your wife's bike because there is a fender in the way that the hook needs to secure too. If you place the hook in front of the fender you run the risk of it falling off and losing the bike. Instead, the Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack part # SA4412B would be a much better option because you would hook the frame clamp to the drop tube without needing an adapter bar or having to worry about...
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  • How To Help Further Stabilize the Inno Tire Hold 1 Bike Platform Rack During Transport
  • Yes, in order to make the Inno Tire Hold 1 Bike Platform Rack part # INH110 more secure during transport with your 2005 Subaru Impreza you have two options. The first option is a wedge, the Gen-Y Anti-Rattle Clamp for 1-1/4" Hitch Receivers part # 325-GH-013 which helps take up the extra space inside the receiver tube opening thereby reducing movement. This device is also nice in that it helps you align the hitch pin hole each time. The other option you have is a support strap, the Curt...
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  • Standard Extender & Swing-Away Hitch Extender for Kuat Transfer Bike Rack
  • The Kuat Transfer 2-Bike Platform Rack # TS02G (Gray) and # TS02B (Black) will fit the hitch on your truck, but without knowing anything about how far out the camper extends from the rear of your truck there isn't a way to verify if this - or any bike rack - will require an extension. What I can do is give you some numbers which you can use to find out if the rack will work, or if you need an extender. From the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the Kuat Transfer is 7-/12 inches,...
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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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  • Recommendation for a 5 bike Rack Used With 4 Adult Bikes and 1 Kids Bike
  • To come right out and answer the most important question first, both the Yakima Ridgeback # Y02459 and Thule Apex XT-5 # TH9026XT are going to provide the same spacing for the bikes. Both racks have 28" long arms and the spacing is going to break down the same on both. With that being said, you will find some noticeable differences between these 2 racks. The Thule Apex XT-5 is going to be Thule's top end hanging rack for 5 bikes, where the Ridgeback is going to be probably a half a...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation to Fit Past Rear Spare of Travel Trailer
  • The Swagman Dispatch part # S44FR would be the best option we offer as it rated for the rougher ride quality associated with the back of travel trailers and also has 18 inches from the center of it's hitch pin hole out to the nearest wheel tray so it would give you plenty of clearance to fit past your spare. I attached a review video for this bike rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Comparing the Saris Freedom and Yakima FourTimer 4 Bike Platform Racks
  • Both the Saris Freedom 4, part # SA4414B and the Yakima FourTimer, part # Y02469 are great racks and they do have a few differences. In looking at the racks, the distance can vary by quite a bit based on what vehicle the racks are installed from. When we're measuring distances in our videos, we're measuring from the rear point of the vehicle to the furthest point of the rack. The distance that you'll want to compare them at is the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the...
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  • What Bike Rack and Cover do you Recommend for a Trip Through the Rockies with Two E bikes
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 2 Electric Bike Rack part # HLY84FR and the Swagman Bike Cover part # S24FR will be a perfect combination. The Sport RIder SE is a very dependable type of rack that has the capacities you need for your two E-Bikes to get them through the mountains. The Swagman cover is designed to work with a rack of this type and it will help to keep the bikes clean for you. There are several straps that you will use to cinch down around the bikes helping to keep the...
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  • Comparing Inno Tire Hold 2 and Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack
  • The Inno Tire Hold 2 Bike Platform Rack part # INH120 and Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack like part # SH12B are both excellent options. I recommend the Kuat Sherpa because the finish of these racks is extremely nice and there are really no others who can compete. In addition to the finish, it is a very high quality rack that will perform well and last a long time. In addition to all of this, the Sherpa is much lighter than the Tire Hold. In order to use either bike rack on a 2013...
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  • 4-Bike Rack Solution that Can Two E-Bikes
  • While I have a solution that will allow you to carry 4 bikes including the 65 lb e-bikes you mentioned there isn't a hanging bike rack that would have the needed weight capacity. The Hollywood Rack E-Bike rack part # HLY84FR can be used with the 2 bike add on part # HR1475Z and you'd have a 4 bike carrier with the inside two bike cradles having an 80 lb per bike capacity. The Sport Rider can accommodate tire widths up to 5 inches right out of the box.
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  • Best RV Bike Rack for Rad Rover Step-Thru Electric Bikes with Fat Tires
  • The best bike rack we have for Rad Rover Step-Thru Electric Bikes with Fat Tires is going to be the Hollywood Racks RV Rider 2 Bike Platform Rack part # HR1655 without a doubt. It's the only option that hits all the features you need to accommodate such as heavy weight, odd frame size, fat tires, and is RV approved. The RV Ride was designed for this exact purpose and it comes with locks to protect your investments. It is easily the best bike rack for use on an RV and your particular bikes....
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  • Why Are Some Bike Racks Not Rated For Use on RV or Trailer and Option for Rack on a Trailer
  • That's a good question and while we have bike racks that can be used on a trailer, you hit the mark when you mentioned "bounce" as the reason that some bike racks like the RockyMounts SplitRail LS # RKY11404 are not rated for use behind an RV or trailer. The bike rack manufacturer decided this particular rack is in more danger of potential damage on a trailer because there is significantly more movement at the rear of a fifth wheel trailer or camper than there is at the rear of a passenger...
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  • 4-Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Honda Odyssey with 1-1/4 Hitch
  • I really like the Yakima BackRoad 4 Bike Rack # YA44FR because it's a quality bike rack that is easy to use, cost-effective, and features 7" between the cradles (center to center) for a much easier loading experience of your bikes. The BackRoad comes with a cable lock for the bikes but if you want to add a lock to the bike rack itself then you can use part # Y07235. You'll likely need to use the Adapter Bar # Y02531 for your kid's bikes so that they will fit properly, and I also recommend...
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  • RV Camper Trailer Approved Bike Rack For E-Bike with 4 Inch Wide Tire
  • The only e-bike compatible racks we carry that are rated for 5th wheel trailer use is the Hollywood Racks RV Rider 2 Electric "Cargo" Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount # HR1670 or the Hollywood Racks RV Rider 2 Bike Platform Rack for E-Bikes - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount # HR1600. Unfortunately neither of these meet your desired price point and the wheel holders will only hold tires up to 3 inches wide. If your camper is a travel trailer instead of a 5th wheel, then there are...
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  • Bike Rack Options For Downhill Mountain Bike With Slanted Frame
  • I can see how the frame of your sons bike has a slanted cross tube which may make it difficult to properly hang it on a hanging bike rack because there is not a horizontal surface to hang the bike from. That would be the same issue you will have with the Malone RunWay part # MPG2130 because it's a hanging bike rack. One way to possibly fix this is to use a Rhino-Rack Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes part # RRRBCA021 which attaches at the handle bar stem...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Similar to Swagman Current that Has Capacity for Rad Rover E-Bike
  • Swagman actually has a very similar bike rack to the one you referenced that was setup for carrying heavier e-bikes with the E-Spec part # S94FR which has a 70 lb per bike capacity. This is going to be your best option and will work great for you.
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  • Does Curt 5-Bike Rack # C18065 Come with Everything Needed to Install
  • For your Honda Pilot that has a 2 inch hitch all you need to install the bike rack is just the # C18065 and you'd be set as it comes with everything you need. 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 Adapter Bar # UB01 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide an attachment point. I attached a review video for this product also. This will allow the bikes to be...
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  • Comparing the Kuat Transfer 2 and RockyMounts MonoRail 2 Bike Racks
  • I am personally a big fan of the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TS02B for a few reasons. The first being that the center portion is open so you can walk right up inside of the rack and place your bikes in the cradles whereas for the RockyMounts MonoRail 2 Bike Platform Rack part # RKY10003 you will have to stop at some point and lift the bike up and over the center section. The other reason I prefer the Kuat Transfer 2 is because it just has a more aesthetically pleasing look...
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  • Can Swagman Escapee Be Used with E-Bike with Fenders at Rear of 5th Wheel Trailer
  • I spoke with my contact at Swagman regarding the use of the Escapee 2 Bike Platform Rack # S64693 that you referenced with your e-bikes that have front fenders. He said that the padded hooks on the rack really should come down before the apex of the front wheel, ideally right up against the fork crown or front brake. Even with the short front fenders on your particular e-bikes my contact said this likely isn't the best rack option as the slight angle of the hooks can still potentially cause...
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  • Will the Thule Doubletrack Work with Fat Tire Bikes
  • I do have options for you but the Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack will only fit tires up to 2.5" wide and they do not make a fat tire adapter kit for this rack. Therefore, you can either let some of the air out of the tires and squish them into the wheel trays like you have been or you can upgrade to the Thule DoubleTrack Pro 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TH9054 which accepts bikes with tires up to 5" wide. You could always sell the original Doubletrack to offset some of the...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Adapter Compatible with Thule T2 9045 Bike Rack and 2 Inch Receiver
  • For your Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches # TH9045 there is not a an adapter compatible for a 2 inch hitch from Thule and they also don't have the replaceable shank to upgrade to the 2 inch receiver. The best adapter to fit your truck is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter - 2" to 1-1/4" - 4" Long # C45770. This will allow you to use the hitch lock that came with your bike rack and then you will use a separate hitch lock like # 63232 to secure and lock the...
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  • Can Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Fit Subaru Outback Factory Hitch
  • The very shallow hitch pin of the factory hitch on your 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon makes installing bike racks challenging as most aren't compatible. The only way you could install the Kuat Sherpa part # SH22P would be if you replaced the factory hitch of the vehicle with an aftermarket one like the # C13410. Otherwise you'll have to go with the Yakima Ridgeback # Y02457 which can be used with your Subaru hitch.
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  • Will the Yakima FourTimer Work With Kids Bikes That Have 16 Inch Wheels
  • The Yakima FourTimer 4 Bike Platform Rack part # Y02469 will accommodate kid's bikes with wheels as small as 20" but the Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar part # Y02531 may be required for this. According to Yakima, they do not recommend using the Yakima FourTimer with kid's bikes that have smaller than 16" wheels because the frame hooks would not be able to reach the down tube most likely but Yakima was not able to provide an exact measurement for this. If you need to carry kid's bikes...
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  • Thule Apex XT 4-Bike Rack vs. Inno Aero Light 4-Bike Rack
  • You are right on the money in that the Inno Aero Light 4-Bike Rack # INH640 and Thule Apex XT 4-Bike Rack # TH9025XT share a lot of the same benefits but I highly recommend the Apex XT for a couple reasons, starting with the spacing on the arms. The Apex XT measures 6-1/2 inches from inside-to-inside of the cradles, which is narrower than the Inno, meaning better stability for your bikes from the Apex XT. The Apex XT also weighs about 10 lbs less than the Inno and has a tool-free installation...
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  • Does Yakima BackRoad 2 Bike Rack # YA64FR Have Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin
  • Yes, the hitch pin of the Yakima BackRoad 2 Bike Rack # YA64FR is threaded so it will tighten to the hitch tube on your vehicle and remove play and rattle. This is typically referred to as an "anti-rattle hitch pin." Based on this feature and the tighter clearances of the moving parts on the rack it would be a very quiet and stable rack on the road. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Kuat...
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  • How Much Assembly is Required for the Swagman Current 2 Bike Platform Rack
  • You will pretty much be assembling everything for the Swagman Current 2 Bike Platform Rack # S64678. If you check out the attached photo you can see that really the only piece that comes pre-assembled is the shank portion. It isn't very difficult to assemble everything though so if you really like this bike rack then I say go for it. If you'd like something that is a little nicer and doesn't have as much assembly then I recommend checking out the Yakima HoldUp which comes as part...
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  • What Hitch Pin Should be Used with Thule Camber Bike Rack
  • The Thule Camber 4 Bike Rack # TH9056 that you referenced comes with the only hitch pin that should be used with it. It can't be used with standard hitch pins like what you mentioned. This comes with a threaded hitch pin that you thread through the hitch tube and and rack shank which holds the rack tightly to the hitch and prevents movement. To make this a locking hitch pin you'd then want the part # THSTL2.
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  • Four Bike Carrier with 140 Pound Capacity or Greater
  • For a 4 Bike rack with over 140 lb capacity, I recommend the Swagman Quad 2+2 2-Bike and 4-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Black # S64FR. This bike rack is rated for up to 45 lbs per bike and 180 lbs total capacity. The Hollywood Racks Destination 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount # HR4000 is rated for 140 lbs total and 35 lbs per bike. Both of these options include a hitch lock to secure the rack, but the Swagman # S64FR also includes the lock to secure the bikes to...
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  • Comparing the Swagman XC Part # S64650 and the Swagman XTC Part # S64670
  • The main difference between the Swagman XC part # S64650 and the Swagman XTC part # S64670 is the wheel hoops. The wheel hoops that come with the XC can accommodate a bike with tires up 3.5" wide and spaced 51-1/2" apart on center (wheelbase). The Swagman XTC can accommodate a bike with tires up 2.5" wide and spaced 66" apart on center (wheelbase). Therefore, if you have a bike with a longer wheelbase >66" then you are going to want to use the XTC but if you have a bike with a shorter...
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  • Is Thule EasyFold XT 2 Electric Bike Rack the Best Option for Back of Motorhome
  • The Thule EasyFold XT 2 Electric Bike Platform Rack # TH903202 is absolutely going to be the best option to carry your two e-bikes on the back of your 2018 Tiffin Allegro 34PA, and it can also be used with your Cherokee, but NOT when the Cherokee is being flat towed. The EasyFold XT has a weight capacity of 65 lbs per bike which will accommodate your needs, and the fenders will not be an issue because the EasyFold uses ratcheting straps to secure the wheels and has independent arms that...
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  • Are Swagman XC and Swagman Chinook Bike Rack Good Choices for 2019 Subaru Outback with Factory Hitch
  • Both the Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack # S64650 and Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack # S64683 are great options for your 2019 Subaru Outback, and in fact the Chinook is one of the most popular bike racks for the '19 Outback. I have added a link for you with the most popular 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon Bike Racks which shows this. The Chinook will fit the 1-1/4" hitch on your Outback and is overall one of the best bike racks for the money from any manufacturer. While the XC is a very solid,...
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  • Thule T1 Vs. RockyMounts MonoRail Solo For 2019 Trek Farley 7 Fat Tire Bike
  • Jade thank you for all of the helpful information. All three bike rack options you have narrowed down your search to: the Kuat Transfer 1 Bike Platform Rack for Fat Bike part # TS01B-FB, Thule T1 part # TH9041 and RockyMounts MonoRail Solo 1 part # RKY10007 are great choices for a fat bike. However, the tire of your particular fat bike, the 2019 Trek Farley 7 fat bike has a tire that is too wide for the Kuat Transfer 1 part # TS01B-FB so that eliminates that option for you. The RockyMounts...
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  • Recommendation Between the Thule Camber 4 and Yakima Ridgeback 4 Bike Carriers
  • The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" # e98862 you referenced will have the hitch pin hole recessed 4-1/2 inches from the outer bumper. This will allow for compatibility with both the Thule Camber or the Yakima Ridgeback you referenced. The biggest difference between the two bike carriers for your application is the arm spread distances. The Thule Camber # TH9056 has outside cradle to outside cradle measurement of 13 inches. The Yakima...
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  • Comparing Thule, Malone, and Saris Bike Rack for E-Bike
  • The biggest advantage the Thule EasyFold part # TH903202 has is that it comes with a ramp to make loading the heavier e-bikes a bit easier. It has a slightly higher capacity at 65 lbs per bike compare to the other racks that have a capacity of 60 lbs per bike. This rack is the heaviest at 40 lbs, but even for a platform bike rack that's lighter than most. The clamp system also allows it to easily grab even the most unique frame styles as well. The Saris Freedom part # SA4412F is the...
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