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How to Carry Pedego Electric Bikes on a 2012 Nissan Maxima


We are in the near process of purchasing 2 Pedego electric bikes more likely cruisers or interceptors, a step-through for me and a reg one for my husband. Do you have a hitch type 2-bike rack that will connect to a 2011 nissan maxima that will secure both bikes for freeway speeds and mountain driving so they wont go flying out on the freeway or streets?


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All of the trailer hitches for your 2012 Nissan Maxima are Class I hitches such as # 24796 which have a 200 pound tongue weight capacity. The tongue weight is the combined weight of your bikes plus the carrier.

I looked up the bikes you are interested in and they all weigh right around 60 pounds or less (including the weight of the battery). There are very few Class I compatible bike carriers that can handle that much weight but we do have some options.

First, we have the Kuat NV, # NV12G. This rack weighs 52 pounds but has a 60 pound capacity per bike. It holds the bikes at the front wheels with an arm and hook so bikes with front fenders are not compatible. I have linked a video review of the Kuat NV for you.

Your second option is the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202 which comes in at 45 lbs and has a weight capacity of 65 lbs per bike. I have linked a video review of this carrier as well.

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