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5 Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon With Curt Hitch

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Hello I want to get a 5 bike rack hitch mounted for my 2013 Subaru Outback? I purchased the hitch recently from you. Can you please recommend some 5 bike carriers?

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I checked your order notes and you installed the Curt Hitch part # 13390 on your 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon which can carry a 5 bike rack. You should note that Curt requires the use of a stabilizer strap like part # 18050 with this hitch when carrying a non-supported load like a bike rack.

I recommend the Thule Apex XT Bike Rack, part # TH9026XT. This rack holds 5 bikes and has a cable lock that secures the bikes to the carrier. This is a tilting rack that allows you access to the rear cargo area of your vehicle when unloaded. This will fit both 1-1/4 and 2 inch receivers.

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 carried more level and will provide more ground clearance.

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