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Bike Rack Recommendation for OEM Hitch of 2017 Subaru Forester


What bike racks do you recommend for the Forester 2017 OEM hitch? Its Class I, and max tongue weight of 200lbs so probably 2 bikes is the max. Its 1.25inch and my understanding is that it doesnt have too deep a pin hole.. Thanks,


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You'll want to use the RidgeBack, part # Y02457. Yakima actually makes the Subaru Branded bike rack available at their dealers, so the RidgeBack is a proven fit.

If you'll be transporting women's bikes or bikes with sharply-angled top tubes, you might also consider a frame adapter bar like part # UB01. The bar spans the distance between the handlebar gooseneck and the seat post, which provides a secondary attachment point for the bike rack. This allows the bike to be carried level, which maximizes ground clearance. I'll link you to a video showing how the adapter bar works.

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