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Bike Rack Recommendation for OEM Hitch of 2017 Subaru Forester

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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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