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Recommended Hitch Bike Rack for Family Biking Trips on 2016 Honda Pilot

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which rack do you recommend for family bike rides up the road. Husband, myself and 9 yr old. Need ability to access back of pilot, so need tilt or swing? thanks!

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For an active biking family, with all the gear that goes along with that activity, the best type of hitch-mounted bike rack is a swing-away type that lets you keep easy access to the vehicle's rear cargo area. For the 2-inch Class III hitch on your 2016 Honda Pilot I recommend the 4-bike Yakima FullSwing # Y02465. Swing-away racks beat the tilting variety hands-down when it comes to vehicle access.

Although you have only 3 bikes to load, the extra room on a 4-bike rack will make life easier when it is time to load the bikes up. It will also help prevent any bike-to-bike contact by proving more space. Both of these carriers are covered by a limited lifetime warranty and are built to last. Both include locks for the rack itself and for your loaded bikes. They also share the feature of having closely-spaced arms that reduce the need for an adapter bar # UB01 for kids and other bikes that do not have a horizontal top frame tube to mate with the carrier's arms.

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