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Spare Tire Bike Rack Recommendation that Has Offset to Allow for Off-Center Spare Wheel


Is there a way to configure the Spare Ride 2 to accommodate for the offset spare on a RAV 4 so that the bike is mounted more in the middle of the car the spare on a 2011 RAV 4 is offset to the right? Drop a line when you get a chance, thanks!


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The Yakima Spare Tire Bike Rack part # Y02599 does not have the ability to be offset so the better option then is the Thule Spare Me part # TH963PRO which does have that ability.

This is also a fit for a 2011 Toyota RAV4 like what you have as well.

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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