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Bike Rack for Nissan Murano Cross Cabriolet Convertible


what type of bike rack will fit to Nissan Murano 2011 convertible? hoping for a trunk but might need a trailer hitch style


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You are correct that you will need a hitch-mounted bike rack with your 2011 Nissan Murano Cross Cabriolet. The only hitch that is a confirmed fit is the Curt # 13577, a Class III hitch that bolts on; I've added a link to a video of an install of this hitch for you to take a look at.

With a bike rack, you have a couple of options - a platform rack and a hanging rack. For a platform rack I recommend checking out the Swagman XTC # S64670. It is a wheel mount design that uses padded ratcheting hooks to secure the frame of your bike and rubber straps to secure the wheels. It comes with a threaded pin and clip but to lock the rack to your hitch I recommend the Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded Hitch Pin for Swagman Hitch Racks # S64029.

A platform rack with more features would be the Swagman Chinook # S64683. It also uses padded ratcheting hooks to secure your bike's frame and straps to secure your bike's wheels, but this rack folds up for easy storage when not in use, can tilt down with bikes loaded or unloaded for access to your Murano's rear cargo area, and includes locks for both the rack and bikes.

If you prefer a hanging rack, I recommend taking a look at the Thule Helium Pro # TH9042PRO. This is a lightweight (19 lbs) rack that uses anti-sway cradles with HideAway straps which prevent your bikes from contacting one another or your Murano. It has a SnugTite knob to tighten the rack inside the hitch as an anti-rattle device, a quick-release control to fold the arms down for storage, and includes keys for the rack and bikes as an extra security feature. With a hanging rack, you may also need bike frame adapter bar # 64005 if your bike is dual-suspension, has a step-through frame or you want to carry a small children's bike. The bar will give those bikes a horizontal mounting point so they can be carried by the rack.

I have added links to video reviews of each of these products for you, as well as a link to our page with each of our bike racks.

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