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Recommended Bike Rack To Accommodate Two Giant Cypress Model Bikes Facing The Same Direction


We have two Giant Cypress model bikes. The only way they can fit is to face them in the same direction. I moved the cradles to the ends of the arms, but the seats and handlebars still dont clear each other. I do have baskets on each of the rear bike carriers, which doesnt help matters. I havent tried mounting the anti sway cradles yet. Im not sure if this is going to work or not. Any suggestions? No fair throwing in an instant rebate before I get this squared away.


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Since you need the bikes to face in the same direction, I recommend getting the Thule Apex XT 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting # TH9025XT. This will fit on your vehicle the same way, but give you arms with a longer distance to allow 7 inch spacing between each bike to allow the fit of 2 bikes in the same direction utilizing the anti-sway cradles.

I recommend getting a bike adapter bar like the Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes # 64005 or the Thule Bike Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes # TH982XT to give you a more level ride and ground clearance by creating a top frame tube for bikes that don't have a straight top tube.

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