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Best Bike Rack for a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Question:

I have a 2018 equinox awd premier model. I will be traveling 1300 miles with the bike. What will fit secure? I am older and will be traveling alone so need security and do not want to worry about it falling off or damaging the car.

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Helpful Expert Reply:

We have a wide variety of bike racks that are compatible with your 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and will do a great job of safely transporting your bike.

The bike rack that I recommend using to carry your bike with your Equinox is the Kuat Sherpa 2.0. This is compatible with 1-1/4" receivers in Black # SH12B, Pearl # SH12P, and Gray # SH12G, as well as 2" receivers in Black # SH22B, Pearl # SH22P, and Gray # SH22G. Both options are identical aside from what receiver they are compatible with.

The Sherpa 2.0 can carry up to two 40 lb bikes that have a wheel size of 25" - 29", a max tire width of 3", and a max wheelbase of 47". It has an aluminum construction that keeps the bike rack at a lightweight 32 lbs while also providing a rustproof bike rack option. It comes with built in bike and rack locks to secure your gear while making pit stops and deter theft.

I have attached a review video of the Sherpa 2.0 for you to check out.

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Jon G

Question:

I do not have a hitch on my equinox, you recommended one for a hitch in the question I asked before. In going 1300 miles would a hatch mounted rack be secure enough and if so which one is best for the trip?

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Helpful Expert Reply:

Trunk mount bike racks are great options for carrying your bike shorter distances, but when it comes to a 1,300 mile road trip I highly recommend going with one of the bike racks I mentioned above.

For a hitch I recommend using part # 76419 unless you have the diesel option, then you want to use part # 76217. Both trailer hitches have a 2" receiver so you will want to choose from that list of bike racks.

If you are determined to use a trunk mount carrier then the Yakima FullBack # Y02634 is what I recommend using. We have confirmed that this fits your 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. It uses a 4-strap system to secure the bike rack to your Equinox and has SuperCush cradles with ZipStrips to secure your bike and help keep it stable. This bike rack includes bike and rack locks to secure your gear when you have to step away from your vehicle.

You may also be interested in the Softride Soft Hook-and-Loop Tie Downs # SR54FR to help keep your front tire from potentially damaging another bike or making contact with your vehicle. If any of your bikes have an alternative frame that doesn't have a horizontal cross tube like a traditional man's bike then an adapter bar like part # Y02531 is recommended. This will help keep your bike level and increase ground clearance.

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Jon G

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