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Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2019 Toyota Highlander with Spoiler  


I have a 2019 Toyota Highlander, will this Saris Bones 2 fit and work well? The video for this carrier showed a vehicle without a spoiler but my Highlander does have one, so Im concerned about that. Im also considering the Hollywood HRF2 rack, but it seems heavier and frankly more complicated than what I need. I only have 1 bike to transport and it will only be an occasional thing. Are there any additional parts or straps I need to purchase for the Saris? Whats your recommendation? Thanks!


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The Saris Bones 2 Bike Carrier # SA805BL is designed to fit most spoilers thanks to its arched shape so it will work great with your 2019 Toyota Highlander with a spoiler. We've received plenty of positive feedback from previous customers that have used the Saris Bones on their vehicles with factory spoilers.

Between the Saris Bones 2 # SA805BL and the Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top # HRF2, the Saris Bones is certainly a more lightweight and user friendly option. # SA805BL is made out of injection molded plastic and corrosion resistant aluminum and comes in at just under 10 lbs whereas the # HRF2 is made out of powder coated steel so it comes in at around 25 lbs. Both racks come with a limited lifetime warranty and have a maximum weight capacity of 35 lbs per bike but the Saris Bones 2 is proudly made right here in the USA.

You will need two pairs of the Hatch Huggers for Saris Trunk Mount Bike Racks part # SA3035 as your 2019 Highlander uses those in place of the top and side hooks originally included. It's also a good idea to get a cable lock to secure your bike to the rack. I like the Master Lock Quantum Self-Coiling, Combination Cable Lock # 8122D because it allows you to set your own combination instead of using keys that could potentially be lost.

Lastly, if your bike has an alternative frame (lack of a straight tube from the handlebar to the seat post) you also need a bike adapter bar like the Saris Bike Beam Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes # SA3040.

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