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Recommended Bike Rack To Fit a 2012 Fiat 500C Convertible

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I have a fiat 500c, what bike racks to you suggest for this type of vehicle? Im not sure my fiat has a hitch. Would a trunk mount be okay? Especially for the small window in the back?

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For your 2012 Fiat 500c, which is the convertible model, I would recommend to use a hitch and a hitch bike rack. A trunk bike rack will not be able to be used on the convertible model.

The hitch I would recommend would be the Draw-Tite Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 24873. This hitch will bolt-on to the rear of your vehicle. I am including a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video of the hitch being installed on a Fiat 500.

You will be limited to hauling 2 bikes on a Class I hitch. A third bike may not weigh much, but since that additional weight will be at such a far distance from the hitch pin hole, that weight will apply a lot of leveraged torque on the Class I hitch that can not handle the force and could potentially damage the hitch or frame of your vehicle.

A hitch bike rack I would recommend that will fit on a Class I hitch is the Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Rack, part # S63360. This is one of our most popular Class I hanging bike racks. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the bike rack.

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