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Solution For Carrying 3 Electric Bikes On The Back Of A Subaru Outback  


do you have any bike racks that might be able to carry 2 or 3 electric bikes? our bikes are about 60 pounds. I have an trailer 2 inch hitch attached to my Outback now.


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The best bike rack for your application is the Saris Freedom 4 Bike Platform Rack for Fat Bikes - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount # SA4414B-FB. This fits your 2" trailer hitch receiver and provides a platform for up to 4 bikes. It has a weight capacity of 60lbs per bike for the inner slots, and 35lbs per bike for the outer slots. It allows up to 5" wide tires and it secures bikes by the frame, making this compatible with a large variety of bikes including bikes that have fenders or baskets.

Since you mentioned you may be hauling a third electric bike, then you could try removing the battery and any other parts that are easily removed so that you can reduce the bike's weight down to the weight capacity for the outer slots since there is not a bike rack available for 4 electric bikes. This bike rack comes with an anti-rattle hitch pin to reduce vibration and wobble, but I recommend adding Hitch Tite Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock # SA3022 which will keep the bike rack locked to the hitch receiver. You could also add Saris Cable Lock - 8' Long # SA981 to lock the bikes to the bike rack. I attached demonstration videos for you to check out.

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