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What 4-Bike Hitch Rack do You Recommend for 4 48-Pound Electric Bikes?

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We would like to know if you sell a bike rack that will accomidate 4 ebikes? 48lbs each Looking at the Thule T2 Pro XT platform rack. Thanks

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I have a great rack for you. From your recent searches and question, I do not know if you are referring to the Thule T2 Pro XTR or the Thule T2 Classic, so I can give you a response for both.

Unfortunately, with the Thule T2 Pro XTR # TH69TX and the Thule T2 Classic # TH9044-TH9046, you do not have enough weight capacity for your 4 48-pound e-bikes. This is because the # TH69TX and # TH9044-TH9046 only have a maximum overall capacity of 160 pounds. With your 4 e-bikes, you need a total of at least 192 pounds while still under the per-bike maximum.

A great alternative that definitely works is the Yakima HoldUp EVO Bike Rack for 4 Bikes - 2" Hitches # Y02479-2. The HoldUp EVO comes with a 50-pound per-bike capacity and you are not limited to a maximum overall weight capacity like you are with the # TH69TX or the # TH9044-TH9046. The HoldUp EVO accommodates fat tires up to 4.81 inches wide and come with same-key locks to deter theft of your bikes and the rack itself. It is important to note that the HoldUp EVO comes with a shank that measures 7-1/2 inches from the center of the pinhole to the closest part of the rack (when folded up). If you already have a hitch installed on your vehicle, I recommend measuring from the center of the pinhole to the outside edge of your rear bumper. If that measurement does not exceed 7-1/2 inches, you have enough bumper clearance.

If you need a 2-inch hitch recommendation for your vehicle, feel free to respond with your year/make/model and I will be happy to recommend the best hitch for you.

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