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Recommendation for Bike Rack and Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin for 2011 Honda Pilot


Hello, I was wondering if there is a anti-rattle locking pin that I can buy in lieu of the one provided with the following bike rack listed below: I also am interested in a locking cable as provided in another manufacturer that would then attach to that anti-rattle pin? If there is any other bike rack you can recommend with these features that I am looking for, that would be great!!! I was initially attracted to this bike rack because of the feature of being able to access the trunk area without actually taking the bike off...thank you very much for your help as I am looking to purchase something this week! Saris Freedom 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2inch Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting Saris Hitch Bike Racks Code: SA4414B


Expert Reply:

Saris offers the Hitch Tite Threaded Anti-Rattle Lock, # SA3022, for use with the Saris Freedom 4 Bike Platform Rack, # SA4414B, that you mentioned. In addition, they offer the 8 Foot Long Cable Lock, # SA981, to secure your bikes and help prevent theft. Saris does not offer an anti-rattle lock and cable combo.

The first thing that I recommend doing is to determine the amount of clearance that your 2011 Honda Pilot requires for a hitch mounted bike rack. I am including a help article which will walk you through this process. Once we have this measurement we can find a rack that will work with your vehicle.

The Saris Freedom 4 Bike Platform Rack, # SA4414B, is loaded with great features including the tilting rack that allows you to access to the rear cargo area while the bikes are loaded. If your Pilot requires less than 6 inches of clearance, this rack will work for you.

If you will be carrying any women's or children's bikes that do not have the horizontal bar on the frame, I would recommend using the Swagman Bike Adapter Bar, # S64004. The use of this adapter bar will give you the horizontal bar that is needed to transport the bikes level on a bike rack.

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