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Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for 2013 Kia Sorento that Locks Bikes and Rack to Vehicle  


Will the e98891 lock work with 2 bikes on a Saris Bones 2 Bike Trunk Mount Rack on a KIA Sorento 2013? I want to lock up the rack and two bikes to the car.


Expert Reply:

Yes, the 10 foot long Cable Lock part # e98891 would work to lock your bikes to the rack. Since this rack uses fabric straps to attach to the vehicle there's no great way to keep the rack locked to your vehicle though.

For that I recommend a different trunk mounted bike rack. I would go with the Thule Raceway 2 Bike rack part # TH9001PRO. This rack is confirmed to fit your 2013 Kia Sorento.

What makes this rack far superior to the others is the attachment system. It uses 4 retractable coated steel cables to attach to the vehicle rather than 6 nylon straps like other racks. This makes installation quick and easy and the cables also last longer.

The cables store inside the rack so there are no loose straps ends to flap around. The cables can also be locked into position to deter theft of the rack. And there is also an integrated cable lock in the last bike position to deter bike theft.

This rack also features the latest and greatest in cradles. The cradles have road dampening technology which protects bike frames better than other cradles.

If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Swagman Easy-Out Women's and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter # 64005 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide an attachment point. I attached a review video for this product also. This will allow the bikes to be carried more level and will provide more ground clearance.

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