A bike rack for Tesla Model Y is a device that helps you to store and transport your bikes. It is usually made of metal or plastic and has different designs to fit different types of bikes. Some bike racks can be attached to your car, while others need to be installed on the ground.
You want fast and easy? You want secure? Then you want the Yakima HighRoad Upright Roof Rack. The HighRoad does it all and it does it with no problems. Wheel removal is not required, so you won’t have to but an additional through-axle adapter for mountain bikes, and the rack works with 26″, 27.
5″, 29″ and 700c wheels up to 3. 25″ wide. All your bikes, from the sleek road racer to the floaty fat bike, will be welcomed aboard the HighRoad. Hoops hold the front wheel, and are easily secured by twisting the large TorqueRight knob.
The rear wheel is held by an adjustable position tray with a ratcheting strap. Installation takes less than ten minutes. There’s really no way to lose with the Yakima HighRoad.
Versatile design fits nearly all styles of bikes up to 60lbs with zero frame contact AutoAttach system makes installation and removal simple and tool-free Integrated wheels help to maneuver the rack on and off the vehicle Possible to increase the load capacity to 4 bikes by adding Thule T2 Pro XT Add-On` Product details Hitch Mount · Swing Away · Folding The Thule T2 Pro XT 2-1.
25″ Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier provide maximum strength, security and user-friendliness. The T2 Pro XT is ideal for carbon frames, mountain, downhill, e-bikes and fat bikes as it fits 20 – 29″ wheels and up to 5″ tires without adapters.
This bike carrier features a complete locking convenience system that allows locking to the bike rack to the receiver with the integrated cable lock and lock knob. The T2 Pro XT eliminates the bike interference by adjusting side to side to create generous spacing between bike mounts and It’s easy to install and remove the bike rack with the tool-free AutoAttach system.
The Thule T2 Pro XT 2-1. 25″ Bike Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier is the best choice for the bike enthusiast.
When it’s Thursday afternoon before the three-day stage race, or if you are punching the clock to hit a weekend of alpine single-track with your crew, the Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Rack sets the travel off well with easy loading and frame-less contact.
The Transfer set itself apart not only in value but also convenience, as its U-shape allows you to step into it, instead of to the side when loading. And the Perfect Fit system ensures that each bike has a relatively custom fit as the wheel trays can swivel and adjust to better fit wheelbases and handlebar widths.
When loading, roll up to the back of the car, kick down the spring-loaded foot pedal, lock the tray down for loading, and place your bike on the trays. The tire trays fit 20-29in tires, so there’s no hassling with initial positioning.
A front claw-like lever arm holds the top of the wheel in place, and a simple ratcheting strap secures the rear wheel in place.
This is my first hitch platform bike rack and I researched many options before ending up picking this one. What I was looking for: – easy load/unload as I am planning on riding every day with my kid after school – small enough to not block rear view window and camera when folded as I am leaving this on for most of the season – no frame contact and no hanging as most bike frames will need extra bars for this – fold down with bikes loaded to have access to trunk – fold away to access trunk when rack is in stored upright position – fit on a Tesla Model Y 2″ factory hitch which has a 250lbs limit, tight bumper clearance and limited room for a hitch pin due to the hitch connector (wiring) – option to add more bikes in future when 2nd kid’s bike gets too big for trunk – not too heavy so it is easy to move between cars and In the past I have used Thule as the go to brand for roof racks, ski carriers etc.
, but to find something that worked for me I looked at most brands including Yakima, Hollywood, Kuat, 1UP and Sarris. While 1UP racks and Kuat’s NV 2. 0 were offering a few more features, they were nearly twice the price and both would have blocked my backup camera in the closed upright position.
What I like: – U shape design doesn’t block the backup camera in upright position – most parking sensors are not ‘complaining’ when backing up with rack in upright position – when bikes are loaded I still have good visibility through the rear view window, only seeing the handle bar and seat of the tallest bike – very simple to load/unload a bike with the strap and the handle, bike sits firm on rack – U shape design lets you walk straight up to each bike when (un)loading the bikes – Fits the Model Y hitch well, leaving enough clearance in upright (closed) position and with bikes loaded – It is not super light, but easy to handle by one person and still can hold heavier bikes Some concerns that might matter to you: – you can only buy a 1 bike add-on for this rack vs the more expensive platform racks from 1UP, Thule or the Kuat NV that allow you to expand with 2 more bikes – it requires assembly.
It isn’t difficult and all tools are included, but the instructions are brief and you are pretty much building the whole rack. Best to read a couple of steps ahead and look at the pictures to verify the correct position of some pieces before putting it together.
– The rack isn’t ‘secured’ to your hitch. Kuat’s ‘secure tool’ to tighten the rack to your hitch is an Allen Key with a hole that fits over the little pin inside the hex bolt. My new set of Allen Keys already came with that hole, so not sure how ‘secure’ this really is.
You will have to buy a hitch pin with a lock to prevent this. – This rack has 3 positions: upright (closed), open (with bikes loaded), lowered (when you need access to trunk with bikes already loaded).
It does NOT have a position that would move the upright rack a little bit out of the way to open the trunk. So keeping this rack on the back of your car at all times means that you will have to lower the rack completely to load groceries.
– There is a lot of plastic on this rack. All parts are made of plastic except for the main U bar that attaches to your hitch and the two bars that hold the handles that grab the tires. I had expected the hinges to be metal, but it is plastic rubbing on plastic.
The handles that grab the tire are plastic and ratchet on the metal bar to get tight. All in all It is sturdy and I am not worried about my bikes, but I am not sure how long it will last considering the wear on the plastic moving parts.
For the price it is a great starter platform bike rack with bike add-on option that fits my car and bikes well and I can live with the above concerns.
Just got this rack to give as a gift, but I put it together and have mounted and tested it, and the Transfer V2 reflects all the qualities that I’ve experienced with Küat products. I already have two Küat racks (NV 2.
0 and old-style Sherpa), plus a roof basket (Vagabond X), and even some other Küat stuff like the bottle-cage locks ( a great and handy product, and all of mine still work beautifully). Everything I’ve ever gotten from them has proven to be the most innovative products on the market, well-designed, and built with the highest degree of quality and durability.
I don’t even bother to look elsewhere for racks – They’re simply the best by every measure. Even on those rare occasions when I’ve had to seek support for a product, their help has been exactly on target, and the people whom I’ve talked to have always been super friendly and have gotten whatever I needed to me right away – So in addition to everything else I’ve mentioned, even their customer service in my experience is unexcelled.
The rack I use depends on the bikes I’m carrying. So I use my Küats to carry everything from road bikes to a Stumpjumper 650B fatty to a 29er hardtail to Specialized Jett 20″ kids bikes, handsome others in between.
My racks are the quickest and simplest to mount and use, the sturdiest, and the most secure under all conditions, from highway to rugged 4WD off-road, for any bikes I want to carry. Period.
Bought this a few weeks back for a camping trip and have been using it heavily over the last week. Here is the good, once assembled this thing is great. Easy to use, very sturdy, and loading and unloading bikes is a breeze.
Actually I really love it now. But there was a lot of pain to get to that love. Assembly on this was horrible. Let me preface this by saying half of my furniture is IKEA, and I am a pretty handy DIY guy.
So I can say when a price is really just poor design. This company really needs a better design for assembly and QC. The holes did not even align. My wife and I spent 40 min on just the first step because the holes in the pieces were not aligned properly.
Finally I got fed up and used my drill to drill through the metal and plastic and enlarge them. Only then was I able to complete assembly. Very frustrating. If the company fixed the assembly process, 5 stars.
Automatically positions your bike when you secure it, thanks to the uniquely designed frame holder and wheel tray. Quick and easy bike securing – the torque limiter dial controls the force going into the bike frame with a clear sign of correct mounting.
Improved mounting hardware fits most factory cross bar profiles. Pressure is spread via large, soft claw pads that adapt to your bike’s frame tubes – minimizing the risk of frame damage. Safe mounting – your bike is prevented from falling thanks to the claw’s extended lower jaw.
Stable wheels – firmly fixed in smartly designed wheel holders with diagonal quick-release wheel straps. Easy, tool-free interface for switching carrier from one side of your car to the other. Product details When you want to quickly go from 4 wheels to 2, enjoy the convenient loading and unloading of the upright Thule ProRide XT Bike Rooftop Rack.
It’s built tough to carry a bike weighing up to 44 lbs. Frame holder and wheel tray automatically position your bike when you secure it, giving you piece of mind while traveling.
I bought this to replace one of my Audi (Thule) brand fork mount carrier as my new bike, a Trek FX2 Disc has thru-skew fork, which means leaving the wheels on without the ability to fork mount. Fits on the Audi cross bars with the T-slot just like a factory component as Thule makes all of the Audi stuff.
They even have their Audi branded version of this but I didn’t not order as it was unavailable/backordered everywhere. I have this on top of an Audi Q3 and I am 6′ tall so I can use it fairly well without issue.
I did notice other reviewers saying they have to tilt the bike away from them to mount/dismount and they can’t see where to guide the wheel straps as they are on the opposite side of the wheel, etc. I can already see the issue they are having without them even providing photos.
They have mounted the carrier on the WRONG SIDE of the vehicle. The carrier comes out of the box to be mounted on the passenger side of the vehicle, making the jaw opening and wheel straps face the passenger side which facilitates you NOT having to tilt the bike away from you to mount or fasten wheel straps out of your view.
The mouth of the jaw should always be facing the side of the car you are putting the carrier on so when you put the bike up on the carrier, tilting it away from you would have the frame rest into the jaw holding the bike up for you.
It is possible to install the carrier on the drivers side simply by reversing the wheel trays by removing the end caps and sliding the trays off and back on flipped around. Also on the underside of the arm base there is 2 locks to unlock with a flathead screwdriver or even a butter knife.
Then you can flip the arm assembly so the jaw will accommodate mounting a bike from the driver’s side, this is what I did. NO part of the mounting process should have you tilting the bike away from your reach, if it does, you have the carrier set up for the wrong side of the vehicle.
The pro ride XT is slick and holds onto the bike very tight. It is very easy to use when you actually read the instructions and put it onto the right side! Who knew?! And when lined up properly and tightened right it had no wobble cruising at 100km/h and 80km/h with winds, other than small shakes.
Very impressed. Unfortunately It seems THULE decided that security should cost so you have to but the locks separately which just added to the already huge price. But it should last me a long time. It comes with T-slot adapters and square bar too so it can be used on different rigs.
Also it grabs meaty MTB tires with room to spare. She’s a banger of a rig overall.
Holds the bikes rock solid, after learning on how to do it it takes less than 30sec to take the bikes off, and about a minute to install them back on. Had no issues with install, works best with thule’s T-track bars, even installing the holder itself takes less than a minute, thanks to their clamping system.
Both of those work with same key. So overall a very good product, when it comes to Thule, you get what you pay for. Design very much improved over the old 591. Bikes rock side to side a bit while installed, that is normal btw.
Now just to remember the low carparks! In my case fuel consumption went down by ca 3mpg, however that will depend on a car and many other factors.
Women’s frames. Tri-bikes. Small recumbents. The list goes on. Basically, if you’ve got it, chances are the Freedom can move it. The ratcheting straps keep your bike in place, while Saris’ Cuscino hold downs are gentle enough for a carbon frame.
Say goodbye to worry and hello to peace of mind. Protected By The Cuscino: Saris’ patent pending Cuscino, which is Italian for pillow, was designed by Fabio Pedrini to lovingly protect your bike during transit.
Rack adjusts to fit all bike frame sizes up to 27kg each Ratcheting straps keep any size bike secure Universal hitch fits 1 ” and 2″ hitches Fits all styles of bike Protective rubber holders adjust to fit any frame Easy-to-adjust ratcheting straps keep bikes secure Lightweight at 9kg.
Add wheel holders to your Freedom rack to fit Fat Tyre bikes This rack fits a wheelbase up to 48″ right out of the box. Protective rubber holders adjust to fit any frame. PLEASE NOTE: Purchasing this item may incur NZ customs import duties.
I debated on a 3 or 4 rating, more about that later. We needed a new rack to accommodate my wife’s new ebike, Giant LaFree E+2. Her new bike is a step though and our old rack can’t handle the weight (51#) and has centered clamp down bars which won’t work for a step through.
I also wasn’t looking to spend a king’s ransom for one, especially since this isn’t used for long distance driving, just an hour or so at most. This rack seemed to fit the bill. Bonus points that it’s made in my home state and was in stock at my bike shop.
Overall it’s solid and well made. I am not thrilled about all the plastic but the flexibility in the frame clamps is well thought out, and the frame cradles work well for the ebike frame and my steel framed hybrid bike.
I’m a little concerned about the ability of the top cradle to hold my bike without breaking, which is lighter but mounts on the outside, so I’m wrapping my wife’s Kryptonite lock around the top bar just in case.
Once mounted the bikes stay firmly in place and seem secure. The issues I’ve had with it are that it’s designed to be more or less long term mounted based on the screw type hitch pin that’s provided.
I had to remove the square nut in the tube insert to use a standard hitch pin for easy removal. It’s also designed for a 1 ¼” receiver with an adaptor sleeve for a 2″. I tow a travel trailer as well as a utility trailer so long term mounting is out of the question.
The notion of being used with a 2″ receiver seems to have been an afterthought by the designers. The fit of the adaptor sleeve in my truck’s receiver is sloppy, and the fit of the sleeve over the rack tube is sloppy.
The single screw to hold the sleeve adaptor on isn’t for sturdiness, just to keep it from coming off. The hitch pin hole is ½” for a 1 ¼” receiver, so between all this slop, with 80# of bikes, it rocks back and forth like crazy.
I had to do 2 things to minimize the rocking to a tolerable level. First I bought a Brophy Stabilizer Bracket, at $63 not cheap, but it’s made specifically to tame hitch mounted bike and cargo racks.
Evidently this is a common issue with bike racks, though we had no real problems with our previous rack. The second thing was to drill out the hitch pin hole to ⅝” to accommodate a proper ⅝” hitch lock.
It still rocks, but is tolerable and rocks no more than our previous rack. I’m also planning on adding screws to the 2” adaptor sleeve to provide more stability. My recommendation to Saris would be to get rid of the cheesy plastic insert in the tube.
Provide two steel inserts, one to fit a ⅝” hitch pin, one to fit a ½” hitch pin. Add two screws to the sunk in channels in the 2” adaptor sleeve to tighten the sleeve on and stabilize the combination.
It took about 10 minutes to put together. Adjusting left, right, turn the bikes around, adjusting again and again took some time to get them to fit without touching. This is not the fault of the bike rack, it’s the bicycles.
Save some time and put the rear tire of the inner bike to the far left. Then the rear tire of the outer bike to the far right and adjust. One 6 mm lock nut was missing on the underside of the tire restraint.
This is my only reason for the 4 star rating. Believe it or not I found one at Lowes. Saris should check these before shipping! The rack is not super tight but does the job. It holds the bikes in place, no scratches or damage to the bikes.
I set the center restraints on the bottom side of the down tube. This makes for very easy loading. I set the bikes in and they hold the bikes it in place while I set the straps. I really like the design of this rack with the center adjusting restraints.
Used Yakima FullBack 2 Bike Rack – The FullBack 2 Bike Rack by Yakima is a uniquely styled strap rack that offers an elegant combination of styling to fit the lifestyle of the modern cyclist. The modern design complements today’s vehicles, bikes and end-users, while the premium high-gloss finish gives it just the right look.
It has an interlocking HUB that allows for easy installation and aligns key adjustment touch points, while the new SuperCush ZipStrip cradles allow for premium bike protection, and four-strap interaction offers easy installation.
The anti-sway cradles minimize bike-to-bike contact, and the compact design with folding arms makes for easy storage. A full locking package locks the rack to your vehicle and bikes to the rack (including SKS bike locking), it is available in 2 or 3 bike capacity, and it has a bottle opener to let you enjoy a cold one when you’re taking a break from your ride.
The Yakima FullBack 2 Bike Rack is full on features, yet easy on your wallet.
Very nice bike rack for 1,2 or 3 bikes. It is 21 lbs, which isn’t too bad and very sturdy. Following the guide I was able to install (1st time) in 30 min, but it should be much faster next time. Online Yakima has fit guide for many cars – my 2016 volt was listed with details and photos even.
I was impressed with the quality of the design. Will be testing with 1000mile trip next week and 2 bikes, but I don’t foresee any issues. It replaced a flimsier rack that was starting to worry me ;-).
The integrated lock is nice, but only locks the outmost bike, or just buy a cheap loop cable to use in conjunction to lock all the bikes. They didn’t have directions for included lock strap, and you need to install that first! Everything is adjustable and fit the Volt perfectly.
I’m sure I will use on other vehicles in the future. Good job Yakima!.
I bought this spring/summer this year, and I love how my bike is held solidly in place with no bouncing around. It takes 3 ratcheting clamps, simple to put on and take off. There is also a locking cable which is a little short, not impossible to secure, can’t seem to use ratcheting clamp an locking cable simultaneously.
At least I had trouble. They are at same area. The rack is a little heavy, but I like it just the same. It folds up and I keep it in back of vehicle.
I decided to purchase this rack because of the two security features – the ability to secure the rack to the car via a reinforced strap thru the trunk and a cable that extends from the end of the rack to lock the bike to the rack.
Despite doing all the necessary research to ensure that the rack was compatible with my car (a standard issue 2018 Subaru Crosstrek) before buying this, I had to return it because while the rack fit the car, the security features did not work.
The reinforced strap with a loop on one end and a plastic/foam barbell on the other, is supposed to secure the rack to the car by sliding between the two hinges on the hatchback. No matter how hard I (or multiple friendly REI staffers) tried, this strap does not fit through the gap between the vehicle and the hatchback.
That means that while the rack itself is compatible with my vehicle, the security strap is not. One security feature down. When fully extended the cable lock, which retracts into the right-hand tube where the bike rests, is so short it really can’t even wrap around the outermost bike frame to properly secure the bike.
Again the friendly REI staffers confirmed what I had tried dozens of times on my own – it just wont lock because its too short. Second security feature down. I did like the hub feature, and the fact that it store standing up on its own.
It seemed like the ZipStrip Cradle system was easy enough to use (although you can definitely lose ZipStrips as they are fully removable). This is a very solid bike rack that is in fact quite heavy. Trying to put this on a hatchback is difficult but doable as long as your strong and have long arms.
A great solution for carrying 1-2 bikes with the secure mounting capabilities of a platform style rack. The Swagman XTC2 hitch mounted bike rack comes complete with a 1-1/4″receiver bar and a 2″ adapter plate, allowing it to easily fit most hitches.
The foam padded hooks help protect the bike frame while using an easily adjustable push button ratcheting system to stabilize and secure the bikes into the wheel hoops that accommodate wheels up to 2.
5″ wide. This light weight, easy to assemble system, supports most frame sizes and folds into an upright position when not in use. The XTC2 offers convenience and reliability on rides to the trail or across the country.
As an avid cyclist, I wanted to purchase a bike rack that would make me feel good about the securement of my expensive road bike when transporting from one place to the next. It was also important for me to break free from the traditional racks that allow your front wheel to spin free while driving potentially damaging your vehicle or the bike.
While the price was fair, some of the things I have noticed that need improvement or should have been included in that price point are as follows: – The two bolts that secure the bottom frame to the upward arm while tightened and secured per the directions still allows for significant play of your bike when hitting bumps.
Doesn’t exactly give me the “warm and fuzzies” while in transit. – The bars that go into the hole to secure the wheel rests and prevent the arms from moving are sometimes difficult to get in and require wiggling the rack to fit perfectly.
They have already started rusting after two months of limited usage which is not acceptable for paying $200 for a rack. -The manufacturer should consider putting some kind of cushion or padding on the elbows that secure the frame of your bike in.
Otherwise, you’re inviting your expensive carbon bike to get scratched, dented or worse. I was able to remedy this by affixing pipe insulation, although this is not the most attractive thing and I feel should be remedied by the manufacturer.
This rack is well built using heavy gauge materials. It is not flimsy like some other racks sold at much lower cost. Previous reviewers indicate that it wobbles. This is true, particularly with my bike which has a 62 inch wheel base.
It is the nature of the beast. Because the rack connects with the vehicle at a single point of contact it wobbles when driving on uneven roads. I was able to resolve this issue by simply using a couple of ratchet straps.
I attached the straps diagonally from the vertical post on the rack to the bumper of my vehicle and the rack became rock solid. I can cruise 70 mph on the freeway or over country roads and the bikes are secure and stable on the rack.
I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because I had to figure out the solution and provide the straps. It is an easy fix and should be recommended by the manufacturer. Buy this rack! It is the best bang for the buck.
Pros: I like the adjustability, the two horizontal bars and the vertical bars have pins that come out – great for storage, and for getting the bike closest to the vehicle off with nothing in the way.
Cons: The bike rack rusts very easily, and the rust quickly spreads underneath the paint. It is obviously cheap metal, with a quick powder – coat paint job. This is Canada, it rains and it snows. This is a bike rack, it goes behind your car, and gets all seasons thrown at it.
Swagman is seemingly a great brand, I would gladly pay $20-$30 more for a product that is galvanized (preferably), or stainless steel (which can still rust, but much more durable). I have to rate this bike rack’s durability as low.
Another small (but annoying) con: I have a fat bike and bought the appropriate adapters (which are rusting after only one day’s use). In order to remove the summer holders and install the fat bike ones, you need to remove a screw from the end of each support, which is solely there to hold in the plastic end cap.
Overall good bike rack that can use one major improvement, and one minor improvement. Step it up Swagman!.
The Kuat NV Base 2. 0 is engineered to let you bring your adventures on the road. This incredible rack can hold 2 bikes up to 60lbs each. Available both in 1. 25” and 2” hitch sizes, plus the 2” version can hold up to 4 bikes with the NV Base 2.
A transport rack built with your bike in mind. This lightweight and versatile platform hitch rack is ready to hit the road at a moment’s notice. A Transport Rack Built with Your Bike in Mind. With its robust construction, eye-catching style and compact design that carries both bikes on a single bar, the SuperClamp is your bike’s new BFF.
This lightweight – yet mighty – platform hitch rack is ready to hit the road at a moment’s notice. Whether you’re hauling eBikes, beefy mountain bikes, your prized TT rig, or an assortment of bicycles, the SuperClamp’s dual shepherd’s hooks promise all bikes a truly secure ride without touching the bike’s frame.
And thanks to the SuperClamp’s tilting feature, no more unloading bikes to let the dog out of the back. Simply tilt down and release the hounds. Top it all off with integrated locks, a built-in bottle opener and head-turning reflectors, the SuperClamp 2-bike is proof that you can have your cake and eat it too.
There are so many great racks these days it was a tough choice. Here’s some pros and cons from me having just installed and loaded this for the first time. * EXCELLENT: Easy to install. Unlike an IKEA bookshelf this unit is mostly pre-assembled.
Only 5 bolts were used. For some vehicle hitches a socket wrench is likely a better choice than a crescent wrench (which is what the instructions suggest). Written instructions and diagrams were excellent.
* EXCELLENT: Bikes seem very well secured, with tire-only contact. * GOOD: Looks nice. There are other racks that look more cool or high tech, but this thing looks polished enough, and much better looking than my previous rust bucket rack * GOOD: Integrated locking system.
It is so well integrated that at first I thought I was missing something “wait, wasn’t this supposed to have some kind of locking feature?” I found the cables after a moment and found them easy to use.
I would prefer it if they were a little longer and tougher looking (more visual deterrent to someone thinking about using bolt cutters). Also, I wish they were partially retractable for times you don’t need the full length.
making it harder to get a good angle with a grinder or cutter. GOOD: Isolating bikes from each other. Make no mistake it will always be a jigsaw puzzle fitting 4 full size bikes in such a small space (and to be fair I have only loaded two so far), but with the offset positioning of the wheel trays, etc.
I am feeling good about my chances. Also, once the bikes are clamped, they can’t really move at all so I don’t expect to see unexpected contact from swaying, etc. * MEH: Plastic wheel trays and straps feel vulnerable to breaking.
I am trying to take it easy on them after reading of others accidentally breaking them. * MEH: Easier to load than my last rack, but not as fluid to load as an upright system like Velocirax, Alta, Recon, etc.
You need a strong and long-limbed adult to lift each bike up and into place before securing. Since you are trying to hold the bike horizontally in the air and control both wheel positions at the same time, it feels more physically challenging than just hoisting a front wheel into a basket Velocirax style.
* MEH: The rectangular tubing shaft which goes into the receiver hitch didn’t fit tightly in my receiver, allowing for some wiggle with other the poor hitch bolt to handle potential swaying/twisting loads.
I think I will add one of those tightener accessories to lock down the interface more Once I have more experience with it I will update with any major new pros or cons.
Have owned this bike rack for 6 mos and very pleased with it. Load mostly all mountain bikes without issues once you figure out ideal loading order of your various bike sizes. My only gripe is the clunky threaded metal piece or bracket that goes inside the of the rack arm that enters the hitch on my vehicle.
Have to carefully place and slide in so that thread stays aligned to where bolt goes in, otherwise you have fish for it and pull it out again, reset it and try again. This could have easily been resolved by making a better fitting threaded bracket instead of having to fish for it if not aligned perfectly.
Otherwise as stated before, very pleased with the overall quality and steadiness. Haves used the locks as well. No issues. Would definitely recommend and would buy again especially since I am able to put on and take off fairly easily due to manageable weight of the rack which is below 80# compared to competitors.
If you are contemplating needing a solid rack that is adjustable and will carry a variety of sizes of bikes, then this is your answer. I replaced my Kuat that I had that was very clunky and a total pain to use with this Saris Superclamp EX.
The hitch mount is very straight forward and the mechanisms, mounting trays, and wheel clamps are very sturdy compared to others what I have used before. Once mounted to the vehicle the rack is super sturdy and does not move like some cheaper racks.
I am running a 29er, 27. 5, and a 24 inch bike, but it will also accomodate a smaller 20 inch bike as well. When you have it collapsed and upright, it is very easy to get it in/out of the hitch mounts to take it on/off.
This rack is worth every penny and replacement parts are readily available if needed as well but I haven’t had any issues with mine. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Tired of overly complex bike racks and poorly built alternatives that cause concern at highway speeds? Pick up the Yakima HalfBack 2 Bike Rack for quick mounting, easy-carrying convenience and secure attachment for two bikes.
The HalfBack 2 effortlessly mounts to your vehicle’s trunk or rear hatch with its four-strap attachment and QuickTrigger II HUB design. To ensure scratch-free mounting, Yakima provides coated buckles for the strap attachments and premium padded feet to protect your trunk.
This modern rack easily secures your favorite road and mountain bikes without requiring a rear hitch or roof rack, holding up to 60-pounds in total weight. SuperCush ZipStrip cradles make loading and unloading extremely simple, safely holding bikes without scratching their paint.
Plus, the rack’s folding arms collapse when it’s not in use for compact travel and storage. There’s also a built-in bottle opener for frosty beverages upon return to your vehicle.
Very solid, very heavy. Fit our 2021 Mazda CX 30 perfectly. No problems transporting bikes over semi-tough terrain. Box states 2x SKS keys included, but they were not included. Not sure what they were for.
Overall, very satisfied with purchase and shipping (although there was a big tear/hole on side of box- no damage). Would highly recommend!.
Although it’s only for two bikes or 70 lbs. this carrier looks like it could hold much more. I feel very confident putting my very expensive bikes on this well made equipment. Doesn’t scratch my car or my bikes.
The Thule Easyfold XT 2-Bike Rack for 1-14 or 2-inch receiver is a user-friendly bike carrier for all types of bikes. In a simple two-step operation you mount the carrier on the receiver hitch unfold it and its ready to use all in a matter of seconds.
Thule EasyFold XT gives you the freedom to bring almost any bike on your car on distant traveling as well as when you only need the bike for a short trip. When you dont use it Thule EasyFold is neatly stored in the trunk of your car or in your home.
Also comes with a conveniently removable ramp for easy loading and unloading of your bikes.
I purchased this unit for an ebike (Trek Allant +7). Due to the weight of the bike, the presence of fenders and the easy-entry configuration of the frame (downtube only), very few bike racks were compatible.
No assembly is required on the rack and it comes with locks for both bikes and the hitch. It is fairly light, folds in a small package for storage and has a ramp to roll the bike. It has the expanding feature in the hitch receiver that prevents wobble and noise.
The locking mechanism however for the bikes and hitch is of an older generation, goes back to 30 years ago, at least. It disengages the handle from the nut, preventing theft, but does nothing to positively secure the nut in place against vibration from the road.
This has to be done by applying a certain pre-load which is ok for the hitch portion, but not recommended on todays thin aluminum or carbon frames. So you have to tighten enough to prevent losing your bike on the road but not too much so as to not damage the frame.
My old Thule roof rack had this type of lock and for sure I had the unpleasant surprise of arriving home one day with the nut loosen. Luckily the bike had not fallen sideways from the roof but I was not far for from this happening.
The Big Mouth generation of roof racks that followed solved that issue with a positive locking mechanism. It is a sad thing that Thule put back in service here some hardware from 30 years ago that had known flaws.
The second serious issue with this bike rack is that it is difficult on some bike configuration to secure the bike frame with the top mounting soft jaw. It requires a lot of adjustment and swapping of the short arm position with the longer arm position, and moving the bikes back and forth, to reach a configuration that works.
Most of the time, the jaw will end up grabbing the frame sideways, not perpendicular, and the grip will be far from optimal, having edges instead of surfaces contacting the frame, which makes you want to apply even less pressure to the jaw in order not to dent the frame, with an increased risk of loosening on the road.
It is actually so time consuming that the only bike I put on the rack is my wife’s ebike, on which the jaw grips perfectly, and I keep putting my bike on the roof because it is quicker to do so, and I feel safer having it there.
I am not surprised to read the comments from people on the Thule site that they have lost their bike with this rack. It is not a mistake proof bike rack and I can see why this happens. Nothing beats the reliability, universality and ease of use of a Big Mouth rack, if only they could adapt it to a hitch mount, and make it accept big tires.
Bottom line, this rack is good but not good enough, Thule you can do better and re-commissioning old hardware that had known issue 30 years ago is a big no no. Good corporations are those that design with best practices that are continuously updated based on their lessons learned.
You have not done so here. You need a version 2 of this rack, ASAP.
I purchased this bike rack in October of 2021. On 10/25/21 I posted the following review on the REI website where we purchased the bike and also on the Thule site. Thule refused to publish my review indicating it did not meet their criteria.
Instead they pretended to work with us, asking us to submit proof of purchase and the receipt for repair of our bike due to the faulty control arms. They promised to send us a new arm and to activate our case.
We have heard nothing. Please read my original politely stated, respectful but rejected review: Caution! We have had nothing but trouble with the control arms that hold the bikes upright. Our first incident occurred while highway driving when the longer control arm came off and the bikes fell backward, dragging on the ground at 60mph.
The cost to fix the handle bar, brake level assembly and replacement mirror was over $200. We assumed the fault was ours, thinking maybe we had not completely fastened the control arm to the bike bar.
After this incident we were very careful to fasten the control arm securely and added nylon rope as an additional precaution. Our most recent incident involved removing the shorter control arm and placing it in our trunk where we keep the arms when not in use.
Today when we retrieved the control arm there was a part missing. The hinged clamp must have come apart and fallen off. We found it but it had been run over and destroyed. We called Thule customer service and spoke to a helpful gentleman who will order a replacement part for the arm but he cannot guarantee when it will arrive.
We have had Thule products in the past and have always been satisfied, however, we will have to delay our planned travel and no longer have any trust in this bike carrier. I have never written a negative review before, but Ido not wish this problem on another customer.
I was told this was the Roll Royce of bike racks. Its very good, but not perfect 1. The wheels are a big help in moving i when it is closed, but the handle is so low, its awkward to lift the end up to roll it.
I end up having to carry it. 2. The automatic pin insert is a great idea. I no longer have to fisget with the insertion of the rack to align it to the hole in my hitch. The problem is, the pin is on a spring, so when I want to remove the rack, I need to hold the pin open and pull on rack at same time, which is difficult.
If you dont hold the pin, it snaps back in. 3. for the bikes I have, it is sometimes tricking to attach the long removable arm and find a place to attach it to the front bike. I always get grease from the bike chain on my hands 4.
This is not a problem, but a concern. My old rack had a steel pin I put in the hitch hole that held the rack on. This as I say was difficult at times, but I had peace of mind that it was secure. The method this rack uses of expanding the piece inside the hitch does work, but I constantly worry about whether it is strong enough.
5. The 2 arms that hold the bikes to the rack, need to be turned until you hear a click. This takes some strength to get it that tight. 6. There is an included ramp for anebike that is stowed inside the rack.
There is no way to secure that piece and anyone can lower the rack and remove it. I keep it separate from the rack. The bikes are otherwise easily but on. It is a good size and easy to store. The arm that inserts into the hitch folds up unlilke most racks which is great for storage.
Carries 2 bikes (up to 80 lbs total capacity) Weight (assembled): 29 lbs Accommodates 2″” and 1. 25″” receiver options. 1. 25″” has a slightly curved stinger. Accommodates up to a 44. 5″” wheelbase Fits 20″” – 29″” wheels and up to a 2.
75″” tire Sherpa is not recommended for Downhill or Freeride bikes A mountain master, the Sherpa will get your bikes and gear to any destination in style. This rack accommodates almost any sized bike by the wheels so you don’t have to worry about scratching your paint job.
It’s light enough to take on and off the car with ease, but looks good enough that you’ll want to leave it on all year. Tilts down for easy vehicle access and folds up quickly for storage. External cable lock and hitch pin included.
Front and rear tire ratchets make loading and unloading a breeze. Hand-tight cam system – no need for additional tools.
Plug Thule’s trailer hitch mounted T1 Single Bike Hitch Rack into your receiver and enjoy the convenience of carrying your bike on the rear of the car. Never struggle to put a heavy bike on a high roofline and avoid the horrible bike to driveway/parking garage collision embarrassment.
The rack secures your bike quickly, without frame contact, with a ratcheting arm eliminating the chance of damaging a carbon top tube with excessive pressure or scratches from bungees or straps. When not in use, the carrier easily folds up.
The rack comes sized for 2 and 1-1/4-inch trailer hitches, and you can secure the rack to the hitch receiver with the STL2 lock. Your bike is safe and secure to the rack with the integrated cable lock, so you can grab a post-ride burrito with the crew.
The Transport T1 uses wheel-only locking so it easily handles mountain, downhill, fat bikes and ebikes with wheels ranging from 20 to 29-inches and up to 5-inch wide tires without adapters. Thule’s Transport T1 is easily capable of handling bikes of up to 60lb.
This bike rack was perfect for what I needed. I bought a 2008 Subaru Impreza last summer and always struggled to slide my bike into the trunk and had to use a bungee cord strapped to my passenger seat to keep it from falling out when accelerating up a hill.
(I never had this problem with my 1999 VW Golf as I was able to slide my bike into the hatchback completely and close the hatch. ) Finally rolled up my sleeves and installed a hitch and the T1 bike rack on the weekend.
Everything went smoothly for the most part. This bike rack feels remarkably strong, is rugged, and looks like it will maintain good appearance for many years with its thick black coating. Securing my bike was quick and easy.
The rack didn’t wiggle much when I took it for a test drive with the bike attached. I tried sudden panic stops and maneuvers as if to avoid a dangerous pothole and the bike rack held the bike just fine.
My only complaint was steps 4 and 5 in the instructions. For someone such as myself who has never owned or installed a hitch mounted bike rack before, I had trouble figuring out exactly how and where to mount the assembly onto the rotating arm.
There is a label indicating ideal horizontal placement, but nothing for vertical placement. The instructions only have a drawing indicating that you should stay above the THULE label. Well I wasn’t sure how far above, so I left it loose at first, and in trying to figure out the ideal height, the assembly slid down and, without me realizing at first, scraped off half of the T in THULE.
I only noticed once I rotated the arm up. After this, I determined that the ideal height for my car (so that nothing will touch the rear bumper) is to put the assembly as high as possible, flush with the handle.
I have a professional label machine so I can print another label that says THULE, but it was annoying not to have a minimum vertical placement notch in the metal that could have prevented me from scuffing up THULE in the first place.
Almost lost my Mate X bike on the highway! The front tire holder is not deep enough and strong enough to hold a 60lbs fat tire bike!!! Front tire just kept slipping out of the sleeve. After about 15 miles I literally watched my bike flip backwards on the rack in the rear view mirror at 65mph on the highway.
Thought that was it for the bike. Rear wheel strap and the locking cable on the rack prevented the bike from falling off the rack completely, but my fork got scratched pretty badly. Can’t imagine what the driver behind me must have felt at that moment.
Had to stop and readjust the bike 5 times after that during a 100 mile trip and felt like the bike can fall backwards at anytime! If you getting this rack to transport heavy electric fat tire bikes – stay away!.
T2 PRO XT is a lightweight platform hitch rack that makes it easy to transport bikes with minimal effort. Tool-free AutoAttach installation makes it easy to install and remove the rack. Increased spacing between bike mounts can accommodate larger fat bikes and increased side to side adjustability will eliminate any bike interference.
Fits up to 4 bikes. Lock bikes to the rack with the integrated cable lock Fits 20-29” wheels and up to 5” tires without adapters making it ideal for carbon frames, mountain, downhill or fat bikes.
Transport your bicycles securely and avoid the hassles of piled bikes or high threshold rooftop mounts with the Hyper Tough Hitch-Mounted Platform 2-Bike Rack. Compatible with standard 1. 25 inch or 2 inch square receivers, this hitch-mounted platform bike rack is the ideal way to store bicycles as you take them on the go for trail riding and much more.
Versatile enough to carry a wide range of bicycles, this durable rack features adjustable wheel trays and foam-padded bike hooks that securely grip bicycles with tires up to 2. 5 inch wide. The Hyper Tough Hitch-Mounted Platform 2-Bike Rack can support up to 80 pounds and can fold up when not in use, making it the perfect travel companion for you and your bicycles.
Just completed assembly and found the unit to be well thought out. The individual pieces are sturdy and the paint is near flawless. The hardware is weather resistant and the cables appear to be stainless steel.
The easily removed pin/hitch pin arrangement is quite adequate with a loop that secures under the head of the adjacent carriage bolts: every piece of hardware was included. I like the way the entire assembly can be rotated in a vertical position to store this piece in a compact form.
I believe this carrier will last due to the gauge of the steel and adjustability. I only have two bicycles to consider and this style carrier will allow me to load and unload the bicycles with ease. I believe I will be acquiring additional straps/locks, etc to better secure the bikes and would not have anticipated receiving anything further (initially) than what was included.
The price seems very reasonable for the inherent quality.
The Thule UpRide meets all the expectations of cyclists who want to be particularly careful with their bike, quickly and easily the product offers great protection for your bike frame, is suitable for almost all types of bikes, can be loaded easily and is safe.
The front wheel does not have to be removed. The Thule UpRide gives your bike a secure grip just by fixing the front wheel. A wheel tensioning belt secures the rear wheel to the rail. Since no part of the bike rack comes into contact with the frame, the Thule UpRide is ideal for bicycles with carbon frames or other sensitive frames, mountain bikes and other types of bikes.
Thanks to its versatile design, the carrier can accommodate bicycles of almost all designs and sizes, regardless of frame construction, braking system, suspension or wheel size. The Thule UpRide is suitable for bicycles from 20 to 29 inches with a wheelbase of up to 1,240 mm and tyres up to 3 inches wide (up to 5 inches with a special adapter) and a weight of up to 20 kg.
Mounting the Thule UpRide on your vehicle is quick, easy and safe, on both sides of the vehicle roof. Since all loading operations are carried out at roof level, the bicycle rack can be conveniently used on any vehicle for cyclists of all sizes.
To protect against theft, the bicycle carrier can be secured to the vehicle and the bicycle to the bicycle carrier with an integrated cable lock. The Thule UpRide has been thoroughly tested at the Thule Test Center, subjected to numerous crash tests and wear simulations and exposed to extreme heat, cold, humidity, sunlight and even aggressive chemicals.
The product has also been tested under real conditions. This means you can be absolutely sure that your bike rack has been designed and tested with safety first and foremost in mind.
As a woman it is often not easier when it comes to sort out the bikes on the car. The 599 Thule roof mounted is perfect and makes easy to mount the bike on it. Bought 2 for my daughter and my bikes when we go for a ride but I am going to buy 2 others for the rest of the family.
Bikes are safe and secure on these, highly recommended and so easy to setup as well. In the past I had a boot bikes rack, they damaged the paint of the car and I couldn’t open the boot neither. these roof mounted solved all these issues! Highly recommended.
We have odd shaped frames for our bikes as they are electric. The standard bike racks were unable to fit the width of frame. Removing the wheel and using a rack that the front forks drop into is not practical for us as we have a dog and space is a premium when towing the caravan.
This rack is easy to operate and provides a solid safe grip on the bike. With the additional built in cable lock there is good security when leaving the car unattended. The rack can accommodate fat tyres up to 29inch.
Transport yours and other people’s bikes to one location with this Yakima 8002620 King Joe 3 device. You can haul up to three tandems on this easy-to-install trunk rack. The Yakima King Joe 3 is a good accessory for any hatchback, minivan or SUV.
The QuickTrigger hub system makes it simple to attach, while the tri-padded feet and coated metal buckles protect your vehicle and its paint job. The bike trunk rack helps your bicycles stay safe with integrated StableCradles, and it stores away easily with foldable arms.
A 6-strap method makes installation a breeze. If you are heading out to a location to go riding in the country or along the lake, store these in your truck bed and retrieve them when you get out. Then, when you are all done, simply load and lock and return home.
Overall the rack was in good shape. The rubber buckle protectors were dry rotted and fell off when I tried to adjust the buckle. It also didn’t come with the glass straps but it was a used unit and these things can be expected.
Bought this a couple months ago and I’m super glad I did. The instructions were simple to make sure I got the right fit for my particular car (Hyundai Tiburon) and now it’s simple on-and-off as I need it.
Quick and easy getting my mountain bike to the trails!.
I bought this bike rack for my Subaru WRX and for my wife’s Hyundai Sonata (both 2011’s). It installs on the car very easily and is equally easy to take off. It provides me the ability to bike to work after my wife parks her car at her work so I don’t have to pay outrageous parking fees.
The Saris Glide EX 4-Bike Hitch Rack if perfect for carrying one to four bikes on the back of your vehicle. The Glide EX lets you access the rear of your car in one easy step! Simply push the button and the glide action will extend the rack outwards away from your car with or without bikes locked to the rack.
You can transport up to four bikes weighing 35 lbs. each. The four bar linkage system centers the bike mass for a smooth, glide action away from the car. Featuring bike hold downs that are easy to use & quick to load, ratchet straps and integrated locking cables that secure the bikes to the rack.
A locking hitch pin secures the bike rack to your car hitch. If you travel with your bikes you need to have the Saris Glide EX 4-Bike Hitch Rack.
This product can attaches to the back of cars, and able to connect to the power line so you can use the build-in brake and the lights. Unlike roof mounts which it is difficult to put bicycle in, our carrier is easy to install and easy to load and unload Bicycles.
I’m not one who writes reviews but I have to say something about this cycle rack. I’ve searched high and low for a suitable rack to fit the back of my campervan and I have been faced with the usual questions we all ask.
Do you pay huge amounts for branded makes or very little for something that looks like it would blow away in a stiff breeze? There isn’t much in the middle ground to shout about except perhaps this one.
This rack represents excellent value for money with very good build quality and a very solid fitting. Straight out of the box I was genuinely surprised at the quality of the various parts. The build instructions are pretty clear – you don’t need a degree in reading hieroglyphs to figure out how it goes together but there are just a couple of things you need to know.
This is important. The light bar comes in two pieces. Firstly, purchase your 13 pin to seven pin adaptor off ebay – about four quid. Don’t fit the light bar to the rack until you can connect it to your vehicle.
People have complained about the indicators flashing opposite the ones on their vehicles? Some have even gone to the extent of changing wires over in the socket. THIS ISNT NECCESSARY. Connect up the light bar – still in two pieces – and switch on one indicator.
This will tell you which side iswhich. Mark one half of the light bar then put it all together in the appropriate order – SIMPLES! My only real gripe about an altogether excellent product is the cross bar fixing mounts.
Unless you have very specific types of bike with very specific types of crossbars then these clamps are, well. pretty much useless. I’ve taken mine off and I’m using straps, its just simpler and I have two very ordinary bikes.
The bike rack drop down feature is good and works very well fully loaded so I can get in the back doors of the van though remember to hold the frame as you lower it! The tow bar fitting itself is very sturdy and very secure.
I had my doubts about this type of fitting but after having bolted it on and given it a good rattle nothing moved except my old shoulder joints !! All in all a very good piece of kit that I have no hesitation in recommending.
This is a nice carrier that can fit 3 bikes at a great price – 150 (it’s not a 299 worth product as the quoted “normal” tries to imply), but you get what you pay for. It feels super secure on the towbar and allows access to the boot even with the bikes on it.
I think I should highlight the cons though, as all the 5 reviews saying it’s great are not actually helpful in knowing the product: – The lights/plate holder is flimsy. – There is nothing to hold a reg plate in place, surely it wouldn’t have been hard to provide an easy solution? – Depending on the shape of the bike frame it might be difficult to find a good position for the holders – The bike holders don’t have a lock, if you park the car with the bikes on the back, anyone can just release them and take them very easily.
Study item, constructed from quality materials – I trust it and barely even notice its there whilst driving. Very easy to use once fitted to the vehicle, although a large adjustable is required when fitting to your vehicles tow bar.
When in the tilted position theres plenty of space to fully open the boot. (2018 Mitsubishi Outlander) Assembled out of the shipping box in around 25min using only a 10mm spanner and Phillips head screwdriver.
I also bought a pack of zip ties to tidy up the cables. Fully recommend!.
The conclusion of the bike rack for the Tesla Model Y is that it is a great bike rack for the car. It is easy to install and use, and it holds the bikes securely. It is also a great value for the price.
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