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Saris Freedom 2-Bike

Saris Freedom 2-Bike

Model # (4412)
Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (199 Reviews)
 

Product Details

Saris Freedom 2-Bike

Transport all types of bikes with Saris’ Freedom 2-Bike hitch rack. Its innovative design adjusts to fit most bikes and sizes, including kids’ and even some recumbents, thanks to the adjustability of its center upright support. It uses quick-adjust trays and ratcheting straps to secure two bikes of up to 35 pounds each, and loading is made easy by the low tray height. The center upright support even tilts down to allow trunk access. Plus, the rack itself only weighs 21 pounds, making it easy to take on and off.

Features and Information

  • Fits 1 1/4- and 2-inch hitches
 
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    4.5 stars

    (based on 199 reviews)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Easy to install  (36)
    • Easy to use  (33)
    • Lightweight  (33)
    • Stable  (32)
    • Durable  (26)

    Cons

    • Poor quality  (2)
    • Conflicts with water bottle racks 
    • Difficult to adjust 
    • Doesn't fit my car 
    • Hard to install 

    Best Uses

    • Road bikes  (20)
    • Mountain bikes  (19)
    • Small cars  (13)
    • Large cars  (12)
    • 2 bicycles 

    Reviewed by 199 customers

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    5.0

    lightweight would buy again

    By bford

    from warminster pa

    About Me Casual/Recreational Rider

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Stable
    • Lightweight
    • Durable
    • Easy to Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Bikes
      • Small Cars
      • Mountain Bikes
      • Large Cars

      Comments:

      works great easy to use

      • Gift:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again.

      By none

      from Leominster Mass

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Stable
      • Lightweight and stable.
      • Easy to Use
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Easy to Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Cars
        • Small Cars

        Comments:

        Using on both cars. Our Camry and the Smart Car

        • Gift:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Very light and easy to use and take on and off

        By Jenster

        from New York

        About Me Casual/Recreational Rider

        Pros

        • Stable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Easy to Install
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Cars
          • Road Bikes
          • Mountain Bikes
          • Large Cars

          Comments:

          I use it when I travel with my bike on vacation but I needed something easy to take on and off. This is a perfect rack

          • Gift:
          • No
           
          4.0

          SO much better

          By SOUP

          from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Stable
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Easy to Use
          • Easy to Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Bikes

            Comments:

            I previously had a hitch rack which had arms that the bikes hung from. This style is some much easier to use and more importantly easy on my bikes, LOVE it!

            • Gift:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great bike rack

            By Dan

            from Eagan, MN

            About Me Casual/Recreational Rider

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Easy to Install
            • Lightweight
            • Durable
            • Stable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments:

                Sturdy, well made, easy to install.

                • Gift:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Freedom 2

                By Jim

                from Saint Louis, MO

                About Me Casual/Recreational Rider

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Easy to Install
                • Stable
                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Bikes

                  Comments:

                  Very well built

                  • Gift:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Great bicycle rack!

                  By Pat

                  from Hebron, CT

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Easy to Install
                  • Durable
                  • Stable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Bikes
                    • Road Bikes

                    Comments:

                    Easy, sturdy transport of our bicycles.

                    • Gift:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Poorly designed rack

                    By Randy

                    from Edmonton, Alberta Canada

                    About Me Fitness Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Stable
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Easy to Install

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Bikes

                      Comments:

                      Only thing good is it is easy to assemble and install. I had a Thelma 2 which I really liked and someone drove into it and broke. I needed another rack and no Thelma 2's in stock. When I saw the Freedom 2 I thought it would be great as the clamps were all adjustable and I had trouble with the handlebar of one bike rubbing on the seat of the other so saw this as a solution. Wrong. I tried it with one bike and it was great. It may work well for two road bikes but is very poor for two hybrids. Have a small frame hybrid (my wife's) and a large frame (mine). The bikes fit too close together so it is hard to put on two bikes without playing with the cranks. I can't put on two bikes without removing the seat on mine, no way to adjust around it. One tire holder has a cut out for the strap, great design feature, the other three don't - mystery to me! So, I went from loving a Saris rack to being willing to return this in a heartbeat if the distributor didn't have a ridiculous 15% restocking fee and a no return policy on products that have been installed, which of course means no returns since you don't see the issues until after installation. They didn't say anything, saw it on the receipt after I ran into problems with the rack.

                      • Gift:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Sturdy made in America

                      By Hoytshooter

                      from St Louis

                      About Me Casual/Recreational Rider

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Stable
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Install

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Mountain Bikes

                        Comments:

                        I'm happy

                        • Gift:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Great bike rack!

                        By Caroline

                        from Saline, MI

                        About Me Casual/Recreational Rider

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Bikes

                          Comments:

                          I really am happy with my bike rack. It is very female friendly and I like that I can manage getting my bike on and off by myself. The rack itself is not too heavy making it a great fit for me. I definitely would recommend it!

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                          • No

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