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Saris Freedom 2-Bike

Saris Freedom 2-Bike

Model # (4412B)
Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (188 Reviews)
$269.99
Black
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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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    Black 00012527010073 4412B CAR42105469K
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    4.5 stars

    (based on 188 reviews)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Easy to install  (25)
    • Easy to use  (22)
    • Lightweight  (21)
    • Stable  (21)
    • Durable  (16)

    Cons

    • Weak Construction  (2)
    • Conflicts with water bottle racks 
    • Terrible Hitch Pin 
    • Hard to Install or Use 
    • Pricey But Worth It 

    Best Uses

    • Mountain bikes  (15)
    • Road bikes  (13)
    • Small cars  (10)
    • Large Cars  (8)
    • 2 Bicycles 

    Reviewed by 188 customers

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    5.0

    This thing has been through the Ringer and its still amazing

    By Swim_corey_run

    from St. Paul, MN

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Bikes
      • Large Cars
      • Small Cars

      Comments:

      This will hold most bikes on the market today. Now given that I don't own a fat bike I cannot speak for that! But I have had my TT bike on there, road bikes, Cruisers, MTN Bikes and they all work fine given that you can adjust the height for the clamps and the wheelbase. I would not trust any other bike rack to carry my pride and joy, so this is legit!! Oh also, since it is "hitch" based, it works on my car and on our family's truck.

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      3.0

      OK rack, lightweight, but had to improvise a bit

      By Tom Bike

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Easy to Install
      • Stable

      Cons

      • Conflicts with water bottle racks

      Best Uses

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

      Comments:

      I purchased this because two of my bikes have fenders and most racks won't work. It is very stable after the bike is secured, and it is lighter weight than many other racks I've used. The clamp that is shown attached to the downtube of bikes in the videos and photographs is secure once attached, but I had to improvise and clamp to the seat tube or top tube of bikes with water bottle racks mounted, making the attachment a bit awkward. Consider this when selecting a rack. It's not a deal killer, just a bit disappointing - would be OK the clamp was easier to adjust.

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      5.0

      Love using the Freedom

      By Bike Doctor

      from Kansas City, MO

      About Me Casual/Recreational Rider

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments:

          I use the Saris Freedom rack on my SUV sag vehicle for many bicycle events. Fits most styles of bicycles. Less clunky than the other brands. Appreciate that it is Made in USA. Price is very competitive with the other brands.

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          4.0

          Great rack, but ...

          By velo_suburbia

          from Tewksbury, MA

          About Me Casual/Recreational Rider

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Doesn't Fit My Car

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Bikes
          • Road Bikes

          Comments:

          It's a great rack, but it has its downfalls regarding fit on my vehicle. I have a Jeep Liberty with a spare tire mounted to the back. I can only put one bike on the rack since the spare tire is in the way. I also cannot open the back gate with the rack mounted. I have tried a hitch extender and it lets me mount a second bike, but I still can't open the gate. Besides the fit issues it's a super secure and easy to use rack. I have a roof rack and a different hitch rack if I need to carry multiple bikes.

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          5.0

          Excellent product

          By MJ

          from SE Minnesota

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fat Bikes
            • Mountain Bikes

            Comments:

            Excellent rack. I prefer the racks that hold the bike up from the tires as opposed to the ones that hang the bike by the frame. Seems more secure to me and can accommodate various frame designs. So far I have had nothing but positive experiences with this rack and I am very happy with it.

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            5.0

            Great bike rack

            By Deb on the run

            from Pensacola, FL

            About Me

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Cars
              • Mountain Bikes

              Comments:

              I have been very pleased with this rack. I use it on my CRV when towing behind motorhome. Very stable and reliable. Lightweight enough for me to easily hook up and go. My friend even likes it better than his heavy rack.

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              5.0

              love my bike rack!

              By mark not the runner

              from ohio

              About Me Competitive Cyclist

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Bikes
                • Mountain Bikes
                • Small Cars

                Comments:

                Very stable and easy to use. Thanks for a great product.

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                5.0

                Dose what I need. Works great

                By Joe

                from Florida

                About Me

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments:

                  This rack is easy to use and holds the bike very well.

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                  5.0

                  Solid Rack!

                  By MN Swims

                  from Minnesota

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Bikes
                    • Mountain Bikes

                    Comments:

                    Use for both mountain bikes and road bikes. Easily adjustable to fit any configuration of bike sizes and types. If I had a suggestion for Saris it would be that an additional 1/2" of space between the bikes would be welcomed - some combos take a bit of fiddling to make sure bikes aren't rubbing together. Super solid and secure, safe for carbon frames as the wheels are supported underneath - the frame clamp doesn't support the weight of the frame.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Product

                    By Bill

                    from Louisville

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments:

                        Very good bike carrier, would definitely buy again

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