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Saris Freedom 2-Bike

Saris Freedom 2-Bike

Model # (4412)
Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (190 Reviews)
$229.99
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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.

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

    (based on 190 reviews)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Easy to install  (27)
    • Easy to use  (25)
    • Lightweight  (24)
    • Stable  (23)
    • Durable  (17)

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Mountain bikes  (15)
    • Road bikes  (14)
    • Small cars  (10)
    • Large cars  (9)
    • 2 bicycles 

    Reviewed by 190 customers

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    5.0

    Great bike rack!

    By Caroline

    from Saline, MI

    About Me Casual/Recreational Rider

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Easy to Use

    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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      5.0

      Fits CRV with tire on door

      By Joel

      from Illinois

      About Me

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments:

          Very easy to install and remove. Secured bike on trips from 30 to 300 miles, on back roads and interstate highways. Light weight. I've only used it for one bike.

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          5.0

          Best bike rack I have ever had

          By Barry the Marine

          from Delafield Wi

          About Me Fitness Enthusiast

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hitch mount is universal. Bikes do not touch car
            • Road Bikes
            • Mountain Bikes
            • Large Cars
            • Small Cars

            Comments:

            Of all the bike racks I have struggled with this is the first that holds the entire bike frame, tires et al firmly without any wobble or bumping into each other. It was the easiest to install, load and unload in 5 minutes tops! It is very sturdy while still being light enough to handle. I recommend it highly!

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            5.0

            Absolutely the Best... Except for Superclamp ;)

            By swankster

            from Seattle

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Stable
            • Easy to Install
            • Durable
            • Nice strap design
            • Easy to Use
            • Comes with adaptor for use with 2" hitch
            • Of USA manufacture
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments:

                This rack rules! It works with mens, ladies, kids bikes- full suspension, no problem- fatbike- with adapter. Easy to install and remove (20 sec.) so others complaints about interference with liftgate not really an issue (pro tip** remove rack, open liftgate, put rack inside, go for ride- it fits in a prius!!)

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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
                  • Stable
                  • Easy to Install
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Conflicts with water bottle racks

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Cars
                  • Mountain Bikes
                  • Large 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
                      • Easy to Install
                      • Stable
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      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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