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Saris Freedom 2-Bike

Saris

Freedom 2-Bike

Model # (4412B)
$269.99
Black
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4.5 stars
 (189 Reviews)
 

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 189 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to install  (26)
  • Easy to use  (23)
  • Lightweight  (22)
  • Stable  (22)
  • Durable  (17)

Cons

  • Weak Construction  (2)
  • Difficult to Adjust 
  • Doesn't Fit My Car 
  • None so far 
  • Conflicts with water bottle racks 

Best Uses

  • Mountain bikes  (15)
  • Road bikes  (13)
  • Small cars  (10)
  • Large Cars  (8)
  • Hybrids!!!! 

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5.0

Absolutely the Best... Except for Superclamp ;)

By swankster

from Seattle

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

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

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
        • 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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                      Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Vendor Number Store SKU
                      Black 00012527010073 4412B HAW-750339-03 CAR31153911K