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Saris Freedom 2-Bike

Saris Freedom 2-Bike

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

    (based on 113 reviews)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Easy to install  (2)
    • Easy to use  (2)
    • Lightweight  (2)
    • Stable  (2)
    • Looks good 

    Cons

    • Hard to install 
    • Pricey but worth it 
    • Terrible hitch pin 

    Best Uses

    • Mountain bikes 

    Reviewed by 113 customers

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    1.0

    Poorly Designed

    By Maynard

    from Grantham NH

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

      Cons

      • Hard to Install or Use

      Best Uses

        Comments:

        As others have posted, it's difficult to load the first bike which must be lifted over the stabilizing bar, and then when I did manage to place it, the brace doesn't fit because of the water bottle cage. Very poor design.

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        5.0

        Well Designed, Light Weight and Easy To Use

        By MWM1950

        from Spokane, WA, United States

        About Me

        Comments:

        This is by far the finest rack I have used. It is well designed and well make. It makes loading and transporting bikes so easy. As mentioned in a previous post, the yellow knobs are a little tight and don't turn easily for me, mainly because I have rheumatoid arthritis in my wrists. Spraying WD40 on the screw threads helps a fair amount. That is the only issue I had with the rack. However, I did make an inexpensive tool out of PVC pipe that solved that problem. I took a short threaded nipple and put it into a threaded "T" fitting. I then filed a slot in the end of the pipe to make room for the rack adjustment screw knobs. This gives you a lot more torque on the knob and eases the stress on my hands and wrists. The receiver adapter works fantastic and have no play in it at all. It is easy to screw the pin into it. Once tightened down with a box wrench it is very snug and won't move in the least.

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        Originally posted on Saris - BV's website
         
        4.0

        Great rack, but

        By sasquatch01

        from Durango, CO, United States

        About Me

        Comments:

        Really like the rack. It holds the bikes firmly in place. There is little sway even with the 2" adaptor. The forward bike is harder to load because the upright downtube support is in the way especially if loading heavier mountain bikes. The forward bike is also hard to strap in because of the orientation of the strap releases. Loading the rear bike is a relative piece o' cake. The most aggravating issue was the two nuts for bolting the receiver bar bracket to the base were missing from the box! Then I find that Saris who touts their products as made in the U.S. uses METRIC nuts and bolts! Also the screw for the 2" adapter is not included, and is also METRIC! I have a whole drawer of U.S. nuts and bolts, but no metric! So trips to the local hardware store were necessary to complete assembly. Frustrating! Almost frustrating enough to give this a three star rating.

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        Originally posted on Saris - BV's website
         
        5.0

        Great Bike Rack

        By Lizzyb

        from Baldwinsville, NY, United States

        About Me

        Comments:

        I love this hitch-mount rack. It is stable and easy to put bike on and take off the rack.

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        5.0

        Best investment I've done!

        By Bike4Chai rider

        from Brooklyn, NY, United States

        About Me

        Comments:

        I bought this rack 3 months ago and is the best thing ever! Was the easiest thing to put together and a breeze to put the bikes on and off, I use it a lot and love the fact that the straps are adjustable to accommodate different sizes bikes!

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        Originally posted on Saris - BV's website
         
        5.0

        Like magic...once it's set up

        By ProfDanB

        from Iowa City, IA, United States

        About Me

        Comments:

        I was looking for a lightweight rack that could hold two road bikes. One of the bikes has an oversize rectangular top tube that slants down a little, so a rack that hangs bikes was out. I was concerned by some reviews that said the Freedom didn't work with water bottle cages. I probably spent an hour setting up the rack so that the bikes didn't touch and the frame clamp cleared the water bottle cages. But eventually, both bikes fit really well. We drove to our ride and when we finished and got back to the car, the bikes went back on like magic. My wife was surprised that her bike was ready to strap on as soon as she got her bike touched the rack. A tip: use a socket wrench instead of a crescent wrench to tighten up the hitch pin...much faster.

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        Originally posted on Saris - BV's website

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        1.0

        Poorly designed rack

        By nonplussed

        from Lexington KY

        About Me

        Comments:

        I really wanted to like this rack but the fact that my bikes won't fit makes it difficult. The brackets for the wheels are excellent but the upper clamp is a terrible design. No matter how the clamps are adjusted, the upper clamp always hits the water bottle cage. Am I supposed to remove the cage every time I want to transport a bike?

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        Originally posted on Saris - BV's website
         
        5.0

        Does the job and is easy to use

        By fatire_mtb

        from Atlanta, GA, United States

        About Me

        Comments:

        I have been using this rack for several months now and appreciate the ease of use to load the bike, lock the wheels in place and then unload. IMO, it is the perfect rack for hauling 2 bikes. I have a FS 26er and a HT 29er and both fit with no issues thanks to the adjustable wheel trays.

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        Originally posted on Saris - BV's website
         
        5.0

        Love The Secure Fit

        By JAWS

        from Fort Worth, TX, United States

        About Me

        Comments:

        I love how securely this rack holds the bikes. I switched from a top hanging style, and am do glad I did. I also picked up the locking lynch pin and the aluminum adapter for 2" hitches. I would definitely recommend both, particularly the aluminum adapter. Great rack at a competitive price!

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        5.0

        Great product AND Superb customer service

        By Jeff in Maumelle

        from Maumelle, AR, United States

        About Me

        Comments:

        Very well made product. Comes with minimal effort to assemble and get on the hitch. A strap was broken on the item I received. I called customer service. They were very helpful. A few days later I had a whole new SET of straps in my mailbox. Thanks!!

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