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Saris Freedom 2-Bike

Saris Freedom 2-Bike

Model # (4412)
Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (61 Reviews)
$229.99 - $249.99
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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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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Vendor Number Store SKU
    Black 00012527010073 4412B TRK-436813 436813
    Gray 00012527008421 4412 QBP-AR4412 431243
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    4.5 stars

    (based on 61 reviews)

    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Pricey but worth it 
    • Terrible hitch pin 

    Best Uses

    • Mountain bikes 

    Reviewed by 61 customers

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    5.0

    Great Rack for Subaru Outback

    By Luke

    from Albany, NY, United States

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          I needed a rack that I would feel comfortable driving to/from New York to Florida. After much research and having a trailer hitch installed on my 2014 Subaru Outback, I chose the Saris Freedom 2 as it is ideal for carrying different types of bikes securely without concerns for scratching or damaging the bikes or your vehicle. The rack fits snugly into a 2 inch hitch using the provided adaptor. This was one specific concern I had. I wanted a 2 inch hitch for more flexibility and thought a bike rack built specifically for a 2 inch hitch would be more stable. However, I found the Freedom 2 mounts easily and securely. Be sure to tighten the hitch pin with a wrench. I also purchased the Saris locking hitch pin and use a Schlage locking cable to secure the bikes to my hitch. I realize these are just deterrents to theft but provides the security I primarily need. Most important the bikes can be loaded quickly and the ratchet straps minimize bike movement. The only additional feature I would have liked was having the rack fold up more when not in use. I added some yellow and black reflective tape to the rack to add visibility at night. I would certainly recommend this rack.

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          5.0

          Perfect!

          By roxner

          from Little Rock, AR, United States

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                Bought about a month ago and it has worked perfectly. Only sugesstion is that it be designed in the future with a quick connect hitch option so one won't need to bolt and unbolt each time to install/remove rack. Maybe only requiring bolt when travelling longer distances for a more secure connection. Otherwise, great rack!

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                4.0

                Very Satisfied

                By Yooper

                from Gladstone, MI, United States

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                      We bought our Freedom 2-bike about a month ago and it has performed well. Assemby was easy. It took a little time and a couple tries to find the best position (bike direction and wheel carrier postitions) for carrying the bikes. Now that we have the bike position on the rack set.... loading and unloading the bikes is easy. Mounting the rack on the truck and loading the bikes can be done in a few minutes. We just returned from a 800 mile trip and had no problems at all. The rack held steady and sturdy even over some pretty rough roads.

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                      5.0

                      Easy to use. Outstanding ...

                      By pedler

                      from Wisconsin, United States

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                            Easy to use. Outstanding product, made in the USA.

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                            5.0

                            Very easy to install and use.

                            By Runner

                            from Middle Georgia

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                                  Worked perfectly for our two Townies and the medium SUV

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                                  5.0

                                  Does it all!

                                  By recon71

                                  from Atlanta, GA, United States

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                                        Bought to use on Motorhome and SUV. Easy to use, Stable and very versatile. Priced much lower than competitions. Made in U.S.A.

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                                        5.0

                                        Very solid bike carrier

                                        By Ozzy

                                        from Michigan

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                                              Loading inside bike can be tough by yourself. Too bad the center support doesn't swing out instead of to the side. It has to be in the upright position before bike is set and it is in the way of the pedal. Other than that this is a well made carrier, no worries about bikes, they stay in place nicely. Besides that I am a big proponent of made in America, kudos to your team on an excellent product.

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                                              3.0

                                              Freedom Double Bike Rack

                                              By Anonymous

                                              from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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                                                    The 1 inch receiver is terrible. The 1" to 2" adapter is a pain to install and you need a wrench to bolt it down. There is not way to lock the 1" receiver to a 2" hitch. If I had known this I would not have bought it.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Highly Recommended, great design

                                                    By Tom P

                                                    from Land O Lakes, FL

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                                                          Takes very little time to install it to back of auto. Excellent design for securing the bikes on the rack. No movement. There is a swivel to the veritical components so you can access the back of an SUV, as example, without removing the rack, another favorable design consideration. The only initial challenge was the plastic insert for larger sized hitches. The plastic insert doesn't secure to the rack so if it falls off as you insert the post into the hitch it can be minor irritation. Ther Product came highly recommended from the bike dealership. They use the racks on their own vehicles so I got an immediate demonstration before purchase.

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                                                          1.0

                                                          Don' t waste your money.

                                                          By RobM

                                                          from Indianola, IA

                                                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                          Verified Reviewer

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                                                            • Terrible Hitch Pin

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                                                              Normally you have to buy Chinese to get this poor quality.

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