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Saris Freedom 2-Bike

Saris Freedom 2-Bike

2017

Model # (4412B)
Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (198 Reviews)
$269.99
Black
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2017 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 CAR31331717K
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    4.5 stars

    (based on 198 reviews)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Easy to install  (33)
    • Easy to use  (30)
    • Lightweight  (30)
    • Stable  (29)
    • Durable  (23)

    Cons

    • Weak Construction  (2)
    • Not the quickest for installing a bike on. 
    • Doesn't Fit My Car 
    • None so far 
    • Conflicts with water bottle racks 

    Best Uses

    • Mountain bikes  (19)
    • Road bikes  (19)
    • Small cars  (12)
    • Large cars  (10)
    • Carbon fiber frames 

    Reviewed by 198 customers

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    5.0

    Freedom 2

    By Jim

    from Saint Louis, MO

    About Me Casual/Recreational Rider

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Bikes

      Comments:

      Very well built

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      5.0

      Great bicycle rack!

      By Pat

      from Hebron, CT

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Bikes
        • Road Bikes

        Comments:

        Easy, sturdy transport of our bicycles.

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        2.0

        Poorly designed rack

        By Randy

        from Edmonton, Alberta Canada

        About Me Fitness Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Stable
        • Easy to Install
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Bikes

          Comments:

          Only thing good is it is easy to assemble and install. I had a Thelma 2 which I really liked and someone drove into it and broke. I needed another rack and no Thelma 2's in stock. When I saw the Freedom 2 I thought it would be great as the clamps were all adjustable and I had trouble with the handlebar of one bike rubbing on the seat of the other so saw this as a solution. Wrong. I tried it with one bike and it was great. It may work well for two road bikes but is very poor for two hybrids. Have a small frame hybrid (my wife's) and a large frame (mine). The bikes fit too close together so it is hard to put on two bikes without playing with the cranks. I can't put on two bikes without removing the seat on mine, no way to adjust around it. One tire holder has a cut out for the strap, great design feature, the other three don't - mystery to me! So, I went from loving a Saris rack to being willing to return this in a heartbeat if the distributor didn't have a ridiculous 15% restocking fee and a no return policy on products that have been installed, which of course means no returns since you don't see the issues until after installation. They didn't say anything, saw it on the receipt after I ran into problems with the rack.

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          5.0

          Sturdy made in America

          By Hoytshooter

          from St Louis

          About Me Casual/Recreational Rider

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Bikes

            Comments:

            I'm happy

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            5.0

            Great product

            By Trekker

            from chicago, IL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments:

              Had a trunk rack and decided to get a hitch rack. Best decision I made to switch. Seems to be more secure and easier to load the bikes and remove. Best of all can lock the bikes to the rack should I need to run into the store quickly. For the price of this rack you definitely can't go wrong.

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              5.0

              Great bike rack!

              By Caroline

              from Saline, MI

              About Me Casual/Recreational Rider

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              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

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

                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 Ever!

                    By audiomaster66

                    from Port Huron, MI

                    About Me

                    Pros

                    • supports from tires not frame
                    • adjustable
                    • Light weight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Carbon Fiber Frames

                      Comments:

                      This style of rack is frankly the only type to use for carbon fiber framed bikes. The support is all under the tires. The upright attachment is just to keep the bike in the upright position. Just remember to always always always make sure the upright attachment is fastened, especially for the outside bike. Otherwise if you go down the road the outer bike could end up tipping and being dragged. Oops. I did that once. But that is on me, not the design. I can't tell you how many people have said to me that they love my bike rack and wish theirs was like mine. They love it almost as much as I do. Way to go Saris. Thanks to ACF for carrying a great American made product.

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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
                      • Stable
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Install

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        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

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