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Saris Freedom 2-Bike

Saris

Freedom 2-Bike

Model # (4412B)
$305.99
Black
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4.5 stars
 (198 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 198 reviews)

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Weak Construction  (2)
  • Difficult to Adjust 
  • Conflicts with water bottle racks 
  • Terrible Hitch Pin 
  • Hard to Install or Use 

Best Uses

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

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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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                          Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Vendor Number
                          Black 00012527010073 4412B QBP-AR6176