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Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Rack

    Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Rack

    The Thule Spare Me 2-bike carrier fits onto your rear-mounted spare tire and features reliable, durable construction. See details

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    Item # 850952

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    The Thule Spare Me 2-bike carrier fits onto your rear-mounted spare tire and features reliable, durable construction.

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    The Thule Spare Me 2-bike carrier fits onto your rear-mounted spare tire and features reliable, durable construction.

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    The Thule Spare Me 2-bike carrier fits onto your rear-mounted spare tire and features reliable, durable construction.

    • Stay-put cradles lock down bikes and cradles and allows complete adjustment along bike arm
    • Anti-sway cages prevents bike-to-bike contact
    • Attaches to spare-tire bolt pattern with lockable adapter plate (included), also includes a second adapter that fits different tire sizes
    • Includes locking cable and locking knob to secure bikes to carrier and carrier to vehicle
    • Arms fold down when not in use
    • Remove your spare tire cover to install the Thule Spare Me 2-bike carrier
    • Not intended for tandem or recumbent bikes; carrying bikes with step-through frames requires the purchase of an adapter (sold separately)

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    Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Rack Specs
    Best use
    38 x 20 x 18 inches
    11 pounds
    Number of bikes

    Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Rack

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    Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Rack is rated 3.25 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Depends on your bikes I use this on a Jeep, needed something simple that would allow me to open the rear gate - it works perfectly for that - mounts easily with spare tire. However, the arms that hold the bikes are wider than trail-hitch mounted Thule models, as a result while it works great for road bikes, it does not "work" out-of-the-box for (my) mountain bikes or hybrids. I bought two of the Thule extender bars to use with it - this works well for most bikes (but some MTBs simply won't fit). So, if possible, should test your bikes on one first - if they fit, it works great.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gets the job done! Used on the (oversized) spare tire of my FJ Cruiser. Fit well and kept the bikes up high enough that I was able to tow my trailer without the bike tires hitting it. Easy to use and no issues after 1000 miles with a bike on it.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Make sure your bicycle will fit Women's designed road bikes will NOT fit this carrier, the arms of the bike rack are too far apart. Not talking about a ladies bike that does not have the top rail - this is a standard road bike design with top bar, but made for women who tend to have shorter torsos and so the bike is not as wide. The adapter bar doesn't assist in this case. If you do a search on the internet for reviews, this problem is stated and known, so the manufacturer must know about it as well. My bicycle is a Cannodale Synapse alloy 51 cm. The Yakima brand spare tire rack holds my bike, no problem.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fits car but not bike This rack was easy to install on my 2010 Rav4 and seemed stable. However, the arms are too far apart, so that it would not fit my Scott hybrid style bike (men's medium). Sad to have to return it- maybe it would fit road bikes better.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this thing, never take it off Got this for my girlfriend's Jeep and we use it all the time. Took me a little bit to install, but I didn't read the directions very closely either. My girlfriend can get her bike (53cm) by herself, but I don't think it would work for a much smaller bike and definitely not a step-through, as the cradles are a little too big. The lock is a great idea, but not real easy to get on and off. They could have spent a little more on that. Oh, and the straps should be built in with a buckle or Velcro or something. I ended up buying some Velcro straps, so much easier than the pull straps that came with it.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Great! I really appreciate that I can lock the bike rack onto my car, and lock my bicycle on the rack to keep it from theft.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too small for some bikes Seemed like the perfect unit for our 2009 Rav 4 until we tried to mount the bikes. Two Trek's Navigators, which are fairly beefy bikes, will not fit on this rather small, but quite sturdy carrier. Too bad as the unit seemed perfect for our use. We have determined that our bikes will fit only on a larger hitch style carrier. Rating is unfair as we were unable to use the unit for our bikes. It looked like it might be excellent for the right bikes. Bottom Line: Yes I would recommend this carrier, but not for two Navigators.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy and Practical I use it for weekend bike rides with my family. The rack took me 20 minutes to install the first time. I take it down from my jeep after each use and hang it in my garage. It takes me 3 minutes to remove the tire cover and to put the rack back on before each use. This is a great purchase that I recommend very much. I would give it five stars if it came in a three-bike version.
    Date published: 2014-04-02

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