Saris Axis Steel 4-Bike Hitch Rack

Saris Axis Steel 4-Bike Hitch Rack

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  • Frame is constructed of durable steel and fits both 2 and 1.25 in. hitch sizes
  • Arms feature integrated hold downs and ratcheting, anti-sway straps to secure and stabilize bikes
  • Frame tilts down for easy access to trunk or rear of vehicle; bikes must be removed to use tilting feature
  • Not intended for tandem or recumbent bikes; carrying bikes with step-through frames requires the purchase of an adapter (sold separately)

Made in USA.

Saris Axis Steel 4-Bike Hitch Rack

Specification Description
Best use Cycling
Number of bikes 4
Hitch receiver (in.) 1.25 and 2 inches
Rear liftgate access Yes
Weight 16 pounds

Saris Axis Steel 4-Bike Hitch Rack

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Rated 5out of5
by fromAfter first use: it's fabulous # 1 reason: It's 20 lbs (according to my bathroom scale, Saris hasn't published its weight!!!). I won't leave it on the car regularly. That it weighs less than my wife's bike is important, since I put the rack on and off. It's easily in and out of the 2 in receiver, one handed at that weight, and I'm pushing 60. Went 70 miles at 75 MPH and everything was great in the rear view mirror. Anti-sway straps, hitch connection... all worked perfectly. #2 reason: functionality. It tilts, so getting and putting away the ratchet wrench is convenient with the hatchback. It holds 4 bikes, (have only done two. The arm length and cradle spacing seem more than adequate, though). Comparative shopping: Looked A LOT at the hitch rack market leaders. They are 50% to 100% more expensive and weigh 100% to 150% more. Not the value I was looking for. The Saris has fixed cradles; others got criticism for moving with bikes in place, though it's hard to understand how. Other tips: put the lightest bike on first. Lifting up and over three sets of cradles is hard. Would love Saris to come up with a ratchet strap that is easier to use for the cradles and seat tubes. My finger strength is declining. I like the threaded hitch pin. Locking the bikes with a cable lock is easy. A hitch pin lock is next on the list. Saris could buy a hitchpin with a hole that is more industry standard.
Date published: 2013-10-19
Rated 5out of5
by from4 bike rack- flexible and confident Yes
Date published: 2014-01-05

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