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    bike racks

    New to biking. We have to carry 2 bikes a relatively short distance to ride. I would appreciate your suggestions for a simple, reliable 2 bike carrier. I will have a hitch put on my Outback to accommodate the rack. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for taking the time to help.

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    Facebook marketplace...hopefully buying one that goes on the trunk hatch for 25.00...new they are min 100


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    I got a Küat Transfer at the beginning of the year that I've been rather happy with. Got it from etrailer.com along with a hitch. Easy enough for my dad and I to install it ourselves.

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    thank you

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    If you don't need the hitch for any other purpose and don't want to go through that trouble and expense, the Saris Bones has worked well for me. Inexpensive, light and easy to store.
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    thank you. I've heard good things about the Saris Bones.

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    Since it's a "relatively short distance", then why not RIDE YOUR BIKE THERE ?
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    traffic.

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    1upUSA ftw!


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    1up!!!

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    17 Outback with single 1UP. So easy and well built. Worth every penny.

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    thank you. 1up has a lot of fans. I'll check it out.

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    I have owned several Thule and Yakima hitch mount and roof mount racks over the years. But the best by far is the Küat Sherpa 2.0. Very stable and simple no tool installation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzchip View Post
    thank you. 1up has a lot of fans. I'll check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzchip View Post
    New to biking. We have to carry 2 bikes a relatively short distance to ride. I would appreciate your suggestions for a simple, reliable 2 bike carrier. I will have a hitch put on my Outback to accommodate the rack. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for taking the time to help.
    Two bikes in an Outback? Fold down the rear seats and slide the bikes in. A blanket or foam pad between them to prevent any scratches. Takes less time to load than a rack, protects the bikes, and costs nothing. Just saying.

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    I like the suggestion.

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    I am impressed by the Kuat Transfer:

    Products | Küat Racks

    That being said, I think any Kuat or Thule hitch rack where there are wheel wells for the bikes are good. I don't like the kind of racks where the bikes are just dangling.
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    Thank you, I'll look at that.

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