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  1. #1
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    Hitch Rack Recommendation

    Hey guys! New member here!

    I drive a 2013 Outback and am trying to decide on a hitch mounted bike rack. I will be installed the Torklift EcoHitch this weekend. I'm currently shopping for an entry level mountain bike, and the only other bike type that will be used with the rack with be a beach cruiser (Schwinn Legacy).

    With a bike with fenders, I've heard that I need to stay away from platform racks with ratchet handles on the front wheels. What would you guys recommend I look into? Hanging with an adapter for the cruiser and more bike capacity, or a platform with the ratchet arm in the center?

    Any other types I should be looking at?

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    Take a look at the Saris Freedom rack (Freedom 2-Bike). I just bought the 4 bike version and really like it. Light weight, reasonable price and easy to put the bikes on once configured, even with fenders. I got tired of struggling to get our bikes on the hanger rack I used to have. This rack makes it easy. It's not bomb proof because of the plastic parts, but it's been solid so far and Saris customer service is amazing.

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    We just picked up Saris and are really happy with their racks. The Freedom racks are very easy to use and very practical, especially for a bike with fenders.

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    I have a Yakima double down ace 4 and it works well for both mountain bikes.

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