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    Saris Freedom Spare Tire Bike Rack

    Hi Everyone,
    I am looking for a bike rack for my Suzuki Grand Vitara using the spare tire mount in the back. The "Saris Freedom Spare Tire" rack looks promising. Does anyone have experience with this one and care to share? I'd greatly appreciate it.

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    Can't help with the spare tire version, but I have the hitch version and am very happy with it. I've had a combination of a 29er HT, 26 HT, 27.5 FS, and a 26 woman's frame on it and it adjusts easily to each bike. Bikes can be adjusted side to side to avoid handlebar/seat interference. Bikes are held securely, and the frame strap has not caused any scuffing or scratching of the frames. Quick and easy to install the bikes. Saris customer service is amazing.

    I know this doesn't help with the spare tire mount, but thought it might help with the general design of the rack.

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    I have the Superclamp 4 which is the bigger brother of the hitch version. The system is solid and I think this system is better than the one offered by Yakima for the spare tire hanging from the downtube.

    The only concern I would have is how far is it from the tire? I use pretty wide 750mm handlebars and if it is too close I would not be able to fit my bike on the inside spot of my rack. The nice thing also with this system is the trays are swappable to a fat tire option if needed in the future.
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    I have this rack on my Jeep Liberty. I love it. Great rack. Love having the platform. Only gripe is that lack of a locking bolt to secure it to the spare tire.


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    Thanks for the feedback everyone!! Just pulled the trigger and ordered it.

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