Saris Freedom 2-Bike

 
4.5 stars
 (206 Reviews)
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Description

Transport all types of bikes with Saris’ Freedom 2-Bike hitch rack. Its innovative design adjusts to fit most bikes and sizes, including kids’ and even some recumbents, thanks to the adjustability of its center upright support. It uses quick-adjust trays and ratcheting straps to secure two bikes of up to 35 pounds each, and loading is made easy by the low tray height. The center upright support even tilts down to allow trunk access. Plus, the rack itself only weighs 21 pounds, making it easy to take on and off.

Features & Info

Fits 1 1/4- and 2-inch hitches

Consumer Reviews

 
4.5 stars

(206 reviews)

90% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install  (41)
  • Easy to use  (38)
  • Lightweight  (37)
  • Stable  (37)
  • Durable  (30)
  • Adjustable 

Cons

  • Weak Construction  (2)
  • Difficult to Adjust 
  • Terrible Hitch Pin 
  • None so far 
  • Not the quickest for installing a bike on. 
  • Conflicts with water bottle racks 

Best Uses

  • Road bikes  (23)
  • Mountain bikes  (22)
  • Small cars  (15)
  • Large cars  (13)
  • Carbon fiber frames 
  • Hitch mount is universal. Bikes do not touch car 

 
5.0
Apr 29, 2018

Easy to install and secure bikes.

Pros:
Easy to Install, Durable, Lightweight, Stable, Easy to Use
Cons:
Best Uses:
Road Bikes
Love how you can secure your bikes with out being stolen
by Tom from Appleton wi

 
5.0
Apr 13, 2018

Well made...easy to install.

Pros:
Lightweight, Durable, Stable, Easy to Use, Easy to Install
Cons:
Best Uses:
Great addition to our biking life style.
by marion from Burkburnett, Texas

 
5.0
Dec 27, 2017

So far so good

Pros:
Easy to Use, Stable, Easy to Install
Cons:
Best Uses:
Mountain Bikes
Easy to use and instal Fits almost any bike
by Pfuma from Lima Peru

 
5.0
Sep 03, 2017

lightweight would buy again

Pros:
Easy to Use, Stable, Lightweight, Durable, Easy to Install
Cons:
Best Uses:
Road Bikes, Small Cars, Mountain Bikes, Large Cars
works great easy to use
by bford from warminster pa

 
5.0
Aug 28, 2017

I would buy this product again.

Pros:
Stable, Lightweight and stable., Easy to Use, Durable, Lightweight, Easy to Install
Cons:
Best Uses:
Large Cars, Small Cars
Using on both cars. Our Camry and the Smart Car
by none from Leominster Mass

 
5.0
Aug 27, 2017

Very light and easy to use and take on and off

Pros:
Stable, Easy to Use, Lightweight, Easy to Install, Durable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Small Cars, Road Bikes, Mountain Bikes, Large Cars
I use it when I travel with my bike on vacation but I needed something easy to take on and off. This is a perfect rack
by Jenster from New York

 
4.0
Aug 17, 2017

SO much better

Pros:
Stable, Durable, Lightweight, Easy to Use, Easy to Install
Cons:
Best Uses:
Road Bikes
I previously had a hitch rack which had arms that the bikes hung from. This style is some much easier to use and more importantly easy on my bikes, LOVE it!
by SOUP from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

 
5.0
Aug 14, 2017

Great bike rack

Pros:
Easy to Use, Easy to Install, Lightweight, Durable, Stable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Sturdy, well made, easy to install.
by Dan from Eagan, MN

 
5.0
Aug 01, 2017

Freedom 2

Pros:
Easy to Use, Easy to Install, Stable, Durable, Lightweight
Cons:
Best Uses:
Road Bikes
Very well built
by Jim from Saint Louis, MO

 
5.0
Aug 01, 2017

Great bicycle rack!

Pros:
Easy to Use, Lightweight, Easy to Install, Durable, Stable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes
Easy, sturdy transport of our bicycles.
by Pat from Hebron, CT

 
2.0
Jul 31, 2017

Poorly designed rack

Pros:
Stable, Durable, Lightweight, Easy to Install
Cons:
Best Uses:
Road Bikes
Only thing good is it is easy to assemble and install. I had a Thelma 2 which I really liked and someone drove into it and broke. I needed another rack and no Thelma 2's in stock. When I saw the Freedom 2 I thought it would be great as the clamps were all adjustable and I had trouble with the handlebar of one bike rubbing on the seat of the other so saw this as a solution. Wrong. I tried it with one bike and it was great. It may work well for two road bikes but is very poor for two hybrids. Have a small frame hybrid (my wife's) and a large frame (mine). The bikes fit too close together so it is hard to put on two bikes without playing with the cranks. I can't put on two bikes without removing the seat on mine, no way to adjust around it. One tire holder has a cut out for the strap, great design feature, the other three don't - mystery to me! So, I went from loving a Saris rack to being willing to return this in a heartbeat if the distributor didn't have a ridiculous 15% restocking fee and a no return policy on products that have been installed, which of course means no returns since you don't see the issues until after installation. They didn't say anything, saw it on the receipt after I ran into problems with the rack.
by Randy from Edmonton, Alberta Canada

 
5.0
Jul 21, 2017

Sturdy made in America

Pros:
Lightweight, Easy to Use, Stable, Durable, Easy to Install
Cons:
Best Uses:
Mountain Bikes
I'm happy
by Hoytshooter from St Louis

 
5.0
Jun 14, 2017

Great product

Pros:
Easy to Install, Stable, Easy to Use, Durable, Lightweight
Cons:
Best Uses:
Large Cars, Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes, Small Cars
Had a trunk rack and decided to get a hitch rack. Best decision I made to switch. Seems to be more secure and easier to load the bikes and remove. Best of all can lock the bikes to the rack should I need to run into the store quickly. For the price of this rack you definitely can't go wrong.
by Trekker from chicago, IL

 
5.0
Jun 07, 2017

Great bike rack!

Pros:
Easy to Use, Lightweight
Cons:
Best Uses:
Road Bikes
I really am happy with my bike rack. It is very female friendly and I like that I can manage getting my bike on and off by myself. The rack itself is not too heavy making it a great fit for me. I definitely would recommend it!
by Caroline from Saline, MI

 
5.0
Jun 01, 2017

Fits CRV with tire on door

Pros:
Easy to Install, Stable, Lightweight, Easy to Use
Cons:
Best Uses:
Very easy to install and remove. Secured bike on trips from 30 to 300 miles, on back roads and interstate highways. Light weight. I've only used it for one bike.
by Joel from Illinois

 
5.0
May 17, 2017

Best Bike Rack Ever!

Pros:
supports from tires not frame, adjustable, Light weight
Cons:
Best Uses:
Carbon Fiber Frames
This style of rack is frankly the only type to use for carbon fiber framed bikes. The support is all under the tires. The upright attachment is just to keep the bike in the upright position. Just remember to always always always make sure the upright attachment is fastened, especially for the outside bike. Otherwise if you go down the road the outer bike could end up tipping and being dragged. Oops. I did that once. But that is on me, not the design. I can't tell you how many people have said to me that they love my bike rack and wish theirs was like mine. They love it almost as much as I do. Way to go Saris. Thanks to ACF for carrying a great American made product.
by audiomaster66 from Port Huron, MI

 
5.0
May 11, 2017

Best bike rack I have ever had

Pros:
Lightweight, Easy to Use, Stable, Durable, Easy to Install
Cons:
Best Uses:
Small Cars, Hitch mount is universal. Bikes do not touch car, Road Bikes, Large Cars, Mountain Bikes
Of all the bike racks I have struggled with this is the first that holds the entire bike frame, tires et al firmly without any wobble or bumping into each other. It was the easiest to install, load and unload in 5 minutes tops! It is very sturdy while still being light enough to handle. I recommend it highly!
by Barry the Marine from Delafield Wi

 
5.0
Mar 29, 2017

Absolutely the Best... Except for Superclamp ;)

Pros:
Easy to Install, Stable, Of USA manufacture, Comes with adaptor for use with 2" hitch, Easy to Use, Durable, Lightweight, Nice strap design
Cons:
Best Uses:
This rack rules! It works with mens, ladies, kids bikes- full suspension, no problem- fatbike- with adapter. Easy to install and remove (20 sec.) so others complaints about interference with liftgate not really an issue (pro tip** remove rack, open liftgate, put rack inside, go for ride- it fits in a prius!!)
by swankster from Seattle

 
5.0
Mar 22, 2017

This thing has been through the Ringer and its still amazing

Pros:
Easy to Use, Stable, Durable, Lightweight, Easy to Install
Cons:
Best Uses:
Small Cars, Road Bikes, Large Cars
This will hold most bikes on the market today. Now given that I don't own a fat bike I cannot speak for that! But I have had my TT bike on there, road bikes, Cruisers, MTN Bikes and they all work fine given that you can adjust the height for the clamps and the wheelbase. I would not trust any other bike rack to carry my pride and joy, so this is legit!! Oh also, since it is "hitch" based, it works on my car and on our family's truck.
by Swim_corey_run from St. Paul, MN

 
3.0
Mar 18, 2017

OK rack, lightweight, but had to improvise a bit

Pros:
Lightweight, Stable, Easy to Install, Durable
Cons:
Conflicts with water bottle racks
Best Uses:
Small Cars, Road Bikes, Mountain Bikes, Large Cars
I purchased this because two of my bikes have fenders and most racks won't work. It is very stable after the bike is secured, and it is lighter weight than many other racks I've used. The clamp that is shown attached to the downtube of bikes in the videos and photographs is secure once attached, but I had to improvise and clamp to the seat tube or top tube of bikes with water bottle racks mounted, making the attachment a bit awkward. Consider this when selecting a rack. It's not a deal killer, just a bit disappointing - would be OK the clamp was easier to adjust.
by Tom Bike from Atlanta, GA