Review of the SportRack Spare Tire Mount 3 Bike Rack - etrailer.com

Review of the SportRack Spare Tire Mount 3 Bike Rack - etrailer.com

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today we'll be taking a quick look at the sportrack spare tire mounted 3 bike rack part number sr2902 carry three bikes on the back of your vehicle and if you can see the lock core on this knob it does come with two identical locking knobs to secure the bike rack and your bikes to the vehicle you can see when it is locked the knob will spin freely so that you can't or no one can actually loosen up and remove this bolt and take
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the bike rack off of the vehicle also moving up to the outermost cradle on the rack is a second locking knob when the knob is locked it will freely spin so that you won't be able to loosen up the knob and undo these plates therefore removing the bikes from the rack they use a rubber grooved plate that's going to go over the top tube of the bike they also rotate individually to accommodate different bike styles and different bike sizes especially bikes with alternative
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frames and also women's frames step through frames that you can adjust this you know to carry the bike correctly you can also see that there are different slots or channels in the frame cradles this will just allow you to accommodate different frame sizes different frame diameters so for smaller frames to put it down towards the bottom one and then for larger diameter frames we'll just put it up to the top one to be able to rotate the cradles to accommodate those different bike sizes underneath the top
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plate you'll just pop off these plastic caps or plastic covers which go over the nuts and you'll just loosen them up and you can see they tilt back and forth and you can also delegate the spacing of the rack as well so go ahead and tighten those back down and I'll replace these black plastic covers and with that done just go ahead and reinstall the pleat
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into those grooves bring the t-bolt back up and tighten it down and there's these soft rubber inserts here on the top plate and the bottom plate which is gonna provide some nice cushion for your bike also the grooves if you can see here to accommodate those brake cables and hydraulic lines it's made of a sturdy steel construction with a grey powder coat finish that is durable and rust resistant there's a red reflector at the back of the bike rack to help make the rack visible at nighttime we'll
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quickly show you how to install the rack onto your vehicle the first thing we need to do is loosen and remove the lug nuts where the lug nuts removed and then pop off the spare tire and then what you'll need to do is pop off the center cap with the spare tire removed we're then going to take this plate and line up the holes in the plate with the lug pattern on our vehicle that done then we're gonna place the spare tire up onto the
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lugs and then reinstall it lugs now we're going to slide the back of the bike rack over the plate let's take its knob with the carriage bolt on it tighten this down not what we're ready to do is a little bit bike since the locking knob is on the outside one I'm just gonna load up the bike on the outermost cradle even though the manufacturer does recommend that when
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loading the bikes you want to load them closest to the vehicle and work your way outward now if you were to be carrying one bike the locking knob can be switched out with any other knob so say you only carry two bikes you can switch this knob on to this one as well then we'll pick up our bike place the frame on the bike into the cradle pick up the top bracket insert it into those grooves then we'll tighten down up here now you can see the knob all tightened down our bike is secured there is a
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stabilizing strap here at the back of the mast which you would want to hook on to the top of the vehicle above your rear hatch pull it tight just to give you some extra support the distance from the backing plate to the back of the bike rack frame is four and a half inches that'll complete today's review of the sportrack spare tire mounted three bike rack part number

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