|Item Weight||10.4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||33 x 21 x 4 inches|
|Item model number||45061JB|
|Manufacturer Part Number||700.GR1060S|
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Graber 1060S Spare Tire Rack 2-Bike
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RAV4 owners: this rack worked well on our 08 RAV4 Sport. It's initially tricky to thread the strap through behind the spare tire's mounting plate, but after the first time, it only takes seconds. On our car, the rod initially touched the body, but it didn't cause any damage. Once you run the strap through, it creates a space. We decided to leave the shipping plastic on anyway, (could have used a cloth to guard the paint) and had no damage. It's very sturdy, mounts up nice and tight, and we took it down the interstate for hours. It was even really windy part of the way, and we had with no troubles.
Customer service with Saris/Graber is responsive ! I contacted them via the Internet (there's a phone # too at the bottom of the page with the Internet form) and asked for some more cap plugs (for unused holes in the rack frame) and got a quick response.
The price is good (around $80.00 retail) and it folds up nice and flat for good compact storage. It's even got a hinge with holes for a padlock so you can lock your bikes.
As with most racks, it helps to have some ties and maybe some protection to keep your bikes and your car free from scratches. Saris/Graber sells some protective padding separately, but we used bungy cords with care and got a great result.
I was able to position the rack very securly on my CRV tire. You do need a wrench to tighten the bar that clamps down on the tire in order to properly secure the rack. I also realized that I had to be sure to keep the wrench in the car in case I ever needed to use the spare tire. You can't get the rack off the tire without loosening the tire clamp bar. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER!!
I also like that you can position the rack so that it is centered on the car even though the spare tire is offset to one side.
I DO NOT like the fact that my bike (adult size men's mountain bike)is carried so low. Try as I might, I couldn't get the tires more than 6 or 7 inches above the ground when the bike is on the rack - but I'm a big guy and I have a big bike. My wife's smaller bike fit better but it was still lower than I would like (say 10" above the ground). I might be able to reposition the rack a bit to help to alleviate this problem.
A thought about security - the rack does not lock to the car, but as I said, it can't be removed without the proper wrench if you've tightened up the tire clamp bar real good, so that's not too much of a worry unless you leave you bikes on the rack for extended unattended periods. There is a nifty clamp thingy that goes over the top tube of your bike in the outer position only to which you can affix a lock, thereby locking the bike(s) to the rack.
Anyway - it's realtively cheap, does the job adequately and easy to deal with.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this rack for my 2002 Jeep Wrangler about 7 years ago. Since installing it, all I've ever done to it is check it and occasionally tighten the strap attaching it to the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Craig A. Munns
I bought this, since my suv doesn't have a hitch installed on it, and I assure you, I wish I never wasted the money on this but instead just installed a hitch and another bike... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Vittoria Lynn Valentino
East to use, but with my aggressive 18" tires the size is maxed out.Published 17 months ago by William C. Conrad
Not what I was expecting. I won't cheap out or take the easier option for my next bike rack. This was a waste of time and not secure enough. Read morePublished on July 25, 2014 by Jess
Made it all the way up to Alaska! I ended up using extra straps to anchor my bike for this long road trip but it's easy to use, easy to take off. Good value, easy to fold up!Published on May 19, 2014 by Rebecca Pottebaum
It works great with my SUV. It is easy to put on and take off. I could not be happier.Published on April 12, 2014 by Kimberly L. Berry
even though i went through the checklist for my car and ordered the bike rack that said it would fit, it didn't! that was not the worst thing though, it was the $28 to return it. Read morePublished on February 5, 2014 by catriley
This bike rack didn't work for me. There wasn't enough space behind my spare tire for the bracket to fit down far enough behind the tire. Read morePublished on October 29, 2013 by AmazonGal