Saris B.A.T. Spare Bike Rack

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $119.99

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Product Description

Saris' Spare B.A.T. Rack lets you get more use out of your rear-mounted tire. This great rack mounts quickly and easily with specially fitted mounting plates (sold separately) and securely holds 2 bicycles. Plus, the flexible mounting design allows your bikes to be centered behind the vehicle even if the spare tire is mounted off-center.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian from Frederick, MD

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2006

Strengths:    Simple/practical/stylish design, snug fit on spare tire, BAT wings adapt to any frame (may need crossbar), stabilizer bar holds bike(s)firmly and without sway-- bikes do not hit back of vehicle in transit, great customer service (called w/ question).

Weaknesses:    None, really. It may take some trial & error to get the BAT wing fitted to your particular frame.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent product, I love it. Very reasonable price, easy to install, works perfectly. 10 chilis!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $180.00

Similar Products Used:   None.

Bike Setup:   full susp i-drive

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Hubbard a Weekend Warrior from Bentonville, AR

Date Reviewed: December 19, 2003

Strengths:    Very sturdy and supportive. Easy to use, although some manipulation is required on some frames like the Comfort 400. Company has a super warranty (see weaknesses)

Weaknesses:    The rubber tab that the straps attach to are a great design, but weaken quickly and tear off. Already had to replace, but when I called the company about the problem, they did not ask any questions and sent replacements for free (no shipping/handling charges).

Bottom Line:   
I have really liked this bike rack. It does a great job of holding the bike(s) and I feel it is very secure. I use the rack on a Jeep Wrangler, which with the short wheel base, I get a lot of bounce, but the bikes are held securely. Very easy to use a cable lock, but because the whole rack can easily be unscrewed from the tire mount, I would not leave an expensive bike on there over night. Anyway, other than the weakness I listed, I love the rack.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Lewis and Clark Outfitters

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Scapel, F400, and Comfort 400.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andy a Cross Country Rider from McLean, VA, USA

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2003

Strengths:    Easy to install. Visually appealing design. Rugged. Can accomodate most bikes.

Weaknesses:    Does not easy accomodate bikes with the rear shock attached to bottom of Top Tube.

Bottom Line:   
Looks good on the Jeep. Holds the bike very steady. The only thing I did not like was the fact that the wheel attachment must be purchased separately. It holds the bikes nicely, even while 4 wheeling.

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Favorite Trail:   Patapsco

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $130.00

Similar Products Used:   Yakima roof rack

Bike Setup:   My vehicle is a 2002 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jon Downey a Cross Country Rider from Norfolk, NE USA

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2003

Strengths:    Solid design

Weaknesses:    Straps may not hold up. Doesn't fit some frames

Bottom Line:   
I like it. Good value, solid built. It doesn't carry my AC without some effort but with the addition of a Bie Beam or something like that it will be great!

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Favorite Trail:   Yellowbanks

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Rhode Gear Shuttles

Bike Setup:   Giants, two of them! SE1 and AC1

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