Saris Thelma 3 Bike Carrier, Universal fit 1 1/4 or 2 inch reciever. Weighing in at just 26 pounds, Thelma is the lightest, most easy to use platform hitch-mounted rack ever. Fits wheels up to big 29'ers.
Strengths: Great support for 3 bikes. Easy to fold and rigid when in and out of use. Great height for a work stand at races and trailhead.
Weaknesses: Can't open trunk with bike close to door on.
I have this on my 2011 Mazda 3 hatch and I love it. It makes things so much easier when going to races. I keep the bike on the middle rack when solo and carrying two so I can easily get in and out of the back door. It is however very easy to take the bike closest to the door off without having to remove the other two bikes. That's why I gave this a 5 rating!
How good of a rack is the Saris Thelma 3-Bike?
I have a 1.25" Receiver, Class 1 hitch in my sedan. The Saris Thelma has a 31lb/bike rating (no problem by me... i ride XC/Road bikes and won't be carrying more than 1x DH bike at a time.
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