Saris B.A.T. Spare Bike Rack

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.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 06, 2003]
Andy
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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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[Feb 20, 2003]
Jon Downey
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Solid design

Weakness:

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

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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[Apr 26, 2006]
Brian

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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).

Weakness:

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

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

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[Dec 19, 2003]
John Hubbard
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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)

Weakness:

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).

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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