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Saris B.A.T. Spare Tyre Rack

Note: Please refer to www.saris.com for further car/rack compatibility information
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Customer reviews for Saris B.A.T. Spare Tyre Rack
Review 1 for Saris B.A.T. Spare Tyre Rack
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Jed66
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Leisure riding
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Easy to use, practical, different

PostedJune 24, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Looks great
Cons: Expensive, be prepared to make some adjustments for best fit
Was looking for something to fit to the wife's Rav4 without having to fit a tow bar. Fits well against the spare wheel, bikes easy to load and are very secure on the rack; and you can still open the rear door with the bikes fitted. No issues when driving around country lanes with the bikes on the rack.
The Saris website said purchase Bracket A for a Rav4; it needed some adjustment with a round file to get the bracket to fit so it sat centrally in the center of the spare wheel. The bolt that actually holds the rack onto the plate only came with a single rubber washer, this is clearly insufficient. Had to get some extra metal washers and another rubber washer.
Does not come with any straps to stop the wheels rotating when driving; good job I kept the ones from my very old Halfords rack.
I think a good buy, if a little expensive for what it is, be prepared to adjust the mounting plate to get a better fit in the center of the spare wheel. Also if you have a Rav4 the spare wheel cover does fit over the plate so no need take the spare wheel off to remove it when you have finished using the rack.
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