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Saris Freedom 4-Bike

Saris

Freedom 4-Bike

Model # (4414B)
$539.99
Availability: In Supplier Warehouse, arrives 2-3 days
Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (20 Reviews)
 

Saris Freedom 4-Bike

Transport all types of bikes with Saris’ Freedom 4-Bike hitch rack. Its innovative design adjusts to fit most bikes and sizes, including kids’ and even some recumbents, thanks to the adjustability of its center upright supports. It uses quick-adjust trays and ratcheting straps to secure four bikes of up to 35 pounds each, and loading is made easy by the low tray height. The center upright supports even tilt down to allow trunk access.

Features and Information

  • Fits 2-inch hitches
 

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Pros

  • Easy to use  (2)
  • Durable 
  • Lightweight 
  • Stable 

Cons

  • Bikes bounce around, especially on dirt roads 
  • Bikes ride loosely 
  • Design flaws create weak points 
  • Incredibly bulky 
  • Not stable in 2" hitch receiver 

Best Uses

  • Mountain bikes  (2)
  • Road bikes 

Reviewed by 20 customers

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5.0

really happy with this rack

By Paul the Dad

from Marin, Ca

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Durable
  • Stable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Bikes
    • Mountain Bikes

    Comments:

    I had a two bike rack from saris until my children's bikes no longer fit in the trunk. I now have the four bike rack and am just as pleased. Well made and stable. I would, and do, recommend them to anyone willing to listen to me.

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    2.0

    I would improve upon this product before I could recommend

    By Biker Jo

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Fitness Enthusiast

    Pros

      Cons

      • bikes bounce around, especially on dirt roads
      • not stable in 2" hitch receiver
      • incredibly bulky
      • Weak Construction
      • Unstable
      • Bikes ride loosely

      Best Uses

        Comments:

        Tighten this unit up so that it fits ALOT better inside the 2" receiver hitch. Too much play - even with their special part that is very hard to come by if you lose the first one... The minute you hit dirt; it bounces all around and the bikes become very loose in their saddles.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        good when not broken, beware of particular breaking point

        By Darren

        from Colorado

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Design flaws create weak points

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Bikes

        Comments:

        I have had my freedom 2-bike for a little over a year now, and I want to say that I really like it. It's worked well, I can open my hitch with it on (and no bikes loaded) which is why I wanted this model, and it overall gets the job done. I've used it a fair amount over the past year, and on it's most recent voyage something happenned that is causing me to rate this lower than I would like to. On the inside of the square tubing that goes into your hitch receiver there is a nut kinda maybe welded on. This is what allows the bolt to thread into it and secure very nicely to your hitch. On the last trip I went on (washboard dirt roads), that nut broke free from whatever was securing it to the inside of the tubing. Unfortunately what this meant was that I had no way to un-thread the bold, and consequently could not remove the rack from the car. It does appear that somewhere along the jostling the bold had cross threaded as well, whether that was my doing or the rocking back and forth of the rack once the nut broke free. I had to do quite a bit of surgery to remove the bolt without damaging either the hitch receiver on my car or the bike rack itself. 6 hours later, alot of blood and sweat, mission accomplished. I really like this rack, and I like how (when it's functional) it secures itself against your hitch receiver for stability, but the way it's designed creates some pretty ridiculous issues that are causing me to question if I want to try to repair this at all now, or if I just want to scrap it and find a new rack. overall, a little disappointed saris :(

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love this rack

        By Snipes

        from Ogden, UT, USA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Comments:

        I looked around for a while to find the best rack and deal for a hitch mount tray style rack. Love the light weight of this rack and the ability to fit all different size bikes on it. It works great with my carbon road bike and my kids 20" bike. It works great and is easy to setup. The tilt feature works awesome. On a recent trip everyone was jealous of the ease of loading the bikes and the stability once the bikes are loaded. My wife especially likes it as it's much easier to load than a roof style rack and and she no longer has to set things in front of the garage so she doesn't pull in with the bikes on top. Also as a follow up I just received a hand written note in the mail from customer service with a business card and some stickers. Haven't had to use customer service but it was a plus to see how accessible they are.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Luv This Rack!

        By CLB1

        from Jefferson, CO

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Comments:

        This rack is as good as it gets! It is easy to load/unload, and (when the bikes are not loaded) allows easy access through our SUVs rear hatch. And while it allows easy access while attached, it is light-weight enough to easily remove when not needed. We love it!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Rack

        By docscott

        from Iowa

        About Me

        Comments:

        When searching for a multi-bike rack, a friend recommended that I look at Saris. The Freedom 4 certainly fits the bill. Easy to use and very stable. Excellent customer service and warranty. I would recommend Saris to anyone looking foe a bike rack.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Wonderful

        By Mstauf

        from Little Rock, AR, USA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Comments:

        Bought this unit almost a year ago and used it almost daily until winter arrived. Bought it so we could take Grandchildren riding with us. For a 4 bike rack it is considerably lighter than other racks and very stable. Would like to see a revised hitch bolt setup. This threaded piece only just sits in the hitch throat and will slide out of place if tilted a little. I installed a set screw on the rack to keep the adapter in place until the hitch bolt was installed. Makes life and installing eqsier.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Bike Carrier & Easy to use

        By stanglady1992

        from Weyauwega, WI

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Comments:

        We purchased brand new bikes and were looking for a rack that would fit 4 bikes without worrying about scratches etc. This rack holds our bikes securely and doesn't scratch them. We can use in our vehicle hitch or in a receiver on our camper. This one is great!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Easy to use

        By Bethanybee

        from Colorado Springs, CO, USA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Comments:

        I am a petite lady with a number of kids and adult bikes that need dragging around to trails and bike parks. I used it yesterday with a mix of the two different bike types and it worked great! Easy to get on the car, bikes went on and off easily. I do think it should have locks included. The price was good too!

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sturdy.Sturdy.Sturdy.

        By Louann Marie

        from Charlotte NC

        About Me Casual/Recreational

        Comments:

        We did a lot of research before purchasing this rack. Loading the bikes is very easy and when traveling they are very stable, very little to no movement at all which is what I wanted. The nice thing is that when bikes are offloaded and rack is folded up I still have plenty of room to fit the car in the garage. Nice feature because it makes it easy to go fir a quick trip to the greenway anytime.Purchased the lock set as well. Love the rack!Great product.

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        00012527008889 4414B TRK-436185
         

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