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Saris Freedom 4-Bike

Saris Freedom 4-Bike

Model # (4414B)
Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (22 Reviews)
$539.99
Availability: In Warehouse. Please allow 6-10 day transit time.
 

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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.

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  • Fits 2-inch hitches
 
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    00012527008889 4414B QBP-AR6177
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    5.0 stars

    (based on 22 reviews)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Easy to use  (3)
    • Durable  (2)
    • Stable  (2)
    • Easy to install 
    • Easy to set up 

    Cons

    • A washer on the mounting post broke 
    • Bikes bounce around, especially on dirt roads 
    • Bikes ride loosely 
    • Design flaws create weak points 
    • Heavy 

    Best Uses

    • Mountain bikes  (3)
    • Road bikes  (2)
    • Child's bike 
    • Cyclist 
    • Large cars 

    Reviewed by 22 customers

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    4.0

    Sturdy and well made

    By Burney the Biker

    from Nashville

    About Me Casual/Recreational Rider

    Pros

    • Stable
    • Easy to Install
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

    • A washer on the mounting post broke

    Best Uses

    • Road Bikes
    • Mountain Bikes
    • Large Cars

    Comments:

    This is the sturdiest rack I have seen for 4 bikes. It is simple, strong, and durable. It provides the perfect amount of adjustability to accommodate all different bike types and sizes. Rating would have been 5 stars but one of the washers on the posts broke as I was tightening it during installation.

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    5.0

    This rack has handled everything we've thrown at it

    By Cycling dad

    from Orlando Florida

    About Me

    Pros

    • Well built
    • Easy to set up
    • Made in the USA (WI)
    • Lifetime warranty

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Child's bike
    • Mountain bike
    • Road bike

    Comments:

    After YEARS of using racks from one of the big two (one rhymes with Tool and the other with, uh, Rackima?), and being somewhat disappointed, we decided to try something different. We were unfamiliar with the Saris brand and a little hesitant at first. After doing research and finding a whole mess of positive, we decided to give the Freedom 4 a try. The rack comes roughly 70% assembled and only requires the two cross bars and two uprights be bolted to the main beam. Fifteen to twenty minutes tops. As easy as assembly was, initial bike setup took considerably longer. Its not difficult, it just takes time to make sure all your bikes are where they should be. Once this is done, they can be put on and taken off the rack in a couple minutes (makes pre and post ride ridiculously easy).

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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

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

        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 3 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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