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Thule Spare Me

Thule Spare Me

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5.0 stars
 (5 Reviews)
$229.95
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Thule Spare Me

Thule's Spare Me rack bolts onto the mount for your spare tire and securely carries two bicycles (total weight up to 75 pounds). It has Thule's Stay-Put cradles that protect your bikes and boasts an anti-sway design to keep your bikes from swinging together or hitting your vehicle. The arms fold down when not in use. An integrated locking cable and locking knob make it easy to secure bikes to the carrier and the carrier to the vehicle.

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    00091021612204 963PRO QBP-AR2788
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    Pros

    • Durable  (4)
    • Lightweight  (4)
    • Stable  (4)
    • Easy to install  (3)
    • Easy to use  (3)

    Cons

    • Hard to install 

    Best Uses

    • Jeeps 
    • Mountain Bikes 
    • Small Cars 
    • Road Bikes 
    • Skiing 

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    4.0

    Easy to instal but...

    By unknown09er

    from San Antonio, TX

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Hard to Install or Use

    Best Uses

    • Jeeps

    Comments:

    For Jeep Wrangler owners there's limited selection as you can't use most hitch racks due to the spare tire... So the Thule SpareMe rack becomes an obvious and logical choice. The reviews certainly helped its case and I happily purchased this rack. The rack is pretty easy to install but I got caught on two items. First, Step 4 in the instruction manual describes a long and short mounting bracket and a long and short standoff extension. Basically you can use different combinations of long and short with different tire sizes. The tires on my Wrangler are stock and I ended up just using the short bracket with NO standoff extension. If you're planning on changing tires in the future, you will want to keep the longer bracket and extensions for later. Second, step 6 in the manual describes a very simple removal of the plastic plug from the locking knob using a screwdriver. This is not quite so simple, at least it wasn't for me. After breaking off bits and pieces of the plastic plug and searching for a vice-grip to remove the center, we ended up disassembling the entire locking knob to push the plug out from behind. Once the plug was removed and the knob was reassembled, assembly went on without a hitch, no pun intended. Once assembled onto the vehicle, this rack is very sturdy. If you do the assembly right, you should not be able to shake the rack without shaking your vehicle as well. Happy Trails!

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    5.0

    GREAT FOR WRANGLERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By the boarder

    from north babylon, ny

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Easy to Install
    • Great for wranglers
    • Works awsome for 2010
    • Lightweight
    • Stable
    • Works great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Skiing
      • Boards and ski's
      • Large Cars

      Comments:

      un belivable and works for 2010 jeep wranglers to ski

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      5.0

      great works for ski's too!!!!!!!!!!

      By the boarder

      from babylon ny

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Works great for ski's

          Comments:

          great for skiing i have a jeep wrangler fits perfectley and will never come of while driving which is an extra benifit

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          5.0

          Just right for us

          By teacher on a bike

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Cars
            • Mountain Bikes
            • Road Bikes

            Comments:

            The "Spare Me" was perfect for our CR-V. Installation was a breeze, and removing the carrier once the main bracket is on the wheel and replacing the wheel cover takes only a few moments. We can easily, and quickly, get the bikes on the carrier and head for the lake. We've also used it for the past two summers to take the bikes to Colorado.

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            5.0

            Great Rack

            By Linda

            from miami

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Pros

            • Stable
            • Lightweight
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments:

                great rack [...]

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