Those who love to spend time outdoors will find a Jeep Renegade to be a very versatile vehicle. There is usually plenty of room for the whole family and their luggage in these vehicles, especially if hitch cargo carriers are added. But when adding bicycles to the mix, a problem may arise. It might be time to start looking for a bike rack for your Jeep Renegade if your family loves biking and wants to go on longer biking trips than a few blocks from your house.
Jeep Renegade bike racks are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and designs. Nevertheless, not all of them are suitable for Jeep Renegade, and even the ones that are might not fit your specific vehicle. Consider all of your options carefully before purchasing a Jeep Renegade bike rack. It is important to know the pros and cons of each model.
Thule, Allen, Yakima, and Swagman are some of our favorite Jeep Renegade bike rack manufacturers.
Compared to other racks in this category, this one is the largest. Besides taking your bike on the road, you can also stock all bikes from your family and friends and go on a road trip together. The hitch can be set up in less than five minutes, even though it’s that big and wide. Your only requirement is a class III or IV 2 inch hitch installed by a professional.
In addition, the rack tilts back for easy liftgate access, and can be folded flat when not in use, so you don’t have to remove your bikes.
- Individual tie-down cradles
- Installation of no-wobble hitches
- Handles that fold up for easy transport
- Steel Body
– Why We Liked It – Its single best feature is its movable features, which make it different from other multi-bike racks.
A bicycle rack with this design looks good and helps save space. The rack can be folded flat when not in use, so your vehicle will be shorter when not in use. Using the tilt-back design, you can access the rear even when the bike rack is in use without having to remove it from your Jeep Renegade. When you use multiple safety reflectors, you and your vehicle will be more visible at night and in conditions with reduced visibility, such as fog, mist, and hail.
In addition to making you safer, this will make other drivers, the roads and your fellow bikers safer as well. The bike rack has anti-wobble technology that prevents any movement between the hitch and the rack when bikes are in place, preventing scratches, dents, and damage to your bike. Protect your bikes further with the tray-style loop and padded arms, holding bikes securely and preventing damage.
Among the benefits are:
- Design that is aesthetically pleasing and space-saving
- This folding, tilt-back chair folds flat
- Visibility is increased by safety reflectors
- Technology that counteracts wobbles in two directions
- The loop is tray-style, padded and secured
We like the BV Bicycle Bicycle Hitch Mount Rack Carrier because it is so safety conscious, allowing you to travel with bikes in a safe manner on the road.
The Maxx Haul bike rack is a very cost-effective way of transporting family bikes, making it ideal for family days out, holidays or even the new way of commuting. Transporting four bikes is possible with this sturdy, durable cart. With a swing down feature, access to the rear vehicle is not hindered, something important for family road trips on long journeys with a lot of family members and a lot of luggage.
As your bikes travel, these steel hitch racks guarantee that they are secure and safe with the hook-and-loop straps that are included with the rack. Although this bike rack cannot be used on RVs or bikes with slanted handlebars, there are very few limitations when using it for your family.
- Holds 4 bikes – family
- Steel made, sturdy, durable
- Easy swing down feature
- Fast and easily adjustable
- Hook and loop straps
Why We Liked It – We like the Maxx Haul (70210) 4-Bike Deluxe Hitch Mount Rack because it makes traveling with the family, a full car and bikes a really stress-free process to undertake.
Swagman XC2 features a number of unique features. The rack’s adjustable arms allow for bikes of almost any frame size to fit in, and it provides excellent support even for the fat tires thanks to the lower rack part. It is easy to assemble and lightweight, and it can support bikes of any frame size.
Sturdy design includes an anti-wobble hitch which keeps your bike in place, making sure it doesn’t move at all. It is really useful especially since this rack is one of the most used for off-road bikes, and we all know how unpredictable surfaces you can ran into while driving to out-of-town location. This one will make sure that your bike will not fall down no matter which road you face!
Stability at extremes
- Frame made of steel
- Accessory options available
- Stability at extremes
- Each bike has a maximum weight capacity of 35lbs
- 29-inch tires are possible
There’s nothing better than not having to think about the bike at all, regardless of how rough the road might be.
Upon first glance, you may be confused as to what actually this roof rack is! Long, streamlined bar with clip, wheel holder, and adjuster; not much more! Whether your bike is in the rack or not, this rack is purposely designed to be as streamlined as possible.
It is important to note that you will need to have roof bars already fitted across your car. This is not the ones that run the length of your vehicle. The Yakima has adjustable clips that lock around your existing roof bars to hold the rack securely in place. These clamps have locks to ensure the rack cannot be removed without the key. They are sold separately. You will get three keys with the locks to help ensure you always have one to hand when you need it. You don’t want to have to remove the lock without the key!
At the front of the bar, a large section oscillates upwards and forwards while a slightly smaller section slides backwards. They both come out of the front mount. By using these, you can lock your front wheel into place by creating a ‘V’ shaped seal.
A smaller clamp goes around the rear wheel holding your bike upright on the roof of your car without touching the frame. This makes sure you won’t damage your bike while carrying it unless you go under a tall bridge!
On your roof, the crossbars need to be spaced between 16 and 48 inches apart. You cannot use the Yakima Front loader to carry a single bike if you can’t do this. As long as the wheels are between 20′ and 29′, the rack can accommodate most bikes. As a result, this rack is not suitable for children’s bikes. It has a comprehensive warranty, including wear and tear, but is only valid for the first owner, like most of the other racks on this list.
Although you do need crossbars to mount this roof rack, it is worth noting that you can use any type. Round, square or any mixture in between will all accommodate this stylish rack; it’s certain to get your friends asking questions!
You can add more bikes to your Jeep Renegade’s roof if you wish. This rack can accommodate only one bike. How many bikes you can fit in your vehicle will depend on the size of the vehicle and the size of the bikes.
You only need to mount and lock the rack into position (assuming you have purchased the locking mechanism), once it has arrived. A great deal of 1.6 ounces is contained within its 57 x 10 x 9 inch dimensions. Although you may have a hard time lifting it onto the roof, lifting your bike is not difficult.
There are many options to choose from when it comes to Jeep Renegade bike racks. You must consider the vehicle’s design, the number of bikes to be transported, and how often you will be traveling with the bike. Using a trunk rack or a spare tire bike rack in your Jeep Renegade will be sufficient if you and your partner want to cycle only occasionally. Often biked to faraway places by your family, then you’ll need a rack for hitch bikes with adapters for alternative frame bicycles if you go biking every day.
If you don’t need to carry bikes very often but also enjoy other outdoor sports such as kayaking, surfing, or skiing, a roof rack is just the thing for you. Whatever you choose, be sure to do some thorough research and read the reviews for the specific product you have in mind.