Bike riding is enjoyed by many people for a variety of reasons. For some people, it is a fun weekend hobby that gets them out in the countryside after sitting at their desk all week. For others, it is a way to maintain or improve their health or fitness. The SUBARU FORESTER comes with an integrated bike rack that increases your appreciation for cycling, encourages you to cycle more, and expands the opportunities cycling can offer. We have reviewed the following 10 best bike racks for SUBARU FORESTER.
Allen Sports Deluxe Trunk Mounted Bike Rack
Subaru Forester bike racks are the only ones with this patent-pending design. You don’t have to do much DIY to attach it to your car because it holds a maximum of 70 pounds and comes completely assembled. As soon as it is received, it is ready for use. The 12 inches long, 15-inch wide carry arms can accommodate bikes of any kind, and are super-quick to install. As you travel, you can use the individual tie-downs to bolster the protection of each bike. The side straps enhance the stability and security of your beloved bikes.
It also protects your Subaru Forester from getting scratched or dented by the bikes and rack since the section of the Allen Sports Deluxe bike rack that touches the car’s frame is padded. Transporting up to two bikes between locations has never been easier and faster.
- Weight limit of 70 pounds
- Easy to assemble, limited DIY
- 12″ arms, quick installation
- Straps on sides, 15in wide
- Protective ties, padding, and padding
Why We Liked It – Dedication to protecting your vehicle when traveling with bikes has made the Allen Sports Deluxe Trunk Mounted Bike Rack a favorite.
Allen Sports 4-Bike Hitch Racks
Racks of this size are rare in this category. A bike trip with friends or family does not just stop at taking your bike on the road with you. You can take in all your bikes and go on a road trip together. It takes only 5 minutes to set it up despite its wide size. You will need a professionally installed 2-inch class III or IV hitch.
When not in use, it can be folded completely out for easy access to the rear of your truck or Subaru Forester. To access the rack, you simply tilt the back for lift gate access and then unfold as needed.
- Tether cradles for each vehicle
- Installation of no-wobble hitches
- Handles that fold up for easy transport
- The body is made of steel
Having movable features set it apart from most multi-bike racks is what we enjoyed most about it.
Swagman XC 2-Bike Hitch Mount
70 pounds is the maximum that the rack can hold; 35 pounds per bike should be enough for most people. One of the most important features of the watch is the anti-wobble device. As a result, your vehicles will handle better while driving and your bikes will be balanced. A useful feature of this rack is that it has a fold down middle arm to allow access to your boot even when it’s in place.
Additionally, you have to take into account how large the frame of this rack can be. Thankfully, it has ratchets built into the upright arms. They can be adjusted so that they fit the frame of your bike. Your bike’s frame can reach a maximum height of 59 cm.
This steel 2-bike rack from Swagman is 32 pounds in weight and made of lightweight steel. You can fold it up vertically when using it to minimize the amount of space it takes up on your home or vehicle back. Reverse with it in mind!
No matter what here is a note to be made regarding the way the bikes are secured to the ratchet by the wheels. While driving, this keeps them from moving. Additionally, the wheel plates can be adjusted to fit the frames if necessary. This rack can handle any type of bike, regardless of whether it’s a road bike, a downhill bike, a full suspension bike, or a BX.
Yakima Full Swing
It may be the ideal hitch mounted carrier for you if you wish to transport 4 bikes all at once. Toe racks support all four bikes with racks that sit on your toe bars. Your vehicle’s boot can be easily accessed by swiping this to the side. Having a side opening boot door is a good idea for any type of vehicle, but it is particularly helpful in SUV.
Despite the fact that this rack fits in pace with only one bolt, it is a great feature nonetheless. It is the fact that the rack can be adjusted without a tool thanks to the speed knob. Considering security, we recommend purchasing a Yakima handcuff lock; you can secure the bikes to the rack and be assured the bikes are there even if your vehicle is left for an extended period of time.
Zip Strips keep the bikes on the racks. You can easily secure these to the mount and to your bike. As long as the bikes are in anti-sway cradles, you don’t have to worry about them crashing into each other on the trip. To ensure your bike is safe, the mounts are even padded.
Yakima’s limited lifetime warranty is a nice touch. During the lifetime of the owner, this warranty covers all wear and tear not caused by normal use. Sized 26 x 18 x 44 inches and weighing 56 pounds, the rack measures 26 x 18 x 44 inches. Approximately 37.5 pounds can be carried by each bike. The bike can handle weights of up to 150 pounds.
Besides turning the speed knob and releasing the pin, you only need to release this rack to move it. To fit this to your vehicle, you’ll need a clearance of at least 6.25 inches from where it’s attached to the locking pin. The handle may not lock into place and the pin may not be inserted if you don’t have enough of it.
It’s a really good idea for the speedy knob, but many have stated that it needs to be rocked side to side as it’s tightened. This will ensure it’s tight and won’t move while in transit. The top arms are also fold able; allowing the rack to remain slim to a minimum when it is not in use.
Allen Sports Premier 2-Bike Rack
We won’t lie, trunk-mount racks leave us somewhat uneasy – there’s just something about all the straps and hooks to the car that just bothers us, but we’re very willing to admit that that’s a personal preference and there are some very well-designed and easy to use trunk mount bike racks for THE SUBARU FORESTER on the market. You might want to check out the Allen Sports Premier 2-Bike Trunk Rack.
The trunk-mount systems on the market can hold up to four bikes by nature, but their design dictates that most trunk-mount systems can only hold two to three bikes. It would be quite heavy to carry four bikes on a single rack, and if you need to transport more bikes, you should consider a hitch mount system.
With Allen’s patented quick snap set-up system, these Allen Sports trunk racks can easily be fitted to almost every sedan, hatchback, minivan and the Subaru Forerunner. There are two bike racks on this rack, each with an arm that measures 12 inches and can support 70 pounds of combined weight.
Once the bikes are installed, you can rest assured they will be secure and safe on the back of your vehicle since Allen’s dual compound tie-down cradles hold them in place. If you’re on a dirt road or back road, take precautions so the two bikes don’t bump into each other. There are also big car pads under the rack to protect the vehicle’s paint from being damaged by its weight.
If you are transporting a single bike, we recommend looking at strap mount systems. The strap mounts are relatively easy to attach, and it is lightweight and portable.
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