Saris Freedom SuperClamp 4-Bike

Saris Freedom SuperClamp 4-Bike
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The Saris Freedom SuperClamp's innovative front and rear wheel hooks completely eliminate frame contact while providing the most secure hold of any tray-style rack on the market. The SuperClamp holds four bikes and its tilting base allows access to the rear of your vehicle. With an integrated lock and arms that ratchet into place to simplify loading and unloading, the Saris Freedom SuperClamp loves to protect your bikes as much as you love to ride them.

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5.0

(based on 55 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use  (17)
  • Stable  (17)
  • Durable  (14)
  • Easy to install  (14)
  • Lightweight  (6)

Cons

  • Built in locks could be longer 
  • Hard to assemble 
  • Locking cables are short 
  • Poor quality 

Best Uses

  • Mountain bikes  (15)
  • Road bikes  (11)
  • Large cars  (10)
  • Small cars  (4)
  • Anything with a 2" hitch receiver 
  • Carbon frames 
  • Cross bikes 
  • Large van 
  • RV 

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1

Avoid this product!

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from Denver, CO

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

Cons

  • Weak Construction

Best Uses

  • Mountain Bikes

Comments:

I have owned this product for less than one year. While I had to apply for two warranty claims during this time period that were both successfully granted, I applied for a third that was rejected rendering my rack unusable. The first claim was because the housing that holds one of the locking cables into the frame would pop out with a simple tug. While this part was replaced, this speaks to the overall quality of Saris' products. A would be bike thief could steal my bike with a simple tug! The second claim was because the central spine holding the bikes horizontal began drooping. Luckily I had the rack on a high clearance vehicle so the lowered height of the 4th bike was not too close to the road, but when there are $20k + worth of bikes "secured" by this rack, you don't want the structural integrity to be damaged and the bikes to be that much closer to the road. Again, the central spine was replaced but this does speak to the overall build quality of Saris' products, or lack thereof. My third claim has to do with the ratcheting mechanism that locks the arms in place at their correct angle so the clamps can secure the bike wheels. My ratchet teeth wore down rapidly (I have owned and used this product for less than 1 year) and no longer hold the arms in place. This means that the arms no longer hold a bike in place, as a side load such as one experience when a vehicle turns will cause the bike to move sideways and the arms will move with it. My warranty claim here has been rejected as the warranty does not cover wear and tear, despite my product lasting less than one year whereas the first line of the warranty reads, "Saris racks are built to last a lifetime, plain and simple". This is plainly, simply not the case.

5

Brillant Design

By 

from Santiago, Chile

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

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

Cons

  • Locking cables are short

Best Uses

  • Large Cars
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Carbon frames

Comments:

Great design that rides well behind the car. Other racks are too long or hit the road easily. This one is shorter, lighter, and slants up to give much better ground clearance. Much lighter and less cumbersome than the others I have tried.

4

Very good bike rack. 9/10

By 

from TX

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Cars
    • Road Bikes
    • Mountain Bikes

    Comments:

    This is a very solid bike rack. A few observations: 1: Very easy to build/install. Probably 10-15 minutes. Compared to other hitch racks, it's by far the easiest to install. This is a very nice/convenient feature, but not make or brake b/c you should only have to do it once. 2: Fits hitch fairly well - limited wobbling. It's not perfect, but doesn't wobble as much as other racks. No rack brand has perfected this, but it is the best I have seen (experience: thule, kuat). 3: Obviously, nothing touches the frame of the bike which is one of its best features. And it's easy to install bikes. I'm very pleased with this rack. Pretty light, 4 bikes fit easily, limited wobbling.

    5

    Great Bike Rack!!!

    By 

    from Northbrook, IL

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Stable
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Holds bikes firmly without touching frame.

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Bikes
      • Small Cars
      • Large Cars
      • Mountain Bikes

      Comments:

      Excellent. Used it to drive from Chicago to Asheville, NC and is worked perfectly. I love that it holds the bikes in place without touching the frame and without the bikes rubbing against each other.

      5

      SO EASY TO USE AND LOAD - LOVE IT

      By 

      from North Royalton - Ohio

      About Me Casual/Recreational Rider

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        Comments:

        Made in the USA - GREAT PRODUCT. First to the folks that are having a difficult time with the nut assembly that goes inside the hitch. All we did is stretch the metal slightly apart by hand so it stays snugly in place when you install the hitch. I have had my Freedon Super Clamp 4 for 3 months and have enjoyed the ease of loading our bikes. I am a shorter woman, so loading onto previous racks was awkward and hurt my shoulder lifting up to the high loading bars. The lower loading bar allows you to keep the bike in your power zone for easy loading and unloading.

        5

        Great 4 bike rack

        By 

        from Gainesville, FL

        About Me Casual/Recreational Rider

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          Comments:

          Great rack for 4 bikes and will hold more weight of bikes incase you want to go with e-bikes.

          4

          Hard to beat

          By 

          from Puyallup, Wa

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Stable
          • Easy to Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Bikes
            • Road Bikes

            Comments:

            I've been using this rack now for about 3 months and it's really great. The two arm design makes it to where the bikes won't bounce against each other, but is extremely easy to use. I'm not going to go crazy into details, so here is the readers digest version. What I love: 4 bike capability. Even with bikes of differing wheel sizes it works great. Secure mounting of bikes with little interference. Easy to use ratcheting arms give feedback to make feel secure. Distance of bikes from back of vehicle just right to make getting in and out of car easy (may vary on vehicle and hitch options) Things I think could use improvement: Cable locks, they seem just a bit too short and makes it a little difficult to use. Hitch mount, single bolt is simple and works but I think could be refined to be more secure. Pivot system, folding into the up position isn't always a smooth affair. Maybe having the release lever able to move up or down would be nice to allow for one handed operation as well.

            5

            Unbeatable versatility

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            from Boston, MA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Stable
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Hard to assemble

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Bikes
            • Small Cars
            • Road Bikes
            • Large Cars

            Comments:

            Super nice, versatile rack. Set up is a bit tough and you need the right tools, but once the rack is on the car, you'll never have any problems. I have so much confidence that my bikes will always be on the car whether I am driving or parked. The individual locks for each bike are so nice and easy to use. When you do get the freedom superclamp, buy it through your local bike shop and have them install it for you if you are not confident in assembly yourself (especially if getting the fat tire holders). #sweepstakes

            5

            Super compact and sturdy 4-Bike rack

            By 

            from Peterborough, Ontario

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Built in locks could be longer

            Best Uses

            Comments:

            We use the Freedom Superclamp 4-bike rack for our family's bikes. It works well with various sizes of bikes loaded on it. Other racks we have had in the past haven't worked well with 20" wheels. The installation was quick and straightforward. It is lightweight and easy to take on and off. We are very pleased with how secure the clamps ratchet down on the bike wheels. One of the features that makes this rack stand out over other brands is how compact it is. The rack doesn't stick out nearly as far as other 4-bike racks do when it's down. It is almost as compact as other brand's 2-bike racks. The only thing to be aware of is how intentional you need to be when loading the bikes. Pedal placement must be chosen carefully so you don't put the pedals from one bike into the adjacent bike's frame. When folded up towards the vehicle it doesn't cover the rear window.

            5

            Great shop rack!!!

            By 

            from Muscatine, IA

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Bikes
              • Mountain Bikes
              • Large van

              Comments:

              Great rack, replaced Saris 4-bike cycle-on that was a solid rack, Freedom SuperClamp is so much lighter :)

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