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Saris Freedom 4-Bike

Saris

Freedom 4-Bike

Model # (4414B)
$539.99
Availability: In Warehouse - please allow 3-5 days
Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (26 Reviews)
 

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.

Features and Information

  • Fits 2-inch hitches
 

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5.0 stars

(based on 26 reviews)

92%

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Pros

  • Easy to use  (7)
  • Stable  (6)
  • Durable  (5)
  • Easy to install  (5)
  • 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  (6)
  • Road bikes  (4)
  • Large cars  (3)
  • Child's bike 
  • Cyclist 

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5.0

We love our 4 bike Freedom rack

By Stanglady1992

from Weyauwega, WI

About Me

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Bikes
    • Mountain Bikes

    Comments:

    Easy to put on vehicle and folds up nicely. Very durable.

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    5.0

    Like MyOther 2 Saris Racks, This One is Top-Not

    By JoeS

    from Clearwater, FL

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Cars

      Comments:

      This is the 3d Saris rack I've owned, and, like the others, it's great! Sturdy, simple to install, simple to use -- if the rack is on my car, I can have 4 bikes ready in less than 10 minutes. You do have to set it up for the bikes you are carrying - adjust the wheel holders and vertical supports, but as long as you carry the same bike(s) each time, all you need to do is lift the bike into place and strap in - no effort, little time. The bikes ride steady and stable. My only negative on the rack probably cannot be avoided - it is a little heavy and I live on the 2d floor, so must hump it down whenever I go someplace with my bikes. But, on the other hand, it probably could not be as steady or stable if it were not so heavy duty. There is little to maintain or tighten to ensure continued utility. I can't say enough and, given the opportunity, extol my rack's virtues constantly. Only 2 days ago another rider observed me taking our bikes off the rack and, impressed by the ease, gave me the opportunity to plug my Saris rack and Saris' great customer support.

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      5.0

      Top notch bike rack - very solid

      By Bob

      from Mississippi

      About Me Casual/Recreational Rider

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Bikes
        • Road Bikes
        • Large Cars

        Comments:

        Suer stable 4 bike rack. Really easy to adjust to fit any bike frame. I have a 29inch mens mountain bike, a 20 inch girls bike, a womens hybrid bike, and a 24 inch girls bike on mine right now. It fits all shapes. This is way easier and less noisy going down the road than my previous 4 bike rack that hangs all from the frame.

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        5.0

        Freedom 4-Bike

        By Mark

        from Wheeling WV

        About Me Casual/Recreational Rider

        Pros

        • Easy to Install
        • Stable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Women's Hybrid Bikes
          • Kids Bikes
          • Mountain Bikes

          Comments:

          Easily fits 4 bikes: Mountain bike, women's hybrid bike, and 2 kids bikes (one with training wheels).

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          4.0

          Sturdy and well made

          By Burney the Biker

          from Nashville

          About Me Casual/Recreational Rider

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • A washer on the mounting post broke

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Bikes
          • Large Cars
          • Road Bikes

          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
          • Road bike
          • Mountain 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

          • Easy to Use
          • Durable
          • Stable

          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

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

              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 4 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

                • Lightweight
                • Easy to Use

                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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