The Thule Spare Me is a specialized bike rack that is designed to mount on to cars and SUVs with exterior rear spare tires. Many people who often find themselves wanting a trailer hitch style bike rack discover that those style racks are not compatible with their vehicle because they have a spare tire attached to their hatchback or rear door. Fortunately, Thule recognized the need for a bike rack that would attach to the spare tire and not require anyone to have to remove their spare tire if they wanted to carry their bikes.
The Thule Spare Me is a rugged bike rack that is designed to hold up to 2 adult bikes safely and securely. The Spare Me has Thule's patented StayPut Cradles and anti-sway cages that ensure supreme frame protection and stability under harsh road conditions. Additionally, there is an integrated locking cable and locking knob that secures the bikes to the carrier and the carrier to the vehicle. The Spare Me is load rated up to 75lbs.
The key technology of the Spare Me is the innovative spare tire adapter. This is a metal ring that has many different grooves and hole patterns cut in it that align with many different styles of lug patterns and sizes. Essentially, it is a universal fit clamping device that allows you to tightly secure the Spare Me bike rack to your car's spare tire assembly. The Spare Me bike rack actually includes 2 of these specialized metal rings that allow you to fit an even wider variety of spare tire shapes and sizes. For instance, the Spare Me can even fit oversized off road tires.
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