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Saris Thelma Universal Bike Hitch: 3-Bike; Fits 2" and 1-1/4"

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Saris Thelma Universal Bike Hitch: 3-Bike; Fits 2" and 1-1/4"
With the Thelma, bikes can be loaded and ready to go in less than two minutes and the entire rack can be installed or removed by just one person.

  • Never Contacts the bike frame, just the wheels
  • Unique wheel trays accommodate road slicks right up to downhill knobbies and now 29'ers
  • Weighs 26lbs, making it easy to install or remove from hitch
  • Universal Hitch fits 1-1/4" and 2" hitches
  • Maximum capacity of three bikes at 35lbs each

Saris Thelma Universal Bike Hitch: 3-Bike Fits 2" and 1-1/4"
Saris Thelma Universal Bike Hitch: 3-Bike Fits 2" and 1-1/4"

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StarStarStarStarStar Saris Thelma - Lightweight Hitch Rack

Ownership: a few months
Tech Knowledge: high


East to attach/remove from vehicle
Quick bike load/unload
Platform construction
Folds up when not in use
Accomodates various bike and tire sizes
Secures bike via tire and strap through rim - no contact with frame
Available locking hitch bolt with cable lock to secure bikes


Does not tilt down to allow hatch to be opened without hitting bike
Plastic cup that holds front tire can slightly distort/bend over time
When starting/stopping or going over bumps, the front tire holders sometimes flex back and forth towards and away from the vehicle
Handlebar of one bike touches saddle of other bike for some bike sizes

Other Thoughts

This is my second Thelma rack. I owned the first one for 8 years before it was damaged by a vehicle that rear-ended my car.

The lack of a tilt down feature has not been an issue because you can load and unload bikes so quickly.

The front tire holders did slightly distort away from the vehicle, probably because of the wind pushing the bikes back or the flex when going over bumps. However, this has never been a problem. The bikes are held securely and the tire holders were solid on my previous 8 year old rack.

StarStarStarStarStar Good lightweight rack

Ownership: a few months
Tech Knowledge: high


Easy to use, bike sets in easily.
Smaller profile than my other rack and much lighter.
Very solid hold on the bike with both wheels strapped in place.
No rack to bike frame contact.


Needs a setting for 650b wheels on front tray. The bike wobbles a bit with this size wheel but certainly won't fall off.
When in the stowed position the front tray wanted to swing into contact with my car. I remedied this by cutting a slot in the front tray that allowed the rear wheel tray strap to pass through it and hold it in place. I also made the long portion of the outer wheel tray removable so the rack doesn't interfere with the backup camera view.

Other Thoughts

On the whole I like the simplicity and weight of this rack and would buy it again to replace my other rack.
As with all hitch racks plan on buying a cable and lock to keep people honest. Get a cable long enough to go through both bikes and lock to your hitch.

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We define two different styles of hitch racks. First are hanging racks. These feature arms that the bikes hang off of and are the most common type. The second is a platform design, where the bikes are kept lower and rest on top of the rack.

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These car racks are compatible with 1-1/4" hitch receivers.

These car racks are compatible with 2" hitch receivers.

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Saris Thelma Universal Bike Hitch: 3-Bike; Fits 2" and 1-1/4"

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