Saris Axis Steel 2-Bike

 
4.5 stars
 (22 Reviews)
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Description

Saris' Axis Steel 2-Bike provides a stable, easy way to transport your bikes. This lightweight hitch rack is easy to install or remove and it tilts to provide access to the rear of your vehicle. The durable frame securely hauls two bikes of up to 35 pounds each, and it fits both standard hitch sizes. The ratcheting anti–sway straps secure and stabilize your bikes while protecting their finish.

Features & Info

Fits 1 1/4- and 2-inch hitches

Consumer Reviews

 
4.5 stars

(22 reviews)

100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (3)
  • Durable  (3)
  • Easy to Use  (3)
  • Easy to Install  (3)
  • Stable  (3)

Cons

Best Uses

  • Small Cars 
  • Road Bikes 

 
5.0
Sep 03, 2017

Great product, I am very happy with the bike rack.

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Stable, Easy to Install, Durable, Easy to Use, Lightweight
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It fits perfectly on my car and was easy to install. I am very happy with the product. Affordable price.
by Nancy from Aurora Colorado

 
5.0
Jul 29, 2017

I love my 2-bike rack!

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Easy to Use, Easy to Install, Stable, Durable, Lightweight
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Small Cars
I like the easy to use, sturdy straps that secure my bikes in place. I like being able to keep the rack attached at all times, because of the handy release lever when I need to use my cargo area, and fold the rack arms in the down position when not in use. It's ideal for my needs.
by Donna from Buffalo, NY

 
4.0
Jul 28, 2017

amazing bike rack for my needs.

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Lightweight, Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Durable, Stable
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Road Bikes
very easy to use and perfect for my needs
by Glenn from Ontario,Canada

 
4.0
Mar 18, 2015

Study and stable

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Wanted a hitch mount carrier for the convenience after using strap on carrier for many years. This had the features I needed at a good price. I don't feel like I had to compromise.
by noran from Pittsburgh, PA, USA

 
5.0
Mar 17, 2015

Very convenient

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I was looking for a trunk mount and told I couldn't put one on my car. I am so happy I got the hitch mount rack.it looks great and I can't tell it's on their. Also, the trunk access is so easy and convenient.i never have to take it off all summer
by Eggum67 from Oswego, IL, USA

 
5.0
Mar 16, 2015

Easy and secure

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Great function and easy to use. We are very happy with this product.
by Chris1975 from Lansing, MI, USA

 
5.0
Mar 16, 2015

We love our Saris Axis Steel 2

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Our first hitch rack. Drove to FL and back, about 3,000 mi. on first use. Easy on/off and swing down for opening rear entry on Hyundai Santa Fe. Some side to side sway, as mentioned in other reviews, but not a real problem. Very solid and stable on the vehicle. Also bought lock system which is easy and efficient. Whole package a great value.
by Slammin Sam from 19904

 
5.0
Mar 16, 2015

Great Bike Rack!

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I bought my rack 2 years ago and it has held up perfectly; easy to load and unload bikes, has held heavy mountain bikes with odd frames (full suspension). The mount locks to car receiver, the removable post locks to the mount, and there is an integrated cable lock for the bikes; very secure. One thing I'd recommend is molding the receiver portion of the rack from either hi-visibility orange or yellow so it's not "forgotten and found by the shin bone" when the rack is removed and you are loading things in the back of the car. ;~)
by Beasley from Utah/Florida

 
5.0
Mar 16, 2015

Incredibly simple

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Purchased 3 months ago after a cheaper bike rack broke. Super lightweight, easy to take on and off, not a bad price point for the quality it offers. Straps are super easy to tighten and loosen.
by william701 from Gainesville, FL, USA

 
5.0
Aug 25, 2014

Great Company!

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Fast, Courteous, great follow up to ensure satisfaction. Will definitely order again!
by Electron from Dallas, TX, USA

 
4.0
Jun 25, 2014

Great Deal for the price

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Bought this 3 weeks ago, I found to it be nice and lightweight and easy to install for a petite 30 yrd old woman. I have a 2'' hitch and don't notice too much wobbling. I found when you put the bike on in the reverse, it fits fine and the lower strap under the arms secures the front tire just fine and prevents movement. I have a Rav4, so my back door opens from the side, the door doesnt clear the rack when it is lowered but opens wide enough to access what I need.
by cathy6 from Massachusetts, USA

 
5.0
Feb 05, 2014

Great Product!

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Great for pick-ups as the rack folds down which enables the back gate to open. Very sturdy. Would suggest that red reflectors be added to the rack so others can see it better at night. Also, front tire stabilizers would be a great addition to keep the wheel/handlebars secure.
by Q from Kailua-Kona, HI

 
4.0
May 14, 2013

Love the freedom to take my bike along.

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I am a 50+ year old woman and I can install this quite easily. Nice and light. Just wish it fit tighter in the hitch so it didn't rock side to side. Although it is pretty stable most of the time. Rocks when turning corners. Also, must be a better way to attach the 2" hitch adjuster. Piece slips into hitch and doesn't line up tp hole. I have found an easy way to make it work, but not intuitive. My husband couldn't figure it out on his own.
by Recently rediscovered biking! from St. Paul, MN

 
4.0
May 12, 2013

Review of Saris Axis Steel bicycle rack

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Would help if it fit a 2 inch trailer hitch. The 1 and 1/2 inch mount plus a plastic adapter to fit it is not quite stable enough for my comfort.
by Bruce from Vienna, Virgiia

 
4.0
Apr 26, 2013

New Hitch Rack

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Like the ease of use and installation, but feel the rack should include something to keep front wheels stable. Without something to prevent the front wheel from turning, the bike's handlebars closest to the vehicle turns and rubs on the liftgate.
by Bill the Biker from Iowa

 
5.0
Mar 10, 2013

Very Pleased with the Axis Steel

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It was not easy making a switch from Thule. Having had a Thule roof rack, I wasn't sure about trying another company's carrier. However, now that I'm using a hitch rather than roof system, my local bike shop made a recommendation for the Saris 3 Bike Axis Steel, which was beyond easy to unpack and install. Well-done Saris! My only recommendation is for buyers to also purchase an inexpensive bungee cord to secure the front wheel to the bike during transport.
by Paul E from Alexandria, VA

 
3.0
Jan 13, 2013

Acceptable 1st impression;time will tell

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Purchased to transport road bike. I like the ease of lifting rack and installating. Have not transported bike yet due to winter so unable to comment on ease of hanging bike and stability of rack to hold bike.
by Supporter of Buying Local from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

 
5.0
Nov 04, 2012

First Bike Rack

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I'm a small, 55 yr old female. The rack is easy for me to attach to my hitch, light weight, but sturdy and easy to secure my bike! Very glad it was recommended by my cycle shop!
by New to cycling from New Braunfels, TX

 
4.0
Sep 11, 2012

Easy to configure and use.

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Fits our new SUV very well; especially like the fold-down feature.
by Baahb (long drawn out from Milwaukee Wisconsin area

 
4.0
Sep 09, 2012

Axis Steel 3 Bike Rack

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I use my rack to carry 3 bikes. It seems to do the job ok I just wish it would not wobble as much. Due to the 1 1/2in hitch rail, it wobbles alot when in use. It should have an option for a 2in and not use an adapter. Also, the screws that keep the arm from moving need to be a bit sturdier. One of mine has already be striped and I only had my rack for about a month.
by Mark The MTB'er from Bossier City, LA