Thule® - Spare Me Spare Tire Bike Rack

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1997 Honda CR-V
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Honda CR-V 1997-2006, Spare Me Spare Tire Bike Rack by Thule®. Transport up to 2 bikes safely and securely with this spare tire mounted bike rack. If you have an SUV with a rear-mounted spare tire, there's no need to install a receiver to haul your bikes with a hitch mount rack. The Spare Me rack mounts right to your spare tire mounting studs. It's perfect for Jeeps, Land Rovers and Toyota Rav4s. The Spare Me is completely lockable to prevent the theft of bikes or carrier. Tire Size Range: P195/75R15 - 255/70R18.

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Attaches to Spare Tire

Attaches to Spare Tire
Attaches to spare tire and fits both regular and oversized tires.

Stay-Put Cradles

Stay-Put Cradles
Stay-put cradles with soft-saddle material protect your bike’s finish.

Anti-Sway Cages

Anti-Sway Cages
Anti-sway cages prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact.


Arms fold down when not in use.


Backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

Made in the USA

Made in the USA
Proudly made in Franklin Park, Illinois.


  • Maximum Number of Bikes: 2
  • Includes Anti-Sway: Yes
  • Bikes Lock to Carrier: Yes
  • Carrier Locks to Vehicle: Yes
  • Attaches to Rear Spare Tires: Yes
  • Arms Fold Down For Storage: Yes

In the past, with an SUV you were limited to roof rack or hitch mount bike carriers, but now, with the Thule Spare Me Spare Tire Bike Rack, if you've got a rear-mounted spare tire, you can carry bikes there. The Spare Me mounts to the same studs your spare tire mounts to, with the included adapter plate. The rest of the carrier attaches to the adapter plate with one knob, so it can be easily installed when needed and removed and stored when it's not.

The Spare Me offers the same safe and secure bike transport that all Thule carriers are known for. It has T3™ Cradles that gently support your bikes' frames and anti-sway cages that attach to the cradles and vertical downtubes to prevent movement and bike-to-bike contact that could cause damage en route. The narrow rack arms enable the Spare Me to carry a wide range of bike sizes and styles. The bikes can be locked to the carrier with the included locking cable and the carrier can be locked to the vehicle with the locking knob.

The arms on the Spare me can be lowered when not in use to create room for parking and garaging. The Spare Me Spare Tire Bike Rack comes with everything required for installation, including detailed instructions. The limited lifetime warranty applies to the original purchaser of the product, and warrants the product against manufacturer's defects in materials or workmanship.

Thule® designs and manufactures products for outdoor enthusiasts, athletes, and those that lead an active lifestyle. They specialize in developing and marketing cargo transportation solutions so these people can bring their gear with them wherever they go, whatever they drive. Thule was founded in Sweden in 1942, and built their first roof rack system in the 1960s. Today Thule leads the market with innovative products for transporting, bicycles, watercraft, snowsport equipment and other gear on the roof, with the trailer hitch, on the trunk or hatch, or in the pickup bed. Thule manufactures the strongest, most durable and longest lasting load carrying systems on the market, and backs their products with a lifetime warranty. Over 80% of Thule products sold in North America are made in USA, and Thule employs over 1,000 American workers.

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Thule® - Spare Me Spare Tire Bike Rack
Thule® - Spare Me Spare Tire Bike Rack
Average Rating: 5 of 5
5 of 5
2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser / Posted by (Houma, LA) /

Fits great on my 2007 FJ Cruiser. Love the improvements from the original rack; especially the sway bar and locking device. Very easy to install with clear instructions. Very pleased.

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