Spare Tire Mount Bike Racks

Spare Tire Mount Bike Racks
  • Yakima® - SpareRide™ Spare Tire Bike Rack
    Yakima®SpareRide™ Spare Tire Bike Rack
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    # 2680042765
    Universal SpareRide™ Spare Tire Bike Rack by Yakima®. Make that spare tire work for a living – the SpareRide easily attaches to your rear-mounted spare and turns it into a bike rack. Durable, stable and secure, it installs easily....
    $378.95
  • Thule® - Spare Me™ Spare Tire Bike Rack
    Thule®Spare Me™ Spare Tire Bike Rack
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    # sp179007
    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...
    $399.95
  • Surco® - Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack for 3 Bikes
    Surco®Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack for 3 Bikes
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    # 121399382
    Universal Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack by Surco®. Hold up: 3 Bikes. Bike Attachment Type: Frame. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Surco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for...
    $216.52
  • Rhino-Rack® - Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack
    Rhino-Rack®Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack (RBC025)
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    # mpn2298687
    Universal Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack by Rhino-Rack®. Bike Attachment Type: Frame. The Spare Wheel Bike Carrier utilises your rear spare wheel by allowing two bikes to be easily transported. This product is Rhino-Rack engineered to...
    $192.99
  • Malone® - Hanger™ Spare T3 OS Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack for 3 Bikes
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    Malone®Hanger™ Spare T3 OS Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack for 3 Bikes (MPG2147)
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    # mpn4654350758
    Hanger™ Spare T3 OS Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack (MPG2147) by Malone®. Hold up: 3 Bikes. Bike Attachment Type: Frame. Bike Mounting Type: Hanging. For vehicles with a rear mounted spare tire; the Malone Hanger Spare T3 OS three bike...
    $119.67
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  • Yakima® - SpareRide™ Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack for 2 Bikes
    Yakima®SpareRide™ Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack for 2 Bikes (8002599)
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    # mpn1894094029
    Universal SpareRide™ Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack (8002599) by Yakima®. Hold up: 2 Bikes. Bike Attachment Type: Frame. Make that spare tire work for a living – the SpareRide easily attaches to your rear-mounted spare and turns it into...
    $378.95
  • Swagman® - Deluxe Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack for 2 Bikes
    Swagman®Deluxe Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack for 2 Bikes (80501)
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    # mpn3774258052
    Universal Deluxe Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack by Swagman®. Hold up: 2 Bikes. Bike Attachment Type: Frame. Max Load: 30 lbs. per bike. Take your bike along for the ride with a bike rack. It only takes a few seconds to clip or strap your...
    $169.00
  • Thule® - Spare Me™ Spare Tire Bike Rack for 2 Bikes
    Thule®Spare Me™ Spare Tire Bike Rack for 2 Bikes (963PRO)
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    # mpn3549195996
    Spare Me™ Spare Tire Bike Rack (963PRO) by Thule®. Hold up: 2 Bikes. Bike Attachment Type: Frame. 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,...
    $399.95
  • Surco® - Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack for 3 Bikes
    Surco®Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack for 3 Bikes (BT300)
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    # mpn2090472995
    Universal Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack (BT300) by Surco®. Hold up: 3 Bikes. Bike Attachment Type: Frame. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Surco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised....
    $216.52


If you have a rear mounted spare tire on your Jeep, SUV or crossover, you have more bike hauling options available to you than drivers of ordinary cars. In addition to roof mounted and hitch mounted bike racks, you have the option of using a spare tire mount bike carrier to transport bicycles. But instead of needing a roof rack or trailer hitch for the bike carrier, all you need is your spare tire mount studs, or for some carriers just the spare tire.

Most spare tire mount bike racks attach to the same studs that your spare tire mounts to. The rack comes in two pieces, the rack mount that attaches to the studs and fits most lug patterns, and the bike holder. The bike holder typically attaches to the mount with a hand knob, and no tools are required. The mount can remain on the vehicle. When you want to transport your bikes, just attach the bike holder to the mount and load your bikes.

The exception to the above is another style carrier that mounts differently but is equally easy to use. This bike rack has a tubular enclosure that fits over the top of and is supported by the spare tire itself. Tie-down straps secure the carrier to the tire. Regardless of the method of attachment, all spare tire bike racks provide an easy to use and affordable way to carry your bikes. These racks are comparatively inexpensive compared to roof mount and hitch mount racks, plus you don’t have the additional expense of roof rack or trailer hitch purchase and installation.

In addition to being economical, spare tire bike racks are also easy to use. The bike holding portion of the carrier has one or two support arms that extend rearward, with the capacity to hold two or three bikes, depending on model. The arm(s) have padded cradles that support the bikes under the bike frame’s horizontal top tube. Straps or padded clamps secure the bikes to the carrier, and some racks have anti-sway cradles to prevent bike movement that could cause damage en route. The support arms on some spare tire mount racks can be folded down when the rack is not in use to ease parking and garaging.

Unlike a roof mount bike rack, a spare tire mount rack is easy to load because you only have to lift your bikes as high as your spare. And in most cases, the bikes won’t stick out so far that you can’t still make use of your trailer hitch, which would not be available to you if you were using a hitch mount bike carrier. Most spare tire bike racks have locking features to secure the carrier to the vehicle and the bikes to the rack. Spare tire racks with a locking knob provide additional security by preventing spare tire theft.

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Rhino-Rack Rear Wheel Bike Carrier
Rhino-Rack® - Rear Wheel Mount Bike Carrier
This is one of the best bike carriers I've ever had. Very sturdy. Easy to put bikes on and off. And I love that I can still open the back 'trunk' door of my Jeep Liberty, since the bike rack is not attached to the vehicle body. Highly recommend this bike rack!
Posted by Susan (Parma, OH) / July 17, 20132013 GMC Yukon
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