Thule Spare Me™ 963PRO

Our heavy-duty bike rack that connects to your rear mounted spare tire now includes Stay-Put Cradles for better stability, an integrated locking cable for better security and a second adapter plate to fit more tire sizes!

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Thule Spare Me™ 963PRO
 
3.2

(based on 13 reviews)

42%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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4.0

Great for 2006 Toyota RAV4

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from Vancouver, B.C.

Comments about Thule Spare Me™ 963PRO:

Easy to install and simple to use.
The rack feels very secure on my spare tire and my bikes attach securely to the rack. Arms fold down easily when not in use. While the included cable lock is handy I would definitely back it up with a U-lock or thicker cable lock to protect your bikes against thieves. I transport my hybrid and mountain bikes to my favorite bike paths and highly recommend this rack.

 
3.0

very noisy on jeep wrangler

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from Toronto, Ontario

Pros

  • Convenient

Cons

  • Noisy
  • Not Confident Its Secure

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    Comments about Thule Spare Me™ 963PRO:

    I must be doing something wrong. but this is a bike rack not too complicated here. firstly the securing knob doesn't stay tight no matter what I do, chalked it up to a design feature. secondly the noise it makes on me jeep with two bikes is disgusting. for some reason my tail gate squeaks incessantly with every movement the rack makes. I must be doing something wrong but can't think of what. I think a hitch bike rack is the way to go.

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    5.0

    great fit for my Jeep and my bikes

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    from Bend, OR

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    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Holds bikes securely
    • Inexpensive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Great For One Or Two Bike
      • Ideal For Jeep Wrangler

      Comments about Thule Spare Me™ 963PRO:

      Was looking for a bike rack that wouldn't get in the way of opening my back Jeep door. Read the reviews and found this on sale. Great price. Installed in 15 minutes.
      Some people say that their bikes don't fit properly on this rack. My answer is get creative. I first tried it at the bike shop where I bought my mountain bike. I hoisted the bike and thought - they're right, how's this going to fit? A sales guy approached and lifted the bike up - putting one of the brackets on the tube that connects the seat and the other on the front v of the frame. It held tight and was very secure. I used the strap enclosed with the rack to stabalize the bike by wrapping it around the bike and rack. Bike did not wiggle or shake at all while driving. I've had two bikes on the rack several times with similar great results. And I like that the holding bar easily folds down tightly against the wheel when you don't want to use the rack.
      I love this rack because I can still open my back door without a hitch rack in the way, it was inexpensive, and it works great.

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