Hi all – New poster, happy e-biker of the past two years. My bike is a Specialized Como 2.0 and I'm finally getting around to buying a rack to transport it on my 2012 Subaru Forester. But I'm finding the choices sort of overwhelming and I hope that someone on this forum might be able to advise me on what to get. Some parameters:
- The car's receiver hitch is 1 1/4"; the bike is about 50 lbs. Is the size of the tires something I need to take into consideration?
- I will only need to carry this one bike. Is it true that most racks are for two bikes anyway?
- Are there models that make it easier to lift the bike on and off? I'm kind of a weakling.
- I'd also be willing to pay more money for a rack that is easy to take on and off the car...I won't be doing this very often, and I can see myself forgetting how to do it in between times.