Freedom SuperClamp 4-Bike

  • Carries up to 4 bikes of any type.
  • Most stable no frame contact tray rack available.
  • Tilting feature allows access to rear of vehicle.
  • Integrated locks for bikes and hitch.

$799.99

SKU: 4026

Will it fit my car?
Freedom SuperClamp 4 on Car

Full Description

Freedom SuperClamp: the rack of your bike's dreams.

If your bike had a magic genie, we're pretty sure it would've asked for the Freedom SuperClamp 4. We took all the favorite features of our top-selling Freedom, and raised the bar—by changing the bar completely. With our industry-first front and rear wheel hooks, we were able to completely eliminate frame contact while providing the most secure hold of any tray-style rack on the market. With extra features like an integrated lock and a design that accommodates any bike, we bet your bike's wish just came true.

Specs

  • Carries 4 bikes (60 lbs/bike in two trays closest to vehicle; 35 lbs/bike for second two trays).
  • Preassembled.
  • Fits all bikes.
  • No frame contact design.
  • Adjustable arms.
  • Rack-integrated locking cable.
  • Tilting feature allows for access to rear of vehicle.
  • Ratcheting arms pivot on case hardened brackets for superior strength.
  • Includes a locking hitch pin.
  • Works with 2" hitches only.
  • Rack weight: 63 lbs. 

Warranty

It's no secret that all Saris products come with a lifetime warranty in North America. That means that we cover the product for as long as the original buyer owns it. Why? Because we believe in the quality and durability of every Saris rack. If there is a defect in materials or workmanship (rare as they may be), please get in touch with our outstanding customer service team. If your rack has been damaged due to incorrect assembly, from backing into a wall, or something not related to workmanship, you will not qualify for a replacement.

REVIEWS

Freedom SuperClamp 4-Bike is rated 4.6818 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the mother of all bike racks. ust got back from a lunchtime ride, and using the new superclamp rack for the first time.This is the mother of all bike racks. It's a pleasure to use. Love the integrated lock cable for the bikes. I have to leave my bike on the rack while at work, and the locking features at the hitch reciever and the integrated cables for the bike give me peace of mind. The step pedal to raise and lower the rack is just awesome. In the up position it's out of the way. There's also a tilted down position that gets it out of the way so I can open my tacoma's tailgate completely without removing the rack. The arms and buttons are all so easy to use. This rack is really no bigger than our old Saris 2 bike rack and yet it can hold 4 bikes. Hey! We have 4 people in our family... Perfect! : ) I also like that the rack is both threaded and locking to the hitch receiver. The years of experience the company has in making bike racks is really showing. The old product was great, but it looks like they have thought of everything!
Date published: 2014-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it! I purchased this hitch rack last summer and I love it! It is super easy to take my bikes off and on, road and mountain. No more struggling with trying to cram the bikes in my car or lifting them overhead like I did with my last rack.This rack is beefy enough to be sturdy but not so heavy that I could not lift it to put it on (spoken by a 55 year old woman).The only draw back is the lock that is included is pretty flimsy and could be cut easily. That is why I rated it 4 stars rather than 5. That said, it probably will deter someone in a quick steal situation, so if I am going somewhere that I feel needs extra security I use another lock.
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid, Easy to Use Rack This has been one of the best cycling purchases I've ever made. The Superclamp is solid, easy to use, and much easier to put on and take off my truck than I thought it would be. I used to haul all of our bikes in the back of my pickup (which has a fiberglass topper), but as most of the family now rides 29ers, it was becoming more and more of a hassle to get the bikes in and out of the truck. It takes just a few minutes to load 4 bikes on the rack and secure them. I also haul my carbon road bike, and this is where the no frame contact really comes in handy. I could not be more pleased with everything about this rack.
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for All Kinds of Bikes/Families We own a Toyota Highlander and we're looking for a hitch rack that would allow us to carry different types of bikes- Mtn Bikes, Triathlon Bikes and Our kids bikes too. This rack is perfect and I can't say that enough! Anyone can easily place a bike on the rack and simply put down the hub on the tire. Best thing about this rack is that your bike will never get the paint or decals rubbed off since no parts touch your bike- on the rubber on your tires. My advice is to stop spending repeated money on the cheaper back-of-the-car or truck racks and save yourself the agony of placement failures and buying something twice. Get this rack now- it is completely worth every penny AND made in the USA!
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Only will fit 3 bikes! Bought this to replace one of the older style 4-place racks, which I loved! I assumed this would be an updated version with integrated locks and a tilt-down feature. Very disappointed to learn I can only put three bikes on this, as any handlebars over 42 cm run and/or will not fit with four bikes. These are carbon fiber bikes. When talking with Saris, they told me to loosen the stem and turn the handlebars sideways. No fix for this. Very disappointed in their recommendation. Do not buy if you have carbon fiber race bikes with handlebars over 42 cm and want to use all four places.
Date published: 2015-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dialed: Daily Adventures to Long Hauls The short of it:I travel. A lot. I've use many different racks over 15 years. To date the Freedom Super Clamp is hands down, no contest, the best vehicle rack (hitch, trunk or roof) that I have ever used.Details:Setup - A cake walk. Setup is very intuitive but the provided step by step instructions help with the correct place meant of the wheel trays. Tools required are one (1) included allen key and one (1) crescent wrench. 10 minutes from box to mounted tops.Weight:Not bad. Pretty light for a 4 bike hitch mounted tray rack. Qualification - I'm a light weight cyclist with very little upper body strength. aka, I'm a wimp. I was able to install the rack on my own with only the slightest amount of strain. For a no-strain, no-need-to-be-a-superhero setup, ask a friend to help.Adjustability:The Freedom SC adjust quickly and with ease to fit different size wheel bases. The wheel trays slide on the base and tighten into place with a simple loosening and tightening of a large, finger friendly, screw.Ease of Use:Actually those three words pretty much sum it up. The Freedom SC is as easy on, easy off and it gets. I haven't geeked out enough to measure it, but the extension arms seem to get about 160 degrees of pivot, from a flat fold on the horizontal support stays, to fully open. Coupled with the ratting and intelligently tapered wheel arms, the Freedom SC is ready to be best mates with your entire fleet of family bikes.Bike Security:That's really all we care about, right? The Freedom SC locks my bikes in such a way that there is absolutely no fear that a bike could work it's way loose. With the arm-extensions clamping down on the bike wheels and most minimal amount of "wobble" and I have ever seen in a rack, I have total piece of mind when traveling. I know that the fork and headset isn't being torched as is the case with roof racks in a sidewind. And since the frame isn't wiggling around on a top tube support or clamp, I know that I'm not going to have a nice toptube scuff mark awaiting me at my destination.I opted for the hitch and bike lock accessories. The hitch lock is bomber. Nothing more to say about that. The integrated cable bike lock is nice although it's a bit light weight. More of a "Keep honest people honest" type system. The bike lock cable inserts in the ends of tray stays for a clean look and they pull out with ease. Getting the cables back into their stowed position is a bit like pushing rope. Well, it's exactly like pushing rope. Let's hope for a spring loaded recoil feature in the future.Vehicle access and no bike travels:The Freedom SC easily pivots and locks into a position that allows rear hatch access. A key feature that not all hitch mount racks offer. The rack also pivots and locks into an upright "stow away" position. I've found this feature to be very useful when making daily trips especially when parallel parking.Saris as a company: (* I do not work for Saris in any capacity)A quick plug for Saris as a company. Although I hope I don't have issues with this rack, I know from previous experiences that the Saris customer support is top of the line. I like companies that offer top notch support, products and product durability. In my experience with Saris, I've check the box of all three. Adding to that, I love that Saris is a family company with family values and made their products are made the USA with pride.
Date published: 2014-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge Improvement over the CycleOn (which I loved) Shopped Kuat and Yakima 2" hitch racks (also good) but the Saris Freedom SuperClamp was the way to go. At 63-LBS it feels like about half my CycleOn it replaced. The lighter weight allows my wife to install/uninstall the rack from car-to-car easily, and saves my low back. And it's made in Wisconsin. We frequently load a 650c and three 700c race bikes driving a junior and teammates to area races. It is quite small on the back of our Forester or Expedition, leaving sight lines open (without bikes). The pivot down feature allows opening of the tailgate with 4 bikes loaded -- Handy with the family packed. First used it last weekend hauling 4 friends' road bikes to the Lone Star Century. All who saw it were impressed. When finished, we loaded up the rack, used the integrated locks, and enjoyed the post-ride festivities without having to nervously keep an eye on our expensive bikes. AND the hitch locks to the car, so the rack itself is less likely to be stolen. Last week I took my 29er full-squish, along with a friend's 26" hardtail to the trail head. Quick, easy loading/unloading.
Date published: 2014-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent rack I travel the West Coast during Winter and Spring for many events. Usually taking at least four bikes. This rack performs exceptionally well. The only two downsides are: Adjustments to the rails for bicycle placement have prevented the rails from laying flat. The elements have started producing some rust on the cable sheathing. I assume the rust on the sheathing is due to raw material being exposed to the cable sheathing and our salty/humid weather. No visible signs of rust exist on the external of the unit and the powder coat is fully intact after ~8k miles of travel up and down the west coast. I fully expect to get a few more seasons of travel out of this rack.Periodic checks of the fastening bolts was expected and is required.
Date published: 2015-03-16
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

From center of hitch pin to: - end of rack when down is 43" - end of rack when up is 21" - closest part to vehicle when up is 6" Are these correct?  And - What is the distance between the bike trays? (i.e. number of inches between each bike)

Asked by: moballa
Yes, those measurements are correct. The distance from the center of one scoop to the center of the next closest scoop is about 8.5"
Answered by: SarisCS
Date published: 2015-04-02

On another very reputable website it lists the max wheelbase as 44.5. Am I out of luck if I have a 48 inch wheelbase?

Asked by: Callum
If your bike has a 48" wheelbase you could use our Freedom long-wheel base accessory bar.
Answered by: SarisCS
Date published: 2015-01-19

When the arms fold down and the rack is up do the arms lock into place or can the extend and rub the car?  Had a little issue with my Thelma scoops rubbing my car when in the up position.

Asked by: Alaric
The arms will lock in place, but to determine if they will make contact with your bumper you will want to measure how much clearance you need from your hitch pin out. From the center of the hitch pin on the rack to the part of the rack that would be closest to the car when folded up is 6".
Answered by: SarisCS
Date published: 2015-01-06

It seems like the bikes will be very close together. How likely is bike to bike contact?

Asked by: TripleD
As long as the wheels are securely clamped down the bikes will not wobble and touch. The bikes are placed in an alternating pattern, so the most you might have to do is lower a seat post to clear handlebars if you have larger bikes.
Answered by: SarisCS
Date published: 2014-12-30

Is there a mechanism that will eliminate wobbling in the hitch receiver?

Asked by: TripleD
When the hitch tite insert and bolt are used correctly, and tightened down all the way, there should be minimum wobble in the rack. Please see the video below to ensure proper set up. If you are still experiencing issues, please contact us at 1-800-783-7257 for more personalized assistance.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyv8t9-sqzk
Answered by: SarisCS
Date published: 2015-04-11

What are the dimensions of the rack? Depth and width please.

Asked by: Robinrob
From the hitch pin out the rack is 43" long, and 48" wide
Answered by: SarisCS
Date published: 2014-11-17

I installed the Freedom SC4 on my 2015 Subaru Forester. When I tried to fold up the rack w/no bikes, the arms hit the bumper and not allowing the rack to click into place. The directions were not clear on this step. Did I miss a step?

Asked by: Ride bikes
If the rack does not fold up and click into place, that is due to the hitch placement on your vehicle. Unfortunately, hitch placement is a variable we are unable to control. You may want to check with your mechanic and see if there is any way to move the hitch out a bit.
Answered by: SarisCS
Date published: 2014-09-15

Hello. I have weehoo igo-2. I want to know that I can mount weehoo on this rack. I need to mount 1 of weehoo and 3 of another bikes. Can I mount all of them together?

Asked by: jinhyuk
We would not recommend transporting the weehoo bike trailer on any of our racks.
Answered by: SarisCS
Date published: 2015-03-05
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