In this article, I’ll be covering the best bike racks for your Chevrolet Equinox.
I’ve tested around 16 different bike racks and have found that the Saris Bones Bike Rack is by far the best choice for your Chevrolet Equinox in terms of quality and value for money.
The Saris Bones Bike Rack is a premium bike rack that is easy to install, features a sleek look and allows you to attach 2 bikes to your vehicle with ease.
If you’re interested in finding out about more of my favourite bike rack as well as a couple of other great choices I’ve tested, then keep reading.
Saris Bones Bike Rack for the Chevrolet Equinox
Equipped with premium spring buckle straps with vinyl-coated hooks, the Saris Bones Bike Rack fits tight to your Chevrolet Equinox, allowing you to attach 2 bikes. Featuring the strongest frame on the market which has been built with 100% recyclable materials.
The Saris Bike Rack features a lightweight design thanks to the synthetic materials it has been created from, coming in at around about 11 pounds total, you’ll barely notice a difference once attached to the rear of your Chevrolet Equinox.
The premium design of this bike rack features articulated rubber feet to protect the vehicles finish as well as ratcheting anti-sway straps for a more secure hold.
Once the Saris Bike Rack has been attached to your car, you have the choice to fix 1 or 2 bikes to it (70lb max total).
The arc-based design is not only the strongest on the market, but it allows the bikes to be separated once they have been fitted to the rack, meaning you don’t have to worry about scratching/scuffing to your vehicle or to the bikes.
In terms of the overall look of the Saris Bone bike rack, with a high-end black finish, it is going to add to the overall look rather than subtract from it – something that might not be too important, since it is just a bike rack, but a welcomed aspect nonetheless.
Another thing I want to mention before I move on – this bike rack fits up to 90% of the top vehicles on the market, and although this is a guide about racks for your Chevrolet Equinox, if you own another vehicle, it’s more than likely going to be able to fit this bike rack to it with ease.
- Lightweight design
- Easy to setup
- Easy to take down
- No flapping straps
- Holds up to 2 bikes (35lb each)
- Strongest frame on the market
- Reduced risk of scratching scuffing vehicle/bikes
- Sleek design
- Can be attached to more vehicles than the Chevrolet Equinox
- Can only fit 2 bikes
Allen Sports Deluxe 4-Bike Trunk Mount Rack
With its one size fits all design, the Allen Sports Trunk Mount Rack holds 4 bikes thanks to its patented tie-down system, which can be completed in a matter of minutes.
If you’re looking for a budget bike rack, but still want quality, look no further.
Once out of the box, the Allen Sports Deluxe Mount Rack comes fully assembled; meaning no fiddling around with measuring or worry if you’ve got everything attached tightly and securely.
Designed as a one size fits all rack, the patented design features two side straps, as well as rugged top and bottom straps, which will give you all you need to securely attach the Allen mount rack to your Chevrolet Equinox in minutes.
Allen’s patented individual tie-down system allows you to secure up to 4 bikes with ease. Protecting your bikes until you reach your destination, these tie-downs are fixed in position on the carry arm but can be rotated if needed so that they can engage with a whole host of bike frames.
The wide arched top and bottom feet on the Allen Mount Rack ensure that the tubing is away from your Chevrolet Equinox so that it can protect the finish of your vehicle and avoid scuffing/scratching.
This rack has been made from a lightweight alloy steel. It still manages to achieve a high-quality finish with a light weight design.
With its universal design, this particular bike rack fits most sedans, hatchbacks, minivans, and SUVs – so even if you’re driving a Chevrolet Equinox right now, if you decide to get a different car in the future, this rack can still be used.
My only real gripe with this mounting rack is that because it’s so bulky, you’re not exactly aerodynamic. But honestly, there’s no real way around this if you’re looking to carry 4 bikes on your Chevrolet Equinox. You’re definitely going to be able to feel the lag when you’re driving.
- One fits all design – so no hassle setting up
- Easy to take down
- Plenty of straps to keep it secure
- Holds up to 4 bikes securely
- Bulky design will cause lag when driving
Thule T2 Pro XT/XTR Hitch Bike Rack
The Thule T2 Pro will be on the expensive end for anyone’s budget, but with that comes versatility, high-quality design meant for longevity, and plenty of unique features such as the “HitchSwitch” which allows the rack to tilt forward so you can still have access to the rear end of your Chevrolet Equinox whilst on the road.
As with the rest of the bike racks on this list, the Thule T2 Pro is ready to be attached to your vehicle as soon as you take it out of the box – no real setup needed (including no tools!) thanks to the AutoAttach system making it easy to remove after trips too.
Now, the weight of this bike rack may be of some concern (52lb), especially when you consider how lightweight the other bike racks are on this list. But, thanks to the integrated wheels, maneuvering this rack from and to the rear of your Chevrolet Equinox is as easy as pushing an empty wheelbarrow.
With its high-quality black finish, the versatile design of this hitch bike rack allows you to carry up to 60lbx2 bikes, and if you need more, there is an adapter that you can purchase to give you up to 2 more spaces.
Fitting all styles of bikes (up to 20-29” wheels and up to 5” tires) if you’ve got carbon frame bikes, mountain bikes, downhill bikes, or even fat bikes, this rack is going to be just what you need.
They can easily be attached to the rack securely with the integrated locking systems available.
And with a generous amount of room per bike, up to 12.5” to be exact, there is plenty of spacing between each so you don’t have to worry about scratching or scuffing when they are fitted to the bike rack.
Another neat design; with the HitchSwitch system, you are able to tilt the rack with a pull of a lever so that it gives you easy access to the rear of the vehicle.
Left something in the back of the Chevrolet Equinox? No problem, just pull the lever! This feature also allows you easy access to your bikes, making it way easier to get them off the rack too.
- No tools needed for setup
- Can be easily taken down
- Holds up to 2 bikes (4 if you have an adapter)
- Easy to move around
- HitchSwitch gives great vehicle access
- On the expensive side