Here, we recommend our top picks for Honda Odyssey bike racks.
We tested a long list of bike racks for the Honda Odyssey and narrowed down our Top 3. Our testing takes features like the construction, carrying capacity, and the quality of bike mount into consideration.
For our money, the Allen Sports Deluxe 4-bike rack is unmatched. It delivers the best balance of build quality and utility. It has a very stable bike mount that also supports higher loads.
We’ve been in the game of reviewing vehicle accessories for over a decade, so we know our way around bike racks. If you need help choosing the next bike rack for your Honda Odyssey, you came to the right place.
Keep reading for more information on the best bike racks for the Honda Odyssey.
Allen Sports Deluxe 4-Bike Hitch Mount Rack
The Allen Sports Deluxe is built to last. It has one of the higher load capacities we’ve seen in hitch mounted bike racks, and is also a lot more secure when carrying your bikes.
Allen Sports uses an all metal design for this bike rack. It is constructed from high-quality alloy steel, which is very rigid and durable. To add to the durability, the whole rack is treated with a special black powder coating that prevents rusting and just looks a lot cooler.
Load capacity is also worthy of praise. The rack is mounted using a Class III or IV 2” hitch, which makes it very stable and firm. This also allows the rack to carry up to 140 lbs of bike. That is more than enough for 4 large, adult sized road bikes. We also had an easier time carrying heavy mountain bikes, electric bikes, etc.
Securing your bikes is very confidence inspiring. The 22-inch long carrying arms allow you to hold 4 bikes at the same time. They are held further apart to prevent them from banging into each other every time you make a turn.
Allen Sports’ proprietary tiedown system is featured on this rack. Two sturdy straps secure the bikes at the frame. The straps are adjustable and can hold different shaped frames. We tested over a dozen different bike frames and were able to mount all of them perfectly. Some low-Y frame bikes will require a frame adapter.
This rack will require a professionally installed Class III or IV hitch, but other than that, installing it is not particularly hard. All of the mounting hardware is provided in the box, the instructions are easy to follow, and you won’t need any extra tools.
We tested this Honda Odyssey bike rack out in the real world. Unsurprisingly, this hitch mounted rack is very stable and does not jiggle or move around. It also has a special stabiliser component that makes it less prone to wobbling.
Finally, we appreciate the little things with this rack. Firstly, all of the carrying cradles are lined in soft rubber to avoid scratching or denting the bike frames. There is a limited lifetime warranty provided by the manufacturer that gives us even more confidence when recommending this bike rack.
Another cool feature is that this rack can fold down so that it takes up less space when you’re not carrying any bikes or when you need to store the rack. It can also tilt forward to allow for easier cargo access.
- Alloy steel build
- Powder coated for corrosion resistance
- Holds 4 bikes
- Compatible with different frame shapes
- Easy to install
- Stabiliser piece prevents wobbling
- Sturdy straps
- Lined in rubber to prevent scratching frames
- Tilts down for easier cargo access
- Arms fold down to make it more compact
- Professional hitch install required
Thule EasyFold XT - 2 Hitch Bike Rack
Thule’s EasyFold XT bike rack is for the Honda Odyssey driver who likes to have it all. This well built and sturdy bike rack is jam packed with useful features, and is very secure at speed.
Starting off with the construction, this Honda Odyssey rack uses an all aluminium build for extremely high rigidity and durability. Aluminium is also very rigid and does not flex or bend under load.
High load capacity is a plus point of this bike rack. It is designed to carry up to 130 lbs at a time. This is especially impressive when you consider the fact that this is a two bike rack. That means it is ideal for Honda Odyssey owners who want to carry heavier mountain bikes and electric bikes.
The Thule bike rack is designed to fit both 1 ¼” and 2” hitch receivers. We are happy to report that the hitch is very stable and does not wobble around inside the receiver.
It is a platform style bike rack that uses trays to hold your bike’s wheels in place. There are high-quality ratcheting straps that keep the bike from moving around and they secure at both wheels.
Additionally, the bikes are secured at the frame using an adjustable clamp that holds the bike very tightly. We tested a number of different bikes and all of them fit in these clamps without any issues. It uses torque limiting knobs for a more precise fit.
The whole rack can be folded up making it a lot easier to transport or store when not in use. It can tilt forward with the bikes loaded allowing you to access your cargo area without having to take the bikes off. In fact, it integrates a convenient foot pedal on the bottom of the rack which you can use to tilt the rack.
There is an integrated bike ramp which makes it a lot easier to load up your bikes onto the rack, and it folds away when not in use.
Finally, we appreciate the fact that you can lock your bikes to the rack, and also lock the rack to your hitch receiver. With these many security and anti-theft measures, you would think we were transporting Fort Knox!To load up your bikes onto the rack, and it folds away when not in use
Transporting the rack when it’s not being used is also much easier thanks to the addition of wheels which you can use to roll the rack around and store it.
All said and done, we really liked the fuel rack for it’s secure and sturdy bike mount, high quality build, and best in class features.
- Aluminium build
- Minimalist design
- Specifically designed for mountain bikes, electric bikes, etc
- 130 lbs loading capacity
- Foot pedal for tilting bike rack
- Easy lift gate access
- Lockable hitch and bike racks
- Integrated loading ramp
- Torque limiting knobs and ratcheting bike straps
- Very secure fit
- Ergonomic carry handle and wheels for transporting
- Can fit fat tire bikes (accessory sold separately)
- Easy install
- Coolest looking bike rack
- Only holds two bikes
- Most expensive option
Ultra Compact Trunk Mounted Bike Rack
If you’re the Honda Odyssey owner who values simplicity and compactness above all else, the Ultra Compact trunk mounted bike rack is the one for you. It has one of the smallest footprints of any bike rack, but can carry adult sized road bikes very securely.
Build quality is actually pretty good for such a small and affordable truck mounted rack. Most of the bike rack is made from high-quality alloy steel. It is treated with a special abrasion resistant layer. This keeps it free of corrosion and water damage.
Mounting your bike is a breeze. It uses a tiedown strap method to secure your bike in place. There are ratcheting straps which hold your bike at the frame and keep it from moving around. The whole rack is kept in place using sturdy nylon straps which tighten to fit the rear end of your Honda Odyssey.
We tested the rack at highway speed and can confirm that it is very stable and wobble-free.
The carrying arms are spaced further apart so you can carry longer wheelbase bicycles as well. The tie downs and spine of the rack are lined in soft material which prevents them from damaging your bike frames. Furthermore, any parts of the rack that come into contact with your car are also padded to avoid tarnishing the paint.
Load capacity is rated for about 35 lbs. While that isn’t the highest we’ve seen, it is plenty for most road bikes. The drawback here is that you won’t be able to carry mountain bikes and electric bikes, which are usually a little bit heavier.
As for other goodies, you get a limited lifetime warranty that covers any manufacturing defects. The package also includes a nylon bag that you can store the rack in when it’s not being used.
Finally, installing this compact bike rack on your Honda Odyssey is a sub 10 minute job. If you don’t wanna fiddle around with hitches, nuts and bolts, and other tools, this is the perfect bike rack for you.
- Most compact design of any rack
- Alloy steel build
- High quality nylon straps for stability
- 35 lbs load capacity
- Bike cradles are very secure
- Rack is padded to avoid scratching bikes
- Adjustable ratcheting straps can hold various bike frames
- Very stable at speed
- Included nylon bag makes transporting rack easier
- Easiest installation process
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Very stable at speed
- Will fit most frame shapes
- Affordable option
- Only holds one bike