Surco BT300 Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack
The Surco BT300 Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack surprised us as to how well it secured to the vehicle. We thought that the best mount might be the 2 inch hitch type, but this gives them a run for their money.
Not having done any long trip testing, we looked to consumers who have and found some things that might interest you and assist you in making your choice.
The Surco BT300 Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack is a review worth looking over if you have some serious bike hauling in the future.
Features of the Surco BT300 Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack
- Easy to attach to any spare tire
- Secure means to lock bikes to rack
- A non-scratch padded channel Securely Gripes Bikes
- Attractive black powder coat finish
The bike rack has a heavy duty mounting plate that secures very securely to the vehicle. Installation requires removal of the spare to mount the base, but its a one time event.
Secure means to lock bikes to rack
A top plate locks down and secures the bikes to the rack
A non-scratch padded channel Securely Gripes Bikes
A Non-Scratch padded channel grips the bike frames securely without scratching.
Attractive black powder coat finish
The Bike Rack is attractive and durable, with a black powder coat finish.
Pros and Cons of the Surco BT300 Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack
The Surco BT300 Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack is a well made Bike Rack. Its mount to the vehicle is very secure. Once the mount is installed you can replace the tire cover when not using the bike rack.
The Bike Rack attaches easily to the mount for trips having only to remove the tire cover.
Sway and Wobble are not noticeable, and the bikes sit well in a variety of road conditions.
We love that the secure locking feature is included with this Bike Rack without having to make an extra purchase.
A nice advantage of spare tire bike racks over hitch mount is you are not inhibited from entry into luggage area, the bikes just swing out of the way with the door.
About the only complaint and that might be too strong of a word for it, but the only thing that some are annoyed by is the screwing down of the top plate takes a bit of time. Once down, very secure, but not a quick lock down method.
Also it fits like a glove on most Honda CR-V’s but may require some adaption on oversized tires where flanges are involved.
Final Thoughts on the Surco BT300 Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack
The Surco BT300 Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack is an exceptional Bike Rack. There are definate advantages of a spare tire mount especially in terms of luggage area accessibility.
We whole heartily recommend the Surco BT300 Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack.
Surco BT300 Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack as reviewed by Bike Racks Reviews.com