Surco OSI Spare Tire Mount 3 Bike Rack Customer Reviews
18 Customer Reviews
Make great use of otherwise dead space on the back of your ride! The Surco OSI Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack uses a heavy-duty mounting plate to attach to most rear-mounted spare tires. Surco's scratch-free gripper channels and steel top plate secure your bikes for a stable ride. The OSI Spare Tire Bike Rack is easy to load or unload.
Your OSI Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack is made of heavy-duty steel with a rust-resistant black powder coating.
18 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by DAVID C (Cloverdale, OR) — Sep 08, 2009 7:27 AM
I feel that the actual bike rack is very good. The problem that I have is that only one key was sent with it. When I tried to have the key copied at both at a well equiped hardware store and by a lock smith they were unable to locate a blank that would match up. This is frustrating for me. I suggest that you send at least two keys with these bike racks. Thanks, David
Reviewed by david r (Tucson, AZ) Reviewed for a 2002 Honda CRV — Oct 17, 2007 7:18 AM
I have been looking for a tire mounted bicyle rack for for a few months. After carefully researching possibilities, I decided on Surco OSI. Other mounts were less expensive but I made quality & safety my priority. I purchased the 3-bike rack because it appeared a bit "tight" to hold two trail bicycles. It is serving us well. The mounting bracket was not a perfect fit for our Honda CRV but it did mount firm and secure.
Reviewed by Carol S (Timonium, MD) Reviewed for a 2003 Honda CRV — Aug 23, 2007 9:37 PM
Robust and relatively easy to use. Has a key to secure the bikes to the rack and a lock whole to secure the rack to the car. On my Honda CR-V the tire being placed asimetrically one of the bikes hangs to the outside of the right of the car by a foot.
Reviewed by Richard P (Gig Harbor, WA) Reviewed for a 2007 Jeep Wrangler — Mar 26, 2007 8:22 PM
Shopping with AutoAnything was a great experience. You matched the lowest price. The item was shipped promptly with a nice link to track the shipping. The Rack is exactly as advertied and very easy to install and remove. It kooks good too!
Reviewed by Robert E (Lexington, MA) Reviewed for a 2006 Honda CRV — Sep 06, 2006 7:55 PM
The OSI Spare Tire Mount 3 bike rack does a fine job of holding bikes in a secure fashion. The bikes lock into the rack, which is locked onto the tire support (with a padlock the user must buy himself--I found a nice weatherproof MasterLock). My only concerns are(1)that there is only one copy of the key that locks the bikes onto the rack -- if this key is lost the entire system fails and some work will be needed to cut the bikes out; (2)I can't find an outfit that can copy the "Euro Locks" key provided -- so I can't make myself a second copy; (3)The total weight of the rack, the tire and my two off-road bikes is around 125 pounds: my CR-V's rear door hinges are much more massive than its side door hinges, so I am not too worried, but I wish I knew what weight was too much, and I doubt I would carry three heavy bikes on this rack (4)I wish bike removal was a bit quicker. Despite these concerns, I greatly appreciate the security provided by the sturdy construction and the locking capabilities: I wouldn't want to risk my bikes (or the safety of other drivers) on anything less secure.
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Asked by Anonymous
May 10, 2013 6:27 PM
2006 Honda CR-V
Since my spare in my Honda CRV is offset will that effect the way it works?
Answered by Nathan S. — May 13, 2013 9:44 AM
Hi Tracee, The rack will hold your bikes securely even when the tire is offset.flag Accept Answer
Asked by Gary G.
Jun 15, 2012 5:28 PM
I am thinking of buying the Surco 3 bike rack for use on my 2005 Toyota RAV4. What is the weight limit recommendation for the bike rack itself and for the hardware on the 2005 Toyota RAV4?