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bicycle frame material: aluminum
bicycle type: other
condition: new
frame size: L
make / manufacturer: Thule
model name / number: 963pro
wheel size: other/unknown

Description
Product Description
Our heavy-duty bike rack that connects to your rear mounted spare tire now includes Stay-Put Cradles for better stability, an integrated locking cable for better security and a second adapter plate to fit more tire sizes.
From the Manufacturer

Stow Bikes on Spare Tires and Save Hitch and Rack Space
The Thule 963PRO Spare Me 2 is a unique rear mount 2-bike carrier that is specifically designed for use on vehicles that stow spare tires at the exterior, rear of the vehicle using a bolt system. The Spare Me 2 utilizes the existing mounting of the spare tire to secure the carrier and bikes transported, leaving the hitch receiver and roof racks of vehicles available for other purposes. Additional key features include: Stay-Put cradles with detachable anti-sway cages at bike frame contact points, bike arms that fold down when not in use, and bike-to-carrier/carrier-to-vehicle locking functionality.

Features/Specifications
Attaches to rear mounted spare tire and fits both regular and oversized tires
Carries up to 2 bikes
Stay-Put cradles with detachable anti-sway cages prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact
Integrated locking cable and locking knob secures bikes to carrier and carrier to vehicle
Arms fold down when not in use
Locking knob functionality adds an additional layer of security against spare tire theft
Maximum total carrying capacity - 75 lbs. (34 kg)
The carrier's lock is One Key system compatible
Review
The Thule 963PRO Spare Me 2 is a unique rear mount 2-bike carrier that is specifically designed for use on vehicles that stow spare tires at the exterior, rear of the vehicle using a bolt system. The Spare Me 2 utilizes the existing mounting of the spare tire to secure the carrier and bikes transported, leaving the hitch receiver and roof racks of vehicles available for other purposes. Additional features include: Stay-Put cradles with detachable anti-sway cages at bike frame contact points, bike arms that fold down when not in use, and bike-to-carrier/carrier-to-vehicle locking functionality.

Stow bikes on spare tires and save hitch and rack space for other items.
Stow Bikes on Spare Tires and Save Hitch and Rack Space
Drivers of Jeeps and many SUVs featuring rear mounted exterior stowage of spare tires, can sometimes experience recreational and conventional hauling conflicts due to the positioning of their spare tire which excludes the exterior rear of the vehicle as a bicycle stowage space. Without the ability to be placed atop the rear exterior of the vehicle, bikes may need to go on a roof rack or even monopolize the trailer hitch, both of which could be used for other items. The Thule 963PRO Spare Me 2 Carrier does away with this potential issue by utilizing the mounted spare tire itself to secure the carrier to the vehicle.*

Stay-Put cradles and no-sway cages along bike arms support bikes.
Base plate slips between vehicle and tire, and then is connected to by a locking knob.
Integrated locking cable and locking knob secures bikes to carrier and carrier to vehicle.
The carrier has a 2-bike capacity, and features Stay-put cradles along the top of its two bike arms, and anti-sway cages that hang down from arms as well. The top horizontal tubes of bikes rest on the cradles, while the no-sway cages contact the vertical seat tubes of bike frames. At each of these points rubberized ripple straps wrap around the bike frame, resulting is a superior hold that isolates each bike in place. To attach the Thule 963PRO Spare Me 2 Carrier, remove any tire cover in use and the lug nuts of the spare. Then lift off the tire. The mounting plate of the Spare Me 2 goes directly onto the bolts designed to hold the spare tire, with the plate's square female threaded shaft pointing out. The tire goes back on over this and should be tightened back down using the lug nuts, with the shaft of the mounting plate extending through the tire's rim. Through this configuration the spare tire now serves as the base for securing the carrier to the vehicle. (In anticipation of larger than normal tires, the Spare Me 2 ships with both various sizes of extended mounting brackets and extenders.) The carrier can now be connected to the shaft of the mounting plate using a combination of a square mounting bracket which slides over the plate shaft at one end, and is screwed to the rear of the carrier at the other. This creates a reinforced conduit through which the locking knob is tightened. Rubber spacers at the back of the carrier are pressed into the spare tire as the locking knob is tightened, which creates even carrier stability without damaging the tire. During mounting, the body of the carrier can be centered over the spare, or to its right or left. This allows for even distribution of bicycle weight along the vehicle, regardless of the alignment of the spare on the vehicle. Bike arms fold flat when not in use, which makes for easy parking, and removes the need to ever remove the carrier.

Secure Dual Locking Functionality
The 963PRO Spare Me 2 features dual locking functionality that allows bikes to be secured to the carrier, and the carrier to be secured to the vehicle. The carrier ships with two locking cylinders. The first cylinder is inserted into the head of the unit's locking knob. Once the knob has been tightened down to secure the carrier to the spare tire, it and the entire carrier can be locked in place and only removed with a key. An added benefit to this is that the carrier can now be left on, over the spare tire, indefinitely. This provides a layer of security against tire theft. The second locking cylinder is inserted into the head of the integrated cable lock, found in the right upright tube section of the carrier. To lock bikes to the carrier pull the head of the cable lock up, and connect it with its opposite end, which extends from the extreme tip of the right bike arm.

Key Features
Attaches to rear mounted spare tire and fits both regular and oversized tires
Carries up to 2 bikes
Stay-Put cradles with detachable anti-sway cages prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact
Integrated locking cable and locking knob secures bikes to carrier and carrier to vehicle
Arms fold down when not in use
Locking knob functionality adds an additional layer of security against spare tire theft
Technical Specifications
Capacity - Two bikes
Maximum total carrying capacity - 75 lbs. (34 kg)
Bikes lock to carrier - Yes
Carrier locks to vehicle - Yes
One Key system compatible - Yes
For use with tandem and recumbent bikes - No
Recommended for off-road use - No
What's in the Box
Thule 963PRO Spare Me 2-Bike Spare Tire Carrier with integrated locking cable
Mounting plate, locking knob, optional carriage bolt, and other necessary hardware and hex key
Four Stay-put cradles
Two anti-sway cages
Six ripple straps
Two locking cylinders, with keys, and lock cylinder change key
Two optional mounting bracket adjustments, and two optional standoff extension adjustments
Strap assembly with plastic buckle
Installation instructions and warranty information

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