The rack slots through the spare wheel and has a mounting plate attachment, which bolts securely to the wheel fixture on the rear door. In order to fit the rack, the spare wheel needs to be removed.
Once the wheel has been removed, the mounting plate should be lined up with the bolt holes and the wheel should then be replaced and bolted on again.
The horizontal bar, which the bike rack arms sit in, can be adjusted according to the position of the spare wheel i.e. left, right or centre to ensure that the bike rack does not overhang the vehicle.
The mounting plates come in a variety of different fittings according to vehicle type. Please contact us if you would like to enquire about whether the Pendle Spare Wheel Rack will fit your vehicle and which mounting plate you would need.
Please check your spare wheel mounting for any hooks or unusual fittings.
We test standard models at dealers but sometimes particular models with different wheels may have been fitted with nonstandard wheel mountings.
This rack is supplied with fixing plate A,B,C or D. Please see our fitting guide to ensure you purchase the correct plate.
You may need to purchase a lighting unit if the bike rack prevents your number plate and back lights from being seen by other road users.
Please note that it may not be possible to replace your spare wheel cover once the bike rack is in place.
We recommend that the bikes placed on the rack weigh no more than 15 kg each.
Rack Capacity: 2 bikes