Some or these racks do come with anti-sway cradles, which prevents this type of swinging damage, and is really an option you want to consider to reduce the chances of damaging your bikes or your vehicle. Both the Editors' Choice Kuat Trio and the RockyMount Switch Hitter feature this more secure design. It comes with StrongArm technology which effectively secures any size or style of bike securely at the wheels so that you will never have to worry about your bike frames getting damaged when transporting them. Backcountry was willing to ship me a new one, but I had already installed the rack when I noticed the damage. In his spare time Ned enjoys biking, playing rugby, and even finds time to coach high school wrestling.
Bikes can get dirty when transported at the back of the vehicle. The Kuat Sherpa also scored here, primarily due to its impressively light weight of 32 pounds and Kuat's use of a knob and cam system that removes wobble, although locking the rack to your vehicle requires a hitch pin. Using the Fit Dial on the rack to turn to the corresponding number achieves the optimum support arm angle for your vehicle, basically eliminating any guesswork. The Bellevue store is currently hiring! The HoldUp PlusTwo Bike Add-On is available to increase the carrying capacity of the 2443 to 4 bikes sold separately - see below. I like all the features it has, which makes it really different from other bike racks.
Super easy to put on and take off in less than 5 min. The JetLine is a rooftop, fork mount rack, and we found that it will fit both Thule, Yakima, Aero, and many vehicle's factory mounted crossbars with the included hardware. For more info on how to select the best bike rack for you, just keep reading. I bought the Yakima DoubleDown 4 Bike Rack based on the many reviews of the many different brands out there. Constructed entirely of aluminum with stainless steel hardware, the 1 Up doesn't have any plastic parts.
The only trunk mounted model we tested with any security features is the Thule Raceway Pro which attaches to the vehicle with steel cables and features a tensioning system with keyed locks to prevent unwanted removal of the rack. Benefits Plus, setting up the Allen Sports Deluxe 4-Bike Hitch Mount Rack is easy, and installing it takes less than five minutes. It doesn't rattle with or without bikes on it. December 9, 2008 Exellent customer service and support After a few weeks I discovered I was missing a few straps for strapping-up the bikes missing from the factory. Attached to the main body of the rack, the trays are adjustable with tool-free clamps that allow quick and easy fore, aft, and lateral adjustment to avoid bike to bike contact.
If you have any questions about hitch mount bike racks, hop on a call or a chat with one of our expert today at. They did a great job and the install looks fantastic, I am looking forward to using it! Tray 2 Bike Hitch Rack is a breeze because this rack is designed with SpeedKnob locking technology plus a tilt lever, making the rack easy-to-use. August 18, 2010 Very nice rack I would give the rack itself 5 stars but not being able use a standard hitch bolt so that it can be locked on is a biggie to me since I feel like I have to take it off when I am not using it so no one will come along and take it leaving me with an empty pocket and no rack. The Yakima 8002443 HoldUp 2 Bike fits 2 trailer hitch receivers. The style of bike rack you choose to purchase depends on how many bikes you would like to carry, the size of hitch receiver you have on your vehicle, and the style of bikes you are carrying ie.
Needs expensive adapters to hold bikes with through axle forks The RockyMounts JetLine is the winner of our Best Buy award for a roof mounted rack. To keep things fresh, there is a new generation of hitch racks on the market today, and they make both loading and unloading your bike onto your car an easy process. All of the tray-style hitch racks we tested have a two-bike capacity, but many of them can be increased to four bikes by purchasing an extension for the rack. Bikes can be damaged in the rack if you back your car into something or are struck from behind. They offer the following: Wheel-Only mount hanging bike racks sometimes come as V-shaped racks, which carry a wide variety of different sizes and styles of bikes.
Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver Racks and Carriers 8002443 Installation Video and review by RackWarehouse. This hitch bike carrier tilts down for easy rear of car access and the bike hanging arms fold for compact storage behind the car. Of course, the Backstage does have an impressive tilt feature that is accessed at the rear of the rack; the show-stopping feature is the arm that articulates out and away from the rear doors, putting both the bikes and the rack clear of the door's range. For those outdoor enthusiasts worried about scratches and bike warranties, this is an excellent purchase. Ease of Removal and Storage It sure would be nice if we could leave our bike racks on our vehicles all of the time, but unfortunately for most us, riding bikes is just a hobby and not a full-time job.
I have to first say that I am not one to post reviews very often. Some require adapter bars or other adaptive features before being attached to the car. Hitch racks are also super easy to install and remove because there is only that one bolt holding the rack in place. His excitement for cars and outdoor activities was what first brought him through the door. Your other choice here is to buy a hanging wheel-only rack that only grabs the bike by the wheels.
I've had 4 bikes on it many times. Tray 2 Bike Hitch Rack brings you the lightest rack that Yakima makes, and one of the most lightweight racks out there on the market today. These are the most common type of hitch bike racks with a tilt down feature to allow access to your rear trunk. The Yakima HitchLock is included to lock the HoldUp to your vehicle. That makes it easy to move the rack from one vehicle to another. The Trio is an awesome fork mount roof rack that can hold almost any type of axle. Most platform racks come in either one of two options, frame clamp styles or wheel clamp styles.