Even when deliberately pulling them side to side, the arms feel very secure and there was little to no give. So all is good right? Took about an hour to put all the parts together only pictures which were sometimes unclear. May 30, 2018 So easy to use! That's how stout this rack is. Adjustable rear straps, rubber on the straps so no scratching the Carbon hoops. Tray through its paces this fall, and surprisingly, already are seeing signs of wear for more, see our.
Virgin Islands, Guam, and Mexico. Bikes mount by two points - strap through back tire frame and ratcheting arm over front tire. Freight Fees Freight Fees may apply to oversize or overweight items. The two things that slightly bother me are the spinning locking mechanism that tightens and snugs your rack to the car - its not easy to grip and I cut my finger almost every time I tighten it, so going between cars is a slight pain. The lever on this rack is at the end of the rack and is much easier to reach and makes raising and lowering so much easier. I've also seen people cut old pool noodles and wrap the upper arm to prevent this.
When you just want to get your bike to the trailhead and go ride, this easy-to-use rack will accommodate two rides with a stable arm around the fork and a lock around your rear tire without taking all afternoon to set up. It is very quick and easy to remove or add your bike, and the integrated cable lock is a sweet bonus. Exact shipping costs are available when you checkout. These products are marked as excluded from free shipping on the product page. The rack was fairly straightforward and easy to install. I hope to get many years of reliable use out this product.
The ratcheting arms secure the bikes with no frame contact. Two bikes can fit very easily without feeling too snug. You either need to move the arm or grab it at a weird angle. Loading and unloading bikes is a breeze, taking no more than 10 seconds per bike yes, we timed it. Buy Online, Pick up in Store orders are typically ready for pick up within two hours of submitting an order. The only negative part of the experience was awkwardly lifting the bikes up and onto the rack by myself, a task definitely intended for two people for e-bike users, a rack like the includes deployable ramps. Most notable is the tilt lever, which is located at the base of the rack instead of the end, making the tilting process more involved.
Same key for cable locks as well as locking it to the car is much smarter. The spacing between the bike mounts eliminates bike contact and interference. Driving out of the gas station and onto the road I realized the wisdom behind putting a little skid plate underneath the main knob you use to tighten the rack into your hitch. Note to self: these racks stick out a ways. Otherwise, very happy with this product. When you pick up your order instead of shipping it to your home, you may see additional savings as some products will be priced lower for in-store pickup.
Just click on any of the seller links above, and if you make a purchase, we receive a small percentage of the transaction. Despite heavy use and concerted attempts to find flaws in the design, we have no criticisms to report here. Granted this only comes into play if the rack is in the up position or you are folding it up with no bikes on it but this is every time I go to the grocery store. This is probably the best, most, secure, convenient and easiest rack to quickly load an unload our bikes for sure. I'm not aware of a smaller tray you can purchase for the T2 Pro, so I was stuck with having to trim the tray to make clearance for it. When you pick up your order instead of shipping it to your home, you may see additional savings as some products will be priced lower for in-store pickup. In the end, we give the nod to the Thule for its robust build, high-quality materials, and ability to haul extra weight the Yakima can only handle two 40-pound bikes.
We were able to easily adjust it to fit four bikes whose handlebars and saddles would have otherwise interfered with each other. But they didn't, so there you have it. I love how quick and easy you can drop it low, I have a Ford Focus Hatchback and can drop the rack low and open the hatch fully even with bikes on the rack. This rack is well thought out and extremely easy to use. Through inclement weather and 3,000 miles of travel, the Rack was bulletproof. We accidentally did it backwards the first time around, but the mistake was quickly and easily remedied once we realized the issue.
After struggling for several years with another bike rack which had parts that broke off trying to slip one bike to the back of the rack and then having to bungee tie the tires to keep the bikes apart, this rack is a dream. Fits most tire and bike sizes with ease and holds them steady thru the roughest of roads. The HitchSwitch lever allows the rack to be tilted up for storage or tilted down for rear vehicle access. The pricing information on this page is updated hourly but we are not responsible for inaccuracies. Purely cosmetic, as it's the outside of the lowers where they've been smashed on rocks anyways , but I just don't like it.
In addition, the tilt lever location makes it a bit awkward to use: you have to reach under any mounted bike to lower and reset it. For serious riders, Wisconsin-based 1Up has a significant following. Taking it on and off the car is way easier with the knob vs. That said, weight-saving comes at a cost—namely, durability—and we would happily tote a few extra pounds if it means a longer lifespan. Orders placed after store hours will be ready for pick up the next day. But I'm getting his insurance to buy me a new rack and I'm getting the same one I had.