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Old 03-15-2015, 02:38 PM   #1
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Bicycle Rack

I want to get a receiver mounted bicycle rack for toting the pedal powered bike(s) around.

Is there a "best" one to get or brand to look at? If not a specific model, are there certain features that you deem critical that I should look for?

Although I am looking for receiver mounted rack, feel free to use this thread for general bike rack discussion...I couldn't find another and didn't want to pollute the other bicycle threads.

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Old 03-15-2015, 03:11 PM   #2
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Thule

Spend the money on a Thule.

Which one? No idea as you didn't include any vehicle specs or personal needs. There are lots to choose from, but narrow it down based on what you think you need and you'll be glad you did.
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Old 03-15-2015, 03:22 PM   #3
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I believe I would +1 the Thule.
We bought a Swagman 2 from MEC. It's fine, but it's not something I would run out and buy again. I'll likely end up replacing it in a couple of years with a Thule or a Yakima.

What's that that Gummie said? Buy once, cry once?

Spend the money on Thule.
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Old 03-15-2015, 03:44 PM   #4
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Since you didn't give us much to go on, I'll suggest what works best for me and what we didn't like.
Keep in mind that we either have two or four bikes with us.

I love this set up- http://www.yakima.com/shop/bike/hitch/holdup2in

We do this for 4 bikes and it works great. Takes 5 minutes to load up the bikes and get rolling.


We absolutely hated this solution http://www.yakima.com/shop/bike/hitch/fulltilt4

It took 20 minutes to load up 4 bikes and they always rubbed, touched and scratched each other. With two bikes, it was okay, as we would load one bike, then skip a bike section, then put the other bike on. A little faster, but still a pain.
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Old 03-15-2015, 04:04 PM   #5
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I have one that holds the bike by the crossbar. Can't remember the name and it's in the shed.

What i like about these over the tire held racks is it carries the bikes higher up for more ground clearance.
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Old 03-15-2015, 04:27 PM   #6
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We picked up a swing away rack from REI at a members only garage sale. Got it for under $100 if I remember right.

http://www.rei.com/product/875383/ya...ch-rack-4-bike
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Old 03-15-2015, 04:32 PM   #7
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http://www.jetblackproducts.com/products/JBRK-1142



Easiest simplest no fuss rack.

http://gripsport.com.au/products

Here's a few other options for you too.
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Old 03-15-2015, 04:38 PM   #8
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Old 03-15-2015, 05:45 PM   #9
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Get the nicer of the two options. Its worth the $

If you can find em used, do that. Its not like they wear out

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Old 03-15-2015, 06:49 PM   #10
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Best rack made

http://www.1upusa.com/bicycleracks.html
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Old 03-15-2015, 06:54 PM   #11
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I found a Yakima 3 bike hitch rack on CL. If you do not need it right away, now they will be kind of spendy and sell very fast. If you wait till a bit after the 4th of July, prices come down a bit and they last a little bit longer. I bought mine on Labor Day weekend for $100, which I thought was a pretty fine buy.
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:22 PM   #12
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http://reviews.mtbr.com/1up-usa-bike-rack-review
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:43 PM   #13
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Pretty quick install/removal. Made in USA too, no plastic. This isn't me

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Old 03-15-2015, 08:35 PM   #14
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Right here and you're done dealing. The best.
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Old 03-16-2015, 05:46 AM   #15
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If my current rack wears out, the replacement will be a 1UP. When you see one up close, you'll realize they are the best hands down. However, if you have to carry more than one bike, they get very expensive in a hurry.
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