I looked at several other bike racks...for a lot more money!!! This rack is very substantial, will definitely hold the weight of three bikes, and I'm sure I'll get years of use out of it...all for a lot less money than anything else I've seen on the markey. Hooray for Overstock.com - this one's a winner!!!
I bought this bike rack thinking it looked like sturdy construction, and I was going to put 2-3 bikes on it. None of our bikes will fit on it. Only a thin bicycle frame with male bike construction can be used on this rack. It was a huge waste of money. I guess I'll put it in my next yard sale.
I live in the mountains. Had a 2" trailer hitch installed on my Jeep. Ordered this bicycle rack from Overstock. The rack itsself is very substantial. It's solid, and weighs 31 lbs. My mountain bike fits on it snuggly. This rack is going to serve me fine, because I only need to drive about four to five miles to where I will be riding, but it is not going to work for anyone who has to drive over bumpy roads to get to where they are going to ride. Why? The normal ball-mount that fits into the 2" trailer hitch is secured in place by a 5/8" pin. This rack has a 1/2" screw-type locking pin and treaded detail for securing to the trailer hitch mount. Once the bike is secured in place, the whole rack has about 2-3" of play in either direction. In other words, the bike can swing 4 - 6 " while it is being transported. If I had known that this rack didn't have the 5/8" locking pin assembly like my trailer hitch I probably wouldn't have purchased it.
I love that it is well made and easy to install. I got a good value for the price. The only think I don't love about it is some of our bikes have a wide bar where you connect it to the rack so the other bikes can't be tightened enough. If all of your bikes are the same size this rack would be wonderful.
I am thankful to those that supplied ratings for the bike rack. I almost purchased this one but, luckily didn't after reading the reviews. Customer service has been very weak in the past for me from Overstock!!!
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