I bought this style bike carrier to hopefully be able to use between our Tahoe hitch and possibly a motor home addition when that time came. I spent a long time looking at various bike carriers on the road and also, more importantly to me, the impact those bike carriers had on the vehicles they were mounted on. After seeing many scratch marks on the trunks and fenders of cars and seeing many expensive bikes attached to expensive vehicles with bike pedals goughing into the trunk area and lower back bumpers of cars, I decided on this style carrier. It works great on the Tahoe, easy to install, fits the 2 inch hitch and has the insert to fit a smaller hitch. Keeps the bike far enough away from the SUV to prevent damage. Super easy to lift the bikes on and off the wheel trays and there is no worry that bikes will bouce off or change position. It's been great in that respect. We did end up getting the motor home and it fits the motor home well, however when both bikes are on the rack, the handle bars and the pedals do come in contact with the paint on the motorhome - so we will have to work on "best positioning" of the bikes to prevent exterior damage. That's the only reason for the score of 4. Thanks overstock.
Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
from Blue Ridge Mountains, NC,
Oct 7, 2010
Very sturdy... I feel my bikes are very secured. Unlike the other kind of racks that have straps and rubber place holders - you don't have to worry with the bikes swaying back and forth. With this product you will no longer have dings or scratches on the back of your car bumper. I'm very happy with this product - other brands cost over $200. Definitely a good deal!
I gave 5 stars but would give 4.5 due to one annoyance. The rack is good for smaller and larger hitch receiver SO it has a smaller hole for the lock pin in hitch receiver whch has a larger hole, on my fifthwheeel and my truck receivers.. The manufacturer recognized this and put a second hole in the hitch reciver I bought that fits ON the bumper of the fifthwheel. A screw is provided that goes in to stop the slop of the male part in the receiver given a smaller pin was necessary due to the smaller hole in the male part of the rack that fits in the hitch receiver. I am going to have the hole drilled out a little bigger so when I want to use this rack in my 2" receiver on my truck it will not be shaking/sloppy etc. Otherwise this is a GREAT bike rack and holds the bikes tight, really love this rack and it folds up for storage very easily. I have recommended it to folks at the campground we traveled to in South Carolina.
How accurate was the sizing? Accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. High quality product
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? No defects of this product but...
We have owned several bike racks over the years and this is by far the best! We bought a pick up truck so we needed a new rack that would attach to the hitch. We drove from Western New York to Florida with 2 bikes on it. We found it extremely easy to put together, light weight, and easy to put the bikes on and off. Buy it you won't regret it!!
How accurate was the sizing? Excellent
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
This was bought for a gift, my son put it together but has not tried it yet. It is winter. Will let you know this spring. He thought it looked like a nice one and I bought it since the reviews were all good.
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