Recent Topics
Anybody into Motocross?
by VeeDubb
08/28/16 11:36 AM
Recommend CHEST Holster
by Smoky14
08/28/16 10:41 AM
School decision
by NavyVet88
08/28/16 10:36 AM
TPMS rebuild kit
by Donald
08/28/16 10:29 AM
Plastic rivets
by buck91
08/28/16 09:56 AM
TV-Bluetooth Advice for MIL
by dkryan
08/28/16 09:51 AM
Pump vs auto loading Shotgun
by FirstNissan
08/28/16 09:32 AM
PYB & PHM reduced @ Wal Mart
by car51
08/28/16 09:30 AM
Ugly New Prius #2
by AirgunSavant
08/28/16 08:32 AM
Getting hurt at work
by ram_man
08/28/16 04:46 AM
Brake Pad Shims a MUST?
by SavagePatch
08/28/16 01:34 AM
Bean Counters vs Swedish Engineering
by Y_K
08/28/16 12:04 AM
Newest Members
DALpilotMike, Safetyfirst, rwood, USARMOR, GV00
58943 Registered Users
Who's Online
80 registered (Bandito440, AandPDan, Al, 2002 Maxima SE, 4WD, Astro14, 4 invisible), 1779 Guests and 9 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
58943 Members
66 Forums
253666 Topics
4164351 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#3334863 - 04/06/14 10:23 AM hitch mount bike rack
dave180 Offline


Registered: 11/01/13
Posts: 145
Loc: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Any quality, but inexpensive to fit a 1 1/4 receiver?

I looked at Graber and was not thrilled with the use of a threaded bolt instead of a lockable hitch pin.

BTW, this will be for one of two bikes.


Edited by dave180 (04/06/14 10:29 AM)
_________________________
2014 Dodge Journey 3.6 (Pentastar)
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8
2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5

Top
#3334878 - 04/06/14 10:55 AM Re: hitch mount bike rack [Re: dave180]
motts Offline


Registered: 06/19/09
Posts: 172
Loc: ny
Try Saris

Top
#3334898 - 04/06/14 11:14 AM Re: hitch mount bike rack [Re: dave180]
SLCraig Offline


Registered: 12/21/08
Posts: 5565
Loc: London, ON, Canada
I have a Swagmann XTC-2. I am a big fan of it actually. I got it as a birthday gift about 5 years ago and I have no intention of getting another rack any time soon.

Adjustable wheel hoops and ratcheting lock hooks. You can put any bike on this thing.

_________________________
2010 Civic SI sedan 6MT
SynPower 5w30 | Fram Ultra | Pennzoil MTF

Top
#3334968 - 04/06/14 01:14 PM Re: hitch mount bike rack [Re: dave180]
JOD Offline


Registered: 09/10/09
Posts: 3209
Loc: PNW/WA
In my experience, the threaded hitch pins actually work a little better for eliminating side play than the non-threaded locking hitch pins. Yeah, it's more inconvenient, but it just seems to be a better system.

Platform-style racks are definitely the way to go; easier to load, less damage to the bike and it'll accommodate odd shapes so it's future-proof if you get a bike with an unconventional double-diamond frame. The one listed above looks nice, and Hollywoods HR1000 is kind of the industry standard 2-bike hitch rack. Most folks really like it: http://www.amazon.com/Hollywood-Racks-HR1000.

Top
#3335003 - 04/06/14 01:56 PM Re: hitch mount bike rack [Re: JOD]
dave180 Offline


Registered: 11/01/13
Posts: 145
Loc: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Thanks, I'll look into the platform type. I never considered that kind.
_________________________
2014 Dodge Journey 3.6 (Pentastar)
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8
2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5

Top