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#3334863 - 04/06/14 10:23 AM hitch mount bike rack
dave180 Offline


Registered: 11/01/13
Posts: 141
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)
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#3334878 - 04/06/14 10:55 AM Re: hitch mount bike rack [Re: dave180]
motts Offline


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Try Saris

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

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#3334968 - 04/06/14 01:14 PM Re: hitch mount bike rack [Re: dave180]
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Registered: 09/10/09
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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.

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#3335003 - 04/06/14 01:56 PM Re: hitch mount bike rack [Re: JOD]
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Thanks, I'll look into the platform type. I never considered that kind.
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