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Discussion: Hitch Rack

Subject: Hitch Rack

By: Bryce B.

Written on: Wednesday March 14, 2012

Message: I'm looking for a decent hitch rack for my Jeep. I'm looking at the Yakima Stick-up. I had a Saris for the trunk of my car but the bikes seemed to wobble a fair amount. Does that happen with hanging bikes from a hitch rack?
Does anyone have a preference on having a tray rack vs hanging bikes?
What would you all recommend?
Thanks!

Subject: RE: Hitch Rack

By: Cyndi S.

Written on: Wednesday March 14, 2012

Message: Bryce...check this one out: http://www.1upusa.com/1upusarackho me.htm. I have this on my Subaru Outback and love it!!! Less than 5 minutes to attach it. And less than a minute to put the bikes on. It's incredibly sturdy!! Good luck.

Subject: RE: Hitch Rack

By: Dustyn S.

Written on: Wednesday March 14, 2012

Message: The link didn't work for me...

Subject: RE: Hitch Rack

By: Clyde W.

Written on: Wednesday March 14, 2012

Message:
I have a Thule 4-bike rack on a 2 inch hitch. Not sure model but it can swing out to the side so you can swing the rear door up without taking the bikes off. Great rack though it's very heavy and tough for a small woman to lift.

Subject: RE: Hitch Rack

By: James T.

Written on: Wednesday March 14, 2012

Message: Are you transporting carbon bikes? If you are, it is highly recommended that you get a tray rack otherwise you might damage the frame by suspending the bike and going on a long journey.

Subject: RE: Hitch Rack

By: Bryce B.

Written on: Wednesday March 14, 2012

Message: @Cyndi-the link didnt work for me either but i googled 1upusa and found the information! Thanks!

@James-I do not have a carbon bike...yet. haha but that is good information to know!

Subject: RE: Hitch Rack

By: Jeff T.

Written on: Wednesday March 14, 2012

Message: I have a Thule tray rack on my Jeep and highly recommend it. It takes just seconds to load the bikes and they are very secure and stable enroute. You will need a hitch extension to get the bikes out past the spare tire. You can find those at any U-Haul store.

Subject: RE: Hitch Rack

By: Suzanne C.

Written on: Wednesday March 14, 2012

Message: I love my BFF's tray rack. She used to have a hanging one but we love the tray.

Subject: RE: Hitch Rack

By: Ronald F.

Written on: Thursday March 15, 2012

Message: I have a hanging style. I do use a bungie to stablize the bikes. One thing I like about it is that it is easy to lube the chain or other repairs. I have made a way to use it as a repair stand in my basement shop also.

Subject: RE: Hitch Rack

By: Cyndi S.

Written on: Friday March 16, 2012

Message: All...my apologies. here's the correct link: http://www.1upusa.com/1upusarackho me.htm No . at the end. :-)

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