Universal Alternative Bike Adaptor by SportRack®. The Alternative Bike Adapter enables bikes with non-standard frames to be carried by SportRack hanging style hitch and trunk bike racks. The adapter attaches quickly to the bike with push button clamps, then the adapter can take the place of the frame top tube in the rack arm cradles. The adapter is completely adjustable for different frames and features durable rubber collars that attach to the bike stem and seat post.
- Enables the transport of non-standard bike frames on SportRack hanging style hitch and trunk bike racks
- Telescopic adjustment for all size bike frames
- Push button clamps for fast installation and removal
- Molded rubber pads protect bike’s finish
- Keeps bike securely centered and mounted on hanging style rear mounts
- Durable rubber collars secure easily and safely to bike stem and seat post
- Comes complete with everything required for installation, including instructions
- Backed by a limited lifetime warranty
Girl’s bikes, kid’s bikes, BMX bikes and any other bike with a non-standard frame used to be a challenge to mount in a hanging style hitch mount or trunk mount bike rack. In fact, the only alternative for such bikes was a platform or roof carrier, where the bike could be supported by the wheels. But now, with SportRack’s Alternative Bike Adapter, virtually any bike without a top tube can be safely and securely transported with a hanging style bike carrier. The Alternative Bike Adapter attaches to the bike at the bike stem and seat post, and becomes a stand-in for the top tube, resting in the bike rack cradles.
The telescoping feature enables the Alternative Bike Adapter to fit a wide range of bike frames, while the push button clamps allow fast and secure attachment to the bike. Durable rubber collars and molded rubber pads make sure the adapter won’t damage your bike’s finish. The Alternative Bike Adapter comes with everything required for installation, including detailed instructions. The limited lifetime warranty applies to the original purchaser of the product, and warrants the product against manufacturer’s defects in materials or workmanship.34.77Brand: SportRack Part Number: SR0500 UPC: 770527906511
SportRack® designs and manufactures racks and carrier systems that enable people with active lifestyles to transport their cargo and recreational equipment on their vehicle. The company is located in Granby, Quebec, Canada, and was started in 1980 manufacturing ski racks for the automotive retail industry. SportRack was acquired by cargo/recreational equipment carrier industry giant Thule in 2006, however the company’s focus on “easy on/easy off” products has continued to this day. SportRack’s range of products includes roof rack systems, and roof mounted cargo boxes, bike, watercraft, and snowsport carriers, hitch and trunk/hatch mount bike carriers, and accessories. True to the company’s philosophy, SportRack carriers are easy to mount, easy to load, and will deliver safe, secure, and economical transport for all your recreational gear.SportRack® - Alternative Bike Adaptor Reviews (4)Customers' rating: 5 OF 5APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITY(4.5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITY(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYFantastic| Posted by Gord S. | 2006 Mitsubishi Raider (Orlando, FL)
I've used this rack on one long road trip and several weekend trips including a bit of off-roading. The rack works great and keeps the bikes secure even over rough terrain. The bolt-style hitch pin may seem like a pain but it contributes a lot to the stability - without it you'd need to add a separate stabilizer to get the same level of support for the bikes. For security, I just run a cable lock thru the safety chain loop on my hitch - no need for a locking hitch pin.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYGood Product| Posted by Joseph F. | 2003 Toyota Prado (Houston, TX)
I have to start by saying I am very pleased with this bike rack. It's sturdy, but won't scuff or scratch your car. It performs much better that I expected. When on the road, my bike doesn't move an inch. I haven't tried it with multiple bikes yet, but it seems like it would handle the extras as well.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYPerfect For Different Sized Bikes| Posted by Jimmy H. | 2010 Dodge Charger (West Bloomfield, NY)
We purchased this bike rack over a year ago and we loved it from the first day we used it. It's very user-friendly for making adjustments to fit the bikes. We have had four adult bikes on this rack and not one of them has ever touched each other even on an 8-hour trip. We love that the bikes are not hanging but rather supported by the wheels of the bike. The rack is easy to mount and unmount from your vehicle. However, the rack is a little on the heavy side for a women to mount by herself. For storage the rack folds up and can be placed against your garage wall. We highly recommend this bike rack.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo
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