Universal Premium Hitch Platform Bike Carrier by SportRack®. The Premium Hitch Platform Bike Carrier is available in models that carry up to 2 bikes and fit 1-1/4" and 2" receivers, and up to 4 bikes and fit 2" receivers. This carrier combines convenience and ease of loading with versatility and security. The low platform makes loading easy, and the sliding wheel cradles and ratcheting arms with rubberized frame hooks can accommodate virtually all wheelbases, tire widths, and frame designs. The locking ratcheting arms and hitch receiver will give you peace of mind when you leave your vehicle unattended.
- Fits a wide range of bikes, including girl’s bikes, kid’s bikes, BMX bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes, etc.
- Available in a model that can carry up to 2 bikes and one that can carry up to 4 bikes
- 2-bike model has a maximum weight capacity of 90 lbs. or 45 lbs. per bike position
- 4-bike model has a maximum weight capacity of 180 lbs. or 45 lbs. per bike position
- 2-bike model fits 1 ¼” receiver and 2” receiver with included adapter
- 4-bike model fits 2” receiver
- Carrier secures to hitch receiver with locking “no wobble” threaded hitch pin that prevents rack sway
- Low height of platform makes hoisting bikes into position effortless
- Wheel cradles slide independently along tubes to accommodate different wheelbases and to eliminate bike-to-bike contact
- Center post’s ratcheting arms with rubberized frame hooks move independently to secure each bike quickly and easily
- Rubberized hooks won’t damage bike finish
- Ratcheting arms can be locked to secure bikes to carrier
- Wheel straps secure wheels to cradles
- Center post tilts down for access to rear of vehicle
- Platform can be folded up and stored when not in use
- Comes with everything needed for installation, including instructions
- Backed by a limited lifetime warranty
This Hitch Platform Bike Carrier provides everything needed to ease installation to the vehicle, simplify loading for any kind of bike, and enable safe and secure transport, as you would expect from a carrier with the word “Premium” in its name. The carrier’s low platform makes raising your bikes into position virtually effortless, and securing them couldn’t be easier. Just rest each wheel inside the cradles. The cradles can be adjusted to suit different wheelbase bikes just by loosening the knobs and moving the cradles along the tube. Push the button on the ratcheting arm with rubberized hook on the center post and push the hook down to firmly grab the frame; the rubberized hook will be gentle to the bike’s finish and the ratcheting mechanism will automatically maintain tension. Secure the wheels to the trays with the Velcro wheel straps and you’re ready to roll.
With the Premium Hitch Platform Bike Carrier, you’ll be able to carry everything from kid’s bikes to road bikes to mountain bikes. Each of the hooks on the center post can be positioned independently, as can the wheel cradles, so you can carry different size and design bikes at the same time. The Premium Hitch Platform Bike Carrier comes in a model that can carry up to 2 bikes with a maximum weight capacity of 90 lbs., or 45 lbs. per bike position, and one that can carry up to 4 bikes with a maximum weight capacity of 180 lbs., or 45 lbs. per bike position. The 2-bike carrier can be directly installed in a 1 ¼” receiver, but a 2” receiver requires use of the included adapter. The 4-bike carrier requires a 2” receiver. To prevent rack sway, the carrier is secured to the hitch receiver with a locking “no wobble” threaded hitch pin. The locking hitch pin will prevent theft of the carrier from the vehicle.
When you need to open the hatch, trunk or tailgate, most hitch mounted carriers are in the way, but not this one. If you need gear from the rear of your vehicle, just remove the clip, pull the pin, and let the center post tilt down. When not in use, the wheel cradle tubes can be folded up for compact storage.
The ratcheting arms can be locked to secure the bikes to the carrier. These along with the locking hitch pin provide complete security so you can transport your bikes with confidence. The Premium Hitch Platform Bike Carrier comes with instructions detailing how to mount the carrier on your vehicle, and how to mount bikes to the carrier. The limited lifetime warranty applies to the original purchaser of the product, and warrants the product against manufacturer’s defects in materials or workmanship.211.68 362.88
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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® - Premium Hitch Platform Bike Carrier Reviews (2)
Every Customer can leave a review about our service and the product that was purchased. In order to leave your review for your new product, please follow the link in the email you receive after completing your purchase. You can rate appearance, ease of installation, price/value and product quality.Customers' rating: 5 OF 5APPEARANCEEASE 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/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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