Hot!Hitch Rack

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2017/08/08 06:22:23 (permalink)

Hitch Rack

I have a Strada, and up until now I have had a trunk rack.  It really doesn't work well, and I have used about 6 bungee cords to secure the bike.  I recently traded vehicles, and I'd like to get a hitch rack that supports the wheels.  Does anybody have any suggestions?

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    Re: Hitch Rack 2017/08/08 09:10:50 (permalink)
    You will receive many suggestions from the group.
    I have the 1UP USA hitch rack.
    The total time to mount and dismount your Strada from the rack s about 30 seconds,,,,, REALLY.
    I have a TI/Carbon Aero.
    The hitch is totally adjustable to handle various wheel sizes both front and rear tires. Just a simple change of the tire grabber location. Again,,,, 2-3 minutes to change wheel sizes. Usually that's  a one time adjustment when it is new.
    It comes with hex key wrenches to adjust the rack and to tighten the hitch to the receiver. The receiver hex wrench is machined as a security feature.
    It's pricey, $299.00 
    Also,,, I have transported my recumbents from New England to Florida many times without any fear of marks on the car or falling off.


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    Re: Hitch Rack 2017/08/08 13:18:35 (permalink)
    Check out the Raxter bike racks. Quick and easy.
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    Re: Hitch Rack 2017/08/09 15:34:20 (permalink)
    I like my Thule. It does not clamp on the frame but on the wheels. Very reliable.

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    Re: Hitch Rack 2017/08/10 16:50:29 (permalink)
    Another vote for 1UP USA. Folds up nicely for storage, relatively lightweight all aluminum construction, fits both 1-1/4 and 2 inch receivers. Quick and easy to mount to receiver. Quick and easy to load and unload my Corsa or Carbon Aero. Great engineering and build quality.

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    Re: Hitch Rack 2017/08/29 15:22:47 (permalink)
    I have this rack:

    I have the Hollywood rack also but the model above this one.
    Got it because it's also good for long wheel base and my bike friday tandem.  

    '16 Carbon Basso GS
    '06 Bike Friday NWT
    '99 VRexAchetta (Stolen and Born Again)
    '08 Bike Friday Tandem
    '13  Mukluk3 
    SOLD:'05 Aero Basso '06 Ti Aero '05 Corsa '11 29er MTB  Bike Friday SAT R DAY  '07 Giro 20 '03 Strada
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