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2019/12/02 16:55:09 (permalink)

Best 2 " hitch bike rack to carry my Bacchetta Giro, and other bikes.

I'm looking for a new bike rack that can carry my new Giro, and, preferably 2-3 other bikes. (DF and recumbent combinations.) I would like to get a 2" hitch rack that holds the bikes firmly and doesn't sway or make noise. Simplicity/ease of use would be a big plus, as I'm not the most mechanically minded rider out there! I have heard that the Saris Freedom 4, the 1UP USA double (with an "Add On,") and the Swagman XTC 4 are probably the best racks to consider.
Thought I would run this question by the very helpful riders on this forum. Am I missing any other great possibilities? Does anyone just love their rack and want to share what they have and why they love it? Has anyone had a bad experience owning any of these, or any other rack that I should steer away from? 
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Re: Best 2 " hitch bike rack to carry my Bacchetta Giro, and other bikes. 2019/12/03 03:23:31 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby VeloKat 2019/12/13 18:09:45
I’ve used the double Raxter for years hauling Bacchetta’s all over the country.
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Re: Best 2 " hitch bike rack to carry my Bacchetta Giro, and other bikes. 2019/12/07 07:36:14 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby VeloKat 2019/12/08 03:27:46
I have the Thule T2 and like it because it supports the bikes by the wheel. And it is fully adjustable to 48" wheelbase. I even transported a Gold Rush XL frame on it by reversing the front wheel. And I like the clamping by the wheels only - no need to clamp on the frame. I currently use it to transport a Large Frame CA2.0 and it works well. 
 
I seriously looked at the 1UpUSA but cost won out in the end and I found a gently used T2 at half the price.

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Re: Best 2 " hitch bike rack to carry my Bacchetta Giro, and other bikes. 2019/12/11 11:56:55 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby VeloKat 2019/12/13 18:09:27
We use a Saris Rack at Bacchetta.  The 1UpUSA is also great as well.
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Re: Best 2 " hitch bike rack to carry my Bacchetta Giro, and other bikes. 2019/12/11 13:46:40 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby VeloKat 2019/12/13 18:05:10
Two of us up here in Seattle have these. Work great. The trick is to turn the curved hold-down bar upside-down so it come up under the bike frame. Lift it tight and add a bungee over the frame down to one of the wheel hoops and it is ready to go.
 
https://hollywoodracks.co.../recumbent-hitch-racks
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