Hitch bike rack lets you quickly and easily load bikes of almost any style, and it holds bikes by the wheels with no frame contact. The rack tilts so you can access your cargo area without removing the bikes, and it includes locks for peace of mind.
The heavy-duty Tire Hold is a great rack for riders who need to transport their e-bikes, carbon frame bikes, bikes with a large fork, and 27.5 semi-fat bikes. It also carries mountain bikes and road bikes. It grips your bikes by the wheels so it won't scratch your frames, it's easy to load, and you can tilt it with bikes loaded for cargo area access and fold it up for storage.
The Tire Hold has pivoting upright arms with adjustable tire grips that grab your bikes firmly by the wheels - not the frames. These grips allow you to rapidly load and unload your bikes, and they won't scratch or scuff the paint. The grips have slots on the inside so you can adjust them to accommodate the wheel size of each bike.
To load your bikes simply set the tire grips to the correct tire size, set your bikes on the trays, rotate the upright arms against the tires, and press down on the tire grips until they're snug.
The arms are secured by ratcheting mechanisms that slide along the trays. Simply press the silver button on each mechanism to release and slide.
The wheel trays have 3 grooves in the track that accommodate narrow 18c road bike tires up to 3" wide mountain bike tires. The Tire Hold doesn't have cradles for the wheels like most platform-style bike racks have. This allows you to position your bikes on the rack exactly where you want them, not where the cradles dictate you place them. This helps prevent your handlebars and other bike parts from bumping into each other.
The rack tilts down - with or without bikes loaded - so you can access your vehicle's rear cargo area.
The front-mounted hand lever on the base is easily accessible even with your bikes loaded. No more crawling through bikes or squeezing between the rack and the vehicle to hit the tilt-release lever. Simply squeeze it until you see the red indicator, then lower the rack. When you raise the rack back up you will hear a click and the red indicator will disappear.
When the rack is unloaded you can squeeze the hand lever to fold it up for storage. This makes it easier to park in small lots at the trail head or in cramped parking garages, and it keeps the rack out of the way of other vehicles and riders.
The hand knob at the base of the rack lets you tighten the shank in your receiver. Just slide the shank into your hitch, insert the hitch pin, and turn the knob until snug. The knob deploys an anti-rattle wedge at the tip of the shank to help take play out of the hitch connection.
You can set the integrated stopper so that the shank automatically aligns with your hitch pin hole. The first time you install the rack you can adjust the sliding stopper so that it touches the face of your hitch. Then each time you install it going forward it's set up so that the hole in the shank automatically lines up with the hitch pin hole. This prevents you from having to bend down and check for alignment each time you install the rack on your vehicle.
The rack also has a removable sleeve that lets you convert the shank for use in 1-1/4" hitches. Use the included Allen key to remove the sleeve from the shank.
The hand knob on the front of the rack has a keyed lock that secures the rack to your vehicle. To secure your bikes to the rack, run the thick steel cable through your bikes' frames and tighten the hand knob down over the cable's looped end.
- E-bike capability (Each tray carry up to 60 lbs.)
- Carrier secures bike without touching bike frame or forks
- Good for carbon frames, large size fork and 27.5 semi fat bikes
- Fits 1 1/4″ and 2″ receivers with an adapter (included)
- Foldable trays when not in use and Trays tilt down to allow access trunk with a lever
- Includes lock, keys, and security cables for both bike hitch and bikes
- Capacity – 2 bike
- Limited Life Time Warranty