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Hold up to four bikes of different shapes and sizes with the v-shaped SportWing hitch-mounted carrier. Rack has aluminum arms that won't rust, sliding cradles that grab the bike by the wheels - not the frame - and a telescoping shank for easy loading.
The Highland SportWing aluminum, hitch-mounted 4-bike carrier offers the versatility and durability of more expensive options at an affordable price. SportWing carries up to four bikes of different sizes and shapes simultaneously - from adult to children's bikes to anything else under the sun.
The support arms are constructed of aluminum to resist rusting over time, extending the life of your purchase. The lightweight construction makes removing the arms for storage a breeze - just pull a pin and the arms slide off.
The carrier cradles slide up and down the arms to accommodate various bike sizes and adjust easily with integrated knobs. The cradles feature soft foam padding to protect your bike and quick-release straps for easy bike mounting. Carrier arms also feature pads to protect your bike frame from scratching during transport.
Rubber wheel and pedal straps hold the bike in place during transport. The easy-to-use straps prevent bike-to-bike contact when you are hauling more than one bike.
SportWing has a unique, sliding shank that telescopes out to make loading bikes easier. The shank extension is controlled by a knob and is prevented from sliding out of the shank by a built-in safety cable. The extension can be removed to convert your 4-bike carrier to a 2-bike carrier in seconds.
The bike rack is held in the hitch receiver with a Silent Hitch Pin (# 63145-1). The hitch pin eliminates any movement of the bike rack in the receiver hitch.
Video of Highland SportWing Aluminum Hitch-Mounted, 4-Bike Carrier - 2" Hitches
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Today we are going to show you part number 1370400 from Highland. This is their SportWing Four Bike Bike Rack. This bicycle rack can hold up to four bicycles and you can take the back part of the rack off and only have a two bike rack if needed. It has eight movable nesting cradles two per bike. This will fit only a two inch receiver hitch and it also has a long extension tube that keeps the bikes away from the back of the vehicle so you do not have to worry about them bouncing around back there. The arms that hold the bikes are actually made of a lightweight aluminum. So it saves weight whenever possible for the bicycle rack. Movement and noise is virtually eliminated by securing the bicycles by the wheels and using the pedal straps that are included with the bike rack. 00:38
The aluminum arms themselves are removable for storage. Go ahead and install it in our typical two inch receiver hitch and just line up the threaded hole with the hitch pin hole and we will install our anti- rattle bolt. Take your wrench and snug it down. As we stated before this bicycle rack can be converted for a two bike or a four bike use. Go ahead and just undo this handle bolt right here, just back it off some. Undo these clips right here for your safety cables and then you take the whole assembly out. You can have as much space or as little space between your bikes as needed also. And that is why the safety cables are there so when you have got everything together we can pull it out and not worry about it coming completely out. 01:26
Next feature we are going to talk about is the aluminum arms themselves and the fact that they are removable. We simply take off this pin right here, unclip to pull it out and take the arm completely off. Now that allows you to store that bike rack without taking up a whole bunch of area. Moving up the arm we have this adjustable padding right here which you can slide up and down the arm so your bikes will not be bouncing off the aluminum of the bicycle rack itself. And going up the arm is two cradles per arm. To adjust them you just undo this knob right here and you can go up and down the arm as you need it. And the cradles themselves have this foam padding on there so you do not have to worry about it scratching up the finish on your bike and this is where the actual rim will fit on here and then your tire will be on top.02:05
And this strap will cover the entire wheel assembly and tire and just go around it and hold it in place. All right what you want to do first is before you put your bike on you want to measure how far apart the very top of your rims are so you know where to promptly space these arms. Once you have that done you can go ahead and set the bike up. Once you get the bike in place all you have got to do is pull the strap over and pull it over the little pin here. Do the same thing for the front and rear. It is kind of hard to see but right here you can see where the foam padding comes into play. Next you want to install your pedal strap. Bring your pedal as close to the middle as possible. It is a real easy strap set that has Velcro on both sides so it does not matter which way it will always stick to itself. So you just pull it over and you just pull it as tight as you can and just put them together. And there you have it for part number 1370400 from Highland the SportWing Four Bike Rack.
Average Customer Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (20 Customer Reviews)
by: Rocco O.03/22/2011
The First Setup of the Highland Hitch Bike Rack - 1370400 Thank You etrailer for the great service. Took many trips in the Summer of 2010. 10099
Easy assembly. Holds 4 bikes with ease. Less trouble than our other rack. Etrailer ships fast! I am so pleased with this purchase. If you hate trying to puzzle your bikes onto the other style of rack....try this one. 96338
by: Robert W08/18/2013
Great bike rack. Likes: - Assembles quickly - under 20 min with a 1/2" rachet. - Converts from 4 bikes to 2 bikes - Holds the bikes via the wheels, which makes them easier to load and handles different sizes well - Minimal wiggling and bouncing You'll need about 15 minutes the first time only to figure out the best positions for the clamps... 95669
by: Doug B.08/21/2011
I bought this rack and a 2" receiver hitch for my 2011 Ford Transit Connect, and promptly left for a 2000 mile round trip to Florida. I develop recumbent bicycles as a hobby, and they are notoriously difficult to carry on a rack due to the odd frame shapes, but this rack has no problems with them at all. The rack was noise free, and holds the bikes very securely. E-trailer shipping was fast, pre-delivery communication was very good. The hitch bolted up with four bolts - a really easy operation. I'd definately recommend this to recumbent bike riders tired of heavy, poor-fitting racks. This one is light, versatile, and stores in a small space. 22397
by: Kyle Q06/26/2013
Works great, very little flex or wobble. Only complaint is the lynch pins that hold the arms onto the main body are lightweight (it's only a bike rack) but the spring 'keeper' mechanism is really flimsy, and one already has been lost. Pin was still there, but the keeper fell off in transit. Upgraded to implement grade lynch pins.86287
by: Vincent G.07/11/2013
I placed my order late Sunday evening and shipment was received by Wednesday. I like this bicycle carrier because of the versatility of it; carrying different sized bicycles easily. It is easy to set up and easily adjustable. In fact my 8 yr. old daughter did most of the assembly. It is also easy to store since it breaks down to smaller pieces which will fit almost anywhere. I would recommend purchasing a locking pin in place of the hitch pin it comes with, but that is for your own protection. The one sent gets the job done unless you are concerned with theft.89084
by: Leonard NESS BRADEN03/30/2013
Ellen, Ext 389, did not actually place this order for me due to an obligatory childcare absence on the day I needed to order. However, she deserves credit for it because of the extraordinary effort she exerted on my behalf on the day prior to my purchase. Using the information she had provided me, I decided that I had only two choices in a satisfactory bike rack: the Highland SportWing and the Yakima Swing Daddy. My 2001 Isuzu Trooper w/ continental kit has a ¾ left-hand door that must swing horizontally over any attached rack. Even the Yakima Flipside lacked that necessary clearance. The Swing Daddy does work but costs 70% more. Considering our current house improvement expense, my choice was evident. Yes, I must remove the inside bike and left-hand support for the door to clear. The effort required is minimal, however, and accomplishes full access to the rear cargo area. That’s an excellent cost/return ratio. I will say that I did NOT use the included silent hitch pin to secure the rack to the receiver. Instead, I used my key-locked pin. The fit is just as tight as was encountered with the one provided; and, of course, by using mine the rack can no longer be removed with a simple wrench. I don’t know the amount of the cost differential between the two; but I might recommend that the vendor forget about the silent pin and provide the key-locked one instead. That additional degree of security provided both my wife and me with enormous peace of mind. Thus far, I have encountered no other problems with this rack. Loading two adult bikes would be difficult for a single individual, I believe; but at this point I can’t envision carrying two them by myself anyway. And I can envision the loading process getting easier with experience. So, yes, for my particular situation the Highland SportWing earns a solid B+. And, again, as I indicated earlier I did work with an exemplary employee prior to making my purchase from this company. I would definitely recommend them as a first-class vendor. 73381
by: Chris D.10/08/2012
The rack worked great. We got it for our vacation; 400 miles round trip. No problems at all. It does take a bit to get the bikes on. We are a family of four--two adult bikes and two children's bikes. While on our trip we saw someone with a traditional over-the-trunk rack with a women's bike on it. In order to make it work they had to hang the bike up-side down! That won't be an issue with this rack. The customer service was fantastic. I ordered the rack on a Saturday. Within a couple of hours I received an email that it was ready for shipping! The rack was at our door within a few days.56651
by: Paul F08/24/2012
Easy to assemble and it works great. The ability to quickly change from a 2 bike to a 4 bike carrier is really nice. My old bike carrier supported the bike frames and it really scratched up my aluminum frame mountain bike when loading and unloading. The Highland SportWing holds the bikes wheels and has foam bumpers around the posts which protects your bikes nicely. It also eliminates the need to purchase a $30 extra bar to carry a woman's bike. The only weakness of this product is the lack of a pre-attached security cable and lock.52853
by: Trey W.05/14/2012
This bike rack exceeded my expectations. It is much sturdier than I originally thought it would be. It is easy to assemble and take down. My only concern was that i never saw a picture with four bikes loaded. I was worried that it would be difficult to load all four. This was not the case. We have four full sized mountain bikes and they all fit easily on the rack.40310
We went our 1st trip with the bike rack. The installation went great and the rack worked out great. The best part about the rack is that it can handle any size bike. We have two children of different ages and bike sizes and two adult bikes. This rack was able to handle all 4 bikes of different sizes without any problems. The 1st time you use them it will take an additional 10-20 minutes to get setup, but after that they are set. I would make sure that you have the poles marked to which poles goes into which slot. My only complaints about it (which we knew going in) were: 1. Have to remove the 1st pair of poles (and bikes) in order to get into the back (this is attached to a Honda Odyssey van). 2. There is no way to fold up the rack in order to just leave the bike rack installed without bikes and drive around. You pretty much have to take off the bike rack if you don't have bikes because it hangs too far out the back and would be a hazard. 36587
by: Marnie C03/30/2012
I can't speak highly enough in regards to the customer service I received from this comapny. We make a lot of purchases online and this company is right up at the top of the list when it comes to customer service. My husband ended up installing the bike rack on my 2010 Suburban for me when I went on a last minute group ride...he had it together and ready for me in less than 20 minutes. I was a bit nervous about whether I would be able to manage getting the bike off and on by myself but it seriously couldn't be easier. I was also nervous about hauling it by myself for the first time just in case there were issues with the product but the bike hardly even moved back there. It felt very secure. We haven't had all 4 bikes on it yet but after figuring out how the system works it seems like it shouldn't be too complicated. Would highly recommend etrailer.com and the Highland bike rack as well!35639
by: Alex Bernier03/21/2012
Sturdy design works well with all types of bikes. Really like the fact you can either use it for two bike's or four bike's depending on your needs. Price is also really good found other place's but is more money when you have to pay for shipping but that is not he case here.34610
VERY easy to assemble and all pieces align very well. If your bike options don't change (and mine don't, I have a family of 4 and I use the rack for our bikes only), you can set it up to carry the bikes the way you ant them, once, then forget it. I put my kids bikes closest to my SUV, so for those times that I JUST took the kids and their bikes to an event, I would only need to use the rack for two. The extension is set up for my wife's and my bikes, so that's only necessary when we're all heading out together. The best part about this rack for me is how fast it tears apart, including the "wings", and that allows it to fit into a corner of my already packed garage. It takes up very little room. I used a sharpie and labeled the wings (FR or front right, FL for front left, etc.) so the adjustments I made would always be right when I put it back together. I recommend this rack for the price point and flexibility. Sure, there are better racks from Thule and Yakima, but you'll pay WAY more for one that holds 4, and I'll be happier when I pass you on the highway knowing I pocketed a couple $ with mine!25432
by: Mike M.09/02/2011
I had a hard time finding a bike rack that I thought would work with the assorted bikes we have. 26 & 24 " womens bike (until I buy a mens bike), 20" girls bike and an Adam's Trail-A-Bike. Everything I was reading about conventional racks was suggesting I needed a bike frame adaptor. For these bikes that would have been another $100+. I saw this one, and since it fastens to the wheels I thought it would work for my needs. We just got back from a four day 200 mile vacation and this rack is outstanding! I stopped at 20 and 50 miles to check on it and everything was still in place. etrailer .com was also outstanding! I ordered this on a Tuesday night and had it Thursday (MN to MO UPS). The only down side I had with the rack is that the directions included, and etrailers.com video are different. When loading it worked best for me to follow etrailers, which said to have large bike in front on high hooks (like it shows in their picture). Highlands directions said to have large bike in front on low hooks. The other diference was how to attach the safety straps. etrailer showed to wrap velcro straps around pedals. I found it worked better Highland's way, which strapped the bike frame to the rack post. This kept the bike tight against the post. Also, it took a little trial and error to get the bikes lined up right (however this was my 1st time using any type of bike carrier). Overall I am very pleased with the Highland Sportwing 4 bike Rack, and etrailer.com. 23469
by: R. Thomas03/19/2011
This works well for a variety of bikes. I have a 7 and 10 year old and knew that I'd have several bike changes over the years. This works with all our bikes. I would not recommend buying the extra lock however. What a pain to get it threaded just right! After about 40 minutes of trying, I used just the clip lock that was included and it worked wonderfully. No rattling, no swaying. A good rack without having to buy a ton of extras to accommodate all bike types. 9803
by: Tammie B02/06/2011
I bought this product because I wanted to accomodate 4 bikes of various sizes and weights, including a 50 lb downhill bike, and a childs bike. Also wanted a rack I didn't have to keep on my car in between rides. I have yet to try the child's bike and the 4 bike set-up (used the 2 bike piece only), but so far it's been a good product, lightweight and easy to assemble and disassemble. Because it mounts the bikes on the wheel rims, there is no damage to the frame. My only issues are: the inside bike is a bit tricky to mount, and you have to be careful not to scratch the car paint, but not an issue if it's a lighter bike, or a tall/strong person; and I can't access my rear hatch with the arms on (tho they are very easy to remove), or the rear hatch window with the bikes loaded. I knew this before I bought, but made the compromise for this versitile, well-priced 4 bike rack. 6728
For the price, this is a great option. Love how it can carry all sizes of frames, and can easily switch from 4 bike to a 2 bike option. Also like how the arms can be removed for easy and light weight storage.73740
by: kathryn mendoza12/06/2011
works great for 4 bikes, we are very happy with our purchase27814
by: Mike C.09/26/2011
The second set of bike holders cannot be locked to the rest of the bike rack. Otherwise, I really like this rack.24678
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