Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer
installation instructions and specs for complete information.
This unique bike rack is really 3 in 1. The base rack can be used as a 2- or 4-bike carrier for 2" hitches, and the add-on works as a stand-alone 2-bike rack for 1-1/4" hitches. Cushioned hooks and sliding wheel hoops hold most bike styles.
The Pro Series Q-Slot is a triple threat when it comes to carrying your bikes. This platform-style, hitch-mounted rack is 3 bike racks in 1 tidy package. The base rack can be used as a 2-bike carrier for 2" hitches or - with the included add-on installed - as a 4-bike carrier for 2" hitches. The add-on can also be used as a stand-alone 2-bike rack for 1-1/4" hitches, making this rack perfect for people with 2 cars that have different hitch sizes.
You can use either of the 2-bike carriers the old-fashioned way - just slide it into your 1-1/4" or 2" hitch and secure it with the appropriate anti-rattle hitch pin. For full 4-bike carrying capacity, slide the shank of the 1-1/4" rack into the front of the 2" rack and secure it with the 1/2" pin.
The Q-Slot is super easy to load, even when used in the 4-bike configuration. The rack has 2 upright masts with frame hooks that adjust independently of one another to hold 4 bikes of different - or identical - styles and sizes, and they eliminate bike-to-bike contact during travel. The upright masts can be folded down by releasing bail pins at the bases, allowing you to load bikes onto the rack without interference. Folding the masts down also provides easier access to your vehicle's rear cargo area.
Once your bikes are in place on the rack, simply slide the cushioned hooks down snugly over the bike frames and tighten the hand knobs. These hooks are staggered and operate independently of each other so that you can carry bikes of different sizes, and they are padded so that they won't scratch or scuff the paint finish on your bikes.
The versatile rack has adjustable wheel hoops that enable you to carry bikes of different lengths as well. These wheel hoops adjust with hand knobs and slide along the bike rack frame to accommodate your specific bike lengths. The hoops include straps with hook-and-loop closures (similar to Velcro) to secure your bike wheels in place.
The rack features a unique dual rise shank (the base rack and add-on rack both have a rise) for ultimate ground clearance. These rise shanks provide great clearance when the racks are used independently and superior clearance when the racks are used together in the 4-bike configuration.
The horizontal bars can be folded up for storage when the bike rack is not in use. Simply pull the bail pins at the base, fold the arms up, and re-insert the pins.
Video of Pro Series Q-Slot Platform-Style 2 Bike and 4 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches
Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer
installation instructions and specs for complete information.
Today, we'll be reviewing the Pro Series Q-Slot Platform bike rack, part #PS63138. This is a hitch-mounted bike rack that can carry 2-4 bikes with 2 inch hitches when needed with an add-on rack. The add-on rack can be used separately for 1 inch and 1/4 inch hitches. The Q-slot has cushioned hooks that slide up and down independently on the masts. This helps hold bikes of different shapes and sizes in place. There's also some padding on the hooks which protects the bike's frame from scratches. There's wheel-mounts with straps that slide back and forth, which will adjust for varying bike lengths and secure the wheels in place. The masts pull down for bike loading or to access your rear cargo area. The wheel-mount arm folds up, as well, for storage after a trip. The shank of this bike rack has a dual rise, which provides more ground clearance and has an anti-rattle bolt. It has rear reflectors, which help with making the q-slot more visible at night, and it has a black powder-coat finish to make it rust resistant. Now that we've gone over some features of the q-slot, let's show you how it's installed. We'll start in its 4-bike configuration, and slide the rack into the hitch of our vehicle. Remember, the 4-bike configuration is only for 2 inch hitches. We'll line up our pin holes, then we'll install our anti-rattle bolt with the washer. Now, we'll take the provided wrench and tighten it down and place the clip on the other side. With that done, we'll pull these pins here, which will release the wheel-mount arms down. We'll repeat this for all arms. Next, we'll show you how to pull down the masts of the q-slot.
We'll remove this pin at the base and gently let them tip away from the vehicle. As you can see, we now have full access to the cargo area. As mentioned earlier, the q-slot has cushioned hooks, which hold down your bikes. To adjust them, we'll loosen these knobs, which will allow the hooks to move freely. The wheel mounts also have these knobs that, when loosened, will allow them to adjust. The wheel mounts also have this hook and loop strap which wraps around the wheel and keeps it in place during travel. With all of our arms folded out, we're ready to place our bikes on them. We'll place our first bike on the q-slot, first adjusting the wheel mounts into position. Next, we'll place our hooks into position on the frame. Now, we'll move back down to the wheel, take our hook and loop straps and secure the wheels. We'll repeat this process with the rest of our bikes. Now, we'll show you how to make our 4 bike rack into the two separate bike racks.
We'll loosen up the anti-rattle bolt and pull the inch and 1/4 shank out, and place that into our other vehicle's hitch. Next we'll repeat the installation steps to load a bike on it. That will do it for the review of the Pro-Series bike rack, part #PS63138. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (54 Customer Reviews)This unique bike rack is really 3 in 1. The base rack can be used as a 2- or 4-bike carrier for 2" hitches, and the add-on works as a stand-alone 2-bike rack for 1-1/4" hitches. Cushioned hooks and sliding wheel hoops hold most bike styles.
by: jill s.09/09/2013
We love this bike rack! It was easy to put together and very easy to use! We really like the option to carry 2 bikes or 4. We would highly recommend this product! 99070
by: Gary Block03/18/2014
Excellant product. 121103
by: Dan B08/14/2013
The bike rack fits great. We had to wait a while for a company to make a reese hitch for the 2013 Hyundai Veloster. The bikes ride great just a little wobble. We had a little concern with the heat from the exhaust exiting in the middle of the rack. There is no problem with the heat. We are still able to handle the rack after transporting the bikes at any distance. There was no heat transferred to the bikes at while moving. We still would watch the heat to the bikes if we were caught in a traffic jam for any length of time. 94983
by: Annie O.10/07/2011
This product is a total waste of money. I used it once and the plastic knobs used to tighten the bikes in place are very shoddy. They broke in my hands when I tried to tighten them. They must be very tight or else the bars that go over the bike frame will pop up and your bike will spill onto the road. After it broke, the bolts were exposed and I could not find a wrench that was skinny enough to loosen it up. I ended up using a vice grip. I had bought extra knobs at a local harward store and they too broke. This product just requires too much strength to tighten everything and be secure. I do not recommend this product to anyone, ever. I am very disappointed as etrailer said I could not return the product of a full refund because I bought it back in June (I first used the rack on October 1) even though I only used it one. So now I am stuck with this rack and have to carry a wrench with me everytime I use it. It also takes a considerable amount of time to use the wrench to loosen and tighten everything. I have to stop driving everynow and then and check the rack and retightening everything. What a pain to deal with. 25234
This rack is so close to good but has some seriously fatal flaws- as mentioned by others, it is impossible to hand tighten the hooks that keep the bikes attached to the rack. I bought a rachet to be able to safely keep my bike on the rack. The fifth time I used the rack the carriage bolt turned in the holder and striped out the holder rendering it worthless. I replaced it with a standard bolt and now have to carry two wrenches to keep my bikes on the rack. The bikes WILL fall off if you don't use a tool to tighten the hooks. At this point i have completely removed all the hardware that came with the rack hooks and replaced it with my own bolt and a series of washers. It does work, but if you're not a diy-er don't even think about buying this rack. The plastic wheels that keep the wheel holders to the rack are also a major pain to tighten. You won't have to do this every time, but when i have to make adjustments there is always cursing involved. Take my advice- spend a few more bucks and get a better quality rack. I've already spent the difference on tools and hardware, and the rack is still a pain to use. 45067
I chose this particular rack because Im cheap. I admit it, I also admit that I do not buy anything without reading reviews first. The reviews for this rack were great so I figured I would give it a shot. etrailer.com were awesome, I purchased a hitch a couple weeks before and they noticed that so they shipped the bike rack the same day as a thank you for being a returning customer. Thank you. Now for the rack. This rack is nice and solid. I expected the wheel chocks to be cheap metal anywhere from 1/4 to 3/8th stock but they ended up being 1/2 which is super nice. For the price and type of rack, this thing is nice. I almost regret not going for the 4 bike setup. If youre like me where reviews and price matter I would 100% suggest this rack to you. I also bought a hitch lock to bring my total up to the $150 free shipping threshold. My only suggestion would be to ship at a reduced rate rather than getting it out a day sooner for return customers. I would rather save a few bucks than receiving it here a day sooner. 53686
by: Kevin E05/02/2014
I never put anything excellent, so good is good. First I will say it was easy to put together 5 minutes maybe. Took longer to get out of box than put together. A 5 year old can do that part. Set up for the bikes was easy. About a minute or so fer each bike. Reason I bought this was because my wife's bike is a step-through and requires a bike beam which I do not like to use. They do fail on rough roads. This should do fine. Looks like the steel is heavy enough and the welds look good. I will still use a bungee strap to secure the bikes. Just don't trust everything. 2 Items I do not like. First is the plastic 1 1/4 to 2 adapter. I believe it will work fine but is it fails I can always buy a metal one for $10. The second is the pin used to secure to the hitch is not the same diameter all the way through. But then this is used to keep vibrations and noise down. Will see how it works over time on rough roads I guess. But over all looks good. 128629
by: Brad S.04/27/2012
Great produce at an excellent price. All parts needed for assembly included with detailed instructions. Easy assembly. I do have two negatives about the rack. First, due to the design with the different hinges and pins, the rack seems a bit shaky and wobbly going down the road loaded. Despite that, it is very secure and I am comfortable with my bike on this rack. The other negative is that somehow the frame hooks got squeezed together too much somewhere in the manufacturing or packaging process. Right out of the box they would not fit over the upright rail. I had to beat on them with a hammer to open them up to go on. Now that they are on, I love this rack. Would definitely purchase again from etrailer! 38544
by: Jeff S03/28/2012
This race is very nice and it holds the bike on very nicely. I purchased a rack last week when I got my new bike but had to stop 3 times on the way as it did not hold the bike secure and I thought it was going to fall off. I have no worries with the ps63134 . The hooks were to tight and would not slide on the the up and down bar. I had to spread them just a little to get them on and for them to slide but the wheel loops were also to tight and would not slide on but I could just spread them a little and they work GREAT. I'm very happy and very pleased with this rack it is really the first one I have owned for a hitch mount. My local bike shop has a rack that is similar to yours other than it had teeth like the old bumper jack it might be a step up from yours but it was 279.00 dollars but to be honest I very glad to have found yours and again I'm very happy with it. 35388
by: Alton M.10/16/2013
Thank you for all your help! The packages came on schedule and installation was a breeze! Thank you for your great customer service skills. Here's a few pics! 104031
Pros: It gets the job done. Cons: VERY difficult to get the plastic wingnuts tight enough to prevent slippage of both the wheel cradles and the bike frame holders. I have to use a large adjustable wrench on these. Since I carry the same bike, the wheel cradles only require one instance of that process, but the bike frame holder must be moved up/down each time the bike is unloaded/reloaded. There is also a lot of play at each junction point - at the trailer hitch, and each hinge point of the rack itself. This allows for a lot of overall wobble, but doesn't seem to cause any problems so far. It may be normal for racks of this type. 16570
by: Art B.08/09/2013
As they say, "you get what you pay for. This is an excellent example. For what I paid, I got a mediocre piece of equipment. I have a 2" receiver, and the adapter is a piece of hard plastic that goes over the bar. I expect that to last a year or two. The entire rack shakes and vibrates more than I should think is acceptable. Do not buy this for long distance travel, I wouldn't. We are using these carriers for short trips, less than 50 miles. All I can say is that I hope this will last until I can save for a Thule, and you definitely get what you pay for, for that carrier! 94280
by: Mary D.01/18/2012
Just received the rack this morning. Ready to roll with my new Cruiser! Thanks for the quick turnaround with the order. 29876
by: Todd D08/17/2013
I received the bike rake on Thursday, and we used it on Saturday. The instructions were clear, the product did exactly what I wanted it to do,,,I can honestly say I would recommend this product, I would recommend the shipper, and the etrailer company. its kinda refreshing to have a company do what they said they would. Well done keep up the good work, hopefully Directv and a few credit card companies can look at this company and take some notes. PEACE out ! 95602
Just what I needed. I use this bike rack to carry my beach cruiser and BMX style bikes with me. It is easy to assemble and easy to install. Loading bikes on-and-off is fairly easy as well. Those are the 'pros'. The only 'con' I have for this rack is that the adjustment knobs have to be turned really hard to get them completely tight to where they wont move, its not impossible just a little tough. But once they are in place you know your bikes are secure. 3933
by: Mary D01/19/2012
Received my order quickly, very pleased with my purchase. Straight forward instructions and assembled quickly. Took 2 bikes out today, a trek and my cruiser. They are both girls bikes so I had the trek stabilizer turned upside down and used as a hook. Worked great! I did use a couple bungees for insurance, but overall, I am very pleased. Would recommend this product. Also appreciate the friendly customer service. 29925
by: Alex Labora09/03/2013
The product is easy to assemble and use. The assembly instructions are a bit off. If you follow the assembly instructions then the bike installation direction needs to be reversed for best results. A tandem will not fit without tinkering. Rack is a bit heavy. It would be nice if it could fold for rear trunk access on a Scion Xb and Xd and similar vehicles. 98004
by: Jeff G07/02/2013
Assembly and installation was easy. Adjusts for any bike size. Bikes fit great. Wish it had a place to lock them in but I think my cable lock will work great for that.center post wobbles a bit but I may remove the spring clip and install a nut and bolt since it is far enough away from my trunk I will have no need to fold it down to get into the trunk. 87165
Installed quickly and easily with only a couple of socket sizes. Loaded two bikes and drove 45 miles to a park with no problems. Bikes loaded and unloaded easy. Felt comfortable that the carrier would handle them. Appears to be a good quality and sturdy built but would prefer a USA made product over China. 141298
by: Robert R07/02/2014
Brilliant product! It took me less than 15 minutes to put it together and it is nso easy to put the bikes on. I had a "T" bar type rack but my wife go a new ladies bike and that those not work with the T type rack. It's easy to put on and take off and folds nicely for storage. 138865
by: Joe M06/28/2013
It came in and it looks like it will work fine for our uses. I would only ask that future models allow the long arm that goes into the trailer hitch on the vehicle is able to fold up to decrease the amount of storage space it takes up when it's off the car. 86654
by: Don T.04/04/2011
The rack that we purchased is exactly what we needed. I purchased this rack so that we could use it on a Volvo withan 1&1/4" hitch and also on my truck that has the 2" hitch. It folds neatly for storage and swings out of the way for easy trunk access. 11020
Not bad for the money! I will replace all the pins with bolts to tighten it up. It moves around ALOT!!!! when loaded with the bikes. I will also replace the padding on the retainer hooks with something more substantial. 46923
by: James E.02/11/2012
The bike rack is just the thing that I have been looking for. I havn't used it yet but have assembled it and tried it on the car. Well made and delivered quickly. Thank you for a well made and good looking product. 31526
Easy setup and worked as advertised. Glad I went with the 3 points of contact securing system. Excellent customer service provided by your phone support staff also to assist with my selection. 122044
by: Mike W.02/24/2011
The new bike rack I ordered for our RV arrive as advertised and on-time. Thye even upgraded my shipping free of charge!! Great experience for this first time customer. I'll be back! 7795
by: Kyle S.05/27/2011
Works as advertised. Time will tell how well it holds up, but It has worked well so far. The knobs can be a little difficult to tighten and loosen, but it's not that big of an issue. 15560
by: Guy Smyth10/06/2012
I was impressed how it went together havent used it yet I know it will work to my satisfaction Guy 56534
by: Dan Zorovich06/20/2012
The bike rack was very easy to assemble and the quality is very good. When I use it for one bike I leave the hardware for the second bike out to make it shorter. 44970
by: James Pomeroy01/26/2012
I put it together and like what I see so far. I haven't actually used it yet but will do so in a couple days when I go from western NYS to Florida. 30434
by: Sheryl M.08/08/2012
Dealing with etrailor was nice. Product arrived quickly. Directions were a little difficult to follow. Watch an instruction video first. 51012
by: Frank P07/26/2012
This was exactly what I needed and I received it within a week. Very easy to put together and the videos helped in using it correctly. 49447
by: Jim O08/22/2012
For the price this is great. It works just fine and compared to the $450 rack I was looking at this is the best deal !!!!!!!!!! 52630
by: Herb D11/16/2012
I received the order in a very timely manner. The order was also shipped in a very good container with no damage to items. 59490
Works well, but is a bit heavy. I had to install washers on the knobs to be able to turn them enough to secure the bikes. 59757
by: Larry L.10/03/2012
Assembled easily, take down also easy, one of the cushion pads, on upper hold down, starting to tear, on initial trip. 56264
by: Steven B.08/27/2012
Haven't used the rake yet but have put on RV and loaded bikes. Shipped real fast, so far I like it a lot. 53229
The price is great and it work`s great for my bikes easy to use and easy to install and put it together 46756
I'm very happy with this bike rack. Delivered as expected and of course the price is great. 12508
by: Feliciano C06/25/2012
It would have been better if it would not loosen up. I almost lost a bike on the highway. 45494
by: Mike B.12/11/2013
Haven't used it much yet, but so far it seems to be just what we needed. A good value. 109888
by: George Z09/21/2012
Works great for road bikes or beach cruisers.folds up nice when not in use.great price. 55460
by: Sean S06/11/2011
Easy to load and works as anticipated, but a bit more wobbly than I had hopped. 16734
by: Mark Foss05/01/2012
Haven't used it yet, but it looks good. looking forward to taking a trip. 39043
by: Leon S.05/08/2013
Good solid product. Easy assembly. Fits just about any bicycle. 79490
by: patrick szigeti05/20/2013
the product is great. The service and response was outstanding. 80973
by: Don H.09/05/2013
Excellent quality, quick shipment, and very good packing! 98498
by: Ron W08/06/2013
Great product and company to deal with on their products. 93598
by: larry l08/15/2011
all good fast,cheap,does the job .happy with service 21976
by: Bob F.06/02/2011
Quick easy ordering..shipped same day. Fast service 15956
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