Anti-rattle and anti-sway devices make carrying four bikes as enjoyable as possible. This tilting rack allows for quick storage and easy access to cargo areas. Furthermore, soft cradles slide and rotate in order to accommodate various types of bikes and the dual arm design offers three attachment points for more support.
SportRack Tilting Trailer Hitch Mounted 4 Bike Carrier
Carries up to 4 Bikes
Works with many alternative and larger tubed frame bikes
Dual arm design offers great bike support and three attachment points
Anti sway cradle attaches to the upright or angled bar of bike frame to help keep bikes from swaying front to back.
Soft cradles slide front to back and rotate to help accommodate many types of bikes
Powder coated to resist corrosion
Bike rack tilts down allowing access to the rear of the vehicle
Top support arm also collapses for travel without bikes or for storage
Bike rack includes a anti-rattle threaded hitch pin that prevents bike rack sway
Optional Cable and Hitch Lock (A32022) are available to lock bikes to rack
Cable lock also stores inside the left arm of the bike rack when not in use
Designed for 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class II only) and 2" x 2" trailer hitches
Measures 12-1/4" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the upright bar of the rack
Measures 11-3/4" between the two arms
Measures 14-1/2" from the outside of one arm to the outside of the other arm
Weight capacity: 180 lbs.
Maximum single bike weight is 45 lbs.
Accepts bikes with frames up to 1-1/2" in diameter
Normal hitch locks are not compatible with this bike rack due to the built-in anti-rattle device.
Use A30901LHP hitch lock secure the rack to the hitch or A32022 hitch and cable lock as a keyed-alike option to secure the rack and bikes to the hitch.
The shank converts to fit 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" and 2" x 2" trailer hitches.
Video of SportRack Escape 4 Bike Hitch Mount Folding Rack w Frame Mount Cradles for 1-1/4" & 2"
Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.
Video Transcript for SportRack Escape 4 Folding Hitch Bike Rack Review
Today we are going to show you part number A30404 from SportRack. What we have here is a folding 4-bike carrier for 1-1/4 inch and 2-inch receiver hitches. And this model is the SportRack Escape 4. And we will go ahead and install this on a typical 2-inch receiver hitch and show you how it works. To show you how to convert this to a 1-1/4 inch receiver, it is pretty easy. This bushing is basically a press-on fit. So you can just take a screwdriver and just kind of pry it away a little bit and it comes apart. And there you have it, it is ready for a 1-1/4 inch receiver hitch. Next we will go ahead and install it on a typical 2-inch receiver hitch.
When you install it in the receiver hitch you actually have two options. You actually have two threaded holes in the shank to go ahead and install your hitch bolt to go into it. You have about a 2-inch difference between the two holes, so you have enough room between different hitch and bumper combinations. Just take your hitch bolt and it just threads right in. And let us go ahead and tighten it down - use a three-quarter wrench. And then you can install your safety pin on the other side.
Next we will show you the tilt feature of this bicycle rack. It is pretty easy to use. Just pull out the hitch pin on the end here. Let us go ahead and let it tilt down. And there you have it. Easy access to the back of your truck on SUV. Next we will show you how the arms unfold. Again, it is a simple procedure of pulling up the pin, tilting up the arms, and putting the pin back into place. At this point, the bicycle rack is ready to carry bicycles.
Next we will go ahead and install a bicycle and show you how it attaches. And also there is an anti-sway cradle that is built in right here. As you can see, it is pretty easy to install a bike. You have one, two points of contact and also you get the third point of contact with the anti-sway cradle. And you can see the cradles themselves are soft material, so they will not scratch your bikes. And the rubber straps stretch pretty easily across any bicycle frame. They just attach right here. And over here we have facing the opposite way is the anti-sway cradle. The whole cradle itself can rotate. You can move this independent of it to match any type of downtube. And there you have it for part number A30404 from SportRack, the folding 4-bike carrier for 1-1/4 and 2-inch trailer hitches.
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SportRack Escape 4 Bike Hitch Mount Folding Rack w Frame Mount Cradles for 1-1/4 - A30404
Average Customer Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (7 Customer Reviews)
by: Vernon M.08/27/2012
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This product worked like a charm. We were able to take the 4 kids' bikes on our family camping trip! No problem driving 70 mph down the interstate! We had a larger bike 29", and a 26" and two 16" bikes. All was good and the product came just in time. Actually it was to be delivered on Wed. the 22nd day before we left and we were nicely surprised it arrived a day early on Tues. the 21st! Great price and quick service. Thanks!53270
STRONG POINTS-1.) high weight rating (180 lbs). 2) whole rack tilts out to allow cargo doors to open. Even in my 2005 CRV where the cargo doors swings out horizontally there is ample room to access cargo area. However, I would not want to try this with 4 bikes on the rack! 3) the arms can swing down, out of the way, when not in use. A lot of racks do not have this very convenient feature. This is a HUGE feature because you can get the arms out of the way when not using the rack to fit your vehicle in the garage or tight parking space if needed . The rack only protrudes a few inches behind the vehicle when the arms are folded down out of the way. This means that you can leave the rack on your vehicle for the whole biking season without worrying about the bike rack protruding out in back and having to take extra precaution when backing into a tight parking spot etc.! 4) anti sway mounts. A lot of racks do NOT feature this. This is the 3rd contact point that attaches to your bikes down tube. It keeps the bikes from swaying from front to rear. Great feature! 5) slidable , adjustable bike mounts. If you have a fat or skinny bike you can adjust front to back as needed. I believe this is a strong point because you at least have the OPTION to tailor adjust the mounts where you want them. If you do not want them to slide, then one could permanently secure them to turn then into fixed mounts like a lot of bike racks have.
WEAK POINTS 1) slidable, adjustable bike mounts. Notice I also listed this as a "strong point" . Some would complain about this as the bikes could slowly move in an anterior (front) or posterior (back) direction unless the mount is further secured using black electrical tape to secure the mount, or black ( to match the color of the rack) zip tie once you determine what bike goes where. Or one could permanently secure them as mentioned above.49578
This rack arrived damaged out of the box. The top tube cap was cracked from top to bottom. Etrailer contacted the manufacturer and I had a replacement part in a few days. As usual, etrailer's customer service was terrific.
The rack assembled very easily but the instruction sheets themselves weren't terribly clear.
I mounted this rack to a 2012 Toyota RAV4 on a class II hitch. There is plenty of clearance for the spare tire.
Mounting of bikes is fairly easy. I could only fit 3 mountain bikes on, no matter how I arranged them. You could likely fit 4 road bikes though. As some others may have mentioned the rubber mounts are not fixed and if this presents a problem, you will need to use a wire ties or some other work around to keep them in place. I used a couple of wraps of black hockey tape at the point closest to the vehicle just to make sure that the rubber stays didn't travel toward the center pole.
I have used the rack twice now for trips of about 20 miles. I had no problem with the bikes moving on the rack. In general I am very pleased with this purchase. 46612
This Bike rack works great for me. I just started into doing more biking since I retired and like to go to different trails. I am learning some of the tricks as I use it. I know that the holders on the top slide fairly easily so today while I was hauling a bike on the freeway I discovered why both ends of the bike need to be strapped to the center pole - the unstrapped end slid out about 2 inches until the strap from the front held it. It rides quiet with only the biggest bumps causing a little rattle.
Etrailer was great, the order arrived within 4 days of my order even though I used the standard shipping!7919
Heavy Duty Lightning fast shipping. Like the option of using on two different hitch sizes. I don't recommend the matching cable and hitch lock kit on the 4 bike carrier as the cable will only tightly reach around 3 bikes.3267
The SportRack Escape 4 Bike Hitch Mount Folding Rack with Frame Mount Cradles, # A30404 will not fit in a Class I hitch. I recommend the Thule Parkway 4 Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Rack with Frame Mount Cradles, # TH957. I have included two videos and instructions for this rack below. Four bikes might be a little too much for a Class I rack. You must consult your vehicles owners manual to determine the recommended tongue weight capacity for your Vibe. Bike Rack manufactures including Thule recomm view full answer...
Yes. The SportRack Escape 4, # A30404, will fit your Ford Escape as long as your receiver is at least a Class II hitch. You will also need to check for clearance. Measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the furthest part on the rear of the vehicle. If that measurement is less than 12-1/4 inches, then there is enough clearance for this rack.
Your hitch, if it is a Class II, has a tongue weight capacity of about 350 pounds. This rack weighs about 35 pounds and can hold up to 180 pound view full answer...
The total length of the SportRack Escape 4 Bike rack is 40-1/2 inches. This length represents the distance from the end of the shank measured across to the far end of the arms that the bikes are suspended from. view full answer...
The cradles on this rack will only hold bikes with frames up to 1-1/2 inches in diameter. I checked with my Thule contact and the Thule Parkway part # TH956 will accommodate 2-1/2 inch tube bike frames. I have added a link to this rack below.
This rack has a 4 bike capacity and tilt away from the vehicle to allow trunk/hatch access on most vehicles without removing the rack from the vehicle.
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Are you speaking of the straps that hold the bike to the cradle? We do have the replacement straps available for your SportRack Escape Bike Rack, the part # is 05002200000.
I will provide a link below to the replacement strap. view full answer...
The hitches for a 2 door Civic differ a bit in design. The most popular is Draw-Tite part # 24763. We do not have any pictures of these hitches on a 2 door coupes, but the instructions include a side profile drawing of how the hitch fits with the rear fascia. I have included a link to this hitch and the instructions below.
All of the hitches are designed to fit factory bodies. If your Aero kit was a dealer option, they may not fit, but the drawing should help you determine this.
The SportR view full answer...
You will want to check if the 1-1/4 inch hitch you have on your 2010 Subaru Tribeca is a Class I or Class II. The difference is the Class I hitch has a 200 lb. tongue weight capacity and the Class II hitch has a 300lb. or 350 lb. tongue weight capacity.
If you have a Class I hitch, all of the 4 bike racks will only allow you to carry 2 bikes maximum.
There are a couple of 3 bike racks like the Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack, # S63365, and the Swagman Original Bike Rack, # S64351, that you ca view full answer...
We do have options for bike racks that can be used behind your 2008 Aliner Ease travel trailer, but the SportRack Escape 4 Bike Hitch Mount Folding Rack, item # A30404, is not designed for use behind a motor home or a travel trailer of any kind. Because the bouncing and jerking behind the trailer or is too sever for the rack.
Check out the Swagman Original Standard 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4 & 2 inch Trailer Hitches, item # S64400. This bike rack can be used with a hitch on the back of campers, RV view full answer...
To determine whether or not the SportRack Escape 4 Bike Hitch Mount Folding Rack, # A30404, will fit on your 2008 Toyota RAV4, you will have to make 1 important measurement. Take something long and flat, like a 2x4, and place it flush against the back of the spare tire. Then measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on your RAV4 to the board. If the distance in less than 12-1/4 inches, then the bike rack will fit. I have included a link to the installation details and a video review below.
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On the SportRack Escape 4 Bike Hitch Mount Folding Rack, # A30404, we do have replacement cradles for that bike rack.
The SportRack Replacement Cradle, # 05002900000, is the standard cradle that is used for the front of the bike. It does not come with a strap. The strap would be the SportRack Replacement Strap, # 05002200000.
I also have the SportRack Anti-Sway Cradle, # 05002100000, which is the anti-sway cradle that is used on the back of the bike. It also does not come with a strap. It view full answer...
You will need to take one measurement to know for sure. Place a yard stick or dowel rod against the spare tire. Make sure it stands straight up and down. Measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the yard stick. This measurement will be your minimum clearance measurement. The rack measures 12-1/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the upright.
As long as the measurement you take is less than this, the bike rack will fit.
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There is a way to put 4 bikes on your 2008 VW Passat Wagon, but the SportRack Escape 4 Bike Hitch Rack, # A30404, you referenced will not work for you. The reason it will not work is that it designed to work on vehicles that have Class II hitches, and only Class I hitches are made for 2008 VW Passats.
Currently there is not a Class I hitch that will support a 4 four bike rack. What I would recommend you do is purchase a 2 bike rack like the Thule Helium 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4 inch and 2 inc view full answer...
You will need to make sure that you are using the SportRack Escape 4 Bike Rack, part # A30404, on a Class II 1-1/4 inch hitch or a Class III 2 inch hitch to be able to have a maximum weight capacity of 180 lbs. It will not work on a Class I 1-1/4 inch hitch.
The Class I hitch will not allow the SportRack bike rack to be installed in the hitch because it will have a stopper that will not let the hitch pin holes line up. This is to keep you from overloading a Class I hitch.
This SportRack E view full answer...
Yes, we do have a spare tire mounted bike rack that should work well on the spare tire of your 2002 Honda CR-V. Check out the Yakima Spare Time 2 Bike Carrier # Y02598. This bike rack fits a wide range of spare tires and can be offset to accommodate off-center spare tires.
Check out the review video I attached for this rack.
Since you have a ladies cruise bike that does not have a horizontal top tube you most likely will be interested in purchasing a Yakima Tube Top Adapter # Y02531. This view full answer...
The arms of the SportRack Escape 4, part # A30404, are 12-3/4 inches apart from center to center. Since this will not work, you may want to look into the Softride Element, part # SR26248, or a bike rack with a single center bar like the Swagman XP, part # S64960. The cradles rotate left to right to accommodate many styles of bike frames.
To see some product demonstration videos, click the provided links.
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A class II hitch usually has a lower capacity and has an 1-1/4 by 1-1/4 inch opening, while a class III hitch has the more common 2 inch opening. I would recommend the Sportrack bike rack, part # A30404 for your needs. It is a very popular 4-bike rack that will work great with a class III hitch. The Hidden Hitch Class III Hitch, part # 87454 would be a great choice for your 2007 Honda Pilot. It has a 3,500lb towing capacity and is the most popular hitch we sell for your vehicle. This hitch would view full answer...
The most popular rack we offer that can carry 4 bikes, the SportRack Escape 4, part # A30404 would be perfect for your CR-V. This rack will easily carry 4 bikes, and would offer 12-1/4 inches of clearance between the hitch pin hole in the receiver and the rear of the upright portion of the rack. view full answer...
Lets begin with the trailer hitch. I would recommend the Draw-Tite Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 36336. Because you are dealing with two different sizes of bikes, I would recommend the Sport Rack Escape 4 part # A30404. This rack strikes the perfect balance between features and affordability. I would also consider getting the SportRack Hitch and Cable Lock, part # A32022, which would safeguard your rack and bicycles against theft. view full answer...