This is a swing away bicycle rack that only fits a two inch receiver hitch and is good for four bikes. Well demonstrate this rack to you and well do that by installing the rack onto the vehicle and assembling it to show you how it works. First well start off by ing the shank into the hitch. Next well install our main post. Now well work on the top part of the assembly, but first we need to close the rack up and secure it. Next we need to work on our top half. What we need to do is install the handles that control the swivel on the top of the post. As you can see we have our completed assembly now. This is a four bike carrier good for a two inch receiver hitch only.
Today were going to talk about getting your bikes together with your vehicle so you can go riding. Over here we have a variety of different bikes, the mom and dads bikes, and the kids bikes. Obviously, they have all different types of frames and sizes. What we are going to do here is figure out what kind of bicycle rack works with your type of bikes. To start off there are three different types of bicycle racks, i guess you could say three different configurations. One is the single arm version, on the left hand side here. It is pretty much the original design bicycle rack, not much has changed besides clamps and the hinge part at the bottom. It is the most economical one, for the most part it is the most tried and true piece of equipment. The next one in the center here, is called the two armed version. Basically, it is more stable, has two points of contact on the bicycle rack. It has pretty much been around as long as the single arm version, again it has proven technology, and pretty much there is not much to it except for the width on them. And then the last version is the wheel mount, which is relatively new. It grabs the bikes by the wheel and the frame so you have three points of contact compared to the other two.