Well cover the features of this rack starting from the bottom up. Well start with its anti-rattle device. As you can see the hitch pin is actually a bolt that goes in to the side of the bicycle rack and helps keep it in place, keeps it from rattling and is an added security feature as well. The next feature is the tilting action of this bicycle rack. This allows you to tilt the rack back to be able to get to the back of your SUV, van or whatever so you dont have to take off the rack completely. As you can see its just a simple pin with its own built in clip to help keep everything in place. Working our way to the top, well show you the cradles here. The cradles have a nice cushion of rubber which will definitely last for years of service. Also the Velcro tie-downs offers infinite adjust ability for different frames of bicycles. Theres a lot of different variety of thicknesses of the top tubes of the bikes, and this will handle virtually every one of them. Now well show you how a bike actually gets installed on the rack. As you see this bicycle rack can handle an alternative frame bike as well. Next well provide you with a measurement of the cradles themselves so you can compare this to smaller frame bikes such as kids bikes. It looks like the measurement is 8 1/2 inches wide overall and about 3 3/4 inches deep. There you have it, this is the Tow Ready bicycle rack, part # 63124.
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.