1. Hitch Bike Racks
  2. Curt
  3. Platform Rack
  4. 2 Bikes
  5. Tilt-Away Rack
  6. Fold-Up Rack
Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting

Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting

Item # C18085
lowest price pledge
Retail:$313.95
Our Price: $245.54
You Save: $68.41
Hitch Bike Racks
This item qualifies for Free Shipping
Shipping Weight: 50 lbs
Quantity: 
In Stock
zoom in icon
slider vertical icon
zoom out icon
Comment field cannot be left empty.
Name field cannot be left empty.

Thank you! Your comment has been submitted successfully. You should be able to view your question/comment here within a few days.

Error submitting comment. Please try again momentarily.

Product Images

In Use/Installed

Customer Photos

Need help with installation?
Locate installers near me
Product Expert Matthew S

Is this right for you? Product Expert Matthew S says:

Yes, if you:

  • Have minimal storage space in your garage or apartment
  • Want easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area when on the road or at the trailhead

No, if you:

  • Might want to carry more than 2 bikes in the future
  • Have carbon frame or custom painted bikes
Padded frame hooks on this platform-style rack adjust independently to hold 2 bikes of different sizes by the top tubes. Adjustable wheel hoops accommodate most bike lengths. Rack tilts down for easy access to cargo area and folds up for storage. Call 800-298-1624 to order Curt hitch bike racks part number C18085 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
  • All Info
  • Reviews (177)
  • Q & A (86)
  • Photos
  • Used (1)
  • Why etrailer?

Curt Hitch Bike Racks - C18085

  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Curt
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Frame Mount
  • Bike Lock

Padded frame hooks on this platform-style rack adjust independently to hold 2 bikes of different sizes by the top tubes. Adjustable wheel hoops accommodate most bike lengths. Rack tilts down for easy access to cargo area and folds up for storage.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted, platform-style carrier transports 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle
  • Cushioned, ratcheting hooks firmly grip your bikes by the top tubes
    • Integrated locks secure your bikes to the rack
    • Adjust independently along upright mast to hold bikes of different shapes and sizes
    • Padding protects bike finish from scuffs and scratches
  • Sliding wheel hoops accommodate bikes of different lengths
    • Wheel holders slide along horizontal arms and secure with knobs
  • Rack tilts down for easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area, even when bikes are loaded
  • Anti-rattle hitch pin included
    • Reduces movement and noise of the rack in your hitch
  • Hitch adapter sleeve allows rack to fit 1-1/4" or 2" hitches
  • 2 Storage options when not in use
    • Fold rack up against the back of your vehicle
    • Fold wheel cradle arms up towards central mast
  • Steel construction with black powder coat finish is strong, durable, and rust resistant


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 45 lbs per bike
  • Shank rise: 10"
  • Maximum tire width: 3.0"
  • Distance between bicycles: 10"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of rack when folded down: 12-1/2"
    • Closest part of rack when folded up: 3"
    • Farthest part of rack when folded down: 32-3/4"
    • Farthest part of rack when folded up: 19"
  • Carrier weight: 46 lbs
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, and motorhomes - not approved for fifth wheels or towable campers

This Curt bike rack makes it easy to carry 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle. The platform-style rack is easier to load than a hanging rack because you don't have to lift your bikes nearly as high to get them into place. Ratcheting hooks and wheel hoops accommodate 2 bikes of most shapes and sizes. The entire rack tilts down for easy access to your cargo area, even while the bikes are loaded. And you can choose between 2 different ways to fold the rack up for storage on your vehicle when it's not in use.


Ratcheting Frame Hooks

Each center mast has 2 ratcheting hooks that move up and down independently of one another. This allows you to carry up to 2 bikes of different heights or with different frame styles. The hooks firmly grip your bikes by the top tubes, and they are cushioned to protect your bike frames from scratches and scuffs. Once you slide the hooks into position, just lock them in place.


Adjustable Wheel Hoops

Curt platform bike rack cradles

Sturdy, adjustable wheel hoops let you carry bikes of different lengths. Use the built-in knobs to loosen the hoops. Then slide the hoops to the desired position along the platform base and tighten them into place.


Tilting and Folding Design

Curt platform bike rack in tilted position

The entire rack can be tilted down - away from your vehicle - so that you can easily access your rear cargo area, even when your bikes are loaded. Just pull the pin at the base of the rack to tilt it down.


Curt platform bike rack storage options

There are 2 ways that you can fold up the rack to store it on your vehicle when it's not in use. Option 1 lets you fold the cradle arms up towards the upright mast. Simply remove the pins and fold up the arms. Then replace the pins to secure the arms in the upright position. Option 2 lets you fold the rack up against the rear of your vehicle. First, lower the center mast by removing its pin and clip at the base and then fold the mast down forward. Then remove the pins from the base of the rack and fold up the carrier.


Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin and Adapter Sleeve

Curt platform bike rack anti-rattle hitch pin

This rack comes with an anti-rattle hitch pin. The threaded pin holds the bike rack in your hitch, and it reduces noise and movement of the rack inside your hitch. An adapter sleeve is included as well, which allows the rack to fit either a 1-1/4" or a 2" hitch receiver. Because this bike rack has a threaded shank, it is not compatible with standard hitch locks.



18085 Curt Hitch-Mounted Tray-Style Two Bicycle Carrier for 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitches

Replaces 18084






Customer Reviews

Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting - C18085

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (177 Customer Reviews)

Padded frame hooks on this platform-style rack adjust independently to hold 2 bikes of different sizes by the top tubes. Adjustable wheel hoops accommodate most bike lengths. Rack tilts down for easy access to cargo area and folds up for storage.

- C18085
by:

The rack carries the bicycle safely and securely, as advertised. However if some other method had been provided instead of pins that must be removed and reinserted to tilt the rack or fold the rack, I would have given the rack a higher rating. The pins work ok, but this feature could have been more user friendly. Also, I was concerned that I could carry my Bike Friday NWT, a bike with a very low crossbar and 20-inch wheels. I submitted the question of fit to etrailer and received a prompt assurance the the rack would work. It does, however the hoops that capture the wheels allow the wheels to settle deeper than if the bike had larger wheel (26" or more). My bike has fenders and I am planning to trim about an inch or so from the rear end of the front fender so that it doesn't hit the hoop. The technical team at etrailer are excellent. I have especially valued their installation videos when purchasing other products. etrailer gets the full 5 stars.



- C18085
by:

This bike rack is perfect for carrying my bikes to the bike trail it's very easy to put the bike on and off and very sturdy it doesn't rattle or shake much on bumpy road. and thanks to Etrailer quick shipping I got the bike rack within 3 days of purchased and it's free shipping I love this bike rack great product.


Comments
after using it for a year still like the first day I got it. didnt have any issue, used twice every week.
Sonny C - 04/26/2020


- C18085
by:

So after one year of use, I have to say that this bike rack is worth every penny. It is the most thought trough design possible. Clearly the designers use their own product themselves. This is so easy to use, stores in a small space, makes bringing our bikes a fun easy add on to any weekend. I am glad I picked this bike rack, I would order again, but don't think I ever will need to, as it seems to be well made. I highly recommend it to people who want an easy, quality, bike rack. I have had cheaper bike racks, and again I am so glad I picked this one. Worth every penny.



- C18085
by:

I installed this rack on a 2015 BMW X3 with a Curt 2" receiver. The installation went OK except that the spring retaining clips in several cases need to opened with a screwdriver vs by hand. Here are some of my comments. First is the retaining bolt was very difficult to install with the wrench provided (see Photo) you can not turn the bolt very far with any wrench. I used a driver and a 19mm socket. I then bought one to have in the car. Second, our bikes have different cross bar heights, so it was not possible to put the larger bike on the inside closest to the vehicle (see Photo). The clip the holds the bikes in place could not go down enough with the larger bike on the inside so switching them solved that issue. Third the draw bar portion does not have a stop to help line up the holes for the retaining bolt. This was solved by putting orange tape on the bar to help with alignment. A good feature is that with the bike retaining clips all the way down the back hatch can be opened without any adjustment to the rack. Also the rack did not impact the foot opening switch for the back hatch. The rack did very well in our first test drive.


Comments
It is working great! We took it on a week long trip and it performed great. The 2 reciever keeps the rack a lot more stable than the 1-1/4
Steve T - 07/22/2019



- C18085
by:

Received the rack and installed on the”06”CRV and loaded the bikes all good. Afterwards tried it out on our “01” Super Crew with same result. Having the option using either vehicle “nice”. Thanks again, Ron W


Comments
Still working fine when needed, thanks
Ron W - 07/27/2020


- C18085
by:

purchased C11550 Curt Hitch and C18085 Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack. Both are exactly what we needed to haul our bikes. The C11550 Hitch had a defect, the folks at etrailer were great and sent out a replacement ASAP at that went on with no problems, very happy with the products and customer service from etrailer.



- C18085
by:

This is a sturdy and safe bike rack. We've used it for long and short drives to bike paths, and love it! I have a 2016 VW Jetta with a dealer-installed tow-hitch which the rack attaches to, and we've had no issues. The rack holds the 2 bikes securely on high speed roads, as well as on lower speed off-road byways with gravel and unexpected rough terrain. The "tilting" feature comes n very handy for trunk access. I highly recommend this Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack.



- C18085
by:

Stoked i found once if the last available ones country wide! And it's the same brand as my current hitch. Had them deliver it to my work without issue. Ive ordered trailer locks, racks, j racks, hitches, receivers, and now noke racks from y'all and i continue to be impressed with the service and quality of the equipment. Thanks!!!



- C18085
by:

It was heavy and difficult to mount on our car. I liked it’s heavy weight initially because we have heavy bikes and I thought it meant stability. However we mounted our bikes for a trip and shortly after our departure one of the bikes fell off. I am probably partially to blame but the design of the racks contributed to the loss. The rack would be improved if it included some way to strap the tires to the rack. Straps perhaps. It was the bike trip from the devil the second bike and rack were destroyed when we hit a deer going 70 mph. No fault of the rack. If you purchase this rack buy some rope to wrap the tires to the rack. It remains heavy and difficult to mount on the car.



- C18085
by:

Ok! This review is preliminary, I haven't actually hauled bicycles with it yet, but everything up to that point is pretty great. Got it yesterday afternoon, it's a heavy item to ship, and while a lot of the packaging had given its life to protect the merchandise contained within, there were no scratches, dings, etc. on the rack itself. Easy assembly. Good instructions. The rack seems well designed and constructed. Adjustments and bike fitting are pretty simple. I do plan on using some fail-safe straps in case the frame clamps should loosen during transit, but that's just me. After a few trips I'll know if it's necessary or not. Nice rack!



- C18085
by:

I love the locking mechanism on this rack, and frequently need to readjust things for kids and adult bikes. This is a strong and flexible rack. I did add a stabilizer strap that reduces shaking, connecting the post to the hatchback. Great combination with the Draw-tight receiver.



- C18085
by:

The Curt bike rack is well made and very sturdy. I did have one of the ratchet bars loosen up slightly while transporting a bike ( even while locked) not sure what happened there. No harm. Overall very happy with purchase of the rack.



- C18085
by:

Good functionality for a reasonable price. It was a good recommendation from the etrailer sales person. The assembly instructions could be better. I also am unsure if you had two bikes that we the same size you could run into issues with the placement of the wheel gages. Also: I don't think I would want to swing the rack down with two bikes on it. Otherwise, well designed, good value.



- C18085
by:

I made two different purchases from etrailer and George J. I am extremely pleased with my trailer hitch receiver. It is exactly what I need to transport our bikes from point A to B. I also bought a bike rack that I am extremely happy with. It is sturdy and easy to use. The etrailer website is very user friendly and I appreciate the videos that help me get a clear picture of various products. The company communicates clearly and keeps me updated on shipping and delivery and they follow through on their timelines. I will definitely use them again!



- C18085
by:

Hitch works great. I love the built in locking system. Adjusted fine for women's bike and my new e- bike. Shipping was quick and it mounts securely! I love getting things fast and ordered filled correctly by etrailer!



- C18085
by:

It fit the 2" receiver hitch nicely without any slopping around, and adjusted to fit our bikes securely, one is a women's bike with a low bar. Haven't tried it on the road yet but my test drive looked good.



- C18085
by:

Exactly what I orfered and appears to be a quality bike rack and a loewer brice than some of the other well-know manufactureres.



- C18085
by:

It's a fair priced quality bike rack. It is easy to assemble, fast shipping & clear instructions. The only thing that I was concerned with is it seems to sag a little on the right side when it's loaded (I would've gave it 5 stars if it wasn't for this issue). Maybe, I need to strap it to the receiver hooks. I was a little disappointed that it was made in china unlike my curt reciever. I guess that's how it is in a globalized society.



- C18085
by:

The product came on time and was well packaged with all the material needed. My wife and I put it together in no time. It appears to be well built and I love the locking padded hold downs and the tip down feature all for a great price. I may buy some Velcro straps for the tires but really, I don't think they will go anywhere. I'm also going to look into a lock for the hitch pin. We will be taking a trip soon and I will know more then but to start, I'm very satisfied.


Comments
My bike rack is doing great. Its lighter than some of the more expensive brand but has much of the same options like lockable hold downs that ratchet so they dont loosen up and the tip down option so I have access to my hatch. Still using it and going on a trail ride next week.
Mike - 07/20/2020


- C18085
by:

When I first received my carrier there was a piece that wasn't working correctly. I emailed customer service and they sent a new part to me the same week. I have had it about a month now and love it's convenience and ease of use. I am a single lady in my sixties and I easily load and unload my bike and fold up and down the carrier. It's great to be able to travel to new trails!


Comments
It’s still awesome! I love the flexibility of the positions I can use as well as, the ease of putting it on or changing positions.
Mary E - 10/15/2020


- C18085
by:

Sturdy, flexible bike carrier. Used it with SUV and motorhome.



- C18085
by:

We used the bike rack for the first time. Well lets say it was the ease to use and load bikes on. Very secure well built product. Love it



- C18085
by:

This bike rack is VERY well constructed, easy to use and exceedingly sturdy when stransporting bicycles! Bikes are easy to load and unload. The tilt mechanism works beautifully for rear cargo access! I HIGHLY recommend this product and etrailer! Could not ask for better!


Comments
Fantastic. Superior quality. We have utilized this bike rack many times over the past year including round trips from Maryland to Florida! Outstanding!
Steven - 07/17/2020


- C18085
by:

So far so good! It was not too difficult to assemble and is very easy to use-- loading and unloading bikes is very easy, as is tilting the rack.



- C18085
by:

Product worked as advertised hitch was easy to put install, on line guide video was great, bike rack was easy to put together and install. Bikes fit great. Took for a drive with bikes loaded and no wobble or vibration noted. Pic,s follow


44
203
Show More Reviews

Ask the Experts about this Curt Hitch Bike Racks

  • Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack with Anti-Rattle Lock Pin vs Swagman Chinook
    To answer your first question: Yes, the Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack, product # c18085, is a good alternative to the Swagman Chinook, part # S64683. I've linked a review of the Curt rack that we have. This rack can fit both 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch receivers, so it will work with your hitch. The Chinook does have a few features that put it above the Curt, such as the sliding wheel cradles and the dedicated anti-rattle lock pin. Still, the Curt is a good option. And, one of those shortcomings...
    view full answer...
  • Is there a Replacement Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin for Curt Bike Racks
    It looks like you got the Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack, part # C18085. This comes with an anti-rattle hitch pin, but a direct replacement for this is not available from Curt. However, we do have the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock for SportRack Bike Racks and Cargo Carriers, part # SR0901. We have tested this with your bike rack and found them perfectly compatible. An added benefit of using this is that the lock will provide additional security for your bike rack. I've linked to a video review...
    view full answer...
  • Hitch Lock for Curt Bike Rack
    There is one threaded hitch lock that we know will work with the Curt 2-Bike Rack # C18085, assuming that is the one that you have. There isn't just a hitch pin available so you would have to go with the threaded lock, and so long as you do have the aforementioned rack, the lock we know works is the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock for SportRack Bike Racks and Cargo Carriers # SR0901. Numerous customers have used this lock with their Curt rack, and I have added a cut out of one of the reviews...
    view full answer...
    Image 1 for
  • Does Curt Bike Rack Require Stabilizer Strap Plus Locking Hitch Pin Solution
    At one point some Curt trailer hitches required the use of a stabilizer strap when carrying a non-supported load like a hitch bike rack but they recently got rid of that requirement so it's not needed. For a locking anti-rattle hitch pin the SportRack part # SR0901 has been tested by us and confirmed as a fit so it would be a great solution.
    view full answer...
  • Bike Rack for 2017 Ford Fusion that Will Clear Bumper with Curt Hitch
    We have a similar bike rack solution that would fold up and clear the rear bumper of your 2017 Ford Fusion but the Curt # C18085 would not. Instead the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider part # HR200Z would be your best option.
    view full answer...
  • Will the Curt 2 Bike Rack Work with My Bike Friday NWT Folding Bike?
    Yes, the securing hooks on the Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4 and 2 Hitches # C18085 will be able to slide down low enough on the mast to secure to the 19-inch high cross tube on your Bike Friday NWT. I went ahead and attached a picture of a bike with a similar height of cross tube to give you perspective of how low the ratcheting hooks can slide.
    view full answer...
    Image 1 for
  • Frame-Mount Platform 2 Bike Carrier For Unique Bikes With Fenders
    The best bike rack for you is going to be the Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack # C18085. This similarities to the Saris Freedom EX 2 Bike Rack that you mentioned. The Curt # C18085 fits 1-1/4" and 2" receiver and has a weight capacity of 45lbs per bike. If you will be transporting electric bikes, then you may want to remove the battery to lower the weight of the bike. This Curt bike rack offers a few really neat features. There are built-in bike locks on the adjustable arms that mount to the bike...
    view full answer...
  • Is Curt Bike Rack a Good Choice for 2014 Toyota Corolla with Curt Hitch
    For your 2014 Toyota Corolla S with the Curt hitch part # C11265 installed the Curt bike rack part # C18085 would be a really great option that would fit well.
    view full answer...
  • Can Curt C18085 2 Bike Platform Rack Carry 2 Women's Comfort-Style Bikes w/ Step Through Frames
    Because one of the hooks is longer, it is indeed possible to safely secure two bikes with the same frame height. The answer to your question will depend on the exact geometry of the step-through frames. The wheelbase of the rack is adjustable so that in many cases one bike can be slid one way, and one the other far enough so that the frame hooks will catch. If it won't, a frame adapter like # 64005 which spans the distance between the handlebar gooseneck and seat post would provide a secure...
    view full answer...
  • Which Trailer Hitch Receiver And 2-Bike Rack Is Best For 2018 Subaru Impreza Hatchback?
    The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" # 36644 that you were looking at is confirmed to fit the 2018 Subaru Impreza 5 door hatchback with single exhaust. This receiver will work with 1-1/4" 2-bike carriers such as Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting # C18085. This bike rack holds 2 bikes weighing up to 45lbs each. Just make sure you do not exceed the tongue weight capacity of your vehicle. I attached a couple demonstration...
    view full answer...
  • Will the Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack Work With a Bike Over 45 Lbs If the Other Bike Is Under 45 Lbs
    The Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack part # C18085 is only rated for 45 lbs per bike as you mentioned. I cannot recommend you use any bike that weighs in excess of this figure. The total weight of the two bikes cannot exceed 90 lbs but there is still a 45 lbs per bike weight capacity regardless of the total weight of the two bikes. If you are looking for a similar bike rack with higher weight rating, I recommend the Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack part # SA4412B which has a 60 lb per bike...
    view full answer...
  • Can Curt Platform Bike Rack Secure Cruiser Bike without Adapter Bar
    One of the great things about the Curt platform bike rack part # C18085 is that it can easily attach to women's bikes like yours and not need an adapter bar. I attached a picture that shows this rack holding a cruiser style bike with a very low top tube to show you what I mean.
    view full answer...
    Image 1 for
  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for 65 lb Electric Bike
    The Curt Bike Rack # C18085 that you referenced has a weight capacity of 45 lbs per bike so a better option for your 65 lb electric bikes is the Hollywood Racks bike rack that is designed for e-bikes part # HLY84FR which has a capacity of 80 lbs per bike.
    view full answer...
  • Can a Bike Rack Be Used on the Front of a 2008 Ford F-350 While Towing
    Yes, the Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack part # C18085 will be sufficient for use on the front of your 2008 Ford F-350 with a front mount trailer hitch. I recommend the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C31008 because it is American made, no drilling is required, and only minor trimming is involved (see photo). In fact, hitch mounted accessories on the front of the vehicle would actually be more sturdy than those on the rear as the distance from the front axle to the trailer hitch...
    view full answer...
    Image 1 for
  • Can the Curt Platform Bike Rack C18085 Work With Womens Bikes
    The Curt hitch you have part # C13119 would work great with the Curt Bike Rack part # C18085 that you are interested in. The arms of this bike rack would work great with a womens bike as it would be able to slide down far enough to allow it to reach the lower down tube that a womens bike frame would have. If you check out the picture I attached you can see a woman's bike on the rack. The pink bike on the rack is a woman's bike with a lower down tube.
    view full answer...
    Image 1 for
  • Use of Curt Support Strap With Bike Rack
    If you have a Curt Class I or Class II 1-1/4" by 1-1/4" trailer hitch receiver, you should use the Curt trailer hitch support strap with a cam buckle, # 18050 for any non-trailer loads, like a bike rack or cargo carrier. While required by less manufacturers now than previously, a support strap is still recommended on some hitches and always a valuable added component for stability. This strap will provide additional stability and support to a bike rack. It is recommended for use...
    view full answer...
  • Locking Anti-rattle Pin Recommendation for Curt Tilting 2-Bike Rack # C18085
    We have tested the Sportrack Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock for SportRack Bike Racks and Cargo Carriers - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches # SR0901 and confirmed the fit with the Curt bike racks like the part # C18085 that you mentioned.
    view full answer...
  • Best Economically Priced 2-Bike Platform Bike Rack
    The # C18085 is the replacement for the C18084 that you referenced. It is a pretty new update so that's why you aren't seeing it elsewhere. Some improvements were made, but in this price range the best option is the Hollywood Racks part # HR200Z. This rack works extremely well and is also incredibly stable on the road too which is almost unheard of at this price range. Check out the test course video I attached to see more on that.
    view full answer...
  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for Use at Rear of RV
    At the rear of a trailer or RV the ride quality is very rough when compared to the ride quality at the rear of a passenger vehicle. Reason being the suspension isn't as sophisticated and there is a longer distance between the rear axle and the rear of the trailer which exaggerates the movement of the trailer when hitting bumps. Because of that only a few bike racks were designed to be reinforced enough for that type of use. The most similar bike rack to the Curt you mentioned that is...
    view full answer...
  • Carrying Two Fat Bikes with the Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack with Adapters
    If the Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack, part # C18085 can carry two fat bikes will be determined by the weight of the bikes. Each position is limited to 45 pounds, and the individual bikes in this position can't exceed this weight capacity, even with the fat bike adapters, part # C18091 equipped onto the rack. If you're buying for two fat bikes, you can save a little bit by buying the dual Fat Bike kit, part # C18085-FB. If you have heavier fat bikes, and this rack won't work for you, I recommend...
    view full answer...
  • Is the Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack Made In The USA
    The Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches Part # C18085 is manufactured over seas according to Curt customer service. If you are looking for a bike rack with similar characteristics as the Curt rack you are interested in, but is made in the USA, I suggest the Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack Part # TH990XT. It's weight capacity is a capable of bikes up to 35 pounds each, and allows for use with a motorhome and hitches that are 1-1/4" or 2". Below you can find...
    view full answer...
  • Locking Hitch Pin for the Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack Part # C18085
    I have great news for you! I went out to our warehouse and tested a few of the anti-rattle locking hitch pins on the Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack part # C18085 just for you. I found that both the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock for Malone Cargo Carriers part # MPG2174 and the Hitch Tite Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock part # SA3022 are a confirmed fit.
    view full answer...
  • Affordable Bike Rack Options for a 2012 Kia Soul with a 1-1/4 Trailer Hitch
    When it comes to hitch mount bike racks there are 2 styles to choose from, platform and hanging. The platform style lets you rest the bike in some sort of cradle and the typically has a ratcheting arm that secures the bike. The hanging style uses arms with cradles that you rest your bikes on. In the platform category we have the Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack # C18085 which has a very basic design and has a ratcheting arm that secures the bikes by their frame. It has tilt away and folding...
    view full answer...
  • Weight of Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack and Hollywood Racks Trail Rider 2 Bike Platform Rack
    The Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack part # C18085 that you referenced weighs approximately 46 lbs. The Hollywood Racks Trail Rider 2 Bike Platform Rack part # HR200Z weighs approximately 34lbs. If you have e-bikes then you'll need the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE part # HLY84FR which has an 80 lb per bike weight capacity and weighs approximately 54 lbs.
    view full answer...
  • Installing the Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack
    The Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack, part # C18085 is a fairly easy install. To install it, you'll simply insert it into the receiver, then secure it with the included anti-rattle bolt using the included tool. I do recommend getting a full sized ratchet though, as it will install the bolt much faster than the included tool. I've attached a video review of this rack, and at about the 3:20 mark, you can watch one of our reviewers putting the rack onto the vehicle so you can get familiar with...
    view full answer...
  • Will the Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack # C18085 Fit an Adult Schwinn Trike?
    I have a solution for you. Unfortunately, the Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack # C18085 will not work with a trike because the wheel hoops are not positioned wide enough to fit the distance of the rear-wheel setup of a tricycle. With that being said, I recommend the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Bike Rack for 2 Bikes # HR1000Z along with the Trike Adapter for Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Bike Racks # HRTRK-ADP. The Sport Rider has a 50-pound weight capacity and will be able to accommodate a bike...
    view full answer...
  • Maximum Tire Width for Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack
    The Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack # C18085 is compatible with tires up to 3" wide. Anything wider than that and you need the Fat Bike Adapter Kit # C18091 which can accommodate tires up to 4-7/8" wide. If you don't already have the bike rack and you know you need the Fat Bike Adapter Kit then you can actually purchase the bike rack # C18085-FB which is the exact same bike rack, just with the adapter kit already installed.
    view full answer...
  • Locking Hitch Pin Recommendation for Curt Bike Racks
    We have tested the Sportrack Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock for SportRack Bike Racks and Cargo Carriers - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches # SR0901 and confirmed the fit with the Curt Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting # C18085. This threaded hitch pin and lock will work great with your Curt Bike Rack.
    view full answer...
  • Best Value 2-bike Trailer Hitch Rack with Locks for a 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche
    I recommend the Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack # C18085. This rack fits 1-1/4" and 2" trailer hitches and is easy to install. This rack is designed to tilt without removing your bikes for easy access to your tailgate. Since this rack is economically priced you can also pick up some locks # C18090 without straining your budget. If you're interested in a hanging style bike rack, I definitely recommend the high quality Thule # TH912XTR Tilting 2-Bike rack that fits 1-1/4" and 2" trailer...
    view full answer...
  • Anti Rattle Hitch Pin Threads Location on the Curt Platform Rack # C18085
    The threads for the anti rattle hitch pin are in the shank of the bike rack and the threaded hitch pin extends through the receiver to engage the threads in the 1-1/4 inch shank. The 2 inch adapter is positioned so that the hitch pin threads into the 1-1/4 inch shank and extends through the adapter on the opposite side.
    view full answer...

Do you have a question about this Hitch Bike Rack?


Used Items Available
Used Picture for Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting

Condition: Missing Parts

Notes: Item is missing the hardware. Otherwise new and unused.

Our Price: $191.05
Secure Checkout


  • Why etrailer.com?

    At etrailer.com we guarantee:
  • Highest quality hitch bike racks for the best price.

    Our Lowest Price Pledge ensures you will never overpay for the parts you need.
  • Real product know-how.

    We make sure that the products we sell are what we say they are, and that they work the way they are supposed to work. Get real advice from a real person who has the knowledge and expertise needed to solve your problem.
  • Most detailed, accurate hitch bike rack information available.

    Because we take providing accurate product information seriously, we take our own detailed product photos, demo videos and installation videos, as well as verify measurements, instructions, and vehicle fit information.
  • Installations, made easy.

    We love helping people and have the most highly-trained customer service, hands-on experience, step by step videos and installation instructions.
  • Fast shipping.

    Your order is automatically routed to get out of our warehouse and to your door as quickly as possible. Receive free shipping on orders over $99.
  • Personalized service for life.

    We provide one-on-one, personalized service from the ordering process through the life of your product.
  • Trusted since 1946.

    We've been serving customers since our parts store first opened in 1946 and continue to be recognized by our customers, our vendors and third parties for exceptional service.
  • Returns Policy

    Need to return an item? No problem. Please read our Returns Policy for more information.

Info for this part was:

Employee Mike L
Expert Research:
Mike L
Employee Michael H
Expert Research:
Michael H
Employee Jameson C
Expert Research:
Jameson C
Employee Zack K
Test Fit:
Zack K
Employee Shane H
Test Fit:
Shane H
Employee Robert C
Test Fit:
Robert C
Employee Lindsey S
Edited by:
Lindsey S
Employee Jacob T
Video Edited:
Jacob T
Employee Dustin K
Video Edited:
Dustin K
Employee Chris R
Video Edited:
Chris R
Employee Matthew S
Updated by:
Matthew S
Employee Daron K
Updated by:
Daron K
Employee Kristina F
Updated by:
Kristina F
Employee Isabelle B
Updated by:
Isabelle B
Employee Noah M
Updated by:
Noah M
Employee Amanda M
Written by:
Amanda M
Employee Jonathan Y
Video by:
Jonathan Y

At etrailer.com we provide the best information available about the products we sell. We take the quality of our information seriously so that you can get the right part the first time. Let us know if anything is missing or if you have any questions.