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RockyMounts BackStage Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount

RockyMounts BackStage Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount

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Platform-style rack swings away from the rear of your vehicle with bikes loaded for complete cargo area access. Rack carries 2 bikes with ratcheting hooks and pivoting wheel cradles - no frame contact. Includes locks for bikes and rack. Call 800-298-1624 to order RockyMounts hitch bike racks part number RKY10002 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all RockyMounts products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for RockyMounts BackStage Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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RockyMounts Hitch Bike Racks

  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Swing-Away Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • Electric Bikes
  • Fat Bikes
  • Heavy Bikes
  • RockyMounts
  • Class 3
  • Wheel Mount
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

Platform-style rack swings away from the rear of your vehicle with bikes loaded for complete cargo area access. Rack carries 2 bikes with ratcheting hooks and pivoting wheel cradles - no frame contact. Includes locks for bikes and rack.


Features:

  • Platform bike rack carries 2 bikes using your vehicle's hitch receiver
  • Swing-away design allows you to access your rear cargo area without removing bikes from rack
    • Hinged arm at base swings rack out and away from the rear of your vehicle
  • Ratcheting hooks hold your bikes securely by the front wheels - no frame contact
  • Large wheel holders with extra-long straps let you carry fat bikes
    • Pivoting rear-wheel cradles accommodate bikes of different lengths
  • Adjustable bike trays slide side-to-side to eliminate bike-to-bike contact
  • Front-mounted lever allows rack to tilt and fold
    • Tilts down with bikes loaded to access cargo area
  • Anti-rattle hitch bolt provides secure installation in your hitch receiver
    • Tightens rack inside your hitch to reduce movement and noise
  • Hitch lock and cable lock deter theft of your bikes and the rack
  • Durable steel and aluminum construction with black powder coat finish is rust resistant


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 60 lbs per bike
  • Wheel diameter: 20" - 29"
  • Maximum tire width: 5.0"
  • Maximum wheelbase: 50"
  • Distance between bicycles: 12"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of rack when folded down: 9-1/2"
    • Closest part of rack when folded up: 7"
    • Farthest part of rack when folded down: 34"
    • Farthest part of rack when folded up: 19"
  • Carrier weight: 60 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

Note: The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of your vehicle must be less than 10,000 lbs for this rack to be considered compatible. Larger vehicles such as 1-ton trucks are not compatible.


The RockyMounts BackStage platform-style rack lets you carry 2 bikes using your vehicle's hitch. The bike trays swing-away with bikes loaded, providing maximum access to your vehicle's cargo area. The ratcheting arms and wheel cradles secure your bikes by the wheels so there's no frame contact. Pivoting rear-wheel cradles accommodate bikes of different lengths, and they're designed to hold fat bike tires up to 5" wide. Front-mounted lever allows the rack to easily tilt down with bikes loaded and fold up when not in use. Finally, the rack includes a hitch lock and cable lock to secure your bikes to the rack and the rack to your vehicle.


Swing-Away Design for Full Access to Rear Cargo Area

Swing-away design allows you to access your rear cargo area without removing bikes from the RockyMounts BackStage bike rack

The BackStage features a hinged arm that lets you swing the rack away from the rear of your vehicle with your bikes still loaded. The rack extends 67" away from the hitch, providing maximum access to your vehicle's rear cargo area. This eliminates the need to unload the bikes or remove the rack when you're loading or unloading cargo or letting your dogs hop in or out of the back.


 The RockyMounts BackStage bike rack features two pull release knobs that let you fully extend the carrier

To open the hinged arm, simply turn the T-handle until it's loose, pull the spring-loaded pin, and swing the rack away from the rear of the vehicle. The arm will lock into place once it's fully extended so your hands are free to open your hatch and remove cargo.


The RockyMounts BackStage bike rack features two pull release knobs that let you fully extend the carrier

To close the rack, pull the inner spring pin and swing the bike trays back into position. The spring pin will click when the rack is fully closed. Finally, tighten the T-handle to completely secure the rack.


Front-Mounted Lever for Easy Tilting

>Fold the RockyMounts Backstage bike carrier up for additional rear cargo storage

The front-mounted easy release lever allows a single person to both tilt the rack down and fold it up with ease. The rack tilts down 30 degrees with or without bikes loaded for convenient access to your vehicle's rear cargo area. This is great for cramped parking lots where you might not have room to swing the rack out, or when you're in a hurry and don't have time to go through the process of extending and retracting the swing arm.


The T-handle on the RockyMounts BackStage bike carrier allows it to move into the closed position

The lever also lets you fold the rack up for storage when you're not transporting a bike. This is great for parking in places where space is limited such as a parking garage.


Ratcheting Wheel Hooks for Easy Bike Loading

The RockyMounts BackStage bike carrier has ratcheting hooks on pivoting upright arms hold bikes securely by the front wheels with no frame contact

The rack allows you to quickly and easily load and carry 2 bicycles on the back of your vehicle. The ratcheting arms securely hold your bikes by the front wheels so there's no frame contact. Simply push the button on the hook and slide it firmly into place over your front wheel. Each wheel hook is coated for grip and work with tire diameters up to 29".


Pivoting Rear Wheel Cradles with Ratcheting Wheel Straps

The RockyMounts BackStage bike carrier features deep, pivoting wheel cradles that slide up to 3" side-to-side to optimize bike spacing

The pivoting rear-wheel cradles allow the rack to accommodate bikes with wheelbases up to 48" long. The cradles include ratcheting, rubber straps to hold your bikes' rear wheels securely in place on the tray.


The RockyMounts BackStage bike carrier features deep wheel cradles and extra-long wheel straps accommodate fat bike tires up to 5" wide

The BackStage also comes with wheel strap extensions that attach to the standard ratcheting straps to increase the usable length and secure wider tires. This allows the cradles to hold fat bike tires up to 5" wide.


Adjustable Bike Trays

 The front and back bike trays adjust 3" side to side to insure you have enough space when loading your bikes

The front and back bike trays adjust 3" side to side to ensure you have enough space when loading your bikes. Just loosen the 4 bolts where the tray attaches to the bottom of the rack, slide the trays left or right to achieve the desired spacing, and then tighten the bolts. This will prevent your bikes' handlebars from becoming tangled, and it eliminates the fear of bike-to-bike contact during transport.


Easy Installation with Threaded Hitch Pin

The RockyMounts BackStage bike carriers hitch lock deters theft

The rack installs quickly and easily with a threaded, anti-rattle hitch pin. Simply slide the shank into your 2" hitch receiver, insert the threaded hitch pin, and tighten it down with the included tool. This will reduce noise and movement while the rack is installed.


Complete Security

The RockyMounts BackStage bike carrier features a cable lock that deters theft of the actual bike platform and also the hitch itself

The BackStage comes with a hitch lock and a cable lock to deter theft of both the rack and your bikes.


Fold the RockyMounts BackStage bike carrier features a novel cable lock system

The cable lock wraps around your bikes' frames and secures to the rack with the included lock core. The cable and hitch lock are keyed alike, so you'll only need 1 key for both locks.



RKY10002 RockyMounts BackStage Hitch Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - 2 Bikes - Tilting - Swing Away

Item # RKY10002

Installation Details RKY10002 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

RockyMounts BackStage Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - RKY10002

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (84 Customer Reviews)

Platform-style rack swings away from the rear of your vehicle with bikes loaded for complete cargo area access. Rack carries 2 bikes with ratcheting hooks and pivoting wheel cradles - no frame contact. Includes locks for bikes and rack.

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The bike rack was very easy to put together, we are very satisfied with the product. It’s very well-made and we look forward to using it. We don’t have our bikes yet , but we’re ready now.. Thank you for your care and follow up on this product. The rack is not going to be permanently kept on our car. I will take a picture in the future.


Comments
AWESOME - LOVE IT!
Brad - 06/21/2021


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I just got my Rocky Mounts bike rack today, so I can't review that, but.... I ordered it on Tuesday at approx. 4:30 p.m. and it was delivered before lunch on Thursday. It shipped immediately. I live in a rural area, so getting it that fast was impressive! Assembly went well, maybe an hour. We mounted on the back of our Roadtrek campervan using the 8" extender. Update! We took a two week to Florida in Feb. and could not be happier with the bike rack!! Easy to setup and maneuver, sturdy, solid, perfect! No complaints! Hope to use it for years.


Comments
We love the RockyMounts Backstage bike rack. It is mounted on our camoervan and transported 2 bikes hundreds if miles. Just recently we purchased 2 RAD Runner ebikes and plan to take them on our upcoming cross country trip. We had added an 8 extender, so we also added a anti-rattle U clamp $x.x where the adapter connects to the hitch to eliminate any movement. Customer Service was invaluable when determining if we could transport the ebikes.
Patricia - 03/07/2021


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Best bike rack ever! We received our bike rack in record time, earlier than scheduled, and in time for our trip! Love the fact that not only does it hold the bike down on the wheel and not my frame, but it drops down AND swings away for full access to our 2018 Mercedes Sprinter with the barn doors. The doors can swing all the way open and hold in place as designed, so we have a complete view out the back of our van without any obstruction whatsoever. This thing is solid, and it does not budge, we know because we watched it through our camera as we drove down the road. A great investment if you have bikes you want to protect from any damage or theft, as there is also a lock and cable that goes through the bike and also locks the rack to the hitch. Fantastic customer service from etrailer as well!


Comments
Thank you for your follow up. We love the RockyMounts Hitch Bike Rack and have shown it to and recommend it to many friends while traveling. We have it on our 2018 Pleasureway Plateau TS Mercedes 3500 Van base and it’s wonderful since it swings completely to the side with the bikes still on the rack, and both of our back doors swing open for emergency exit if needed. It’s well built, sturdy, easy to use, and as we travel, I look back and the bikes hardly move at all. So we are very, very happy with it. Thank you for having such a terrific product!
Elizabeth M - 05/23/2019



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I am a 65 years old and will say I was a little intimidated by the weight the box that the rack came in. It comes in parts to assemble so after opening the box I realize I could get this together. The instructions were clear but photos of the process would have been easier for me to follow. I have a truck with a tall camper shell that has a custom built insert in the bed for camping. I decided on this rack because it looked easy to load the bikes on and it will swing out of the way when I need to access the camper. It took me about 2 hours to assemble. It was not that it was a lot to assemble but the drawings took me time to understand. Got it put together and tested the movement range of the rack and it clears the back of my 2017 Tundra with 4" to spare. The bikes were easy to load and secure. I took it for a test ride and the bikes did not shift position. The rack flex slightly but overall it rode very smooth. This looks like a winner. During assembly I thought I have not gotten a couple of small screws that I needed but after opening all the nuts and bolts packages everything was there. The two photos I took may be helpful. I wish I had not been so focused and taken more while assembling the rack.


Comments
Have been on several long trips on gravel roads with the rack. The rack makes it easy to load and remove the bike. The access to the back of the truck is very convenient. My road clearance is great. I have had one issue of my own creation. I misjudged the distance to my back wall in my carport and rammed the handle into the stucco wall and cracking the blue plastic handle. The wall got the worst of it. Will eventual contact Rocky Mounts and replace it. It took the hit pretty well and still works. Im not in a rush to replace. A sturdy product.
Rebecca S - 08/16/2018



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I ordered this on May 31st and finally got it on August 11th. We have two eBikes and the load capacity and tilt and swing functions made this rack the best one for our Rav 4 with spare tire on back. RockytMounts had to go into another production cycle before I could get it. But, totally worth the wait. eTrailer honored the original price on my original order and so I saved $155 on the $540 full price. The rack construction seems very strong while I was mounting it to my Rav 4. The mounting locks did seem a bit "cheesy" though, as they are made of plastic. But, of course, one never leaves bikes for very long where "evil" lurks! I haven't yet put the bikes on the rack but, if there are problems, I will update this review.


Comments
This rack has been so good for the transportation of our two eBikes. Its a heavy load but this rack handles it with ease. We live on the coast, Pacifica, where corrosion is a constant issue. This solid rack has not a bit of rust on it. So this rack is still 5 stars!!
Norman M - 08/13/2018



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1- Product came very fast (under 5 days) 2 - Product is exactly as described 3 - Purchasing process was very easy 4 - Product was $100+ cheaper compared to the same product on Rockymounts actual site 5 - Packaging was safe/effective and allowed for no scratching during transport 6 - Great product and would 100% buy from etrailer again The only complaint would be the directions...I saw one user compare them to Ikea directions and that is very accurate; pictures/steps were very poor. I would suggest etrailer do a video fully putting together the rack. They have several videos showing the install process, but that is the easy part.


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Just as good as the day I bought it. Stays on the truck year-round in CO and gets used daily during summer months. Perfect purchase.
Alex - 01/25/2021


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So glad I found this rack! We bought it to carry two fat tire electric bikes while still retaining access to the back of our camper. This is the *only* readily available swing-out bike carrier that is both made to accommodate fat tire bikes *and* carry the weight of electric models (up to 60# each). It's very sturdy. Pros: -Fat-tire bike ready -- it comes with extender straps and you don't have to buy any other pieces; -It swings out -- for us, it allows access to our truck camper without removing the bikes or the rack. Great for vans or hatchbacks, too -Rack also tilts down -- useful at times when you just want to grab something quickly from vehicle interior Cons -Assembly instructions were challenging. An assembly video would have made this a snap. -Most of the parts were sealed in plastic -- except for the 32 pieces that make up the wheel bolts and washers which were, inexplicably, loose in the big box. Sloppy, but at least they were all there! -The locks *feel* pretty flimsy. I would have preferred the ability to upgrade to something really stout. That said, I'm glad the cable and locks are included - even though they are only a modest deterrent. Overall, this rack is a total winner and solves the issue of transporting fat tire e-bikes while keeping access to the rear of your vehicle. Fat tire e-bikes are growing in popularity and I'm sure this rack will as well. I'd expect the big makers like Thule and Yakima to take notice.


Comments
A year later, the rack has proven to be a solid choice for carrying heavy fat tire bikes and still access the rear of the vehicle. For vans or campers, this is invaluable. The one thing that would make it perfect would be a way to load bikes without having to lift them so high. This is not a rack failure per se, but having a load ramp for such a rack would make it more feasible for loading bikes that are 60 pounds.
KC - 10/24/2018

The Thule Easy Fold XT Bike Rack # TH903202
Thule EasyFold XT Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bikes - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount
$849.95
does indeed offer a ramp for loading your electric bikes on their Electric Bike Rack if you are looking for an easier loading option this bike rack may be a great solution for you.

-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 10/25/2018


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This bike rack makes all the difference! I’ve had ones before that lean away from the car but being able to fully swing 180 degrees out makes accessing the trunk that much easier. I really appreciate it when I’m loading in a rolled up raft, dogs, or camping gear. The directions were clear on assembly and it came with spare straps and a spare handle. etrailer did a great video on it and it arrived at my door 3 days after the order with normal shipping. Love it!



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Fairly easy install. And now that we have tested it out on a few trips we can honestly say we really like this product. The platform style keeps the bikes from touching/damaging each other. The design is solid and simple to use. Easy to load and unload. The only downside is the lock is a deterant but not bombproof so we will probably add our own locks when needed. Other then that great product, great service from etrailer as always. Highly recomend this rockymount hitch.


Comments
Unfortunately, if the thief is determined enough, they will take your property regardless of the lock used. Providing a deterrent will prevent most thefts, by encouraging the thief to go after an easier target.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 10/09/2018


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We love this bike rack! We use it to carry an ebike and mountain bike. It's pretty easy to put together. We found a product review online that showed it put together which helped with assembly. It fits our older model SUV 2" hitch perfectly. (We had to sand out some rust, lol.) The rack is easy to get into, and the bikes don't rattle. They are very stable.



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Terrific bike rack. The Backstage was one of the few we could find the would work with the swinging tailgate on our Jeep Wrangler. Works very well once installed on the vehicle and does a good job of securing the bikes. My only complaint (4 start instead of 5) is that the Backstage is quite heavy, Would love to see some of the rack made from aluminum instead of steel. I recommend using two people to wrangle it into and out of the hitch receiver.



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Got the rack to fit on our Hymer Aktiv (Ram Promaster 3500) camper van. It arrived on date promised. Directions for assembling seemed a little vague but I was able to get it put together and on to our camper. Worked great and makes getting into the back of the van much easier with the swing out arm. Due to our spare tire rack on back and low level of the hitch on the back of our van, I am using a hitch extended to add 4 inches out and up. So far so good.



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Amazing customer service by the Etrailer team! There was a long back-order delay (from manufacturer) in getting this rack but Nikki kept me informed and up to date regularly, and Shannon provided a seamless checkout process once the rack arrived. 2 Days later it was on the back of my car. This rack is definitely worth the wait and I'm very happy with it. The swing away function provides easy and unobstructed access to the hatch, which makes it so much easier for my dog to jump in & out, or loading larger items when the bike is on the rack. No more squeezing between a tilted down rack and the back of the car. Very intuitive design and sturdy fitment. The bikes fit easily and quickly. The quick release handle allows you to tip it down, or fold it up to the back of the car effortlessly.



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Terrific experience so far. Perfect swing away for our sprinter.


Comments
Still a terrific product. Many successful trips with our bikes. Thank you!
Pete L - 06/03/2020


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This rack is exactly what I needed on my pickup. I built a 6' long drawer in the bed of my Tacoma between the wheel wells and it's nearly impossible to use a normal platform style rack. I was able to use a Kuat NV but had to remove the bikes in order to open the tailgate. Even then, the tailgate rested on the rack and did not do the paint any favors. The swing style platform rack is perfect for me. I got an awesome deal when etrailer had a 30% off sale on everything from RockyMounts. It shipped very fast once the manufacturer had supplied them. etrailer was also very good at keeping in touch about the production delay. Putting it together was pretty straight forward, although I did have an issue with the blue T-handle bolt not threading properly into the rack to secure the swing arm. I was able to stop by the RockyMounts shop since it's about 10 minutes from me and they made a minor repair. This would have been a bigger issue if I did not live in Boulder, but I appreciate a company that stands behind their product like that. I also had to file down the black lock to fit onto the hitch bolt. The bolt was not quite long enough for my hitch receiver. Again, annoying but not a major issue. The one downside I would say in coming from a Kuat NV is not having a repair stand built in.



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We were looking for a platform swing away bike rack. I was a little worried it would be heavy to get on the Edge. Not a problem! You have to expect some weight to be a good sturdy rack. Instructions are very good! ????????



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This is an extremely sturdy bike rack that swings out of the way when the back doors on the van are opened. We travel often in the warmer season, this rack enables us to take our bikes everywhere we go.



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Solid rack. Fits on Sprinter 3500 very well. You can open the door about 12” without moving the rack. The rack swings completely away and locks to side of Sprinter. Can open doors 90+ degrees. The trailer light plug in connection got in the way of the lock during install, so I had to take it off and then lock the rack and reinstall trailer plug in. It will make it harder to steal now. You should download instructions off site and transfer to iPad so you can expand them. That was clear and I could tell what screw or bolt went where. Instillation a little over an hour cause I didn’t know how it worked. Could do it in 20 minutes now. Best rack I’ve seen for Sprinters.



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I'm grateful that these reviews are not requested until the product has been owned for a full year. We have a Transit B class Coachman Beyond RV that we use a lot - we've traveled with this rack for about 24K miles The Pros - Great capacity - it's very easy to load/unload bikes, either solo or with a friend. Loading the rack into the receiver is another story, it's heavy so it helps to have 2 people but I've done it myself. It's sturdy and stable, we love the hitch lock and long cable bike lock with the additional lock that is keyed alike. My shipment included additional rear wheel hold-down straps and an additional Blue plastic T-handle for the bolt that secures the pivot arm. Hint - don't allow the T-handle to point downward otherwise a driveway dip may shear it off if your rear end hangs low. Lifetime warranty is a big+, Customer service has been responsive to email - less so to phone calls (possibly Covid related?) Cons - Most annoying is when loaded with bikes it does not swing out far enough to allow the passenger rear door of the Transit to open to the locked position so we keep a bungee cord handy. There are no adjustments available so the handlebars of one bike interfere with my seat placement of the other and I have to constantly adjust the seat. It's been a full year but I recall assembly was a bit tricky primarily because it's a bulky item. The front-wheel mounting system may not work with some bike designs: cable mounts or fenders forward of the fork, or fenders that hang low behind the fork. We've also had two flat tires manifest themselves after loading which makes for a sloppy fit if it goes undiscovered. Bottom line - we'd buy it again.



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Very nice bike rack for two fat tire e-bikes. The stowaway and swing-out features are very useful although they do make for a heavier rack. Some assembly was required. It was not difficult to put together, but the assembly instructions could have been better/clearer. Overall a good buy



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After one year, this bike rack was worth the money. It's sturdy, easy to take on and off, and the bikes sit solidly on it when traveling. Very easy to lay down when you need to get in the back of the car. As an added bonus, you can lay the rack down and use it to haul trash up to the top of the driveway on garbage day! Would recommend.


Comments
Still working grea after one year, still hauling bikes and garbage with absolutely no problems. Best bike rack ever.
Best B - 07/26/2020


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Great price and service from etrailer as usual. This product speaks for itself. It was the perfect solution for my four wheel camper set up. It'll only be a matter of time before the competition catches up on this design.



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Glad I waited on this rack. Does everything it says. Great to be able to get bikes out of the way without unloading.



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This thing is rock solid. I recently took it on a trip and the bikes basically did not move at all. Love it. I do wish it was not as heavy and did not obstruct my rear view camera - but heh, you can't have everything!


Comments
Fabulous Bike Carrier. I use this all the time on my Jeep. When I am camping, it just folds neatly out of the way to access the back. All the screws and mechanisms work just fine after a year. Not a speck of rust. This is a solid bit of kit as the Aussies would say.
Tom - 03/27/2021


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Works well, we did add a pad on the hook because it would rub the front fork, also we have to reverse the TT bike so the hook go's over the rear wheel , the TT bike is a "super bike" designed frame so there is not much clearance between what would be the front down tube and front wheel if the TT bike had a brake behind the bottom bracket under the chain stays it would probably not fit ,


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Ask the Experts about this RockyMounts Hitch Bike Racks

  • Does Rocky Mounts Offer a Loading Ramp for the Backstage
    I have a solution but there is not a ramp available for the Backstage part # RKY10002. I also looked at the available ramps and didn't see any that would easily work. If you would like to upgrade the rack along with the bikes the Thule EasyFold XT 2 E-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches part # TH903202 is the way to go. Not only for loading the bikes but also for moving it around. Check out the video I made on it that I have linked for you.
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  • Is There A Hitch Platform Bike Rack That Swings Away From Your Vehicle To The Left
    We do not offer a hitch bike platform rack that swings away to the left. However, Kuat does make an adapter that you can use with a hitch bike rack that will open to the left side of your vehicle. But since it is an adapter, you will reduce the maximum tongue weight of your hitch receiver by 50% if you add it to your existing hitch bike rack. If your hitch receiver is a Class III hitch receiver this should not be an issue, unless you are transporting electric bikes. Since electric bikes...
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  • Can I Use the RockyMounts BackStage 2 Bike Platform Rack on a 2013 Honda CR-V
    As long as your 2013 Honda CR-V has a 2" receiver then you can use the RockyMounts BackStage 2 # RKY10002 without any issues. I really like that this rack offers you the functionality to swing the rack away from the vehicle to allow access to the rear cargo area, and it also comes with locks for the bikes and the rack so your investments are secure. If your CR-V has a 1-1/4" hitch receiver let me know and I can see what might be comparable that would work for you.
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  • Can I Use A Hitch Extender For A Platform Bike Rack?
    You can certainly use a hitch extender with the RockyMounts BackStage Bike Rack 2" Hitches # RKY10002. Just keep in mind that when using a hitch extender your receiver's capacity will be reduced by 50%, so you will want to make sure the 50% receiver capacity will still be enough to carry your bike rack and bikes. This bike rack weighs 60lbs empty. For the extender you could go with the Hitch Extender # HE12 for a 14" extension or Hitch Extender # HE18 for an 18" extension. I attached...
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  • Are There Bike Racks That Tilt to the Side or Have Folding Center Mast
    I'm certainly glad to hear you've been happy so far, and while there isn't anything that tilts to the side, there is a rack that may remedy the situation, depending on where the camera and sensors are. The closest thing to a bike rack that tilts to the side is a swing-away rack, the RockyMounts BackStage 2-Bike Rack # RKY10002. This rack moves all the way to the side, as you can see in the accompanying photo, which may eliminate your Subaru from detecting it as an obstacle. This...
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  • Can 2-1/2" to 2" Adapter be Used for the Rocky Mounts Backstage on a 2019 Ram 2500
    Technically yes, you can use an adapter to carry your RockyMounts BackStage # RKY10002 with the 2-1/2" receiver on your 2019 Ram 2500. The problem you're going to run into is that pretty much all bike rack manufacturers say not to use an adapter that they didn't make, otherwise it will void their warranty. If you're going to use an adapter I recommend the Hollywood Racks Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve # HRHA-2 because it uses a weld mount and some screws to really help stabilize the accessory. I...
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  • Recommended Two Bike Rack for 2008 Toyota RAV4
    The best two bike rack option for a 2008 Toyota RAV4 is the RockyMounts BackStage 2 Bike Platform Rack part # RKY10002 because it will not only clear the rear spare tire but it will also swing away from the vehicle for full hatch access. The swing away feature is actually the only option to get into the rear hatch with the bike rack still attached. The tilt away bike rack options will not allow for this. That said, the RockyMounts BackStage is a premium option so if you are looking for...
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  • Will the RockyMounts BackStage Allow Me To Open the Rear Cargo Hatch With Bikes Attached
    The RockyMount BackStage # RKY10002 really is a cool rack because not only does it tilt away from the rear cargo hatch, it can also be swung away from it as well; so either way, it's going to give you room to open the rear cargo hatch with your bikes attached in the manner that you're seeking. I've linked some video reviews of this rack for you to have a look at, but it's exactly what you're looking for.
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  • Swinging Bike Rack Options for 2020 Jeep Wrangler
    If you are looking for a swing-away 2-bike rack the only option for a rack by itself is the RockyMounts BackStage 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Swinging # RKY10002. That said, you do have another option, which is the Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches # Y02483. This will allow you to use a bike rack that fits a 2" hitch (not a rack that fits both a 1-1/4" and 2" hitch) such as the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2 Bike Platform Rack # HR1450Z. I...
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  • 2-Bike Rack That Can Be Used On Motor home For E-Bikes Or Mountain Bikes
    The best 2-bike rack option that can be transferred from the Jeep Wrangler to the Motor home's hitch is the RockyMounts BackStage 2 Bike Platform Rack part # RKY10002 as long as both hitches are 2" hitches. The RockyMounts BackStage 2 can handle heavier e-bikes and mountain bikes on the back of the motor home. The best thing about the RockyMount BackStage is that is swings completely away from the vehicle for complete rear cargo access for when you need a drink from the cooler after...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Hitch Mount Bike Rack on 2007 Lexus GX 470
    For a trailer hitch receiver I suggest the Draw-Tite Max-Frame, part # 75155. This hitch is a 2 inch receiver opening Class III that is compatibel with your 2007 Lexus GX 470. I've attached an installation video on a 2004 that might be helpful to you. The best bike rack for you is the RockyMounts BackStage, part # RKY10002. It's a platfrom rack that swings away from the rear of the vehicle giving you complete access to the rear cargo area. It also includes a cable lock to protect...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack with Swing Away Feature for a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    I do have an option for you but I am not aware of any bike rack that will fold down far enough in order for you to swing open the rear hatch on your 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Instead, you will want to look into a bike rack with a swing away feature. The swing away feature will allow you to open the rear hatch on your Jeep without having to remove the bike rack or bikes. For this, I recommend the RockyMounts BackStage 2 Bike Platform Rack part # RKY10002 which is currently the only...
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  • Using the Kuat Pivot for Electric Bikes on a 2018 Ram 3500 With Pleasure-Way Conversion Kit
    Generally, we don't recommend using wheel-mount carriers like the RockyMounts Backstage, part # RKY10002 with bikes that have fenders, as it can bend and damage the fender. Instead, I'd recommend a frame mount like the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE For Electric Bikes, part # HLY84FR. This carrier can be used with an extender like the Kuat Pivot, part # PVP20B to create the swing-away rack you're looking for on your vehicle. This rack has a capacity of 80 pounds per bike, and sits about...
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  • Best Bike Rack for 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    The RockyMounts BackStage 2 Bike Platform Rack part # RKY10002 is hands down the best option for a 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. This bike rack will not only clear the rear spare tire with the factory hitch but it will also swing away from the vehicle even with the bikes in place that way you can still get into the rear cargo area. The wheel mount design will allow you to carry both women's and men's bikes without an adapter. I have attached a review video on a similar model year.
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  • Platform Bike Rarck Recommendation for Rear of Winnebago View 24G
    We have a few bike racks that are rated for use behind a motorhome like your Winnebago View 24G but the RockyMounts you mentioned is not one of them. Instead we have the Swagman Dispatch part # S44FR which is similar and is rated for RV use so it would be your best option. I attached a review video as well. This mounts in a hitch at the rear of the vehicle though so it should not interfere with a slide out.
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  • Opening the Rear Doors on a Ram ProMaster With a RockyMounts BackStage Hitch Bike Rack Installed
    The RockyMounts BackStage, part # RKY10002 swings open to be 49 inches from the shank to the closest part of the rack. This should allow the doors of your ProMaster Van to open, but not to the full distance they normally do. 2017 Ram ProMaster doors swing open to 260-degrees, and you won't be able to get to that full distance with the RockyMounts swung out. You'll probably get closer to 90 to 120-degrees open, which is still plenty to load and unload cargo.
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  • Bike Rack Needed to Carry Fat Tire eBike and Clear Spare on 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    We have the perfect solution for you with the RockyMounts BackStage 2 Bike Platform Rack # RKY10002. This is a swinging, wheel mount bike rack that has a bike weight capacity of 60 lbs per bike and can accommodate tires up to 5" wide. If you want to verify that your bike will fit behind the spare tire on your 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited then simply measure 9-1/2" from the center of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch. The tray for the closest bike sits slightly over 9-1/2" away so...
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  • Swing-Away Style Bike Rack Options for a 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser
    The RockyMounts BackStage 2 Bike Platform Rack # RKY10002 fits the exact description of what you are looking for in a bike rack to carry 2 bikes on your 2001 Toyota FJ Cruiser. It has the ability to tilt, swing-away, can fold up, and comes with hitch and bike locks to deter theft of your equipment. Since trailer hitch receiver locations and spare tire width can vary you will want to measure from the center of your hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of your spare tire. If that measurement...
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  • Swing-Away Wheel Mount Bike Rack Recommendation for 4 Bikes
    I do have a solution for you to have a 4-bike swing-away bike rack but unfortunately the RockyMounts BackStage # RKY10002 does not have an add-on. Instead you can use the RockyMounts SplitRail # RKY11404-4 with the Yakima BackSwing # Y02483. The SplitRail weighs 76 lbs and can hold up to 4 bikes that weigh a max of 40 lbs. It does have removable trays which when 2 of them are removed the weight capacity is increased to 60 lbs per bike. The BackSwing has a weight capacity of 250 lbs...
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  • Dimensions of the RockyMounts Backstage 2 Bike Rack
    The shank on the RockyMounts BackStage, part # RKY10002 has the following dimensions from the center of the hitch pin hole: To the end of the shank: 2-1/2 inches To the nearest part of the carrier when folded down: 9-1/2 inches To the nearest part of the carrier when folded up: 7 inches To the furthest part of the rack when folded down: 34 inches To the furthest part of the rack when folded up: 19 inches The height of the swinging mechanism is 3-1/2 inches tall, and then 5 inches...
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  • Recommended Swing-Away Bike Rack for 2018 Toyota Sienna
    For your 2018 Toyota Sienna, I recommend taking a look at the RockyMounts BackStage 2 Bike Platform Rack # RKY10002. This is an excellent platform-style carrier that can actually swing out and away from the rear of your vehicle, with the bikes still loaded, to give you complete rear cargo access on your Sienna. The platform cradles can accept tire widths of up to 5 inches, so there won't be any issue with the 3 inch tires on your bikes. It features ratcheting hooks that will secure...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack With Tilt or Swing for Truck Bed Camper Rear Door Access
    For your 2014 GMC Sierra with in-bed camper, I recommend the Curt Extender for 2" Receivers -18" Long # C45796. This will get your trailer hitch out far enough so you can add your bike rack. Using an adapter like this will reduce your trailer hitch receiver's tongue weight rating by 50% which should leave you in fine condition for a 2 bike rack. For your 2 bike rack, I recommend the RockyMounts BackStage 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" - Tilting - Swinging # RKY10002. This rack will securely...
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  • RockyMounts Backstage 2 Tilting Swing away Mercedes Sprinter 3500
    The Rocky Mounts Backstage 2 Bike Rack, part # RKY10002's shank has two parts that may interact with the door. The top of the swing away mechanism, and the top of the central rail of the bike rack. The top of the swing-away mechanism is 3.5 inches above the receiver shank, and the top rail of the bike rack sits 9.5 inches above the receiver shank. You can check your clearance by measuring from the top of the trailer hitch receiver on your Sprinter to the bottom of the doors. If...
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  • Bike Rack That Allows Rear Door to Open with E-Bikes Loaded on Jeep Wrangler
    I have the perfect solution for you with the RockyMounts BackStage 2 Bike Platform Rack # RKY10002. The BackStage rack not only tilts down but it also swings away from the hitch. We tested this awesome rack on a similar 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with a stock spare tire and we found that the rear door was able to fully swing open, even leaving some space between the tire and the closest mounted rack. I've included a link to the complete review video for you at the bottom of the page. The...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack to Make Loading and Unloading Bikes and Rack Easier on a 2017 Subaru Forester
    The RockyMounts BackStage # RKY10002 is a great rack that sounds like it would well for you. Except that it is a pretty heavy rack at around 70 pounds. Unfortunately, swinging racks are generally heavier, as our platform racks. When you combine it into a swinging platform rack it's likely going to be pretty heavy. Taking the weight of the bike carrier into consideration I have a few other options you may like. The Yakima FullSwing # Y02465 is also a swinging rack however it's a...
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