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RockyMounts MonoRail 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Wheel Mount

RockyMounts MonoRail 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Wheel Mount

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Platform-style rack has ratcheting hooks and large wheel cradles to carry a variety of bike styles - no frame contact. Front-mounted lever lets you tilt rack with bikes loaded for rear cargo area access and fold it up for storage. Includes locks. Call 800-298-8924 to order RockyMounts hitch bike racks part number RKY10004 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all RockyMounts products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for RockyMounts MonoRail 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Wheel Mount. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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RockyMounts Hitch Bike Racks - RKY10004

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

Platform-style rack has ratcheting hooks and large wheel cradles to carry a variety of bike styles - no frame contact. Front-mounted lever lets you tilt rack with bikes loaded for rear cargo area access and fold it up for storage. Includes locks.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted, platform-style rack carries up to 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle
  • Versatile design fits most bikes regardless of frame design, suspension, or brake style
  • Front-mounted, easy-release lever allows a single person to tilt and fold the rack
    • Tilt the rack down with or without bikes loaded for access to rear cargo area
    • Fold the rack up for storage
  • Ratcheting hooks on pivoting upright arms hold your bikes securely by the front wheels - no frame contact
  • Large front- and rear-wheel cradles make it easy to load bikes
    • Pivoting rear-wheel cradles with ratcheting straps adjust to fit bikes of most lengths
    • Deep wheel cradles and extra-long wheel straps accommodate fat bike tires up to 5" wide
  • Adjustable bike trays slide 3" side to side to optimize bike spacing
  • Anti-wobble, threaded hitch pin eliminates noise and movement in hitch when rack is installed
  • Included lock system deters theft of the rack and your bikes
    • Hitch lock secures rack to your vehicle
    • Cable lock secures your bikes to the rack
  • Expansion accessory (RKY10005 - sold separately) converts the rack to a 3-bike carrier
  • 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: 120 lbs
    • Single-bike weight capacity: 60 lbs
  • Wheel diameter: 20" - 29"
  • Maximum tire width: 5"
  • Maximum wheelbase: 48"
  • Distance between bicycles: 12"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of rack when folded down: 11"
    • Closest part of rack when folded up: 6-1/4"
    • Farthest part of rack when folded down: 37"
    • Farthest part of rack when folded up: 17"
  • Carrier weight: 38 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

RockyMounts 11415 MonoRail 2 Bike Rack Loaded

The RockyMounts MonoRail platform-style rack lets you easily carry 2 bikes using your 2" hitch. Ratcheting arms and adjustable wheel straps secure your bikes without contacting the frame. A front-mounted release lever allows you to tilt the rack down and gain access to your vehicle's rear cargo area, or it can fold the rack up for a simple storage solution. The included hitch lock secures the rack to your vehicle, and an integrated cable lock secures your bikes to the rack.


Wheel-Mount Design for Easy Bike Loading

RockyMounts MonoRail 2 Bike Ratcheting Arms

The rack allows you to quickly and easily load and carry 2 bikes 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 the front wheel. The wheel hooks are coated for grip and work with tire diameters up to 29".


Pivoting Rear Wheel Cradles with Ratcheting Wheel Straps

RockyMounts 11415 MonoRail 2 Bike Rack Wheel Straps

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


RockyMounts MonoRail 2 Bike Rack with Fat Bike Straps

The MonoRail also comes with a 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


RockyMounts MonoRail Adjustable Bike Trays

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


Front-Mounted Release Lever for Easy Tilting

RockyMounts 11415 MonoRail 2 Bike Rack Tilt Access

The front-mounted release lever allows you to easily tilt the MonoRail. The rack tilts down with or without your bikes loaded for convenient access to your vehicle's rear cargo area


RockyMounts MonoRail 2 Bike Rack Folded Storage

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

Easy Installation with Threaded Hitch Pin

RockyMounts MonoRail Hitch Mount Bike Rack

The MonoRail 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

RockyMount MonoRail Built-In Cable Lock

The rack comes with a hitch lock and a cable lock to deter theft of both the rack and your bikes. The cable lock wraps around your bikes' frames and secures to the rack with the included lock core.


RockyMounts MonoRail Hitch Lock

The hitch lock simply snaps onto the hitch pin and locks in place. The cable and hitch lock are keyed alike, so you'll only need 1 key for both locks.


Optional 1-Bike Add-On

RockyMounts MonoRail Add-On 1-Bike Extension

There is an optional 1-bike add-on available (sold separately) for the RockyMount MonoRail that will allow you to convert it from a 2 bike carrier to a 3-bike carrier. This is great for occasions when an extra friend wants to tag along.



11415 Rocky Mounts Mono Rail 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting

Installation Details RKY10004 Installation instructions



Video of RockyMounts MonoRail 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Wheel Mount

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for RockyMounts Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford F150, we're doing a test fit of the Rocky Mount's Monorail Platform 2 Style Bike Rack. That part number is RKY10004. We already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. We're going to come here to the back to our handle underneath, we're going to pull out, we'll be able to tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle with our bikes fully loaded.In this position we are not going to gain full access into our truck bed. We will get quite a bit of access here though so if you have somebody hold on to you tailgate, you can gain most of your access to your bed.Then to put our bike rack back into place, we simply lift up until it clicks.

Now how our bike is secured down here at the back, we're going to have a Cam Buckle Strap or just push on our cam and pull our strap through.At the front we're going to have a wheel hook. This is going to sit either in front of out brakes or in front of our frame depending on how our bike is made. Push on the blue button to release it, pull straight down to ratchet it down. Push the hook to the front. We can take our bike off and set it off to the side.With our bike out of the way, we do have the option to fold up our cradle and place our hook to the opposite side.

One great thing about this bike rack as well is it does accommodate fat tire bikes up to five inches.Now I'll take a few measurements here just to give you an idea of how our bike rack works with our vehicle. We're going to be adding about 33 inches to our vehicle overall. That ground clearance is going to be about 22 and a quarter. Our closest point, so its about eight inches away. We do have the option to fold our bike rack up against our vehicle, pulling on our lever and folding it until it clicks into place.

We're only adding about 13 1/2 inches. Ground clearance is going to be about 15 and three quarter inches, and our closest point is about two and a quarter inches away.As for our hitch this is designed to work with two inch hitches only. We have an anti-ratable and lock down there. That lock is keyed alike to our lock here. This is where we'll place on cable lock which will lock our bikes to our bike rack.The lock at our hitch is going to lock our rack to our vehicle and help to prevent theft and tampering and the anti-ratable it's connected to is going to keep a lot of shake and play out of our bike rack as we head down the road when it's completely tightened down.So that's going to be our completed look at the Rocky Mount's Monorail Platform Style 2 Bike Rack for number RKY10004 on our 2018 Ford F150.Here it is on our test course.

We'll start by going through the slalom. This is going to show us the side to side action which simulates turning corners or evasive maneuvers.Next we're at the alternating speed bumps, which we'll see the twisting action. This will simulate hitting a curb or pothole or driving over uneven pavement.Finally, we have the full speed bumps where we'll see the up and down action which is just like driving out of a parking lot garage or driveway.


Customer Reviews

RockyMounts MonoRail 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Wheel Mount - RKY10004

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (42 Customer Reviews)

Platform-style rack has ratcheting hooks and large wheel cradles to carry a variety of bike styles - no frame contact. Front-mounted lever lets you tilt rack with bikes loaded for rear cargo area access and fold it up for storage. Includes locks.

- RKY10004
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First, a review of: etrailer.com: I chose to order my RockyMounts Bike Rack from etrailers.com because of their excellent, VERY detailed videos which show installing and using the rack. The videos also include an outside camera view of the rack as the vehicle drives around a test course which simulates various driving situations. Side to side maneuvers, speed bumps, etc. Once I made the purchase, etrailer.com was very prompt in sending me a confirmation of my order, and letting me know when the order shipped. They also followed up with me once the rack was delivered. I couldn't be more happy with etrailer.com and will always look to them first should I ever need to purchase any other type of car racks. And now, a review of the RockyMounts bike rack: I am also VERY happy with the RockyMounts Monorail 2 Bike Platform Rack. The bikes are extremely easy to load and once loaded are rock-solid. There was minimal (if any) movement of the bikes on the rack as I traveled. I have a Chrysler Pacifica minivan and getting into the back of the van *without* having to take the bikes off the rack was a critical feature. The RockyMounts rack makes this easy by tilting the platform down using the blue handle under the platform. The platform release is at the front of the platform, as you face it, so there are *no* gymnastics required to release the the platform. Just bend over, pull the lever towards you, tilt the bikes down, and that's it. I'm into the back of my minivan in under 15 seconds! I've owned three other style bike racks over the years – trunk mount, roof mount, and trailer hitch where the bikes hang down off a bar. The RockyMounts Platform Rack is definitely the easiest to load, and definitely the most stable rack of all these. I couldn't be happier with the rack. 721950



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The bike rack arrived in just three days..Instructions for assembly were very easy and the tools to put it together were included. It rides on the back of the MDC superbly, looks great, and is very easy to operate. Like another customer, I would have like the lock to be a bit more substantial, but it's functional. Truly pleased with the overall look, feel, and functionality. I would recommend it to anyone with one of two bikes to transport and I will probably get the add-on for the additional bike just in case. 702831



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This rack rocks! Has been used on 3 different vehicles, one which went nearly 5000 miles with 2 bikes on the whole time. Zero problems so far. Have had 2 29” mtb bikes on it; have had road bikes on it; and have had 20” and 24” kid bikes. All fit great. Have purchased add on kit for a third bike but haven’t used it yet. 678593



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Went together easily, works as advertis ed. 491503


Comments
Still no regrets with this purchase!
Marc - 04/04/2019

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Easy to assemble, very sturdy yet light weight 551283



- RKY10004
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First, etrailer is a fantastic retailer. Their videos are very informative and absolutely influenced my decision on both product and retailer. Super-fast shipping was a nice bonus. On to the carrier. I read many reviews and watched dozens of videos to help me. Here's what I came up with: 1: Value - this was by-far, the best bang for the buck. Not only was this the best price on this particular carrier, it is the best deal on a premium-quality unit with great versatility and wonderful features typically reserved for units hundreds of dollars more expensive. 2: Super solid. The locking anti-locking hitch pin eliminates side-to-side sway entirely. The locking arms and wheel straps do a fantastic job in keeping the bikes from wobbling. One note:. Thinner tires will be allowed an inch or so of travel due to the width of the locking arms and front wheel chock. Nothing that caused concern, though. 3: Easy assembly (though the paper instructions never mention the assembly of the wheel straps on the rear tray) 4: Tilt mechanism is the most convenient of any tray-type carrier. It worked great and the release if located right in hands reach. 5: fold-up is very effective and easy. Also comes in handy for storage in the garage. 6: expandable to accommodate 3 bikes. Overall, I am very satisfied with the quality of this unit and especially at this sale price. My wife has thanked me a dozen times already for replacing our old hanger-style carrier. This configuration makes it so much easier for her to mount her bike so she can ride with or without me. 454349



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I just received this bike carrier today. Amazingly fast delivery. Simple assembly. I loaded bikes without a problem. The tilt works easily and allows ample access to the interior of my 2015 Grand Cherokee. Took a test drive and didn't notice any rattling or other unusual sounds. The first impression is all positive. Thanks eTrailer for your video reviews which helped greatly in making my purchase decision . 564674


Comments
I still love it.
Thom S - 09/13/2019

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We've had our bike rack a year now and find it very convenient to use and strong. The one problem I have is that when I have both bikes on and tilt it down to get into the trunk of our Subaru Outback, I can't lift it back up if it's in the locked position. I must have my husband do that. Having to ask him makes me feel like a whimp and in general, I'm pretty strong. I still gave it a 5 star because it's easy to load both bikes and it folds down nicely so it doesn't protrude out the back when no bikes are on it. 635062



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The product was along my wishes. Certainly to recommend to anyone. Maybe a better manuel to explain concerning the straps was the only remark I could find. 579369



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Rack and hitch (Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 75560 - bought separately) came in perfect condition. Hitch was a little difficult to install but this had more to do with my car being 12 years old. Pro tip: lube the muffler hangers with WD40 and get some ramps to give you room under car to work. Quality is excellent. The rack itself is awesome. I fit my sons 24" MTB and my medium full suspension on there in under 60 seconds. I did have to adjust the tray to avoid some interference but that only took a minute or two. The rack is very solid and well built. Little to no wobble on the way to the trails which included a bumpy access road. Excellent value for the $ compared to racks with similar features. 572585



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Well built, solid bike rack. Like the additional strap extensions for fat bikes. Holds bike well. Only minor issue was that instructions did not reference the rear wheel straps, but easy to figure out. I like that the rack tilt allows access to the rear hatch of my Subaru Forester. 475321


Comments
working out great. Had issue with partial melt of one of the shepards hook melting due to proximity to my car exhaust. Able to get new part from manufacturer, repositioned hook, and all has been well since
Rick - 02/13/2019

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Exceptionally solid hitch mount / tray platform type bicycle carrier. I The instructions were very clear and complete - with one exception of the the tray straps and strap extenders (not shown/mentioned). Some basic assembly was required - again the directions were very clear and everything need was supplied in the package. I took my time and it only took 15 minutes. The bike rack is outstanding in design, quality of materials, construction and function. It's very solid in all 3 positions (carrying bikes, laid 'down' to open the tailgate, and 'stowed' in the up/close position when not carrying bikes. I've had bike racks from other 'big name' vendors - this Rocky Mounts rack is much better, and less expensive. 522596



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Loving this rack! 528080



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Well built and easy to assemble. My only complaint is that you need the provided wrench to remove. Other brands offer a tool free way to take the rack off and put back on. 689945



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Awesome product. Easy to assemble and install in hitch. 749144



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I was looking for a good two-bike platform rack for my SUV. I've used a couple other racks . . . one was an economy brand and the other an expensive Thule brand. But after spending a fair amount of time viewing etrailer's videos and descriptions I decided on the Rocky Mount Monorail. I received it yesterday. Assembly was quick and easy. The quality of the parts was excellent. The size, weight and profile fit the Goldilocks standard, of not being too big, or too small. It was just right! The accessible Blue pull lever makes loading and adjusting very convenient. Haven't yet traveled very far with the rack yet but based on overall design and quality I'm expecting it to be 'better than expected' 746428



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Easy assembly. Rack seems to be durable. Making trip from Pennsylvania to Florida in a few weeks so that will be the true test. 739902



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I highly recommend etrailer for their good service, best prices, and super fast shipping. I will use them for all of my bike hauling needs. 729126



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This rack is on the back of my 2008 24' Winnebago View. After traveling 7500 miles with two precious bikes on this rack, I can say it works, very well. One is a carbon frame and it is protected. The rack is on the heavy side but I can manage it solo. Loading and unloading bikes is quick and easy. Really great bike rack. It also works really well on my 2012 Honda CRV. 719063



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We love our bike rack. Very user friendly and fits very nicely on the back of our truck. We feel that our bikes are very secure on the back. 696876



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The Rockymounts Monorail 2 rack was easy to assemble with excellent instructions. Bike loading and unloading was a breeze. I have many bikes of different tire sizes that this accommodates well. Tilting the rack away for vehicle access was really easy.Stows on the vehicle and or in the garage nicely. If it had a tool-less hitch pin and heavier duty locks and I would have given it 5 stars. 695544



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Exactly what I was looking for. Easy on and off for bike. 669325



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This is the best value, feature and quality hitch mount. I bought a hanging unit that took me like 25 minutes to setup and load. This thing takes 5 minutes to load 2 bikes and install. It accepts fat bike tires 5" wide (and provides the extended straps free (Kuat doesn't) . The 2" version allows you to add another platform for 3 bikes total if needed in the future. The bike lock for the wheel and the wheel cups are high quality and are quick and easy to secure. I would say save $250 and take this over the highend version of Kuat. Plus if you buy the 1 bike extender the rocky mounts is cheaper too. The mount loads onto my equinox and sonata both very easily and the trucks/hatches can open no problems. 655343



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This products was delivered rapidly after being ordered, so CUSTOMER SERVICE was EXCELLENT! The product was easily assembled and installed. The design and construction is robust, well designed, easy to operate, and relatively light weight as compared to some other car racks. Loading and securing the bikes is easy. This design is well suited to a “step-through” bike frame. We are VERY happy with this purchase. 633793



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Quite happy with the bike rack. Easy to assemble and the light weight makes it easy to mount. I use it both on my car for local rides and on a small rv for trips. Easy to load and unload the bike, a fat tire Ebike with the ability to carry another bike for a friend. 614125


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