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

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

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Padded frame hooks adjust independently to hold 4 bikes of different sizes by the top tubes. Adjustable wheel hoops accommodate most bike lengths. Rack tilts down for access to cargo area and folds up for storage. Easily converts to a 2-bike carrier. Call 800-298-1624 to order Curt hitch bike racks part number C18087 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Curt Hitch Bike Racks - C18087

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

Padded frame hooks adjust independently to hold 4 bikes of different sizes by the top tubes. Adjustable wheel hoops accommodate most bike lengths. Rack tilts down for access to cargo area and folds up for storage. Easily converts to a 2-bike carrier.


  • Hitch-mounted, platform-style carrier transports 4 bikes on the back of your vehicle
    • Remove outer platform to convert to a 2-bike carrier
  • 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
  • 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


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 4 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 45 lbs per bike
  • Maximum tire width: 3.0"
  • Shank rise: 10"
  • Carrier weight: 86 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 4 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 4 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 and you can choose between 2 different ways to fold the rack up for storage on your vehicle when it's not in use.

Easily Converts to a 2-Bike Carrier

Carry 4 bikes on this rack for family outings, or easily convert it to a 2-bike carrier for duo or solo rides. To convert the rack to a 2-bike carrier, remove the 2 bolts that hold the outer platform inside the shank of the inner platform. Then simply slide the outer platform out of the shank and stow it in your garage or shed.

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 4 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 masts. 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 masts by removing their pins and clips at the bases and then fold the masts down forward. Then remove the pins from the base of the rack and fold up the carrier.

Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin

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. Because this bike rack has a threaded shank, it is not compatible with standard hitch locks.

18087 Curt Hitch-Mounted Tray-Style Four Bicycle Carrier for 2 Inch Hitches

Replaces Curt C18086

Installation Details C18087 Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Curt 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting - C18087

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (193 Customer Reviews)

Padded frame hooks adjust independently to hold 4 bikes of different sizes by the top tubes. Adjustable wheel hoops accommodate most bike lengths. Rack tilts down for access to cargo area and folds up for storage. Easily converts to a 2-bike carrier.

- C18087

I love how this Hitch rides, very stable and tight. It cradles the bikes very well even with all four in place. It also how neat that it holds the bikes tightly together (even all 4) yet not one of them would touch. As much as i like the option to lock the bikes with the provided locking devices often these turn out to line up with some portion of the next bike that want always allow me to get the key in the device and turn it, i'll normally carry a cable lock in the event i can't secure with the provided device, no problem. The hitch is a bit heavy to carry around to place in storage or install but once in place its sweet! It has bee a pain to store, yet i would imagine pretty much any rack of this caliber would be. I'm very pleased. I wish i could find an adapter to allow me to us the back half on my 2" receiver on my truck, in the event i need to have a two bike set up in both locations. This would make them even more valuable to me. But this is a very well made solid bike rack, but its not for the faint at heart its a chore to lug around but once in place you'll appreciate its beefiness. I would and have recommended this rack to others, its worth the extra expense over the inexpensive devices i see on the road.

Love the product, would like see a couple of changes I think would help the function a bit more, some of which is some looseness in a few of the pinning location. Thinking that might be a better way to lock these locations to take a little more of the movement out of it. Also think it might work better to hinge the upright support to the left or right instead of straight back. on our van when we lay this upright down away from the car when we fold up the rack this up right most inward bike hookholder tend to rub the back glass of the van unless i bungy it back. just a thought other than we love how it rides and haul our bikes we have hauled all four at one time.
Allen H - 05/26/2021

Thank you for your review and suggestions.

-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 5/27/2021

- C18087

Besides taking too long to get since being ordered in July, it is a great Curt 4 bike product......Installed it today and it works great. Curt products are made from a strong quality! My Curt hitch was installed over the Summer, ordered from etrailer and it works great also...Very happy of the outcome. Thanks.....

- C18087

This platform bike rack worked really well for us. Installation instructions were written well. Be prepared to take your time - I put it together myself. I am a 122# female, I do work out, so the weight of the product was not a problem for me. I did attach to my hitch and put it together from there for convenience. Seemed silly to put it together and then install onto hitch since I was putting it together myself. I took about an hour or two trying to figure out the best configuration for our bicycles. Probably could take less time, but I am a perfectionist. Didn't want my precious bicycles rubbing together or being compromised in any way! I did take a picture so I could remember how I had put the bicycles, and also for my husband's reference. Now that I have it configured for our bikes, it's a snap getting bikes on and off. We used it on our beach vacation - four bikes, no problems, on the highway 12 hours there and 12 hours back. We did use the lock feature. The locks worked great with no problems. We chose to take the rack off to run our van through the car wash, and though my husband took it off his self, I would anticipate needing an extra hand to take it off myself, and certainly an extra hand to throw it back onto the hitch. We did purchase an inexpensive torque wrench for the anti-rattle bolt (instructions say to tighten to 75#). No rattling. Etrailer's video helped me choose between this rack and another, and I really understood what I was buying. Shipping/delivery was great. This review is based on ownership of less then two weeks - probably 5 rides over that span of time (so taking bikes in and out of rack that many times).

still great! love it. no wear or tear at all
Jennifer - 08/10/2021

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Great bike rack and outstanding customer service. Easy installation, sturdy bike rack and when I encountered a defective support arm, customer service had a replacement part shipped to me in less than one week. Great value and great support. You cannot get better than that.

- C18087

The rack worked out perfect for our shuttle up and down the mountain. It held all 4 of our 29ers with tires that are 2.5in wide

- C18087

This is my second Curt 4 bike tray style rack. My other one is about 5 years old and will now be used mostly by my son at college. I wanted the new one because the arms that hold the bike ratchet down, which is a new design compared to the old one. The old one simply clamped onto the mast and over the years the clamp gradually loosens. So I'm expecting the ratcheting clamp to be more secure. The only thing about the new one I don't like is the pins to pivot the trays now have a safety clip instead of the keyed pin on the old one. This matters to me because I store it with the trays folded up and it's easier to use with the keyed pin than the safety clip. Haven't used the new one yet but we have a road trip this weekend.

Still doing well after 1 year.
Lee - 06/22/2021

- C18087

We took this rack on a trip through Michigan's Upper Peninsula,over 1000 miles round trip with 4 bikes. The rack did fine in all driving conditions, even going top speed + on the highway. Very sturdy, and when attached to our Subaru the unit has a slight upward pitch so no need to worry about bottoming out on a curb, cement stoppers in parking lots etc. With a little practice we're able to take all 4 bikes out in about two mins with putting them back on the rack a little longer. The locking, padded hooks used to anchor the bike to the rack are highly adjustable too. Only drawback is weight should you have 4 bikes on and need to lower the rack to get into the back of your vehicle, that one is definitely for two people!

- C18087

We purchased the 4 bike rack. It is a heavy duty construction. Once it is adjusted for our bike lengths it is fast to load. We take grandchildren on trips so it is great to have their bikes with us also. It comes with locks and keys for each bike so can leave bikes on rack overnight. I can open my hatch with some adjustment on bike rack. I remove the 2 outside bike carrier rack when I just need 2 bikes for local parks.

- C18087

Not difficult to assemble but takes some time. Seems to be sturdy when hauling bikes. Cuts down on time needed to load & unload compared to our old carrier.

- C18087

Great service, quick shipping an excellent videos that walk you through the install. Bought a hitch, wiring harness, and hitch mount bike rack and installed them all myself.

- C18087

Still enjoying the bike rack after one year! Carried 4 bikes across country and no problems!

- C18087

Assembly was easy. One incorrect nut so will purchase it. Haven't used it yet.

Thank you for letting us know! Our customer service team should be reaching out to you in the near future.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 09/27/2021

- C18087

The rack is easy to assemble and instructions were adequate. My only complaint is the packaging. The outer box was in good shape but the inner packing was completely tore up and the screws/washer/bolts were loose in the box. We found them all and it went together as instructioned.

- C18087

The rack wobbles around in the hitch. It is also not the easiest to convert if you want to access your truck area.

- C18087

After being told that the carrier was a month out yet the great people of etrailer pulled some strings and I received it 3.5 weeks early! I was shocked to see it on my porch. I opened it and the construction was better than I expected. This is the second item I purchased from etrailer and I would recommend this company to anyone and I will definitely purchase more from them.

- C18087

The product was shipped and received promptly via UPS. Arrived well packaged and in good condition. Assembly was easy and the bike rack is very sturdy, this being said without have taking a roadtrip with it. Allen wrench and wrench included for assembly, will need a knife to open boxes and phillips head screw driver to complete assembly. Setup and sizing for the bikes was easy and bikes feel secure when locked in place. Removing 2 bolts and this unit quickly becomes a 2-bike rack. Only negative was the weight of this unit, as a 4-bike rack this unit easily weighs 90lbs before the bikes are on and essentially requires 2 people to lower to access lift gate.

- C18087

We used this a ton during Covid. It has never let us down. I like that you can split it in half and use it for 2 bikes.

- C18087

This is a very solid bike rack. It keeps the bike secure and separated. There is no fighting the rack to get the bikes loaded. The bikes are not blocking the view out the rear view mirror. I like that I can use it as a 2-bike rack and that it can handle 45 pound bikes. The first bike rack box was delivered with a damaged box which had the hardware bag missing. Etrailer sent a new rack which was perfect. The same UPS guy, who dropped off my new rack, picked up the old rack. The customer service is top notch. They were friendly, understanding, and willing to make sure everything was right. There were no communication barriers.

- C18087

Great product at a great price. Got the kids on the Mtn the other day. Very easy to put together and use.

Great, easy to use the kids load carrier on to the truck and load their own bikes now.
Richard - 07/25/2021

- C18087

Great bike rack with the ability to fit a variety of bikes. Sometimes you have to get creative with how you load them, but being able to lower the rear post helps. Being able to carry two or four is a plus. The only real complaint is that the locking mechanism can slip a little. Always recommend strapping down the bikes in addition to locking down the the securing arms.

- C18087

I’ll start with my review of etrailer.com: Odelia and anyone else I spoke with were amazing. Going above and beyond with helping me. Sounds like everyone there is great! I was in a time crunch to get my bike rack to get it installed before our vacation. Odelia made it happen!! I am normally somebody that tries to buy local and my local shops didn’t have the inventory but would happily buy from these guys again!! As for the rack! Perfect! Was super easy to install. Held all of our bikes perfectly fine and felt very secure during our 4 hour drive each way. Once you get the wheel widths right, it only takes a few minutes to load the bikes each time. It’s heavy, so unless you can easily carry an 80+ pound rack to insert into the slot, you’ll need another person. I feel very comfortable recommending the product and extremely happy with my service too. Only issue was that one of the arms tha My secures the bikes arrived damaged. I used a ratchet strap to secure one of the bikes in its place. I spoke with Curt manufacturing and they apologized and promised to send a new one, so expect to see that soon. But he tried to give me some options to use, and one being the ratchet strap and it was perfect. Thanks again for an incredible buying experience

- C18087

The clearance for bikes on a class A motorhome is not enough to keep handlebars from hitting the coach.

- C18087

So, this is my one year follow-up on the Curt 4bike hauler. On a recent trip to Arkansas to ride Iron Mountain I incurred some problems. The foam rubber on the holding arm of the rack split. The foam ended up coming off, causing the arm to rub against the aluminum bike frame causing a major divot in the frame. We also lost a bike while traveling down the road. The foam came off and allowed enough space for the bike to completely come off the rack. The bike was a complete loss (bent frame). The bike rack is stored inside when not in use so dry rot is not an option. Disappointed to say the least, but that's my kind of luck.

- C18087

I had just purchased this after looking at a lot of bike racks. I was replacing a hanging style bike rack that didn't work well with with both my wife and daughters "woman's" style frames and I haven't found one that I really liked. I was hoping that the hooks, on this rack, would drop low enough to securely hold their bikes. Unfortunately they did not. That being said, I purchased a couple of top tube adapters. I purchased mine from a local bike shop that carried the Thule brand. This solved the problem. Assembly of this rack was simple didn't take too much time. It is heavy and large, however I knew it would be going in. I took it on a 400+ mile trip with three bikes and had no problem whatsoever. The bikes were very stable and didn't move the entire trip and suffered no damage. Loading the bikes on this rack was quick and easy once the wheel trays are adjusted for the bikes. My mountain bike has cables that run across the top tube, so I just placed a small piece of cloth under the cables below the hook which prevented scratches. Not having a place to store the rack while I was on vacation, I left it on the back of my Tahoe. It folds up flat enough to drive around town with it and not have it get in the way. It does however make it somewhat difficult to access the rear hatch. I was able to open the glass and put small items in the back, however I had to fold it down in the carry position to use the cargo compartment for large items only a minor inconvenience. If I had had a place to store it, it is simple enough to remove from the car and could be done fairly quickly. With the bikes loaded, it does tilt down to access the rear cargo compartment, however help is needed to do this. Having only one trip with this rack I am very happy with it and would recommend it. The reason for only 4 stars (should be 4 1/2) is that I had to purchase extra items so that it would work with my bicycles. That being said, I don't think there would have been any rack on the market would have been perfect for my situation. Also some of the spring clips are somewhat difficult to clip and un-clip, but still only a minor inconvenience. As a last note, I started to order this online but had some questions. I contacted customer service and the woman I spoke with was very helpful and was able to get this rack shipped to me very quickly and I received it in just a few days. I will use etrailer for other needs in the future.

- C18087

Great Bike Rack. The assembly instructions could have been a little better. I just recommended this rack to a close friend of mine. Once everything is adjusted, loading and unloading of the bikes is very easy. Bikes are very secure.

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  • Replacement Anti Rattle Hitch Pin for Curt Bike Racks
    The anti rattle pin for Curt bike rack # C18087 isn't available as a replacement part. However, it is the same pin as # C22321 for a 2 inch hitch receiver and # F-315 for a 1-1/4 inch.
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  • What is the Carrier Weights of the Curt and SportRack 4-Bike Platform Hitch Mount Bike Racks
    Yes. The Curt 4-Bike Rack # C18086 weighs 86 pounds. If you're looking for a lightweight 4-bike carrier check out the Let's Go Aero BikeWing # B01458. It's a different style because it hangs the bikes by the wheels and it only weighs about 41 pounds.
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  • Best Bike Rack for Two Jetson Bolt Pro Electric Bikes and Two Normal Bikes
    There will probably be issues with the Curt rack, product # C18087, since the wheel hoops are too large to secure a set of 14 inch tires. Fortunately, we have a bike rack that will suit your needs. It's the Saris Freedom 4 Bike Platform Rack, part # SA4414B. This can carry four bikes, with the inner two positions able to support up to 60 pounds each. So, there won't be any issues with the Jetsons' additional weight. This rack has both the Tilt-Away and Fold-Up features that the Curt...
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  • Does Curt 4-Bike Rack Have Locking Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin?
    There are high-quality 4-bike platform racks available which do have locking anti-rattle hitch pins, but the Curt # C18087 does not; it has an anti-rattle hitch pin though it is not locking. A 4-bike rack that is similar in price to the Curt that actually comes with a keyed-alike hitch lock and cable lock is the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # HR1400Z. This bike rack uses padded hooks to grasp your bikes by the top tubes and adjustable wheel mounts with straps to secure your rear wheels....
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  • Comparing 4 Bike Platform Bike Carriers From SportRack And Curt
    The Sportrack Crest is only a 2 bike rack, so I assume you are looking to compare the Curt 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting # C18087 to the SportRack 4 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Platform Style SR2902. These bike racks are very similar in style and function, but there is one feature that I believe sets the Curt rack apart . . . its ability to tilt away for cargo access. This feature is extremely helpful when your bikes are loaded and you need to get something...
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  • Will the J-Pin work for anti-rattle and lock the bike rack?
    The anti rattle pin on the Curt 4 premium # C18087 is a threaded pin so the J-Pin # 63201 will not fit the pitch of the thread in the shank. Honestly, you will get a decent amount of movement with any 4 bike platform rack. To carry the 4 bikes it takes a lot of space between your car and the farthest bike. I've used this rack before and know what you're talking about but the movement isn't enough to damage your hitch, the rack or your bikes if installed properly. A lot of the times people...
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  • Recommended 4 Bike Carrier For Hitch on Rear of 5th Wheel
    The Curt # C18087 bike rack isn't designed to be used on the rear of a towable. It's not the strength of the hitch that's in question, it's the bike rack itself. Bike racks used on the rear of a towed trailer are subject to much more battering and bouncing than they'd experience on the rear of a passenger vehicle, and the bike rack needs to be specifically designed for that purpose, or it could come apart during transport which would be bad. This being said, we do offer a 4 bike option...
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