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  • Rockymounts Split Rail 4 or Kuat Base 2.0 with 2 Bike Add On Comparison
  • I really like the RockyMounts Split Rail # RKY1140-4 because it allows you to go from a 2 bike to either a 3 bike or 4 bike rack depending on the need. The Kuat NV 2.0 # BA22B-BA02B is regarded by many as the nicest bike around but it's either 2 or 4. Split rail comes with a wall rack which is super convenient too. The Split Rail has a reputation for being very easy to operate, including the raise/lower lever, and has a fantastic anti-rattle device. If I were in your situation that's...
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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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  • Which is a Better Bike Rack Between the RockyMounts MonoRail and the Hollywood Racks TRS
  • Hollywood Racks makes a good bike rack. But with that said I am not impressed with the TRS # HR3000 or # HR3500. I find that the RockyMounts MonoRail # RKY10003 is the superior bike rack between the 2. I will say this about the TRS though; the hook design is compatible with bikes that wider forks compared to the MonoRail. The MonoRail is compatible with Class I hitches whereas the TRS is compatible with Class II only on the 1-1/4 inch side. Both are compatible with 2 inch hitches. All...
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  • Bike Rack for 70 lb Bike to Clear Spare Tire on 2017 Jeep Wrangler
  • In regards to the issue about clearance you will need to take a quick measurement to determine what rack will work to clear the spare tire on your 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Just take something with a straight edge and hold it against your spare tire and measure from the center of your Jeep's hitch pin hole to that straight edge; you will need a rack where the closest part of it is no more than that distance. For example, if you took that measurement and found it was 11 inches then...
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  • Lock Recommendation for 9 mm Dummy Axle for RockyMounts DriveShaft Bike Rack
  • For the RockyMounts DriveShaft Track Truck Bed Bike Rack # RKY1086 that you referenced the Dummy Axle part # RKY1082 does allow you to transport a 9 mm skewer like you mentioned. This does bypass the lock of the rack so a locking skewer like part # RRRBCA022 would be what you need for this as well.
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  • Best Trailer Hitch Receiver Bike Rack for a RadRover E-Bike on a 2015 Honda Odyssey
  • Between the RockyMounts Monorail, part # RKY10004 and the Malone Pilot, part # MPG2112, I would say that going with the Malone Pilot is the better choice. The Pilot is a very solid rack and I really like its bent rail styling, making loading a heavier bike just a little easier. Additionally, your bike having fenders means that most wheel mounts won't work for the bike, and out of the box the Malone Pilot is able to fit to either a frame or wheel mount, giving you flexibility with the...
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  • RockyMounts SplitRail vs. Kuat Transfer vs. Saris Freedom Bike Rack Comparison
  • Both the RockyMounts Split Rail part # RKY1140 and the Kuat Transfer part # TS02G are great bike racks. The Kuat weighs a bit less at 37 lbs vs. the RM which weighs 44 lbs but you give up a bit of adjustability with the Kuat. The RM allows the rear rail to slide to adjust to bike lengths better. It's also very easy to fold up and down when needed. Platform bike racks require quite a bit of material to make due to the nature of the rack so they weigh more than hanging racks, but they...
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  • Using a Bike Rack on a 2015 BMW X5 With Park Assist
  • I have some potential solutions for you, however with anything in the trailer hitch, there's a good chance that the sensor will pick up the hitch rise. The sensors are tuned to look in a fairly wide cone around the four broadcast points, and its difficult for them to not work. Even though this is kind of the point of the feature, its' extremely annoying when you're trying to use the utility aspect of the vehicle. You can turn the sensor off manually when you get into the vehicle,...
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  • Recommendation for Platform Bike Rack for Bikes with Fenders
  • The RockyMounts SplitRail 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting Item # RKY1140 is not a good option for bikes with fenders over the front wheels. The hooks need to fit tight to the bike and fenders can get in the way or get damaged. What I recommend is the Malone Pilot # MPG2112 for 2 inch hitches or # MPG2109 for 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch hitches. This rack also has hooks but they can be placed at the tires like the SplitRail or they can hold the bike at the frame. This...
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  • Best Bike Rack for a 2018 Radcity Step-Thru Electric Commuter Bike
  • For your 2018 Radcity Step-Thru Electric Commuter Bike, the best option we have for you is the Rola Convoy 1 Bike Platform Rack part # 59308 with the Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # 64005. The Convoy has an 80 lb weight capacity, tilting feature to allow for rear hatch access, and comes with a hitch lock. The best feature of this bike rack however is that you can carry more bikes by using up to three of the Bike Add-On for Rola Convoy Platform Rack part # 59310. I do not...
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  • RockyMounts SplitRail Compared to Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Racks
  • One of the biggest differences between the Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Platform Rack # NV22G-NA22G and the RockyMounts SplitRail part # RKY1140-4 is going to be the price. The SplitRail is around $300 less expensive. It weighs a few lbs less than the NV as well at 76 lbs compared to 86 lbs. So for those reasons I would probably go with the RockyMounts instead. Unless you really want the bike repair stand that's built into the Kuat. The other thing the Kuat wins is stability on the road. If you check...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for Carbon Fiber Bike on 2012 Mazda 3 Hatchback
  • All three bike racks you mentioned are quality racks but the best option for your 2012 Mazda 3 hatchback is the RockyMounts MonoRail Solo 2 Bike Platform Rack # RKY10003; it will give you the best combination of ease of use and compatibility with your Mazda. The MonoRail is a wheel-mount bike rack so your brand new carbon fiber bike will be totally protected from any scratches - none of the rack is going to touch the frame. It is only 37 lbs which is the same weight as the Kuat Transfer...
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  • Is RockyMounts BrassKnuckles Bike Rack Compatible With Rockwood Premier Pop-Up Trailer?
  • The RockyMounts BrassKnuckles Roof Mounted Bike Rack # RKY1201 may fit the roof rack on your Rockwood Premier Hard Side A213HW, though you will need to measure the distance between the crossbars. If they are between 24" and 43" then the RockyMounts rack will work great for you. I highly recommend using the Lock Cores for RockyMounts Bike Carriers # RKY0332 to secure the investments you made in your rack and bike. I've added links to video reviews of these products for you to take a look...
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  • Clearance Dimensions for Single Bike Racks for Clearing Rear Spare
  • What's the distance from the center of your hitch pin hole out to the furthest point out on your rear spare? If it's less than 12 inches the RockyMounts MonoRail part # RKY10007 will clear the spare. The T1 part # TH9041 would require that distance to be less than 7 inches and the Yakima SingleSpeed part # Y02481 would require 7-1/2 inches.
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  • Can RockyMounts BrassKnuckles Roof Bike Rack for Fat Bikes Also Secure Standard Bikes
  • The RockyMounts BrassKnuckles Roof Bike Rack for Fat Bikes # RKY1201-FB referenced in your question does include an adapter that will allow you to also mount standard road or mountain bikes. You will be able to transport a bike with standard tire sizes or a fat bike with tire widths of up to 5 inches on this carrier. The ratcheting, padded hook and metal wheel brace will secure your bike by the front wheel, preventing any damage or scratching to the frame. The rack has a weight capacity...
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  • Recommended 4 Bike Rack with Ability to Carry 2 or 3 Bikes Without Unused Trays
  • The RockyMounts SplitRail 4 Bike Platform Rack # RKY1140-4 is the RockyMounts SplitRail 2 Bike Platform Rack # RKY1140 with two additional 1 Bike Add-On for RockyMounts SplitRail for 2" Hitches # RKY1150.
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  • Which is More Stable Thule T1 Bike Rack or RockyMounts MonoRail Solo 1 Bike Rack
  • Both the RockyMounts MonoRail Solo 1 Bike Rack # RKY10007 and the Thule T1 bike rack # TH9041 are very stable. The T1 has a slight edge though and appears to be the winner. I attached test courses video links for both racks for you to check out where you can see exactly how stable both bike racks are on the exact same test course that has speed bumps. Aside from that the racks are very similar. Both lightweight (T1 29 lbs, MonoRail 25 lbs), both have higher weight capacities, and both...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for a 2013 Subaru Crosstrek with EcoHitch InvisiHitch Installed
  • I went out to our warehouse and measured both the RockyMounts Backstage, part # RKY10002 and the SplitRail, part # RKY1140, and they both have shanks that extend 2.5 inches past the hitch pin hole, which in the case of the EcoHitch, part # 306-X7203, and its open styled shank, is enough to contact or damage your vehicle behind the hitch receiver when installed. Instead, I recommend the Thule Doubletrack Pro, part # TH9054 , which only has a shank that requires 1-1/2 inches of depth,...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack that Allows Rear Hatch to Open on a 2004 Chevy Tahoe
  • I do have some great options that will work with your 2004 Chevy Tahoe but based on my calculations and some information gathered from similar racks it is possible that you will not be able to open the rear hatch on your Tahoe with the RockyMounts MonoRail # RKY10004 tilted. What I recommend is a swing-away rack such as the RockyMounts BackStage 2 # RKY10002. With this style bike rack you can swing the bikes off to the side of the vehicle which will allow you to open the rear hatch....
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  • RockyMounts TomaHawk Roof Bike Rack for Fat Bikes Compatibility with Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Bars
  • The RockyMounts TomaHawk Roof Bike Rack for Fat Bikes - Wheel Mount - Clamp On - Aluminum # RKY1222 will absolutely fit the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Blade Crossbars like # RRVA118B-2 that are 3-1/8" wide x 1-3/16" tall. I do recommend using the lock cores # RKY0332 to secure your bike to the carrier and your carrier to the crossbars.
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendation for 2017 Toyota Tacoma with Cargo Rails
  • If you have bikes that are too long to face sideways in the bed of your truck and only have rails that are on either side of the bed there really isn't a way to utilize the rail and orientate your bike the way it needs to be to fit your truck bed. Normally I'd recommend a LoBall part # RKY1097 as it is locking and fits the channel of your 2017 Toyota Tacoma but your bike won't fit sideways. Realistically you would have to go with something like the Swagman Pick Truck Bed Rack part...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack and Cargo Basket to Fit a 2005 Honda Pilot with Raised Rails
  • What you have right now on your 2005 Honda Pilot's roof are raised side rails. You need to add crossbars for a complete roof rack. I recommend the Malone AirFlow2 racks. You can use either the 58 inch bars, part # MPG216 or the 65 inch bars, part # MPG217. Then for a roof basket I like the RockyMounts 14'er, part # RKY1054, because it includes a fairing and a cargo net. I've linked videos of both the rack and basket for you to take a look at as well.
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  • Part to Secure Bike Rear Wheel When Transported on Fork-Mount Carrier Like RKY1097
  • It sounds like you are using a fork-mount bike carrier like the RockyMounts LoBall # RKY1097 and you want a method to secure the rear tire at the same time. We do not have any such item but you have certainly pointed to a need in the market! One idea I can offer is to use a replacement wheel holder from another bike carrier, such as # 8523598001, # HRSPRWHR-F-HD or # 7521682001. Naturally you would have to use some of your own ingenuity for the installation. All such items are displayed...
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  • Are Skewer Nuts for Fork Mount Bike Racks Universal
  • The Replacement Long End Nut for RockyMounts 9mm Quick Release part # RKY099 is not universal. It is designed to work exclusively with RockyMounts Tandem Mount R4, 9mm Lariat, 9mm Noose and 9mm Clutch racks with gold shaft. If you have a Yakima Boa or CopperHead roof-mounted bike carrier then you can use the Replacement Nut for Universal Locking Skewer part # Y8820114. Please let me know what bike rack you have and I would be glad to see if we have the correct skewer nut for you.
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  • Is RockyMounts DriveShaft Available
  • Yes, the RockyMounts DriveShaft Track Truck Bed Bike Rack # RKY1086 is available. This truck bed bike rack works with factory track systems and is a 1-bike carrier that will allow you to carry bikes with with 12-mm, 15-mm (including Boost 110), or 20-mm thru axles. You can carry a bike with a 9-mm, quick-release skewer as well by adding the 9-mm Dummy Axle with Quick Release Handle # RKY1082
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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 # RKY1140-4 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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  • 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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  • Height of Vertical Square Tube on RockyMounts BackStage 2 Bike Rack # RKY10002
  • From the center of the hitch pin hole to the top of that small vertical post at the end of the shank on the RockyMounts BackStage # RKY10002 there is a distance of 4-3/8 inches. I have attached an image to assist. You can use this measurement to ensure the tailgate on your Tacoma will drop all the way down with the rack attached and the platform swung away to the side. I have included a short video demonstration on this carrier that you can check out as well.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Carrying Heavier E-Bike
  • Bike frame adapter bars like the # RKY1065 that you referenced are not rated for use with the heavier e-bikes like you have. Instead the best solution is a bike rack intended for e-bikes like the Thule EasyFold part # TH903202 which has a higher weight capacity like you need and also because it's designed to attach to the alternative style frame that is common among e-bikes. I attached a picture for to check out that shows this as well.
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  • How to Reduce Excessive Movement on the RockyMounts SplitRail
  • In order to further reduce the left to right movement you are having with the RockyMounts SplitRail 2 Bike Platform Rack part # RKY1130 or part # RKY1140 you are going to need to add an additional collar, part # RKY12016 for 1-1/4" or part # RKY11280 for 2". The issue is that the collar that is included with the bike rack has a tendency to back out on certain vehicles which then creates excessive left to right movement. In order to prevent this you will want to install an additional collar...
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