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Rola TX-102 2-Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

Rola TX-102 2-Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

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  • Hanging Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Rola
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 1
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Bike Lock
  • Frame Mount
With anti-sway cradles and a built-in cable lock, the TX-102 transports 2 bikes safely and securely. Add Rola's patented flip shank and a tilting feature for easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area and you get a near perfect bike rack. Call 800-298-8924 to order Rola hitch bike racks part number 59400 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Rola products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Rola TX-102 2-Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.


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Rola Hitch Bike Racks - 59400

With anti-sway cradles and a built-in cable lock, the TX-102 transports 2 bikes safely and securely. Add Rola's patented flip shank and a tilting feature for easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area and you get a near perfect bike rack.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted rack carries up to 2 bicycles
  • Large, soft anti-sway cradles hold your bikes securely in place with rubber straps
    • Accommodate most bike-frame tube sizes (up to 2" wide and 3" tall)
    • Prevent bike-to-bike contact during travel to protect painted surfaces
    • Slide along the arms to ensure proper bike spacing
  • Dual arms offer excellent bike stability
    • Conveniently fold down for storage when the bike rack is not in use
      • Fold arms down by removing handle mechanism
      • Lock arms in place by re-inserting the handle
    • Some bike styles may require an adapter bar (64005 - sold separately)
  • Integrated, retractable cable lock provides bike security
    • Stores inside the upright support arm of the bike rack when not in use
    • Comes with 2 keys
  • Tilting, upright support arm gives you access to vehicle's rear cargo area without having to unload bikes
    • To tilt support arm, pull pin, lift upright bar and pull forward
  • Patented flip shank rotates to fit 1-1/4" and 2" hitches
    • Switch in seconds by removing a pin and clip
    • Pin and clips included to secure bike rack to 1-1/4" and 2" hitches
  • Solid shank on the 1-1/4" side with threaded hitch pin hole
  • Silver powder coat finish protects against rust and corrosion


Specs:

  • Carrying capacity: 2 bikes
  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class I and Class II) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 80 lbs
  • Dimensions:
    • Arms measures 14" wide (outside to outside)
    • 2" Hitch - measures 10" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar
    • 1-1/4" hitch - measures 10-3/4" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar
  • 5-Year limited warranty


Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs

Note: This dual-arm rack reduces the need for a bike frame adapter bar (sold separately) to mount a children's, women's, or alternative frame bicycle. However, to mount certain bikes or to keep your bike level on the rack, a bike adapter bar may be required. Most step-through bikes, dual-suspension bikes, and small children's bikes will require a bike adapter bar.


Note: If you are installing the rack using the 2" shank, the included threaded hitch pin does not allow the use of a hitch lock.


The versatile Rola TX-102 hitch-mounted bike carrier allows you to safely and securely carry two bicycles of almost any frame size on the back of your vehicle.


Rola TX-102 bike rack anti-sway cradles

The bike rack has large, soft anti-sway cradles that hold your bikes securely in place during travel with rubber straps and that accommodate bike-frame tube sizes up to 2" wide and 3" tall. The anti-sway devices touch your bike frame at three points to keep the bikes from moving back and forth, eliminating bike-to-bike contact during travel and protecting your bikes's painted surfaces. The cradles can be repositioned along the rack arms to ensure that your bikes remain properly spaced.


Rola TX-102 bike rack arm folding lever

The TX-102 has dual arms that provide your bikes with excellent support. You can fold down the arms for convenient storage when the rack is not in use by removing the handle mounted on the top of the upright support arm. When the arms are lowered replace the handle to lock the arms in place in the down position.



The bike carrier includes an integrated cable lock that stores inside the upright support arm when you are not using the rack. The cable lock secures to a post at the end of one of the rack arms to lock your bikes to the carrier. The cable lock comes with two keys.


Rola TX-102 bike rack spring-loaded tilting pinRola TX-102 bike rack tilted-->

The TX-102 offers easy access to the rear cargo area without your having to remove the bikes from the rack. You can tilt the bike carrier away from your vehicle by pulling a pin at the foot of the rack. Pull the upright arm of the rack up and forward until it rests on the stops that keep it from hitting the ground. To restore the rack to the upright position, push the rack back into place and insert the pin and clip.



The bike carrier features Rola's patented flip shank, which has both a 1-1/4" square end and a 2" square end for use with either size hitch receiver. The shank rotates around a clevis pin and locks into your desired position with a simple pin and clip. This eliminates the need for a hitch adapter and makes moving the rack between vehicles very quick and easy.



59400 Rola TX-102 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting



59400 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 59400 Installation instructions


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




Video Transcript for Rola TX-102 Hitch Bike Rack Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Rola TX-102, tilting 2 bike rack for inch and a quarter and 2 inch hitches, part number 59400. The Rola TX is the ideal solution for carrying 2 bikes safely and securely on the back of your vehicle to the trails. It secures our bike in 3 places with these heavy duty adjustable straps. We've got 2 for the top tube, and then 1 for the down tube. This one's going to be our anti sway strap and it's going to help reduce the movement in our bike while we're on the road. The cradles are adjustable along the dual arms, and their going to help keep bike to bike contact down to a minimum. They're made out of a heavy duty rubber, so it's going to help protect our bike's finish, and they also feature raised grooves to help accommodate our brake lines.

The anti sway cradle itself pivots around the dual arms to ensure the best bike contact. It also has a rubber padding with raised grooves to further accommodate our brake lines. For additional security, we have an integrated lock that is stored in our center mast. It comes with 2 keys. We've got a nice dust cover to help protect it from the elements. It's simply going to clip onto our lock on the end of our dual arms.

What we'll do is we'll pull it out, and then we'll just clip it into the end. Our dual arms are going to provide excellent support for our 2 bikes. They fold down for storage when not in use. Just simply pull out the 2 pins on top, lower them back down, and then you've got it. The whole back rack is a silver powder coat finish, so it's going to be protected from rust and corrosion. Some bikes, such as your women's and children's and bikes with alternative frame styles, may require the use of a bike adapter bar.

This is just going to help keep your bike nice and level, and make it fit better with the bike rack. We've got plenty here at etrailer.com, go ahead and pick one up. Now that we've gone over some of the features, I'll go ahead and show you how to get it installed. This can be used for either inch and a quarter, or 2 inch hitches. We've got a 2 inch receiver here today, so we're going to go ahead and flip our shank around and realign the pin holes here.

Put our pin back in place. It doesn't matter which side you put your pin in, just as long as you put the clip on the other side. Then, we can go ahead and load our shank into the receiver, and line up the pin holes. Once I get those pin holes lined up, I'll take my included anti rattle bolt, and thread that through. Now, the nice thing about this anti rattle bolt is it's going to help reduce some of the play and the rattle within our hitch and our bike rack here. As you can see, there's a lot of play. Tighten down your anti rattle bolt. Today, I'm using a socket wrench to do it. Once we get that tightened up, put our pin in place. As you can see, most of that play is gone. Now, before we load up a bike, it does have a nice tilt feature, so if you need to get into your rear hatch, you just simply come down here, pull off the clip, remove the pin, lift up on our center mast, tilt it outward until it rests right here, and then we can get into our rear hatch to remove any cargo, gear, groceries, anything we might have with us on our trip. Now we can undo our straps to get ready to load our bike. We'll come up and over the dual arms. Work our way to the back. Want to make sure that our down tube is right nicely up against this cradle here. This is going to be our anti sway cradle. We'll bring our top one over. Want to make sure that our top tube sits nicely in the top portion there. Bring our strap over, and then same thing with this one. Now that we've got one bike loaded up, let's go ahead and load up one more and then take it on our test course to see how it performs. Here on our test course, let's go into our slalom. It's going to show side to side action, such as going around corner or evasive maneuvering. Then, onto our alternating speed bumps, this is going to show a twisting action, such as going over pot holes, or uneven pavement. Then finally onto our solid speed bumps. This is going to show an up and down action, such as pulling in and out of a driveway or out of a parking lot. That's going to complete our look at the Rola TX-102 tilting tube bike rack for inch and a quarter and 2 inch hitches, part number 59400.


Customer Reviews

Rola TX-102 2-Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - 59400

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (174 Customer Reviews)

With anti-sway cradles and a built-in cable lock, the TX-102 transports 2 bikes safely and securely. Add Rola's patented flip shank and a tilting feature for easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area and you get a near perfect bike rack.

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Easy to use bike rack with two different tongue sizes so I can use between my two vehicles 570739



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Carrier was extremely easy to set-up and install on my vehicle.....simply slides into normal trailer-hitch. Doesn't rattle or bounce around while carrying my bike, or bikes. When bikes are loaded on rack I can easily tilt carrier outward, to allow my Chevy HHR rear hatch to open. Carrier portion folds down when not in use, saving space. Great product for the price. Rubber stretch-parts are replaceable if/when ever needed. Can't go wrong with this item. 311806



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Fast, Easy, Great The websites video are great they give a true example of the product which helps with choosing and installing the rack. With all the features and the price this rack is the best bang for the buck. also get a receiver lock silent hitch pin, it's an extra few buck but make a big difference. Fast shipping and great customer service!!! 3408


Comments

Would you please identify the part number of the receiver lock silent hitch pin you mentioned? Is this for a 2-inch hitch?

-- comment by: Ian B - 06/18/2014

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I looked up Grant's order. He added the Let'sGoAero Anti-Rattle Lock, part # 63232
Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches - 2-5/8" Span
$31.95
to his Rola TX-102. This lock can only be used when the TX-102 is setup for 2 inch hitches. It will not work with the 1-1/4 inch side.

-- Patrick B - 6/23/2014


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Instructions to assemble were clear, and it took less than 5 minutes to get it together. Seems sturdy, but I have yet to have a chance to mount it on my vehicle. Something came loose during the shipping process, and there were multiple scratches to the silver powder coating. Since I live on the gulf coast, I will have to repair these area or else they will corrode relatively quick. Regardless, I'm happy with the purchase and will only provide additional feedback if there are mounting or swaying issues once I get it installed on the Jeep. 329252



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This product when I received it looked like it was previously opened. Accessories where sealed in bags, but you could tell the item was removed from the box at one point as the cardboard packaging inside was ripped and just not holding everything in the correct location. The was extra tape around the box showing the original tape was cut. That is the reason for four stars. However I did manage to put everything together and it works as advertised and I am very happy with the product! One thing I do wish it had was a locking hitch pin, because while the bikes are locked to the rack. there is nothing to stop someone stealing the complete rack with bikes attached to them! 375913



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WOW!!!! A++ I bought this cuz it was the only cheep way for putting bikes my 08 mitsu eclipse. Of course i had to buy the trailer hitch(24754) and adapter (HTAD)also. The adapter was so tight going in to the hitch i had to use a hammer just so it would go in! I hope i can get it back out! But the bike rack is a grate product for with all that it has to offer. 2658



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Husband put together & I practiced how to put on & remove from hitch. Have question still regarding additional hitch lock & we will call. Great service & Mark was very helpful 199878


Comments

Great with practice. Would like to be able to lock unit to hitch

Sheryl J - 06/01/2016

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The bike rack is very wobbly even though installed correctly. Putting the bike on the rack also results in the rack scratching the paint off my bike's frame so that my bike. 573709


Comments

If there is still wobble in the bike rack you can always use an anti-rattle immobilizer such as part # RM-061. The Roadmaster quiet hitch will tighten up the space between the bike rack shank and the hitch receiver and eliminate wobble. If you need a no frame contact bike rack I recommend part # TS02G Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack. The design of the Kuat transfer includes ratcheting hooks that hold your bikes by the wheels with no frame contact.

-- Heather A - 10/12/2018

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I like the receiver bike rack functioning and holding the bicycles but it is a bit on the heavy side should of been made of aluminum 570670


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If you are looking for lighter weight bike rack I recommend Thule Helium Aero 2 Bike Rack part # TH9042. The thule Helium is made of aluminum and weighs 18.25 lbs.

-- Heather A - 10/02/2018

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I like the product but i was surprised how heavy it was. Most of the weight comes from the collar bracket. I like that it has a bike lock on it and pretty simple to install and it holds my Trek very well. I am disappointed about how much play there is between the shank (1 1/4") and the collar bracket. This is causing the main support tube to rock from 11 oclock to 1 oclock, similar to a metronome. I would prefer a product that is very 'tight' and stable. It looks like ill have to put some shims in there? 404040



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I'm quite happy with the purchase of the Rola TX-102 2-Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - 59400. It's sturdy, thoughtfully designed and well made. It accommodates my full suspension mountain bike without modifications and was easy to assemble. I can't speak to the hitch fit for 2" or 1-1/4" receivers as I have an ancient 1-5/8" receiver. But with the addition of some shims the 1-1/4" fits fine and has been over some rough roads with no issues. 397624



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This carrier is very inconvenient to use. The straps are very difficult to get on and off. Also, it isn't very high and is challenging to keep the bike high enough so the tires aren't on the street. On my 99 Acura Integra 4 door the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" (60891) it was impossible to keep the bike tires off the road because the hitch angles down toward the street instead of parallel with the street. The Rola TX-102 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting (59400) is attached in the attached pictures. It hits the road on inclines and bumps and can't keep bikes high enough to keep tires off the road. If the hitch was parallel the bike carrier would have worked better. However, 22839



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I’ve arrived at a point where I visit the etrailer website first to obtain detailed information on the products I’m interested in. I then do some comparison shopping to verify Quality, Pricing and Availability. The pricing is always competitive, but their service levels are extraordinary. The communications are excellent, and the follow-up (during ordering, after ordering, and after delivery) is top notch. I’ve ordered several times now from eTrailer, and most the time they have the products in inventory ready for rapid delivery. On the occasions I’ve ordered a non-stocked product, I’ve received the products before the indicated times. An example is three different locking hitch pins all Keyed Alike so (1) key would work for all three locks. Their service levels have kept me as a dedicated returning customer. Thanks for all you do. 551392



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I purchased the eTrailer 2 bicycle hitch mount to transport my mountain bike. I like the ease of use however, the bolt that holds the vertical support needs to be very tight to keep it from rattling. I replaced the two plastic supplied washers with rubber ones that work much better. In addition, trying to insert the bolt into the receiver hitch with the anti-rattle piece is difficult and took me two hours to finally get it through the hitch. There has to be a better way as the spring that hold the anti-rattle piece is hard to insert into the hitch receiver and hold in place while you try and insert the bolt through the hitch and anti-rattle piece at the same time without it moving. Once installed it works great on my F150 pickup. 23250



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I have had this for a year now and have only been able to use twice and had to rig it to work. My bikes (female and 1 mountain) would NOT hook up to it and a strap broke after 1 use. I also use the small end 1 1/4 and it wobbles like NO end more than a few inches each direction. If I didn't live in Germany I would of returned it, but postage cost more than the product. I think if you had a plain street bike the ones road bikers use it would work. but with a thicker frame it does not... 385520



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The product seems pretty sturdy but after a month of daily use, the anti-sway strap is breaking apart. As I am writing this review, I need to find out if I can buy a replacement. Even though the bike is tighten with the anti-sway strap, it still sway back and hit the Main Support Tube (pole). I am not sure 570923


Comments

The rack is covered by a 5-year warranty, so please contact our Customer Service folks at 800-298-8924 so we can get this resolved for you.

-- Mike L - 10/02/2018

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This hitch is a perfect fit on my outlander sport. Took about 15 minutes to install including prep. I got this hitch to use with a bike rack. The other reason I got it, is because it looks great on the car. Gives it an aggressive and clean look. 396588



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On a budget and did not want to spend $200-$400 on a receiver hitch style bike rack, this one appealed to me not only for the price but also for the options. I like I am able to lock my bike to the rack especially while traveling or stopping at my favorite watering hole after a long day of riding. The ability to tilt the rack down to open the tailgate or rear hatch makes it easy. The anti-rattle is also convenient however can be cumbersome for those who frequently want to remove the rack. You could go to a regular hitch pin with ease if you wanted. It would be neat if the incorporated a anti-rattle/locking hitch pin to secure the bike rack to the receiver. All in all I am happy with this purchase. 128176


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Got rid of it. Didnt work well with my full suspension mtn bike. Hard plastic mounts rub the paint right of my bike. Ended up using old inner tube to place between my bike and the rack to protect the paint.

Troy K - 04/30/2015

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Overall, I like this bike rack, very solid, high quality. The only complaint is that it swings noticeably. So I can’t give it 5 stars. But for the price, it’s a good product. I would recommend it to buy. 570385



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I've had this product for a about a year. When I first mounted and used it I was satisfied; it seemed sturdy, didn't have a lot of play when everything was tightened down and looked good. I had a hard time getting my bike to fit despite adjusting the clamps, trying to place it on the clamps differently, what have you. In addition to this, it wore the paint off of my brand new bike in a couple spots which I was not happy about despite the bike being clamped down firmly. Although it is marketed as being a two bike mount it is an exercise in frustration to mount two bikes on this rack. It takes two people because one has to adjust and rotate the other bike in order to get the second bike on. I would NOT recommend this product to a friend. 472507



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I used my new Rola TX-102 hitch bicycle rack twice over the weekend. My car is a 2017 Prius Prime with a Curt Trailer Hitch (Class I - 1-1/4", Item # C11473.) There were many things I liked about the bicycle rack. I could easily lift the rack and attach it to the hitch. I was worried that this would be difficult for me, but it was not a problem. The rack is solidly made and the simple design made it very easy to use. My bicycle was held firmly in place by the three straps and I really liked that I could lock the bike to the rack with the attached cable lock. There was plenty of clearance between my rear bumper and the rack. There were a couple of things I did not like about the rack. The directions that came with the rack were a little hard for me to follow. However, the instructional videos posted on etrailer resolved my problems. When driving with the rack, there was a bit of sway from side to side, particularly when I rounded a corner. When I contacted etrailer about this, I was told that some sway is normal in a bike rack in this price range. By the way, etrailer responded very promptly to my inquiry. 431818



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Really happy with this rack. Some small complaints but nothing that would stop be from buying another one. The assembly instructions were slightly unclear, however, without a little brain power and patience its pretty easy to figure out how it all goes together. Additionally, the 1and 1/4 receiver is just slightly to small (and I mean SLIGHTLY) to the point where the rack wiggles around on the back. It doesn't wiggle that much, but its noticeable. I added some teflon tap to tight everything up and it stabilized it pretty well. Otherwise, e-trailer is great! Best prices I could find, shipped very fast in great condition! 52809



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You must by the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch for 1-1/4" Trailer Hitches when you buy this product (if you have the 1-1/4" trailer hitch like I do) . There is significant play between the hitch and the insert. I found this out only after purchasing the bike rack and trailer hitch (maybe I should have read more reviews). From a quick internet search I found this is a common issue with all trailer hitches and bike racks (in other words not a product issue). Installation of the bike rack is trivial and it works as advertised. I have only had it for a day and used it once, but it is easy to load my two bikes, they do not sway very much and it is easy to unload the bikes. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for bike rack that will hold two bikes. 241875



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The images and exploded schematics in the directions that came from Rola were a little confusing about where to put the nylon washers. After watching the videos provided by Etrailer, I was able to figure it out. This is not an issue with Etrailer. It's a slight misunderstanding that the manufacturer should be made aware of. The Rola bike rack does not accommodate some of the girls bicycle frames due to frame variations very well. You might have to purchase an intermediate frame bracket from a bicycle shop to make some of the girls bikes fit properly. However, a very innovative product, and it does exactly as described in the website. Overall, the product does exactly as described. I'm happy with my purchase. Etrailer provided me with what I was looking for. 245959



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I like your product, but have a few suggestions: 1- include a set of plastic bushings, or redesign the bail pin system to as to eliminate fore-aft movement of the main support tube. Something like the anti-rattle system should be effective. 2- I think that an optional lock for the anti-sway bolt should be offered. That would prevent theft of the bikes and rack! Thule has one that could serve as a model. 557969



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I really like the Hitch, but received it in a damaged box and with some scratches. I installed it on the vehicle in less than 30 minutes. Only had one issue starting the rear bolt on the passenger side, so I used a pry bar to gently align the hitch hole with the chassis bolt hole. I would have given 5 stars if it wasn't for the scratches from the damaged box. I did send photos of the box and Hitch damage to shipping. I have attached photos showing the chassis after removing the plastic cover and tow bracket on the driver's side and after lowering the tailpipe on the passenger side. I also have photo showing the installed Hitch bolts on both sides as well as views of the completed installation up on the lift an then on the ground. This was installed on a Toyota 2017 RAV4 Hybrid. I will be using it with my newly purchased ROLA TX-102 2 Bike Carrier Rack. 421584


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Great products!

John M - 08/17/2018

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I used the Rola TX-102-2 bike rack to transport my bicycle to trails that I had previously been unable to explore. I have found that it is well made and works well, although it is a bit heavy. As a 77 year old rider, I find that it is difficult to stabilized with one hand while aligning with the trailer hitch. I wonder if the weight could be reduced in areas that are subject to less stress. I hope this comment is helpful. Thanks for asking. 492210


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Albert,Thank you for your review. The Rola TX-102 2-Bike Rack, part # 59400, weighs in at 26.7 lbs. I see that you are using this on 2016 Kia Soul with a class 1 hitch. The lightest 1 1/4 hanging 2 bike rack we offer is part # B202-114
Kuat Beta - Folding 2 Bike Aluminum Rack for 1-1/4" Trailer Hitches - Gun Metal Gray
$195.00
. The Kuat Beta 2 Bike Rack is made from aluminum and weighs 12.6 lbs. It is also a tilting rack.

-- Heather A - 04/04/2018

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I just installed the rack and a couple of things... first, the instructions could be a tad better as to assembling the two threaded bolts onto the hitch frame... it wasn't shown. Second, the straps that hold onto the vertical frames needed Allen wrenches (which was not illustrated nor were not provided) to properly secure them. Third, I ordered a locking bolt for the hitch and did not work for Rola as the hitch has built in threads which only work for their clip bolt. Four, we have retro Murray bicycles that have expanded (wider) top bars so it was difficult to fit onto the straps as they really didn’t fit onto the couplings properly but we can get by with it. Lastly, it should be noted that for wide handle bikes and wider seats and to ensure there is enough width to accommodate these type bikes, that perhaps a three bike rack would have made more sense. All-in-all, we survived the installation and it’s ‘on the road’ we go! lol 541110



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I did significant research on hitch mounted racks, considering cost, ease of use, appearance, durability, stability, accessibility of interior, ease of installation, etc. With my new Rola rack in place, I can say I definitely made the right decision. The rack arrived at my home just two business days after placing my online order (with standard shipping). Assembly (very little required) and installation took less than ten minutes. The rack is very stable, has a sleek design and small profile, and holds my bike very securely. I highly recommend the Rola TX 102 rack and etrailer as a resource. 227141



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Easy to use and very sturdy. The lock is very nice to have on there. Holds my bikes nicely and no worries about scratching my vehicle. Great product! First bike rack!! 488831



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Easy to install and to use, doesn't block the tailgate webcam. Great value! 574581



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The Rola bike rack is very rugged. The tilt feature is great which lets you lower the rack in order to open the hatch on an SUV even with bikes attached. The built in cable lock is a nice feature. It stores in the rack when not in use. This rack is every bit as good as the more expensive Thule bike racks. I strongly recommend this rack. 634951



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Item shipped quick; assembly was easy; and the price was right. I haven't mounted it yet but it is well constructed and should do the job. 628756



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Quality is fine, got what I paid for. Rack works great, only down side is you have to wrench the locking bolt. Not as convenient as my Thule Helium, which my wife and I LOVE. Pay the extra... get the Thule Helium. Super-easy to mount and secure. 620278



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Rivet fell out of plastic bushing as soon as it came out of the box. Going to glue or install bolts. 613778



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The product has worked great. I went for a ride this morning and am thoroughly enjoying it. 610679



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Great product and esy to use. 608766



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The order process and delivery are excellent with your company! The only regret is I wish I purchased a different bike rack. I didn't realize this one was so heavy. I would have gladly spent additional money to get an aluminum lightweight version but I did not. I should have read the reviews. 607988



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Works well. Reasonable cost. Good produ ct. 588900



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Liked quality! 584927



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Easy to install, great product. Thanks Val 583397



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Same as with the trailer hitch. Fits and works great. Anthony steered me from a more expensive model to this one which is apparently better. 581224



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Excellent customer service, excellent explanation and videos, excellent product 580120



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Excellent value & well made. Really hard to beat, will last for ever! 561629



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Awesome, co-worker just ordered last we ek. 560533



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It’s perfect ..strength and looks good . Price is the best . Just please add anti rattle divide 557075



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Bike rack went together just fine. Have not tried it yet. It appears to be very sturdy and I think it will work just fine. 554935



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Ill give this 5 stars for the durability factor. This rack is well constructed minimal assembly required. There is some swaying from left to right and from reading can be reduced by using a quiet hitch bracket. So I have one on the way and sound promising. etrailer's wide selection of pictures / videos (vehicle specific) made assembly a breeze. 554578



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Great bike rack. Did exactly what it was supposed to do. Easy to put the bikes onto the rack. The rack doesn't move much while driving. The rack tilts back so I can get into the hatchback. I like it. 552518



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I just got it and so far I am very plea sed 549181


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  • Recommended 2 Bike Rack to Use With a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • The Rola TX-102 # 59400 is a great entry-level bike rack that you could use on your 2014 Honda CR-V. It offers some great features like a bike lock, it can tilt and fold up, and it also can fit 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch trailer hitch receivers. The movement and play that you are referring to is a result of the TX-102 not having an anti-rattle option. It also has a solid shank so a lock of universal options will not work. To help combat play you can use something like the Pro Series Anti-Rattle...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted 2 Bike Rack with Best Bang for the Buck
  • The Rhino-Rack 2 Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting # RRRBC045 is a nice bike rack with a tilt away feature for cargo access as well as a more sturdy design with reflectors. It doesn't come with any locks, but does come with an anti-rattle pin. This is a very nice bike carrier for the cost and I think you will really like it. Another option you may also like is the Rola TX-102 2-Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting # 59400. This carrier comes with the integrated cable lock...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch And Bike Carrier For Forest River R Pod
  • I recommend first installing a trailer hitch on the back of your Rpod, and then a hitch mounted bike carrier. The trailer hitch I recommend is the Curt Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch, part # 13703. This will work with RVs that have a frame width between 22 and 72 inches. The hitch can be bolted on or welded on. The bike carrier I recommend is the Let's Go Aero VeeMe V2 2-Bike Rack, part # VME-V2. This rack is RV rated and has a weight capacity of 50-lbs per bike. This rack weight...
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  • What is the Best Extender for a Draw-Tite Hitch Installed on a 2017 Ford Fiesta ST?
  • The Brophy Hitch Adapter, part # HTAD, is 7-1/4" long and adapts a 2" attachment to fit into a 1-1/4" reciever that will give a bit of extra length to your bike rack and additionally get you further away from the fascia when you install your bike rack. When you use any hitch adapter, your tongue weight (TW), or the downward force that your reciever can support, is cut by 50%. For example, Draw-Tite's Sportframe Trailer Hitch, part # 24961, has a tongue weight of 200lbs. With an...
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  • Best trailer hitch and bike rack for a 2008 Nissan Sentra
  • We have two Class I Trailer hitch recievers to fit your 2008 Nissan Sentra. The Draw-Tite # 24794 fits the standard and SE-R models while the Curt # C11370 is only confirmed to fit the standard Sentra. I recommend the Draw-Tite, as Curt makes you use a support strap, # 18050 with their hitch. However, the Draw-Tite does require drilling to install. In general, swing-away racks are designed for larger 2" hitches and aren't compatible with Class I hitch receivers because they will...
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  • Hitch Lock Recommendation for Rola Bike Rack TX-102 # 59400
  • Since you are using the 1-1/4 inch hitch size of the Rola Bike Rack TX-102 # 59400 you can use a standard hitch like like the # RH2-XL.
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  • Will Bike Tires Hit Ground When On Hitch Mounted Hanging Bike Rack Installed On 2009 Honda Fit
  • For the hitch-mounted bike racks we offer like the Rola TX-102 2-Bike Rack, part # 59400, the bike tires will be higher than the shank of the hitch they are mounted in. I have attached a photo of the 59400 on the back of a vehicle. As you can see in the photo, the bike is sitting higher than the trailer hitch shank and unless you were to drive over a very exaggerated hump, you would not risk having the tires of the bike hit the pavement. The Hollywood Racks Commuter 2 Bike Carrier,...
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  • Recommended Bike Frame Adapter Bar for a Rola TX-102 Bike Rack
  • Of all of the bike frame adapter bars we offer the easiest to use and best-priced one is the part # 64005. This would be the one I would recommend for your # 59400. I attached a review video for this adapter for you to check out as well.
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  • Bike Rack That Can Accommodate More Than 2 Bikes on 2006 Impreza With Class I Receiver
  • The only hitch offered for your 2006 Impreza is a Class I, which has a relatively low tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs. This is due to the strength of the attachment points on the frame rails where the hitch installs to the vehicle. Because of this low tongue weight capacity, no more than two bikes should be placed on a bike rack used in a Class I receiver (although the rack might be able to accommodate 3 or 4 bikes). As more bikes are added, the leverage placed on the receiver increases....
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  • Hitch Lock Options for Rola Bike Rack 59400
  • I wish there was a threaded hitch lock we could recommend with the Rola bike rack you referenced but at this time Rola does not offer a hitch lock for it when you use it with the 2 inch hitch side. You would have to use a cable like like the part # CAB-10 and thread it through the safety chain loops. If you are using it in a 1-1/4 inch hitch opening you can use a standard hitch like like the # RH2-XL.
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  • Bike Rack Options for a 2013 Kia Soul
  • There are 2 and 3 bike trunk mounted racks available for you 2013 Kia Soul. The Thule Passage 2 Bike Carrier # TH910XT that you referenced is actually a confirmed fit and would work for you. If you are considering going the hitch bike rack route I would strongly recommend you do so. Hitch mounted racks do not make contact with painted surfaces of vehicles like trunk mounted racks do, are easier to install and uninstall, and once you have a hitch you have more options in the future for...
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  • 2 Bike Trailer Hitch Mounted Rack for a 2018 Coachmen Pursuit Class A Motor Home
  • I have a solution for you, but the Rola TX-102 is not rated for use behind an RV or motorhome. The reason for this is that the distance from the trailer hitch to the axle is much longer than in a passenger vehicle and the bouncing and swaying is much greater than the movement behind a passenger vehicle. Instead, I recommend the Let's Go Aero BikeWing, part # B01311. This is a wheel mounted rack that is rated for RV use. It can carry bikes weighing up to 40 pounds and fits both 1-1/4...
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  • Bike Rack Options for a 2010 Mazda 3
  • The Swagman XTC 4 bike rack you currently have is not compatible with the Class I receiver, which is the only receiver available for the 2010 Mazda 3. Due to the size of the vehicle, as well as the rigidity of the area where the hitch attaches to the vehicle, the hitch will only be able to safely accommodate 200 lbs of tongue weight, or downward force. In order to make the 2 inch shank on the bike carrier work with the 1-1/4 inch receiver, an adapter would need to be used, but using...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2011 Chevy HHR
  • For your 2011 Chevy HHR the hitch I would recommend for you since you plan to carry a bike rack is actually the Draw Tite part # 24756 because unlike the Curt it does not require a stabilizer strap when carryin a non-supported load like a bike rack. If you check out the picture I attached though you'll see that this hitch also tucks under the rear bumper pretty nicely as well. In that price range you really can't beat the Rola TX-102 part # 59400 which would fit and work well. This...
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  • Will Rola TX-102 Bike Rack Fit Draw Tite Hitch on a 2017 Chevy Bolt EV
  • Yes, the Rola Bike rack part # 59400 that you referenced will easily fit the Draw Tite hitch part # 24956 which is a fit for your 2017 Chevy Bolt EV. The hitch lock part # 5200 is also a fit for the Rola bike rack as well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Kuat Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide an attachment point. I attached a...
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  • Would Rola Bike Rack TX-102 Fit a Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • Yes, the Rola Bike Rack part # 59400 should clear your rear spare tire. When we installed the Draw Tite hitch part # 75461 on a 2007 FJ Cruiser like yours we found that there was a distance of 8-1/2 inches from the pin hole out to the furthest point out on the spare. The Rola bike rack has 10 inches from it's pin hole to the upright mast of the rack so it should clear by 2-1/2 inches. You would need to double check this measurement on your vehicle to be sure.
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  • Recommended Locking Hitch Pin for Rola TZ-102 Bike Rack on 2016 Volvo
  • To secure your Rola TX-102 Bike Rack # 59400 to your trailer hitch, I recommend using the Deadbolt Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 1-1/4 inch Receivers # RH2-XL. This is a very nice hitch lock with chrome plating that will help prevent corrosion and a sturdy steel construction to ensure long-lasting dependability. It is compatible with 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch receivers. I have attached a video demonstration on this product for you to check out.
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  • Best Lightweight Hanging Style Bike Rack for a 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • Although the Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR and the Rola TX-102 # 59400 that you referenced are both excellent options, I have another solution that I believe fits your situation perfectly. The Kuat Beta is a great hanging style bike rack that comes fully assembled out of the box and weighs a mere 12.6 lbs. It comes in both a 1-1/4" version, part # B202-114, and a 2" version, part # B202-2, depending on what size hitch receiver is on your 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon. The rack is made...
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  • Bike Rack Options For Daughters 2007 Scion tC
  • We do have trunk mount bike racks that will fit your daughters 2007 Scion tC, that have been tested and are safe to use. A trunk mount bike rack is a good option for a bike rack, if you will be carrying bikes every once in a while or carrying bikes on short trips. A good choice for a trunk mounted bike rack is the YakimaHalfBack 2 Bike Rack, part # Y02636, which is a confirmed fit for the 2007 Scion tC. This rack features ant-sway cradles, to minimize movement and keep bikes in place...
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