Recommended Bike Rack for Two Electric Bikes Weighing Over 65 lbs Each


I own two RAD ROVER ELECTRIC BIKES that I want to put on a rack. They weigh 66.5 lbs each and have 4inch FAT Tires. I really like theThule TH9034XT Rack. Will it work with my bikes. Tule says the racks hold a maximum of 60 # per bike. I could take the batteries off since my batteries weigh 7.2 lbs. But I dont want to have to do that for transportation. Comments or Suggestions


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There are bike racks that will be able to carry the weight of your two 66-1/2 lb RadRover Electric Bikes with fat tires, although as you mentioned the only way to use the Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9034XT with bikes that heavy would be to remove the batteries.

For 66-1/2 lb bikes with 4 inch tires you have two options if you want to carry the bikes without removing the batteries.

The first option is the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Bike Rack for Electric Fat Tire Bicycles # HR1455Z-E which has an 80 lb per bike capacity and fits tires that are up to 5 inches wide. It is a folding and tilting bike rack that also comes with both a hitch lock to secure the rack to your vehicle and locking frame hooks to secure your bikes to the rack.

Your other option is the Swagman E-Spec 2-Electric Bike Platform Rack # S64689 though you would have to add the Fat Tire Adapter Kit # S64679 to accommodate your 4" tires. The Swagman has a 70 lb per bike capacity and does come with a hitch lock to secure the rack to your vehicle.

I have added review videos of both racks for you to check out as well.

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