Hollywood Racks Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Fiat 500X

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Review of the Hollywood Racks Hitch Bike Racks on a 2016 Fiat 500X

Speaker 1: Today, on our 2016 Fiat 500X, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider Two Bike Platform Rack, part number HR200Z. Now, with our bike installed, let's take a closer look to show off some of the features. To start, these trays are adjustable just by loosening and tightening this hand knob. You can adjust it along the bike rack, that's gonna help you accommodate bikes of different lengths. The bike itself has three different points where it's secured. We have a hook and loop strap securing the back wheel, and we have the same thing going on in the front right here with that hook and loop strap.

The third point of contact is this padded frame hook putting downward force on top of the bike, forcing it down into the trays. The padding on this hook is gonna help protect your vehicle from any time of scratches or abrasions.Let's go ahead and remove the bike. We'll start with the hook and loop straps. We'll just rip off the hook and loop and then pull off the strap like so. Then, when we come to the bike, you wanna make sure that you have a grip on it.

Once we release the hook it's gonna be able to fall and possibly damage your vehicle. We're gonna push down on this trigger right here and lift up like so. Now, one thing that could make unloading easier, this is really a personal preference if you choose, we can maneuver it around the hooks if we wish, or we can remove this pin and just fold this arm down like so. Makes for an easier unloading. Again, it's all personal preference.

If you would rather maneuver it around, that's fine as well. Now, with the arm folded down I would like to point out that with the bike removed and with the arm folded down, because we don't have a tilt-away feature to access our trunk, we can access it with that arm folded down like so, and we can get whatever we need. Now, we'll go ahead and fold this arm back and replace that pin.Now, I'm gonna provide you guys with a few measurements. First, from the bumper of our Fiat to the outermost point of our bike rack, we've added on 27" to the back our vehicle. We do have a raised shank right here, so our ground clearance is gonna be about 15 1/2", that's a good amount of space to where any curves or inclines you go up, you shouldn't have any dragging problems.

Then, from the closest point of our bike rack, which is about this wheel tray, to our bumper is 10". That's plenty of space, and it's locked into place, so it's not gonna come over and make contact with your vehicle.Now, we can fold these arms up kind of suitcase style to conserve some space and help with storage. I'm gonna come to these pins right here, and we'll remove them, fold the arm up, and then replace the pin on the top part. We'll do that on both sides like so. As you can see, it's folded up, it's conserved a lot of space. This is ideal for any storage needs you have.Now, let's come down here and see how it attaches to our hitch. Right now we have a 2" hitch receiver and we have an anti-rattle bolt that goes through the shank. Once that's tightened down that takes away the shake and play from our bike rack while we're traveling. We do have a lock on the other side, which is a nice security feature, so that no one can remove the bike rack unless they have the key. If you have another vehicle in your household with an 1 1/4" hitch, you can take off this sleeve that's attached to the end of the shank, and makes the shank compatible with 1 1/4" hitches. Now that we've shown you some of those features, let's show you how this performed on our test course while it was fully loaded.

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