Hollywood Racks Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2019 Chevrolet Colorado

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Review of the Hollywood Racks Hitch Bike Racks on a 2019 Chevrolet Colorado

Today, on our 2019 Chevrolet Colorado, we're gonna be doing a test fit on the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-bike platform rack for fat bikes. Part number HR1450Z-FB. This 2-bike carrier comes with four cradles that'll fit your fat tire bikes up to 5" wide. You can see we have two different cradles on, so in addition to the four cradles you receive for your fat bike tires that are at 5" wide, you will get the regular cradles that will fit normal bike tires, up to 3" wide.The bike itself is held at three different points of connection. We have two hook and loop straps. One that's on the back wheel right here, and we also have another one that's on the front wheel.

Those two straps pull down on the tires, and pull them down into the wheel trays. Then the third point of connection, we have this padded frame hook that's putting downward force on top of the bike. Those three different points of connection really make it pretty stable. If it seems a little loose, then you just see if you can push down a little bit more. If not, then you're gonna be good to go.It's a very stable bike rack.

It's gonna hold your bikes very well. The hooks also have locks on them, on this side right here. So when you finally get your bikes loaded, you're ready to hit the road, if you're gonna leave your bikes unattended for a long period of time, you would just take your included key, lock that up, and you can't press the button to unlock it.One thing I do want to point out is that this does have a tilt away feature. There's two different pins we got to remove. First we'll remove this snapper pin right there.

Then we're gonna pull on this pin on the back. Then we'll let it tilt away. Now normally this would give you access the bed of your truck if you need it. However, we did find that with this model, it does make contact with the pedals right there. You could adjust the pedals farther down, but it would still make contact right there.

But it's still okay to go ahead and lower it down. You can rest it on there if you want to, and just grab whatever you might need.To tilt it back up, just reverse the process. Grab ahold of the bike rack, and push up until it snaps into place. Locate that snapper pin, and reinsert it. You might want to lift up on the back of it to get that snapper pin back in place. Let's go ahead and remove the bike. You'll want to start with the hook and loop straps. That's always the easiest, just to tear those off and pull them out. Do that on both sides. I do want to point out the the straps are significantly longer on these fat bike wheel trays, because the tires are bigger so you need a longer strap. Now when it comes to the hook, you want to make sure you have a grip on your bike. We're gonna press down and lift up on that handle. Now we can remove it. Something I always like to do is go ahead and replace these straps, so you don't have the really long straps flopping around. Something could catch on it. It could break it off, and you don't want to have to buy new straps.Now let's take a few measurements. I'm gonna come over here and grab my tape measurer. First we're gonna measure from the bumper of our Colorado to the outermost point of our bike rack. This is gonna give us an idea of how much space we've added onto the back of our vehicle. We've added on about 29" to the back of our vehicle. For our ground clearance at the back of the bike rack, it's about 25" to this cradle and this part right here. That's plenty of space. The truck sits higher than most vehicles, so you're not gonna have any problems with bottoming out. Then the closest point of our bike rack is about 8". That's plenty of space, and it's locked into place, so it won't jump up and make contact.Now we can fold this up to create more space. First we're gonna fold down this arm right here. There we go. Now we're gonna come back to this pin and pull it. Then we can lift up on it. Now if we measure again, we've only added on about 15 1/2", so you'll want to keep this in mind for any tight parking situations such as in your garage, or in a parking garage, or just on the street, maybe at the store.Now let's come down here and take a look at how it connects to our hitch. We have standard 5/8" pin that comes with the bike rack. We have a lock on the other side. The anti-rattle system starts back here with this handle. When we tighten that down, that's gonna pull the pin backwards and kind of jam it in the hitch pin hole, to take out the shake and play. Like I said, the lock on the other side is there for a safety precaution. It's also keyed alike with the hooks.Well, that's gonna do it for our look at the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-bike platform rack for fat bikes on our 2019 Chevrolet Colorado.

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