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Old 02-07-06, 07:59 PM
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Help me choose a bike car rack - AGAIN!

Okay I got a hitch box, got a hitch car rack for my bike, and it sucks (got a cheapo one), wheels are moving down the highway, the rubber pieces are slowly sliding off!!!!

Anyways I want this style of bike rack ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...&s=hi&v=glance ) but i don't what it is called, where it holds the bike from the bottom.

So I don't wanna make the same mistake as before, any suggestions or experience with these kind of racks, any model to recommend (price is a factor)?

Thanks!
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Old 02-07-06, 08:21 PM
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Thule and Saris make bike racks which hold the bike by the wheels like that but they are a lot more expensive than the one you linked to.

http://www.rackoutfitters.com/store/...idproduct=1228

http://www.saris.com/products/cycleon.htm
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Old 02-08-06, 09:07 AM
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ya.........maybe the one i have is the best option
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Old 02-08-06, 09:09 AM
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oh ya i forgot i only have a 1 1/4" hitch box
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Old 02-08-06, 09:27 AM
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sportworks rack. its about $300. thule sells them now.
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the sportworks rack works great with a 1.25 hitch. don't know how long thule will offer them, but very happy with it.
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Hey HiYoSilver, do you ever worry about when backing up, hitting another car or truck with that rack, since you can't see it in your rear view mirror like a normal hitch bike rack?

Cause the other one I have you can atleast see the pole for a reference.
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Hollywood Engineering made mine at about $175.00 (plus receiver hitch, of course) and it works with a class 1 (1 1/4) hitch. The rack bolts - not pins - to the hitch so it's harder to steal, and takes longer to remove. Mine stays on the car.
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