Hollywood Racks Sportrider Se Hitch Rack, Black

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  • Heavy-duty platform style bike rack holds up to 2 bikes (max. 50 lbs per bike); Features patented no wobble-no tools hitch tightening system for fast and secure installation
  • Locking frame hooks to secure the bikes to the rack; Includes keyed alike locking hitch pin and security cable
  • Fits 2" hitch receivers only; Not to be used with a 1-1/4"-2" hitch receiver adapter; Not to be used on a trailer or towed vehicle.
  • Adjustable wheel holders allow the bike rack to fit up to a 60" wheelbase bike; Folds flat against the car when not in use and tilts down for easy cargo access
  • Optional 2 bike add on kit (HR1475) or cargo basket (HR1485) sold separately

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Brand: Hollywood Racks

Product Code:

B0076IHB2Y

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The updated 2019 Sport Rider SE2 is a heavy duty 2 bike hitch rack that will fit almost any style of bike using a new universal locking frame hooks and adjustable wheel holders. Simply drop the bike into the wheel holders, then slide the ratcheting locking hook down onto the frame to secure the bike.   Features patented "No Wobble-no tools" hitch tightening system, a locking hitch pin, which is keyed alike to the frame hooks and a security cable. Folds flat against the car when not in use and tilts down for easy cargo door access. For 2" hitches only.


Product details
  • Product Dimensions: 36 x 18 x 9 inches ; 12 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 52 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0076IHB2Y
  • Item model number: HR1450-Y

This rack is very well designed, with a heavy duty construction. I was torn between buying this or the cheaper and well-received Swagman XC. I've used a Swagman XC in the past, so I knew what it was like. If you have a vehicle with a 2" receiver, I highly recommend that you get this rack.

Pros:
- Heavy duty construction
- Top quality construction
- 2" tube construction with no adapter necessary for a 2" receiver.
- No tools necessary to bolt it to the hitch (most bike hitches require a wrench to tighten the bolt so that it does not rattle).
- Includes hitch lock and cable with matching keys (worth ~$30 by itself).
- Thick metal all around, nothing is filmsy.
- It can be pivoted with bikes still on it for easier access to trunk or truck bed. Swagman can't do this.
- You can use a regular hitch pin to mount this, no need to use a threaded bolt. This also comes with a locking hitch pin as mentioned earlier.

Cons:
-A bit on the heavy side (due to its heavy duty construction). It's not HEAVY, just heavier than the Swagman XC.
-When it's folded, it's still pretty large in size and consumes a lot of space compared to a Swagman XC
-Uses a cable to lock the bikes to the rack, I'd prefer locking clamps instead of a cable.

The construction of this rack was designed with heavy duty in mind. It does not bend or flex easily. The metal on the Swagman XC rack is very thin and if you tighten the bolts too tight, it will bend and flex.

This rack also has its own built-in anti-rattle device that does not require any tools, compared to a Swagman rack that requires you to have a wrench to tighten the anti-rattle bolt in the hitch receiver.

The metal hoops (where the tires rest on) of this rack has a MUCH STRONGER construction compared to the hoops of a Swagman XC rack. I have no qualms putting my $3k bike on this rack.

Sure, this slightly more expensive than a Swagman XC ($100 more as of 9/22/13) but overall, it is a much better value. I do not have any regrets buying this rack.

Easy to assemble and adjust; mostly steel and aluminum parts, but the sliding hooks to hold the frames upright have a plastic component. I have bikes with different wheel bases, but adjusting the rack is simple. The hooks fold down and the platform folds up toward the vehicle when not in use, so it doesn't stick out much. With the hooks down and the tires strapped into their metal loops, the bikes are securely attached to the rack. Speed bumps (at low speeds) and normal driving don't jostle or throw the bikes around; they're secure. The best part is the hitch -- no tools necessary! A slotted sleeve inside the hitch is screwed forward with a lever in the back so that it wedges itself against the hitch pin. The rack is then rock solid and stays that way. To release, simply turn the lever counter-clockwise and the hitch pin can be unlocked and slid free. No ratchet wrench necessary! Makes getting it on and off a breeze.

Also, I will acknowledge that it doesn't have a locking mechanism to secure the bikes, and I'm glad. I have a plastic-coated steel cable that I wrap through and around my bike frames, through the wheels, and around the rack, and it works well enough. Anyone who leaves their bikes unattended for very long, on ANY rack, is asking for trouble. Cables can be cut; the average locking mechanism takes about 60 seconds (or less) to jam or break. The idea here is to discourage the casual thief, not the determined (and prepared) professional. I don't believe that the additional cost of a simple locking system (as far as bike racks are concerned) is justified when I can simply weave a steel cable through the bikes, but that's just me.

I do have one minor 'fault' to report, if you want to call it that. Although the platform will tilt away from the vehicle in order to allow access to the rear hatch/tailgate, on my Toyota Sienna I found that I could only make this work with one bike on the outer loops (or obviously, with NO bikes). With a bike on the inner side, there just wasn't enough clearance to open the back. But that's a minor quibble. I would definitely encourage anyone to compare this rack to others out there. It's by far the best bang for your buck.

The instructions are poor at best, but there are not a lot of parts and it took about an hour to assemble. Have used it twice at highway speeds and the bikes simply do not move. The tightening mechanism is a genius invention. Women’s bikes are a challenge, but proper adjustment and you are ready to go . I store the rack in the garage. It takes exactly 10 minutes to mount the rack to the car and load and secure two bikes. Unload in about two minutes. Best rack for the money

I've been using this for several weeks now, and I'm still really, really impressed with this rack. It is, by far, the easiest to load and most solid of the half dozen racks I looked at closely. It is a bit on the heavy side, what do you expect for a 2" rack; that is a big part of why it is so wobble free.

The tool-free mounting mechanism is amazing. I never would have guessed that it would work as well as it does. It didn't matter at first, but now I'd gripe if I had to go back to using a wrench.

Took a bit of fussing around to get everything just right for two bikes, but it can be done for both male and female bikes.

Easy to assemble. It fits into the hitch and tightens against the lock pin so the fit is tight, no "clunking" over bumps. My only problems were lifting the vertical pole upright after putting the bike in the forward position - the pole would often hit the pedal so get used to putting the pedal in the correct position first and the locking hooks would get caught in the wheel where it goes into the wheel troughs. Solved that one by removing the screw that stops the hooks from coming off the pole and only fitting the hook/s as needed after the bike is in position. on short journeys (across town) I use "as is", bike is secure. On long trips (300 miles) I use a ratcheting tie down strap just to make sure the bike doesn't move and the 6+ ft lock cable of course. I recommend this over the cheaper non-tilting model as my Xterra back door will not open without tilting from the folded position.

Decidí comprar esta marca debido a los buenos comentarios que encontré en sitios especializados en este tipo de productos. Lo que mas me ha gustado es: la calidad de los materiales, su sólida construccion, el mecanisno que fija el rack al tirón y que a la vez evita ruidos molestos, el poco espacio que ocupa cuando está retraído.