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On Hitch Mounted Bike Racks

Old 12-09-20, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by greysquirrel View Post
4 bike hitch rack = guaranteed scratched bikes . I use a Thule Apex w/ 4 bikes. 4 bikes are so close together on the rack that the bikes hit each other: the bikes sway, the handlebars turn, some times the carrier the bike sits on slides toward other bikes. Also it's difficult to load 4 bikes trying to figure out where all the pedals should go where they don't hit the bikes. Sometimes, I'll load a bike and a pedal hits a frame.
Originally Posted by oldwinger14 View Post
This will not happen with a 1Up rack.The bikes are spaced and sinced they are held to the rack by the tires, there is no way the handlebars can move

Clarification: I have a 4 bike rack where you have to hang the bikes by the top tube. I'm sure a TRAY rack would be much easier and secure.
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Old 12-10-20, 07:45 AM
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greysquirrel I have a 4-bike 1Up. I often carry four mountain bikes - with WIDE bars, pedals on, etc... The bikes don't touch. With the 1Up (not sure about others), you can move the bikes fore/aft - they are NOT stuck in one spot. So, if a bar is near a seat... scoot one bike forward or back, lock'em down and go. I routinely carry $20,000-25,000 worth of bikes on that rack without a worry at all.
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Old 12-10-20, 08:11 AM
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Old 12-10-20, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by greysquirrel View Post
Clarification: I have a 4 bike rack where you have to hang the bikes by the top tube. I'm sure a TRAY rack would be much easier and secure.
That is correct. Here is my 1UP USA with four fat bikes.

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Old 12-10-20, 09:29 AM
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^THAT^ should be on 1UpUSA's homepage!

I was looking for a pic I have (had) of four mtn bikes on my rack... it's not as impressive as that pic.
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Old 12-10-20, 04:45 PM
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Exactly how fragile are modern bikes such that a rack cannot touch the frame? I've used frame clamping bike car racks for 20 years with no crushed anything.
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Old 12-10-20, 06:34 PM
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Exactly how fragile are modern bikes such that a rack cannot touch the frame? I've used frame clamping bike car racks for 20 years with no crushed anything.
You're clamping carbon tubes?
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Old 12-10-20, 08:21 PM
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Can the OneUp carry bikes that have fenders? I have one EMTB and two commuter Bikes I would haul but they both have fenders and was not sure how low on the tire I could go.
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Can the OneUp carry bikes that have fenders? I have one EMTB and two commuter Bikes I would haul but they both have fenders and was not sure how low on the tire I could go.

Yes. There is foam tube (Fender Cushion 12.99) that goes on the traverse piece that contacts the tire, or in your case, the fender. But for many bikes with fenders the space between the bent arms is not enough to clear the fender stays. So you add little extenders that widen the space between the arms with a Fat Tire Spacer Kit $34.00. Things add up quickly on a 1 Up.
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