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1-up Bike racks

Postby shond100 » February 18th, 2021, 10:51 am

I am finally taking the plunge and buying a 1-up bike rack but have a couple questions.. but first some background info:
I have two bikes currently and both are below or near 20 lbs (one a fat bike) and some kids bikes (3/4 kids riding but 2 bikes are still small).

1) Is there a HUGE difference between the heavy duty and super duty? From what I can tell its only weight capacity
2) Has anyone tried to put 3 add-ons to a single place super duty? (the site only recommends adding 2)
3) Has anyone tried to put more than 2 add-ons to a Super duty double? (the site only recommends adding 2)

Just wondering if it would drastically compromise the integrity of the rack (although im sure it would void any warranty.. ) given how much weight id most likely have on it

Thanks!
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Re: 1-up Bike racks

Postby b_b » February 19th, 2021, 4:34 pm

I've used a 4-place on a truck and it's pretty big. A 5-place would hang out really far. I'm guessing you want to also use a single at times. You could get the double with the (2) add-ons and use this for a single.
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Re: 1-up Bike racks

Postby shond100 » February 19th, 2021, 6:13 pm

Thanks for the advice! I didn't know they had that adapter.. good idea
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Re: 1-up Bike racks

Postby Arctic601 » February 23rd, 2021, 10:27 pm

I also didn't realize that existed, but I'll be buying it once I buy my add-ons.

To help answer the OP question further.

1) my understanding is it's just the weight capacity as you already pointed out
2) Since your considering option 3, what would be the purpose of option 2?
3) As the previous commenter pointed out, 5 racks would be a giant rack, even the double is a beast.

Given your bikes are so light I don't think you'd have any issues, not that I'm recommending that option.
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Re: 1-up Bike racks

Postby Dark-Fx » February 24th, 2021, 1:58 am

I think it's more about the length of the moment arm on the vehicle's hitch receiver, though the bar that is released to pull the rack upwards might be at risk of bending from too much weight as well.
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Re: 1-up Bike racks

Postby shond100 » February 24th, 2021, 6:05 am

My thought for option two was to have a single place and still be able to add 3 and have 4 place. From what I understand the 2 place rack doesn't go to a single. But that adapter looks like a relatively cheap option to have a single place although doesn't look like it tilts?


Also thanks for the info on adding racks doesn't look like a good option!
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Re: 1-up Bike racks

Postby mmba7614 » February 24th, 2021, 8:10 am

I don't think I would want a 5-position 1-up setup. A four-position is a formidable monster.
Personally, I have a two-position one up that I keep on "my" car, and a six-position Lola rack on the family commuter.

https://loloracks.com/

I've seen some other racks like this, similar to the Rekon on Facebook recently, that can get sub-$1000 options for 5-6 bikes that are nice.

I would recommend this route if you're looking to go over 4 bikes.
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Re: 1-up Bike racks

Postby mmba7614 » February 24th, 2021, 8:12 am

https://www.velocirax.com/ is the other one that has been popping up on ads recently ... haven't seen this one in person yet, but seems nice.
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Re: 1-up Bike racks

Postby shond100 » February 24th, 2021, 10:39 am

mmba7614 wrote:https://www.velocirax.com/ is the other one that has been popping up on ads recently ... haven't seen this one in person yet, but seems nice.

Both of those are pretty sweet. The fact that the velocirax can double as a storage rack is cool too! Just like everything I want to buy its another 1000 bucks lol...
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Re: 1-up Bike racks

Postby mmba7614 » February 24th, 2021, 1:51 pm

shond100 wrote:
mmba7614 wrote:https://www.velocirax.com/ is the other one that has been popping up on ads recently ... haven't seen this one in person yet, but seems nice.

Both of those are pretty sweet. The fact that the velocirax can double as a storage rack is cool too! Just like everything I want to buy its another 1000 bucks lol...


I use the Lola Rack for bike storage when it's in the garage (all Winter) too, so that is a valid option with a wall mount hitch receiver like this one:

https://www.amazon.com/Swagman-Mount-Bi ... 7901&psc=1
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Re: 1-up Bike racks

Postby jthomp » February 24th, 2021, 4:10 pm

I have a 4 place Recon Rack and recommend it! Everywhere I go people stop and ask me about it.
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Re: 1-up Bike racks

Postby countryboy_mike » Today, 8:49 am

You do have a stunning rack JT!
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