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    It's fine to tilt it while loaded. I do it all the time. You want to unweight the (black) lock bar to make it easier so I usually use one arm to hold/unweight the outer bike while pulling the lock bar to tilt. Easy. And onlookers usually say "awesome, that's convenient"

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    Just placed order for the 1up USA 1-bike quick rack in silver. pretty excited to get it.

    was trying to decide between a thule T2 which i could have gotten for ~50% off and this 1up rack.

    decided to splurge a little bit more to have a really sturdy easy to use rack that is made in USA and based on all the positive reviews. excited to get it and put it to good use.

    what is the best way everyone feels to secure their bikes to the rack when the vehicle will be unattended for short time. obviously i would never leave the bike on there to store it on the rack. Just want to have that piece of mind.

    Do the security items work well that 1up provides? particularly the one with the keys and goes through the wholes and through the wheel on the bikes? is just one of those adequate enough or better off getting one for each wheel? or are those just a joke?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcpunk View Post
    Big ask ... someone with at least 2 bikes, can you take a video of tilting the rack down while its loaded with bikes?

    Barring a video, can I get comments on how easy/hard it is to tilt the rack away from the car ( to get access to hatch ) when loaded with bikes. ( seems I spotted one - and it was "I never would tilt while loaded, its too hard" )

    Comparing to Kuat NV ... the usual suspect!

    Thanks

    Agree with "bad Andy" above. Works well, but of course depends on the weight of your bikes. Can be a bit of a reach to get to the black lever while unweighting the bikes if you are shorter (tough for my wife). The rack doesn't lock in the down position which is nice - when you are done with your hatch, you just lift on the bikes and bring the rack back to the locked, standard position.
    I am guessing based on your name that you are in Salt Lake. I am too - PM me if you want to check out my rack. I have the older generation double but also 2 of the newer generation add-ons.

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    Those worrying about durability, I have gone through two winters with the rack on the back at least half the time. I have also gone through automated car washes with the rack on the back (no bike of course). The rack still functions perfectly and looks great. The only thing I did was spray some lube on the joints and sliders and it's like brand new again.
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    I've only ever tilted mine down with two road bikes so not as much weight as mountain bikes, but it was pretty effortless. I had to get the angle just right so I could release the bar and rotate it down, but once I got that I had no problem. It was with a 2014 Jetta Sportwagen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by askibum02 View Post
    I've only ever tilted mine down with two road bikes so not as much weight as mountain bikes, but it was pretty effortless. I had to get the angle just right so I could release the bar and rotate it down, but once I got that I had no problem. It was with a 2014 Jetta Sportwagen.
    I think two bikes is about the limit - remember you are lifting the weight of the rack plus 3 bikes. So that it going to be around 60 lbs.

    I generally find it a lot easier to just take out the bike closest to the back if i need to get into the lift gate. Bikes come out and go back in so quickly, that's generally faster and easier.

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    Great comments all. Sounds like it will be about the same as an NV - although not being locked "down" is nice, as then you just have to lift up. put that in the plus column.

    thanks again

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    Very excited, today is the day my 1up Quick Rack will be delivered! Can't wait to try it out and see what the hype is about for myself. It will have its maiden voyage bringing my 2014 crave pro to the shop to fix a rear flat tire from last nights ride. The shop is only 1.5 miles from my house so i think it should be fine on the rack for that short of a distance.

    now im just debating if I want to go tubeless or not...

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    @AE Beej

    The 1 up uses your tires air pressure to hold it securely. DO NOT drive with your bike in the rack if it has a flat tire. Bad idea.

    Of course, go tubeless. And WTH are you having your LBS fix a flat? Nut up man.
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    Well, I am going there because I work there and would be doing the work myself... Just debating if i want to leave my bike and have them do the work of going tubeless for me after I get the stuff with my discount.

    I can easily do it myself, I just work full time job, as well as part-time at the bike shop so anytime I can spare myself some time I am fine with that.

    You think I will have an issue with the bike in the rack if I were literally going 1.5 miles on paved road that is only 35mph max speed limit?

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    Got ya on working there. I do the same thing. If you don't mind your bike banging around in the rack and just generally being unsecure then sure, do it. The only downfall of racks like the 1 up is that they rely on tire pressure for bike security. If you get a slow leak while riding and drive home, you could be SOL before you get there. Now, granted the arms of the rack SHOULD hold the bike it but it will be moving all over the place.
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    i see, you are probably right. I am just too excited to put the new rack to use lol.

    I will probably not use it until the tube is replaced or when i go tubeless.

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    This morning, a car swooped around a corner, where I was parked and ran right over my 1up. The damage doesn't look so bad in the picture but the frame of the rack is bent along with the trays. Luckily, a cop, a parking lot security officer and I were all in the parking lot and watched it happen. I would guess that his insurance will be buying me a new one.


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    1up Quick Rack Quick Review.

    Mine should arrive any minute...

    I just got back from the bike shop I work at and just set my bike up tubeless so I am pretty excited for that!


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    1up Quick Rack Quick Review.

    Got my rack as well as tubeless setup for under $5.

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    ^Nice. My estimated delivery is this Friday. Can't wait! However, I will have to wait until Saturday when I install my hitch

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    I've been scratching my head trying to figure out a better way to haul my bikes with my pickup and a tonneau cover with out having to remove the cover. You all have me sold!! Looking to pick up a double super duty... Hopefully before Xmas!

    Are you all ordering direct? Or is there another reputable
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coaster Mech View Post
    I've been scratching my head trying to figure out a better way to haul my bikes with my pickup and a tonneau cover with out having to remove the cover. You all have me sold!! Looking to pick up a double super duty... Hopefully before Xmas!

    Are you all ordering direct? Or is there another reputable
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    One of the best bike purchases I've ever made, and I've made a lot of them! Direct is the only way to order, AFAIK.

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    1up Quick Rack Quick Review.

    All the glowing reviews are accurate about this rack. I can only explain it as the "iPhone" of bikes racks if that makes sense. It is quality, works awesome and easily, and everyone is going to want to know about it when they see it.

    This thing is rock solid on the car. I tested it out on highway last night and bike didn't flinch
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    Re: 1up Quick Rack Quick Review.

    No, it's better than an iPhone!

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    Re: 1up Quick Rack Quick Review.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey44 View Post
    This morning, a car swooped around a corner, where I was parked and ran right over my 1up. The damage doesn't look so bad in the picture but the frame of the rack is bent along with the trays. Luckily, a cop, a parking lot security officer and I were all in the parking lot and watched it happen. I would guess that his insurance will be buying me a new one.

    Happened to me earlier in the summer, mine looked a little worse but not by much, but insurance bought me a new rack. Unfortunately they took the old one. The packrat in me wanted to strip off good parts for future spares but insurance said no.

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    I just ordered a Silver Super Duty. I wanted a black one since the truck and both bikes are black. But I just couldn't justify the $80 price difference, Especially with all the negative comments about the new powder coat finish over the older anodized version.

    I am Super Excited to get it!!!

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    1up Quick Rack Quick Review.

    You will be very happy with it.

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    I just received my 4 bike setup. So far so good - nice, solid product. Fits my car well (2001 Forester), allowing access to the hatch by tilting down the bikes, and also by tilting down one notch from the "up" position when empty. I like it being modular, so I can have a 2, 3, or 4 bike setup. Rack and bikes mount up quickly. Glad to be done with the roof rack rigmarole.

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    1up Quick Rack Quick Review.

    Hauling four fatties no problem.


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    Got mine set up today. Went with the silver and the add-on as well.








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    1up Quick Rack Quick Review.



    Single on my daily driver, have 3 bike capacity total. Fantastic rack!

    Had to angle grinder off part of the hitch to clear the quad exhaust but I can get to trails quickly.

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    I've been loving my 1up rack for 4 years now, but have run into some trouble. First off the rack itself seized (cold welded) into my hitch. You can order new parts, so i ordered a new hitch section and another part, the top plate, to refurb my old rack. I tossed the old hitch since im selling the car. Several of the other bolts, stainless steel, are also seized in the aluminum rack. If i strip these bolts the rack is basically a throw away at this point. Kind of dissapointed, they wouldn't use proper anti-seize with unlike metals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edthesped View Post
    Happened to me earlier in the summer, mine looked a little worse but not by much, but insurance bought me a new rack. Unfortunately they took the old one. The packrat in me wanted to strip off good parts for future spares but insurance said no.

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    I ordered a new one last Thursday and received it today. That's fast with Holiday and all. Now I hope the insurance company pays for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blantonator View Post
    I've been loving my 1up rack for 4 years now, but have run into some trouble. First off the rack itself seized (cold welded) into my hitch. You can order new parts, so i ordered a new hitch section and another part, the top plate, to refurb my old rack. I tossed the old hitch since im selling the car. Several of the other bolts, stainless steel, are also seized in the aluminum rack. If i strip these bolts the rack is basically a throw away at this point. Kind of dissapointed, they wouldn't use proper anti-seize with unlike metals.
    I am guessing you are in a northern climate with snow and salt? I would think it's pretty standard practice to put some time of lube in your reciever , and you may want to try heating the bolts up with a torch before removing.

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    just got mine....now what type of locks are you using to secure your roof trays?

    hi all,
    Just received my 2 roof trays, and boy are they'rere substantial. Not light and flimsy like the plastic Yakima, and quite a bit heavier than Thule aluminum. Looking forward to trying them out.

    I was wondering what locks / cables you are using to secure to the roof rack, actual model names/numbers would be great. thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    I am guessing you are in a northern climate with snow and salt? I would think it's pretty standard practice to put some time of lube in your reciever , and you may want to try heating the bolts up with a torch before removing.
    going to try the torch tonight.

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    Don't use a torch....freeze it and hit with a rubber mallet or chunk of wood....and air can turned upside down and spray...should freeze. Heat will make the medal expand.

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    I just received some new security bolts (the one that tightens it into the hitch and for the add ons) because the center pin rusted (of course they replaced for free!! ). Does anyone know how to replace the one that is in the hitch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladljon View Post
    Don't use a torch....freeze it and hit with a rubber mallet or chunk of wood....and air can turned upside down and spray...should freeze. Heat will make the medal expand.
    You need to quit hitting the booze dude!! Heat and cold with do the same thing, but it will me much easier to get heat into the part with a torch, than it would be to fiddle f*ck around with a spray can and try to freeze the part. Because the bolt and rack are two different substraights, they will expand/contract at different rates. All you are doing is trying to break the corrosive bond between the bolt and the material it is threaded into.

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    what's your thoughts on the current black roof trays

    Hi,
    thinking about getting a black roof tray, what are you're thoughts on them with respect to the following

    do they show scratches more easy than the silver?
    Do they fade to a brown with the sun?
    Are they anodized or power coated and how does this compare to the silver?


    thanks
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    Both black and silver have a combination of powder coating and anodizing - the actual tray that the tires touch are powder coated - that was a change they made earlier this year (previously even the trays were anodized). All the other parts are anodized. Unless they have improved the process, the powder coating on the silver chips/peels pretty easily. If the black is the same way, that would make it look horrible in a hurry (at least with the silver paint, when it chips you see the silver aluminum underneath which camouflages the chip to some degree). Hopefully people with black powdercoated trays will chime in regarding the durability.

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    thanks albertdc, good info
    any more info would be appreciated

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    My silver super duty Ordered on a Thursday recieved in 8 days! And it sat at UPS for 4 days over the labour day weekend!

    I love this rack!! Much nicer than expected. My only complaint is the ratchet plate seems to bite really hard and the entire release seems to flex awkwardly when opening. Perhaps I just need to get a better feel for it! Also as others have said the edges are SHARP! I managed to cut my knuckle up pretty good installing it for the first time.

    I also got the kryptonite mini u lock and a 7' cable to secure everything!

    (sorry about the pics, it was getting late and the sun was not working to my advantage.)
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    Can someone with the single rack in a 2" hitch comment on how the adapter works. Is it attached to the stinger permanently, or is it loose, such that when you remove from the car it will fall off?

    Also - when was the last time anyone asked for a special order 2" single rack? ( seems I found a post from 2013 ) I have 2" hitch and would prefer a 2" rack, but don't want to have to get the double. ( want to be able to run 1 bike most of the time )

    thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcpunk View Post
    Can someone with the single rack in a 2" hitch comment on how the adapter works. Is it attached to the stinger permanently, or is it loose, such that when you remove from the car it will fall off?

    Also - when was the last time anyone asked for a special order 2" single rack? ( seems I found a post from 2013 ) I have 2" hitch and would prefer a 2" rack, but don't want to have to get the double. ( want to be able to run 1 bike most of the time )

    thanks in advance
    The adapter bolts to the rack so it's very stable and it won't fall off for any reason.

    My buddy got one a couple years back. He had to call him and convince him to make one. He doesn't look doing them but he might if you ask nicely.

    I have both and the 2" hitch is definitely more sturdy. You only really notice that when you have more than 2 bikes. He use to rate the smaller hitch for 4 bikes but stopped a few years ago. I think the rack+4 bikes gets real close to the max tongue weight. If I had an extra tray I'd probably try it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyak View Post
    The adapter bolts to the rack so it's very stable and it won't fall off for any reason.

    My buddy got one a couple years back. He had to call him and convince him to make one. He doesn't look doing them but he might if you ask nicely.

    I have both and the 2" hitch is definitely more sturdy. You only really notice that when you have more than 2 bikes. He use to rate the smaller hitch for 4 bikes but stopped a few years ago. I think the rack+4 bikes gets real close to the max tongue weight. If I had an extra tray I'd probably try it though.
    Hey thanks - that's what I needed to know. So at least the adapter is fixed on there, that's good. I would still prefer the 2" stinger....just because...bigger is better! I'll call and see how it goes.

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    Good job!

    I received a 1 Up USA rack last week, and it is awesome!
    Very well made, and very solid construction.
    You can't go wrong with a 1 Up USA bicycle rack.



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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyak View Post
    The adapter bolts to the rack so it's very stable and it won't fall off for any reason.

    My buddy got one a couple years back. He had to call him and convince him to make one. He doesn't look doing them but he might if you ask nicely.

    I have both and the 2" hitch is definitely more sturdy. You only really notice that when you have more than 2 bikes. He use to rate the smaller hitch for 4 bikes but stopped a few years ago. I think the rack+4 bikes gets real close to the max tongue weight. If I had an extra tray I'd probably try it though.
    Having the 1 1/4 and the 2, if was only going to haul 1 bike i would get the 1 1/4 because it's so much lighter.

    Also, I have one of the very first 2" receivers and the part that goes into the hitch is solid I see newer ones are drilled. Is that for weight savings?

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    Looking at buying the 1Up for my Chevrolet Traverse. Does anyone on here have one with pics that you can share?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Can someone tell me how long the 1up roof tray is? I can't find that spec on their website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Alberto_ View Post
    There shouldn't be any edges on a bike rack sharp enough to cut anybody handling it...
    I agree. Was loving my rack (on the roof) on it's first use today, then I noticed the blood dripping from a small slice on my thumb. I have no idea how it got cut, other than I didn't feel a thing and that it happened as I was securing the bike to the rack.

    Still impressed with the rack, just need to figure out how not to get cut again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spirit4earth View Post
    Can someone tell me how long the 1up roof tray is? I can't find that spec on their website.
    55 inches
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    Quote Originally Posted by antonio View Post
    55 inches
    Thank you----those look great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spirit4earth View Post
    Thank you----those look great!
    Thanks. I think so, too. Very low-profile.
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