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    I'll tell you what...1UP's website/store has got to be the lamest. I've been trying to order a rack for 2 days and it keeps giving me an error, then I look on my credit card online and see pending orders from them but get no confirmation email or anything.

    I went to look at racks today from 2 different bike shops, Saris ones and Yakima ones...if they weren't so lacking in quality, yet more expensive than 1UP, I would just get one of those.
    I'd have tried the phone by now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegweed View Post
    I'll tell you what...1UP's website/store has got to be the lamest. I've been trying to order a rack for 2 days and it keeps giving me an error, then I look on my credit card online and see pending orders from them but get no confirmation email or anything.

    I went to look at racks today from 2 different bike shops, Saris ones and Yakima ones...if they weren't so lacking in quality, yet more expensive than 1UP, I would just get one of those.
    Their site could definitely use an update. Maybe BK-XC can hook them up? lol

    Just got my roof rack tray from 1up a couple days ago. This thing is nice. Obviously quality crafted. Haven't mounted it yet but I played with the levers and I'm impressed. I'll post pics when I finally get it in use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CdaleTony View Post
    I'd have tried the phone by now...
    First thing Monday morning sire, that's sure.
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    Or just buy a Kuat from Amazon and move on once you receive it in two days (you would already have received it).

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    I had no issue with the site on Wednesday. I called them and they answered all my questions and shipped the next day. It is dated for sure but it was not bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegweed View Post
    I'll tell you what...1UP's website/store has got to be the lamest. I've been trying to order a rack for 2 days and it keeps giving me an error, then I look on my credit card online and see pending orders from them but get no confirmation email or anything.

    I went to look at racks today from 2 different bike shops, Saris ones and Yakima ones...if they weren't so lacking in quality, yet more expensive than 1UP, I would just get one of those.
    That's a bummer. I don't recall anything about my ordering experience, which was about 2 years ago.

    This product is one of those quality difference makers that I have encountered--it is that good. I take mine off the car unless I am riding the next day, 5 minutes or less to install or remove. The fold up feature is also easy to use, and mounting the bike is ridiculously easy. I have had a number of people approach me in the lot at the trails and say pretty much the same thing "Is that all you have to do to mount the bike". It is also built like brick ___house.

    It is worth getting, get the 2". As other have posted above the modular aspect of one rack ata time with the 2" is ideal. If I need to carry more than 3 I can add a roof rack.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostOfForumsPast View Post
    Or just buy a Kuat from Amazon and move on once you receive it in two days (you would already have received it).
    I don't want a Kuat, thanks though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thegweed View Post
    I'll tell you what...1UP's website/store has got to be the lamest. I've been trying to order a rack for 2 days and it keeps giving me an error, then I look on my credit card online and see pending orders from them but get no confirmation email or anything.

    I went to look at racks today from 2 different bike shops, Saris ones and Yakima ones...if they weren't so lacking in quality, yet more expensive than 1UP, I would just get one of those.
    It's fine with me that they put all their energy and resources into the product and CS support instead of the website. Gravity Dropper and BBG Bashgaurds are the same way (also small companies that make affordable quality products with websites from 1998).

    I have the bike rack and also their stationary trainer. Both incredibly high quality products. They both remind me of just how chincey almost everything else you buy these days is.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    I just got the 1up 2 bike in black delivered yesterday. I think it is a great looking rack. Hehe unfortunately my truck is in the shop from the wreck to get tailgate fixed and my rental does not have a hitch so I can't test it until Friday.

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    turtle---figures!!

    I've had mine for 5 years or so and have been happy with them. My only issue was losing the key, called them and they sent it to me immediately. I did notice they now have a cargo rack that you can attach 2 of the bike sets on. good option for me during hunting season!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turtle353 View Post
    I just got the 1up 2 bike in black delivered yesterday. I think it is a great looking rack. Hehe unfortunately my truck is in the shop from the wreck to get tailgate fixed and my rental does not have a hitch so I can't test it until Friday.
    Nice! I'm planning on ordering mine in a few days. I have a white car and have been going back and forth between black or silver.

    How many days was shipping to your place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itsmejson View Post
    Nice! I'm planning on ordering mine in a few days. I have a white car and have been going back and forth between black or silver.

    How many days was shipping to your place?
    It took 3 days to get here. I have a white truck with chrome features and went with black. I was worried the aluminum finish would look off/dull with other chrome. The black looks really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itsmejson View Post
    Nice! I'm planning on ordering mine in a few days. I have a white car and have been going back and forth between black or silver.

    How many days was shipping to your place?
    Being that these are made of aluminum, silver won't show scratches and paint chips like black and it's cheaper. Silver is still impressive looking just for the simple fact that you can tell it's all metal.
    Killing it with close inspection.

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    " silver won't show scratches and paint chips like black " i have silver and it shows the scratches and paint chips just as much as my buddies black. I think the black looks good, but for the price i couldnt justify it. but i'm kinda cheap and proud of that!

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    The rack is sick and looks great on the truck. It is really nice because folded up it is only like 6-8" off the back bumper. I was planning on moving my truck to the furthest spot in the garage, but now we can walk behind it with the rack on it. I could not do this with the T2 classic and definitely not with the T2 pro.

    Quick question and I read a lot and searched but could not find the answer. I locked my fat bike on the rack and when I went to release the red lever it was quite difficult to pull up. When it did release it popped and made a pretty good mark on the aluminum arm. Is there a trick to relieve the pressure? Did I tighten then arm too tight on the tire? It didn't feel that tight but I like my bikes to be tight on the rack.

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    I always push down on the arm at the same time I'm pulling up on the red lever to make it release easier.

    Great bike rack. One of my best cycling related purchases ever.

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    "I always push down on the arm at the same time I'm pulling up on the red lever to make it release easier."
    i was just going to give the same advise, pushing in helps relieve the tension. theres not much of a learning curve with these, but thats one of them!

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    ^yes thirding that. I put a lot of pressure on the tire when securing the bicycle (also shorten and lock out the suspension to get it really secure).

    When removing the bike, I push the tire arm into the tire at the same time as pulling up on the release lever. Easy peasy.

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    Thanks everyone for the advise! I'll make sure that I do that in n the future!

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    The only other tip I have is related to loading and unloading a bike. I have the single bike model. What I do when I load my bike is set one of the arms approximately where it would be when the bike is on the rack and open the other arm wide then load the bike from the end. The first arm works like a bike stand, so I don't have to be as concerned about balancing the bike when I move the other arm into place. I just open one arm wide when I unload. Probably wouldn't work with more than one bike due to handlebars and saddles getting in each other's way, but it's made a very convenient rack even more convenient for me with my single bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turtle353 View Post
    Thanks everyone for the advise! I'll make sure that I do that in n the future!
    Yes, everyone is right. Imagine locking the arm MORE, but then lift the release lever while doing so and it will easily release. I hold the release lever up parallel to the toothed rail and it is easy to open the arms without having the level grab again.

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    1up quick rack roof tray on BMW 135i w/ OEM rails

    This rack is legit: 1up quick rack on OEM BMW rails - Album on Imgur

    Easy to install, no noise, no play.



    Held onto the bike like a boss too.


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    Hi Yuppie:

    I was wondering if you could let me know how you got the flush mount to work? The T bolt that they supplied just spun around in the slot channel in my BMW OEM rack. I ended up having to use the regular mount, which works fine and is not noisy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yuppie View Post
    This rack is legit: 1up quick rack on OEM BMW rails - Album on Imgur

    Easy to install, no noise, no play.



    Held onto the bike like a boss too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by yakswak View Post
    Hi Yuppie:

    I was wondering if you could let me know how you got the flush mount to work? The T bolt that they supplied just spun around in the slot channel in my BMW OEM rack. I ended up having to use the regular mount, which works fine and is not noisy.

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    So, there are T-bolts that are silver and T-sockets that are gold. I have the silver T-bolts in the 1up slot and the T-sockets that are gold in the rails T-bar slot.

    I just held the gold T-sockets with my finger inside the rails and tightened it. Then when it was snug, I secured it with the allen.

    I can take a couple pics in a minute.

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    OK, that makes sense. I actually bought washers that fit in the slot better since there's only a few mm difference between the opening and the T bolt width. Even then, I didn't feel comfortable about the T bolt spinning around and possibly getting loose.



    Quote Originally Posted by yuppie View Post
    So, there are T-bolts that are silver and T-sockets that are gold. I have the silver T-bolts in the 1up slot and the T-sockets that are gold in the rails T-bar slot.

    I just held the gold T-sockets with my finger inside the rails and tightened it. Then when it was snug, I secured it with the allen.

    I can take a couple pics in a minute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yakswak View Post
    OK, that makes sense. I actually bought washers that fit in the slot better since there's only a few mm difference between the opening and the T bolt width. Even then, I didn't feel comfortable about the T bolt spinning around and possibly getting loose.
    and just so I'm more clear, when I say "T bolt" actually mean "T socket" as you stated in your reply! The gold ones...

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    1up Quick Rack Roof Tray fastening - Album on Imgur

    Yeah, the gold ones do spin inside the rail slots. But, I just held onto them until snug.

    I suppose some blue loctite couldn't hurt.

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    Thanks for the pics. Yeah that gold one is just barely catching the wall there.

    Quote Originally Posted by yuppie View Post
    1up Quick Rack Roof Tray fastening - Album on Imgur

    Yeah, the gold ones do spin inside the rail slots. But, I just held onto them until snug.

    I suppose some blue loctite couldn't hurt.

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    Got my trailer hitch installed and tested out my new 1Up Quik Rack yesterday...love it. Have a question though about the instructions:

    It says "Position the Quik Rack to desired depth, 4" minimum insertion, but no less that 2". Also on their website it has a diagram that looks like it says "4.375 minimum". Can anyone explain all that?

    I made a mark that was 4" from the end that goes into the receiver hitch and inserted it to that point. Is that good?

    Thanks.
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    I have never measured either of my 1up's on any of my cars. I just slide them in until they look ok and then tighten them down.
    I'm a mountain bike guide in South West Utah

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    Installed as far as it can go is BEST. Push it in as far as it can go. But then.......

    Then test your bike/handlebar clearance. Does it still fit without hitting anything?

    Remove the bike and fold the rack vertically. Does it clear the rear OK?

    The point at which the handlebars clear, and the rack can be folded up vertically with some clearance, and the rack is installed into the receiver as far as possible, is the right spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    Installed as far as it can go is BEST. Push it in as far as it can go. But then.......

    Then test your bike/handlebar clearance. Does it still fit without hitting anything?

    Remove the bike and fold the rack vertically. Does it clear the rear OK?

    The point at which the handlebars clear, and the rack can be folded up vertically with some clearance, and the rack is installed into the receiver as far as possible, is the right spot.
    There is some requirement for the minimum insertion depth into the receiver, IIRC.

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    i have a marker on mine for the minimum insertion, looks like 2-2.5".


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    Just got back from bike trip vacation last week, used the new rack for about 1500 miles, interstate, gravel, forest roads, shuttling. Had fatty on there and some skinny bikes.
    Performed perfectly!

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    Just used my black single 1Up for the first time today...450 miles round trip and it worked perfectly! Is it possible to be in love with a bike rack? I was going to buy one of those $150 tray racks, then I talked myself into the silver 1Up...but that black looked so much better to me. It's awesome so far...
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    Quote Originally Posted by thegweed View Post
    Just used my black single 1Up for the first time today...450 miles round trip and it worked perfectly! Is it possible to be in love with a bike rack? I was going to buy one of those $150 tray racks, then I talked myself into the silver 1Up...but that black looked so much better to me. It's awesome so far...
    yes, it is possible. it is the hydraulic disc brake or dropper post of bike racks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by thegweed View Post
    Is it possible to be in love with a bike rack?
    Quote Originally Posted by cjsb View Post
    yes, it is possible. it is the hydraulic disc brake or dropper post of bike racks!
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    Question for my fellow 1UP users . . . I have a Torklift Ecohitch installed on my Subaru, and I've noticed that increasingly its becoming harder for me to adjust out the play with the expander ball. I never really wrench down the ball, but it make it pretty snug - like, any more snug and it would probably be a problem. The hitch (probably) won't slide out, but I do notice that there is some slight play between the receiver and the stinger. For example, I can move the rack up and down ~1/4" with not a lot of muscle. It used to be rock solid in there . . . anyone else experience this?
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    Hi
    I currently own 2010 Rav4 and I am hoping someone can help me with a concern.
    I am considering purchasing a 2 bike 1UP rack, will I be able to complete tilt it up when not in use with the Rav4 having the spare tire out the back.
    Hopefully someone can advise me.
    Tnanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by slynk59 View Post
    Hi
    I currently own 2010 Rav4 and I am hoping someone can help me with a concern.
    I am considering purchasing a 2 bike 1UP rack, will I be able to complete tilt it up when not in use with the Rav4 having the spare tire out the back.
    Hopefully someone can advise me.
    Tnanks
    Can't answer that question, and you may have already considered this, but.....

    I will say that having previously owned a car with a side-swinging gate with a spare on it (CRV), I found that set up with a spare tire mounted rack (Thule Spare-Me) to be much, much, much, more convenient than my current 1UP rack on my Outback.

    With a side swinging gate, you have to put down the rack every time you open the gate (all the way flat, not just back to 45 deg).
    When you have bikes on it, even with the rack dropped all the way back, it is going to interfere with the rear gate opening. This is true of any hitch rack and a side-swinging gate.

    With a Spare-Me rack, the bikes swing out of the way when you open the rear gate, and you never need to futz with it.... ever. You just leave it on there and it is never in the way.

    I did not realize how great this set up was until I sold my old CRV and started use a 1UP with my Outback. If I had your car, I would trade any hitch rack (including the 1UP) for the convenience of a rack on a side-swing rear gate any day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slynk59 View Post
    Hi
    I currently own 2010 Rav4 and I am hoping someone can help me with a concern.
    I am considering purchasing a 2 bike 1UP rack, will I be able to complete tilt it up when not in use with the Rav4 having the spare tire out the back.
    Hopefully someone can advise me.
    Tnanks
    We have a 2008 Rav4 with the 1Up rack. If you have the OEM Toyota Hitch you will need a hitch extender as the OEM hitch sits much further back than an aftermarket one.

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    Lost a $2k bike off the back of my old crappy rack today and that did it for me. I am going to buy a good rack. I see everyone seems to love this one over the Yakima/Thule/Saris options.
    Guys can you answer a couple questions...

    1. what is the difference between the "heavy duty" and the "super duty" racks? (this will be installed on a 2" receiver and it looks like the double racks are both 2" so what makes one of them "super"?)

    2. will a 27.5+ tire fit? (one 29er with 2.4 tires and one 27.5+ with 3" tires will be mounted)

    3. How do you lock the rack to the hitch? I am in a city and people would love to walk off with this rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subspd View Post
    Lost a $2k bike off the back of my old crappy rack today and that did it for me. I am going to buy a good rack. I see everyone seems to love this one over the Yakima/Thule/Saris options.
    Guys can you answer a couple questions...

    1. what is the difference between the "heavy duty" and the "super duty" racks? (this will be installed on a 2" receiver and it looks like the double racks are both 2" so what makes one of them "super"?)
    Super Duty is 75lb per bike or less. Heavy Duty is 50lb per bike or less.


    2. will a 27.5+ tire fit? (one 29er with 2.4 tires and one 27.5+ with 3" tires will be mounted)
    Yes. Tires up to 3.25". Over that, add a fat bike kit.

    3. How do you lock the rack to the hitch? I am in a city and people would love to walk off with this rack.
    Rack comes with security bolts that require special allen wrench to operate. Special allen wrench is unique to 1UpUSA and is not an industry standard allen security bolt. Typical security bolts have an allen head with a pin that comes up in the middle. The 1UpUSA version of that has a bigger pin that comes up so you have to get a wrench from 1UpUSA.

    If that doesn't work for you, some have added a U-lock from hitch to main support bracket of the rack. That means destroying rack to remove it.

    But to put a point on it, adding or removing this rack from the car is a <1 minute exercise (for two -3 bikes) plus it folds up. This is especially true if you start with the base unit with one tray (vs two). You can take them off, fold them up and put them in your car. I use mine frequently, and I take it off after I'm done every time because it's so easy and I don't want to leave a rack on my BMW. So I have an Invi****ch so that when the rack is off the car, you can't even see the receiver.

    FWIW, I can have the receiver mounted on the car, add the rack and have a bike on it in <90 seconds. I've been using one of these for 10 years so I'm familiar with it but that is not even rushing.

    One thing I did was take the 1UpUSA long wrench that has a security connection on either end and cut off a little bit of the end. I glued that into a 3/8" socket and then use a ratchet drive to make it go faster. The shorter wrench also can be spun inside the main section of the rack without having to remove it when it hits the rack supports.

    J.

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    3. How do you lock the rack to the hitch? I am in a city and people would love to walk off with this rack.
    I use a Kryptonite U lock to lock the rack to my Jeep. The U lock fits through the loop on the hitch and is long enough to lock around the bar on the rack. I think the newer 1Up racks have a set of holes in front of the cam bolt, through which you can put a locking pin to cover the head of the cam bolt, preventing anyone from loosening the cam. https://www.1upusa.com/product-2hitchbarlock.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbermhb View Post
    I use a Kryptonite U lock to lock the rack to my Jeep. The U lock fits through the loop on the hitch and is long enough to lock around the bar on the rack. I think the newer 1Up racks have a set of holes in front of the cam bolt, through which you can put a locking pin to cover the head of the cam bolt, preventing anyone from loosening the cam. https://www.1upusa.com/product-2hitchbarlock.html
    Yep. Depending on your level of paranoia, you'd still need to do something with add on kits. A determined thief could get one off with a vice grips. I would think you could find a long shackle pad lock that would go around the support piece for the section before it and be pretty clean.

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    I have an older 1UP rack that does not have a way to lock the rack to the vehicle. I sometimes worry that someone will steal it. I should look into ways to secure it without marring up the rack, or rusting out whatever I use to secure it.

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    Looks like on the new website they now sell lock sets for the hitch and bikes.


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    When I'm transporting $8000 worth of bikes I don't skimp on the rack and in my opinion the 1UP USA is clearly the best out there. I've had Thule, Saris, and Yakama and they're not even close. A friend of mine has a Kuat and I've noticed him eyeing my 1UP USA a few times and is asking me questions about it. It takes me literally less than 10 seconds to put my bike on the rack. I watch him put his bike on the Kuat and it takes him minutes and he noticed the difference between the two. I carry a 29er and a 27.5+ with no issues. I also have a fat bike and with the adapter kit I can carry that with 4.5" tires. I only have a 2-bike rack with 1-¼" hitch and with literally thousands of miles on them carrying bikes I would say they can handle just about any bike you can put on it. I use a U-lock to lock the rack to the receiver hitch. Then a cable lock to lock the bike(s) to the rack.
    2013 Giant Trance X 29er 0
    2015 Motobecane Sturgis Bullet
    2015 Giant AnyRoad 1
    2016 Diamondback Catch 2

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