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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJ80 View Post
    just call them.

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    I'd rather not.

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    well, ok....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMc73 View Post
    I'd rather not.
    why not? They are a small company but make a great product. I followed up when I ordered mine and rack(s) were sent out shortly thereafter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMc73 View Post
    I'd rather not.
    e-mail maybe?

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    It showed up, I was just not quite patient enough. Its here, I haven't installed it yet. It arrived on Monday or Tuesday this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgreene View Post
    Has anyone here seen/tried the new 2" only/2 bike version?
    Quote Originally Posted by beaterdit View Post
    I see some of you have the four bike setup anyone talk to 1up about how they've removed the four bike option and now only offer three?

    I was ready to order until I saw this and called them. I said I needed to carry four 40lb bikes on dirt road shuttles but NOT OFF ROAD and they told me they didn't offer a product that would meet my needs. I assume this is because the only hitch option they offer is 1.25 inch that adapts up to 2 inch. Pretty weak engineering there IMO.

    So what happens to the people who already have the under-engineered four bike option?

    I understand a 2 inch option is in the works though so maybe next year?
    I have the 2 bike 2 inch version. Arrived last week. It's quite a bit heavier than I envisioned but like the 1 1/4 inch rack, it's engineered beautifully. I'll to get some pictures of it this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaterdit View Post

    I understand a 2 inch option is in the works though so maybe next year?
    It's available now but it's not showing up on the website. Call and ask for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by two wheel dan View Post
    I have the 2 bike 2 inch version. Arrived last week. It's quite a bit heavier than I envisioned but like the 1 1/4 inch rack, it's engineered beautifully. I'll to get some pictures of it this weekend.
    I was gonna pull the trigger on this but I think I'll wait it out for the time being as they don't make a black version... no indication as to if they will but i'm in no rush, my T2 is holding up just fine.

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    So wait....

    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Pics as promised. I love this rack.






    You found a U-Lock that fits into the safety chain loops of your Curt hitch receiver, and around the 1Up rack mounting plate?

    Massive WIN. I'm getting one.

    Yeah, and ditch that strap before it jacks up your beautiful paint on your beautiful car. Is that the Saabaru? Nice!!

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    I emailed 1UP about the Jeep rack and they said it is a similar design made by another manufacturer several years ago using their patent, yet I emailed bike mania and they said it is made by 1UP.
    I'll post up pics when it arrives


    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    I saw them on bikemania.biz - link. I have no idea what is the receiver construction, that is why I said "I wonder". Close up pictures of the rack itself that I found indicate that it is a pretty much identical holding mechanism for bikes. One review I found indicates that it is easy to instal and has "no wobble". Descriptions says "Installs & removes in seconds without tools. Folds down to 25" x 12" x 12"".
    Just curious. But at that price I can get a second two bike rack and keep the current single tray for the second car.

    I never got my roof compatible version that you got. It is delayed again. They had explicitly promised it last July - when I was making the first order. I am about to give up and just get a second foldable tray - or this Jeep one.

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    I love mine too, just got it mounted this week and used it, it was awesomely easy!
    I don't know what the black velcro strap is for, can someone tell me? And the smaller black alan wrench?

    Also, these things are ok to leave on in the weather right? Rain isn't going to make these rust?

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    Good job!

    Ordered mine on Monday, it shipped Tuesday and I was playing with it on Thursday. The build quality is even better than I expected. This thing is gonna last. It is all everyone on here says it is. I smell a roadtrip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMc73 View Post
    I love mine too, just got it mounted this week and used it, it was awesomely easy!
    I don't know what the black velcro strap is for, can someone tell me? And the smaller black alan wrench?

    Also, these things are ok to leave on in the weather right? Rain isn't going to make these rust?
    What black velcro strap?

    Are you referring to the allen wrench with the hole in the middle of the shaft?

    These won't rust. They are aluminum.

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    Mine came with a black velcro strap, not sure what its for? I got 3 alan wrenches, 2 of the one with the hole in the middle, I know what its for, the third one is black and smaller not sure what its for, maybe when adding more than one rack?

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    You add additional bike modules with the same wrench you use to connect it to your hitch.

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    I have never used the velcro strap. Who knows where mine went. The smaller allen wrench is used to attach the machined aluminum block that converts the 1up from 1.25" to 2".

    You don't need to worry about rust.

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    the velcro strap is 'extra protection' in case your rack comes loose from the hitch. i actually use it to hold my pedal in position since my bike's clearance to the hatch is really low.

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    Ok, thanks guys. I have a 2" hitch, so I don't need to use that other one, but I'll keep it in case.
    The velcro, meh...guess I'll hope my tight pressure will hold it in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJ80 View Post
    The unique problem with a module rack is that you can add more capacity than the receiver or rack can hold. There is nothing that would prevent me from adding 5 bikes on the back with an additional bike kit.
    In your opinion would 5 bikes be do-able when using a 2" receiver on a truck or SUV? It looks like you can make it work but how would it drive?

    I'm in the market for a hitch rack and I was planning on getting the NSR6 but they seem to be out of stock forever. I also don't like that fact that you can't take a road bike on it.

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    It'd probably work but you'd sort of be asking for it. I don't think you'd overload the hitch and the 2" crossbar ought to be a lot stronger than the 1.25" one. So..... should work. There's nothing from preventing you from trying it (just money).

    That said, you'd be hanging out there a mile if there was a problem unless 1UpUSA would agree that it would work.

    Do you always need to take 5 bikes or just occasionally?

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    Just occasionally and they would be 3 kids bikes on the outside.

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    I think 1UpUSA was using about 250lbs of bikes on the 4 rack 1.25" that I have or about 60lbs per bike. In just a pure weight perspective you'd probably be ok, especially if it wasn't a long road trip or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJ80 View Post
    I think 1UpUSA was using about 250lbs of bikes on the 4 rack 1.25" that I have or about 60lbs per bike. In just a pure weight perspective you'd probably be ok, especially if it wasn't a long road trip or anything.

    J.
    Is your rack any different than the one they are selling now? The load would be way under 250 lbs. It'd be about 150 lbs. at most.

    The road trips would be around 3 hours of mostly highway driving.

    Trying to wrap my mind around the price of these things. They certainly are not cheap.

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    I believe the current 1.25" rack is the same as the one that I bought. That was rated at 250lbs of bikes in a 2" receiver. I doubt they redesigned it and made it less capable. I'm pretty sure they just changed the rating. You could ask them that and I'm sure they'd tell you.

    For 5 bikes, for a 3 hour road trip, it's probably not a great idea on the 2" rack. Do you have access to a roof rack at all? Especially if it's an occasional use.

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    I ordered a 1up rack and an add-on on Monday and it shipped today, and they should be here Friday! I just thought I'd let everyone know that they aren't always slow to ship.

    I was seriously considering a 3 bike Raxter since it's lighter and cheaper than a 3 bike 1up, but the fact that the 1up folds and will fit in the back of my car is what sold me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m85476585 View Post
    I ordered a 1up rack and an add-on on Monday and it shipped today, and they should be here Friday! I just thought I'd let everyone know that they aren't always slow to ship.

    I was seriously considering a 3 bike Raxter since it's lighter and cheaper than a 3 bike 1up, but the fact that the 1up folds and will fit in the back of my car is what sold me.
    and it hangs so nicely on the wall of your garage or stored in it's boxes.

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    I don't have a garage (at least not where I can leave things like a bike rack) since I live in an apartment.
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    Well it would hang nicely on the wall in your apartment too, but I don't know if you'd want to do that.

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    After reading this thread . I pulled the trigger in a black ano single version. thanks guys for the post!

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    People can't seem to leave my rack alone. It's cool that people are interested in it, but I hate when people play with it. I mean WTF? I came back from a mountain bike ride yesterday and when I got back to the parking lot my tray was in the lower angled position. I had put it upright tucked against the bumper before I left. Who messes with someone's rack when they're not around? That's like sitting on another guy's motorcycle in a parking lot. I hate people.
    Gotta get up to get down.
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    That is pretty crappy.

    Did you put the rack up and then screw the locking ring into place? That might make it more difficult to mess with.

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    I just wanted to reiterate the awesomeness of the 1Up

    I mean, how many racks can you do this with?

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Gr0Cl3dfYbuLC8qimf7zDnNfEeC9Yzrk7A2JpaspXd4?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ehkKmpUAr-U/Tmq6Ggz6z7I/AAAAAAAAYGc/Yr7DJiQmTNo/s800/IMG_1357.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaeckerX1 View Post
    People can't seem to leave my rack alone. It's cool that people are interested in it, but I hate when people play with it. I mean WTF? I came back from a mountain bike ride yesterday and when I got back to the parking lot my tray was in the lower angled position. I had put it upright tucked against the bumper before I left. Who messes with someone's rack when they're not around? That's like sitting on another guy's motorcycle in a parking lot. I hate people.
    LOL. I found out it was my buddy who I convinced to buy a 1up rack messing with me. He lives nearby the trailhead where my car was parked. I should have known.
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    So you're, of course, going to mess with his head in return, right? Tells us how that goes. I love practical jokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skoor View Post
    Any chance you might include a picture of the new frame? Love to see it. Thanks
    Pictures attached.

    They almost doubled the frame thickness, and tray extrusion and arms axle are beefed up. Base tray is not much more then a year old.

    I wonder if I can get a thicker frame wall on the old tray. Now, all of a sudden, the original seems flimsy.
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    About "upgrading" the new tray: yes. It's all interchangeable (more or less) and the costs seem fairly reasonable. I have been thinking about getting some newer stuff for mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    Pictures attached.

    They almost doubled the frame thickness, and tray extrusion and arms axle are beefed up. Base tray is not much more then a year old.

    I wonder if I can get a thicker frame wall on the old tray. Now, all of a sudden, the original seems flimsy.
    and lighter. The new tray design is substantially heavier. I opted to get the new 2" setup and it's much heavier than the old set up. But the peace of mind is worth it.

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    I couldn't resist - I had to order mine in black with the fatbike spacers. It will be a few days before the spacers arrive from their manufacturer so hopefully they will ship the complete package early next week. I am looking forward to having one rack to do it all and to not have a short-lived Yakima or Thule rusting off the back of my car.

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    Mine finally came in. Wow is this thing high quality! I ordered the 2" version with the 2 trays and 2 add-ons. It was not cheap that's for sure but I figure I'll have it for life. I got it for the family vehicle that the wife drives and she loves it. We had the old style bike Jenga rack previously and she refused to use it because it was such a PITA. She just plopped her bike right on and was stoked. I mounted 4 bikes to it and it was super sturdy. I'm going to try 5 just to see how the car handles in the near future.

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    One more round of awesomeness: I bought my rack earlier this year (posted pics of the tailgate down with bikes on the rack earlier in this thread) and think it's about the best consumer product I've ever purchased. Someone very lightly hit it when backing out of a parking spot (I assume) because I found it with one of the legs pulled away from the truck. A small ledge on the main center tray was sheared off but otherwise things looked OK. I called 1up inquiring if I could purchase replacement parts fully expecting and OK with up to $100 or so given the intricate nature of that piece. He said no problem and asked for my address, after that he said "OK, it's on its way." I reminded him that he needed my credit card and he told me not to worry about it, if I called in a week looking for another one they would have to charge but no problem for this one piece. How awesome is that! I'm sure they're aware I will now tell even more people how cool they are so it's a win-win, how come more companies can't figure that out?

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    Just got my new 2" rack with the anodized black trays and like everyone says, this thing QUALITY.

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    If you can, post some pictures of the 2" version. That's a new one and I don't think we've seen a good review on it yet.

    J.

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    The 2" rack feels really solid and the build quality is fantastic! The only thing is the spring loaded release bar sometimes doesn't pop out on one side. I'll get better at it after some more practice (e.g., press in the middle consistently). I'd like to see the black ano version, but the silver matches my car so I'm not complaining. Here are some pics:

    Loaded with 1 bike:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/40673922@N02/6199527550/" title="1upUSA QuikRack Loaded by markmass, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6173/6199527550_5e6c357378.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="1upUSA QuikRack Loaded"></a>

    Side profile:

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    Folded up:

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    The only thing is the spring loaded release bar sometimes doesn't pop out on one side

    Hey Mark,

    I had the same problem with mine, but I found when I lift the tray up just a little to take some pressure of the spring load bar, both sides pop out with ease. Anyways, I have the black ano 1.25" with 2 additional add ons and I can say I don't regret buying them at all. Enjoy!!

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    Here my black ano single tray.



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    My 29er and 26 with 1up mounted to a 2010 Focus
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    Need a custom 2" hitch...

    Just dropped my order for the 2" version of this rack PLUS one add-on kit to start out.

    My Ford F150 has a Class IV 2" hitch, so I'm good there...

    What I need to do now, is find a way to get a 2" receiver tube on our Saturn ION III.

    Curt has a Class I for the Saturn ION which has a seemingly beefy plate style tube mount with 4 frame mount locations for the bolts... Curt also has raw 2" receiver tubes available. I am considering cutting/grinding the 1-1/4" tube off the hitch assembly and replacing it with a 2" tube. I think the bracket mount is plenty stiff enough to handle the weight and the 4 frame mount positions would appear to be sufficient as well.

    Does anyone else have a better solution for a custom mount? Other manufacturers that I might be able to do the same procedure with and wind up with a stronger mount?

    Not really much to worry about really as all of our bikes are <25lbs each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cautery View Post
    Just dropped my order for the 2" version of this rack PLUS one add-on kit to start out.

    My Ford F150 has a Class IV 2" hitch, so I'm good there...

    What I need to do now, is find a way to get a 2" receiver tube on our Saturn ION III.

    Curt has a Class I for the Saturn ION which has a seemingly beefy plate style tube mount with 4 frame mount locations for the bolts... Curt also has raw 2" receiver tubes available. I am considering cutting/grinding the 1-1/4" tube off the hitch assembly and replacing it with a 2" tube. I think the bracket mount is plenty stiff enough to handle the weight and the 4 frame mount positions would appear to be sufficient as well.

    Does anyone else have a better solution for a custom mount? Other manufacturers that I might be able to do the same procedure with and wind up with a stronger mount?

    Not really much to worry about really as all of our bikes are <25lbs each.
    Maybe it is just me but i would think the standard rack that is set up for 1 1/4 and includes a 2" adapter would have worked better for you instead of the 2" only version and unless you plan to get one of those heavy 1 1/4-2" adapters to make it fit the class 1 on the ION it would not work.

    Btw i have the standard and although it is on my Focus 90% of the time i do put on the 2" adapter once in a while to mount it on my Jeep or F250 and it is very easy to take on/off

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    I agree. I have the single tray that came with the 2" adapter and an add on tray. I use it with the adapter on my toyota tundra and hyundai santa fe (both 2"). I think that would be the easiest for both applications plus it is less expensive to get the single tray and an additional add on tray. It gives you a lot of flexibility.

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    Does anyone have a phone number for 1up? The one on the site gets a "Out of Service" message, fax as well. Not too encouraging.

    Update: Just tried again, and got through no problem. Very strange...

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    Today, I just placed my order for the Quik-Rack 2 Bike Hitch System that fits 2" Receivers only. Sent 1up USA an email yesterday. They said from the time I place the order it will be 2-3 days max before the order ships. Should have it by the end of the day Friday next week.

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    Looks good, this rack is back on the table for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaterdit View Post
    Looks good, this rack is back on the table for me!
    Why was it off the table?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikin View Post
    Today, I just placed my order for the Quik-Rack 2 Bike Hitch System that fits 2" Receivers only. Sent 1up USA an email yesterday. They said from the time I place the order it will be 2-3 days max before the order ships. Should have it by the end of the day Friday next week.
    Update: Placed my order yesterday. Received confirmation email that the rack is shipping out today. Much quicker than I thought!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikin View Post
    Update: Placed my order yesterday. Received confirmation email that the rack is shipping out today. Much quicker than I thought!
    Update: Checked tracking, but it still hasn't shipped out. Apparently, the shipping label and tracking number wer created but it hasn't been picked up by UPS, yet.
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    I've had my QuikRack for about a month and it's been fantastic. Loading and unloading bikes is super easy. I don't have to worry about the rear tire straps, compressing the front tire hook, and fiddling with the lock like on the T2. I can shifting the bikes back and forth in order to get them to fit and don't have to worry about moving the seat (dropper post). My GF and I went on a short weekend trip to the Mendocino Tire Festival and did some spirited driving on highways 20 and 128. There was no creaking or cracking noises from it at all, unlike on the T2.

    Aldeezy: I'm getting better at raising and lowering the tray, but I'd have to admit that the T2 had a better design in this respect. I believe had to unload the T2 in order to move the tray as well, however, it was easy to use the lever.

    Sandeigobiker: Thanks for the pic. Seeing your rack (NIIIICE bike!), I think I would have preferred the black ano for the contrast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalNomadRider View Post
    Maybe it is just me but i would think the standard rack that is set up for 1 1/4 and includes a 2" adapter would have worked better for you instead of the 2" only version and unless you plan to get one of those heavy 1 1/4-2" adapters to make it fit the class 1 on the ION it would not work.

    Btw i have the standard and although it is on my Focus 90% of the time i do put on the 2" adapter once in a while to mount it on my Jeep or F250 and it is very easy to take on/off
    Nope... I need 4-bike capacity that is insurable...

    Most of the time, it'll stay on my F-150, but for long trips, we use the car to save gas...

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    1UP USA 2"-receiver only: Best bike rack ever

    Just received my 2"-receiver only 1UP USA Bike Rack with add-on module today...

    Coolest piece of "Engineering Porn" I have ever seen in my life...

    Pics and review to follow...

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    1up w/ Accord

    Does anyone have an accord with the 1up hitch system? If so, have you been satisfied with it? Sorry about the hi-jack, but I don't have enough posts to start a thread or send pm's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simmonsv View Post
    Does anyone have an accord with the 1up hitch system? If so, have you been satisfied with it? Sorry about the hi-jack, but I don't have enough posts to start a thread or send pm's.
    I don't have an accord but I do have a small car as does my friend. Honestly. This is the best rack ever. I was skeptical, but this thing is just amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simmonsv View Post
    Does anyone have an accord with the 1up hitch system? If so, have you been satisfied with it? Sorry about the hi-jack, but I don't have enough posts to start a thread or send pm's.
    Its not an accord but it works well with my 96 honda civic and I absolutely love it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by sandiegobiker View Post
    Its not an accord but it works well with my 96 honda civic and I absolutely love it!
    Thanks for the prompt response as well as the photo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cleo View Post
    So I pushed the rack in too far, and the retaining ball will not retract (it's outside the rear of the hitch). Any suggestions?
    Did you tighten it up? If so, loosen it back up, and the ball should easily be pushed in with your finger while you try to slide out the rack from the hitch.
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    Help! Over inserted into the hitch and now stuck!

    So I pushed the rack in too far, and the retaining ball will not retract (it's outside the rear of the hitch). Any suggestions?

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    Any time!!!
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    Thanks! That was the reassurance I was looking for. The ball wouldn't budge, but tapped with a hammer, loosened right up, now golden!

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    How far does your rack stick out when not in use? I have tight clearance in my garage a d want to know if I can leave my rack on the car all the time and still keep it in the garage.

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    Finally got around to posting a photo of my bike racked on 2" Quick-Rack.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 1up Quick Rack Quick Review.-niner_wfo.jpg  

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    Quote Originally Posted by moldau94 View Post
    How far does your rack stick out when not in use? I have tight clearance in my garage a d want to know if I can leave my rack on the car all the time and still keep it in the garage.
    I tilt the rack up 45 degrees. This allows me to keep the rack on the vehicle with enough clearance to close the garage door. Though, this really depends of the size on your vehicle and the size of your garage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moldau94 View Post
    How far does your rack stick out when not in use? I have tight clearance in my garage a d want to know if I can leave my rack on the car all the time and still keep it in the garage.
    With the rack in it's "deployed" position (ready to accept bikes), it sticks out about 15" from the hitch receiver, or about 13 1/2" from the bumper (a 2011 Ford Fiesta hatch.) Tilted up to the 45 degree position, it sticks out about 10 1/2" from the hitch and 9 1/2" from the bumper. Tilting it up all the way reduces those numbers by about another inch.

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    Lovely WFO bikin.
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    Black vs Silver

    Hello all,

    New here. Thanks for all the information everyone's contributed. I have decided to get a 1up rack. However, I'm still undecided on which color to get.

    I have heard that the black anodized version gets scratched up fairly easily and that it looks quite bad after it gets scratched up.

    Can you all share your experiences on the black ones vs the natural silver ones?

    Thanks!

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    Well, if you scratch a silver one, it's silver inside. So....... if scratches worry you, then get the silver.

    Any anodizing will scratch.

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    Bought mine before the black one were available. Black would certainly look better behind my vehicle. No problems with the silver. If the black is anodized does that not make it a part of the aluminum?
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    Thanks J,

    I certainly don't mind some scratches because it is a utility after all but would love to know how easily it scratches

    Thanks again for you help!
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJ80 View Post
    Well, if you scratch a silver one, it's silver inside. So....... if scratches worry you, then get the silver.

    Any anodizing will scratch.

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    That's what I was trying to figure out as well. I think anodized means a layer of the black material over the natural aluminum. I have read somewhere that the silver ones are anodized as well with a clear layer?

    Thanks in advance for any help!

    Quote Originally Posted by sgtjim57 View Post
    Bought mine before the black one were available. Black would certainly look better behind my vehicle. No problems with the silver. If the black is anodized does that not make it a part of the aluminum?

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    just did a quick google search on how anodizing works.

    How Anodizing Aluminum Works

    Hmm. I guess i'll get a couple more feedback from owners who own the black ones and then make a decision.

    Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by sgtjim57 View Post
    Bought mine before the black one were available. Black would certainly look better behind my vehicle. No problems with the silver. If the black is anodized does that not make it a part of the aluminum?

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    Well...

    Quote Originally Posted by myjplp View Post
    just did a quick google search on how anodizing works.

    How Anodizing Aluminum Works

    Hmm. I guess i'll get a couple more feedback from owners who own the black ones and then make a decision.

    Thanks!
    Anything coated a color other than the natural color is going to wear and show scratches. Anodizing is about as tough as it can possibly get. I mean, you're basically dying the aluminum for a couple of hundredths of an millimeter down into the metal. But... tires are going to be wiggling around in the trays, sun is going to bleach it a bit, stuff is going to get bonked around, it's going to get scratches and silver wear patches no matter what.

    If you're concerned, why not just do silver?

    Me, I like silver stuff. It seems that everything is black ano these days. I think it's kinda played out.

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    Thanks for your response! You've got a point!

    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot View Post
    Anything coated a color other than the natural color is going to wear and show scratches. Anodizing is about as tough as it can possibly get. I mean, you're basically dying the aluminum for a couple of hundredths of an millimeter down into the metal. But... tires are going to be wiggling around in the trays, sun is going to bleach it a bit, stuff is going to get bonked around, it's going to get scratches and silver wear patches no matter what.

    If you're concerned, why not just do silver?

    Me, I like silver stuff. It seems that everything is black ano these days. I think it's kinda played out.

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    I love my black ano 1up!!!

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    Thanks for your feedback sdb!
    Quote Originally Posted by sandiegobiker View Post
    I love my black ano 1up!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by myjplp View Post
    That's what I was trying to figure out as well. I think anodized means a layer of the black material over the natural aluminum. I have read somewhere that the silver ones are anodized as well with a clear layer?
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    My silver is definitely not clearcoated. And it hides scratches very well. If the price was the same, maybe I would have went with black, but I love my silver rack, matches the car quite nicely and get many compliments on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myjplp View Post
    Thanks J,

    I certainly don't mind some scratches because it is a utility after all but would love to know how easily it scratches

    Thanks again for you help!
    Gonna try spraying my silver one with bed liner. I've seen folks do that to auto rims and it seems to hold up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    My silver is definitely not clearcoated...
    Are you sure? All silver racks are anodized clear, which means its basically raw aluminum in color, but doesn't oxidize.

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    Here's all you probably want to know about anodizing:

    Anodizing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    It's just the process of accelerating and controlling the natural oxidizing of the metal. In that sense it does become part of the metal and is somewhat less susceptible to scratching. That said, you can relatively easily scratch anodized aluminum. You can also touch up any scratches easily with a permanent marker - a technique often used commercially with this sort of stuff.

    Either way, you're probably over thinking this. If you like black, get black and I'm sure it will be fine. Black or silver, you'll like the rack.

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    I love the black too. Aesthetically I think it is leagues above the silver. It has been on the car since September & I do not notice any chipping etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racerwad View Post
    Are you sure? All silver racks are anodized clear, which means its basically raw aluminum in color, but doesn't oxidize.
    Are you sure? I was under the impression raw aluminum with a clear look like this:



    Silver anodized color looks like this and more like the silver 1up racks:

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    1up does advertise that their racks are anodized. It would be strange for them to simply avoid anodizing your rack.

    Just like any other treatment, the finished appearance will vary based on the specific chemicals used (that is, one anodizer's clear vs another), the material, the treatment the material got before it was anodized, the environment the part lives in, etc. For example, that Canfield looks like it was burnished prior to getting cleared. That's why it's so much shinier.

    On their site, 1up is clear that their racks are anodized. Of course, they don't mention if the silver racks are clear ano or silver. Either way, they certainly have some sort of post-machining finish on them; otherwise, the aluminum would oxidize and turn silvery-white fairly quickly.

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    I am absolutely over thinking it

    That's usually what happens to me when I have one "two" many options

    Thanks for all your help! I will make a decision tonight and order them in the morning!

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJ80 View Post
    Here's all you probably want to know about anodizing:

    Anodizing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    It's just the process of accelerating and controlling the natural oxidizing of the metal. In that sense it does become part of the metal and is somewhat less susceptible to scratching. That said, you can relatively easily scratch anodized aluminum. You can also touch up any scratches easily with a permanent marker - a technique often used commercially with this sort of stuff.

    Either way, you're probably over thinking this. If you like black, get black and I'm sure it will be fine. Black or silver, you'll like the rack.

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    The silver/natural 1up rack is anodized, just not anodized in black.

    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Are you sure? I was under the impression raw aluminum with a clear look like this:



    Silver anodized color looks like this and more like the silver 1up racks:


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    Quote Originally Posted by racerwad View Post
    1up does advertise that their racks are anodized. It would be strange for them to simply avoid anodizing your rack.
    I never said it wasn't anodized. It's definitely not raw aluminum. It's silver anodized. You just got confusing with the clearcoat comment. I don't think you can anodize and then clearcoat over. Never saw such a combo, it's either a wet-painted frame with clearcoat over or simply an anodized frame if we're talking about bikes.

    But mine is definitely silver anodized.
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    Mentioning the clear layer was my bad...sorry

    Thanks for your help!

    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    I never said it wasn't anodized. It's definitely not raw aluminum. It's silver anodized. You just got confusing with the clearcoat comment. I don't think you can anodize and then clearcoat over. Never saw such a combo, it's either a wet-painted frame with clearcoat over or simply an anodized frame if we're talking about bikes.

    But mine is definitely silver anodized.

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    Can anyone chime in about carrying very different size bikes on the 2-bike hitch mount version? Specifically, I ride a FS 29er and my son is currently on a 20er
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    He'll be on this for at least another year or two, then 24", etc.....for the cost I'd like this to be the last rack I buy for a long time!

    Thanks in advance.

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    Any 16" or bigger will fit.

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    I think I should have been more clear, but I was posting late.

    What I meant to say was, what about carrying two different sized bikes at the same time?

    99% of the time, if I had to carry two bikes it will be my 29er and my son 20er.

    I can do that now with my roofrack, but I want to transition to the 1upUSA 2-bike hitch rack...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cru_jones View Post
    I think I should have been more clear, but I was posting late.

    What I meant to say was, what about carrying two different sized bikes at the same time?

    99% of the time, if I had to carry two bikes it will be my 29er and my son 20er.

    I can do that now with my roofrack, but I want to transition to the 1upUSA 2-bike hitch rack...
    Yes, you can. Each tray is adjustable. You can use an adjustable wrench (or the proper sized one) to adjust the tire size that the rack will work on. With my rack I carry 2 - 26" and 2 - 20" wheeled bikes at the same time. It can adjust any tray to the size tire it needs to fit.

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    Not to mention....

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyak View Post
    Yes, you can. Each tray is adjustable. You can use an adjustable wrench (or the proper sized one) to adjust the tire size that the rack will work on. With my rack I carry 2 - 26" and 2 - 20" wheeled bikes at the same time. It can adjust any tray to the size tire it needs to fit.
    The bike roll back and forth on the trays, and the adjustment is made from the end bars that hold the wheels down. That is, there is plenty of adjustment to make bars not hit saddles, etc.

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    Awesome...thanks for the input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cautery View Post

    Coolest piece of "Engineering Porn" I have ever seen in my life...
    I ordered mine on a Sunday night and it was at the house by Thursday. Opened the box and couldn't believe the detail that goes into this thing. Like a friend of mine said when he saw it, this rack looks like it's machined, not stamped out in some factory.

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