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    Quote Originally Posted by Haymarket View Post
    I just ordered a Raxter stinger. After reading almost every post and review on here amd other sites on hitch racks it seemed like the best deal by far. I almost went with the 1up, but reviews are almost identical and the Raxter looks better, comes in black without an upcharge, and I found it on line for exactly half the price of the 1up. I will get it this week and post a review.
    1UP upcharge for black because they anodize, whereas the Raxter is just black paint.

    IMO, 1UP is still in another league ahead of Raxter for just a little over $100 more.

    1UP folds up when not in use for compactness, the Stinger is not foldable.

    With the 1UP, you can have either 1.25" or 2" with either 1+ more add-ons. The Stinger looks like you can only add-on more trays on the 2"; also with the Stinger if you want to add-on, it looks like your only option is a two plus extension making it for a total of three bikes.

    Although the racks looks similar in the way it functions, they both go about it quite differently.

    The 1UP, no matter how you use it, will only touch the bike at the tires..nothing else. The Raxter uses straps around the wheels to prevent the rack arms from moving; I hate the idea of strap friction messing up the finish of my matte carbon rims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonylokrn View Post
    1UP upcharge for black because they anodize, whereas the Raxter is just black paint.

    IMO, 1UP is still in another league ahead of Raxter for just a little over $100 more.

    1UP folds up when not in use for compactness, the Stinger is not foldable.

    With the 1UP, you can have either 1.25" or 2" with either 1+ more add-ons. The Stinger looks like you can only add-on more trays on the 2"; also with the Stinger if you want to add-on, it looks like your only option is a two plus extension making it for a total of three bikes.

    Although the racks looks similar in the way it functions, they both go about it quite differently.

    The 1UP, no matter how you use it, will only touch the bike at the tires..nothing else. The Raxter uses straps around the wheels to prevent the rack arms from moving; I hate the idea of strap friction messing up the finish of my matte carbon rims.
    The 1up may be better, probably is. I just don't care about any of what you point out as differences. I have a 2" hitch, will never have a 1.25", so just want a rack the only works with 2". I like the idea of the 2" square tubing, not 1.25 with an adapter. I bought the 1 bike rack, and it doesn't stick out far, so folding is meaningless to me. You can turn the Raxter into a folder with an accessory if you add trays. I ride mountain bikes only and don't have any carbon matte rims, and wouldn't worry about fabric straps even if I did on rims on a mountain bike. If those straps cause damage to my rims I would be shocked, and I ahven't seen that in one single review. I just don't want anything touching the frame. I want black, and don't care about the process that makes it that way, so anodized or painted is meaningless to me. I had a black painted car, and the paint looked great. The 1up was $349 delivered in black, and I got the Raxter in black for $152 delivered, and like I said I think it looks better and the reviews and ratings are almost identical. Both better reviews than the Thule and Yakima, but the Raxter just seemed like such a better deal if they both do the job. For $152, I'm not out much if it doesn't work out.

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    One other thing, there is zero plastic in a 1up rack. Raxters arms are plastic. Raxter also doesn't have an anti-sway insert or locking pin standard.
    I don't think the raxter is bad by any means, my coworker liked his a lot. best of the budget racks imo, and better than a couple of the big names. But not in the same league as 1up/kuat as far as fit and finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clewttu View Post
    One other thing, there is zero plastic in a 1up rack. Raxters arms are plastic. Raxter also doesn't have an anti-sway insert or locking pin standard.
    I don't think the raxter is bad by any means, my coworker liked his a lot. best of the budget racks imo, and better than a couple of the big names. But not in the same league as 1up/kuat as far as fit and finish.
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    +1 though I would add, the 1up is the most compact too.

    I ended up going with the Kuat NV (narrowly chose it over 1up... for extra features) over a year ago and have been quite happy with it. Had one wheel arm replaced under warranty (the ratchet mechanism stopped working) and got a replacement within days.

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    I have a Yakima Swingdaddy. It works out really well for me since most of the time we are using it we are going on vacation and taking four bikes. It is convenient to be able to access the rear of the vehicle. That being said it is definitely more or a rack for road bikes and hardtails. I have not put more than two full suspension bikes on at once as the adapters are just not meant for full suspension bikes.

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    A buddy from work bought a Kuat from one of those retail warehouse stores, where they resale stuff that was opened or previously broken or missing parts, etc. Anyways, the rack was in great shape but he had it on his jeep and he was off roading, nothing major just some back roads around the bike trail. His bikes actually fell off because of an issue with the rack. He contacted Kuat and they offered to replace the rack for free and any damage done to his bikes. There was no damage done to the bikes, they simply just fell over while he was going slow, and I wouldn't be surprised that the rack might have been damaged when he bought it (everything I have bought from the same store has been broke in some way), I just wanted to point out that he had a super awesome experience with their company. I recently went to an event that they came to and gave away a free rack. They seem to be a really great company with great employees and I believe their product is high quality. I think I have decided to purchase a Kuat as well.

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    How secure are the Thule T2's?

    Could the current owners of Thule 916xtr T2 please chime in? I'm thinking of upgrading from a Double track to a T2 and would like to know how secure the bikes are in the rack as far as theft is concerned(I live in the DC area)?
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    I bought the 1up based on reviews here. Hated to spend that much on a single bike, bike rack, but I'm glad I did. Super easy to take on and off, and even easier to get the bike on and off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NRSguy View Post
    Could the current owners of Thule 916xtr T2 please chime in? I'm thinking of upgrading from a Double track to a T2 and would like to know how secure the bikes are in the rack as far as theft is concerned(I live in the DC area)?
    The T2 comes with a locking cable on each arm however, it's only good for keeping someone from walking off with your bike at a stop light. I've read that the locks can be defeated with a flat head screw driver or just unbolting your front wheel from the rack.

    There is no rack on the market that can stop a thief if given enough time and effort...

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    Customer service at 1UP is amazing, the rack is built like a tank and best of all, no plastic. I spent a lot of time researching bike racks and glad I went with 1UP.

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    I have a specialized epic comp 29er. Been looking for a food 1.25 hitch rack. Never heard of 1up. Will have to check out

    Any others out there that have gotten good reviews? A buddy of mine bought a kuat Sherpa? That he is very happy with

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    Quote Originally Posted by sand wedge View Post
    There is no rack on the market that can stop a thief if given enough effort...
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    The time is usually a matter of seconds.

    The T2 can be fairly securely attached to the vehicle through the use of large cables, chains, etc. I make my setup less attractive by running a big chain lock through the bike and rack (I have the locking cores as well).

    The issue is that a thief can come up to your car with a roof rack, hitch rack, whatever, and grab the seat, tires, etc, and just PULL sideways. Something's going to give. On a roof rack that attaches by the front wheel dropouts, it's probably the dropouts that will give, but then the thief has most of a bike that he can sell, if it's a bigger 15 or 20mm hub, then I'd imagine the rack would fail, as it would in most other cases (no fork-mounted attachment). It will severely damage and deform the rack, possibly your car as well, but the thief doesn't care about that. If you have access to a sharp hacksaw I'm sure you could cut through a critical attachment point of a rack in less than a minute, and with a powered cutter, seconds.

    The fallacy that is usually propagated is that the thief has to defeat the locks or something, but that's our perception because that's what we "go through" to get to our bike when we use them, but the thief will take the quickest way to get your bike or most of your bike, and he'll destroy whatever to do this. The locks may slow this down or make them use a different avenue, but relying on them will make one a victim of bike theft.

    The bottom line is NEVER EVER leave a bike on your car, locked or not. The only exceptions are situations where it's out of site for a few minutes, when you can see it visibly from where you are at, where there's a controlled access point (and you are monitoring that point yourself), and similar situations. I don't care how many cameras there are or how good someone tells you a certain place is, never leave your bike on the rack overnight. You just don't do this. Locking it in the car with something to disguise that it's a bike is a better idea, even then I'd be cautious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NRSguy View Post
    Could the current owners of Thule 916xtr T2 please chime in? I'm thinking of upgrading from a Double track to a T2 and would like to know how secure the bikes are in the rack as far as theft is concerned(I live in the DC area)?
    How secure is a T2 against theft? Not even a little. You could remove a bike with no damage to the rack or bike by letting air out of the tire. Or removing the wheel (and the thief would walk away with the whole bike). The lock cores do basically nothing to make the bike more secure.

    It's true that no rack is will stop a thief with a little time to work, but a T2 won't stop one with 2-3 seconds to work on it.

    You'd need to run a cable through the bike to the hitch or something.

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    I have a heavy duty Ulock (Brooklyn?) and a very think 8 foot cable that is covered with some sort of metal coating. The cable cost a bunch, but when I have to leave the bike on my truck I lock it to the tow hitch. To steal the bike they would have to use spend time with some high powered tools, and if someone wants it that bad they can have it. It only stays locked on while I run into a store for a few minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joules View Post
    How secure is a T2 against theft? Not even a little. You could remove a bike with no damage to the rack or bike by letting air out of the tire. Or removing the wheel (and the thief would walk away with the whole bike). The lock cores do basically nothing to make the bike more secure.

    It's true that no rack is will stop a thief with a little time to work, but a T2 won't stop one with 2-3 seconds to work on it.

    You'd need to run a cable through the bike to the hitch or something.
    The newer T2 has an internal cable lock built into the arms. This should slow the thief down to 4-5 seconds .

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    Quote Originally Posted by sand wedge View Post
    The newer T2 has an internal cable lock built into the arms. This should slow the thief down to 4-5 seconds .
    Except it uses the same lock cores that can be broken with a flathead.

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    Thule even states that the locks are for more safety precaution to keep bikes from falling off. It has nothing to do with theft.

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    You should never buy a rack based on 'security features'. You will be disappointed when your bike is stolen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bctrav View Post
    You should never buy a rack based on 'security features'. You will be disappointed when your bike is stolen.
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    You get what you pay for. Go 1up all the way. Remember this is the device that determines whether your precious babies make it from point a to point b safety on your vehicle. Now would you risk total annihilation just knowing you saved a few bucks. To me $300-$500 for a bike rack is a small price compared to a $3k-$10k bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Fixed
    The time is usually a matter of seconds.

    The T2 can be fairly securely attached to the vehicle through the use of large cables, chains, etc. I make my setup less attractive by running a big chain lock through the bike and rack (I have the locking cores as well).

    The issue is that a thief can come up to your car with a roof rack, hitch rack, whatever, and grab the seat, tires, etc, and just PULL sideways. Something's going to give. On a roof rack that attaches by the front wheel dropouts, it's probably the dropouts that will give, but then the thief has most of a bike that he can sell, if it's a bigger 15 or 20mm hub, then I'd imagine the rack would fail, as it would in most other cases (no fork-mounted attachment). It will severely damage and deform the rack, possibly your car as well, but the thief doesn't care about that. If you have access to a sharp hacksaw I'm sure you could cut through a critical attachment point of a rack in less than a minute, and with a powered cutter, seconds.

    The fallacy that is usually propagated is that the thief has to defeat the locks or something, but that's our perception because that's what we "go through" to get to our bike when we use them, but the thief will take the quickest way to get your bike or most of your bike, and he'll destroy whatever to do this. The locks may slow this down or make them use a different avenue, but relying on them will make one a victim of bike theft.

    The bottom line is NEVER EVER leave a bike on your car, locked or not. The only exceptions are situations where it's out of site for a few minutes, when you can see it visibly from where you are at, where there's a controlled access point (and you are monitoring that point yourself), and similar situations. I don't care how many cameras there are or how good someone tells you a certain place is, never leave your bike on the rack overnight. You just don't do this. Locking it in the car with something to disguise that it's a bike is a better idea, even then I'd be cautious.
    I understand the fact that no bike rack is "theft proof" but I also don't want a rack that is basically a sign advertising "free bikes-no hassle or effort required".... I travel often with my bikes on the back of my car,trucks or motorhome for several days and often weeks at a time and occasionally have to leave the vehicle and bikes unattended. I have never had a bike stolen off of my current or previous rack systems and I don't want to switch to a rack that makes it too easy for my bikes to disappear, on that same token I have chronic health issues that on occasion can make simple things like throwing a bike onto a rack more complicated than it should be.Currently I am using a sportrack 4ez(mostly on the RV for family outings) and my Thule double track which I have never had a single issue with prior to getting rear ended but can sometimes be a pain in the butt to lock because the combination of bikes I've been transporting lately places the rear shock & linkages directly in front of the locking mechanisms and it can be difficult to get a key in there which makes the front wheel mount style racks more appealing to me.

    The other reason for possibly upgrading to the T2 is the ability to add a 2 bike extension to it which would allow me to sell off the sportrack and have 1 rack to suit my needs instead of 2

    You get what you pay for. Go 1up all the way. Remember this is the device that determines whether your precious babies make it from point a to point b safety on your vehicle. Now would you risk total annihilation just knowing you saved a few bucks. To me $300-$500 for a bike rack is a small price compared to a $3k-$10k bike
    While I would love to spend the extra money for for the 1UP or Kuat NV systems I'm just not convinced I'm getting $200 more security with these racks over thule or other systems especially when I've never had a Thule rack fail on me.

    One more concern I have is with the platform height of the T2,when I have my tailgate open(2010 F150) with the rack lowered I get about 3/4" to 1" of space between the top to the wheel trays and the tailgate ,will the T2 have the same clearance?

    Thanks for all the responses I really appreciate all of your input
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    I have a 1up USA and my son does also. Zero complaints, zero issues and I suspect it will last forever. No plastic to break, not steel to rust. What more (less actually) could you ask for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NRSguy View Post
    I understand the fact that no bike rack is "theft proof" but I also don't want a rack that is basically a sign advertising "free bikes-no hassle or effort required".... I travel often with my bikes on the back of my car,trucks or motorhome for several days and often weeks at a time and occasionally have to leave the vehicle and bikes unattended. I have never had a bike stolen off of my current or previous rack systems and I don't want to switch to a rack that makes it too easy for my bikes to disappear, on that same token I have chronic health issues that on occasion can make simple things like throwing a bike onto a rack more complicated than it should be.Currently I am using a sportrack 4ez(mostly on the RV for family outings) and my Thule double track which I have never had a single issue with prior to getting rear ended but can sometimes be a pain in the butt to lock because the combination of bikes I've been transporting lately places the rear shock & linkages directly in front of the locking mechanisms and it can be difficult to get a key in there which makes the front wheel mount style racks more appealing to me.

    The other reason for possibly upgrading to the T2 is the ability to add a 2 bike extension to it which would allow me to sell off the sportrack and have 1 rack to suit my needs instead of 2



    While I would love to spend the extra money for for the 1UP or Kuat NV systems I'm just not convinced I'm getting $200 more security with these racks over thule or other systems especially when I've never had a Thule rack fail on me.

    One more concern I have is with the platform height of the T2,when I have my tailgate open(2010 F150) with the rack lowered I get about 3/4" to 1" of space between the top to the wheel trays and the tailgate ,will the T2 have the same clearance?

    Thanks for all the responses I really appreciate all of your input
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    Quote Originally Posted by vapezilla View Post
    The 1 up has the best ground clearence out of all racks
    I apologize if I wasnt clear,I wasnt talking about ground clearance I was talking about the when the rack is in the down position not hitting my tailgate when i lower it

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    Allen Deluxe 3-Bike Hitch Mount Rack

    It's not a Thule or 1UP, but I've had this rack for two years...no issues or major complaints. The male portion wasn't a snug fit so I ordered an adapter from Curt & the rattle is completely gone. Two bungee cords help secure parts & wheels from movement. It will start to rust/corrode if you leave it on 24/7 in the winter, but it's easy to clean up if it becomes an issue. $70

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    Wow that was some read! Thanks for all the input.

    Does anyone know if 1UP ships to Canada and what shipping would cost?

    Ditto for isi-carriers? That is one sweet looking rack!

    For ease of purchase I'll probably get the T2 cause my LBS carries Thule, but would consider the 1UP based on weight.

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    Has anyone here been ticketed for obscuring the plate with a hitch rack. I was given a warning the other day by a member of the Kansas Hwy Patrol. Do I need to lose the rack before I get a ticket or did I find a particularly unfriendly policeman?

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    Were your bikes on it at the time? I have never been pulled over for mine but have been told by many that police usually won't give you a ticket if there are bikes on the rack. It is when people leave the rack on all of the time and drive around with it folded up blocking the license plate and sometimes even the brake lights, that most of the people I know have been given warnings or tickets.
    This is one reason I LOVE my 1Up USA rack. I rarely use the extension for a second bike, so with the 1 bike rack, even folded up it doesn't cover my plate or lights. It is highly possible that even the extension for a 2nd bike would not block my plate when folded up, but I have never tried it.
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    Sounds to me like all the violent crime, all the drug running and every other serious crime must have been wiped out in KS if this is what he had time to do.

    I've been running a 1upusa rack for 5+ years and never been stopped. I'd not worry about it. If they stop you again, ask them what other people do because you can't think of a solution.

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    Our Hwy Patrol has little else to do. I have had friends in local law enforcement, in dispatch, and in the KBI and the consensus is that these guys are pretty much worthless for any serious crime. Local law enforcement collaborate with the KBI directly so there is little need for the KHP to get involved in these matters. The ones out here in the boonies are generally trainees or they upset someone at the state level and were sent here as punishment. None of them seem to want to be here and they definitely do not have a "community policing" attitude. They are always the last on the scene of an accident, so not much value there either. They also do not answer to anybody at the local level, so unless you have pull in the capitol, they will screw with you just for fun. I have a 120 mile daily commute and have been stopped multiple times for 5 over the speed limit. They made me peel my tint on my last car (the KS limit on tint is the same as the weakest tint available and if your glass has any resistance to light then this will put you over). Basically if you have non factory tint in KS it is illegal. So yup, I will probably get a ticket for having a hitch mount bike rack. I was just hoping that someone here had had the same issue and one so I could quote president. To answer tennis fan, I did have just the rack on the car, but it just has a 2inch bar that is in the way of the tag. I guess that is enough,

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    Has anyone here been ticketed for obscuring the plate with a hitch rack. I was given a warning the other day by a member of the Kansas Hwy Patrol. Do I need to lose the rack before I get a ticket or did I find a particularly unfriendly policeman?
    ... by local city police. The cop thought I was talking on a cell phone, and I wasn't. He popped me for the 'Obscured License Plate' and a crack in my windshield. That was my old XPort Flatbed rack that has a vertical tube. Weird part is the cop said it would have been fine if I had a bike on there. I think the cop didn't know what he was talking about.

    My 1Up doesn't have that vertical part

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    Quote Originally Posted by friz View Post
    Has anyone here been ticketed for obscuring the plate with a hitch rack. I was given a warning the other day by a member of the Kansas Hwy Patrol. Do I need to lose the rack before I get a ticket or did I find a particularly unfriendly policeman?
    That's one of many reasons I like my 1 up rack is even with the rack in upward position you can see clearly the license plate. I have previously had that issue with my kuat nv as it obstructed the license plate. But I am from Kansas City and just recently moved to Colorado and I will say if a ks cop wants to pull you over they will find a way. They really like pulling me over because I have Colorado tags and a beard. Last time they pulled me over for tailing to close. Cop said there was less then 6 car lengths. In the end I got a warning and before he let me go he asked to search my car and I let him just so I could get the **** out of there. That was my last warm welcome into Kansas

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    Its a state by state thing, no laws against it in TX

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    I've never had a problem, but I'd put money on 99% of the time someone gets pulled over for this, it's due to this and something else, like speeding, driving recklessly, "racing" from stops, cracked windshield, broken tail lights, no front license plate (for states that require it) and so on. There are many reasons you can get pulled over, but most responsible people make sure to limit them so they aren't out there way out of compliance with the laws. Some people attract attention by doing one or more of the above, and then wonder why they are "picked on". I also don't drive around with my rack attached with no bike, because that's asking for it. That's a "reason" to get pulled over in most places (obstructing the plate). Don't give reasons. Hitch racks work fine, I take mine off when I'm not using it. The convenience is still great, as well as preserving my vehicle and everything else.
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    Hmmm, not many raxter fan

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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Westy View Post
    Not yet

    But I made a harness with velcro'ed on flush -mount LED taillights for safety.



    Anywhere to buy something like this already assembled? I'm sure this is easy to do for a normal person but I would probably burn myself and short out my vehicle if I tried. Could you make up some to sell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by POG View Post
    Anywhere to buy something like this already assembled? I'm sure this is easy to do for a normal person but I would probably burn myself and short out my vehicle if I tried. Could you make up some to sell?
    Not interested, but it's not too hard.... you could do it with crimp connectors if you're not up to a soldering iron?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mint355 View Post
    Loving my ISI advanced rack 4x4
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    Two years ago I contacted ISI about importing their rack here to the USA. They weren't even willing to quote me a price with shipping. While it looks like a fantastic rack, they have chosen to not even compete in the largest world market for their product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GpzGuy View Post
    Two years ago I contacted ISI about importing their rack here to the USA. They weren't even willing to quote me a price with shipping. While it looks like a fantastic rack, they have chosen to not even compete in the largest world market for their product.
    How is that different than the entry level Xport rack? Performance XPORT Flatbed Bike Hitch Rack Bike Rack Reviews

    Rack on frame retention seems kinda hokey, too.

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    QUOTE=racerwad;10055420]How is that different than the entry level Xport rack? Performance XPORT Flatbed Bike Hitch Rack Bike Rack Reviews

    Rack on frame retention seems kinda hokey, too.[/QUOTE]

    These bike racks are really the only ones made specifically for offroading. They are very heavy duty and in this picture you can see the rising angle of the rack that provides excellent ground clearance and departure angles. They can also be adapted to use where the vehicle has a rear mounted tire carrier, and for use between the vehicle and a trailer. In short, they are a truly bad ass design for off road use. I see what you mean about the rack arm hooking over the frame top tube, but that is just there to keep the bike from bouncing out of the wheel hoops, which support all the weight and side loads during transit.




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    I'm "meh" for the rack but I love the 110!

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    I Got a Kuat about 4 months ago. It's the 2 bike tray mount type. Picked it up off Craigslist for 2 bills. It's been great! Good luck.

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    Here's my Kuat NV on my VW GTI

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    Has anyone used a Swagman XC 2 on a Subaru Impreza Wagon (mine is an 06 but something like that)? Was wondering how usable the folding down feature is.

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    This is the rack I've been looking for.

    Quote Originally Posted by mint355 View Post
    Loving my ISI advanced rack 4x4
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    And of course you can't by in the US. Grrr....

    I'm looking for a rack that will lift the bikes up so they don't interrupt the departure angle and can be folded down out of the way so I can get to my bed in the back of the truck.
    The rack should also be strong enough for the bouncing you get when driving on rough roads and jeep trails.
    I like to ride bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otis24 View Post
    And of course you can't by in the US. Grrr....

    I'm looking for a rack that will lift the bikes up so they don't interrupt the departure angle and can be folded down out of the way so I can get to my bed in the back of the truck.
    The rack should also be strong enough for the bouncing you get when driving on rough roads and jeep trails.
    Yep, me too. The iSi is perfect for that. I seriously hounded them a while back to try and have them ship one here, but no dice.

    There was a guy here on this forum who made his own, very similar to the iSi, said that he could make more, but by then I had already bought my Thule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GpzGuy View Post
    Yep, me too. The iSi is perfect for that. I seriously hounded them a while back to try and have them ship one here, but no dice.

    There was a guy here on this forum who made his own, very similar to the iSi, said that he could make more, but by then I had already bought my Thule.

    I just found out I can get a Kuat NV2 for $320 or the Core 2 for $260. I might just go with this due to the cost factor.
    I like to ride bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otis24 View Post
    I just found out I can get a Kuat NV2 for $320 or the Core 2 for $260. I might just go with this due to the cost factor.
    Where are you finding these prices? Id pick up a Kuat in a heartbeat at that price.

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    Re: best hitch rack?

    Quote Originally Posted by _Alberto_ View Post
    Where are you finding these prices? Id pick up a Kuat in a heartbeat at that price.
    Yes please share!! I will be purchasing one next month.


    On a side note, any get any crap from their dealers for putting a hitch on a car that's not suppose to have a hitch? My dealer told me technically the STi doesn't support a hitch.

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