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    2" Hitch Mount Rack - Am I missing any

    I'm looking to purchase a new hitch mount rack. I've been going back and forth between the Kuat NV and the Thule T2 Pro XT. My current rack is about 6 years old and is showing a lot of wear. I am wanting something that has locks to secure the bike while I'm at the gym or running in to grab some lunch. Built in locks and hitch mount. Forgot to mention, I also have the 1up on my list as well.

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    If you can afford the 1up, there's no better rack! You might have to run your own locking cable, but you can't go wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RVbldr View Post
    If you can afford the 1up, there's no better rack! You might have to run your own locking cable, but you can't go wrong.
    Yes, friends only let friends get a 1 Up or Saris if there's a tight budget. The longer we have our 1Up stuff and more I see it among associates the more I realize how great it is.

    OP says 6 year old rack is showing a lot of wear. It's no wear with our 4 year old 1 Up. The last time I was aware Kuat and Thule used steel. If you live where things rust a rack made from steel is crap compared to 1Up AL and stainless steel construction.
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    Cable provides close to 0 security. Only against some pass through teen. Any thief looking for a bike to steal will spend about 2 sec to cut a builtin rack cable, and nobody will even notice they cut it.

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    You might want to check out the Yakima Dr Tray also... it's a bit newer (came out this spring) so not as well known... but the lightest of the bunch for 2 bikes.... 34 lbs for the 2" version.

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    How was your experience been with it?

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    Been good so far but still early.

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    I have the Semi 2.0 been using it for about 6 months and I love it.
    They include both a locking hitch pin and integrated cable locks for the bikes, it's definitely worth checking out.
    SEMI 2.0 Hitch Mount, Zero Frame Contact, Bike Rack- Swagman

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    I've been using the Swagman Semi 2.0 for a little over 2 years. Most of the time I have 2 bikes loaded. No issues at all. Locking hitch pin keeps the rack tight. It does move ever slightly over the rough stuff. And I use a extra Kryptonite cable lock with the Swagman cable lock so both wheels and both frames of both bikes are locked all together and secured to the hitch pin.
    LOVE THE RIDE!

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