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    New question here. Good DH hitch rack that allows towing.

    My SUV is too tall to hoist up a 50 lb DH bike to the roof but I need a DH bike worthy hitch rack that allows me to tow my jetski.

    Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-Vert
    My SUV is too tall to hoist up a 50 lb DH bike to the roof but I need a DH bike worthy hitch rack that allows me to tow my jetski.

    Any ideas?
    Which one's have you already looked at?

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    I've only seen one...

    Quote Originally Posted by Masher
    Which one's have you already looked at?
    ...that carries bikes and is towable but looks way weak for DH bikes.
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    If you are intent on a hitch-rack carrier that you can tow with. I would have to say the Sportworks Freeride DH with the optional towing extension thingy.
    It is designed for heavy bikes in mind and is pretty beefy.
    I don't have one though, I just have the normal Transport rack.

    "FreeRide DH is specifically designed to carry heavier bikes. It is the ideal rack for the downhiller, freerider, someone who enjoys cruising on an electric bike, or for anyone who has a bike that weighs up to 50lbs. The sturdy one-piece frame is mounted with 2 Bob Ratchet Quick-load bike mounts. This rack is also perfect for use behind RV's. The DH is available with a collar hitch assembly that can be used with a towbar for towing a vehicle while carrying bikes."
    http://www.bicycleracks.com/sthd.asp


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    Killer!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Masher
    If you are intent on a hitch-rack carrier that you can tow with. I would have to say the Sportworks Freeride DH with the optional towing extension thingy.
    It is designed for heavy bikes in mind and is pretty beefy.
    I don't have one though, I just have the normal Transport rack.



    http://www.bicycleracks.com/sthd.asp

    I knew this forum would have the answers!

    Thanks!

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    Sportsworks DH rack - I've got the Transporter & although it can carry 4 bikes (instead of the two on the DH rack) - it can't tow anything - sounds like the 2 bike DH rack is perfect for your needs!

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    yeah, my cousins have a towing-rack thing and when it had 4 bikes on it, 2 of which were fairly heavy, that thing was creaking and groaning, and I kept waiting to look back and see that my Coiler was gone...so don't cheap out on the rack and then be sad when your new bike falls off the back and is run over in front of your tear-filled eyes
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