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    Anyone try this bike rack?

    Hollywood Sport Rider/(Performance Xport Flatbed.. seems to be the same thing)?
    It looks somewhat flimsy. Does it hold bikes well? (I'll need to carry 2 bikes, 35lb each)
    Thanks!


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    coincidence!

    Too weird.

    Met up with our group yesterday am for our ride and Randy&Sally had just got that exact rack! They haven't had it very long - like maybe a couple of days - but so far they didn't have any complaints. We ride mostly XC so tire width isn't an issue - Randy figured you could fit a 2.5 in the brackets easily. Looked nice and adjustable for wheel base and it can fold backwards enough with 1 bike on to open the trunk. The ends fold up to make it more compact when there aren't bikes on it. He liked it for 2 main reasons: no fussing around with a adaptor bars or taking wheels off and the rack bolts to the hitch instead of with just a pin, so it is very stable. The one they had was for the smaller hitch for cars (1 3/8"??) rather than the monster 2" for trucks - all the other racks like this I had been casually looking at only came with 2" which doesn't do my Saturn much good. They drive a Civic.
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    Get a SportWorks

    These are bombproof, the same one's you see on the fronts of city buses, so they've gotta be tough. I haul my 48lb DH bike & my Bullit around all the time. No issues at all. Even fits my massive Michelin 2.8 tires (gotta let a bit of air out though)

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


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    If I'm right...

    that rack is made in Quebec by Sportracks. It will take 90lb. in total. My Michelin DH 24 fit fine (it's a 2.5 tire). Sells for $160 at Cdn. Tire, or about $120 USD.

    Jim

    http://images.canadiantire.ca/media/...0_CC_20dc5.jpg

    http://sportrack.com/a30901

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    Attn Doc!

    Cdn tire carries it in Vancouver and you can get 1 & 1/4 receiver hitch. Full price is $159.99 but it goes on sale for $129 2x a year.

    I almost bought one but I [personally didn't like the hitch connector bolt and was too lazy to convert to a pin with cotter to hold it on. the rack I chose is worse, I'm an idiot. Oh well, *sigh* Jim

    http://sportrack.com/a30901

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squizzle
    These are bombproof, the same one's you see on the fronts of city buses, so they've gotta be tough. I haul my 48lb DH bike & my Bullit around all the time. No issues at all. Even fits my massive Michelin 2.8 tires (gotta let a bit of air out though)

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

    That's the rack that I have now (Sportworks), but I'm trading in the 4Runner for a small wagon (1.25" hitch only). So, I was looking for a cheaper alternative, but I think I'll just buy another Sportworks


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    Bought one last year for my VW camper van, works fine with my 35lb bike. It's fast and convinient.

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    Just a thought

    Have a local machine shop make a reducer for your current Sportworks...2" to a 1.25"

    I'd stick with the Sportworks...cause it works.
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    Sportworks makes a 1 1/4" rack.

    Check out the details here.

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    hey, anyone know if this will work with a Jeep Liberty???? When I use the sportrack fit guide it just comes up with a roof-top carrier option.

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    You guys with Sportworks, did you buy them online? If yes, can you tell me where? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisay87
    You guys with Sportworks, did you buy them online? If yes, can you tell me where? Thanks.
    Got mine at Speedgoat. Of course, when I got it, shipping was free and the rack was $300. They now list it for more and I'm not sure if shipping is still free on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erci
    Got mine at Speedgoat. Of course, when I got it, shipping was free and the rack was $300. They now list it for more and I'm not sure if shipping is still free on it.
    Speedgoat always includes shipping in their prices. Also, if you haven't checked out their new site, get to it, it's great.

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    i really like the Sportworks rack.

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    I got mine @ REI via website order. If you've a store near you they'll do store-shipping for you to save on $$. And you get member dividend points



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    You guys with Sportworks, did you buy them online? If yes, can you tell me where? Thanks.
    Marla -- the big tourist. The faker. With her there, I was a faker too. Her lie reflected my lie. And all of a sudden, I felt nothing. With her there, I couldn't cry. All I could do was ride.

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