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    Hitch Rack Advice for 1-2 bikes on 1.25 hitch

    Need a rack thats easy to install and remove and fairly light. Mostly gonna use 1 bike but sometimes maybe 2.

    I like the Thule Helium and maybe 1up. I don't know if I can find the 1up in Canada. Looks interesting.

    I like the fact these two racks can be taken off easily. Very important to me plus the lighter the weight the better. Also price, hopefully not to expensive.

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    Not cheap but worth it.
    I have the Kuat Sherpa.
    Easy to use and light weight.

    BTW I did a lot of research for the type of vehicle I have and the types of bikes I would be carrying and found this one to be the best or me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by herder View Post
    I don't know if I can find the 1up in Canada. Looks interesting.
    1up's website says they ship to Canada... worth a look.

    If you ever see yourself going to a 4-place rack, consider getting an adapter and 2 add-ons now... then you can use the 2-add-ons with a 2" 2-place base rack in the future. Downside is obviously you can't flip it up when not in use, but it comes off so easily, it doesn't bother me. It also gives you the option of having 2 racks in the house in the future -- a double on one car and an addapter+add-on on the other car.
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    I went with a Kuat Transfer 2 on my wife's car. Works great and comes with a 2" adapter as well.

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    The cost of that 1up into Canada has to be obscene...

    500USD=750CAD...
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Todd- View Post
    The cost of that 1up into Canada has to be obscene...

    500USD=750CAD...
    Yeah damn dollar sucks. I still wouldn't mind getting just the one for now and upgrading later but shipping gonna kill the deal. Fedex is $60 U.S plus they gonna charge some brokerage crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by owtdorz View Post
    Not cheap but worth it.
    I have the Kuat Sherpa.
    Easy to use and light weight.

    BTW I did a lot of research for the type of vehicle I have and the types of bikes I would be carrying and found this one to be the best or me.
    The sherpa looks interesting. Its probably between this and the 1up. The sherpa doesnt come with a way to easily lock the bikes to the rack?

    I believe the 1up is easier to take on and off. Is the key for the 1up generic, so anyone that owns a 1up had the allen key to take my rack off? I do worry about the rack getting stolen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by herder View Post
    The sherpa looks interesting. Its probably between this and the 1up. The sherpa doesnt come with a way to easily lock the bikes to the rack?

    I believe the 1up is easier to take on and off. Is the key for the 1up generic, so anyone that owns a 1up had the allen key to take my rack off? I do worry about the rack getting stolen.
    It's a "tamper resistant" key, but there are a lot of those floating around now, so 1up added a spot to put a lock over the allen bolt as a 2nd theft deterrent.
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    A swagman XC is $150 and will hold 2 full suspension bikes securely and without worry. All the thules will work great too but cost about double.

    The swagman is one bolt and its off. Takes 20 seconds. It folds up compactly and is light enough to carry in one hand.

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    North Shore Racks is a Canadian company and they build what to me, looks like a very solid rack. Different, but very solid. Definitely worth a look.

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    Thanks. I went with the 1up. Coming this week. Damn expensive coming to Canada but seems to give me everything I was looking for, except price.

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