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    Stand up rack - Good??

    Hey what do you guys think about this rack? It's made by Bell Sports. It does everything I want except fold down towards the ground but I since I have a Ford Explorer I should be able to get into the back with the glass window. I found one at a store for $137 and i cannot find any reviews on it.

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    Let me know what you guys think.
    Last edited by nygbrad; 10-27-2010 at 01:51 PM.

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    Anyone.......haha

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    Who makes it? I did a quick google search for "stand up rack" and there isn't anything related to your question. Maybe something a little more specific.

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    Sorry it is a Bell Sports 'Right Up'

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    I don't really have any feedback other than pointing out that if there isn't any talk about it here, it's probably worth something. Why this rack specifically? If it were me, the fact that no one here has an opinion on it (which is unusual for no one here to have an opinion on anything) would keep me away.

    Most people looking for a rack in that price range seem to head for ones like Swagman or Performance Bike's Xport.

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    I like the look of this one better with the 'cup' style tire mounts instead of the oval bars. It makes it look clean in my opinion. I guess worse case scenario I can buy it take it back if I don't like it since it's at Wally World (30 day return policy). I really love the Kuat NV2 rack but I can't see myself spending $450 on a rack right now. I figure this way I can buy a cheap stand up rack and see if I like it compared to my current top tube mount hitch rack.

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    But if you do end up liking this style of rack and then you get a Kuat, won't you end up buying a rack twice? Even if you are able to return it it's still a huge hassle. A Kuat is lightyears ahead of any rack that holds a bike by its top tube. You'll never go back.

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    I agree but I won't be able to drop $450 on a rack for at least 6 months. And I am sure I can turn around and sell that rack close to what I paid for it. The retail value on it is $160. If I can get $100 out of it in 6-10 months I'd be happy.

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    What are your bikes worth?

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    I have an Ironhorse Warrior (hardtail). Paid about $250 for it and added about $2-300 in parts. With my current rack I never worry because it locks but with this stand up I know the only thing stopping someone would be a cable which is not much threat. I typically never leave my bike unattended when I go riding but if i do I put it in my Explorer.

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    Well I broke down and got it for an damn good price too (long story). It seems to be a great rack for the price. I will start some reviews on this after a week or two of using it.




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    looks like you've got enough room to open the glass on the explorer with the outer bike mounted.

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    Yes I do!! The only thing I don't like it the fact is doesn't fold down to open the lift gate with bikes on it. But for saving $300+ I can live with it for now.

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