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    Hola Amigo(a)s!!!

    Hi There!!!

    Excited to see a forum forum that still exists. Used to be avid on bustedspoke (new England) and one other which was out of cali (name escapes me) - please remind!

    I come here shamelessly seeking help and advice after re-entering cycling after a 4 year hiatus living in Nyc. I rode the five boro last weekend, blooming metric coming up, and more importantly, pan mass challenge in August.

    I was the expert DH national champion in 2010 at age 19.

    anyways; reason I post, while I digress, I purchased a stealth hitch for my Mercedes C class amg. I installed a 2Ē Kuat Sherpa 2.0 rack. When I put two bikes on it, My 2019 Pivot Mach 5.5(pro build) and my 2010 Morewood Shova (nostalgia build) the rack seems to sway and bounce quite a bit. Definitely when driving slow on bumpy roads, as well as highway. I have been driving 60mph on highway just to prevent a nuclear carbon explosion. Any help or commentary? I donít remember racks moving or flexing or bouncing this much.

    for those that help, I will send stickers, for those that donít, I promise to add value to this site soon!

    Best,

    JR

    edit: the other forum was ridemonkey!!!

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    Don't listen to anything Dirt Junkie might have to say.

    You're welcome. For address to send stickers pm me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Don't listen to anything Dirt Junkie might have to say.

    You're welcome. For address to send stickers pm me.
    I said for help, I remember dirt junkie from my older days. Beware. However I will still send for first reply!!!

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    With the hitch cam, I assume the rack is solid in the receiver, so do you think the hitch itself is flexing? How is it mounted to the car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Westy View Post
    With the hitch cam, I assume the rack is solid in the receiver, so do you think the hitch itself is flexing? How is it mounted to the car?
    The hitch is solidly bolted into the bumper plate. So I do not think thatís the problem.

    The play seems to be in the rack itself

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    Hmmm. Sounds like a solidly mounted hitch.

    I have no experience with the Kuat.

    You might have better luck with a more descriptive title and use the cars and bike rack forum:

    https://forums.mtbr.com/cars-bike-racks/
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    Quote Originally Posted by gangstamaxx View Post
    I said for help, I remember dirt junkie from my older days. Beware. However I will still send for first reply!!!
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    Most hitch mounted racks have some play in the tray area, not in the hitch interface. My cheap rack moves all over with or without bikes mounted and has worked fine for several years and has a ton of highway miles. For longer/faster drives I just secure the bike to the rack a bit more.

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