Graber Backpacker Bike Rack

5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Model 4000 is for a 1 1/4" hitch
  • Model 4001 is for a 2" hitch
  • Holds two bikes and is expandable to four bikes with the 4000 add on kit
  • Beefy 9mm skewers hold front forks while rear tires are secured with ratchet straps
  • Tilts away to allow access to the back of vehicle
  • Rack never touches vehicle...only the hitch
  • Hitch-TiteTM eliminates play between rack and hitch
  • Accessory rear light (model 985) and locking cable (model 981) available

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Glenn a Weekend Warrior from Atlanta

    Date Reviewed: July 2, 2002

    Strengths:    Great Design. Easy to install. Bike is very stable and nothing touches the car. This is the only fork mount carrier that I'm aware of that works on a 1 1/4 inch hitch.

    Weaknesses:    None so far... You definitely want to make sure it will work with your bike. My Avid Disk brakes just touch the wheel tray when the fork is locked in. I can see how it may not work with some disk brakes on some bikes as another reviewer pointed out.

    Bottom Line:   
    I think this is a great carrier. It has the security of of roof rack mount but you can undo one bolt from the hitch and it is easily removed. The skewers seem solid and easy to use. The rack weighs 28lbs. My Giant NRS without the front wheel weighs 24lbs. My hitch has a 200lb tounge weight rating. I have the 4000 model for a 1 1/4 hitch. The box says the recommended carrying weight is 70 lbs. So you could have two 35lb bikes on this carrier. Note you cannot add two additional bikes on the 4000 model. You would need a 2inch hitch for that.

    By the way normal price is around a $150 to $170 which is still a great price for this type of carrier. I got mine for less because someone else had ordered it from a bike shop and never picked it up.)

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $95.00

    Purchased At:   local bike shop

    Similar Products Used:   Saris T-Rax

    Bike Setup:   Giant NRS 2 - Stock

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jason a Racer from Parkersburg, WV USA

    Date Reviewed: February 22, 2002

    Strengths:    Holds bike well, looks good on back of truck

    Weaknesses:    none that I can think of

    Bottom Line:   
    This a really good rack! the only thing is that it might not work with certain disc brake bikes. The caliper hits on some.

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    Favorite Trail:   the one I haven't ridden

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $75.00

    Purchased At:   friend

    Similar Products Used:   Spare tire logic

    Bike Setup:   Trek STP 400: Chris king headset, rolf propel wheels, easton monkeylite handelbars, eggbeaters!, hutchinson python tires,

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