This affordable Big Horn 4 is designed for families and occasional riders who wantTo keepThe amountThey spend proportionateToThe number ofTimesTheyll useTheir rack. 4-bike capacity Switchblade anti-sway cradles prevent bike-to-bike contact Dual-arm design fits most bikes and eliminatesThe need for aTube adapter Available in either 2" or 1 1/4" receiver hitch (no adapter needed) Tilts away for rear of vehicle access Optional Deadlock availableTo lock bikesTo rack and rackTo car
Strengths: This is pretty well built rack for the money. We put 4 adult bikes (1 full suspension) on it and did 500 miles of travel on back of an suv.
Weaknesses: to give it 5 chillis the main holding bars would need to be 6-8 inchs longer so it would be easier to put the bikes on.
The bikes did not shift at all and seemed to be pretty solid. Instructions were pretty clear, decently well built. There is a tiny bit of wobble in the hitch area, but its rock solid when going down the highway at 80mph. This holder would be 5 chillis if the main holding bars were longer. It was a bit tight trying to get 4 adult full framed bikes on the rack. 6-8 inchs more room and it would be no issue at all. For the money you cant complain. If you are loading 4 bikes on this rack they are tight fitting and its tough to make sure that they dont make contact with each other. Overall for the money for a few trips a year this is an excellent rack, its hard to justify spending more for other options on the market.
I only have one bike I want to mount and carry.
I have a GMC Envoy with a 2" hitch.
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Thule Parkway 4 or Yakima Bighorn 4
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yakima's got a kit for securing the rack at the hitch, and I guess I can weld the top part of the rack, but what about the bolt that holds the adapter tongue to the rack post? Somebody could easily undo that and walk away with my bikes :(. I guess I could sand down the bolts to keep a wrentch off, b ... Read More »