1upUSA Aluminum Quik-Rack Bicycle Hitch Carrier Bike Rack

1upUSA Aluminum Quik-Rack Bicycle Hitch Carrier Bike Rack 

DESCRIPTION

The New All-Aluminum Bike Rack/Carrier from 1up USA. The fastest hitch-mounting and bike loading rack ever. Carry 1,2 or 3 bikes. Holds bikes by tires only. Made entirely in the USA!

USER REVIEWS

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[May 29, 2018]
wp6


Strength:

Great product, great customer service. I ordered it due to having to move cross country (I am military) and my old Yakima roof racks weren't compatible with my new truck. After waiting to the last minute to figure out what rack system to purchase and checking some of the typical competitors out at an outdoor shop, I wasn't really satisfied except w/ one that was priced at around $500 for a 2 bike rack system. While checking out review for it, I came across the 1 Up. Every YouTube post said the same thing-best rack system ever. I called 1 Up to check on shipping options, and they were extremely helpful getting it to me on time with the right shipping option, and military gets a 5% discount by emailing your PDF'd ID to them. When it arrived (on time) it took more time to open the box than it did to get it installed. Receiving it the night before I started my cross country drive, I had no time to test it. I hooked it up, put my road bike and mountain bike in, and drove. I had absolutely no issues with it the entire drive. For a good product, the price matches comparable typical alternatives, and beats them with simplicity and function. I think only cyclists who are 'in the know' know about them-I only saw them in Flagstaff, AZ and then at Snow Summit in Big Bear, CA.

Weakness:

I see some complaints about securing them to your trailer hitch. Obviously, a piece of velcro won't cut it. Pay the couple of bucks for a 3 foot cable to wind thru your trailer hitch around the 1 Up and and secure it with a padlock. Another 3 foot cable can be looped around your bikes and secured with the same padlock. Buy another 2.5 in long padlock to secure over the Allen key screw point that secure the 1 Up in your hitch (recommended in a YouTube video). Regarding dropping the loaded carrier back to access a rear tailgate, it is a bit of a challenge to pull the lever and then push the loaded rack back into place once you close your tailgate, but it is what it is. The rack is incredibly stable when loaded based on the design-check it out on YouTube and you'll understand how.

Price Paid:
500$
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2018
OVERALL
RATING
5
[May 22, 2018]
HD_Dude


Strength:

This bike rack is one of the best pieces of engineering I have ever purchased. It's built like a tank! I bought the single bike rack in black, and it's beautiful. I ordered it on a Saturday; it arrived 1500 miles away on Tuesday. Nice.I'm using this for my amazing 2008 Kona Stinky. Installation and setup was a breeze - maybe 5-10 minutes. Every piece, from the wheel tray, to the arms that lock down your tires, to the hitch, to the gears that tighten it all down - it's all thick, strong, airline-grade aluminum. Nothing flimsy at all. I also bought the tire locks and hitch lock...perfect. And just as they promised , since I bought all the locks at the same time, they were all keyed alike. Well done. Fact is, I've been using racks made by one of the mainstream rack companies for 35 years. You know, the types every single bike shop and outdoor store sells. I am very loyal, and was always satisfied with my purchases. But now? The 1Up is a game changer. I will always buy their racks from now on. Finally, good to know that if I need to carry more than one bike, I can buy an expansion kit. Awesome!

Weakness:

None at all!

Price Paid:
$349
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2017
OVERALL
RATING
5
[Jan 10, 2018]
Jon Jones
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

I have not even received my 1upUSA rack yet and I am totally satisfied with the customer service. I asked for some special equipment and they intercepted the package and returned it for modifications. That is the greatest and I can't wait to show it off to my Facebook Group ( 7000+ members) because once they see this they will be wanting it and I hope to send lots of business their way...I will followup with another review once I receive my 1up USA Heavy Duty Bike Rack...American Made..America First.

Weakness:

NONE.....

This is a company that starts off putting the customer first. The actual product has tremendous reviews and helping a customer 1800 miles away is speaks volumes to the staff and organization.

Similar Products Used:

Saris Rack...but I can no longer lift them high in the air for mounting on car or truck....

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 06, 2018]
Paul Barnes
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Offset tray heights and ability to move bike position left/right ensures no rubbing and no need to adjust saddles/bars. Tilts down to allow hatchback access. Contact on tires only. Extremely secure, bikes are not coming out unexpectedly. Aluminum will not rust. Very solid construction.Easy to add additional trays up to 4 (with the 2 bike base.)

Weakness:

None; it's expensive, but worth it

For years I'd been using an old Saris CycleOn. I had two of them, a 2 bike and a 4 bike version. It was ok for road bikes but terrible for MTB. Carrying more than 2 on the 4 bike rack was always a pain, requiring adjusting saddles/bars, and bikes would often rub. More than once, bikes popped out of rack when hitting bumps. (In fairness to Saris, they no longer make this rack and I've not tried their newer models. The CycleOn simply wasn't designed for MTB.) I recently got a 27+ bike and it would not fit in the Saris, so I finally broke down and sold them both and bought the 1up 2 bike, with plans to add trays in the near future. Best decision ever, don't know why I waited so long. So easy to use, and so secure. I'm no longer staring at the bikes in the rear view and stressing about their safety. The peace of mind and expected many years of usage more than justify the cost of this rack for me.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 14, 2017]
Collin
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Well made and designed product! Made in the USA and no plastic at all. Holds bikes very stable.

Weakness:

VERY minor but I have had to adjust the tightness of some pivot bolts to keep the arms moving properly. 1UP's customer service was very responsive.

Really a great bike rack, highly recommend it. I started to give it 4 chilis because it is so darn expensive (500 for 2 bikes) but then I stopped and thought about it from the perspective that there is no reason to think I will ever need another bike rack...it then earned 5 chilis for value too. I damaged the bolt used to tighten it in the receiver (my fault) and went to purchase another one and they sent me one for free...without me asking. You get what you pay for.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 15, 2017]
Randy McCollum - Austin, TX
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Extremely well made and the easiest/safest rack I've ever owned or seen. Just outstanding bike rack! I never have to take it off my convertible for car washes, etc.

Weakness:

Can't really think of one.

Could not be more pleased with my new 1UP rack.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 30, 2017]
alshead
All Mountain Rider

Strength:

It's pretty much awesome all-around, as has been stated in most every review. I have four trays, all with fatbike adapters, and love the simplicity of loading and unloading bikes, no seats/ handlebars knocking into each other, no arms scraping my forks or frame, no extra straps/ ratchets, etc. Just a great piece of functional equipment.

Weakness:

The velcro strap thing is ridiculous and they should have a better solution for that. Also, it seems like there could be a better design for the release lever to raise/ lower the rack. It often releases on one side, but not the other, so you have to pull it just right. Nearly impossible to do with one person and four trays. I'd like to see them come out with a way to extend the lever to the back of the rack when four trays are on. Working on an adapter myself, but it will likely be pretty ghetto :).

Great rack where everything was really well thought out except for these two items (see weaknesses).

Similar Products Used:

Yakima Holdup- had for 6 years. Great rack overall, but had to make many modifications for fat bikes and kids bikes, had a few warranty issues, and the arms started sticking/ not working (they would also rub the fork on fat bikes).

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 13, 2016]
duncanish
All Mountain Rider

Strength:

very strong, well-made, anodized aluminum that won't wear. I have hit unexpected washes in southern Utah at 40 miles an hour jumping my truck with no apparent damage to bike rack or whatever. It's solid it doesn't wiggle in the receiver. I'm very impressed it's also super light weight so everybody in the family can pull the darn thing off if needed

Weakness:

none.

Buy it, all the other stuff is crap in comparison.

Similar Products Used:

lots of its competitors

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 04, 2016]
Yagnabat
All Mountain Rider

Strength:

Great design, looks a bit industrial tho but very functional and stable even when driven offroad. Easy to load and unload bikes of any size, can carry up to 4 bikes.

Weakness:

Getting in the vehicle's cargo area or opening truck's tailgate is a challenge, when loaded with 4 bikes. The release mechanism to tilt the rack down is hard to reach then it becomes very awkward and difficult to release, need at least 2 guys to tilt it down. I hope that 1upUSA will redesign it with a release handle at the rear of the rack, similar to that of the Thule T2 Pro.

Overall it's a great bike rack, hopefully no one hurts their back when tilting a full rack.

Similar Products Used:

Thule T2 Pro

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 12, 2016]
JC
Racer

Strength:

Lightweight, easy to install/remove, Folds up when not in use while on car, and tilts downward to open rear hatch

Weakness:

None

Hands down this is the best rack out there. While some might consider the price a bit steep it isn't when you think of how expensive the bikes are that are sitting in the rack. At my wife's triathlon this past weekend I had people gawking and literally filming me so they could show others how easy it is to load the bikes. It is light enough for my wife to carry and install. I had 3 bikes on the back and was cruising 85-90mph the entire way and they were locked in tight. I am confident this is the last rack I will ever own. If you are even considering a new rack spend the $ and get this one.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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