Are you on 1.25" or the 2" version? My1.25 swings so much with full insertion that i have to zip tie it. Anyone else has this issue?Bummer - pays to double-check your retention system. On a side note - I just put 600 miles on my new 1-Up with a DH bike and was super confident with it - including some miles of forest service roading in 4wd.
A 2in hitch should not be on a CRV.i'm not sure what rack it was that failed... it wasnt his car. That said I do have a friend with a one up that i'm actually kinda sketched out about putting a bike on. A 2" hitch with a 4 bike attachment on the back of a CRV. When we hit a speed bump or pot hole even at slow speeds, the thing flexes so much that the handlebars of the closest bike will hit the back window... :S
Hmm. Mine moves some second to flex mostly because the wheels are held by pressure, but not a big deal.
I have. I-5 heading North through Corning. I saw my Cheap-O Motobecane SS fly off of my Yakima Hitch Rack @ 80 MPH. There's actually a bit of a funny story to go with this, but I've written about it in the NorCal forum in the past and won't rehash it now.anyone ever recover a bike that came off at freeway speeds? that can be pretty.
steel frame for the win?I have. I-5 heading North through Corning. I saw my Cheap-O Motobecane SS fly off of my Yakima Hitch Rack @ 80 MPH. There's actually a bit of a funny story to go with this, but I've written about it in the NorCal forum in the past and won't rehash it now.
Suffice it to say that El-Cheap-O Motobecane came through it relatively unscathed. Taco'd front wheel, popped the cage off of one Egg-Beater pedal and ground one end of the handlebar down a bit, but all in all, it was a pretty simply and inexpensive repair.