Bike hitch mounts

  1. D60

    D60 Well-Known Member

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    Ok last thing I did was add a couple springs I had sitting around. Swinging the whole thing up into place w just my mtn bike loaded was surprisingly heavy. The springs aren't a panacea but definitely helped.

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  2. verbaltharhino

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    We have a Saris Bones 3 on a rugged ridge hitch and 8" receiver extension. The bones 3 will accommodate bikes with narrow frames, too.
     
  3. Krawler

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    I just got my pivot installed and it's a nice fit. I don't have the tire relocation bracket for my 35" tire so the pivot fits snug right into the receiver. The kit I received had a handle that did't point upward so perhaps Kuat has changed the part they used to provide.

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    Need to order one so I can have trunk access and use it as the extender but wondering when your rack is folded up, how far out is the end from the actual hitch? I need to confirm it is the right length so my garage will close.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  5. ctJLnewbie

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    As many others have said: hands down the 1up is amazing. Expensive, but simple, quick to load/unload, strong, and no frame contact.

    We put a long hitch from e-trailer on the JL and it fits flush with the back edge of the bumper - didn't need any extenders to make the 1up fit and the bikes clear the spare tire.

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    Another good excuse to share another photo of a 1up in use :).

    I am using the Kuat high low extender with the stock hitch.

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  7. Krawler

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    It really depends on your rack. The pivot has two different holes for the rack to use so you can move it in or out. I wasn't able to push the rack all the way in to use the 2nd hole as the rack hit my tire when closed.

    But I also take off my rack after I'm done using it. I don't think my Jeep would fit in the garage with the rack installed. Pivot stays installed.
     
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