Bike Rack Options??

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    Yep, I believe we're left with the JL Hitch Mounted Bike Rack option... at this point Kuat or 1Up USA
     
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    Looks like it adds another car length! That's awesome. And good to know the extension didn't mess with anything. Our farthest riding spots are about 400 miles and 250 is more than enough to call it good for me.
     
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    Very pleased with the 1Up Rack I got for my JLUS. Of note....

    - Without a hitch extender this still fit my road bike with just my pedal (speedplay) fitting between the space in the rims. I did purchase a hitch extender (shown) and it allows the the gears to be spun while on the rack (convenient for quick maintenance work before a ride.).

    - When the rack is folded down you can open the back hatch enough to access but cannot completely open the hatch due to tire interference.

    - This rack is solid but way lighter than I thought. A clean setup all around.


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    Here is my tire mounted version. Works fine for my bike, gets me out and back for a ride quickly, and fits into the garage as is.

    I would not take the Rubi off-road with the bike mounted, but I think pavement driving does not induce too much stress on the spare mount.

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    Oh, and here is the rear view.

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    thank you very much, i am wanting to go with a spare mounted version and did not think any would fit due to the clearance between the tire and the 3rd tail light as well as the clearance between the windshield wiper and the 3rd tail light. I bet this is the only one that would work b/c of how narrow it's bar is that goes behind the tire at the top, would you agree? amazon has the allen spare tire rack specifically mentioning it is not compatible with the JL and I am guessing that is because the way it connects to the tire at the top the opening would not be wide enough to straddle the 3rd tail light bracket. I am waiting on a sting gray order, so don't have mine yet to really check things out.

    you wouldn't happen to have the active safety group option, would you? i was wondering how annoying the beeping was when you had a bike attached on the back.
     
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    If the active safety group is included with the blind spot monitoring then no, I opted against it.
    I loosened the mount of the 3rd brake light, then tightened it again after installing the bike rack. They touch each other, though, but not in a way that would bend or force-back the brake light mount.
    Here is Colorado the 3rd light is not a requirement and I may decide to take it off altogether.
     
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    For those considering Kuat Pivot... Yakima just came out with a very similar swing away device. I got a chance to see it at the Sea Otter Classic and think it is superior to the Kuat. Just better. I’d get that if I were buying now.
     
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    The more important question...Did you sign up to win the All-City Space Horse?
     
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    Sadly, I did not. I was too focused on making sure my kid made his races and practices. That and the bratwurst. ‘Cause camping :)
     
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    :like:

    I ride a bit and follow a ton of that stuff. I'm too far away to make it to SeaOtter, but looks fun.
     
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    Just step on the rack and put a tiny bit of weight on it. The tire will clear. Brand new it rubbed my spare. A week or so later it clears without any issue.
     
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    Bit of a PSA for everyone - I picked up a Kuat swing away hitch so I could use my choice of bike rack. The clamp that hold the top arm from swinging out does not clear the spare tire. It's maybe 2" too high to work as-is, so I'll either need to return it or get a drop hitch adapter to lower the swing arm enough to clamp completely. Bit of a drag, really, and I'm not sure I want to deal with the multiple adapters (drop hitch -> swing arm -> bike rack), but I'll give it a shot and see how it holds up. Just FYI for anyone else considering the Kuat swing out adapter.

    The red handle in the image below is what won't clear the spare, in case my description wasn't clear.

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    Has anyone used a Yakima Dr Tray? Does it clear the spare OK by itself or does it need an extender? I'm considering that or the Kuat NV 2.0. Just waiting for another coupon from REI.
     
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    Good info. Thanks dude!
     
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