Bike Rack Options??

  1. pianomankd

    pianomankd Well-Known Member

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    I’m not sure how you’d mount the bottom straps to the tire. There are two metal lips on the bottoms of the straps for the bottom of the door that you use. It’s nicely against the brake lite and doesn’t block it. Really well built for a “spare tire mount”. Definitely the best I’ve seen so far until more official ones start rolling out...
     
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    Do they offer a locking system of some sort? The rack to the car, and the bike to the rack.
     
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    Well there's a connector for the bike to the rack. As for a lock? No.
     
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    One more Hollywood SR1 rack on JLU. No problems installing the rack after loosening the 3rd brake light with T25 torx as above. Had to add some protection for wheel on bottom of rack U-section to avoid scratching wheel. Ideally black split rubber donuts would do the job with 1" inner diameter.

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    Blind spot monitoring unaffected with or without bike on rack. Parksense automatically turns off with bike on since it beeps continuously due to tire proximity to sensor. Camera view unaffected when no bike on rack.

    No complaints for price of SR1, but would probably not add a second bike unless hinge reinforcement installed.
     
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    I drive JLUR. Need a rack that will allow access to the trunk, clears the Rubicon spare, and has built in locks. Kuat NV 2.0, 1 upUSA, Yakima full swing? Thoughts? My head is spinning trying to make a decision.

    Thanks,
     
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    Any update on how this is working out?
     
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    So far I really like this setup. The 1up hitch extender has a threaded pin that let's you tighten it so that there is no play, it is rock solid and it also has a locking mechanism. I didn't get a drop down so you can only open the gate about 1 foot before the spare tire touches the rack, but that's totally enough to grab your riding gear out of the cargo area. The backup camera still has a great view between the two wheels and below the bottom bracket when you position the crank arm out of the way. I'll be making a video on this hitch rack set up for my youtube channel next week. I'll post a link here once I upload the video. Here's some photos of the rack on my JLUR. Hope this helps! :like:

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    Looks good. Where did you pick it up? and my bikes are less than 17lbs each so not really worried about the weight ;)
     
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    Richie - here's my solution that matches all of your criteria; Rubi wheels on my Sahara are cleared with full access to trunk, locks included:

     
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    I only need to carry one bike and I prefer to carry it inside the Jeep. Here’s what I did and when the trail rail system comes out I’ll be able to build a better mount.

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    Spoke with the kuat rep at dirtfest this weekend
    They put me on the list for the updated latch that will work with a rear mounted spare tire
    Said 30 days out
     
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    Although I have some desire to switch from my kuat setup to 1up since they offer a cargo carrier that also holds 2 bikes
    Not sure if I can let go of the pivot option though
     
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    I need/want to carry two bikes as well and often times and in the back country on some rough roads so narrowed my choices down to 1UP and ISI. I've been in discussions (taking measurements and all to ensure best fit of their modular system) with ISI and hope to purchase a rack from them this week. The ISI is not too much more than 1UP but will lay down to allow for full access of the tail gate, even with bikes loaded.

    http://www.isi-carriers.com/products.html
     
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    That’s really cool
    This kinda excites me though

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