Bike Rack Options??

Bluerhino

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2017
Messages
109
Reaction score
153
Location
Vancouver, Canada
Vehicle(s)
2018 JLU Sahara, 2005 Porsche 911 S
Have been looking into this for a while. I narrowed it down to 1up and KuatNV.

1up USA
$529 - $639
Black color available. 2 + single add ons.
Up to 50 lb bikes with 46 lb rack weight
or up to 75 lb bikes with 47 lb rack weight (Super duty version)
One of the lighter racks. Very compact.
Anti-sway tech with lockable hitch.
Requires hitch extension to clear spare tire. (Most do for jeeps)

attachment.jpg


784662d1364302664-1up-quick-rack-quick-review-img_0604.jpg


282699_23699_L.jpg


KuatNV 2.0
$629
2 + 2 add ons.
Includes "field repair stand" and internal magnetic cable locks.
60 lb bike max.
Rack weight : Can't find but I recall reviews saying it was quite heavy.
Anti-sway tech with lockable hitch.
Requires hitch extension to clear spare tire.
Will not clear back unless drop hitch used.

P8200625.jpg


P8190403.jpg


No Clearance with stand straight hitch.

154_1106_02%2Bbike_rack_roundup%2Battaching_kuat_to_jeep.jpg


Drop hitch clears ok. (They sell this on their website as well).

attachment.jpg
Great info thx. It looks like they work well for clearance with the right adapters except all of these will block the camera when folded and then with bikes as well.



Advertisement



 

Flyguy81

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 25, 2017
Messages
413
Reaction score
534
Location
Denver
Vehicle(s)
JLUR
Occupation
Pilot
Unless you get a roof rack anything on the back (spare or hitch) will block the camera. Other than backing out of the trailhead/parking lot I won't be using the camera when going biking so it's not that big of a deal to me.
 
OP
snelldogg

snelldogg

Well-Known Member
First Name
greg
Joined
Dec 10, 2017
Messages
299
Reaction score
184
Location
new jersey
Vehicle(s)
GC Sahara ETA 2/3
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #18
Have been looking into this for a while. I narrowed it down to 1up and KuatNV.

1up USA
$529 - $639
Black color available. 2 + single add ons.
Up to 50 lb bikes with 46 lb rack weight
or up to 75 lb bikes with 47 lb rack weight (Super duty version)
One of the lighter racks. Very compact.
Anti-sway tech with lockable hitch.
Requires hitch extension to clear spare tire. (Most do for jeeps)

attachment.jpg


784662d1364302664-1up-quick-rack-quick-review-img_0604.jpg


282699_23699_L.jpg


IMG_0496.jpg


KuatNV 2.0
$629
2 + 2 add ons.
Includes "field repair stand" and internal magnetic cable locks.
60 lb bike max.
Rack weight : Can't find but I recall reviews saying it was quite heavy.
Anti-sway tech with lockable hitch.
Requires hitch extension to clear spare tire.
Will not clear back unless drop hitch used.

P8200625.jpg


P8190403.jpg


No Clearance with stand straight hitch.

154_1106_02%2Bbike_rack_roundup%2Battaching_kuat_to_jeep.jpg


Drop hitch clears ok. (They sell this on their website as well).

attachment.jpg

Dude, very thorough! Very nice. Thanks. Have to say aesthetically there is no comparison. The Kuat looks so much better. Just my opinion of course...
 

Matthew/E36

Well-Known Member
First Name
Classified
Joined
Dec 21, 2017
Messages
2,100
Reaction score
7,006
Location
StL
Vehicle(s)
Two Thousand and Eighteen Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
We use a thule and will probably keep with that. If its like the current SUV, it will beep warning you not to back over the rack untilmyounswitch back to forward. It would look at the bikes regardless of mounting position most likely.


Hmmm...brainstorm they should make an aftermarket connector for the trailer hitch electrical...assuming the jeep shunts the backup when you connect a trailer! Pop it on if you really want the backup muted. Ours you can shut off holding the backip button in I think.
 

kholding

Well-Known Member
First Name
Kenny
Joined
Jan 28, 2018
Messages
78
Reaction score
71
Location
Henderson
Vehicle(s)
Bronco
1up USA racks are absolutely incredible! I have one and LOVE it! Built to last a lifetime and well worth the money!
 

cdrober

Well-Known Member
First Name
Chris
Joined
Feb 1, 2018
Messages
72
Reaction score
59
Location
Northern Virginia
Vehicle(s)
2018 Punk'n JLUR Ordered
I have a Thule swing out model now on my JKU Sahara Altitude, however it barely clears my stock tires. I'm looking into getting a hitch extension for the JLU, but otherwise I like the Thule and the integrated lock. I accept that the backup camera will be blocked though, just don't want to buy another bike rack right now.
 

aCeMedic13

Well-Known Member
First Name
Ambrose
Joined
Dec 29, 2017
Messages
187
Reaction score
446
Location
San Antonio, Texas
Vehicle(s)
2018 Jeep Wrangler JLU Rubicon
Occupation
RN/Paramedic
OP
snelldogg

snelldogg

Well-Known Member
First Name
greg
Joined
Dec 10, 2017
Messages
299
Reaction score
184
Location
new jersey
Vehicle(s)
GC Sahara ETA 2/3
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #23

aCeMedic13

Well-Known Member
First Name
Ambrose
Joined
Dec 29, 2017
Messages
187
Reaction score
446
Location
San Antonio, Texas
Vehicle(s)
2018 Jeep Wrangler JLU Rubicon
Occupation
RN/Paramedic
Great find. Leaves no doubt that 1up is the way to go. Hate that i much prefer the appearance of Kuat and Yakima! I leave it on a lot so that matters to me. Shit! lol
I feel the same. I'm about the pull the trigger on the 1upUSA. My issue with Kuat were the reports of instability with the add on (for 4 bikes), and the longevity + needing the drop hitch. I suppose function over looks wins out this time. The black version of the 1Up still looks pretty sleek tho.
 

GRAK

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 6, 2017
Messages
937
Reaction score
1,628
Location
Out West
Vehicle(s)
JL Rubi, Corvette
have had the küat for years and still love it. i’m in middle of moving, and wasnt even annoyed at dismantling & packing that beast up, i like it so much. the repair stand thing is great, used it all the time. mine doesn’t wobble but it’s the 2 bike version, not 4...
 

BlackPenquinn

New Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2018
Messages
3
Reaction score
2
Location
Toronto
Vehicle(s)
2015 Rubicon 2 door, 2018 Range Rover Evoque
Be aware you cannot use the Kuat with Fat Bikes.
 

maguro

Well-Known Member
First Name
Ken
Joined
Nov 25, 2017
Messages
433
Reaction score
535
Location
Canadian Rockies
Vehicle(s)
Punk'n JLUR
I'm using a Kuat with my Fat bike. Mind you, I did have to buy a cheap little strap to fit over the rear wheel but it's fine otherwise.

I've used my Kuat for a few years and I regularly drive between Toronto and the Rockies (almost 4000km each way) so I can attest to their durability and reliability.

With that being said, you can't go wrong with the One Up. I just couldn't justify the price after shipping and conversion from USD.
 

BearJewJonny

Well-Known Member
First Name
Jon
Joined
Jan 4, 2018
Messages
344
Reaction score
354
Location
NYC
Vehicle(s)
2018 JlU Sahara
Any hitch mounted rack should work. Might have to get an extended to be able to fold it up to get past the spare tire.

I have one on my GC year round, blocks the camera a bit but who cares. I don’t NEED it to go in reverse you can still see plenty. And you hit the button to turn off the sensors so it doesn’t beep the whole time you’re in reverse.
 

BMoreJLU

Member
First Name
Tyler
Joined
Jan 30, 2018
Messages
18
Reaction score
7
Location
Baltimore, MD
Vehicle(s)
2018 Jeep Wrangler JLU Sahara
I had a VersaHitch from Quadratec with the bike rack that used the outer, smaller recievers on my JK. It would obviously block some of the camera, but fairly unobstructed compared to some rack options. That is if the VersaHitch was compatible with the JL or Quadratec developed another like it for the JL.
 

MacombRoger

Well-Known Member
First Name
Roger
Joined
Jan 29, 2018
Messages
396
Reaction score
465
Location
SE Michigan
Vehicle(s)
2018 JLUR Ocean Blue
Occupation
Solutions Architect
I have a Yakima fold down 4 bike rack. Have had it for years. Its impossible to tilt down to access tailgate (Explorer/Flex) when loaded with bikes. I always wanted to upgrade the swing arm version, but then I would have 2 racks. :) From this thread, I learned about Kuat, I might add this:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0786QDWKH when I get a new jeep. I am wondering if adding this would get the Yakima bike rack away from the tire, and then also solve my tailgate access issues.
Won't make any moves until I have a Jeep in hand though. :)
 

                           
























































Top