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Does anyone have a recommendation for a bike rack?

How long of an extender do I need?

I just have a 27.5" mountain bike.

My jeep will be a 2021 JLU Rubicon when it gets here!





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I have the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 and Kuat Pivot v2 swing arm. I really like the quality and setup of the rack. Fits two bikes but they have racks up to four I believe. My 29 fits snug so your 27.5 should fit fine. The swing arm is necessary if you keep the rack on the permanently like I do and want to be able open the trunk fully. See below some pics. The last picture with the swing arm open is from the Kuat website but I included it so you can see how it works.

https://www.kuatracks.com/product/sherpa-2-0/

https://www.kuatracks.com/product/pivot-2/

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I bought a 1UP USA 2 bike rack, they’re top quality but pricey. Order it from them directly and ask for reversed side plate. It’s not a catalogued item. I found out about the side plates after I bought the rack and installed them afterwards. No extension needed and you can fully open rear after you lower rack into loading position. Now I bought it for my sons JK w/33” tires, so not sure if your planning on larger tires, then you might need an extension.
 

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I have a Kuat rack also for my wife’s car, it’s also an excellent rack!
 

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I'll check that one out and see if they have any 2 bike models!
I made this one and have the patent on it. It holds 4 bikes using a rubber compression bushing inside the seat tube. Just pull the seat out using the post clamp, the pick the bike up vertically and slide the bike on the rack ( into the bike frame). Turn the handle on the rack and the cam lock. The bicycle isn’t going anywhere. I have used this one for 5 years with no problems. This rack is not for bikes That are carbon fiber, which can’t handle the tension load inside or a dropper post that doesn’t remove easy.

I was working towards marketing these a few years ago then we moved and haven’t picked it back up. I would like to hear y’al’s opinions. Should I keep trying to market this?
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Lots of options, I’ll post picks when I get home. Happen to be in Moab right now. We have very high end mtn bikes buying a top tier bike rack, for us, is a small, investment on making sure bikes are secure.
interesting take on bike rack using seat post!
 

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Still wish someone could make one that mounts to the spare but with a donut hole to accommodate the camera so one could leave it on when no bike is on it and not have the camera view blocked.
 
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I didn't abandon this thread!! I'm reading everyone's insight and reading about all the cool racks. You guys are awesome.

I had to run into work and wasn't able to look at forums most of the day.
 
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I have a 1UPUSA rack for my jeep and one for my wife's Renegade. I had a expensive Yakima and lost a bike off it on a gravel road. Now to be honest I drive like a DillHole most of the time.
I have expensive carbon fiber bikes. Road, Dh and XC. I sell my race bike every fall and buy a new one in the spring. It is very important that nothing touches the frame or stanchions. A misplaced arm can rub through carbon in a short amount of time.
If you only have cheap townies then get a cheap rack that mounts to your spare and lash them on with several bungies when going off road.
One thing about 1Up is that you can get replacement parts very quick as you are buying direct. I broke a arm (my fault) and it was a week and a new one arrived. Here in Canada that would have been a month with other brands.
 

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Just recently I got a Rola brand bike rack called the TX-3.

(There is also a TX-2 and a TX-4 which is a reference to the number of bikes they can carry.)

It is just the right size for a JL Wrangler with a spare tyre.

It is tough and solid. To put a bike on and off takes only a few seconds.
To take the bike rack on and off takes only a few minutes.

Really terrific bike rack - I can't praise it high enough.

(Tip: when reversing, always turn off your parking sensors first)
 

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The other point about the TX-3, it comes with a lock. If you park somewhere with the bike on the rack, nobody can steal the bike.

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Does anyone have a recommendation for a bike rack?

How long of an extender do I need?

I just have a 27.5" mountain bike.

My jeep will be a 2021 JLU Rubicon when it gets here!
Check out RockyMounts:
RockyMounts BackStage 2, 2-bike swing-out platform rack.
RockyMounts 8” Anti-Wobble Hitch Extension “LS”
Does anyone have a recommendation for a bike rack?

How long of an extender do I need?

I just have a 27.5" mountain bike.

My jeep will be a 2021 JLU Rubicon when it gets here!
Check out: rockymounts.com
RockyMounts BackStage 2, 2-bike swing-out platform rack.
RockyMounts 8” Anti-Wobble Hitch Extension “LS”
Fits my JLUR perfectly. High quality, versatile & reliable. Love this thing!
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