Compatible rack for Nevo GT with fenders?

Jeff CIH

New Member
Hi - I'm looking for recommendations for a hitch-mounted front rack that will fit my wife's Nevo GT with fenders and my regular mountain bike. Most of the ones I've seen clamp down on the front wheel, which won't work with the fenders. I'd like rack where the bikes sit on the tires on the rack.
Thanks in advance!
 

FezUSA

Member
I've got an inbound Motow carrier, a couple others here on the forums have theirs already. 1) they're available now, no 1-3 month wait. 2) they're built here in the US (may or may not be important to you). 3) will easily support 2 heavy e-bikes. 4) can support a variety of wheel sizes (radius and width) as well as wheelbase length (often overlooked). 5) all stainless steel, strong! 6) doesn't require any adapters for step-thru's etc. 7) supports bikes using wheels, so mudguards fenders, rear racks are not an issue. 8) can use a 1.25" hitch and/or a 2". 9) base rack is decent price, but can also opt for a lift (mechanical or power) which will raise/lower the unit by 16" to make loading/unloading bikes much easier; adding the mechanical lift (use a drill) brings the price similar to the higher priced carriers like the Thule EasyFold XT 2 which was my first choice until finding none available and then seeing Motow. 10) they will actually talk to you and customize it to meet your needs. 11) breaks down somewhat without tools so can store/carry it easier.

I needed to support a smaller 20"x4" step thru with a wheelbase just under 44" and a 26"x4" with a wheelbase of 48". Both with fenders and both with built-on rear racks. I also wanted to be able to use both of my vehicles, my truck with a 2" receiver and my wife's car with a 1.25" aftermarket Curtis receiver (no 2" option). They don't recommend using a 1.25" to 2" converter, and as they have a 1.25" stinger option it isn't needed anyway. Weight of the rack is under 30lb, and just under 50lbs if you opt for the mechanical lift. Combined with 2 ebikes minus their batteries and I'm still well under the 200lb limit of the 1.25" hitch on the car.

Ordered a couple of days ago, will let you know how it goes once I have it. My Blackbird won't be here until November batch, so I'll be like you and using it with my wife's ebike and my regular mountain bike.

motowus.com if you're interested
 

Alaskan

Well-Known Member
I have had a Thule Easyfold 2 for almost three years and have been carrying 2 bikes on it either a Nevo, Homage and Delite. @ 3,000 mile west coast road trips. It is by far the best for heavy bikes with fenders as it clamps on to the frame. It is also rated for the weight of the Heavy R&M bikes.
 

PeterK

Member
I also have the Thule EasyFold 2

i haven’t done long trips yet like Alaskan hs but plan to use it for two bikes on a 2400
km trip if/when the border opens.

i have been very impressed with the ease of use and it seems pretty sturdy but I might reinforce it with a couple of straps on the long trip. I believe Alaskan uses straps on his rig for long hauls but I may be wrong on this.
 

Alaskan

Well-Known Member
I also have the Thule EasyFold 2

i haven’t done long trips yet like Alaskan hs but plan to use it for two bikes on a 2400
km trip if/when the border opens.

i have been very impressed with the ease of use and it seems pretty sturdy but I might reinforce it with a couple of straps on the long trip. I believe Alaskan uses straps on his rig for long hauls but I may be wrong on this.
You are correct
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PeterK

Member
Neither of our current cars have roof rails so I will have to figure out a secure way of attaching the straps without damaging the car (or update the cars......😳)