Ebike rack

ColeWorld

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Here's a relatively cheap option: the Weize hitch rack currently on sale for $150 (or there's a foldable version for $170). Rated up to 120 pounds for 2 bikes. I just assembled and used it for the first time today. Definitely not as nice looking as the 1up Surrey Pete has, but it's sturdy and wasn't too hard to assemble. Works with fat tires and long wheelbases.

One downside: not super quick to remove from the hitch. You have to remove the towing pin and also loosen a couple bolts. It does have a nice feature of tilting down to allow use of the trunk while bikes are on it, though.
 

BikingSoCal

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BikingSoCal

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USA
So here is a Gazelle with the battery removed on a 1.25 inch 1Up Equip D rack.
Took my bike to the LBS without wobbling although I did use Velcro strap on the front wheel and between the back fender and the arm to prevent movement.
Overall very pleased with the rack.
I may eventually change the hitch to a 2 inch though.
 

Goodleg

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USA
City
Uniontown, Pennsylvania
So here is a Gazelle with the battery removed on a 1.25 inch 1Up Equip D rack.
Took my bike to the LBS without wobbling although I did use Velcro strap on the front wheel and between the back fender and the arm to prevent movement.
Overall very pleased with the rack.
I may eventually change the hitch to a 2 inch though.
Very nice. My rack is post #19. I don't use the velco straps and have gotten comfortable using the rack.
 

BikingSoCal

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USA
Is my first day using it. Perhaps once I am less paranoid will stop using the strap, but it does help the front to back wobbling of the bike inside the arms.
I am glad I returned the Kuat 2.0. The lack of information on using 1UP with fenders and e-bikes made my decision making very slow.
You post with pics and Pete's helped me go for it.
Thanks.
 

Silvercat

Member
Here's a relatively cheap option: the Weize hitch rack currently on sale for $150 (or there's a foldable version for $170). Rated up to 120 pounds for 2 bikes. I just assembled and used it for the first time today. Definitely not as nice looking as the 1up Surrey Pete has, but it's sturdy and wasn't too hard to assemble. Works with fat tires and long wheelbases.

One downside: not super quick to remove from the hitch. You have to remove the towing pin and also loosen a couple bolts. It does have a nice feature of tilting down to allow use of the trunk while bikes are on it, though.
Hi,
That looks very nice and quite a great deal. I notice your Ike has a rear fender. My million dollar question: it looks like you use a strap over the fender. Does that protect from any fender damage?
Thanks!!
 

prestoOne

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Canada
Hi,
That looks very nice and quite a great deal. I notice your Ike has a rear fender. My million dollar question: it looks like you use a strap over the fender. Does that protect from any fender damage?
Thanks!!
I have read your first post. You live in southern Ontario, subconsciously there is no will to spend more than $200 on a rack despite the objections that are to follow. When presented with multiple buying options you often freeze up. Ok, done being Freud.
1. Those U.S. options are not available, who needs the hassle about border holdups and brokerage fees?
2. If you have 1bike go to royal distributing and buy a motor cycle carrier for $150.
3. If you have more than 1 bike go to Princess Auto and buy a cargo carrier and bolt some frame to it for wheels and a bar to tie stuff to.

Buy tie downs.

You will want anti rattle devices. If you have a 1 1/4 hitch you will probably need an adapter to 2 inch.
Princess Auto just ran out of their cargo carriers on sale. $70 was a sweet deal.

Forget about Rack Attack, they will sell a guy a rack twice the value of the bike if they can. Sport racks rust out, thhhhpt! I bet a welding guy could fix up that $99 sport rack at Costco to hold 200lbs and do so for $100. Wont take a fat tire.

Go ugly, guys like us cant get good and beautiful. Good is what we go for.
 

BikingSoCal

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Region
USA
And here is my 2nd Gazelle. I moved the wheel retainer down one notch. It works better that way holding the bike tighter.
I will still use a strap on the front wheel to reduce wobble.
1up forgot to mail me one fender cushion so until they mail it to me I am using a pool noodle which as mentioned by somebody else, works great,
One problem with the Equip D is that to fold it when not in use you have to remove 4 screws. Easy enough to do as seen in the pics, but the method on the Quick Rack and Super Duty, with a blue lever to fold the rack is easier.
When not in use. just store it back in its box.
1up is a great rack for e-bikes with metal fenders.
 

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