Elevate Outdoor Hitch Rack

Cyn

New Member
I'm looking at hitch racks and trying to find something less expensive than the top brands, but is still durable and that will work with a low-step bike with fenders (S604 Rook).
I found this one in stock and it is very reasonably priced and has pretty decent reviews. I also appreciate that it is not as heavy as some other models. Is anyone familiar with this particular rack? https://www.discountramps.com/bicycle/racks-carrier/4-bikes/p/BC-7845/
 
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Cyn

New Member
I don't use this particular rack, but it's 90lb max load rating does give me pause. Being a double rack, this implies a max bike weight of 45lbs per bike.

There are several threads that discuss hitch racks at length, including this one:

Thread 'Hitch Bike Rack' https://electricbikereview.com/forums/threads/hitch-bike-rack.38920/

Others can be found through the Search function with "hitch bike rack" as the search term.
Thank you - I have searched the threads thoroughly and thought I might have seen someone mention this specific brand which may have been called Apex previously. The reviews for the rack on the site are mostly positive. I spoke to the retailer and he confirmed that my specific bike would work with this rack as it is close to the 45lb weight with the battery removed.
 

6zfshdb

Well-Known Member
The rack you mention is designed for two 45 pound bikes. As long as you carry just one, especially on the side closest to the vehicle, you should be fine. I would not recommend it for carrying 2 bikes though.

Since your bike is a low step, you may need an adapter such as this one for that type of rack:

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