Nashbar Shadow 2-Bike Hitch Rack

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Nashbar Shadow 2-Bike Hitch Rack
The Nashbar Shadow 2-bike hitch rack is the perfect means to conveniently transport your bikes for your next road, mountain, or greenway adventure. The wide range of adjustability regarding wheelbase length and the height of your top tube means the rack can accommodate most any bike out there. The easy-to-use clamping mechanism enables you to mount and remove bikes in a snap and for further convenience the race tilts to enable access to the rear of your vehicle. Compatible with both 1 ¼" or a 2" receiver hitches for maximum vehicle versatility.
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  • Holds up to 2 bikes
  • Tilts down to allow access to rear of vehicle
  • Adjusts to accommodate wheel base (17-58") and top tube height
  • Wheel supports fold upright for compact profile when rack isn't in use
  • Fits 1 ¼" or a 2" receiver hitch
  • Maximum load limit: 90 lbs.
  • Powdercoat black finish
* Non-locking carrier
Nashbar Shadow 2-Bike Hitch Rack
  • NUMBER OF BIKES 2
  • HITCH COMPATIBILITY 1 ¼" or 2" receiver hitch
  • NOTES
  • Rating 4.5

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Nashbar Shadow 2-Bike Hitch Rack
 
4.3

(based on 58 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (36)
  • Versatile (30)
  • Lightweight (25)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Easy assembly (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Road biking (26)
  • Mountain biking (24)
  • Commuting/city (13)
  • Extreme sports (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (27), Casual/ recreational (27), Competitive cyclist (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort oriented (33), Speed oriented (20)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (52)

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2.0

Won't work on a motorhome

By SpecOps

from West Virginia

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

      Comments about Nashbar Shadow 2-Bike Hitch Rack:

      We purchased this item to use on a motorhome. It can't be used for that because it doesn't come with a straight shank, only one that curves up... makes it way to high to use on an RV.

      It is very lightly constructed, and uses an adapter to fit the 2" receiver, so you can't use a receiver hitch lock on it.

      It will hold our two cruiser bikes, but because of the light construction, it bounces and rattles, and the carrier places the bikes so high, it's really not useable.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Comfort Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Quick and Easy

      By drsipe

      from Middletown, PA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Transporting Bicycles

      Comments about Nashbar Shadow 2-Bike Hitch Rack:

      Quick to attach and detach from vehicle, easy to load the bikes.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Comfort Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Awesomeness

      By qroadrunner96

      from birmingham, AL

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Versatile
      • Well built

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking
        • Single Use

        Comments about Nashbar Shadow 2-Bike Hitch Rack:

        Wow this bike rack is amazing very well built easy to use and solid as a rock. If your transporting one or two bikes you can remove one of the bike mounting points and just have a single bike transport rack very nice, it also has a pin to allow for the rear door opening on my Land Rover Discovery without removing the rack system. This means I can just leave the rest of the rack in the vehicle and not worry about any extra weight. Great job Bike Nashbar.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented

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        2.0

        had to return

        By cycler

        from Birmingham , Al

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Customer Service Dept

        Cons

        • Poor Construction

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nashbar Shadow 2-Bike Hitch Rack:

          I bought this rack after reading reviews. I think that I received a returned or damaged item as it was not secure in the box and it had scratch marks of it. It was very poor craftsmanship. The holes for the pins to secure the arms were not drilled appropriately to fit the pins. The plastic knobs were of poor quality. It had velcro straps to secure the tires as opposed to the other brand name racks that have racket straps. I bought this because of the price and that is exactly what I got, a cheap product.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          2.0

          very disappointed

          By Cyclist

          from Birmingham, Al

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Refund

          Cons

          • Poor Construction

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nashbar Shadow 2-Bike Hitch Rack:

            This rack was very poorly constructed. The holes for the locking pens were not drilled out for the right size. The locking pens would not even insert into the holes. I bought this rack based on prior experiences with Nashbar and their products. I also relied on previous reviews which were good. After receiving this rack I was throughly disappointed. I had it shipped back within 24 hours.

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            4.0

            Works well so far

            By It's All Your Fault, Ted

            from Central NH

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fits Low-entry Bikes
            • Lightweight
            • Threaded Anti-wobble Pin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bike transport

              Comments about Nashbar Shadow 2-Bike Hitch Rack:

              Needed local transport over steep routes to flat trails. Easy-on, easy-off, durable finish, lightweight. Lets you carry bikes with weight on tires, so low-entry cruisers ("women's bikes") can be secured without additional parts.

              Simple assembly, though instructions out of date. Hint: assemble top hook clamps on bike, not before. Remove rubber end stops before sliding wheel hoops over them.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Comfort Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Better than expected

              By Tony

              from Addison, Il

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Versatile
              • Well made

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Nashbar Shadow 2-Bike Hitch Rack:

                The rack is very well made and strong. I particularly like the bolt which is used instead of a hitch pin to attach the rack securely to the car hitch receiver. This prevents any loose wobble on the rack.

                • Cycling Style:
                • Comfort Oriented
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Solid Value

                By Blue Heron

                from Annapolis, Md

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Solid And Stable
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Bulky To Store
                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nashbar Shadow 2-Bike Hitch Rack:

                  This style of rack keeps the bikes very secure, they don't swing and hit each other or the vehicle. This rack is solid but heavy and bulky. Assembly was easy, took about 20 minutes. There is a bolt that replaces the hitch pin in the receiver, that screws into a threaded hole through the rack. When you tighten it, the rack is rock solid to the vehicle. I found a spare 3/4 inch box wrench to keep with the rack so I wont have to to run for one each time.
                  The vertical post tips away from the vehicle (when there are no bike loaded), allowing me to open the tailgate on my PU truck. I think it would work with a lift gate on an SUV.
                  Adjustable for a wide range of bike sizes, and once set up, it is very quick to load and unload the bikes.
                  Off the vehicle it is quite bulky and awkward to store which could be a drawback if you are tight on space.
                  The nashbar price is great.

                  • Cycling Style:
                  • Comfort Oriented
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Transport Value

                  By Duke

                  from Columbia, MO

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to assemble
                  • Handles Men Women Bikes
                  • Stows Away
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Hitch Pin Needs Modified

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Trail Rider

                  Comments about Nashbar Shadow 2-Bike Hitch Rack:

                  Hitch pin should be modified to fit a standard hitch so it could locked.

                  • Cycling Style:
                  • Comfort Oriented
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  I have already recommended this product to others!

                  By TBLehmeier

                  from Pittsburgh, PA

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to use
                  • Easy To Use Secure

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Biking

                    Comments about Nashbar Shadow 2-Bike Hitch Rack:

                    This bike rack was easy to install; it's very easy to load and unload bike(s), and I feel secure while the bike(s) are being transported.

                    • Cycling Style:
                    • Comfort Oriented
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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