Nashbar Shadow DLX2 2-Bike Hitch Rack

Item # BN-SHDLX2
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Nashbar Shadow DLX2 2-Bike Hitch Rack
Transporting your bikes to the next road, mountain, or greenway adventure is a simple endeavor with the Nashbar Shadow DLX2 2-Bike Hitch Rack. The wide range of adjustability regarding wheelbase length and the height of each bike's top tube means the rack can accommodate most any bike out there. Attachment of each bike to the rack is super-simple as it requires just securing the rack arm to the top tube plus fastening the ratcheting strap to each wheel. The upright rack arm can be folded down for access to the rear of the vehicle (bikes must be removed from the rack) and when the rack isn't in use it folds upright for a more compact rear profile on your vehicle. And for optimal versatility, the Shadow DLX2 comes set up to work with either 1-1/4" or 2" receiver hitch.
  • Holds up to 2 bikes
  • Each bike secures via rack arm on top tube plus ratcheting strap to each wheel
  • Vertical arm tilts down to allow access to rear of vehicle (bikes must be removed)
  • Rack folds upright for compact profile when not in use
  • Compatible with both 1-1/4" and 2" receiver hitch
  • Maximum load limit: 90 lbs. (45 lbs. per bike maximum)
  • Not compatible with recumbents or tandems
  • Powder coat black finish
Nashbar Shadow DLX2 2-Bike Hitch Rack
  • NUMBER OF BIKES 2
  • HITCH COMPATIBILITY 1-1/4" or 2"
  • NOTES Maximum weight: 90 pounds (45 pounds per bike maximum)
  • Rating 4

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Nashbar Shadow DLX2 2-Bike Hitch Rack
 
4.3

(based on 3 reviews)

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road biking (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Excellent Quality and Value

By Bike

from St. Louis, MO

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Road Biking

    Comments about Nashbar Shadow DLX2 2-Bike Hitch Rack:

    I use this rack with my carbon fiber road bike and 29er mountain bike. It is very secure and easy to use.

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

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    4.0

    Great rack!

    By Cibby

    from Newton Iowa

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Mountain Biking
    • Road Biking

    Comments about Nashbar Shadow DLX2 2-Bike Hitch Rack:

    I put this together in about a half hour, which was really easy with good directions. It's very durable and had minimal movement once attached to your vehicle. It took me a minute to figure out how the locking hitch bolt was to be installed but once you get it tightened down to your hitch, it's very secure. For the price after purchasing with an additional discount, I'm not sure there's a better deal on the market. The rack tills to allow access to rear hatch and folds up when not transporting a bike. After using it a couple times its seems like it should last me a long time. My only complaint is the cross bar locking mechanism doesn't really lock all that well. At first glance it appears it's secure but with a little wiggle I was able to move the ratcheting mechanism up even with the lock in the lock position. This isn't a deal breaker for me as I usually cable lock my bike while on the rack. Overall for the price you can't beat this rack.

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

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    4.0

    All good, except the anti-sway hitch pin

    By frede

    from Bay Shore, NY

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Solid Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Nashbar Shadow DLX2 2-Bike Hitch Rack:

      Very happy when received, solid construction with features I did not expect; bike and hitch locks, threaded anti-sway hitch pin.
      Problem I have is the anti-sway hitch pin is to short for my hitch. I have a Toyota Tacoma with factory 2x2 class IV hitch. When installed as per the directions the threads of the pin do not catch the nut in the stinger. Nashbar does not offer a longer pin. I inserted the pin from the opposite side and that catches the threaded nut just fine but the hitch pin does not extend far enough on the other side to enable the hitch pin lock to engage. I will file some of the plastic off the lock to see if I can get it closer and engage the pin.

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

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