Nashbar Shadow 4-Bike Hitch Rack

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Nashbar Shadow 4-Bike Hitch Rack
You have a lot of bikes! The Nashbar Shadow 4-Bike Hitch Rack is ready to exceed your expectations. Easily mounts 4 bikes for your next getaway. Features a durable powder coat finish and a hitch sleeve to fit a 2" hitch. Smoothly adjusts to the height of your top tube or the length of your wheel base.
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  • Powdercoat Black Finish
  • Holds up to 4 bikes
  • Adjusts to accomodate wheel base (17-58") and top tube height
  • Fits 2" hitch
Nashbar Shadow 4-Bike Hitch Rack
  • MFPARTNUMBER XR204
  • NUMBER OF BIKES 4
  • HITCH COMPATIBILITY 2"
  • NOTES
  • Rating 4.5

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Nashbar Shadow 4-Bike Hitch Rack
 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (12)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

  • Heavy (8)

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (9)
  • Road biking (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (8), Casual/ recreational (6)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (7), Comfort oriented (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

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3.0

awaiting replacement part

By JR

from New York

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Nashbar Shadow 4-Bike Hitch Rack:

    We had a part that was drilled incorrectly, we sent it back and are currently waiting on the replacement.

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

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Just what I wanted.

    By electricelm

    from Indiana

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Heavy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Extreme Sports
      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Nashbar Shadow 4-Bike Hitch Rack:

      I've had this for about 3 weeks and it's exactly what I wanted at a great price. (Got it during a 25% off sale.)
      Assembly:
      This was very easy to assemble, it took me about 45 minutes to put together by myself. I would suggest putting the hitch post into your hitch and assembling it that way. This great idea dawned on me half-way through putting it together. I would suggest getting some silicone spray or something similar to help with putting the hook mounts on. If I remember correctly I only used 2 tools to put it together.
      Use:
      It's very heavy, but that's a good thing for me. I could have spent $700 on a nice, light weight, adjustable trailer hitch mounted bike rack... wait, no I couldn't, cause that's too much money for me to spend on a bike rack. I already spent too much money on my carbon frame mountain bike, so I need the cheapest and safest way to transport it, and the rest of my families bikes around to all the places we go without worrying if my bike rack is going to fall apart. And, this is what I got out of this rack. No, I can't open the back door on my Saturn Vue while it's on, but that's where the $500 savings comes in to play.

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

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Great for what it is

      By Nate

      from Providence, RI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Easy To Loadunload Bikes

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nashbar Shadow 4-Bike Hitch Rack:

          As long as you know what you are getting into, this is a great rack. I have a 5-bike rack that tries to put 5 bikes within 26 inches (bike frame centerline to centerline). It is generally impossible without major work on the bikes like taking off pedals or other things. This rack puts 4 bikes in about 30 inches of space . It is easy and quick with no changes needed on the bikes, only minor adjustments on the rack.

          There are some cons:
          Heavy (~70Lbs!)
          Does not fold up close to the car. The arms fold up so it is 'narrow', but it will always stick out 3 feet or so from the back of the car. It is not something you can leave on the car long-term like other racks. It also takes a sizable place to store in the garage. It is about a foot wide and 3.5 feet long
          Only holds 4 bikes. I sometimes need to carry 6.

          Pros:
          So much easier to load and unload 4 bikes than other racks I have seen.
          Holds bike securely. No worries of a wheel coming off if the quick release on the wheel is loose :-)

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

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent, just buy it!

          By Bullet

          from Phoenix

          About Me Commuter

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Solid
          • Versatile
          • Well built

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Mountain Biking
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Nashbar Shadow 4-Bike Hitch Rack:

          So I researched a lot, and possibly too much. Have had a use out of this rack and it is awesome. It handles your bikes super great. Holds them in rock solid, and is easy to use. You do need to think about how you put bikes in biggest with the top bar holder on top. But other than that it is super simple.

          Here is the bottom line, if you are loaded and love to throw your cash around then there are plenty of more expensive racks that are less versatile. But me being a poor dad of 2 boys and wife who rides just needed lots of space cheap so I could buy more bikes!!! And I am glad I got this rack.

          Just remember it is as solid as a rock, so heavy, but it means everything is well held into place!!!

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

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Gets the Job Done!

          By Dino

          from Cullman, AL

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Great for carbon frames

          Comments about Nashbar Shadow 4-Bike Hitch Rack:

          This rack was recommended as the best one to carry a Carbon-framed bike so that no damages would occur.

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

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very nice rack would realy easy to use.

          By Chief

          from Augres MI

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to install
          • Easy to use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Nashbar Shadow 4-Bike Hitch Rack:

            very easy to put together my 14 year twin girls put it together in about 40 min. took it on a 1200 mile trip with no problems.

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

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Nice bike rack

            By orange jello

            from omaha

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nashbar Shadow 4-Bike Hitch Rack:

              Very nice rack. Well built and sturdy. The moveable arms are all secured with a keyed pin. Lots of adjustability. Some sliding parts just need a little silicon spray. I transported 4 bikes very securely with no scratches. Highly recommended.

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

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              4.0

              Satisfied

              By ColtJames

              from Minneapolis, MN

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to use
              • Price

              Cons

              • Heavy
              • Trunk Access Is Difficult

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Nashbar Shadow 4-Bike Hitch Rack:

              It was easy to assemble and install on vehicle. It is heavy duty and will likely last a long time. It's easy to use. Unfortunately, it isn't easy to gain access to the trunk of my van while it's in the hitch. Also the hitch pin doesn't allow for a locking pin. But for the price, it's a great buy.

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

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              4.0

              Excellent buy

              By cactigl

              from Rio Rico AZ

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Nashbar Shadow 4-Bike Hitch Rack:

              This is real heavy and bulky, but take it for what is worth. I haul four bikes all the time whether they are MTB or Road and there is no better way to travel. No hassle. After a long ride, quickly put the bikes on and get on your way. The price will not be beat. The only thing i added to the rack was reflective tape to make sure it is seen at night since it is huge when installed on your vehicle.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              3.0

              Good Product but needed some work.

              By Evo Rider

              from Scott Depot, WV

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking

              Comments about Nashbar Shadow 4-Bike Hitch Rack:

              Had a hard time sliding the wheel hoops and the top hooks on the rails. I had to take them apart and spread the metal apart to give more clearance to allow the parts to slide. Before I did this, it took a hammer to move them They work OK now.

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

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