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
  • 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 25 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (20)
  • Versatile (12)

Cons

  • Heavy (15)

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (15)
  • Road biking (12)
  • Commuting/city (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (13), Casual/ recreational (10)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (11), Comfort oriented (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

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4.0

Gets the job done - somewhat fat bike friendly

By Jim

from Wisconee

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Solid
  • Works

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking

Comments about Nashbar Shadow 4-Bike Hitch Rack:

Works well! Instead of the ratcheting controls to fasten the bikes down, everything is held in place by nut/bolt connections- easy enough with the plastic grips, you just need to make sure they are tight before you drive so you don't loose any hardware. The fat bikes actually fit well on this unit when you flip the wheel trays upside down and bungee the wheels to the trays...very solid.

This unit does not fold up, so it does take up some space behind the vehicle. The hitch pin is a screw on typ with a welded nut in the 2" tupe, so you have to use that instead of a standard pin.

All in all works great! Happy with the purchase.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Quality isn't light.

By Bike Me

from Underwood, IA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking
  • Road Biking

Comments about Nashbar Shadow 4-Bike Hitch Rack:

This rack is durable and easy to use. The bikes are held securely and they don't bang into each other.

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

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5.0

Shadow 4 place Bike Hitch Rack

By Jeff G.

from Metro Detroit, MI

About Me Competitive Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to assemble
  • Good quality
  • Versatile
  • Very adjustable

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Bikes Of All Sizes
  • Mountain Biking
  • Road Biking

Comments about Nashbar Shadow 4-Bike Hitch Rack:

This is a great hitch rack for the price. Shipping was quick, instructions were clear and assembly was easy using common hand tools (wrenches). The quality of the materials that are used in this rack are good.

This rack is heavy and for some users it will require an extra set of hands for mounting.

I have used this rack for two across state trips without any related issues. All bikes stayed securely on the rack without any damage caused by the rack.

Note: This rack will not work with a "fat" bike.

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

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4.0

nice rack. Heavy

By Bolts

from North Bay Canada

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

      Comments about Nashbar Shadow 4-Bike Hitch Rack:

      One of the only racks ive seen that fits 4 bikes. It needs some finessing to get together. I had to enlarge one of the holes to seat the largest bolts. it won't slide on my class 3 trailer hitch without sanding the paint down. good value bike rack if you can live with how heavy it is and a little tinckering.

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

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      4.0

      Great bike rack!

      By MamaFant

      from Brandon, MS

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Extreme Sports
      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Nashbar Shadow 4-Bike Hitch Rack:

      Our family just started cycling and this rack suits us perfectly! It's sturdy and holds four bikes easily. It's a bit heavy, my husband or son have to attach the rack to the hitch. Overall, we've been very pleased and I would recommend.

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

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      4.0

      Nice rack, but HEAVY!!

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      By arithmetik

      from Colorado Springs

      About Me Avid Cyclist

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      Pros

      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nashbar Shadow 4-Bike Hitch Rack:

        The rack is nice, but like other reviewers stated, it is very heavy. Super versatile and can be adjusted to fit many bikes. The only drawback is that it doesn't fold upward length-wise, so if you have a long SUV, good luck finding a parking spot.

        Overall, a great rack for the price!

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

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        5.0

        The right product for a great price

        By Todder

        from Flower Mound Texas

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Nashbar Shadow 4-Bike Hitch Rack:

          We haul three mountain bikes around every weekend and it works perfectly. Easy to load and it is very sturdy and well built. My only comment is that it is too deep. I think it could have been built shorter but that really isn't a knock. The other design option I would appreciate is to be able to take off 2 of the 4 racks when you only need 2. Overall I am very happy with it.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Awesome rack for a great price

          By fc2se

          from Ohio

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nashbar Shadow 4-Bike Hitch Rack:

              This bike rack is exactly what I wanted for a great price. It is easy to get the bikes in and out, and it can hold a wide variety of bikes via simple adjustments of the wheel holders and hooks. I recently used this bike rack for a trip to the beach (over 12 hours of driving each way), and it had no issues. We had two hybrids (on men's and one women's), a kid bike, and a tag-a-long bike on the rack.

              Okay, so why 4 stars instead of 5? Honestly, for this price maybe it should be 5 stars. But it is heavy, and it doesn't allow good access to the liftgate/tailgate of the vehicle. However, it does fold reasonably for storage, and I don't doubt its strength. And its design is spot on.

              If you want a 5 star bike rack, then prepare to spend $600 or more on one that is only slightly better. The only way it would be better would be to have reduced weight and a different folding strategy that would allow either liftgate access or reduced length for parking after bikes have been removed.

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

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              5.0

              Nice Rack

              By Salmonburger

              from MI

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nashbar Shadow 4-Bike Hitch Rack:

                  Impressed with this wheel tray rack. Seems well made and works with all frame styles. In my opinion this type of rack is the best way to securely carry most bikes from cruisers to high end carbon bikes.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  great hitch rack

                  By Rev Dave

                  from Clinton, MO

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting/City
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about Nashbar Shadow 4-Bike Hitch Rack:

                  Just got back from a 2000 mile trip with this rack. Worked Wonderful!! Only reason didn't give a 5 star is because of flimsy cables that hold pins.

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

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