Lifting your bike after a long, hard ride can feel like a feat of strength. The TransIt Flatbed DLX hitch rack eliminates this unnecessary step, plus it lets you keep both wheels mounted to your frame – no removal required. The tilting base provides easy access the back of your vehicle. Locking ratchet hooks accommodate most frame styles for ultimate convenience.
- Quick and easy bike loading – no overhead lifting or wheel removal required
- Tilting base allows easy access to the rear of the vehicle (without bikes)
- Minimal contact with bike frame protects the finish
- Locking ratchet hooks fit most frame designs, sizes and suspension styles
- Folds for storage when not in use
- Powder coated steel construction provides years of durable service
- Fits wheelbases from 17-58" with up to 3" tire width
Hitch Compatibility: Both 1.25" and 2" receivers (2 bike version), 2" receivers (4 bike version)
Bike Capacity: 2 Bike or 4 Bike
Weight Capacity Recommendation: Not to exceed 45 lbs per tray
This product was added to our catalog on June 10, 2019
Luckily, our local hardware store happened to have the replacement parts that work very well, so that was an extra step having to go to the store to replace parts we just got with a new item. To improve your product, you may want to consider using more quality nuts and bolts! We used the rack for a weekend trip with our two bicycles and all went well. Thanks much.
Secondly, the locking pin that goes through the trailer hitch to secure the rack to the car fell apart on the first use. When I unlocked the lock all of the internal parts fell out. I had to piece them back together and reassemble the lock. There's no way that the lock barrel should fall out when the lock is in the unlock position. It would be better if the hole in the tube were drilled for a standard 5/8" diameter hitch pin. The locking pin that comes with the rack actually threads into the rack and then lock goes on the end of the pin. This is to hold the rack snuggly to the hitch, but it requires a wrench to tighten the bolt. Plus the internal threads on the tube for the pin won't allow a standard receiver hitch pin to pass through. I plan to modify the tube to accept a standard hitch pin.
I have pictures, but can't attach them to this review.
I was happy with the price, but it cost me $25 in hardware and about an hour of my time to modify.
On a good note, the rack is easily adjustable for bikes of different sizes and shapes and the locking clamps are solid. The clamps fit will with a men's or woman's bike frame style.
Other reviews mentioned some bounciness, but with the mounting bolt tightened down and locked on, there wasn't much bounce to speak of. Love that it can be locked at multiple points, too... Run some errands with your bike mounted, it's secure!
Very happy with this purchase.
Have not actually used the carrier yet but it seems like it will do the job of carrying two bikes.