For those who need to carry more than a couple of bikes on their car, a receiver mounted rack such as the Allen Sports Deluxe 4-Bike Hitch Mount Rack might be the perfect fit. This 2 inch receiver mounted bike rack is designed to hold up to four adult size bikes securely in place and slips right into a standard 2 inch receiver hitch. This style of bike rack is sturdy and designed to keep your bikes securely in place whether you are going across town or across the country.
About Allen Sports and the Deluxe 4-Bike Hitch Mount Rack
Company founder Dick Allen was working in the field of aerospace technology on the Apollo project in 1967 when cutbacks led to him being out of work. As a cycling enthusiast he needed a way to carry his and his family’s bikes on trips so that they could enjoy riding no matter where they were headed. This led to the foundation of Allen Sports a company dedicated to creating a wealth of products for the cyclist, including the Allen Sports Deluxe 4-Bike Hitch Mount Rack.
Made of heavy duty powder coated steel, the Allen Sports Deluxe 4-Bike Hitch Mount Rack is designed to comfortably carry four full adult size bikes on the 22 inch carry arms. The rack takes less than five minutes to set up and when not being used, the arms can be folded down out of the way, using a patented single pin locking system, making it easy to get to your liftgate.
|Allen Sports Deluxe 4-Bike|
|Allen Sports Deluxe 4-Bike Hitch Mount Rack (2-Inch Receiver)||$132.93|
|Allen Sports Deluxe 4-Bike Hitch Mount Rack (2-Inch Receiver)||$236.55|
- Designed to fit standard 2-inch receiver hitch tubes
- Can hold up to four bicycles
- Offers 22 inch carry arms
- Made of strong steel tubing
- Powder coated finish offers maximum protection
- Uses a patented single key release mechanism
Out of the Box
Unlike many bike racks, the Allen Sports Deluxe 4-Bike hitch mount rack does require a small amount of assembly when you pull it out of the box. However assembly should only take the average person a few minutes using common hand tools most people have. The heavy duty black powder coat finish and quality construction are immediately evident from the moment you open the box.
Assembly requires the installation of three bolts, but remember the hinge pin bolt should not be overtightened since this can cause problems when trying to line up the pin holding the rack in a horizontal position. You can also put all of your bikes in place, and then with a little help lift the rack up into position, or you can lift each bike up and into place with the rack up.
Most people who have purchased the Allen Sports Deluxe 4-Bike Hitch Mount Rack from Amazon are delighted with the overall fit and finish. They also like the fact that the Amazon site has a vehicle fit search tool in place to ensure this rack will fit your car before you buy it. Some buyers have complained that the arms have bent under the weight of more than two bikes, but the overall opinion is that this a highly recommended bike rack and well worth the money.