For those who are looking for a bike rack that will keep their bikes securely locked in place for long trips or going off road, a platform style rack like the Hollywood Racks HR1400 Sport Rider SE 4-Bike platform style hitch mount rack is an excellent choice. The HR1400 makes use of a padded top clamp that fits practically any size of bike.
It also features adjustable wheel holders to ensure you can carry both adult and children’s bikes. More importantly the “no wobble” threaded hitch pin is designed to make certain the rack does not sway and bounce around while you go down the road.
Hollywood Racks has been in the business of creating bike racks for more than 40 years. Over this time, they have continued to evolve their designs culminating in the HR1400 Sport Rider SE-4. This platform style bike rack is a 2 plus 2 design, meaning that you can use it to carry either two or four bikes. It is designed to slip into a standard 2 inch hitch tube and folds neatly up out of the way when you are not using it.
To help ensure your bikes are held securely in place, the HR1400 uses padded universal top clamps and adjustable tire holders. All you have to do is drop the bikes into the holders and slide the clamps down onto the frames. Everything is held securely in place with Velcro straps. To reduce the risk of having your bikes stolen, the hitch comes with a locking hitch pin and a nine foot long security cable.
|Hollywood Racks HR1400 Sport Rider SE 4-Bike Platform Style Hitch Mount Rack (2-Inch Receiver)||$419.29|
- Heavy duty platform style bike rack
- Can hold two or four bikes of any size
- No wobble / no tools installation
- Padded clamps slide down and secure your bikes in place
- Folds flat against vehicle when not being used
- Comes with 9 feet of security cable
- Comes with locking hitch pin
Out of the Box
At 85 pounds the HR1400 is a bit on the heavy side, but the extra weight seems to help keep it from bouncing around going down the road. The no tools assembly and exceptional finish are greatly appreciated. It should take you no more than 30 minutes to go from taking the HR1400 out of the box until it is mounted securely in your receiver tube. The built in tensioner is designed to literally pull the rack into the hitch thereby avoiding excessive movement.
While the 9 foot long security cable should be enough to keep your bikes from being stolen, you can also lock each of the padded clamps in place using padlocks with smaller clasps. You will find that loading and unloading your bikes is simple and can be easily handled by one person, however it might take two people to slide this rack into the receiver.
Those who have purchased the Hollywood Racks HR1400 Sport Rider SE 4-Bike platform style hitch mount rack from Amazon are very happy with the overall quality and with how easy it is to load your bikes and secure them in place. The only real complaints have to do with the Velcro wheel tie downs and one or two customers found the rack started rusting quickly. Overall a great heavy duty bike rack that comes highly recommended.