Hollywood Sport Rider 2 Bike Rack

DESCRIPTION

The Sport Rider fast-loading ?platform style? hitch rack fits almost any bike using a padded universal top clamp and adjustable wheel holders. Simply drop the bike into the wheel holders, then slide the clamp down onto the frame to secure the bike. Inclu

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 29, 2012]
Tony
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Easy assembly, easy bike loading.

Weakness:

Plastic hitch adapter for 2" receivers, need a wrench to tighten threaded lock pin in hitch.

Good carrier overall. easy set up, fits nice on our Subaru Outback with the 2" hitch. Like the fact that it folds to being carried in one hand, and will fit in the back of the car folded. Quickly folds.
Minimal bounce, found the bikes to stay very secure.
Don't like the plastic hitch adapter from 1.25 to 2", could be tougher. The threaded hitch pin also keeps things tight, but slows install and removal. Had no trouble with spirited driving or over bumps.

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Cheap POS ebay chinese $40 hitch mounted rack. Junk. Huge. Does not fold.

[Apr 29, 2009]
Evan Grissom
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

It holds four bikes & folds up when not in use.

Weakness:

wobbles to much, no matter how much you tighten the clamp arms they will loosen and you could loose a bike on the road. The pads on the clamp arms tore apart the first time I used it which resulted in a dent in my top tube and worn off paint on all my bikes.

I am now selling the rack to buy another brand. I would not recommend this rack.

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Yakima

[Jun 30, 2008]
C Silvia
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Easy to load and unload bikes. Sturdy construction.

Weakness:

Only problem so far is one of the adjustment knobs broke, but a 3 minute call to Hollywood and a new one is on the way.

Great rack for the price. A friend recomended Hollywood to me and I don't regret my purchase. Great customer service as well. The true test will be next month when I use it on my 2000 mile drive to NC and back. I have great expectations though.

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[Jun 14, 2007]
Sara
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Easy to load bikes onto rack
Rack is lightweight - easy to install on car

Weakness:

Flimsy construction -- see below

We got this rack because we pined after the original sportworks rack, which is no longer available, and we didn't like the design modifications thule had made. We have a 2 inch hitch on our 4Runner so we used the plastic adapter that comes with the rack. And yes, it's plastic, not metal. Design flaw #1. The rack doesn't appear very durable but works fine if all you ever drive are paved roads. Our first off-road test was the road up to gooseberry mesa near zion national park. This is a ROUGH road -- washboarding, ruts, protuding boulders -- things get bounced around alot. We had 2 bikes loaded on the rack and got up to the mesa ok although we noticed that some of the rack parts (the section that attaches to the bike trays for instance) had loosened considerably. That's when we realized that there were no locking washers anywhere. Design flaw #2. On the drive back down, we hit a rut pretty hard and the metal arm that extends from the hitch bent down so the bikes were now practically scrapping the road. So instead of being perpendicular to the road the bikes were now tilted backwards at a 45 deg angle to the road. How lame is that. This rack is completely unsuitable for off-road travel although as I mentioned above, it works fine for paved road travel. Too bad there is no zero flamin' chili.

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Yakima

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