|Product Dimensions||111.76 x 17.78 x 50.8 cm; 113.4 Grams|
|Item model number||HR520|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Style||Road Runner 5-bike|
|Number of Items||1|
|Sport||Cycling, Outdoor Lifestyle|
|Included Components||Hollywood Racks HR520 Road Runner 5-Bike Hitch Mount Rack (2-Inch Receiver)|
|Item Weight||113 g|
Hollywood Racks Hr520 Road Runner 5-Bike Hitch Mount Rack (2-Inch Receiver) HR520
|Vehicle service type||Trailer|
|Item dimensions L x W x H||111.8 x 17.8 x 50.8 Centimetres|
About this item
- Soft Rubber Anti-Sway Bike Cradles Hold Up To 5 Bikes Firmly In Place
- Tilts For Easy Cargo Access; Arms Fold When Not In Use
- Features Patented No Wobble-No Tools Hitch Tightening System For Fast And Secure Installation
Easily one of the best selling rack systems ever, the heavy duty Road Runners are built to last. Featuring durable rubber bike cradles with integrated anti-sway stabilizers, patented “no wobble-no tools” hitch tightening system, and a keyed alike locking hitch pin with 8’ security cable. Arms fold when not in use and the racks tilts down for easy cargo door access.
Top reviews from other countries
assembly is straightforward, but getting the bikes onto the rack requires some
careful maneuvering - and getting 5 bikes on at the same time (which is the capacity of the rack, they say) is impossible without an advanced engineering degree.
In addition, the "stability" bar that folds down doesn't do a lot - you have to come up with some creative ways to use the supplied nylon/cordura cords to keep the bikes from moving around.
Finally, the rack itself has an inelegant, and somewhat ineffective, single screw to
keep it vertical and free from wobble - the screw loosens pretty quickly with road vibration, and it's way too small a diameter to hold the very wide main post in place,
particularly when the rack is fully loaded - this was not well thought at all.
however, we have used the rack several times without any disasters, and expect that we'll use it many more times - both locally and for road trips.
from what I've seen of other products out there, this is about average, and for the price we paid - probably got a good value.
Oh - important side note - you MUST have the adapter bar to mount (kids) mountain bikes or girls frames successfully and well - we forgot this and wound up having to by them locally - all they had were THULE bars - which cost $10 more per bar than the Hollywood version - and the THULE ones really stink! they joints rusted on the first day we had it, and the release nubs started to stick the next day.
Negatives: it weights a ton (approx 50 pounds). The plastic straps could be 1 or 2 inches longer to accommodate the big-bone mountain bikes. Better be careful putting on that inner-most bike, or else you'll scratch your car. On the other hand, I think it is a good idea to use the inner-most bike as a counter-lever.
Positives: It is heavy and the welding was done well. If it is made with quality steel, it should hold up over time. The tension device at the bottom that pulls on the pin and keeps the rack from wobbling works pretty well. I don't need to use the anti-sway bar unless in long distance travels.
The good news - history behind us the rack fits 5 bikes great (2 adult and 3 children) and feels very sturdy. Rack is rather heavy but weight aside it's easy to take on and off the hitch making a quick setup for a family bike outing.