If you’re looking for a versatile, fuss-free, compact and comparably light rack that will keep its paws off your bike’s paint, then the Rola NV2 hitch mount bike rack is for you!
The NV2 carries up to two bikes and fits all road and mountain bike styles and sizes by using rubber-coated adjustable cradles to securely hold the wheels instead of the frame. The lightweight aluminum support arms pivot upright to a thin profile of 3 1/2” width for storage when not in use; pivot into a V-shape for bike transportation; and, pivot parallel to the ground for trunk access. Foam pads protect your bike from touching metal during transport, and built-in security loops provide piece of mind to keep your bikes with your car when you are away.
A locking hitch pin and security cable are not included but should be purchased with this type of system. It’s equipped to fit both a 2” and 1 1/2” receiver without the need for a separate converter which is a big plus. I found myself reaching for the NV2™ rather than my much heavier and more expensive Saris CycleOn rack (MSRP: $379.99) because of the speed of installation/removal, weight, and ease of storage in the garage. The rack is sturdy, but I tend to use a strap from the frame to the support arm to prevent any type of inconsequential bike sway. I recommend this product to those looking to capitalize on the features of a much more expensive rack at a much less expensive price.
2 Bike Carrier
1-1/4″ Sq. or 2″ Sq. Receiver Mount w/Flip Shank
Max carrying weight: 100 lbs
Expandable for additional bikes: No
Price: $251.99 USD
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