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I have been Using KUAT bike racks for years - they are built to handle 2 bikes weighing 67 lbs each. Küat Racks

Kuat also has a bike ramp for loading heavy bikes onto the carrier.

Traditional bike carriers are not equipped to deal with the weight of an e-bike.

What other methods of transporting your heavy e-bikes are folks using?
 

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Kuat has always been light years ahead of the competition for e-bikes. We had Kuat NV 2.0 for our last e-bikes (Stromer ST-1) and the bikes were 58lbs each but fit wonderfully. The other thing I liked about the Kuats were how protected the bikes were from rubbing against each other, or the frame. In March, they even have a hydraulic one handed model (Piston Pro) coming out but holy cow they're expensive. Still, they're beautiful and well made...considering the cost of the bikes you're towing, might not be a bad idea to splurge.

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Checkout Hollywood Rackshttps://hollywoodracks.com/products/sport-rider-se2-2-bike-hitch-rack?variant=15862464070, I never heard of this brand and was looking at Yakima, Thule, etc., but did some research and this rack had a solid 5 rating. So I order it. Came yesterday and I put it together yesterday evening and used it today. Assembly was very easy, and it was easy to mount to my Jeep Rubicon. It has a nice feature that you turn a crank that tightens the rack against the hitch so no wobbles. If you rock the rack back and forth the whole vehicle moves, very solid mounting. There is a center post that ratchets down on the top frame tube and wheel straps that make for a solid mount. I found it easy to load and unload the Serial 1...
 

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Checkout Hollywood Rackshttps://hollywoodracks.com/products/sport-rider-se2-2-bike-hitch-rack?variant=15862464070, I never heard of this brand and was looking at Yakima, Thule, etc., but did some research and this rack had a solid 5 rating. So I order it. Came yesterday and I put it together yesterday evening and used it today. Assembly was very easy, and it was easy to mount to my Jeep Rubicon. It has a nice feature that you turn a crank that tightens the rack against the hitch so no wobbles. If you rock the rack back and forth the whole vehicle moves, very solid mounting. There is a center post that ratchets down on the top frame tube and wheel straps that make for a solid mount. I found it easy to load and unload the Serial 1...
here is a pic of the bike loaded on the rack
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I believe it is 120 lbs total, the have another version that allows 80lbs per bike
From their website the rack you mentioned = Capacity: Two Bikes (Max. 50 lbs per bike).
I think you'll find even carrying one ebike is a testy issue, as even with the hitch tightener (i've owned a couple) they get to rockin and rollin which means trouble. I developed carrier weld cracks within a year and immediately switched to Kuatt.
However as you also mentioned they have this carrier which is 64lbs/bike = TRS E-Bike Hitch Rack
The new TRS E-Bike hitch bike rack will carry two 65 lb. bikes with up to 4.5" tires. It uses our new quick release spring system to tilt the rack down and fold it up flat against the car. The two bikes sit on anodized aluminum trays with a rotating tire cage and multiple ratcheting wheel straps integrated. The trays are supported by an additional frame structure to withhold the weight of the heavier bikes. A uniquely designed hook is used to hold the bikes by the front tire. Max wheelbase is 48". The TRS E-Bike Hitch Rack is for 2" hitches only and includes locking hitch pin and cable.

If you want to play with these heavy bikes and travel with them you will pretty much need a 2" receiver hitch and a carrier rated for the intended weight... don't take chances with your pricey toys, it will come back and bite you, or the person following behind your vehicle when things come from apart.
 

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From their website the rack you mentioned = Capacity: Two Bikes (Max. 50 lbs per bike).
I think you'll find even carrying one ebike is a testy issue, as even with the hitch tightener (i've owned a couple) they get to rockin and rollin which means trouble. I developed carrier weld cracks within a year and immediately switched to Kuatt.
However as you also mentioned they have this carrier which is 64lbs/bike = TRS E-Bike Hitch Rack
The new TRS E-Bike hitch bike rack will carry two 65 lb. bikes with up to 4.5" tires. It uses our new quick release spring system to tilt the rack down and fold it up flat against the car. The two bikes sit on anodized aluminum trays with a rotating tire cage and multiple ratcheting wheel straps integrated. The trays are supported by an additional frame structure to withhold the weight of the heavier bikes. A uniquely designed hook is used to hold the bikes by the front tire. Max wheelbase is 48". The TRS E-Bike Hitch Rack is for 2" hitches only and includes locking hitch pin and cable.

If you want to play with these heavy bikes and travel with them you will pretty much need a 2" receiver hitch and a carrier rated for the intended weight... don't take chances with your pricey toys, it will come back and bite you, or the person following behind your vehicle when things come from apart.
I agree, and I am using a 2" hitch with mine, that is correct up to 64 lbs each.
 

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I agree, and I am using a 2" hitch with mine, that is correct up to 64 lbs each.
Also, can you indicate where you saw weld cracks so I will make a mental note to check from time-to-time, I searched over 150 reviews and could not find a report of that issue. Did Hollywood offer to replace under warranty? I find it to be a very well made and robust product compare to the others I looked at, but nothing is perfect as they say...
 

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Also, can you indicate where you saw weld cracks so I will make a mental note to check from time-to-time, I searched over 150 reviews and could not find a report of that issue. Did Hollywood offer to replace under warranty? I find it to be a very well made and robust product compare to the others I looked at, but nothing is perfect as they say...
my crack was at the carrier's 90 degree bend/weld before it goes to the reciever hitch
 

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just a follow-up post to my initial review of the Hollywood carrier rack. I have driven on 2 long drives using the rack Maryland to Tampa FL, and Maryland to Houston Tx, the rack functioned as advertised with no issues, the anti-sway works great.:) very happy with the purchase(y). I also removed the battery from the bike on both trips.
 

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just a follow-up post to my initial review of the Hollywood carrier rack. I have driven on 2 long drives using the rack Maryland to Tampa FL, and Maryland to Houston Tx, the rack functioned as advertised with no issues, the anti-sway works great.:) very happy with the purchase(y). I also removed the battery from the bike on both trips.
Note from the Hollywood Bike Rack website = The sport rider SE2 bike rack is limited to Capacity: Two Bikes (Max. 50 lbs per bike). This is very close to the weight of our electric bikes so removing the battery is a darn good idea.
 

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Lately I have been researching the Quikr Bike Rack brand: Mach2 Single Rack - 2" Hitch - QuikrStuff - Proudly made in the USA
NOTE: Delivery of products are delayed due to aluminum chain disruptions. We estimate a 6 month delivery time to be conservative, with progress updates being posted HERE.


The Mach2 boasts many awesome improvements over the original Quik Rack:

  • Single bike hitch platform expands to four bikes with the addition of up to three Add-ons
  • All-new trays and mount design means heavy-duty construction.
  • No tools are necessary to install the rack or Add-on.
  • Custom 1-key anti-theft design that fits on your key chain.
  • Pivoting license plate mount available as an accessory
  • Strength of the wider tray (45-degrees) fits heavier bikes, including e-bikes
  • Attractive multicolor scheme: black trays and silver, red, blue, and gold highlights.
  • Can be used on bikes with a wheelbase of up to 58”.
  • Ready for 2” receivers (or check out our convertible 1 ¼” – to – 2” hitch version)
  • Increased weight limits for the 2” receiver are 300 lbs. with a four-bike maximum. (depending on bike configurations)
  • Fits tires up to 5” wide perfect for fat, mountain, and electric bicycles.
  • Wheel sizes from 12″ to 29″
  • An all-purpose bike rack for your car, SUV, or truck.
  • 30.7 lbs (Shipping is 36.2 lbs and dimensions are 31x19x9)
  • Proudly made in the USA.
  • Full warranty included.
Note the weight limit - this is definitely E-bike friendly.
 
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