Allen Sports Premium 5-Bike Hitch Mount Rack (2-Inch Receiver)

February 2, 2014 - Comment

Premium 5 bike carrier for 2″ HitchCarry your bicycles securely and avoid the hassles of piled bikes or high threshold rooftop mounts, with the Allen Premium 4-Bike Hitch Mount Rack. Fitting vehicles with a 2-inch trailer hitch only, the Allen Premium Hitch Mount Rack boasts the new Quick Carry Arm Release, making it both easy

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Premium 5 bike carrier for 2″ HitchCarry your bicycles securely and avoid the hassles of piled bikes or high threshold rooftop mounts, with the Allen Premium 4-Bike Hitch Mount Rack. Fitting vehicles with a 2-inch trailer hitch only, the Allen Premium Hitch Mount Rack boasts the new Quick Carry Arm Release, making it both easy to operate and super secure for your bikes. Constructed out of steel with a durable black powder finish, the rack is built to last and is backed up by a lifetime warranty by Allen.

The Allen rack boasts a patented tie-down system and individually cradles up to five bikes in the 28-inch carry arms. A separate tie down strap is included with the rack and eliminates lower bike movement completely. As easy to install as it is to use, the rack sets up in less than 5 minutes with a no-wobble bolt that holds it still within the hitch. When the rack is not in use, the carry arms quickly drop out of the way and fold down flat with a patented single pin mechanism and the rack tilts up to allow easy access to the lift gate.

Specifications: Fits vehicles with a 2-inch trailer hitch Holds up to five bikes 28-inch carry arms Individual bike cradles Steel construction Black powder coat finish Patented single key release system Tie down strap Minor assembly required

About Allen Bike Racks:
In 1967, after a few years of working on the aerospace technology for the Apollo missions, Dick Allen was out of a job. Government cutbacks led Allen, a Harvard-trained physicist, to transform his garage hobby into a new industry. A cycling enthusiast, inventor, and family man, Allen had a personal need for a bike-carrying device. On weekends, he would take his sons and wife to Cape Cod or the White Mountains of New Hampshire. What proved difficult time and again was the transport of his family’s bicycles. Rather than fight through inconvenience with twine and a dinged car, Allen sought an answer for himself as well as a market in which he foresaw major growth possibilities.

Always a pathfinder, Allen took to work in his Lincoln, Massachusetts garage in search of a more efficient way to transport bikes. Drafting designs during the day and constructing them throughout the night, he put together a model made of electrical conduit, metal strapping, and fire hose casings (for padding). At first, the Allens tested the prototype on weekend excursions. Finding the first trunk-mounted rack to be a success, Dick started Allen Bike Racks. Dealer acceptance came quickly, and by 1971 Allen Bike Racks were sold nationally through a number of major bicycle distributors. Today, the company owns over three-dozen patents and offers a versatile product line of bike racks while Dick’s son Alex now owns and operates the business. What started out as a small garage run operation now operates three warehouses nationally, two factories abroad, and has products sold in more than a dozen countries around the world.

Manufacturer’s Warranty
Lifetime warranty

Product Features

  • 5-bike rack fits vehicles with a 2-inch trailer hitch and features the new Quick Carry Arm Release
  • 28-inch long carry arms individually secure bicycles with Allen’s patented tie down system
  • Folding carry arms quickly drop out of the way when rack is not in use
  • Rack sets up and installs in less than 5 minutes
  • Sturdy steel construction with black powder coat finish; Lifetime warranty

Comments

G. Henry says:

Would highly recommend this rack to anyone. Perspective: I am a mother of three young boys ages 8, 6 and 3. So when we go out as a family we have an adult men’s bike, an adult women’s bike and, at the moment, 2 youth boys bikes. We are not avid bicyclists, so we don’t have any of the fancy, lightweight, more thin-framed bikes. Just your run of the mill Wal-Mart brand, bulky kids and adult bikes. This is our second 5-bike bicycle rack in as many years and I LOVE this one so much more than our last for multiple reasons. We attach it to our Honda Odyssey with a 2″ hitch.1) This rack not only has a ball joint (for lack of a better word) to hold the pivoting arm in place, but it also has a locking pin. DOUBLE the protection. I feel much safer with this mechanism should I ever repeat my previous mistake with our first bike rack, although not likely. :)————————-Bought our first bike rack off eBay for about $60. Although it certainly held our bikes, albeit with little room to spare, it…

MSW says:

Good value Just got this rack to replace a Yakima 4-bike carrier with the swing away feature. The Yakima rack was outstanding. Here’s how this one stacks up (IMO)Initial impression:Looks okay, overall construction is not nearly as stout as the Yakima which weighs probably 15-20 pounds more. Release levers, pins, etc. don’t feel as solid.Attaching to vehicle:Pretty straight forward. Slide the rack into the receiver and tighten with 2 3/4″ sockets. Yakima was slightly easier as you only need one wrench to tighten.Rack does not sway side to side, but does have some up and down play, as did the Yakima. One downside is that the lock for this rack is quite pricey. Don’t forget the lock is only a deterrent. A smart and determined thief can walk away with most of your rack even if it’s locked.Loading bikes:Quite a bit easier with this rack. The Yakima cradles are significantly larger and use bulky rubber straps. It’s easier to…

P. Prokop says:

Very pleased 0

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