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Softride 26248 Element Hitch Bike Rack


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If you’re looking for a rack that will carry bikes for your family or friends, you’ve come to the right place.  This 4-bike rack conforms to any vehicle with a 2" or 1¼" trailer hitch.  The unique feature of this rack is its parallelogram design allowing it to fold down with the bikes on, providing unequalled rear vehicle access, usually only found in swing-away racks.  The arms on this rack also adjust to a narrow or wide stance to conform to different frame models as well as being able to fold down when not in use.

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  • Folds down while fully loaded keeping bikes in the vertical position using patented technology
  • Drops to a 45 degree angle allowing easy access to rear of vehicle
  • Removable pin allows for quick up and down movement
  • End of arm reflectors allow for safer transport at night
  • Arms change between wide (9”) and narrow (7”) positions
  • Arms fold down when not in use
  • Includes rubber and Velcro straps to ensure secure mounting
  • Fits 2" and 1¼" receiver hitches with included adapters
  • Soft rubberized coating cushions bikes without damaging them
  • Powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Limited lifetime warranty
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Softride 26247 Dura 4 Bike Rack
Softride 26247 Dura 4 Bike Rack
The Softride Dura 4 will fill all of your hitch mounted bike rack needs and still allow you great access to the rear of your vehicle with its patented tilt-down design
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Softride 26321 Dura Assist Bike Rack
Softride 26321 Dura Assist Bike Rack
The new Softride Dura Assist rack uses a hydraulic lift to assist you when folding the rack up and down with bikes loaded
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Softride 25869 Replacement Straps
Softride 25869 Replacement Straps
Softride replacement straps work with all Softride bike racks and are sold in sets of 4
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Softride 26260 Soft Velcro Wraps
Softride 26260 Soft Velcro Wraps
These soft velcro straps are good for strapping your skis or bikes together when used in a ski or bike rack for safer traveling and work great for securing our pant leg when bikin
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