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RockyMounts SplitRail Bike Rack

New from Rocky Mounts is the SplitRail platform bike rack. Lighter weight than some of its competitors, the SplitRail comes in at 43lbs. This rack is fully featured with a no-tool installation on and off the car, integrated locks for the rack, and the bikes, and adjustability of the bike trays to accommodate bikes with wide handlebars. Even more, the SplitRail can be expanded to carry a 3rd or even a 4th bike with the RockyMounts SplitRail add-on (2" model only).

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$499.95

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  • Carries 2 bikes
  • Cable locks secures bike to rack
  • Hitch pin locks rack to vehicle
  • Ratcheting arm secures bike tire to rack for a no frame contact hold
  • Made from chromoly and 6063 aluminum for a lightweight, durable construction - 43lbs
  • Holds bikes up to 48" length
  • Holds bikes with tires from 20"-29"
  • Folds up for storage and can tilt away from vehicle
  • Tool free installation on and off the car.
  • Bike trays are adjustable side to side to prevent bike to bike contact
  • Expadable to three or four bikes with single bike add-ons, only for 2" model
  • Includes wall mount for garage storage when not installed on vehicle.

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Customer Reviews (1)

Weld broke, bikes fell offReview by Christina
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I had the rockymounts split rail 2 bike rack with a single add-on for a total of 3 bikes. I love the concept of this design, but it needs modifications. I would NOT recommend this hitch rack due to safety concerns. With a little redesign, this could be a great rack.

It was installed on my 2015 CRV with a Draw-Tite class III hitch receiver. The bikes we carry are: Men’s Commencal mountain bike (size medium, 30 lbs), Women’s Specialized Jynx Elite mountain bike (size small, 25 pounds), and a Boy’s Trek bike (24” kids, 20 pounds).

PROS:
Bikes are very easy to put on and take off.
Bikes are very secure on the rack.
Integrated lock.
Lightweight.
Easy to fold up and down by myself.
Nice look on the car (not an eyesore).

CONS:
The wedge did not fit into my hitch receiver and so there was more rattle/movement than there should have been.
I had to continually tighten the knob to keep it secure.
THE WELD BROKE (connecting the platform to the tube that goes into the hitch) and the bikes fell off while I was driving. I have photos. Thankfully it happen when I was driving slow in a smooth flat parking lot with nobody behind me. If this had happened on a road or the highway, my bikes would have been destroyed and I would have caused major accidents behind me (with serious injury/death to others). Me and my kids were left stranded 3 hours from home (our first trip away from home with the rack!). The only way to get home with our bikes was to go to a local bike shop and buy a Thule rack at a much higher cost and have the guys there help me get it put together and on my car.

Rockymounts needs to get rid of the weld and instead use bolts to connect them like other reputable manufacturers. My new Thule rack is connected with bolts and feels much more secure.

I was offered a replacement Rockymounts rack, but I declined. I am seeking a refund instead. I would not put anyone else on the road in jeopardy by putting another one of these racks on my car. It isn’t worth the risk. (Posted on 4/3/2017)

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