Softride Access Dura 4-Bike Rack Customer Reviews
53 Customer Reviews
Get to the trailhead, race starting line or staging area safely and with style. The Softride Dura 4-Bike Rack carries up to four bikes - up to 150lbs of total weight, so you can take family and friends along for the ride.
Your bikes will travel in comfort and with nearly no movement thanks to the over-molded, anti-sway cradles. And, they’ll stay where you put them with the help of the secure rubber straps and retractable anti-theft cable. Plus, QuiteRide locking and tightening technology prevents that annoying road rattle common with lesser hitch mount racks. The end-of-arm safety reflectors round out the rack for blazing nighttime visibility.
Need to get into the rear of your vehicle? The Softride Dura 4-Bike Rack easily lowers out of the way for quick access. Plus, your bikes stay horizontal while you grab your gear. What’s more, this rack is built to last from powder-coated steel, yet weighs in at a manageable 39lbs. As if that weren’t enough, the Softride Dura is backed by a Lifetime Warranty.
53 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Sergio M (Los Angeles, CA) Reviewed for a 2012 Lincoln MKT — Dec 25, 2012 5:26 PM
Received the Softride Access Dura 4-Bike Rack within days, I installed it immediately. The instructions were easy to follow, in no time it was mounted on my SUV. To access the back door, I just pull out the pin and it extends out easy. To close, just push in and it locks in place. There is nothing better out there for this money, I checked. Used twice, there is no swinging, no noise, doesn't feel there are equipment in the back of the vehicle.
Reviewed by Scott B (Commack, NY) Reviewed for a 2002 Ford Expedition — Nov 13, 2012 5:56 PM
Thanks AutoAnything for another great product and another great deal! The Softride Access Dura 4-Bike Rack is Awesome! It can really hold 4 adult bikes if you position them correctly. This unit is very sturdy with almost no movement with the bikes mounted on it. This unit swings down fairly easily and clears the rear tailgate. Putting it back up with the bikes on it does require a little strength. I shopped around quite a bit, this one has the best quality and best price!
Reviewed by Leroy S (SAN ANTONIO, TX) Reviewed for a 2010 Mazda 3 — Oct 30, 2012 5:50 AM
its a strong rack with no problems putting it together and placing it on my mazda3. It is on the heavy side, wife does have a little problem. But still able to hook it up on the mazda. Since it comes with a 1.25' & 2", I'm not limited to my mazda only. I also use it on my truck.
Reviewed by Bruce H (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) — Oct 08, 2012 4:53 PM
The rack rocks a lot on the 2" tube that goes into the receiver - wrong size bolts? The 3/4 inch tube that the bikes sit on keeps sliding out of the rack on one side. the release mechanism was attached too far away from tube.
Reviewed by Jean-Philippe H (VIENNA, VA) — Sep 07, 2012 6:53 PM
Does the job, sturdy. If your bikes have odd shapes, it won't fit well but you can buy a horizontal bar as an accessory from bike shops and this will fix the issue. Had to grease the handle to make lowering the rack easier when fully loaded. Works as it should, seems solid so far. No bad surprise.
Reviewed by Sarah D (CORDOVA, TN) Reviewed for a 2012 Subaru Outback — Jul 27, 2012 8:26 PM
First 8 hour road trip with two comfort bikes, once we found the right configuration, bikes were attached very securely. I kept looking back and expecting them to be moving or even missing, but they were still solidly attached the whole way. Love the convenience of the included cable for locking the bikes during a quick lunch stop, and it was very easy to add my kryptonite u lock and cable for overnight peace of mind. My only negative so far - it was near impossoble to get the arms to slide out and back in to lock in place. The videos make it look so easy. We are hoping that the 100 degree weather and 100% humidity had something to do with swelling the plastic chutes, but with some sandpaper and lube they are now slighly easier to maneuver. Otherwise, I love this rack. We changed from a rooftop upright mount and couldn't be happier. I had to lower and raise the rack to get into the back of my Outback at least 5 times today, and it reminded me how nice this feature is every single time.
Reviewed by Peter C (Knoxville, TN) Reviewed for a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe — Jul 10, 2012 1:15 PM
This rack is everything it looked like it was on the pictures. Heavy duty but easy to use. I immediately took it for a 13 hour interstate drive with two bikes including one built for women--which it easily adapted to. I've had 3 bikes on it with no problem. Rides very solid, no rattles thanks to the bolt that attaches it to the hitch. The bolt is partly what makes it such a stable ride, but you will need a wrench with you to put it on and off. I love the tilt feature that allows you to open the tailgate without removing bikes--also makes the bikes a bit easier to get on and off. I looked at Thule and Yakima and I am very glad I decided on Softride.
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Asked by Anonymous
May 27, 2013 9:07 PM
2006 Toyota Sienna
Do I need adapters?
Answered by Nathan S. — Jun 05, 2013 2:29 PM
Hi, If you have a trailer hitch installed, the Softride Dura 4-Bike Rack will plug right in.flag Accept Answer
Asked by Anonymous
Feb 26, 2013 7:15 PM
2011 Toyota RAV4
I am considering this rack for use with my Toyota RAV4. Will the back door open if the rack is lowered? The RAV4 is not a hatchback, but the back door opens to the side.
Answered by Nathan S. — Feb 27, 2013 4:00 PM
Hi, The door will clear with the bike off of the rack and with it fully extended.flag Accept Answer
Asked by Anonymous
Sep 11, 2012 7:46 PM
What dimension trailer hitch? That are teh dimensions of the square hole into which to insert the bike rack?
Asked by Tom M.
Jul 20, 2012 6:44 AM
What is the sleeve material that converts the 1.5 inch to the 2 inch.
Asked by Edwin J.
Jun 28, 2012 7:19 AM
I use a 3 wheel adult trike. will this mount handle it ?
Asked by DAN P
Jun 18, 2012 7:25 PM
•Adjusts to work with both 1.25" and 2" hitch receivers rated at Class II or higher.... ??? how is this accomplished ?? the instructions (here) do not show anything.... Is this a 1 1/4 hitch with spacers for a 2' hitch or 2 seperate part numbers for 2 different hitch types???
Answered by Michael K. — Jun 19, 2012 4:29 PM
Hi Dan, the rack includes a sleeve that slides over the 1.25" shank, making it 2".flag Accept Answer
Asked by Richard K.
Jan 07, 2012 3:47 PM
Can the horizontal arms that hold the bikes come off when you are parked? If so, how?