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Softride Access Element Bike Rack Part #26248 Customer Reviews

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26 Customer Reviews

Nice bike rack

Reviewed by Gregory D (ARLINGTON, MA) Reviewed for a 2015 Nissan Rogue — Jul 10, 2016 6:48 PM

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Works great so far. No wobble in my 2" Curt hitch. I can actually fit four bikes! The instructions could be a bit more prescriptive about the best direction to install the straps --- probably easiest for the fat end of each strap to be on the outside. Solid rack.

Love the dual hinge feature

Reviewed by Christopher G (WILLIAMSVILLE, NY) Reviewed for a 2014 Ford Escape — Apr 13, 2016 11:08 AM

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Purchase because of dual-hinge that keeps rails horizontal when tilting to access SUV cargo and was happy to find it works well. I also like its crossbar pads, rubber straps, and not as heavy as my old rack. No big deal IMO, but I have to remove the front wheel and turn handlebars of the inboard bike so rear door doesn't hit when opening. Being an engineer, I give only 4 overall stars because a better design of crossbar pivots could've resulted in less wobble.

Good alternative to swing racks

Reviewed by Gael J (SANTA CRUZ, CA) Reviewed for a 2005 Land Rover LR3 — Nov 04, 2015 7:37 AM

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I initially wanted to buy a swing rack from Thule or Yakima but the price is really high for these racks. I found this alternative that is also allowing to get access to the trunk. Issue is that when loaded with 4 bikes, it is quite heavy to pull the bikes up for road position. The level to unlock the rack and lower the bikes is also hard to pull. So usability is not perfect, but it is a good price/value object. It looks solid, installation was very easy.

would order again

Reviewed by Ken F (PAOLA, KS) Reviewed for a 2011 Ford Explorer — Sep 15, 2015 8:10 PM

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My wife and I are very satisfied with the product

New Bike rack for Chevy Volt

Reviewed by John D (RAMONA, CA) Reviewed for a 2014 Chevy Volt — Aug 22, 2015 8:24 AM

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Easy to install. I opted for the small attachment allowing use on the 1 1/4 in receiver as it comes out of the box with the 2 in hitch ready. I also purchased the sports bike adaptor for my Trek y-26 and one for my wife's step through bike which makes it easy to load and unload the two bikes.

Nice rack

Reviewed by Kernell R (BEL AIR, MD) Reviewed for a 2009 Toyota Venza — Jul 26, 2015 10:40 AM

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I bought this rack to haul my family's mountain bikes. It installed quickly and worked flawlessly. I especially like that the arms supporting the bikes stay level regardless of whether the rack is fully up or dropped down to load my car's trunk. This feature also makes the rack great for working on the bikes when not transporting them. It cost a bit more than some more basic racks, but it is definitely worth it.

good for two bikes

Reviewed by Doug N (SAN DIEGO, CA) Reviewed for a 2014 Acura RDX — Jul 02, 2015 11:18 AM

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With four bikes on the rack, they are so close to each other it's hard to keep them from rubbing and scratching each other.

Great design,construction, price and quick delivery

Reviewed by Scott O (ABILENE, TX) — Feb 07, 2015 1:37 PM

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.

The title really says it all. Only thing I would add to that would be that it's very stable

Good for a heavy bike

Reviewed by Janee G (New York, NY) Reviewed for a 2010 Toyota Prius — Dec 29, 2014 8:36 PM

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.

I ride a row-bike and it is 52 pounds so I was really interested in a strong rack and after extensive research I picked this one. My only issue is that there is an adapter for the smaller hitch size making the rack stick out a little further than my previous rack and I live in a city so it makes my car longer and therefore harder to park.

First Bike Rack

Reviewed by Jimmy U (MOUNT VERNON, IN) — Aug 23, 2014 8:18 AM

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.

I'm very pleased with this bike rack. It is well built and lowers easily for access to the rear compartment of our vehicle. The price was very reasonable with our discounts from AutoAnything.

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  • Lightweight design makes it easy to install and store
  • Holds 4 bikes up to 120 lbs total
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