- Designed to fit 1 1/4" and 2" receivers on Class II and higher hitches
- Easily take up to 4 bikes that weigh up to 120 lbs with you
- Made from corrosion resistant, powder-coated steel
- Patented parallelogram design makes accessing the back of your vehicle simple
- Features a spring loaded pull pin release for easy maneuvering
- Designed using QuietRide anti-rattle technology
- Perfect for child and adult sized bikes
- Velcro straps prevent your bikes from swaying
- Safety reflectors provide nighttime visibility
- Convenient adjustable width arms fold down when not in use.
- Compact design weighs only 30lbs
- Backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty
- Download Installation Instructions (PDF)
Pedal your favorite two-wheeled transporters anywhere. The Softride Access Element Bike Rack makes bringing up to four bikes on your next adventure a breeze. Its powder-coated steel construction packs the strength to haul up to 120lbs of cycling power to all of your destinations.
The Softride Access Element Bike Rack does more than just get your bikes there, it does so with exclusive QuietRide technology that reduces that annoying towing rattle common to other hitch-mount racks. Safety reflectors keep other drivers aware of your rack even in nighttime driving conditions while the Velcro straps keep your bikes from swaying. Accessing the back of your vehicle is never a problem with the Softride Access Element Bike Rack; its patented parallelogram design easily slides out of your way – even when it's fully loaded!
When you're not using your Softride Access Element Bike Rack, the adjustable width arms fold down and out of the way. Its compact and lightweight design weighs just 30 lbs, so taking it on and off your vehicle is never a problem. Plus, it's backed by limited Lifetime Warranty.
Softride Access Element Bike Rack Customer Reviews
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Reviewed by Christopher G (WILLIAMSVILLE, NY) Reviewed for a 2014 Ford Escape — Apr 13, 2016 11:08 AM
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.
Reviewed by Gael J (SANTA CRUZ, CA) Reviewed for a 2005 Land Rover LR3 — Nov 04, 2015 7:37 AM
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.
Reviewed by John D (RAMONA, CA) Reviewed for a 2014 Chevy Volt — Aug 22, 2015 8:24 AM
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.
Reviewed by Kernell R (BEL AIR, MD) Reviewed for a 2009 Toyota Venza — Jul 26, 2015 10:40 AM
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.
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