RockyMounts has released what it is calling the bike industry’s first swing-away platform hitch rack, the MonoRail Swing, and its sibling, the standard version MonoRail hitch rack. Both will debut at the upcoming Interbike trade show in Las Vegas at the end of September and be available starting spring of 2017.
Already this year, the company has launched six new products: the TomaHawk rooftop rack, the SwitchHitter, StreetRod, HotRod, and LoBall fork-mount racks, and most recently, the SplitRail hitch rack. Read the Mtbr review of the SplitRail hitch rack here.
The new MonoRail Swing platform hitch rack allows full access to rear of a vehicle, even with bikes installed. An easy-to-reach toggle latch releases the rack and allows it to swing 180 degrees to the right.
The MonoRail Swing fits 2″ receivers and holds bikes with wheel sizes between 20-29″ wheels, with no frame contact. It also provides clearance for fat bikes, including those with Bluto forks and 197mm rear spacing. It has a proprietary anti-wobble chromoly hitch tube that’s lightweight and corrosion resistant, a locking hitch pin, and a cable lock.
It carries two bikes standard, plus a third via an add-on that’s sold separately for $150. MSRP for the new rack itself will be $530, including a lifetime warranty.
Its sibling, the standard version MonoRail hitch rack, is a competitively priced alternative to RockyMounts’ popular new SplitRail hitch rack, and is available in 1.25″ and 2″ receiver versions. The standard MonoRail also carries two bikes, is fat bike compatible, and can be expanded to carry up to three bikes with RockyMounts’ single bike add-on. Its MSRP is $370.
For more info please visit www.rockymounts.com.