Colorado-based RockyMounts has unveiled its latest bike carrier, the SplitRail, a lightweight, expandable platform hitch rack for carrying two, three or four bicycles. Made of aluminum and chromoly steel, the SplitRail weighs 44 pounds and has adjustable trays for fine tuning fit between loaded bikes.
Retail price is $520. The single-bike add-on trays are sold separately for $220 each. The rack and trays come with a lifetime warranty.
The SplitRail uses a ratcheting arm to secure bikes without frame contact. The system is quick and easy to use and works with most bikes, including those with non-traditional frames. It accommodates bikes with wheel diameters from 20”-29”, and tire widths of up to 3.2″, which is sure to please the ever-expanding plus bike crowd (but not the fat bikers).
The SplitRail’s bike trays can be laterally offset by four inches to avoid seat and handlebar interference, and it comes with an integrated cable lock system that allows each bike to be locked individually. A locking hitch pin (included) keeps the rack itself secured to the vehicle. It also features a wall mount for home storage.
Available for both 2″ and 1.25″ receivers, the SplitRail features RockyMounts’ anti-wobble system for a tight rack-to-receiver fit. The 2″ receiver SplitRail carries two bikes/120 pounds standard, and expands with single bike add-on trays to handle three or four bikes. Its maximum weight capacity when carrying four bikes is 160 pounds, or 40 pounds per bike. The 1.25″ receiver SplitRail carries a maximum of two bikes weighing up to 120 pounds, or 60 pounds per bike.
For more information please visit www.rockymounts.com.