Pro-Series 63134 Q-Slot 2 Black 2-Bike Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier

Pro-Series 63134 Q-Slot 2 Black 2-Bike Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier

Pro-Series 63134 Q-Slot 2 Black 2-Bike Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier
@ This bike carrier will not damage high performance frame and fits most all bike sizes and styles. It fits both 1-1/4 inches and 2 inches receivers. It has fully adjustable wheel slots with padded contact points. It also has got center tube tilts, E-coat and powder coat rust resistant finish and rise shank for extra road clearance.

  • Fits both 1-1/4 inches and 2 inches receivers
  • Fully adjustable wheel slots with padded contact points
  • Center tube tilts for rear bike access
  • E-coat and powder coat rust resistant finish
  • Rise shank for extra road clearance

List Price: $ 160.00

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MaxxHaul 70387 Black Hitch Mount Platform Style Bike Rack

MaxxHaul 70387 Black Hitch Mount Platform Style Bike Rack
@ This platform-style 2-bike rack adjusts to different bike frames, shapes and sizes. Just few minutes to assemble.

  • Accommodates bike wheel sizes from 20″ to 26″ and up to 2-1/2″ wide
  • Fits into 1-1/4″ and 2″ hitch receivers
  • 9″ Distance between center of hitch pin hole to closest bike cradle
  • Includes two-foam padded hooks and heavy duty rubber straps to secure bikes
  • Maximum capacity: 80 pounds (40 pounds each platform)

List Price: $ 75.27

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6 thoughts on “Pro-Series 63134 Q-Slot 2 Black 2-Bike Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier

  1. 26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Strong, secure, easy to adjust to the bikes, easy to install and remove, easy to store in the SUV-back while you’re riding,, May 18, 2013
    By 
    John Schaefer
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    Things to watch out for with any rack like this:

    1. Avoid abrupt-angle driveways from the street. The carrier frame sticks out far enough that when the front end of the car goes up the angle, the carrier might hit the pavement and be bent.

    2. Avoid going fast on bumpy roads, unless you want to find out the limits of the carrier’s strength and how well you secured your bike(s).

    3. Use extra padding under the foam sleeve on the top-tube hold-down, to prevent rub damage to the bike paint.

    4. When you load the bike(s), make sure everything is fitting optimally and is plenty tight, and double check that all the mounting pins have their safeties in place.

    Edit: I hadn’t read any of the other reviews here when I wrote the above. I don’t know why I haven’t had any of the insufficient-tightening issues that others have reported. I’ve never thought of myself as having unusually strong hands, but my unit gets plenty tight with no special effort and no tools.

    As to the rack-wobble…the mount tube appears to me to be intentionally not super-rigid-tight in the hitch-socket. I think that’s because that makes it able to absorb road shocks without something breaking. That hasn’t been a problem for me. I’m a mechanical engineer, though…maybe I’m better able to discern the difference between shock-absorbing-wobble and poor-design-wobble.

    As to using bungee cords as a backup securing method…I always use two securing methods for critical tasks. My preference is a Velcro strap from the bike top tube to the rack vertical post. I don’t see my adding a backup strap as an indication that the rack is inadequate…rather, it’s just me being conservative.

    Edit after six weeks of frequent use: This is a great rack. Zero problems, excellent functionality.

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  2. 17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    What a P.O.S.!, October 6, 2011
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    Fluffy (norcal) –

    This review is from: Pro-Series 63134 Q-Slot 2 Black 2-Bike Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier (Automotive)
    This bike rack is such a P.O.S.! The knobs are made of cheap plastic and are very hard to turn to get the bikes secure. I had to use pliers to get them tight and the plastic broke into pieces. I then had to break off all the plastic exposing the bolt and screw. I then used a wrench to tighten everything. Even tightening by hand has caused the plastic on the knobs to break. I do not recommend this product to anyone. Spend a little extra money and get something that is more solid and secure and have a piece of mind while driving that your bike will not fall off and cause an accident. What a waste of money.

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  3. 14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    okay but definitely not GREAT, August 21, 2011
    By 
    hmommy

    This review is from: Pro-Series 63134 Q-Slot 2 Black 2-Bike Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier (Automotive)
    I am using my wife’s Amazon account…
    I thought this rack would be exactly what I wanted after having a hanging hitch rack that my bikes hung on for so long. They got scratched & rubbed and I was tired of my bike rack messing up my bikes. The price for this rack was at a good point but after using it I have a few things that make it less than ideal.

    Pros:
    1. It is adjustable. So it fits all three of my bikes, two at time, obviously. My Full suspension mountain bike, commuter bike, and my road bike all fit when you adjust the hoops on the horizontal arms.
    2. It was what I could afford.
    3. It has made it easier to see out my rear window with bikes loaded on it.

    Cons:
    1. The adjustment knobs can NEVER be tightened to a point of holding the wheel loops or the arm which holds the bikes across the top tube. I tighten it as tight as I can but when I arrive at my destinations they are always loose.
    2. You can not put bikes with wheels less than 26 inches on it. They will fall completely through the wheel loops and rest on the skewers.
    3. The upright arm DOES NOT HOLD ANYTHING! I have had my sister’s brand new bike fall off twice while driving down the road this past weekend. One time it fell hard enough to scrape her bar-end and pop the other bar-end completely off. I am not happy and neither was she.
    4. The rack rocks back and forth and does not convey a sense of security or solidarity when you are driving down the road. I do not have the strap and was wondering if that would make a difference.
    5. If you fold the rack up you will have to adjust EVERYTHING EVERYTIME you put the rack on the back of the car.
    6. It rides lower and you can scrape it if driving a steep driveway.

    I have started using bungees from the upright arm to the horizontal arm to hold the hooks down on the bike. I also use bungee loops on the bikes wheels to supplement the velcro loops.

    I would not buy it again. I would do some research to see if higher priced racks performed better in these key areas.

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  4. 16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    2012 Prius c, July 4, 2015
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    D. Yang (West Allis, WI) –
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    Let me just say I wasn’t expecting much. It does what it’s suppose to do, carry my bike. It seems sturdy enough. It fits my Trek X-Caliber 6 27.5in bike with ease. I would think it should fit a 29in fine. While it does it’s job, it looked like I got a returned product. It was damaged and scratched at random parts. I can’t really say it damage during shipping as I didn’t see any holes and it seemed ok when it was opened up.

    I really don’t care it if it’s not perfect as it was only $80 shipped. It fits me bike, it doesn’t wobble like my previous Allen Sport 3 bike rack I also got from Amazon. The way the screw is set up, it pulls the input part to the side and keeps its there. I would recommend using a bungee cord to keep it tie up when it’s not in use. I also use that bungee cord as extra insurance by using it to keep the bike tight. One more thing, I didn’t install my hitch correctly so the rack looks crooked.

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  5. 8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    good rack for the money, buy for short distance smooth roads, look elsewhere for long/bumpy trips, or use additional tie downs., October 15, 2015
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    Vijay Israni (Golden State) –
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    Okay, let’s get some real feedback going…..I’m not associated with the manufacturer of this product so I’ll be as honest as possible. First of all, it’s a great price, approx $63 on deals cube, or $57 on Amazon. Since I wanted the item in two days, I bought it on Amazon. Normally I would rated this product a “2”, however, with the price, you get what you pay for, so I give it a 3. I would have given this rack a 4.5 if it didn’t have the flaw of the non-locking arm–read below.

    BTW, I’ve noticed the price changed on Amazon to $78, not sure what’s going on? I bought for $57.

    I’m using this product on a Prius 2012 edition for two Mt bikes or road bikes, they fit fine. My 29″ mt bikes work fine too. Kids bikes fit fine as well. However, I have many issues with sliding hold down arms and sliding bike tire trays…see below.
    initial observations:
    1. The item says 31lbs, I think that’s about right, I haven’t weighed it yet.
    2. items was packaged well, double boxed
    3. easy to assemble, took about 5 minutes, no instructions needed
    4. comes with 2″ receiver coupler installed, to use with 1.25, you have use an allen wrench and 3/4″ socket wrench to remove coupler, no big deal.

    Installation (very simple)
    1. you have to use a bolt (use 3/4″ socket) for a locking pin
    2. tighten bolt and insert cotter pin

    loading bikes
    1. you first raise the sliding hold down arm
    2. adjust the tire trays to the correct length
    3. place bike onto tire tray, clip in rubber straps
    4. move arm down to frame

    Pros:
    1. cost
    2. bike is fairly secure
    3. minimum wobble
    4. easy to load/unload bikes
    5. I can open Prius hatch with rack installed and one bike on the outside position

    cons
    1. cotter pins are very thin and cheaply made, hard to remove and place back in (I tied a tie-wrap on to the cotter pin so I could pull the cotter in out by yanking the tie-wrap)
    2. sliding tire racks and sliding arm do not lock in place that well, no matter now much you tighten the screws. HUGE design flaw!!! I fear the hold down arm could shake loose on rough roads, causing the bike to fall over and be dragged on the road. I ended up buying velcro straps so I can strap the arm to the bike. The other option is the modify the sliding assembly to place some additional material between post and sliding assembly, allowing the clamp to tighten while turning the screw on the clamp.
    3. when not carrying bikes, I recommend driving with the tire bar in the up position so the tire rack doesn’t fall off.
    4. the rubber straps on the tire rack are terrible rubber material, it won’t last long with the sun and elements, you might want to get different straps or treat the ones that come with this rack with some armor all or similar.

    recommendations : you really get what you pay for. if you are going short distances on smooth roads, and want to save money, this rack is perfect. If you are going long distances on bumpy roads, you have to improvise, using additional tie-downs. If you want a quality rack where no improvising is required, get the swagman bike rack for $190. It’s hold down arm locks in place with notches on the vertical arm (at 2mm increments).

    I’m very happy with my purchase as I only need to go short distances on smooth roads. If I had to go long distances, I would use additional tie downs or take my other car with has a beefy 5-bike rack.

    Overall happy with the purchase, with some design mods, giving the ability to hold the tire rack and arm in place, this would be the perfect rack!

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  6. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    It functions, but be ready to work with it, October 16, 2015
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    mousepotato (San Francisco, CA) –

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    Although this is the cheapest collapsible platform rack out there, here are a few reasons why you should save a little more: 1. Quality control is very low. You might get lucky and have a rack with no missing parts or no damage. 2. To fold the rack, you need to remove the retention clip on the pins, unlike other racks which have a notch on the pin not needing a retention clip. Not only is the clip tight, it’s possible to lose it. 3. The paint is very thin with bare metal showing on several contact points during shipping. 4. The fasteners can be good or bad depending on luck, meaning they may tighten or they might frustrate you enough to try to find a separate fix on your own. If the rack arrived perfectly new and undamaged with no missing pieces, I might have given it a chance due to the low cost. If you budget is tight, this may fit the bill, but be prepared to tame your expectations. I’m frugal, but I wanted so bad to like this rack.

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