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Curt 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting
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Curt 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting

Item # C18087
Retail:$705.95
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Padded frame hooks adjust independently to hold 4 bikes of different sizes by the top tubes. Adjustable wheel hoops accommodate most bike lengths. Rack tilts down for access to cargo area and folds up for storage. Easily converts to a 2-bike carrier. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT hitch bike racks part number C18087 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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CURT Hitch Bike Racks - C18087

  • Platform Rack
  • 4 Bikes
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Folding Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Frame Mount
  • CURT
  • Class 3
  • Bike Lock

Padded frame hooks adjust independently to hold 4 bikes of different sizes by the top tubes. Adjustable wheel hoops accommodate most bike lengths. Rack tilts down for access to cargo area and folds up for storage. Easily converts to a 2-bike carrier.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted, platform-style carrier transports 4 bikes on the back of your vehicle
    • Remove outer platform to convert to a 2-bike carrier
  • Cushioned, ratcheting hooks firmly grip your bikes by the top tubes
    • Integrated locks secure your bikes to the rack
    • Adjust independently along upright mast to hold bikes of different shapes and sizes
    • Padding protects bike finish from scuffs and scratches
  • Sliding wheel hoops accommodate bikes of different lengths
    • Wheel holders slide along horizontal arms and secure with knobs
  • Rack tilts down for easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area, even when bikes are loaded
  • Anti-rattle hitch pin included
    • Reduces movement and noise of the rack in your hitch
  • 2 Storage options when not in use
    • Fold rack up against the back of your vehicle
    • Fold wheel cradle arms up towards central mast
  • Steel construction with black powder coat finish is strong, durable, and rust resistant


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 4 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 45 lbs per bike
  • Maximum tire width: 3.0"
  • Shank rise: 10"
  • Carrier weight: 86 lbs
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, and motorhomes - not approved for fifth wheels or towable campers

This Curt bike rack makes it easy to carry 4 bikes on the back of your vehicle. The platform-style rack is easier to load than a hanging rack because you don't have to lift your bikes nearly as high to get them into place. Ratcheting hooks and wheel hoops accommodate 4 bikes of most shapes and sizes. The entire rack tilts down for easy access to your cargo area, even while the bikes are loaded. And and you can choose between 2 different ways to fold the rack up for storage on your vehicle when it's not in use.


Easily Converts to a 2-Bike Carrier

Carry 4 bikes on this rack for family outings, or easily convert it to a 2-bike carrier for duo or solo rides. To convert the rack to a 2-bike carrier, remove the 2 bolts that hold the outer platform inside the shank of the inner platform. Then simply slide the outer platform out of the shank and stow it in your garage or shed.


Ratcheting Frame Hooks

Each center mast has 2 ratcheting hooks that move up and down independently of one another. This allows you to carry up to 4 bikes of different heights or with different frame styles. The hooks firmly grip your bikes by the top tubes, and they are cushioned to protect your bike frames from scratches and scuffs. Once you slide the hooks into position, just lock them in place.


Adjustable Wheel Hoops

Curt platform bike rack cradles

Sturdy, adjustable wheel hoops let you carry bikes of different lengths. Use the built-in knobs to loosen the hoops. Then slide the hoops to the desired position along the platform base and tighten them into place.


Tilting and Folding Design

Curt platform bike rack in tilted position

The entire rack can be tilted down - away from your vehicle - so that you can easily access your rear cargo area, even when your bikes are loaded. Just pull the pin at the base of the rack to tilt it down.


Curt platform bike rack storage options

There are 2 ways that you can fold up the rack to store it on your vehicle when it's not in use. Option 1 lets you fold the cradle arms up towards the upright masts. Simply remove the pins and fold up the arms. Then replace the pins to secure the arms in the upright position. Option 2 lets you fold the rack up against the rear of your vehicle. First, lower the center masts by removing their pins and clips at the bases and then fold the masts down forward. Then remove the pins from the base of the rack and fold up the carrier.


Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin

Curt platform bike rack anti-rattle hitch pin

This rack comes with an anti-rattle hitch pin. The threaded pin holds the bike rack in your hitch, and it reduces noise and movement of the rack inside your hitch. Because this bike rack has a threaded shank, it is not compatible with standard hitch locks.



18087 Curt Hitch-Mounted Tray-Style Four Bicycle Carrier for 2 Inch Hitches

Replaces Curt C18086

Installation Details C18087 Installation instructions



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Customer Reviews

Curt 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting - C18087

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (321 Customer Reviews)

Padded frame hooks adjust independently to hold 4 bikes of different sizes by the top tubes. Adjustable wheel hoops accommodate most bike lengths. Rack tilts down for access to cargo area and folds up for storage. Easily converts to a 2-bike carrier.

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Besides taking too long to get since being ordered in July, it is a great Curt 4 bike product......Installed it today and it works great. Curt products are made from a strong quality!
My Curt hitch was installed over the Summer, ordered from etrailer and it works great also...Very happy of the outcome.
Thanks.....

Pedro

11/2/2021

It is a great bike rack, I can use it with four bikes or just two. There is only problem with one of the locks, it doesnt click &amp it falls down. It is the long arm lock.



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Love it! So much easier to use that the trunk type we had before. Customer service at etrailer is top notch, extremely helpful. After we got the rack adjusted for the bikes all we have to do is load and go, couldn’t be easier! Had an issue with a part that needed replacing and etrailer got in touch with Curt and they sent a replacement right out. Also bought the locking hitch pin. I would definitely recommend this carrier. Thank you etrailer!



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Great bike rack and outstanding customer service. Easy installation, sturdy bike rack and when I encountered a defective support arm, customer service had a replacement part shipped to me in less than one week. Great value and great support. You cannot get better than that.



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I GAVE IT TO MY GRANDSON & HIS WIFE THEY REALLY LIKE . BETWEEN THEM THEY HAVE FOUR BIKES IT WORKS REAL WILL FOR THEM.THANK YOU. I CAN NOT GIVE PHOTS OF THE RACK THEY LIVE IN ANOTHER AREA.



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Overall, it was priced lower than better known brands and can carry our e-bike along with the other bikes. It is definitely built heavy duty. The only items I don't care for are the arms have left scratches / permanent marks on our bikes. Also, when folding it up, it sticks very high in the air. Other competitive models are more compact.

Dan

5/20/2023

My opinion is similar to when I bought it. This is very heavy duty which is required for heavy e-bikes. We learned to wrap the bike in microfiber cloth before clamping down and that has helped reduce permanent marks from the clamp.



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We purchased the 4 bike rack. It is a heavy duty construction. Once it is adjusted for our bike lengths it is fast to load. We take grandchildren on trips so it is great to have their bikes with us also. It comes with locks and keys for each bike so can leave bikes on rack overnight. I can open my hatch with some adjustment on bike rack. I remove the 2 outside bike carrier rack when I just need 2 bikes for local parks.

William

6/18/2022

We like the easy loading cradles for bikes rather than hanging from handlebars. The unit is heavy duty with my handicap which I now need help installing it on SUV. I think they should offer a lighter version of this great designed carrier. I would buy again.



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I love how this Hitch rides, very stable and tight. It cradles the bikes very well even with all four in place. It also how neat that it holds the bikes tightly together (even all 4) yet not one of them would touch. As much as i like the option to lock the bikes with the provided locking devices often these turn out to line up with some portion of the next bike that want always allow me to get the key in the device and turn it, i'll normally carry a cable lock in the event i can't secure with the provided device, no problem. The hitch is a bit heavy to carry around to place in storage or install but once in place its sweet! It has bee a pain to store, yet i would imagine pretty much any rack of this caliber would be. I'm very pleased. I wish i could find an adapter to allow me to us the back half on my 2" receiver on my truck, in the event i need to have a two bike set up in both locations. This would make them even more valuable to me. But this is a very well made solid bike rack, but its not for the faint at heart its a chore to lug around but once in place you'll appreciate its beefiness. I would and have recommended this rack to others, its worth the extra expense over the inexpensive devices i see on the road.

Allen H.

5/26/2021

Love the product, would like see a couple of changes I think would help the function a bit more, some of which is some looseness in a few of the pinning location. Thinking that might be a better way to lock these locations to take a little more of the movement out of it. Also think it might work better to hinge the upright support to the left or right instead of straight back. on our van when we lay this upright down away from the car when we fold up the rack this up right most inward bike hookholder tend to rub the back glass of the van unless i bungy it back. just a thought other than we love how it rides and haul our bikes we have hauled all four at one time.

Sierra K.

5/27/2021

Thank you for your review and suggestions.


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Well designed. Work out perfectly for 4 various sized mountain bikes.
I like the fold-down design to allow for access to the back of the vehicle without taking the bikes off the rack. Easy to assemble.



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Great bike rack with the ability to fit a variety of bikes. Sometimes you have to get creative with how you load them, but being able to lower the rear post helps. Being able to carry two or four is a plus. The only real complaint is that the locking mechanism can slip a little. Always recommend strapping down the bikes in addition to locking down the the securing arms.

Alex

7/16/2022

After a year of light use, I can say this bike rack is still a really great product. Trying to configure or stack bikes of different sizes and configurations can be a little challenging sometimes, but we have always been able to fit two 26”, one 24” and one 20”. However, I can see where it would be easier to fit four bikes closer in size. Durability has been great and the ability to make it a 2 or 4 bike rack is really useful.



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We love it! Was pretty easy to put together and fits our four bikes well. It is very stable while driving. We are so excited to be able to bring bikes on trips and to check out more trails in our area. Thank you so much!



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Great bike rack, weighs a ton but you need to strategically place your bikes in order. Alternating which direction they face and size of bike front to back makes for a nice haul. Great locking mechanisms and function, breaks down, bends, and stores nicely.

I am disappointed in the padded material in the J hooks that clamp
down across the bikes. Tears easily and travels, I wish they had replacements. Mine were compromised after 3-5 times usage in the first year, you can diy on a set of new ones. The wires that hold the pin clips are thin as well and broke off or were useless quickly. Makes for losing pins a lot easier.

I love this rack though it breaks down into a two bike hauler and is super steady.



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This platform bike rack worked really well for us. Installation instructions were written well. Be prepared to take your time - I put it together myself. I am a 122# female, I do work out, so the weight of the product was not a problem for me. I did attach to my hitch and put it together from there for convenience. Seemed silly to put it together and then install onto hitch since I was putting it together myself. I took about an hour or two trying to figure out the best configuration for our bicycles. Probably could take less time, but I am a perfectionist. Didn't want my precious bicycles rubbing together or being compromised in any way! I did take a picture so I could remember how I had put the bicycles, and also for my husband's reference. Now that I have it configured for our bikes, it's a snap getting bikes on and off. We used it on our beach vacation - four bikes, no problems, on the highway 12 hours there and 12 hours back. We did use the lock feature. The locks worked great with no problems. We chose to take the rack off to run our van through the car wash, and though my husband took it off his self, I would anticipate needing an extra hand to take it off myself, and certainly an extra hand to throw it back onto the hitch. We did purchase an inexpensive torque wrench for the anti-rattle bolt (instructions say to tighten to 75#). No rattling.
Etrailer's video helped me choose between this rack and another, and I really understood what I was buying. Shipping/delivery was great.
This review is based on ownership of less then two weeks - probably 5 rides over that span of time (so taking bikes in and out of rack that many times).

Jennifer

8/10/2021

still great! love it. no wear or tear at all



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It works. But, I wish had made a different purchase. I went with this for cost reasons, but really don't think the value exchange was worth it. I wish I had paid more for a better rack. My biggest complaints are just how heavy this thing is. really heavy. and clunky. and adjustments are mostly pretty manual, unscrewing and rescrewing vs. a quick release format (with exception being the u shaped frame holders). Adding in the additional 2 bike holders requires are wrench. I'd happily have paid an extra $2-300 for one with quick releases, less weight and simpler mechanics all around.

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.

5/20/2022

I do have an alternate bike rack to offer. It is part # KU77FR which weights approximately 81 pounds. It has easy to use cradles to install the bike. You can also view the video link below.



by:

Overall great product. Only reason it didn't get 5 stars is the shear weight of it off the hitch. Otherwise easy to use. Drove to Michigan and back to Tennessee with it. Stows flat on the wall in the garage.



by:

The rack worked out perfect for our shuttle up and down the mountain. It held all 4 of our 29ers with tires that are 2.5in wide



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This is my second Curt 4 bike tray style rack. My other one is about 5 years old and will now be used mostly by my son at college. I wanted the new one because the arms that hold the bike ratchet down, which is a new design compared to the old one. The old one simply clamped onto the mast and over the years the clamp gradually loosens. So I'm expecting the ratcheting clamp to be more secure. The only thing about the new one I don't like is the pins to pivot the trays now have a safety clip instead of the keyed pin on the old one. This matters to me because I store it with the trays folded up and it's easier to use with the keyed pin than the safety clip. Haven't used the new one yet but we have a road trip this weekend.

Lee

6/22/2021

Still doing well after 1 year.



by:

Love the product, and working with e-tr ailer!

Jim

10/27/2022

Absolutely love it, it is a little heavy, but allow me to easily transport my 4 fat tire bikes!



by:

Good value for the price. It works very well for holding 4 bikes. The only thing to consider is the weight, the amount of time to change the rack between up/down position, and getting 4 bikes to fit.

The rack is heavy, so I don't remove it from the car often once I get it installed on the hitch.

To move the rack from up to down position and vice-versa, you have to pull and place 3 pins. It is fine but it does take more time than some other racks.

The top tube holders on the rack are stacked on top of each other. So getting all the bikes arranged so they are held down securely takes a bit of tetris play. It is not a problem once you get things configured for the 4 bikes. It becomes a problem again when you transport other bikes when you take a few friends. Then it is a new puzzle again.

But overall, those are just slight inconveniences. The rack works well and is solidly built.



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We took this rack on a trip through Michigan's Upper Peninsula,over 1000 miles round trip with 4 bikes. The rack did fine in all driving conditions, even going top speed + on the highway. Very sturdy, and when attached to our Subaru the unit has a slight upward pitch so no need to worry about bottoming out on a curb, cement stoppers in parking lots etc. With a little practice we're able to take all 4 bikes out in about two mins with putting them back on the rack a little longer. The locking, padded hooks used to anchor the bike to the rack are highly adjustable too. Only drawback is weight should you have 4 bikes on and need to lower the rack to get into the back of your vehicle, that one is definitely for two people!



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Platform bike racks are expensive but in return offer the possibility of ease of quickly mounting bikes for transport and de-mounting for use. Ours does that but only after working with customer service who got the manufacturer to provide a solution to sticking and jerky movement of the ratchet arms (for me) and inability to move them at all(my wife) - application of silicone spray lubricant. The 2+2 idea is good, but the first piece ended up weighing 53 pounds of the advertised total 86 pound weight so is unwieldy for my wife to install and use on her own. The rack tongue to hitch receiver connection is a good idea to eliminate rattle there, but requires 75 ft-lb torque of the threaded bolt, also unwieldy for my wife, and can't be locked like a normal hitch pin but will deter the drive-by thief.



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I had just purchased this after looking at a lot of bike racks. I was replacing a hanging style bike rack that didn't work well with with both my wife and daughters "woman's" style frames and I haven't found one that I really liked. I was hoping that the hooks, on this rack, would drop low enough to securely hold their bikes. Unfortunately they did not. That being said, I purchased a couple of top tube adapters. I purchased mine from a local bike shop that carried the Thule brand. This solved the problem.
Assembly of this rack was simple didn't take too much time. It is heavy and large, however I knew it would be going in. I took it on a 400+ mile trip with three bikes and had no problem whatsoever. The bikes were very stable and didn't move the entire trip and suffered no damage. Loading the bikes on this rack was quick and easy once the wheel trays are adjusted for the bikes. My mountain bike has cables that run across the top tube, so I just placed a small piece of cloth under the cables below the hook which prevented scratches.
Not having a place to store the rack while I was on vacation, I left it on the back of my Tahoe. It folds up flat enough to drive around town with it and not have it get in the way. It does however make it somewhat difficult to access the rear hatch. I was able to open the glass and put small items in the back, however I had to fold it down in the carry position to use the cargo compartment for large items only a minor inconvenience. If I had had a place to store it, it is simple enough to remove from the car and could be done fairly quickly. With the bikes loaded, it does tilt down to access the rear cargo compartment, however help is needed to do this.
Having only one trip with this rack I am very happy with it and would recommend it. The reason for only 4 stars (should be 4 1/2) is that I had to purchase extra items so that it would work with my bicycles. That being said, I don't think there would have been any rack on the market would have been perfect for my situation. Also some of the spring clips are somewhat difficult to clip and un-clip, but still only a minor inconvenience.
As a last note, I started to order this online but had some questions. I contacted customer service and the woman I spoke with was very helpful and was able to get this rack shipped to me very quickly and I received it in just a few days. I will use etrailer for other needs in the future.



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I’ll start with my review of etrailer.com: Odelia and anyone else I spoke with were amazing. Going above and beyond with helping me. Sounds like everyone there is great! I was in a time crunch to get my bike rack to get it installed before our vacation. Odelia made it happen!! I am normally somebody that tries to buy local and my local shops didn’t have the inventory but would happily buy from these guys again!!

As for the rack! Perfect! Was super easy to install. Held all of our bikes perfectly fine and felt very secure during our 4 hour drive each way. Once you get the wheel widths right, it only takes a few minutes to load the bikes each time. It’s heavy, so unless you can easily carry an 80+ pound rack to insert into the slot, you’ll need another person. I feel very comfortable recommending the product and extremely happy with my service too.

Only issue was that one of the arms tha My secures the bikes arrived damaged. I used a ratchet strap to secure one of the bikes in its place. I spoke with Curt manufacturing and they apologized and promised to send a new one, so expect to see that soon. But he tried to give me some options to use, and one being the ratchet strap and it was perfect.

Thanks again for an incredible buying experience



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We deliberated for some time whether we wanted a platform or hanging rack for our bikes. We finally settled on this rack, even though it was significantly more expensive because it seemed easier to set a bike onto a platform that muscling it onto a hanger.
We haven't had a lot of use out of this rack yet, but here are some initial observations:
1. This thing is a monster! You should view the etrailer.com videos on this rack to get a feel for it. Holding 4 bikes it sets back about 5 foot from the back of the vehicle. This could lead to the risk of backing into things if you're not careful.
a. One nice thing is that the last 2 slots are on a separate assembly, so you can unbolt it and leave that section at home and simply travel with 2 bikes. Makes maneuvering a bit less awkward.
2. Loading the rack is fairly easy but does take some forethought, as you have to be careful to align the bikes so they don't interfere. The first time you load bikes you might have to make a couple of attempts before you get them to fit well, so allow enough time.
3. The top holding clamps do a good job, but if you have a bike with a low top tube (the horizontal tube that goes from the front of the bike to the seat) the clamp might not hold well. Note that each vertical post has 2 clamps, try locating the bike in the other location to see if it works better.
4. Compared to a trunk mounted hanging rack the bikes seem to be more secure - they don't sway as you speed up or slow down, reducing the chance of rubbing and damaged paint.
5. The assembled rack is fairly heavy, and will likely require 2 people to easily install it into the hitch. Also note the unit is bolted into the hitch to prevent it from wiggling during travel. So again, allow ample time to install & remove.
Looks like a great product, I'm excited to see how it works out.



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So, this is my one year follow-up on the Curt 4bike hauler. On a recent trip to Arkansas to ride Iron Mountain I incurred some problems. The foam rubber on the holding arm of the rack split. The foam ended up coming off, causing the arm to rub against the aluminum bike frame causing a major divot in the frame.

We also lost a bike while traveling down the road. The foam came off and allowed enough space for the bike to completely come off the rack. The bike was a complete loss (bent frame).

The bike rack is stored inside when not in use so dry rot is not an option. Disappointed to say the least, but that's my kind of luck.



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This is a very solid bike rack. It keeps the bike secure and separated. There is no fighting the rack to get the bikes loaded. The bikes are not blocking the view out the rear view mirror. I like that I can use it as a 2-bike rack and that it can handle 45 pound bikes.

The first bike rack box was delivered with a damaged box which had the hardware bag missing. Etrailer sent a new rack which was perfect. The same UPS guy, who dropped off my new rack, picked up the old rack.

The customer service is top notch. They were friendly, understanding, and willing to make sure everything was right. There were no communication barriers.


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    The Curt bike racks are not rated for use at the rear of an RV like what you have as they are not reinforced for the rougher ride quality that is present there. Since you have an A-frame trailer and only want to carry two bikes the best option is the Lippert Jack It part # LC429756 which attaches to the jack mounting surface and carries two bikes above the jack.
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  • Carrying Capacity and Weight Capacity of Swagman Trailhead 4-Bike Rack for 2" Hitches
    You are correct, 4 bikes at 35 lbs would exceed the overall capacity of the Swagman Trailhead 4-Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Fixed Base # S63381. The overall weight capacity of the rack is 100 lbs. It is capable of holding four bikes, just not four 35 lbs bikes. The 35 lb limitation is for each mounting point for a bike on the carrier. So, you could carry four 25 lb bikes without any issues. You could also carry two 35 lb bikes and a 30 lb bike. Any combination works as long as you do not...
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  • What is the Carrier Weights of the Curt and SportRack 4-Bike Platform Hitch Mount Bike Racks
    Yes. The Curt 4-Bike Rack # C18086 weighs 86 pounds. If you're looking for a lightweight 4-bike carrier check out the Swagman Trailhead 4-Bike Rack for 2" Hitches # S63381. It's a a solid rack and it only weighs about 30 pounds.
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  • Should Loctite be Used to Put Together Curt 4 Bike Platform Rack # C18087
    If it were me I probably would not use Loctite when assembling Curt 4 Bike Platform Rack # C18087 simply because it isn't needed. However if you want to err on the side of caution and chose to use Loctite I recommend using blue Loctite # LT37643. The blue Loctite is the less severe duty formula meaning you will still be able to take the rack apart with regular hand tools. Other formulas are much stronger and would require power or even pneumatic tools in some cases.
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  • Do the Wheelbase Knobs on the Curt 4 Bike Rack Lock?
    The adjustable wheelbase cradles on the Curt 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting # C18087 do not have an option to add a lockable knob. The are able to remove the whole assembly. However, if you are concerned about security, I recommend attaching a Saris Cable Lock - 8' Long # SA981. With the cable lock, you can loop the cable through the cradles and attach them to the rest of the rack to deter theft. The cable lock can also add more security to your bikes.
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  • Will my 2.6 Wide Tires Fit the Swagman XTC4 Bike Racks Cradles?
    I have a solution for you. If you have 2.6 inch wide tires on your Norco Fluid FS1, you will need Swagman Fat Bike Tire Wheel Adapter for XTC 2/XTC - 2 Tires # S64674 in order to accommodate your bike on the Swagman XTC4 Bike Rack for 4 Bikes # S64665. With that being said, we do offer 4-bike bike racks that will not require extra adapters for your tires. For this route, an economical choice is the Curt 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches # C18087. The Curt will accommodate tire widths...
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  • Comparing Curt 4 Bike Platform Rack and Hollywood Racks Traveler 4 For Motorhome
    The Curt 4 Bike Platform Rack part # C18087 is what I recommend as it works with all different types of bike frames without any adapter needed and can carry much heavier bikes. The Hollywood Racks Traveler 4 Bike Carrier part # HR8500 is an okay choice but it would indeed require any adapter for women's or children's bikes and it has a 35 lbs weight capacity which most likely won't work for a beach cruiser.
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  • Lost Keys For Curt Bike Rack
    Curt does not have a key replacement for your bike rack but I have a solution. The etrailer 10' Long Cable Lock # e98891 is long enough to wrap around 4 bikes and through your hitch's safety chain loops. With one lock you are able to secure your bikes to your rack and your rack to your car. I attached a video below of the cable lock.
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  • Bike Frame Adapter Bar Recommendation for Use with Curt Platform Bike Rack C18087
    Since you plan on carrying womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you would be interested in purchasing a Kuat Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide an attachment point. I attached a review video for this product also. This will allow the bikes to be carried more level and will provide more ground clearance. Price is down below.
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  • E-Bike Rack for Jetson E-Bikes that's Economically Priced
    Since the Jetson e-bikes are pretty light weight you can get away with a bike rack that costs a little less like the Swagman Current part # S64678 which has a weight capacity of 60 lbs per bike and has wheel cradles that will work great with the smaller tires of the Jetson bike.
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  • Best Bike Rack for 3 Standard Bikes and 1 Fat Tire Bike
    The best option I have for four total bikes with one of which having fat tires is the Curt 4 Bike Platform Rack for Fat Bikes - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting # C18087-FB This is a great option which comes with locks for security and can fit tires up to 4.88".
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