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  • What is Malone RunWay MPG2148 3-Bike Rack Constructed Of
  • The Malone # MPG2148 RunWay 3-bike rack, like the rest of the spare tire bike racks we offer is constructed of powder coated steel. The rack weighs only 14 lbs, so it's pretty light and easy to handle. The rack can carry 3 bikes weighing up to 33 lbs apiece.
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  • What are the Wheel Cradles on the Swagman Chinook Made Of
  • The wheel cradles on the Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting Item # S64683 are aluminum. I have included a link to a video review of this bike rack for you.
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  • Where is the Swagman Chinook # S64683 Produced/Assembled?
  • I confirmed with Swagman that the Chinook Bike Rack # S64683 is manufactured/assembled in Taiwan. If you are looking for a platform hitch bike rack that is manufactured and assembled in the U.S., I recommend the Saris Freedom Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches # SA4412B or the # SA4412B-FB (with the additional fat bike cradles - up to 5" tires). The Freedom has a 60-pound bike capacity and includes sliding wheel trays let you carry bikes with different wheelbases. Also, the Freedom...
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  • Thule T2 Pro Platform Bike Rack Weather Resistance and Compatibility
  • The Thule T2 Pro XTR 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH23JV is a great bike rack option. It's made with a powder coat, so it will resist rust and will be a great choice for your West Coast weather. This rack is compatible with wheels from 20 inches to 29 inches. Most 15 inch frames have 24 inch wheels so you shouldn't have a problem, but you will want to measure the tire diameter to make sure. You do not need to use any grease for hitch connection. The shank will easily install and then you...
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  • What Material is the Wheel Tray on Swagman Chinook Bike Platform Rack S64683
  • The wheel trays on the Swagman Chinook Bike Platform Rack # S64683 are made of a combination of high-impact plastic and steel. The actual tray part that contacts the tire is steel while the mounting bracket/knob part is plastic. The trays are available as replacement parts # SP520 and # SP521.
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