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    Default Trailer Hitch Rack recommendations

    I just got a new car, so I'm trying to figure out the best rack solution. I think a hitch rack will probably be the best, but I've never had one and there are a lot of options out there.

    My main question is if I need one where the bike sits in trays, vs one that the bike hangs from. The geometry of my bike isn't too crazy (fit on my old rack, which was a trunk rack).

    Anybody have ones that they really like and can recommend?

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    I like tray racks the best. Bikes are easy to load. Secure. Stable. They don't rub, so your paint stays nice. They are also price. but worth it.

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    I have the Yakima Holdup with the 2" hitch mount, I got this because I also have the extension so I can load 4 bikes. I absolutely love the rack. They are expensive, but the ease with which you can load and unload makes it worth it to me! Good luck in your search!
    Kona Satori

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    Thanks for the input guys. I think I've got to troll craigslist a bit. I definitely don't have the coin for a new one, so used it is.

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    KUAT NV is the best. holds all bikes i have tried hauling, even fat bikes.
    there is one on Northeast Classifieds FACEBOOK page today.
    Do or Do Not, There is No Try! -Yoda

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    Wow, I never even knew that group existed. The rabbit hole goes pretty deep. Couldn't find the Kuat though. I know they're definitely out of my price range at retail—would be nice though.

    I have a line on a Thule Doubletrack. It gets pretty good reviews from what I've read, so that might be my best bet.

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    I've been using one of these for years now and they work great. http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...400170__400170

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    I have the Kuat but don't recommend it. I can't get it to stay tight in the hitch, even after adding a clamp, and that stupid bolt on the bottom of the rack fell out, even though I checked and tightened it every five minutes. I would look into the Thule (T2?).

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    I've had the Yakima Hold-up since 09. Starting to show it's age, but Yak just warranty'd one of the clamps that stopped working. No questions asked, sent a whole new assembly to the local dealer for me to pick up.
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    Thanks for the recommendations guys.

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