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09-08-2013 09:07 PM
Rancho J Westy, what size are your kid's bikes?
I don't like how it sticks out (but it is, what it is.... no way around it. )
09-07-2013 01:43 PM
J_Westy
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Originally Posted by rla1999 View Post
Thanks for this info. I am looking for either a Thule, 1 up or Swagman now after reading all the comments. I only need a two bike one though. But these 3 brands seem to be used the most. I constantly check eBay and Amazon for a good deal. Prices on these don't seem to drop unfortunately.
People hardly ever sell their 1up. I know I won't.

I don't have a pic without the two add-ons, but here's our 1up:





I also made some taillights to velcro on.



09-07-2013 10:53 AM
rla1999
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Originally Posted by BXCc View Post
The info that I have is that this site is set up by Backcountry.com. This is how they sell their returns. I have only ordered once and the seller was "Backcountry". Anyway, hope this helps.

Thule - Transport T2 with STL2 Lock - 2 Bike One Color, 2i
Thanks.
09-07-2013 06:09 AM
BXCc The info that I have is that this site is set up by Backcountry.com. This is how they sell their returns. I have only ordered once and the seller was "Backcountry". Anyway, hope this helps.

Thule - Transport T2 with STL2 Lock - 2 Bike One Color, 2i
09-06-2013 12:03 PM
rla1999
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Originally Posted by BXCc View Post
1up:Best rack available for many reasons. Cost for 4 bikes = $927

Kuat NV: Another top quality rack. Has built in repair stand. Cost for 4 bikes = $938

Thule T2: Great rack with awesome customer service. Cost for 4 bikes = $760

Swagman Quad 2+2: Great rack that will hold wheels sizes from 29" to 16". (None of the others will work with kids bikes) Cost for 4 bikes = $520

I am not disagreeing with anyone that 1up racks are the best. And goal post style racks work great too with the right bikes. But I still feel that the Swagman is the best bang for the buck. And it holds all the bike types that I have in my quiver. I really don't want to put parts on my bike just to use a certain goal post rack and I don't want to have to put my daughters bike in the back. If you have the coin and the 1up fits your bikes, by all means, get it. You will love it. IMHO, it wasn't necessary. And I'm not one to cheap out over $100.
Whether on your bike or in your JK, ALWAYS enjoy the ride!
Thanks for this info. I am looking for either a Thule, 1 up or Swagman now after reading all the comments. I only need a two bike one though. But these 3 brands seem to be used the most. I constantly check eBay and Amazon for a good deal. Prices on these don't seem to drop unfortunately.
09-06-2013 09:42 AM
big_slacker
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Originally Posted by JKMarty View Post

Sarcasm my friend, sarcasm, KCCO!
Haha! So hard to tell on the intarnets.
09-05-2013 05:39 PM
HK_Runner I don't like my bikes being held by the frame or dangling with an adapter, but I am super picky about stuff like that. The bikes are pretty expensive. My MTB is about $5K each (I have two) and the roadbike around $3.5K each (I have two). One tends to be a bit paranoid about those bikes dangling off the back. Plus, I like nice stuff....which brings me to my ridiculous spending habits. I need to stop that, and save instead! Well, thanks for depressing me but it was a good financial awakening.
09-05-2013 05:28 PM
thinkxingu Jesus, this thread went stupid quickly.
09-05-2013 05:24 PM
JKMarty
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Originally Posted by xzy View Post
It was a play on words jackass...and no I won't argue with you because you're the idiot
...and you're the DB of the day! Congratulations!
09-05-2013 05:23 PM
JKMarty
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Originally Posted by big_slacker View Post
I don't want to be him, but it is a little strange to suggest a bike rack behind a brick could affect aero much or have enough weight (15 lbs plus bike) to lift the front enough to cause aero issues.
Sarcasm my friend, sarcasm, KCCO!
09-05-2013 05:16 PM
JKPaul
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Originally Posted by xzy View Post
It was a play on words jackass...and no I won't argue with you because you're the idiot
Another keyboard commando.........sigh.
09-05-2013 12:24 PM
xzy
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Originally Posted by JKPaul View Post
I don't know what 'right stuff' one would need for a bike rack, its a bike rack for Pete's sake but, you talking in a condecending tone to another poster regarding his personal preferences shows a lack of character, no quiz required.
It was a play on words jackass...and no I won't argue with you because you're the idiot
09-05-2013 11:35 AM
big_slacker
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Originally Posted by JKPaul View Post

I don't know what 'right stuff' one would need for a bike rack, its a bike rack for Pete's sake but, you talking in a condecending tone to another poster regarding his personal preferences shows a lack of character, no quiz required.
I don't want to be him, but it is a little strange to suggest a bike rack behind a brick could affect aero much or have enough weight (15 lbs plus bike) to lift the front enough to cause aero issues.
09-05-2013 10:35 AM
JKPaul
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Originally Posted by xzy View Post
Well smarty Marty....I DO have a pilots license. Attain lift-off as you put it ( creating lift would be more accurate ) at highway speeds ? Can't see that happening. Better study Bernoulli's principle for starters. There will be a quiz later (!)

If you're looking for the best bang for your $$ get whatever you see fit.

Clearly you don't have the right stuff for a 1up.
I don't know what 'right stuff' one would need for a bike rack, its a bike rack for Pete's sake but, you talking in a condecending tone to another poster regarding his personal preferences shows a lack of character, no quiz required.
09-05-2013 07:29 AM
BXCc 1up:Best rack available for many reasons. Cost for 4 bikes = $927

Kuat NV: Another top quality rack. Has built in repair stand. Cost for 4 bikes = $938

Thule T2: Great rack with awesome customer service. Cost for 4 bikes = $760

Swagman Quad 2+2: Great rack that will hold wheels sizes from 29" to 16". (None of the others will work with kids bikes) Cost for 4 bikes = $520


I am not disagreeing with anyone that 1up racks are the best. And goal post style racks work great too with the right bikes. But I still feel that the Swagman is the best bang for the buck. And it holds all the bike types that I have in my quiver. I really don't want to put parts on my bike just to use a certain goal post rack and I don't want to have to put my daughters bike in the back. If you have the coin and the 1up fits your bikes, by all means, get it. You will love it. IMHO, it wasn't necessary. And I'm not one to cheap out over $100.
Whether on your bike or in your JK, ALWAYS enjoy the ride!
09-05-2013 07:22 AM
xzy
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Originally Posted by JKMarty View Post
I don't think I want/need something that big on the back of my Jeep. At highway speed I may attain lift-off and I don't have my pilots license. For what I need all my research points to the Swagman as having the best bang for my $$.
Well smarty Marty....I DO have a pilots license. Attain lift-off as you put it ( creating lift would be more accurate ) at highway speeds ? Can't see that happening. Better study Bernoulli's principle for starters. There will be a quiz later (!)

If you're looking for the best bang for your $$ get whatever you see fit.

Clearly you don't have the right stuff for a 1up.
09-05-2013 06:03 AM
J_Westy
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Originally Posted by domr View Post
To those with the 1UP rack:

Are you using an OEM style receiver, an extended receiver such as the Hidden Hitch, or using an extension? Does the rack fold up without interfering with the spare? Does the rack fold down and allow the tailgate to be opened? Thanks.
Also read here:
1up Rack on Jeep Wrangler JK
09-04-2013 09:29 PM
domr
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Originally Posted by Phierce View Post

Hidden hitch on mine and my pedal just clears the spare.
The 1up will not fold completely up with a spare but folds down enough to open the gate.
With the single tray on the 1up it does fold up and fits in the back of my 2D. I know you can fold the double and still may fit in the back.
Made from aluminum so it's real light as well.
Check it out...
Thanks for the detailed response, that's awesome!
09-04-2013 09:18 PM
big_slacker I also have the hidden hitch, pedals clear, same folding shown above.
09-04-2013 07:27 PM
Phierce
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Originally Posted by domr View Post
To those with the 1UP rack:

Are you using an OEM style receiver, an extended receiver such as the Hidden Hitch, or using an extension? Does the rack fold up without interfering with the spare? Does the rack fold down and allow the tailgate to be opened? Thanks.
Hidden hitch on mine and my pedal just clears the spare.
The 1up will not fold completely up with a spare but folds down enough to open the gate.
With the single tray on the 1up it does fold up and fits in the back of my 2D. I know you can fold the double and still may fit in the back.
Made from aluminum so it's real light as well.
Check it out...
09-04-2013 05:48 PM
JKMarty
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Originally Posted by xzy View Post
If there is anyone who's thinking about buying a 1up you might want to read this thread on MBTR if you haven't already. There is no other rack or product that I know of that has such overwhelming approval. Many of these guys have tried most other racks on the market. There is a reason 1up has almost a cult following. They're simply that good.

When I bought mine I was a little hesitant to spend the money but 76 pages of positive comments can't be wrong.....and they weren't. 1up's are worth every penny and then some.

Just thought I'd pass it on in case anyone is interested...
I don't think I want/need something that big on the back of my Jeep. At highway speed I may attain lift-off and I don't have my pilots license. For what I need all my research points to the Swagman as having the best bang for my $$.
09-04-2013 04:41 PM
domr To those with the 1UP rack:

Are you using an OEM style receiver, an extended receiver such as the Hidden Hitch, or using an extension? Does the rack fold up without interfering with the spare? Does the rack fold down and allow the tailgate to be opened? Thanks.
09-04-2013 03:36 PM
jonesdavide I just wanted to add to this thread because it was helpful for me as I researched the best rack for my TJ. I was mainly looking at Yakima and Kuat because I get a pretty nice discount on those brands through work. I ended up going with the Kuat Sherpa and could not be more pleased. A coworker has the 1UP, but for the price I could carry two bikes with the Sherpa as opposed to just one with the 1UP. I did not have to use an extension on my factory hitch, and I am able to fold the rack up with no interference from the spare tire. This was my biggest concern, because it seemed like everyone who is using an extension on their Wranglers is doing so because they have a full tire on the back. I had also emailed their support a question and received a timely and helpful response.
09-03-2013 12:14 PM
insylem
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Originally Posted by rla1999 View Post
I am interested in getting a bike rack that can hold two bikes for my JK. What do you guys recommend? Something $150 or less if possible

A friend from work gave me a Cycleon. It works great for me. I can use it on my Cobalt or my Jeep. It fits into the hitch reciever. At first I was a little concerned about the spare tire interfearing with the pedal on the first bike, but it doesn't cause a problem.

The only issue I've had was after a nice hard Mt bike trail ride, I barly had the strengh to lift my bike onto the rack. Next time I'll take my Cobalt. It's lower to the ground, eayser to lift onto the rack when you're worn out.
09-03-2013 12:05 PM
xzy The things to remember about 1up racks are they are expensive but extremely well engineered and very robust, however they do not photograph well and you must buy it sight unseen, unless you know someone who has one. There is an unconditional money back if you don't like it, but I've never heard of anyone returning one. No plastic to degrade or break down either.

I bought the two bike carrier. It can't be made into a single carrier although I usually only carry one bike. I didn't think it was worth the extra money for black, and silver is better visibility for cars behind you. It has a great and secure way of attaching to the receiver, and folds up in a minute to store in your Jeep or trunk. As more than a few guys on MTBR would say....just shut up and buy it
09-03-2013 11:54 AM
JeepSean I definitely want to invest in something like this. It's good to know they're not necessarily as expensive as I first thought.
09-03-2013 11:36 AM
big_slacker
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Originally Posted by JKPaul View Post
Holy Moly! Looks like a deep space antenna array. That's pretty big.
Only if you're carrying 4 bikes. Each bike is one of those add ons.

As for cost of bikes, IMO bike prices have gone nuclear and people are buying chinese mass produced frames for outrageous markup, and this year's newest fancy shifter/brake/crank, etc... paying SRAM/Shimano's R&D budget off happily.

And the funny thing is they'll be exactly as fast as they would be on a bike costing a quarter as much. The other funny thing is that you can buy their bike a year later for half what they paid when they move on to the latest and greatest.
09-03-2013 09:18 AM
lolpetewtf Wow you guys spend some serious dough on bikes. I have a $480 BMX I thought was a lot of green. lol
09-03-2013 09:16 AM
JKPaul
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Originally Posted by Phierce View Post
Like I said on page 1...1upUSA is by far the best.
I will get a few pictures up tonight.
Holy Moly! Looks like a deep space antenna array. That's pretty big.
09-03-2013 07:51 AM
Phierce Like I said on page 1...1upUSA is by far the best.
I will get a few pictures up tonight.
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