RockyMounts BackStage Swing Away Platform
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Thule T2 Pro XT
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Kuat Sherpa 2.0
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Yakima Dr. Tray
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Pros Pivot design enhances vehicle access, remote tilt lever, durableEasy tilt release function, durable, fat bike compatible, tool-free installationReasonably priced, highly versatile, solid construction, user-friendly tilt release, comes with locksLightweight, simple, foot pedal tilt mechanismLow loading height, easy tray adjustment, lightweight, tool free removal
Cons Really heavy, pricey, limited tray clearanceHefty, priceySits slightly closer to vehicle than some, some assembly requiredLacks versatility, expensiveHigh price, sticky tilt release handle, cable locks are difficult to use
Bottom Line The swing away design is ideal for vans and cab over truck campersThis is the best hitch rack we have ever testedThis rack combines solid performance and a reasonable priceAs the lightest hitch rack we tested, the Sherpa was a favorite for its good looks and simple designA lightweight alternative to other hitch racks, with great adjustability
Rating Categories BackStage Swing Away Platform Thule T2 Pro XT RockyMounts MonoRail Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Yakima Dr. Tray
Ease Of EveryDay Use (20%)
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9
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7
Ease Of Removal And Storage (20%)
5
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Versatility (20%)
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Security (20%)
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Ease Of Assembly (10%)
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Durability (10%)
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Specs BackStage Swing... Thule T2 Pro XT RockyMounts MonoRail Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Yakima Dr. Tray
Style Hitch (tray) Hitch (tray) Hitch (tray) Hitch (tray) Hitch (tray)
Bike Capacity 2 2 2 2 2
Lock? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Weight 60lbs 3oz 51 lbs 44lbs 2oz 32 lbs 34 lbs
Other Sizes Available? No Yes, 1.25" receiver and rack add-on for 2 additional bikes Yes, 1.25" reciever, single bike add-on sold separately Yes, 1.25" receiver Yes, 1.25" receiver and rack add-on for 1 additional bike
Cross Bar Compatibility N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
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