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Editors' Choice Award
The Thule T2 Pro XT is the winner of our Editors Choice Award, and is the best hitch rack we have ever tested.
Top Pick Award
A lightweight alternative to other hitch racks, with great adjustability.
Best Buy Award
Our Best Buy Award winning RockyMounts MonoRail combines a solid performance and a reasonable price.
As the lightest hitch rack we tested, the Sherpa was a favorite for its good looks and simple design.
The NV 2.0 combines beautiful design with great functionality.
An ideal rack when used on vehicles with low roof heights.
The Yakima Holdup is the less refined sibling of the Dr. Tray; it gets the job done but is more difficult to use.
This is a a hitch mount rack that folds up for compact storage.
Editors' Choice Award
The Trio eliminates the need for axle adapters and can carry nearly any type of bike on the market.
Straightforward, user-friendly, and sturdy, the Rocky Mounts Brassknuckles is a quality roof mount option.
Best Buy Award
With solid construction and a simple fork mount design, the Jetline is a great roof rack with an unbeatable price.
A stalwart of the hitch rack genera, the T2 is as relevant today as it was when it was released 10 years ago.
The SwitchHitter is a fork mount roof rack that can carry nearly any bike regardless of axle standard.
For transporting road bikes or other bikes with standard quick release forks, the ForkLift is a solid option.
Top Pick Award
The swing away design of the BackStage is ideal for vans and cab over truck campers.
Light weight, low profile, and user-friendly, the Transfer is a budget friendly platform hitch mount rack from Kuat.
The ThruRide delivers on the promise of multiple axle compatibility, but the rack falls short of the competition.
Editors' Choice Award
Best trunk mount rack we have tested, with solid security features and a huge vehicle compatibly list.
The Apex swing enhances access to the rear of your vehicle, but the design supports bikes by the frame and can lead to bike damage.
It lacks the quality and convenience of the competition, but the Chinook is an affordable hitch mount tray rack option for those on a budget.
Basic, but inexpensive, the Swagman XC2 is a hitch mount tray rack that lacks security features and clamps on the frame, but it is lightweight and folds up small for storage.
Best Buy Award
Kuat's Highline trunk mount bike rack lacks security features but is otherwise is reasonably priced, lightweight, and user-friendly.
The Thule Parkway is a more economical version of the Apex Swing, but it limits access rear compartments of a vehicle.
The Saris Freedom 2 is a versatile hitch mount rack that relies on frame clamps rather than tire and wheel contact to secure bikes for transport.
The Saris Bones 2 will fit a wide range of vehicles, with its adjustable design, but lacks locks or other security features.
The affordable Allen Deluxe 2 is a trunk mount rack with limited versatility and no security features.
The Allen Deluxe 4 is best for occasional use.