1UP USA BIKE RACK, THE BEST BIKE RACK FOR OVERLANDING
Looking for a bike rack you can take anywhere?
There are good companies out there you must have heard of before like Yakima racks, Thule, Kuat, Bell. Then comes along 1UP USA and changes the bike rack game. The design, storage capability, compatibility with vehicles, adjustability to fit any bike you have, and the angle the bikes are even stored you wouldn’t believe. If you love overlanding and mountain biking, the worries of damaging your bikes or rack is no longer.
This article will go over the 1UP USA bike rack’s features looking into:
- Storing Convenience
- Bicycle Compatibility
- Perfect Overlanding Rack
The options we are discussing today are the Heavy Duty and Super Duty rack options.
Heavy duty can support up to 200 lbs of total weight.
Super duty can support up to 225 lbs of total weight.
Other than the capacity and slight difference of 1lb in weight (for added material to support the weight) it may be worth it to upgrade to that super duty! These racks are identical otherwise and the whole construction is thick bars of metal and heavy duty bolts.
Fully compatible with your vehicle’s hitch, 1UP USA offers 1.25” and 2” hitch mount options. If you enjoy riding solo, or have a family of 4, this company offers attachments available for an extra cost to allow the rack to have 1-4 bike capacity. What other rack does that?! These easily removable bike trays can be disassembled in a few minutes. Have a fat tire bike and are looking for a rack that can fit the 5 inch tires? Read more under Bike Compatibility.
How many of you have a bike rack currently just layed out in the garage or shed and just sits there, taking up so much room. Hate that inconvenience. The 1UP USA bike rack folds up and out of the way, so the 6 foot long bike trays actually tuck in and away so that you can keep that precious garage space for other toys.
If you have some extra room in your garage, or mounting the bike rack on a wall is something you are used to and are anticipating doing, the Rack Stash product sold on their website and Amazon (Link to Amazon) allows you to slide in the hitch mount directly into this mountable sleeve. Looks really cool too.
Leaving our expensive bikes on the back of your vehicle is a cause for attention, as well as cause of concern when you head into the grocery store or that hike where you leave your car for hours unattended. Luckily this bike rack has a solution and a good one too.
The innovative security system which requires a tool specific to the 1UP USA Bike Rack (will not be sharing what tool to keep you bike rack safe) as well as a secondary security system which is a pad lock or slotted hitch bar lock you can add that will secure the bike rack to your vehicle very well, depending on the model. Securing your bikes to the bike rack also has a solution.
The Fuhgettaboutit lock system (Link to Amazon) is a tough U-Bolt lock system that has a guarantee if someone cuts through it, to reimburse you for your stolen property. Now that's security.
Whether you want to take a children’s bike, road bike, mountain bike or fat tire back, the 1 UP USA bike rack has designed the solution so you can take any bike with you on your trip to the trails. The rack can accommodate 16” – 29” wheels with the option to purchase a spacer for up to 5” tires. So pretty much whatever you are riding, it will fit on the 1UP USA bike rack.
Perfect Overlanding Rack
This rack has a built in “anti-wobble” mechanism which essentially secures the bike rack to your vehicle in such a way, it becomes like a solid extension to your vehicle. This is the most important as when overlanding there are a lot of vibrations, dips, and bumps that could affect the attachment of the rack or the bikes to the rack. From what I have experienced, this rack is as solid as it gets.
When overlanding, there will probably be some steep inclines and the angle at which the vehicle (depending which vehicle) could climb without scratching the bike rack is insane. The design is unique as you attach bicycle trays to the bike rack for more bikes, the angle remains constant and they stack higher as you go out further. Unlike most bike racks which is a straight shot out.