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The Allen rack boasts a patented tie-down system and individually cradles up to three bikes in the 16-inch carry arms. As easy to install as it is to use, the rack sets up in less than 5 minutes with a no-wobble bolt that holds it still within the hitch. When the rack is not in use, the carry arms quickly drop out of the way and fold down flat with a patented single pin mechanism and the rack tilts up to allow easy access to the lift gate.
About Allen Bike Racks:
In 1967, after a few years of working on the aerospace technology for the Apollo missions, Dick Allen was out of a job. Government cutbacks led Allen, a Harvard-trained physicist, to transform his garage hobby into a new industry. A cycling enthusiast, inventor, and family man, Allen had a personal need for a bike-carrying device. On weekends, he would take his sons and wife to Cape Cod or the White Mountains of New Hampshire. What proved difficult time and again was the transport of his family's bicycles. Rather than fight through inconvenience with twine and a dinged car, Allen sought an answer for himself as well as a market in which he foresaw major growth possibilities.
Always a pathfinder, Allen took to work in his Lincoln, Massachusetts garage in search of a more efficient way to transport bikes. Drafting designs during the day and constructing them throughout the night, he put together a model made of electrical conduit, metal strapping, and fire hose casings (for padding). At first, the Allen's tested the prototype on weekend excursions. Finding the first trunk-mounted rack to be a success, Dick started Allen Bike Racks. Dealer acceptance came quickly, and by 1971 Allen Bike Racks were sold nationally through a number of major bicycle distributors. Today, the company owns over three-dozen patents and offers a versatile product line of bike racks while Dick's son Alex now owns and operates the business. What started out as a small garage run operation now operates three warehouses nationally, two factories abroad, and has products sold in more than a dozen countries around the world.
The Allen Sports model 532RR delivers capacity for up to three bicycles (up to 105 pound) and installs onto most standard Class II, III & IV 1 1/4 inch and 2 inch receiver hitches. The 532RR features easy assembly, folding carry arms, lift-gate access, and individual tie-down cradles.
With only three bolts needed to assemble your Allen Deluxe Hitch Rack, your rack will be out of the box and have you on the road in minutes
All Allen Bike Racks are backed by a lifetime warranty. Please visit the Allen Sports web site for full details.
Folding carry arms
The carry arms on your rack can be easily folded down out of the way when not in use. This allows for greater flexibility in using your vehicle with the rack installed.
Patented tie-down system
Allen's patented individual tie-down system secures and protects your bicycles. The tie-downs are fixed in position on the carry arm, but rotate so that the can engage a wide range of bicycle frame sizes and styles.
Title-away main mast
The main mast on the rack can be quickly tilted back fro easy lift gate access when the rack is in place on your vehicle.
No-wobble hitch installation
Allen Deluxe Hitch Racks include the hardware to securely install the rack into your receiver hitch. The included No-Wobble Bolt will allow you to fully tighten the rack in place.
|Model 532RR||Model S535||Model 542RR||Model S545||Model 552RR||Model S555|
|Capacity||3 bike/ 105 lb||3 bike/ 105 lb||4 bike/ 140 lb||4 bike/ 140 lb||5 bike/ 175 lb||5 bike/ 175 lb|
|Hitch size||1 1/4" and 2"||1 1/4" and 2"||2"||2"||2"||2"|
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Dick Allen (pictured left in 1972) started Allen Sports in his garage in 1967. Since its founding, the company has been committed to producing the highest-quality, easiest-to-use bike racks and bicycle related products on the market. Dick, a onetime aerospace engineer, opened Allen Sports after building a prototype bike carrier in his Lincoln, Massachusetts shop in his free time. The first ever trunk-mounted bicycle carrier--made of electrical conduit, metal strapping, and fire hose casings (for padding) -- was thoroughly tested on weekend excursions to Cape Cod. Shortly afterward, Allen took his design to market, and by 1971 had established a national presence for his product. Today, the family owned company owns more than three dozen patents, operates four warehouses nationally, six factories abroad, and sells products in countries around the world including USA, Mexico, Canada, and China.
There was wobbling. I couldn't fix it. Hence I returned this product.Published 9 hours ago by Ashish Jain
Works great, easy to use. Seems slightly wobbly when driving, but has been secure. I carried 2 bikes on the highway with no trouble.Published 1 day ago by Sarah F.
This is a very well-made carrier that has performed well with my various bikes. If I were to do it over again, though, I would buy a carrier with the stretch rubber fasteners... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Joseph F. Mclaughlin
Very easy to use and has great features but has already begun to rustPublished 3 days ago by paco1038
Haven't taken it off the tow hitch since I installed it months ago. Great little bike rack.Published 10 days ago by Exclaminator
works great, took it on many hundred mile trips, easy up and downPublished 12 days ago by David Quintero
I love this bike rack. We took it to Florida and back to Indiana with no problems. It allowed access to the back doors of our suburban with the bikes on it and that was huge. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Phil Rutledge