|Item Weight||22.6 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||16.6 x 4 x 25.9 inches|
|Item model number||142352|
|Manufacturer Part Number||532RR|
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Allen Sports Deluxe 3-Bike Hitch Mount Rack (1.25 or 2-Inch Receiver)
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- 3-bike rack fits vehicles with either a 1.25 or 2-inch trailer hitch
- 16-inch long carry arms individually secure bicycles with Allen's patented tie-down system
- Folding carry arms quickly drop out of the way when rack is not in use
- Rack sets up and installs in less than 5 minutes
- Sturdy steel construction with black powder coat finish; Lifetime warranty
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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.
- Fits vehicles with a 1.25 or 2-inch trailer hitch
- Holds up to three bikes
- 16-inch carry arms
- Individual bike cradles
- Steel construction
- Black powder coat finish
- Patented single key release system
- Tie down strap
- Minor assembly required
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.
From the Manufacturer
Deluxe 3-Bike Hitch
An easy to use, rugged rack to safely transport your bikes
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.
Quick assembly and easy install
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
Backed by Allen's lifetime warranty
All Allen Bike Racks are backed by a lifetime warranty. Please visit the Allen Sports web site for full details.
Key feature list
- Folding carry arms
- Individual tie-down cradles to secure and protect bicycles
- Tilt away main mast for easy lift-gate access
- Easy assembly
- No-Wobble hitch installation
Allen Deluxe Hitch Rack features
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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|Quick secure straps & dual compound cradles||✓||✓||✓|
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|Individual tie-down cradle||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Folding carry arms||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Tilt-away main mast||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|No-wobble hitch installation||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
About Allen Sports
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.
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The item arrived whole and the instructions are very clearly written, but not well illustrated.
Assembly was fast, but in putting the two larger parts together, I found it easy to tighten the bolts too much, thereby chipping the paint. The metal gave slightly, and the paint around the bolts came right off, but the pieces are definitely securely fastened.
The two included cotter pins are good, but the fasteners on the ends are a little flimsy.
Attaching to the hitch is straightforward. There's a two piece sleeve that goes over the 1.25" pipe to make it a proper 2" male end. Attaching the 'no wobble' bolt required two wrenches and upon tightening it to the maximum I was unpleasantly surprised that there was so much vertical movement of the rack in the hitch. It definitely does not wobble side to side, and the torsion is minimal to non-existent, but it is a little alarming that the rack travels up and down almost 1 to 1.5 inches, pivoting on the 'no-wobble' bolt.
The bikes went on quickly and easily and I was surprised that fully loaded, that they needed no more than the included straps to affix to the rack with no movement.
In taking the assembled and loaded contraption for a test ride I was disappointed and upset that a bumpy road definitely made the whole thing shake. I'm using shims on the top of the receiver to keep it all from bouncing too much, but I really felt I got exactly what I paid for - the cheapest 3 bike rack out there.
Warning - Amazon tags a Master brand locking hitch pin (with a blue anodized end) to sell with this item THAT DOES NOT FIT this rack.
+ Easy to assemble
+ Very sturdy
+ Holds the bikes very well
- Wal-Mart has the same rack for $23 cheaper at the time of this review (which I found out AFTER the fact, come on Amazon!) Edit: 11/19/2010 - Wal-Mart has since removed the 3-bike version of this rack on their website.
- Instructions could be a bit more clear, but they have a great instructional video on the company website.
Warning: This is a woman's review! You guys will think I'm ridiculous.
In a nutshell: This is my second Allen bike rack and I've been very pleased. I read all the reviews before purchasing--the first review you see is spot on--and the racks have been great and much less expensive than many others I've seen advertised. They have lived up to every positive review I have read.
Recently I went through quite a process to figure out whether I should get a hitch on my new RAV4 or just do this bike rack thing on the spare tire. I decided I did not want to deal with screwing things onto the spare tire, and--most importantly--the spare tire cover is very pretty and I didn't want to mess that up. (I told you--it's a woman's review.)
I hemmed and hawed about prices, etc., but I felt that the hitch would be good for me in the long run. After I made the appointment to get the hitch, I had to look into bike racks. They ran the gamut. It was kind of confusing, and I had to learn a lot of new jargon. I finally decided to buy the Allen bike rack, mainly because I own another Allen bike rack that's not for a hitch and it is fantastic.
What I learned about bike racks and hitches, though, is important for the ladies. You want one that's easy to get on and off. The nut and bolt that came with the Allen bike rack should be replaced immediately, which is what some of the reviewers said. You can easily buy a pin (ask someone to show you what it is) to replace the nut and bolt. Get a 1/2"--or at least bring the bike rack to the store and have someone help you. (I had someone help me at the hitch place, but they gave me a 5/8" pin and it didn't fit at all.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this 535RR 3-bike hitch rack, and it was properly installed as per Allen's instructions. This summer, I ran into workmanship issue. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Antnoio
High quality rack, but the fabric straps that wrap around the bikes make a bit nervous, I'd like to see an attachment device that's a bit more secure.Published 1 month ago by Donald A. Murphy
This bike rack works well and seems well made. I think this will last a long time, and it does the job. My only gripe is that using the 1" hitch it wobbles quite a bit. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Leonard
Pretty easy to install, but bikes wobble while transporting.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I want to like this bike rack, I really do. I've successfully carried a couple of bikes to the trail on it a couple of times now. I like the strap system and I have no wobble. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gastygirl
The only thing Wrong with this piece of equipment where you would lock it in the receiver. You cannot utilize a standard pin and large cotter pin. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Christopher S.