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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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Brand Allen Sports
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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4.3 out of 5 stars 1,390 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #25,369 in Automotive (See top 100)
#93 in Automotive > Exterior Accessories > Cargo Management > Car & Truck Racks
#235 in Sports & Outdoors > Outdoor Recreation > Accessories > Car Racks & Carriers
#6,460 in Sports & Outdoors > Sports & Fitness > Accessories
Shipping Weight 23.5 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available January 1, 2007

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Carry your bicycles as securely as possible and avoid the hassles of piled bikes or high threshold rooftop mounts, with the Allen Deluxe 3-Bike Hitch Mount Rack. Fitting vehicles with a 1.25 or 2-inch trailer hitch, the Allen Deluxe Hitch Mount Rack is both easy to operate and super secure for your bikes. Constructed out of steel with a durable black powder finish and with Allen's patented tie downs that keep bikes from bumping, the rack is built to last and is backed by a lifetime warranty from Allen.

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.

Manufacturer's Warranty
Lifetime warranty

From the Manufacturer

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"
Quick fold carry arms
Quick secure straps & dual compound cradles
Rapid tilt-away
Dual compound spine shield
Individual tie-down cradle
Folding carry arms
Tilt-away main mast
No-wobble hitch installation

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I love this bike rack. The price is very reasonable and its build-quality I consider top-notch with all holes and welds being quite precise. The design has clever features that were new to me, such as being able to fold down the bike support arm when not in use so one doesn't accidentally run into it and also the ability to fold down the whole rack allowing quick and easy access through the rear door. The strap cinching system seemed cheap and goofy at first but after using it a few times I've now become quite adept at strapping and unstrapping the bikes to where it only takes a few seconds for me to do so. I now feel its quite clever in that this strapping system will accommodate any size bike tube (unlike some other bike racks I've had in the past). Its important to note that the spacing between the supports is quite wide at 14" and that might limit its use for smaller bikes, as our adult bikes just barely fit (with <2" to spare). I did run into an issue that I've noted that some other Amazon reviewers (reviewing other similar model Allen bike racks) had alluded to. All hitch mounted bike racks will wobble to some extent and that's why most have some sort of anti-wobble system that basically draws the bike rack tight to one side of the receiver to prevent it wobbling. Well, the anti-wobble bolt that is supplied with the bike rack works well for a 2" receiver hitch, however if you have a 1-1/4" receiver it won't fit unless you drill out the hole on one side of your receiver... it will need to be slightly larger than 1/2". If you don't want to do that then you'll need to buy an 'after-market' anti-wobble bolt. That's when I ran into the problem that anti-wobble bolts don't seem to exist for 1-1/4" receivers...Read more ›
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This is the least expensive hitch mounted rack I could find anywhere.

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.
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Great bike rack all around. Easy to assemble, just make sure you have the tools to do so. The locking washers are a pain without the proper wrenches. The "anti-wobble" bolt to make sure the rack doesn't sway from side to side is a little difficult to install, and it took me a few tries to get it right, but now it is rock solid and won't move anywhere. The fold down mechanism works like a charm, you just have to make sure you don't tighten the two bolts at the top too much or it will be really difficult to move.

+ 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.
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Changed it to 5 stars after many months. It's worth it!

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.
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