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1UP USA Releases New & Improved Beefed-Up Super Duty (SD) Hitch Rack Also for eBikes

1UPUSA New Super Duty Hitch Rack full rack(Photo/Ron Frazelle)
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While strolling the booths at this year’s Sea Otter Classic, we made it over to the 1UP USA booth to check out their new Super Duty hitch-mounted bike rack. Building on the success of the previous version, the new Super Duty promises to be more rugged, capable, and versatile than before.

1UPUSA New Super Duty Hitch Rack full rack
(Photo/Ron Frazelle)

The new Super Duty brings significant updates to meet the expanding needs of cyclists. Designed to carry bikes up to 100 pounds per tray, the SD is engineered to be durable and reliable.

Since the original Super Duty launched in 2016, it has been hailed as one of the best racks on the planet,” said Kurt Barclay, Marketing Director for 1UP USA. “We’ve listened to feedback, observed how cyclists are pushing the boundaries of bike transportation, and sought ways to enhance the already impressive capabilities of the SD rack. The result is what we consider the ultimate evolution of the 1UP USA Super Duty Rack.

Super Duty (SD) Retail and Key Features

Retail: “The base price varies between $600 and $950 depending on tray configuration

More Capable

With thicker side plates and pivot beams, tray capacity now allows up to 100 lbs for the first two trays. Spacing has been extended between bike trays to provide additional clearance between bike spots.

1UPUSA New Super Duty Hitch Rack beefier guide arms

Off-road Ready

The new Super Duty is rated for extreme off-road use. But now it’s compatible with Wheel Chock. Wheel Chock is an accessory that cradles the front wheel eliminating that annoying “wheel flop” when the steer tube rotates while the bike is in the rack.

1UPUSA New Super Duty Hitch Rack wheel chock close up

This also stabilizes the bike, making it more stout and better for serious off-road use.

Clean and Tidy

The new Super Duty also folds up to 90° when not in use, only protruding 8″ from the hitch. The single bike option allows for most rear hatches to open without lowering the rack.

One-handed Operation

1UPUSA New Super Duty Hitch Rack free ratchet position

Redesigned glide bars and levers offer a stronger connection to the arms that hold the tires. This enables a press-and-lift feature that allows users to disengage the ratchet and open/close the arms with one hand, making loading and unloading the bikes easier.

1UPUSA New Super Duty Hitch Rack new quick release

Additionally, the Super Duty is compatible with the optional loading ramp, allowing uncomplicated mounting of heavy bikes onto the rack.

Adjustable Wheelbase

1UPUSA New Super Duty Hitch Rack adjustable tray width

The new SD introduces adjustable-width trays, providing the option for four different width configurations: standard at 54″, long at 58″, and offset to either the driver or passenger side at 56″. The new SD is fat bike ready for up to 5″ tires straight out of the box

Built to Accessorize

The SD uses the same Add-On mounting system as 1UP’s Quick Rack system, making it reverse-compatible with current add-ons and most accessories.

1UPUSA New Super Duty Hitch Rack Wheel Chock

Up To Four Bikes

Available as a single or double base rack with the option to add two add-ons, the Super Duty is just as modular as the original.

All 1UP USA racks are American-made and backed by a lifetime warranty. I any accidents occur, every component is available for purchase on the 1UP USA website.


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1 month ago

I hope you’re having a great time at the race and enjoying the culture that surrounds it!

Seems like fun hanging out in the sun, checking out all the new bikes, I’m jealous. Enjoy!

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