Made of 6063 aluminum and chromoly steel, the new RockyMounts SplitRail comes in at just 44lb for a two bike carrier. The rack brings plenty of modern features despite the low weight, including independent cable locks for each bike, adjustable tray positioning to keep your bikes from touching and a built-in locking hitch pin.
Available in 1.25″ and 2″ hitch mounts, the 2″ has the ability to add third and fourth bike trays to expand its capacity, up to 160lb of total bike weight. The two-bike base design holds up to 120lb regardless of hitch size, or 60lb per bike.
The trays adjust left or right by four inches to help avoid handlebar/saddle conflicts. Oversized grab handles and levers on the tire hooks make it easy to secure anything from 20″ kids bikes up to 29er mountain bikes, with tires up to 3.2″ wide (so, most plus bikes should fit, but fat bikes will need to look at one of their other models
The release lever is on the end of the center beam, so it’s easy to grab even when fully loaded. Their anti-wobble wedge on hitch mount keeps the entire load stable during transit.
The SplitRail retails for $519.95, and each single-bike add-on is $219.95.