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BackStage

$769.95
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The BackStage is the only swing away platform hitch rack on the market that swings out 180 degrees. No matter if you have a truck, SUV or camper van, this rack is perfect for those who need open access to the back end of their vehicle. Based around the MonoRail platform, the BackStage provides full access to the back of the vehicle, even with bikes loaded.

 
Product Features:
  • The industry’s first 180 degree swing away platform hitch rack
  • Carries 2 bikes, up to 60 lbs per tray (120 lbs total). Not compatible with Add-On
  • No contact with frame, secures bicycle by front wheel
  • Carries road tires up to 5.0” fat bike tires, and diameters from 20” to 29”
  • Compatible with bicycle wheelbases from 36” to 50”
  • Folds flat against the vehicle and tilts down 30 degrees to allow for hatch access
  • Only available for 2" hitches. Utilizes RockyMounts premium 3-axis anti wobble system
  • Includes locking hitch bolt and cable lock, keyed alike
  • Not for use with fender equipped bicycles
  • Rack weight 59 lbs (shipping weight 75 lbs)
  • For cargo vans like Sprinter, Transit and ProMaster, an 8" Hitch Extension is usually required for handlebars to clear the door.  Road/Gravel is usually OK, modern mountain bike bars are too wide and can contact the rear door and the hitch extension is required.  

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  • 5
    Solid

    Posted by Anjela Jagger on May 9th 2024

    Just got this recently and took it from Tx to Utah and back. We camped out mostly in backwoods and drove through a lot of dirt roads that were bumpy and some a bit rough. The rack didn't come loose at all the bike stayed in place and didn't shift. The swing away feature is perfect for our sprinter van, too so we can access the back doors without having to remove the bike or rack. This rack is solid and a great one! (We used the hitch extender because my ebike handlebars are just a tad too wide and it didn't affect the performance one bit.)

  • 4
    backstage

    Posted by doug on Apr 8th 2024

    the Backstage was relatively easy to install and use however the so called anti bouncing claim is a bit overstated. bolts are all tight and it still bounces

  • 5
    BackStage rack

    Posted by Michele Aguilera on Feb 29th 2024

    Really happy with the BackStage rack. I was able to assemble it step by step with help from a video on the site and the instructions included. A great value with all the options to make accessing the back of vehicle easier. Super solid, well made and easy to load bikes onto. Great product that I look forward to using for years to come.

  • 5
    Bike rack

    Posted by Jim Gordon on Jan 28th 2024

    Love it have two of them !! Just another Jersey guy with a great idea !!!!

  • 5
    Innovative and clever design, solid build, great customer service

    Posted by Hiroshi on May 3rd 2023

    After happily using the BrassKnuckles on top, when it was time to add a hitch rack, it was a no-brainer to choose the BackStage for its innovative and clever built-in swing-out design and the solid build that RockyMounts is known for. When compared to other "rack plus a separate swing-out unit" setups of other brands', the BackStage built-in swing-out design is absolutely brilliant because it's the most compact when stowed up (least bulk/distance from bumper), lighter & less expensive as a whole system. The swing-out works beautifully, and the entire assembly is super beefy in the usual RockyMounts way. All the knobs/switches are cleverly designed for ease of use and security. Assembly/installation was very easy/intuitive out of the box. One nitpick wishlist... Maybe this is because I'm used to using BrassKnuckles, but I think it'd've been even better if the hook-and-trigger unit had a built-in lock (especially when quickly transporting just 1 bike and don't feel like dealing with the included cable lock). If such becomes available as an extra BackStage part for purchase in the future, I'll buy it in a heartbeat. Online ordering was simple (w/ a specified lock#), and processing/shipping (free) was super-fast. To top off the great products, the customer-support folks at RockyMounts are absolutely above-and-beyond helpful. Another customer-for-life here once again - thanks, guys!

  • 5
    Exceptional Bike Rack and Stellar Customer Service

    Posted by Marc on Apr 13th 2023

    I recently found myself in need of a bike rack that would allow me full access to my car, and my search led me to Rockymounts. I decided to give it a shot, and I am beyond thrilled with my decision! The shipment arrived incredibly fast, and the bike rack is worth every penny. The assembly process was a breeze, with clear instructions and minimal tools required - just a Philips screwdriver. At one point, I thought I might have encountered an issue with some missing screws, but the Rockymounts team was quick to respond to my message and ensured that my weekend plans weren't jeopardized. After following their guidance, I ended up with a flawlessly assembled bike rack. The quality and durability of this bike rack are outstanding, and I have no doubt that it will last for many years to come. Not only does the Rockymounts bike rack meet all of my expectations, but their exceptional customer service has also left a lasting impression. I wholeheartedly recommend Rockymounts to anyone in search of a reliable, high-quality bike rack.

  • 5
    Really perfect!

    Posted by David on May 20th 2022

    I'm a real customer and I can tell you this is one of the best product I ever head. There are not many swing away bike racks are on the market and I did my research before buying this and I never regret it. I had it for about 3 years now. No issues so far. I drive a truck and I wanted something that can be installed non stop so I can throw on my bike go for a ride any time. But I have to be able to access the bed for loading / unloading that the swing are allows me to do so. It is a well constructed, easy to use, but definitely adds a little weight to a small car. I definitely recommend this product!

  • 5
    Outstanding Solid Safe Rack! Even protected our Sprinter van in an accident.

    Posted by Anne Ackerman on Feb 13th 2021

    This rack is amazing. We use it to carry 2 e-bikes on a Sprinter 2500 camper van. It allows total access to the back of the van. The swing-away mechanism is smooth and easy to use and the anti-wobble technology holds the rack really securely. The bikes are solidly secured by the tires and there is no contact with the frame. I also love the integrated hitch pin lock and cable lock for the bikes. On a recent trip we were rear-ended in a traffic jam and this rack took the brunt of the force of the collision. Though it bent, it absorbed the impact and protected our van from any damage. Despite the damage to the rack, it was still able to carry our bikes another 1000 miles home. We are so grateful for this rack and replaced it immediately.

  • 5
    Super Convenient

    Posted by Tony on Sep 21st 2020

    Love this rack, easy to swing it open and get into the back of my FJ, even with bikes on it. Never worry about the bikes coming out of the rack! Highly recommended!!!