The SplitRail LS goes beyond just a hitch rack with a balance between aesthetics and functionality that is best in class. The SplitRail design puts everything in the right place, while visually creating a clean rack that will compliment your vehicle's good looks. The largest carrying capacity, up to 4 bikes with Add-Ons, and the deep wheel cups make the SplitRail LS incredibly secure and versatile. Integrated locks keep your bikes safe for those quick trips, while the soft touch hooks keep it firmly secure without frame contact.
- Carries 2 bikes, up to 60 lbs per tray (120 lbs total). Expandable to 3 or 4 bikes up to 45 lbs per tray, with Add-Ons
- Tray can be adjusted 4” side-to-side to avoid bike interference
- No contact with frame, secures bicycle by front wheel
- Carries road tires up to 3.0” wide mountain bike tires, and diameters from 20” to 29”
- Compatible with bicycle wheelbases from 34” 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
- Integrated cable locks secure individual bikes to trays, locking hitch bolt and premium lock pod secures rack to car, keyed alike
- Includes wall mount hook for easy storage
- Not for use with fender equipped bicycles
- Rack weight 44 lbs (shipping weight 58 lbs)
- Fit Memo- For cargo vans a fit check is required. Depending on hitch manufacturer, handlebar width, vehicle wheelbase, and accessories an 8" Hitch Extension may be required for handlebars to clear the door.
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Now that my buds can load up together in one car to head out, this 4 bike rack has been awesome. Weight to get into the hitch could be an issue for some, but after hitched it is money. Stable, easy to load, bikes don’t touch, and heavy duty. So far after many journeys, it has opened up options for my crew. I have not seen anything close out there, and hoping this rack last for many years.
I have had a rack on my car for years but this is the first one that does NOT move around when driving which makes me feel better about the load it is carrying. I love it so much I plan to purchase a add on ASAP. I travel a lot with friends and this rack is awesome
This rack performs beautifully, looks so sexy I might not even put stickers on it, never gives me grief, and just gets me. I'm in love. I even have room for a friend's bike, and when the additions come back in stock I'll look forward to having FOUR-bike capacity. I can start a family, all thanks to RockyMounts. Or maybe just take a long vacation with four bikes. Admittedly sometimes I'll swerve around sharp corners just to watch how rock solid this keeps the bikes. Only downside is that sometimes it's tempting to just drive around with my bikes and laugh at those poor folks with hanger racks. But really, it's cheaper, lighter, and just as if not even more sturdy/secure than the Thule, Kuat, and 1UPs I looked at online and in person at the local trails. Pretty easy to put together, only pro tip is look at the finished product pic if you're stumbling on positioning. Currently for a 4-bike configuration: Kuat Transfer Base 2.0 is $1048 and 91 lbs; 1UP Heavy Duty Double is $1009 and 82 lbs; Thule Pro T2 is $1070 and 87 lbs. Leaving that here so others don't have to fiddle with the math like I did. The Rockymounts 4-bike setup? On sale for ONLY $810, and 76 lbs. If it goes completely off sale, then $990. At that price I'd consider 1UP, but they're sold out for who knows how long. Really impressed with RockyMounts customer service, they immediately wrote back any time I had a question. Buy it when you can!
The number of racks out there is mind numbing and I looked at most of the "quality" tray racks available. I watched as many reviews as I could find and was leaning towards a One-up but couldn't bring myself to spend the money. After using this rack in the 4 bike configuration for more than 3 moths, seeing several One-up racks in person and talking with their owners, I am really happy with my choice and would make the same decision again. The rack is solid, well thought out and intuitive to use. From the quiet "snick" when the lock engages to hold the rack in the up position to the stable "no sway" design when driving down the road, this rack is a quality piece. With all 4 racks centered, I am able to load my XL full suspension bike, my wife's Sm full suspension bike, my son's Sm hardtail, and a 4th X-Sm hardtail without having to change anything. While the 4th bike isn't back against the factory wheel stop, the long tire trays allow us to slide it forward enough to clear the seat post of the 3rd bike and cinch the arm down to prevent any movement. We use this on a 2017 Chevy Tahoe and with all 4 carriers on and the rack in the up position, can still open up the rear glass. My 5'3" wife is able to raise, lower and load the rack without a problem, although the reach to the carrier closest to the hatch is a stretch for her. Finally, I want to thank Rockymounts for recognizing those who have and are serving our Country. This, in my mind puts you over the top!
I enjoy using this rack. When I received it there was minor damage on some of the plastic area. I ended up having patch it up because it covered some of the mechanical parts. Also wish there was 2 different pin holes sizes. My receiver hole is one size larger than the pin hole in the rack. The convenience of the rack is unreal. Love beating my buddies packing up after riding. And the tilt feature is rad.
Looked hard at this, the Kuat NV and the T2 Pro. Pulled the trigger on this as it was on sale for $449. I did not go to any stores, a few of my buddies have rockymounts and were happy with them. It arrived two days later and i put it together in about 20 minutes. Assembly was pretty straight forward (i do not like reading manuals). I used my own allen wrenches as the ones supplied are the usual cheap ones companies include when they are only needed once. The wheel trays nest really well in the CNC pockets of the main body and are secured with burly 8mm bolts, this feels really secure. Bolting the arms on took a bit longer, but were also secure after installation. What surprised me the most was when I tightened into the hitch. I do a lot of towing and everything always rattles around. When I tightened the bolt to attach to the car, the whole rack was rock solid and did not wiggle at all, I was really surprised at how well this worked. I have only used the rack a few times, but looking in the rear view mirror, the bike was stable and did not move around like my old rack. the only thing I did not like was the cable lock. I have an expensive bike and am fearful of it getting stolen. cables are easy to cut, I looked for a rack with a chain, but no one makes one.
This is one of the best looking bike racks I see in the parking lots. Compared to other brands, it looks like rockymounts took more time for aesthetics which is great. As for functionality, it is incredible. The blue lever to go from "stow away" to horizontal to angled down works very well and is in the perfect spot. I use all 3 modes all of the time and really appreciate how smoothly it switches between the 3, even with bikes loaded. The wheel hooks have a very solid click and are easy to release, while the wheel straps are done well- nothing too complicated but they work flawlessly. The hook to get the wheel straps out of the way when loading is a subtle but awesome feature. The 3-axis stabilization works just as advertised, although there is some up and down movement from the joint connected to the blue lever. It fits my size large, pretty long mtb and 58 cm road race bike without a problem. I bought it on sale for $400, but would have been perfectly happy paying the full price of $550.
The rack is rock solid in terms of build. I purchased a couple of add ons to make it a 4 bike carrier. With the add on installed it makes it a heavy unit, not the type you take on and off a vehicle, better left on. This leads to my biggest complaint. With the add ons installed it makes the release for tilting harder to reach. Personally I have long arms so not a problem for me, but my wife can not reach it. She has to basically climb underneath to reach the release then use her back to push up. This makes it hard to leave on her vehicle all the time. If we only had the carrier and no add ons this would be awesome. Built in locks are a nice feature. Holds bike securely and many sizes from 29er to kids 20".
I had a little bit of analysis paralysis going before finally purchasing this rack. I researched and/or tried every make and model I could get my hands on and was wondering if I would ever pull the trigger. I finally made the call and I could not be happier with the Splitrail LS! It is rock solid on the hitch, no wobbling at all even on dirt roads. It holds a variety of different sized bikes with ease (so far 29er, road bike, kids bikes, etc) with little to no adjustments. Easy access to trunk with bikes on or off. And to top it off, it is the best value I could find when comparing with like competitors. Big thank you to RockyMounts team for answering all my pre-sales questions, great customer service and I send anyone who asks your way!