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SplitRail LS

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The SplitRail LS (Discontinued 12/31/23, Add-Ons and Parts available through 2030) 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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  • 5
    Nice Rack

    Posted by Dave on Nov 26th 2022

    I ordered this to replace a hanger type hitch rack. I needed something to keep my bikes from banging into each other, and one that can hold 3 bikes (I got the single bike add-on with this). I also wanted to be able to easily lock the bikes to the rack. This rack is no joke. It's very sturdy and very secure. The bikes are held tightly in place and barely move when driving. I carry 2 large frame full suspension bikes and a smaller 24" bike. It handles 24", 27.5", and 29" wheels with no problem (2.5" is the largest tire I have). Loading/unloading bikes is straight forward and simple. It's so nice after using other hitch mount racks that the bike hangs from. The only 2 things that aren't great: (1) It's pretty heavy (especially with the add-on). I can mount it myself but it's not easy and I have my son help me when he's available. And (2) you have to plan out how to stagger each individual rack when you build it. Once they're bolted on, it's a bit of a process to move them laterally to adjust to your needs. Both the weight and adjustment issues are pretty unavoidable in a system that is so robust - a worthwhile tradeoff if you want something this sturdy. This is a great rack for all road conditions and bike trips. I would definitely buy again and highly recommend if you want something that's secure and keeps your bikes from bumping each other.

  • 5
    Excellent Rack and Customer Service

    Posted by Chito S on Sep 30th 2022

    This rack is great because of its build quality and it checks all the boxes in what I need from a hitch bike rack. No additional adapters to fit kid’s bikes like other companies. I did have an alignment issue with one of the load arms, but Jess at Rockymounts was quick to address the issue and send me a replacement load arm with fast shipping. No wobbling. Bikes are secured. I’m confident and happy with both the rack and customer service.

  • 5
    Great rack, great company

    Posted by Scott Herrin on Jun 28th 2022

    I originally bought the previous model SplitRail back in 2016. I recently had an issue with the base, and they shipped out a replacement part, with the new anti-wobble design, same day, no charge. This rack is rock solid, probably the best out there, and I’ve looked at them all recently. In fact, this new model is so solid that I bought a second rack. Only reason not to get this is if your tires are wider than 3”. Otherwise, with how good this rack is and how responsive RockyMounts is, you can’t go wrong.

  • 5
    Great quality product

    Posted by Adolfo Karr on Jan 11th 2022

    I have been utilizing my rack for a month super sturdy and practical the quality A1 is excelente a small recommendation to the finish will be to add a black round sticker to cover the screw holes

  • 5
    Split Rail LS

    Posted by Alex Canada on Aug 27th 2021

    Glad this company popped up on the social media. I did the research selected the LS split Rail. Easy assembly, light weight, adjustable trays to position bikes. The one thing that stood out is the mount does not shake in the hitch once tightened. Great rack for price. Customer Service is friendly and you actually talk to a person. I would recommend this product.

  • 5
    LS with two extensions

    Posted by BC on Apr 24th 2021

    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.

  • 5
    LOVE My new RACK!!

    Posted by Robin Lynn Evans Kremer on Sep 28th 2020

    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

  • 5
    Can't Get Enough

    Posted by East Coast Biker Finds True Love on Aug 26th 2020

    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!

  • 5

    Posted by Jonathan on Jun 1st 2020

    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!