The WestSlope is a wallet friendly, feature filled & clean hitch rack. The frame body is sloped to create a tiered mounting arrangement that eliminates handlebar interference between the bikes. By using a soft touch wheel hook and a ratcheted swing arm, the WestSlope provides a secure fit with zero frame contact.
- Carries 2 bikes, up to 40 lbs each
- Tiered mounting eliminates handlebar interference between bikes
- 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 48”
- Folds flat against the vehicle and tilts down 30 degrees to allow for hatch access
- Fits both 1.25” and 2” hitches with adapter sleeve & anti-wobble hitch bolt
- Not for use with fender equipped bicycles, or on Class I hitch receivers
- Rack weight 36 lbs (Shipping weight 43 lbs)
- WestSlope Lock Kit sold separately
- 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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As novice bikers on vintage cruisers, we were putting our bikes in our cargo van and bungee-ing in place. With heavy bikes it was tough on my husband. So we decided to buy the Westslope bike rack. We found it was very easy to use, just a great design. It holds our heavy cruisers easily and firmly, not too much movement as we drive. It's so easy to use! Now we pop our bikes on and go. Instead of regretting the cost, we now feel it is money so well spent. We bike often since it's not a hassle any more. And, as racks go, I guess it's not that costly. By the way, we did have the bike shop assemble it for a small fee -- looks like assembly isn't too difficult on the video, but it was a nice "gift" to my husband. We got the lock kit also, and that works very well -- also money well spent. Happy biking! p.s. it says not for use for bikes with fenders, ours have fenders and it seems to work well -- but I see where it could move or bend the fenders, we're going to go ahead and take our fenders off. If you have a really nice cruiser with fenders might want to think about that.
'-This thing is great. It holds two mountain bikes firmly at highway speeds. What else can you as for? It was easy to assemble and has lived on my car ever since. The folding mech. works. The tiered design is great and I have not had a problem with bars or saddles rubbing or interfering. The price is great! -But I'm mostly writing this review to counter a thing I see over and over about this rack not coming with straps to hold down the towers from the factory when it is in the upright position. It does, and you absolutely can secure them with the parts provided... so I'm a little baffled as to what people are talking about. If you just extend the rear wheel straps so they are in one click each side (I leave the backside like this so it's super simple to snug the front of the strap to the wheel size and then when I take the bike off I just click the front in once ) you just clamp the hook on the tower into the strap... and its secured... It's simple. you don't have to buy anything else.
I can not belive the thing is so cheap. Bought via blackcountry on ebay. Fitment of parts is top notch. User manual gives step by step instructions. Some bolts are in separate bags for step by step reference. Color coding of parts. One of the best user guides i saw. Some therious thought spent on this product. The platform is angled to eliminate the sadfle/ handkebars conflict.. And it looks awesome. Easy to fold to a super compact thing. I can open my trunk with a bike tilting the whole thing down. Half price and 40% lighter than comparable Txxxx priduct Thank you guys. I wm happy ))
We needed a two bike rack for the hitch of our RX350. It showed up, assembled in about 20 minutes and worked well for my Moots RSL and my wife's Specialized Roubaix. The mechanism that clamped on the front wheel felt secure and I did not worry about the bikes for the 1000 miles trip to Seattle. Folds easy, would buy again.
I was looking for a two bike rack for my Subaru and went with the westslope. my last bike rack grabbed the frame of my bike and was really hard to load. i wanted one where it has the hook style that grabs the front wheel. this appeared to be the best deal out there, and i knew i could send it back if i did not like it. assembly took about 20-25 minutes and was pretty straight forward. when i went to load our bikes for the first trip, it was really easy. the hook has a little platform on it that allows you to get a good push of the hook against the tire. we only tried our mountain bikes, and they fit in the rack parts nicely, i do not imagine any problems with the road bikes. Pros- Easy to assemble -good customer service (i called and the guy who answered the phone answered my question without transferring me) -holds the bikes well -no handlebar to seat interference as is common with rack like this -can fold down with bikes on and open my hatchback -good ground clearance, my old swagman rack dragged on the driveway when i pulled out -nothing cheap about the rack except the assembly tools (i can let this slide, i do not expect snap-on quality for single use tools) Cons- Should come with locks.
Very Easy to install, Easy to use, Packs down small, I am still trying to find something that I do not like about this rack but I am struggling mightily to do so. Great Rack for the price. I am guessing this will be a popular rack once it gains more traction in the market. Thanks RockyMounts, well done
I wanted a rack like this instead of hanging it from the bike frame. I had a yakima rack and the bikes would rub and hit each other when braking. My new Pivot 429 forced me to get a new rack to keep the bike from getting damaged. It arrived a day after i ordered it (i live in Ft. Collins) and was pretty easy to assemble. I like that it has an adapter and can use it on either 1.25" (my wife's car) or 2" (my Outback). You need to slide the wheel cups on and bolt, it was pretty easy as everything lined up well. My bike fits well and driving around, it is very solid. I ride with a neighbor a lot and use his Kuat rack, and the handlebars are always hitting the other bike. One this one, the back bike sits higher than the front and the bikes fir a lot better. I only used it twice, but so far, really good choice.