Platform Bike Racks
Platform hitch bike racks can hold many different types of bikes regardless of their frame. The unique design allows the bikes to be securely held by the tires. Platform bike racks are the latest product in the market. These hitch mount bike racks get their name from the tray-like arms that are used to support the bike when it is mounted on the rack. Rather than using a latch-type cradle to grip the bike frame, the tray-style provides a platform for the bike tires to rest in and uses an adjustable arm to keep the bike secure. This makes loading and unloading bicycles very quick and easy. Also, because there are three points of contact – one on each tire and one on the top tube – the platforms offers excellent stability.
Platform bike racks are hitch-mounted and available for 1 1/4” or 2” receiver tubes. The anti-wobble shank keeps bikes steady during travel and better protected against scratching and marring. The swagman products can have the locking anti-wobble pin with cable. The tilt-away frame allows you to easily access the back of your vehicle without needing to remove a single component of the bike rack.
We carry 2-bike and 4-bike options, so you can enjoy the ride whether you are pedaling solo or with the whole family. If you need to carry more than four bikes you can visit our armed bike rack section and look at the curt bike racks that can carry up to five bikes. It would fit five if all the bikes are straight bar framed. There are some platform hitch bike racks that have no frame contact at all just take a look below and explore our options.