Bombproof, all-metal and made in the USA: 1UP USA's Super Duty Double hitch rack reviewed

'I would trust this rack with my most beloved bikes on even the bumpiest terrain. My car's shocks will give out before this rack would.'

1UP USA's 2" Super Duty Double hitch rack
(Image credit: Anne-Marije Rook)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

1UP’s reputation and almost cult-like following is deserved. The 2-Inch Super Duty Double hitch rack stands out for its ease of loading, robust construction and durability. This rack will likely last you until your final riding days, and its modular design will allow the rack to adapt with you as your needs change. It’s only the rack’s cumbersome tilt-release that's holding it back.

Reasons to buy
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    Durable, metal construction

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    Easy bike loading and off-loading

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    Easy installation

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    Collapsible for storage

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    Carrying capacity of up to 225 lbs

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    Rattle-free, even off-road

Reasons to avoid
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    The tilt lever is hard to reach

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    Tilt mechanism is a tad cumbersome

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With its gleaming aluminum construction and minimalist design, the 1UP USA hitch racks are easily the most recognizable and unique bike rack systems in any trailhead parking lot.

Founded in 2000 in Wisconsin, 1UP USA has been growing a steady following of bike enthusiasts seeking the burliest of hitch racks. Its products are well-regarded for their innovative design, sturdy construction and ability to securely transport bikes of all sizes without frame contact.

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