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Old 06-17-2016, 08:53 AM   #41
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I'm sold, the 1Up it will be. $559 sounds like a lot of money for a bike rack (and it is), but if it's the only one I have to buy, it will be well worth it.
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Old 06-17-2016, 08:59 AM   #42
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I'm sold, the 1Up it will be. $559 sounds like a lot of money for a bike rack (and it is), but if it's the only one I have to buy, it will be well worth it.
This will be one of those decisions that years down the road you will be so glad you made.
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Old 06-17-2016, 09:02 AM   #43
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Hard to believe that the interest in the 1UP started a few years ao with some guy coming on a bike rack thread with his first post ever and just said check them out. A bunch of folks cried scam, as it was a bit suspicious, but I did bother to Google the rack and was very impressed with what I saw and read. I then heard via PM from another member who had one and liked it, so I bought one. It is just one of those pieces of kit you are proud to own and use.
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Old 06-17-2016, 09:40 AM   #44
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I'm sold, the 1Up it will be. $559 sounds like a lot of money for a bike rack (and it is), but if it's the only one I have to buy, it will be well worth it.
Hi: GregandTeresa... There is always someone, who can make something cheaper, and those who shop by price alone, are that persons lawful prey!!!
I never regret buying quality... after all I own an Escape Eh?. Alf
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Old 06-17-2016, 09:50 AM   #45
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Our 1Up is awesome. Quick install, quick load of bikes, no bike damage, no wobble to speak of. The geometry gets the bikes up high for steep driveway with no scrape. Works well with Formosa cover if you are so inclined. I only used the cover on the winter trip to Florida. It is quick to transfer to the back of our Silverado. Very pleased with it overall, 5 stars!
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Old 06-17-2016, 10:06 AM   #46
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We bought the 1UP about 3 years ago and love it as well (I learned of it a year prior to it being mentioned here from a mountain bike forum). We used it on the back of our Casita, and was MUCH better than the Thule we had before that banged the bikes together and wore off a lot of paint from that.

However...one word of caution. You need to check before you drive off that the arms that fit around the tires to hold the bike on the rack are tight against both tires. I must have overlooked that one trip. When we got to our NH campground 150 miles from home, I found out that my son's bike was gone. As in fell off at some point on the route.

My wife said it looked like the arms were not firm against the tires when we were getting ready to leave, but thought I wasn't done with it. If there is any play where the bike tires can move forward or backward, the bike can come loose and fall off. We have used it since without issue, as I somehow learned to check that.

1UP does sell locks that go through the spokes of the wheel and attaches to the arm, which would prevent that. I wonder how many people like me had that happen and let them know?

Other than that, and it being 100lbs for our 4 bike carrier (requires 2 people to put it on the trailer/truck) it really is great.

Well, except for that one of the arms sticks when folding it down when no bike is present, which it makes it hard to collapse (1 painful click at a time).

But other than that....we really like it!
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I'm sold, the 1Up it will be. $559 sounds like a lot of money for a bike rack (and it is), but if it's the only one I have to buy, it will be well worth it.
Look at it this way, it's only a little under 3 times what you wanted to spend on a bike rack and in time it will become part of your legacy.
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