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Old 09-27-2016, 08:14 AM   #11
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I ordered two protective foam rollers for my one bike that has fenders on front and back. Was that not an option when you got yours?



And I was told yesterday that our 1Up should go out today and be delivered by Friday...pretty excited to try it out.


I don't think the foam rollers were available when we got ours. We've had it about five years. We searched a long time to find a tray-based rack that would handle the extended wheelbase of our cargo bikes, and this was the only one we found.

They really are a superior product. You can see at once why they're so expensive when you see it in person. Congratulations on purchasing a quality item that should last a very long time!
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Old 09-30-2016, 08:22 AM   #12
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The 1Up was waiting for me on the front porch when I got home yesterday. I will have to say it's very impressive and even though I really, really, really did not want to spend that kind of money on a bike rack, I think we are going to be very happy that we did in the long run.

I loaded both bikes onto the back of our Pathfinder and drove around the neighborhood, and it they did not even move.

And I also made sure that it's going to work on the back of the camper.
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The 1Up was waiting for me on the front porch when I got home yesterday. I will have to say it's very impressive and even though I really, really, really did not want to spend that kind of money on a bike rack, I think we are going to be very happy that we did in the long run.

I loaded both bikes onto the back of our Pathfinder and drove around the neighborhood, and it they did not even move.

And I also made sure that it's going to work on the back of the camper.
What, you thought we were maybe lying to you?

Congrats on getting it. Isn't it a pleasure to use?

I just wish there was a receiver on the back of my temp trailer so I could use mine. What a pain loading them inside compared to the ease of use of the 1UP.
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Old 09-30-2016, 08:46 AM   #14
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What, you thought we were maybe lying to you?
Not at all Jim, it's just that I'm really, really cheap, and sometimes I just have to learn the hard way. But I do eventually get there.
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Not at all Jim, it's just that I'm really, really cheap, and sometimes I just have to learn the hard way. But I do eventually get there.
There is that point when you realize you are not being cheap, but actually getting value for your money. Kinda like the decision to buy an Escape.
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Fixing to order my 1UPUSA bike rack

I broke down and spent $$$ for a Super duty 1UpUSA rack for my FLX e-bike. I mounted it on my F150 with a Curt front receiver hitch. I was surprised that it didn't need an extension despite the fact that the hitch is set fairly far back. I like this rack a lot.







The bonus: if I drive so the road stripe is running through the outer most segment of the bike's cargo rack, I'm centered in the lane.
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We are still loving ours. It took me a while to break down and spend the money, but it was definitely money well spent
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It took me a while to convince myself that getting the 1UPUSA was worth it.
But after considering everything that was not great with my previous rack, I decided to go for the 1UP. The ease of loading and unloving the bikes and the security of them siting on the rack is far more than I had imagined.
Even paying the 27% premium on $CAN vs $US, I believe it is well worth the cost.

Can't wait for the snow to disappear here and the weather to warm up so I can get back out on my bike. It will be a bit longer before I can load up the bikes and head to Whistler to ride. Till then, I will enjoy the skiing.
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It took me a while to convince myself that getting the 1UPUSA was worth it.
But after considering everything that was not great with my previous rack, I decided to go for the 1UP. The ease of loading and unloving the bikes and the security of them siting on the rack is far more than I had imagined.
Even paying the 27% premium on $CAN vs $US, I believe it is well worth the cost.
John, did you consider the Thule Pro 2, and if so, why did you go for the 1Up? I am looking at the Thule for my 2 electric bikes and wonder if it would be sufficient. The 1UP looks good but about $200 more?
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For those of you who have the 1UPUSA bike rack, I'm wondering if you had to order an extender or anything of that sort to clear the spare tire?

I'll be towing two bikes on the back of our 19. So I'm ordering the 2 inch heavy duty double rack. And since my bike has fenders on both wheels, I'll be ordering 2 fender cushions.

Anything else I need?
I also have a bike with fenders. For the rear fender, I ordered the longer rod for clamping the tire (the one for very fat tires). This clears the metal rods that attach the rear fender to the bike frame. I also found the foam for holding the fender was too soft. I use a piece of the black small diameter pipe insulation. It works great and when it gets worn out I cut off another piece. A pool noodle would probably work also.
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