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Does anyone have any experience with the new Curt 2 hitch rack?

Curt 2: https://www.etrailer.com/p-C18084.html

If so, what is your experience with it?

If not, in looking at the information/pics, do you see any glaring flaws with this hitch rack?

I know many here love the 1UP USA racks but they just aren't in my budget right now...especially when I want to have the ability to carry 2 bikes.

I'm looking for something of pretty good quality and easy to use for under $175...of course I want bikes to be secured and not damaged too, but in looking at the models I'm considering they all seem to get pretty good reviews.

Others I'm considering are:
Hollywood Trail Rider https://www.etrailer.com/p-HR200.html
Pro Series Q Slot https://www.etrailer.com/p-PS63134.html
SportRack https://www.etrailer.com/p-SR2901.html
Swagman XC https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Bike-Racks/Swagman/S64650.html

However the Curt 2 is the only one of the five that doesn't have a lot of reviews so I thought I would ask specifically about that hitch rack.

Thanks for any help!

TripleB
 

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I have one similar to the Curt 2. it's not bad. I did wrap a towel around the securing arm to help prevent scratches and rubs on my top tube. It has foam surrounding the metal, but it is pretty hard and the vibrations allow for rubbing.

when i had my civic, the tail pipe came straight out the back and i could feel the exhaust heat warming up my MTB tire. The clearance on your car may be different though.

Did you get the bike yet? Receiver Hitch yet? Or are you still weighing the options?
 

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I have one similar to the Curt 2. it's not bad. I did wrap a towel around the securing arm to help prevent scratches and rubs on my top tube. It has foam surrounding the metal, but it is pretty hard and the vibrations allow for rubbing.

when i had my civic, the tail pipe came straight out the back and i could feel the exhaust heat warming up my MTB tire. The clearance on your car may be different though.

Did you get the bike yet? Receiver Hitch yet? Or are you still weighing the options?

Thanks for the response and the tip about the towels...never even considered my dual exhaust would be coming up about where the tires of the bike are!

Have not gotten the bike yet. I may try and wait until closer to the end of the year...hoping for a closeout sale. Unfortunately the bike I believe I'll end up getting, the Giant Contend 3 is a brand new model for 2017 so I don't believe any discount will be happening.

Going this afternoon to double check the cost of getting the trailer hitch installed as well as how long it will take them to get it in stock. Definitely going with the trailer hitch...after scratching my car several times trying to get my bike to fit. I believe the trailer hitch will be the easiest, safest, and most secure option for me.

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