This bike rack adapter extends your vehicle's Class II or III hitch an additional 8-1/4" for extra clearance when using a hitch mounted bike rack. Simply slide the extender into your Class II or III hitch, secure in place with the included pinch bolt, insert the bike rack and stabilize with the built-in bolt - it's that easy. This bike rack adapter is rated at a maximum capacity of 225 lbs.

  • Provides 8-1/4" extra clearance for bike rack
  • Rated up to 225 lbs
  • Fits Class III or IV hitch
  • Bolt-style stabilizer; pinch bolt included

Bike Rack Adapter
6 lbs
225 lbs


Extend a hitch receiver to provide extra clearance where needed. The 8.25" Bike Rack Adapter includes a pinch bolt for a 2" receiver hitch hook-up, features a built-in stabilizer system, and comes with a durable black powder coat finish.


The Bike Rack Adapter extends an existing 2" hitch receiver for added clearance when transporting bicycles using a bike carrier rack system. Simply insert the 8.25" bike rack adapter into the receiver hitch, secure in place with the included pinch bolt, insert the bike carrier, and keep it in place with the built-in receiver bolt-style stabilizer. This extension system is rated at a maximum capacity of 225 lbs (including bicycles on the carrier with the carrier) and comes in a durable black powder coat finish. Complete with a 1 year manufacturer's warranty against product defects.

The Bike Rack Adapter is not intended or designed for towing and must be used with 2" receiver tubes only.

Product Features

  • Thick steel construction
  • Rated up to 225 lbs!
  • Built-in bolt style stabilization system
  • Includes pinch bolt for hookup
  • Black powder coat finish
  • Works with existing 2" receiver hitches (Class III / Class IV)
  • 1 year warranty
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Warning and Usage Guidelines

  • This product is intended for use with hitch bicycle carriers only
  • Do not use for towing
  • Do not use more than one adapter at a time
  • Do not use adapters with weight balancing hitches
  • Never modify the hitch adapter

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