Apex Hitch Bike Rack - 2 Bike & 4 Bike

Maximize interior cargo space for your gear and other necessities with this sturdy hitch bike rack. Haul either two or four bicycles with your vehicle's Class II, III or IV hitch. The convenient tilting design of this bike rack grants easy access to the rear of your vehicle, and the top cradle folds down for compact storage. The included rubber tie downs keep your bikes secure during transport.

Benefits of the Apex Hitch Bike Racks:

  • Spring-loaded tilt lock mechanism tilts rack down for easy rear vehicle access
  • Fits Class II, III or IV hitch
  • 3" clearance from pin hole to gusset and 9" clearance from pin hole to frame
  • Tie down straps included
1 Year Warranty
Item # Bike
Length Weight Status Price Quantity
BC-7806-2J 2 15-1/2" 26 lbs.
BC-7806-4J 4 27" 35 lbs.

Easily Haul Multiple Bikes on the Back of your Car, Truck or SUV

Available in both two and four bike models, these steel bike racks are compatible with existing 1-1/4" Class II and 2" Class III or IV vehicle hitch receivers. These bike racks are designed for easy set up and use! The top cradle area easily folds down for storage, and the entire bike hitch rack can be tilted away for rear vehicle access.

Bikes with frames up to 1-5/8" D can be secured with the included rubber tie-down straps to the grooved cradle platform. A stable 2" x 2" square main support tube attaches to the bike cradle, and a reinforcing 13-1/2" gusset provides unmatched durability. This design allows for a 3" clearance from the pin hole to the gusset, and a 9" clearance from the pin hole to the frame. This bike rack easily folds for compact storage with a single pull-pin or simply tilt the entire rack away from the vehicle with a spring-loaded tilt lock mechanism for rear vehicle access.

Please note:

  • NOT recommended for tow-behind trailers including 5th wheel trailers and camping trailers
  • NOT recommended for use with hitch adapters / extensions
Bike Hitch Racks
150 lbs.
Class II, Class III, and Class IV

Product Features

  • Two cradle models designed to hold up to 2 or 4 bicycles
  • 2" x 2" main support beam with a reinforced gusset
  • Bike cradle rack folds down for compact storage between uses
  • Spring-loaded tilt lock mechanism enables rear hatch/tailgate access
  • *Includes pinch-bolt and 2" Class III or IV adapter
  • 9" rubber tie downs
  • One 12 ft. safety tie-down strap
  • Steel construction with a black powder coat finish
  • Tube Diameter is 1-1/4"
  • 1 year manufacturer's warranty

Warning and Usage Guidelines

  • It's highly recommended not to tilt the bike hitch rack while loaded


Instruction Manual


Choosing the Best Bike Rack for Your Vehicle: A Helpful Guide
Choosing the Best Bike Rack for your Vehicle: Hitch Bike Racks

Review Summary (Based on 19 Reviews)


1 Star Dangerous and defective

Corinne from CO wrote (December 31, 2017):

After seven months of use, this rack broke at the weld while driving on the highway, with three mountain bikes on it. Horrific! Clearly a manufacturing defect that could have destroyed our bikes or caused a serious accident. Do not purchase this rack.

5 Stars Awesome

Peter from NY wrote (April 14, 2017):

Well for all you skeptics out there, I'll tell a story. I bought this rack with little knowledge except for what I read. Here is the story. I took this rack 1400 miles at 70-75 mph recently and didn't once have to tighten or adjust anything. This was on a Mustang convertible with 1 1/4 inch hitch. Solid as a rock with no wobble at all. The only thing I would change is the anti wobble thumb screw. I would maybe put a 1/4 in allen head screw (same size as the screw for 2 in adapter wrench included) or just a 7/16 head 1/4 inch screw. That's what I replaced it with and carried the wrench. I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to loosen it or make it tight enough w thumb screw. ( A little out of the way to grab firmly) You could always attach the wrench to one of the pins w a cable. Other than that, excellent! And the strap that goes around the bikes did not loosen up also

5 Stars Easy

Mark from NV wrote (October 28, 2016):

Bought this rack on Oct. 23rd, received it on the 28th. Put this together in less than 20 minutes. Looks great and can't wait to use it this weekend.

5 Stars Fantastic Rack

Andrew from AZ wrote (October 16, 2016):

Just returned from a 600 mile round trip carrying 3 adult bikes and 1 kid bike. The rack performed flawlessly. The mount to the 2" hitch was secure and the rubber straps kept all the bikes snug to the carrier with no chance of them contacting the vehicle. Being able to tilt the rack out of the way is a must-have so you can get into the back of the SUV to grab gear or to load up. Thanks for a great product at a fantastic price.

5 Stars Just received

Kenneth from WI wrote (April 01, 2016):

Looks like it's very well made with high quality steel

5 Stars Quality rack at the right price

Howard from CA wrote (February 06, 2016):

Looked at several 2 bike racks and this emerged as the best for the price. Order was promptly filled and delivery was quick. Assembly was easy and when mounted on my SUV it's very solid with no rattles.

5 Stars Great bike rack

David from TX wrote (July 23, 2015):

Best bike rack I've owned, easy install and just as easy to lower when access to truck bed is necessary. Solid build, overall just a great product.

4 Stars Space saving Rack

Stanley from KS wrote (June 27, 2015):

My wife needed a bike rack that she could leave on our SUV and have enough clearance to leave it mounted to the car when closing the garage door. The 2-bike rack that we purchased fits great and is very sturdy.

5 Stars Best bike rack in this price range.

Diane from PA wrote (June 21, 2015):

We recently purchased this 3-bike rack after doing research on several brands. We came to the conclusion that this rack would be a great choice at a reasonable price and we weren't wrong. The video was very helpful for a first time bike rack purchaser. We received our rack quickly and was able to put it together rather easily. We've been using the rack quite a bit since we purchased and it works great! I would highly recommend this bike rack to anyone who is looking for a great deal in quality and price.

5 Stars Sturdy and excellent quality!!

Swaid from GA wrote (June 03, 2015):

I think it is a well made product. I bought the 2 bike rack to carry my adult bikes on vacation. I like the fold down features so I can access the hatch back of my car. It is also a very sturdy product and a great value for the dollar!

4 Stars Sturdy Bike Rack

Bruce from NY wrote (May 26, 2015):

I like how strong this bike rack is. There is no question of its durability. I also like the mounting system. Gives you options for strapping in the bikes. Also nice that the straps can be easily removed and stored in the vehicle, rather than flapping in the breeze. That also prevents skeezers from vandalizing the rack and cutting the straps (yeah... that's not fun). I only have two beefs with this rack: 1) The arms are just a bit too far apart. They're perfect for men's bikes, but even the slightest drop in the top tube (like on a womans mountain bike) and it becomes hard to mount the bike. 2) There's not quite enough room to adjust the distance between the bikes. My wife and Daughter have urban bikes and I have a road bike. The handlebars on my road bike run up against the wheel of the other bikes about 3 inches shy of setting in the cradle. The modification was simple (remove the limiting screw on the inside mounts to slide them further back), but it seems like this would have been a simple design fix by the manufacturer. Once my mod was made, I was able to get all bikes on and it was nice and sturdy. Most importantly, the bikes don't wobble around and bang into each other. I'm happy.

5 Stars Bike rack

Louis from WI wrote (May 25, 2015):

Very nice product , sturdy built and easy to use. Nice design features

5 Stars This is the best!

Colin from OH wrote (April 25, 2015):

This is the best bike rack I have ever bought! And I have bought many bike racks in my lifetime. I am a person of bikes. I bike everyday, from 5:00 (AM) to 8:00 (PM). I have been worried about my bike obsession, and I have called doctors about it. They have said not to worry. The reason i was worried is because i have over 22 bikes and 12 bike racks. It took be 10 years to do this. Out of those many of them are broke or dysfunctional. I hope other people like this bike rack as much as I do. Thanks!

4 Stars Nice bike rack

Darlene from PA wrote (April 24, 2015):

Easy to put together.

4 Stars great rack

Kevin from CO wrote (April 23, 2015):

Really like this bike rack. Easy to install and use. The only problem that you should be aware of is that because of the fork design on where the bikes are strapped to, if you have a bike with the short cross bar then it may not fit across this fork.

5 Stars Great product

Mario from IL wrote (March 31, 2015):

Just bought the rack for my bikes. The product is really easy to install and mount. Strong, well made, sturdy and easy! I'll alway trust in your for my bikes and motorcycles mobility needs! Thanks!

5 Stars Best Bike Rack Ever

Roy from TX wrote (March 18, 2015):

Easy to use, easy to put together. needed a rack that holds all our bikes so we can goto the park and ride. Great price too.

4 Stars Easy, easy

Richard from TX wrote (October 11, 2014):

The product is just as described. Easy to put together, easy to attach to the car and easy to put the bikes on. The strap comes with the kit is a nice addition for securing the bikes.

3 Stars OK but...

john from OH wrote (April 24, 2014):

like the rack but cannot get support for rubber tie strap replacement. No one able to steer me to a supplier.

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