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RockyMounts taking orders for new lightweight hitch-mount rack

Published April 27, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts is introducing a new hitch-mount bike rack that weighs just 44 pounds, which the company said is lighter than the competition. The rack — which will begin shipping next month — also features adjustable trays for bike positioning and can be expanded from its standard two-bike setup with single-bike add-on trays, making a three- or four-bike setup.

Called the SplitRail, it is RockyMount's fifth new product to be launched so far this year. 

"At RockyMounts, we're cyclists who love to ride and we're passionate about getting our bikes to the next adventure," said RockyMounts president Bruno Maier. "We're driven to improve the user experience and provide exceptional quality and value. The SplitRail is the latest result of that drive."

The SplitRail uses a ratcheting arm to secure bikes without contacting their frames. It accommodates bikes with wheel diameters between 20 and 29 inches, and tire widths of up to 3.2 inches.

The SplitRail's bike trays can be laterally offset by four inches to avoid seat and handlebar interference, and it comes with an integrated cable lock system. A locking hitch pin (included) keeps the rack itself secured to the vehicle. It also features a wall mount for convenient home storage.

"The SplitRail is efficient to load, and at 44 pounds, it's easy to install and put away. But the key feature, for the 2-inch receiver version, is the versatility gained by the single bike add-on trays," remarked Maier. "It's unique in the category."

The rack is available for both 2- and 1.25-inch receivers. It features RockyMounts' proprietary anti-wobble system for a tight rack-to-receiver fit.

The 2-inch receiver SplitRail carries two bikes for a total of 120 pounds standard, and expands with single bike add-on trays to handle three or four bikes. Its maximum weight capacity when carrying four bikes is 160 pounds, or 40 pounds per bike.

The 1.25-inch receiver SplitRail carries a maximum of two bikes weighing up to 120 pounds, or 60 pounds per bike.

The SplitRail has an MSRP of $519.95. The single-bike add-on trays are sold separately for $219.95 each. The rack and trays come with a lifetime warranty.

New and existing RockyMounts dealers in North America can contact Alex Caurdy at or (303) 402-0190 to order the SplitRail. International customers can contact their in-country distributor for ordering. For more information visit

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