Current Shipping and Payment Questions
We are delayed for our estimated March 2021 delivery. The automated CNC machines are pumping out parts, but multiple supply chain and COVID delays have pushed us back to May 2021. Frustrating but it’s our reality.
Specs and Fitment Questions
This is for the 2″ Hitch version ONLY.
The 1.25″ hitch is being tested for its weight distribution attributes.
These are conservative numbers made to protect your investment in your bikes.
These numbers do NOT take into consideration hitch adapters or extenders that could put more leverage, and therefore stress, on the hitch/crossbar that would lower these capacities even more.
The rack can accommodate tires as wide as 5” with no adapters needed. The distance is 4.77″ between the arms, but dare we say, tires are not really accurate in their dimensions? 🙂
The Mach2 fits the Vee Snow Shoe 2XL, which is 5.05″ wide. (stated by the manufacturer)
This is the one-key system that locks the Mach2 into the hitch and the Add-ons together.
You can see the red safety latch that connects the Add-ons together and the blue push-button barrel lock that protects it from being removed.
The same lock and key are used to lock the rack into the hitch.
You will receive 2 keys with the Mach2 hitch rack. If you purchase more Add-ons later down the road, we can look up what variation of lock you already have and match it to your existing keys. Additional keys can also be purchased.
See it in action:
Cable locks are the best way to lock your bike. You can also put padlocks on the wheel size levers if desired. Remember, locks only “keep honest people honest.”
In today’s world, with battery powered grinders and such, your best security is to keep the bikes in your sight or locked and out of public view.
An integrated lock is in the design phase, so we encourage customers to invest in a lock that best suits their security needs and budget.
There are two types of fenders: Plastic and Steel.
Our suggestions are:
- For plastic, the spool will push down the fender to the tire for a snug fit.
- For steel, you could take foam pads, and cut it to wrap around the spool so that the fender will not get scratched.
We will be releasing a pad that is matched to the spools and are determining the best material for the job.
NOTE: Sorry, but we are not responsible for any damage to fenders due to these suggestions and your usage of them.
My 2″ hitch has 4.625″ insertion maximum and little room. I don’t think the spring auto-pin thing would fit. Can I just remove it and use a regular locking pin?
Buying a new bike rack is like welcoming a new family member. Let’s make sure the Mach2 “fits” into your family!
Mach2 2″ & 1.25″ – 28 lbs (Shipping is 35 lbs and dimensions are 31x19x9)
Add-on – 22 lbs (Shipping is 28 lbs and dimensions are 31x19x9)
We offer a fixed 2″ hitch model and a 1.25″ to 2″ convertible model with the adapter included. However, if you are looking to convert to a 2″+ hitch, look for a hitch adapter that removes wobble from the vehicle/adapter connection, and use the shortest adapter available. The smaller the distance between the bumper and rack, the more stable.
Have you tested the rack on the back of a ProMaster Van? Does it tilt enough to allow the doors to open?
Yes! It clears by about an inch without a hitch extender. But it was only on one 2019 model, so you must check it yourself.
See this post by one of our testers – https://www.facebook.com/matt.brenner.75/posts/10158448921359329
The new hitch design uses two aluminum pads instead of one steel ball. The pads are stronger, smoother and more stable, as the old steel ball version could deform the hitch over time. Watch it in action:
Note: that the Captive Spring Pin can be removed with one screw for vehicles that don’t have clearance for it.
Here are the dimensions for the Hitch assembly.
Since everyone has a different model and spare tire size, we recommend an 2″ to 2″ extension to push the rack further rearward.
We do NOT recommend buying the 1.25″ Mach2 as it will put more strain on it.
There are many third-party products you can search for to solve this problem as we don’t have our own…yet.
General Quik-Rack Questions
Have you ever tried charging an iPad from 2010 with a cable from 2020? Our improved, no-tools coupling mechanism is not compatible with the older racks for a good reason. It’s out with the old and in with the new and improved! Check out the full demo of the Quik Rack Mach2, highlighting all the new features and improvements:
It’s the rack you know and love, but Quikr.
14 new patents, modular, lightweight yet heavy duty, NO tools required, easy access release trigger (no more reaching blindly and dislocating a shoulder), quick Add-on addition/removal (did we say NO tools already??), easy wheel size adjustment, amongst other improvements that relieve your bike rack woes.
Check out the full demo of the Quik Rack Mach2, highlighting all the new features & improvements:
With the inventor of the original Quik Rack in our corner, you can expect his latest model, the Mach2, to be the industry standard. It’s lightweight, modular, and can handle 300 lbs. Cal’s racks have stood the test of time and we know some of you are willing to invest in the best for your carbon fiber steeds and versatile eBikes.
Future Plans Questions
Quik Rack Mach2 founder/designer Cal M. Phillips owns these 14 patents covering the new Quik Rack Mach2 design:
Canada Patent 2956005: Carrier for a two-wheeled vehicle
U.S. Patent 9902222: Captive pin apparatus for retention of a drawbar in a trailer hitch receiver
U.S. Patent 9956922: Carrier for a two-wheeled vehicle
U.S. Patent 10005329: Captive pin apparatus for retention of a drawbar in a trailer hitch receiver (continuation in part)
U.S. Patent 10011237: Bike carrier pivot mechanism division patent
U.S. Patent 10059276: Carrier for a two-wheeled vehicle
U.S. Patent 10065568: Bike carrier tray assembly with automatic tray position lock
U.S. Patent 10071695: Sliding pawl on a ratchet bar
U.S. Patent 10086769: Bike carrier tray assembly with automatic tray position lock
U.S. Patent 10099525: Trailer hitch draw-bar tightening mechanism
U.S. Patent 10106100: Secure latch for coupled assemblies
U.S. Patent 10124740: Bike carrier with automatic tray position lock
U.S. Patent 10150424: Adjustable retention arm for a bike carrier
U.S. Patent 10167887: Beam joining apparatus with bolt and threaded wedge
U.S. Patent 5833074: Fast-loading, protective bicycle rack (Patent for the original Quik-Rack) **Now expired**
U.S. Patent 6620081: Exercise stand and centrifugal resistance unit for a bicycle. **Notice of infringement filed**
Cal Phillips has 19 other patents that cover bicycle-related products.