Current Status Questions
We are delayed for our estimated March 1, 2021 delivery. The automated CNC machines are pumping out parts, but multiple supply chain and COVID delays have pushed us back to April/May 2021. Frustrating but it’s our reality.
The discounted waitlist period ended September 7, 2020. We sent notices of this deadline on 8/30 and 9/3, with 48 and 24-hour notices. As much as we’d like to extend this offer, it is not sustainable for us to do so as a startup company.
Yes, it is $49. See it in action:
Free FedEx ground for orders of $499 or more, for the 48 contiguous states, otherwise $45 per rack/box. Canada is $49 per box. APOs, Alaska and Hawaii priced at current rates.
Specs and Fitment Questions
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.
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?
Yes, you can remove it with one screw and use a standard hitch pin bolt with cotter pin or lock.
We use a spacer to add to the 1.25″ male piece that pops on and off.
(top picture – Adapter off for use in a 1.25″ hitch receiver)
Adapter on for use in a 2″ hitch receiver. You then insert the male w/adapter into the 2″ hitch receiver and tighten it down.
We do not. We recommend a third party adapter. But we are thinking of creating one ourselves 🙂
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
Remove it with one screw and use your own lock or hitch pin. Watch our demo to learn more about the adaptability of the redesigned hitch:
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.
Do NOT use any lubricant as it will collect dirt and prevent the necessary friction to keep the rack arm locked in place. When operating the rack arm, squeaking can be minimized by lifting the red lever parallel with the silver bar as shown below.
The bike rack can be used with wheel sizes from 12″ to 29″ and up to a 5″ wide tire with no adapters needed. See the no-tools tire size adjustment in action:
Here is an image of the bike size range dimensions.
The ramp weighs 12 lbs. and measures 56-1/4″ long. See it in action:
We advise a two-bike max with only the 2 in. hitch model.
We advise against it because it extends beyond DOT regulations and it would put excessive leverage and strain on the vehicle’s hitch and rack components.
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
Cal Phillips was the original owner and the inventor and designer of the Quik Rack. He is no longer associated with (company name removed for legal reasons) and is now designing for QuikRStuff. Check out the full demo of his latest design, the Quik Rack Mach2:
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:
Grand Junction, CO is where our secret lab is located – where unsung heroes solve America’s greatest bike rack crimes. 100% made in the US-of-A. Uncle Sam approves of this message.
At this time, it is delivery only.
Coordinating pickups would complicate the waitlist order and distract from production. We are only selling directly through the site at this time.
Aluminum, stainless steel hardware and some Delrin bushings.
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.
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.