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Current Shipping and Payment Questions
Thank you for your interest in QuikrStuff products. To purchase your desired product(s), please follow these steps:
- Go to the Shop Page and sign up with your email address to be notified of when each product you wish to purchase is available to order. You must enter your email for each individual product. You also must check the box beneath the email field. Since you are not actually ordering at this time, there will be no request for payment.
- When we are ready to accept orders for each product, you will get an automated email. This may take several weeks. Please know that this does not necessarily mean the product is ready to ship; it only means it can now be ordered.
- Complete your order ASAP to secure your place in line to receive products.
Thank you for your patience as we get our systems and supply chain stabilized. Racks are coming off the line now, but we have many pre-sales to fill before we can attend to new orders.
The first pre-sale opportunity was from August 2020 to February 2021. We are currently shipping those racks. We thank all of you, our patient customers for the long wait.
We have added the July/August 2021 pre-sale orders to the live production progress report. We estimate shipping these racks in 90 days to 6 months from your order date, depending on aluminum shipments, supply chain, etc
New orders will be added weekly, so check back on Tuesdays for the prior week.
NOTE: Ramps are backordered and are reflected as such. If you want us to HOLD your shipment until your Ramp is ready to ship, please email us by replying to your Order receipt.
Here is a progress report sorted by Order #. First ordered is first to ship; no exceptions, no rush orders, etc. Production queue numbers could change, as a few people have asked for refunds and this bumps everyone up. Both Presale tranches are in the spreadsheet in order of production schedule:
- 1st Tranche – Aug 2020 thru Feb 2021 (currently fulfilling on)
- Full Price orders
- Deposit orders
- 2nd Tranche July 2021 thru the present (3 to 6 months from date of order)
- Full Price orders
- Deposit orders
It is best viewed on a desktop/laptop or iPad/tablet. Turn sideways/landscape on mobile phone.
Order # Production Queue Product(s) Quantity Date Shipped. Full Price order or Deposit?
Specs and Fitment Questions
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″ – 30.7 lbs (Shipping is 36.2 lbs and box outside dimensions are 31″x19″x9″ – inside dimensions are 29.5″x18″x8″)
- Add-on – 22.7 lbs (Shipping is 27.9 lbs and outside dimensions are 31″x19″x9″ – inside dimensions are 29.5″x18″x8″)
- Ramp – 17lbs – Shipping is 18 lbs and box outside dimensions 58”x8”x8”
NOTE: We do NOT give opinions of fitment, as there are variables of changes in model spec, OEM & aftermarket hitches and adapters, and way too many cars to keep up a database. We give YOU the tools you should need to measure and make a determination yourself. If you can’t find the answer you need, contact us!
In the tilted down mode (see the image/specs below),
- The first Add-On is 1 7/16″ below the hitch,
- The second Add-On is 5 15/32″ below that for for a total of 6 15/16″ below the hitch.
- The third and fourth Add-On are each an additional 5 15/32″ below the Add-on above it.
These are conservative numbers made to protect your investment in your bikes. Please check your tongue weight capacity for your vehicle/hitch as OEM will not be the same as an aftermarket hitch.
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.
1 bike – 90 lbs
2 bikes – 140 lbs
3 bikes – 160 lbs
1 bike – 120 lbs
2 bikes – 240 lbs
3 bikes – 300 lbs
4 bikes – 185 lbs
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)
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?
We use a spacer to add to the 1.25″ male piece that pops on and off. (included with Mach2 1.25″ purchase)
(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.
NOTE: These are older pictures of a prototype. Product will be slightly different
Yes! We also suggest a hitch anti-rattle stabilizer for a tight fit.
We also have our 1.25″ to 2″ convertible Mach2 hitch model to natively fit a 1.25″ hitch receiver.
Learn more about this HERE
NOTE: These are older pictures of a prototype. Product will be slightly different
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.
We recently met a Doctor in our town who had an Elliptigo 11R bike and it fits fine on our rack with no modification.
If you wanted to carry two Elliptigo bikes, you would need to have one Add-on in between them because of the width of the base being larger than our width.
We may look into creating a customization to carry two Elliptigo bikes next to each other, but that will be some time off as we crank out higher demand items. 🙂
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:
Here is the first view of our new wheel lock accessory. We are still sourcing cables to weave between the locks and the bike(s), just like any other cable lock system.
This should soon be available to buy as an accessory.
Keyed the same as your rack for convenience. Made in our Grand Junction factory.
NOTE: 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.
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:
Check out the four-bike system in action!
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.
The rack is mainly anodized aluminum with stainless steel fasteners (screws, bolts and nuts) some brass bushings, and a few Delrin parts.
The fasteners are torqued at the factory and because of the chemical properties of steel mated to aluminum, need no thread-lock solution.
It is a good idea to occasionally check the fasteners and other parts to make sure they are secure and tight. Any mechanical connection can vibrate and loosen, so make sure this doesn’t happen to you. This is normal wear and tear.
Usage and Troubleshooting
As far as the trigger bar10 goes, and the rack tilting down, it is made to be very tight. So yes, the spring helps, but it does not set the release bar (11) in place. You must wiggle the rack up and down and push the trigger in to completely seat the release bar (11)
See section 4.0 – Usage in the manual – HERE
1- When moving rack between positions, ensure the release bar11 is seated so that the trigger bar10 is flush with two cross bars12 /13 for vertical position and for standard carry position (Figure 14).
2- You MUST wiggle the rack up and down, and push the trigger bar10 in to fully seat the release bar11.
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.