Yes! You can add the 2 Bike Extension to the 2" Folding Rack or any other 2" rack that we make. We do not make a 2 Bike Extension for the 1.25" Folding Rack.
We feel the Velcro straps are easier and more intuitive to use, are easier to replace and more reliable. Everyone knows how to use a Velcro strap. The Velcro is sewn on to strong cable straps and are quite durable.
Yes. We have an anti-sway spring nut and bolt system available. This system is available in 2" and 1.25". The anti-sway nut removes wobble in the hitch by tightening the rack up to the side of the hitch. This is not a locking accessory. Remove Raxter's quick pin to install. We also have locking hitch pins available.
Yes, the Raxter can carry short and medium wheel base recumbents. Our tray extension will add 8" of length to the wheeltray to help accommodate many types of recumbents up to approximately 69" wheelbase. Depending on the wheelbase length, you may need 1 or 2 tray extensions. The Raxter can also carry tandems. We've worked with one of our dealers to manufacture a tray extension with a fork mount for tandems. Call for more information.
There are no features incorporated into the Raxter for locking the rack to the car or the bike to the rack. By doing so, we would implicitly accept responsibility for theft, a liability we cannot accept. All locks can be defeated. Remember, we've designed the Raxter to enable you to easily remove and install. It's light and easy to handle, so that you can store it inside.
We understand there are times when it becomes necessary to have some security for the rack and your bike(s). We suggest cable lock(s) for the bike(s). The cables can be routed through the bike's wheels and frames and then through the safety chain loops of the car's hitch. If the cables are also wrapped around the rack, additional security would be provided to the rack itself.
If you additionally want to secure the rack to the car, there are several options. We suggest a locking hitch pin such as the Silent Hitch Pin we offer on our website.
We have loaded almost all sizes of bikes. We have loaded 12", 20", and 24" kids bikes as well as 26", 29" mountain bikes and road bikes. One cool thing about the Raxter is that we have been able to load any combination of the above bikes. No other rack can do this, however, Raxter can because it is independent of wheelbase and the bikes can be moved forward and back allowing "AutoNesting". The small (12" and 20") bikes are limited on how much forward and back movement can be achieved because of their small size. But, try loading a 12" bike on a Sportworks. We have also loaded short and med wheel base recumbents.