Where are these made?
Lolo Racks are proudly cut, drilled, welded and painted by fellow riders and friends in Portland Oregon USA.
how much does it weigh?
Shipping weight is approximately 75 lbs.
will it work with kids bikes?
Yes, it works great WITHOUT need for additional special equipment. Our rack carries all of the weight through the handlebars so short bikes and kids bikes work as is. Strider and push bikes usually need a separate strap or bungee just to keep the rear from swaying.
Can I open the hatch or tailgate with the bikes on?
There are many variables to whether or not you’ll clear the hatch or tailgate. (bike size/length/wheelsize, hitch height from the ground, hitch placement in relation to the door) We’ve tried a hand full of vehicles but we haven’t tried every combination that could exist. We’ll do our best to give you our best guess.
Essentially most SUVs and trucks will allow access, even with an XL 29er! Minivans with aftermarket hitch receivers sit low by nature but usually work when adjusted correctly.
Why carry by the bars?
We hold on to what you hold on to. This is the easiest way to carry ALL of your bikes; mountain, road, cyclocross, BMX, fat bikes, and kids bikes without changing or modifying rack parts.
Bars are strong enough for a 300 pound man-beast pedaling up and down a mountain which means they are totally fine to carry a 10-45 pound bike.
Other racks carry the bike by holding the fork crown or the front wheel. We feel that holding the bike by the lowest cost, easiest to replace component is the best option. Any rub marks or scuffs that might happen won't be on a $1000 component.
Bike tire slow leaks and flat tires won't effect the safety of our rack.
Loading point is much lower than other racks so loading is easier, faster and safer.
Do I need DH hooks?
You only NEED the DH hooks if you have a bike with dual crown forks (the fork tubes come all the way up to the bars) such as Rock Shox Boxxer and FOX 40s - see the photo at the top of this page.
DH hooks will also work with normal mtb, bmx and road bike bars when adjusted to the narrow position.
6 and 4 bike differences:
We offer the rack as a 6 bike or 4 bike configuration. Both racks are 60" wide and share the same basic mast and cross bars. The racks are drilled with both spacing patterns so you can space your bikes to suit.
Mountain bikes and other flat bar bikes can be spaced fairly close together, nesting the handlebars by using the angled handlebar hooks. Our standard configuration easily fits 6 bikes.
Road bikes with drop bars require wider spacing to prevent handlebar interference with adjacent bikes. We typically advise customers to fit 4 road bikes.
You can carry at least 2 mtbs and 2 road bikes at the same time.
If you start with a 4 pack you can move up to the 6 pack by purchasing additional hooks.
Will it hurt my bike?
Under normal operation the racks leaves no marks or marring. If you're driving for hours in gnarly, abusive, dusty conditions you may want to put a piece of extra padding or tape on the bars if you have a matte finish.
You can carry bikes with fenders and panniers but you should place a pad on the rear fender or pannier if you're worried about marring the fender.
We’ve spent years testing bikes with carbon bars for wear and are still testing the same bikes and bars today with no issues.
can you lock the rack and bikes?
We now offer the rack with a stout locking hitch bolt. The rack features an integrated port for u-locks or cables.
Will it work with rear mounted spare tires on my Jeep, Bronco or Rav-4?
Yes the rack will work with rear mounted spares! You will set the center mast to vertical and install.
Can I upgrade my rack?
YES! We are not like a cell phone company and want you be happy with your purchase for a long time. We always try to design new features that can be retrofit into older models whenever possible.
Want to build your own design?
We sell hooks and bike rack parts individually so you can build whatever you can dream up.
2" or 1.25" receivers?
Hauling 6 bikes requires strong tubes to carry the load. We only sell the rack as a 2" receiver tube because 1.25 is just not stout enough. Use of a 1.25 to 2” adaptor is prohibited.
Distance to back of vehicle?
Measure from the bolt/pin hole in your receiver 12” out. This is approximately the distance to the back of the rack’s center tube.
Minivans like the Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey or other car-based minivans will work. Since these vans sit low and the aftermarket installed hitch sits even lower it means you need to pay attention to your ground clearance when driving through bellies or into steep driveways.
Will you ship to Canada or the world?
We don't directly offer shipping outside of the United States. We can help point you toward shipping options that other customers have successfully used.
Contact us for more info.