The Pendle Tow Ball Rack has been designed to fit standard vehicles with tow bars fitted such as estates, hatchbacks and saloons. It consists of two bike rack "arms", which slot into the mounting block fitted onto the vehicle's tow ball. The bicycle frames are hung over and strapped securely to the two arms. This rack does not have offset arms and we recommend that if you have a vehicle with a flat back such as a people carrier or 4x4 without a rear spare wheel you should purchase our Discovery Rack which has arms offset by 6 inches. This ensures that the handle bars and pedals of the first bike clear the back of the vehicle. (please see fitting guide).
The Tow Ball Rack is generally designed for swan neck tow bars as the mounting block clamps around the tow ball, though it can also be fitted onto the tow ball of standard 2 bolt flange type tow bars. You cannot tow whilst the ball mounting version of the Pendle Tow Bar Rack is fitted.
The Tow Ball Rack is available as a 3 or a 4 bike capacity rack. The rack is also available with the Behind the Ball block (TA3 or TA4) and with arms corresponding to this block .
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL OF OUR TOWBAR RACKS OPERATE A QUICK RELEASE SYSTEM FROM THE TOWBAR MOUNTING BLOCK USING A PATENTED SECURING PIN WHICH PASSES THROUGH THE BLOCK AND THE BOTTOM OF THE RACK.
The Pendle Tow Bar Rack is a truly solid, sturdy, top quality rack with ample room for 4 bikes when purchasing the 4 bike capacity rack.
The Pendle Tow Ball Mounting 3 Bike Rack was recently tested by Practical Caravan whose verdict was: "well-engineered and easy to use"
You may need to purchase a lighting unit if the bike rack prevents your number plate and back lights from being seen by other road users.
We recommend that the bikes placed on the rack weigh no more than 15 kg each.
Check out the Pendle Garage Mount product page for simple storage for your Pendle Bike Rack when not in use.
Order Code: TBM4
Rack Capacity: 4 bikes
Please note that Behind the Ball and Ball Mounting racks are not interchangeable.
For further details on Mountings click here Mountings