Higher Hang-On Towbar Racks (for towing)

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Price: Price : £191.00 (include VAT)

Pendle Tow Bar racks are designed to be a simple and dependable tow bar mounted rack.

This is a special version that mounts the bikes 380 mm (15 inches) higher to clear the draw bar of a caravan or trailer.

  • Two 'L' shaped arms easily fit into the tow bar mounting and carry the bikes by their frames.

  • Fits a very wide range of frame shapes and types.

  • Bikes are strapped together using the supplied webbing straps and secured to the rack.

  • Car friendly – sits on the tow ball and doesn't touch the car's paintwork.

  • Different arm offset options are available, these move the bikes further away from the vehicle to clear spare wheels or the bodywork of cars with very flat backs (eg MPV's and 4x4's).

  • Carrying capacity of up to 15kg per bike. (Make sure the nose weight of your tow bar is sufficient to support the combined weight of your bikes and the rack, , if towing this must be added to the trailer nose weight too)

Due to the variation in shapes of vehicles and trailers or caravans we cannot guarantee that all combinations will be able to work together. If you are unsure about whether it will work with your vehicle please contact us for advice.

We recommend before using the rack, fitting it and loading the bikes and then checking the clearance to the caravan/trailer on full lock and on an incline to make sure that the bikes cannot touch the trailer/caravan.

Arm Options: Available in 4 bike Standard arms or 4 Bike Discovery arms with a 150mm (6 inch) offset to clear spare wheels or vehicles with very flat backs, although while towing we usually recommend carrying only 2 bikes to maintain clearance to the body of your caravan during tight turns.

4 Bike Arms: The arms have 425mm of space for hanging the bikes by their frames. They can carry up to a maximum of 4 bikes although 3 bikes may be the maximum for bikes with wider tyres, handlebars, or pedals. You will only be able to carry 2 bikes whilst towing.

Behind the Ball Mounting : This option is to fit the 2 Bolt Type tow bar. The mounting block is sandwiched between the tow ball and the tow bar and becomes a permanent part of the assembly. The block does not affect the use of the tow ball, when not using the rack.

All higher racks use our Behind the Ball mounting because this is the only one that you can tow with. This is not suitable for anything other than Standard 2 bolt tow bars.

See our tow bar guide for more information on tow bar types.

Weights: 11.5 kg Standard Rack, 12 Kg Discovery Offset.

Note on use with motorhomes – We do not recommend using ‘On the Ball’ mounting racks with motorhomes. We recommend checking with the manufacturer of the tow bar as to the suitability for use with a ‘Behind the Ball’ bike rack.