Are Khyber Racks suitable for off road use?
Absolutely. What good is a mountain bike rack that isn't?
What kind of hitches are compatible?
All of our racks require a 2" hitch. Details on Hitch Class requirements are here
Can I carry kids or BMX bikes?
While 20" bikes can be carried in the rack reasonably well, some types of fork legs will rest on the basket so we recommend using some protection to prevent damage to the fork if that is the case. The depth of the wheel baskets don't accommodate wheels smaller than 20".
What about road bikes, fat bikes and e-bikes?
Our world revolves around mountain bikes, but yours doesn't have to. Our rack is optimized for mountain bikes, but both of our baskets accept and secure Road Bike tires. The standard basket also accepts up to 29"x2.8" Plus tires, while the alternative Fat Bike basket will accept up to a 5" tire.
Please note: although the baskets accept road tires, it may be difficult to load a bike in the basket to the immediate right without the drop bars interfering. In a pinch, you could loosen the stem and turn the bars if you need to fill your rack with road bikes.
What is the maximum weight capacity?
E-bikes and 2002 V10's with Monster T's are approved. Any bike that weighs less than 25.5kg or 56lbs and fits inside the wheel basket properly is good to go.
Can I put the rack on the back of an RV or travel trailer?
Using the rack on the back of RV's and travel trailers is approved for on-road use only. The dynamic forces that may result from running a loaded rack on the back of an RV or travel trailer are very unpredictable. Doing so off-road is at your own risk and voids the warranty.
How much clearance is there for my vehicle, and how big is the rack?
Click to view the diagram showing the layback clearance, spacing and all other relevant dimensions. (There are 2 pages)