I'm looking around for a bike rack option to hold 4 mountain bikes to use with my truck (Ford F150) and ideally would like one that is actually in stock somewhere in the Pacific North West because ideally I'd like to have it by the end of next week.
- North Shore Racks (NSR) seems to be the most economical option but they are sold out of the 4 bike option until after my preferred date. I could get their 6 bike rack but really don't really want the extra size because I already have a tailgate pad for local shuttles and just need the rack for family trips. Also, somewhat strangely NSR does not sell the parts to convert a 6 bike rack to a 4, even though it seems they would be 'bolt on' interchangeable. (Which is also annoying because if you ever damage the horizontal bars on the rack, you can't buy replacements).
- Recon racks in Ferndale WA seem awesome and crazily over built but they are also out of the 4 bike option.
- Lolo Racks in Portland are also an interesting option and they may actually have stock in their 4 bike rack but I've never seen one in person and loading their rack with the tires facing backwards seems kind of awkward.
Are there any other 4 bike rack options I've missed or should consider?
Has anyone ever bought a 6 bike rack and wished they had bought a 4 (or vice versa)?
Last edited by: Xorrox on July 30, 2019, 7:11 p.m., edited 1 time in total.