Hollywood Racks HR1400 Sport Rider SE 4-Bike Platform Style Hitch Mount Rack Review
The Hollywood Racks HR1400 Sport Rider SE isn’t your standard bike rack. This is a platform style rack which sports a convertible design so you can haul either four bikes or just two bikes. Features like the smartly designed hitch system ensure no-wobble between bikes will occur when you take to the road.
This rack has been on the market for some time and has remained consistently popular amongst consumers. Read on to get our full analysis of the HR1400.
Hollywood Racks HR1400 Sport Rider SE 4-Bike Platform Style Hitch Mount Rack Features
- Heavy-duty design
- Platform-style rack mounts on a 2″ hitch
- Hauls two or four bikes
- No wobble/tools hitch system w/ locking pin
- 9 ft security cable
- Folds up flat when not in use
- Limited warranty against manufacture defects
The HR1400 Sport Rider SE is designed with heavy-duty materials so it’s durable and strong enough to withstand the weight of heavy bikes year after year. This is a key reason why Hollywood Racks bike racks have such a low failure rate.
Easy to install
Installing this bike rack to your vehicle is a quick and easy task, taking about 20-30 minutes in total. The hitch type pin system used is very effective and easy to use to secure the rack to your vehicle. Note the HR1400 Sports Rider SE is only compatible with 2″ receivers. The clever design of this rack allows it to be setup as a 2-bike rack or a 4-bike rack by connecting an attachment.
Another great thing about this bike rack is its versatility. Due to the fact the bike wheels are secured in an adjustable wheel tray, it can accommodate bikes of all different sizes including children’s bikes and bikes with irregular frames.
The bike loading process consists of several easy steps. Firstly you need to place your bikes wheels in the wheel holder, ensuring your bike is facing the correct direction. Next you slide the clamp down onto the bike frame then finally strap the wheel straps to ensure the bike is fully secure.
The on-road performance of this rack is excellent with no wobble or sway even if you’re hauling 4 bikes. However, some consumers have mentioned that whilst driving on steep or high roads you should take it steady and not go too fast due to the rack being fairly close to the ground.
The HR1400 Sports Rider SE can either be folded flat up against your vehicle or tilted fully down by simply removing the pins and tilting the posts in the required direction. This allows you to store the rack compactly when it’s not in use without having to remove it from your vehicle.
Includes Security Cable
Security comes as standard with the Sports Rider SE in the form of a 9 ft security cable. There are times you probably want to leave your bikes on your vehicle during a day out, so this is an important feature and saves on the additional cost of purchasing a cable separately.
Hollywood Racks HR1400 Sport Rider SE Pros and Cons
The Hollywood Racks HR1400 Sport Rider SE is built to a very high standard and is incredibly versatile due to its 2 + 2 system and the way it holds bikes. The no wobble system is a big plus when it’s your bikes paint work at stake.
Nice storage options.
Hollywood Racks have excellent customer support, should you need it.
The rack is heavy particularly when the attachment is connected weighing a good 85 lbs, but the upside of this is that it’s robust and durable.
Final Thoughts on the Hollywood Racks HR1400 Sport Rider SE 4-Bike Platform Style Hitch Mount Rack
Consumer reaction to the Hollywood Racks HR1400 Sport Rider SE Hitch Mount Rack speaks volumes about the quality of this bike rack. If you need a versatile, durable platform style bike rack and you’re going to be hauling up to 4 bikes then we highly recommend this rack from Hollywood Racks.
Hollywood Racks HR1400 Sport Rider SE as reviewed by Bike Racks Reviews