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Delta Bike Hitch Pro In Car Rack

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Product Description

The Delta Bike Hitch Pro is a great solution for carrying your bike inside your vehicle. Simply secure the Bike Hitch Pro to the Delta Stableloader bike mount and remove your bike's front wheel to attach it to the Bike Hitch Pro.

Carrying your bike within the vehicle protects it from the weather whilst being safely and securely transported.

The Bike Hitch Pro secures one bike, although you can attach several Bike Hitch Pros to a single Delta Stableloader. Stableloaders are a particularly good solution for using in the loading bay of a pick-up type vehicle.

Key Features:

  • Used in conjunction with the Delta Stable Loader
  • Carries 1 bike (Carry up to 5 bikes on a single Stable Loader)
  • Patented locking mechanism
  • Rigid 6061 aluminium body for strength and durability
  • Ultra-rigid 9mm skewer
  • Pre-aligned for easier fork installation

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Delta Bike Hitch Pro In Car Rack Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.3
out of 5
4.26
Build Quality
4.39
Performance
4
Value For Money
4.11

Customer Reviews (14)

4
Perfect...

Just what we needed. Purchased two, fitted each to a wooden base and used to hold our road bikes safely & securely inside our VW Tiguan whilst leaving the rest of the load bay free for luggage. Perfect for the job and easy to use.

Just what we needed. Purchased two, fitted each to a wooden base and used to hold our road bikes safely & securely inside our VW Tiguan whilst leaving the rest of the load bay free for luggage. Perfect for the job and easy to use.

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4.3 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
4
Work s

A great piece of kit for holding bike. Not quite the same as picture, but with an extra piece to enable lock to be fitted for extra security whilst in van

A great piece of kit for holding bike. Not quite the same as picture, but with an extra piece to enable lock to be fitted for extra security whilst in van

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4.5 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
5
Secure and more room in back of van

Fitted this in the back of my Berlingo van. Much better than bike lying flat and frees up space. Bolted OSB 120 x 60 to existing load strap fixing nuts, then screwed on lenght of 38 x 63 CLS and fitted hitch to this. Mounted on CLS to give clearance for mudguards which I have on for many months each year. Brilliant for taking my road bike to sportives.

Fitted this in the back of my Berlingo van. Much better than bike lying flat and frees up space. Bolted OSB 120 x 60 to existing load strap fixing nuts, then screwed on lenght of 38 x 63 CLS and fitted hitch to this. Mounted on CLS to give clearance for mudguards which I have on for many months each year. Brilliant for taking my road bike to sportives.

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
4
Works well

This does exactly what I need however, as per another reviewer, what I have been sent is a different version than the one pictured. It is well built and secures the bike well, perfect for the back of my van.

This does exactly what I need however, as per another reviewer, what I have been sent is a different version than the one pictured. It is well built and secures the bike well, perfect for the back of my van.

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4.3 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 3.5/5
4
The easy solution

I use these in my pick up bed mounted to the tub wall and they keep the bikes rock solid with a single strap added to the rear wheels. Easy and quick secure mount.

I use these in my pick up bed mounted to the tub wall and they keep the bikes rock solid with a single strap added to the rear wheels. Easy and quick secure mount.

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4.5 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
5
Perfect solution

Perfect solution to having my bike lying flat in the rear of my van. Simply screwed straight into the plywood floor of the van and it holds the bike in position fine. Good value for money and works perfectly.

Perfect solution to having my bike lying flat in the rear of my van. Simply screwed straight into the plywood floor of the van and it holds the bike in position fine. Good value for money and works perfectly.

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
4
Delta bike hitch

Excellent sturdy bit of kit, used to modify my existing cycle roof rack, far more stable than the down tube clamp and no rubbing of the paint work. Wold recommend.

Excellent sturdy bit of kit, used to modify my existing cycle roof rack, far more stable than the down tube clamp and no rubbing of the paint work. Wold recommend.

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4.3 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 3.5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Great for car interior bike rack project

Sturdy front fork clamp which is simple and effective. Holds the bike very well and has a useful locking mechanism which when used with a padlock, makes the bike almost unmovable. Easy to mount to a piece of wood to finish off a interior car mount for my bike. The actual item is slightly different to the picture, with a large silver quick release handle and locking mount. The only improvement I would make is to the actual quick release skewer shaft and nut, which is a little abrasive, but certainly won't damage your bike if handled with care.

Sturdy front fork clamp which is simple and effective. Holds the bike very well and has a useful locking mechanism which when used with a padlock, makes the bike almost unmovable. Easy to mount to a piece of wood to finish off a interior car mount for my bike. The actual item is slightly different to the picture, with a large silver quick release handle and locking mount. The only improvement I would make is to the actual quick release skewer shaft and nut, which is a little abrasive, but certainly won't damage your bike if handled with care.

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
Great product

I bought this and it was perfect for what I needed. Secures your bike firmly in the back of the car. I attached mine to a piece of timber.

I bought this and it was perfect for what I needed. Secures your bike firmly in the back of the car. I attached mine to a piece of timber.

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4.5 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
5
Better than DIY

I wish Id found this product before buying a QR axle to make my own fork clamp. I was sent the newer model with an alloy lever which takes up a bit more space but it may be kinder on your knuckles b. The new model has padlock hole too but I'm not sure how well this would stand up to a crow bar. It has worked well so far the red rubber washer keeps axle in place for easier loading. I will be ordering another one soon.

I wish Id found this product before buying a QR axle to make my own fork clamp. I was sent the newer model with an alloy lever which takes up a bit more space but it may be kinder on your knuckles b. The new model has padlock hole too but I'm not sure how well this would stand up to a crow bar. It has worked well so far the red rubber washer keeps axle in place for easier loading. I will be ordering another one soon.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
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Car Rack Guide

 

Car Rack Types

Roof Racks

Cyclist mounting a bike to a car roof rack

Benefits

  • Easy access to your boot
  • No problems when reversing or parking
  • Add accessories to carry any big bulky item, not just bikes

Considerations

  • Can reduce fuel economy by causing drag
  • More difficult to mount and remove your bike
  • Be aware driving under low objects

Boot Racks

Cyclist mounting a bike to a boot rack

Benefits

  • Affordable
  • Very portable for storage
  • Easy to mount and remove bikes
  • Improved fuel economy
  • No fittings needed

Considerations

  • May need a light board if the rack obscures your number plate and lights
  • Take care when reversing
  • Some fastenings can damage paintwork
  • No access to boot
  • Remember to disable automatic rear wipers

Towbar Racks

Cyclist rolling a bike onto a towbar car rack

Benefits

  • Low height for easy bike mounting and dismounting
  • Less risk to vehicle paintwork
  • Very strong & sturdy
  • Improved fuel economy

Considerations

  • Need a towbar fitted to your car
  • Can be expensive
  • You may need a light board
  • Obscures boot (some can tilt giving you access)

What to consider

1

Your budget

Your budget will determine the type of car bike rack you want. Roof racks tend to be the most affordable car racks, starting from around £30, while entry level boot racks begin around £40 and towbar racks from £50. 

If you're planning on transporting more than one bike, you'll want a higher budget to buy a more sturdy cycle carrier.

2

Bike tyre width

Road bikes use slim tyres and will easily mount to most car racks. However, if you're transporting mountain or some hybrid bikes then you'll want to consider the width of your tyres. 

Some MTB's come with very wide tyres (such as 27.5+ MTB’s and fat bikes) that won't fit into the standard wheel holders on roof racks and towbar racks. You can buy specialist bike racks made specifically for these types of cycles, and brands like Thule offer adapters to accommodate wider tyres.

3

Bike weight

Most car racks with come with a recommended maximum weight per bike, which will depend on the style of rack you’re using and the durability of it. Most roof and boot racks have a max weight of 15kg. 

Towbar racks are generally stronger, so can fit bikes up to 20kg. These weights can be found on our product pages. It’s worth remembering that E bikes are heavier than standard bikes, so choosing a rack that can accommodate the extra weight is essential.

4

The number of bikes you’ll transport

Roof racks will carry just one bike, but you can fit two or three racks to your roof, depending on the size of your vehicle. Boot racks often fit three bikes but can go up to four in rare exceptions (check the maximum weight capacity of the rack). 

Towbar racks can also fit up to four bikes as weight isn't so much of a problem.

5

The length of your bike’s wheelbase

Car racks will fit most standard road, hybrid and mountain bikes. However, bikes with long a wheelbase, such as enduro and downhill MTB’s may struggle to fit the length of the wheel holders. 

You can buy extenders and adaptors to help with this, although you can get adaptor beams which fit to your seatpost and headset for easier mounting.

Also, if you’re using a long wheelbase bike with a boot or towbar rack, be aware that the front and rear wheel may stick out on either side of your car. When measuring your wheelbase, remember the distance is from your front axle to the rear axle.

6

How often you’ll be travelling

If you're going to be using the rack regularly, you want it to be easy to use. A roof rack is ideal for securing your bikes out of the way. You don't need to worry about reversing or parking unlike with boot and towbar racks. You'll also have access to your boot.

However, because your bikes are so high up they can be fiddly to mount. Boot and towbar racks make it easy to secure bikes but you'll need to be careful parking up. 

The easiest bike carriers to use are the innovative new vacuum suction SeaSucker racks. All you do is press the vacuum cups down to create an initial seal then press the vacuum pump until low pressure keeps the pump fully depressed. To attach your bike simply remove the front wheel and attach the front dropouts to the metal bracket with the QR lever. The whole process takes a few seconds.

7

How far you will be travelling

Drag reduces fuel economy. If you're heading up to the highlands for an epic weekend away, then a roof rack may not be your best bet. 

Boot racks and towbar racks keep your bikes out of the wind for more efficient aerodynamics.

8

Vehicles with spoilers

If your car has a standard metal sheet rear spoiler, you may be able to use a boot mounted rear rack. It’s very unlikely you will be able to use this type of bike carrier if your car has a plastic rear spoiler (as the plastic will be too weak to support the combined weight of the rack and bikes). 

Please check our car rack compatibility section for more information.


Light boards

Do I need a light board for my car rack?

Before you buy a car rack you should determine if you need to fit a light board to your car. Your number plate and rear lights have to be visible from all angles at all times. The easiest way to do this is by fitting a light board. Don't fit the light board to your bikes (this is illegal), fit it to the car rack itself.

Thule car rack light board

Car rack compatibility

If you have a towball on your car then you can use most towbar racks with no problems. Roof bars and boot racks are a little more complicated. Please follow the links below to find the compatibility for our main brands:

Hollywood | Peruzzo | Saris | Thule

Delivery & Guarantee

UK Delivery Information

We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE to mainland UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

Click here for more UK and international delivery information.

Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns.

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.

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