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What are the differences between the HR3000 and the HR3500 TRS (Tire Retention System) racks?

What are the differences between the HR3000 and the HR3500 TRS (Tire Retention System) racks?

What are the differences between the HR3000 and the HR3500 TRS (Tire Retention System) racks?

a.       The HR3000 can be fitted to either a 1-1/4” or 2” receiver hitch whereas the HR3500 will fit into a 2” receiver only.

b.       The HR3500 comes with keyed alike locks to lock the rack to the vehicle and the bikes to the rack. The HR3000 does not come with locks (locks are available as an after-market accessories).

c.       The HR3500 uses our patented “No Wobble” system to firmly attach the rack to the receiver hitch whereas the HR3000 uses a threaded hitch pin.

d.       The HR3000 comes with silver wheel trays whereas the HR3500 comes with black wheel trays. Both are aluminum construction.

What’s the difference between the HR200 Trail Rider and HR1000Y Sport Rider?

What’s the difference between the HR200 Trail Rider and HR1000Y Sport Rider?

The difference is the direction (type) of fold. Both can be used on either a 1-1/4” or 2” receiver hitch.

  1. On an HR200 Trail Rider the wheel/tire holder support arms fold up (vertically when the rack is not being used). The HR200 cannot fold horizontally.
  2. On an HR1000Y the whole rack folds up horizontally (against the vehicle) or down horizontally to access the luggage compartment of the vehicle.
What about hitch pins on older racks?

What about hitch pins on older racks?

What about hitch pins on older racks?

Older threaded hitch pin racks (before 2004) use a ½ x 20 Threads Per Inch hitch pin. Visual Clue: Look at the 45-degree angle brace between the horizontal and vertical tubes that make up the receiver tube.  If there is a small hole right in the middle of that brace, the rack is threaded ½ x 13.  If there is no hole in the brace, the rack is threaded ½ x 20 Threads Per Inch.

What hitch pin do I need to attach my rack to my vehicles receiver hitch

What hitch pin do I need to attach my rack to my vehicles receiver hitch

What hitch pin do I need to attach my rack to my vehicles receiver hitch?

  1. There are two types of hitch pins, Threaded or Smooth, available in standard or locking.
  2. Threaded hitch pins are the same size (1/2” x 13 Threads Per Inch) for 1-1/4” and 2” receiver racks. They are available in standard (provided with the rack) or locking (available from our website).
  3. Smooth hitch pin is ½” diameter for 1-1/4” receiver racks and 5/8” diameter for 2” receiver racks.
  4. All smooth hitch pins sold now are locking. Older racks using a smooth hitch pin had a hole at the end of the smooth hitch pin for a keyed padlock (also provided at that time). 
Jump expands e-bike experimental run program in LA

Jump expands e-bike experimental run program in LA

Jump expands e-bike experimental run program in Los Angeles, CA.

Last Thursday the SFMTA released its midpoint discoveries of JUMP's stationless e-bike program and gave the organization a green light to expand from 250 to 500 bikes.

In a Medium post published the same day, JUMP's Northern California General Manager Eddie Chen announced the expansion. "SFMTA's decision to expand our fleet to 500 bikes reflects both our constructive working relationship with San Francisco and the nearby demand for more JUMP bikes," Chen stated.

The extra bikes will hit the streets immediately. "Riders can expect to see 250 extra bikes on the streets beginning today," wrote Chen.

Bounce was selected in January as the main permitted organization in the experimental run program to operate its stationless e-bikes.

It was just four months into the experimental run program when JUMP was purchased by Uber. Only a few months later Lyft got in to the bikeshare game when it acquired Motivate, the parent organization of Ford GoBike.

A full evaluation is expected to be completed by March 31, 2019. At that time the SFMTA will make its recommendations for if and when JUMP will be allowed to permanently operate in the city.

 

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New bike racks to be introduced in New Orleans, LA

New bike racks to be introduced in New Orleans, LA

About 500 new bike racks to be introduced around the city City authorities say the bike racks will take three months to introduce and might be on the walkways or non-parking regions so as not to take up any parking spots.