Hollywood Racks F4 Heavy Duty 4-Bike Trunk Mount Bike Rack Review

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Hollywood Racks has a reputation for building high quality bike racks and they have continued this tradition with the Hollywood Racks F4 Heavy Duty 4-Bike Trunk Mount Bike Rack. The rack comes pre-assembled right out of the box and is easy to install with adjustable straps. And using a simple hinge system, the rack folds flat for easy storage.

Loading 4 bikes onto a bike rack adds a lot of weight to the rack. It can be difficult to find a high quality trunk rack that can carry up to 4 bikes but the F4 does just that. It is made from heavy duty steel tubing and comes with motorcycle tie down buckles and extra side straps so drivers can feel confident that this rack is up to the job.

Hollywood Racks F4 Heavy Duty 4-Bike Trunk Mount Bike Rack Features

●    Carries up to 4 bikes and can accommodate many different frames
●    Comes pre-assembled so it is easy to install with few tools required
●    Made from heavy duty steel tubing and hardware
●    Rubber-coated hooks and foam pads prevent scratching on the vehicle
●    Comes with a glow-in-the-dark safety flag for added protection at night
●    Exclusive dual positioning trunk/bumper system allows the rack to be custom fitted to most sedans, SUVs, and minivans
●    Comes with motorcycle tie down buckles and 2 extra side straps for a secure fit and added safety
●    Extra straps are included to keep the bike wheels from spinning during transit
●    A simple hinge system allows the rack to fold flat for easy storage

Pros

  • This rack comes pre-assembled and is easy to install. And once installed, the straps are very easy to adjust which allows for a custom fit on most sedans, SUVS, and minivans.
  • This rack carries up to 4 bikes on heavy duty steel tubing and hardware which makes it stable but still surprisingly lightweight. The heaviest bike should be loaded first and the third and fourth bikes should have alternating handlebar positions.
  • The F4 comes with motorcycle tie down buckles and 6 straps for a secure fit to the vehicle. Most trunk racks come with only 4 straps so this added safety feature offers drivers peace of mind that their bikes are held securely.
  • The rack is easy to remove when it is not being used and a simple hinge system allows it to fold for quick storage.
  • Rubber coated hooks and foam pads prevent any scratching or damage to the vehicle.
  • Extra straps are included to prevent the bikes wheels from spinning during transit.
  • Since the lower bar of the rack rests on the fender, this means the entire weight of the bikes is not resting on the rear window. This helps to minimize any swaying once the vehicle is on the road.
  • A glow-in-the-dark safety flag is included for peace of mind during evening travels.

Cons

Many consumers felt this rack stood out among other trunk mounted racks because of it’s high quality design and easy-to-use features. However, there are always arguments to be made for and against purchasing any product. Some considerations about this particular rack are included in the information below.

  • The F4 may not fit on certain vehicles. Consumers should check the compatibility chart on the Hollywood Racks’ website to be sure their vehicle can accommodate this rack.
  • Because of the weight, trunk access is not available when the rack is fully loaded.
  • There is no locking system included with this rack and because the rack is so easy to remove this makes both the bikes and the rack more vulnerable to theft. It is probably safest to store the rack when it is not being used.

Consumer Feedback

Many consumers found this rack easy to use and incredibly stable. Because most trunk racks cannot hold up to 4 bikes, the high quality F4 stands out in it’s niche. When reviewing overall consumer feedback, most consumers expressed that this rack went above and beyond what they were expecting.

Some consumers appreciated that the rack includes rubber-coated hooks and foam pads to protect the vehicle from damage. And thanks to the lower bar resting on the fender, all of the weight is not resting on the rear window which helps to prevent swaying once the vehicle is on the road.

The F4 is incredibly sturdy but also surprisingly lightweight with makes it easy to install and remove. And because the Hollywood Racks F4 Heavy Duty 4-Bike Trunk Mount Bike Rack has a straightforward hinge system, it can fold flat for easy storage.

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