Heininger 2200 Advantage 2″ SportsRack glideAWAY 4 Bike Rack Carrier (Misc.)
Online Cycling Store Your no 1 Customer Review Site – The Heininger Advantage glideAWAY deluxe 4 bike carrier is a rear oriented bike carrier for vehicles utilizing hitch receivers that allows full access to the rear interior of the vehicle without the necessity of removing the bikes. Designed around an accordion style folding mechanism, when need be the glideAWAY deluxe can extend up to 23″ away from its locked position close to the vehicle. This makes it perfect for use with hatchbacks. It can also swivel either left or right when extended, allowing for even more space to reach cargo. It also ships with an anti-wobble device and a 72″ lockable cable. Available in 2″ or 1.25″ hitch receiver sizes.
Never Needlessly Remove Bikes From Your Carrier Again
Heininger’s Advantage glideAWAY deluxe 4 bike carrier eliminates the agony and irritation often experienced with other rear mounted carriers of having to take your bikes off every time you want access to your vehicle from the back. Designed to hold up to four bicycles with 1-2″ top frame tubes, the ingenuous accordion style folding arm construction of the Advantage glideAWAY allows it to be pulled away from your vehicle with the simple lifting of the handle of its spring loaded safety latch, located behind its main upright support post. This instant 23″ of additional space gives you easy, convenient access to the cargo area of your vehicle anytime you need it. When you are finished with cargo the Advantage glideAWAY pops easily back into a secure locked position just by pushing it back towards the hitch receiver and allowing the latch to snap back into place. The glideAWAY bike carrier also glides from side to side accommodating vehicles with rear side opening doors and allowing for more space around the hatch of your vehicle when you need it.
Direct support and securing of bikes is provided by two oversized heavy-duty bike arm tubes holding dual heavy-duty non-scratch plastic saddle clasps. Arm tubing are removable when not in use, meaning that you can leave the rack in place at all times. Saddles can also conveniently swivel around the tubing to accept women’s, BMX, and complex geometry frames. The Advantage glideAWAY features a corrosion-resistant powder coat finish that ensures a long life and is available for both 1.25″ and 2″ hitch receivers.
Anti-Wobble Device Included
The Advantage SportsRack glideAWAY Bike Carrier includes an anti-wobble device to insure a secure tight fit to your receiver hitch in all occasions. Based around a heavy-duty plastic receiver hitch tube insert and screw design, the anti-wobble device prevents rattling while your vehicle is in motion. Additional stability/security can be added via the Heininger Advantage 72″ lockable cable included (lock sold separately).
- Available in 2″ or 1.25″ hitch receiver sizes
- Holds up to 4 bikes
- The patented rear-hitch-mount design decreases wind resistance, increasing fuel economy
- Rear mounting ends worry over low hanging branches, low clearance garages and other traveling hassles
- Corrosion-resistant powder coat finish
- Détente cinch pins allow quick and easy attachment and removal of arms and other accessories
- Advantage saddle holds bikes securely without scratching the bike’s finish
- Swivels to accept women’s, BMX and complex geometry frames
- Some assembly required
- Limited lifetime warranty
What’s in the Box
- 1-Heininger Advantage SportsRack glideAWAY 4 Bike Rack
- 1-Heininger Advantage 72″ lockable cable (lock not included)
Accessories Available (sold separately)
- 2″ Threaded Hitch Lock
- 1.25″ Threaded Lock
- Top Tube Alternative
- 10′ Cable Lock
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Heininger Advantage SportsRack units are backed by a limited lifetime warranty against manufacturer’s defects, administered at the discretion of Heininger. This warranty applies only to the original purchaser of the unit.
About Heininger Holdings, LLC
Heininger is an American company and environmentally conscious. Headquartered in Bellingham, Washington USA, Heininger is driven to create products that truly enhance and revolutionize the consumer road travel experience, while maintaining responsible standards aimed at limiting the destruction of natural resources worldwide and the reduction of unnecessary waste in the manufacturing process.
This innovative rack glides away from your vehicle and pivots from side to side, allowing easy access to the rear cargo area. It holds up to four bikes and has removable bike arms. The patented Rear-Hitch-Mount design increases fuel economy and fits a 2×2 receiver. This rear-mount position means you don’t need to worry about low hanging branches, low clearance garages and other traveling hassles. Detente cinch pins allow quick and easy attachment and removal of arms and other accessories. The Advantage Saddle holds bikes securely without scratching their finishes. It swivels to accept women’s, BMX, and complex geometry frames. This mount also features a corrosion-resistant powder coat finish that ensures a long, rust-free life. A lockable security cable is included with this package. Some assembly is required.
Some Customer Reviews:
Best I’ve seen on the market – Like an earlier reviewer, this ‘exceeded my expectations’. Top notch quality, mindlessly easy to install, take down, and utilize. Very heavy quality steel construction, well designed…I can’t say enough. JUST DON’T buy the complementary Heininger 6001 locking device (used to lock the rack to the car and reduce chances of theft). Surprisingly, it’s NOT anti-wobble!!!
Excellent Product!!! – Pros – Easy assembly, solid construction, “swing feature” is invaluable, great price and value.
Cons – None yet.
This is my first experience with a hitch rack vs. a hanging rack, so I wanted to buy a really good one. After researching several models from every manufacturer out there, I decided to try out this one. Like another reviewer mentioned, it has far exceeded my expectations!
There were a few other hitch racks out there with a swing out feature, but this one has them all beat. It not only slides/glides out away from your car, but it moves freely to either side vs. one fixed side. No need to unload bikes to gain access to the back of your vehicle.
If you are considering a hitch rack for your SUV or hatchback, you should seriously consider the Heininger 2200 Advantage 2″ SportsRack one over the popular or trendy manufacturers. Not only is it an outstanding product, but it costs at least $100 to $150 less than a rack with similar features!