CURT Manufacturing LLC has upgraded its hitch-mounted bike racks with a new towable bike rack shank (#18008). According to a press release, the towable shank allows for use of a hitch-mounted bike rack using the vehicle’s trailer hitch, without eliminating the option to tow a trailer.
The CURT towable bike rack shank inserts into any 2-inch-by-2-inch receiver tube opening and features a 3/4-inch diameter hole to accept a 1 7/8-inch or 2-inch trailer ball. With its integrated bike rack mounting bracket and 2,000-pound gross trailer weight capacity, the towable shank is able to tow a variety of light-duty trailers while providing secure and convenient bike storage.
The towable shank is available as part of two complete bike rack kits in our hitch-mounted bike rack line (#18031 and #18035). These bike racks offer a maximum capacity of four bikes and 180 pounds. The towable shank can also be purchased as a standalone item and fits any of our hitch-mounted or premium hitch-mounted bike racks.
To learn more about the CURT towable bike rack shank, visit http://www.curtmfg.com/part/18008.