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1UP USA Rack and bikes with fenders

1UP USA Rack and bikes with fenders

| On 05, Sep 2014

A few viewers commented and questioned how to put a bike with fenders (like my daughter’s Kona Africa Bike) on the 1UP USA Rack.

In the video, although I demonstrate putting it on, the last step – tightening the arm against the wheel – is not shown. There are two solutions. 

racked africabike 1

Fast and easy: If we’re not going far (or if I’m being lazy), I put the bikes front wheel to the far edge of the tray and tightent the front arm. Then I just pull the rear arm over the plastic fender. This feels sturdy enough, but it may not be ideal if you’re driving across the country or over bumpy roads. So … 

racked africabike 2

You’ll need a wrench for this one. If you move the wheel holding pin in the rear wheel arm down it slips just under the rubber splash guard. This holds the bike in place more firmly than the solution pictured above.

I’ve also been following the self-driving car news with interest.

I hope this helps. I do reply to all comments.



  1. Hi! Thanks for the really helpful video. I’ve just bought a new Chevy Bolt, and I’m looking for a good rack to go with it. My concern is that my commuter bike has full fenders (in the rear, it goes to the ground with buddy flap) and a rear rack: -I just want to make 100% sure it’s likely to fit 🙂

    • Maarten

      That may indeed be a problem, particularly with the splash guard at the bottom. I made my daughter’s bike fit with a little pressure (squeezing the fenders in) and by moving the pin down on the arm that holds the wheel.

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