Allen Sports Deluxe Padded Frame Hitch Bike Rack, 2-Bike

Last updated: February 15, 2023

This affordable bike rack pairs well with sedans, hatchbacks, minivans and SUVs. A special lower frame keeps the bicycles from contacting the vehicle, and it can accommodate a wide array of bikes.

We looked at the top Hitch Bike Racks and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Hitch Bike Rack you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: An affordable bike rack that works with lots of different cars and bikes.

In our analysis of 61 expert reviews, the Allen Sports Deluxe Padded Frame Hitch Bike Rack, 2-Bike placed 15th when we looked at the top 18 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Allen Sports 102DN Deluxe Two Bike Carrier fits sedans, hatchbacks, minivans and SUV’s (make sure to confirm specific vehicle fit above). Its patented design sets up quickly and will safely transport your bicycles around town or cross country. Two side straps deliver exceptional lateral stability on your vehicle. A patented tie-down system individually secures and protects your bicycles. Allen’s patented individual tie-down system secures and protects your bicycles. The tie-downs are fixed in position on the carry arm, but rotate so that the can engage a wide range of bicycle frame sizes and styles. The patented single configuration design fits a wide range of vehicles, and eliminates confusion during installation. The middle frame on the rack keeps bicycles away from your vehicle during transport. Please consult Allen Fit List for specific vehicle fit. Two side straps (in addition to rugged top and bottom straps) deliver exceptional stability for the rack when on your vehicle. This ensures that you and your bikes reach your destination safely. The 102DN’s carry arms will accommodate a wide range of bicycle frame styles and sizes. Most traditional adult size bicycles, as well as most women’s and children’s frames can be quickly installed onto the rack. Dick Allen (pictured left in 1972) started Allen Sports in his garage in 1967. Since its founding, the company has been committed to producing the highest-quality, easiest-to-use bike racks and bicycle related products on the market. Dick, a onetime aerospace engineer, opened Allen Sports after building a prototype bike carrier in his Lincoln, Massachusetts shop in his free time. The first ever trunk-mounted bicycle carrier made of electrical conduit, metal strapping, and fire hose casings (for padding) was thoroughly tested on weekend excursions to Cape Cod. Shortly afterward, Allen took his design to market, and by 1971 had established a national presence for his product. Today, the family owned company owns more than three dozen patents, operates four warehouses nationally, six factories abroad, and sells products in countries around the world including USA, Mexico, Canada, and China.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The great thing to note about the car bike rack is that the stability of the car bike rack is backed by side straps, making it versatile as a bike mount rack.
As there is no added feature to stop your bikes from swinging, you will have to MacGyver your way out of this by using additional straps or bungee cords.
You don’t need to worry if your car gets damaged while transporting the bicycles as this trunk mount rack has the frame that keeps the distance between your car and bike.
It’s the only bike rack on our list with side straps for lateral stability. It has a sturdy, padded middle frame to keep your bikes from scratching your car.
- Zentiz
These models will fit a wide range of vehicle thanks to its excellent versatility. With 12″ handle, it will accommodate varying frame sizes and shapes while their width enhances bikes compatibility.
The Allen Sports Deluxe 2-Bike Trunk Mount Rack is an affordable and easy to set up product that is ideal for anyone who doesn’t want to spend too much money or waste time setting it up.
Wide bars and long carry arms accommodate most bikes.

What reviewers didn't like

No way to securely lock the frame to the car or the bikes to the frame.
Can be difficult to install. Feels a little flimsy. Can leave marks on car. Doesn’t fit all cars.
View our Hitch Bike Rack buying guide for in-depth advice and recommendations.

From our partners