Hollywood Racks Over-The-Top Trunk Mounted Bike Rack, 3-Bike

Last updated date: March 4, 2020

DWYM Score
8.3


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Overall Take

This Hollywood Racks Over-The-Top Trunk Bike Rack, 3-Bike unit is a super accommodating rack for the whole family. Take all the bikes on the family outing and don't worry about losing any with this super secure system. You will find it super easy to install, as well. In our analysis of 22 expert reviews, the Hollywood Racks Hollywood Racks Over-The-Top Trunk Bike Rack, 3-Bike placed 5th when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 25, 2020:
Checkout The Best Bike Rack (Non-Hitch) for a detailed review of all the top bike racks (non-hitch).

Expert Summarized Score
0.0
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.7
166 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
High frame doesn’t interfere with license plate or spoilers, anti-sway cradles, adjustable high-rise frame can be used with nearly any SUV, Minivan, Hatchback or Sedan.
- Gearing Out
Long enough to fit over most spoilers.
- The Drive
Can be installed on a wide range of vehicles, from cars to SUVs. Many adjustment options.
- Car Care Total
What experts didn't like
Can be removed without opening trunk, creating a theft risk. Can’t open door with bikes loaded.
- Gearing Out
Extra support from bungee cords may be required.
- The Drive
The price. It is an expensive trunk bike rack.
- Car Care Total

From The Manufacturer

The new Over-theTop bike rack from Hollywood Racks features an adjustable "high rise" frame which prevents strap contact with the spoiler. Includes removable hatch anchors and quick connect straps for secure attachment to hatches, trunks, roof rack cross bars and roof rack raised rails. Also, fits most vehicles without a spoiler. Features: Easy to adjust Will not damage your vehicle Pre-assembled Adjustable high rise frame prevents strap contact with vehicle's spoiler Includes hatch anchors and quick connect hooks for secure attachment to hatches, trunks and roof racks Carries two bikes Comes fully pre-assembled Anti-sway bike cradles helps prevent bike movement

Overall Product Rankings

1. Allen Sports Trunk Mounted Bike Rack, 2-Bike
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 5
2. Tyger Auto Trunk Mount Bicycle Rack, 1-Bike
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 4
3. Saris Trunk Mounted Bike Rack, 3-Bike
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 4
4. Allen Sports Premier Trunk Mounted Bike Rack, 2-Bike
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 3

An Overview On Bike Racks (Non-Hitch)

When you are ready to pack up and head out of town, you want to be confident about the bike rack you’ve attached your bikes to for the drive. With countless bike racks on the market, it is not always easy to know which are the best fit for you. It may take some digging but with a few things to keep in mind and a good review of each rack, you’ll surely be able to find a rack that is a good fit for you.

There are several key things that you must know in order to buy the right bike rack. There are three main types of bike racks: roof racks, hitch racks and trunk racks. You will want to decide what will work best with your vehicle. Then consider the type of bikes you have. Most racks will note how much weight they can handle so be sure to opt for a heftier rack if you have heavy bikes. The size of your tires is another thing to check. Last of all you need to know how many bikes you’ll be hauling on the rack. All of these factors will help you determine the bike rack you need for your vehicle.

Of course, you will always have a budget in mind when you are buying a bike rack. They can range anywhere from low hundreds to over a thousand dollars. When you want to keep a reasonable budget, you’ll most likely turn to the trunk racks. This type is usually the most affordable and will get the job done.

If you are only transporting one bike, you can easily find a trunk bike rack for that. The Tyger Auto Trunk Mount Bicycle Rack, 1-Bike is a perfect option for an individual bike rack. It is fit for most vehicles that do not have rear spoilers and offers easy installation. For a two-bike rack, you’ll want to take a look at either Allen Sports Premier Trunk Mounted Bike Rack, 2-Bike or the Allen Sports Trunk Mounted Bike Rack, 2-Bike. The larger Saris Trunk Mounted Bike Rack, 3-Bike is ideal for three bikes in transit.

There is another type of modern racks designed for trucks. These tailgate pads are a cushy pad that drapes over the tailgate and features a massive web that contains and locks the front tires in place against the tailgate. You can haul several bikes at once with this system.

DYWM Fun Fact

In the mid-1970s, the first bike porter rack was invented by a U.S. manufacturing company. The product was so versatile it could fit on top of a car or strap to the trunk of a vehicle. The Graber Bicycle Racks company was born from the product and since then the company strives to maintain a product that is entirely made in the U.S.

The Bike Rack (Non-Hitch) Buying Guide

  • Always get a bike rack with a warranty.
  • Choose a bike rack that will hold up in rough weather and is rust-resistant.
  • Check the weight of your bike or bikes against the capacity of the rack before buying.
  • It’s always nice to have the option of adding an additional bike onto your rack, in which case you’ll want to think about buying an expandable bike rack.