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Tow bar mounting bike carriers

There's quite a lot to think about before buying a tow bar rack so we recommend that you read our Buying Guide and Recommendations. In summary, choose between a cheaper hang on style rack (Best Buy = BUZZ RACK Buffalo) or a more expensive wheel support rack (Best Buys = Atera STRADA DL3 at the top end, BUZZ RACK Eazzy in the mid-market).

Electric bikes are usually heavier than standard bikes, even with the battery pack removed, so they need stronger bike carriers, and more spacing between the bikes. Find these specialist wheel support racks by using the Racks for e-bikes filter.

You will need a tow ball on your vehicle, factory fitted or fitted by a specialist tow bar fitting business. There are two options for the electrics - the main difference is that 13 pin electrics allow a bike carrier reversing light and fog light to be used, if fitted. In any event we supply adapters free of charge so that 13 pin bike carrier electrics may be used on 7 pin vehicle electrics.

All the tow ball racks are in our 90 day exchange scheme so we hope that you'll buy with the confidence that if your first choice is not quite right then you can exchange it for another. Please also use the Filter and Sort tools to help you choose.

Best Buy
Best buy Wheel support type bike carrier Atera STRADA DL   Best buy Hang-on type bike carrier BUZZ RACK Buffalo
Best buys for e-bikes: Atera GENIO PRO Advanced (premium sector) / BUZZ RACK E-Hornet (mid-market).
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:BUZZ RACK V-Buzz 2 bike tow ball carrier no. BRH002
£59.95Code: BRH002

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  • Quick to fit and takes up very little space in the car boot
  • Ideal for keeping in the boot ready for any trip
our rating: 3.5 star Our rating
:BUZZ RACK BB2 - 2 bike wheel support rack no. BRP322
£149.95Code: BRP322

Temporarily out of stock

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  • Carries 2 bikes, up to 40kg total (maximum bike weight: 20kg)
  • Fits to all tow balls
  • Remove the bikes to access the tailgate
  • Can be stored in car boot when not in use
  • Soft pads to protect wheel rims and frames
  • The most robust 2 bike carrier we have found in this price range

our rating: 4 star Our rating
:BUZZ RACK Buffalo 4 bike tilting tow ball carrier no. BRH404
£184.95Code: BRH404

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  • Exceptionally well designed and smart
  • Fits all tow balls
  • Tilts via a foot operated pedal
  • Well-padded bike cradles and integrated cable lock
  • Auto Express Recommended 2019
  • Our Best Buy hang on carrier!
our rating: 5 star Our rating
:BUZZ RACK BuzzRacer 2 bike wheel support rack no. BRP332
£184.95Code: BRP332

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  • Carries 2 bikes, up to 40kg total (maximum bike weight: 20kg)
  • Fits to all tow balls
  • Tilts to allow access the tailgate
  • Can be stored in car boot when not in use
  • Soft pads to protect wheel rims and frames
  • The most robust 2 bike carrier we have found in this price range

our rating: 4 star Our rating
:BUZZ RACK BB4 - 4 bike wheel support rack no. BRP324
£189.95
Was: £209.95Code: BRP324

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  • Carries 4 bikes, up to 60kg total (maximum bike weight: 15kg)
  • Fits to all tow balls
  • Remove the bikes to access the tailgate
  • Can be stored in car boot when not in use
  • Soft pads to protect wheel rims and frames
  • The most robust 4 bike carrier we have found in this price range

our rating: 4 star Our rating
:BUZZ RACK BuzzRacer 3 bike wheel support rack no. BRP333
£199.95Code: BRP333

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  • Carries 3 bikes, up to 60kg total (maximum bike weight: 20kg)
  • Fits to all tow balls
  • Tilts to allow access the tailgate
  • Can be stored in car boot when not in use
  • Soft pads to protect wheel rims and frames
  • The most robust 3 bike carrier we have found in this price range

our rating: 4 star Our rating
:BUZZ RACK Eazzy 1 folding bike rack no. BRP721
£214.95Code: BRP721

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  • Carries 1 bike up to 20kg
  • Suitable for all types and sizes of bike, including carbon frames (but E-Scorpion is better for e-bike)
  • Easily folded, so very easy to carry and to fit
  • Fold and store it in the car boot when out on your bike
  • Fits and locks to all tow balls
our rating: 5 star Our rating
:BUZZ RACK BuzzRacer 4 bike wheel support rack no. BRP334
£264.95Code: BRP334

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  • Carries 4 bikes, up to 60kg total (maximum bike weight: 20kg)
  • Fits to all tow balls
  • Tilts to allow access the tailgate
  • Can be stored in car boot when not in use
  • Soft pads to protect wheel rims and frames
  • The most robust 4 bike carrier we have found in this price range

our rating: 4 star Our rating
:BUZZ RACK E-Scorpion 1 bike folding rack no. BRP611
£274.95Code: BRP611

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  • Carries 1 bike, up to 30kg (an extra bike adapter is also available)
  • Ideal for eBikes - hugely versatile - takes large wheelbases (up to 129.5cm) and fat bikes (up to 4")
  • A height-adjustable upright makes it the ideal choice for very large bikes
  • Tilts to allow access to the boot
  • Folds for easy storage and handling
our rating: 5 star Our rating
:BUZZ RACK Eazzy 2 bike folding and tilting rack no. BRP722
£274.95Code: BRP722

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  • Carries 2 bikes, up to 20kg each and 40kg total
  • It folds easily, making it very easy to carry and to fit
  • Fold and store it in the car boot when out on your bikes
  • Easy tilting, good security, fits all tow balls
  • Suitable for all types and sizes of bike, including carbon frames
  • Smart, sophisticated - best in the mid-market!
our rating: 5 star Our rating
:Yakima BackSwing hitch receiver swing adapter no. 8002483
£274.95Code: YK8002483

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  • Only fits US style 2″ hitch receivers (no fit to UK tow balls)
  • Only for use with compatible Yakima 2" hitch receiver bike racks
  • Allows even loaded bike carriers to be swung away from the vehicle, giving full access to the rear doors
:BUZZ RACK E-Hornet 2 bike tilting e-bike carrier no. BRP402
£289.95Code: BRP402

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  • Carries 2 bikes, up to 30kg each - ideal for eBikes and larger bikes
  • Takes large wheelbases (up to 134cm) and fat bikes (up to 4")
  • Fits all tow balls
  • Tilts to allow access to the boot
  • Excellent value rack for two eBikes or larger bikes
our rating: 4.5 star Our rating
:BUZZ RACK E-Hornet 3 bike tilting e-bike carrier no. BRP403
£319.95Code: BRP403

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  • Carries 3 bikes, up to 30kg each (up to 60kg in total) - ideal for eBikes and larger bikes
  • Takes large wheelbases (up to 134cm) and fat bikes (up to 4")
  • Fits all tow balls
  • Tilts to allow access to the boot
  • Excellent value rack for eBikes and larger bikes
our rating: 4.5 star Our rating
:BUZZ RACK Eazzy 3 bike folding and tilting rack no. BRP723
£334.95Code: BRP723

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  • Carries 3 bikes, up to 20kg each and 60kg total
  • It folds easily, making it very easy to carry and to fit
  • Fold and store it in the car boot when out on your bikes
  • Easy tilting, good security, fits all tow balls
  • Suitable for all types and sizes of bike, including carbon frames
  • Smart, sophisticated - best in the mid-market!
our rating: 5 star Our rating
:BUZZ RACK Eazzy 4 bike folding and tilting rack no. BRP724
£344.95
Was: £394.95Code: BRP724

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  • Carries 4 bikes, up to 60kg total
  • BUZZ RACK's flagship 4 bike carrier, new for 2019
  • It folds easily, making it very easy to carry and to fit
  • Fold and store it in the car boot when out on your bikes
  • Easy tilting, good security, fits all tow balls
  • Suitable for all types of bike up to 20kg each, including carbon frames
  • Previous models were excellent; this one is now outstanding
:BUZZ RACK E-Scorpion 2 bike folding rack no. BRP612
£374.95Code: BRP612

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  • Carries 2 bikes, up to 30kg each - ideal for eBikes
  • A 3rd bike adapter is also available
  • Takes large wheelbases (up to 129.5cm) and fat bikes (up to 4")
  • A height-adjustable upright makes it the ideal choice for very large bikes
  • Tilts to allow access to the boot
  • Folds for easy storage and handling
our rating: 5 star Our rating
:Thule VeloCompact 2 bike tilting carrier (13 pin lights) no. 924
£393.45Code: TU924

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  • A new version of the VeloCompact, now supplied with 13 pin lights (we include a free lighting adapter if you have 7 pin lights).
  • Supplied as a 2 bike unit - takes bikes weighing up to 25kg (max load 46kg)
  • Compact size: 106cm x 66cm. Weight: 14.2kg
  • Easy to fit and use

our rating: 4.5 star Our rating
:BUZZ RACK TwinBuzz modular platform + bike carrier no. BRP322+2
£394.95Code: BRP322+2

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  • A modular system that allows you to carry two bikes and a cargo bag at the same time, or up to four bikes, with a total of five different configurations.
  • Maximum load 60kg total (maximum bike weight: 20kg each, maximum platform weight: 20kg)
  • 60l waterproof bag included!
  • Fits to all tow balls

:BUZZ RACK E-Scorpion XL 2 bike folding rack no. BRP622
£394.95Code: BRP622

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  • Carries 2 bikes, up to 30kg each - ideal for eBikes
  • Takes large wheelbases (up to 129cm) and fat bikes (up to 4.8")
  • A height-adjustable upright makes it an ideal choice for very large bikes
  • Uses BUZZ RACK's new tow ball attachment system
  • Folds for easy storage and handling
our rating: 5 star Our rating
:Yakima FullSwing hitch receiver bike rack (4 bikes) YK8002465
£394.95Code: YK8002465

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  • Only fits US style 2″ hitch receivers (no fit to UK tow balls)
  • Takes up to four bikes, up to 18kg per bike
  • Swings away from the vehicle with bikes loaded to provide easy access to the rear of the vehicle
  • The arms fold down when not in use
  • Weight: 25.4kg
:Yakima HangOver hitch receiver bike rack (4 bikes) 8002484
£394.95Code: YK8002484

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  • Only fits US style 2″ hitch receivers (no fit to UK tow balls)
  • Only for bikes with suspension forks, up to 4 bikes, up to 17kg per bike
  • Has two mast angles to avoid bike-tyre contact with the vehicle
  • Tilts to allow access to the tailgate - tilts far enough to open the back of a pickup
  • Weight: 29.5kg
our rating: 5 star Our rating
:Atera STRADA E-Bike - 2 bike carrier no. 022 686
£424.85Code: AR2686

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  • Supplied as a 2 bike unit; a 3rd bike adapter is available
  • Size (folded): 100cm x 59cm x 20cm high. Weight: 14.9kg
  • The tilting STRADA E-bike is a good choice even if you don't have an E-bike, because you get 5cm more space between each bike
  • The E-bike is 5cm closer to the vehicle so if your vehicle has a vertical tailgate (e.g. some vans and MPVs) then we recommend a sliding DL3 or, if you have electric bikes, a Genio Pro
  • For general features of the DL, Sport and E-bike, see More...
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We have no doubt that Atera's STRADA Sport and E-bike (tilting) and STRADA DL (sliding) tow bar bike racks are the best. Why?
  • They're kind to you and your back: relatively very light, very easy to carry around
  • they sit horizontally on the tow ball as soon as placed there; other racks crash onto the ground until they're clamped on
  • they automatically adjust to all tow ball types and sizes
  • the shape of the frame allows you to get right behind the car boot when loading and unloading; no need to stretch awkwardly
  • at 100cm wide they can be placed in the car boot when you're off cycling, out of harm's way
  • their wheel holders provide the best wheel protection and bike stability
  • TÜV and City Crash tested, and winners of numerous awards
:Atera STRADA DL 3 to 4 bike carrier (UK lights) no. AR2603
£439.95Code: AR2603

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  • Supplied as a 3 bike unit; a 4th bike adapter is available
  • Size (folded): 100cm x 72cm x 25cm high. Weight: only 14.4kg!
  • The DL3 has Atera's unique boot access system: the bikes slide away from the vehicle - allowing clearance for all tailgates (even VW T5 and T6!)
  • The frame shape allows you to stand next to the tow ball, so you can load things into the boot safely and easily
  • You'll be able to store it in the car boot, out of harm's way

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We have no doubt that Atera's STRADA Sport and E-bike (tilting) and STRADA DL (sliding) tow bar bike racks are the best. Why?
  • They're kind to you and your back: relatively very light, very easy to carry around
  • they sit horizontally on the tow ball as soon as placed there; other racks crash onto the ground until they're clamped on
  • they automatically adjust to all tow ball types and sizes
  • the shape of the frame allows you to get right behind the car boot when loading and unloading; no need to stretch awkwardly
  • at 100cm wide they can be placed in the car boot when you're off cycling, out of harm's way
  • their wheel holders provide the best wheel protection and bike stability
  • TÜV and City Crash tested, and winners of numerous awards
:Atera STRADA E-Bike XL 2 bike carrier no. AR2696
£444.95Code: AR2696

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  • Supplied as a 2 bike unit; a 3rd bike adapter is available
  • Size (folded): 120cm x 59cm x 20cm high. Weight: 15.8kg
  • Extra space between each bike and a width of 120cm makes it our recommendation for bikes with long wheelbases
  • The E-bike XL is 5cm closer to the vehicle so if your vehicle has a vertical tailgate (e.g. some vans and MPVs) then we recommend a sliding DL3 or, if you have electric bikes, a Sport M2
  • For general features of the DL, Sport and E-bike, see More...
More >
our rating: 5 star Our rating
We have no doubt that Atera's STRADA Sport and E-bike (tilting) and STRADA DL (sliding) tow bar bike racks are the best. Why?
  • They're kind to you and your back: relatively very light, very easy to carry around
  • they sit horizontally on the tow ball as soon as placed there; other racks crash onto the ground until they're clamped on
  • they automatically adjust to all tow ball types and sizes
  • the shape of the frame allows you to get right behind the car boot when loading and unloading; no need to stretch awkwardly
  • their wheel holders provide the best wheel protection and bike stability
  • TÜV and City Crash tested, and winners of numerous awards
:Yakima HoldUp EVO hitch receiver bike rack (2 bikes) 8002479
£450.00Code: YK8002479

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  • Only fits US style 2″ hitch receivers (no fit to UK tow balls)
  • Takes 2 bikes, up to 22.7kg per bike; up to 4 bikes with the extra 2 bike adapter, maximum load limit 72kg for 4 bikes
  • Secures the bikes by the wheels, so there's no contact with the frame
  • Takes a huge range of bikes; 20″ to 29″ wheel sizes, tyres up to 4.8″ wide and wheelbases up to 121.5cm
  • Tilts to allow access to the tailgate, and can be parked vertically when unloaded
:Yakima JustClick 2 bike tow bar carrier no. 8002486
£464.95Code: YK8002486

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  • Supplied as a 2 bike unit; a 3rd bike adapter is available
  • Size (folded): 100cm x 77cm x 29cm high. Weight: 17.3kg
  • This is, overall, the best tow bar carrier available - for ease of fitting and use, ergonomics, satisfaction. It's expensive, yes, but still excellent value for money. Ideal for eBikes.
our rating: 5 star Our rating
:Atera STRADA Trail bike carrier (2 to 3 bikes) no. 022790
£474.95Code: AR2790

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  • Supplied as a 2 bike unit; a 3rd bike adapter is available
  • Features Atera's new 'Plug & Drive' system for incredibly quick and easy fitting
  • Takes heavier bikes (up to 30kg each) - great for e-bikes (up to 120cm wheelbase) but equally suitable for small children's bikes
our rating: 5 star Our rating
:Yakima HangOver hitch receiver bike rack (6 bikes) 8002485
£474.95Code: YK8002485

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  • Only fits US style 2″ hitch receivers (no fit to UK tow balls)
  • Only for bikes with suspension forks, up to 6 bikes, up to 17kg per bike
  • Has two mast angles to avoid bike-tyre contact with the vehicle
  • Tilts to allow access to the tailgate - tilts far enough to open the back of a pickup
  • Weight: 33.1kg
our rating: 5 star Our rating
:Thule VeloCompact 3 bike tilting carrier (13 pin lights) no. 926
£488.45Code: TU926

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  • A new version of the popular VeloCompact, now supplied with 13 pin lights (we include a free lighting adapter if you have 7 pin lights).
  • Supplied as a 3 bike unit - a 4th bike adapter is available
  • Takes bikes weighing up to 25kg (max load 60kg)
  • Compact size: 103cm x 72cm. Weight: 19.6kg (22.4kg with the 4th bike adapter)
  • Easy to fit and use

our rating: 4.5 star Our rating
:Yakima JustClick 3 bike tow bar carrier no. 8002487
£494.95Code: YK8002487

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  • Supplied as a 3 bike unit; a 4th bike adapter is available
  • Size (folded): 100cm x 77cm x 29cm high. Weight: 20.3kg
  • Unique ease of fitting and use, excellent ergonomics
  • One of the best tow bar carriers available - as good as the Atera STRADA DL3
  • Exceptional value for money at this price
our rating: 5 star Our rating
:Thule VeloSpace XT 2 bike tow bar carrier no. 938
£544.95Code: TU938

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  • Developed especially for heavy bikes
  • Extra long wheel trays and wider distance between the bikes
  • Takes bikes weighing up to 30kg each
  • Weight: 18.7kg
  • Easy to fit and use
:Atera GENIO PRO Advanced bike carrier (2  to 3 bikes) no. 022780
from £549.95

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  • It tilts far enough that even vertical tailgates can be opened - ideal for vans like the VW T5 and T6 and the Mercedes Vito.
  • Foldable so it's very easy to carry and store
  • Takes heavier and wider bikes (up to 30kg each) - great for eBikes or larger mountain bikes but equally suitable for small children's bikes
our rating: 5 star Our rating


:Atera STRADA EVO 3 to 4 bike carrier no. AR2701
£589.95Code: AR2701

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  • Supplied as a 3 bike unit; a 4th bike adapter is available
  • Size: 108cm x 74cm x 28cm high. Weight: 19.8kg
  • The sliding STRADA EVO 3 holds 66kg, also carries electric bikes
  • The EVO was designed to take on the Thule EuroClassic G6 and win - which we think it does with its superb looks, smooth sliding boot access (the mechanism takes the weight), easy car boot access, removable bike holders, easy folding, bike protection features
  • 108cm wide - will fit in the boot of many vehicles
:Thule EasyFold XT folding 2 bike carrier no. 933
£634.95Code: TU933

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  • It's foldable so it's very easy to carry and store
  • Takes heavier bikes (up to 30kg each) - great for eBikes
  • It will even carry fat bikes

our rating: 5 star Our rating
:Thule VeloSpace XT 3 bike tow bar carrier no. 939
£639.95Code: TU939

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  • Developed especially for heavy bikes
  • Extra long wheel trays accommodate a wheelbase up to 1300mm
  • Takes bikes weighing up to 30kg each (up to 60kg in total)
  • Weight: 20.6kg
  • Easy to fit and use

:Thule EasyFold XT folding 3 bike carrier no. 934
£732.95Code: TU934

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  • It's foldable so it's very easy to carry and store
  • Takes heavier bikes up to 30kg each (up to 60kg in total) - great for eBikes
  • It will even carry fat bikes

our rating: 5 star Our rating

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