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MaxxRaxx 4 bike Explorer FlangeBall rack, bolt on tow balls only, MXRL4 (10MA42)

RRP: £290.00
Code: MXRL4

MaxxRaxx Explorer - suitable for vehicles with a larger rear mounted spare wheel (250mm offset). Buy into the MaxxRaxx system and you can modify the carrier when you change vehicle. The bikes are held almost incredibly firmly, and tilting is an easy enough task if there are two people, one to prevent the bikes from falling back (there's a tilt stop) while the other removes the locking pin.

So what's the big deal about MaxxRaxx carriers? Apart from the clever design features (see below), you can

  • adapt the racks to fit any type of tow bar
  • adapt them for use on vehicles with or without a rear spare wheel
  • tow a caravan or trailer and carry bikes at the same time, subject to nose weight considerations.

In other words, they offer a degree of flexibility which other 'hang on' carriers can't match.

This particular carrier is MaxxRaxx part no. 10MA42, supplied with an AL-KO compatible mounting plate. The 25cm offset upright is designed for vehicles with a rear mounted spare wheel, requiring a clearance between 15 and 25cm.

This carrier holds a maximum 4 bikes, although certain vehicles with a maximum nose weight of 100kg or more can accommodate 5 bikes by using a longer top beam - click here to check whether your vehicle is eligible.

This is the version for 'bolt on' tow balls; if you have a 'swan neck' or detachable tow ball you'll need the EasyFixx version, but then of course you can't tow at the same time.

The most frequently purchased accessories are shown below, including a Light Board Hanger, lighting board options (7 pin plug; check the accessories page for an adapter if you have a 13 pin socket), a Wall Mount Bracket which provides off the ground secure bike storage as well as a ready made work station, and an Artificial Cross Bar for Y-frame and ladies bikes. For the full accessories selection, including the Towing Height Extension (to clear jockey wheel winders etc.), and ski and snowboard carriers, please click here.

We also have a full spares programme, including the parts required to transfer your MaxxRaxx between different types of vehicle and / or different tow bars - click here for details.

Design features / specifications include:

  • Weight 12.5kg
  • The bikes are carried in cycle cradles, held down with a ratchet strap which distributes the webbing tension evenly across all the bikes
  • Although we have mentioned the Artificial Cross Bar, it's OK to hang the bike from the Y-frame cross bar, i.e. to fix the bike so that one wheel is higher than the other, or even to hang the bike from the seat post tube if there's sufficient ground clearance. (Don't ever do any of this with a rear door mounting or "strap on" rack.)
  • The carrier can be tilted without the need to remove the bikes, allowing access to the boot
  • There's good clearance between the carrier and the bumper / bodywork, minimising the potential for damage to your vehicle
  • An integral security cable and padlocks are included, locking the bike to the carrier and the carrier to the tow bar
  • Longer bolts (M16 x 60mm) and Nyloc nuts are included for the tow bar mounting

Towing Warning: We sell MaxxRaxx products on the understanding that it is the User's responsibility to check the permitted nose weight, and to check that there is sufficient space for the bikes, particularly when turning or reversing on full lock. In other words, if you do something stupid, don't winge to us about the bikes, the car, third parties, or the bike carrier...

Special Offer! Buy a MAXXRAXX cycle carrier from us and we'll give you a FREE MaxxRaxx Light Board Hanger, worth £12.50. Only 1 light board hanger per carrier purchased.

We have a complete spares programme. Please click here.

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Can I tow at the same time as using this rack?

Yes, because this rack fits to a plate mounted behind a bolt-on tow ball it leaves the actual ball free to tow. The amount of bikes you can carry will depend on the amount of clearance you have between the rack and your trailer or caravan. Click here for more information and a guide to working this out. You may also need the Towing Height Extension Kit to clear the jockey wheel handle on the A-frame of your caravan or trailer.

Will I need a lighting board?

If the bikes obscure the lights on the back of this vehicle so you will also need a lighting board (listed below).

Will I need a number plate?

If your bikes also obscure the number plate you will also need to get a new number plate made up. You will need to get this done locally and take your vehicle documents and proof of address with you.

What is the maximum load I can carry?

It's important you don't exceed the lower of the maximum load for either the rack (in this case 80kg) or your tow bar noseweight. This is the recommended downward force permissible on the tow ball and you'll find it in your handbook and/or tow bar documents.

Delivery charges and arrangements:

We charge a contribution towards delivery costs, depending on what you order, where you live, and how quickly you want the goods.

These are our standard charges; there are usually surcharges for all offshore destinations and some remote postcodes, especially for Very Heavy Items (defined below):

    Orders involving a roof box, and Very Heavy Items

    • Standard delivery (3 to 5 working days) = £14.50
    • Express delivery (1 to 3 working days) and Very Heavy Items = £19.50

    AutoSock, and items which are small enough to be posted, e.g. small spare parts

    • Standard delivery (3 to 5 working days) = £4.95
    • Express delivery (1 to 3 working days) = £6.95

    All other products

    • Standard delivery (3 to 5 working days) = £6.50
    • Express delivery (1 to 3 working days) = £9.50

All orders for Express delivery need to be received by 1pm.

    Very Heavy Items

    Roof tents and some other items that are very heavy or unusually large are, for safer and more careful handling, best carried by two people.

    Very Heavy Items are delivered via the ArrowXL 2-person delivery service. All other products that are part of the same order will usually also be delivered by ArrowXL, at the same time as the Very Heavy Item.

    Please note that deliveries from ArrowXL need to be signed for, e.g. by a neighbour if you are not at home, or you can have the goods delivered to a different address.

    There is a £25 surcharge for Very Heavy Item deliveries to the Grampian area, Scottish Highlands, any GB delivery including a sea crossing, and Northern Ireland. There is a £50 surcharge for Very Heavy Item deliveries to the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland. Deliveries to all these places will take longer than normal, sometimes much longer - delivery timings are indicated in the Shopping Basket.

When will my order arrive?
There are no deliveries on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays, except for postable items where Royal Mail has a Saturday delivery. Express Delivery orders placed on a Friday (before 1pm) should be delivered on the Monday or Tuesday, Express Delivery orders placed on a Saturday or Sunday should be delivered on the Tuesday or Wednesday. The arrangements for Very Heavy Items are different and are shown above.

What about Next Working Day delivery?
We have offered a reliable Next Working Day service for well over 20 years but, due to the pressure on the couriers caused by the coronavirus crisis and the huge increase in online shopping, we can no longer be confident about the delivery date, which is why we now call the service ‘Express delivery’. Most Express delivery orders will arrive on the next or second working day, but some will arrive on the second or third working day, or be split between these days. So-called “split deliveries” happen when the couriers do not have enough trailer space for everything that should be moved around the UK, so they will load what they can and leave the rest for the next trailer.

Is my delivery day guaranteed?
No retailer or courier company can ever "guarantee" a Next Working Day delivery. As well as split deliveries, all courier companies occasionally have the same transport problems as can happen to everyone else, including snow blocked roads, closed roads, traffic jams, mechanical breakdown, an inability to find the delivery address, or to gain access to it if, for example, it's in a block of flats. We work with some of the best couriers in the business, and overall they provide an outstanding service.

Do I need to be at home?
We are very flexible with our deliveries and will aim to deliver to an address which suits you – this does not need to be your home address. Goods can usually be left without signature - we prefer this with roof boxes. There's a "Special Delivery Instructions" box in the checkout area where we'll ask you to choose a typical instruction and then amend it to suit your particular requirements.

Payment options:

We take the following cards, and also PayPal. Please note that the entry on your card statement will be from "The Roof Box Company".

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Item: Description: Our price (each): RRP:
MaxxRaxx bike carriers: £249.95 (rrp. £275.00)
Special offers:
Free FASTY strap: £0.00 (rrp. £2.50)
FASTY promotion: £3.50 (rrp. £7.00)
MaxxRaxx accessory: £18.95 (rrp. £20.00)
MaxxRaxx accessory: £22.95 (rrp. £25.00)
Lighting board: £14.95 (rrp. )
MaxxRaxx accessory: £27.95 (rrp. £30.00)
MaxxRaxx accessory: £29.95 (rrp. )
Bike storage and maintenance:
Wall storage rack: £53.95 (rrp. £59.00)
MaxxRaxx offer: £0.00 (rrp. £12.50)

All our prices include VAT at 20% Total: £249.95

We will notify you by email when we have an estimated despatch date. You will not be charged until your order is ready for despatch.

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