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BUZZ RACK Spark 3 bike carrier no. BRP133

RRP: £375.00
Code: BRP133

  • Takes heavier bikes, up to 20kg each
  • Extremely easy to fit and tilt
  • Adjustable wheelholders accommodate even small children’s bikes
  • A great price for such a robust carrier with so many useful features

We are really impressed with the design, quality and functionality / ease-of-use of this rack.

BUZZ RACK make great bike racks - they're strong, secure and innovative.

So what's the big deal with the BUZZ RACK Spark? Fundamentally it's down to design, safety, quality, and ease of use. Consider the following:

  • It's supplied almost fully assembled; minimum work is required.
  • It's the right shape for storing in the boot when not in use.
  • It fits to all tow balls with an easy "first time out only" adjustment system.
  • Fitting is simple and, above all, fast; place the carrier on the tow ball and lift the lever, the ergonomically easy thing to do, with nothing to tighten or turn.
  • The BUZZ RACK Spark is genuinely easy to tilt, well balanced during the tilting phase. The tilt function is accessed at the front of the carrier so it's easy to get to, unlike many other bike carriers.
  • It sits high on the tow ball, well clear of speed bumps and other hazards such as steep ferry ramps.
  • The wheel holders, much more robust than we've seen elsewhere, will slide in and out and will accommodate all wheelbases, even very small children's bikes if you turn the wheel holders through 180º.
  • The wheel straps are tough, easily adjusted and fit tyres up to 2.8 inches. A longer strap is available separately if you have semi-fat tyres- see below. A fat tyres adapter is also available for wheels up to 4.6".
  • Each bike holder has locks, and the carrier also locks to the tow ball with a robust lock.
  • Flick up a couple of cam levers and the carrier folds flat for easier storage.
  • All parts are replaceable if e.g. someone forgets that a tow bar carrier is fitted and reverses into a wall - which happens!
  • Dimensions: 96-113cm wide by 76cm deep (measured from the centre of the tow ball mount to the outside edge of the number plate holder).
  • Weight: 20kg.
  • The BUZZ RACK Spark comes with a 5 function 13 pin lighting system, with UK compliant fog lights, i.e. the fog light is on the right hand side / offside. A 7 to 13 adapter is also provided, for cars with 7 pin systems.
  • The build quality - tube bending, welding, rust proofing, painting, component quality, is exemplary. All tools you might need are provided.
  • It's TÜV approved to ISO standard R15264-4, a standard some way tougher than current requirements.
  • We also think it looks great!

You'll need a lighting adapter if your vehicle has a standard UK style 7 pin socket - buy this rack from us this season and we'll give you this for free, saving up to £20 at typical prices!

Exchange scheme: Tow bar carriers are part of our 90 day exchange scheme - click on the link below for details - so you can order without financial risk. All current tow bar carriers from all the brands we stock are available for exchange, including Pendle and Thule, even if they are no longer part of our standard stock range.

BUZZ RACK is manufactured by King Rack of Taiwan, a specialist bike sector engineering company since 1996. Their factory is state of the art, with much of their production being tube bending, specialist welding and finishing for well known brands.

BUZZ RACK Spark - OverviewBUZZ RACK Spark - OverviewThis video shows the Spark 2, the 2 bike version. The 3 bike version works in the same way.

View Specs Sheet PDF

Technical specifications at a glance:

Max number of bikes: 3

Fits bolt on tow ball: yes

Fits swan neck / detachable tow ball: yes

Dimensions: 110cm (width) x 78cm (depth) with the lights out, 95cm (width) x 85cm (depth) with the lights folded

Weight: 17.1kg

Max load capacity: 55kg

Max weight per bike: 20kg

Fits wheelbases: 53-119cm

Max tyre width: 3.5" (a longer wheel strap is available) or 4.6" with the fat tyres adapter

Tilting: yes

Integral lighting board: yes

Lighting board plug type: 13 pin (7 pin adapter included)

Bike carrier to tow ball lock: yes

Bike carrier to bike lock: yes

Possible to tow when in use: no

Fits with a spare wheel: no

Guarantee: 3 years

Useful information:

The maximum permitted load you can carry is also determined by your nose weight; you will need to check you don’t exceed this before using any tow ball mounted bike carrier.

Requires 65mm clearance from centre of tow ball to rear of vehicle.

We offer our existing customers a full "Next Day if possible" spares service, and will cannibalise new stock as required to find you the parts you need.

To find the spare parts you need, please see the diagram below, identify the product codes, then choose them from the list below. If you need more than 1 of any item, change the quantities in the Shopping Basket.

Please note that this page shows the spare parts for the previous version. The latest version BRP133 has upgraded lights. We will update this spares list when the new list is available.

BUZZ RACK EasyTilt (Spark) rack spare parts

Item: Description: Our price (each): RRP:
Bike carrier accessory: Buzz Rack EasyTilt/Spark/Wing long wheel strap (x1) 392mm £5.95
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 118-00141-66 - Vertical support bracket £1.75
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 130-00541-01 - Arm End Cap £1.00
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 130-00575-01 - License Plate Holder £5.00
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 130-00637-05 - green wheel strap pad £1.80
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 130-00668-01 - End Cap £0.50
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 130-00669-01 - Clamp tube clip £2.50
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 130-00674-01 - Buzz Rack Spark Light Holder £3.50
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 130-00678-01 - Light Support Bracket £0.50
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 130-00686-01 - Wheel Support £3.50
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 132-00022-05 - T-tool £1.00
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 140-1106-005-58 - button head screw M6 x 25 £0.50
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 140-1106-009-58 - Button head screw M6x40mm £0.50
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 140-3986-001-49 - Self tapping screw £0.50
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 141-0106-001-58 - nylock nut M6 £0.55
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 142-1065-001-58 - washer 6.5 x 11.5 £0.35
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 142-1065-005-58 - washer 6.5 x 19 £0.60
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 144-00009-56 - allen key £1.15
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 145-00054-50 - Clamp Spring £0.75
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 201-00108-34P - Clamp tube 210mm £1.00
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 3201-00109-34P - Clamp Tube 40mm £0.50
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 3508-00649-01 - Bolt 205mm with cap £1.50
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 3508-00651-01 - Bolt 385mm with cap £1.50
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 3509-00238-99 - Cam Lever £3.50
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 3509-00295-05 - Buzz Rack Spark ratchet for wheel strap £3.50
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 47-0029-014-05 - Longer clamp silver £15.00
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 47-0113-009-01 - Knob £2.50
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 47-0113-093-01 - Locking knob £4.50
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 47-0113-096-01 - Clamp sub-assembly £5.00
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 47-0148-000-05 - Shorter clamp silver £15.00

Deciding which bike carriers to buy is not always easy, especially as you may not have had experience of using bike carriers before. We hope that our buying guides provide useful guidance about which bike carrier 'strategy' will be most appropriate for your circumstances, as well as highlighting the best features of particular models. We also have troubleshooting FAQs - for example, some customers struggle at first to fit four bikes onto a tow ball carrier, and wonder whether a different carrier would allow the bikes to be spaced wider apart. (It won't, but we have some good tips which make bike fitting much easier.)

Our bike carriers Exchange Scheme covers roof mounting and tow ball mounting bike carriers only. Rear door mounting / strap on carriers are not included, and nor are roof bars. It allows you to exchange within 90 days of invoice date. Most exchanges are for roof mounting upgrades, or are tow ball carriers with very basic tilting systems being exchanged for easy to use sliding / tilting carriers.

These are the rules of the bike carriers Exchange Scheme:

  • You are allowed one exchange only.
  • The original equipment must be in "as new" condition, subject only to fair wear and tear.
  • The replacement items must be different models from the originals.
  • The replacement items must not be part of a package deal or be from our Bargains section.
  • Roof bars are never part of the Exchange Scheme.

This is how the exchange scheme works:

  • We charge in full for the replacement items, including the appropriate carriage charge and a charge for any packaging needed for the return of the originals.
  • We pay the return carriage costs.
  • When the originals arrive back here we refund you for their invoice value, but you won't get back more than the invoice value of the replacements. In other words, if the replacements are cheaper than the originals we won't be giving you "extra cash back".

Please note: we can only collect items from mainland UK.

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.

For most UK addresses, the charge for our Standard two to four day service is £6.50 (£11.50 for orders including a roof box) and our charge for Express Delivery (one or two days) is £9.50 (£14.50 for orders involving a roof box). AutoSock, shoe chains, RUD i-Sock, and small spare parts, are charged £3.95 (Royal Mail Tracked), £4.95 (Royal Mail Express Tracked) or £5.95 (courier, usually Express Delivery).

There are different charges for any delivery including a sea crossing, and deliveries to Skye - we will contact you with a quote on receipt of order.

Orders for Express Delivery need to be received by 2pm.

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 should be delivered on the Monday or Tuesday, Express Delivery orders placed on a Saturday should be delivered on the Tuesday or Wednesday.

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’.  Many Express Delivery orders will arrive on the next working day, but some will arrive on the second working day, or be split between these two 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".

PayPal accepted

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Bike carriers with 7 pin plugs

Wheel support bike carriers which are supplied with 7 pin plugs usually only include rear lights, brake lights and indicator lights, which is why they are often called ‘3 function lights’.

Unusually, Thule bike carriers with 7 pin plugs also include a fog light; this works when plugged into 7 pin electrics, but it does not work when plugged into 13 pin electrics via an adapter.

Bike carriers with 13 pin plugs

Bike carriers which are supplied with 13 pin plugs include a fog light and reversing light, as well as rear lights, brake lights and indicator lights – which is why they are often called ‘5 function lights’.

If these are plugged into 13 pin electrics then all 5 functions will work.

If they are plugged into 7 pin electrics via an adapter then the fog light should work, but the reversing light on the bike carrier will not work.

Please note

These notes assume that your tow bar electrics have been wired correctly!

Tow bar wiring in the digital age is much more complicated than it used to be when everything was analogue. Our experience is that if you are having lighting problems, e.g. a fog light does not work in 7 pin tow bar electrics, the problem is much more likely to be caused by the wiring, not by a dud bulb in the bike carrier.

Fitting PDFs
BUZZ RACK Spark - assembling the carrierBUZZ RACK Spark - assembling the carrier
This video shows how the previous Spark 3 is assembled. The new version is very similar; the main difference is that it has sliding, adjustable lights, not fixed folding lights.

Add to Your Order Untick if not required:
Item: Description: Our price (each): RRP:
Tow bar bike carrier: £294.95 (rrp. £355.00)
Special offers:
Free lighting adapter: £0.00 (rrp. £20.00)
Bike carrier accessory: £9.95 (rrp. £12.00)
Bike carrier accessory: £19.95 (rrp. £25.00)
Bike carrier accessory: £32.95 (rrp. £40.00)
Bike carrier accessory: £12.00 (rrp. )
Bike storage and maintenance:
Wall storage rack: £29.95 (rrp. £40.00)
Bike servicing stand: £49.95 (rrp. £65.00)
Wall storage rack: £53.95 (rrp. £59.00)

All our prices include VAT at 20% Total: £294.95
 Spare parts 
 Our 90 day Exchange Scheme 
 Delivery charges and Payment options 
 7 pin or 13 pin tow bar electrics? 
 Fitting Instructions