Transporting a Heavy E-Bike

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I recently purchased a Himiway all-terrain fat tire bike.Depending on who you talk to the bike weighs between 72 and 75 pounds with battery. I have a Mustang GT which has a reasonable size trunk but there's no way this bike will fit in there.

I have found a trunk mounted rack by Allen that will hold the weight especially if you take the battery off but now the dilemma is how to attach the bike to the rack because of the crossbar design with a dip in it. I immediately thought of the accessory crossbars that are usually use for step through bikes but I haven't been able to find anything that will handle handle the weight of this bike.

So my question is has anybody come up against this before and is there a solution.
 

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I recently purchased a Himiway all-terrain fat tire bike.Depending on who you talk to the bike weighs between 72 and 75 pounds with battery. I have a Mustang GT which has a reasonable size trunk but there's no way this bike will fit in there.

I have found a trunk mounted rack by Allen that will hold the weight especially if you take the battery off but now the dilemma is how to attach the bike to the rack because of the crossbar design with a dip in it. I immediately thought of the accessory crossbars that are usually use for step through bikes but I haven't been able to find anything that will handle handle the weight of this bike.

So my question is has anybody come up against this before and is there a solution.

you would have to have a receiver installed on your Mustang but receiver mounted bike are the best way to carry heavy bikes.
 
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I agree with the hitch mount approach, but they can be expensive.
- the fat wheels are really heavy. (I pedalled a fat tire bike for 3-1/2 years). Can you remove the wheels and then hang it on the bike carrier?
 

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Part of the price to be paid for a very heavy e-bike is the need for a hitch receiver on the vehicle and often a 2x2 inch size receiver. It is like people who buy a trailer and then realize that their tow vehicle lacks the needed towing capabilities. Staying below 45 lbs of bike weight makes for a great many more options that are not available for heavier bikes.
 

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I recently purchased a Himiway all-terrain fat tire bike.Depending on who you talk to the bike weighs between 72 and 75 pounds with battery. I have a Mustang GT which has a reasonable size trunk but there's no way this bike will fit in there.

I have found a trunk mounted rack by Allen that will hold the weight especially if you take the battery off but now the dilemma is how to attach the bike to the rack because of the crossbar design with a dip in it. I immediately thought of the accessory crossbars that are usually use for step through bikes but I haven't been able to find anything that will handle handle the weight of this bike.

So my question is has anybody come up against this before and is there a solution.
I have an appointment next week to get a trailer hitch (1.25") put on my 2019 Chevy Impala. It's a Class II hitch capable of carrying our Rad Rover 5 and Himiway Cruiser Step Thru at roughly 150lbs. (Do not get a 1.25" Class I hitch as it is truly not rated for these heavy bikes!) I have the Hollywood rack and the 1.25" to 2" Receiver-Adapter which is plenty strong at over 350lb. Prior to us putting $3500 worth of bikes on the hitch for a 200 mile drive, I jumped up and down on this hitch and adapter which is currently installed on my wife's Equinox to no Ill-effect - and I'm 315lbs! Check out this link for the Hitch adapter with rise: https://www.maxxhaul.com/copy-of-80799?lightbox=dataItem-jxce31qk
 

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Hi! I’ve searched everywhere for a trunk mount that would support two ebikes (140# without batteries) and haven’t found rated for that much weight yet. I did use an simple two bike one from bell that is rated for two 35# bikes with one ebike and it worked well on a 200 mile trip but boy was I afraid the entire time that it would fall off. Plus since the bars are straight and the bike frame is triangular the bike was on a big angle, which added to my fears of the bike falling off. I added a belt as I believe that the security straps on those things are too flimsy for ebikes. So I would consider a hitch mount instead. Plus, having a hitch mount comes in handy for other things. And trunk mounted bikes move around and can come in contact with your vehicle and scrape it. So if you do find a suitable trunk mount 1. Provide a barrier between the vehicle and bikes. 2. Provide a barrier between the two bikes so that they don’t come in contact with each other. 3. Let me know what you find, still looking. Safe travels!
 
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I love that Diamondback cruiser on the front of that truck. I had one of those that was stolen from me about 7 years ago. Still hurts.
 

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I'm really pleased with my 1up carrier. Very solid and well made. Super-easy to load and unload. I've put about 3000 miles on it so far.

 

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Well....for short distances, i would just use the allen rack with the arms under the top tube or between the seat tube and the rear forks(rear of bike) and the front under the juncture of the fork and head tube. No battery. The rack will hold it; use reinforced strapping.
 

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I'm really pleased with my 1up carrier. Very solid and well made. Super-easy to load and unload. I've put about 3000 miles on it so far.

We also have the 1Up rack, what a nice piece of equipment. So easy, 2 heavy ebikes over 1000 miles never a problem and made in US
 
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