Bauer Bike Racks (BVG)
Hitch and Roof Carriers
Bauer makes a variety of vehicle racks such as the Swing Away bike carrier that allows access to the back of the vehicle without removing the bikes and an Evolution Fold Down bike rack that neatly folds down to more easily load and unload the bikes. They also have a Spare Tire bike carrier, rooftop AdventureRak roof rack basket, rooftop carrier storage system called the Monsoon-soft rooftop carrier, a multi-use rooftop cargo carrier called the All Road Rooftop Basket, and a barrier for pets cleverly called the Doggon Pet Barrier.
Bicycle carrier racks are constructed of 2 3/8" tubing in heavy gauge steel e-coated, and then black epoxy powder-coated for weather ability, long life, and proper operation. The Evolution and Revolution Bike Racks have an adjustable top plate or easy loading and rubber trays to hold the bikes firmly in the rack. It also has a lock and key system that locks the bikes to the bike rack. These racks have a built in riser for extra clearance on steep terrain. The Evolution also folds down with the bikes in place to allow access to the trunk or rear door opening. The two bike model uses a 1 ¼ inch receiver and the four bike rack model requires a 2" receiver. They both have a chrome vanadium plated steel, built-in anti-wobble locking pin to secure the racks to the vehicle. Other security for the bikes is an anti-wobble arm with foam pads and straps. These do require an optional adapter for bicycles without the straight cross bar. The Revolution hitch mount swing-away bike rack features the ability to rotate to the side while empty or fully loaded, to access the rear cargo area with a simple release trigger. There is a two year manufacturer warrantee and it uses a 2" receiver, it also requires an optional add-on part to carry four bicycles instead of two, and an adapter for bikes without the crossbar. The rack is easy to use and installs or removes quickly.