Looks great. Have you tried fitting your bike inside the X? I'm fine with a hitch rack getting to the local trails, but when road tripping I like to have the bike secured inside the vehicle (to be safe from theft and also road crud).
Thank you for the pics! Transporting my mountain bike is the main reason I am getting an X (in addition to my S) as well as to haul gear and family to the mountains. Is that a 29rer? Is the hatch just hitting the handlebar(s)?
Nice bike! Is that the 5010? How easy is it to remove the hitch?
I have the 1+1 version of that rack and love it on my current car. It only takes about 30 seconds to pick it up, carry it over to the car, and attach it fully to the permanently installed receiver I have (and an additional 30 seconds to attach the second +1 part of the rack if I need to carry 2 bikes). I certainly hope the 14.5 additional minutes were not to attach the removable receiver to the back of the X...?
That's the one I plan on getting too! Will likely be going for the double with 2 add ons for a max of 4 (lots of riding buddies and sometimes need to bring the TT bike too ;-) ). Definitely getting the tow package for the 2" receiver.
Hope the range hit isn't too awful.
Would you please show a pic or video of the the bike tilted rearward and hatch open. Is it difficult to tilt down and up with the bikes on?
The 14.5 minutes were really just me reading the instructions and making sure I did it right. ..It was just the first time I ever did it (and I have an additional lock which mounts in front of the alan bolt that secure the unit to the hitch...see more detailed description above...
One thing I didn't like is that when the bikes are mounted, if you open the hatch you will hit a handle bar... you need to tilt the mounted bikes reward to ensure there won't be any interaction. I'm not sure if you had 4 bikes mounted, you could tilt it down enough...perhaps you could? I just haven't looked into it...something to think about
Its not too difficult to tilt the rack backwards, just rotate a ball screw a few rotations, pull a little lever, and the entire assembly rotates down...same for going back up..