Experience Easy Loading with QuietKat Pivot Pro’s Unique Pivoting Hitch Mechanism

Robust, Adjustable, Innovative, Convenient, Durable

Embarking on an off-road adventure with a heavy e-bike can be, well, an exercise in frustration. I've traveled to countless destinations, often encountering tools and gear designed to make the journey easier, but the challenge of transporting a heavy e-bike remains.

And that's where the QuietKat Pivot Pro Hitch Rack steps in.

Anyone who has had the task of hoisting an e-bike onto a vehicle will immediately recognize the value in this. E-bikes, as wonderful as they are, weigh substantially more than a traditional mountain bike. It's not merely an issue of strength; it's about practicality. The Pivot Pro, with its price range of $600 to $950, certainly isn’t the cheapest option out there. But, looking at its features, it seems to be a game-changer.

What's intriguing about the Pivot Pro is that it’s more than just a hitch rack. The integrated ramp is a thoughtful touch, making it a breeze to roll your e-bike right into the bed of your vehicle. Gone are the days of the awkward lift-and-shove.

The words from Jake Roach, the president and co-founder of QuietKat, resonate with me: “Safe, simple, strong, and they had to allow any user to load a bike by themselves.” That kind of thinking is reflective of real-world usage.

And it’s not just for e-bikes. Mountain bikers who've struggled with loading their gear will find this just as useful. The additional Add-On Tray, which allows the carriage of two bikes at a weight capacity of 100 pounds per bike, adds to its versatility.

The pivot hitch mechanism is patented, emphasizing its unique approach to loading bikes. The ratchet arms are silent and toothless, which not only ensures smooth operation but adds to the product's longevity. Another feature that caught my eye is the tool-less wheel size adjustments. The capability to adjust on the fly without rummaging for tools can make a world of difference when you're in a hurry or facing unpredictable weather.

Beyond its features, the Pivot Pro is a testament to robust construction. Powder-coated aluminum and steel, weight capacities that accommodate even the heaviest e-bikes, and features that prioritize the protection of the bike (like ensuring the arms secure tires without touching the frame) are evident.

For those concerned about trunk access, the tilting feature with mounted bikes is a thoughtful addition, ensuring the trunk remains accessible.

I’ll be eagerly waiting to hear reviews from those who test it out. But from the looks of it, if you're an e-bike enthusiast or a mountain biker seeking convenience, robustness, and thoughtful design, the QuietKat Pivot Pro Hitch Rack might be a worthy investment.

In the world of e-bikes and off-road adventures, this could be the bridge that fills the gap between enthusiasm and convenience. Safe travels and may your journeys always be smooth, whether on the trail or loading up for the next one.


  1. Integrated Ramp: Eases the process of loading e-bikes, eliminating the need to lift heavy bikes.
  2. Versatility: Suitable not only for e-bikes but also for mountain bikes, road bikes, and more.
  3. Capacity: Can carry up to two bikes with a weight capacity of 100 pounds per bike, accommodating even the heaviest e-bikes.
  4. Robust Construction: Made of powder-coated aluminum and steel, ensuring durability and stability.
  5. Unique Pivoting Hitch Mechanism: Allows for easy loading and unloading of bikes.
  6. Silent Operation: The toothless ratchet arms offer a smooth, noise-free operation.
  7. Tool-less Adjustments: Enables users to quickly adapt to different tire sizes without needing additional tools.
  8. Trunk Accessibility: The rack tilts to allow easy access to the trunk even with bikes mounted.
  9. Protection: The design ensures that tires are secured without the arms touching the bike frames, reducing potential damage.
  10. High Weight Tolerance: The rack itself has a substantial weight tolerance, evidenced by its max static tongue weight of 280 lbs.


  1. Price: With a price range between $600 and $950, it may be on the pricier side for some users.
  2. Weight of the Rack: The single rack weighs 52 lbs and the double weighs 82 lbs, which might make it challenging to install or remove.
  3. Compatibility: Only fits a 2” standard receiver on vehicles, which might not be available on all cars.
  4. Bulkiness: Due to its robust construction, it might be bulkier than other standard bike racks in the market.
  5. Weight Limitations: Even though it can handle heavy e-bikes, there's still a maximum limit of 100 lbs per tray. Overloading could lead to damage or safety issues.


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