Higher Hang-On Tow Bar Rack

Regular price £191.00

Pendle Tow Bar racks are designed to be a simple and dependable tow bar mounted rack. This is a special version that mounts the bikes 380 mm (15 inches) higher to clear the drawbar of a caravan or trailer.

Our unique Higher Tow Bar offers all the benefits a robust, all-steel tow bar without limiting trailers and caravans. The unique design and high-quality finish keep your bike held tight, even at an elevated position and allows you to maintain visibility without losing valuable bike-carrying space.  

This awesome adventure kit is also available in Discovery models to fit flatback vehicles such as Land Rovers and other 4x4s. 

    • Two 'L' shaped arms easily fit into the tow bar mounting and carry the bikes by their frames. Fits a very wide range of frame shapes and types.

    • Different arm offset options are available, these move the bikes further away from the vehicle to clear spare wheels or the bodywork of cars with very flat backs (e.g. MPV's and 4x4's).

    • Bikes are strapped together using the supplied webbing straps and secured to the rack.

    • Available in 4 bike Standard arms or 4 Bike Discovery arms with a 150mm (6 inch) offset to clear spare wheels or vehicles with very flat backs.

    Capacity: 4 Bikes (2 Bikes whilst towing)
    Load Weight: 15kg per bike
    Rack Weight: 11.5kg (STD Arms) / 12kg (Discovery Arms)
    Light Unit: Not Included
    Securing Straps: Included

    IMPORTANT: Whilst towing we usually recommend carrying 2 bikes to maintain clearance to the body of your caravan during tight turns.

    Check your vehicles nose weight – the combined weight of the rack and bikes must not exceed this. If towing this must be added to the trailer nose weight too.

    4 Bike Arms: The arms have 425mm of space for hanging the bikes by their frames. They can carry a maximum of 4 bikes although 3 bikes may be the maximum for bikes with wider tyres, handlebars, or pedals.

    If your vehicle does have a spare wheel then please see our measuring guide to determine which offset is needed. 

    We recommend before using the rack, fitting it and loading bikes to checking the clearance to the caravan/trailer on full lock and on an incline to make sure that the bikes don’t touch the trailer/caravan.

    Due to the variation in shapes of vehicles, trailers or caravans we cannot guarantee that all combinations will be able to work together. Please contact if you’re unsure.

    Standard UK delivery is £2.95 for orders less than £50.00, or FREE if your order is over £50.00 (excluding trailers). 

    Standard delivery is usually made within 5 working days of your order being placed.

    Deliveries will be made between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). Deliveries will be made within 48 hours of despatch. Despatch is subject to availability, but we do not allow products to be purchased unless there is sufficient stock to ensure prompt despatch.

    Delivery will be made to the address of the registered debit/ credit card holder used to place the order (or another nominated delivery address) and must be a UK address only.
    Despite our best efforts, we cannot guarantee delivery dates and times as these may be affected by circumstances outside our control. We will do our best to contact you if we are forewarned of delays. For this reason we are unable to accept responsibility for lost working time and recommend goods are ordered well in advance of any planned usage dates.

    We offer two different types of mounting block so our racks can be used with any type of towbar. The appropriate mounting block for you depends on the type of tow bar you have and whether you wish to tow whilst having a rack in place. Order your rack with one of these mounts.

    Ball Mounting


    Will fit: Swan neck, detachable and Mounting standard 2 bolt flange tow bars.

    A universal mount that fits around the tow ball and consists of two parts which are bolted securely together – the first part contains the sockets which the bike rack arms fit into and the second part is a back plate so the two components sandwich around the tow ball. Both parts are moulded inside to the shape of a tow ball to give a perfectly sturdy, secure fit. Due to the way this fits around the ball you will be unable to tow when the mounting is in place. 

    Please note Ball Mounting option is not available in Higher Racks.

    Behind-the-ball Mounting


    Will fit: Standard 2 bolt flange tow bars only. 

    A standard mount that fits securely between the tow ball and towing bracket of standard 2 bolt flange tow bars. Ideal for people wanting to tow while carrying their bikes. Please read individual rack descriptions, as not all racks are suitable for towing. When towing with a Pendle Bike Rack we advise that a maximum of two bikes are carried and that individuals check their towing set-up and turning circles with the rack and bikes fitted, before setting off on their journey.