Cautions: 1) Read and follow instructions carefully. Save owner’s manual for future reference or parts information. 2) Be certain any future user of this carrier is aware of correct attachment and use. 3) Vehicle should be in good condition in the area at which the hitch is located. Refer to table on cover page for load capacities and limitations. 4) Make sure bike tires are not directly behind exhaust pipe. 5) Do not exceed maximum load capacity of the carrier. 6) This hitch mounted carrier is not recommended for off road use. 7) Do not mount on any type of trailer. 8) Do not take carrier through car wash. 9) Replace straps at the first sign of wear. Replacement parts are available by contacting Graber at (800) 783-7257. 10) It’s the consumers responsibility to ensure that the use of this rack complies with local regulations, regarding issues such as distance behind vehicle & partial covering of license plate and tail lights Hitch Rack USER MANUAL Please READ and FOLLOW all instructions carefully. Warning and Disclaimer: This carrier has been designed to carry bicycles on specific vehicles. Before installation, user must read and follow enclosed instructions. User must attach carrier correctly to the vehicle, check its attachment before each use, and inspect carrier parts for wear. Carrier’s attachment to the vehicle is critical and beyond the control of the manufacturer. Manufacturer and seller expressly disclaim any and all liability for personal injury, property damage or loss, whether direct, indirect, or incidental, resulting from the incorrect attachment, improper use, inadequate maintenance, or neglect of this carrier. Model #172 Model #173 Warranty: Saris Cycling Group, Inc. (“Saris”) warrants that your Mass 173 Rack will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for one year from date of purchase. (Please retain your sales slip for your records.) This warranty only extends to the original consumer buyer.This warranty does not apply to parts that have worn out through normal use or been damaged through misuse, abuse, neglect, accident or unauthorized modifications or alterations.ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES WHICH THE BUYER MAY HAVE ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE TIME THAT THE ORIGINAL CONSUMER BUYER OWNS THE PRODUCT. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you. At its option, Saris will repair or replace, or refund the purchase price of, any Mass 173 Rack which is defective or fails to conform with this warranty under normal use and service. To obtain service under this warranty, contact Saris at our toll-free Warranty Hotline (1-800-783-7257) and we will determine what parts you need and instructions on how to get repairs or a replacement part, or whether a refund will be given. Repair or replacement of a defective Mass 173 Rack, or refund of the purchase price, shall be the sole remedy of the buyer under this warranty, and in no event shall Saris be liable for incidental or consequential damages, losses or expenses. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Accessories Sold Separately, call 800-783-7257 for information. 2060 Protect-O-Pads • Foam blocks separate and protect bikes and vehicles • Set of 4 per package 3037 Bike Beam Attaches from the seat post to stem of the bike creating the standard top tube of a men’s style frame. Ideal for unique, women’s & kid’s small frames and bikes with over-sized tubes Model #174 3033 Wheel Stabilizing Strap • Keeps handlebars from turning while in transit • Keeps wheel from spinning • Easy buckle closure (Two per package) Tongue Weight Limitations Hitch Type Tongue Weight Maximum Load 20179B 01/12 Saris Cycling Group, Inc. 5253 Verona Road Madison, WI. 53711 800-783-7257 www.saris.com Patents: Made in USA 1-1/4” 200 lbs. 2” 300 lbs. 3 bikes/105 lbs. Tongue Weight Limitations Hitch Type Tongue Weight Maximum Load 1-1/4” 200 lbs. 2” 300 lbs. 4 bikes/140 lbs. DON’T GO BACK TO THE STORE! If you have any questions about your new bike rack, please contact us at 1-800-783-7257. We can help you more quickly if you have your model number and assembly instructions ready when calling. Mount Carrier to Vehicle Mount Arms to Carrier Figure 1 Base Tube Bolt 3 1 Receiver tube Cotter Pin Washer Knob Clevis Pin • Assemble rack as shown in Fig. 1 and Fig. 2. • Slide washer onto threads of knob, insert into arm, and thread knob into base tube as shown below. • Right arms assembled in the same way. Load and Secure Bikes 4B 2 • Assemble Hitch-Tite as illustrated in Fig. 3, securing receiver to hitch. RECEIVER 4 VEHICLE HITCH • Cover inner pedal of first bike to avoid scratching vehicle finish. We recommend 2060 Protect-O-Pads (sold separately) see back page. It is the consumers responsibility to ensure adequate protection exists between the bikes and vehicle and between bikes being carried. • Place bikes on carrier arms in bike hold downs, alternating direction of handlebars (fig. 4b). • Once bikes are in hold downs, pull hold down strap over frame and secure to tabs on the hold down. Note: Be sure all four tabs on the holdown are poking through and are secure. NOTE: Your rack includes an adapter block to allow your rack to fit into a 2” receiver hitch. You only need to follow Fig. 4 if you have a 2” receiver hitch. For 1-1/4” Hitch Check Carrier Straps & Stability Bolt Hitch Tite 2” ONLY Correct Block Placement • Slide adapter block over the receiver tube as shown. Note correct block placement. Bolt threads will not engage if used incorrectly. NUT Receiver Tube Washer • • Shown below are the different possible positions for mounting mens, womens, and non-traditional style frames. Check Clearance. Bike must rest high enough to allow bike tires 12-15” of ground clearance. It’s recommended to load smallest bikes last. 5 Figure 4 NOTE: Your rack includes an adapter block to allow your rack to fit into a 2” receiver hitch. You only need to follow Fig. 4 if you have a 2” receiver hitch. 1 1/4” receiver Incorrect Block Placement Attachment Block Additional Notes • • To use tilt and release features, remove cotter and clevis pins and tilt carrier away from vehicle. Note: Do not tilt carrier with bikes mounted. Arms may be folded down when not in use. Loosen knob enough to allow arm to pivit to a downward position and then retighten knob.