New Towable Shank Gives CURT Bike Racks Towing Capabilities

CURT Manufacturing LLC., a leading manufacturer and marketer of USA-made towing products, has upgraded its hitch-mounted bike racks with a new towable bike rack shank #18008. The towable shank allows for use of a hitch-mounted bike rack, using the vehicle’s trailer hitch, without eliminating the option to tow a trailer.

The CURT towable bike rack shank inserts into any 2” x 2” receiver tube opening and features a 3/4” diameter hole to accept a 1 7/8” or 2” trailer ball. With its integrated bike rack mounting bracket and 2,000-lb. gross trailer weight capacity, the towable shank is able to tow a variety of light-duty trailers while providing secure and convenient bike storage.

The towable shank is available as part of two complete bike rack kits in our hitch-mounted bike rack line: #18031 and #18035. These bike racks offer a max capacity of four bikes and 180 lbs. The towable shank can also be purchased as a standalone item and fits any of our hitch-mounted or premium hitch-mounted bike racks.

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