New Towable Shank Gives CURT Bike Racks Towing Capabilities

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Shank Allows Trailer to be Towed While Carrying Hitch-Mounted Bike Rack

CURT Manufacturing LLC., the 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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About CURT Manufacturing: CURT is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium towing products. The company offers American-made, custom-fit receiver hitches and wiring harnesses for nearly any vehicle on the road. They also market a broad range of trailer hitches, towing systems and related accessories. CURT is ‘The First Name in Towing Products’ for automobile, SUV, and truck hitches, as well as RV, gooseneck and commercial towing systems. Products are marketed through retailers, distributors, installers, and e-tailers across the U.S. and Canada. CURT employs hundreds of associates, primarily at their manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. CURT operates 10 regional warehouses throughout the United States and Canada and has been twice named a Wisconsin ‘Manufacturer of the Year’.

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