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Buzz Rack Scorpion 2 Bike Carrier

The towbar mounted BUZZ RACK Scorpion is a great choice for anyone who wants to carry 2 bikes, especially heavy bikes or electric bikes. It is particularly easy to move around, to fit, and to store, and has some really clever design features.

Bike carriers that are strong enough for electric bikes tend to be pretty beefy themselves, so handling these heavier bike carriers can be awkward. The Scorpion is a solid carrier, but because it folds up it's relatively very easy to move about and to fit, without straining your back. Carry it to the tow ball in the folded position theres a handle above the tow ball clamp, so its an easy vertical lift. Place it over the tow ball you'll be standing above the tow ball, not some distance behind it. You'll also find that the Scorpion stays level and does not crash to the ground when you let go of it. Tighten, lock, unfold all parts click into place, including the number plate holder.

Its particularly easy to tilt, with the tilt control just above the number plate. The lights are 5 function they include a reversing light and a fog light if you have a 13 pin socket - and are UK legal, i.e. the fog light is on the right hand side / off side.
  • These carriers are supplied ready to go; no assembly work is required.
  • Its small enough when folded to be stored in a car boot.
  • It self-adjusts to all tow balls.
  • Fitting is a matter of spinning a hand-turning wheel, a really quick, easy and ergonomically satisfactory thing to do. Turn the key in the tightening wheel and the carrier is then locked to the tow ball. An additional couple of turns on a Nyloc nut is usually required (spanner supplied), depending on the tow ball, to make sure the carrier wont move from side to side.
  • It sits high on the tow ball, well clear of speed bumps and other hazards such as steep ferry ramps.
    It's suitable for all bikes, including electric and other heavy bikes up to 30kg each, making it excellent long term value.
  • The wheel holders will accommodate all wheelbases, even very small children's bikes.
  • The wheel straps are tough, easily adjusted and are long enough to hold the biggest rims we've found.
  • An extra anti-sway strap is included to prevent the front wheel from vibrating.
  • Both bike holders have locks, and the carrier also locks to the tow ball.
  • A steel frame helps protect the lights.
  • All parts are replaceable if e.g. someone forgets that a tow bar carrier is fitted and reverses into a wall - which happens!
  • A Fat Bike wheel adapter is available.
  • Dimensions: 105cm wide by 62cm deep (measured from the centre of the tow ball mount to the outside edge of the number plate holder).
  • The BUZZ RACK Scorpion comes with a 5 function 13 pin lighting system, with UK compliant fog lights, i.e. the fog light is on the right hand side / offside. A 7 to 13 adapter is also provided, for cars with 7 pin systems (if you have a 7 pin socket the reversing light and fog light will not work - the 7 pin socket isn't wired for these functions).
  • The build quality - tube bending, welding, rust proofing, painting, component quality, is exemplary!

Where can I get them from?

The Buzz Rack Scorpion 2 Bike Carriers are available from The Roof Box Company, currently on offer priced at 249.95. Don't forget you'll get 5% off this price with our discount below. You can find out more about them and the range of products available from their website Please note prices correct at time of publication and are subject to change

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The Roof Box Company is the UK's leading mail order supplier of car roof boxes, roof bars, Thule roof racks, bike racks and more. Their prices are already massively discounted but, for UKCampsite.co.uk members, they are offering a further 5% off EVERYTHING on their website, excluding Package Deals, Bargain items and Carriage costs. Click here to visit their site and claim your discount.

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We have teamed up with The Roof Box Company and are offering you the chance to win a BUZZ RACK Scorpion bike carrier worth 249.95.  To find out more and for your chance to enter click here - Competition now closed!

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    Message posted by Grampian91 on 30/09/2015 20:57:22Report Post Report this
Would you take one away when camping? Not if you need to tow a trailer or caravan etc. 30kg per bike limit, that would put my bike over its limit.
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    Message posted by paulinekezza on 30/09/2015 21:59:29Report Post Report this
I have seen one of these (or one very like it) at Blackpool. The chap just tilted it forward, got his helmet and jacket out the back, removed his bike, then uncoupled the rack and popped it in the back. It all happened very quickly. I have never personally used one but certainly would (being a tent camper with no trailer is definately a bonus) Pauline
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    Message posted by jonniebosh on 21/11/2015 08:04:54Report Post Report this
I wonder how this gadget effects your car insuranc, any modification will surely raise your premium.
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    Message posted by 456charlie on 21/11/2015 10:54:21Report Post Report this
They certainly look good, but I am surprised they dont mention the weight of the rack itself, especially as they are pushing it being easier on your back than some other designs. We have a Thule one, the non-folding version as this is simply too expensive, and it's ace. We are tent campers, and have enough room in the boot for all our gear with the bikes on behind. If we need to get into the boot, then the thing tilts to allow the door to open. We've even left the bikes on it overnight when stopping at a b&b en-route once, locked of course! These are great in that they can fit into the boot of your car while you are off cycling. Very handy when you can sometimes be parking in some rather remote car parks so dont want to leave it unattended while accessing some great cycle trails, one example was the Goss Moor Trail in Cornwall. As for insurance, you should have told your insurer that you have a towbar as these are normally a "modification" to your vehicle. But you are not actually towing, so it hasn't made a difference to my policy. Also, something we've not yet done but are planning to is taking it either on a ferry or through the Chunnel. As long as the combined length of your car and the rack is below their limit, you dont pay extra like you sometimes have to if you are taking a trailer. The other handy thing being tenters is that the rack can sit nicely behind the tent with bikes stood and locked to it, so acts as a mobile bike-park too! Oh, final comment about not being able to use one if you tow a caravan, our last rack was a different design, and the chap we got it from had fixed a tow-ball sticking up from the a-frame front link thing at the front of his van (sorry, not being a vanner I dont know the proper name!) so he attached the van to the car, then this towball attached to the van took the rack. He showed me photos and it was very impressive, and of course, it gave him somewhere secure for the bikes while they were on site too.
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    Message posted by Mr Biscuits on 21/11/2015 12:20:59Report Post Report this
The weight isn't mentioned as it's the question in the competition
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    Message posted by Webmaster on 30/11/2015 12:03:47Report Post Report this
Last chance to enter our competition to win the BUZZ RACK Scorpion Bike Carrier . This thing is brilliant for anyone who wants to carry 2 bikes, especially heavy bikes or electric bikes. Competition closes today http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/articles/view.asp?id=853
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    Message posted by AdminBob on 02/12/2015 16:23:17Report Post Report this
We are pleased to announce the lucky winner of this competition for a BUZZ RACK Scorpion Bike Carrier from the Roofbox Co. is Marie Martin from Cheshire Congratulations on your recent win with us and the prize will be sent to you in due course. If you were not lucky enough to win, you can find out more about the BUZZ RACK Scorpion Bike Carrier from the Roofbox Co.from here Don't forget: 5% Discount Voucher for the Roof Box Company The Roof Box Company is the UK's leading mail order supplier of car roof boxes, roof bars, Thule roof racks, bike racks and more. Their prices are already massively discounted but, for UKCampsite.co.uk members, they are offering a further 5% off EVERYTHING on their website, excluding Package Deals, Bargain items and Carriage costs. Click here to visit their site and claim your discount.
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