Buzzrack Eazzy Towball Mount Platform (3 Bike Carrier) is a really well designed, well engineered piece of kit; smart, sophisticated and very good value for money.
Basic ergonomics: The Eazzy 3 is very easy to fold which makes for easy lifting, easy carrying, easy fitting, easy storage in the car boot when you are out for a ride.
Folds to store in the car : This is really useful, because damage to tow bar carriers in car parks from other vehicles can be an issue. A tow bar carrier will almost certainly make your car much too long for a standard car parking space.
Assembly: The Eazzy 3 is supplied fully assembled, except for the lights which are attached with only 1 screw each side (which makes these lights particularly easy to replace if damaged), and there’s 1 bolt for the number plate holder – all fittings and a tool are supplied.
Fitting to the car: You fit the Eazzy 3 in its folded state, which leaves you with all the space you need to work on the tow ball fitting system. When you first place it on the tow ball it supports itself – you can let go of it and it won’t fall to the ground. You’ll then take the weight again, spin the tightening wheel until it’s tight, and lock it. Buzzrack carriers comply with the very exacting standard XPR-18-904-4 and therefore include an anti-sway tensioner; this has an integrated handle and 2 or 3 turns are usually sufficient.
Lighting system: The Eazzy 3 comes with a 13 pin lighting system, including a reversing light. 13 pin to 7 pin adapter is not included.
Tilting: Tilting is easy, and is very well balanced even with a full load. The Eazzy 3 sits quite high on the tow ball, and the tilt function is optimized to prevent the lights from hitting the road surface, while still using the weight of the bikes to help bring the bike platform back to the level again in a controlled way. But this geometry doesn’t allow for tall vertical tailgates to be opened – e.g. VW Transporter T5 and T6
Carrying bikes: The wheel holders will accommodate all wheelbases, even small children’s bikes. The long wheel rubber-padded wheel straps hold tyres up to 3.25” wide; pull on them to tighten, and use the quick release to loosen. The Eazzy 3 is entirely suitable for carbon frame bikes; the rubber-padded bike frame cradles rotate 360 degrees and, again using rubber-padded straps, they hold any type of tube firmly but gently. Longer frame straps are available. The maximum permitted load is 60kg, with no bike weighing more than 20kg. Electric bikes up to 20kg may be carried. Whatever bikes you have, always load the heaviest bikes nearest to the car. There is a built in locking cable to secure your bikes; as usual with cable locks, it’s a deterrent only.
- Max number of bikes: 3
- Max weight per bike: 20kg
- Max load capacity: 60k
- Max tire size: 3.25″
- Fits 50mm ISO tow ball: yes
- Dimensions (width x depth): 113 x 75 cm (measured from the center of the tow ball mount to the outside edge of the number plate holder).
- Weight: 16.6kg
- Tilting: yes
- Integrated lighting board: yes
- Lighting board plug type: 13 pin
- Bike carrier to tow ball lock: yes
- Bike carrier to bike lock: yes
The maximum permitted load you can carry is also determined by the tow bar nose weight; you will need to check you don’t exceed this before using any tow ball mounted bike carrier. Requires 65mm clearance from center of tow ball to rear of vehicle.