The Apex 3 is our modular 3-position bike rack and it has the most compact layout of any 3-position transit rack. The Apex 3™ is recommended for use on full-sized, cutaway and paratransit vehicles.More info
We designed the Apex 3 RL for customers who want the superior features of the standard Apex 3 rack in a slightly more compact package. The Apex 3 RL offers all the market leading features of the Apex family of racks including: compatibility with the widest range of bicycle types and wheel sizes, full compatibility with kneeling buses, and the highest durability and lowest cost of ownership over the life of the vehicle.
Compared with the standard Apex 3, the Apex 3 RL uses more compact spacing between bicycles, which slightly decreases the ease of loading and unloading and increases the potential for bike to bike interference.
We recommend the Apex 3 RL for the following specific situations:
- Vehicles that have very low driver seat positions or low windshields, which need increased forward visibility
- Additional reduction in vehicle turning radius
- Installations that cannot extend more than 40" beyond the front of the vehicle body
For all other situations we recommend our standard Apex 3.
The Apex 3 RL is compatible with all Apex family accessories and options except fat bike trays. Although fat tire trays and arms can be mounted to the Apex 3RL, we have determined that there is excessive bike-to-bike interference. If you have any questions about accessory compatibility with the Apex 3 RL please contact our sales representatives here: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about safety, vehicle requirements, or California State Law and bus length regulations please refer to our FAQs.
If you have specific questions about transporting E-bikes on bus racks check out this article: Transporting E-bikes On Transit Vehicles.