DL2 NP™ - Narrow Profile

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Dl2 Np

With the smallest footprint available, the DL2 Narrow Profile (NP) is 10" narrower than the DL2 rack, and is ideal for small transit vehicles and when minimal headlight and turn signal interference is required. This all steel design carries up to two bikes, and accommodates wheel sizes from 20" to 29" and up to a 44" wheel base. The DL2 NP is available in stainless or mild steel, and comes in a variety of colors/finishes.

The DL2 NP's unique No Scratch™ support arm secures the front tire without straps or cords and prevents damage to bicycles. This translates into simple and intuitive passenger use, and quick loading and unloading times to keep bus on schedule. With a minimal lifting weight of 19 lbs, the DL2 NP is lightweight, easy to use, and falls well below OSHA and NIOSH limits.

For information about safety, vehicle requirements, and other usage information 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.

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All Sportworks bumper-mounted bike racks require a Pivot Plate, Brackets and Bolt Kit for proper installation.

Narrow Profile Pivot Plate
Narrow Profile Pivot Plate

The narrow profile (NP) pivot plate measures 16 7/8” wide, and provides the mounting and pivot point exclusively for Sportworks DL2 NP bike rack. The pivot plate is connected to bumper brackets, and enables the bike rack to move between the stowed and deployed positions.

Ten Second Bracket
Ten Second Bracket

The Ten Second Bracket™ (TSB) is the result of a joint development effort between Romeo Rim bumpers and Sportworks Bike-Racks-for-Buses™. The TSB offers an integrated pivot plate and bumper bracket assembly that can be installed or removed in 10 seconds or less. Best of all, the bracket is safely secured using hand-knobs so no tools are required.

Some TSB models come with dual mounting points to accomodate both Sportworks standard width and DL2 NP racks.

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Sportworks offers two primary types of Brackets that secure the Pivot Plate and Bike Rack to a vehicle bumper.

Stand-Off
Stand-Off

The Stand-Off is the most common bracket type, and attaches through holes drilled into the front of the vehicle bumper. Stand-Off brackets are available in a variety of lengths, and do not require removal of the bumper for installation. The following information may be required to determine the proper fit for your vehicle: vehicle make and model, vehicle year, bumper manufacturer and type.

C-Bracket
C-Bracket

The C-Bracket fits around the bumper by attaching to the frame, and alleviates the need to drill holes through the front of the vehicle bumper. C-Brackets come in a variety of sizes, and require removal of the bumper for installation. The following information may be required to determine the proper fit for your vehicle: vehicle make and model, vehicle year, bumper manufacturer and type.

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Advertising Panel
Advertising Panel
  • Maximize advertising space and create a new stream of revenue
  • Heavy-duty construction is bus washer safe
  • 13” x 32”, 14” x 44” and custom frame sizes available
  • Quickly and easily attaches to most Sportworks racks
Deployment Indicator Kit
Deployment Indicator Kit
  • Dashboard mounted light notifies driver when rack is deployed
  • Increased safety feature
  • Attaches to most Sportworks racks
Torsion Spring Kit
Torsion Spring Kit
  • Reduces the lifting weight when stowing and deploying the rack
  • Corrosion resistant design with stainless steel spring
  • Easily attaches to most Sportworks pivot plates
Demonstration Stand
Demonstration Stand
  • Easily demonstrate bike rack loading/unloading without a vehicle present, for education or training purposes
  • Heavy-duty construction can support a rack fully loaded with 3 bikes
  • Fast and easy to assemble, disassemble, and transport
  • More information here: Demonstration Stand
Turn Signal Kit
Turn Signal Kit
  • Aftermarket turn signals mount directly to rack for increased visibility
  • Increased safety feature
  • Available for select Sportworks racks
  • Excellent for addressing vehicle light source interference issues
Quick-Release Pivot Bolts
Quick-Release Pivot Bolts
  • Quick-release hand knob allows tool-less removal of bike rack from pivot plate
  • Provides fast and easy access to bus-front for maintenance and towing
  • Highly corrosion resistant stainless steel, zinc and copper construction

How to Use return to top

Sportworks Transit Racks - Quick, Easy and Intuitive!


Lower Rack
Lower Rack

Approaching from the curbside, the rider lowers the rack with one hand while supporting the bike with the other hand. This durable rack is as easy to raise as it is to lower.

Load Bike
Load Bike

After lowering the rack, the rider places the bike into one of the rack’s open wheel trays. All bike positions are completely independent of each other, making it easy to load or unload bikes with others already loaded in the rack.

Secure Wheel
Secure Wheel

To secure the bike, simply pull the unique self-storing support arm out and over the front tire. The handle should be placed as close to the front brake and head tube as possible to ensure safety and security of the bike, and in all cases the handle must be closer to the head tube than the highest point of the tire.


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