Use this kit to replace the long and short ratcheting hooks - or grip arms - of your Swagman XTC or XC Series bike rack. The kit includes 1 long arm (bottom) and 1 short arm (top) for the upright bar of your bike rack. Call 800-298-8924 to order Swagman Accessories and Parts part number P186 or order online at Free expert support on all Swagman products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Ratcheting Hook Set for Swagman XTC and XC Series Bike Carriers - Qty 2. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Replacement Ratcheting Hook Set for Swagman XTC and XC Series Bike Carriers - Qty 2

Swagman Accessories and Parts

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Code:   P186



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Swagman Accessories and Parts - P186

Use this kit to replace the long and short ratcheting hooks - or grip arms - of your Swagman XTC or XC Series bike rack. The kit includes 1 long arm (bottom) and 1 short arm (top) for the upright bar of your bike rack.


  • Replaces 1 long ratcheting arm and 1 short ratcheting arm on Swagman XTC and XC Series bike racks
  • Includes mounting brackets for installing arms on upright mast of the bike rack
  • Holds your bicycles in place during transport


  • Applications:
    • Swagman Traveler XCS Platform-Style 2-Bike Carrier for 2" Hitches (S64664)
    • Swagman XTC2 Platform-Style 2-Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches (S64670)
    • Swagman XTC4 Platform-Style 4-Bike Carrier for 2" Hitches (S64665)
    • Swagman Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches or RV Bumpers (S64663)
    • Swagman XC-Extended Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches (S64650-EXT)
    • Swagman XC2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2quot; Trailer Hitches - Wheel Mount (S64650)

P186 Replacement Ratcheting Grip Arms for Swagman XTC and XC Series Bike Carriers - Qty 2

Replaces P187

Replaces P188

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Replacement Ratcheting Hook Set for Swagman XTC and XC Series Bike Carriers - Qty 2 - P186

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (61 Customer Reviews)

Use this kit to replace the long and short ratcheting hooks - or grip arms - of your Swagman XTC or XC Series bike rack. The kit includes 1 long arm (bottom) and 1 short arm (top) for the upright bar of your bike rack.

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by: Jerry C.04/21/2014

The Hook set to replace my 10+ year old lost ratcheting hook arrived much earlier than I expected. It turns out that the new design is a better design than the old ones. However, because of the deeply recessed location of the hitch on my odyssey and the styles of bikes I own, I can't use both of them on this car. However, until I change cars, I can function perfectly with one of the old hooks along with the replacement. I will deal with e-trailer again for my towing needs. 126173


I remain extremely satisfied with this product.

Jerry - 04/21/2015


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by: Joel D07/26/2014

This is the identical hook set that came with my Swagman Bike Carrier. I am very satisfied with the product and the shipping and packaging. 143025


Afetr a year I am still very satisfied with the replacement hook. Its built to last forever.

Joel D - 07/26/2015


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by: James M.03/13/2013

The product is as appears in the pic. in the advertisement on your web page. I have not had an opportunity to try them on the original vertical post, yet. The original shape of the hold-down clamps were different. This new design should center the bicyles on the rack better. I hope to try the fit of the new hold-downs on the vertical post in a few days. Your company shipped as scheduled and for the least expensive fee, per your website advertisement. Thank you, Mike V. W. 70504


The replacement Replacement Ratcheting Hook Set for Swagman XTC and XC Series Bike Carriers - Qty 2 parts work good. Thank you. Mike V. W.

comment by: Mike V - 03/14/2014


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by: Isaac J03/20/2014

Excellent replacement to an OEM part. 121360


Still working great!

Isaac J - 03/20/2015


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by: James b01/16/2013

Being a first time buyer I was very pleased with the help in ordering, the good communication between the person taking my order making sure what I ordered was what I needed, explaining how delivery would work and made me feel important as a customer and not just another hurry up conversation during her day. The product itself is exactly as described in a perfect fit and finish. I now have a new functioning bike carrier instead of scrap metal. I couldn't be happier.with service at etrailer and the product they sold me. Thanks etrailer! 63247

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by: Ed. L06/06/2013

I always purchase my trailer needs from etrailer. Their prices are great and the delivery time to Michigan is usually 1-2 days. I purchased these hooks as replacements to the "short" hook I lost. They are the same hooks that came with the Swagman XTC rack I purchased from etrailer a few months ago, so a product review isn't really needed for these items. However, these were packaged great and arrived in about two days so my downtime was minimal. 83513

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by: Michael L08/04/2015

Product was shipped the same day I ordered it. Customer service is excellent across the board and that's coming from a business owner in professional services. Quality of the swagman bike rack and hooks is second to none. Both mountain bikes don't move at all when driving. Pricing is the best on the market from the research I did. Great product, great price, awesome customer service. Kudos! Saved in my bookmarks! Thanks again! 216709

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by: David J.08/24/2012

The only reason I needed replacemenet parts was that I misplaced one of my bike hooks. This bike carrier is everything I expected. 52949


I ordered replacement pieces, Ordering was a pleasure for this first time etrailer buyer, delivery was exactly as expected and part exactly what I needed. Thanks etrailer for my perfect first time experience. Now what was scrap metal is useable again. Great!

comment by: jim b - 01/15/2013


Thanks for the feedback. Glad it fit the bill.

Patrick B - 1/29/2013

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by: Pat H10/31/2013

I've been very happy with my Swagman XTC bike carrier -- but recently ran over one of the hooks. Thought about trying to repair the item, but when I found the replacement hook(s) on a reasonable price, realized that it made more sense to just purchase it. Very happy with both the product and Shipping was very quick and communication with me even quicker. A+ 105816

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by: Gail M07/26/2012

Was so glad to have found this piece at have ordered from them in the past and more than pleased with pricing and delivery. I have learned my lesson not to go through a car wash with my bike rack on ....:( (at least i was able to replace the damaged part and not have to buy the entire rack!) 49366

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by: Marie R04/06/2015

The replacement part for my bike rack is just what I needed. I lost one of the rachet hooks, so could only carry one bike. Delivery time was great and arrived just on time for a planned bike ride. It would be great if we could only order one hook. Did not need two as only one was lost. 183481

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by: Marie05/10/2012

The product was as described on the website and the customer service and shipping were excellent. I had several followup emails for shipping and tracking numbers. I totally enjoyed the experience with etrailer and would order from them again. Thanks so Much 39888

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by: Dave P.03/10/2014

I was one of the lucky ones as I put both ratchet brackets On the back of the hitch before I drove off so when I received both ratchets there was no need to put one In storage. Good Service and prompt delivery. Thank you Etrailers for saving the day! 120057

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by: Jack T.06/17/2013

Obviously you are looking at this because you left one hook on your back bumper and drove away. These are identical to the original equipment on your Swagman rack. Good product, good customer service. Just buy it and get over the sting of regret. 85027

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by: Jim07/29/2015

I am well satisfied with replacement ratcheting hook set for my Swagman bike rack. Bikes are easy to load and unload.I have used this rack for three years and have had no problems. Also thanks for the quick delivery time and tracking info. 215213

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by: Susan T.08/01/2014

The hooks were delivered in a timely manner. I was missing the hooks from my bike rack. It's possible someone removed them because they had no locks to secure them. I would have preferred locks but maybe those wouldn't have fit my rack. 143986

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by: paul basile06/13/2013

product is great as usual...but what's even better is the level of service Etrailer provides, both during and after the sale + price is right and shipping is super fast! thanks to Patrick, Nancy, and George for all your support!!! 84512

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by: Dan L.08/27/2012

Somehow lost one of the Swagman frame hooks.....yo must have these to use the rack. It is nice to buy parts, not another whole bike rack. This is the strongest rack I have seen to carry behind a 5 th wheel trailer. 53266

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by: Jane H.06/01/2011

What amazing service! I ordered on a Thursday and had my item the following Tuesday and that was over a holiday weekend! Email contact and package tracking information after ordering was also excellent. Thank you! 15823

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by: Audie B.05/15/2013

Products ordered were better than anticipated in quality and construction. Ordering was easy and was kept informed of every step including shipping and delivery. Will definitely order from E-Trailer again! 80389

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by: Don L.08/27/2013

Misplaced the hooks for the bike carrier. And happy to receive replacements to be able to transport bicycles again. Service was excellent, and will use the same company if the situation arises. 97219

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by: Bill H.07/22/2015

I have been very happy with my swagman XTC bile carrier. When I misplaced one of arms that hold the bike in place, I was quickly able to order replacement parts and they arrived within 3 days. 213515

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by: Betty C10/16/2012

The only problem I had with the product is I only needed the shorter of the two hooks but I had to order the set to get it. But on the other hand, I have a replacement if I loose another hook. 57344

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by: Chris04/01/2013

This is a replacement part for a bike rack. Part was ordered and shipped very quickly without any issues. Received it in a very timely manner. Would recommend this site to anyone. 73614

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by: Laurie L10/21/2014

Accidentally drove over one of my hooks. The replacement set I found on your sight was a great price and was delivered so fast I didn't miss a day of biking. Thanks! 157059

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by: Fred O.05/01/2014

Perfect fit and was delighted that you had all the necessary parts for the bike rack! It was a great find discovering your web site and I tell all my friends about it. 128493

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by: Doug05/12/2015

Everything we ordered arrived soon than expected (consideriing we used economy shipping), and they parts were installed without any problems. Excellent condition. 192122

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by: ryan foster04/23/2015

the exact replacement parts i needed, hassle free, and crazy quick shipping to make it home before the weekend so i can finally carry both bikes along for the fun 187782

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by: Suzanne04/17/2015

Exactly what I needed. I lost one of the hooks, and still needed to carry two bikes. etrailer was easy to deal with and the replacement part was perfect! 185588

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by: Wes P.06/01/2015

This was the part I needed. The color of the metal is different from the original. If I were to lose the part again I would reorder from 199624

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by: Leticia05/29/2014

Completely satisfied with the product I ordered. It arrived in very short time and the price is competitive. The parts fit right to the bicycle rack. 133273

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by: Skye B.07/22/2013

Great, Easy to use product. Replaced them not because of failure, but because a lady backed into our rack while it was on our van. 90878

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by: Sue S.08/26/2015

Item was shipped promptly, he quality of the item exceeded that of the original part that I replaced, and the price was great! 221872

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by: Glenn G.06/30/2015

I purchased replacement hooks for my bike rack. The product came as advertised and was received promptly. Thanks e-trailer. 208358

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by: Jay H08/30/2014

Worked great. We used this on our recent camping trip to replace the one's we had lost and they work exactly as intended. 149294

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by: Devin12/17/2014

The hooks are exact replacement for the ones I lost. Etrailer shipped extremely fast and had me going again in no time. 165977

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by: Bob03/09/2015

Product is exactly what I have ordered. The item was shipped out on day the order was placed and pkg arrived on time. 177570

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by: Henry W04/30/2014

The replacement hooks seemed to be better built than the original hooks, time will tell. Your service was excellent. 128355

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by: Stephanie01/22/2013

My replacement bike hooks were delivered in just a few days and were the exact product I needed. Thanks, e-trailer! 63801

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by: Mardi Scott08/16/2015

Your staff was helpful and informative. It was shipped out and received within 2 days with regular delivery! 219635

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by: Barb W.09/15/2014

Just as pictured, the replacement parts fit perfectly, and I'm back in business, hauling my bike to events! 150969

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by: Tom H.01/09/2014

Solidly built; fits perfectly and holds the bike down tight. Good product for most any bike size and type. 112305

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by: Jim, Las Cruces07/06/2012

Swagman makes great products. Very sturdy, reasonable weight and bikes are secure in their mounts. 47015

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by: thomas m06/29/2012

product was delivered just as was pictured and seems to work fine good work on your part thank you 46157

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by: Susan01/16/2015

These will replace a missing and a rusted part. It will be nice not to have to fight the rust. 170210

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by: Joe H.06/30/2015

The hooks were shipped promptly and look great. We will definitely order from this site again. 208470

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by: Tim08/15/2012

Dont leave them on the rack hanging after taking your bike off and drive off. DOH! 51806

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by: Al S.04/23/2015

Item we ordered was exactly right and the delivery was ASP, I was very pleased! 187617

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by: Johnnycap06/30/2015

Product was as described with excellent packaging and fast shipping to boot! 208511

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by: Gus Bowen04/15/2015

Works better than expected. Saved me from having to buy a new bike carrier. 185348

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