Today we are going to show you part number S64960. This is the Swagman 4 bike single arm bike rack for 2 inch receiver hitches. We are going to go ahead and show you the features of this bike rack starting from the bottom up and throw on some bikes. As you can see this has a standard hitch pin and clip. It also has another hole here which means you can push this in further if you wish or further out. It has 2 points of entry to actually clip it into the trailer hitch, which can give you anywhere from 3 to 4 inches of extra clearance on the back of your vehicle. Starting with the front cradle, you can actually see that it has a locking mechanism on it. You simply turn it like so and it locks down, so it can not open or close and it is pretty much locked into position. Now to operate these you just lift up on this handle here and you can see that there are these nice grooves here that actually keep the bikes cables from getting mashed up against the frame. It is a very good thing to have. It also has this very nice padding here that keeps the bike frames nice and scratch free when you are driving down the road. If you look underneath here you can actually see 2 bolts, or 2 nuts actually. If you loosen or tighten these up you can move these from side to side or back and forth. This one here we have already tilted to the side to accommodate an alternative style bike frame.
We are going to show you how to mount a few bikes on this bike rack. We will start out with a standard frame bike and then move on to the alternative bike frame. If you look back here you can see these 3 notches which actually allow you to change how you put the top of the cradle in to accommodate different styles of bikes. This one we are going to go with the top most one we can get. You can go ahead and loosen up the knob, move it over, and tighten it down. That is nice and tight and it is not going anywhere. We will now move on to the alternative frame bike. Now we will go ahead and tighten it back up. There you have it, 2 bikes ready to go down the road with the possibility of adding 2 more if need be. This part number S64960, this is the 4 bike single arm bike rack from Swagman.
Today were going to talk about getting your bikes together with your vehicle so you can go riding. Over here we have a variety of different bikes, the mom and dads bikes, and the kids bikes. Obviously, they have all different types of frames and sizes. What we are going to do here is figure out what kind of bicycle rack works with your type of bikes. To start off there are three different types of bicycle racks, i guess you could say three different configurations. One is the single arm version, on the left hand side here. It is pretty much the original design bicycle rack, not much has changed besides clamps and the hinge part at the bottom. It is the most economical one, for the most part it is the most tried and true piece of equipment. The next one in the center here, is called the two armed version. Basically, it is more stable, has two points of contact on the bicycle rack. It has pretty much been around as long as the single arm version, again it has proven technology, and pretty much there is not much to it except for the width on them. And then the last version is the wheel mount, which is relatively new. It grabs the bikes by the wheel and the frame so you have three points of contact compared to the other two.