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Adapter bar lets you carry a woman's, child's, or full-suspension bicycle on your hanging-style, hitch-mounted bike rack. Spring-loaded bar telescopes from 22" to 29" long. Vinyl-coated hooks won't scratch your bike. Call 800-298-8924 to order Swagman accessories and parts part number 64005 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Swagman products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.


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Swagman Accessories and Parts - 64005

Adapter bar lets you carry a woman's, child's, or full-suspension bicycle on your hanging-style, hitch-mounted bike rack. Spring-loaded bar telescopes from 22" to 29" long. Vinyl-coated hooks won't scratch your bike.


Features:

  • Bike adapter lets you carry women's, child's, and full-suspension bikes on your bike rack
    • Provides horizontal mounting point for level transport of your bicycle
    • Works with most hanging-style, hitch-mounted bike racks
  • Spring-loaded tube extends from 22" to 29" to ensure a snug fit on most bikes
  • Easy push-button hooks clamp around your bike's seat post and handlebar's stem post
    • Clamps open outward to avoid interference with seat and handlebars during installation
    • Soft vinyl coating helps prevent scratches on your bike's paint
  • Sturdy steel construction with black powder coat finish is durable and rust resistant


Specs:

  • Carrying capacity: 1 bike
  • Weight capacity: 35 lbs
  • Maximum handlebar stem post diameter: 2" wide
  • Maximum seat post diameter: 1-3/16" wide
  • Adjustable length (inside clamp to inside clamp): 22" - 29"
  • Weight: 3.5 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Swagman Deluxe Adapter Bar

This deluxe adapter bar allows you to carry a bike with a sloping top tube, a children's bike, or a full-suspension bike on your bike rack. It fits between the seat post and handlebar stem post of your bike to ensure level transport on your hitch-, trunk-, or spare-tire-mounted bike rack. The bar's length can be adjusted from 22" to 29" to fit multiple frame sizes, and it can be used with no-rise bike stems.


Easy Installation

Swagman Deluxe Adapter Bar Easy Installation

To install the adapter bar simply open the hooks with the integrated release buttons, wrap one hook around your handlebar stem post and the other around your seat post, and close the hooks. The hooks open outward - parallel with the bar - to help you avoid interference from the seat and handlebars during installation. The bar has red "Up" indicators on each end to help prevent incorrect installation.


Vinyl-Coated Hooks

Swagman Deluxe Adapter Bar Vinyl Collars

The hooks have a soft vinyl coating that won't scratch or scuff your bikes' paint. The bar is constructed of durable steel and has a black powder coat finish that resists rust.



64005 Swagman Deluxe Women's and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter for Hitch Bike Racks






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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Swagman DLX Bike Adapter Bar Review

Today we are going to show you part number S64005 from Swagman. This is their DLX Bicycle Adapter. What the DLX adapter will do for you is level out your bike on your bicycle rack. So if you have an alternative frame or a ladies bike, it keeps them from sitting at extreme angles on your bicycle rack.

We will go ahead and show you how to install this on our bicycle here. We have an alternative frame bicycle, and it is pretty easy to install. We will start with the front half underneath the handlebars here. Just open it up, pushing this button here. And then slide it around and snap it back into place. And do the same thing with the back half. Push the button to open it up and it will go underneath the seat. And let it spring back to its natural position. And you can see there is plenty of movement. And then you can go ahead and simply carry the bike that way. As you can see the bicycle carrier will do the same thing.

All right, we will go ahead and install it on a typical bicycle rack here. With the adapter bar installed, you can see that the bike sits a lot more level than it would before.And there you have it for part number S64005 from Swagman, the DLX Adapter Bar.


Customer Reviews

Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes - 64005

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (325 Customer Reviews)

Adapter bar lets you carry a woman's, child's, or full-suspension bicycle on your hanging-style, hitch-mounted bike rack. Spring-loaded bar telescopes from 22" to 29" long. Vinyl-coated hooks won't scratch your bike.

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Absolutely Wunderbar (wonderful)! etrailer support U.S. Service member by being one of the ONLY online vehicle equipment ordering organizations that ships to an APO address. (and I searched a ton of them) I live in Germany and work for the DoD. After researching SEVERAL sites to purchase and ship a trailer hitch, bike rack, mountain bike mount and electrical system to support it for my needs, I discovered my ONLY solution I was etrailer. Lots of others had the gear I required, but NONE of them, would ship to an APO address. Yes, the prices were just a bit higher than a few of the other sites, but without the ability to ship to an APO, the price difference was negligable. So, the GREAT things about etrailer; 1. Easy/simple ordering process 2. great seach tool capability, allowing me to find everything I needed and recommended other items I may not have thought about. 3. Simple / well layed out online order ability. 4. Amazingly quick, delivery. Within 10 days of my order being placed, I had everything in the mail. Yes, shipping cost a bit more than desired, but again, paying a bit more to ship at least allowed it to actually BE shipped to my APO. I've already had hitch and electrical installed and I'll be heading out camping this weekend, WITH my bikes in TOW and all thanks to etrailers exceptional support. Thanks ETRAILER Jason S. 52004



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I have a comfort bike and an Subaru Impreza that sits close to the ground. This combination has the front tire of my bike sitting too close for comfort to the ground when on a hill or incline. If the part that hooks to the front of the bike could push that end of the bike up a few more inches, it would be excellent. I'm currently using layers of Velcro around the bike to give it this boost. 82413


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Still using Velcro, but overall, Im happy with my purchase. I have noticed a little rust on the buttons that open each end of the adapter, which is strange because its never been in the rain or gotten wet.

Angel M - 05/29/2014

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The moisture in the air can be enough to get these stamped metal buttons to rust a bit. A spray of oil or something like WD-40 every now and then will help slow it.

-- Patrick B - 6/4/2014


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This adapter was just what I was looking for, and etrailer was the place to get it! Works great on my wife's bike for the bicycle hook in the garage, and the carrier on the car. Easy to use, and a good price, along with quick service. Ordered Monday, it arrived Friday. 89917


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We could not go without it. It can be a little tricky putting it on the bike, however, its a lot easier once you put it on and take it off the bike a few times. We use it to carry my wifes bike on the carrier, and for hanging it on the hook in the garage.

Roger W - 07/25/2014

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Product works great for keeping bikes level on rack. Bought one for my men's bike too so I can reduce the wear and tear on the top tube. 107490


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After a year, the product is still working great. Because they are in the weather so much, a little light lube was used to keep the mechanisms working freely, but theres no deterioration of product function. These make loading multiple bikes a pleasure now rather than a puzzle.

Bill U - 11/15/2014

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Works as designed but it does not seem to have a way of locking it onto the bike for theft security. 116258


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I bought a new car-I had a Camry and now a Honda CRV. I went to e-trailer to purchase the appropriate hitch for the CRV so I could still use the Swagman Bike Rack. What I did not count on was Swagmans ability to tilt out of the way of the CRVs lift tail gate. I was happy about this. Great rack!

Norm E - 02/12/2015

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The Standard Bike Adapter Bar works great on my wife's bike using a two bike rack. 8472



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The 2 bike frame adapters are perfect for our 2 new electric bikes. Because of knee issues we ordered walk-through models, but they are hard to install on a bike carrier so these adapters make everything work together. They were well-packaged and delivered quickly to our door. etrailer.com has been a great company to work with; we've ordered other items for our boat trailer and a hanging bike rack too. I especially appreciate George from etrailer.com keeping us informed every step of the way, and it's nice that they acknowledged we are returning customers. A little thing but appreciated. We are very glad we found etrailer.com a few years back and will continue to do business with them in the future. Don't waste your time with other sites. etrailer.com will have you covered and their instructional videos are the best on the entire web! 445923



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Easy to use... 53031



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I’ve arrived at a point where I visit the etrailer website first to obtain detailed information on the products I’m interested in. I then do some comparison shopping to verify Quality, Pricing and Availability. The pricing is always competitive, but their service levels are extraordinary. The communications are excellent, and the follow-up (during ordering, after ordering, and after delivery) is top notch. I’ve ordered several times now from etrailer, and most the time they have the products in inventory ready for rapid delivery. On the occasions I’ve ordered a non-stocked product, I’ve received the products before the indicated times. Their service levels have kept me as a dedicated returning customer. Thanks for all you do. 551393



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This thing is cool. The other night I was researching hitches and bike racks when I realized my wife's bike was not going to fit on any rack. So I was initially disappointed, then I came across this thing. I got it earlier this week and opened it tonight (by the way, I ordered Sunday night, had two or three messages from etrailer by Monday before I woke up, the last of which was telling me my order shipped - pretty awesome). It fit right on her bike and gave me a way to hang it on the rack in the garage and the rack on the car. Works great. I was concerned it would not be sturdy, but it is quite strong. Not worried about heading down the road next weekend with it. 21775



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Stupid easy to use. In fact, so easy I was convinced I must be missing a part or something. It worked well and I could not have loaded my women's bicycle onto the rack without it. It's hard to see in my picture but it's right under he seat of the grey bike on the front. 426837



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I had previously purchased the swagman deluxe bike frame adapter bar to use on my bike when my husband and I took our bikes to the bike trails. When my grand daughter wanted me to pick her up from school one day to take her to the bike trails I realized that I didn't have an adapter bar for her bike so that it would fit on my bike rack so I ordered another one because I like this one so much. Now we have no problems when I need to transport both womens bikes. It arrived quickly and I had no problems. I would recommend this product to anyone who has a women's or childrens bike to transport on a bike rack. Well worth the price and very reasonable price also. 573775



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The clamps are easy to open and close, and the tubes extend/retract with ease. Simple, easy to use. 206199


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I have been very happy with all three products. Thanks.

Patrick F - 07/21/2016

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Works as advertised! Pro Series Bike Rack (63124) is awesome as well. 209982


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Thanks for the follow up note. Both products are working great!

Bryan L - 07/27/2016

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I was unsure of which alternative frame bike adapter to buy so I bought two (S64004 and S64005). After using both of these, I would ONLY buy product S64005. The S64004 product is very cumbersome to put on your bike. The tubes don't stay together and it will take you 15mins to get it put on your bike. Also, it will scratch your seat post and handlebar stem. The S64005 bike adapter is the one to buy! It is very simple and easy design. Very easy to get on and off your bike in 1min. The tubes stay together with a magnet type design. No scratches, no hassle! I would recommend buying this product for sure! (S64005!!) 20647



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I was unsure of which alternative frame bike adapter to buy so I bought two (S64004 and S64005). After using both of these, I would ONLY buy product S64005. The S64004 product is very cumbersome to put on your bike. The tubes don't stay together and it will take you 15mins to get it put on your bike. Also, it will scratch your seat post and handlebar stem. The S64005 bike adapter is the one to buy! It is very simple and easy design. Very easy to get on and off your bike in 1min. The tubes stay together with a magnet type design. No scratches, no hassle! I would recommend buying this product for sure! (S64005!!) 20646



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This frame bike adapter 64005 is very nice easy to use and seems to work well. Frank k. 213387


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its the best very happy with it.

Frank k - 07/20/2016

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Seems like a nice product when you first hold it in your hands. Solid build and tough quality. It does what it is supposed to do very well, which is to give you additional clearance on odd frames, like women's specific geometry, to mount to the rack. The biggest problem is because of the needs of the design, the bike will sway quite a lot. So much so that it totally negates the benefit of the swagman XP standard racks rock solid mounting. I had to strap down the bike to ensure the bike doesn't sway so much. It may be a necessary evil... but the jury is out as I just got it and only got 3.5 hours of driving with it. 23802



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I was looking for something to help hang my wife's bike on a car bike rack. The girls style bike is hard to hang properly if at all. I found this adapter bar on etrailer. I ordered it and wow.....Works nice, just what I needed. The service from trailer IS top notch. I was told personally when my order would arrive @ wanting to use it for a vacation very soon. I will do business again with trailer. Thank you. 84111



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Performs exactly as described! Great company to do business with 132746


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Perfect!

Frank M - 05/27/2015

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I purchased the Thule raceway 9001 bike carrier to use on my 2013 Subaru Outback. I receved it on time and it was easy to fit on my Subaru. My only problem was our two mountan bikes would not fit on the carrier together . I had to order two Swagman bike frame adapters. They also were delivered on time . Now with the Swagman adapters both bikes fit secure on the carrier. Both products are well made and are easy to use. This was my first experience ordering from Etrailer and they did a great job. 55172



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I bought this one because the other snap kind adaptor almost caused me an accident on the freeway. The snap was unlocked while I was carrying the bike. So..I think this one has the pins lock. It should not come off easily. The problem is..it's not easy to put it on. The front part is not bad you just turn the knob. The back part is not easy. I don't know why they just use a knob like the front!!! Another thing the bar came in 2 pcs and they can come apart so easy. When putting on the bike, it feel loose. 8247



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I purchased two of these, one for a kids 20" bike (fits, but barely) and one for an adult women's bike. They are both very easy to use and absolutely do the job they are supposed to do. We used them the day after receiving and within 3 weeks we've traveled more than 1,200 miles with the bikes on the back of a 2015 Subaru Outback. I spent a great deal of time researching and I am 100% satisfied with my choice, it is a great product. Happy to answer questions from the customer perspective as needed. 218091



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The Swagman Frame Adapter #64005 is perfect for attaching my wife's bike to our bike rack. It is much heavier duty than I expected for the price. It's very easy to attach to the bike and then the bike to the rack. Also , simple to unattach. It's an excellent, high quality product. etrailer was great to deal with. The adapter arrived quickly and was well packaged to prevent damage. The customer service rep was friendly and very helpful. I highly recommend them and will order again in the future. 91694



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It works as advertised, however, the dimensions are a little off. It says it fits 16" to 29", but, I bought it to use on my grandson's bike that measures 17" and it just barely fits. I would say it is a little large but it works for the short distance I need to transport his bike. If I were using it on a regular basis I might consider returning it because it would eventually wear off the paint. It also allows the bike to bounce a lot because it is not really attached to the bike. 173358



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It works as advertised, however, the dimensions are a little off. It says it fits 16" to 19", but, I bought it to use on my grandson's bike that measures 17" and it just barely fits. I would say it is a little large but it works for the short distance I need to transport his bike. If I were using it on a regular basis I might consider returning it because it would eventually wear off the paint. It also allows the bike to bounce a lot because it is not really attached to the bike. 173356



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The "Swagman Easy-Out Women's and Alternative Frame Bike Adapters" were highly recommended to me by bike enthusiasts. These are a welcome addition to our bike rack for this coming spring, summer and fall months. I've always had problems carrying my wife's mountain bike and last year my new "Townie" - these devices will end me time and difficulty with mounting our bikes and removing then removing them from our carrier. We'll spend more time enjoying our bikes! 33350



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I haven't used my product just yet but I have faith that it is of good quality... as everything else I have ordered from etrailer has exceeded my expectations. The customer service I received was excellent. Your representatives are very personable and followed up during the order letting me know when things have shipped and sending an email to ask if I was happy and if I needed anything else. I would definitely recommend etrailer to everyone. 50954



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Works as described. It would be better if there was a way to lock the bar length position, too. The flexible movement makes it really easy to attach but also makes it easy to move so the bike re-positions - albeit slightly. Common sense should dictate, however, make sure your seat and handlebars are attached firmly to the bike as the entire weight of the bike is suspended from those connections rather than the frame would be otherwise. 145557



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This item was great! Our mountain bikes didn't fit the rack, and once we added these to the bikes, everything fit great! So if you don't have a standard frame bike, just order them when you order the rack, so you don't think you're doing it all wrong when the bikes don't fit. It's not you, it's your bikes! Highly recommend you get the adapters. We're happy campers! A++ to etrailer.com for great service and great products. 156940



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I called Swagman with the problem that my daughter's new bike couldn't fit in the existing bike rack cradles. They directed me to eTrailers and gave me the part number I needed. Less than a week later the adapter arrived, and it is just what I needed. My only minor problem was that my daughter has her seat adjusted low, so I had to move the reflector off the seat stem in order to make room for the adapter. 25075



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We love the bike rack. Very well built. We had a girls bike that we also got the adapter bar to fit the rack. Very sturdy & well built also. Couldn't be happier with the rack & the service we had ordering it. 135049



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I bought a couple of these to attach my kids' bikes to the Hollywood Over-the-top rack. My 7 year old's bike was too small to use the rack even with this adapter bar so we got her a bigger bike. We use them now on two Specialized Hotrock 24s, one girls and one boys. Because the bikes are small, the clamp mechanisms rest on the cradles instead of the bar but it works just fine. They are very secure. 260320



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Adapter bar is easy to use. Opens and locks over handlebars and seat post. Holds them well. Take wrench or Allen key with you in case vibration during transit makes seat positioner com loose. Adjustment for seat bottom rides on the bar. I recommend the product for ladies' bikes and new "hybrid" bikes. Not required for standard mans' bikes w/horizontal top bar. 108548



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Finally I will get to use my hitch bike rack. I didn't realize when I bought my travel rack that girl's bikes don't have a way to put them on the rack. I was frustrated until I visited the etrailer site and saw the adjustable bar. My order was filled quickly and efficiently. I'm glad I heard of your site and was able to correct my problem so easily. Thank you. 391031



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This adaptor makes it really simple to attach a woman's bike to a hitch-mounted bike rack. I use it in conjunction with my Swagman 4-bike carrier mounted to my travel trailer. Keeps the bike oriented evenly on the rack rather than hanging crooked and off balance. Substitutes for the horizontonal frame bar that men's bikes have. Fast and simple to use. Well made. 87019



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I am not sure how other frame adapters are built, but this is just a tube that slides into another tube, each end has the hooks attached. The only piece holding these two tubes together preventing them from separating is a rubber nylon string of about 1/8" thick inside them, seem to me a little flimsy and guessing that with time, it will loose its elasticity. 173124



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I have a female bike so I needed the adapter so my bike could fit on the bike rack. Customer Service helped me select the product. I recommend product. 183018



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Swagman bike adapter bar arrived timely and packaged well. Item will be used to secure woman's bike to Swagman bike rack which was also ordered through etrailer. Item is exactly what was needed and expected. Great company with wonderful communication. Would order from etrailer again without hesitation and will refer others to this company. 303975



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People were telling me I didn't need this that I could put the bike rack arm through the spokes. Why would I want to do that. This is the right tool for bringing along a bike without an upper bar. Works exactly as described. Very impressed with shipping and handling. Speedy delivery. Would recommend etrailer to all that visit this site. 348814



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This is the second time in the past 4 months I have used etrailer. No complaints! I spoke to a rep. on 2 or more occasions and the service was excellent. I have much confidence in the company. I'm actually going to be placing another order in the near future. One more thing, their instructional videos are excellent. 429268



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First, kudos to the customer service rep Ellen N. I needed to modify my online order, and Ellen not only modified the order, but asked if I needed an adapter bar. Well, though I didn't know it, I absolutely need it for my wife's comfort bike. The adapter bar is great Ellen, thanks so much for exceptional service! 202303



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Quality product, does the job for kid’s bikes. Will not work on 16” kid’s bike, however — won’t collapse that small. 440531



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This is our second order this month as we are getting ready for spring weather. We purchased the Swagman trail bike rack along with this swagman adapter for my wife’s mountain bike. It seems to be heavy duty equipment and are very happy with our purchases. Fast delivery. Would certainly buy with etrailer again. 494844



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I needed this adapter to get my wife's bike on our hitch rack. I did a lot of searching and found this one to be the best price. When it arrived (in a very timely manner) I was shocked to see the level of quality. This bar is very hgh quality and it works easily and great. I would highly recommend this product. 38185



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Don't have bikes with a straight bar, so needed these to work with the bike rack, Well made simple to use, 405236



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This product worked perfectly to adapt our bicycle to fit our Saris bike rack. Shipping was spectacular! 156411



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Love the design construction and use and function of this style of bike rack but man if you leave it on in one snow storm the little chrome spring loaded clip release gets rusted and hard to open. Just take it off before the snow and rinse it if it gets mag cloride on it. But man I love the loading. 345684



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I just used the Swagman DLX bike adapter bar along with a Thule Gateway XT 2 trunk mount bike rack on my 2014 Taurus to transport my son's mountain bike over 900 miles from KY to FL. It preformed excellently and was very reliable. It made transporting an odd bike frame type was a breeze! 221777



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I bought two of these bars for girls bikes, they allowed the bikes to be mounted on the rack just as easy as a boys bike. With out them, the girls bikes would be oddly mounted and could cause problems mounting other bikes. Great addition to the bike rack, you can't go wrong buying this. 541802


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  • To mount girls or alternative framed bikes you will need a bike adapter bar that attaches between the handle bar neck and the seat post on the bicycle. We have several of these adapters available (see link). The most economic adapter bar is the Swagman Easy-Out Women and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter for Hitch Bike Racks, item # 64005, and would be a good match for your bike rack. The Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar, item # Y02531, is the one I like to recommend because it has...
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  • Recommended Bike Carrier For 2015 Honda CR-V
  • There are a couple different style bike racks that may work for you. You stated you want a bike rack that goes behind your CR-V and not on the roof. We offer trunk mount bike racks and the other style bike rack we offer would be a hitch-mounted bike rack. The trunk mount bike rack I recommend is the Saris Bones 2 Bike Carrier, part # SA805BL. This is an easy bike rack to put on and take off the rear of your CR-V. It uses 6 straps to secure it to the back of the vehicle and has an...
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  • How to Carry a Womens Bike with the Saris Bones 2 Bike Rack
  • All you would need is an adapter bar to carry a women's bike with the Saris Bones 2 Bike Rack part # SA805BL. An adapter bar like the part # 64005 would attach to the seat post of your bike and at the steering stem to provide a horizontal attachment point for the bike rack. Check out the review video I attached for this product as well.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for Pop Up Camper
  • The Trailer Bumper Hitch Receiver, part # E-100, can be used on a pop-up camper with up to a 4 inch square bumper. However, you cannot exceed the limits of your camper bumper. The bumper towing and tongue capacities may be indicated on the bumper itself, but if not you could check your camper owner's manual or contact the manufacturer of your camper. You can view some general information on towing and the rest of the RV bumper hitches we offer at the links provided. You are going...
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  • Differences Between Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR and Vertex # TH9029
  • Other than the outward appearance of the more modern-looking Vertex, there are a few other differences between the Vertex # TH9029 and the Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR. To fold the arms down or to tilt the rack back away from the vehicle, the Hitching Post Pro uses snapper pins that need to be removed, while the Vertex uses quick release latches. Both mechanisms serve the same purpose, but the Vertex latch is easier to use. Since the Wrangler has the rear mounted spare tire, clearance...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a Leased 2017 Subaru Impreza 5-Door Hatchback
  • I did some checking and there are some trunk mount bike racks that you can use on your leased 2017 Subaru Impreza 5-door hatchback. For a 2-bike rack you can use either the Yakima HalfBack # Y02636 or the FullBack # Y02634. For 3 bikes the HalfBack model is # Y02635 and the FullBack model is # Y02633. These racks will work even if the vehicle has a rear spoiler at the top of the hatch because the rack is positioned in such a way as to not put any stress on the spoiler. I included a picture...
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  • Recommended Trunk Mount Bike Rack that Won't Scratch or Dent 2015 Mercedes-Benz 300C
  • Let me begin by saying that anytime you have a piece of equipment strapped to the painted finish of a vehicle, the potential for scratches or dents exists, no getting around it. This being said, the risks can be minimized by putting as little weight as possible on the racks and by observing the racks weight capacity, by installing the rack exactly as described in the instructions, and by keeping the surfaces where the rack and vehicle touch absolutely clean. A good coat of quality car...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mount Bike Rack for 2015 Honda Odyssey
  • Either of these bike racks will work well for you. Both the Swagman Trailhead # S63380 and the Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR have great features, such as anti-sway cradles, a tilting mast for cargo access, and an included anti-rattle pin. I prefer the Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR. The Hitching Post Pro will offer you extra clearance at the rear of your vehicle. It measures 13-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the upright bar of the carrier, 4 inches longer...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2014 Airstream Sport
  • I recommend going with the Stromberg Carlson Bike Bunk Trailer-Mounted Bike Carrier for A-Frame Trailers, # CC-275, and the Swagman Original 4 Bike Rack, # S64400, for your 2014 Airstream Sport Bambi. The Bike Bunk, # CC-275, mounts to the A-frame trailer tongue to allow you to carry any 2 inch hitch-mounted bike rack and has a 100 pound weight capacity. The Swagman Original, # S64400, was designed to provide lasting toughness and has a carrying capacity of 35 pounds per bike. Please...
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  • Recommendation for 4-Bike Racks for Use on a Jayco Jay Flight Trailer
  • As you probably know there are only certain bike racks that are rated for use at the back of an RV or trailer. I have included a link to the ones that carry 4 bikes for you. If the bumper is 4 inches square you can use the Swagman rack # S80600 which you can position around the spare tire if you want. I have linked a video review of this rack for you. If your Jayco trailer has a 2 inch trailer hitch at the back then I recommend the Swagman Trailhead # S63381. This is a hanging style...
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  • Differences Between the Thule Archway, Gateway and Passage
  • The best of the three you mentioned is the Thule Archway XT part # TH9009XT. This rack has an integrated cable lock and upgraded frame cradles. Aside from that it is the exact same as the # TH9006XT. The big advantage the two mentioned racks have over the # TH910XT is the adjustable arms. This rack has a fixed position for the arms of the rack so the bikes might be carried at a sharp angle. The other two racks allow you to adjust the angle of the arms so that the bikes can be carried...
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  • Recommended Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter for RV Bike Carrier and Tow Bar for Towing Small Car
  • To attach a hitch mounted bike rack while flat towing a vehicle behind your motorhome, you will need a dual hitch receiver like the Malone 2" Dual Purpose Hitch Receiver # MPG544. This will allow the top raised portion of the adapter to accept an RV compatible bike rack and the lower portion will accept your tow bar. This adapter will reduce your hitch receiver's tongue weight capacity by 50% but that won't be an issue with what you are looking to do as long as you are flat towing instead...
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  • Best Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2016 Honda CR-V
  • Hitch bike racks are generally preferred because they install more securely, they don't touch any painted surfaces, and they can carry more bikes at a time. My favorite hitch bike rack to recommend is the Thule Vertex Swing part # TH9031XT because it can swing out and away from the rear of the vehicle with bikes loaded. You would need a hitch for this bike rack. For that you would want the part # 75742. I attached review and install videos for both products. Both show a very similar...
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  • Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Forester with a 1-1/4 inch OEM Hitch
  • Since the pin hole on the factory Subaru hitch on the 2014 Forester is so close to the end of the receiver, the only racks that are really safe to use in that hitch are the Yakima racks. So the HoldUp, # Y02445, is a great option. Another great option would be the Yakima Fulltilt part # Y02462. This rack has is Yakima's answer to the Thule Apex that you referenced. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested...
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  • Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Options for Mercedes Benz GLK 350
  • The M/B GLK has been available in the US market since 2010, and is still in the first generation of production. A first-generation GLK has a spoiler atop the liftgate that prevents most truck mounted bike racks from being used. However, Hollywood Racks offers their Over The Top trunk mount bike rack, available in a 2 bike model, part # HRF2 or in a three bike model, # HRF2-3. The rack is specially designed so that the top fastening straps pass over the top of the spoiler, instead of...
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  • Recommended RV And Front Hitch Mounted Bike Rack
  • If you are looking for a 2 bike rack, I recommend the Swagman Dispatch 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches # S64684. This rack holds bikes at the wheels as well as at the frame for a very controlled ride. This rack is designed for RV use, so it is sturdy and it comes with an anti-rattle hitch lock and cable to secure your investment. If you are looking for more bikes or a hanging rack option, I recommend the Yakima LongHaul 4 Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Silver # Y02476. This is a heavy...
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  • Comparing Thule Hitching Post And Yakima DoubleDown Hanging Bike Carriers On 2016 Honda Odyssey
  • The Thule Hitching Post, part # TH934XTR and the Yakima DoubleDown, part # Y02424 are both really nice bike carriers and would both do a nice job on your 2016 Odyssey. Both have anti-sway and both tilt away from the vehicle when empty for rear cargo area access. I recommend the Thule Hitching Post because it has a higher weight capacity at 35-lbs per bike where the Yakima DoubleDown has a weight capacity of 31-lbs per bike. One nice feature of the DoubleDown is the built-in bottle opener...
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  • Using Trunk Mounted Bike Rack on 2007 Honda Odyssey
  • Thule does not recommend using any rear strap-mounted bike rack on the Odyssey, due to the fact that the rear hatch that the rack would attach to is not strong enough to bear the weight of the rack and the bikes. Hollywood Racks makes a trunk mounted rack that would work for you. Their Over-The-Top model is available in a 2 bike version as part # HRF2 or as a 3 bike version, part # HRF2-3. The rack is designed differently than the Raceway Pro 3 you're asking about. The Over-The-Top uses...
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  • Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Compatibility With Backup Camera And Sensors
  • The Thule Vertex 2 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting # TH9028XT is a nice bike rack that has the integrated cable lock, Hold Fast cradles with grooves for your cables and anti-sway cages to protect your bikes and your vehicle. The mast is really well designed with the folding and tilt features with quick-release levers. This mast will obstruct a portion of your view as will the bikes when installed on your 2013 Lexus RX 350. The backup sensors will not be an issue without bikes,...
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  • Does Thule # TH958 Parkway 2 Bike Rack Include Anti-Sway Cradles
  • The anti sway device mentioned in the video isn't included with the Thule # TH958 Parkway Bike Rack, It's sold separately. To add that feature, you'd need the following parts: 2) of the Anti-Sway Cages, part # 853-7758 2) Straps, part # 852-3006-001 Or, you can go with the Thule Roadway, part # TH912XTR which is less expensive than the Parkway rack you referred to, but is actually a better bike rack. The Roadway includes the anti-sway cradles you were asking about, but also uses...
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  • Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for an Electra Townie Bike
  • The Electra Townie bikes have odd shaped crosstubes on the frames. To use a hanging bike rack with a bike like this will require an adapter bar like the part # 64005. My favorite hanging style bike rack is the Thule Vertex Swing part # TH9031XT as it can swing away with bikes loaded to allow for complete access to the cargo area of the vehicle. This rack will fit a 2 inch hitch like what you have. Check out the review video I attached for more info.
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  • Recommended Bike Carrier for 2018 Ford Focus ST
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11431 is only a confirmed fit for 2013-2018 models. There is not yet a fit from any of our manufacturers for your ST model. The best option for a bike rack is the Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top 2 Bike Carrier for Vehicles w/ Spoilers # HRF2 or the 3 bike # HRF2-3 due to your spoiler. I've attached installation videos to assist. For extra security, I also recommend the following: Thule Passive Security Strap for Trunk Mounted Bike Carriers # TH533 Deadbolt...
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  • Bike Rack for a 2018 Subaru Outback with Factory/OEM Hitch and Hitch Expander
  • The bumper isn't the actual issue that Subaru factory hitches have. It can cause a similar-looking issue, however Subaru OEM/Factory hitches are far more shallow than normal 1-1/4 inch hitches, making it difficult to fit bike racks to them. To be perfectly honest, I recommend against using the 1-1/4 to 2 inch hitch expander, part # HTAD on your hitch, as the Subaru Factory hitch is a Class I hitch. Moving the distance of any non-trailer load can risk or cause damage to the hitch. Additionally,...
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