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Replacement Cradle for Swagman XP Series Bike Carriers

Replacement Cradle for Swagman XP Series Bike Carriers

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Replace a damaged, missing, or worn out cradle for your Swagman XP model bike racks. 1-833-496-1390 to order Swagman accessories and parts part number 64860 or order online at Free expert support on all Swagman products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Cradle for Swagman XP Series Bike Carriers. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Swagman Accessories and Parts - 64860

  • Hitch Bike Racks
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  • Cradles
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Replace a damaged, missing, or worn out cradle for your Swagman XP model bike racks.


  • Replaces 1 complete cradle for Swagman XP Series bicycle carriers
  • Includes the cradle body, hand knob, top plate and 2 gray vinyl inserts (Kraton cushioning)
  • Comes with all mounting hardware necessary for installation
    • U-bolt, mounting plate and nuts


  • Application: Swagman XP Series Tilting 5-Bike Carrier for 2" Hitches (S64970), Swagman XP Series Standard 4-Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches (S64940), Swagman XP Series Tilting 4-Bike Carriers for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches (S64960), Swagman XP Series Standard 3-Bike Carriers for 2" Hitches (S64910), Swagman XP Series Tilting 3-Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches (S64950), Swagman XP Series Tilting 4-Bike Towing Carrier for 2" Hitches (S64975) and Swagman XP Series Tilting 3-Bike Towing Carrier for 2" Hitches (S64955)

64860 Replacement Cradle for Swagman XP Series Bike Carriers

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Replacement Cradle for Swagman XP Series Bike Carriers - 64860

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (20 Customer Reviews)

Replace a damaged, missing, or worn out cradle for your Swagman XP model bike racks.


Purchased these as replacements for the original Swagman cradles. On the first trip out, I checked on the bikes and saw the twist handle had come completely off. This is so dangerous, as the bike is simply just sitting there on the cradle unsecured. The same thing occurred on the return trip for another newly purchased cradle. I never had this issue with the originals, now I've had it twice within weeks on the new ones. Waste of money.

I think it is possible that the security cable in your photo could be working to loosen the knobs on top of your bike rack. Replacing the standard hand knobs with Locking Knobs # P1040
Replacement Locking Knob for Swagman Original and XP Series Bike Carriers - 2009 and Newer
would prevent the cable from working the knobs loose.
-- Etrailer Expert Victoria B - 05/01/2020


I ordered 2 of these with locking knobs for axe & shovel mounts to my bedrack.
They work perfectly! I couldn't be more happier. They come with hardware to be mounted to a round diameter bar. I mounted mine to extruded aluminum rails. Nice and tidy.


So I used the cradles to fix an older Yakima bike rack. No parts were available for the Yakima so I used the excellent website descriptions and details on etrailer to figure out that I could use these cradles to fix it.


Replacement parts came within a few days. The parts work great


Really good for replacement on parts I was missing. The only issue is that this different than the older version. Also, the top piece needs to be re-engineered so it does not break when tightening.


I really appreciate that fact that etrailer goes out of their way to stock parts for older products. I just received replacement cradles and rubber pads for a 29 year old bike rack I have.


Used as et of these to build a custom bike rack for my Jeep JK Unlimited by welding 2" steel pipe to the top of my AEV spare tire carrier. Came out amazing.


I ordered two of these to hold a shovel and ax on the outside of my toy hauler. They are heavy duty and should do the job excellently. My only complaint is the optional locking knobs....somehow what should be simple has become complicated; you must keep the key turned in one direction while unscrewing the knob. The mechanism always springs back to being locked. I just want to turn the key one way for locked and the other for unlocked; I may just go back to the standard unlocking knobs if these prove to be a huge pain like my initial experience.


Great product. Still going strong after one year.


This item was perfect for us. We bought our bike rack 8 years ago and thought that we would never find this part. Thank you for wonderful service.


Buying the entire assembly made sense to get the parts needed. Now I have spar parts for all the other cradles.
Service was very good and personnel were knowledgable


going to make a bike stand for repairs , it will work just fine thanks


Great product, even for non- bike related items with handles.
Fast shipping!


Excellent replacement cradle, was much more sturdier than I thout it would be.
I highly recommend this product


Used this bicicle clamp as a vice to hold my bicycle while working on it. It does a great job & IS WELL MADE

Its worked out perfectly
GARY M - 09/01/2018


It was nice to talk to a real person , especially one that was quite knowledgable
Service Was excellent product was better than expected.

Would like to be on your mailing list


As advertised. A very easy transaction.





See what our Experts say about this Swagman Accessories and Parts

  • Will Swagman Cradles, Part # 64860, Fit a SportRack Bike Rack
    I pulled the Swagman cradle, part # 64860, off the shelf and took it to our show room. It fit just fine on both the SportRack single arm racks we carry. However, I took a set of calipers with me and the outer diameter of the tube was 2 inches. In fact, all our single arm bike racks in the show room were 2 inch OD. I would recommend double checking the measurement of the back rack arm. I have not heard of any single arm bike racks with a 2-1/2 inch OD tube. I imagine it is a 2 inch tube...
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  • Replacment Clamp or Cradle for a Hitch or Spare Tire Bike Rack
    I believe you are looking for a replacement cradle. We have a cradle, Swagman XP Replacement Cradle, part # 64860, that should work for you, but you will need to measure your bike rack first. The tube that the cradle mounts on cannot have an outer diameter greater than 2 inches. A 2 inch tube is the largest tube this cradle can fit.
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  • Replacement Frame Cradle Recommendation for a Swagman XP Bike Rack
    Since you need the knob and the bolt that it attaches to for your Swagman XP Bike Rack # S64950 you would need to replace the entire cradle with part # 64860 since the T-bolt is not available separately.
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  • Cannondale Mountain Bike Frame Tube is Too Large In Diameter to Fit On Swagman XP Bike Rack
    I have a solution that would allow you to carry your Cannondale mountain bike on your Swagman XP bike rack, but it doesn't involve a wider cradle because Swagman doesn't offer one. The Swagman Frame Adapter Bar, part # 64005 would span the distance between the handlebar stem and the seat post, providing an alternate top tube that's smaller in diameter that would fit in the cradle just fine. If you click the provided link, you can see how the bar works.
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  • Replacement Top Plate for a Swagman XP Cradle
    Looking at the product picture of the 64860, a Swagman replacement cradle, you will see the metal top plate that says Swagman. If this is what you are referring to, part number P161, a replacement top plate, is what you are looking for. Both parts are linked below for your reference.
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  • Replacement U-Bolts for Swagman XP 4-Bike Rack
    Replacement u-bolts are available for your Swagman XP 4-Bike Rack # S64940 though not as parts by themselves. Instead, they come as part of the Replacement Cradle for Swagman XP Series Bike Carriers # 64860, which includes the cradles, u-bolts, and all the hardware necessary for installation.
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  • Replacement Parts Availability for Swagman XP Four-Bike Rack
    We can help you with replacement parts for your Swagman XP 4-Bike Rack, # S64940, though it would have to be the full cradle instead of individual parts of it. The Replacement Cradle for Swagman XP Series Bike Carriers, # 64860, comes with the C clamps and nuts you are looking for, though you will have to order the whole assembly to get it.
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  • Replacement Cradle For Swagman Hitch-Mounted XP Bike Carrier
    We do not offer the cradle U-bolt for the Swagman XP bike carriers but we do sell the cradle assembly, part # 64860. This includes the cradle body, hand knob, top plate and 2 gray vinyl inserts and would work great on your XP bike rack.
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  • Upgrading a Swagman Twister to a Swagman XP
    I have a solution for you but I just spoke with my rep at Swagman and the diameter on the Swagman Twister 64850 is too large for the Replacement Cradle for Swagman XP Series Bike Carriers item # 64860 you were looking at. The Swagman Twister is quite a few years old and there are no replacement parts available for it. If you are needing to add room for an extra bike or just wanting to make some upgrades I recommend the Swagman XP - 4 Bike Rack for 2" Trailer Hitches item # S64940. This...
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  • Replacement Parts for Swagman 3-Bike Hitch-Mount Rack
    Swagman offers a number of different 3-bike hitch-mount carriers and we do carry a range of replacement parts. The link provided will show you all Swagman 3-bike hitch-mount carriers we offer. If you have the XP Series rack we offer Replacement Cradle Assembly # 64860, Locking Knob # P1040 and Non-Locking Knob # P1041. If these are not the items you need please let me know the model rack you have.
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  • Replacement Cradle Plate for Swagman XP Folding 4 Bike Rack # S64960
    It sounds like you are needing a replacement cradle inserts for your Swagman XP - Folding 4 Bike Rack # S64960. For this you can use the Replacement Top and Bottom Vinyl Inserts # P160. This will replace both the top and bottom inserts for 1 cradle on your bike rack. I have attached a video review for you to look at so you can make sure this is what you are needing. For the complete Cradle Assembly, you can use # 64860 and if you just need the top plate for the cradle, you can instead...
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  • Replacement Rubber Pieces for Curt Bike Carrier
    It sounds like you have an older style Curt bike rack. The only bike holding replacement pieces we have are the Replacement Straps for Cradles on Curt Standard and Premium Bike Racks - Qty 2 # C18007. Based on your description it sounds more similar to the Swagman Original - 3 Bike Rack for 2" Trailer Hitches # S64152-2 you are seeking. If so, the Replacement Vinyl Cradle Padding for Swagman Original Series Bike Carriers - 1999 and Newer - Gray # P0023 may work. Another option would...
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  • Replacement Top Plate and Knob for Reese Outfitter Bike Rack
    Swagman once manufactured bike racks for Reese and Hidden Hitch. The Outfitter model was one of those bike racks. If you have the 3 bike version, then you will use the Replacement Top Plate for Hidden Hitch Bike Rack # SP-102 if you have 5 inch measurements on center for the padding. For just the knob if you want to keep a spare on hand, you will need part # P1004. If you have the 4 bike, you will use the Replacement Top Plate for Swagman Original Series 4 Bike Carriers # P113. This...
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