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Replacement Ratcheting Hook for Swagman XTC and XC Series Bike Carriers - Short

Replacement Ratcheting Hook for Swagman XTC and XC Series Bike Carriers - Short

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Replaces 1 short ratcheting arm on Swagman XTC and XC Series bike racks. 1-636-306-4830 to order Swagman accessories and parts part number P166 or order online at Free expert support on all Swagman products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Ratcheting Hook for Swagman XTC and XC Series Bike Carriers - Short. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Swagman Accessories and Parts - P166

  • Hitch Bike Racks
  • Cradle and Arm Parts
  • Upright Hooks
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Replaces 1 short ratcheting arm on Swagman XTC and XC Series bike racks.


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


  • Applications:
    • Swagman Traveler XCS Platform-Style 2-Bike Rack 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 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 2" Trailer Hitches - Wheel Mount (S64650)


P166 Replacement Ratcheting Grip Arm for Swagman XTC and XC Series Bike Carriers - Short

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Replacement Ratcheting Hook for Swagman XTC and XC Series Bike Carriers - Short - P166

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (92 Customer Reviews)

Replaces 1 short ratcheting arm on Swagman XTC and XC Series bike racks.


Neede another short hook and etrailer was the only place I could find on on short notice!


George was very helpful when I was ordering the product. It was out of stock and he took the time to see if another hook would work. When it didn't and I had to wait a couple of months for the part, he was good about keeping me inform. It works and now I can use the bike rack again. Thanks.


i was very pleased with the professionalism with etrailer,took care of metrailery order swiftly,one part came wrong,which happens,took care of the issue promptly and I was on my way,,
very excited,thanks ..

David - 12/01/2021


This was easy to order, relatively inexpensive and works perfectly.


Great seller. Highly recommended.


I was not sure where to find the part I needed since there are no bike stores near me carrying specialized parts. The manufacturer was very helpful on the phone and suggested Their website was very easy to navigate and the service and timeliness of my receiving the part was top shelf all the way. I couldn't have asked for better service!

Its perfect! Still 5 stars for etrailer.
Jon - 01/12/2016


Part fit perfectly. What I was most impressed with was the customer Service person, Madison. She gave her contact information in case I had any questions. When one part was not available at the warehouse she let me know via email. I called with a question and within a short time she returned my call with my answer and the part I really needed she got out and it came within two days. She was pleasant, easy to work with. I will definitely buy from etrailer again. Thanks Madison.

It has worked very well
Ed - 07/14/2019


Had purchased a trailer hitch model bike rake from disreputable company with " 4x4 " in its name. The smaller clamp arrived broken. This seller gave me the run around and no help. All I wanted was a new clamp. Ran across Etriailer on line looking for this part. Chuck with Etrailer was a total help in researching my questions for answers on this part. Ordered this and it is a perfect match for my LiteWay 2 model. Thank you for being a great customer based company.


Nothing wrong with the hooks used to hold down the bikes. They work fine and the customer service obtaining this extra hook was excellent. The 1.25" hitch insert is really to small for this type of function. It allows to much rocking of the bicycles especially if you are hauling more than one. I'm adding a third hook in order to provide a better upper strap attachment point to stabilize the bicycles better when the road is rough. I am of the firm opinion that all bicycle racks mounted on a hitch insert should use the 2" insert instead of the 1.25". It is the only design that makes sense from a metal fatigue/engineering standpoint.


I was surprised to find this replacement part on etrailer but there it was priced very reasonably. I had been looking on Amazon and they only sold both the long and short Swagman Ratcheting Arms and they wanted about $76 for both of them. Add to that they were out of stock too. I ordered this replacement arm from and it was shipped promptly and at a very reasonable cost. I will always look first on when it comes to anything that can be hitched to my car/truck.


Great to finally receive the replacement hook for my bike rack. For some reason it was back ordered from the factory for months but etrailer continually kept me notified throughout with updates. I got the feeling they felt it was their fault but it was out of their control. Would definitely do business with them in the future. Outstanding customer service.


Good service


I had recently purchased a hitch mounted bike carrier that was missing several parts, my contact Carmel D. expertly assisted me in choosing the replacement parts that I needed. The shipping was quick and all the parts were spot on.
a very good experience indeed.


Lost one of these for my Swagman bike rack and found a very reasonably priced replacement on It came within a week and fit perfectly -- actually works better than the original because its pushbutton is smooth plastic and is easier to depress.


Love these folk. Great stuff at very fair prices... with fast high quality shipping. Good stuff quickly - at a price I like. THANKS etrailer!


I have a Swagman bike carrier and accidentally ran over the short ratcheting hook with my Jeep. It kind of crushed it a little, just enough that I couldn't slide it over the bar. I wasn't sure that parts would be available, but was very pleased to find out that I could order the hook by itself. I was even thinking I might have to buy a new rack, but this saved me from doing that.


I have the Swagman 4 bike carrier and love it. Really great for our family. we have 4 mountain bikes and the rack is perfect. I purchased a new replacement hook to replace a longer one and Etrailer shipped right away. Thanks for the quick ship, great price, first class packing job, and super customer service.


I lost the had the part and has excellent customer service!

It works fine!
Robert S - 12/28/2017


I'd lost the short Ratcheting Hook for my Swagman XC Series 2 Bike Carrier preventing me from transporting 2 bikes. I was able to locate a new replacement hook from quickly and for a reasonable price! Identifying and ordering the right part from their schematics was easy. I received a shipment email notice the next day and the hook arrived 4 days later, Everything transpired as expected or better. From my experience I recommend!


This bike rack works fantastic,no stress on my carbon frame. I lost my original short hook and had to order another one. I was impressed with your item tracking and the new short hook fit like perfectly.
Thank you etrailer


I needed a few spare parts for the bike rack I bought a couple of years ago. The etrailer web site was easy to navigate to find what I wanted.

Shipping was amazingly quick. I place my order in the morning and that afternoon rec'd an email that the items were being shipped. The package arrive two days later. Excellent service!


I thought the price of the product and shipping were very fair. Product was new and in perfect shape. And I received it quickly. I'll use you guys again without question!

Its a very functional system. Unfortunately I tend to take the hooks of f and lose them. Ive also bent two of the feet and lost one of the bolts that attaches the feet to the rail. Looks like you will get more of my business soon. -
Steve B - 12/12/2017


This bike rack system is as easy as it gets when traveling with hikes. The rack and hooks are very strong and I never feel like I'm in danger of losing a bike . I was totally satisfied with my rack and would buy another one if I lost mine.


Excellent. Item fit my bike rack perfectly. I especially like the way I was able to view the whole process from selection to packaging and shipping. Quick delivery and on time. I’ll do it again. I have always had good experiences with etrailer.


My friend left one of these ratchet hooks loose on the trailer and drove off and lost it. It's so critical to make the bike rack work nicely, and it was available from your site at a reasonable cost. I ordered one and we had it in time for the next bike trip the next weekend. Yay. Thanks.

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