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Replacement Short, Ratcheting Grip Arm for Swagman Traveler, XC, and XTC 2 Bike Carriers

Replacement Short, Ratcheting Grip Arm for Swagman Traveler, XC, and XTC 2 Bike Carriers

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This short, ratcheting grip arm replaces the top grip arm for your Swagman Traveler (64663), XC (64664), or XTC (S64670, S64650-EXT, or S65671) 2-bike racks. 1-833-496-1390 to order Swagman accessories and parts part number P187 or order online at Free expert support on all Swagman products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Short, Ratcheting Grip Arm for Swagman Traveler, XC, and XTC 2 Bike Carriers. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Swagman Accessories and Parts - P187

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This short, ratcheting grip arm replaces the top grip arm for your Swagman Traveler (64663), XC (64664), or XTC (S64670, S64650-EXT, or S65671) 2-bike racks.


  • Replaces short ratcheting hook for your Swagman Traveler (64663), XC (64664), or XTC (S64670, S64650-EXT, or S65671) 2 bike rack
  • Slides easily onto the upright mast of the bike carrier
  • Holds 1 bicycle securely in place during transport

P187 Replacement Rack Ratcheting Arm for Swagman Traveler, XC, and XTC Bike Racks -Short

Video of Replacement Short, Ratcheting Grip Arm for Swagman Traveler, XC, and XTC 2 Bike Carriers

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

Video Transcript for Swagman Bike Carriers Ratcheting Grip Arm Replacement Review

Hey, there Swagman owners. Today we're going to be taking a look at the replacement and grip arms for your Swagman XC or XTC series bike racks. They are available as just the short arm, if you're missing that, and just the long arm, if you're missing that, or you can get them as a pair if you're missing both arms. Now, the original arms on your Swagman bike racks are designed to be removable, which is convenient when loading your bikes, it's way easier, in my opinion, to take it off and have it out of the way when loading your bikes, but it creates a unique problem that other bike racks don't have wherein these are losable. You can take them off and leave them at the trail head or forget them at the park and then you're out of luck.If you've driven off without them or you've taken them off and misplaced them, you don't have to get a whole new bike rack. You can buy these replacement arms.

They're going to be identical replacements for your existing arms and they are going to work exactly the same. They've got the spring action lever here that's going to allow it to ratchet down into place one arm after the next. And they maintain all the same features as your previous ones, including the ability to pass a padlock through and lock them and the ratcheting mechanism so you can get a nice tight grip on your bike.So, whether you've lost them or you've had your bike rack for a significant amount of time and these are just getting rusty and hard to use, this is just a real easy solution for getting your bike rack back in working order so you can get back out there and enjoy hitting the trails. So, these are the the new hooks in place. Ready to secure your bike just like before, get back out on the road.

And that completes our look at the ratchet and grip arm for your Swagman bike racks.

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Replacement Short, Ratcheting Grip Arm for Swagman Traveler, XC, and XTC 2 Bike Carriers - P187

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (69 Customer Reviews)

This short, ratcheting grip arm replaces the top grip arm for your Swagman Traveler (64663), XC (64664), or XTC (S64670, S64650-EXT, or S65671) 2-bike racks.


This was direct replacement for component that failed in the bend of the bar where it welds to ratchet mechanism. It seems to have a slightly different bend angle, but so far has worked well for about 7000 miles on my motorhome.


The replacement grip arms fit perfectly but the material used is not as durable as the original grip arms.


I bought this short arm because I needed two short ones to carry our bikes. I bought the bike rack over a year ago and have used is at least twice a week. Great carrier. Since purchasing an e-bike that is much heavier, I have purchased a rack with a ramp, since I can no longer lift the e-bike on to the Swagman.


Part came sooner than expected, was an exact replacement (maybe better than original!)


Order took a long time to complete but it was not e trailer fault. They kept me informed until the order was delivered


Product was just what we needed works just like the one we lost

by: 03/06/2022

This ratcheting grip arm from etrailer works just as good as the original if not better!


I greatly appreciate that continues to stock a complete line of Swagman bike rack parts. My current rack is over 12 years old, but thanks to you folks, I can keep it in good repair.


Great product at a reasonable price.


Product worked perfectly as advertised as a replacement tie-down arm for my bike rack, saving me from having to buy a whole new rack. Shipping was a little slow, but otherwise all the interactions with were great.


The original part of our Swagman bike rack was lost. Ordered the replacement part and received it in a few days. Very happy to be able to transport our bikes again.

One year later and 5000 miles of travel the rack works flawlessly. Keeps bikes secure, no movement, easy to mount both the rack and the bikes. E-trailer has the best prices and service i have experienced so far.
Timothy M - 09/08/2020


Great service, well packaged and fast delivery. The bike rack clamp looks to be excellent quality!

Jerry - 11/17/2018


I purchased a replacement Short, Ratcheting Grip Arm for Swagman XC2 Bike Carrier - P187. I I lost the original in a long distance move and was pleased that etrailer offer the replacement. I chose the regular shipping package which took almost 5 or 6 days to deliver to my home in New England. I was very pleased with the service and the website which guided me quickly to my desired part.


The replacement parts for my bike carrier were perfect. Great products that matched the original perfectly. I had them installed in minutes. The two parts that were being replaced were broken off during a RV trip to Canada and Alaska. Now my bike carrier is usable again.


I was concerned when this product arrived since the part I was replacing first went straight up and then over for the hook. This one angles over to the hook immediately. The end result is that the hook is located in the same place. The good news is that this design is less likely to run against the bike frame where it isn't padded. I couldn't be more pleased

One year later and I have no complaints. It works as well as the day it arrived.
Charles M - 08/05/2018


Had to send for replacement since I must of left original on bumper and drove off . Arrived quickly . My only complaint with this item is it sometimes is hard for me to squeeze the red release to get it to move . A friend has same unit with a different release .....more like a faucet knob. Would of liked that one better. Otherwise it’s all a great bike rack and easy for me to use on my own as a 65yr old woman.


The replacement part I got is actually built better and looks better than the original part! The replacement came in black not gray, which I like better since the bike rack is black! Although now I'll have to order the other arm to make them match!

etrailer was very prompt in their shipping and constantly emailed updates on the status of my order!

Thank You for the excellent experience!!!


Maybe I need to lubricate it but I have difficulty releasing the lock lever to get it to unlock and move up to get it off the bike.
Other than that it works.


I ordered this for my Swagman XTC 4-bike rack, after (some unnamed person in my family) left one of the hooks somewhere. As noted in the Q&A, the hook works with the rack, but it is not the gray one shown, it is a black hook with a slightly different configuration made for a different rack. However, the ratchet fits fine, so it makes an economical replacement rather than buying the twin pack that looks the same as the hooks for the XTC. Thanks for the fast shipping from etrailer! Very nice transaction.


Exactly what I wanted to transport our new e-bikes.
Have had the rack for a few years and with two short hooks the new bikes are secured perfectly for transport.
On top of that it arrived sooner than I expected. I’m going to use it tomorrow!


I ordered this product on-line and got the product within 72hrs after ordering. The product was exactly the part we needed for our bike hitch and I'm very satisfied with and would recommend this site to other.


The Swagman XC Bike Carrier is the perfect solution for carrying two bikes on a Prius. The carrier is very light compared with other carriers of the same type. The price is right too.


Great fast shipping and part fit perfect even though it was a different model of bike carrier.


Works like original which I found, of course!

Still working great!
esther P - 06/03/2021


Easy doing business with and great communication !

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