Hold up to four bikes of different shapes and sizes with the V-shaped SportWing hitch-mounted carrier. Aluminum arms won't rust. Sliding cradles grab the bike by the wheels - not the frame - and a telescoping shank for easy loading. Call 800-298-8924 to order Highland Hitch Bike Racks part number 1370400 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Highland products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Highland SportWing 4 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Aluminum. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Shipping Weight: 38.85 pounds

Retail:$272.50

Price:$223.95


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Highland SportWing 4 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Aluminum

Highland Hitch Bike Racks

(25 reviews)


Code:   1370400

Retail:$272.50

Price:$223.95


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Shipping Weight: 38.85 pounds

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Highland Hitch Bike Racks - 1370400

Hold up to four bikes of different shapes and sizes with the V-shaped SportWing hitch-mounted carrier. Aluminum arms won't rust. Sliding cradles grab the bike by the wheels - not the frame - and a telescoping shank for easy loading.

Features:

  • Carrier holds multiple bike styles simultaneously
    • Adjustable to fit both adult and children's bikes
  • V-shaped support arms grab bike by wheels - no frame contact
    • Removable for compact storage
    • Lightweight, aluminum construction
    • Foam pads protect bike frame during transport
  • Sliding cradles adjust with knobs
    • Soft foam padding protects bike
    • Quick-release cradle and wheel straps provide easy mounting
  • Wheel and pedal straps reduce bike sway
  • Shank includes sliding extension for easy loading
    • Operates with knob
    • Safety cable included to keep extension attached
    • Shank and extension have durable, powder coated steel construction
    • Extension can be removed for 2-bike carrier capacity
    • Hitch bolt and clip secure shank to hitch receiver (included)
  • Bike carrier assembles easily
  • Can be used with a hitch on the back of campers, RVs and trailers
  • Hitch pin and clip included


Specs:

  • Capacity: 4 bikes
  • Weight capacity: 160 lbs
  • Application: 2" x 2" hitches
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to first support post: 15-1/2"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, and SUVsApproved for use on RVs, motor homes, and travel trailers

SportWing carried 4 bikes of any size and shape

The Highland SportWing aluminum, hitch-mounted 4-bike carrier offers the versatility and durability of more expensive options at an affordable price. SportWing carries up to four bikes of different sizes and shapes simultaneously - from adult to children's bikes to anything else under the sun.

aluminum arms remove easily with pin

The support arms are constructed of aluminum to resist rusting over time, extending the life of your purchase. The lightweight construction makes removing the arms for storage a breeze - just pull a pin and the arms slide off.

cradles feature soft padding and adjust easily with a knob

The carrier cradles slide up and down the arms to accommodate various bike sizes and adjust easily with integrated knobs. The cradles feature soft foam padding to protect your bike and quick-release straps for easy bike mounting. Carrier arms also feature pads to protect your bike frame from scratching during transport.

pedals and wheels are held in place during transport with straps

Rubber wheel and pedal straps hold the bike in place during transport. The easy-to-use straps prevent bike-to-bike contact when you are hauling more than one bike.

shank telescopes for easy bike loading

SportWing has a unique, sliding shank that telescopes out to make loading bikes easier. The shank extension is controlled by a knob and is prevented from sliding out of the shank by a built-in safety cable. The extension can be removed to convert your 4-bike carrier to a 2-bike carrier in seconds.



1370400 Highland SportWing Aluminum Hitch Mounted 4 Bike Carrier - 2" Hitches







Buyers Guide



ProductPrice DifferenceNumber of BikesInstallationRack Folds withEasy to Use ScoreRack Locks to HitchLocks Bike to RackAnti-RattleBike Frame ContactBike Compatibility ScoreBike Love ScoreTest Video

1370400
$223.95
current product
4WrenchPin3NoNoOne-WayNo Contact, Wheel Hanging72 

63124
$125.95
$98.00
less
4WrenchPin3.5NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame32.5 

S64665
$351.00
$127.05
more
4WrenchPin4Yes, BoltYes, CableOne-WayWheel Supported, Frame Stabilized58

TH956
$199.95
$24.00
less
4WrenchPin4NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame43 

TH934XTR
$199.24
$24.71
less
4WrenchPin4NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame43

S64400
$172.80
$51.15
less
4WrenchNone3NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame32 

SR26247
$300.00
$76.05
more
4WrenchSwitch5Yes, BoltNoOne-WayHangs by Frame45

S64670
$213.30
$10.65
less
2WrenchPin5NoNoOne-WayWheel Supported, Frame Stabilized54

TH990XT
$299.95
$76.00
more
2WrenchSwitch6Yes, BoltYes, CylinderOne-WayWheel Supported, Frame Stabilized58 

59508
$204.95
$19.00
less
2PinSwitch6NoNoNoneNo Contact, Wheel Hanging71 

SR26248
$223.00
$0.95
less
4WrenchPin4NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame43

S63380
$171.00
$52.95
less
4WrenchPin4NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame43 

TH916XTR-918XTR
$779.90
$555.95
more
4WrenchSwitch6Yes, BoltYes, CableOne-WayNo Contact, Wheel Supported79 

S64940
$271.80
$47.85
more
4WrenchNone3NoYes, KnobOne-WayHangs by Frame4.55 

S64650
$160.95
$63.00
less
2WrenchPin5NoNoOne-WayWheel Supported, Frame Stabilized54 

TH916XTR
$449.95
$226.00
more
2WrenchSwitch7Yes, BoltYes, CableOne-WayNo Contact, Wheel Supported79 

TH9025
$399.95
$176.00
more
4Tool FreeSwitch7.5Yes, KnobYes, CableTwo-WayHangs by Frame48 

PS63134
$139.95
$84.00
less
2PinPin6NoNoNoneWheel Supported, Frame Stabilized53

N101-103
$938.00
$714.05
more
4PinSwitch7Yes, BoltYes, CableTwo-WayNo Contact, Wheel Supported79.5 

S64910-2
$190.80
$33.15
less
3WrenchNone4NoYes, KnobOne-WayHangs by Frame4.55 
ProductPrice DifferenceNumber of BikesInstallationRack Folds withEasy to Use ScoreRack Locks to HitchLocks Bike to RackAnti-RattleBike Frame ContactBike Compatibility ScoreBike Love ScoreTest Video

Buyers Guide Columns

Number of Bikes - The maximum number of bikes the rack is designed to carry.

Installation - Racks with a tool free installation are typically easier and quicker to install on your vehicle.

Rack Folds with - Switches typically make using a rack more convenient. Pins will provide the same functionality in a lower cost alternative.

Easy to Use Score - Ease of use is determined by how heavy the rack is, how easy is it to attach to your vehicle, how easy is it to load your bikes and how easy is it to use the features of the rack such as folding.

Rack Locks to Hitch - Bike rack locks to the hitch on the vehicle to help deter theft of the rack.

Locks Bike to Rack - Secures the bike with a lock to help deter theft of the bike.

Anti-Rattle - Provides a method for tightening rack in hitch opening to reduce the amount of bounce and sway in a rack. One-Way reduces side to side movement, Two-Way reduces side to side and up and down movement.

Bike Frame Contact - Important if you are concerned about scratches and marring of your bike frame.

Bike Compatibility Score - Racks with a higher compatibility score will work with a wider variety of bikes, such as road, mountain, women's, kid's, downhill, fat bikes, cruisers. Racks with a lower score may need a bike adapter bar to carry some bikes, or only be designed to carry a specific bike type.

Bike Love Score - Higher score racks do a better job of keeping your bike safe, theft and damage free while on the rack. Locks, anti-rattle and how the bike is supported are important aspects of Bike Love.




Customer Reviews

Highland SportWing 4 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Aluminum - 1370400

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (25 Customer Reviews)

Hold up to four bikes of different shapes and sizes with the V-shaped SportWing hitch-mounted carrier. Aluminum arms won't rust. Sliding cradles grab the bike by the wheels - not the frame - and a telescoping shank for easy loading.


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by: Leonard NESS BRADEN03/30/2013


Ellen, Ext 389, did not actually place this order for me due to an obligatory childcare absence on the day I needed to order. However, she deserves credit for it because of the extraordinary effort she exerted on my behalf on the day prior to my purchase. Using the information she had provided me, I decided that I had only two choices in a satisfactory bike rack: the Highland SportWing and the Yakima Swing Daddy. My 2001 Isuzu Trooper w/ continental kit has a ¾ left-hand door that must swing horizontally over any attached rack. Even the Yakima Flipside lacked that necessary clearance. The Swing Daddy does work but costs 70% more. Considering our current house improvement expense, my choice was evident. Yes, I must remove the inside bike and left-hand support for the door to clear. The effort required is minimal, however, and accomplishes full access to the rear cargo area. That’s an excellent cost/return ratio. I will say that I did NOT use the included silent hitch pin to secure the rack to the receiver. Instead, I used my key-locked pin. The fit is just as tight as was encountered with the one provided; and, of course, by using mine the rack can no longer be removed with a simple wrench. I don’t know the amount of the cost differential between the two; but I might recommend that the vendor forget about the silent pin and provide the key-locked one instead. That additional degree of security provided both my wife and me with enormous peace of mind. Thus far, I have encountered no other problems with this rack. Loading two adult bikes would be difficult for a single individual, I believe; but at this point I can’t envision carrying two them by myself anyway. And I can envision the loading process getting easier with experience. So, yes, for my particular situation the Highland SportWing earns a solid B+. And, again, as I indicated earlier I did work with an exemplary employee prior to making my purchase from this company. I would definitely recommend them as a first-class vendor. 73381





Comments

Thanks for forwarding the review. I am still very much in like with rack and use it often. Have, BTW, had two occasions to recommend the site to others.

comment by: Leonard N - 04/04/2014


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by: Doug B.08/21/2011


I bought this rack and a 2" receiver hitch for my 2011 Ford Transit Connect, and promptly left for a 2000 mile round trip to Florida. I develop recumbent bicycles as a hobby, and they are notoriously difficult to carry on a rack due to the odd frame shapes, but this rack has no problems with them at all. The rack was noise free, and holds the bikes very securely. E-trailer shipping was fast, pre-delivery communication was very good. The hitch bolted up with four bolts - a really easy operation. I'd definately recommend this to recumbent bike riders tired of heavy, poor-fitting racks. This one is light, versatile, and stores in a small space. 22397





Comments

From the photo I see you also have a cruzbike quest. I have the same bike. Do the seat and peddles clear the car easily? Any particular advice for carrying this bike?Thank you

comment by: Lisa F - 10/19/2013


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Comments

Hi Lisa,This rack carries any of my Cruzbikes with plenty of clearance for seat, pedals and handlebars. I have carried a Quest, Both Silvio V1.0 and V2.0, Sofrider, and a Sofrider set up with 29r tires. I also carry my wifes underseat steering Vision R40 at the same time. Because this is a very wide bike, I use the 4-bike Highlander to carry two bikes.The key to this rack is that it holds the bikes by the wheels instead of the frame, allowing it to accommodate bikes whose frames would be very hard to carry. Because the wheel carriers are very adjustable, just about any recumbent can be accommodated. The velcro securing straps hold very firmly without scratching the bikes up. I carried the Quest and the Vision on a 1400 mile round trip to Orlando with no worries or problems at all. And the rack is lightweight and breaks down into parts easily carried in the trunk or rear section of the carvan.This rack has served me very well.

comment by: Doug B - 10/24/2013


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Thanks for following up with us!

Patrick B - 10/29/2013



Comments

I have a 3 wheel recumbent and am still trying to figure out how you did that. I was going to ask if this would be a good one for that purpose and what about ease of putting the bike on and off?

comment by: Mary B - 07/21/2014


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Mary, since you have a recumbent trike you may also consider the Hollywood Racks # HR1000R-TRKADP. We have sent Doug an email to see if he has anything else to add.

Rachael H - 7/22/2014




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by: Mike M.09/02/2011


I had a hard time finding a bike rack that I thought would work with the assorted bikes we have. 26 & 24 " womens bike (until I buy a mens bike), 20" girls bike and an Adam's Trail-A-Bike. Everything I was reading about conventional racks was suggesting I needed a bike frame adaptor. For these bikes that would have been another $100+. I saw this one, and since it fastens to the wheels I thought it would work for my needs. We just got back from a four day 200 mile vacation and this rack is outstanding! I stopped at 20 and 50 miles to check on it and everything was still in place. etrailer .com was also outstanding! I ordered this on a Tuesday night and had it Thursday (MN to MO UPS). The only down side I had with the rack is that the directions included, and etrailers.com video are different. When loading it worked best for me to follow etrailers, which said to have large bike in front on high hooks (like it shows in their picture). Highlands directions said to have large bike in front on low hooks. The other diference was how to attach the safety straps. etrailer showed to wrap velcro straps around pedals. I found it worked better Highland's way, which strapped the bike frame to the rack post. This kept the bike tight against the post. Also, it took a little trial and error to get the bikes lined up right (however this was my 1st time using any type of bike carrier). Overall I am very pleased with the Highland Sportwing 4 bike Rack, and etrailer.com. 23469






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by: Nick M.09/07/2014


The rack arrived a day early, thanks again eTrailer. It was very easy to assemble. The best part is that you can adjust and use this rack anyway you want. The one issue is that if you put a bike on the inside of the rack (right behind the trunk), the bike is too close to the bumper. The bikes are kept high of the ground, and are kept secured with little movement. The rack does stick out very far, but if you are a decent driver its a non issue. We have very large mountain bikes with 29 inch wheels, and they fit perfectly. I tried uploading multiple pictures, but the website only allowed me to upload one. My vehicle is a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude. The hitch receiver I'm using is http://www.etrailer.com/p-75699.html 150332






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by: Jeffer10/11/2011


VERY easy to assemble and all pieces align very well. If your bike options don't change (and mine don't, I have a family of 4 and I use the rack for our bikes only), you can set it up to carry the bikes the way you ant them, once, then forget it. I put my kids bikes closest to my SUV, so for those times that I JUST took the kids and their bikes to an event, I would only need to use the rack for two. The extension is set up for my wife's and my bikes, so that's only necessary when we're all heading out together. The best part about this rack for me is how fast it tears apart, including the "wings", and that allows it to fit into a corner of my already packed garage. It takes up very little room. I used a sharpie and labeled the wings (FR or front right, FL for front left, etc.) so the adjustments I made would always be right when I put it back together. I recommend this rack for the price point and flexibility. Sure, there are better racks from Thule and Yakima, but you'll pay WAY more for one that holds 4, and I'll be happier when I pass you on the highway knowing I pocketed a couple $ with mine! 25432






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by: Laurence S.07/02/2014


Overall I think the Sport Wing is great. It does exactly what it should do, carry 4 bikes. Out of the box, the rack was easy to put together. Once on the vehicle and loading bikes, thats where things got interesting. We have 4 bikes of different shapes and sizes (18" bmx, 24" mtn bike, 2 26" beach cruisers). Adjusting the hangers to align the bikes to not bang or scratch each other took some time. Once everything was set, subsequent loads were much quicker. To assist with future loads I labeled each are and hanger so I know exactly which bike goes where. Pros: * Carries 4 bikes * Works with any size or shape bike * Fraction of the price of the Thule or Yakima * Lightweight and easy to store * Comes with lots of velco straps to help secure bikes Cons: * Initial setup/alignment was cumbersome, but hopefully just a one-time pain. * Longevity unknown - since it is light weight and breakdowns easily, I'm sure how many miles it will last 138823






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by: Chris04/09/2012


We went our 1st trip with the bike rack. The installation went great and the rack worked out great. The best part about the rack is that it can handle any size bike. We have two children of different ages and bike sizes and two adult bikes. This rack was able to handle all 4 bikes of different sizes without any problems. The 1st time you use them it will take an additional 10-20 minutes to get setup, but after that they are set. I would make sure that you have the poles marked to which poles goes into which slot. My only complaints about it (which we knew going in) were: 1. Have to remove the 1st pair of poles (and bikes) in order to get into the back (this is attached to a Honda Odyssey van). 2. There is no way to fold up the rack in order to just leave the bike rack installed without bikes and drive around. You pretty much have to take off the bike rack if you don't have bikes because it hangs too far out the back and would be a hazard. 36587






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by: Marnie C03/30/2012


I can't speak highly enough in regards to the customer service I received from this comapny. We make a lot of purchases online and this company is right up at the top of the list when it comes to customer service. My husband ended up installing the bike rack on my 2010 Suburban for me when I went on a last minute group ride...he had it together and ready for me in less than 20 minutes. I was a bit nervous about whether I would be able to manage getting the bike off and on by myself but it seriously couldn't be easier. I was also nervous about hauling it by myself for the first time just in case there were issues with the product but the bike hardly even moved back there. It felt very secure. We haven't had all 4 bikes on it yet but after figuring out how the system works it seems like it shouldn't be too complicated. Would highly recommend etrailer.com and the Highland bike rack as well! 35639






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by: Tammie B02/06/2011


I bought this product because I wanted to accomodate 4 bikes of various sizes and weights, including a 50 lb downhill bike, and a childs bike. Also wanted a rack I didn't have to keep on my car in between rides. I have yet to try the child's bike and the 4 bike set-up (used the 2 bike piece only), but so far it's been a good product, lightweight and easy to assemble and disassemble. Because it mounts the bikes on the wheel rims, there is no damage to the frame. My only issues are: the inside bike is a bit tricky to mount, and you have to be careful not to scratch the car paint, but not an issue if it's a lighter bike, or a tall/strong person; and I can't access my rear hatch with the arms on (tho they are very easy to remove), or the rear hatch window with the bikes loaded. I knew this before I bought, but made the compromise for this versitile, well-priced 4 bike rack. 6728






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by: Rocco O.03/22/2011


The First Setup of the Highland Hitch Bike Rack - 1370400 Thank You etrailer for the great service. Took many trips in the Summer of 2010. 10099






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by: aj08/22/2013


Easy assembly. Holds 4 bikes with ease. Less trouble than our other rack. Etrailer ships fast! I am so pleased with this purchase. If you hate trying to puzzle your bikes onto the other style of rack....try this one. 96338






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by: Chris D.10/08/2012


The rack worked great. We got it for our vacation; 400 miles round trip. No problems at all. It does take a bit to get the bikes on. We are a family of four--two adult bikes and two children's bikes. While on our trip we saw someone with a traditional over-the-trunk rack with a women's bike on it. In order to make it work they had to hang the bike up-side down! That won't be an issue with this rack. The customer service was fantastic. I ordered the rack on a Saturday. Within a couple of hours I received an email that it was ready for shipping! The rack was at our door within a few days. 56651






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by: Vincent G.07/11/2013


I placed my order late Sunday evening and shipment was received by Wednesday. I like this bicycle carrier because of the versatility of it; carrying different sized bicycles easily. It is easy to set up and easily adjustable. In fact my 8 yr. old daughter did most of the assembly. It is also easy to store since it breaks down to smaller pieces which will fit almost anywhere. I would recommend purchasing a locking pin in place of the hitch pin it comes with, but that is for your own protection. The one sent gets the job done unless you are concerned with theft. 89084






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by: Robert W08/18/2013


Great bike rack. Likes: - Assembles quickly - under 20 min with a 1/2" rachet. - Converts from 4 bikes to 2 bikes - Holds the bikes via the wheels, which makes them easier to load and handles different sizes well - Minimal wiggling and bouncing You'll need about 15 minutes the first time only to figure out the best positions for the clamps... 95669






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by: Paul F08/24/2012


Easy to assemble and it works great. The ability to quickly change from a 2 bike to a 4 bike carrier is really nice. My old bike carrier supported the bike frames and it really scratched up my aluminum frame mountain bike when loading and unloading. The Highland SportWing holds the bikes wheels and has foam bumpers around the posts which protects your bikes nicely. It also eliminates the need to purchase a $30 extra bar to carry a woman's bike. The only weakness of this product is the lack of a pre-attached security cable and lock. 52853






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by: Melhem J.04/07/2014


Excellent product. It was very easy to assemble. Any size of bike would fit. Easy to remove, I thought that I would need a hitch receiver lock, in fact I bought one and I didn`t have to use it, because I removed the whole rack in 1 min and packed it in my trunk. I would recommend this product 124185






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by: Roger G.03/28/2014


Very versatile design which will carry most any kind of bike. I happen to have a couple of recumbent bikes which need either a platform or the style of the SportWing which secures the bikes by the wheels. The rack comes with about a 10 inch piece of rubber for each "wing" to protect the bike's frame, which would usually be adequate, but I added about a foot of foam pipe insulation of 1 3/8 ID to cover even more of the aluminum brace. Overall a very good product. 122743






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by: R. Thomas03/19/2011


This works well for a variety of bikes. I have a 7 and 10 year old and knew that I'd have several bike changes over the years. This works with all our bikes. I would not recommend buying the extra lock however. What a pain to get it threaded just right! After about 40 minutes of trying, I used just the clip lock that was included and it worked wonderfully. No rattling, no swaying. A good rack without having to buy a ton of extras to accommodate all bike types. 9803






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by: Trey W.05/14/2012


This bike rack exceeded my expectations. It is much sturdier than I originally thought it would be. It is easy to assemble and take down. My only concern was that i never saw a picture with four bikes loaded. I was worried that it would be difficult to load all four. This was not the case. We have four full sized mountain bikes and they all fit easily on the rack. 40310






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by: Kyle Q06/26/2013


Works great, very little flex or wobble. Only complaint is the lynch pins that hold the arms onto the main body are lightweight (it's only a bike rack) but the spring 'keeper' mechanism is really flimsy, and one already has been lost. Pin was still there, but the keeper fell off in transit. Upgraded to implement grade lynch pins. 86287






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by: Alex Bernier03/21/2012


Sturdy design works well with all types of bikes. Really like the fact you can either use it for two bike's or four bike's depending on your needs. Price is also really good found other place's but is more money when you have to pay for shipping but that is not he case here. 34610






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by: Dean B.05/25/2014


Works exactly as advertised. Sturdy and we're pleased with its functionality. The only downside is you need to take the arms off to get in the back hatch of a minivan, but the arms remove quickly and easily so it's not a huge deal. Overall great product for the price. 132368






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by: Joel04/01/2013


For the price, this is a great option. Love how it can carry all sizes of frames, and can easily switch from 4 bike to a 2 bike option. Also like how the arms can be removed for easy and light weight storage. 73740






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by: Mike C.09/26/2011


The second set of bike holders cannot be locked to the rest of the bike rack. Otherwise, I really like this rack. 24678






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by: kathryn mendoza12/06/2011


works great for 4 bikes, we are very happy with our purchase 27814




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  • Yes, indeed! We can help you select a 2-inch hitch-mount bike rack for use on your 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser with rear-mounted spare tire. We offer a range of 4-bike hitch racks that will fit the 2-inch Class III hitch on your FJ. First, you will want to take one simple measurement of the vehicle. Measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rear-most part of the vehicle; in your case this will likely be the spare tire cover. The linked article illustrates how to take this measurement,...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Hitch Mount Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2010 Hyundai Sante Fe
  • With any of the available trailer hitches for the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe, the cross tubing is going to be somewhat visible beneath the rear fascia, so I would not say that any of them are low profile. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch, # C13073. It is a little more economical than the other available hitches and it will work on models with single or dual exhaust. I have included a link to the installation instructions below. For a bike rack, I recommend the Highland SportWing 2, #...
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  • What Locking Hitch Pin Can be Used with the Highland SportWing Bike Rack on a 2010 Honda CR-V
  • The anti-rattle locking hitch pin that I would recommend for the Highland SportWing Bike Rack, # 1370400, on your 2010 Honda CR-V is the Softride Anti-Rattle Device and Lock, # SR25219. This anti-rattle lock will only work with hollow shanks. I have attached a video of this locking anti-rattle hitch pin for you to check out.
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  • Can Swagman XTC-4 4-Bike Carrier # S64665 be Used on 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport Edition
  • There are two things to considers in terms of the fit of the Swagman XTC-4 4-Bike Carrier # S64665 on your 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport Edition. One is the overall tongue weight capacity for the hitch and the other is the amount of clearance needed to fit around the rear-mounted spare tire. We offer both 1-1/4-inch Class II and 2-inch Class III hitch receivers for your 2012 Wrangler Unlimited Sport Edition. (Please note the XTC-4 fits only 2-inch hitches.) These hitches are rated...
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  • Swagman Titan 2-Bike Rack # S63400 Recommended for Lexus CT200h
  • The hitch we offer for your CT200h is the Curt Class I, part # C11200. Due to the low tongue weight capacity of the Class I hitch, you will be limited to carrying two bikes, and you must use a Class I compatible bike rack (see provided link). Due to the relatively low rear height of your Lexus, I would recommend using a rack that has an angled shank for greater ground clearance. I really like the Swagman Titan, part # S63400. This rack provides all of what I consider the most important...
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  • Using SportWing Bike Rack for 2 Inch Receiver on Class II Hitch on a Honda Odyssey
  • The Highland SportWing Bike Rack you referenced, part # 1370400 can be used with a hitch adapter like part # HTAD, but doing so would reduce the tongue weight capacity (maximum amount of weight that can safely be suspended from the receiver) by half. Using an adapter moves the load rearward from the receiver, which dramatically increases the leverage placed on the receiver, like using a cheater bar on a socket wrench to loosen a stubborn bolt. If your receiver is a Class II (check sticker...
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  • Can Highland Sportwing 4 Bike Rack 1370400 Carry a 53lb Downhill Bike with 29in tires
  • I checked with my contact at Highland, and I confirmed that the carrier would be able to handle a 53lb bike, and the wheel cradles will accept your 3in wide tires. The Aluminum SportWing bike rack # 1370400 has a weight capacity of 160lbs, but the bikes can vary in weight as long as the total load is less than the bike rack capacity. I am including a link to a video review of the SportWing bike rack for reference, if needed.
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  • Will the Swagman XTC4 or a Similar Bike Rack Accommodate Childrens Bikes on a 2009 Volvo XC70 Wagon
  • The Swagman XTC4, # S64665, will accept a tire diameter greater than 15 inches. The minimum wheel base (center of front wheel to center of back wheel) is 27-1/2 inches. If the bike you want to place in the rack fits within those dimensions, then the hook will come down far enough to secure the bike (about 13-1/2 inches from the lowest point on the top of the wheel hoop to the inside of the hook at its lowest position). If you determine the bikes dimensions just will not fit with the...
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  • 4-Bike Carrier Recommendation For A 28-Foot Tandem Axle Travel Trailer
  • We do have a 4-bike carrier that is rated for an RV, but it is not the Highland SportWing Bike Carrier # 1370400 you referenced as it is not meant to be used with an RV or camper. I recommend the Swagman Hitch-Mounted RV and Motor Home Bike Rack # S64940. It can carry up to 4 bikes with cradles that rotate left to right to accommodate many womens, childrens, and alternatively-framed bicycles by keeping wheels level to improve ground clearance. You will need to ensure your trailer...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack that Extends Out 13 Inches to Clear Large Spare on 2005 Jeep Liberty
  • We have several trailer hitch mount bike racks that extend out at least 13 inches or more from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest part of the carrier. The Thule T2, # TH916XTR-918XTR, for example measures 19 inches when folded down (but only 4-1/2 inches when folded up). This rack can tilt down as well. It will only fit a 2 inch hitch. The Highland SportWing, # 1370400, does not tilt but it does measure 15-1/2 inches to the nearest part of the rack. It also only fits 2 inch...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount 4 Bike Rack that Can be Reduced to a 2 Bike Rack
  • On the Sportrack # SR2902LR the 2 platforms that each hold 2 bikes are actually attached to one another at the shank and cannot be separated easily. There are a couple of platform bike racks that will allow you to remove the furthest 2 platforms. The Thule T2, # TH916XTR-918XTR, and the Kuat NV 4 Bike Carrier, # N101-103 can have the back part taken off to change it to a 2 bike rack. A similar style rack that hold the bikes at the wheel and that you can remove the back part is the...
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  • Comparing the Highland Sportwing and Swagman XTC-4 Four Bike Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks
  • The Highland Sportwing, # 1370400 and the Swagman XTC4, # S64665 are 2 very different styles of bike racks, so it is tough to compare them to each other. Both are going to hold 4 bikes or various styles, but the edge goes to the Sportwing because it holds the bikes at the wheels and does not require a third attachment point at the frame. The XTC-4 is going to be heavier, about 60 pounds, compared to the Sportwing at about 35 pounds. This will make the Sportwing easier to install and...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2008 Chrysler Town and Country
  • The best and safest way to carry 4 bikes all on one rack is to install a Class III trailer hitch on your 2008 Chrysler Town and Country, # 87451, and use a hitch mounted bike rack. There are different types of hitch mount bike racks. The most versatile as far as the types of bikes they can carry without the use of an adapter are platform style racks or racks that hold the bikes at the wheels. Our most popular 4-bike platform rack is the Swagman XTC4, # S64665. I have included a link...
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  • Locking Bikes and the Sportwing 4 Bike Rack # 1370400 to the Vehicle
  • The best way to secure the Highland SportWing Aluminum Hitch-Mounted, 4-Bike Carrier for 2 inch Hitches, item # 1370400, and the bikes is to use a cable style lock. The DeadBolt Locks 10 foot Long Cable Lock, item # CAB-10, is a great choice for this application. By running the cable through the safety chain loop on your trailer hitch and then through each bikes frame and/or wheels you can secure the whole system to the vehicle. The Rear portion of the SportWing can be secured also....
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount 4 Bike Rack Recommendation with 16 Inches of Clearance for a 2007 Jeep Wrangler
  • On the Sportwing Bike Rack, # 1370400, it measures 15-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest support arm so it would not clear the spare tire on your 2007 Jeep Wrangler. We do have a 4 bike trailer hitch mounted bike rack that extends 19 inches. take a look at the Thule T2 Platform-Style 4 Bike Carrier, # TH916XTR-918XTR. This rack fits wheels diameters from 20 inches to 29 inches and up to 3 inches wide. It measures 19 inches from the center of the hitch pin...
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  • Inexpensive Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack for 4 Bikes on a 2002 Dodge Durango
  • We have numerous 4-bike racks but for one that is neither large nor expensive I recommend looking at SportRack bike rack # SR2704. This is a single arm rack with rotating cradles which makes it compatible with many styles of bikes. Despite its versatility you still may need an adapter bar to carry some bikes. Very small childrens bikes and bikes that have a step-through frame will need an adapter, # 64005. I have linked a video that shows how it works. For a rack that holds the bikes...
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  • What Bike Rack Is Available To Carry Two 50 lb. Bikes On A 1995 Honda Civic
  • There will be no trunk bike rack that will be able to handle two 50 lbs. bikes on your 1995 Honda Civic Si 3-door. The only hitch I have for your vehicle is a Curt Class I Trailer Hitch, # 11209. It has a tongue weight rating of 200 lbs. The Curt hitch also requires use of a Curt Bike Rack Stabilizing Strap, # 18050, on any non-trailer loads, like a bike rack on this hitch. This strap will attach to the bike rack and the other end to the vehicles trunk lip. It gives added support...
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  • Fit of Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Carrier # TH9027 on Land Rover LR3 With Over-Sized Rear-Mount Spare
  • There are extenders/adapters available for use with hitch-mount accessories like the Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Carrier # TH9027, however all such items have the unavoidable side-effect of reducing your hitch's capacity by 50-percent. This is due to the altered geometry of the hitch and extender. In the same way that slipping a pipe over a tire iron gives you additional leverage to loosen a lug nut, a hitch extender will place greater forces on the hitch and this is why you lose capacity. This...
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  • What Is Distance Between the Support Bars of Highland SportWing Hitch Bike Rack # 1370400
  • I walked out to the warehouse and put the Highland SportWing Hitch Bike Rack # 1370400, together. The distance between the 2 support bars measured approximately 14-3/4 inches. The Highland SportWing Bike Rack fits 2 inch hitches, can carry up to 4 bikes. You will want to make sure not to exceed the tongue weight capacity of your hitch or vehicle, as stated in the vehicle owners manual. The weight of the bike rack plus the weight of the bikes is considered tongue weight. The Highland...
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  • Will Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Carrier # TH9027 Clear the Bumper on 2007 Mazda CX-7 With Curt Hitch
  • You can determine the fit of the Thule Apex Swing Carrier, part # TH9027, on your 2007 Mazda CX-7 with 2-inch Curt hitch by taking one simple measurement of the hitch receiver. Please measure from the center of the hitch pin hole back to the rear-most part of the vehicle (the bumper). If this distance is less than 7-1/2 inches then the Apex Swing will clear your rear bumper. I have linked a video showing installation of this carrier on a comparable vehicle. If your vehicle needs a carrier...
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  • How Much Do the Highland SportWing Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks Weigh
  • The Highland SportWing is currently only available as a 4-bike model in steel and aluminum, # 1370400, and it has a shipping weight of 40 pounds the rack itself weighs closer to 37 pounds. The 2-bike aluminum version, which also has some steel components, # 5801200, has a shipping weight of 19 pounds. The rack itself weight 17.6 pounds.
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  • How Much Does the Highland SportWing 4-Bike Carrier Weigh
  • On the Highland SportWing bike carrier # 1370400 the shipping weight is 38.8 pounds. When you subtract the packaging you are looking at 35 pounds. This bike rack has a capacity of 160 pounds total so if loaded to the maximum the combined weight would be 195 pounds (so we can just say 200 pounds to make the math easy). Since this carrier fits only 2 inch trailer hitches the 200 pound maximum weight when loaded will be well below the tongue weight capacity of any hitch that has a 2 inch...
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  • 4-Bike Hanging Bike Rack Recommendation for an RV Bumper Mounted Hitch
  • Yes, with a 4 inch by 4 inch bumper mounted hitch like the RV Bumper 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver # E-100 you could install and use the Highland SportWing Aluminum Hitch-Mounted, 4-Bike Carrier # 1370400 as it is rated for use behind an RV. I attached a review video for both of these products for you to check out also.
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