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  • Class 1
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  • Locks Not Included
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Swagman Hitch Bike Racks - S64650

This bike carrier provides a stress-free way to transport your bikes. Each bike is secured at both wheels and the frame--providing a more stable and safe ride. Cushioned hooks are adjustable for different sized bikes and ratchet down for a tight fit.


Features:

  • Carries up to 2 bikes
  • Secures bikes at 3 different points
  • Wheel mount design works with most bikes regardless of frame size
    • Works great with children's bikes
    • Will not work with recumbent bikes or those with an extra long wheel base
  • Upright arm with ratcheting hooks provides quick bike loading and unloading
    • Arm folds down for easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area
    • Padding on the hooks protects your bike frames
    • Hooks hold your bikes securely in place during transport
    • Long and short, offset hook arms allow you to carry 2 bikes of the same - or different - size simultaneously
  • Wheel hoops provide a stable platform to carry the bikes
    • Eliminate the hassle of removing wheels
    • Accommodate wheels up to 3-1/2" wide
    • Hoops are adjustable in and out to fit the length of the bikes
  • Each side with wheel loops folds up for easy storage
  • Powder-coated finish for corrosion resistance


Specs:

  • Fits 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class I and II) and 2" x 2" trailer hitches
    • Hitch adapter requires 6 mm Allen wrench for installation (not included)
  • Shank rise: 4"
  • Distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the first wheel hoop measures 10-1/2" long
  • Maximum tire width: 3.5"
  • Maximum bike wheel base (center of wheel loop to center of wheel loop): 51-1/2"
  • Weight capacity: 70 lbs total (35 lbs per bike)
  • Includes threaded pin and clip with anti-rattle to secure the rack into the trailer hitch
    • Can be locked with Swagman's anti-rattle lock S64029 (sold separately)
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

This cross country model offers convenience and reliability for your traveling needs. With a two-bike capacity, it accommodates most frame sizes using wheel hoops and bike hooks. Constructed with soft-frame coating to protect the bike's finish, the bike hooks securely hold the bike in the wheel hoop cradles.The hooks smoothly slide up and down by using an easily-adjustable push button ratcheting system. The hassle of removing wheels is eliminated with fat wheel hoops that accommodate wheels up to 3-1/2" wide and adjust to fit different frame lengths. For easy storage or when not in use, the rack folds up to decrease its size. A powder-coated finish protects it from corrosion from the elements.


Ratcheting system with bike hooks and push buttons

Bike hooks slide easily down the ratcheting system and click securely in place. The push buttons allow the hooks to slide up the ratcheting system to allow for bike removal.


Wheel hoops with adjustable knobs

The wheel hoops accommodate wheels up to 3-1/2" wide, and turning knobs are used to adjust the distance between hoops to fit bikes of varying lengths.

Swagman XC measurements wheel hoops installed

XC cradles measure 65" outside to outside and 37" inside to inside.



64650 Swagman XC Cross Country 2-Bike Rack



S64650 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details S64650 Installation instructions



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This bike carrier provides a stress-free way to transport your bikes. Each bike is secured at both wheels and the frame--providing a more stable and safe ride. Cushioned hooks are adjustable for different sized bikes and ratchet down for a tight fit.

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    Video Transcript for Swagman XC 2 Bike Rack Review

    Today we're going to be taking a look at the Swagman XC Platform Style 2 Bike Rack for 1 1/4 and 2 inch hitches. Part number S64650. The Swagman XC provides a stress free way to transport your bikes. Each bike is secured at both wheels and at the frame providing a more stable and safe ride. The cushion hooks are adjustable for a variety of different size bikes and ratchet down for a nice tight fit. The wheel cradles are adjustable along the platform to accommodate different wheel bases.

    It features a 4 inch shank rise to give you a little more ground clearance here at the rear of the vehicle. It has a weight capacity of 35 pounds per bike and the whole bike rack has a powdered coat finish to resist rust and corrosion. The Swagman XC2 will accommodate a wide variety of bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes, Sally's bike, Jimmy's bike and even grandpa's bike. Now that we've gone on some of the features, I'll go ahead and show you how to get it installed. We've got our adapter on there for our 2 inch by 2 inch receiver. If you wanted to take off the adapter, you can use class 1 and 2 1 1/4 hitches.

    What we'll do is we'll place it into our receiver and we'll push it all the way in to line up with our pin holes, that looks pretty good. Then we can take our included anti rattle bolt and clip and thread that through. Now the nice thing about this anti rattle is it going to help reduce the play and most of the wobble within our hitch and our bike rack as you can see all of that there. Let's go ahead and finish tightening that up and put our clip in place. As you can see most of the play and the rattle is gone. We've got it in a stow position here.

    This is a going to be a great space saver when not in use. Let's go ahead and get ready to load our bike. First thing we want to do is lower our two arms down. You want to come over here to this pin, go ahead and pull up and lower it down to realign the pin holes right here and just simply slip that back in to lock it in place and we'll repeat that same step on this side. Now this is the platform position of the bike rack, but before we grab our bike I'd like to show you that we can get into our rear hatch.

    You can simply pull this pin down here to fold down our center mast and as you can see gives us the opportunity to remove any cargo, gear or groceries, anything we might have with us on our trip. Now we can raise our center mast back up to get ready to load our bike. We want to make sure that our frame hooks are all the way up and out of the way. We'll also want to make sure that our wheel cradles are slid out and loosened up ready to receive our wheels. Now we can grab our bike, insert the front wheel in the wheel cradle and the rear tire in the rear wheel cradle and we'll bring down our first hook. Now we can tighten up our wheel cradles. Now if we are just transporting one bike, we are going to lower down our frame hook on top of the other one but let's go ahead and load up one more bike, take it out on our test course and see how it perform. Here on our test course let's go into our slalom, this is going to show side to side action such as going around corners or evasive maneuvering. Then on to our alternating speed bumps, this is going to show a twisting action such as going over pot holes or or uneven pavement. Then finally onto our solid speed bumps, this is going to show an up and down action such as coming in and out of the driveway, or out of a parking lot and that's going to complete our look at the Swagman XC Platform Style 2 Bike Rack for 1 1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number S64650. .


    Customer Reviews

    Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack Platform Style for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitches - S64650

    Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (494 Customer Reviews)

    This bike carrier provides a stress-free way to transport your bikes. Each bike is secured at both wheels and the frame--providing a more stable and safe ride. Cushioned hooks are adjustable for different sized bikes and ratchet down for a tight fit.
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    by: Paul F.03/15/2012


    I own a 2005 Jeep Wrangler X with 31x10.5x15 oversized tires and wheels. I installed B6196001 HighRock 4x4 Oversize Tire Carrier by Bestop to carry larger spare tire. I needed a bike carrier that would carry our two crusier bikes and clear my spare tire. After measuring, I ordered: -> S64650 - Swagman 2-bike carrier -> 80300 - 7" Hitch Adapter 2" to 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver -> RM-061 - Roadmaster Quiet Hitch for 2" Trailer Hitches Our order arrived very quickly, etrailer.com upgraded the shipping. All these products arrived well packaged and without damage. In 15 minutes I had every thing assembled, installed on my Jeep and bikes loaded. The bike carrier is very well constructed, finish is excellent and easy to adjust. When adjusting wheel loops and loading bikes, make sure you pay attention to bike pedal position. I chose this extension because I did not want to use the adapter that comes with the bike carrier, I wanted as few parts as possible to keep rattles to a minimum and gives me more options for towing. The anti-rattle bolt/pin firmly secures the bike carrier to the extension and the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch keeps the extension adapter from rattling in the receiver. Road tested approximately 25 miles over rough city roads ( including railroad tracks ), county roads and highway. Bikes traveled very well without any rattles. I can remove my complete setup quickly, fold and put in rear of Jeep if desired. I am very well pleased with my purchase. Note to etrailer: Please consider offering Roadmaster Quiet Hitch in black to match receiver and accessories. Paul In the Land of Oz . . . Just South of the Yellow Brick Road! 33947


    Comments

    Is this rack able to carry a mountain bike with 29 inch wheels?

    -- comment by: Juan - 08/02/2014

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    I have confirmed with Swagman, and this rack will work with bikes with 20 to 29 inch tires.

    -- Rachael H - 8/5/2014

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    Love the rack perfect fit. One of the tightening screws for the wheel cradles was really tight and i called e trailer and a new one was on the way the next day.Thanks E trailer

    -- comment by: Paul H - 06/30/2015

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    by: litespeed10/24/2015


    I purchased this rack for our 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid. I have had other racks for other cars in the past when I used to ride a lot and those were made by Thule and were "roof top" style racks. I can honestly say the the quality of the Swagman XC2 meets or exceeds the that of the Thule upon first examination. This rack is heavy duty and well thought out. A coupe of the main things I was worried about are not a problem at all! My biggest worry is the that the bikes would be sticking up or out into the wind stream messing up the aerodynamics. The other, is I thought the pedals would not clear the bumper. Even with the crank facing down the pedals are still a good 2 inches from the bumper. So, there is no chance of damage to the car from the pedals or crank. Also, I can lower the seat posts on both bikes and bring them way in so they are completely behind the car for long distance journeys. I just set it up regularly for the sake of the photos. Here are some other things, I like about the rack: 1. It is easy to install and remove with tools (you can bolt it on). 2. It is difficult to steal because you can bolt it on. I cannot be easily and quickly stolen. 3. The bikes come on and off the rack very easy. They can literally be removed in seconds. 4. It is very sturdy/solid and does not wobble like some other ones I have owned in the past. 5. The bikes are VERY secure when they are clamped on. 6. The rack is low, so the bikes are not sticking up in the wind stream. 7. The bikes can be brought in behind the car if needed for better aerodynamics by lowering the seat posts. 8. Pedals don't interfere with bumper or trunk. 9. It folds up and can be stored in the trunk. 10. The trunk opens with out interference with the rack in the "up position" and still attached to the car. 230681


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    by: Norm09/01/2015


    I bought this rack to carry one mountain bike and one hybrid path bike on my Sienna van or my 4Runner. I wanted something easier than my hanging bike rack. I received the rack in good condition with slight damage to the inner box but the shipping box was in perfect condition. Very quick delivery. The rack is mostly put together when you receive it. I just installed the bicycle wheel rings and the receiver bar. Each of the hex bolts on the receiver bar have lock washers for very secure attachment, though you need to have a hex wrench to tighten. The wheel rings move smoothly on the support bars and tighten with knobs that have secure nylon locknuts inside to prevent loosening. By the way, the two Phillips head screws go into the ends of the support bars as stoppers ( wasn't explained in the brief instructions). The fit and finish of the rack was better than expected and easy to use. I did have to spend some time, with a helper, to figure out how to position the bikes for the best placement on the rack. It was a bit of a puzzle, but I figured it out. Make sure you put the tallest bike next to the hatch with the derailure inside. This protects the back windshield from the handle bar and moves the pedal further from the door. Now, removing the bikes and replacing them back on the rack should be very quick and easy. To easily remove the holddown clamps, simply push down the top while pressing on the latch. The rubber on the holddown clamps tend to rub off on the bicycle; so, I treated it with 303 protectant and have a layer between it and the bicycle. Also, on the holddown clamps there are holes to allow you to lock each of the latches, however I typically use a cable and lock. 223265


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    I have a very expensive, very heavy Thule hitch rack. The Swagman beats it, hands down. Im contemplating selling my Thule and buying another Swagman for my other vehicle. The only issue encountered is properly staggering the hold-downs and keeping handle bars from hitting the glass on my van and SUV. Very easy to use and keeps the bicycles from hitting each other.

    Norm - 09/02/2016

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    by: Erica B.06/05/2016


    For now I'm giving this 4 stars, though it could well deserve a 5. Ordering, delivery of the bike rack was smooth and easy. It took me 45 minutes to assemble and install the rack by myself (I am only semi-handy, good at following directions and using basic tools, but not capable of major modifications on my own). I found the instructions clear and the process straight forward. All the parts fit smoothly and didn't require extra greasing or adjusting. The metal is treated and high quality, so with reasonable care (i.e., not leaving out in the rain continuously), it seems it will last a long time. I love the clean, simple, minimalistic design. No need for additional bungees or straps to keep bike parts from wandering or spinning. The rack seems adaptable to a variety of bike sizes and combinations with minimal effort, though it likely will take a little testing to find the best positions for your particular bike combos. It is relatively easy to get on and off, and very easy to move the center post for access to the back hatch. Further bonus - it works fine with my canoe strapped to the roof. Possible cons (too soon to know for sure): Unfortunately, it's been raining nonstop, so I have only briefly road tested the rack. It does bounce and move around in the receiver a bit more than I'd like, so I may have an additional set screw hole drilled into my receiver to help stabilize it, but I'm going to wait and see. The bike travels very smoothly on the highway in the test runs I've made and doesn't affect the handling of the car (Subaru Forester). I do live down a gravel road with a gravel driveway, and the bike wobbles noticeably at slow speeds and on the gravel road. Also, security. I'm not usually in a situation where I need to worry about securing my bike or rack with a lock, but I can see that this could be a concern. For short trips, you can easily fold up the rack and place it inside the vehicle. I think you could lock the bike to the rack. But if you need to leave the rack with or without bikes attached outside the vehicle, then yes it could be a security issue, as the pin isn't made for locking. 257686


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    by: AV06/29/2013


    Order this bike rack for use on a 2014 Subaru Forester with a factory 1 1/4" trailer hitch. The rack appears to be solid and capable of holding two front suspension mountain bikes. One bike is a 15" men's bike and the other is a 19" men's bike. The rack went together easily and fit into the hitch with no problems. We ordered an anti-rattle locking hitch pin with a cable to lock the bikes and the rack to the car, but the locking hitch pin was too big to thread through the rack. etrailer sent another locking hitch pin in a very easy return process. The new one worked perfectly. We did find that when putting the bikes on the rack, we had to take off the ratchet arms and then slide them back down the center post. We used old socks on the pedals of the bikes to avoid any damage to the car or bikes, and old washcloths between the ratchet arms and the bikes as well since other people reported damage to their bikes' finishes. We also used velcro straps to secure the wheels to the wheel hoops for extra security. All in all the rack seems to be a great product. 86737


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    6-29-13 comment and today 7-4 reading review, just bought a 2014 Subaru Forrester as AV comments on. Perfect! Glad to see it works for you, time for me to buy one

    -- comment by: Andy S - 07/04/2013

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    Please send us some photos when you do. The new factory hitch has really piqued our interest.

    -- Patrick B - 7/5/2013

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    HICan you open the rear lid of your Subaru when the bikes are mounted on this XC?Also, does this vertical center console fold down?And, are there any problems with this XC?Thanx

    -- comment by: AlanR - 10/27/2013

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    We have sent an email to AV about your first question. We can answer the latter, and yes, the center upright mast can fold down flat on top of the tray arms. The tray arms can also fold up. You can see an illustration of this in the instructions we have linked on the page.

    -- Patrick B - 10/30/2013

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    by: William E.06/24/2014


    This is our second rack. We have another one on our other Toyota Corolla. When we got a newer model Corolla I ordered both hitch and rack from etrailer. I love the way this allows the bikes to be behind the airstream of the car, not as much drag, to reduce gas mileage. It actually only drops the gas mileage by one mile/per gallon. Much better than any other rack &/or accessory we've used. We use a cable and key lock to security secure it to the car. then we can use a regular bike lock to lock the bikes to it. The only drawback is there is a little trouble getting into the truck with our mountain bike, straight, handlebars. Only a slight inconvenience to have to adjust the bar/bike a little to get the truck open. Love it. 137428


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    No complains about the Bike [rack] at all..But I have to tell you a story to keep this from happening to you. I had the trunk lid open and the inside bike wasnt secured, just leaning. Suddenly the bake fell into the trunk. The handlebar just touched the very bottom of the back windshield, not even a half inch anlong the edge, but it broke the whole window out. My fault for not watching andor not taking precautions to keep the bike secure.

    William E - 06/24/2015

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    by: Scott S.12/02/2016


    This bike rack is just plain awesome. We bought it for our 2013 Ford Fusion and couldn't be any happier. It carries 2 bikes easily, and loading/unloading of the bikes is a snap. Pros: The rack comes with a bolt to secure the rack to the hitch receiver. It is not necessary to actually bolt the rack (a standard pin is sufficient), but when you take the time to bolt it, the rack is rock solid to the car. No swaying, no rattling, no bouncing, it quite literally becomes one with the car. Once the bike is in the rack, and is secured with the upper bar, there is no question that the bike is safe. We own some pretty expensive road bikes, and never once have we worried about them coming loose or getting damaged. Additionally, the bikes never touch each other OR the car. Cons: On the 2013 Ford Fusion, you can't open the trunk of the car if there is a bike in the rack closest to the car. It is possible to release a pin and swing the bike rack down a bit in order to open the trunk, but I find that much more difficult than just removing the bike... a task that takes just seconds. There is also no way to lock the bikes to the rack in order to prevent theft. When faced with a situation that calls for a lock, we usually just add a bike lock to the bikes themselves, and make sure that it loops around the rack in some way. It wouldn't stop a thief, but it would slow them down. Overall, I'm thrilled with this bike rack. For the money, and for the peace of mind, you can't go wrong. 321539


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    by: Jim R.01/12/2017


    I bought this rack and a hitch from Etrailer to carry bikes on the back of a 2015 Mazda 3 hatchback. The Etrailer website was GREAT in helping to pick the products. The rack arrived on time as promised. I opted for the XC2 over the slightly more expensive XTC2 because I didn't like the XTC2's plastic straps (in my limited experience, similar plastic straps end up stiffening and breaking over time). As long as the 'hooks' are pushed firmly down on the bikes, the bikes are held very steady. I like that the 'hooks' are held down by a ratchet mechanism rather than the tightening knobs that many competing racks use. The hatch door can just barely be opened when the tower and wheel racks are in the upright (folded up) position. Of course, with bikes on the rack, the hatch cannot be opened. It rides very well on smooth roads. It seems to wobble quite a bit when I jiggle it by hand, which makes me wonder how it would do on rough roads, but the construction seems strong so I won't worry about it. I think any hitch mount will wobble just as much. So far, I've made one 100 mile trip and I'm completely pleased. One more note: the tire racks have hand knobs to tighten the racks into place. At first they were really hard to tighten and didn't seem to hold well. Then I discovered I had put the tire racks on upside down, hence the knobs were on backwards. For some reason it makes a BIG difference! Once on correctly, the knobs worked perfectly. Read the instructions :-) 332048


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    by: LD01/05/2014


    This product is very sturdy and surprisingly well made and easy to assemble. The upper arms ratchet downwards to secure the bikes firmly without damaging their finish. The bikes don't shake or swing when going down the road. Its exactly what i was looking for while being 1/3rd the cost of some brand name units. While i think this has an excellent value for the price, if i had to do it over i would pay the $50 extra to get the next model (XTC-2) because that model has wheel ties a well as the upper arm for holding the bike in place. I don't expect these arms to come loose any time soon but it cannot hurt to have additional straps as a backup. 111925


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    I have used this product probably 2-3 times a month since purchasing it and its not showing any sign of wear yet. in Retrospect, my initial thought that i would need to tie the wheels down seems overly cautious as i have not had any mishaps or near mishaps.

    LD - 02/21/2015

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    by: Helen M.11/18/2015


    I received my bike rack the same day my hitch was installed. I assembled it yesterday and put it on my New Beetle. I have not put my bike on it yet, but am looking forward to it. I am 71 years old and had very little trouble installing it. It rides very smooth on the car. My only comment would be to clarify the directions by making the print larger and showing where all the washers go. This would eliminate any guess work. I especially like that it folds up for storage and minimal footprint behind the car when not in use. 232198


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    I have actually used the rack for two bikes and it worked great. The bikes ride smoothly. Once the weather heated up, I took the rack off my car as it is way too hot for biking. The rack takes a little bit of effort for me to attach and detach at my age, but It offers more variety in my riding experience. I would definitely recommend this product.

    Helen M - 11/19/2016

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    by: Tara C.10/06/2015


    So far it seems like a great product. I did have a little trouble getting the hitch adapter off so it would fit in my 1-1/4" hitch. I had to use a breaker bar on my little allen wrench to get it loose. The instructions could have been a little better, like maybe a list of the included contents. The set screws didn't look like the ones in the diagram. I had to guess where the washers went because they weren't mentioned anywhere and the diagrams were on the small side. The video review was helpful for how the rack works, but not for how to assemble it. The rack seems very secure and I put my bike on it to try it out, but haven't actually driven anywhere with it yet. Overall, I'm very pleased. 229318


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    Works great,although I havent been using it as much as Id like to. But every time I have used itit, its been easy to load my bike and my bike stats secure when Im driving.

    Tara C - 10/05/2016

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    by: Kenneth C.09/24/2012


    I was fully prepared to have a difficult time assembling this bike rack from some of the other comments about confusing or missing directions on how to construct. I was puzzled - as I've never assembled anything that was easier or more straight forward. You may think I'm highly advanced or being egotistical - but my take is you'll find this assembly easy - and you'll be relieved. As for the bike rack itself - you'll thank God for who ever engineered this thing many times over. I went by a park recently, before my shipment arrived, and saw a mom & daughter trying to load their bikes on the traditional carriers out there. With frames slanted every which way and their bikes being damaged in the process - I was sold before mine even arrived. I talked to them about the alternatives - but sadly they looked at me like what they were doing was the only way and what was I talking about. I now have the bike rack and I haven't installed a bike yet [will this weekend as I carry 2 over the pass into Eastern Washington]. The rack is so compact and simple behind my car that I hardly notice it's there - and when I do I am amazed by the design simplicity. I'm really going to like this thing. Buy it - everyone will think you're a genius and you be gratefull everytime you pass jumbled bikes or the harness with 50,000 straps. 55595


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    by: AJ11/03/2013


    As usual, I ordered this late one night and it arrived from etrailer within less than a day of shipping. I purchased after reviewing photos and videos of the rack on the website. It's a good, solid bike rack. The bike rack is easy to assemble and attach to the car. Adjustments for bikes is easy and the rack seems stable. Probably about 1/2 inch of sway to the left and right and the same fore and aft during transport. It does seem to fit closely to the car, but pedals clear the bumper and have enough room to move without hitting the car. I would turn the bikes so that the derailleurs are outboard, but I wanted to show how much clearance the bikes have from the bumper, turning them out would give more room than shown. 106132


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    It would be best to switch those bikes. You always want to keep the heaviest bike closest to the vehicle.

    -- Patrick B - 11/05/2013

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    by: Keith B.07/07/2012


    I needed a rack to hold two bikes on a 2005 Honda CRV. This rack is perfect! Since one bike has the dropped crossbar, I needed a rack that would carry both styles, this rack does that. Also, the spare tire and hard cover make clearances an issue. Using the etrailer questions page, I was able to determine the dimensions and clearances of the bike rack to make certain is was correct for my application. I placed the order, had an immediate confirmation and the rack was shipped the next day. It arrived as scheduled in perfect shape. The directions are a little vague and do not match the hardware, but it is not an issue. This is very simple to assemble. I like the fact that the weight of the bikes is supported in the hoops, then the clamps secure the frames, a very secure system. The hoop locations are adjustable, it took me a couple of tries to find the ideal configuration for holding our bikes. Also, the rack can be folded down (with the bikes removed) to allow the rear door to opened without removing the rack from the car. Etrailer is great to deal with and I got a great price with free shipping. 47052


    Comments

    Would the ratcheting arm work on a traditional, old-fashioned girls bike? It looks like the angle and the distance it would have to go down would not make it very stable.

    -- comment by: Jenny H - 05/08/2014

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    Depending on the bike frame, it may not go down far enough. The solution is a bike adapter bar that would give the hook a different tube to grab on to. Check out part # S64005.

    -- Patrick B - 5/14/2014

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    by: Donald02/15/2013


    We just purchased the Swagman XCS64650 bike rack. I anticipate we will love it. I was able to assemble it without any problems. The instructions and video were helpful. However, I must say it would be beneficial if the pictures showing where the bolts and associated washers go were bigger. I was able to sort it out and I am not that mechanically gifted. 66402


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    I anticipated we would really like the bike rack we purchased. After a year, we really, really like it. We relocated from Maryland to Washington state and the bikes rode in the rack without any problems. We are in our 70s and like the fact it is very easy to mount the bikes in the rack. I would highly recommend this rack to anyone.

    Don - 08/16/2014

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    by: Susan06/25/2017


    I had to trade in my car and was unable to get my Yakima rack out of the receiver. It went with the car but It was OK as I had developed arthritis in my wrists and hands and after careful reading, reviews, etc. , I decided I would opt for the Swagman XC 2 for my Prius C. I had no problem putting it together- it was a breeze. I promptly put my Cannondale on-board- no problem. I headed down back roads to my favorite trail at deliberate speeds of 50-55 mph. Some bounce but not much. This reasonably priced product is perfect for my needs. I did add a bungy around the seat post for my own peace of mind. I may see if I can loosen up one of the top grips as it is super tight and hard for me to squeeze- but that may just be me. Lifting the bike onto the the Swagman was a breeze. Haven't tried it with two bikes yet but I don't anticipate any problem. Thank you etrailer for your excellent service, 2nd time around and for all the available installation tips and product reviews. 398956


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    by: Manuel P.06/28/2015


    Thank you Etrailer for replacing my first bike rack that was either defective, or damaged in transit. This bike rack is great! Very light, unlike other platform bike racks. I have arthritis and I can handle this one. I would not bother with a hitch pin lock because it's so easy to use a wrench and steal the rack or bikes. I recommend a cable lock, through the hitch welded ring. With a few uses, you'll see how quick and easy it is to use. I'm satisfied, and good price. I have it on a 2014 Ford Fiesta. 207994


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    Great! Its a great product. I highly recommend it. I use it on my Ford Fiesta. I have taken hard, fast corners, and the bikes stay put.

    Manuel P - 07/28/2016

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    by: Mary D. Sloan06/04/2014


    my swagman came within 48 hrs. after the phone conversation/ placing the order...Bridget was great with the initial order ....helping me select the right model for my needs.... the product was well packaged and easy to carry down to the garage....clear directions...I'm now ready to take my bike to nearby parks...and ride the trails... thank you etrailer for doing a fabulous job... no shipping fees...and a 1 :1/4" converter to fit my 2" hitch was included...Thank you etrailer and thank you...Bridget 134315


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    I love my Swagman. Its easy for me Im 77 yrs. to assemble and take apart and I dont have to life bike very far to place wheels in well.

    Mary S - 06/05/2015

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    by: Doug H07/16/2017


    After much research I chose etrailer.com to purchase my trailer hitch and bike carrier. I chose etrailer based on price, the associated product information (including awesome installation videos) and free delivery. The delivery was very prompt and the packaging was just right. Total installation time was about 2 hours but would have been much less if removing the muffler hanger had been easier (more about that later). The hitch fit perfectly with all of the holes lining up exactly right. The hitch is very heavy-duty (over 120 pounds) so it does require two people to lift it into place. The bike rack (Swagman XC 2 Part S64650) is exactly what I needed. Assembly on that was simple and it works perfectly with the Curt hitch. Regarding the muffler hanger. It is a rubberized hanger that is impossible to lift off the bracket...until you apply some WD40. Then it merely slides off. That little gem of information would be a welcome addition to the installation video. If there were more stars to give I would gladly award them to etrailer.com and the products I purchased. I wouldn't consider anyone else. 407147


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    by: Jim12/05/2012


    I have a heavy, long wheelbase curvy framed cruiser with a 3" wire rear tire, wide cranks, and huge handlebars - no other affordable racks I've seen specs for would handle my bike safely and without a high potential for damage. This one works like a charm. Even a somewhat larger bike would fit without much trouble. Placing the bike in the "outside" position is trivially easy. The "inside" position can cause some problems with my vehicle - the pedal ends up in the license plate "well" - but that's OK. Haven't made my long trip yet, but everything about this rack inspires confidence. It's easy enough to install that I won't think twice about popping it on for a quick run out to a nice riding location. 60656


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    by: Lee06/30/2012


    The assembly instructions could have been a lot better or the photos could have been large enough to actually see them. The rack looks good and fits nicely on the back of my CRV. I was worried that my Townie wouldn't fit because of a longer wheelbase and odd frame but the rack adjusted easily to the bike. 46329


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    by: Anthony M.10/04/2012


    The whole experience is worth 5 out of 5 Stars! Everyone I spoke with at E-Trailer was very helpful and the product that was recommended fits fine and is a good value. There is only one thing about the Swagman XC bike rack that I'm not happy with and that is the ratchet locking on the clamp down arms. The release mechanism is hard to activate so if someone with out strong hands - like my wife for example - tried to release the arms to remove the bikes they would have lots of trouble. Swagman may want to consider changing this locking mechanism to a hand wheel so strong hands aren't required for release. I'm enclosing photos of the rack installed on my 2005 Acura MDX. 56281


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    by: john h08/09/2016


    I purchased this to use behind my 2014 Subaru Impreza sedan and installed the Draw Tite 24888 hitch. This is possibly the easiest way to haul your bike that I have seen. It is well built and holds the bike securely. The bike comes on and off in seconds. A lot of bikes have the shifter and brake cables routed beneath the center tube on the frame, so using this carrier keeps them from being in contact with the support arms. I would note that the inside bike will fit with the pedal closer to the car in the high position. (It hits the bumper in the lower position. I cannot speak to smaller, or childrens bikes though.) Also with a bike on the inside, the handlebar keeps you from being able to open the trunk. Considering how easy it is to get the bikes on and off, this is a non issue as far as I'm concerned. (I just thought it was worth noting.) The adjust-ability of this carrier insures it will fit virtually any bike quickly and easily. In summary, I am very happy with this and would not hesitate to recommend this product to anybody. 281648


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    by: Jim M.04/24/2013


    Outstanding product. Very well made and very sturdy. I would highly recommend to anyone. etrailer.com is an outstanding company with great high quality products and a great staff. 77709


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    I LOVE both the Draw-Tite Hitch and the Swagman Hitch Bike Rack. I have used them numerous times over the past year and they performed flawlessly.I have highly recommended both of these products, and etrailer.com, to my friends and family.You can be sure that when I am in the market for these types of products again I will most assuredly buy them from etrailer.com.

    Jim M - 05/16/2014

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    by: Brad B.09/13/2013


    So far, I've used this carrier only for short trips around my area, so I don't have any long-distance trips to report. It works great. I chose this style because I like having my bikes supported by their tires. I feel there is less chance of damaging them in transit with this method. It was very easy to assemble. I have a torn rotator cuff, and my wife weighs a lightweight 95 pounds - both of us were able to install this rack to our Kia Soul's hitch without help from the other. In other words, it's very easy to use. My plan is to use it as a 1-bike carrier primarily, so I only installed the parts for 1 bike, and I store the rest of the components under the cargo floor of my car. This way, the rack looks cleaner and weighs a bit less when we go to move it from house to car. If we rent or borrow a bike for my wife, it will take me about 5 minutes to add the rest of the equipment. (If you want to use this technique, DON'T put the stop-screws in the main rail, or you won't be able to slide the second bike supports on.) 99805


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    by: Trey C04/07/2017


    We've used this rack for a year now on our Honda Fit. It's been great for our two road bikes, and we've taken it on multiple cross-country road trips. No problems with installing, or safety, or quality of the rack. We also bought the matching Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable. I read several reviews of this type of rack before buying and one of the complaints was that the clamp could rub the paint off of your bike's top tube, and the bike can rub the rubber off the clamping surface pf the rack. The way I've found around that is to get a cheap pool noodle, cut in half and split one side along its length. Then place the pool noodle around the top tube of your bike before clamping it down. This protects the finish perfectly on both the bike and the rack, it's light and it's cheap. 364152


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    by: Danny C07/04/2013


    Rack was easy to assemble and holds the bikes well. even the comfort bike fits. Only problem I had was that the 2 inch adapter was installed and the bolt holding it was really tight. If you don't have quality allen heads it could be hard to remove. This could have been an isolated instance. 87648


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    Rack has worked great over the past year. I have hauled bikes around the states without any problems. I like that I can put a lock on the release lever for the arm that goes up and down.

    Danny C - 07/04/2014

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    by: Bruce G.05/15/2015


    This product offers all of the features I was looking for in a bicycle rack. Assembly was extremely simple. The rack attaches firmly to the trailer hitch and is easy to install and remove. I especially wanted the bicycle tires to rest in a holder or on a platform and not just dangling, so this rack meets that desire. It folds up compactly when not in use and adjusts to fit any size bicycle. 193444


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    Very pleased easy to get on and off vehicle, easy to get bikes on and off rack.

    Bruce G - 05/26/2016

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    by: Bob J.08/06/2015


    Just got our bike rack installed on our rv. Very simple to install. I didn't need the instructions, I just looked at the picture on the box. It is a very sturdy rack...hardly shakes or vibrates. That was an important feature. I've purchased several products from etrailer and have never been disappointed. I shop around, but always end up buying from etrailer. I highly recommend etrailer. 217243


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    The bike rack is still working fine. Its a very solid and trouble-free rack.

    Bob J - 08/16/2016

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    by: Jack B08/31/2016


    2012 Honda CR-V EXL . . . I ordered the Draw-tite hitch and a Swagman XC-2 bike rack together. The bike rack box was shipped inside the box with the hitch; together they were very heavy and awkward. I think that is why the hitch was hanging out of its box on arrival. Somewhere along its travels the hitch suffered a couple of deep scratches - one on either side near the mounting plates. They were bad enough to cause me to go to the store and get some primer and gloss black paint. The installation went well even though I did it on the garage floor while flat on my back. This 66 yr old guy is very appreciative of those who included details and pictures with their review. They allowed me to avoid mistakes. I elected to not remove the under-body panel and I only cut three sides to create a flap that closes the hole back up after the hitch is on. I am very pleased with both items and the quick and easy service of etrailer. 290305


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    by: Jeremy C10/18/2011


    I received this rack as promised and immediately took it on a camping trip. The trip was 150 mi one-way so it got plenty of testing time. It performed flawlessly! The construction is very well thought out and well-made. I really like that it requires no additional straps...just the ratcheting hook is all that's necessary to hold the bike very secure. I put two bikes on it as the pics show. Another note...my truck has a dual rear exhaust but I had no issues with exhaust heat on the tires. This is a great product! 25734


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    by: Michael O07/08/2017


    Natalie was very helpful and responsive helping with my order and re-scheduling the shipping to accommodate my requests. She stayed in touch and was excellent with follow-up, even when I mistakenly sent her a complaint meant for another company about an entirely different issue. (Be careful when you hit that "Send" button.) The Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack turned out to be better than I expected. It's very well made and built solid. I'm an avid road biker and have recently started mountain biking a lot more. My hanging bike rack wouldn't accommodate my Trek mountain bike so I bought the Swagman which easily carries both the road bike and the MTB and they are both secure. I often drive my bikes to group rides and I can load up either bike quickly and be on the road. Much easier to load up than with my old hitch hanging rack. I'm very happy with this Swagman platform style rack. 403093


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    by: Ed S.08/10/2015


    I'm so impressed with this product!!! Extremely easy to set-up and install. Very easy to use! Heavy duty stuff! Also very friendly staff! Fantastic and easy web site! The shipping was really fast and that is with free shipping to boot! Excellent stuff you guys!! Thank You! 218057


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    Just wanted to let u know that Im still using it and I always will! I love it! Thanks again for a wonderful product!

    Ed S - 08/17/2016

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    by: J Lance06/30/2012


    I really like this bike rack. Easy to assemble. East to mount on my 2004 Chevy Tracker. I also found it easy to mount my two bikes. I was concerned about clearance from the spare tire, but as you can see there is plenty of clearance. In fact the bikes don't touch anything else. I also purchased the velcro straps to secure the bike wheels to the wheel mount. 46343


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    Yes Lance. Does this picture show a ladies bike? Were you able to mount a ladies bike step in model without an adaptor?

    -- comment by: Robyn - 07/08/2014

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    by: Michael05/31/2016


    This is my first time ordering from etrailer.com, but I must say their customer service was excellent. They called me and left a message regarding my shipment, that was a good surprise. The product was tracked the whole way and showed up sooner than expected. As far as the swagman xc2 bike rack, I have assembled it, and found that very easy, diagrams could be a little larger though. I put it on my 2016 Toyota Tacoma, and everything was adjusted to my, and my wife's bike fine. The parts look well made, and we plan on going on a bike trip this weekend. The only concern I have is, that the hitch pin for my Tacoma is a little larger than the hole in the bike rack. I had to get a smaller pin. The rack is secure, but the pin is a little smaller than the hitch holes, which makes the rack move inside the hitch more than I would like. Hope this helps someone. 254689


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    by: Dale08/16/2013


    I put this on the back of a 2003 Wrangler today and fit was such that I could transport a bicycle in either position. This was even with a tire on the back of the Wrangler. E-trailer had the bike rack in my hands in less than three days...Fantastic service. 95480


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    by: Allison05/25/2013


    This is a very high quality bike rack but I'm marking this a 2/5 because I'm very disappointed for one major reason: the threaded hitch pin/anti-rattle bolt does NOT prevent rattle. The bolt itself easily slides right through the hole and does not require tightening, and therefore the entire rack rattles. I'm desperately trying to find a solution and I'm very dissatisfied. I'm driving a 2012 Ford Focus Titanium and I'm using the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch (http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitch/Ford/Focus/2012/24872.html?vehicleid=2012306671). 81983


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    If your bolt slid through the hitch hole without having to thread it in, either:A. This is a manufacturer defect and you should get a replacement.or B. You didnt get the rack far enough into the hitch and the bolt isnt in the rack. Youre likely to lose your entire rack and bikes if youre using it that way.

    -- comment by: Bill F - 06/15/2014

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    Thanks for the information Bill. I have checked and we did speak with Allison shortly after her review, and got her all straightened out. She was using the wrong hitch pin hole. One of the holes is threaded and the other is not. The non-threaded hole is used for the 1-1/4 to 2 inch spacer for 2 inch hitches, and is pictured above with an recessed hex head bolt installed. Since this hole is not threaded the included hitch pin did not secure the bike properly, and was the source of her problems.

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    by: Jack L.10/02/2014


    Once delivered (early September) a VERY easy assembly & same day left for Southern California. 1300+ miles one way (Houston to Los Angeles). Was easy to put together/assemble & kept my bike safe & stable the entire way! VERY pleased, A+++++++++++++ 154047


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    by: kevin g03/27/2015


    I returned my swagman hanging rack in exchange for this great, affordable platform model. It couldn't be easier to install and load bikes. I added additional reflector tape that I found at Home Depot. I also bought the recommended anti-rattle hitch lock. The Bolt sticks far out, however, and could be hack sawed off, if someone really wanted it. But it does the job nicely. Also, if someone really wanted, they can remove the entire rack minus the bar that feeds into the hitch by unscrewing 2 allen bolts and pulling a pin. I don't quite understand that part of this, otherwise excellent design. I'm actually not that paranoid or worried about it. Basically, if someone really needs this off your car, it's theirs. Pretty stoked I read all the reviews and settled on this solid rack. It stores pretty easily. Not overly cumbersome. 181183


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    by: A. Davis08/28/2014


    This product was purchased to transfer a BMX bike to school when dropping off a high school student. Works well. The upper arm easily rachets up/down to secure/release the bike. The latch release may be tricky for those with finger dexterity issues. The hex head screw holding the adapter used to mount on a 2" receiver, was extremely tight and bit dificult to remove. Additionally, (and initally) I was unable to install a hitch lock because it would not penetrate the bike rack. Didn't realize an insert could be removed from the interior of the rack that is inserted into the hitch receiver. At this point, my only concern is the theft prevention of the racheting arms or the mounts the tires sit in. Not sure who would want to steal them but they are very easy to remove. With that said the, the rack is well worth the price of $160. 149033


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    by: Joel H06/08/2015


    bike carrier weighs less than the old one ordered from trailer which is the principle reason for ordering it. bike is secure. Easy to adjust. Despite 3 things to improve, expect this carrier to work OK. 1. instructions can be clearer--pictures too small but can eventually assemble it correctly 2. a design flaw: the longer hook goes below the shorter one on the vertical bar but if they get too close the shorter hook wedged into the longer one and you need to force it out. so need to be careful re getting them too close. should be very easy to redesign and fix 3. Altho better than some others the hitch is a bit too close to the back bumper -- lengthening the connection to the hitch by 2 or so inches would make a big difference and likely make it a bigger seller since it is otherwise a nice carrier. 201785


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    by: Dan E.08/08/2014


    Easy to use. Exactly as I thought it would work. The only thing that I would say is that I find the instructions on how to put it together out of the box a little lacking. So it takes a little guess work, but not difficult to do. Very solid and stable product. Easy to use. Great price. 145350


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    Still excellent!!

    Dan E - 08/08/2015

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    by: Mike P07/08/2014


    As a first-time hitch bike rack owner I am pleased with how easy ordering was online and the fast delivery from e-trailer. The Swagman XC-2 installation diagrams are too small but putting the rack together without them isn't that difficult. Allow for a larger parking spot as the rack sticks out when not in use. This, I feel, is a tradeoff for not having to deal with straps or tying down your bike. After the initial adjustment, transporting an older and heavier mountain bike is as easy as lifting it into the tire cradles and clamping it down. The clamping mechanism seems superb and the cradle knobs satisfactory. Over tightening the cradle knobs is not needed but I'm sure that I could mess them up if I put undue elbow grease into them. Overall, a very positive experience through e-trailer. 139980


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    by: Hal06/02/2015


    This was very easy to assemble and works great with 2 bikes. 199961


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    I am disappointed in the bike rack. The shaft connecting connecting the rack to the auto is very weak and was bent the first time I used it. i would much rather have had a rack that would fold up to the auto when not carrying the bikes.

    Hal - 06/01/2016

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    by: Stef w07/16/2014


    Received the Swagman XC and immediately installed it. Instructions were easy to follow. Loaded up the bikes and drove 250 miles on the interstate. The bikes were nice and secure, so much so I almost forgot they were back there! Would highly recommend this system! 141689


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    Still loving this Swagman!

    Stef w - 07/23/2015

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    by: John B06/04/2010


    Nice bike rack Would have given all excellent grades however, there were a couple of small issues for me. First, the instructions are very general and could have been better detailed with instructions as to where the locking washers are to be installed for example. Second, I have a 2010 Camaro and can only fit one bicycle on the rack. There is not enough clearance for the pedals between the rear bumper and inner hoops. Perhaps there may be an extension I can purchase for the receiver bar but that may be a safety issue. All things considered for the price and the functionality the XC-2 is a great bike rack. I have used other racks and the Swagman XC-2 is the best I have ever used. Loading and unloading a bike takes about 10 seconds and the bicycle stays very well secured. 3096


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    by: Maryj R.03/02/2017


    This rack was grandma-easy to assemble and install. Bikes are so easy to load & unload, and there is plenty of clearance from both the ground and from the car to the nearest bike. The bikes are very secure, this is the first rack I've owned or used that I have real confidence in. Customer service was great and delivery was really quite fast. Perfect for my 2009 Nissan Sentra. 347560


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    by: R Sweezy02/20/2014


    This seems to be a solid well built bike rack. Cant beat the price and service I have received from etrailer. Top notch service! 117054


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    Still solid bike rack. Easy on and off with the bikes. Does require some lube after some road grime gets in there. Five stars.

    R S - 02/20/2015

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    by: John E.05/01/2017


    I can't say enough good things about the product, customer service and ease of installation of this receiver ! My wife, bless her soul, and I installed it in about an hour on my 2011 FJ Cruiser and the video tutorials on this site made it a breeze. No special tools, hammer or duct tape were used and no animals were harmed during the entire process. I actually purchased this for (the occasional motorcycle trailer towing) and loading a bike rack on it and purchased the bike rack at the same time.....before paying attention to spacing, etc. for the rack. No worries since the measurements clear the spare tire and life is good !! The only modification I did was to remove the Curt and etrailer stickers from the receiver....sorry guys. :-P 375255


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    by: Copaseick04/24/2014


    The carrier was easy to assemble once I used WD40 to screw in the set screws on the trailer arm. I had a not so easy time using the ratchet clamp for my grandson's 20 inch bike which does not have a straight crossbar. It will take a little experimentation to get the best position for the tire holders to then get the best lineup with lowest part of the curving crossbar on his bike. But adjusting the tire holders is easy. While driving the rig, I saw a wobble. I think the trailer arm was not perfectly tight-fitting in the hitch. Maybe I did not fully tighten the screw pin? It is hard for an old man to crawl under the car to tighten that screw. I think an Allen fitting (like the screw bolting the2-inch adapter) would be a big help 127147


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    • All three of these platform bike racks are very similar when compared to one another. There are some differences though that I will outline to give you a better idea of what each has to offer and what might work best on your 2007 Honda Civic. To start with, all carriers can carry two bikes, but they all have a different overall capacity in terms of weight. The Swagman XTC-2, # S64670, has a capacity of 35 pounds per bike, or 70 pounds total. The Swagman 2 Bike Carrier, # S64650, has...
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    • What are the Differences Between Swagman XTC-2 S64670 and Swagman XC-2 S64650
    • The Swagman XTC-2, part # S64670, offers a few things that have been improved over the Swagman XC-2, part # S64650. The most noticeable is the two-tone color scheme. Beyond the aesthetics, the XTC-2 offers re-designed and improved wheel cradles that are stronger and position the bikes higher up to provide more ground clearance. The wheels hoops on the XTC-2 also have stronger, more durable clamps for adjusting the wheel hoops. Finally, the wheel straps are a better, heavier design. They...
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    • Recommendation of Bike Rack for Beach Cruisers with Fenders and 3 inch Wide Tires
    • The Thule T2 Quick-Load 2 Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Rack, item # TH9044, will accept up to 5 inch wide tires but, unless you have over 1 inch of clearance between the fender and the front tire on your cruiser with a fender, you will not be able to secure the bike safely. Another option for both of your cruisers would be the 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch Trailer Hitches - Wheel Mount, item # S64650, as long as the weight of each bike is not over 35 pounds. This rack will accept...
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    • Advantages of Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack Part # S64670 Versus the XC Rack Part # S64650
    • If I had to choose between the two, I would choose the XTC-2, part # S64670. Not only do the rubber straps you refer to further secure the bikes to the rack, but the wheel hoops themselves are much stronger. The rack includes a threaded hitch pin, but I would recommend the optional locking hitch pin/cable lock combo part # S64031.
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    • Trailer Hitch Mount Platform Bike Rack for a Step-Through Frame Bike and 2014 Subaru Forester
    • First, highway driving should actually be less stressful on the rack than surface road driving because there tends to be less curves, bumps, pot holes, and other similar things you would find on the streets. Any of the racks you are interested in should have no issues on the freeway. Stability: platform bike racks are going to move around. This is because of their design. You have long platforms extending out from the center of the hitch with weight on them. There is going to be some...
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    • Comparing the Swagman XC and XTC-2 Platform Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks on a 2004 Pontiac Vibe
    • There are several differences between the Swagman XC, # S64650, and the Swagman XTC, # S64670. First, the XC uses a different type of wheel loop than the XTC. While it is a solid and sturdy wheel loop, the ones used on the XTC are not only a different design, but a little more well constructed. Both racks use the same ratcheting hook assembly to secure the bikes at the frame. The ratcheting system is a secure and convenient method of securing the bikes. The XTC also includes a strap...
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    • Bike Rack Recommendations for the 2010 Honda Fit Sport
    • The options for carrying bikes on your 2010 Honda Fit are hitch mounted bike carriers and roof mounted bike carriers. There are no trunk mounted bike racks that are recommended for use on the 2010 Honda Fit or Fit Sport 5 door. The roof rack option consists of the Thule Traverse Roof-Rack Foot Pack, item # TH480, the Thule Load Bars - 50 inches Wide, item # THLB50, and the Thule Roof-Rack Fit Kit for Traverse Foot Packs, item # THKIT1465. You would then need a roof rack mounted bike...
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    • How Do I Lock the Bikes to the Swagman XC Bike Rack and My 2008 Scion
    • Yes, you can lock the Swagman XC Cross Country 2-Bike Rack, item # S64650, to the hitch with a Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded Hitch Pin for Swagman Hitch Racks, item # S64029, and then lock the bikes to the rack or to the safety chain loops with a cable lock, item # CAB-10.
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    • Spare tire clearance for 2012 Jeep Wrangler with rear mounted spare tire.
    • The best way to determine if a bike rack will clear the spare on a Jeep Wrangler is to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on the trailer hitch to the back edge of the spare tire (see photo). We list this dimension on all of our bike rack product pages. We recommend measuring because this dimension can be different depending on the brand of the trailer hitch and the width of the spare tire. For example, we installed a Curt Class III trailer hitch, # 13432, and this dimension...
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    • Swagman XTC2 Versus XC2 Bike Rack Comparison
    • If I had to choose between the two, I would choose the XTC-2, part # S64670. Not only does the XTC2 have rubber straps to better secure the wheels, but the wheel hoops themselves are much stronger and are slightly raised for better ground clearance. The rack includes a threaded hitch pin, but I would also recommend the locking hitch pin, part # S64029. With the addition of two padlocks like part # 131D, your bikes would be secured to the rack.
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    • Comparing Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, and Curt Trailer Hitches for a 2010 Mazda 3
    • You have done your research. As you have seen, all of the hitches for the 2010 Mazda 3 are Class I trailer hitches. The Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch models do have the safety notch in them that prevent the insertion of a Class II accessory. This is so you will not accidentally overload the hitch. The Curt hitch does not have this feature. This notch and the capacity are what makes a Class I hitch a Class I. As you have said neither the Draw-Tite nor Hidden Hitch models require the use...
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    • Recommendation for Electric Bike Rack for 2-Inch Receiver on 42-Foot Fleetwood Discovery RV
    • After speaking to my contact at Hollywood Racks, I have found the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Carrier for Electric Bikes # HR1450E is the best rack we carry to fit your needs. It is intended for 2-inch trailer hitches only and features a bolstered steel construction that can handle the extra weight of electric bicycles. My source informed me the only potential issue would occur if the rear of your RV tends to bounce or shake a lot while traveling. If this is the case, you will need...
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    • Comparison of Swagman XC and XTC Bike Racks
    • The main difference between the Swagman XC, part # S64650, and the Swagman XTC-2, part # S64670, is that the XTC-2 is capable of handling bikes with longer wheelbases, up to 66 inches, while the XC can handle bikes with a wheelbase up to 51-1/2 inches. The XC has a shank rise of 4 inches, where the XTC-2 has a shank rise of 3 inches, which helps a bit when unloading and loading bikes. The XC can accommodate wheels up to 3-1/2 inches wide, while the XTC-2 can accommodate wheels up...
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    • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Honda CRV
    • As long as you have a hitch installed on your 2015 Honda CRV like the Draw Tite part # 75742 yes, the Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack part # S64670 that you referenced would fit and work well for you. The Swagman XTC2, part # S64670 is one of the most popular racks because it's so easy to use, and because the rack has an angled shank that would raise the bike rack up by three inches providing additional ground clearance. Because of that, this is the rack I'd recommend for you. The rack includes...
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    • Recommended Bike Rack for e-Bikes on Tow Vehicle or Motorhome
    • Your best option would be to carry the bikes on the towed vehicle, in this case the Honda CRV. Then you could use an e-bike bike carrier like the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Bike Carrier for Electric Bicycles, # HR1450E. This bike rack has a weight capacity of 80 lbs per bike. Please note that the hitch and vehicle are going to have different capacities for tongue weight and gross trailer weight. Always go by the lowest rating. I have linked a video review of this rack for you.
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    • Will Swagman XC Bike Rack Fit on 2015 Ford F-250 Front Mount Hitch
    • The Swagman XC # S64650 will fit into any 2 inch or 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch receiver. So it will fit just fine in the Draw-Tite # 65049 front mount hitch on your 2015 Ford F-250. The XC will hold up to two bikes that are each 35 pounds or less. If you'd like to add Swagman's anti-rattle hitch lock use # S64029.
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    • Bike Rack Recommendation for a Specialized Low Entry
    • The Specialized Low Entry you are planning on buying has an incredibly low cross tube on it. You can use the Swagman XC bike rack # S64650 with your bike but you will also need the adapter bar part # 64005 to provide a higher attachment point for the arms of the XC. The arms of the XC can go pretty low, but since the cross tube of the bike rack is so short it's hard to say for certain if the arm would line up properly with the bikes frame. The arms of the rack can go down to 15 inches.
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    • Will Swagman XC-2 and XTC-2 Hitch-Mount Platform Bike Carriers fit a 2014 Subaru Forester
    • Both the Swagman XC-2 and XTC-2 hitch-mount platform-style 2-bike carriers, parts # S64650 and # S64670, will fit either 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch hitch receivers. Either one will work on your 2014 Subaru Forester. The main differences between the two carriers are the amount of clearance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the nearest wheel hoop, and the size of the bike wheelbase they can carry. The specific type of bikes you have and their dimensions may help determine...
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    • Will a Hitch Mount Hanging Bike Rack Damage the Cables on a Trek Hybrid Bicycle
    • Using a hanging rack like the Standard 4 Bike Rack, # S64400, could put pressure on the cable. And while in transit the bike will move at least a little which will apply some friction to the cable. So while it is highly unlikely it will damage the cable, it is possible, but i have not heard of any problems like this occurring. This rack does have channels in the cradles to help protect the cables on bikes. You may want to consider a platform rack that secures the bike at the wheels...
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    • Can the Yakima Holdup # Y02433 Be used with Bikes that Have Fenders
    • For bikes with fenders I would recommend any one of the following bike racks. The Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier, item # TH990XT, will accept bikes up to 35 pounds each and is also a high quality rack that comes with locks to secure the bikes to the rack. Finally, the Swagman XC2 Wheel Mount Bike Rack, item # S64650. This rack has a weight capacity of 35 pounds per bike and is more economical than the above mentioned racks but is a very good rack and secures the bikes...
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    • Will Men's and Women's Electra Townie Adult Bikes Fit on Swagman 2 Bike Rack S64650
    • I was unable to track down any frame measurements for the Electra Townie bikes, but from my research it looks like they are pretty solid cruiser style bikes. The # S64650 bike rack does accept a big range of bike styles, but I would recommend confirming a few specs on the two bikes, just to make sure the rack will work for your needs. First, I would find out what the wheelbase is for both bikes. The Swagman 2-bike rack will accept the bikes as long as they have a wheelbase of 51-1/2...
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    • Comparing the Swagman XC2 and Hollywood Racks Trail Rider for a 2009 Honda Civic
    • The Swagman XC bike rack # S64650 and Hollywood Racks Trail Rider # HR200 are comparable in both style and function. I give the edge to the Trail Rider though because several people here own and love their Hollywood Racks bike racks so I can say first hand that they do make a quality rack. If I may throw in a third option take a look at the VeeMe, # VME-V2. This carrier holds the bikes at the wheels which is the biggest difference between it and the other 2 above. This means that the...
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    • Recommended Receiver Hitch and Easy To Use Bike Rack for 2000 VW Jetta TDI
    • As a first step, you'll need a hitch. I'd recommend the Draw-Tite # 24878, which will be compatible with your Jetta TDI unless it's equipped with dual exhausts or its a GLI model with the OEM ground effects. Curt offers a less expensive option, part # C11070, but their warranty requirements stipulate that a stabilizing strap like part # 18050 be used. The straps work pretty well, but they're not always compatible with every vehicle. Personally, I'd rather pay a few more dollars for a hitch...
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    • Weight of Swagman XC 2 Bike Wheel Mount Carrier for 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Trailer Hitches, Part # S64650
    • The Swagman XC 2 Bike Wheel Mount Carrier for 1-1/4 and 2 Trailer Hitches, part # S64650, has a shipping weight of 28 pounds. It's actual net weight will be just slightly under this figure, approximately 27 pounds, not including any accessory items, such as hitch pin locks or cables, nor the weight of the bikes themselves. You will need to determine the weight of your bikes and add that to the weight of the carrier to determine the total tongue weight load on your hitch. This Swagman...
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    • Hitch and Bike Carrier Recommendations for a 2010 Toyota Highlander
    • The hitch we recommend for you is the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch for the 2010 Toyota Highlander part # 87452. This hitch will work perfectly for your application and is one of our top sellers. The bike carrier we recommend for you is 4 Bike Rack for 2 inch Trailer Hitches, Wheel Mount - Swagman XTC4 part # S64665. If all you need to haul is two bikes the 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch Trailer Hitches - Wheel Mount - Swagman XC part # S64650 is what we recommend. The reason...
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    • Bike Rack Solution Recommendation for When Towing A-Frame Trailer
    • For carrying a bike rack while towing a trailer the best option we have is to use a bike rack like the Swagman XC part # S64650 but by installing it in a bike bunk part # CC-275 which attaches to the A-frame of your trailer and gives you a hitch opening above the front of the trailer. Check out the review video I attached for more info on that.
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    • Comparing Swagman XC S64650 & Curt C18084 Platform-Style Hitch Bike Racks
    • Both the Swagman XC # S64650 and Curt # C18084 platform-style hitch bike racks will fit the 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch made for your 2011 Kia Soul. Both also fit 2-inch hitches which makes them a good long-term choice for potential compatibility with other vehicles. For the XC you can use hitch and bike lock kit # S64031. This not only locks the rack and your loaded bikes but it also provides anti-rattle duty to eliminate most noise and motion from the rack. Between the two bike racks...
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    • Will the Kuat Beta 2-Bike Rack allow Clearance for Bikes On a 2010 Prius With Curt Hitch
    • I have a few recommendations for you. My personal pick would be the Swagman XC2 Wheel Mount Bike Rack, item # S64650. This rack has a shank that rises about 2 inches for clearance and is very easy to load and unload. The ratcheting hooks are easy to use and they hold the bikes very securely. A friend of mine uses this rack on his Ford Focus and has no clearance problems, even when going over large speed bumps. We have a video review of this rack for you to check out, see link. For a...
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    • Swagman Bike Rack that Can Be Installed in Hitch at Rear of Trailer
    • Actually the Swagman XC part # S64650 cannot be rated for use at the rear of a trailer as the ride quality is much rougher there. At the rear of a trailer or RV the ride quality is very rough when compared to the ride quality at the rear of a passenger vehicle. Reason being the suspension isn't as sophisticated and there is a longer distance between the rear axle and the rear of the trailer which exaggerates the movement of the trailer when hitting bumps. Because of that only a few bike...
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    • Recommended 2-Bike 1-1/4-Inch Hitch Rack for Use on 2015 R-Pod 178 Camper Trailer
    • We offer specialized 1-1/4-inch hitch-mount bike racks that are made for use on the back of a trailer and these can be seen on the link provided. You can choose from platform-style carrier # PS63134 from Pro Series or from several hanging-style racks like the cost-effective Let's Go Aero VeeMe V2 2-Bike Rack # VME-V2. Please see the linked video. This is a wheel-mount type rack that avoids any contact with your bikes' frames. If you want to add a cable lock to secure your bikes use # CAB-10...
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