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

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

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  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Fixed Rack
  • Swagman
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 1
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Locks Not Included
  • Frame Mount
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. Call 800-298-8924 to order Swagman hitch bike racks part number S64650 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Swagman products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack Platform Style for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitches. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.


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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 (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, SUVs, and motorhomes - not approved for fifth wheels or towable campers

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


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


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




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   (811 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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Easy to assemble an install , Best buy ever 573696



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NO MORE hanging bikes that get damaged and wiggle all around This bike rack is perfect. There is a cheaper model but you cannot lock the rack to the hitch with a wrench. I keep a ratchet type wrench in the trunk. this locking device keeps rattles to nothing at all and makes it very difficult to steal There is a more expensive model but all you seem to get for the money is rubber tie down straps. They will eventually rot away. There are better fasteners for the wheels and very inexpensive. I have this same model at our home up north and I wish I had bought one years ago. Other company tray type racks can cost a fortune and do no better job than this. I also use a strap to trunk lid and there is no wiggle or jiggle and bikes do not get scratched at all.. So easy to place bike on rack, slide down clamp to lock bike and drive away safely Do not for sliding hook down too hard or it could be a little difficult to release, but not impossible Very happy with this bike carrier Just get one! 452928


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Still totally pleased with this and no scratched bikes

GARY D - 11/17/2018

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Haven’t used my bike rack yet. However it looks great and was delivered on time. 575144



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We haven't used the rack much but when we did, it was great to be able to attach it in the receiver and load the bikes and take off. easy to adjust to the bikes and load and unload thanks to it, we are able to go places that suits our needs for biking. I most definitely would recommend it. 574099



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Great product, arrived on time and easy to set up. needed for a 3000 mile trip and bikes stayed in place from time loaded until removed. All was easy to use. Used on Nissan Frontier, wish bikes sat 1 inch farther away so tailgate would lower with inner bike removed. Great carrier for the price. 574303



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Excellent product! I love the hold down design! 575903



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We love our swagman! It is very easy to use. Installing it on our car, loading and unloading our bikes is now a simple task. We used to worry about traveling a distance with bikes on the back of the car - it is no longer a concern because they are very secure with this bike rack. Dealing with etrailer has been a pleasure as well! Efficient, professional and helpful! It is so nice to deal with a true customer service business rare find these days! Thank you!! 574429



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Product is easy to load bicycles and holds them very well,I do add an extra strap around the cycles for my own piece of mind. 574859



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We bought the Swagman bike rack to replace a bike rack that also attached to a trailer hitch. The old rack was still in good shape but we aren't in as good shape as we once were! This rack allows me to load the bike by myself because I only have to lift one wheel at a time to a much lower height than with the traditional bike rack. This rack is very well made. The bar that holds the bike in place works very well. It saves on time and work because no bungee cords or straps are needed to secure the bike. Would highly recommend this product. 430525


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Still loving this rack. I recommend it to all my cycling friends.

Meg P - 09/09/2018

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This is an excellent product that is still working like new. 574525



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I have been looking at this product for months. Looking at the reviews and comparing it to other products. I decided on this one because of the ratings and the price. Everything about this product is spot-on with regards to description, installation and quality. If you don't have a bike carrier and need one, don't hesitate. I wished I had bought this one before my trunk mounted carrier, scratched up my car's paint. 572218



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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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Does the job well....easy to use, holds the bikes securely. And, it is lighter weight than my previous one, easier to mount/dismount to/from the car and to carry back and forth from its storage place. I did add some padding to the hooks that hold the top bars of the bikes, to protect the bikes' finish better. 574692



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Perfect for our needs. We’ve been using for a year. The two hooks secure the bikes well and are easy to loosen and tighten, and the rack was easy to adjust to fit the different wheel bases of our bikes. Also, this summer when our rear tire imploded while driving on the highway with a car full to the brim with our belongings, the bike rack held steady. That was nice. 572057



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This is an excellent product at this price point. I wanted a bike rack that could carry two bikes, that I could put in the hitch myself and didn’t cost an arm and a leg. This carrier is perfect. It was easy to put together, it is easy to adjust to your bike and holds the bike(s) securely. I am very pleased with the quality. The carrier is solid; while I can get the carrier into the hitch, it is still heavy. Good motivation to stay strong! I hesitated over the fact that you have to have a separate means to lock your bike and/or the carrier. Because I use the carrier infrequently, this has not been an issue, I just use the lock I already had to secure the bike to the carrier. A thief would have to lift the carrier out of the hitch with the bikes attached. Since the carrier is very solid, this would be an interesting sight - someone carrying the carrier with the bikes attached. 528613


Comments

If you ever do decide to lock the bike rack to the hitch to deter theft I recommend part # S64029
Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded Hitch Pin for Swagman Hitch Racks
$29.95
locking hitch pin for swagman racks.

-- Heather A - 07/01/2018

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Easy to put on and take off. Holds two bikes. A little shaky, but I don't drive far with the bike on the back, so works well for me. 575298



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Hitch and bike rack were easy to install. Works great and easy to use. 574085



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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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I am very pleased with the bike rack. I like it's simple design and it is not so heavy to make it difficult to take on and off the car. It was simple to assemble, however I did have 3 washers I could not determine where to use. The bike rides well on the rack with minimal shaking. Taking the bike on and off is much easier than the roof rack that I have used for years. Good rack and especially for the price. 565490



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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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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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We are very pleased with the products. Last February, we attached the bike rack to the hitch, added a bike and drove from Colorado to Florida and back with no issues. It was solid and secure. I drilled a hole through the clamp riser so that after attaching the bike and securing with the clamp, I could run a bike lock through that hole to keep anyone from moving the clamp and taking the bike. Just an extra measure of security since the bike remained attached to the bike rack overnight and out of sight while we were traveling. I also added some reflective tape to the bike rack just to provide extra visibility. Next year we will be taking two bikes to Florida. Ill let you know how we do. Thanks for following up.

Doug H - 07/17/2018

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Have driven around town. Will take out on a long drive to the beach in a couple of weeks. It seems steady. Very heavy and nicely made. etrailer Corp is so fast in mailing your product you won’t believe. Great company and nice product. 570216



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The Swagman Bike Rack: It works fine, but just fine - not great. When I installed it the first time, one of the plastic tightening knobs broke. I called Swagman and they sent me two extras for free. So no real complaint there. The most noteworthy problem with this bike rack is that it is difficult to put on and take off the car. I think it is meant to be a permanent rack. So I left it on the car. There were a couple months when I didn't use it. It was easy to get around and didn't cause any problems getting into my Prius hatchback. So it was easier to leave it on then to take it off. But..... then it rusted. I sprayed with silicon and WD40 and got it back into easy working order, but it took a couple weeks of having to use a mallet to move the sliding rods up and down. Still, for the price and if you perhaps cover it with tied down heavy duty garbage bag to protect from the rain, it works great. On a positive note, the construction does allow for ease in adjusting the wheel holders to accommodate all different size bikes and they never rusted and remain easy to adjust. If you park in a garage.... I would recommend. If not, WD40 and silicon protect right out of the box and as a normal maintenance. 434037


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I still keep it on the car, but no longer garaged but parked under an opensided carport. I back in so that the rack stays dry. Still some rust developing but I keep on top of it with a light brushing and wd40 or silicon. If you dont do this, it makes it very difficult to move the locking bars up and down. But it has been a year out in the elements and I think it is holding up very nicely. The locking pins provide quick and easy capability to fold down the bars and racks so there is never a problem accessing items in the hatchback. I recommend this product.

Diana D - 09/19/2018

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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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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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I have to say this was an easy product to setup / install. It only took about 20 minutes and setup exactly how the website review showed in the video, this was my first hitch / bike rack install and was very easy to install. The bike rack is great quality and seems very sturdy. The entire process from customer service to the install was painless. I recommended this product if you are in the market for a bike rack. 548339



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Purchased 3 items from etrailer (Swagman-S64650, Hitch -24902, Anit-Rattle Lock -S64029)- Product review below etrailer review (both get similar star rating) Decided to use etrailer based in their support videos and upfront information. For example: on some products I reviewed they provided (in the title info ) Class I or II. For other retailers you had to dig deep into description. Being a novice at the ratings it not only educated but prevented incorrect part ordering. I will not hesitate to use etrailer based on the above and AFTER the purchase support Now to the bike rack. Easy to follow instructions. Easy to assemble. Loading/unloading bikes is simple. Compact when folded- One item note: Universal Foot-UF (connects rack to hitch) does not fold. For UF dis-assembly need to remove thread lock bolts. 547048



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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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Excellent product, excellent customer service, fast delivery. I ordered this bike rack for my Jeep with an oversized spare tire. After discussing it and getting help from someone on the phone reference and extension for the rack to go past the tire I got the product number and ordered at 5pm. To my very big surprise I found out via e-mail that the product had been shipped at 8pm three hours later the same day. Amazing! I think it was 3-4 days later the bike rack arrived. I put it together in about 20 minutes with the easy directions included. Good to go!! Very pleased! 566642



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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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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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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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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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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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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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Best Bike Rack Hitch Carrier for less than $150.00....EVER! Unfortunately, our area was flooded by Hurricane Harvey not long after I ordered this bike carrier. So it sat in storage until 2 weeks ago. I was finally able to put it together and use it immediately. Simple to put together and even simpler to load bikes on to. took me 15 minutes to put together. Can load 2 bikes onto the rack in less than 30 seconds. That is NOT an exaggeration either. I was worried that once I got the bikes loaded that they'd rock and shake during travel but that was not the case. Loaded 2 bikes onboard and they stayed secure during the whole trip to our start point. Again, the carrier was quiet as a church mouse. No rattling what so ever! No noise at all!! And the cushions on the clamps that hold the bike in place are gentle enough not to put any marks or scratches on my bike frame, which was definitely another concern! All in all, this was one of the best purchases I've made in the last 18 months. If you're considering this carrier and still not sure, take my word and this review, 'Buy it. You will NOT be sorry!' 546249



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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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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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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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Overall I really like it and am very happy with it. Loading and unloading is much smoother than other racks I've used in the past. The instructions could have been a bit better. It never told me to install washers, only showed a picture, so I had to redo the fasteners, but not that big of deal. Overall it was a pretty straight-forward install. I wish the extension part that attaches to the hitch was normal size. Because of it's smaller diameter, I'm relying on the spacers to fill the void, so it's not as snug as I would like, but again, not that big of deal, just a tad wobbly. The pin that goes through the hitch to hold it in place, um, I'm not sure if I like the fact that it's threaded. Only because if it's not lined up perfectly, it's difficult to thread by hand. Also, the pins that hold the folding bars in place, they sometimes get stuck, I'm talking about the little spring loaded bearing that is supposed to go through the holes, it's not as easy to do as I would like, but meh, another small detail. I like the ratchet system that holds down the bikes, pretty nifty, I just hope they last a long time. I can see them wearing out sooner than I would want them to. I've had three or 4 bike racks, and so far this is my favorite one. They hold our two beach cruisers perfectly. I'm excited to acquire more attachments that go with the hitch. Thanks again, cheers!!. 479750



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After setting up my new bike rack, I found that the "universal tow hitch adapter" that's used for bigger tow hitches such as my Toyota Tacoma didn't seem to compliment entirely. Attached pictures, you will see that the locking bolt and along with the cotter pin to secure the locking bolt onto the tow hitch doesn't quite reach through all the way across. Therefore, I wasn't able to insert the cotter pin through the locking bolt and couldn't safely secure my bike rack to the tow hitch of my Tacoma. I know the Toyota Tacoma is a very popular vehicle and I recommend all future orders be replaced with a much longer locking bolt (at least 1/2 inch longer) to accommodate truck owners like me. On the contrary, the bike rack does manage to fit onto my Mazda5 Minivan when utilizing the smaller tow hitch (without the universal tow hitch adapter for Class 3 Receiver). The bike rack is very versatile when loading bikes of various sizes and folds up to stow away very conveniently. Overall, great product!! 513894


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The problem youre experiencing is occurring because the factory hitch on the Tacoma has an extra piece of reinforcement wrapped around the mouth of the receiver tube. This extra piece of metal adds about a 1/4 inch of width to the receiver, which is why the pin wont go in far enough for the retaining clip to fasten. Swagman doesnt offer a longer standard hitch pin, but they do offer a locking model that would be long enough, part # S64029
Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded Hitch Pin for Swagman Hitch Racks
$29.95
which has a 4-3/8 inch span. Ill link you to this part below. Swagman has assured me that this part will work for you.

-- Mike L - 05/30/2018

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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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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


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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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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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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


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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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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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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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I wanted a tray-style hitch rack from 1UP or Kuat, but they didn't fit my budget, so I contemplated this model for a few months before pulling the trigger. Fit and finish is nicer than expected. Assembly was simple, but would have taken half the time had I noticed the washers that go under the hoop knobs sooner. Use of the rack is far nicer than any hanging racks I've tried. Loading/unloading is fast and easy and the clamp holds the bikes down securely. Thanks to the threaded hitch pin, rack movement is virtually nonexistent, even on bumpy roads. It would be nice if it tilted down away from the vehicle liftgate, but it's not too onerous to unload the bikes and pivot the center post down, which is possible by removing just one pin. Altogether a great value! I'm extremely happy with my purchase, and highly recommend this rack to anyone looking for a 2-bike rack that doesn't break the bank. 500678



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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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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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  • How Do I Lock the Bikes to the Swagman XC Bike Rack and My 2008 Scion
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  • Long Wheelbase Bike Rack Recommendation for 62 inch Wheelbase Bicycle
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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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  • Comparing the Swagman XC and XTC Trailer Hitch Mount Platform Bike Racks
  • In my opinion, if given the choice between the Swagman XC, # S64650, and the XTC, # S64670, I would go with the XTC every time. The upgraded wheel loops and rubber straps better secure the bikes than the wheel loops alone on the XC. The XTC can also handle bikes with a wider wheelbase, up to 66 inches. The XC can only handle up to a 51-1/2 inch wheelbase. These features are very useful and the extra security of the straps on the wheel loops add peace of mind and functionality. I have...
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  • Difference Between Swagman XTC-2 and XC 2 Platform Bike Racks
  • While very similar 2-Bike platform racks, the Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 is essentially an upgraded version of the XC 2 # S64650. The Swagman XTC-2 features re-designed and improved wheel cradles that are stronger and constructed with a soft coating to protect your bikes. The cradles will also position the bikes a bit higher up for improved ground clearance with the bikes loaded. The wheel straps have also been improved with a heavier design. This rack will basically do a much better job...
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  • How do I Keep my Swagman Bike Rack From Wobbling
  • If you have already tightened down the anti-rattle bolt for your Swagman XC 2 Bike Rack # S64650, then you shouldn't be experiencing much play from your bike rack. If, after tightening down the anti-rattle bolt, you feel like the bike rack wobbles too much, then your next option is to use a stabilization strap like part # 18050 This strap from Curt will help reduce any wobbling, or play, that you experience while driving down the road. Check out the demonstration videos that I linked...
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