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

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

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This wheel-mount design has all the added comfort to ensure you will no longer dread lifting your bike up into the frame cradles. Simply rest the bike's wheels in the well, ratchet down the frame hooks, and you're ready to ride! Call 800-298-8924 to order Swagman hitch bike racks part number S64670 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Swagman products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitches. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Swagman Hitch Bike Racks

  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Swagman
  • Fixed Rack
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 1
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Frame Mount
  • Locks Not Included

This wheel-mount design has all the added comfort to ensure you will no longer dread lifting your bike up into the frame cradles. Simply rest the bike's wheels in the well, ratchet down the frame hooks, and you're ready to ride!


Features:

  • Carries up to 2 bikes
  • Secures bikes at 3 different points
    • Wheel hoops provide a stable platform to carry the bikes - wheels secured with rubber straps
    • Bike hooks securely grasp frame to keep bike in place
  • Wheel mount design works with most bikes regardless of frame size
    • Works great with children's bikes
  • Hooks are constructed with soft coating to protect frame
    • Slide smoothly up and down by using easily-adjustable push button ratcheting system
    • Offset to accommodate bikes of the same size
  • Wheel hoops are adjustable in and out to fit the length of the bikes
    • Eliminate the hassle of removing wheels
    • Accommodate wheels up to 2-1/2" wide
  • Shank offers rise for better ground clearance
  • Upright arm with bike hooks folds down for easy storage
    • Wheel loop arms fold up
  • 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
  • Distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the first wheel hoop measures 8" long
    • Measures 15" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the upright bar
  • Shank rise: 3"
  • Maximum tire width: 2.5"
  • Maximum bike wheel base: 66" long (center of wheel loop to center of wheel loop)
  • Minimum wheel base: 27" (center of wheel loop to center of wheel loop)
  • Maximum bike capacity: 70 lbs total / 35 lbs per bike
  • Wheel diameter: 20" - 29"
  • Includes 19mm threaded bolt pin and clip with anti-rattle to secure the rack into the trailer hitch
    • Can be locked with Swagman's anti-rattle lock # 64029
  • When rack is in its folded up position it measures 42" high x 26" deep x 10" wide
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, and motorhomes - not approved for fifth wheels or towable campers

Built-in adapter with threaded, anti-rattle hitch pin and clip

A built-in adapter allows this bike rack to fit inside a 2" and 1-1/4" hitch receiver. The threaded hitch pin uses anti-rattle technology to secure the rack inside the hitch.


Wheel hoops with adjustable knobs and straps to secure wheels

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


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.



Also works with some Tandem bikes



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 wheel hoops that accommodate wheels up to 2-1/2" wide and adjust to fit different frame lengths. To decrease in size, the upright bar with bike hooks folds down when not in use. A powder-coated finish protects it from corrosion from the elements. This rack fits 2" x 2" and 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" trailer hitches.




64670 Swagman XTC-2 - 2 Bike Platform Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitches - Swagman XTC2 Cross Country 2-Bike Rack

Item # S64670

Installation Details S64670 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitches - S64670

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (906 Customer Reviews)

This wheel-mount design has all the added comfort to ensure you will no longer dread lifting your bike up into the frame cradles. Simply rest the bike's wheels in the well, ratchet down the frame hooks, and you're ready to ride!

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Great product. So easy to install and u se! 438875


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Both products are performing flawlessly.
Clark d - 10/03/2018

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I bought this bike rack to transport our two bikes. We have Trek Pure's. Once male, one female. The rack went together nicely. It fit very snug in the 2" receiver hitch and tightened down very well with the included hardware. Once assembled, I did have to add and remove the bikes several times to get them the way I wanted them so both frame locks would lock properly. My OCD probably kicked in a little demanding perfection. With everything locked in place, the bikes are very solidly in place within the rack. They don't move whatsoever. After loading the bikes, we took the car around the block. There was some bounce, but that's to be expected. All hardware remained tight after our test ride. I'm confident this bike rack is solid. We will definitely get our monies worth from this purchase. 178613



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This rack is being used on a VW EOS convertible with a Draw-Tite hitch. Overall my experience is fairly positive given the price. Pros: - Easy to assemble, reasonably light, easy to adjust. The ratcheting hooks work well, and the rubber straps are easy to attach/remove. - When the rack is attached to the hitch but not in use, you can either lock both side arms folded up, or lock the center arm down to either side. The latter feature is useful if you have a convertible where the trunklid opens up from the front to stow the top, as otherwise it would hit the rack. Of course, leaving the rack in this position, you'd better remember it's there, as you're not going to see it in your rear-view mirror when parking and it sticks out a bit from the back of the car. - It's trivially easy to individually remove/reinstall the wheel holders and hooks, so if you only need to transport one bike you can remove the extra set for a cleaner look. - The locking hitch pin & cable (ordered separately) seem to work as advertised, and is a reasonably convenient solution for locking the car/rack/bikes together. - Holds the bikes securely and seems fairly solid (although not as solid as some higher end racks I've seen). Cons: - The welds on the wheel holders are pretty ugly. I have no reason to believe they won't hold, but it doesn't inspire confidence. - There is very little clearance between the pedal of the inboard bike and the trunklid. I would be very worried that this is going to scratch the trunklid. This might be specific to the combo of car/hitch/rack/bike. - I've had to retighten the set screws to eliminate some wiggle. Not sure if this will be a recurring issue. - The rack is mounted on a 1-1/4" hitch, so I had to remove the Allen bolt holding the spacers for a 2" hitch. That bolt was on _really_ tight. I literally bent two cheap hex wrenches before I got out my ratchet wrench and a high quality hex head and got it removed. - The hook locks down on the frame rather than the front wheel. In retrospect, this probably isn't as good as some of the other systems that grab onto only the front wheel (although to be fair, those are somewhat more expensive). 54074



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I own a 2009 VW GTI 4 door. The fact that I have a 4 door GTI may be significant to the 2 door GTI drivers out there because I tend to need to access my rear hatch less frequently since I just put things in the back seat. I did not want the standard hanging bike rack because my bike got scratched up badly, my brake cables became loose, and my bike pump cage got broken when using a 4 bike hanging rack with my brother and his family. I also do not like the idea of the weight of my bike resting on top of my bike cables in the hanging bike rack cradles. However, if you are frequently putting different types of bikes on your rack like my brother does, a hanging rack may work better for you. The platform racks need to have the wheel holders adjusted for different bikes. Not hard, but it is a little more cumbersome. I had been using Yakima roof mounted racks for 17 years on 5 different vehicles...until one of the roof clips popped loose on the interstate and my road bike did a wheelie and dented the roof of my GTI. Could not get my Yakima roof clip to lock in place again after that, so I moved to a hitch mount. I bought the Curt Hitch #11074 and can be seen in the photos. Not really noticeable, but I think it looks better than the Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch designs. For platform racks, I looked at several designs with the following criteria in mind. - Ease of use - Ability to access the rear hatch - Extension from bumper I naturally started with Yakima, but found that their racks seemed overly cumbersome and extended far behind the car. The Thule racks seemed the same, and both brands were over $300. They did offer the ability to tilt the rack up when not in use, but this still blocks my access to the rear hatch. The Swagman rack has a simple, minimalist design. First is that it is very narrow, only one row of support arms to carry two bikes. Thule and Yakima have two support arms, one for each bike, which causes the rack to extend farther behind the bumper. The Swagman seems plenty beefy to handle two bikes. The support beams are easy to tilt up and down. Maybe not quite as easy to tilt up as Yakima and Thule, but still pretty easy. But until I watched the eTrailer video before buying this product (WATCH THE VIDEO!), I did not realize that the center upright also folds out of the way if you need access to the rear. This is what sold me. The ratcheting upright supports are easy to use and work as shown in the etrailer video. The rubber straps do their job just fine. The other manufacturers seem to have an easier method to move the rack out of the way of the rear hatch, but as I mentioned, I have a 4 door GTI, so this was less of a concern for me. The main selling points were: simple design, easy to use, fit a GTI, upright moves to access hatch, etrailer video, lots of good etrailer customer reviews with pictures, and of course...price. 141045


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This was great. Thanks. I just bought am2015 golf and your comments helped me decide in the same configuration
-- comment by: Joe H - 02/20/2015

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We really think the bike rack is a big improvement over our previous one since you don’t have to lift the bikes so high. My only complaint is how much wiggle room the rack has inside the hitch receiver on the car 650626



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I agree with all the other reviews I read about the bike rack (arrived at my house in a timely manner, well packaged [the boxed rack in a bigger box and still packaged in a bigger box]. PS, the grand kids had fun playing in the boxes while I put the rack together. That was the easy part. It took some planning how and where to place the two bicycles on the rack so they fit together. First, my panniers had to be removed. They do not fit. My wife's bicycle has it's shifting cable and break cables on the top of the frame and the stabilizing bar pushes down onto them so there is only one place I can put her bicycle to keep them from being crushed into her bike frame without adding a pipe insulation to cushion them. So with her bicycle in place, I have to place mine to the side to balance the rack which puts my tire beyond the side of the vehicle, but within reason. Lastly, I can not open the door to the cap on the back of the pickup without removing her bicycle or modifying the bicycle every time I put it on the rack. OVERALL, the rack does what I want it to do. easy on and easy off and secure without adding extra tie downs to keep the bicycles from swinging on long trips. The rack is well made, and light so I will be able to use it on my Toyota Yaras (when I get a 1 1/4 inch hitch) and I will be able to use the trunk ;-) 88334


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Other than the annoyance of not being able to get in the cap on the back of the pickup when the bikes are in place, I love the bicycle rack. I have yet to use it on the Toyota Yaras even though the reese hitch has been installed for quite some time now.
Rodrick - 08/13/2014

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After assembly and fitting to my Jeep Grand Cherokee with 2" receiver hitch, the fit is tight via the bolt adjustment in horizontal plane, and very sloppy vertically. It wobbles in the vertical plane very badly, and will have to be modified before use. I was really hoping this bike rack would work like the video, but sadly, this is not the case. Once I figure out how to eliminate the slop in vertical plane, I will give it a try. The same thing applies to the fit in my Mercedes Sprinter based 24 ft RV-very disappointing! 671699



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The Swagman XTC-2 platform bike carrier arrived very quickly from etrailer and in good shape, the actual carrier box is inside another shipper box, which I'm sure helped with its condition. Assembly was relatively quick and painless, even though the instructions could be a little more thorough. Installing the carrier on the back of our Jeep Patriot also was quick, it helps to have an extra ratchet & 3/4" socket laying around for just this purpose. Installing the bikes takes a little patience and trial and error the first time you try and put them on the carrier. It's easy enough to adjust the wheel holders to fit the wheelbase of your bikes, but for us at least, the challenge was trying to swing the vertical support bar up into position after putting on the first bike (closest to the Jeep). We couldn't angle the bike enough toward the Jeep to have the bar clear the bike. We learned that the easiest way to secure the first bike was to remove the ratcheting frame hooks altogether, put the bike in the carrier, swing up the vertical support bar, put in the pin, and then slide one of the frame hooks down on the bar. The outside bike is much easier because you can set the bike in the carrier at whatever angle you need, not being limited by the back of the vehicle. One thing we did to protect the bike frames was to use some foam pipe insulation as cushion between the frame hook and the frame (see pictures). Once you get a system for installing the bikes, it is very quick to load/unload them. The rack seems to be well made and doesn't wiggle excessively when traveling. All in all a good product for a good price, would definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a platform bike carrier. 137937


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Question, we have two Townie comfort bikes, one male the other female. Our problem is attempting to lock down the female bike. I have attempted to slide the locking arm all the way down to the bottom cross bar without success. If I leave it higher it will pinch the chain guard. How do you get the lock slide down to the cross bar on the bottom of the frame. Other than that it is a GREAT rack. Thanks,Ray
-- comment by: Ray - 07/26/2014

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For very low step through frames like your women's Townie bike, an adapter bar is the best option to use, even for platform bike racks with the center frame post. I recommend the Swagman # 64005. This bar will connect between the handlebar gooseneck and the seat post, providing a bar that the center frame hook will secure around. This will keep you from pinching the chain guard. It is easily removable, and will only be needed during transport, leaving your the step through frame functional.

-- Rachael H - 7/28/2014

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Can you access the hatch with the bikes on the rack?
-- comment by: Chris H - 11/01/2015

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Depending on the pedal position of the bike closest to the rear lift gate, you can open it a few inches to reach in and get something. This of course depends on far under the back of your vehicle your hitch is located.
-- comment by: Kevin K - 11/04/2015

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We got the XTC2 to replace an old school rack. It was easy to put together and feels sturdy and well made. We will be using it on a 2016 Civic, 1999 4x4 Tacoma and a Casita Trailer. Looking forward to using it when the weather warms up. 442032


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Ive had no issues with the bike rack. Works great on camp trailer and two other vehicles.
Paul E - 10/12/2018

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I LOVE this bike rack! It was easy to assemble and is made of top quality materials. The adjustable top hooks are perfect for securing my women's frame mountain bike. E trailer received and shipped my order within 24 hours! I received my bike rack within three business days and e trailer reached out to me the same day my shipment arrived to ensure I was a satisfied customer! 114125



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Nice product, again the video shows all the features accurately. The illustrations with the included instructions are pretty bad and instructions a little thin, but there's really not much to assembly. A few notes: Be sure to stagger the wheel holders or you will be stuck with one long bike and one short bike... Also there is a top and bottom hold-down hooks be sure to put them on in order. If you don't it will be obvious and easy to correct. One tricky part is is bolting thru the trailer hitch. The 2" square rack insert (can remove part of this insert and use on a smaller 1.25" hitch) has a sliding inner core with a threaded hole for the included bolt/lock washer. You may have to use a small screwdriver or pick to slide the core slightly so that the threaded hold aligns with the holes on the insert/hitch. Not sure but I think if you use a different bolt (like the J-pin 63201) that threads all the way thru the hitch, you would need to slide the core all the way out of the way and not use the threaded hole in the core. I ordered J-pin 63201 so I'll update when I try it out. Oh and if you want the locking J-pin order it at the same time or you will get dinged for an additional $5 shipping if ordered separately (i.e. <$100). I'm using this rack with the Draw-Tite 75235 2" hitch on a 2017 Rav4 Hybrid - works great! 514772


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Really happy with this product we use it a lot and it is very easy to install and remove the rack from the hitch, and also mounting/removing the bikes from the rack. Highly recommend this product!
Andy - 05/31/2019

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I have a 2015 GTI and have been challenged to haul my 29er and additionally a kids 24" bike. I was looking for a rack that was form fitting not extend too far beyond the car to keep the weight closer to the car to assist the Class 1 trailer hitch i mounted. I ended up going with the Curt C1142 Class 1 trailer hitch for the GTI and the Swagman XTC-2 bike rack. I think it was good solution for price, quality and fit for my requirements. The Rack is not heavy at all. It's very quick to put on and i leave my 29er closer to the car with the outer rails fixed for it. The other rails i put the smaller bikes further on the rack since they would be lighter. There is little movement when driving. On longer distances or with two bikes use the Curt trailer Strap and that helps in movement. The clearance is what i was really worried about. I needed a rack that would promptly start rising upon exiting the hitch pin. The Swagman rack does just that. It immediately ramps upward to 3" at its peak giving me more clearance to avoid the virgina roadkill. I do wish that etrailer would give the profiles of the bike racks as that would been way easier than countless hours spent on the internet looking at other's pictures for a best fit for my car. My other choice was the Kuat Transfer 2. it also has a rapid rise giving 6" maximum. However, it also extends about 12" in the back of the car which i was worried the longer run of the rack was going to have clearance issues on some driveways. In the end, the Swagman was $100 less than the Kuat transfer and i think for my purpose it's a better fit for this little car. 442622



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The Swagman XTC 2 bike platform carrier was mounted on a 2010 Subaru Outback equipped with a 2" receiver. I will also use the bike carrier on a 2008 Saturn Vue. Ordering from etrailer was straight forward, shipping was fast with continuous texts from etrailer as to shipping status. Impressive. The bike rack works perfect for my wife's extended wheel base-pedal forward Townie bike and my Giant Sequoia trail bike. Bike positioning is important, but not difficult. Retaining hooks ratchet into place easily, and rubber straps secure the wheels. The anti-rattle receiver mount with threaded locking hitch pin works well. No slop there. The only concern we have is the flexing of the receiver bar. With no bikes on board and the carrier arms in the vertical positing, you can watch the minor 'dancing' of the vertical members. Put 2 bikes on the carrier and you can see a little more wobble of the bikes. I suspect the receiver arm of the carrier needs to be sturdier to eliminate this movement. When you read the warranty, you will notice Swagman will void the warranty if the bikes are carried on a 5th wheel trailer or on a vehicle that is taken off road. That tells me they know the receiver arm needs beefing up. Oh well, it works for my interstate transport. I would recommend this carrier for normal day to day transport of 2 bikes. 150284



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I have a 2009 Toyota RAV 4 XLE. Ordered the hitch along with a Bike rack recommended by ETrailer... the Swagman XTC-2-2 (Part # S64670). The product arrived very quickly. I watched one of the several videos available for Toyota RAV 4 models 2007 and 2010. I did not have a torque wrench and was able to get one at Harbor Freight on sale. I got the largest 1/2 inch version they had and was glad I did as I appreciated the extra leverage needed to torque the hitch bolts down to the recommended setting. Installation once you have all of the right tools is a snap. If you are doing this at home, recommend you have a blanket or a rubber mat to set the hitch on before lifting it up to the frame as you may need a couple of tried to get it maneuvered into place. My wife helped me get the bolts started, once that was done, it was a breeze. I would note that my vehicle had black circular tape over the bolt holes that needed to be removed. Picked those off with a fingernail and found that the holes underneath were clean and ready for installation. If you have those on the frame of your RAV, you probably won't need the nylon brush. I just sprayed the holes and bolts with WD-40 and tested each hole with the bolts before trying to lift the hitch up into place. Everything went smoothly and can't be happier with the whole process. The bike carrier assembly afterward also went without problem. The bike carrier portion extends far enough away so as to clear the spare tire, though would recommend covering the pedal with a sock on the bike you mount closest to the tire to avoid scratching or marring the surface of the paint on tire covering. I don't usually write reviews on a product but this experience has been worth of my time. Great product Etrailer!!! 441680



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It’s functional but not great The biggest problem is a design flaw related to the paint on the attachment rod that attaches to the hitch They put on a gummy tacky paint like coating that peels ever so slightly. It catches when I try and mount it on the hitch making it extremely difficult to slide it in correctly. It catches and then it trying to slide it so I can alighn the safety bolt becomes extremely difficult. I’ve tried to remove it with sandpaper and even a metal file. It’s next to impossible to remove. So every time I put it on the car it takes another 10 minutes of agony. Hope the maker is reading this because otherwise I’d give it 3.5 stars. Simply not putting any coating on the hitch mount (duh!) would earn you a star and a half. If you were doing any product testing this would be obvious to see. If they are going for a best in category rating they could also make the sliding wheel rest carriages sleeves more durable. It’s currently made of plastic. If they made it out of stronger metal instead with a wider diameter piston like screw to sinch it down this would easily be strong enough to accommodate heavier eBikes’s. The steel frame is strong and well designed (copied I suspect). The weakest link are the plastic sleeves. Make them with metal with a well designed sinch and this would be 4 stars Last improvement idea would be a some sort Of shock absorber so when I roll over a bump it’s not magnified by the springy steel frame. That would put this at a full 5 stars Overall it’s functional. It’s got one serious design flaw I identified that would be easy to remedy. Don’t paint the hitch mount. If you could make the platform sleeves stronger you could market this as an outstanding ebike carrier. It’s basic structure is better then the more expensive Thule and Yakima hitch mount racks because it’s more compact and folds. I hate bulky things. This improvement idea is unnecessary for regular roadbikes and even mountain bikes. But ebikes are heavier. Those are my thoughts hope this is useful 480454



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I ordered on a Sunday evening and my rack arrived Tuesday afternoon. Assembly was minor and required only 3 to 5 minutes. I used the rack 2 days later to bring home a new bike from a dealer 30 miles away. Tie-In for the bike was fast and secure.The rack is finished nicer and is somewhat sturdier than the pictures convey. Over-all "bang-for-the-buck" from etrailer and Swagman is excellent. I highly recommend both the XTC-2 and etrailer. 89183


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One year later and I find no negatives about my rack. As quick and safe transportation for my bikes, it would be my 1st choice and recommendation again.
Donald W - 07/16/2014

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This bike rack is sturdy and pretty easy to use, once you get accustomed to it. I had trouble initially with removing the spacer from the arm that goes into the trailer hitch. I mangled an Allen wrench and injured my hand trying to take off the Allen bolt that holds the spacer on. I had to take the whole rack to a bike shop to get them to remove the spacer, which they did in a matter of seconds. Once that was done, getting the rack loaded onto the trailer hitch was pretty simple. I had to make a lot of adjustments with the set screws (the instructions did not include inserting the washers for those screws, and the rack is really wobbly without the washers) but once I figured out how everything is supposed to go together, the rack worked beautifully. I love being able to open and close the hatch on my CRV while the rack is attached to the car. Awesome feature. And the bikes were quite stable on our initial trek with them. One thing I would suggest is buying locks for the ratcheting hooks that go over the top bars on the bikes. I think those locks should just be included with the rack. They are not essential for using the rack, but they make the journey a lot more secure. I would highly recommend this rack to people but if you are a single woman trying to put this together without a decent set of Allen wrenches, I strongly suggest adding a set to your toolbox. The one that is included in the kit works great on the set screws, but if you have to remove the spacer bar you are on your own. 218180


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We love the bike rack! My daughters and I have been on a lot of biking adventures since we purchased that rack and we found the rack easy to use, convenient, and very reliable. This week we are moving to Albania so we took the bikes to my dad’s house in Texas to store for the year. We used the bike rack to transport them the 1200 miles from my apartment in Los Angeles to his house in Texas. And the rack was perfect. There was no damage to the bikes or the rack when we arrived, despite the fact that there was a lot of construction and bumpy, uneven roads on the freeways. I was concerned about what I would find at the end of the trip, and then I was really impressed when we got there. And I am so glad that I bought that particular rack!Thanks for checking in with us.
Angela - 08/17/2016

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This is a very good, easy to use bike rack. It's the first hitch bike rack I've owned, having used roof racks and hatchback racks previously. We got tired of lifting the bike to the roof and making sure a bike wasn't going to hit the hatch. We use it with our Prius V and it's exceptionally easy to put on and take off the car. I like the design of the folding center arm and the wheel trays are easily adjusted for different wheelbase dimensions. What can be a little tricky is figuring how to lock the hook arm tight against the top tube of each bike, when the geometry of the bikes are such that even when they are facing opposite directions, the hooks are at roughly the same level on the upright arm. All in all a good lightweight rack. 571562


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Given that the bike frames have similar geometries, using a frame adapter bar like part # 64005
Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes
$35.77
would provide a solution for you. The bar spans the distance between the seat post and the handlebar gooseneck, and would provide an attachment point for the hook that would be at a higher elevation that the top tube of the other bike.
-- Mike L - 10/04/2018

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I purchased the Swagman two-bike carrier, the long version, for carrying my recumbent bicycle. In the majority, the carrier works well, but I have an issue that makes the carrier almost unusable and a pain in the neck. I do like that my Tour Easy long wheelbase recumbent bike fits, although I have to use a small wheel to keep it from sticking out too far on the sides. I used a shim at the hitch attachment to try to help with movement. I also purchased straps to attach to the car to help prevent sway. I do feel that my bike is safe when mounted on the rack. The bike will not fit inside my current vehicle and the rack is the only way I can carry it. This rack is good value for the money. It was easy to set the rack up to fit the bike and I feel confident that the bike is safe. I did put some reflective tape on the rack as people who walked close to my car barked their shins on it and I heard a man comment that the thing should be folded up, which is not possible. I believe the tape helped and I haven't hit my shins. The issue I have that is quite problematic is that the pins that have to be removed and replaced in order to stand the center support upright and lay it back down are not durable or are even defective. Before I could use the rack, I had to get one replaced. etrailer was not able to provide the replacement part, but did help me contact the manufacturer. The second time I used the rack I almost could not remove one of the pins. The button was stuck and I could not sink it back in to remove it. Finally, after about 45 minutes, I was able to remove it. It is tethered to the rack and I left it hanging. Fortunately, I had another pin that fit and was able to use the rack. I have no idea why these pins are an issue. I have never had a problem with them on other devices, even the ones that the buttons can be a little hard to push in. I hope that a pin failure doesn't happen at a critical time. I have tried to think of an alternative to the pins but have not come up with anything yet that I would feel safe entrusting my bike to. I am going to look into pins that do not have a button to see if that would be easier to use. In the photo, you can see the three pins. They have all given me fits, but it is the center one that is critical to use of the rack. 384366



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From the pictures it looks like one of the bikes is a womans model. Someone in another review said you need an adapter bar to secure a womans bike? It looks like you did not do that?
-- comment by: Brian D - 09/18/2014

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Brian, we did not need any adapter bar for my wifes bike. That is one of the reasons that we went with this carrier, the bikes are not hanging off the back of the car at some strange looking angle. There is an arm in the form of an inverted U that gets lowered down on the bikes crossbar, it works for both a mens or womens bike. We are very happy with this bike carrier, I would recommend it.
-- comment by: Joe K - 09/19/2014

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As Joe stated he did not need an adapter bar, but depending on the configuration of the alternative bike frame, an adapter bar may be needed. This is depending on where the ratcheting bike hook will make contact with the frame. If this point of contact is very low, or has a severe slope to it, a bike adapter bar might be needed to both protect the finish of the bike, and provide a more stable attachment point for bike hook.

-- Rachael H - 9/22/2014


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I must tell you, my excellent rating is based on the ease of putting the unit together, and how simple it was to attach to my Nissan Rogue. It is perfect for two bikes, even my wifes step through with a slant bar. But that's about all I can say, as the weather in the Northeast, and here in Buffalo, has been so crappy, the unit has done nothing but sit in my garage for 3 weeks! I'm sure it will be GREAT when I can use it, as I did a test ride of about 5 miles on pothole filled streets, and the bikes and rack were absolutely solid! I hope to get the rack in action before July. Joking...sort of! 496648



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Ordered the Swagman XTC2 and a receiver hitch from etrailer earlier this week. Paid for 2 day shipping, and received it THE DAY AFTER I ORDERED IT! Can't ask for any more than that. Completed hitch installation today, and then assembled and mounted the XTC2. It slid right into my 1.25 hitch, and the included rattle-proof hitch pin cinched things down very nicely! The wheel rack trays are fairly easy to adjust: I just parked my bike behind it, eyeballed about where the trays needed to be to fit the tires, slid them into place, then plopped the bike in. A couple minor adjustments to the racks, and they were ready to cinch down. My wife's bike went on the outside slot. With the dropping frame tube, I had to shift the trays for her bike to the left a bit so the frame clamp hit at the seat riser. Again this was an easy eyeball placement and adjustment, but proper placement results in the bike being shifted to the left a bit. The front tire protrudes about 4" beyond the side of the car, and I'll probably buy one of those bar extensions to remedy this. Took the bikes out this afternoon, and drove about 4 miles to a nearby park trail. The rack didn't sway much at all through turns, and shaking was pretty minimum going over bumps. I've only used it once so far, but I already love the ease of use! I I have a 2017 Kia Soul, and the vertical rear hatch made a hitch mounted rack the obvious choice. I loved how etrailer's info and user reviews made part/model selection a no-brainer. Why would anybody shop elsewhere? Thanks etrailer! 419869



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Quick Overview I bought the hitch recently and very satisfied with what I got. I bought it to carry a bike rack and it works just fine. The hitch looks solid and reliable. I'm sure there are no any issues with pulling a small trailer too. I just don't think Hyundai Accent is a right car for pulling :) I ordered both - the hitch and the bike rack. Both came in time, packed well. No issues with the delivery. The installation procedure is very easy too - 4 screws and that's it. I did it by myself, no assistance. I had to use my kid's small stool for supporting one side while I was working on the other side. Of course, it could be easier if there is another pair of hands holding a hitch while you are working with the screws. Sorry for my English, but I think the idea is clear. Regards, Sergey. 3 4952



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Product works great, dragged our two bikes all the way from Minnesota to Florida (and back) with absolutely no issues. We did use the "CURT 18050 Bike Rack Support Strap" to help stop the bike rack from bouncing around too much. It works quite well. 544752



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I LOVE my new bike rack! Extremely easy to assemble, store, install, and remove. A friend has a similar model, but clearly the Swagman is a better built model. Dont be fooled by a look alike :-) I drive a 2004 Acura TL. It even looked good! I considered a decklid/trunk model, soooo glad i went with a platform. Only sorry i didnt take any photos. and btw, friend will probably be ordering soon. 132559


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A Year later, only confirms..the above statements. Extremely happy with my purchase.
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    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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  • Sill Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack Clear Spare Tire on Flagstaff Camper
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  • How to Reduce Movement of Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack
    The Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack part # S64670 comes with a threaded hitch pin which will help to reduce rattle/wobble but if you need even further reduction then you will want to consider using a sleeve type anti-rattle device like the Gen-Y Anti-Rattle Clamp part # 325-GH-013 for 1-1/4" receivers or part # 325-GH-033 for 2" receivers. This device will also help you set the bike rack into the receiver as it will remember how far you need to insert the shank each time to line up the...
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  • Bike Rack Needed to Clear Rear Doors of a 2016 Ram ProMaster
    I spoke with my contact at Swagman who said that when the center mast on the Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 is folded down it measures about 10-1/2". This is from the bottom of the shank that goes into the receiver on your 2016 Ram ProMaster and was taken with the 2" adapter on. So if you have a 2" receiver just measure 10-1/2" from the bottom of your receiver opening but if you have a 1-1/4" receiver you will need to subtract about 3/4" which means you will measure 9-3/4" from the bottom of your...
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  • E-Bike Rack Recommendation for Carrying 2 Blix E-Bikes
    I looked up the Blix e-bikes and they weigh just under 50 lbs and have a very low crosstube which is common for e-bikes. So the Swagman XTC2 part # S64670 is a great bike rack but it does not have the weight capacity you need as it has a 35 lb per bike capacity. So for a similar rack that does have the capacity needed you'd want the part # HR1460Z-E which has a weight capacity of 80 lbs per bike and was designed for carrying the heavier e-bikes. I attached a review video for more info on...
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  • Will the Swagman XTC-2 Fit on the 1-1/4" Hitch on a BMW 5 Series
    No. The Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 is a good choice to carry your bikes on the back of your 2007 BMW 5 Series with a 1-1/4" hitch receiver. Since it's a platform rack, the bikes will be easier to get on and off compared to a hanging bike rack and as long as your bikes do not weigh more than 35-lbs each, this will work well. Since this rack does not come with a locking hitch pin to help eliminate rattle and secure the rack to your car, you may want to consider adding the Swagman Anti Rattle...
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  • Does Swagman XTC Bike Rack Fit 2012 Honda Pilot
    Yes the Swagman XTC2 bike rack part # S64670 is a fit for your 2012 Honda Pilot and does not require anything aside from the rack itself. If you wanted a way to lock the bikes to the rack and the rack to your hitch you'd just need the # S64031 as well.
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  • Will Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack Work On 2011 Mazda 3
    There are two different Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Racks, part # S64670 which is fixed is class I or part # S64671 which is a tilting rack is only class II rated. The fixed rack will work on a 2011 Mazda 3 with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11393 for sedans or part # C11383 for hatchbacks but there is no way to used the above tilting rack.
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  • Swagman XTC-2 2 Bike Carrier on a 2011 Nissan Rogue
    The Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack, part # S64670 is extremely close to the 2011 Nissan Rogue's bumper. I've included our video review of this rack so you can see how close it really gets. I haven't heard any complaints from Rogue owners about it, and you can see a little about how it sets with the road bike at around 1:17 in the video. The primary concern I would have is the handle bars contacting the vehicle's rear window. You can do a lot to stop this by using a stabilizing strap like part...
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  • Cost Effective Bike Rack To Carry LWB Recumbent Bike
    In order to carry a recumbent bike you need a special type of carrier as most standard options like the Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack part # S64670 won't work due to the long wheelbase. The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider 2-Bike Carrier part # HR1000Z-R is what I recommend and it is the most cost effective option we have for you. The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider will work with a wheelbase up to 74" so your 72" wheelbase will not be a problem. The Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack only...
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  • Is the Swagman XTC-2 Rated for use on a Fifth Wheel
    The information we provide on whether or not a bike rack can be used on a fifth wheel comes directly from the manufacturer. They certify their racks based on the safety of using it with certain types of vehicles and surprisingly there are several that are not compatible with motor homes and fifth wheels. Some of them just aren't designed heay enough for the stresses put on a rack so far away from the rear wheels. For a rack that is similar and will work the Swagman Platform-Style 2 Bike...
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  • Platform Bike Rack that Will fit 2018 Audi S5 with Stealth Hitch Installed
    Yes the Swagman XTC2 part # S64670 will work great in the Stealth hitch you just bought for your 2018 Audi S5 part # 391AUDA5S5181. For a similar bike rack that I think you'll like better I would recommend the Hollywood Rack Trail Rider part # HR200Z as it's much more stable in the hitch on the road due to tighter clearances. .
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  • Will Swagman XTC-2 Work for a Recumbent Bike with a 46 Inch Wheelbase
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  • Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for 2006 Honda CR-V to Clear Rear Spare
    Our very popular Swagman XTC2 part # S64670 will fit and clear the rear spare of a 2006 Honda CR-V. If you check out the video link I attached you can see that it fits and works well.
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  • How to Combat Side-to-Side Wobble with the Swagman XTC # S64670 Bike Rack
    Attached is a video of us going over our test course with the Swagman XTC # S64670 installed on a vehicle. If your XC has more play in it than what you see in the video (which shows normal movement) then I would make sure that you have the anti-rattle bolt installed correctly. If you have that much play then the only solution that really exists would be to use 2 of the straps # 18050 that you referenced. By connecting them from a wheel hoop on either side of the bike rack and then to...
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  • What Is The Difference Between Fixed Rack And Fold-Up Rack On Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier
    When looking at platform-style bike carriers like the Swagman XTC-2, part # S64670, fixed rack means the rack will not tilt away from the rear of the vehicle allowing access to the rear cargo area. A fixed rack will not fold up or tilt. The fold-up feature means that the rack will fold up while installed in the hitch to provide more room at the rear of the vehicle when unloaded. Some bike racks have a fold-up feature, and a tilt-away feature, while other bike racks have the fold-up...
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  • How Many Bikes Can Be Transported with a Class I Hitch
    The hitch manufacturers we carry list that with a Class I hitch you can only carry a max of 2 bikes. Like you stated, it's a combination of the additional weight of the additional bikes and the added leverage that weight puts on the hitch since it moved out much further. It may not seem like adding an additional lightweight bike would make a difference, but leverage is a powerful way to apply force. We realize that people are going to do whatever it is they want with their hitches and...
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  • How To Minimize Sway And Wobble On The Swagman XTC 2-Bike Platform Rack
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2012 Ford Focus Hatchback
    Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitches Item # S64670 is a solid choice for your 2012 Ford Focus hatchback. You will be able to open the rear hatch as long s the bikes are removed and the center mast is folded down. Another option is the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting Item # TS02G. With this rack you can keep the bikes loaded and tilt the rack down. There is no guarantee that you can then open the rear hatch...
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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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  • Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for 2-1/2 inch Trailer Hitch
    I verified with Swagman that the XTC-2 # S64670 will work with a 2-1/2 to 2 inch hitch reducer except for the hitch pin. In order to accommodate the 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver you will need the Locking, Anti-Rattle, Threaded Hitch Pin # S64029 or the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable # S64031. For a hitch reducer you can use # 58102.
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  • What is the Lightest Bike Rack Available for a 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
    The Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack part # S64670 weighs right around 33 lbs. This will actually be one of the lightest platform style bike racks we offer. It has a 3" raised shank which will help with ground clearance and it can be folded into itself for easy storage. If you would like to lock the bike rack to the vehicle then you can do so using part # S64029. If the XTC-2 is too heavy then the the Lets Go Aero BikeWing part # LGA54FR is even lighter which weighs in at only 20 lbs....
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  • How Much Does Swagman XTC-2 Platform Bike Carrier Weigh
    The Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack, part # S64670 weighs 29 lbs. This bike rack will work with 1-1/4 and 2 inch trailer hitches, and has a weight capacity of 35 lbs per bike. You will want to take a quick measurement to make sure it clears the rear of your vehicle. This carrier has a distance of 8 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest wheel hoop. You will need a tape measure and a straight edge like a yardstick or a dowel. Place the straight edge vertically...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation For Step Through Bike Frames
    The Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack part # S64670 that you referenced works great for most bikes with fenders and step through frames because of the way the rack attaches to the frames of the bikes. I attached a picture of this rack with a women's bike loaded on it for you to check out. Your low step has a lower than usual top tube. I attached a picture of this rack with a women's bike loaded on it for you to check out. You'll notice that a frame adapter like part # 64005 was used to help the rack...
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  • Inside Bike Installation on the Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack # S64670
    When installing the inner bike on the Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack, # S64670, the center post that holds the frame hooks stays in the upright position. You will raise the inner hook to its highest position, space out the wheel hoops for the bike and then lift the bike between the vehicle and bike carrier at a slight angle, avoiding the seat or handle bars. I produced a short video for you showing how I install the inner bike on this type of rack, see link.
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  • When Comparing Several Items What Does Rating Box Mean
    When you are comparing several items at the same time the box that is listed under Rating is the number of reviews we have received from customers about that product. It is a little deceiving that is is labeled Rating instead of Reviews. If you would like to send more information about your vehicle and what kind of bikes you are planning on carrying, I would be happy to make some recommendations for you.
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Notes: Rack has been assembled and slid into a receiver, it was fitted but never used. Has light assembly marks on the mainf frame and the adapter for the receiver has the paint scratched on it.

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