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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 - S64670

  • 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



S64670 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details S64670 Installation instructions



Video of Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack 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 XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Swagman XTC2- two bike platform rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches. Part number is S64670. Now, the Swagman XTC-2 is easily one of the most popular bike racks available. I think that's for several reasons. One, it's really easy to use. We don't have a lot of moving parts that we have to deal with.

Also, it's built really well. It's really solid. You're not going to have a lot of noise or a lot of movement as you head down the road. And it also comes at a very cost-effective price.When it comes to the ease of use factor, the XTC-2 is going to hold your bike in basically three locations. You're going to have a front wheel hoop, a rear wheel hoop, I like that it rests down on top, and then we've got our rubber straps holding it in place.

Then we'll have our frame hook up here on top. Now, this is going to work out with all different types of bikes. Some people prefer with a carbon fiber style bike like this, not to have anything touch the frame. They can be pretty expensive, it's understandable. In that situation, I think you'd be better suited with a front wheel hook clamp, a clamp that would come down over the front wheel.But if you do decide on this rack, I don't think you're going to have many issues with it.

The material that the hooks are coated in is a very dense, very good grade rubber. It has a little bit of give to it, but I don't think it's so hard you'll have to worry about it kind of rubbing off on the frame of the bike. And it's not so soft, like some of these are wrapped with just foam, and that foam, over time tends to deteriorate, and then you can wind up with metal on bike contact.When it comes to the ease of use department, as far as loading up a bike goes, it's really quick and really straightforward. You don't have a lot of mechanisms to deal with. We just want to place our bike up and on.

You're going to place the wheels into the cradle. And at that point, we're just going to bring our hook down. Now, we can just press on the hook, or we can press the lever here. That's our locking lever, bring it down, then just apply a little pressure. As you can see, nice and solid. At that point, we'll come to our front wheel cradle, get our strap secured in our rear wheel cradle, get it secured.Once we've got that done, we're ready to either load up or next bike or head down the road. An advantage you'll have with a platform style rack like this that we don't see out of the hanging style racks, that we're supporting the bike from the bottom, so we're not going to have to worry about our carbon bikes hanging and the frames being stressed. But also, we don't have the wheel going forward and back. A lot of times on a hanging style rack, the front wheel just kind of goes back and forth unless you get a strap to secure it. So that'll prevent any contact of that wheel with our vehicle or the bikes behind it.The XTC-2 offers adjustable wheel cradles, so we can adjust the pairs forward and back or independently from one another. That helps us accommodate bikes all the way up to 66 inches of wheel base, but it's also going to help you position your bikes so you can get space in between them. That way you're not going to have to worry about any kind of contact from one bike to the other.When loading multiple bikes, you definitely want to make sure that the heaviest bike is going to be closer to the vehicle and the lighter bike further back. The wheel cradles are going to accept a tire up to two and a half inches wide. So not only is that going to work out great for road bike tires, but also for mountain bike tires. When they get wider, all of them are held in place really well. Even going to work out really well for the ladies' bikes and for the kids' bikes. The cradles have also been designed to work with wheels from 20 all the way up to 29 inches. Regardless of the frame type that you have, the XTC-2 does a great job of fitting just about any bike out there. You see here, we've got kind of a higher cross tube. On our mountain bike, it drops down a little bit more. Both of our hooks are independent from one another, so they're going to adjust independently and they're offset. So this one holds a little bit lower, this one holds a little bit higher. So that gives us a good range of adjustment.It's even going to work out on the really short frames on the kids' bikes or the ladies' bikes will have a pretty big drop here. It's going to work out really well for just about all of those. If you do have some very odd frame on your bike, or something that just doesn't work, they do offer an adapter bar. That part number is 64005.The rack offers a 35 pound per bike weight limit on it. That's going to work out for just about all of your standard bikes out there on the market. The only real exception we see to that will be with the e-bikes. Those can be 40, 45, 50 pounds.To adjust the wheel cradles, we're going to have nice, large, easy to get a hold of knobs here on top. We just need to loosen those up, and then that's going to allow us to slide it in and out. Really easy, really simple. That gets us, like we said, all the way out to that 66 inch wheel base. But when we bring them down all the way, we can get all the way down to 27 inches. So that's going to cover just about all the bikes out there.We've got the mast that's designed to tilt down, either to the left or to the right. We've got a pin at its base that we can pull. We can rotate this down, and then get that pin reinserted. I like this pin style. There are several bike racks that have this kind of pin style for folding arms and tucking arms away. This has a ball detent on it, which is just a little ball in the pin with a spring behind it. So as we put that in, it doesn't matter if we've got our handle tilted up or down or sideways. It goes in without any issue. Other racks like this, there's a little key way, so you have to get the pin in just the right spot to be able to kind of wiggle it in or wiggle it out. So this kind of eliminates that process and makes it a little bit easier to use.All of the steel is really nice and heavy duty. You can feel the difference in this as compared to other racks. We're going to have the black powder coat finish here on the main base, and then that's going to turn into gray on our wheel hoops. The quality continues right on through those. Also with our shank, we have a three inch rise. So as it comes out of our receiver tube here, it comes up, that's going to give us plenty of ground clearance here at the back side of the rack. You don't see that with all the platform racks out there on the market.Another thing here, going back to the quality. You can see the sleeve here, that adapts it from the inch and a quarter shank up to the two inch. That's going to work in both configurations. This is made of an aluminum. In some racks that are a little lower quality, you'll find this is made of nylon, and that can tend to lead to a little bit of extra movement.To keep everything nice and secure as we're heading down the road, we've got an anti-rattle bolt that's going to come with the rack. Threads right into the shank, and it pulls the shank over against the receiver tube. That eliminates the movement. They've provided a clip here just to secure it in. If we pull that clip out, I'm going to loosen up the bolt slightly. To loosen it or tighten it, you'll need a 19 millimeter socket. You could also use a three quarter. They're just about the same size. You'll see, once we get this loose, see how much movement and play that we have without much pressure. As soon as we tighten that back down, we're going to eliminate it. You see, right back, nice and secure.As a replacement for this, if you want to lock the rack to your vehicle, you can use part number S64029. That'll give you a pin similar to this or a bolt similar to this with the lock on the end. To take that one step further, it also comes with a cable lock if you do part number S64031. That'll give you your locking bolt with a seven foot cable to wrap through your bikes to keep your bikes secured to your rack and your rack secured to your vehicle.A lot of times, we'll see people without bikes loaded, just with their bike racks on the back of the vehicle. I like the fact, the Swagman can fold up really easily. Just have, kind of the same way we did that center mast, we'll have them on the outside here. We're able to pull that, rotate it, and put our pin back in. And do that on the other side as well. As you can see, that's going to make it nice and compact, so we're not going to have to worry about a wide platform here behind our vehicle, but it also makes it very convenient for storage. So when it comes time to store it, as we talked about, of course you'll need to remove the pin and clip. You can see, it's going to be very narrow. It doesn't take up a lot of space. So this can easily be set over along the wall in your garage or out of the way. So you don't have to really worry about a big platform style rack taking up a lot of room.To help determine whether the XTC-2 is going to fit on your vehicle, we'd like to give you a couple measurements. We're going to go from the center of the hitch pin hole, you just want to find the pin hole on your hitch, and then out to this edge is going to be eight inches. So you need to make sure that you've got that kind of clearance from your bumper into that pin hole, if yours sits in under the vehicle. Also from the center of that hitch pin hole to our upright bar here, we've got about 15 inches. Now, in most situations, we've found with this in the upright position, on SUVs with hatches, you're just not going to get it open, you will have to lay that down.Each cradle arm is also going to have a hole drilled through both sides to allow us to use a small padlock to secure these. But if we can't press this button in, this arm's not going to release, or a bike can't be removed. You'll need a lock with a 3/16 inch shank or hook on it to go through. You can get that on our website, it's part number 131D.Let's take a second and compare the XTC-2 to other similar two bike platform style racks. Typically when we compare anything, we like to look at other manufacturers to kind of see the differences, but really the best choices in this two bike platform style category seems to always go back to the Swagman. The XC-2 will be kind of the little brother of the XTC-2. It's very similar in design. Have the center mast here, going to have the same style of hooks with the same padding on them. So really good at holding the bike. Your wheel cradles are going to be slightly different. They offer kind of big loops, kind of go like this. These are a little bit more robust. They look a little bit sturdier, but the weight capacity from one rack to the other are going to be the same at 35 pounds per bike.With the XTC-2, the wheel cradles are designed to hold tires up to two and a half inches, but with the XC-2, that's going to go up to three and a half. So if you've got a wider tire, that might be a slightly better option for you. With the wheel base, the XTC-2, we can go all the way out to 66 inches. With the XC-2, we're going to be down to 51 and a half. So it kind of limits us there a little bit, but that comes at a really, really good price point. You're going to get a really good rack at a really good price.As far as a rack that's going to give you a few more features than what you get with the XTC-2, the Swagman Chinook is a really good option. Same hook material up here, so we're going to get great protection for our bikes. But the slide handles here are a little bit larger and easy to operate, and they incorporate locks already, so you don't have to worry about purchasing those additionally. Also, you will get a locking hitch pin, so that helps to secure not only the bikes to the rack, but the rack to the vehicle.The wheel cradles, I like the design on the Chinook a little bit better. They're designed as kind of a tray that comes up. That's going to give us full wheel contact as we place our wheels down and in, whereas with the XC-2 or the XTC-2 here, we just get the contact on the front and on the back edge. Also, the straps that are going to hold the tires down in those cradles have spacers on them, it's a ratcheting design. I just think it's a little more sturdy.The biggest gain you're going to get with the Chinook is going to be that it will fold away from your vehicle for access to the hatch even if you have the bikes loaded. That gives you really good options, a little bit easier to use than what you're going to get with the XTC-2, because it doesn't fold away. Also, when you don't have the bikes loaded, the Chinook will fold up toward the rear of the vehicle. That's going to eliminate some of the space you'll need behind it for parking and things like that. The wheel cradles on the Chinook are going to be a little bit wider. They're going to accept a tire up to three inches. Also, the Chinook will give you a 45 pound per bike capacity, where with the XC-2 or XTC-2, we're going to be at 35 pounds per bike.So with the Chinook, we're going to pick up some ease of use, we're going to pick up those nicer wheel cradles, and we're going to pick up a rack that's fully equipped with locks when we get it. And the price point isn't that much higher than what we see out of the XTC-2.That'll complete our look at the Swagman XTC-2, part number S64670.


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   (820 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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.

Cathy - 05/27/2015

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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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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 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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Easy to assemble. This carrier will be used on a 2012 Nissan Sentra using the Draw Tite 24794 hitch. After the installation on that hitch, there is about 2 inches clearance between the rearmost projection of the rear bumper to the frontmost portion of the wheel carrier of the rack. It is easy to put the bikes into the rack. The trunk lid cannot be opened with the bikes mounted on the rack. The rack seems to be stable and doesn't wobble or bounce much. 26666


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I am happy to see that you included a measurement of the width of the tire slots. The newest Mountain bikes that are just coming out are coming out with wider tires. I am looking at a Specialized mountain bike and the tires are 2.3 to 2.5 inches wide. From the pictures posted it appears that this bikes tires should still fit inside the slots?

-- comment by: JonP - 07/31/2015

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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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Very pleased with this Swagman hitch bike rack! Easy to install, lightweight, held two bikes very securely. I'm 5'2" and I'm glad Zachary O. at etrailer recommended a platform bike rack for me! Using this rack on a 2014 Jeep Compass with a 2" hitch. Being able to lower the center post to access the back of the Jeep is great. Ground clearance was more than adequate. This rack holds my ladies bike securely - I did not need to buy an adapter. The only negative... this is my first bike rack and the instructions were inadequate. Thankfully my boyfriend has had several different kinds of bike racks and was able to put it together very quickly. Would definitely recommend this platform bike rack! 131385


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Have been using this bike rack for a year now and I have no complaints! I have used it weekly. It is easy for me to load my bike and it holds it securely. Would still definitely recommend this platform bike rack!

Rosemary A - 06/03/2015

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Easy to assemble, easy t take on and off. The most time-consuming part is just securing it, which is also a breeze. I am in my sixties and can attest to the east of use. We have it on a Honda Fit, no weight worries. My only concern is how "bouncy" the bikes seem to be on the road, but they have never moved, the rack just seems to use the road conditions to adjust to keep it secure. 436240


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its great, we use it all the time. We have one heavier eBike and one regular bike on our Honda Fit. The rack is simple to use and works perfectly.

HeyJude.Oregon - 09/25/2018

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Please keep in mind the Swagman bike rack part # S64670 has a weight capacity of 35 lbs per bike. If your ebike weighs over 35 lbs it is a good idea to remove the battery from the ebike to make it under the weight capacity of the rack.

-- Heather A - 9/26/2018


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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Still Great and customer service has been wonderful.

Dale L - 08/26/2018

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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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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
$27.95
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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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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Just got the platform rack yesterday. After fast shipping at no charge. I put it on today. I must recommend putting it on your vehicle before you set out to ride. It takes a little time to make adjustments or at least in my case it did. Have to maneuver different things try putting bikes on in various positions so that brackets will fit snugly. It took me about two hours to be satisfied. My wife's is a ladies style, and it was presenting a problem with bracket due to the chain guard getting in the way. Then I switched them around and then the bracket would not go down on mine. Perhaps you wont, have these issues. Depending on the style and make of your bikes. I will be going out tomorrow and i may leave a follow up comment after driving to location. I did buy a little lock for the hitch bolt. And I am going to buy locks for the brackets at the discount store. The suite case type locks work well. 538507



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Installation was effortless. Love how it supports the bikes. 729600



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As a Medical Doctor I take great care to ensure the product I use to transport my bikes is well constructed, and safe. The RACK S64670 arrived in perfect condition. Assembly took at most 10 minutes. The instructions were very clear. The rack slid perfectly into my 2 inch receiver mounted on my LEXUS RX 350. I believe it is a drawtite hutch. Once installed I loaded up our two hybrid bikes. My wife’s bike is a step through. No problem fastening it securely. Thank you so much. Took it for a test drive. No rattles at all. 728374



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Great rack. Easy to use. Good value. 727497



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It’s carried our bikes for thousands of miles. This is a sturdy bike rack. Easy to use. 726413



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Looks like a good bike rack. I had to get a front receiver hitch and this bike rack so we could take our bikes when we tow our a-frame trailer. The bikes don’t block our view of the road much if the seats are removed. 721167



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Extremely simple to install and store when not in use. Easy to secure one or two bikes. Kind of tight but fits two hybrid adult bikes. I had to replace the bolt that secured to trailer receiver with longer one because of class size. Well worth the money! 720449



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I bought this based on all the reviews. Not only from etrailers. But, [online] as well. My deciding factor to buy through etrailers, the reviews were unbelievable and the information that was givin. I felt I was making a smart choice. Thank you for being competitive with the price. The shipping wasn't [online retailer] fast, and that is ok. It got here in time for me to cherish a wonderful fall day in Minnesota....priceless 715537



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Delivery from etrailer was super fast and the price was very competetive. First the PROS: Basic assembly of this carrier was easy and quick. It does carry both our bikes within the width of the car (barely). The carrier is fairly light and attaches easily to the receiver. Mounting the bikes is easy. The latch release can be locked with small padlock, but I would lock both. The squared frame on my hybrid bike can be securely latched down with no marking. Now the CONS: Jiggly! My old Reese carrier was rock solid but this one really sways alot. The wheel carriers are not welded correctly and do not allow folding up to the latch point. Teeth on the hold down bar could be deeper. Getting our 2 bikes to sit within vehicle width took alot of initial finagling. Reflective surfaces were limited so i added my own tape for safety. Purchase of a bike post quick clamp was necessary to fit the 2 bikes on the carrier. And did i say jiggly! Oh, yeah. I don't know how long the rubber wheel straps or the hold down teeth will hold up. I can live with it not folding up as i use the rubber stap to grab the other side wheel hoop. ( i did call e-trailer support about this issue, CSR asked politely if i put it together correctly. Yes, i’m an engineer of 37 years senority). But the jiggling about really bothers me, and evidently, drivers behind as they do not tailgate anymore. So the jury is still out on the value of this product. 714727



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Been really easy to put on and take off. Bikes have a little bit of movement but over all the bike are secure. Overall for the price this is a great hitch. 714354



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I purchased the Swagman XTC-2 bike carrier for my son to transport bikes between home and trails with his 2012 Ford Escape. Setup & assembly was straight-forward and took about 15 minutes. Once installed on his SUV, adjusting to fit his bikes was quick and easy. The XTC-2 holds both bikes securely and the anti-sway feature looks to work very well. Overall the Swagman XTC-2 seems like a well-designed and solidly-built bike carrier. Pricing through eTrailer.com was very reasonable and the unit was delivered within a couple of days. I'll be buying one of these for my own bikes in the near future! 714237



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Shipping from etrailer was fast....as usual. Assembly and installation took less than 30 minutes including detwrini g best way to mount bikes. The rack itself appears well constructed and holds the bikes securely. I did add a piece of "noodle foam" as additional protection for the paint based on concerns expressed in other reviews. I'll be ordering additional wheel straps shortly since my 2 year old Lab just ate one off the rack while writing this review......terrible 2s' I guess 705153


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I also have a lovable Lab and feel your pain. The replacement straps for this bike rack are part # P308
Replacement Rubber Strap for Wheel Hoop on Swagman XTC Series Bike Carriers
$3.00
and are sold in quantities of 1.

-- Victoria B - 09/27/2019

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I love this rack. It was very easy to assemble after delivery and it's extremely easy to install and use. The bikes stay secure and don't move. When installed in the trailer hitch properly, the rack doesn't vibrate or move at all. The unit comes with the 2" adapter installed and it works perfectly. I used this with both a women's style bike with the angled cross bar and a men's racing-style bike and I couldn't be happier. The adjustments on the rack are simple to use and the bikes go on and off quickly. No issues with the bikes touching each other either. If there is interference between bikes when you first use the rack, you can simply move the wheel holders to offset the bikes as needed. Great product at a competitive price. Very happy and highly recommended. 704677



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I received my order of the Swagman XTC-2 earlier than I had expected, so this gave me extra time to check out the parts and instructions before mounting the bike rack onto my Dodge Ram pickup. The installation was so straight-forward that I didn't to worry about missing a detail. It was very easy to adjust the wheel pockets and clamp bars. I have no doubt the the bikes will be secure during transport. 700157



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I haven't installed it yet but I want rave about the customer service I got. Becky was an awesome help. UPS misdelivered my package and i had sent an email to inform after contacting UPS. She immediately followed up and started an investigation with UPS. Thankfully my neighbor brought me the package but I was very impressed with how this was handled. 704871



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Much easier to put bikes on than my old two-bar unit. I was worried and disappointed that it came with a small (1.25") receiver and adapter to bring it to 2". It was strong enough to carry two old heavy bicycles from the Midwest to Florida and back. No problems. I still wish it had come with 2" steel to the first joint. If they make a heavier duty carrier in the future, I might sell this to somebody and buy the heavier duty. 695757



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Came on time and in great shape. Easy to put together. We had another just like it for years. Unfortunately, we were rear ended. The rack saved the car! 694800



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Great product. Not the top of the line, but good enough for the kids' car while she's living the college life. This isn't heavy and I wouldn't put two heavy bikes on it unless in a pinch. But it's fine for your commuter bike. Plus, it folds up well. As usual, etrailer also provides a great price, great packaging, and fast shipping. 693177



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I haven't used it yet but assembly was easy. Instructions weren't great but it was easy to figure out without instructions. It's very sturdy but light enough I can mount it without struggling. 692750



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We have used our bike rack many times now, both locally and on long trips. It is easy to get the bikes on and off and I do not have to add a lot of bungie cords to keep the wheels from spinning or falling off. The only downside, is that it is difficult to open the trunk when the bikes are mounted. 690640


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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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  • Kuat Transfer 2.0 vs Swagman XTC-2 for a 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI
  • You've narrowed it down to two extremely good racks. You are right about how the distance of the bikes on the rack interacts with their stability. The closer the bikes are to the vehicle, the less sway and bounce they experience as they travel. I have not seen a Kuat Transfer, part # TS02G mounted on a 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI. I did go out to our warehouse and measure the Kuat Transfer and the Swagman XTC, part # S64670 to give you an idea of their clearances. We use a stacking...
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  • Recommended Platform Bike Rack for Use With 2013 Jeep Wrangler
  • I can certainly help you out choosing the right bike rack to fit your needs. The first step for you to take is to measure from the center of your Jeep's hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the spare tire. For example, on a 2013 Wrangler, Curt hitch # 9883544 measures 10-1/2" to the edge of the spare. You would need your bike rack to extend past this at its closest point if your Jeep has a similar measurement. The Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 is 8 inches to the first wheel hoop, and 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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  • Trailer Hitch for 2019 Mazda CX-3
  • We do have trailer hitches to fit your 2019 Mazda CX-3 that are similar to the part # 90092 that you referenced. The available hitches for the 2019 CX-3 are the 1-1/4-inch size like # 90092 but they are lighter-duty Class I hitches. There are not any Class II hitches for your car. The available Class I hitches are Draw-Tite # 24933 and Curt # C11418. Between these two I recommend the USA-made Curt # C11418 because it will be easier to install. A video and the instructions both are...
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  • How to Transport Bikes with 2017 Toyota Prius Prime
  • I do have a solution for you, however there is not a trunk-mount bike rack available that is confirmed to fit your 2017 Toyota Prius Prime for exactly the reasons you mentioned. Its hatch construction and design prevents a secure fit with a trunk-mounted carrier. Your best option for transporting bikes with your Prius Prime is with a trailer hitch and hitch-mounted rack. For a trailer hitch, I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24966. This Class I hitch is confirmed...
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  • How to Transport 4 Bikes with 2017 Chevy Bolt EV
  • The hitch you mentioned # 24956 is a Class I hitch which means it has a very low weight capacity. That means it can only carry up to two bikes at a time due to the increased weight and leverage of bikes beyond the 2 bike portion of the rack. Also, Yakima does not have any bike racks compatible with Class I hitches. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite,...
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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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  • 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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  • 2013 Subaru Impreza Premium Hatchback 2 Reciever Trailer Hitch Recommendation
  • For your 2013 Subaru Impreza Hatchback, we do have one 2 inch receiver available. It is the EcoHitch Invisi Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 306-X7211. This trailer hitch receiver will only fit models with center knock-out panel in the lower rear fascia, and does not fit WRX or WRX STi models. A Class I trailer hitch receiver will work fine to carry 2 bikes on your Impeza if you use a Class I compatible bike rack. Some racks will have more than 2 bikes, but the...
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  • Can Wheel Hoops for Swagman XTC Bike Rack Fit on Swagman XC
  • Sounds like you are looking for fat tire adapters for your XC, # S64650. For that the correct fitting kit is the part # S64674.
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  • Recommended Locking Bolt for Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack
  • The Swagman Replacement Threaded Hitch Pin and Clip # P5901 is designed to fit Swagman bike racks with 2 inch shanks. This hitch pin actually has an outer diameter of 5/8 inch and is 4-3/4 inches long according to my contact at Swagman so it will not fit your bike rack. He said for the XTC-2 # S64670, you have the 1/2 inch diameter threaded pin # P5902 which is 3-1/2 inches long. He said you will want the # S64029 which is 6 inches long for your application. If you want the cable...
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  • Platform Bike Rack for a Front Mount Hitch on a 2008 GMC Sierra 2500
  • Any bike rack, but especially platform racks, will have movement. The movement you see in the video is exaggerated due to the placement of the cameras so it appears like it is moving a lot when really it isn't moving all that much. But with that said there are certainly racks that are more stable that others and there are additional measures you can take to further reduce movement. The Swagman XTC # S64670 uses a threaded bolt that pulls the bike rack shank tight to the side of the receiver...
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  • Comparing the Swagman XC Part # S64650 and the Swagman XTC Part # S64670
  • The main difference between the Swagman XC part # S64650 and the Swagman XTC part # S64670 is the wheel hoops. The wheel hoops that come with the XC can accommodate a bike with tires up 3.5" wide and spaced 51-1/2" apart on center (wheelbase). The Swagman XTC can accommodate a bike with tires up 2.5" wide and spaced 66" apart on center (wheelbase). Therefore, if you have a bike with a longer wheelbase >66" then you are going to want to use the XTC but if you have a bike with a shorter...
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  • Recommended Hitch Extender for Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch and 2 Inch Bike Rack
  • The Draw-Tite # 24857 for your 2008 BMW is only rated for Class I. This means the only options to have your bike rack fit are the # HTAD or the # HT5R that are compatible with Class I hitches. You will limit the 200 lb tongue weight capacity of your hitch to 100 lbs because the adapter will reduce the hitch's tongue weight by 50%. That new 100 lb capacity will need to include the weight of your bike carrier as well as the loaded bikes. I also recommend using a hitch lock like # 1472DAT...
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  • Installed Clearance Dimension for Curt Trailer Hitch C11400 on 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback
  • The light-duty Class I hitch # C11400 is a confirmed fit on the GT Hatchback version of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra. We have not had a local customer come in for an install of this particular hitch on your particular vehicle so we do not have the hitch-pin-to-bumper-cover dimension we always provide once we've done an install here at etrailer. I checked with the technical team at Curt and while they confirmed the fit of this hitch on the car they too did not have the dimension available....
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Honda Accord Coupe
  • The main advantages to a platform bike rack would be that the bikes are very easy to load and unload, the bikes are very secure (at the wheels and frame), the bikes will not be touching, you will be less likely to have the cables of your bike rub on the frame of your bike. The main advantage that hanging racks have over platform racks is weight. If you plan on removing the bike rack frequently a hanging bike rack might be a good choice. Or, we do have a lightweight platform bike rack...
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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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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2005 Toyota Prius to Carry a Bike Rack
  • For your 2005 Toyota Prius I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24808. This features a 2000 pound towing capacity and 200 pound tongue weight. I prefer the Draw-Tite because it does not require the use of a support strap when carrying items like bike racks which the Curt hitch will. The Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 is a great rack for you because it will fit the 1-1/4 inch Class I hitch on your Prius. If you're interested in a Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded...
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  • 1-1/4-Inch Class II Hitch Bike Rack for Heavy Schwinn Bike
  • The hitches made for your 2007 Chevrolet Impala are the 1-1/4-inch Class II type, Draw-Tite # 36407 and Curt # C12252. Both offer the same weight capacity of 300-lbs tongue weight and both are no-drill bolt-on installations using included hardware. The Curt hitch is made here in the USA. You will need to use a Class II-rated hitch bike rack; all such carriers appear on the linked page. Most bike racks, like the Swagman XTC # S64670, top out at a 35-lbs bike weight rating but we do have...
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  • Anti-Rattle Hitch Bolt for Swagman XTC-2 Bike Carrier S64670
  • For the Swagman XTC-2 bike carrier # S64670 the correct anti-rattle part is # S64029 which not only keeps the rack steady in your hitch but also provides a lock for security. Bike rack makers choose not to use a common size and thread pitch for their anti-rattle bolts/locks so you need to stick with one made for your particular product to ensure it will fit and function correctly.
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  • Comparing a Hollywood or Swagman XTC-2 Platform Bike Rack for a Toyota Highlander
  • Both the Swagman XTC-2, # S64670, and the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider, # HR200Z, are hitch-mounted, platform-style bike racks which are able to transport a pair of bikes. Each can fit 1-1/4- and 2-inch hitches with straps that hold the wheels in place and hooks that latch onto the bike's frame. There are a number of key differences that lead me to recommend the Hollywood Trail Rider. It is capable of carrying bikes with a maximum tire width of three inches, compared to the 2.5-inch width...
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  • How to Carry 4 Bikes with a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen
  • Class I hitches have 2 bike limit because they cannot handle the added weight and leverage that is put on the hitch when the rack carries more than 2 bikes. The more bikes you load on a hitch mounted bike rack the further the weight gets carried away from the hitch so even if you are under the 200 lb capacity the torque from the added leverage will end up putting to much stress on the hitch. The only way you are going to carry 4 bikes with your 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen is to...
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  • Weight Of Swagman XTC-2 Compared To Thule Doubletrack Bike Carrier
  • The Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitches # S64670 weighs about 30 lbs. The Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Hitch Mount # TH9054 weighs about 35 lbs. These are the weights without bikes loaded so if you are looking at tongue weight for your trailer hitch receiver, you will need to add this weight and up to 35 lbs per bike. Loaded with bikes to capacity, the Thule Doubletrack will weigh 105 lbs and the Swagman...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2007 Honda Fit Sport
  • For your 2007 Honda Fit Sport, I recommend the Draw-Tite Class I Sport Frame Receiver Hitch # 24776. This Class I hitch is confirmed to fit your vehicle and will provide a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and a tongue weight capacity of 200 pounds. I recommend this over the Curt model also confirmed to fit your vehicle because unlike Curt, Draw-Tite does not require the use of stabilizing straps like # 18050 with non-trailer loads such as bike racks and cargo carriers. I have attached the...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Volkswagen Passat
  • Yes, the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24880 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2015 Volkswagen Passat so it would work well for you. I attached installation instructions plus an install video for you to check out. If you were looking for a hitch mounted bike rack I would recommend the Swagman XTC2 bike rack part # S64670. This is a very popular bike rack with our customers because of how well it works and how well it is priced. Check out the review video I attached for this...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Lexus GS 350 Non-F Sport
  • The hitch I would recommend for your 2013 Lexus GS 350 non-F Sport is the Draw Tite Hitch part # 36535. This hitch would do great carrying a bike rack and doesn't require a stabilizer strap like the Curt hitch does. I attached a video of what a hitch will look like installed on your vehicle. Basically the very bottom of the lower bumper cover will need to be trimmed slightly to accommodate the hitch opening. The Swagman XTC2, part # S64670 is one of the most popular racks because...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 2012 Chevrolet Sonic
  • There were two models of the Chevrolet Sonic lt in 2012. One is a 4-door sedan and the other model is a 5-door hatchback. If you have a 4-door sedan then the trailer hitch I recommend is part # 24876. This is a Class l trailer hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. For a 5-door hatchback I recommend part # 24878. This is also a Class l hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. I recommend the Draw-Tite trailer hitches because a stabilizing strap like part # 18050 is...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2015 Honda Fit
  • As long as you do not overload the Thule Passage part # TH910XT (35 lbs per bike), and you keep the painted surfaces of your Fit clean as well as the pads of the bike rack you would do no damage to your vehicle with this rack. A much better option for you might be a hitch mounted option since it wouldn't contact your vehicle at all. For a hitch you would want the part # 24920 as it has been confirmed as a fit. Since you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without...
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