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Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting

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  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Swagman
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 1
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Bike and Hitch Lock
  • Frame Mount
This platform-style carrier has adjustable, padded hooks that hold 2 bikes by the top tubes. Sliding wheel cradles accommodate most bike lengths. Rack tilts down for access to cargo area and folds up for storage. Includes locks for bikes and rack. Call 800-298-8924 to order Swagman hitch bike racks part number S64683 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Swagman products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks - S64683

This platform-style carrier has adjustable, padded hooks that hold 2 bikes by the top tubes. Sliding wheel cradles accommodate most bike lengths. Rack tilts down for access to cargo area and folds up for storage. Includes locks for bikes and rack.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted, platform-style carrier transports 2 bicycles on the back of your vehicle
  • Ratcheting, padded hooks hold your bikes firmly by the top tubes
    • Padding protects your bike frames from scratches and abrasions
    • Push buttons allow hooks to move independently to hold bikes of different sizes
    • Locks in arms let you secure your bikes to the rack
  • Sliding cradles with ratcheting straps secure your bike wheels to the rack
    • Adjust easily with hand knobs to accommodate bikes of different lengths
  • Spring-loaded levers let you tilt the rack down or fold it up
    • Tilt rack down - with bikes loaded - for cargo area access
    • Fold down hook arm with no bikes loaded for cargo area access
    • Fold down hook arm and fold rack up against rear of vehicle when not in use
  • Hitch lock secures the rack to your vehicle
    • Threaded pin also serves as an anti-wobble device to reduce rattle in the hitch
    • Includes 2 keys
  • Removable adapter sleeve converts the rack for use with 1-1/4" hitches
  • Solid steel construction with black powder coat finish is strong, durable, and rust resistant


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class I and II) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 45 lbs per bike
  • Maximum wheel base: 50"
  • Maximum tire width: 3"
  • Wheel diameter: 20" to 29"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of rack when folded down: 12-1/2"
    • End of rack when folded down: 25"
    • Closest part of rack when folded up: 6"
  • Carrier weight: 47 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

Swagman Chinook 2-Bike Carrier

The Chinook lets you carry 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle. It has padded, ratcheting hooks and sliding wheel cradles with ratcheting straps so you can carry 2 bikes regardless of size, frame design, or suspension or brake style. An integrated lever lets you tilt the rack down for cargo access or fold it up for storage, and the low loading height reduces the strain of mounting your bikes for transport. It also has a locking system that secures your bikes to the rack and the rack to your vehicle.


Padded, Ratcheting Hooks on Upright Arm

Padded Locking Hooks

Ratcheting hooks on the upright arm hold 2 bikes of varying sizes firmly by the top tubes. The padded hooks won't scratch or scuff your bike, and built-in locks let you secure the bikes to the rack. You can fold the upright arm when no bikes are on the rack for convenient access to your vehicle's rear cargo area.


Sliding Wheel Cradles with Ratcheting Straps

Adjustable Wheel Trays

Sliding cradles with ratcheting straps hold your bikes in place by the wheels. The cradles easily adjust with hand knobs to accommodate bikes of different lengths.


Convenient Cargo Area Access and Storage

Fold ForwardFold Up For Storage

A spring-loaded lever in the base lets you tilt the rack - with bikes loaded - for access to your vehicle's rear cargo area. When you're not carrying bikes you can use this same lever to fold the rack up against the rear of your vehicle.


Locking Hitch Pin

Threaded Locking Hitch Pin

The locking, threaded hitch pin secures the rack to your hitch receiver and also serves as an anti-wobble device to eliminate rattling in the receiver.


Removable Adapter Sleeve

Adapter Sleeve

The rack has a removable aluminum sleeve that lets you convert the 2" shank for use in 1-1/4" hitches.



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Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting


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  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
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  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Swagman


This platform-style carrier has adjustable, padded hooks that hold 2 bikes by the top tubes. Sliding wheel cradles accommodate most bike lengths. Rack tilts down for access to cargo area and folds up for storage. Includes locks for bikes and rack.

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Video Transcript for Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack Test Course

Speaker 1: Here on our test course, we'll start by inaudible 00:00:02 the slaloms. This is going to show us the side-to-side action, which simulates turning corners, or evasive maneuvers. Once we get to the alternating speed bumps, we'll see the twisting action. This will simulate hitting a curb, or pothole, or driving over uneven pavement. Once we get to the full speed bumps, we'll see the up-and-down action. This will be just like driving in and out of a parking lot, garage, or driveway..


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Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting - S64683

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (72 Customer Reviews)

This platform-style carrier has adjustable, padded hooks that hold 2 bikes by the top tubes. Sliding wheel cradles accommodate most bike lengths. Rack tilts down for access to cargo area and folds up for storage. Includes locks for bikes and rack.

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Things I wanted in a platform bike rack: -Rack that could accommodate at least a 49" wheel base -At least 35 lbs per bike capacity, but preferably 45 lbs -A Rack that could fold up and out of the way without hitting the bumper or interfering with the rear hatch opening. -A rack that would have enough clearance to still open the hatch with the bikes mounted and tilted away. -My bike (that I was concerned about fitting): 2017 Trek Fuel EX 7 29er, size XXL. This rack hit all of those requirements! I was a bit hesitant because there was no confirmed fitment for the 2014+ Forester (beyond some measurements), but I ordered it anyway. I'm happy to report that the rack fits perfectly. I attached pictures that show that there is plenty of clearance when the bike is mounted, bike is mounted and tilted away (to open the hatch), and when the rack is folded up (to clear bumper and open the rear hatch). Rack itself: -Assembly and installation was fairly easy. The directions could be somewhat confusing, but read carefully and pay attention and it will be easy. -The cam locks that are used to tilt/fold the rack and to release the vertical arm are much more convenient than having to remove and re-insert a pin. --there is some up and down play from the tilt/fold cam lock, but it actually does not cause excess movement when the bikes are mounted and the car is moving, hitting bumps, turning, etc. -Very minimal movement from the rack while in motion. -The padding on the hooks is fairly hard, so I did buy some pipe insulation to protect the top tube on my bikes. -The rack hooks lock and there is a lock for the hitch pin. No cables necessary! -The wheel trays are very sturdy and easy to adjust. -The price was very reasonable, especially considering that locks are included. Regarding etrailer.com -awesome database of information AND the best prices that I could find. -the support team is also very responsive and helpful. I'm very happy with my hitch rack so far, and I'm very happy to have ditched my roof bike carriers! 289376



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I ordered the Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack on line from etrailer and so far have been very satisfied. The bike rack was delivered in less than a week. Unpacking the rack and assembly was fairly straightforward. I have read some reviews that complained the assembly instructions were a bit vague. I didn't have a problem but can see where others without a mechanical background get confused. The rack is very sturdy, but there is some side to side play in the tilt mechanism. I'm not sure this can be avoided with a rack that folds down. Installing the Curt trunk stabilizing strap takes most of the sway out of the rack. Installation is fairly easy and quick. It takes me 6 - 7 minutes to install the back on my hitch, and to install the bike and be ready to drive away. That seems reasonable to me. So far I've only loaded 1 bike. I've included pictures of my installation on a 2014 Mercedes Benz E350 sedan. Clearance between the bikes, the rack and the car are good. With the bike loaded in the inside, most forward position, I have 6" clearance between the pedal and the bumper. With the bike removed, the center support folded flat and the rack folded up in the storage position, I have 4" clearance between the closest part of the bike rack (the fold down hinge assembly) and the back bumper of the car. I am able to open the trunk of the car without removing the bikes or using the tilt feature, but I do have to remove the stabilizing strap first. Overall, I'm very pleased with the bike rack and think it will serve me much better than my old strap on rack. Since the weather has been cool since getting the bike carrier, I haven't taken any long trips to give it a real workout. 356818



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I chose the Chinook mainly because it came with locks for the hooks to keep the bikes secure, and a lock for the hitch pin to keep the rack itself secure. I also like that it has ratcheting top tube hooks, rather than hooks that secure with knobs. Assembling the rack was straightforward and took maybe 20 minutes. I did it with the rack off the car. I installed a trailer hitch on my 2009 Civic Si sedan (this was not NEARLY as easy as assembling the rack!) and hooked up the Chinook. It's fairly heavy, but appears to be about the same weight as most other platform style racks - even lighter than some of the higher end ones. It slid right into the receiver. The hitch pin/lock is easy to use. I loaded my XL 29" hardtail mountain bike and my wife's M comfort/step through bike onto the rack - the sliding trays were easy to move with the bike off the rack and I used a rubber mallet to fine tune their positions with some gentle taps once the bikes were on. One of my concerns was that the hook wouldn't go low enough for my wife's bike. I put the low hook on first and had it facing the outside as that's where my wife's bike was. The hook went down plenty far to secure the comfort bike. I did put small towels between the bikes and the hooks, as the "padding" on the hooks isn't very soft. The bikes didn't interfere with each other and they didn't touch the car. I was even able to open the trunk with the bikes on the rack in the upright position. The rack can tilt away from the car which would probably be helpful for cars with larger trunk lids. We set off for the trail. The rack did bounce around a bit while driving down the road (probably due to the low load rating for the hitch for the Civic more than the rack itself) but everything held tight and got the bikes to the trail with no issues. Unloading and reloading at the trail was quick and easy. Overall, I am very happy with this rack! It does everything I wanted a rack to do at a very affordable price. 336635



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I have been using this with 1 bike (not 2 yet) for about a month now, and it has worked great for me so far. Yes it is pretty heavy and still has movement going over bumps, but it seems very strong. I just took the 2nd bike tire mounts off until I need them. Everything is metal on this except the bike frame ratchet track and button mostly. I use it on a 2014 sonic hatchback with the trailer hitch I bought from here as well. I recommend this for people not wanting to risk scratching the paint on their car. The pictures make it look like it sticks way past the sides of my car, but that's not correct. 432749



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First off I got tired of putting my bike in the back end of my 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek! So, birthday present to myself. I bought the Curt 1 1/4" class 1 receiver hitch from Etrailer of course (posted install). Then I ordered the Swagman Chinook platform bike carrier! Best bike rack purchase ever! I did a lot of online comparisons, always been a Thule fan? But hands down the Swagman Chinook was the best bang for the buck @ $$$ and change from Etrailer! It took me @ 15 minutes to put together straight out of the box, and waited til yesterday to put it on my car. As you can see from photos attached it works awsome! Now it's going to be a lot easier to travel to the BMX races! 336348



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This is my first hitch mounted rack. I was very excited and hopeful that this rack was of compatible quality to that of Thule or yakima, albeit with a more reasonable price tag. However I think that it came up short. Likes Sturdy. This thing is built like a tank and would certainly have no issues dealing with some very heavy bikes! Attractive. I like that it is simple, not flashy and when no bikes are loaded it's completely out of the way. Fit. I have a drawtight hitch mounted Ted to my 2016 Subaru Forester and the clearances are perfect! When folder up there is about 1.5 inches between the rack and the bumper. Nice and tight. Function. I like how it folds up. Dislikes. Very heavy. Pretty sure this is 100% steel with very minimal use of aluminum, if at all. This also has me very concerned that after a couple years it will look like rusted junk. Width. I just bought a trek fuel with plus tires and the trays will not actually go wide enough by about 2 inches. As a result the bike always has one tire not fully seated in the tray. Luckily the tray has a strap so it is secure, but this is definitely a compromise. Fit and finish. Some small rust spots. I had to add grease to the main pivot to help with a very tight movement of the rack folding up, some of the joints also needed to be tightened and the key/lock mechanism clearly was not deburred inside and I spent a long time trying to unlock my bike from the rack. Adding bike lube to the mechanism and working it for a few minutes made it a smoother operation. All said, if I had to do it again I would pay the extra money for a mainstream bike rack brand. But I use this every week in the summer. If you're an occasional user this would probably be fine. 389387



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This bike rack is very sturdy, which adds to its hefty weight. Overall, it secures my bikes very well and the locking mechanism for both the hitch and bikes seems to be of good quality. The bikes would probably have to be damaged to be removed from the rack while it's locked, so that's about as much as you could ask for I guess. I bought this to enable transport of my triathlon bike with a disc wheel, which works perfect, even without the rear wheel strapped. The bike secures very snugly, so it doesn't shake around at all, although there is minimal play in the hitch...only very slight sway. For the price, quality, and utility, I'd definitely recommend this rack! 272303


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The bike rack is still holding up well. We use it almost every weekend and its been great. No issues whatsoever.

Joshua M - 01/15/2018

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I was pleased with the fairly quick delivery (less than a week). However, when trying to put together I felt the directions were somewhat unclear. I felt like I wasn't confident that I was putting it together correctly due to lack of full, detailed instructions. Also, it is quite heavy (~46lbs) and awkward! I guess I didn't fully understand how heavy it would be - which I guess is my fault. I would definitely recommend trying to put it together while it is inserted in the hitch of the car. The rack itself seems pretty sturdy but I am really unhappy with how much wobble and sway the rack moves in the hitch. I have a 2 inch hitch and use the 2 inch adapter. I wish I knew if the sway is normal, or if I have done something incorrectly. Also, I received a Swagman hitch lock with my rack but I really struggle with being able to turn it so that the thread goes in as it should. So I resulted back to using the non-lock version that also came with the rack. Also, for the lock hitch I don't understand why it is so long. It is nearly twice as long as the one that is meant for the rack. What is the point of it being so long? Overall, the rack is okay but now I'm wishing I had gone with a less obtrusive, lighter weight rack. 293614



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Still getting spacing sorted out, but so far it's a good carrier. It's stable in my Class 1 receiver and seems to keep the bike from bouncing around. I slipped an old sock over the locking arm to prevent frame rub some people have claimed. While the bike is held securely for travel to/from the trails, I can't get the locking arm to sit in the lowest point of the top tube by the seat post - the safest spot regarding anti-theft - without my bike being shifted to the extreme edge of the carrier. My solution was to get a security cable similar to this - https://www.etrailer.com/Bike-Locks/Master-Lock/72DPF.html - and padlock it to the receiver for trips where I plan to be away from the car/bike for more than a couple minutes. Why I knocked off a star: One of the supplied carriage bolts is 1/8-1/4" too short out of the box, making it impossible to thread the nut on the end with the split-lock washer in place. And perhaps I don't know my own strength, but I over-torqued one nut and snapped the bolt, sending it flying. I replaced all 4 assembly bolts and split-lock washers with some Grade 5, zinc-plated, 5/16-18 carriage bolts in sizes (1) 2", (1) 2.5", (2) 3". M8-1.25 also works. 395952



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This hitch bike carrier is terrific! It is so easy to load and unload my bike. With the right tool, a 3/4 " ratcheting socket wrench, installing in onto my car is a snap and because the pin tightens down, there is no play and sway during transport. The locking hooks provide theft deterrence. I am an older woman, not very big, and I assembled this by myself and have no problems installing and using it on my car. It is less work overall than carrying my bike in the back of my vehicle, and better for the bike. I called etrailer.com a couple times with questions and they were available, responsive and helpful. I am still learning the best way to haul two bikes, and of course that will be different with each situation. For me, it is important to load the first bike next to the car (on the inner wheel cups.) I take off the hooks and lay the pole to the side and the bike loads as easily as onto the outer wheel cups. My hitch does not allow a lot of space between the vehicle (a Jeep Patriot) and the carrier so that may not be necessary with other vehicles. 391330



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Used our Swagman Chinook 2 bike platform for the first time today. My wife and I really like it. Drove about 60 miles to a rail trail at a state park. Easy to load and unload, travels well on the highway and secondary roads. Love the ability to tilt the rack with the bikes on for easy access to the rear door of our Subaru Outback. It appears to be a very well made carrier. It does weigh almost 50 lbs, and that is our only complaint. 401946



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Shipping was outstanding, I placed the order on Sunday and had my bike rack on Wednesday. I assembled it that night, assembly was pretty simple, you just had to read the directions and follow them - between the instructions and the illustrations, it was easy with the most time consuming part being some trial and error to adjust the platforms that the tires sit on to get them in the best place to center the bike behind the car and have the tires sit firmly on the platforms. The normal guy thing of skip the instructions would be hard. Putting the bike in the front position (toward the car) was a bit difficult until I read the directions on loading and lowered the upright arm and it became easy. Loading is easily a one person operation. I used the rack for the first time today (the day after it arrived), and it performed as I expected. I would recommend this and would buy it again. 382261



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Worked as expected. Compact when folded up. Locks are a nice feature. 410985



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Very study and enjoy the locking systems included. However I was a bit disappointing in a few parts of this hauler. The wheel housings being make of plastic vs metal like everything else has me a bit concerned on the lifespan since when you set it down the rack typically rests on the housings. Also one of the bolts holding the cross bar is the absolute minimum possible, so with a slight out of tolerance in the bend angle of the center housing, it was a significant effort to install the nut (I had to bend the lock-washer to be much closer to flat to get access to a couple threads on the bolt). Lastly I wish the locks between the locking hitch pin and the locking vertical hooks were on the same key. Despite the disappointments, it fits virtually all sizes of bikes, securely, and includes excellent features for the price point. 377699



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My husband and I just put this together last night! My husband who is retired military kept saying "this is a nice bike rack !" It was simple to assemble, sturdy , and he really likes that both the hitch and the U shaped holders can be locked. It came with all the parts, easy to follow directions. I do "occasional riding" , it is very easy for me to strap my bike down. I have a truck it is installed on, the rack tips down, with the bikes on , I can access the bed of the truck and folds when not in use. When I called etrailer , I had NO knowledge of bike racks, but with Devin W (salesman) help and advise, I made an excellent purchase. Easy to assemble, sturdy, very easy to use, I also don't consider expensive. etrailer had the lowest price. I definitely would recommend etrailer and purchase from them again. Thank You 439435



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I decided to purchase Swagman Chinook 2 after trying Swagman XC2 for a few days. Chinook 2 has a similar basic architecture/functionality as XC2, but with more robust engineering details that would enhance the ease of use and durability. Though Chinook 2 is more expensive than XC2, it has all the good qualities of XC2 plus everything I wished XC2 had. Chinook 2 works perfectly on my 2013 Honda Accord. Pros: Solid construction, easy access to trunk even with bikes loaded, fold/tilt capability,built in bike and hitch locks, built in wheel straps, jam-free sliding mechanisms (this was a big issue with XC2), stable (little wobbling) even at high speeds, easy mounting/dismounting of bikes, Cons: weight; fully assembled rack is about 45lbs; not the easiest thing to move around given the weight and the overall size. 289533



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The swagman bike rack arrived in 3 days. After exhaustive review, of which etrailers videos and pics were a vital part (many products I had no idea existed), I chose the swagman tilting rack. I needed the tilt to open the door of my Volkswagon Tiguan and wanted the wheel trays to get additional stability. It all went together in 10-20 minutes, I built it right in the hitch receiver. Tightened all the bolts adjusted the wheel trays and loaded my bikes. I am so happy with everything. I added two rubber straps to further stabilize the rack during transit and everything is working perfectly. The swagman was even on sale for [$$] off. Etrailer has been emailing me for awhile, as we were off on a 3 month jaunt, so they have gone beyond the norm to provide this great service. 370801



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I rarely give anything five stars, but the Chinhook bike rack is as close to perfect as it gets. The delivery was prompt. Assembly was a breeze. The directions were concise and obviously drafted in English and not badly translated from another language...clearly written by a native English speaker. I have not figured out where it was manufactured but it is solid and well built. The designers and the maker got their heads together and made a great product. We just made our first road trip (300) miles without any problem. I love the design. We upgraded from a much cheaperrack that scared us and the extra money bought us peace of mind and security. Swagman has a great design and manufacturing team! Thanks guys!! 321369


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we remain highly satisfied

Babu B - 12/09/2017

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This is my second order with etrailer and they have given me great service and delivery. The website was extremely helpful. When I received the Swagman Bike Rack it was easy to assemble. Putting the bikes on was somewhat complicated and glad I am a handy person. The hold-down hooks would not secure due to the height of the crossbars in the male and female bikes. After much changes in placement and configurations, I finally had to unscrew the bars and change the front and back heights on the the 2 bars. Now all is secure and is working fine, locks fine and could not be happier. It may help to have on the video that this may be a factor with an easy fix. 434583



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First platform style I've used. It is on a 2016 Toyota Tacoma. I can ALMOST put the tailgate flat, but goes 99% when tilted back to remove items from bed of truck. There is a lot of nice things about this product. The mast lays down and platform fold closer to your vehicle when not in use. It also tilts away from the vehicle to easier load the front bike. The tightening and locking pin is nice and the ratcheting hooks also lock. Was east to assemble. Galvanized hardware is also a nice touch too. Well worth it, I got it on sale anyway. It was a very long time to ship, got held up at the manufacture. Very happy with the Swagman brand! 268128


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GREAT!!! First platform style Ive used and this particular one is VERY nice for the money. Built tough, the tower folds down and the platform folds up out of the way. Nice for storage too. Glad I made this purchase! Also platform folds out to access stuff in your tailgate have tonau cover

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I purchased this product for my husband as a gift. He was wanting a rack that would be easy to get a bike on and off of, and something that would clear the spare tire attatched to our tailgate. (we own a Jeep Liberty Renegade) He has been very happy with this rack! It met his want list and has been very stable when transporting his bike. It has two locks, folds down to a great size, and is well built. Etrailer provided excellent customer service, and I found the product demos very helpful!... I would recommend the company and the product! 336325



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Good design, light weight and strong. But there is defect, some spot-welding points fell off on the wheel cradles ( as pictures show ). 433995



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The rack shipped fast, thank you! Assembly was easy and rack looks very sturdy. I did have to disassemble and switch position of the locking arms to accommodate our bikes, but this was easy to do. I bought this rack to take our bikes to Florida for our 2 month winter break. Fits our 2015 Ford Edge great and tilt feature allows for easy access to rear cargo area. Very happy so far with the Swagman Chinook, the upcoming trip will be the true test of the rack. Thanks etrailer.com for a trouble free online shopping experience. 322441


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Still a five star bike rack! Have made two trips from northern Michigan to Florida besides local use, and our bikes rode safe and secure. Very happy with this Swagman Chinook and the purchase experience from etrailer.com. Highly recommend both.

Chris B - 12/05/2017

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The Swagman Chinook 2-bike carrier appears to be well built and easily hauls my mountain bikes. Assembly upon arrival did not take long. Unit is a bit heavy for my wife to carry and put on and off the vehicle, but manageable. I had do do some swapping around of the frame hooks to get them to work with the 2 different bikes, but only 2 bolts each and not difficult. Great to have a bike carrier that tilts away from the hatch on the SUV to allow access to the back of the vehicle. This unit is definitely worth the purchase so far. 419240



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The instructions for assembly could use some better images and instructions. I did have to unassembled and reassemble once to make sure I got it right. If you've ever assembled IKEA furniture, this should be familiar and no big deal. We used the carrier to drive to a bike trail 20 minutes away and the rack performed well. I like how it does not block the back-up camera on our 2016 Subaru Forester. The locks are a great piece of mind when you have to make a stop along the way and you don't have to worry about you gear. 464177



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We are a retired couple, and the Swagman Chinook 2-bike rack is our first experience with a bike carrier. Assembly was easy, and fit on our 2017 Acura RDX with Class II hitch with no problem. Once the initial adjustments were made, we found it fairly easy to install and remove the bikes. Our older, heavy (35#) bikes are well within the capacity of the rack, and don't show much wiggle and bounce on paved roads and freeway speeds. Well made and functional product. 428783



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Shipped in time and came with no defect... factory packed. It was simple to assemble and install. Product seems to be well built and very functional. It folds down for storing it attached it on your vehicle and can also pull outwards for vehicle door to have space to open. I've been using Thule products mostly, this is half the price but matches the construction. I have no reservations in recommending it. Will have to see how it weathers with time. 276181



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It fits nicely on our 2017 Forester. Easy to install and feels sturdy. I had a 4 bike Saris but it was just so big and awkward to deal with. The Swagman doesn't stick out so far & it folds easily out of the way so we can get into the rear hatch. 336144



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Have had the carrier long enough to use it and tell you its a winner. Installation instructions were good. You might add a deep socket would be useful when installing the hitch pin stabilizer. What's great is that when the bikes are loaded you can easily lower them to open the SUV door. Returning the bikes to the upright position is easy. They bicycles ride tight and secure down the road. I'd recommend this rack. 328863



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This bike rack has lived up to expectations. It holds the bikes securely and is easy to use. I have had no issues with breakage on any of the parts and the rack still looks like it did when I first got it, though it has taken may trips. The rubber tie down straps are real easy to use. I like that the rack can be bolted to the hitch so that it does not rattle. I would certainly recommend this product. 428015



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My 2016 Trance 2 size Large fit on it fine. I went with this rack because I was afraid other racks would not hold the Trance securely due to its shape. The swing away feature goes out far enough that it doesn't hinder my 05 Equinox's lift gate. Assembly was a bit of a pain due to 2 holes being very tight. Bolts are aluminum so they aren't as strong, but then again the rack is only rated for 90 pounds. 262478



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I bought this late September of 2016. It was easy to put together, no real surprises there. It is simple to install on the vehicle. I have not removed the 2" hitch adapter, but looks straight forward. The rack is easily adjustable for different bike geometries. Not sure how it would fare with a road bike. The wheel troughs may be too deep to effectively hold road tires. I use it on a mazda CX5. 307611



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Great product and pricing. Wish I had found Etrailer before I got my hitch from another site. Had it put together and on the car with two bikes secured the next morning for a test ride. Everything works well. Easy to load bikes and they were very secure. Love the tight fit as I always worried about our previous strap on trunk rack and the movement of the rack and the bikes. 421563



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Shipping and delivery very prompt. Written assembly instructions don't always correlate with actual parts, i.e, direction of platforms, so pictorial figures were quite helpful. Any biker has probably had much harder mechanical issues to figure out, so assembly not difficult for such folks. Although not road tested, bikes mounted easily and very secure and carrier sturdily built. 394720



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Arrived quickly, free shipping. Package survived UPS. Bike Rack in immaculate shape. Installed this evening. Smooth ordering via eTrailer, Great price. Keeping it simple. 345082



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Just returned from a month long RV Road trip traveled 2500 miles the bike rack worked well. Would recommend it. I have it attached to my 2010 CRV and which we use as a tow car The tilt down feature made it easy to get stuff in and out of the car. The lock down feature for the bikes made it easy to secure the bikes good bike rack to buy recommend it 388836



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Great company to deal with. Super communicators. Let me know product was temporarily out of stock and on it's way to them with approximate wait time. Gave me option to cancel if I did not want to wait. Advised me when it arrived and it's shipment to me. Couldn't be a more customer service friendly place to do business. 335532



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First off, etrailers web site is outstanding, and their customer service is excellent. The product I received looked and performed exactly as the web site indicates. Order follow-up from confirmation to shipping notifications were timely and appreciated. I would recommend this website and bike rack to everyone. 446547



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Nice Swagman Chinook bike rack for a great price! Easy assembly, solidly holds bikes. Delivery was great, just in time to use for 6 hour trip. I reviewed a lot of 2 and 4 bike hitch carriers, but this choice has turned out to be very satisfying so far. I have a good solid bike carrier for a minimum investment. 319749



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We have used the Swagman Chinook 2 platform rack on both our Dodge Journey and our new Chevrolet Equinox and we absolutely love the product! It is very easy to install the rack and extremely easy to load and lock down the bikes. Can't wait for winter to end in Michigan so we can get back out on the trails. 468661



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Had a Yakima...wife took it so I decided to upgrade...and I did. Easy to put together and install. 10 hour road trip, very little wobble. Did have retighten screws after trip but bike was secure and liked the fact the bike was locked to the rack and the rack locked to the hitch. Definitely would recommend. 359394



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Arrived very quickly - much faster than what I expected! Easy to assemble, solid rack. This is replacing my Swagman XTC2 that finally rusted out after 7 years of continual use. A much better quality product. This will work well on both my car (2012 Hyundai Elantra) and on my RV (37 foot Class A). 271055



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Hitch and bike rack work great. Excellent service good products 387249



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I just received it today. I had it assembled in 20 minutes-very easy with good instructions. It is incredibly well made. What I love about this carrier is I am using it on a Honda Accord. It folds down very low so that it does not obstruct access to the trunk. 375834



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Great product, fast shipping. Best bike rack by far. 348582



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Great solid construction, no wobble in hitch or tilt connections. Fantastic quality at a fraction of the price of overrated, overpriced competitors. Assembly was a breeze. Fast delivery and great pricing, couldn't be happier with etrailer. 389811



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Received my rack on Monday as promised by George J. Very simple to put together in about 15 minutes. The only suggestion is to mark the empty packing boxes as "Empty" cause I opened each one just to make sure there were no parts in them. 424055



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Package arrived quickly and in good condition. Rack wasn't too hard to assemble, although the intstructions could be improved. Seems to be very good quality and bikes are extremely easy to mount and remove. Recommended! 287559



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Have not had rack long enough to know if it will hold up over a reasonable period of time but first impression is it looks well made and bikes feel safe and stable. Assembly was pretty easy with good instructions 419829



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My bike rack does everything I hoped it would. It's sturdy and well constructed. The locking system assures me that my bikes are safe and secure. I especially like the way it folds up close to my rear bumper. 431947


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  • Comparison of Swagman G10 and Swagman Chinook Bike Racks
  • The only main difference between the Swagman G10 # S64682 and the Chinook # S64683 bike racks are the design of the crossbars that the wheel cradles are attached to at the base of the bike rack. The Swagman G10 uses two crossbars in which the wheel cradles are attached directly on top of the bars.The Chinook model use one crossbar that the wheel cradles attach to and sit off the side of the bar. The only difference between the two racks, other than the design, is the Chinook rack...
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  • The Swagman Chinook # S64683 and G10 # S64682 are similar but there are some key differences. The G10 uses 2 rails with 2 wheel cradles each so it theoretically is compatible with more bike styles. Other than that they operate the same way. The XTC # S64670 does not tilt down so it would not really be comparable to either of the above bike racks. Also, there is no guarantee that you would be able to open the rear hatch on the vehicle with the bikes loaded on either of the top two...
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  • I may have a solution for you, however the available trunk-mount bike racks for your Chevrolet Cruze are all designed for the Sedan model and not the Hatchback like what you have. Also, the maximum weight capacity on the trunk-mount bike racks available is limited to 35 pounds per bike. To transport your two bikes, I recommend first installing a trailer hitch like the Curt Class I # C11458 onto your Chevrolet Cruze. Once installed, this will give you a Class I, 1-1/4 inch receiver...
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  • How To Take A Measurement To See If Hitch Mounted Bike Racks Will Fit 2014 Mazda 3
  • We have not had a chance to install the # 24914 trailer hitch on a Mazda 3, but there is a way to determine if you have enough room for the bike carriers. If you look at the attached directions and then look under your Mazda you can measure from the holes on your vehicle frame that are used for the installation rearward to note where the hitch pin hole will be. The Swagman G10, part # S64682, measures 6-inches from the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the carrier when it is folded...
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  • Recommended Hitch-Mounted 2 Bike Rack for 2017 Toyota RAV4
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  • Carrying a 40 Pound Bike on a Trailer Hitch Receiver Mounted Bike Rack With a 2012 Mazda 3
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  • Comparison between Kuat Transfer and Swagman Chinook Bike Racks
  • Between the Kuat Transfer part TS02G and the Swagman Chinook part # S64683 I would go with the Transfer mainly because it only touches the bikes at the tires whereas the Chinook grabs the frame of the bikes when securing. Also the Transfer is 10 lbs lighter at 37 lbs when compared to the Chinook. Swagman and Kuat are both excellent brands. Typically Kuat is referred to as a higher end rack company whereas Swagman does a great job offering bike racks that perform well but maybe don't...
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  • How to Mount Womans Bike with No Crossbar onto Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Carrier
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  • Bike Rack and Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 2017 Subaru Forester
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  • Swagman XTC or Chinook Bike Rack Comparison
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  • Bike Rack and Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Ford Edge for Rear Cargo Access
  • If you want a bike rack that won't require you to remove the bikes every time you want to get into the rear cargo area of your 2016 Ford Edge you would want a swing-away style bike rack like the Thule Vertex Swing part # TH9031XT. The Chinook is a great bike rack but it wouldn't give you great rear cargo access. I attached a review video for this bike rack for you to check out as well. If you do not have a hitch yet you will need one. The Draw-Tite part # 75234 will be your best option...
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  • Weights, Measurements, and Capacities of the Swagman Chinook and Jackknife Bike Racks on 2016 CR-V
  • On the Swagman Chinook bike rack # S64683 it measures 25 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the end of the rack when in the folded down position. The 1-1/4 inch shank bike racks do not bend over time unless they are overloaded. This bike rack is rated for a maximum of 45 pounds per bike. The Jackknife # S63450 isn't all that heavy for the size of the rack. It weighs about 63 pounds itself and has a 45 pound per bike capacity. That combined weight is under the capacities...
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  • How to Transport Bikes with 2017 Lexus NX200t
  • I may have a solution for you, however we do not currently offer a trunk-mount bike rack that is confirmed to fit your 2017 Lexus NX200. The only current options for transporting your bikes with your Lexus is going to be either a hitch-mounted bike rack or a roof-mounted rack. I recommend going with a trailer hitch and hitch-mounted rack, because as you referenced, loading bikes onto a rooftop carrier can be cumbersome. For a trailer hitch that is custom-fit for your Lexus NX200t,...
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  • Platform Style Bike Rack for a Womens Electra Towniew/Step-Through Frame and 2010 Subaru Forester
  • Platform style bike racks with the hooks in the middle are not really the best option for bikes with step-through frames. The issue is that the hooks sometimes can't get low enough to properly secure the bikes. What I recommend is the Saris Freedom # SA4412B. With it you can grip the frame with the adjustable, rotating frame clamps so the step-through frame design and fenders will not be a problem! I have linked a video showing the rack on a similar vehicle.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for Carrying Bikes w/ 2016 Honda Civic Sedan
  • There are two alternatives, either of which would work fine for a bike rack carrying up to 2 bikes. The Curt Class I # C11604 is the most expensive option, and you'd need to use a stabilizing strap # 18050 for the bike rack, in order to meet Curt's warranty stipulations. The good news is that this is the easier to install option. On a scale of 1 to 10, it's rated as a 4. I've linked the installation instructions for you to look over. The Draw-Tite Class I, # 24954, is less expensive,...
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  • Comparison of Platform Bike Racks to Fit 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with Rear Spare Tire
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider # HR1000, Trail Rider # HR200, and the Swagman Dispatch # S64684 have similar measurements and capacities and all will work on your 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. I've linked a video of the Dispatch on a Jeep and it clears the spare tire. Both of the Hollywood Racks models have a 1/2 inch more clearance than the Dispatch so they'll work as well. All three racks will carry 2 bikes up to 45 pounds. Also all three hold the bikes by the frame. The Dispatch...
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  • Comparison Of Swagman Platform Racks With Chinook VS. G10 VS. Semi 2.0
  • The Swagman brand is a good alternative to Thule if you are looking to save money without compromising on the quality of the product. The Swagman bike racks like the Chinook # S64683, G10 # S64682, and Semi 2.0 # S64686, are all very good racks that are compatible with both the 1-1/4 inch receiver on your 2014 Mazda 3 hatchback and your 2014 Ram 1500 with 2 inch receiver. Any of them can be used with a hybrid bike and full suspension mountain bike. They all use a hook to secure the...
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  • Class I Trailer Hitch and Hitch-Mount Platform-Style Bike Carriers for 2014 Toyota Prius
  • The Draw-Tite Class I Sport Frame Receiver Hitch # 24847 is a confirmed no-drill bolt-on installation on your 2014 Toyota Prius. I have linked the written instructions, a helpful article as well as a video to guide your installation. For your choice of 2-bike hitch-mount carrier, both the Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 and their Chinook 2 # S64683 are compatible platform carriers that will work with your hitch. The Chinook does offer a higher bike weight capacity and included locks, as you noted,...
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  • Recommended Hitch and Bike Rack For 2016 Hyundai Tucson
  • I do have some insight for your bike rack questions, but since your hitch will be the first thing that you install on your 2016 Hyundai Tucson let's talk about that first. For your Hyundai, I recommend using the Curt Class III Round Tube Receiver # C13240. This hitch has a Gross Trailer Weight of 3,500 lbs and a Max Tongue Weight of 525 lbs, but keep in mind that you need to go by your Hyundai's max tongue weight. I am including a video of this hitch being installed on a 2016 Hyundai...
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  • Will the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Fit Bikes with Fenders and a Front Rack
  • Pretty much any bike rack that holds the bikes strictly by the wheels like the Kuat Sherpa # SH12G is not going to be a good choice for a bike with fenders. A better option for your bike is the Swagman Chinook # S64683 that holds the bike by wheels using cradles and straps and then by the frame using a ratcheting hook. The Chinook also has a higher weight capacity than the Kuat, at 45 pounds, plus includes locks for the rack and the bikes.
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  • Hitch Lock and Cable Lock Recommendation for Swagman Chinook
  • If you wanted to also have the cable lock/anti-rattle bolt lock for the Swagman Chinook part # S64683 you would need the # S64031 as well. This replaces the hitch lock and comes with the cable you want.
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  • Hitch Bike Rack for Electric Bikes
  • Your bikes weigh right at 61 lbs. That means you would have to use an E-bike rack designed for heavier bikes like the Hollywood Racks E-Bike Rack # HR1450E. This rack will only fit 2 inch hitches though. There are no bike racks with a high enough capacity for the hitch you have on the A3. Due to the lack of a cross tube on your bike you will need to use the adapter bar part # UB01.
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  • Is the Swagman Chinook the Best Swagman Bike Rack for a 2015 Honda Pilot EX-L
  • When looking for a bike rack to fit on your 2015 Honda Pilot EX-L it all just depends on what you are looking to get out of a bike rack and how much clearance you have from the center of your hitch pin hole to the edge of your rear bumper. The Swagman Chinook # S64683 is definitely a good bike rack, but if you want the best then you will need to look just a little bit further. If you are wanting to stick with the Swagman product line then the best 2 bike rack that they currently...
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  • Differences Between the Swagman G10 and Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Racks
  • The primary differences between the Swagman G10, part # S64682 and the Chinook, part # S64683 is the overall size and shape of the rack, as well as the bike dimensions that they hold. The Chinook is an overall smaller rack, and at 25 inches, is a little more manageable for garages and other tight situations, and at 6 inches may risk contact of the wheel trays with your vehicle's rear bumper when folded up. The G10 on the other hand sits 13 inches away from the hitch pin when folded...
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  • Comparing Swagman G10 and Chinook Bike Racks for 2016 Kia Soul
  • The main difference between the Swagman G10 # S64682 and the Chinook # S64683 bike racks are the design of the crossbars that the wheel cradles are attached to at the base of the bike rack. The Swagman G10 uses two crossbars in which the wheel cradles are attached directly on top of the bars.The Chinook model use one crossbar that the wheel cradles attach to and sit off the side of the bar. The only difference between the two racks, other than the design, is the Chinook rack will...
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  • Recommended Platform-Style Bike Carrier For Ram ProMaster City
  • The biggest concern you need to consider is clearance for anything you place in the trailer hitch on the ProMaster City. We have installed a hitch on a 2017 and the distance form the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the rear bumper is three inches. The platform-style bike carrier I recommend is the Swagman Chinook, part # S64683. This 2-bike carrier has a capacity of 45-lbs per bike. The bike carrier has padded ratcheting hooks that hold your bikes firmly in place. The carrier...
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  • Comparing the Swagman Chinook and XTC Bike Racks for an Electra Cruiser Bike on a 2012 Toyota Tundra
  • If I was choosing between the Chinook # S64683 and the XTC # S64670 I would go with the Chinook all day. It is a better bike rack and doesn't cost much more. The wheel cradle design is more secure and stable, the straps are easier to use since they ratchet, and the hooks lock into place to deter bike theft. To me these features are well worth a few extra bucks!
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  • Recommended Hitch-Mount Bike Carrier For 2016 GMC Terrain
  • The hitch mounted bike rack I recommend for your 2016 Terrain is the Swagman Chinook, part # S64683. This bike carrier will hold 2 bikes that weigh up to 45-lbs each. The center mast padded hooks ratchet to hold the bike securely to the carrier. The bike carrier comes with a lock in the arms that secures the bikes to the carrier and also comes with a locking hitch pin to deter theft of the carrier. The hitch pin also doubles as an anti-wobble device. Another nice feature about this...
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