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Swagman Upright Bike Rack for 1 Bike - Roof Rack Crossbars - Frame Mount

Swagman Upright Bike Rack for 1 Bike - Roof Rack Crossbars - Frame Mount

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This handy, lightweight rack lets you carry your bike on top of your vehicle, and you don't have to remove the front wheel. Installs easily on most roof rack crossbars. Lowest Prices for the best roof bike racks from Swagman. Swagman Upright Bike Rack for 1 Bike - Roof Rack Crossbars - Frame Mount part number S64720 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Swagman Roof Bike Racks

  • Frame Mount
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Swagman
  • 5mm Fork
  • 9mm Fork
  • 15mm Fork
  • 9mm Thru-Axle
  • 15mm Thru-Axle
  • 20mm Thru-Axle
  • Bike Lock
  • Disc Brake Compatible
  • Clamp On - Standard
  • Black

This handy, lightweight rack lets you carry your bike on top of your vehicle, and you don't have to remove the front wheel. Installs easily on most roof rack crossbars.


Features:

  • Platform bike rack carries your bike using your vehicle's roof rack crossbars
    • No wheel removal necessary
  • Padded clamp holds bike securely by the frame
  • Long wheel tray lets you carry bikes with different wheelbases
  • Included straps secure wheels to tray
  • Locking knob deters theft of your bikes
  • Easy, tool-free installation
  • Durable steel construction with black powder coat is rust resistant


Specs:

  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
    • Maximum crossbar dimensions: 3-1/8" wide x 1-7/8" tall
  • Carrying capacity: 1 bike
  • Weight capacity: 35 lbs
  • Maximum tire width: 3.0"
  • Maximum wheelbase: 54"
  • Carrier weight: 8 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Padded Clamp with Locking Knob

Swagman Upright Padded Clamp

The Upright has a clamp with soft pads that grip your bike by the frame. Push your bike forward on the rack until the pads click around the downtube, then spin the hand knob to tighten the clamp. The lock on the hand knob secures the rack to your vehicle. The hand knob will spin freely when locked so a would-be thief can't operate it to remove your bike from the rack.


Long Wheel Tray with Security Straps

Swagman Platform with security straps

The long wheel tray accommodates bikes with different wheelbases. With your bike locked into the upright arm, use the included cinch straps to secure your bike's wheels to the tray.


Easy Installation

Swagman Upright T-Channel Installation

The rack clamps to your roof rack without the need for tools. Set your rack on the crossbars and slide the long U-bolts underneath the bars on the front mount and through the bracket. On the rear mount drop the bolts down through the bike tray and around the bar and place the mounting plate underneath. Use the included thumb screws to tighten them down.



64720 Swagman Upright Roof Mounted Bike Rack

63130 Tow Ready

Item # S64720

Installation Details S64720 Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

Swagman Upright Bike Rack for 1 Bike - Roof Rack Crossbars - Frame Mount - S64720

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (139 Customer Reviews)

This handy, lightweight rack lets you carry your bike on top of your vehicle, and you don't have to remove the front wheel. Installs easily on most roof rack crossbars.

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This Swagman bike rack is exactly what my family needed. Great quality at an affordable price. We go biking weekly in our Scion XB and with 2 on the roof and 2 on the hatch its perfect. Thanks to the folks at etrailer for a smooth purchase and fast delivery.


Comments
UPDATE**** Its been over a year using this rack and if I had the chance to go back in time, I would have spent the extra $$ on another brand. These work, BUT they do not feel secure. The bikes rock back and forth no matter how tight you secure it. One lock will not lock and the other is sketchy at best. The downtube clamps scratch the bikes paint and the tightening mechanism stripped on one of my units. My kids walmart bikes are one thing but my Trek road and mtb deserve better. You get what you pay for.
-- comment by: Brandon R - 03/21/2015



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We mounted it to the top of our tonneau cover - very pleased with purchase. It works perfectly for our needs. We now have the space for our 2 addl bikes while traveling with our RV trailer.



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All parts were present, the instructions were clearly written and illustrated, and it took about 35 minutes to unpack, examine and mount the rack on my after-market Volvo cross bars. The last five minutes of the installation were to remove and flip (180 degrees) the pre-mounted down tube clamping assembly so the tightening handle and key lock would be facing me after I hoisted my bike in place. (I probably should have done this before mounting the rack on my cross bars, but no harm, no foul.) You might notice a Thule roof rack mounted alongside the Swagman. The Thule does a great job holding my Cinelli 10-speed, but because the front mount is made to handle a fork rather than a wheel, it was useless for my Electra which has (for all practical purposes) non-removable wheels. The Electra has internal hub brakes (and eight speed gear box), and the idea of fiddling with those hubs and cables and all their adjustments was more than I wanted to face. So the Swagman was the perfect solution. The Electra is a relatively heavy bike, but the Swagman supports it in style and security. Thanks again for all your help and getting this wonderful rack to me so quickly.



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I bought two of these for adult mountain bike and they are great product. I own standard CCM and Raleigh bike and they fit like a glove on these racks. I did some long travel with bikes attached and i did not have any issue at all even in high side wind. The only draw back is that you have to unscrew the lock to the max then fit the bike's frame and refit it all the way back until it firmly sit. If you screw too far you might rip the threads so be carefull. In comparison with the Thule SR4611 this is a lot cheaper and does the job well. If you plan on using this rack very often i would recommend the Thule but if you plan on casual use the Swagman will be great



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We have used the Swagman Roof Rack a number of times when we have needed the additional bike carrying capacity. It took a couple attempts to get the initial spacing of the bike rack properly balanced on the van’s roof rack as recommended by the instructions. But it was easy to do and once set was very easy and quick to put on and take off. The rack works great, the bike is easy to put into place and secure. The bike and rack are very stable and quiet and haven’t required any mid-trip adjustments. We always put the cheapest bike on the roof (lol) but do use a bit of duct tape to protect the finish just Incase. We are very satisfied with the rack and consider it quite a deal for the money.



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I purchased this rack along with two fork-down car top bike racks. This one specifically I used to hold my daughters 18" bike. This rack works like a dream. It holds the bike very securely. I mounted this bike rack along with two of the fork-down bike racks on top of my 2004 Yukon XL and took off to go camping. Installation of this rack was a little bit of a chore (I would not want to remove it and re-install it every time I use it), but that is not a big deal as I am planning on just leaving it installed on top of the Yukon. I was towing a camper, and because the front window of the camper reflected the bike racks perfectly, I was able to look back and "check on" the bikes anytime I wanted to. I was amazed at how rock-solid all three of the bike racks that I purchased were. There was no swaying or anything. When I arrived at the campsite (about 100 miles away) the bikes were still just as secure as they were when I left them. As I mentioned, installing the bike rack was a little bit of a chore, but actually getting the bikes up and down was a breeze (I was very surprised). I would definitely recommend this bike rack, and depending on the type of bike that my other daughter gets, I will be getting another one of these (or perhaps another of the fork-down models). All in all this is a great bike rack and I have had issues with it whatsoever.



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For the price, this bicycle carrier well exceeded my expectations. It is very easy to use and quite stable. I carry my Cannondale Adventure 3 bike on it. I actually mounted it in the bed of my Nissan pickup. I made 2 simple cross bars to attach to the cargo tie-down rails on the floor of the truck. It is very secure and can be removed and installed very quickly.



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Very Happy with the bike carrier. We took our first trip using the carriers on top of our popup and the bikes rode without any wobble or sway.


Comments
What is the max gapwidth of the jaws?
-- comment by: Al - 08/01/2013

Max spread of the jaws, at the widest point of the mouth, is 2.7 inches. Max spread of the jaw at the narrowest point, 1.8 inches.

-- Etrailer Expert Patrick B - 8/6/2013


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I got this bicycle rack for my daughter who has an old car and an old bike and I didn't want to spend a lot of money on one of the name brand bike racks. This rack fits the bill perfectly. Although it is not quite as high quality as the more expensive brands, it is absolutely functional and more than up to the task. It was exactly what I hoped to get and was a more appropriate price for the application. It's plenty sturdy and works just fine.



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Inexpensive and functional. Secure enough for highway. Parts loosen with road movement, especially if the rack is empty, but if you’re reasonably vigilant it’s fine. Good for weekend trips, any size bike, fits next to a large roof cap on my small Subaru.



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The rack instruction were fairly simple, the pictures helped a lot. It took 2 try's to get everything lined up so the bike would fit. At first I had the front of the tire tray and the front of the rack lined up and my bike didn't fit, so after taking it all apart and moving everything forward everything lined up nice. It does say that it fits tires up to 3" I'm running 2.5" tires and it dosent fit in the tray completely. That's really my only complaint!



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Hi this bike rack set up is holding up well its very stylish and ive gotten a lot of great compliments on it. Thank you so much for selling me a quality bike rack five star rating



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so far works well on my 2014 mazda cx-9 with original cross bars. I would give the product 4 stars, but etrailer deserves 5 stars - the videos help a lot when I picked this model,as well as the installation. The real test will come when I drive on the zig-zags on CA-1 in Marine county and 50 in Tahoe one minor issue : u bolts are unnecessarily long, this makes it tricky to mount the rear part. Both brackets have to be put on at the same time, the space between the cross bars and the roof is limited, fortunately there are grooves on the roof. Otherwise it could be a headache



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So far good for the money. This bike carrier is clearly not as good quality as most of the Thule or Yakima or other higher-end racks, but they work. It's a bit of a contraption. More parts to put together and the parts are definitely flimsier than the better racks. The lock mechanism should have been left off an replaced with a more solid knob imo. All that said, I have not had any problems at all so far. I've carried the bike over bumpy roads, curvy roads, highway, city streets, all without incident. I did not experience bikes tilting or anything like that. One thing to look out for is that the clamp has to fit around your down tube. The bike I mainly carry (Trek 7.3) has a fairly large down tube, and the clamp barely fits over it. The clamp might not fit on a bike with a larger tube. I would also suggest replacing the screws that hold the two halves of the bottom rail together. I am certain they're going to rust quickly. That's probably true of the other exposed parts as well. Works similarly to the better carriers, just that all the parts are lower quality. After springing for all Thule parts for the other parts and a kayak carrier I had to cut costs somewhere. So far it's working out fine.


Comments
After a year, theyre still holding up. No complaints. Still not the best Ive seen, but theyre working just fine.
George M - 06/08/2016



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This product is easy to install on manufacturer's roof rack and easy to use when mounting bikes. One word of caution - using the provided tie-down straps on the bike wheels is essential for safety. I made the mistake of forgetting the straps one windy road trip day. At highway speeds, the bike eventually came out of the frame lock.


Comments
I have 2 carriers on my roof rack, mainly used for traveling long distance. Ive found it helpful to use a bungee cord between the 2 bikes for extra stability at highway speeds.
-- comment by: Drake - 04/01/2014

Thanks for coming back and sharing the tip!

-- Etrailer Expert Patrick B - 4/2/2014


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Racks (I bought 2) worked as expected. Two bikes traveled many miles atop my Subaru. After a month or so one of the racks seemed a little less stable than the other, I was getting some side to side wobble. This did not preclude me from continuing to use the rack. Unfortunate part of the roof rack was all on me, forgot the bikes were on the top of my car coming into my parking garage. Needless to say, that was the end of my roof rack ventures. I now have a two bike rear rack. Good times. On line purchasing at etrailer was simple and I had no issues getting and installing the racks.



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Good product (not super strong, but strong enough; somewhat time consuming to mount & remove from roof rack). But, ... Fantastic price ($xx). Would buy again.



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Worked as advertised on our Chrysler Town & Country.



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I used this to transport my bike from Phoenix to San Diego. I had no problems and I would recommend it to others. I have no other experience with bicycle roof racks so cannot compare quality but this suited me fine.


Comments
Just like new. I only use this rack occasionally because I have different setups for other vehicles. I store this rack inside and it’s good to go when I need it.
Bruce - 08/17/2019



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I ordered two of these bike racks to mount on top of our pop-up camper. There aren't many good options for pulling a camper trailer and bringing bikes along, these seemed like a reasonably cost-effective solution. Although I have only used them on two trips so far (about 800 miles on the road) I am very pleased with them. Our bikes were secure the whole time. I did supplement the hold-down system with two ratchet ropes on the handlebars of each bike. Probably more out of paranoia than necessity, but one can't be too careful. I'm sure I would do the same with mounts costing 3x as much.



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Purchased three of these at the last minute for our trip which is in total 3000 miles. Price was amazing as they were on sale for under $40 each. Easy to put together and mount on truck cap. Metal track is lightweight and bendy, but I already knew that from other reviews and it didn't cause any issues. Very easy to clamp bike in and nice that the clamp locks. The straps to tie down tires are a bit cheap so I purchased some 11" giant twist ties that are rubber coated from Home Depot. I used both the straps and ties and there was no way the tires were coming out. I had read about the end caps on the track coming off so I glued them on as I was mounting them. After 3000 miles I haven't lost a thing. The only thing I did notice was that one of the forks on a rack had some side to side movement up by the clamp so the bike would rock a bit more side to side than the other two. It looks like the rod slides in and out of the clamp. I think I will just use some JB Weld on it and it won't move anymore. Overall these are great bike racks and for the price they are amazing. I would definitely recommend.



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For the money this is an excellent product. I would however recommend using this rack for kids bikes or very light road bikes. The upright arms are a little flimsy. Also, the knob mechanism does not tighten unless you pinch the clamps together. This makes it awkward when trying to hold the bike upright all at the same time as squeezing the clamp together and turning the knob to tighten. Maybe I am doing it wrong?


Comments
Too flimsy even for the kids bikes and subsequently stopped using it.
John F - 04/16/2015



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These were a big help in building the bike / kayak rack for my 55 chevy truck



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We needed something to hold our 2 cruiser bikes on an 8 hour drive from south texas to dallas and these bike racks have done that and then some. there was no rattling which i was expecting and although i don't know how a single person would be able to lift and remove their bike, my husband and i managed just fine. We now use these bike racks weekly to transport our bikes to the park. And if you are wondering about the install i did watch the video and it took like 20 minutes to build and install. They are on my van to stay.



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Looks great on top of my TL. Straps could have been made better but overall a good purchase


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