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Replacement Ratcheting Hook Set for Swagman XTC and XC Series Bike Carriers - Qty 2

Replacement Ratcheting Hook Set for Swagman XTC and XC Series Bike Carriers - Qty 2

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Use this kit to replace the long and short ratcheting hooks - or grip arms - of your Swagman XTC or XC Series bike rack. The kit includes 1 long arm (bottom) and 1 short arm (top) for the upright bar of your bike rack. 1-800-940-8924 to order Swagman accessories and parts part number P186 or order online at Free expert support on all Swagman products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Ratcheting Hook Set for Swagman XTC and XC Series Bike Carriers - Qty 2. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Swagman Accessories and Parts - P186

  • Hitch Bike Racks
  • Cradle and Arm Parts
  • Upright Hooks
  • Swagman

Use this kit to replace the long and short ratcheting hooks - or grip arms - of your Swagman XTC or XC Series bike rack. The kit includes 1 long arm (bottom) and 1 short arm (top) for the upright bar of your bike rack.


  • Replaces 1 long ratcheting arm and 1 short ratcheting arm on Swagman XTC and XC Series bike racks
  • Includes mounting brackets for installing arms on upright mast of the bike rack
  • Holds your bicycles in place during transport
  • Lockable with 3/16" padlock (131D - sold separately)


  • Applications:
    • Swagman XTC2 Platform-Style 2-Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches (S64670)
    • Swagman XTC4 Platform-Style 4-Bike Carrier for 2" Hitches (S64665)
    • Swagman XC-Extended Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches (S64650-EXT)
    • Swagman XC2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitches - Wheel Mount (S64650)


P186 Replacement Ratcheting Grip Arms for Swagman XTC and XC Series Bike Carriers - Qty 2

Replaces P165, P187 and P188

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Replacement Ratcheting Hook Set for Swagman XTC and XC Series Bike Carriers - Qty 2 - P186

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (250 Customer Reviews)

Use this kit to replace the long and short ratcheting hooks - or grip arms - of your Swagman XTC or XC Series bike rack. The kit includes 1 long arm (bottom) and 1 short arm (top) for the upright bar of your bike rack.


The replacement hooks fit perfectly to my old Swagman bike rack. Highly recommend.


Great and fast service! We lost the hooks to our Swagman bike rack and found replacements here for a very reasonable expense.


Product is what was stated and good quality. Service and delivery extremly fast and great!
Should do what I want in modifying a motorcycle hauler for bicycles.

Great, completely satisfied
Larry - 01/06/2022


All I ordered were replacement hooks for my Swagman cycle rack. (I forgot to bring my hooks from home to Florida.)

Swagman makes a great product and their replacement parts are also great.

...but etrailer is the star. Great people to deal with. They had the parts in stock and they processed and delivered them promptly. They also were the low bidder for these parts. My hat is off to them for a good job running their business with customer satisfaction as a main target.

Still working as advertised.
Ron - 03/09/2019


You guys were great. I could see the container ship this was sitting on! glad to have it now!


We purchased the bike rack which came with the ratcheting hooks. The bike rack is awesome BTW. In the packing and moving, somehow the hooks have disappeared. The hooks are great and we also have the softride straps for added security.


Pictures replacement hooks for my swagman and it was as expected =D. Good delivery, good followup, everything easy.

Super great
Myself - 06/12/2021


Very satisfied with my purchase,it works well as intended. Would buy again if needed.


I lost my Swagman bike rack hold-down brackets and was really pleased that it was possible to buy replacements without buying a whole rack. The hold-down brackets supplied by e-trailer fit perfectly and hold my bikes securely. No need to worry that the bikes are loose at the back of my trailer while I am travelling, which I do a lot.

Functioning perfectly. Doing their job holding our bikes securely.
Garry R - 01/15/2021


I needed 2 long hooks to allow proper loading of my bicycles. This makes my bike rack work perfectly. Etrailer is a great resource for all towing needs!


The replacement hook set fit perfectly on my bike rack. Thank you for having your products available. Without this parts my bike rack was going to be a total lost!


Good customer feedback as to order stat us


Good website
Order process worked great
the gear i needed at a fair price


The Hook set to replace my 10+ year old lost ratcheting hook arrived much earlier than I expected. It turns out that the new design is a better design than the old ones. However, because of the deeply recessed location of the hitch on my odyssey and the styles of bikes I own, I can't use both of them on this car. However, until I change cars, I can function perfectly with one of the old hooks along with the replacement. I will deal with e-trailer again for my towing needs.

I remain extremely satisfied with this product.
Jerry - 04/21/2015


Perfect fit, would recommend


Overall a really good experience


Exactly what was needed. Very rugged, durable. I received my swagman bike carrier as a used gift, did not have the original top hook clamps. I’ve installed these guys & feel very confident that my mnt bikes are not gonna fall off the back when i’m in the mountains driving. As far as service, i got at least 6 emails telling they had it, they shipped it, it’s confirmed at my house, & did you get it? I will look to these guys next time i need something they have.

Just used the product the other day taking the bikes out, still working great. Clamps are still clamping strongly & have not worn out yet after a year!
Gregory - 09/24/2019


The product is as appears in the pic. in the advertisement on your web page. I have not had an opportunity to try them on the original vertical post, yet. The original shape of the hold-down clamps were different. This new design should center the bicyles on the rack better. I hope to try the fit of the new hold-downs on the vertical post in a few days. Your company shipped as scheduled and for the least expensive fee, per your website advertisement. Thank you, Mike V. W.

The replacement Replacement Ratcheting Hook Set for Swagman XTC and XC Series Bike Carriers - Qty 2 parts work good. Thank you. Mike V. W.
-- comment by: Mike V - 03/14/2014


Bought the Replacement Hook Set for my Swagman XC bike carrier from etrailer. Product was delivered in a timely manner, undamaged and what I expected. I especially like the fact that these have a hole for placing a lock so that the lever cannot be moved, thus preventing theft, which apparently happened to my previous set.

You can lock the ratcheting hook set with a 316 diamater padlock such as part # 131D.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 06/11/2018


I am well satisfied with replacement ratcheting hook set for my Swagman bike rack. Bikes are easy to load and unload.I have used this rack for three years and have had no problems. Also thanks for the quick delivery time and tracking info.

Great. No problems.
Jim N - 07/29/2016


It's functional but the tolerance is so tight it is very difficult to adjust. Also, the ratchet lever could have been designed to more readily accept a larger padlock but that didn't happen.

still working, very tight, needs lube periodically, the dry lube lasts longer. a few of the bolts have rusted out so I replaced with zinc-plated.
Luke - 10/04/2019


Fantastic product, use weekly for biking. Fast and efficient shipping, well-packaged. Love this brand and product! So easy to use, did add some WD-40 over time.


There are several models of bicycle carriers and the parts tect was very helpful in determining which parts I needed. They were delivered quickly and were the exact parts need to repair my carrier.

These parts bike holder brackets are indestructible and continue to serve me well.
Rex S - 09/08/2018


The Swagman XC isn't a bad carrier for its price point. However, within probably six months, the rack had already begun to rust, the finish was oxidizing, two of the wheel loops wouldn't stay in place when the rack was folded (no matter how much I tightened them), and the hooks were really hard to slide up and down the vertical bar. It was also tricky to use when carrying two bikes at once, since mine have an unusual frame design. I'm not hard on equipment, taking the carrier off when not in use, and storing it in the garage. I've replaced it with a style of carrier that fits my bikes better.


Sales rep made a recommendation on an alteration to our order that was a great help in delivery and final cost. Deliver was on time and parts are of high quality.
Thanks '' -- RB

R.B. - 03/18/2018

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