- Item Weight: 31 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 30.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
- Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
- ASIN: B0001VO1YY
- Item model number: 64650
By : Swagman Bicycle Carriers
Price : $110.27
You Save : $67.73 (38%)
Amazon.com Item Description
The XC Cross-Country two-Bike Hitch Mount Rack from Swagman is a versatile hitch-mount rack that can quickly accommodate children's and adult bikes, downhill bikes, cruiser bikes, full-suspension bikes, BMX bikes, "Y" frame styles, and a lot additional (and without having the hassle of removing wheels). The XC slides into a two-inch receiver and carries up to two bikes (with an alternative to carry up to 4 bikes with yet another module, accessible separately).
Swagman's XC Cross-Country 2-Bike Rack easily adjusts to accommodate a wide assortment of bike frames.The XC easily adjusts to distinct bike frame sizes with the straightforward movement of the wheel hoops. Its frame grip arms feature a soft, frame-friendly coating to defend your bike's finish. When not in use, the rack folds up for hassle-free storage.
- Capacity: Two bikes
- Mount: two-inch hitch
- Hitch: Fits Class 3 hitch
Transports up to 2 bikes. Compatible with 1 1/4" and 2" receiver hitch. It has a built in anti-woble hitch device. Upright ratchedt arms without difficulty adjust to distinctive bike frame sizes. It will accomodatge bike framse up to 59cm. The center arm folds down to allow acccess to the rear of the car without removing the rack. Fits 20: to 29" tire sizes. Locking hitch pin essential by the manufacturer is item No. 64029.
- Carries up to two bikes fits 1/1/four and 2-inch receiver
- Capabilities adjustable quick-release tire hoops and a ratcheting top arm which permits you to carry a wide selection of bike frames
- Top rated arms fold down and the base folds up to preserve this rack out of the way when not in use
- Frame grip arms have a soft-frame coating to shield your bike's finish
- Requires minimal assembly
This rack is advertized as easy to put together out of the box, and easy to use once you are ready to to ride. Both of these statements are completely true. We have one man's and one woman's comfort bikes and the different length center main clamps of the rack are perfectly suited to these differences in bike design. The rack is very easy to insert and lock into our trailer hitch and the bikes are extremely easy to load requiring only a minimal lift and support to set and lock them into the rack. Definitely truth in advertising!
After shopping around everywhere on-line, including the classified and auction sites, this was the best deal in a reliable bike rack I could find. Combined with free shipping, it ended up being less than half of the price of the alternatives! This rack is really solid and very quick to take the bikes on and off. It is especially nice that the vertical bar can be rotated flat. This allows quick and painless access into the back of hatchback vehicles without having to remove the rack. A lot of good engineering thought went into this device.
There are two minor points that prevent this item from having five stars. First, beware of the ratcheting top clamps, as they can be a real finger pincher if you are not careful. Second, even though the rack goes together painlessly and quickly, it would be better if the documentation discussed the more subtle but nice features and the best ways of loading and using the rack. For example it is important that the chain side of the two bikes face away from the center post, otherwise there is a clearance problem getting both bikes to fit. Another is the best way to load the first bike (remove both top clamps and rotate the vertical bar down to the back tire position). And yet another is the best approach for optimum positioning of the tire rings (keep all four loose until everything fits, no rubbing points exist and the bikes are centered behind the vehicle).
All in all a great and solid product that will certainly outlast the bicycles it will be hauling around!