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Swagman Bike Frame Adapter Bar - Small - 22-1/2" - 30" - 35 lbs

Swagman Bike Frame Adapter Bar - Small - 22-1/2" - 30" - 35 lbs

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Adapter bar lets you carry a bike with a 22-1/2" - 30" seat-to-handlebar distance on your hanging-style or platform-style bike rack. It's perfect for women's, kid's, and alternate frame bikes. 1-800-940-8924 to order Swagman accessories and parts part number 64005 or order online at Free expert support on all Swagman products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Swagman Bike Frame Adapter Bar - Small - 22-1/2" - 30" - 35 lbs. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Swagman Accessories and Parts - 64005

  • Hitch Bike Racks
  • Spare Tire Bike Racks
  • Trunk Bike Racks
  • Bike Adapter Bar
  • Swagman
  • 24-3/8 - 33-3/4 Inch Long

Adapter bar lets you carry a bike with a 22-1/2" - 30" seat-to-handlebar distance on your hanging-style or platform-style bike rack. It's perfect for women's, kid's, and alternate frame bikes.


  • Adapter bar lets you carry a bike with a women's, kid's, or alternate frame horizontally on your hanging bike rack
    • Also lets you carry your women's or kid's bike on a frame-mount platform-style bike rack
  • Spring-loaded tube extends to ensure a snug fit on most bikes
  • Easy push-button hooks clamp around your bike's seat post and handlebar's stem post
    • Clamps open outward to avoid interference with seat and handlebars during installation
    • Vinyl coating helps prevent scratches on your bike's paint
  • Sturdy steel construction with black powder coat finish is durable and rust resistant


  • Carrying capacity: 1 bike
  • Weight capacity: 35 lbs
  • Adjustable length (inside clamp to inside clamp): 22-1/2" - 30"
  • Maximum handlebar stem post diameter: 2" wide
  • Maximum seat post diameter: 1-3/16" wide
  • Weight: 3.5 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: The adapter bar weight limit is 35 lbs when used on a hanging bike rack.

Bike Frame Adapter Bar

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This adapter bar allows you to carry a bike with a sloping top tube or step-through frame on your bike rack. It fits between the seat post and handlebar stem post of your bike to ensure level transport on your hanging-style bike rack. It also creates a top tube so you can carry your bike on a frame-mount platform-style rack. The spring-loaded bar telescopes to fit multiple frame sizes, and it can be used with no-rise bike stems.

Easy Installation

Swagman Deluxe Adapter Bar Vinyl Collars

To install the adapter bar simply open the hooks with the integrated release buttons, wrap one hook around your handlebar stem post and the other around your seat post, and close the hooks. The hooks open outward - parallel with the bar - to help you avoid interference from the seat and handlebars during installation. The bar has red "Up" indicators on each end to help prevent incorrect installation. The hooks have a vinyl coating that won't scratch or scuff your bikes' paint.

64005 Swagman Deluxe Adapter Bar for Women's, Kid's, and Alternative Frame Bikes

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Swagman Bike Frame Adapter Bar - Small - 22-1/2" - 30" - 35 lbs - 64005

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (719 Customer Reviews)

Adapter bar lets you carry a bike with a 22-1/2" - 30" seat-to-handlebar distance on your hanging-style or platform-style bike rack. It's perfect for women's, kid's, and alternate frame bikes.


I had bought 2 electric bikes with a step through frame. The Hollywood two bike rack with the center locking device doesn't extend low enough. This adapter works perfectly. Just push a release button on each end to attach below your seat and handlebars and the internal spring adjusts to your bike and the lock draws the bike down and locked into the tire wells.


Could not put my bike on the rack without the frame adapter. Easy to use and convenient.

A great solution!
Paula - 04/27/2022


It is made very well instructions are great easy to put together took about 15 minutes


A year ago I bought a Swagman Bike Frame Adapter Bar - Small - 22-1/2" - 30" - 35 lbs and also got a similar Rhino-rack brand product because I had no idea what to get. Clearly the Swagman is the better product. It opens and closes easily while the Rhino product often pinches my hand, and with each use seems to work differently.


This product is essential for folding ebikes and works really well, it is very easy to use and will fit any size bike.

Michael - 10/08/2022


This adapter bar was the perfect accessory for our new step through eBikes. We would not be able to load then on our carrier without them.


Worked as advertised and made loading and securing 2 of my 4 bikes much easier!
Traveled 4 hours with no issues.

Have used them for several long trips without issue. Good product.
JDD - 12/13/2021


I was looking for something to help hang my wife's bike on a car bike rack. The girls style bike is hard to hang properly if at all. I found this adapter bar on etrailer. I ordered it and wow.....Works nice, just what I needed.
The service from trailer IS top notch. I was told personally when my order would arrive @ wanting to use it for a vacation very soon. I will do business again with trailer. Thank you.


Great for what we need. Have 2 lowstep bikes and needed them on our bike rack. Easy to get in and off. Fits our bikes and no need to wait 3 months for ones that were same brand as our bikes.


Using to mount 2 step through ebikes to a Hollywood rack. See that review also. Works as advertised. My minor complaint is it is not a secure fitting. I was able to remove the adapter bar from the bikes while they were mounted on the bikes.


Products just as promised. Etrailer did a great job of getting the items delivered to meet deadline for upcoming trip.


This bike carrier is easy to attach, use, and adjust. For the price it is a bargain! We have not had any issues with it and are very happy we bought it. We have not used it over very rough roads, but for paved and smooth gravel it works beautifully. I highly recommend it.


Etrailer carries quality products and when I had a question about the Hollywood rack, I received a satisfactory answer promptly. Great place to shop online.


Works great. Cheaper than the brand name ones. I am a travel nurse who drives across the country with my bike and this has been very helpful with my bike rack.


Worked well with our Lectric bikes. Made it possible to use our bike rack again.


Thule I purchased Thule Raceway PRO 2-Bike Rack - Trunk Mount.–SEPT. 3rd 2019 I hauled my bikes over some of the toughest roads in NY to see how well the Raceway Pro-2 would hold up. I kept looking out of my rearview mirror to make sure our bikes were not laying in the road or another car's windshield but I had to know if the videos and reviews were true. I gave the Raceway Pro 2-BIKE RACK 5 stars since it behaved as advertised. I did not realize how heavy the bike rack was but it is a well-constructed product.  Since gaining confidence in the stability /strength of the Raceway Pro I have taken my bikes on the highway, over bumpy roads with potholes and the bikes held steady and did not sway. I can also say the Swagman Bike Frame Adapter Bar I purchased for my wife’s bike worked as advertised. With the bike key locking method we felt safe enough to leave the bikes locked in a parking lot while we had breakfast.  I recommend Raceway Pro for those who enjoy bicycle riding and want their bikes to be secure while traveling. I would suggest however to those who are frequent bike riders to purchase additional replacement stretch bands because I don’t know the strength of the bands long term.  It’s always good to have a spare should a rubber band snaps and you don’t have a spare.  Just a precaution.  Safe travels 


I’m really happy with my new Draw-Tite hitch and Swagman bike rack! They work really well on my 2010 Honda Fit, and look really sleek and stylish, too. I had my local car service place put them on them for me, and the guys found them very easy to install. I’ll be carrying just one bike, so I put on just one set of tire holders, and they’re on the outer side so I can load and unload the bike without having to lift it around the backside of the mast – so easy! I also got a Swagman adapter bar (thanks for the suggestion, Alexis!) to work with the curvy step-through frame, and it’s very easy to click into place. I’m several miles away from nice safe bike trails, and I’m really enjoying how this new setup helps me go there so I can ride my new bike in a good place.


After we turned one half to go over the handlebars, this fit perfect for our townies!


My bike manufacturer (Rad Power eBikes) requires an adapter bar for their Rad Power 6 Plus Step-Thru bike. When I ordered our bikes and bike rack carrier, their adapter bar was on backorder with no estimated time to fill. I reviewed the specs of this Swagman Deluxe Bike Fram Adapter Bar, read the comments and made the order. The order came very quickly, the box was new (not previously opened) and eTrailer was great about providing order tracking and follow-up after I received the adapter bar. Outstanding job eTrailer, and now I can travel with both ebikes! Thank you.


I used the bike rack for the first time today drive over 100 Miles. The installation video tutorial was excellent and helped me in installing it on my vehicle. I have a RAV4 with a spoiler and The bike rack fit perfectly not touching the spoiler as described. It was able to fit 3 bikes securely as described. I had a Thule before this and this bike rack far exceeds the quality and I feel comfortable and safe using it. I would highly recommend this bike rack and etrailer.


brace works as designed to secure bike to bike rack. Have used it on month long trips covering several thousand miles.


Easy to use. Exactly what I needed to secure my step thru frame to the rack. Thanks for the recommendation.


We love the bike rack. Very well built. We had a girls bike that we also got the adapter bar to fit the rack. Very sturdy & well built also. Couldn't be happier with the rack & the service we had ordering it.


Great service as always from etrailer!
The bike frame adapter ensures that our two bikes hang straight and parallel to the ground when being transported on the bike rack.
An inventive idea and I would not have thought of it unless it was suggested by etrailer.
Many great solutions from a great supplier!


Very well made sturdy product. We tried it out for our women's bike and it did the job.

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