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Swagman XP - Folding 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitches

Swagman XP - Folding 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitches

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The cushioned, rotating cradles on this rack can accommodate bike frames up to 2" in diameter, and an integrated lock provides security for your bikes. A tilting mechanism at the base offers easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area. 1-800-496-5010 to order Swagman hitch bike racks part number S64960 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Swagman products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Swagman XP - Folding 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitches. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Swagman Hitch Bike Racks - S64960

  • Hanging Rack
  • 4 Bikes
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Frame Mount
  • Swagman
  • Class 3
  • Bike Lock

The cushioned, rotating cradles on this rack can accommodate bike frames up to 2" in diameter, and an integrated lock provides security for your bikes. A tilting mechanism at the base offers easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area.


Features:

  • Hanging bike rack carries 4 bikes using your vehicle's hitch receiver
  • Cradles secure bikes to the rack using thick, kraton vinyl cushioning and steel plates
    • Deep, flexible grooves help prevent cables from scratching frames
    • Cushioning helps keep bikes from swaying front to back
  • Cradles rotate left to right to accommodate many alternative and women's frames
    • Keep wheels level to improve ground clearance
  • Locking knob secures bikes to the rack
  • Rack tilts forward to allow easy access to vehicle's rear cargo area
  • Durable steel construction with black powder coat is rust resistant


Specs:

  • Fits 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" and 2" x 2" trailer hitches
  • Weight capacity:
    • Overall: 100 lbs
    • Per bike: 35 lbs
  • Interior cradle dimensions: 7-3/16" long x 1-3/4" wide x up to 1-3/4" tall (at highest setting)
    • Accepts bike frames up to 2" in diameter
  • Exterior cradle dimensions: 7-3/16" long x 3" wide x 3" tall (back lip of cradle)
    • Front lip of cradle measures 2" tall
  • Overall height of the cradle including the bike rack support tube is 5-3/4" tall to the back lip of the cradle
    • Overall front lip height is 4-3/4" tall
  • Measures 7-3/4" long from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar
  • Includes pin and clip to secure the rack to the trailer hitch
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, and motorhomes - not approved for fifth wheels or towable campers

Note: A bike frame adapter bar (sold separately) may be required to mount certain bikes or keep your bikes level on the rack. Most women's, children's, or alternative frame bicycles will require a bike adapter bar.


Folding XP - Extreme Performance 4-Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitch Receivers

This carrier's steel construction provides lasting toughness and carries up to four bikes. Cushioned cradles on the arm rotate to keep wheels level to the ground, providing improved ground clearance. Additionally, the cradles help provide a scratch-free ride for bikes by using thick kraton vinyl cushioning with large grooves, which prevent bike cables from rubbing on the frame. They also work to prevent bikes from rocking back and forth during transit. The cradles accommodate bikes with up to a 2" diameter frame, and the locking knob allows for a secure and quick unload. The rack also tilts forward to allow easy access to the vehicle's rear cargo area.


Rotating cradle with thick kraton vinyl cushioning and locking knob

Made of steel and padded with thick kraton vinyl cushioning, the cradles rotate to keep bikes level to the ground. Additionally, the last cradle has a locking knob to secure all bikes to the rack.



64960 Swagman XP - Folding 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitches






Customer Reviews

Swagman XP - Folding 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitches - S64960

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (123 Customer Reviews)

The cushioned, rotating cradles on this rack can accommodate bike frames up to 2" in diameter, and an integrated lock provides security for your bikes. A tilting mechanism at the base offers easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area.

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Well built, holds two bikes well. Would like to see a threaded locking bolt at the receiver end to lock to hitch.




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Pretty good product. We still have trouble with the locking mechanism, but it might be user error. Also, I thought it would be sturdier, but it seems to sway quite a bit when we are driving.




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I'm very satisfied with it, received in good condition. Haven't used it yet. Still winter here.


Comments
Was used a lot this past summer. Worked great. Took a little time to figure out how to hook up bikes the best way, but once I figured it out. Smooth and secure!
Carol - 02/12/2022


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I love the bike rack itself, I only have 1 problem the first lock that fastens down with the key does not work. It’s really hard to grab and spin, my father worked on it for quite some time and was frustrated. I was wondering can you send me a regular twist down handle like the other 3? I don’t need the key lock, or send me a new one with the key lock since this one is defective? Other than that its great, we just got it on my vehicle last night but I cannot use the very first bike clamp. My sister in law is asking how I like it because she wants to get one too, no worries I will tell her its awesome, I understands there are flaws and I know you will hook me up with a new clamp. I will post a great review once I get my new clamp.




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This item arrived within 2 days. Everything was included as advertised and was in good working order. Instructions for assembly were easy to follow. Would definitely order from etrailer in the future.


Comments
Can all four bikes be locked??
-- comment by: Chris - 09/22/2013



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Nice bike rack....just wished it would have come with a normal size hole for the standard size hitch pin. I had to order a hitch pin with a key for security.




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See my other review for the hitch I ordered. Everything came on time, and the service was great from Goeff! Helped me out a ton and got me what I needed. Not installed yet, but barring any issues, everything was great!




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fits perfect in my hitch. plus like adjustable cradles to accommodate my grandchildren bikes.




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Review from a similar XP in Hitch Bike Racks


Once again, etrailer's service was superb. The hitch arrived very quickly, packaging was in good shape when it arrived.
I chose this bike rack because it was one of only a few that are rated for a hitch on the back of a fifth wheel trailer. It is very sturdy and was easy to assemble. As reported in other reviews, the only issue was the threaded clamp knob that secures the bikes to the rack. The one with the lock on it came through with a defective lock mechanism that does not allow the knob to engage. That meant it could not be tightened. Swagman might need to re-evaluate this feature.
I like the idea of the lock, but it is probably better to use the regular knobs without the lock to mount the bikes and then use a bike cable lock to secure them to the vehicle.
I have no concerns about the racks strength or durability.


Comments
I have been using this bike rack for a year now, almost always on long distance travel between campgrounds around the US. I have been very happy with it. It rides well and the bikes remain very secure in transit.
LANCE G - 01/02/2022


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Review from a similar XP in Hitch Bike Racks


TERRIBLE!!!!! Absolutely terrible!!! First off, the main support does not fit well into the hitch sleeve. The threaded hitch pin does not secure against any movement whatsoever. I had to hammer shims into the gap so the unit would not rock back and forth inside the female hitch port. Without the shims you get to watch your bikes in the Furrion camera rock back and forth for 400 miles at a time. The clamp sleeve just barley secures even the most basic bike frame construction. Most current bikes do not fit in the 4 clamps. I had to modify the top slots where the "T" nut swings into place and bend them down to use the threaded hand wheels. Not to mention that the "T" slot bolts are way too short. Prepare for frame and paint damage on your bikes. Good luck placing the bikes back the same way after securing them. Full on engineering disaster! It will take you 45 mins to load up all 4 bikes each time. If you have a quick 1 day stop you can forget taking the bikes off. Told my kids it was too much trouble undoing the puzzle. All the bikes are pointed all over the place like crooked teeth!! Total and complete piece of junk!!!! If I could give this no stars I would. Avoid at all costs.


Comments
For your first issue I recommend getting a wraparound Anti rattle device like item # e99007
etrailer Anti-Rattle Hitch Stabilizer for 2" Hitches - Vinyl Coated Steel
$32.90
which helps to reduce sway and keeps the racks stinger from moving around inside the hitch receiver. As mentioned in the product description for this rack, it accepts bike frames up to 2 inches in diameter. If you have a step-through bike frame or childrens bikes it is recommended to get a bike frame adapter like item # 64005
Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes
$31.73
. Other tips that help with this rack is alternating the front of the bikes, putting the biggest bike closest to your vehicle, while the smallest bike is the furthest out, and using the included strap to tightly secure the bikes to the rack like as shown in this attached video:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 05/09/2022


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Review from a similar XP in Hitch Bike Racks


So far, so good. I just received this last week and installed it on the back of my fifth wheel. We have four bikes (2 adult bikes and two kids bikes), and fitting all four of the bikes on the racks took some creativity but it was possible. The rack seems very sturdy, but we will see if it stands the test of time as we are full-time RVers who travel about 6,000 miles per year. Our last bike rack (Swagman XTC4) was completely worn out after about 14,000 miles of use on the back of our fifth wheel.


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After one year, this bike rack is still performing very well on the back of our fifth wheel. We have travelled over 5,000 miles with our bikes in tow, and it still looks and operates like brand new. I was able to make four full-size bicycles fit on it, but you have to be creative.
B. B - 09/24/2015
How is your hitch fastened to your fifth wheel?
-- comment by: Richard N - 01/09/2016
In response to Richard N., we had a 2 hitch receptacle installed on the rear of our fifth wheel when we ordered it from the factory. The bike rack is installed by sliding it into the hitch receptacle.
-- comment by: B. B - 01/13/2016


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Review from a similar XP in Hitch Bike Racks


After several uses this bike rack has held up very well. I like it's versatility, you can adjust the clamps to work for any style of bike. My only complaint is the locking clamp. When it is locked it can still be unscrewed and when it is unlocked it is difficult to unscrew.




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Review from a similar XP in Hitch Bike Racks


Great rack--very solid and great for a variety of bike sizes/shapes. I had to grind a bevel on the end of some of the pins to make it easier to insert them, and I had to chop one of the mounts down (see pic) to allow mounting of our tiniest bike (a Woom 3), and to allow our second-tiniest bike (a Cleary 20") to go over the mount to be mounted in the second position in.
There's no other rack I'm aware of that would allow us to haul these five bikes around--this has been great for us, and I'd absolutely recommend it.
-1 star for the directions with pictures so small that there might as well not be pictures at all--it's absolutely impossible to tell what's happening in the diagrams, which fortunately doesn't matter much, as it's all fairly obvious. Except for the threaded 1/2" pin--I still have no idea what that's for . . . maybe some cars have threaded trailer mounts.


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One year in, still working wellits a tight fit and always a bit of an elaborate ritual to get all five bikes mounted, but this rack gets the job done, and Im still not aware of anything else that can do what it does. Figured out what the threaded 12 pin is for, tooit threads into one of the mounting holes on the rack and actually holds it a good bit more solidly than the other pin.
William - 01/26/2022


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Review from a similar XP in Hitch Bike Racks


This was the only bike rack that I could find where my daughter's bike could fit on it securely and without adding a bar. The rack is very stable and is easy to put on and off of my car as needed. I'd like to add that my neighbors have owned this same rack (just an older version) and their rave reviews caused up to research the Swagmann brand. Additionally, e-trailer has been great with communication. Very pleased.


Comments
One year later and we are still so glad we bought our Swagmann rack. The ease with how I can put it on and off is wonderful and I use the locking function frequently to keep my bikes safe!
Diane H - 05/28/2021


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Review from a similar XP in Hitch Bike Racks


The service from etrailer was awesome.
I
ordered on a weekend and yet by Sunday night I had an email saying the product was shipped. On top of that the shipping was upgraded at the same cost.... FREE!
The Bike Rack is great. Went together easily and is very heavy duty.
The only problem I have and it was anticipated is that my bike frame is not round, it is oval shaped and it barely fits into the gripper. But as I said I expected it to be close from the product description.
This rack should give me many years of service and I highly recommend it and etrailer!!



Comments
Works great. No problems at all.Glad i made the purchase.The service etrailer provides is excellent.
Mike - 01/26/2015


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Review from a similar XP in Hitch Bike Racks


No way to put 4 bikes on it without completely stripping them down will not fit most of our kids bikes on them


Comments
Can you please elaborate on how the bikes are not fitting on the 4 bike bikerack? You mentioned stripping them down? What exactly do you need to strip down in order for them to fit?
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 05/06/2022
You would have to take the pedals, handle bars, and possibly the tires off to fit 4 bikes on that rack it is just not long enough to fit 4 on there 3 done just right is pushing it the clamps will not accept most of my kids bikes because the are not big enough to fit the lower frame piece in them and they are too big to get it snuck thru and clamped down on the upper frame piece and the knobs that screw down to clamp them in are junk 2 of the 4 have already came apart and Ive had to make my own clamp nuts to hold the bikes in just really unhappy with it since we got it and it hasnt gotten any better the more weve used it
-- comment by: Steve C - 05/06/2022
Thank you so much for your additional information. One thing I suggest that might help with the childrens bikes is, if they have enough room on the stem that holds the seat, an adapter bar part # 64005
Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes
$31.73
may help with the bikes sitting on the rack without needing to strip the bikes down completely. We also recommend making sure that the bikes are alternating on the rack, to try and squeeze a bit more room between clamps. for example, one of them having the handle bars facing the drivers side, then the bike next to that one facing the passenger side, and so on.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 05/06/2022


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Review from a similar XP in Hitch Bike Racks


Purchased this after reading some of the other reviews and Q&A on etrailer - i hadn't thought about the fact that how the crossbars on the bike are configured makes a difference - 3 of our 5 bikes wouldn't have fit on a two bar bike rack because the openings are two small (I ended up measuring them before selecting a rack). I still ended up having to use the adapter for one of them which works great. Installation was easy (I had uhaul put a receiver hitch on my 2012 odyssey the week before) - you do have to pull a pin on the bottom of the rack when you tilt it, which some might consider an inconvenience compared to some of the other brands that just have release levers, but i view it as less stuff to break compared to those racks. If you're going to have it on a lot and park in a garage, consider the fact that it doesn't collapse because it does add significant length to the vehicle. 5 bikes are definitely doable if you set it up correctly. I think its the most versatile rack you can get based on the way it holds the bikes and would definitely recommend.


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i actually just put it on again this morning - we love it, i think the only thing i would say is that i wish there was some way to keep it a little tighter in the receiver hitch. the bolt tends to loosen after a bit of driving - nothing unsafe, just makes it sway and bounce a bit more and needs to be retightened.
Pat D - 08/17/2015


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Review from a similar XP in Hitch Bike Racks


After researching the multitude of bike racks available, Pat at etrailer spent over 30 minutes with me on the phone answering my questions about which would be the best rack for our SUV and our particular bike styles. We settled on the Swagman XP 4-bike rack. The cradles are adjustable and be rotated so that the wheels of any bike can be kept parallel to the ground regardless of the angle of the bike frame. It worked as advertised, and I can 100% recommend etrailer as a very reliable source. The people there are interested in helping you, and they deliver. Great company!


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Still perfect. Our bike trip last July to Montana and Idaho was a great test of the Swagman bike rack. We had four bikes totaling 80 pounds and had absolutely no issues. With the U brace keeping the rack base tight against the hitch, there was no wobbling at all. A great trip was made better by having the peace of mind provided by a sturdy rack to safely transport our bicycles. Thank you etrailer!
Maurice G - 05/22/2014


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Review from a similar XP in Hitch Bike Racks


Works great for older kids or adult bikes. Does not hold the younger kids bikes, as their frames are closer together.


Comments
You can use the Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Womens, Childrens, and Alternative Frame Bikes Item # 64005 to carry your kids bikes on the Swagman XP.
-- Etrailer Expert Thomas M - 01/14/2022


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Review from a similar XP in Hitch Bike Racks


This is very well made and strong.it Holds bikes very securely.USE: This is on my 5th wheel hitch had no issues. The only Con: is it wont fit most if the beach cruiser thick middle tube framed bikes..and/or the female low curved frames. Very good product. Etrailer also kept me informed on delivery status every step of the way-well done etrailer.


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Hi Regan, Thanks for your feedback! In regard to your thicker bike frames, this bike rack fits bikes with frames up to 2 inches in diameter. I would recommend using the Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar, part # 64005
Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes
$31.73
, in order to fit your bikes onto the bike rack.
-- Etrailer Expert Tyler M - 05/27/2021


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Review from a similar XP in Hitch Bike Racks


Overall (structurally) it is very well made and appears very sound. However, have 2 comments regarding potential improvements; i.e.:
1) Recommend having the anti-rattle nut feature for the 2" hitch attachment being included at both holes (as shown in the assembly directions included with our bike rack). The one that we got, only has the threaded attachment (anti-rattle feature) at the outer most hole on the 2" square tube. To use this feature, you don't get much hitch engagement, but if you use the inner hole (with more hitch engagement), you have a standard 5/8" pin with lots of play (excessive vibration).
2) Do not recommend the Locking Knob as currently provided. During assembly, we tested it by tightening it down, but could not remove it (even with the key). We needed needle nose pliers to remove, and when disassembled found that the internal locking spindle can lose contact with locking portion when tightened. Since we cannot trust this locking feature, we have ordered two new non-locking knobs; i.e. one for replacement and one as a spare. We also ordered a better locking design to avoid this problem in the future.


Comments
I spoke with my contact at Swagman and they confirmed that this rack is designed to only have the hitch pin hole closest to the upright mast threaded for the anti-rattle pin. If you are not interested in having two hitch pin holes or locking feature built into the rack, the Swagman Original # S64400
Swagman Original - 4 Bike Rack for 2" Trailer Hitches
$202.91
or Yakima RoadTrip # Y02477
Yakima RoadTrip RV Bike Rack - 4 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Black
$229.96
are both comparable bike racks you may be interested in. A locking cable like the Deadbolt 10 Foot Long Cable Lock # CAB-10
Deadbolt 10' Long Cable Lock
$29.87
is great for securing your bikes to your vehicle.
-- Etrailer Expert Victoria B - 08/08/2019


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Review from a similar XP in Hitch Bike Racks


I've never been so frustrated with a bike rack until now. I have 5 kids bikes, none of them can fit on this thing. Either the bars on the bikes are to fat and you can't close the clamp or the frame is to small to fit over the bottom bracket. I bought the deal that clamps on the handle bars and bike seat for kids bikes, that thing doesn't work either.

It's not just kids bike, my beach cruiser won't fit on the thing, the frame bars are apparently to big to get the clamp closed.

So much wasted time spent on this thing..


Comments
If youre looking for a different style bike rack to transport a wide variety of bikes, one great option at a similar price point is the Lets Go Aero BikeWing T4 # B01458
Lets Go Aero BikeWing T4, 2+2 4-Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Folding - Horizontal Wheel Mount
$300.03
because it is adjustable enough to fit kids, womens, and alternative frame bikes without the use of an adapter bar. Another great option, though at a higher price point, is a rack like the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE4 # HR1400Z
Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack for 4 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount
$599.99
as it holds your bikes at 3 points and offers adjustability to support kids, womens, and alternative frame bikes.
-- Etrailer Expert Victoria B - 01/30/2020

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