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Replacement Vinyl Cradle Padding for Swagman Original Series Bike Carriers - 1999 and Newer - Gray

Replacement Vinyl Cradle Padding for Swagman Original Series Bike Carriers - 1999 and Newer - Gray

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Swagman Accessories and Parts - P0023

  • Hitch Bike Racks
  • Cradle and Arm Parts
  • Cradles
  • Swagman

Replacement cradle padding easily snaps into top or bottom plate to better protect bikes.


  • Replaces 1 vinyl padding insert for your Swagman Original Series hitch-mounted bike carrier 1999 and newer
  • Allows you to repair the bike rack without having to buy a whole cradle
  • Snaps into place on the top or bottom plate of the cradle


  • Color: gray
  • Application: Swagman Original Series hitch-mounted bicycle racks 1999 and newer

P0023 Replacement Vinyl Cradle Padding for Swagman Hitch Mounted Bike Carriers - 1999 and Newer - Gray

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Replacement Vinyl Cradle Padding for Swagman Original Series Bike Carriers - 1999 and Newer - Gray - P0023

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (236 Customer Reviews)

Replacement cradle padding easily snaps into top or bottom plate to better protect bikes.


Perfect fit, easy to install, and good quality. These secure and protect my bikes in transit, which is all I asked. After replacing the vinyl cradles (I like the new grey ones better than the original red), I sprayed a little flat black paint on a few spots, and my Swagman bike rack is as good as new again.


I was very excited to find that etrailer carried the vinyl cradles for my 13+ year old Swagman bike rack. I ordered several, to replace the worn out originals, on a Sunday afternoon, that night I received a personal email that they'd shipped, and by Wed., they were in my mail. They fit perfectly, so now I'm going to order some spares! etrailer provides incredibly great service and follows up to make sure customers are satisfied. They have a new lifelong customer in me.

The vinyl cradles for the bikes are holding up just fine. We used them several times this summer and they are in great shape and do their job well!
Angela U - 10/16/2022


I was given a Swagman original 3 bike rack from a friend, but it needed keys for the lock and new cradles. Thanks to etrailer they had the cradles as the originals were in pretty rough shape. Had one small problem as the price was not right and quickly resolved after contacting etrailer. They arrived in a short time after ordering. The old cradles were easy to remove and the new ones were as easy to install. They work perfect and now I'm ready to roll.

Very well thank you, glad you had them. I have been using the swagman bike rack often and they holding up as good as I had hoped.
Rob - 09/26/2019


We had used our Swagman bike carrier for nearly 10 years, and the vinyl cradle padding had worn out. We purchased new cradle pads a year ago and I can now report that, in addition to being easy to install, they have done their job beautifully. They will last another 10 years!


I have an older Coleman bike rack that is very close to the Swagman series bike rack, the part fit perfectly!


Not as high quality as the original pads, didn't last long before breaking down and not being useable, would not buy again


These shipped quickly snd were a perfect fit for my bike rack. So glad I was able to replace the pads and get more life out of the rack without damage to my bike


Hi there, these are a great replacement. Ordered before and got a few extra in case they popped off. DELIVERY is INSANELY SLOW, ordered early summer now almost Oct... glad they were extras...


This replacement vinyl cradles for the swagman bike carrier, fit exactly like the factory ones simple to install. Made very good quality. Very satisfied will everything including cost and free shipping.

It is still in good shape. I used them a lot, very satisfied.
Jimbo O - 03/09/2018


These are a great replacement for my bike rack. I purchased the rack second hand from a resale shop. My first trip out I discovered that the rubber was deteriorating, my bike slid all over the place and left behind a smelly rubbery goo. Found these bad boys online, ordered them and after some admittedly fast shipping and about 5 minutes... once was old is now new again. Great product, was as described, easy to install. Couldn't ask for more.


Very pleased with the replacement cradles! They were very easy to install and fit the bike carrier perfectly. Strong and good quality. Will be using it for our new two bikes on our SUV.

Very happy with the product!


Work liked the original that dry rotted


Le produit est excellent mais dispendieux [The product is excellent but expensive]


Very happy with them. They were just what we needed and arrived very quickly. They replaced what we had exactly.


Identical piece to my original - initial piece "wore out" after many good years.


Exactly what I needed!


This product is an exact replacement for my Swagman bike Rack works perfectly

by: 09/20/2022

Worked like a charm


The product arrived on time and intact.


Product exactly as described and shipped on time.


The replacement pads for my bike rack arrived in short order. The pads were excellent and fit perfectly. The customer service was more than excellent and shipping charges were way less than I had anticipated. I would recommend etrailer to anyone.

Still right there and protecting the bikes.
Jerry B - 05/16/2015


Exactly what I needed to replaced the cradle padding for our Swagman bike rack. Super experience dealing with! Highly recommend doing business with this company!

Thanks for checking in with me. It’s continuing to work well.
JF - 10/17/2017


they are great; just needed to replace them as they finally wore out after cradling our bikes on our travels
around the country...more than 25000 miles on our RV!


Received in a timely manner, installed onto my bike rack and they fit perfectly. Would recommend both the part and Etrailer as a source to purchase further products.

Still holding up fine.
Dave - 08/23/2016


My rack is as good as new now!!!! thank you Etrailer! I have a HiddenHitch(HH) branded Bike rack that looks just like the Swagman one. Either HH sold to Swagman or Swagman licensed the design to HH years ago. HH no longer had these in their parts inventory and you can't get them from HH. Either way this is indeed the proper part if you have the HH branded version of this bike rack. Also if like me you leave your rack on your vehicle you may find the threads of the thumbscrews rusting over time and becoming difficult to operate due to the rust. You can see in the pics, just add a bit of anti seize to the threads and work them back and forth to spread it. You will have rust free threads for a long time.

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