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Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount

Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount

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This lightweight 2-bike rack is perfect for the occasional rider with limited storage space in their garage. The wheel trays fold up, so it easily fits into a closet. It also accommodates bikes with a long wheelbases. Call 800-298-1624 to order Swagman hitch bike racks part number S64670 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Swagman products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Swagman Hitch Bike Racks

  • Platform Rack
  • Fixed Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Swagman
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 2
  • Frame Mount
  • Locks Not Included

This lightweight 2-bike rack is perfect for the occasional rider with limited storage space in their garage. The wheel trays fold up, so it easily fits into a closet. It also accommodates bikes with a long wheelbases.


Features:

  • Platform bike rack carries 2 bikes using your vehicle's hitch receiver
  • Padded hooks on ratcheting arms hold bikes securely by the frame
  • Sliding wheel hoops with rubber security straps let you carry bikes with different wheelbases
    • Fat bike hoops (sold separately) let you carry bikes with 5" tires
  • Pull pins allow mast to fold down and wheel trays to fold up for storage
  • Anti-rattle hitch pin reduces movement of rack in hitch receiver
    • Removable adapter sleeve lets you convert the rack for use in 1-1/4" hitches
  • Hitch lock and cable lock (sold separately) deter theft of your bikes and the rack
  • Durable steel construction with black powder coat is rust resistant


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class II) and 2" x 2" trailer hitches
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bikes
  • Weight capacity (per bike): 35 lbs
  • Maximum tire width: 2-1/2"
  • Maximum wheelbase: 66"
  • Shank rise: 3"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest wheel hoop: 8"
    • Farthest edge of carrier: 17"
  • Carrier weight: 29.7 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

Padded, Ratcheting Hooks

Swagman Traveler XC2 2-Bike Carrier

The XTC-2's mast has a pair of ratcheting hooks that hold your bikes securely by the top tube. And because they move independently, you can carry bikes of different shapes and sizes. The hooks have soft padding that won't scratch or scuff your bike's paint.


Sliding Wheel Hoops

Swagman Traveler XC2 2-Bike Carrier

The rack has wheel hoops that provide a stable base for mounting your bikes. Each hoop has a hand knob that lets you easily slide it along the tray to accommodate your bike's wheelbase. It also includes a rubber strap on each hoop that secures your bike's wheels to the rack. If you need to carry fat bikes, there are hoops (sold separately) that let you carry bikes with tires up to 5" wide.


Folding Design

Swagman Traveler XC2 2-Bike CarrierSwagman Traveler XC2 2-Bike Carrier

You can fold the mast down for easy access to your hatch. Simply pull the pin at the base of the mast and fold it down in either direction. You can also fold the trays up against the mast for storage. Just pull the pins at the junctions where the trays meet the rack, fold the trays up, and reinsert the pins into the provided holes.


Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin and Removable Adapter Sleeve

Adapter Sleeve

The rack includes a threaded hitch pin and a clip that work with a built-in anti-wobble device in the shank to eliminate rattle in the hitch receiver during transport. You can replace the pin and clip with an anti-rattle lock (sold separately) to secure the bike carrier to your vehicle. It also has a removable aluminum sleeve that lets you convert the rack for use in 1-1/4" hitches.



64670 Swagman XTC2 - Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitches - Swagman XTC2 Cross Country 2-Bike Carrier

Item # S64670

Installation Details S64670 Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - S64670

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1043 Customer Reviews)

This lightweight 2-bike rack is perfect for the occasional rider with limited storage space in their garage. The wheel trays fold up, so it easily fits into a closet. It also accommodates bikes with a long wheelbases.

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This I was not as happy with. Service was great. Delivery was great but the product QC was off and there is a design flaw in the product (that is most likely fixed by me spending more money, so thats on me.) Assembly was easy to follow however there was one big problem. The bar coming from the hitch to the rack. The metal mechanisim inside the square tube is cocked (image included) and thus lines up the threads for mounting at an angle and is a perfect setup for cross threading during installation. I managed with some work to get the pieces together (provided hex wrench + vice grips + torque bar). That said I can most likely never disassemble the product again for those threads are going to be toast and unsuable again. Mounting the rack to hitch was easy. Adjusting the setup for bike was easy. Design flaw and place I should spend more money is that once the bike is on the car I can no longer open the hatch to my car. Even if I pull the clamp bar off the rack closests to the hatch. Considering the cost of the rack I can live with this. It just means I cannot drive around with the rack always on the car and I will be pulling it off and only using it when I ride. Never time however I will be spending more to get a rack that either swings away from a hatch or has some sort of a pivot release to gain access into the car. For the money I spent this is going to work, considering the cost of some of the big name platform racks this is literally a small fraction of their price. So I cannot complain too much but that cross thread issue is not a good one.



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Really impressed with this -- quick ordering process, fast delivery (even during the COVID-19 pandemic), easy assembly and install to our 2014 Prius... all great! Husband with not a lot of technical skills got the bikes loaded and unloaded in just a couple of minutes. Super stable ride - no bounce or rattle that we noticed, including on the gravel parking area near the trail we rode. This is a huge upgrade from our trunk-mounted rack. I didn't see it stated anywhere - but important to know you should load the larger/heavier bike closer to the car.


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One year later- we haven’t gotten as much use as I’d like but still a great rack. Easy to install and remove from the hitch every time. No regrets!
Brooke - 05/04/2021


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Nice rack and easy to put together. Feels well built. A bit challenging for loading these kind of bikes on there but it worked. The kind of bikes I am using this rack for are not like the usual ones that are previously posted. I plan on using this for my stretch custom beach cruisers also. I will post more pictures once I load those up. I only had time to do my lowrider bikes today.



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First-time rack buyer / owner / installer. The rack arrived in a timely fashion, maybe a day or 2 ahead of schedule. It was well packaged. I’m LOVING this bike rack. It was easy to put together and to mount on my new Honda Passport. Thus far, no squeaks in my 2” receiver. Hardest part of initial set-up is figuring out the best way to position two bikes. Trial & error and some patience. The directions weren’t clear as to where the 2 left-over screws went. I found the answer in another review and have posted a pic in case others have the same problem (photo with pen pointing at screw). These screws go in the underneath side of both of the folding arms. They appear to keep the wheel wells from sliding off in case in you drive with an empty, un-folded rack, and forgot to tighten down the wheel wells. The folding arm push / pull pins can be difficult at times. I coated the tips with some lube. That and a little jiggling seems to solve that issue. I guess it’s better for the pins to be snug vs popping right out. I added a small Master lock to the hitch pin (in lieu of the provided cotter pin) as a theft deterrent. I read that a 3/16 shackle lock will fit into the bike clamp down arms to also act as a deterrent. I had an old 3/16 lock that did snugly fit and appeared to be locked. HOWEVER, I yanked on the lock and it came open as there isn’t quite enough clearance for the shackle to lock. I discovered that longer 3/16 shackle locks are hard to find. Have attached a photo of the lock that actually fits and works (Ace Hardware). One lock on the upper clamp down arm will secure both arms as the lower arm can’t be removed without removing the upper arm. The clamp down arms appear to be coated to prevent damage to your bike. I’ve tried a simple rag and ultimately settled on pool noodle pieces as a precautionary measure. I CAN NOT open my tailgate (regardless of whether or not the rack is fold up and in the bike carry position). If that’s a concern for you, then spring for the more costly titling version. My back-up camera still functions.



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Excellent product! No need for an additional piece to accommodate my ladies bike. I can easily open my hatchback without removing the rack.



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After mulling over a platform rack and a hanging rack, the reviews and advice that I read geared me towards a platform rack for my personal use. I installed a trailer hitch receiver for the sole purpose of using this rack, as I didn't trust a trunk-mounted rack, given the advice of a local bike shop employee. And I'm glad that I did. This rack keeps my bike nice and securely mounted, perfect for short or long-distance travel. It's simple to use and fairly priced.


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I still like this rack, and am glad that I bought it. For the money, its a solid rack. The only thing Ive noticed is that my bike was once wobbling a bit much. So I had to tighten down the bolts connecting the upright pole to the rack etc. Something like that. It was fine, and you should definitely be double checking this stuff whenever you mount any rack any way, haha. But yeah, great rack.
Tony - 03/24/2021


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Delivery from etrailer was super fast and the price was very competetive. First the PROS: Basic assembly of this carrier was easy and quick. It does carry both our bikes within the width of the car (barely). The carrier is fairly light and attaches easily to the receiver. Mounting the bikes is easy. The latch release can be locked with small padlock, but I would lock both. The squared frame on my hybrid bike can be securely latched down with no marking. Now the CONS: Jiggly! My old Reese carrier was rock solid but this one really sways alot. The wheel carriers are not welded correctly and do not allow folding up to the latch point. Teeth on the hold down bar could be deeper. Getting our 2 bikes to sit within vehicle width took alot of initial finagling. Reflective surfaces were limited so i added my own tape for safety. Purchase of a bike post quick clamp was necessary to fit the 2 bikes on the carrier. And did i say jiggly! Oh, yeah. I don't know how long the rubber wheel straps or the hold down teeth will hold up. I can live with it not folding up as i use the rubber stap to grab the other side wheel hoop. ( i did call e-trailer support about this issue, CSR asked politely if i put it together correctly. Yes, i’m an engineer of 37 years senority). But the jiggling about really bothers me, and evidently, drivers behind as they do not tailgate anymore. So the jury is still out on the value of this product.


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I was a bit skeptical when i first got this carrier, but have found this unit to be of great value. The ease of attachment and loading the bikes makes going for a ride a joy. The movement of the carrier does not concern me anymore and it has proven to be solid. I recommend this product. My rating moves to 4 stars.
Dave - 10/09/2020


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Pairs very well with my 1-1/4" CURT hitch on a GTI. Solid enough connection that I'm able to move the car by grabbing the bottom of the rack and shaking it. Have driven around the neighborhood and hit a few bumps, very little movement from the rack itself. At most there's a little side to side wobbling but nothing more than other racks I've seen. Bike is held solidly in place. Installation was easy and straightforward.



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I have only used the rack once so far, but it seems to work great! One downfall is that I have 33/12.5" tires on my Jeep and the rack does not extend out far enough past the spare to be able to fit 2 bikes. I will have to get a hitch extension to fit 2 bikes (see photo), but not a huge deal!



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I love this rack. It was very easy to assemble after delivery and it's extremely easy to install and use. The bikes stay secure and don't move. When installed in the trailer hitch properly, the rack doesn't vibrate or move at all. The unit comes with the 2" adapter installed and it works perfectly. I used this with both a women's style bike with the angled cross bar and a men's racing-style bike and I couldn't be happier. The adjustments on the rack are simple to use and the bikes go on and off quickly. No issues with the bikes touching each other either. If there is interference between bikes when you first use the rack, you can simply move the wheel holders to offset the bikes as needed. Great product at a competitive price. Very happy and highly recommended.


Comments
Wow, thanks for the follow-up question. Still love the product and would buy it again. Used many times and no complaints.
-- Etrailer Expert chris - 09/21/2020


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The Swagman XTC-2 platform bike carrier arrived very quickly from etrailer and in good shape, the actual carrier box is inside another shipper box, which I'm sure helped with its condition. Assembly was relatively quick and painless, even though the instructions could be a little more thorough. Installing the carrier on the back of our Jeep Patriot also was quick, it helps to have an extra ratchet & 3/4" socket laying around for just this purpose. Installing the bikes takes a little patience and trial and error the first time you try and put them on the carrier. It's easy enough to adjust the wheel holders to fit the wheelbase of your bikes, but for us at least, the challenge was trying to swing the vertical support bar up into position after putting on the first bike (closest to the Jeep). We couldn't angle the bike enough toward the Jeep to have the bar clear the bike. We learned that the easiest way to secure the first bike was to remove the ratcheting frame hooks altogether, put the bike in the carrier, swing up the vertical support bar, put in the pin, and then slide one of the frame hooks down on the bar. The outside bike is much easier because you can set the bike in the carrier at whatever angle you need, not being limited by the back of the vehicle. One thing we did to protect the bike frames was to use some foam pipe insulation as cushion between the frame hook and the frame (see pictures). Once you get a system for installing the bikes, it is very quick to load/unload them. The rack seems to be well made and doesn't wiggle excessively when traveling. All in all a good product for a good price, would definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a platform bike carrier.


Comments
Question, we have two Townie comfort bikes, one male the other female. Our problem is attempting to lock down the female bike. I have attempted to slide the locking arm all the way down to the bottom cross bar without success. If I leave it higher it will pinch the chain guard. How do you get the lock slide down to the cross bar on the bottom of the frame. Other than that it is a GREAT rack. Thanks,Ray
-- comment by: Ray - 07/26/2014

For very low step through frames like your women's Townie bike, an adapter bar is the best option to use, even for platform bike racks with the center frame post. I recommend the Swagman # 64005. This bar will connect between the handlebar gooseneck and the seat post, providing a bar that the center frame hook will secure around. This will keep you from pinching the chain guard. It is easily removable, and will only be needed during transport, leaving your the step through frame functional.

-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 7/28/2014

Comments
Can you access the hatch with the bikes on the rack?
-- comment by: Chris H - 11/01/2015


Comments
Depending on the pedal position of the bike closest to the rear lift gate, you can open it a few inches to reach in and get something. This of course depends on far under the back of your vehicle your hitch is located.
-- comment by: Kevin K - 11/04/2015



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Shipping from etrailer was fast....as usual. Assembly and installation took less than 30 minutes including detwrini g best way to mount bikes. The rack itself appears well constructed and holds the bikes securely. I did add a piece of "noodle foam" as additional protection for the paint based on concerns expressed in other reviews. I'll be ordering additional wheel straps shortly since my 2 year old Lab just ate one off the rack while writing this review......terrible 2s' I guess


Comments
I also have a lovable Lab and feel your pain. The replacement straps for this bike rack are part # P308
Replacement Rubber Strap for Wheel Hoop on Swagman XTC Series Bike Carriers
$3.00
and are sold in quantities of 1.
-- Etrailer Expert Victoria B - 09/27/2019


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I own a 2009 VW GTI 4 door. The fact that I have a 4 door GTI may be significant to the 2 door GTI drivers out there because I tend to need to access my rear hatch less frequently since I just put things in the back seat. I did not want the standard hanging bike rack because my bike got scratched up badly, my brake cables became loose, and my bike pump cage got broken when using a 4 bike hanging rack with my brother and his family. I also do not like the idea of the weight of my bike resting on top of my bike cables in the hanging bike rack cradles. However, if you are frequently putting different types of bikes on your rack like my brother does, a hanging rack may work better for you. The platform racks need to have the wheel holders adjusted for different bikes. Not hard, but it is a little more cumbersome. I had been using Yakima roof mounted racks for 17 years on 5 different vehicles...until one of the roof clips popped loose on the interstate and my road bike did a wheelie and dented the roof of my GTI. Could not get my Yakima roof clip to lock in place again after that, so I moved to a hitch mount. I bought the Curt Hitch #11074 and can be seen in the photos. Not really noticeable, but I think it looks better than the Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch designs. For platform racks, I looked at several designs with the following criteria in mind. - Ease of use - Ability to access the rear hatch - Extension from bumper I naturally started with Yakima, but found that their racks seemed overly cumbersome and extended far behind the car. The Thule racks seemed the same, and both brands were over $300. They did offer the ability to tilt the rack up when not in use, but this still blocks my access to the rear hatch. The Swagman rack has a simple, minimalist design. First is that it is very narrow, only one row of support arms to carry two bikes. Thule and Yakima have two support arms, one for each bike, which causes the rack to extend farther behind the bumper. The Swagman seems plenty beefy to handle two bikes. The support beams are easy to tilt up and down. Maybe not quite as easy to tilt up as Yakima and Thule, but still pretty easy. But until I watched the eTrailer video before buying this product (WATCH THE VIDEO!), I did not realize that the center upright also folds out of the way if you need access to the rear. This is what sold me. The ratcheting upright supports are easy to use and work as shown in the etrailer video. The rubber straps do their job just fine. The other manufacturers seem to have an easier method to move the rack out of the way of the rear hatch, but as I mentioned, I have a 4 door GTI, so this was less of a concern for me. The main selling points were: simple design, easy to use, fit a GTI, upright moves to access hatch, etrailer video, lots of good etrailer customer reviews with pictures, and of course...price.


Comments
This was great. Thanks. I just bought am2015 golf and your comments helped me decide in the same configuration
-- comment by: Joe H - 02/20/2015



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Easy to assemble. This carrier will be used on a 2012 Nissan Sentra using the Draw Tite 24794 hitch. After the installation on that hitch, there is about 2 inches clearance between the rearmost projection of the rear bumper to the frontmost portion of the wheel carrier of the rack. It is easy to put the bikes into the rack. The trunk lid cannot be opened with the bikes mounted on the rack. The rack seems to be stable and doesn't wobble or bounce much.


Comments
I am happy to see that you included a measurement of the width of the tire slots. The newest Mountain bikes that are just coming out are coming out with wider tires. I am looking at a Specialized mountain bike and the tires are 2.3 to 2.5 inches wide. From the pictures posted it appears that this bikes tires should still fit inside the slots?
-- comment by: JonP - 07/31/2015



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Use this product on my MBZ Sprinter. Took a 200 mile test trip over highway and back road (and an unimproved campground road). Very little movement occurred even over undulating sections of road. Like how the bikes are well supported. Construction appears well done and finished nicely. I did have an issue with the distance the handle bar on the inside bike was from the back window (1 inch), but I solved that by simply rotating the handle bar 90 deg for transport. An alternative would be to get a 4-7" hitch extender. Price was OK, shipping was fast.


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Still great after a year. Sturdy construction, easy install, minimal sway over rough roads & RR crossings, locks bikes well and foldsstores great.
GDW - 08/18/2020


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The Swagman XTC-2 2 bike rack has worked out GREAT on our 2009 Smart ForTwo! Of all the bike racks we have purchased in the past, this one is the best. It can accomodate any type of bike from a standard diamond frame to a recumbent. It is easy to place a women's bike on there too with the sliding stabilizer hooks that hold the bikes down. The straps on the tire mounts along with the fasteners keep the bikes from any movement. Thumbs up!! BTW, the hitch also came from etrailer.com!


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This has been the best bike rack purchased yet! I like the way it is adjustable to any size bike and that it folds up when not in use on the car. No complaints here!
Phillip B - 05/05/2019



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Just finished the installation, pretty easy, and it feels like a really sturdy bike rack. I'm going to test it out this weekend, see how it feels on the highway. I dont think I'll be bad. So for now I give this a 5 star!



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I looked at a lot of different hitch racks, priced from $100 up to over $500 and for the price the Swagman XTC-2 hit the mark. I've been using it now for a couple of months with absolutely no problems. First trip was 1600 mile round trip from TX to KS and it performed perfectly. Bike is easy off/easy on. Rack is a bit heavy but balanced enough to make it no problem with taking off and on. Etrailer.com was great to work with and rack arrived exactly as stated.


Comments
After a years use, this rack is still performing like new. No issues to report and would still recommend as a good economical choice.
Brett T - 07/29/2015



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This rack is very solid and I am completely satisfied with the quality of the product. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars was because the release latch on one of the hold down did not want to release without a lot of jostling of the hold down bracket. I lubed the mechanism with some silicon oil and the problem eventually disappeared. I would recommend this rack.



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It was a toss up between this and the cheaper XT. I got this one cuz they said the wheel brackets are better and it was only a little more. I'm glad I got the XTC. Can't compare to the XT since I never saw one. But I like the XTC a lot. Easy to put it together and it fits the 1.25" hitch tight and nothing moves when you drive. I had no idea Sunday when I was driving around with my mountain bike that it was even there. Quality is good. Just HEFT the thing in your hands...it is pretty heavy duty. I appreciate the attention to detail on this. Holds the bike TIGHT. I would drive across the country with this with two bikes no qualms whatsoever.


Comments
Could not be happier! Love the hitch and Swagman. That Swagman is most secure bike rack in the industry. I have travelled thousands of worry free miles with it. Love the dual hitch feature so it fits both size receiver hitches. I would sorely miss it if someone made me give it up. I am thoroughly impressed with long term quality. Thing still looks and operates as new. Very happy.
Faty J - 05/16/2014


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Great customer service. Bike rack has worked out excellently. Thank you!



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Looks like a good bike rack. I had to get a front receiver hitch and this bike rack so we could take our bikes when we tow our a-frame trailer. The bikes don’t block our view of the road much if the seats are removed.



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I purchased the Swagman two-bike carrier, the long version, for carrying my recumbent bicycle. In the majority, the carrier works well, but I have an issue that makes the carrier almost unusable and a pain in the neck. I do like that my Tour Easy long wheelbase recumbent bike fits, although I have to use a small wheel to keep it from sticking out too far on the sides. I used a shim at the hitch attachment to try to help with movement. I also purchased straps to attach to the car to help prevent sway. I do feel that my bike is safe when mounted on the rack. The bike will not fit inside my current vehicle and the rack is the only way I can carry it. This rack is good value for the money. It was easy to set the rack up to fit the bike and I feel confident that the bike is safe. I did put some reflective tape on the rack as people who walked close to my car barked their shins on it and I heard a man comment that the thing should be folded up, which is not possible. I believe the tape helped and I haven't hit my shins. The issue I have that is quite problematic is that the pins that have to be removed and replaced in order to stand the center support upright and lay it back down are not durable or are even defective. Before I could use the rack, I had to get one replaced. etrailer was not able to provide the replacement part, but did help me contact the manufacturer. The second time I used the rack I almost could not remove one of the pins. The button was stuck and I could not sink it back in to remove it. Finally, after about 45 minutes, I was able to remove it. It is tethered to the rack and I left it hanging. Fortunately, I had another pin that fit and was able to use the rack. I have no idea why these pins are an issue. I have never had a problem with them on other devices, even the ones that the buttons can be a little hard to push in. I hope that a pin failure doesn't happen at a critical time. I have tried to think of an alternative to the pins but have not come up with anything yet that I would feel safe entrusting my bike to. I am going to look into pins that do not have a button to see if that would be easier to use. In the photo, you can see the three pins. They have all given me fits, but it is the center one that is critical to use of the rack.



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I received my order of the Swagman XTC-2 earlier than I had expected, so this gave me extra time to check out the parts and instructions before mounting the bike rack onto my Dodge Ram pickup. The installation was so straight-forward that I didn't to worry about missing a detail. It was very easy to adjust the wheel pockets and clamp bars. I have no doubt the the bikes will be secure during transport.



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I have a 2015 GTI and have been challenged to haul my 29er and additionally a kids 24" bike. I was looking for a rack that was form fitting not extend too far beyond the car to keep the weight closer to the car to assist the Class 1 trailer hitch i mounted. I ended up going with the Curt C1142 Class 1 trailer hitch for the GTI and the Swagman XTC-2 bike rack. I think it was good solution for price, quality and fit for my requirements. The Rack is not heavy at all. It's very quick to put on and i leave my 29er closer to the car with the outer rails fixed for it. The other rails i put the smaller bikes further on the rack since they would be lighter. There is little movement when driving. On longer distances or with two bikes use the Curt trailer Strap and that helps in movement. The clearance is what i was really worried about. I needed a rack that would promptly start rising upon exiting the hitch pin. The Swagman rack does just that. It immediately ramps upward to 3" at its peak giving me more clearance to avoid the virgina roadkill. I do wish that etrailer would give the profiles of the bike racks as that would been way easier than countless hours spent on the internet looking at other's pictures for a best fit for my car. My other choice was the Kuat Transfer 2. it also has a rapid rise giving 6" maximum. However, it also extends about 12" in the back of the car which i was worried the longer run of the rack was going to have clearance issues on some driveways. In the end, the Swagman was $100 less than the Kuat transfer and i think for my purpose it's a better fit for this little car.


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  • Sill Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack Clear Spare Tire on Flagstaff Camper
    It all depends on where your spare tire sits in relation to the center of the hitch pin hole of the trailer hitch on your Flagstaff camper. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the first wheel hoop is 8" and then from the center of the hitch pin hole to the upright it's 15" (see attached photo). Please note that this bike rack hasn't been tested and approved for use at the back of a camper. Since the trailer hitch sits further away from the axles compared to passenger...
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  • Will Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack Work With Girl's Bike
    Absolutely! The Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 can easily accommodate children's bikes or women's bikes with alternative frames. You will have no problem sliding the bike hooks to securely grasp the slanted top tube commonly found on girl's bikes, as you can see in the attached photo. For added security and peace of mind, you may want to also pick up Swagman's cable and hitch lock kit # S64031 to lock the rack to your vehicle and your bikes to the rack.
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  • How to Reduce Movement of Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack
    The Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack part # S64670 comes with a threaded hitch pin which will help to reduce rattle/wobble but if you need even further reduction then you will want to consider using an additional anti-rattle device like the Roadmaster quiet hitch part # RM-061-125 for 1-1/4" receivers or part # RM-061 for 2" receivers. We do ship to Canada!
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for E-Bike that Weighs 57 lbs
    We have bike rack solutions that will work great with your 57 lb E-bike but the Swagman XTC2 part # S64670 would not work as it does not have the weight capacity. Each set of wheel hoops on the rack are rated for 35 lbs so what you have would weigh too much. Swagman has the very similar E-Spec part # S94FR which has a capacity of 70 lbs per bike and overall has the same general design. This would be a really great solution. Or if you prefer something easier to load and unload we have...
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  • Will Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack Work On 2011 Mazda 3
    There are two different Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Racks, part # S64670 which is fixed is class I or part # S64671 which is a tilting rack is only class II rated. The fixed rack will work on a 2011 Mazda 3 with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11393 for sedans or part # C11383 for hatchbacks but there is no way to used the above tilting rack.
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  • Will the Swagman XTC-2 Fit on the 1-1/4" Hitch on a BMW 5 Series
    No. The Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 is a good choice to carry your bikes on the back of your 2007 BMW 5 Series with a 1-1/4" hitch receiver. Since it's a platform rack, the bikes will be easier to get on and off compared to a hanging bike rack and as long as your bikes do not weigh more than 35-lbs each, this will work well. Since this rack does not come with a locking hitch pin to help eliminate rattle and secure the rack to your car, you may want to consider adding the Swagman Anti Rattle...
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  • Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable for Swagman XTC Bike Rack
    The correct anti-rattle hitch lock and cable for the Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack # S64670 is the following: - Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable Lock # S64031 This will allow you to lock the bike rack to your hitch and your bikes to the rack, helping protect your investments.
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  • E-Bike Rack Recommendation for Carrying 2 Blix E-Bikes
    I looked up the Blix e-bikes and they weigh just under 50 lbs and have a very low crosstube which is common for e-bikes. So the Swagman XTC2 part # S64670 is a great bike rack but it does not have the weight capacity you need as it has a 35 lb per bike capacity. So for a similar rack that does have the capacity needed you'd want the part # HLY74FR which has a weight capacity of 80 lbs per bike and was designed for carrying the heavier e-bikes. I attached a review video for more info on...
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  • Cost Effective Bike Rack To Carry LWB Recumbent Bike
    In order to carry a recumbent bike you need a special type of carrier as most standard options like the Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack part # S64670 won't work due to the long wheelbase. The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider 2-Bike Carrier part # HR1000Z-R is what I recommend and it is the most cost effective option we have for you. The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider will work with a wheelbase up to 74" so your 72" wheelbase will not be a problem. The Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack only...
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  • Does Swagman XTC Bike Rack Fit 2012 Honda Pilot
    Yes the Swagman XTC2 bike rack part # S64670 is a fit for your 2012 Honda Pilot and does not require anything aside from the rack itself. If you wanted a way to lock the bikes to the rack and the rack to your hitch you'd just need the # S64031 as well.
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  • Locking Capability of Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 and Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT
    The Swagman XTC2 or the Thule Doubletrack Pro would work well for you. The XTC 2 doesn't include locks, so you'd need the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and 7' Cable for Swagman Bike Racks, # S64031. When it comes to the Thule Doubletrack Pro Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack, # TH9054, this rack includes locks. Each ratcheting arm locks to secure bikes to the rack and the handy Snug Tite receiver lock secures the rack to your hitch. In a head to head comparison of the XTC-2 versus the Doubletrack...
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  • Which Hitch Pin Hole To Use with Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack On Draw-Tite 2" Trailer Hitch
    The Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack part # S64670 will use the Replacement Threaded Hitch Pin and Clip part # P5902. This will get installed using the standard 5/8" diameter hitch pin hole on the trailer hitch.The other hole is used for a stabilization device which will not work on bike racks with a threaded shank.
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  • Recommended Swagman Bike Rack for Two 35 Lb Bikes
    As long as neither one of your bikes exceed 35 lbs then yes, you can use the Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack part # S64670. However, since you will be at the max capacity of this bike rack, that does not leave any margin for error and the components will likely wear out quicker. With that being said, I recommend the slightly less cost effective option in the Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack part # S64683. This bike rack has a 45 lb per bike weight capacity and will last much longer...
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  • Which Hitch Pin Should be Used with Swagman XTC2 When Installed in 2 inch Hitch
    Which bike rack do you have specifically? Some bike racks have very specific hitch pins that need to be used with them so I'd need to first know what you have to pick out your best solution.
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  • Recommended Hitch and Two Bike Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for 2010 Honda Element
    For maximum flexibility, I always recommend going with a Class III hitch if the option is available. The Class III uses the more common 2 x 2 inch receiver opening, that has many more available accessories than the 1-1/4 x 1-1/4 does. I'd recommend the Draw-Tite # 75659. As you can see by the installation instructions I've linked, the installation procedure is pretty straightforward. If you'd prefer a hanging style rack, the Swagman Trailhead, part # S63360 is an excellent choice. The...
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  • Stabilizing a Step-Through Bike on the Swagman XTC-2 Platform Bike Rack
    With the Swagman XTC-2, part # S64670 or any frame mounted bike rack, it's often easier to use a frame adapter bar like part # 64005 to provide the frame clamp somewhere to mount to. This allows for wider compatibility for the bike rack than it normally has. When using an adapter bar, and with the XTC-2 in general, you should use a cable lock to secure the bike. This is available with an anti-rattle hitch pin and lock for Swagman bike racks as part # S64031. This will lock the rack...
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  • Is Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack Good Option for 2017 Toyota Camry and 2006 Toyota Corolla
    The Swagman XTC3 part # S64670 that you referenced is a very popular bike rack because of how well it fits a variety of vehicles like your 2006 Toyota Corolla and 2017 Toyota Camry but also because it's a really great bike rack at a very reasonable price tag. My dad has had this bike rack for about 8 years now and he still really likes it. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well. You will need to have a hitch installed on both vehicles to allow the rack...
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  • Troubleshooting The Swagman XTC 2 Bike Rack With 2 Inch Hitch Adapter
    If you used the adapter that came with your Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitches # S64670, the threaded pin will work for use with or without the adapter. There is a specific way to install that adapter, so I wonder if you have it switched because one hole is bigger than the other hole on that part, so reversing it could cause the issue it sounds like you are hitting. I suggest swapping the direction of those holes and trying the pin again. If you want...
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  • What Is The Difference Between Fixed Rack And Fold-Up Rack On Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier
    When looking at platform-style bike carriers like the Swagman XTC-2, part # S64670, fixed rack means the rack will not tilt away from the rear of the vehicle allowing access to the rear cargo area. A fixed rack will not fold up or tilt. The fold-up feature means that the rack will fold up while installed in the hitch to provide more room at the rear of the vehicle when unloaded. Some bike racks have a fold-up feature, and a tilt-away feature, while other bike racks have the fold-up...
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  • Will Swagman XTC-2 Work for a Recumbent Bike with a 46 Inch Wheelbase
    The Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 would be a great choice for your recumbent bike, as it will accept your 46 inch wheel base. The XTC-2 rack does have a weight limit of 35 pounds per bike, so you will want to make sure your bike does not weigh more than 35 pounds.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2005 Toyota Prius to Carry a Bike Rack
    For your 2005 Toyota Prius I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24808. This features a 2000 pound towing capacity and 200 pound tongue weight. I prefer the Draw-Tite because it does not require the use of a support strap when carrying items like bike racks which the Curt hitch will. The Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 is a great rack for you because it will fit the 1-1/4 inch Class I hitch on your Prius. If you're interested in a Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded...
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  • Difference Between Swagman XTC-2 and XC 2 Platform Bike Racks
    While very similar 2-Bike platform racks, the Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 is essentially an upgraded version of the XC 2 # S64650. The Swagman XTC-2 features re-designed and improved wheel cradles that are stronger and constructed with a soft coating to protect your bikes. The cradles will also position the bikes a bit higher up for improved ground clearance with the bikes loaded. The wheel straps have also been improved with a heavier design. This rack will basically do a much better job...
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  • Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for 2006 Honda CR-V to Clear Rear Spare
    Our very popular Swagman XTC2 part # S64670 will fit and clear the rear spare of a 2006 Honda CR-V. If you check out the video link I attached you can see that it fits and works well.
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  • Can I use the Swagman XTC-2 with a Composite Frame Bike
    I have a bike rack that will work with composite frame bikes, but I do not recommend using any bike rack that holds the bike by the frame because the frame could be damaged by the force of the frame hook or the frame could be easily scratched if dirt or debris were to be caught between the frame hook and the bike. For composite frame bikes, I recommend using a wheel mount style bike rack like the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack, # TS02G. The Transfer will hold the bikes by the wheels and...
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  • Will Swagman XTC2 S64670 Fit a 66 inch Wheelbase Recumbent
    You would be right at the max length that the Swagman XTC2 part # S64670 can fit but since your wheelbase is 66 inches this rack will fit your recumbent.
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  • Two Bike Platform Rack Recommendation for E Bikes that has a Tilting Feature.
    For your requirements the Rola Convoy 2 Bike Platform Rack for 2" Hitches part # 59308-2 is in stock and will fit the bill of exactly what you are looking for. It will work with bikes up to 75 lbs. and will tilt away to allow for access.
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  • Replacement 2 inch Hitch Adapter for a Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack
    To replace the 2 inch adapter of your Swagman XTC-2 bike rack you would want the part # SP323. This comes with both L brackets and a new screw to attach it to your rack.
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  • Platform Bike Rack that Will fit 2018 Audi S5 with Stealth Hitch Installed
    Yes the Swagman XTC2 part # S64670 will work great in the Stealth hitch you just bought for your 2018 Audi S5 part # 391AUDA5S5181. For a similar bike rack that I think you'll like better I would recommend the Hollywood Rack Trail Rider part # HR200Z as it's much more stable in the hitch on the road due to tighter clearances. .
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  • Can Wheel Hoops for Swagman XTC Bike Rack Fit on Swagman XC
    Sounds like you are looking for fat tire adapters for your XC, # S64650. For that the correct fitting kit is the part # S64674.
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