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Comparison of Yakima TwoTimer and the Swagman Chinook Hitch Mounted Bike Racks

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Comparison of Yakima TwoTimer and Swagman Chinook for my F350 truck. I need to carry 2 bikes. We have a mixed use bike and Towny.

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Function wise, the Swagman Chinook and Yakima TwoTimer racks are really very similar. The big difference between the racks is the fact that the Yakima rack is a bit lighter than the Swagman Chinook. Both racks are capable of tilting away from the rear of the vehicle with bikes loaded. Aesthetically speaking, I prefer the appearance of the Yakima rack and the buttons and latches feel more substantial. This is a completely subjective opinion on my part.

Both racks lock to the hitch using included locks, but the Chinook features locking ratcheted hooks to secure the bikes in place, but to secure the bikes to the rack on the TwoTimer would require an optional cable lock, part # Y07233 and lock core, part # Y07202.

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