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Recommended 2-Bike Class I Hitch Racks for 2014 Scion xB

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I purchased a 12490 Class II Hitch for my Scion Xb. Now I am looking at a 2 bicycle carrier. Which one is better suited for this trailer hitch? Do both have a long enough arm that goes into the 1-1/4inch receiver to keep it far enough out away from the bumper? The 2 I am lookig at are: 1. Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4inch and 2inch Hitches - Tilting or 2. Prorack 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4inch and 2inch Hitches - Tilting

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One of my favorite 2-bike hitch racks for a Class I hitch like your Curt # C12490 is the Curt # C18085. I like this wheel-mount style rack for several reasons: it is moderately priced, it is lightweight - only 20-lbs, it has an 80-lbs total bike weight rating and it provides a generous 12-inches of clearance from it's hitch pin hole to the nearest part of the carrier. As a wheel-mount rack, it avoids stress on the bikes' frames since they make no contact with the rack. As a bonus, this rack can also be used on the back of trailers, a capability not shared by all bike racks.

You can add a cable lock like # e98891 to secure your bikes and rack to the hitch safety chain loops. We also offer hitch lock # e98879.

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