Comparing Swagman XC S64650 & Curt C18084 Platform-Style Hitch Bike Racks

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I am trying to decided which bike rack would be the best for my 2011 Kia Soul. I like the Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4inch and 2inch Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting Item # C18084, but my husband thinks it would rattle alot. Hes pick is the Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack Platform Style for 1-1/4inch and 2inch Trailer Hitches Item # S64650. Which will be better for my car? We will be using it to take our bikes short and long trips.

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Both the Swagman XC # S64650 and Curt C18084 platform-style hitch bike racks will fit the 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch made for your 2011 Kia Soul. Both also fit 2-inch hitches which makes them a good long-term choice for potential compatibility with other vehicles.

For the XC you can use hitch and bike lock kit # S64031. This not only locks the rack and your loaded bikes but it also provides anti-rattle duty to eliminate most noise and motion from the rack.

Between the two bike racks I heartily recommend the Swagman. The XC offers 50-percent lighter weight for easier handling and it carries a limited lifetime warranty. Please refer to the linked video for more.

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