Difference Between Swagman XTC-2 and XC 2 Platform Bike Racks

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What the difference between the Swagman XTC-2 -2-Bike Rack and the Swagman XC 2 -Bike Rack? I am trying to decide which one to purchase. Thank you

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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 of securing your bikes to the rack, especially when the vehicle is in motion. For this reason, I do recommend the XTC-2 # S64670.

Regardless of which rack you choose, I recommend adding the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable Lock # S64031 to secure everything into place and help to deter theft of your valuables. I have also attached video demonstrations on both of the bike racks so you can better see the differences between the two, especially with regards to their wheel cradle design.

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