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Why is the Tilting/Folding Activation Different Between the Swagman Semi 2.0 and 4.0


Swagman Semi 2.0 has a push lever to tilt rack, but the Semi 4.0 shows a pin that you have to pull to tilt rack?


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The names for the Swagman Semi can be a little confusing in that we tend to think that 4.0 would be an upgrade to 2.0. In the case of this bike rack, that number has to do with how many bikes it can potentially carry.

The 2.0 # S64686 can carry up to 2 bikes that weigh 45 lbs each while the 4.0 # S64698 can potentially carry 4 bikes that weigh 45 lbs each with the add-on # S64699. The 4 bike version of the 4.0 is available as one part number with part # S64698-99 on our site.

Since the 4.0 has to accommodate more weight, Swagman had to revert to the pull pin option to activate the tilting/folding functions. I spoke with my contact at Swagman who confirmed that the internal mechanism that is used for the push lever in the 2.0 is not strong enough to hold the add-on and 2 extra bikes that the 4.0 can carry.

Aside from that these bike racks are the same thing. They just have 2 and 4 bike options.

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Jon G

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