Minggu, 13 Maret 2011

Outstanding Value and Features

Swagman Cross Country 2 Bike 2 Inch Receiver

Swagman Cross Country 2 Bike 2 Inch Receiver

This is a fantastic bike rack! I've owned it for a few years, and it has easily adjusted to accomodate every bike from my sons' tiny 16"-wheel first bikes up to full-size mountain bikes. It securely holds bikes with unconventional top bars w/o any special adapters, unlike the more typical carriers where the bikes "hang" from the carrier. It's well-made, and easy to install, easy to adjust, and easy to store. Another nice feature is the ability to quickly fold down the vertical bar so I can open the rear hatch of our SUV without having to remove the rack. The clevis pins have aircraft cable tethers so I never have to worry about losing them. Now that my daughter is learning to ride, I'll probably buy the 2-bike add-on extension. The fact it can be expanded is another huge plus! If it has any negative qualities, I can think of only one: you need to be careful when releasing and raising the vertical hooks ratchet adjusters or you can pinch your hand pretty bad. I quickly learned that you should always raise the upper hook first before raising the lower hook so your fingers won't get caught between them and make Daddy say some pretty naughty words while the kids are standing around waiting for their bikes to be unloaded.

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10 komentar:

  1. The design of this bike rack is so much better than the typical design that holds the bikes by the frame. We initially purchased a well made Allen bike rack but we didn't like the way the bikes were mounted so we researched and decided to try this one, we are very happy with this purchase. This rack holds the bikes secure and accommodates any size frame or bike. Loading and unloading the bikes is a breeze and the rack itself is very easy to install on the vehicle. The rack feels very solid and well made. We did purchase the Swagman hitch stabilizer which does a super job at making the rack a rock solid fit.
    As a few other reviewers have mentioned, just watch out for the ratcheting top clamps, they can pinch your fingers if you aren't careful ... I consider this a very minor problem.

    BalasHapus
  2. I am extremely pleased with the swagman bike rack. It was so easy to install, lightweight enough for me to handle alone and secures the bike extremely well. This is a great product for the price and I will use it for a long time.I drive an '07 toyota 4 runner and this bike rack keeps my bike very stable. I would buy it again!
    Sandra

    BalasHapus
  3. Even if you only need to carry one bike, this is the rack to have. I have had 3 other big name racks of varying style and this is by far the best for the money. Not only is it simple to use, but it is simple to assemble. Right out of the box it is 90% assembled. Another big plus is the length of the hitch receiver bar. This rack clears my bumper perfectly with my Hidden Hitch, which was a concern of mine while shopping racks. No hitch extension needed! This is also the best, and in my opinion the only way to rack a bike. The wheels are kept stable and the frame grip arms keep your bike nice and snug without causing any scuff to your bikes paint. The company recently changed the hitch pin to a screw in bolt, which some claim is not as easy due to the need for a wrench to get it on and off, but it does keep the rack much more sturdy and rattle free and also would make theft of the rack much more complicated to a would be thief. Just keep a 23mm socket in your vehicle and you'll be fine. I would recommend adding a large washer to the hitch bolt to get a better grip and keep the bolt from scratching your hitch.

    BalasHapus
  4. Mounting any bike is easy since the rack holds the WHEELS instead of the frame. Will hold big bikes, small bikes, ladies bikes and even holds my Giant Revive with no top frame tube at all. Smart product.

    BalasHapus
  5. Bought on Amazon. Best price anywhere by far. Goes together in a snap and what I really like is how it folds up for easy storage. I can take it off the hitch and stow it in the vehicle when I am off riding. I like the way it supports the bike from below as opposed to having bikes hanging by their frames. Well thought out design, and even the locking (clevis pins) are attached by a small cable to keep from loosing them. Swagman sells an extension to add two more bikes if you need it. I only carry one bike, and have room to carry a second if someone wants to join me on a ride. I highly recommend this carrier.

    BalasHapus
  6. Kristi Davenport19 November 2011 07.32

    I needed a bike rack that would work for my road bike and my wife's Schwinn cruiser that doesn't have a top bar. There are products that that attach to the bike to simulate a top bar so I can hang it but this Swagman bike rack takes care of the problem without the extra equipment. The rack takes some assembly but very easy in my opinion. The rack is not that heavy and attached right to my Yukon. When you set the bracket widths to your bike and snug the padded hook down, the bikes are nice and secure. The Schwinn was secure even with the low point of contact for the hook. I was very impressed with the functionality and ease of use. Would recommend for any bike but especially when you need to carry bikes without the top bar.

    BalasHapus
  7. I spent some time searching for a bike carrier for my SUV trailer hitch. I selected the Swagman based upon the reviews posted here on Amazon. I have been very pleased with this unit. It is very easy to put on and take off. The bike loads easily. It probably takes me 30 seconds to get the carrier on the car and 15 seconds to load the bike. No hassel at all!

    BalasHapus
  8. This rack is advertized as easy to put together out of the box, and easy to use once you are ready to to ride. Both of these statements are completely true. We have one man's and one woman's comfort bikes and the different length center main clamps of the rack are perfectly suited to these differences in bike design. The rack is very easy to insert and lock into our trailer hitch and the bikes are extremely easy to load requiring only a minimal lift and support to set and lock them into the rack. Definitely truth in advertising!

    BalasHapus
  9. Faith Calderon10 Oktober 2013 13.32

    This is a great bike rack for SUVs with rear door mounted spare tires. I've got a Toyota FJ Cruiser with a 32"x11" mud tire mounted on the rear and this rack will easily clear this large tire.

    Here's why I highly recommend this bike rack. First, it's CHEAP, well made and easy to put together and install. Second, there's a 19" hitch extender that's probably long enough to clear up to 35" spare tires mounted to a rear door. Third, the hitch extender is attached to your 2" hitch with a threaded hitch pin bolt that firmly secures the extender to the hitch, so that the extender doesn't move around. Fourth, there are also 2 large pinch bolts that securely attaches to the bottom of the rack at the other end of extender, so that the rack doesn't move around either; this setup is as "solid" as these things get. Fifth, you can choose to use the rack for one or 2 bikes, depending on your needs; ie., you don't have to install the extra hoops and locking mechanism for a 2nd bike if you only carry one bike like I do. Sixth, your bike(s) is (are) firmly attached to the rack and released with a simple padded ratchet mechanism; no need for tie downs for the wheels and/or handles. All you have to do is place the bike in the tire hoops (which are easily adjusted side to side with a tension nut) and then lower the ratchet mechanism on to the bike's cross bar until the bike is firmly secured and it doesn't matter if you have a straight or slanted cross bar, so no special crossbar attachments to the bike are required either. Seventh, you can get into the back of your SUV by removing the bikes and removing the pin in the center vertical locking bar which allows you to lower it to one side or the other. This isn't as convenient as the more expensive tilting or side arm set ups, but it's not as expensive as them either. Eighth, you don't have to lift and load the bikes up high on the car. The tire hoops are at the level of the hitch and aren't perched precariously high up on the roof or on the tire, which makes loading an unloading a breeze. Ninth, if you need to carry more than 2 bikes, there's an accessory that will allow you to carry 4. It doesn't get much better than this!

    BTW, I couldn't find a spare tire bike rack that would fit my 32x11" spare tire, so if you have a spare tire that large or larger don't even bother looking for a spare tire bike rack. There aren't any that will work for tires that large. They are for designed for regular passenger sized tires only.

    BalasHapus