|Swagman XC Cross-Country 2-Bike Hitch Mount Rack (2-Inch Receiver)
|List Price: $159.99
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2-inch receiver hitch The Cross Country "XC" 2-Bike Rail Rack can easily accommodate children's and adult bikes, downhill bikes, cruiser bikes, full suspension bikes, BMX bikes, "Y" frame designs and much more, without the hassle of removing wheels. The XC slides into a 2-inch receiver and carries up to 2 bikes, with an option to carry up to 4 bikes with another module (4 bikes on Class III hitch only). The XC easily adjusts to different bike frame sizes with the simple movement of the wheel hoops. Frame grip arms have a soft-frame friendly coating to protect your bike's finish. When not in use, the rack folds up for easy storage (on or off vehicle), shipping, etc. The XC carries the widest variety of bike frames in its class.
The XC Cross-Country 2-Bike Hitch Mount Rack from Swagman is a versatile hitch-mount rack that can easily accommodate children's and adult bikes, downhill bikes, cruiser bikes, full-suspension bikes, BMX bikes, "Y" frame designs, and much more (and without the hassle of removing wheels). The XC slides into a two-inch receiver and carries up to two bikes (with an option to carry up to four bikes with another module, available separately).
The XC easily adjusts to different bike frame sizes with the simple movement of the wheel hoops. Its frame grip arms feature a soft, frame-friendly coating to protect your bike's finish. When not in use, the rack folds up for easy storage.
Swagman's XC Cross-Country 2-Bike Rack easily adjusts to accommodate a wide variety of bike frames.
- Capacity: Two bikes
- Mount: 2-inch hitch
- Hitch: Fits Class 3 hitch
- Carries up to two bikes; fits 2-inch receiver
- Features adjustable quick-release tire hoops and a ratcheting top arm which allows you to carry a wide variety of bike frames
- Top arms fold down and the base folds up to keep this rack out of the way when not in use
- Frame grip arms have a soft-frame coating to protect your bike's finish
- Requires minimal assembly
- Not as advertised
Was really looking forward to receiving this rack. Got home from a business trip and opened the box to find that this is a 1 1/4" receiver model with a plastic adapter for a 2" hitch. Why do you click to choose the 1 1/4" model or 2" model if they are the same? The picture on Amazon shows a 2" straight receiver model but I got a 1 1/4" step up model with an adapter. Have already printed the return slips and will find a seller that ships what they advertise....more info
- Great Bike Rack
We bought the Swagman XC Cross Country Hitch mount for our 1993 Mazda Miata. The Miata has a bolt on Curt Receiver. The rack works great and has sufficient ground clearance even on the Miata. Although others complain about the screw in hitch pin, the purpose of the screw in pin is to keep the rack from wobbling. Because of the screw in pin, it is a little more work to put on and take off, but the ease of putting a bike onto the carrier and the fact that you can still get in the truck of your vehicle while the hitch is in place, make this one great bike carrier....more info
- Great rack, could use better finish
I recently had a hitch mounted to my new Honda Civic. I had a Yakima roof rack on my old car, but no longer wanted to bother with lifting the bikes ont the roof of the car. After reading many reviews, I decided to give the Swagman XC a try. It took me all of 20 minutes to open the box and mount to my car. I did notice that there were already some nicks in the paint. I read that they have improved the finish on the new XCT2 platform rack, so I'm sure that they received complaints about the finish on the XC. I need to paint the nicks, as they are already rusting. All in all, it's a great rack for ease of use. I store it in my trunk when I'm not hauling bikes. I do recommend the Swagman hitch lock, as it would be easy to steal the entire rack without it. Also, the arms should be removed and stored in the vehicle while you are riding your bike. They slip right off, and there is no good way to lock them onto the rack....more info
- Swagman XC Hitch Mount Bike Rack
Because my wife's bike has a ladies frame, I wanted this type of rack because it provides more secure support to the bikes.
Some minor assembly is required, but the major components are already in place. I was impressed by the use of tethered lynch pins to lock the arms in position. One less thing to lose!
The rack works very well. It easily supports two bicycles, and after the initial adjustment of the wheel holders, is quick and easy to use. The bikes are secured with ratcheted arms which engage the top rail of the frame. The arms are foam covered to protect the bike's finish. I could not detect any movement of the bikes while driving, although it's possible for the rack to shift slightly in the receiver when cornering.
On the particular unit I received, the powder coating finish was chipped off in several spots, but it can be touched up with paint.
Overall, I'm pleased with this purchase. The rack is easy to use, performs as described, and is reasonably priced....more info
- Bike Rack
I own this product. I bought it years ago and have used it with no problems. It is sturdy, easy to use. The bikes do not rattle, they stay very secure and steady. A great item!...more info
- Great buy on Swagman XC Cross-Country 2-Bike Hitch
This is a terrific product for the price. It is easy to mount on the vehicle and securely holds our bikes....more info
- Bike rack
Works good, after I got a longer 2" tube section. When I mounted to back of our fifth wheel trailer it was too close so bike would hit trailer. Problem was that my hitch on trailer was mounted under trailer too far....more info
- Very good product... but few drawbacks
I bought this product few weeks ago, after spending a lot of time reading the reviews here and there.
Why I bought this one ?
I've got a Jeep Grand Cherokee so it comes with a hitch. And the roof rack would be too high. A lot of hitch mount holds the bike by the frame. It doesn't prevent the bike to oscillate while driving. So you need to fix the bike or buy a no-sway (which may remove the bike's paint). You also have to fix the pedal / wheels.
I found that the only way to fix the bike was a rack like the Swagman XC. And Amazon sell it for a very good price !
About the product :
Very easy to install (10-15min), looks strong, but a little bit heavy.
The arms can be folded so it's very convenient to load / unload bikes.
Once the rack is attached to the hitch (with the screw), the rack won't move.
Drawbacks (that's why I only put 4 stars) :
- if you plan to carry 2 large bike (> 55cm) you'll have troubles, because the parts which lock the bikes' frame wont be inside the "teeth". As described in a previous review, you'll have to reverse the wheels' support.
- about the safety, all the parts can be taken apart (with a wrench). So to fully secure your rack, you should buy a lock for the hitch, for the arms (3x), and the wheels support (4x).
About the hitch lock. Amazon doesn't sell the threaded one, but it will prevent the rack to move. And be aware that if you buy the 2" rack, you will receive the 1.25" with an adapter to fit the 2". So when you buy the lock, be sure it's the 1.25".
I made the mistake to buy the 2", but Swagman replaced it for me, for free ! Great customer service.
- SWAGMAN 2 BIKE HITCH MOUNT RACK
This is a great way to haul 1 or 2 bikes around. It secures both step through and regular frame bikes. Mine came with a threaded hitch pin. The locking hitch pin I use for my trailer hitch would not fit this unit. I contacted Swagman and they sent me a locking threaded hitch pin....more info
- Won't clear external spare tires.
Outstanding product for the money. But be careful of some other reviews raving about the great clearance of externally mounted spare tires. I knew what my hitch clearance required, but could find no specifications for this unit and decided to rely on product reviews. I have a RAV4 with a factory installed 2 inch hitch, and can't use it as-is. This bike rack seems so good that I am willing to go get a hitch extension. Also be aware that the pictures for the XC2 2-Bike platform show a straight hitch tube. The hitch tube for the unit I received with the XC2 label, looks like the pictures for the Swagman XTC rack and the Sportrack Universal Hitch Platform....more info
- Bargain Deal and Excellent Quality
Amazon has the best price on this style of carrier that I could find. I was nervous about the quality, but it arrived and a casual inspection revealed a very rugged and well made rack. I took the free shipping and got this in 3 days! I can put this on my truck and load our bikes in less than 5 minutes with no tools. The bikes can't scratch my truck and they don't get scratched because the carrier is so well designed. My highest recommendation for this product and Amazon!...more info
- bad desigh change
I ordered this item, the Swagman XC2 2-Bike Platform Hitch Rack for a 2 inch Receiver. What was shipped was the Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack with what they called an "universal foot". That is a tube for the 1 1/4 inch receiver with a two piece adapter to fit a 2 inch receiver. The 1 1/4 inch tube has no where the strength of a 2 inch tube.
If this had been shown on this catalog cut or called out in the description, I would not have ordered this bike rack. And thus I would not be writing this review. To make a design change in the product and not up date the catalog to reflect the change makes for an unacceptable product.
Amazon, and I give them great credit for this, promptly replaced the bike carrier unfortunately it was replace with the same incorrect item. Amazon, once again I give them great credit for this, then refunded the purchase price. Great service from Amazon but their supplier did them wrong on this item....more info
- Swagman XC Cross-Country 2-Bike Hitch Mount Rack (2-Inch Receiver)
I would not recommend this product. The receiver did not fit well into my hitch. It was so tight, I had to drive it in with a block of wood. I have not removed it from my vehicle since I first put it on but anticipate difficulty removing it due to the tight fit. The hold down bars pressed my brake and shifter cables against the top rail of my bike and rubbed through the paint- really bad design. The rack might work well for just a sidewalk cruiser but definitely not designed for bikes with brake and shifter cables that run along the frame....more info
- Bicycle Carrier
Met all my expectations from reading the other reviews. It came in a compact package and was assembled very easily. Holds my bicycle very securely. I needed this type of bike carrier as I have a comfort - flat footed bike that does not have the traditional bar from the seat post to the front wheel-steering tube but dips down so is not flat and therefore it would not hang correctly from the bike carrier style that hangs bikes on a bar....more info
- A Great Bike Rack!
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.
- Great bike carrier!
This is light weight (can be carried and put on hitch by an average woman) and is easy to use. Bikes lock on with a single clamp. Unlike another reviewer, I think the screw-in hitch bolt is great. When turned in tightly the bikes don't sway at all. In fact, I had the same fastener replicated for my hitch riser so anything I put on is firm. Great product!...more info
- Great rack
I've been been through 8-10 bike racks over the last 40 years, and most of them have been good at accommodating bikes with the traditional crossbar design.As my wife and I have gotten "old" and adapt to various joint "issues", we have gravitated to bikes with designs that allow more comfort. My wife rides a beach cruiser with a "girls" frame, and I ride an extended length bike with a more curved support frame. Neither of these bikes work well with the traditional hanger type rack that fits into the 2"hich receiver on our van.The Swagman XCountry solves this problem. The bike wheels are supported in wheel wells rather than hanging by their frames, so it doesn't matter what kind of frame the bike has. The Swagman is easy on, easy off, and easy store. I've been very satisfied. I have one suggestion, though. When you puchase the Swagman, call the manufacturer and order a locking threaded hitch pin for about $25. The threaded hitch pin that comes with the unit is really good at preventing the rack from wobbling,but it doesn't lock the draw bar to the hitch receiver....more info
- Great value
This will save alot of hassles for my husband to load our bikes on the car for a ride. It's easy to put together and to attach to the car. The value is a great feature and it is very well made....more info
- Love this bike rack
I use this rack with a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with a large tire mounted on the back and this rack fits just perfectly behind it. The rack is very sturdy and locks my two bikes securely to the vehicle while making stops at restaurants etc. along the way to my destination....more info
- Nice rack
I purchased the Swagman XC bike rack to hitch mount on a Toyota Prius. The rack arrived requiring only a few minutes of tool-free assembly. The 1.25 inch bar inserted into the hitch receiver without difficulty, and was pegged securely in place with the included hitch pin. The rack adjusted easily to accomodate one standard and one 29" mountain bike, though a slight modification was needed to mount the 29" bike [It is so big that I had to file a few grooves into the vertical post to which the hold-down hooks mount to increase their range of travel on the vertical bar of the rack. This took about 5 minutes and permanently solved the problem]. The bikes are far enough from the bumper to eliminate any anxiety about scratching the paint when the bikes are placed on or off the rack. The bikes lock down easily and securely in the wheel holders with the hold-down hooks. The rack holds the bikes in a much more stable manner than racks which hold the bike by the upper frame tube, and this rack will accomodate any bike without adjustment, whether the upper tube is horizontal, or slanted. When not in use, the rack folds up quickly to fit in a truck or on the back seat. All-in-all, this rack exceeded my expectations. Knowing what I know now, I would buy it again without hesitation....more info
- Great Product
Bought the Swagman XC Cross-Country 2 after searching bike hitch in the web and some stores. Besides the price was very good, I was particular on how to mount the bike on the rack. I want the flexibility that my wife can also mount the bike easily. I saw this bike hitch mount and immediately figure out that the bike will be very stable since it is holding the bike with the tires and the center frame. It eliminates the concern of mounting a bike with a different frame since the double or single bar post makes a bike frame for ladies difficult to mount. Showed it to my friends and they were quite impress the way the hitch was designed. ...more info
- A Great Bicycle Carrier for all Bicycles
I found this Swagman XC Cross-Country 2-Bike Hitch Mount Rack (2-Inch Receiver)Swagman XC Cross-Country 2-Bike Hitch Mount Rack (2-Inch Receiver), to be an EXCELLENT choice to fill my needs. I have a Giant 'Revive' bicycle which is a semi-recumbant style bicycle and lacks the normal cross-bar to attach the bike. I can load my bicycle by just placing the tires in the loops and slide down the ratcheting arm and be on my way in less than 15 seconds. I also like the way it is attached to the hitch by a threaded bolt/pin, it makes for a very solid and stable unit. You cannot use the recommended locking pin, it will not fit, but not many people run around with a wrench big enough to remove it either. (I did see on another review that Swagman has a 'locking threaded pin' available).
I highly recommend it also for the quality overall. The two 'loop' ends can be raised up and held in place by the pins and if necessary the center post can be tilted to the side, or horizontal to gain access to the tail gate without having to remove the carrier.
I found the delivery time and FREE shipping as well as the price from AMAZON.COM to be very good....more info