Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Capacity: 2 bikes
Made in: China
The Swagman XC2 Platform Hitch Rack is designed to insert into a vehicle’s trailer hitch.
This rack weighs only 32 lbs. in total, and can securely transport two bicycles up to 35 lbs. each.
What Customers are Saying
We’ve evaluated the most helpful reviews from customers who purchased this rack.
What they like:
2. The lightweight nature of the hitch makes it easy to put on and take off.
3. Most importantly, bicycles remain secure while the vehicle is in motion, and do not wobble even while traveling at higher speeds on the freeway.
What they don’t like:
2. Instructions included to assemble the bike carrier are not perfectly clear, and do not contain guidance as to where the lock washers should be positioned.
3. Over time, the rack mount can show some signs of rust and wear. This is not uncommon, but can be avoided with proper storage when not in use.
Q: Will the bicycles be “wobbly” or unstable in the carrier?
A: No. The rack was designed with a built-in anti-wobble hitch devices, which keeps the bicycles stable in the rack. The bicycles are secured at each wheel, and on the center of the bike frame, and will not move around if secured correctly.
Q: With two bikes loaded, will this obstruct any vision in my rear-view mirror?
A: It’s unlikely, but it depends on the size of the vehicle. Once inserted into the hitch mount, the rack will be positioned low enough to avoid any obstruction for most SUV designs. For smaller cars, it is possible that bicycles may partially block the rear window view.
Q: Are the wheel mounts adjustable?
A: Yes. The mounts can be adjusted to fit bikes with 20” to 29” tire sizes. If your bike has “fat” tires, trays are available for this mount rack, but are not included.