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    Anyone see the Swagman Jackknife?

    So my family are finally hooked on riding and we really need a 4 bike rack. Currently own the 2 bike Thule T2 and could buy the add on but cannot see myself driving around with 4.5 ft of rack behind my bumper especially when I go riding on my own. Was ready to order the Northshore rack until I saw a video on the Jackknife.

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    Jackknife 4 – 63460 NEW Available April 2013 Swagman

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    It's been on my radar for a while now....waiting to hear how much$$$$$

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    In Canada, MEC is taking pre-orders for $719 but i found a couple of US sites around $650, the NS rack is going for $550.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sand wedge View Post
    In Canada, MEC is taking pre-orders for $719 but i found a couple of US sites around $650, the NS rack is going for $550.
    Wow, seems a bit much. I always thought of Swagman as a bargain type brand. Better off with the Northshore for $550.

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    Ended up purchasing a NSR-4 and couldn't be happier. Weight of the rack played a big part in my decision making. The NSR-4 is lighter than my old Thule T2 and that was only for 2 bikes. We can load the kids 20", 24", wife's 26" and my 29" without any issues.

    BTW, Alisson was a real pleasure to deal with. She took the time to setup, install and demo the rack when i went to pickup. Totally impressed with the service!

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    It looks like to goes over the top of the roof. I wonder how it effects mpg?

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    I have it. It works fine for mountain bikes but is a total fail for road bikes. 3 out of 3 did not fit at all. I bought it because it is supposed to do both road and mtb. Disappointed.

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