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    Swagman XC4 vs. Thule T2?

    I have read a ton on this site and others. I have narrowed my search to the above mentioned racks. The problem I have is most of the threads are older, some years older. I am looking for info to sway my decision one way or the other. For me a 4-bike rack for alot less seems to be the way to go while Thule has brand-name power and a cult like following. Help me out. Is there any new info out there? Has either model been changed or updated recently?

    In addition, I have some concerns about the rear mounted racks in general. Do any of you have problems with the brake lights being obstructed by the bikes. Is this more of a concern with 4 back there or does the rise in the Swagman account for that? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!

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    Any thoughts?

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    If you have the $$ for the Thule, go for that. All the threads about it basically show that it is a solid and well designed rack with very few drawbacks or compromises.

    The Swagman (XC2+2 is more versatile than the XC4 IMO) is a very affordable and functional rack providing most of the functionality as a T2, but with some significant downsides already discussed in other threads.

    Good luck with your decision.

    tk

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