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    Like a Swagman but better, does it exist?

    After 3 years of putting my 29er in the back of my Outback, I guess I'll pull the trigger on a hitch and hitch rack. My buddy has the Swagman and we took our bikes on a 4 hour roadie with it and they were perfectly fine. Therefore I can't make my frugal self spring for the nicer Kuats and 1Ups.

    Is there a rack that's like the Swagman but better in some way? One that can have just one rack on it or two? And locks to the hitch? And leans over with the bike on to open the tailgate?

    Thanks for any advice.
    NTFTC

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    I have a Swagman and it is great quality.

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    I have a swagman xtc2, it was a decent rack for the $$. The arms that touch the frame will rub paint eventually. Mine eventually started to wobble a bit, I'm sure a bit of welding would take care of it.
    I bought a 1up to replace it. there is no comparison. yes they are expensive, but it won't be a "throw away" after 3 years. Plus the 1up does not touch the frame or fork.

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    iSi Advanced 4x4 Bicycle Carrier and Bike Rack Systems

    Not cheap though... But tough as nails...

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    Kuat Transfer 2?

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    I'm not a fan of Swagman. I didn't like how it touched the frame and it was wimpy for DH bikes. I'm a Recon Rack, T2, or 1Up fan.

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    What about the Swagman Semi 2.0? Tray mount type, fits 2 bikes with a 2 bike add-on available. Ratchet arm attaches to the front wheel and the back wheel sits in a tray with a strap to secure it. Locking hitch pin with a cable supplied also. I have 1 for almost 3 years now and it doesn't wobble at all. It also can be tilted down to get into the back of the vehicle. I got mine for a little over $300.
    LOVE THE RIDE!

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    Yes, there is a Swagman that can do 2 or 4 depending if you bolt up the 2+ extension. I don't have a specific model for you, but look on etrailer.com for them. Some are beefier than others.

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    Thanks everyone...decided to go for the 1up after all.
    NTFTC

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