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    Swagman Hitch Rack Experiences?

    Hey y'all,

    I'm just getting back into MTBing after several years. I sold my Saris roof rack as it's no longer what I want (nor does it fit my current car), not to mention I pretty much need a hitch on my car to tow a small trailer from time to time. So, needless to say, I'm looking at 1-1/4" hitch mount racks. I'm considering a used Swagman XC 2 bike rack, but haven't been able to find much information on it. It appears to be a decent unit from what I can tell and I haven't found any negative feedback......yet.

    If anyone has any good or bad experiences to share, please let me know. Also, I'd like to hear feedback of other "budget-minded" receiver racks.

    Thanks in advance!
    Tommy

    P.S. Yup, I searched...

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    it only takes a 2"

    mount on Swagman's page. I've used their racks for years, they make good stuff, but I've not seen nor tried that one. Jim

    http://www.swagman.net/detailn.php?id=64650


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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC.
    mount on Swagman's page. I've used their racks for years, they make good stuff, but I've not seen nor tried that one. Jim

    http://www.swagman.net/detailn.php?id=64650


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    64650 Cross Country ("XC")
    Folding, 2" receiver
    Thanks, Jim, and you're right. Fortunately, the one I'm looking at comes with a 1-1/4" to 2" adapter. Not the preferred route considering the added leverage, but I think it'll be fine since it'll only have one bike on it 99% of the time.

    I appreciate the input!
    Tommy

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    watch out for clearance....

    if you suddenly shoot up a steep ramp or driveway, that rack has to clear the road Backing up same thing. I think that rack design is the way to go, but clearace for me (small 2 dr. coupe) is always an issue. Cheers, Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC.
    if you suddenly shoot up a steep ramp or driveway, that rack has to clear the road Backing up same thing. I think that rack design is the way to go, but clearace for me (small 2 dr. coupe) is always an issue. Cheers, Jim
    I agree. Thanks again for the input. I'll also be using it on a smallish coupe (BMW 325is), but for the price I'd be paying ($80 and supposedly brand new), I think it might be a good deal....

    Thanks,
    Tommy

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