They had the very best price on Overstock. I found the racks easy to install. I did some trial and error adjustments but found the original setup was the best. To me the bikes seem very secure. Much more expensive racks for sure look more secure but the Swagman racks seem fine for our short trips going about 45 mph.
The good: The most inexpensive bike rack with a frame holder I've found...and you get 2 of these with your order! The racks fit nicely on to my roof rack (2007 Ford Escape) and simple mounting design seems to make them adaptable to various roof rack styles. The not so bad: The rails the tires rest in are a bit flimsy and channel is a bit thin for a mountain bike style bike (still works) and the materials overall are not the best quality so I guess you get what you pay for, but they do the job. I would give it a 4 star rating if: channel holding tires were wider and of stronger material. Inexpensive+, Quality- Recommend, maybe.
I drove 150 miles on the interstate with a very strong cross-wind for most of the drive. The bikes never came loose. Easy assembly, excellent price, and best of all it gets the job done!
We recently purchased a used Ford Edge AWD limited with the panoramic glass roof and the towing package for camping and found out that there are no roof rack options for this car and the hitch is only 1.25" yet is rated for 3,500 lbs. towing capacity. I pull a small Thule ultra light weight Thule 1700 trailer which only weighs 285 lbs(empty) with a 2" hitch and ball and I wanted to take my 2 bikes as well as pull the trailer. I bought a 1.25" to 2" adapter and this Swagman bike rack to go on my existing hitch which is 9-10" in length. This bike rack was the perfect solution and it worked like a charm. It is easy to use, doesn't damage the bikes and locks them in tight like a vice. The only thing I would recommend doing is to bungee the front bike wheel to stop movement. I slid the bike rack on as close to the vehicle as it would go and tightened up the 3 bolts. As a added bonus with the extra length from the adapter I can open the back hatch without hitting the rack or having to pivot the rack down or remove the bikes! Bottom line is this is the best bang for the buck bike rack around and you get to use your own high quality hitch mount which is set up for the correct height for your trailer instead of a low quality straight hitch that sticks out too far from your car like most other hitch mount bike racks.
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