Yakima’s SwingDaddy Bike Rack is the cat’s pajamas, and that’s no jive. As well-orchestrated as Count Basie’s band, Yakima fused their jazziest features into this hitch-mount bike rack, including the smooth swing-away arm. This gives you fast, free access to your gear when you need to grab a spare tire, your cooler, or those blue-suede shoes.
You don’t need the coordination of a professional Lindy Hopper to use the Yakima SwingDaddy Bike Rack. The SwitchBlade cradles do all the work, ensuring a shift-free ride that keeps your 2-wheelers from slam dancing while you drive. And, the plush arm padding protects your bike against scratches, dings and chaffing. When you’re rolling without your bicycles, just pull the TriggerFinger and the arms fold down flat.
Yakima didn’t forget about style and safety when they engineered the SwingDaddy. It’s finished with a premium metallic powder coating with an integrated LockDown security cable. There’s even a built-in bottle opener, and a Lifetime Warranty.
Reviewed by Donna S (Columbia, MO) Reviewed for a 2008 Toyota 4Runner — Sep 17, 2008 6:00 PM
If you have a big dog who rides in the back of your SUV and you still want to take your bike this is the carrier for you. It so easy to attach and easy to maneuver with or without the bike in place. I looked at the Thule swing away one but the online video convinced me of the Yakima. My labrador is happy he can still go even when there is something attached to where he jumps in! He knows now it will swing around. Even though its made for 4 bikes I use it for just one, ITS GREAT!
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Asked by Anonymous
Apr 15, 2013 2:09 PM
How much does this product weigh?
Answered by Nathan S. — Apr 15, 2013 4:55 PM
Hi, The SwingDaddy weighs 55 lbs.flag Accept Answer
Asked by Anonymous
Jan 23, 2013 5:50 AM
Would this product work on the back of a smaller car such as our Suzuki SX4 Crossover?
Answered by Nathan S. — Jan 23, 2013 3:07 PM
Hi, Sure! just make sure to use a 2" adapter with your class I or II hitch and do not exceed the recommended load rating.flag Accept Answer
Asked by Bob U.
Jun 25, 2012 8:38 AM
2012 Toyota Highlander
Do you need tools to install this into the hitch to tighten a bolt or is it a quick connect?
Asked by steve m.
Jan 07, 2012 10:16 AM
2012 GMC Terrain
.will it fit the smaller receiver hitch 1 1/4"?
Answered by Michael K. — Jan 09, 2012 8:40 AM
Hey Steve, because of the weight of swinging your bikes out, Yakima designs this only for 2” hitch receivers.flag Accept Answer