Swagman Upright Roof Bike Rack Customer Reviews
24 Customer Reviews
Transporting your bicycle shouldn’t be so difficult. And, thanks to the Swagman Upright Roof Bike Rack, it doesn’t have to be. Fitting on your Thule, Yakima or factory crossbars, the Swagman Upright Roof Bike Rack secures one bicycle to the roof of your vehicle. And, multiple units can be used to carry more than one bike on a vehicle.
The Swagman Upright Bike Rack is constructed with heavy-duty plastic and steel to ensure its longevity. Loading and unloading your bicycle is easy, with no tire removal necessary. And, the included tie downs and straps keep your bike secure. What’s more, Swagman backs your Upright Roof Bike Rack with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
24 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by aaron p (Medina, OH) Reviewed for a 2009 Pontiac Vibe — Aug 09, 2013 11:55 AM
This rack works well with my "round" frame bikes. My treck is "oval" frame and it doesn't work so well so I bought a carrier for the back for that bike. The frame chips easily and is starting to rust and this is my second summer with it on. Your better off paying a little more for an all composite rack if you want years of use out of it an still want it to look good.
Reviewed by Latisha S (Panama City, FL) — Aug 01, 2013 12:59 PM
Easy enough to install. We put 3 on top of a minivan and drove 3,000 miles. They are not as secure as we would like, so we added extra tie downs and lashed the 3 bikes together with a ratchet strap. That made them more stable. They did the job. Good deal for the price.
Reviewed by ronnie s (WRENTHAM, MA) — Jul 09, 2013 7:05 AM
the swagman upright roof rack works great. I needed a few extra tools to get everything tight, but it was pretty easy to install and it is super easy and safe to use. I have had my bike on my roof on the highway and no problems, I would highly recommend to a friend.
Reviewed by Richard Paul B (San Jose, CA) Reviewed for a 2010 Honda Pilot — Jul 07, 2013 9:37 AM
Works great and can't beat the price. A little sceptical at first, but the 1st try was a 4 hr. trip to Lake Tahoe and it worked great. Only compliant so far is that I needed to make a trip to the local hardware store because I did not receive all the nylon nuts in the package. Would recommend this product, beats paying $200 for a bike rack.
Reviewed by Tiffany S (BEECH ISLAND, SC) Reviewed for a 2005 Nissan Xterra — Jun 24, 2013 9:08 AM
I ordered 3 I have a Nissan Xterra 2005 and yes 3 will fit (only 3 will it. I love them how ever we did have to find a away to get them to stay on bc the the hooks that they gave wasnt wide enough to fit the factory tracks but thats okay bc we got something from Lowe's to manage it... I LOVE THEM THEY WAS GREAT..
Reviewed by Brian L (Round Rock, TX) Reviewed for a 2010 Toyota Corolla — May 29, 2013 8:12 AM
I want to first start out by listing some negative aspects that are annoying but didn't have any effect on it's function. 1st- The tracks your tires sit in are a little narrow for a mountain bike size tire, so they never sit flush on the bottom. 2nd- I'm not sure if this is on purpose, but the bike does rock back and forth on top. It doesn't cause me concern because it only does it if you are turning on an uneven surface. To combat this
Reviewed by albert w (Randallstown, MD) Reviewed for a 2013 Subaru Outback — May 02, 2013 6:48 AM
This bike rack is a great bargain! I ordered one to try out,and it worked so well I bought another one. The only suggestion I have is to put it together on the floor and fit your bike to the upright support and adjust the track length so you don't have to worry about the bike's tires rolling off the rack when you put it on. Oh ,glue the end caps on to the tracks ,I used superglue,which worked fine.
Reviewed by Raymond C (GREENSBURG, PA) Reviewed for a 2010 Honda CR-V — Sep 17, 2012 10:47 AM
I purchased the Swagman bike rack for my daughter's bike on a trip to the beach. It was sturdy and held her bike tightly at 80 mph speeds and high winds. I am pleased with the rack and would recommend it for anyone who needs a good, inexpensive bike rack.
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Asked by Anonymous
Jul 19, 2013 7:21 AM
2006 Nissan Murano
Will this fit for a toddler 14" and kid 16" wheel bike?
Answered by Nathan S. — Jul 19, 2013 7:36 AM
Hi, Yes. you can compensate for the shorter length by moving the rear strap forward.flag Accept Answer
Asked by Anonymous
Jun 01, 2013 12:09 PM
2001 Chevy Astro
The cross bars on my factory roof rack(chevy astro van) are six feet apart. How long is the wheel channel on this rack?
Answered by Anonymous — Jun 02, 2013 7:10 PM
Never mind. I never had occasion to use the roof rack on the Astro and didn't realize that position of the cross bars is adjustable. Doh! Once I had a look and realized that it would be no problem to mount this rack, I ordered two of 'em.flag Accept Answer
Asked by Anonymous
May 04, 2013 10:03 PM
2010 Toyota Corolla
Thanks for any replies.
Answered by Nathan S. — May 06, 2013 9:24 AM
Hi, The portion that attaches to the bike frame locks.flag Accept Answer
Asked by sam l
May 01, 2013 10:46 PM
2004 Lexus ES 330
Will it work with Inno Rack System? and will my kids 18" bike fit on it?
Answered by Nathan S. — May 03, 2013 2:58 PM
Hi Sam, It most likely will fit fine on the rack and will hold the bike ok too.flag Accept Answer
Asked by Anonymous A.
Jul 23, 2012 1:19 PM
I would like to know how big the middle bar on your bike can be around and still use the middle support that looks like it clamps onto your bike. Thanks a lot.
Answered by Johnie S — May 09, 2013 1:46 PM
This rack does not fit a specialized hard rock 29er. It even scratched the frame a bit.flag Accept Answer
Answered by Elizabeth C. — Jul 23, 2012 1:45 PM
Hello. This should mount to any size bar and there is no stated size restriction from Swagman. Thank you for your question.flag Accept Answer
Asked by Siloo K.
Apr 02, 2012 1:08 PM
2007 Toyota RAV4
I have a 2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport with factory installed Roof crossbars. Will this Bike Roof rack fit my car
Answered by Michael K. — Apr 03, 2012 6:27 PM
Hey Siloo, Swagman designs this rack to clamp to most factory, Yakima and Thule crossbars up to 3” wide.flag Accept Answer
Asked by Trung P.
Mar 19, 2012 11:06 AM
2003 Acura MDX
how thick is the bike rack? Does it fit thick mountain bike tires? does lock come with keys? thanks
Asked by Doug D.
Mar 17, 2012 4:12 PM
2005 Subaru Outback
Can I use this Swagman with the crossbars that are already on a 2005 Subaru Outback or do I need to purchase aftermarket crossbars?
Answered by Michael K. — Mar 19, 2012 7:11 PM
Hey Doug, this rack is designed to work with most factory, Yakima and Thule crossbars up to 3” wide.flag Accept Answer
Asked by cynthia j.
Feb 24, 2012 11:44 PM
1998 Chevy Suburban
I have a chevy suburban, can we use this with our exising bars on he roof? We haul a trailer camping need to put on roof for the room.
Answered by Michael K. — Feb 27, 2012 10:30 AM
Hi Cynthia, this bike rack is designed to fits most factory crossbars, plus aftermarket bars like Yakima and Thule.flag Accept Answer