Swagman Upright Roof Bike Rack Customer Reviews
16 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.
Our 9+ Swagman Upright Roof Bike Rack customer reviews have an average rating of 4.50 out of 5 stars. To see specific reviews about your vehicle, please select your year, make and model from the drop down above.
16 Customer Reviews
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.
Reviewed by Charles S (Chicago, IL) Reviewed for a 2006 Lexus RX 330 — Aug 29, 2012 10:17 AM
My car already had a luggage rack, and I wanted something that would be cheap and easy to use (also something that I could keep attached without needing to re-install every time I needed). This rack fit the bill. Assembly was a bit more confusing than it needed to be (as a result of less than clear directions), but still took less than an hour. Otherwise, the product worked great - carrying my bike several hundred miles with no issues.
Reviewed by Barton S (Westfield, NJ) — Aug 28, 2012 7:58 AM
This rack works. The endcaps fall off and its not easy to adjust, but it does exactly what it is supposed to do, hold your bike steady while you drive any distance, and fit most roof racks. It is inexpensive and gets the job done. A satisfactory value for the money.
Reviewed by Allan M (Scottsdale, AZ) Reviewed for a 2008 Infiniti FX35 — Aug 22, 2012 6:30 AM
I have been pleased with the Swagman Roof Rack thus far. It was easy to assemble and install on the crossbars. The only challenge with a roof rack is loading the bike and getting it secured correctly because of it's location. I would purchase this rack again based on it's price and quality of the rack.
Reviewed by Gary F (PARAMUS, NJ) Reviewed for a 2008 Mazda 5 — Aug 17, 2012 7:36 AM
Took 4 bikes on a 3 hour trip - 2 on the roof with the Swagman, and 2 on an Allen rear rack, and they all traveled beautifully. No shaking, rattling or noise. First time adjustments took a while, (making rails the correct length, locating best position on roof rack, moving locking wheel to opposite side) but were not difficult. Keys don't always go in smoothly, but will probably squirt some graphite in to help. Installed on INNO roof rack rails with no problem.
Reviewed by Charles C (Lorton, VA) — Aug 15, 2012 6:16 AM
Just purchased another one of the Swagman upright Roof Bike Racks to make three on my car top. Had the others for over a year and we've been very satisfied. Nothing broken or bent over the year, but a little bit of rust showing (they stay on the car year-round on the DC area, so that's not surprising). Easy to use as long as you can lift your bike up to the roof.
Reviewed by Erica P (Sewickley, PA) Reviewed for a 2006 Volvo S40 — Jul 14, 2012 4:44 PM
I was a little skeptical when I first looked at this rack. But after reading the reviews, I went with it. I'm glad I did! It was half the price of the better brand racks and worked great! We just got back from a trip up to Maine. We drove from Pittsburgh to Bar Harbor with our bikes in our brand new racks and didn't have any issues at all. The bikes seemed sturdy and secure. In fact, my husband had a little trouble getting the bike out of the rack at first. Glad I went with these over the Thule brand (we have a Thule roof rack). You won't be sorry with this purchase and you'll save some money!
Reviewed by David C (Alexandria, VA) Reviewed for a 2001 Honda Accord — Aug 18, 2011 5:57 PM
This is way less expensive than other brands. After reading online reviews, I had my doubts. However, this rack was effective and seemed to work OK. I did shear off one of the bolts while making sure everything was tight, but there was an extra bolt. There was a Youtube video which showed how to secure the locking wheel, it worked good. The instructions were not that good. I drove the bike over 300 miles on interstates above 70mph and had no issues, no shaking, it was very stable. I used hose clamps with pipe insulating foam for added security to attach the wheels. I'm ordering a second one.
Reviewed by Daniel M (Bloomfield Hills, MI) — Aug 12, 2011 10:30 AM
This is a great solution for the price. I want to figure out if I can change the handle from side to side so the keyhole is always facing me no matter which way the bike is pointed. Other than that, the rack worked great on a drive from Michigan to Idaho!
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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