Swagman XTC Cross Country Bike Rack Customer Reviews
38 Customer Reviews
Whether you're driving across country or just to the local trailhead, you can easily bring your bicycles along with the Swagman XTC Cross Country Bike Rack. Fitting your 2" receiver hitch, the XTC Cross Country Bike Rack carries two or four bicycles. With push-button ratchet arms, it's a breeze to load and unload your bikes. And, the XTC bike rack features a set of fast-adjustable, quick-release tire hoops that carry a wide variety of bike frames.
Swagman designs the XTC Cross Country Bike Rack with a soft-frame coating that protects your bike's finish. The center arm folds down to allow easy access to the rear of the vehicle without removing the rack, and the rack folds up for easy storage when not in use. The Swagman XTC Cross Country Bike Rack is powder-coated to protect it from the elements, and installation is a breeze. What's more, the Swagman XTC Cross Country Bike Rack comes backed by a limited Lifetime Warranty.
38 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Michael W (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Reviewed for a 2006 Ford Expedition — Oct 02, 2014 3:27 AM
I have looked at similar big name brand platform bike carriers that were $400.00 or more. This one is everything I was looking for at for under $200.00 that included next day FedEx shipping! This carrier is easy to assemble, fastens securely to vehicle, easy to load bikes and most importantly securely holds the bikes. I like how the center post folds down after bikes are removed so I can open either my hatch door or glass window to retrieve gear. I have a 2 bike carrier and highly recommend.
Reviewed by Jean K (Macomb, MI) Reviewed for a 2014 Dodge Durango — Aug 04, 2014 5:12 AM
PROS: - Very secure. Bike do not bounce around at all and there are no worries for bumpy roads or long trips - Takes 10-15 minutes to align tire holders for all bikes, but once done, bikes are easy and quick to load CONS: - The pins that hold the posts upright for the hooks are terrible. They do NOT easily go in or out when putting the posts up or taking them down. Both pins were attached to the rack with a wire and both wires have broke from trying to pull out - little rust after 4 month
Reviewed by Ronald N (BRIGHTON, MI) — Jul 06, 2014 5:44 AM
Excellent quality, nice to have an included cable and hitch pin lock. A little heavy for frequent on/ off installation. Take a little time and figure out the best way to load all 4 bikes than load that same way each time. With the uprights folded down, most hatch backs should open. Definitely a high quality product.
Reviewed by Matthew G (Point Roberts, WA) Reviewed for a 2012 Nissan Pathfinder — Jun 17, 2014 7:21 PM
Got the swagman xtc2 on a recommendation from a friend and boy am I glad we did. Super easy to use. Super secure way to transport bikes with little sway. Easy to get in and out of the tailgate because the Center post folds down with one pin. Totally recommend this rack. Especially for passenger vehicles as you don't have to hoist your bike up to get it on the roof. Now if I can buy the extra parts to expand this from an xtc2 to an xtc4 thus will be the best bike rack ever!
Reviewed by Jeff C (JUSTIN, TX) Reviewed for a 2003 Ford Focus — Feb 28, 2014 8:12 AM
This rack works well with bikes of all shapes and sizes. It is built well, however...the shaft that goes in the receiver is only 1.25 inches (fits 2" with an adapter). Due to its smaller diameter it twists more with bumps, and turns, etc. My bikes definitely sway/rock more than with my other rack.
Reviewed by David R (TUSTIN, CA) — Jan 01, 2014 11:56 AM
The ratcheting arm that hooks over the frame assembly's is difficult to slide out of lock position When there's tension on it :-(. There should be a nylon type bushing between the two metal components to help the sliding mechanism to operate smoother. But the whole assembly and product itself seems to be good quality holds bike very firmly seems to be pretty sturdy. Sincerely Mtn bike Enthusiast
Reviewed by Robert S (Kernersville, NC) Reviewed for a 2011 Mazda CX-7 — Dec 25, 2013 5:25 AM
This rack functions great! It's a little difficult to get the adjustments right the first time, but after that it's smooth sailing. The anti sway feature works well, but it does preclude you from being able to lock it to your vehicle. It's very heavily built so it should last a long time.