I was provided with a Swagman Bike Rack in order to facilitate review. Biking with your family is a fun activity that is also a great way to get exercise. We live on a steep hill so we need to be able to bring our bikes to good trails. We needed a good bike rack. There are lots of types of bike carriers. That is why I decided to search Swagman to find the perfect fit for my family bike rack. Swagman has over 20 years of experience developing superior bicycle racks and outdoor oriented products that enhance your life on wheels, water and snow! They have Vertical Hitch Racks, Platform Hitch Racks, Two Arm Hitch Rack, Trunk Racks, Roof Racks, and way more. My husband helped me select the Quad 2 +2 which is a platform hitch rack that carries up to 4 bikes, AKA a 4 bike rack.
Swagman Quad 2+2 Review of The Platform Hitch Bike Rack- (Carries 4 Bikes)
- Cable lock included (Locking hitch pin and cable)
- Fits most frame sizes, shapes and styles
- Adjustable hooks secure frame to rack
- Tire ratchet straps firmly holds bikes and secures wheels
- Transforms from 2 bike to 4 bike in seconds
- Now with larger wheel holders and longer straps
- Fits 2″ hitch receiver
- Carries up to 4 bikes with maximum weight capacity of 45lbs per bike
The Swagman Quad 2+2 is designed to carry up to 4 bikes securely. It is a hitch mount bike rack. You can attach it to the rear of the vehicle as long as it has a hitch. Add it to the back of your truck, the back of RV or in my case SUV.
When not in use, the Swagman rack can simply be folded flat and up towards the back of the vehicle to take up very little room or it can simply be removed from the hitch receiver.
Made to hold several bike styles from fat bikes to mountain bikes to adult bikes and kids bikes. It has fat tire wheel trays and wheel straps help hold everything securely to prevent wobble.
Swagman 4 Bike Rack Installation
The Swagman Quad 2+2 took my husband about 30 minutes to assemble and install. He needed a socket wrench with a ratcheting arm and a screwdriver. Now that it is assembled, it can just slide into the hitch and lock into place with a pin and for security against theft there is a cable that locks all of the bikes and the rack to the hitch.
The tire ratchet straps and adjustable hooks hold bikes securely in place and adjust easily to fit different sizes of bikes. We are so excited to be able to load up the bikes and bring them with us to trails. I really like the secure fit for any size bike and knowing how sturdy and durable the bike rack is.
Swagman Bike Rack Video
Here is a little video of my husband walking you through the process of assembly, installation, and use for the Swagman Quad 2+2.
If you want to get a Swagman bike rack or check out more styles and information you can look online at swagman.net and use the dealer locator page to find a dealer near you. Sometimes they have free shipping specials.
I hope you found this Swagman bike rack review helpful. Do you ride bikes as a family activity?