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Old 03-22-08, 10:54 PM   #1
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Hitch Bike Rack Xport or Swagman???

I have been searching for a 2" hitch bike rack system for (4) or more bikes to use on my 2000 Ford Windstar. I really prefer the flat/bed style racks.
I have narrowed it down to either the Xport Flatbed 4-Bike Hitch Rack LINK

Swagman XC 4-Bike Cross Country Rack LINK

Does anyone have any experience with either of these? From the pictures it looks like the Xport is maybe heavier duty but I like the way the Swagman angles up to keep it farther from the ground (but how is the quality?)

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Old 03-23-08, 10:34 PM   #2
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when performance used to have reviews on their site, there was a review of the xport 2-bike rack that said something like "i forgot this was on my car and i backed into a wall. the rack is fine, but my car got crunched." haha. i don't know anything about the 4-bike rack. i was going to buy the 2-bike rack two days ago, but i didn't think it'd show up in time, so i planned to go to the performance store, haven't gotten there yet, yada yada, and now it costs more than it did before actually everything in my cart costs more! (a lot more.)

anyway, long story short...look up the xport on amazon! performance sells there too, and i saw a review for the 2-bike xport rack so maybe there's one for the 4-bike rack. someone posted a review of the swagman 2-bike rack and said "don't get this--get the xport." i'm going to stop typing now.
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Old 03-24-08, 09:34 AM   #3
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I have the Xport 2-Bike Hitch Rack and I like it a lot. It is easily adjustable for different types of bikes. It doesn't show in the photo you have but the rack bar also angles upward on the 2 bike Xport just after it comes out of the receiver.

I found a photo of the 4 bike that shows how it raises a bit from the receiver:

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Old 03-27-08, 01:33 AM   #4
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I have been looking at the same two racks.. they both look very similar... is the Xport rack worth the extra cash?
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I have the two bike version of the Swagman (mighty WRX) and it works wonderfully on my Grand Cherokee
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