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Old 06-21-2012, 11:34 PM   #21
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Re: Bike Rack

I bought a Swagman XC 2 (Cross-Country 2-Bike Hitch Mount Rack) for my Escape 19 http://www.swagman.net/products/platform-racks/xc-2/ and the anti-rattle locking hitch pin http://www.swagman.net/products/rack...ing-hitch-pin/ to use on my Escape 19. I installed it for the first time today and it seems to be a good fit. I now wish that I had got the high mounted brake light option and will definitely get them added next time I am near Chilliwack.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:43 AM   #22
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Re: Bike Rack

We have the four bike Swagman, and it works well. Some of the newer bike frames will not fit on the rack, but you can buy a bar that goes from the handle bar stem to the seat stem which works with the rack. In the end we started carrying our kids bikes inside just to minimize weight on the rack and bring weight forward. You can also get a special expanding pin that attaches the bike rack to you bike-rack-ready hitch that minimizes the wobble of the bike rack.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:13 AM   #23
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Some of the newer bike frames will not fit on the rack, but you can buy a bar that goes from the handle bar stem to the seat stem which works with the rack.
Thank you for this tidbit of information. I had to get rid of my last rack because it could not hold our current mountain bikes. It is good to know that I will be able to keep this one for awhile.
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