Swagman Chinook Hitch Bike Rack

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Product Overview

The Swagman Chinook Hitch Bike rack fits both 1.25" AND 2" receivers and tilts down to allow access to rear-of-vehicle, even while bikes are loaded.

The adjustable, LOCKING hooks clamp down on the bike frame to secure to the rack.  

Fits most bike frame sizes, shapes and styles.

This platform hitch rack tilts away from your vehicle so you can better access the trunk, even while loaded with bikes

Easy to load and unload bikes with minimal lifting required.

The Chinook bike rack fits both 1 1/4" and 2" hitch receivers.

Transport up to 2 bikes with a MAX LOAD of 45 lbs. per bike.

Wheel trays slide to adjust to different size bikes.  Wheel ratchet straps firmly hold bikes and secure wheels.

Locking hitch pin included for complete security.

Fat tire trays sold separately.

Weighs 44 lbs. 




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  • 5
    Everything I wanted and needed

    Posted by D. Crider on Jul 8th 2019

    The chinook bike rack was packaged tightly into a really efficient box and had everything needed included, all part and etc. Directions were good and I could follow them. The options this rack provides is everything I wanted, including it came with locks to secure the bikes and locks on the rack-into-trailer hitch to prevent anyone from taking if off my Toyota Highlander. The tire holders are solid and wide to handle my wife's cruiser, and the rack holds both bikes, which are heavier than normal bikes. The tilt forward feature for the loaded rack is great because I can access my lift up suv back door without taking the bikes off. The rack has excellent adjustments to easily set the width necessary for the tire holders to accommodate the two different lengths of each of our bikes. The bike holder "handles" are easy to slide up and down to handle my wife's bike which has no crossbar, and my bike which has a crossbar, and holds the bikes in place very well. I have a 2" hitch and the default adapter already on the hitch on the rack fits perfectly. We have taken several bike trips already in the couple of months we've had the rack, and I continually watch my rear view mirror and the bikes are held firmly and I only notice minimal movement, and nothing that concerns me about the bikes being firmly in place. The rack also has the ability to tilt forward and backwards, the backwards allowing you to move the mounted bikes towards you so you can access the trunk door upwards, while the tilt forward capability of the rack allows it to "curl" up into a tight, compact unit when you take if off the car and store it. It's very easy to remove from the hitch, one bolt through the hitch, unscrew it and out it comes, and then the hitch insert on the rack slides right out as a whole unit. It's easier to tilt the rack forward to make it compact, while it's still in the car hitch, otherwise you kind of have to hold it with your feet while it's laying on the ground when you go to press the rack forward, and that's a little more awkward and requires more arm strength than just simply pushing the rack forward while it's still stuck into the car's hitch post. The upright post also folds to the side to make this really compact when you take it off the car. Only takes a few minutes to unscrew the hitch bolt, lay the upright post to the side, tilt the rack forward for its most compact space setup, and then slide it from the car's hitch opening. Weight is very manageable for one person, me a 65 year old guy. Putting the rack together from the box took about 45 minutes. The only challenge was putting on the tire holders on the rack, they are all four the same, so you kind of have to decide which direction they need to face, forward or away from you, which I did backwards first time, although once I go them on right, I realized what the picture in the instructions was telling me. Highly recommend the Chinook. Main draw for me was it could handle the heavier weights of my two old bikes, the locks being included to secure the bikes as well as the rack unit to the car hitch, the tilt that allows me access to our suv trunk, and the compact foldup of the unit when we store it off the vehicle.