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SwingDaddy

$399.00
$399.00

Gain easy access to the rear of your vehicle anytime during your road trip, without the hassle of having to remove your bikes. The SwingDaddy features zero-hassle, tool-free installation for ultimate ease of use.

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Product Details

SWINGDADDY

Features
  • Swings away with bikes loaded to provide easy access to rear of vehicle
  • Tool-free installation with locking SpeedKnob
  • Arms fold down when not in use
  • Zero-hassle ZipStrips quickly secure bike to the rack
  • SKS HandCuff bike lock (sold separately).
  • Carries up to 4 bikes
  • Fits 2" receiver
  • 4 bikes. Total weight, 150 lbs. Maximum bike weight 40 lbs each.
Installation
Technical Specs
  • Weight: 50.60 lbs
  • Dimensions: L 39.50” x W 11.00” x H 44.00”
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  1. Swings away with bikes loaded to provide ultimate access to vehicle

  2. Tool-free installation with locking SpeedKnob

  3. Zero-hassle ZipStrips quickly secure your bike to the rack

By BackPackGearTest.org on November 15, 2014

Gear Review: Yakima SwingDaddy Bike Rack

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What You Get

In the Yakima Box

Hit the road with the utmost confidence that all your gear will arrive safely and ready for whatever activity is on your itinerary. Get ready to relax at the cabin, ski fresh powder, or take the entire family to grandma’s.

SwingDaddy

What You Get

In the Yakima Box

Hit the road with the utmost confidence that all your gear will arrive safely and ready for whatever activity is on your itinerary. Get ready to relax at the cabin, ski fresh powder, or take the entire family to grandma’s.

  • 1x swingdaddy
  • 1x safety strap
  • 14x ZipStrips™
  • 1x front wheel strap
  • 1x base
  • 1x wrench
  • 1x parts bag
  • 1x hitch lock
  • 2x key

What People are Saying

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  • An Excellent Choice

    Review by Magna

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    This rack is an excellent choice. You can swing the rack fully-loaded for access to your vehicle. The quality is good and the rack is secure. I do have a problem with loading mixed bikes -- men's road, women's road, trail bikes with shocks, and kid's bikes. The unibar accessory works fine for this but I need three of them -- an expensive proposition -- and they are not secure against theft. If you have bikes worth big bucks, be sure to lock them securely.

    Posted on August 18, 2016

  • SOLID!

    Review by Gnarvada CO

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    I'm totally geeked about my new SWINGDADDY! I've run Yakima roof racks for bikes, skis, & boats on my VW & Subie wagons since 2001. We recently picked up an old Westy VW Eurovan that, with a clean roof, slips ever-so-snuggly into my standard sized garage--so roof mounting was not an option. I hadn't run a hitch mounted rack in 20 years or so, but knew I wanted a swing-away model for rear hatch access, and was hoping to remain on the Yakima train. Rocky Mounts is a local CO company, but they had nothing that fit the bill; Kuat is fancy, but again, no dice; Thule has a swing-away that is supposedly lighter, but I'll take heavy when there are four heavy bikes (steel is still real, yo) literally hanging in the balance. I'm sure the FULLSWING is great, but I opted to save the extra $100 (plus the van & SWINGDADDY are both silver--vanity first, I guess). Install was intuitive and EASY--far quicker than an initial roof rack install. It is big and heavy when fully assembled and removed from the vehicle, so get clever and store it near the rear of the vehicle but out of the way. I was also concerned about clearance for my passenger side sliding door, but was reassured to see a Westy Vanagon in the SWINGDADDY install video. Clearances are great, but be careful of wide handlebars (esp. with metal clamp-on grips) with side sliding doors when the rack is extended to the passenger side. My XL MTB clears the open slider even in the first bike position, but I do have to keep an eye on the bar. Stoked on the three included bottle openers (wrench and rack ends) even though I am a can man. 100% satisfied with every Yakima product I've ever owned.

    Posted on July 27, 2016

  • Great Value

    Review by George

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    We have been hauling bikes for over 40 years. This rack is the best. I attach it to the trailer hitch on my SUV and can swing it out of the way to get into the rear of the SUV without any hassle with the bikes. It is sturdy and well belt and easy to install and operate, thank you Yakima.

    Posted on May 31, 2016

  • Quality!

    Review by Ride2Freedom

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    A great, sturdy Swingdaddy bike rack that transport bikes like you never knew it was on the back of the vehicle! A rigid rack that is built to last and stays in place.

    Posted on May 10, 2016

  • Fully Performs as Advertized (and Expected)

    Review by NateJG

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    Looks and feels and performs heavy duty. Quietly secures the bikes (Although I've only carried two at a time, I have no reservation in carrying four adult not-so-light bikes). Doesn't shake loose. Conveniently swings away as shown in sales videos. The zip strips stayed in place over six trips totaling over 2,500 miles. I see no obvious shortcomings. No surprises. 20160504

    Posted on May 4, 2016

  • The AWESOME Yakima Quality You Expect!

    Review by Mike

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    It was an easy install. The instructions were clear and after about 15 minutes I was done and hanging bikes! Great product. My only concern is that there is too much wobble/play where it connects with the tow hitch. I wish it was a bit more snug. That being said, It looks solid enough that I doubt the bikes will go anywhere.

    Posted on May 20, 2015

  • Sturdy and secure, easy to use

    Review by Todd

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    I have a full size pickup and a full size SUV, and I love the flexibility of this rack. Easy to use on both, swings far away from the rear section, sturdy and secure.

    Posted on May 20, 2015

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