Review by wally blue Posted on June 17, 2017works ok but really expensive for what it does.
An Excellent Choice
Review by Magna Posted on August 18, 2016This 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 b...read moreut 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.
Review by Gnarvada CO Posted on July 27, 2016I'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...read more. 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.
Review by George Posted on May 31, 2016We 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.
Review by Ride2Freedom Posted on May 10, 2016A 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.
Fully Performs as Advertized (and Expected)
Review by NateJG Posted on May 4, 2016Looks 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 totali...read moreng over 2,500 miles. I see no obvious shortcomings. No surprises. 20160504
The AWESOME Yakima Quality You Expect!
Review by Mike Posted on May 20, 2015It 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 t...read morehe bikes will go anywhere.
Sturdy and secure, easy to use
Review by Todd Posted on May 20, 2015I 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.