Bike Rack Comparison

 

We have put together these comparison charts on Bike Racks and Carriers. These charts will give you a better understanding of the available functions each Bike Rack has relative to the price of the product.

Please Note: specifications & prices are subject to change without notice, please use these charts as a reference only.

RV Ladder Mounted Bike Carriers
Manufacturer SURCO Swagman TopLine
 
Surco 2 Position RV Ladder Mounted Bike Rack
 
Swagman Ladder Mounted Bike Rack

Topline 2 Position Bike Carrier, RV Ladder

MFG Model 501BRS 80630 BR1200
 
Number of Bikes 2 2 2
Assembly Required Yes Yes No
Ladder Type Restriction No No Yes - Elliptical/Flat Only
Rack Mounting Type Brackets Bolt to Ladder Hung Over Rung & Strapped Docking Hooks & Strapped
Rack Weight (lbs) 3.5 5 2.1
Rack Material Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Bike Mounting Type
Unique Feature

Arms swing out so it never needs to be removed to use the ladder

Hang over any ladder rung designed for quick removal.

Super light weight & docking hooks for quick removal

Warranty 90 Days 1 Year N/A
Max Weight Capacity N/A 70lbs N/A
Approx Price $70.92 $51.65 $63.49
 

 

 Receiver Mounted - Single Arm - 3 Bikes - Tilting
Manufacturer Blue Ox Blue Ox Reese Swagman
  Blue Ox Just Rite 3 Position Bike Carrier
Blue Ox 3 Position Bike Carrier - 18 Taller
Hitch Mount 3 Bike Rack with Tilt Function 2 Swagman 3 Bike Single Arm Fold Down Hitch Rack
MFG Model BXJR101 BXJR117 63123 64351
 
Number of Bikes 3 3 3 3
Assembly Required Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tilting Feature Pull Pin & Lift Pull Pin & Lift Pull Pin Pull Pin & Lift
Rack Mounting Type Multiple Bracket Types For Any Installation Multiple Bracket Types For Any Installation 1 1/4" & 2" Integrated Receiver Mount 1 1/4" & 2" Receiver Mount
Rack Weight - Approx (lbs) 25 w/ 2" Bracket 28 w/ 2" Bracket 34 38
Rack Material / Color Steel / Black Powder Coat Steel / Black Powder Coat Steel / Black Powder Coat Steel / Black Powder Coat
Bike Mounting Type
Unique Feature

Simple design with multiple mounting options.

Taller rack for mounting on towbars or for low clearance

Integrated 1 1/4" & 2" receiver mount

Original Swagman Bike Rack for dependable service

Warranty 1 Year 1 Year N/A 1 Year
Max Weight Capacity N/A N/A N/A 175 lbs
Approx Price $134.09 $166.56 $110.04 $134.16
 

 

 Receiver Mounted - Single Arm - 4 Bikes or More - Tilting
Manufacturer Blue Ox Blue Ox Swagman
 
Blue Ox 4 Position 32
Blue Ox 4 Position 50 Swagman XP 5 Position Bike Carrier
 
MFG Model BXJR105 BXJR118 64970
 
Number of Bikes 4 4 5
Assembly Required Yes Yes Yes
Tilting Feature Pull Pin & Lift Pull Pin & Lift Pull Pin & Lift
Rack Mounting Type Multiple Bracket Types For Any Installation Multiple Bracket Types For Any Installation 2" Receiver Mount Only
Rack Weight - Approx (lbs) 27 w/ 2" Bracket 30 w/ 2" Bracket 38
Rack Material / Color Steel / Black Powder Coat Steel / Black Powder Coat Steel / Black Powder Coat
Bike Mounting Type
Unique Feature

Simple design with multiple mounting options.

Taller rack for mounting on towbars or for low clearance

Locking knob, cradles level bikes and 5 bike capacity

Warranty 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year
Max Weight Capacity N/A N/A 175 lbs
Approx Price $142.19 $174.69 $287.59
 

 

 Receiver Mounted - Platform/Wheel Carrier - 2 Bikes
Manufacturer Reese Rola SoftRide Swagman
  Rola NV2 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4 Softride Versa Wheel Mount Bike Rack  Swagman 2 Position Bike Carrier, 2 Receiver
MFG Model 5801200 59508 26249 64650
 
Number of Bikes 2 2 2 2
Assembly Required Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tilting Feature No Pull Pin & Lift Pull Pin No
Rack Mounting Type 1 1/4" & 2" Receiver Mount 1 1/4" & 2" Flip Receiver Mount 1 1/4" & 2" Universal Receiver Mount 1 1/4" & 2" Receiver Mount
Rack Weight - Approx (lbs) 19 28 42 29
Rack Material / Color Alum&Steel / Black PC Alum&Steel / Black PC Alum&Steel / Grey PC Steel / Black Powder Coat
Bike Mounting Type
Unique Feature

Holds bikes by tire & rim

Holds bikes by tire & rim

Easy tilt & folds compactly when not in use

Soft grip arms & folds for compact storage

Warranty N/A 5 Year Limited Lifetime 1 Year
Max Weight Capacity N/A N/A 100 70 lbs
Approx Price $102.60 $205.22 $296.99 $152.46
 

 

 Receiver Mounted - Platform/Wheel Carrier - 4 Bikes
Manufacturer Rola Swagman
  Rola SportWing Aluminum 4 Bike Carrier Swagman XC 4 Bike Carrier
MFG Model 1370400 64665
 
Number of Bikes 4 4
Assembly Required Yes Yes
Tilting Feature No No
Rack Mounting Type 2" Receiver Mount 2" Receiver Mount
Rack Weight - Approx (lbs) 39 58
Rack Material / Color Alum&Steel / Black Powder Coat Steel / Black Powder Coat
Bike Mounting Type
Unique Feature

Holds bikes by tire & rim

Soft grip arms & folds for compact storage

Warranty 5 Year 1 Year
Max Weight Capacity N/A 140 lbs
Approx Price $182.23 $331.05
 

 

 

 RV Bumper Mounted Bike Carrier
Manufacturer Madison Acc. Madison Acc. Swagman Swagman
  RV Bumper Mount 2 Bike Carrier RV Bumper Mount 2 Bike With Spare Tire Carrier Softride Versa Wheel Mount Bike Rack  Swagman 4 Position RV Bumper Bike Carrier
MFG Model 23103 23105 80605 80600
 
Number of Bikes 2 2 2 4
Assembly Required Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tilting Feature No No No No
Mounting Type 4" to 4 1/2" Bumper 4" to 4 1/2" Bumper 4" to 4 1/2" Bumper 4" to 4 1/2" Bumper
Rack Weight - Approx (lbs) 39 49 28 45
Rack Material / Color Steel / Black Powder Coat Steel / Black Powder Coat Steel / Black Powder Coat Steel / Black Powder Coat
Bike Mounting Type
Unique Feature

Easy Installation & Heavy Duty

Includes a Spare Tire Carrier & Heavy Duty

Heavy Duty Steel Construction

Heavy Duty Steel Construction

Warranty N/A N/A 1 Year 1 Year
Max Weight Capacity N/A N/A 60 120 lbs
Approx Price $82.63 $112.15 $60.98 $125.45