Sneak Peek | Swagman Current Bike Rack

Fatbike Republic Fat Bike Review Swagman Hitch Mounted Bike Rack The Current

How do you get you fat bike to the trail head? During the winter months many folks, including myself, carry their fatties inside their vehicles to protect them from nasty road conditions. During the non-wintery seasons bikes normally migrate to the outside, with many folks using hitch mounted bike racks.

The folks at Swagman - based in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada - have been designing and building bike carrying gear and accessories for almost 30 years. One of their more recent fat bike inspired racks is called the Current and they were kind enough to provide one to Fatbike Republic for review.

Fatbike Republic Fat Bike Review Swagman Hitch Mounted Bike Rack The Current

Some quick specification on the Current include:

· Fat bike compatible with tires up to 5”
· Ability to carry one or two bicycles
· Maximum weight capacity of 60 lbs per bike
· Tilts and folds away from vehicle while bikes are loaded
· Fold up when not in use
· Will fit 1 ¼” and 2” hitch receiver (Class 2 or higher)
· Includes locking threaded hitch pin and security cable

Fatbike Republic Fat Bike Review Swagman Hitch Mounted Bike Rack The Current

And to sweeten the deal, according to Swagman, this hitch mounted bike rack is e-bike approved. With the influx of e-assisted bikes hitting the dirt there is a market for these heavier bicycles (fat or non-fat) to be transported to the trail head.

Fatbike Republic Fat Bike Review Swagman Hitch Mounted Bike Rack The Current

Initial impressions of this rack is that it’s solidly built and relatively straight forward to assemble with ordinary hand tools (1/2 wrench/socket, ¾ wrench socket, phillips screwdriver). And it is pretty sweet looking with it's matte black finish and green highlights.

Fatbike Republic Fat Bike Review Swagman Hitch Mounted Bike Rack The Current E-Bike Rack

Be sure to follow Fatbike Republic on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates on the Current (#Current) and check back for the complete review.

RIDE FAT!

 



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