Carry 2 bikes of almost any design, size or suspension style with the hitch-mounted Thule T2. This platform-style bike rack firmly grips your bike by the front wheel with a locking, ratcheting arm, and it tilts down for easy rear-of-vehicle access. Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule hitch bike racks part number TH917XTR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Thule T2 Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier with Integrated Cable Lock - 1-1/4" Hitches. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Thule T2 Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier with Integrated Cable Lock - 1-1/4" Hitches

Thule Hitch Bike Racks

(30 reviews)


Code:   TH917XTR

Retail:$449.95

Price:$349.95


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Thule Hitch Bike Racks - TH917XTR

Carry 2 bikes of almost any design, size or suspension style with the hitch-mounted Thule T2. This platform-style bike rack firmly grips your bike by the front wheel with a locking, ratcheting arm, and it tilts down for easy rear-of-vehicle access.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted 2-bike carrier
  • Platform-style design provides quick, effortless bike loading
    • Accommodates most bikes regardless of suspension, frame design or wheel size
    • Folds up against rear of vehicle when not in use
    • Tilts down for easy access to rear cargo area of vehicle
  • Ratcheting, padded arms (SecureHooks) securely grip front wheels and lock to deter theft
    • Eliminate contact with bike frame
    • Lock in place with Thule One Key System locks (included)
    • Adjust to most tire sizes
    • Fold down for handy rack storage
    • Integrated cable lock secures bike frame to rack
      • One Key System Compatible but cylinders are sold separately
  • Sliding, reinforced rear-wheel trays
    • Adjust for different bike lengths
    • Secure tires with rubber straps
  • Built-in anti-wobble device stabilizes bike rack in receiver
  • Snug-Tite lock included - secures rack to hitch
  • Integrated cable lock with One Key System lock cylinder secures bikes to rack
  • Durable steel construction is perfect for travel over rugged terrain
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Holds 2 bikes
  • Works with 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class I and Class II) trailer hitch receivers
  • Carries 100 lbs
    • Single-bike weight capacity is 60 lbs
  • Accommodates:
    • Wheel sizes from 20" to 29"
    • Tire widths up to 3"
  • Does not work with wheelbase longer than 48"
  • Measures 18" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest bike-carrier rail
  • Measures 3-1/2" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the bike-carrier rails when folded up
  • Extends out 36" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the end of the bike rack
  • Lifetime warranty


Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs

Note: The T2 has 5 spots for Thule One Key System lock cores - the hitch lock, the ratcheting bike hooks which grab the bike wheels, and the integrated cable locks that extend out of the bike hooks to grab the bike frames. However, only 3 lock cylinders are included. If you want to lock all locks with one key, you will need to purchase the 6-pack of lock cylinders.


Thule T2 ratcheting arms

The Thule T2 is quickly and easily loaded using a pair of ratcheting arms; each of the arms holds one bike wheel securely in place in the front-wheel tray. The arms operate with the simple press of a button and lock in place with included Thule One Key System locks.

Thule T2 sliding rear wheel tray with straps

The bike carrier's sliding rear-wheel trays allow the rack to accommodate bikes of almost any length. Rubber straps hold your bike's rear wheel securely in place on the tray.


This versatile rack conveniently folds up to store against the rear of your vehicle. The bike rack also can be tilted down while mounted in the hitch, allowing you access to your rear cargo area with no need to completely remove the carrier.


The T2 includes a Thule Snug-Tite hitch lock and anti-rattle device, ensuring that your rack remains right where you left it - snug in your hitch.



917XTR Thule T2 Platform-Style, Hitch-Mounted 2-Bike Rack - 1-1/4" Hitch



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Video Transcript for Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Review

Today we are going to show you the Thule T2 platform style hitch mounted bike rack, part number TH916XTR. The T2 is a hitch mounted 2 bike carrier with ratcheted padded arms to help securely grip the front wheels and a lock to detour thieves. The rack folds up for handy storage, and folds down to allow access to the vehicle. The new integrated cable lock system allows you to secure your bike to the rack via a cable lock. The T2 is a heavy duty steel construction and is made in the USA. It is covered by a lifetime warranty. :36

The T2 is also available in a 1-1/4inch hitch version, part number TH917XTR. The front wheel of your bike will sit in this bike tray. You can see there is a narrow channel down at the bottom for road racing bikes, but the rest of the try is set wide. So even the mountain bikers with 29ers can use this rack. When the bike rack is not being used, but is still mounted to the vehicle you can fold it up for extra clearance. Push the latch forward and pull up on the bike rack assembly. The bike rack will lock into place and it is tucked up and out of the way. 1:15

Loading a bike on the T2 is quick and easy. The front wheel sits up in the cradle and we will use our ratcheting hook to come down on top of the tire, just ahead of the brake assembly. The rear tire will sit in this adjustable cradle and will use a buckle strap to tighten it down. Take the buckle strap, pull it tight, and lock it down with the handle. With that our bike is secured inside our rack. One of the new features is the integrated cable locks that you can use for extra security for your bike. It retracts inside our upright post per ratcheting arm. Pull it out, and feed it through the frame of our bike. The cable comes back around into this plastic housing and a lock core will be used to secure the cable to the plastic housing. You will need to purchase additional lock cores to make use of these cable locks, they will be inserted here, and it will lock the cable into itself. Included with the T2 are three lock cores. One you will use on the hitch lock, the other two will be used on our ratcheting arm assemblies. With the bike rack unlocked we can push this trigger and slide our arm up and down. To secure the bike, once you have the arm in place, lock the core. With the core locked, we can no longer press the trigger down and release the arm. 2:52

The bike rack can even be tilted down even with bikes on it to allow access to the rear of your vehicle. First we will remove the safety pin and then come back and release the latch. The bike rack will fold down and allow us access the back of our vehicle. One of the most important features of the T2 is that none of the bike frame comes in contact with the rack. It is secured strictly by the wheels. So if you have an alternative frame bike, there is no need for an adapter bar. If you have a lightweight carbon fiber bike, you do not risk damaging the frame. Included with the rack is the Thule Snug-Tite lock. The Snug-Tight lock serves two functions. It secures the rack to your vehicle and pulls out any rattling that you might have inside your hitch. The bolt is threaded partway through so it pulls the shank of our rack tight against the side of our hitch. On the other end is the lock. The lock attaches to the end of the bolt and prevents it from being removed. There is a groove at the end of our bolt that the lock attaches to. Also, there is a cover to help keep moisture out of the lock and keep it from corroding. Now lets take it for a test drive and see how it preforms. That does it for the Thule T2, part number TH916XTR.

The bike rack can also be tilted down even with bikes on it to allow access to the rear of your vehicle. First remove the safety pin and then come back and release the latch and the bike rack will fold down and allow us to open the hatch of our vehicle. One of the most important features of the T2 is that none of the bike frame comes into contact with the rack. It is secured strictly by the wheels so if you have an alternative framed bike there will be no need for an adapter bar and if you have a light weight carbon fiber bike you do not risk damaging the frame. Included with the rack is the Thule Snug Tite lock. The Snug Tite lock serves 2 functions. It secures the rack to your vehicle and it also pulls out any rattling that you might have inside your hitch. The bolt is threaded part way through so it pulls the shank of our rack tight against the side of our hitch. On the other end is the lock. The lock attaches to the end of the bolt and prevents it from being removed. There is a groove on the end of our bolt that the lock attaches to. Also there is a cover to help keep moisture out of the lock and keep it from corroding. Now we will take our setup for a quick test drive and see how it performs. And that does it for the Thule T2 part number TH916XTR.


Customer Reviews

Thule T2 Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier with Integrated Cable Lock - 1-1/4" Hitches - TH917XTR

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (30 Customer Reviews)

Carry 2 bikes of almost any design, size or suspension style with the hitch-mounted Thule T2. This platform-style bike rack firmly grips your bike by the front wheel with a locking, ratcheting arm, and it tilts down for easy rear-of-vehicle access.


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by: michael03/18/2013


Purchased this for my 2012 Chevrolet Volt. There were no reviews specifically for my vehicle, so I was hoping for the best. The rack is somewhat of a pain to put together, and the instructions could be better. But what bothered me the most was the horrible locks that are included with kit. I do not even bother with them, I just use my cable lock and then everything is good to go. If Thule would put out a better lock I would rate this rack at a 10/10 but for now its a 9/10. The quality of the rack is awesome, and it is very easy to use once set up. One thing I did have to do though is trim one of the wheel scoops so the rack would not hit my bumper when folded up (super easy and minimal modification). I would suggest for Thule to come up with a lower profile scoop so people would not have to trim them. Other than that this setup works GREAT! I can't blame Thule for me having to trim the scoop since there was NO INFO on this rack for a Chevrolet Volt. But the locks, NEED to be better. Pros: Awesome Quality manufacturing Easy to use Functional No frame contact Cons: LOCKS ARE HORRIBLE. Drivers side wheel scoop needed trimming to fit my car (Not Thule's fault, there were no reviews on this hitch on a Chevrolet Volt. Thule if you are reading this, perhaps some lower profile scoops would let you get your racks on even more vehicles) 71318



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by: John F.08/15/2013


I received the Thule TH917XTR the other day and immediately put it together and hooked it onto my Draw-tite hitch for my 2013 Honda Accord. This rack is great!. I have an expensive carbon bike and was not happy with my other rack where I had to use the rubber straps to hold the bike down. This platform rack is sturdy and fast to load and unload a bike on without having to worry about messing up your bike frame. I have to admit, when I drove 20 miles yesterday to meet up with my bike club, my eyes were constantly in the rear view mirror praying that the bike was secure and would not fall off the rack...not a problem...with the strap for the rear wheel and racheting down the arm on the front wheel, it was very secure. I had to wait until I got my Draw-Tite hitch put onto my car to determine if I was going to have enough clearance for the rack when it is folded up. The answer was yes. When folded up, there is 2 1/2 inches clearance from the closest touching point (the wheel tray holder). This is a very sturdy rack and I'm very pleased with it. 95164



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by: David K.12/29/2012


I am not fond of this rack. I bought this Thule rack to replace a Softride rack that I could no longer use due to a quirk of my new car. First, despite buckets of sweat and effort, I could not figure out how to put the Thule rack together from the printed instructions in the box. I ended up having to pay a bike shop to put it together. (I'm not a handy guy, but I had no trouble with the Softride.) Once the Thule rack was together, I discovered that the Thule rack is much less sturdy than the less expensive Softride and the bolt that secures the Thule rack to the hitch is much less robust (and does not even use a nut). Once installed the rack wobbles. However, I admit that I haven't used the rack yet, so maybe I will get over my initial frustration 62219



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by: John Anschutz12/04/2011


Great product. We just got a new convertible and I could not use the roof mount or trunk mount. Using the bikes was important. Taking care of the bikes is important too. This bike rack is really the best I have ever had. It is extremely easy to use. I like that it has built in locks. I can use the hard top convertible on the VW Eos if I only have one bike positioned outward. It also works with no bikes installed. I could not be happier with this product and the incredible price, fast shipping and overall value from etrailer.com. 27662



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by: Steve G.04/04/2015


This bike rack is everything you'd expect from Thule. Very well constructed and thought out. Easy to assemble using the instructions included. I made mine even more versatile by adding the ability to haul fat bikes by buying the TH919 adapter kit but it's still able to carry mountain and road bikes in the wider tray. ETrailer's site was very easy to navigate and the fit to my vehicle feature is quite handy. They have many different styles of racks to choose from but I was focused on the Thule. It was however nice to have other products to compare. The videos of different products aided in my choice. 183048



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by: Scott11/25/2012


Great product, reliable and safe. Easy to operate and the locking system is effective. The installation instructions were a little awkward in that the mfg. reverses some of the parts in order to fit all the pieces into the delivery box. So read instructions carefully before dismantling. Be careful when "dropping" the carrier in order to open trunk door - the weight of the bicycles quickly drops the carrier into the final locked position. Make sure to tighten the bolt connecting the carrier to the hitch - reduces any vibration while driving 59990



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by: Andrew08/21/2013


Great bike rack! Very easy loading and unloading and it's secure. It easily fold up and out of the way when not in use. A little bit heavy but for hitch mount it need to have a solid bar to carry the load.Very fast free shipping. Best price I found! ???? 96270



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by: Paige S.04/30/2013


I am 23 and was able to put this all together by myself. I put it on a 2013 Honda CRV. When the bars for the bikes were put on according to the directions, the drivers side wheel well could not clear my bumper without rubbing it. Therefore, I measured the distance between the two bars and moved them down away from the vehicle. This worked well and fixed the problem. I can take this off and put it on all by myself and put it on all by myself. 78492



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by: Anne08/10/2015


We were very impressed with he solid construction of this bike rack. I have an unusual reclining bike and this allows me to cinch down the tires securely. Also LOVE the additional cable lock. Make sure you match all the locks so you only need one key. Very easy to tilt the rack down for access to the trunk of my vehicle. This was an expensive purchase but worth every penny because of the quality of the rack. 218133



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by: tad01/30/2013


wicked fast delivery etrailer has great prices and top notch support. 2 hitches so far and a bike rack, no complaints. The Thule rack is nice, assembly wasn't too bad illustration could be a little better. Took about 45 min - 1 hr for this chick to assemble :) I like that it locks down on the tire so it won't mar the frame Only con is it's heavier than I thought it would be. 64620



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by: MarkB05/30/2012


Got to assemble it on a vehicle. The only brain dead moment I had was with the Keys. There IS a blank key, an Installation Key to put the key cylinders in place. At the END of the instructions, they show you the two keys. Oh, and the exploded, list of items shows the two keys. I'm an engineer... so when i doubt... go read the instructions carefully. 42056



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by: chris04/18/2012


Got this rack after finding out Yakima didn't make one to fit my hitch....overall seems good but heavy. I like the fact the rack with bikes don't "dance" behind the car but don't like having to use a wrench to tighten the bolt to the hitch.....kind of a pain. Great service from etrailer though...really looked after me! 37668



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by: KR02/20/2012


Description is confusing...three locks are included which secure the bikes. Two more locks are required, to provide extra security but the to pack lock keys will not match. A set of six extra locks are required to make the hitch a on key system. 32012


Comments

I bought 2 additional locks that matched my existing locks

comment by: Glenn B - 12/02/2014


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Thanks for the response Glenn, you are correct if you have an existing Thule key number we can usually match additional lock cores to minimize the need for additional keys.

Rachael H - 12/2/2014




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by: Tim P09/14/2012


Outstanding bike rack. Easy to assemble and quick to mount and set your bikes. As to etrailer.com, I received outstanding customer service during the order and delivery was quick. I purchased from them in the past and always have a positive experience. 54738



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by: Adrian B03/28/2011


Excellent well made product, straightforward final assembly and fit to the hitch. I would recommend it to anybody wanting to carry a couple of bikes on a regular basis.rfect condition 10547



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by: John05/26/2015


Wow, incredible product. I replaced a TransIt Flatbed 2DLX with this and this makes my old one feel like flimsy junk. I have faith this rack will serve me well for many years to come. 196865



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by: GLaucio X05/09/2013


Item as described. I would recommend it to someone. Even though the order was backed up, I have to give credit for the follow up emails. 79576



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by: Tom A12/02/2011


Excellent service. Fast ship. Awesome deal. Lowest cost I found on the net. 27614



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by: Nick T04/02/2013


The rack fits securely onto our hitch and is easy to use! 73888



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by: Sandy P.08/24/2012


Awesome bike rack!!!! Performed better than expected! 52821



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by: Mike D.01/01/2015

Review from a similar Thule T2 in Hitch Bike Racks


Easy to put together, very durable, great job of securing bikes, nice cable lock system, and being able to lower rack as well as raise if handy. 167468


Comments

Bike rack is doing great!Thanks!

Mike D - 01/06/2016

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by: Daniel M.08/15/2012

Review from a similar Thule T2 in Hitch Bike Racks


This is an excellent rack. I fit my sons 15 inch bike and my 21 inch bike, as well as my wife's and daughters bike that are in between. Installation was easy. The rack itself feels well made, and is heavier than expected. I had originally purchased the APEX 4 bike swing away, but changed to the T2 because of the limitations of the APEX not able to carry different bike sizes. 51769



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by: Mike C06/03/2011

Review from a similar Thule T2 in Hitch Bike Racks


The products were delivered as promised. The real reason for posting this review is etrailer's attention to quality and customer satisfaction. etrailer has made sure that I am happy with my order and they wanted to be sure everything arrived as promised. I'm impressed with their service. Keep up the good work etrailer! I will be a customer for a long time to come. 16064



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by: Dagmar06/28/2015

Review from a similar Thule T2 in Hitch Bike Racks


This Thule T2 bike carrier worked so well on the back of our Honda CR-V. Loved the way you could lock your bikes on the carrier and not have to worry about someone coming by and stealing the bikes off of the carrier. I would recommend this Thule T2. 207890



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by: Corey04/06/2012

Review from a similar Thule T2 in Hitch Bike Racks


Delivered on time-etrailer is a great website! The Thule T2 is awesome; straightforward to assemble and a snap to load and unload the bikes. I needed the tilt option the first time I used the carrier, and it too worked great. Highly recommended. 36369



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by: Mike C08/19/2011

Review from a similar Thule T2 in Hitch Bike Racks


As always, eTrailer delivered on promised goods on time and as promised. Very happy with eTrailers customer service. Will always be an eTrailer customer. 22160



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by: Joe K07/07/2012

Review from a similar Thule T2 in Hitch Bike Racks


Easy to assemble, easy to use, very convenient. Took less than half and hour to assemble and install with my morning coffee. 47074



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by: Danica06/06/2011

Review from a similar Thule T2 in Hitch Bike Racks


An excellent rack! Easy and clear assembly instructions, simple and straightforward mechanics, a great choice! 16213



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by: Todd P.12/08/2014

Review from a similar Thule T2 in Hitch Bike Racks


The T2 is the standard for hitch racks. Very good fit and finish and simple to use. 163581



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by: James E.05/18/2013

Review from a similar Thule T2 in Hitch Bike Racks


Great rack! Can't wait to go on a trip with the family bikes in tow... 80875

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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2009 Volkswagen GTI Carrying Surley Crosschecks
  • We have just what you would need. A wheel mounted platform bike rack like the Thule T2 part # TH917XTR would be just what you would need. It won't touch the bikes anywhere but the tires so the cables and paint would be left alone. Check out the review video I attached for this rack as well. You will need a trailer hitch installed on your 2009 Volkswagen GTI as well though like the Draw Tite part # 24825 if you do not have one already. This is a great hitch that we recommend for your vehicle.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a Thule T2 Bike Rack on 2008 Honda Civic Coupe
  • When the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24763 is installed on your 2008 Honda Civic Coupe there will be about 4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the furthest point out on your rear bumper which wouldn't be enough since the Thule T2 # TH917XTR requires that measurement to be 3-1/2 inches at most. If you check out the picture I attached you will see that the Curt Hitch part # C11391 will actually stick out past the bumper so it would work well for you with your T2 rack. Curt...
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  • How Does the Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap Work with the Thule T2 Platform Bike Rack
  • To use the Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap, # 18050, with a bike you would normally attach the # 18050 support strap at the trunk lip near the back glass on the vehicle. With the Thule T2 bike rack, # TH917XTR, you would need to find a place to attach the hook on the end of the support strap so that the strap and buckle do not contact the vehicle. One option I have come up with is to use a Quick Loop Tie-Down, # TH530, along with a continuous loop strap like part # 753-2030-03. You...
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  • What Adapter is Needed To Attach the Thule T2 Platform 2 Bike Rack # TH917XTR to a 2-Inch Hitch
  • To be able to use the Thule T2 Platform 2 Bike Rack, part # TH917XTR, on a vehicle with a 2 inch hitch receiver you will need to use the Brophy Hitch Reducer, part # HT02. This will reduce the 2 inch receiver on you vehicle down to the 1-1/4 inch size that is needed for the Thule T2 bike rack. To lock the hitch reducer to the vehicle and to lock the Thule T2 bike rack to the reducer I would also recommend to use two of the Deadbolt Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock, part # 7683. I am including...
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  • Product Comparison Thule T2 vs. Kuat Sherpa for a 2010 MINI Cooper
  • For your 2010 Mini Cooper, I would recommend the lighter Kuat Sherpa, item # S101, bike rack over the Thule T2, item # TH917XTR, bike rack for several reasons. First, the lighter weight of the Sherpa rack will allow you to safely carry heavier bikes on the rack. You will need to be sure that the total weight of the bikes, everything on them and the bike rack are within the tongue weight capacity of your Mini Cooper and hitch. Normally Class I hitches have a 200 pound tongue weight capacity....
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for a Specialized Stump Jumper and Lexus CT 200h
  • the Thule Raceway platform, # TH9003PRO, is best-suited for vehicles that have a metal bumper because the weight can be troublesome for other bumper materials that are not as strong. Based on this I would not recommend this particular rack for your Lexus. Since you have stated that a 2 arm hanging rack with an adapter bar is not going to work, the best option is going to be a trailer hitch. Curt trailer hitch # C11200 is designed to fit the 2011 to 2013 Lexus CT 200h. This is a Class...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2007 Toyota Matrix and Converting 2 inch T2 Bike Rack to 1-1/4 inch
  • The thing about hitch adapters/extenders like the part # MT70355 that you referenced is that they reduce the capacity of the hitch they are used on by 50 percent. The hitch you referenced part # 60965 has a tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs so it would only have a 100 lb capacity with that extension. The T2 part # TH9044 that you referenced weighs 60 lbs so you would only have 40 lbs of capacity for bikes with the setup you referenced. Your best solution would be to convert your Thule...
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  • Using the Thule T2 # TH917XTR on a 2 Inch Receiver
  • The Thule T2 you mention, part # TH917XTR is compatible with the 1-1/4 inch receiver only. Thule does not offer an adapter that is compatible with the T2, like with other of their racks. In order to use the T2 on a 2 inch receiver, a Hitch Reducer sleeve, like part # HTO2 would be your best option. The locking hitch pin included with the T2 will work with the reducer, but an additional hitch pin like part # PC3 or lock like part # 40107 will be needed to retain the reducer into the...
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  • 2013 Mazda 3 Hatchback: recommended hitch and bike rack possibly Thule T2
  • I agree with you that it sounds like the Thule T 2 # TH917XTR would not be able to be folded up when used on the 2013 Mazda 3 hatchback. We have a review video of the T2 on a 2012 Mazda 3 sedan that I have attached for you. On that particular vehicle, it is a tight fit when the bike rack is folded up, but still fits. The trailer hitches we carry that are designed to fit your 2013 Mazda 3 hatchback are the Draw-Tite # 24843, Hidden Hitch # 60259, and Curt # C11383. The Draw Tite and...
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  • Which Platform Style Bike Racks for 1-1/4 Inch Hitches Have the Highest Weight Capacity
  • The 4 platform bike racks we have for 1-1/4 inch hitches with the highest weight capacities are as follows. The Thule T2 # TH917XTR with 100 pounds, Kuat NV # N102 with 110 pounds. The Kuat Core will only fit Class II 1-1/4 inch hitches and the Kuat NV and Thule with fit both Class I and II 1-1/4 inch hitches. If you are unsure which class hitch you have, the Kuat NV, part # N102 will fit both and give you 110 pounds of bike carrying capacity. Please note, you need to check the...
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  • Replacement Parts for the Thule T2 Platform Style Bike Carrier # TH917XTR
  • I spoke with my contact at Thule and the hanger bracket replacement parts that you will need for your T2 Platform Style Bike Carrier, # TH917XTR, are listed below. Top Hanger Bracket # 853-5952 Qty 1 Bottom Hanger Bracket # 753-3584 Qty 1 M8 x 1.25 x 25 mm Bolt # 853-5976 Qty 4 Replacement Washer # 951081654 Qty 8
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  • Bike Rack and Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Mazda 3i Touring Hatchback
  • You can install a trailer hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver on your 2012 Mazda 3i Touring Hatchback. The trailer hitch that I would recommend for you would be the Draw-Tite Class I Trailer Hitch, # 24843. This hitch was designed for the hatchback models of the 2012 Mazda 3 and gives you the same weight capacities as the other hitch options at the most economical price. I have attached the installation instructions for you to check out. For a bike rack, I would recommend the Thule T2...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for Carrying a 60 lb Bike with a 2012 Volkswagen Eos
  • Yes there is an option for you to carry a 60 lb bike with a hitch mounted bike rack on your 2012 Volkswagen Eos. First you will need a hitch (if you don't have one already), for that you would want the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24824. For a bike rack that would fit that hitch and have a high enough capacity for your bike your best option would be the Thule T2 bike rack part # TH917XTR as it has a 60 lb capacity per bike. This rack can also fit tire sizes that are from 20 to 29 inches...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Carrier Recommendations for a 2014 Ford Focus
  • The further the trailer hitch receiver is recessed under the back of a vehicle the less clearance there is for accessories and the harder it is to pin in any accessories to the trailer hitch. The Draw-Tite hitch # 24872 measures 2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to clear the rear bumper. To me, that is perfect. Curt trailer hitch # C11158 we have installed on a 2012 Focus sedan but not a 2014 hatchback like in the other video so it is really not a fair comparison. But on...
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  • Recommend 1-1/4 Hitch Extender For Thule T2 # TH917XTR To Clear Rear Bumper When Folded Up
  • For a 1-1/4 inch hitch extender, we have the Brophy Hitch Extender, part # HES6. This will extend the receiver by 6 inches. However, when using a hitch extender you will reduce the tongue weight capacity of your hitch in half. So if you have a Class I hitch which has a tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs, you would be limited to carrying 100 lbs. This includes the weight of the Thule T2 # TH917XTR, which is about 50 pounds, plus the weight of your bicycles. You will want to check the...
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  • How to Use Stabilizing Strap # 18050 on a 2000 VW Beetle with a Curt Hitch and Thule T2 Bike Rack
  • Yes, the stabilizing strap you will need is the Curt Bike Rack Strap with Cambuckle, # 18050. I have added a photo detailing how the strap is normally used on bike racks. On the Thule T2 Platform Rack, # TH917XTR, you will need to run the strap down to the main support tube at the center of the rack, and then back up to the trunk lip or other suitable location. For your 2000 VW Beetle you will need to check the owners manual to be sure the bikes and rack do not exceed the weight limit...
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  • Will Thule Doubletrack 2 Bike Rack # TH990XT Fit 2015 Chevrolet Camaro w/ Draw-Tite Hitch # 24850
  • In order to determine if a bike rack will fit a vehicle we need to know the distance from the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper. I have an article on this for you. Although we have not yet installed the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 24850, on the 2015 Chevrolet Camero, we have on the 2012 and found the distance to be 12 inches. If this is also the case for your 2015, the Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack, # TH990XT, would not provide enough...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 BMW 328i Sedan for Thule Platform Bike Rack
  • The # TH990XT is actually the Double Track that is still being made. An easy way to tell if what you have is a Doubletrack is by how the rack attaches to bikes. Does the rack grab the wheels or the frame for attachment? If wheels then it's a T2 like part # TH917XTR. If frame, it's a DoubleTrack. Either rack would fit your 2016 BMW 328i as long as you install the Curt hitch part # C11367 that has been confirmed as a fit. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. Curt...
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  • Can a Thule T2 Bike Carrier Fold Up on a 2015 Volkswagen Golf
  • On your 2015 Volkswagen Golf the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole back to clear the rear of the vehicle is more than 5 inches. When folded up, the Thule T2, # TH917XTR, measures just 3-1/2 inches from the center of the pin hole to the nearest part of the carrier. This means that you would not be able to fold up the T2. I do not recommend using an extension because doing so will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent from 200 to 100 pounds....
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Hyundai Elantra
  • First you will need to start with a hitch for your 2015 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback. For that the most popular option we have that would work great would be the Hidden Hitch part # 60336. Since this is a Class I hitch you can only carry up to 2 bikes with this hitch. Since you have such a heavy bike and only Class I hitches fit your vehicle you only really have one option for a bike rack. You would want the Thule T2 Bike Rack part # TH917XTR. This rack will fit the hitch well, has plenty...
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Jeff D

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Jacob T

Test Fit:
Rick A

Expert Research:
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Patrick B

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Expert Research:
Brandon M

Expert Research:
Adam R

Video Edited:
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Cole B

Expert Research:
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