This dual-arm, hitch-mounted bike rack has cushioned rubber cradles that hold your bikes firmly in place on the rack and protect the frames. A pin at the base lets you tilt the rack forward for easy access to your rear cargo area.
Hitch-mounted rack carries up to 2 bikes
Cushioned cradles hold the bikes firmly on the carrier while protecting the frames from scratches and abrasions
Soft rubber straps keep bikes secured to cradles, helping to prevent bike-to-bike contact
Rotating, sliding cradles adjust along arms for perfect bike positioning
Dual arms offer excellent bike support and minimize the need for bike adapter bars
Pull pin allows you to tilt the rack forward for easy access to your rear cargo area
Built-in anti-rattle device reduces vibration and noise of the bike carrier in the hitch
Snug-Tite hitch lock (THSTL2; sold separately) secures carrier to hitch
Included strap reduces movement of handlebars and wheels during transport
High-strength steel construction is perfect for travel over rugged terrain
Made in USA
Carrying capacity: 2 bikes
Weight capacity: 70 lbs
Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
Distance between rack arms (outside to outside): 12-1/4"
Length of rack arms: 22"
Cradle width: 1-5/8"
Distance from center of hitch pin hole to upright bar of the carrier: 9-3/4"
Distance from center of hitch pin hole to foot of carrier: 5-1/8"
Limited lifetime warranty
The Thule Parkway is the perfect hitch-mounted bike rack for weekend warriors and part-time riders. The simple, solid design offers a great option for basic bike transportation.
Rotating, sliding cradles hold your bikes firmly in place on the rack arms while protecting the frames from scratches and abrasions. The cushioned cradles have soft rubber straps that secure the bikes in place, helping to prevent bike-to-bike contact during transport.
The dual arms on this rack offer great support for your bikes and reduce the need for a bike adapter bar. An adapter bar may be required, however, for some women's, children's and alternative bike frames.
Parkway features a pin at its base that can be removed to tilt the rack away from your vehicle for convenient access to your rear cargo area (after the bikes have been removed).
Parkway includes a built-in anti-rattle device on the shank that reduces vibration and noise in the hitch for a smoother, quieter ride. A Snug-Tite hitch lock (THSTL2; sold separately) is available for locking the rack to your hitch. Add a cable lock (TH538XT; sold separately) to lock your bikes to the rack.
The rack comes with an anti-sway strap to reduce movement of the handlebars and front wheels during transport.
958 Thule Parkway 2 Bike Carrier for 2" Hitches - Tilting
Video of Thule Parkway 2 Bike Carrier for 2" Hitches - Tilting
Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.
Video Transcript for Thule Parkway 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review
Today we're going to review part number TH958 from Thule, the Parkway bike carrier. A few things to know about this bicycle rack that is designed for two bikes only. The cradles that hold the bikes are cushioned and are soft and it protects the paint jobs of the bikes and also prevents them from scratching and getting beat up. It has soft rubber straps to help keep the bikes secured to the cradles and also helping prevent bike to bike contact. These cradles can rotate on their own and also move back and forth to give you proper adjustment to give room for your bikes. This bike rack has dual arms to help support the bike and their nice and neat for bike adapter bars, however some bikes with full suspension, like some womens bikes, may need an adapter bar.
The pull pin at the bottom of the rack that you can use to tilt the bike rack out of the way to get access to the back of your vehicle. It does come with a safety strap that you can run through the frame and wheels to minimize movement on the bicycle rack. Also right below the pull pin you'll notice there's a loop, you can use that loop for security purposes. Use your favorite locking cable, run it through your bike and through the loop so you can secure your bikes to the rack. To secure your bicycle rack into the hitch this uses an anti-rattle bolt.
Now to replace that anti-rattle bolt with a locking bolt as well and that's part number, THSTL2, the Sub-tight Hitch Lock. We'll use the receiver part of the hitch to show how the bolt interacts with the hitch. At this point we'll go ahead and try the bicycle rack out on an actual vehicle. We'll go ahead and install it into the hitch and then tighten it down with the anti-rattle bolt. With the bike rack in place let's go ahead and tilt the bicycle rack out of the way so we can show access to the back of the vehicle.
Now at this point we can go ahead and show you how a bike is loaded up onto the rack. We'll take our bike and we'll balance it out on the cradles. Then we'll run our straps over the top tube of the bike. That's really all it takes to load up the bike. Now at this point you can see how the bike can move back and forth a little bit.
To fix that problem we can add an anti-sway device. When we demonstrate this part we're going to load the bike up on the end of the bike rack where it's easy to see, but it's always a good practice to load your heaviest bike closest to the vehicle and then work with your lightest bike on the way out. With the bike in place we'll go ahead and install a safety strap now. Again this will go around the bicycle rack. We're going to use the security cable loop. Then go through the wheels and around the frame and then use a cam buckle to take up the slack. That'll finish it for our review of part number TH958 from Thule, the Parkway bike carrier.
I bought the Parkway rack and the hitch lock (THSTL2) at the same time, and was surprised to see that the lock doesn't actually lock the whole bike rack to the hitch. It locks the lower part of the rack to the hitch, but anyone with a wrench can remove just a single bolt and lift the rest of the rack away. Now, I guess if you put a long cable through the loop in the lower part of the hitch and wrapped it around the bikes, a thief might be discouraged trying to untangle it all... so the hitch lock helps. But the Parkway would be a more secure rack, and it would be easier to secure the bikes, if Thule would put non-removable pins at a couple key points, instead of using nuts and bolts.18866
I gave this unit a mediocre score because of the unexpected work that I had to do in order to properly assemble. the 3/8" bolt that allows the arm assembly to remain stationary would NOT fit because the holes did NOT line up.
I disassembled the arm assembly and then opened up the holes slightly with a round file. Then I was able to get the bolt to pass through the holes. After that I put back the main bolt and tightened everything up.
This seems like something that might have been final checked at the manufacturing stage. Thule was not very helpful, suggesting I take a picture for their consideration and contact etrailer for their input.
I'll be glad to bill Thule for my time and aggravation.
I ordered the Thule Parkway 2 bike carrier (TH958) and was immediately upgraded in shipping with no additional charge. I was notified of the receipt of the order, the filling of the order, and the shipping of the order. The day it arrived I was e-mailed to review service. I waited until I had an opportunity to unpack and install the carrier. It took all of fifteen minutes. The service was above and beyond anything i've experienced and we are ecstatic about price and performance. great job guys! Will recommend to everybody we know.39680
assembled really easy. seems sturdy. My wifes bike I think may need the adapter because of the frame. It would be nice if they gave you at least one with each rack. It's probably safe to assume that a lot of couples would be using these things. So they should just throw one in. But everything thule and yakima make are so overpriced I feel like an A-hole when I buy their products. A metal tube...that'll be an arm and a leg. 35554
Item arrived on time in great shape. Easy to assemble, and light weight. I would advise the purchase of a Thule receiver lock for added security. One of the receiver pin holes is threaded so a standard receiver hitch lock will not work unless you drill it out.8131
Quick Response - Quality Product I chose eTrailer to obtain my bike rack for my wife. First, the product was in stock, then the shipping was upgraded to 3 day from normal UPS (at eTrailer's discretion), lastly the prduct was what I expected. Will use eTrailer again in future!4291
I would recommend the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount with 2 inch Receiver for Bike Racks and Cargo Carriers, item # D210, and the Thule Parkway 2 Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Rack, item # Th958.
You will need to keep in mind that the tongue weight for the vehicle hitch and ball mount will need to be kept within the limits of the lowest rated part in the system. This means that the tongue weight of the trailer plus the weight of the bike rack and the bikes cannot exceed the lowest rated part of t view full answer...
Any bike rack mounted on the rear of a towed vehicle such as a travel trailer needs to be specifically designed to withstand the additional bouncing and jarring it will experience.
We offer several different racks that are designed for use on the rear of a towed trailer. For a two bike application, I would recommend the Swagman XTC-2, part # S64670. This rack is designed to withstand the extra punishment for use on the rear of a trailer. The XTC-2 securely holds the bikes by both the wheel ho view full answer...
Yes, with the addition of a Thule Women and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter Bar, item # TH982XT, the Thule Parkway 2 Bike Rack, item # TH958 will accommodate a women or alternative frame bike.
We have an online video for you to review showing the use of the adapter on a alternative framed bike. view full answer...
According to our contacts at Thule, the Thule Parkway 2 Bike Rack, part # TH958 has a 70 lb weight capacity.
The Yakima DoubleDown, part # Y02423 has a 90 lb capacity that would easily carry your bikes. The DoubleDown features upgraded anti-sway cradles that prevent the bikes from swaying back and forth during travel. Last but not least, the DoubleDown features an integrated bottle opener for that after-ride refreshment. view full answer...
Yes, the Thule Parkway 2 Bike Carrier, item # TH958, will work on your 2005 Ford Explorer as long as the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole in the trailer hitch to the farthest out part of the rear bumper is less than 9-3/4 inches.
You may want to consider the Thule Snug Tite Hitch Lock and Anti-Rattle Device, item # THSTL2, to secure the bike rack to the vehicle, and the Thule Cable Lock, 6 foot, item # TH538XT, to secure the bikes to the rack and vehicle.
If you will be carry view full answer...
The Thule Parkway 2 Bike Rack, part # TH958, and the Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Rack, part # S63360, are similar two bike racks. The Parkway 2 rack will only fit 2 inch hitches and the Trailhead 2 will fit both 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch hitches. Since your Acura RDX has a 2 inch hitch both of these bike racks will fit your vehicle.
The main difference between the two bike racks is the Trailhead 2 bike rack, # S63360, will come with an anti-sway system that comes with the better anti-sway cradles th view full answer...
The Thule Parkway Bike Rack, # TH958, is designed to fit in 2 inch trailer hitch receivers. If your 2008 Mercedes ML350 has a 2 inch trailer hitch, the rack will fit. You will want to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on the rack out to the distance required to clear the rear of the vehicle.
If that distance is less than 5-1/4 inches, the bike rack will clear the rear of the vehicle. This rack has a unique design so I urge you to also look at the third picture on the product page view full answer...
The Thule Parkway Replacement Cradle Strap, part # 853-5834, is the cradle strap for the Thule Parkway 2 Bike Carrier, part # TH958.
If you need the cradle it would be the Thule Parkway Replacement Cradle, part # 853-7887.
I spoke with my contact at Thule and they said the end cap is not available as a replacement for the Parkway 2 bike carrier. view full answer...
I would recommend a swinging hitch mounted bike rack like the Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Rack, # TH9027, or a spare tire mounted bike rack like the Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Rack, # TH963PRO, your 2007 Toyota RAV4.
The Thule Parkway 2 Bike Rack, # TH952, that you referenced will fit your vehicle as long as the distance between the center of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch to the furthest point on your spare tire is less than 9-3/4 inches. However, it is likely that you will not be able to view full answer...
A hitch mount bike rack is an excellent way to carry two bikes on your 2010 Honda CR-V.
The first thing you will need is the hitch. For your 2010 Honda CR-V I would recommend the Draw-Tite Class III 2-Inch Hitch, part # 75547. This is a 2-inch hitch that has a tongue weight capacity of 350 lbs. The tongue weight capacity is the maximum amount of weight that can be inserted into the hitch receiver without damaging your hitch or vehicle. It includes the weight of the bike rack and the weight o view full answer...
First, what you should know about aftermarket parts is that you are protected by the Magnusson-Moss warranty act that states in part that your warranty cannot be voided unless the aftermarket part actually caused the problem.
Next, if the 1-1/4 inch hitch on your CR-V is a Class I, then you will need to stay at 2 bikes maximum because a Class I hitch cannot withstand the stresses of additional bikes. Hitches are designed to take into account that there will be some jarring back there and are view full answer...
In order to determine if the Thule Parkway Bike Rack # TH958, or another bike rack will fit your Toyota FJ Cruiser, you will need to take one important measurement. Measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on the vehicle out to the distance required to clear the spare tire to get the amount of clearance needed.
The Parkway is 9-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar on the bike rack. The bike rack that offers the most clearance is going to be the view full answer...
A hitch mounted rack would not be the ideal solution for your RAV4 if you want access to the rear of the vehicle.
Once the hitch is installed, the receiver will be close enough to the bottom edge of the rear door that when a bike rack is installed, the rear door will not be usable, even if folded down, unless the rack is removed. If this does not bother you, you could install the Draw-Tite Class III hitch, part # 75125. Since the distance from the hitch pin hole to the rearward edge of the sp view full answer...
There are only certain hitch mount bike racks that can be used on the back of trailers. The Thule Parkway, # TH958, is not rated for this purpose. I have included a link to the racks that you can use. For a 2 bike hitch mount we have the Pro Series Q-Slot, # PS63134. This is a platform style rack so it is compatible with many different bike styles. I have linked a video and the instructions for you.
For a solid hanging rack that fits a 2 inch hitch (but holds up to 3 bikes) we have the Swagma view full answer...
First, when choosing a bike rack, you will first need to consider the hitch size on the vehicle. You will have either a 1-1/4 inch hitch or a 2 inch hitch. The hitches we carry for the 2012 Mercedes ML350 are all 2 inch hitches, see link.
Next you need to consider how many bikes you want to carry and the styles of the bikes. Platform racks are great for alternative frame bikes like those with step through frames or wide frame tubing. Hanging style racks can carry these types of bikes but you view full answer...
All of the trailer hitches to fit your 2012 Volkswagen Passat SE are a Class I 1-1/4-inch hitch. The Thule Parkway 2 Bike Rack, part # TH958, you have referenced is designed to fit in only Class III 2-inch hitches. So the Thule bike rack will not directly fit into the 1-1/4 inch hitch.
You could use a hitch adapter like the Brophy 1-1/4 Inch to 2 Inch Hitch Adapter, part # HTAD, but it does reduce the tongue weight capacity of your Class I hitch by 50 percent, which would make the new tongue view full answer...
I spoke to my contact at Thule and she said that the replacement cradle you would want for your 91946 Hitching Post Thule bike rack would be the Replacement T3 Cradle Body # 853-5829. If you need straps too you would want a Replacement Rubber Strap # 753-3535.
If you want anti-sway cradles for your rack you would want a Thule No Sway Cage Bike Stabilizer # TH955. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out also. view full answer...
The Thule Parkway, # TH958, is a basic 2 arm hanging rack. It will fit the 2 inch trailer hitch on your 2003 Nissan Xterra. To determine if it will clear the rear of the vehicle you will have to take 1 measurement. Measure from the center of the hitch pin hole straight back to the distance required to clear the rear of the vehicle. If that distance is less than 9-3/4 inches then it will clear the back of the vehicle and fit your Xterra.
If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top view full answer...
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