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Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Hitch Mount

Thule Hitch Bike Racks

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Code:   TH990XT

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Thule Hitch Bike Racks - TH990XT

Carry 2 bikes of any design, suspension style or wheel size with this platform-style rack. Designed for quick and easy loading, the rack has 3 different locking options and adjustable wheel loops that eliminate bike-to-bike contact during transport.

Features:

  • Platform-style carrier holds 2 bikes of almost any frame design, suspension style or wheel size
    • Works for children's bikes, cruisers and bikes with fenders
  • Cushioned, ratcheting arms on central mast allow quick and easy bike loading
    • Move independently to accommodate 2 different bike sizes
    • Fold down for easy access to vehicle's rear cargo area
    • Includes 2 Thule One Key System locks to secure bikes to rack
  • Sliding, reinforced wheel trays accommodate different bike lengths
    • Pivot for perfect fit around your bike tire
    • Use ratcheting wheel straps to stabilize bike for transport
    • Eliminate bike-to-bike contact
  • Integrated lever (Hitch Switch) allows bike rack to fold up against vehicle when not in use
  • Included hitch adapter (Stinger Swinger) converts carrier shank for use with 2" hitches
    • For use with 1-1/4" hitches, mount rack without sleeve
  • Handy Snug Tite receiver lock secures rack to your hitch
    • Threaded bolt eliminates rack movement in the hitch receiver
    • Lock is keyed alike to match locks on ratcheting arms
  • High-strength steel construction is perfect for travel over rugged terrain
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Carrying capacity: 2 bikes
  • Weight capacity: 70 lbs total / 35 lbs per bike
  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class I and II) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Wheel tray capacity: widths up to 3"
  • Carries bikes with wheel bases up to 46-1/2"
  • Measures:
    • 6" From center of hitch pin hole to closest part of rack when in folded position
    • 6-5/8" From center of hitch pin hole to curved bracket
    • 11-1/2" From folding bracket to upright bar
  • Limited lifetime warranty


The Thule Doubletrack is the perfect platform-style carrier if you are seeking versatility in a rack. Doubletrack holds two bikes of almost any design, suspension style or wheel size, including children's bikes, cruisers and bikes with fenders.

Thule Doubletrack ratcheting arms with cushioned hooks with locksThule Doubletrack lever to fold down mast

With the Doubletrack's low loading height and ratcheting arms on the central mast, your bikes are mounted and ready to go in seconds. The arms include cushioned hooks that adjust independently to hold two bikes of different styles and sizes. The mast also folds down easily when you pull a lever at the base, and each arm has a Thule One Key System lock to secure your bikes to the rack.

Thule Doubletrack sliding wheel trays

Doubletrack accommodates bikes of almost any size and length with reinforced, sliding wheel trays. These pivoting trays feature ratcheting straps and move along the platform to adjust to your specific bikes. The wheel straps also ratchet to stabilize your bikes for transport and eliminate bike-to-bike contact.

Thule Doubletrack lever folds rack for storage

The versatile Doubletrack is easy to store when you're not carrying bikes. An integrated lever (Hitch Switch) lets you fold your bike rack flat against the rear of your vehicle.

Thule Doubletrack Stinger Swinger hitch sleeve adapter

Doubletrack includes an adapter sleeve (Stinger Swinger) that slides over the 1-1/4" shank to convert the rack for use with 2" hitch receivers. The sleeve attaches to the shank with a single screw and can be installed or removed in seconds.

Thule Doubletrack Snug Tite hitch lock

The Doubletrack includes a Snug Tite hitch lock that secures your rack to your hitch receiver. The threaded bolt in the Snug Tite lock also serves as an anti-wobble device to eliminate sway and rattle in the receiver.



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Video Transcript for Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review

Today were going to review the the Thule Doubletrack platform style bike carrier part number TH990XT. The Doubletrack is designed to work with both 1 -inch and 2-inch trailer hitches. Theres an adapter sleeve that youll need to use for 2-inch trailer hitches but it can be easily removed using one Allen bolt to adapt to 1 -inch hitches. Its high strength steel construction will support weight capacity of 70lbs and will carry a total of two bikes and will accommodate bicycles that goes with wheels and tires up to 3 inches wide and bikes with wheel bases up to 46 inches. Its built in the USA and Thule covers with a limited lifetime warranty. Included with the rack is Thules snug tight lock system.

Its an anti-rattle bolt that will thread into the shank of the carrier to take out any rattle between the carrier and the hitch. That bolt can be secured with Thule snug tight lock on the other side. Included with the bike rack are two of the one Thule key lock system cores. Well use one for our anti-rattle bolt and the other one youll use on the top ratcheting hook of our bike carrier. These two locks allow us to secure the bike rack to the vehicle and the bikes to the carrier.

The bike carrier can be folded flat against the vehicle. That way, you can maintain a shorter profile so you can still fit your vehicle in the garage even with the bike carrier mounted to it. You can then fold the bike carrier down flat and fold up the upright mast in order to load and carry your bikes. For each bike, you have a padded ratcheting frame hook that will hold the bike by its cross tube on the top of the frame. Each wheel cradle has a wheel strap so that both the front and the rear wheel of the bicycle are secure.Now well go ahead and show you how to mount it into the vehicle and mount a bicycle.

Well insert the shank into the receiver tube of our hitch and line up our hitch pinholes. Well then thread our snug tight lock bolt and tighten it down using a wrench then well secure the bolt with the lock on the other side. Now we can fold our bike rack down in order to our bike. Well use the hitch switch at the base of the carrier to lay it down flat. Then well use the slide release here at the base of the upright mast in order to tilt it up.

Well extend ratcheting frame hooks out and open our wheel straps. Well fit our bike in and secure it first by the frame using that ratcheting hook and then well come back and secure the front and rear wheels with the wheel straps. Thats it; our bike is all loaded up. Now were going to take it for a quick test drive to see how it does. Thats it for our review of the Thule Doubletrack platform style bike carrier part number TH990XT. .


Customer Reviews

Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4 - TH990XT

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Greg J08/26/2013

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Attached is a picture of the Thule Platform Bike rack attached to a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie we purchased thru etrailer.com. etrailer.com com provided a great product at the lowest price with free shipping. The bike rack was easy to assemble and use. Thanks for a great experience. 96944



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Don07/25/2013

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Here are some pics. 91524



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve L07/23/2013

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This is a great platform style rack for Tri and mountain bikes since their top tubes may not work with a "hanging" style rack. You can easily carry 1 of each on the DoubleTrack. 91097



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Alexander02/23/2014

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This rack works great! Here are some pi ctures. 117253



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark L.10/30/2013

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The suggestion for this specific rack for my purpose is right on the mark. It is a perfect solution for me. Easy to put into the hitch and real easy to load the bikes. The Thule brand is well made and fits the bikes perfectly. The fold up option also works great. Thanks again for the advice as well as the fast shipping. The bikes are Trek hybrids and the vehicle is a 2011 Lincoln MKX. 105753



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve10/26/2013

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We sold our Volvo wagon for a VW Sportwagen and found our 2" hitch heavy bike rack could not be used on this smaller car that accepts only a Class 1, 1-1/4" hitch. (You can get a converter extension but that reduces allowable tongue weight to half (100 lbs) and our old rack without bikes weighed about 50 lbs). The trailer hitch installer said "don't do it, not safe," so decided to buy a new rack. The great folks at Etrailer suggested this rack and I tend to take their advice. It arrived quickly, is extremely well made and went together without effort. It is perfect for our needs. The Thule description says it is for standard bike wheels 20-29." But I have a weird English bike with an electric motor front hub and with 16" wheels. The bike folds up to a very compact package so I bought this rack really for my wife's standard road bike. Turns out my 16" wheeler (a Brompton) fits just fine. The hitch installer gave me good advice and this works out well 105289



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ed V.09/17/2013

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I'm disappointing in this rack because I have had issues with it melting. I have been using this rack to carry my mountain bike from Phoenix to my cabin in Pinetop, AZ. It's about a 3 hour drive and mainly uphill. I noticed on the first trip that one of the levers used to lock the wheel tray to the cross bar was lose. I didn't think much of it at first. On my second trip, I realized that the exhaust from the truck was blowing on the wheel tray and hold down latch. The heat caused the latch to melt and the wheel tray to warp. This rendered the inside rack useless. The tray and latch are about 2 feet from exhaust. I read many of the reviews and I didn't see any other issues with melting of the components. I guess I will just have to use this as a single bike rack. 100380


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I read your review on the Double Track and wanted to follow up with you. We have not heard of this happening before with that much room, so thanks for letting us know.I have a replacement strap assembly and cam lever in the mail headed to you. You can set the cradle up with the latch for the strap and the cam lever on the other side of the cross bar. Like we have it setup in our first photo on our site or step 6 in the instructions. That way the latches and levers are not exposed.

Patrick B - 10/10/2013

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tommy F.06/07/2013

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etrailer.com was a great choice. Communication began as soon as order was placed with follow up emails. Shipping was super fast. Tracking information was sent immediately. Best price on the internet at the time of my order with free shipping. Rack was easy to assemble and install. Bikes fit great and are very secure. I am very pleased with this rack. I will use etrailer.com again. Great rides ahead. 83625



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John R.06/01/2013

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Love this product. Simple to use, easy to adjust and very durable as most Thule items. The fold up feature works well and keeps the rack close to your vehicle and out of the way. 82856



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Alejandro A.04/25/2013

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Super fast delivery! Excellent product! Easy to assemble and use. Fit my Nissan Murano great! 77751


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Can you open the back door with bikes on the rack? If I wanted to leave the rack on the car all the time, is this feasable? I get into the back quite a bit and am worried that I would have to take the rack off and put it on too often.

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Depending on the vehicle and hitch, sometimes you can open the hatch or trunk even with bikes loaded. The Thule T2, TH916XTR and TH917XTR, have a tilt-down feature that allows opening of hatch on truck on many more vehicles, but it is still not 100 percent. You can leave the rack on the vehicle all the time. The Doubletrack and the T2s are very well built and will hold up well, but the more the exposure to the elements the faster black plastic will fade or rubber parts will wear.

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robert04/13/2013

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This bike carrier was easy to assemble and adjust for our bikes. The bolt-on, lockable hitch pin makes it very secure and stable. Unlike my old carrier, it doesn't wobble at all with the bikes on it. The platform style is much easier to load and keeps the bikes from swinging. My older style hanging carrier allowed the bikes to move around and rub against each other, scarring up the paint. That won't happen with this carrier. The locks keep the bikes safe on overnight stops. Very pleased with this product. 75769



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: William L.07/18/2013

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I was amazed on how easy it was to order the product , have it delivered for free in a timely matter, and also how easy it was to install and put together. I highly recommended! William 90247



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kevin F.09/02/2011

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I got this Rack set it up and used it for the first time today with 2 of my new Elecrta Cruiser Beach bikes and they both fit and work great on this rack. Easy set up and very easly to attach bikes. 23485



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: F.S.12/06/2012

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Just had it on one day mounted to my Honda Element. So far so good. I think it's a good value. Hope it holds up as well as I think it will. 60852



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob N11/05/2012

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I ordered the Draw-TiteSportframe Trailer Hitch 24847 for my 2011 Prius. Took a total of 15 minutes to install. Great hitch. I was very satisfied ordering from e-trailor so I ordered the Thule Doubletrack 2 Bike Carrier. Assembly was easy and I like the waythe Bike is secured with the locks. Sending 3 pictures. Never done this before so let me know if you do not get them. 58874



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bruce08/14/2012

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bruce Stainbrook08/09/2012

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Arrived within two days of ordering. Box in good condition. Carrier easy to setup. No experience on the road with it yet. 51215



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Pam03/19/2012

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Thank you for this bike rack. It was easy and quick to assemble. I haven't used it yet with my bike, but anticipate simple use. 34367



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan Jesco02/08/2012

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This is a great product, it is so easy to use and folds up when not needed. My car is small and this product fits well and handles two bikes keeping my car and bikes from getting damaged on a trip. I like the two locks for the bikes and the one for the hitch, its a complete package. I received the item very quick and was kept informed through the entire process. This is the best online company I have done business with. 31356



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rae J.11/14/2011

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Purchased this to transport bikes on our 09' Saturn Vue. Possably some taillight/license plate obstruction but depends on closeness of vehicle behind. It could use washers to prevent the middle bar from having foward/back play. We did stratigically add reflecters for both stowed and transport positions since the rack basically blends with our car. Extremely easy to use and since there is allot of space between car & rack, you can remove the rear bike w/o disturbing the front bike and also open the car hatch w/o bike removal. Arrived slightly damaged with some gouches and paint scratches that appeared to be the result of bad packaging but touched up with some Rustoleum paint which we had on hand. This was our 3rd purchase from etrailer.com and will definately continue to purchase from them. The shipment came within a couple days and the email communication from them was fabulous and informative. 26891



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Aaron F08/14/2011

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So far so good. Bought this rack to haul two mountain bikes for a vacation we just got back from. We drove 800 miles with the bikes on the back and had no problems. The bikes are pretty stationary once loaded. The included locks and keys are a nice addition, I think other places charge extra for them, same for the locking hitch bolt. The only thing I don't like is how much the rack bounces around, and maybe that's what it's designed to do, but it's just a little scary seeing the rack move so much when you go over bumps/dips/etc. Overall I'm happy. Installation and removal is easy, loading the bikes is pretty simple as well. 21862



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry J07/12/2011

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Very easy to assemble. Easy to operate once you go through the steps to but your bikes on and take them off. The bikes appear to be very secure and the rack is very sturdy. I would like to see a little tighter fit in the 2" hitch but it's not a problem. Great product, I'm glad I bought it! 19306



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Patrick S.08/21/2013

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I purchased this bike rack in January along with a hitch bar for my 1994 Acura Integra. I usually use it to carry my bike at least 3 times a week. Overall it's been a decent rack, but I have a couple of concerns. After just a couple of months the foam rubber covers on the top tube hooks started polishing the matte black finish on my bike top tube into a shiny spot. Shortly after that, the foam wore all the way through, making a hole in the foam, and now has irreparably damaged the finish on my bike top tube. I now have 4 spots of missing paint on the top tube of my brand new bike. My wife's new bike also has a large spot of missing paint after using this rack and carrying both our bikes on a 1,000 mile road trip. I have to use a piece of foam pipe insulation with velcro straps around my top tube just to keep the hook from further damaging my bike finish. There also seems to be a good bit of movement in the rotating joints, especially between the middle horizontal support and the vertical support with the hooks. I added a couple of washers on the bolt to help take out some of that movement. I was quite nervous at the amount of movement of the whole rack with 2 bikes on it during our 1,000 mile road trip, but everything made it safely, except for the damage to my wife's bike's top tube finish. The other thing is that this rack is very heavy, and quite cumbersome and difficult to move around in the garage when the rack is not on the car. I prefer to take the rack off the car when not carrying bikes, so it gets removed and installed quite a bit. This has also caused the black paint to get quite scuffed or come off completely in several spots where the rack fits into the hitch, and in the hitch receiver itself. I did add a good bit of safety reflector tape to help the rack stand out more to vehicles approaching from behind. I would say this is a good rack for weekend use, but probably not for using every day or even every other day as I do. It would be nice if Thule offered replacement foam pieces for the hooks, or something of better material that won't wear through so easily and damage the bike frame finish. 96191



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Hani s06/06/2013

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Perfect Rack, easy to assemble and works as expected. It even came with all the locks. The folding feature is perfect for my little car. 83570



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry O.01/30/2012

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Sierra S.10/05/2013

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Install took me about 20 minutes and it looks and fits great! etrailer.com made it really easy for me to select the right product. 102656



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: George taylor09/12/2013

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This rack works as advertised ! I've had racks before,the kind that the bikes hang on....all the shack and rattle , use to worry about damage to bikes. With This rack however, no problem. Loads Easley and really secures the bikes well. As long as you lock every thing down like your instructed to do, this rack system is ideal for carrying your bike. Easy to install, really nice with the built in locks that come with it,and the ease of loading and unloading is nice too. If you want to ride down the road and not worry about. Your bike banging into each other, this platform system is the way to go. 99584



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Alan04/07/2013

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This bike carrier is great! With my old carrier, I was always looking back watching the bike swaying back and forth as I wondered if the bikes would make it to our destination. This Thule carrier takes out all of the sway and holds both bicycles steadily and securely. It securly holds both male and female bicycles equally well. 74668


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After a year, Im still very happy with the Thule Bike Rack. Thanks for caring. :

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: harlan anderson05/18/2013

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SINCE I SOLD MY TRUCK, MY PROBLEM WAS NOT BEING ABLE TO TRANSPORT OUR BIKES TO THE BEACH. AFTER SOME RESEARCH I FOUND THAT THE TH990XT WAS THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR OUR 2013 EQUINOX. WE ARE NOT DISAPPOINTED WITH OUR CHOICE. I BELIEVE THE TH990XT IS A UPPER END RACK AT A MODERATE PRICE,WELL WORTH IT.YOUR ON LINE SERVICE IS GREAT, NICE WEB SITE. THE RACK ARRIVED WITHIN 5 DAYS. NO PACKAGE PROBLEMS OR DAMAGE. THE FINAL ASSEMBLY TOOK LESS TIME THAN REMOVING THE RACK FROM THE SHIPPING BOX. DUE TO THE LOW BELT LINE OF THE EQUINOX I CAN SEE THE BIKES IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR, WHICH IS COMFORTING ON LONG DRIVES. THE BIKES ARE VERY STABLE AND SEEM QUITE SECURE TO THE TH990XT. UNFORTUNATELY WE CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH LOCKS THESE DAYS BUT COMMON SENSE ALWAYS PREVAILS. SO FAR, GREAT RACK. I WILL GIVE YOU AN UPDATE AFTER I SHAKE THE DUST OFF THE NEW RACK. AFTER ALL, THAT'S WHEN WE FIND OUT IF IT'S A "GUDIN". I 'VE BEEN IN COOPERATE SALES FOR OVER THIRTY YEARS. KEEP UP THE GREAT CUSTOMER APPROACH, IT WORKS EVERY TIME AND IT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD. THANKS! H. ANDERSON80877



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff Van Nuys12/16/2010

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Bicycle Rack that Begs you to take your Bicycles! This is a great rack. It comes with 3 locks (hitch and bicycles), is easy to assemble, easy to configure for your bicycle, can secure bicycles in a matter of minutes. Previously, I have used a Hollywood and Saris bicycle rack that hangs off the trunk. The Saris rack is much better for securing the bicycle to the rack but you still have the fact that you are dependent on the hooks to the trunk that tend to move around once you put weight on the rack and are moving. Also, you still have to secure the wheels and the handle bars from moving with bungy cords or straps. With the Thule TH990HT after you assemble and make the initial wheel well adjustments to your rack, screw the supplied bolt to the trailer hitch, you lift your bicycle into the wheel wells, cinch the attached straps across the wheels and push down the bar which has foam padding as to not scratch your frame you are good to go. It takes all of 30 seconds and is very secure. Note: You do need to have a trailer hitch in order to use this rack. I think this is a much safer, easier way to load and secure your bicycle. I installed this on my 2010 Honda Accord.4213


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Hi, first of all, thanks for your nice review. A couple of questions for you though:1 What type of trailer hitch mount did you install on your Accord?2 Do you have any issues with bottoming out of the trailer hitch striking the road and potentially damaging the vehicle or hitch rack?

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ron P.07/25/2013

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After installing and the initial use, I have 3 concerns. The carrier appears to be well made but there is excessive bike(s) movement both front to rear and side to side caused by both the vertical arm and the platform (folding) pivot points. Previous reviews indicated a solid structure. I would not have purchased this carrier had I known of the excessive movement. My second concern is the distance the carrier extends beyond the rear of the vehicle. All measurements were available prior to purchase but once installed the distance seems excessive. Third concern is this carrier includes locks, but the platform, including the bikes can be removed from the horizontal rail by simply removing 2 nuts/bolts. This defeats the locking features. I would not recommend this product.91461



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Sharon P.05/10/2013

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Bike rack arrived with no packets of hardware!! Called e-trailer and an entire new package was sent. It arrived today and everything was there. The rack is on my car now. It took me a little longer than most people to assemble (judging from their reviews), but it was not difficult to do. Even though customer service could not just send hardware, everything worked out and the original box was returned via UPS. Customer service at e-trailer is first rate and I appreciate status updates and their helpfulness.79795



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John S.06/27/2012

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I am very pleased with etrailer's response and service. Overal I am satisfied with the Thule 990XT bike rack although I am surprised that it weighs 47 lbs. I thought it would be lighter than that. The upright tube should be shimmed to prevent wobble, which I will do before first use. I also had to switch the hook assemblies to place the lighter bike at the rear because it is a woman's bike. Use of a stabilizer strap should be encouraged. 45887



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rich P07/13/2011

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I have owned Thule products before so when I purchased a new car and needed a new bike rack I went looking for a Thule and of course I was not disappointed. The TH990XT is an excellent product and I would recommend it to anyone. The rack is well made and comes with everything including the locks. It was easy to assembly and install. 19351



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brenda C.06/24/2011

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I bought this rack to replace another one that cracked my carbon bike. Great rack. Have used it on several different type bikes with good results, including my carbon bike, cruiser bike and even a huge 63 cm bike. All with good results. My only complaint is the rubber part on the clamp that holds the bike upright will leave black marks on a white bike. (very difficult to remove the black mark) Easily fixed by placing a small towel between bike and rack.17820



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Michael05/20/2011

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This is a solid product. Have it on a 1 1/4 inch hitch on a Honda Civic. I have a Gary Fisher Hi Pro DLX 29er and this rack holds the bike beautifully-- it doesn't budge an inch. I did a ton of research before ultimately deciding to purchase this rack.If you are looking for a rack that is in the sweet spot on the price/value curve, this is it.14935



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: DJ05/10/2010

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great bike rack I had no problem with assembly and I find the rack easy to use. I use on both a Ford Ranger with a 2" hitch and a Subaru Forester with 1.25" hitch and I have had no problems. The bikes move very little and feel very secure. etrailer was great to work with and I experienced great customer service 3020



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gianfri04/05/2014

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This is an excellent carrier. Assembly was easy (about 45 minutes). I attached to my Fiat 500L (1 and 1/4) without problems. Only two small issues: 1. On my Fiat, the lowest point of the horizontal bar scratches against the pavement if I go into a moderate dip. Note that my car sits pretty low, but I am guessing that most small compacts and sedans may have the same problem. 2. While there are locks for the vertical bars and the pin, the self-tightening nuts are not locked. Once they are installed they are really hard to unscrew but this is a security flaw. Service, shipping and communication from ETRAILER staff were excellent.123892



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve M.03/29/2014

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Great bike carrier. Easy to assemble. Easy to load and unload. Carrier easily adapts to haul various bikes. It is a little hard to insert and remove from the hitch receiver the first couple of times you use it. A rubber hammer helps a lot. I would highly reccommend this carrier. The guys at the bike shop fell in love with it too.122804



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ron J03/13/2014

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Assembly is pretty quick, any needed tools supplied. Have only used it to transport twice so far. Very easy to use. The one negative that I see is that because of the design of the upright to be able to fold down out of the way, it is inherently somewhat loose in the upright position. The bikes aren't going anywhere but they do have movement because of the upright arm.120496



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brig01/01/2014

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Product was delivered quickly and the website is probably the most extensively thorough website I have ever seen, There are plenty of details, descriptions, reviews, and videos of products. There is no guesswork to find the right product. I love my new THULE rack. It was really easy to put together, tools provided but went faster with my socket/ratchet set. Really convenient having the rack fold up and down so easily, and loading the bikes is a cinch. The rack locks to the car and the bikes lock to the rack. This security is really nice when you are carrying thousands of dollars in bikes. 111676



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mac M11/06/2013

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I ordered a trailer hitch from eTrailer.com and was amazed at the customer care, follow up and product quality. Thus, when I needed a bike rack to go with, I immediately turned to eTrailer. As with the hitch, it was handled exceptionally and was as advertised! I look forward to future purchases. Thank you!106509



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rob10/14/2013

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So far so good. Perfect shipping and info along the way. Product looks great and installs easy. I have not hooked the bikes up just yet, but seems like it will be easy enough. Glad I found etrailer!!!!103751



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: CJ Mueller09/26/2013

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Great bicycle carrier ! Very easy to assemble and to adjust to my bike. It fits perfect and holds the bike nice and tight. It only takes a minute to put the bike on or off. No more worries about someone stealing the bike if I stop somewhere, due to the included locks. It folds up behind the car when not in use, or can be quickly removed for winter storage. Delivery from etrailer was very quick. One very happy customer.101700



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chris P.09/16/2013

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Great product. My only concern was with the directions from the manufacturer. There was some confusion as to the order of the washers used in assembly. The directions were very vague, but the final product was nice and sturdy. As for etrailer, they once again made ordering and delivery quick and easy! Thanks!100268



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kim F09/12/2013

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Product is what I ordered and was delivered quickly. Ordered it Friday afternoon and it was delivered on Wednesday afternoon. Not bad for a 51 pound package. I assembled the rack and tested it today (Thursday) and all is fine.99648



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jerry M09/03/2013

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Really satisfied with the Thule 2 bike carrier. Following directions and assembly were clear easy to follow. I have only test driven one bike around my neighborhood but I feel confident the rack will safely carry two bikes. Communication and delivery were just excellent . A win win deal. Jerry M 98109



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim M.08/23/2013

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Very nice bike carrier. Only criticism would be that I would like it if the wheel straps were just a bit longer. Hard to get them connected at first. I'm sure with time the holder will compress some to make it easier. Very happy with this product.96505



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jerry M.08/22/2013

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The promptness and continued updates on my Thule bike rack delivery was outstanding. It arrived two days early with no extra charge and the product was in great shape and very easy to assemble. I installed the rack yesterday and mounted the bikes for a ride this morning, but it's raining. Can't wait to use it. 96329



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jill H.08/20/2013

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This was the best online shopping experience I have ever had. You exceeded all my expectations. The product I wanted was easy to find. All the pictures and the explanation of the product was extremely helpful. I ordered hoping I would have the product in a few days to take on my vacation, but didn't think there was any chance it would get here, so I just went with the free shipping. I was so happy to get your e-mail that my order had been processed and that you upgraded my free shipping. To my delight, it arrived in 2 days and in time to take on vacation! The bike rack is good quality and just what I was looking for. Thank you so much!!!96105



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Great carrier08/15/2013

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Easy to put together and the system works and adjust easily. You could not ask for more in a economical Thule carrier. Even comes with a key that pops the locks out if you damage one and need to replace. Secures the bike with little or no play in the bike. Also like the supplied wrench instead of carrying my socket wrench around to put on and take off my three vehicles.95300



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Pat A.08/06/2013

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We just put our new bike rack on our car. It seems very well made and easy to use. Can't wait to use it this weekend on an out of state bike trip!! We ordered the rack on a Wednesday, and received it the following Monday! Very quick!93502



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: pags07/28/2013

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IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A LONG RANGE STABLE PLATFORM FOR YOUR BIKE DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT. ANY LITTLE BUMP YOU HIT CAUSES MAJOR SEESAW MOTION OF THE ENTIRE RACK. I WAS DRIVING 10 MPH DOWN A DIRT ROAD AND FULLY EXPECTED THE RACK TO SNAP IN HALF AT THE HITCH. THE SWING ARM HAS AT LEAST A HALF INCH PLAY THAT CAN NOT BE TAKEN OUT. THIS WILL RUB THE PAINT OFF YOUR BIKE. NOW THE GOOD NEWS. IT ONLY TAKES ABOUT 30 SECONDS TO LOAD YOUR BIKE AND IT FOLDS UP QUICK. I GOT THE RACK IN TWO DAYS91999


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I just drove over 1,000 miles with this rack and 2 bikes on it. Yes it did move, and yes it made me nervous, but everything survived just fine. The less movement there is, the more shock your bikes will take when going over uneven surfaces.

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Andrew F.07/26/2013

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To carry bikes this rack is excellent. To secure bikes, not so much. It comes with 3 locks: 1 to secure the rack to the hitch and 2 to secure the hooks to the bikes. But anyone with a wrench and 3 minutes (if he's slow) will walk away with both your bikes. I contacted Thule and their response was effectively "don't let it out of your sight". It does work to prevent the passerby from taking your bikes, but if he's got a tool in his truck, then all bets are off. I intend to visit a welder to correct the weak link. Once that's fixed I'd rate it a 5. Minus a bit for making me do the work91643



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ron F07/24/2013

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As a ski shop owner (now retired) in New England, we sold only Thule products. It was not hard for me to select Thule again for my bike rack. I am very satisfied with the rack and the ease of placing my bike on it and then using the locks integrated into the bike rack for added security. Best part, it folds up when not in use. Very easy to put together - took me about ten minutes following Thule's well written instructions. My purchase from eTrailer was even easier. I found what I was looking for on their website, placed the order, and was installing my bike rack three days later. Highly recommend this company and the use of their website. 91371



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John Vesey07/23/2013

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This is an excellent bike carrier. Shipped either same day as ordered, or at least next day. Received with standard shipping in about 4 days. Assembly was a breeze. Very happy with the service and communications with etrailer.com and the actual product.91006



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom W.07/22/2013

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Very easy to put together and assemble. Have used once so far and it was excellent. Holds the bikes firm. No marks on the frame with the padded top hooks. Also, on my 2013 Ford Escape, when folded and not in use, you don't even see it in the rear window, so unobstructed view in rear view mirror.90949



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rich07/17/2013

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The Thule 990xt is really a great hitch mounted bike rack. I purchased this type rack because my wife had a Electra cruiser with fenders and I had a full suspension mtb. This rack fit and secured both bikes perfectly and took less than 1 min to mount and secure each bike. When the bikes are on the rack it is very stable at low and high speeds and there is barely any movement at all. I use the 2" hitch adapter that is included and it is rock solid when mounted properly. I would highly recommend getting it from etrailer. They are very professional and they provide you with every detail from your order from the time you place the order to the time you receive it. Great customer service.90103



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chase07/12/2013

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I received the rack earlier than expected. The rack itself was easy to assemble and install. I have only tested it once so far but it seemed to function as intended. My only worry is the ground clearance on my 2007 Jetta. It seems like it will be fine if I make sure to be aware of the road if necessary, and this should be expected when using a hitch on a car. The only thing when it comes to the rack is that the sliding arms that hold the toptube of the bike frame could be a little sturdier, but they work fine. Oh and there is no wobble when using a 1 and 1/4 in receiver. 89323



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Karen W07/09/2013

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This is a great product. I have been researching aHitch Platform Bike Rack for my 2008 Ford Focus for a year. I ride from Bolsa Chica State Beach to Newport Beach with my son. One of my bike's is a hybrid and you usually have to buy an adapter on other style rack, but with this one you do not have too. Driving down the freeway you do not notice any movement from the rack or bikes on the back of the car. Very strong and love the locks for the bike rack and tow hitch, which came with the bike rack. My son put the rack together with no problem. I would recommend buying online or calling the 800 number from etrailer.com. The delivery to my house was expedited efficiently. My Thule Platform Bike Rack was delivered before the delivery date. 88495



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Andrew shearer07/09/2013

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Everything came in the package, took about 20 minutes to install; with proper tools. Does exactly what it was designed to do. Thanks for quick shipping and ease of ordering this product through etrailer. Andrew88449



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dom S.07/02/2013

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Easy to put together, fits in my 2" hitch perfectly, Bike fits snugly to rack. At this time very happy with this rack all parts of this rack are very sturdy. Now I don't have to drop my back seats to put my bike in the back of my SUV.87077



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Donna G.06/29/2013

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My husband and I assembled the Thule Doubletrack TH990XT bike carrier on the back of our 2013 Chevy Equinox. All of the parts were included and we were able to follow the enclosed instructions. It took us less than an hour and we are not usually very good at this sort of thing. We haven't taken the bikes out yet, but we like how the carrier can be left on the car and still gain access to the cargo area. We can even have both bikes on the carrier and still get the car in the garage. The upright tube and hook assembly bolts seem to be lose and we weren't sure if it should be tightened. Thought maybe it was lose in order to fold the assembly down when not in use. The other thing we noticed is that the wheel tray can still be moved when the cam lever is in the closed position. Tried to tighten them, but then cam lever couldn't be closed. It is much easier to put my small woman's bike on this carrier than on the kind that hang off the back of the car. So far we are pleased with our purchase and look forward to taking our bikes out on the carrier.86735


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Since the tray was loose at first, then after tightening it became too tight to close, there should be something in between. You can use partial turns on the cam lock to find the sweet spot so that the lever will provide some resistance, but not have to be forced down.

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: DC06/07/2013

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Have not actually hauled my bikes yet - will leave comments again, after I do. But, carrier very easy to put together. Fits my truck 2" receiver perfect as well as my RV receiver. Easy to install, fits snugly with no wiggle. Bikes fit/sit in rack securely/tightly - easy to do! So far, excellent purchase. DC 83727



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Stan Howe05/31/2013

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finally put unit together yesterday. Dirrections were pretty good, although the lock insertion was a little unclear. Haven't purchased the bikes yet, but hope to do so tomorrow. very happy with the quality of the materials as well as the design of the individual components. The ability to lock both the hitch and the bikes makes life much easier. I have no vibration noise when on the road. Sticks out a little farther than I had expected. 82726



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Len S05/16/2013

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Easy to assemble, took about 20 minutes from the time I opened the box to the time I could use the product. Works exactly like the video description of the product. I love the way the product can stay attached and still have full access to the trunk. I also like the way it folds up, compactly, against the trunk allowing me to park my car in my garage.80563



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Wally M.05/14/2013

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Excellent Service: Gail was very helpful and the Thule TH990XT was everything she said. It was easy to install, fits well and is very sturdy. I ordered the rack on Tuesday and received it on Thursday of the same week. 80175



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Eric e.05/13/2013

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All parts accounted for, very easy assembly, looks and works as advertised. I've only used it twice so far, but I am pleased (except it sticks out further than I'd imagined) with it. Very happy with etrailer; they were on top of everything: delivery tracking, asking if there were any problems, offering any kind of help, etc. very happy with them.80087



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Trudy B05/13/2013

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I love this bike rack. Very simple to put together. It is a little heavy for me to take on and off, but once it is on, loading and unloading the bikes on this platform style rack is a snap. Love the locking features for the rack itself and for the bikes. I used it the first time this past weekend on my Honda Accord. You never even know its back there. It is a bit spendy but well worth it and I wont have to rent bikes anymore!79940



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joel P.05/06/2013

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The bike rack was delivered quickly and in excellent condition. It actually arrived sooner than I had expected. I have nothing but compliments for etrailer and their service. The rack itself is exactly as described. It's heavy, but I consider this a good thing as it is very sturdy. The assembly instructions were fairly easy to follow, and the rack was up and running in under 30 minutes. Highly recommend. 79179



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim M.04/18/2013

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Good rack, great service & delivery etrailer website was had good information & was easy to use. Good communication re order.and shipping. The rack arrived quickly & undamaged. Assembly was easy. Highly recommended.76686



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Michael B.04/12/2013

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I recently installed the bike rack on a 2004 Explorer XLT with a 2" hitch receiver. Only about a 15 minute process with the Thule instructions and the rack works flawlessly. The hitch pin bolt does a great job of eliminating any hitch rattle and the locks that come standard with this model minimize the chance of having a theft problem. Both bikes load easily and ride great. 75487



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan03/29/2013

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2nd time ordering from etrailer and could not believe how quick it was shipped. I looked around locally and could not find it, but now realize I spent more time shopping than it was worth as easy as it was. Couldn't be happier with the product. It was exactly as described (which was very well) and suits my needs great.73321



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joyce03/29/2013

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Thule bike carrier seems to be a strong product. All parts were included :). We installed it on our Honda CRV without difficulty. Have not road tested yet weather not permitting. I am pleased with it so far. Joyce73211



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ben03/28/2013

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Reieved the bike carrier very promptly and used it on a camping trip the same weekend.It seems to be all that it was advertised to be.Very easy to haul the bikes and very stable too.well pleased with the purchase and service. The model is TH990XT .Ben 73105



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Vincent03/15/2013

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This is an awesome product! I purchased one back in 2009 and it worked great. Unfortunately someone hit me and bent the one I purchased in 2009 otherwise I had zero problems with it, it gets rained on, and the sun beats on it. It was going strong until a guy hit me and bent it. 70938



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: CR-V 0703/12/2013

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Make sure you tighten the bolts\screws all over this thing even the bike frame holder parts I use a rag between the bike frame and holder thing I found that if you wrap a little electrical tape on the end before you stick it in the hitch it helps some 70114



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robert03/10/2013

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Haven't had a chance to use the carrier at this point, but it was easy to assemble. Having owned a previous Thule carrier, I have no doubt I'll be happy with this one as well. Especially like the locking mechanisms and the hitch bolt lock.69887



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John T.02/28/2013

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I am a 5th Wheel RV'er and have been completely satisfied with all my orders and the discription of each item are spot on. The Thule TH990XT doubletrack bike platform was easy to install. It is very sturdy and put together well. Our two bikes fit just as stated in discription.68173



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tammy S.02/22/2013

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Looks to be a great product though I've not had the opportunity to use it yet. From opening the box to complete installation took me 30 minutes. Only one minor complaint. I can't open my tailgate on my Honda Element with the rack on. Before purchasing the rack I tried to locate a video on your website that showed a Honda Element with this bike rack and the tailgate open but could not find one. Over-all though I'm pleased with it. 67394


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I like my Thule bike rack a lot. My only disappointment was that one of the caps on the end of one of the tubes came off almost immediately while driving which now allows moisture inside the tube, I know it means eventually itll rust. Its the biggest tube, that when the rack is lowered to accept bikes, faces backwards from the hitch - the main tube. Other than that Im happy!I can anticipate needing replacement parts at some point and Im sure Ill be looking on the website to order them!Thanks for following up!

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Thanks for taking the time to follow up with us. We have replacement caps available for the end of the shank. The backbone tube of the rack that all the other parts attach to. It is part 853-7484, item S in the instruction set on the DoubleTrack. If you have any questions, give me a shout.

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jonathan01/25/2013

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We've not yet purchased bikes...that's our next step. but this Thule 2 bike rack is of outstanding quality, easy to install, and the fact that it comes with locks for the bikes and the rack itself...can't be beat. 64090



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Allison01/14/2013

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Really Happy with my purchase! Both with the product and service. I was going to buy the same item from a local store however it would have cost me over $200.00 more. I was able to get my bike rack to my door, not pay for shipping and save money. As I read reviews about the store and product – I too was very happy with delivery time and how fast I was able to track and actually got the bike rack. The bike rack was easy to assemble, did it myself and was quick to set up without challenge. Overall super happy!62866



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Greg H.11/29/2012

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The product was all I thought it would be. It went together in about 10 minutes. All parts and pieces were there. Packaged well. Not a scratch on it. What a quality product !! Especially like the ratchets and levers. They make it easy for mounting and locking your bike in. Etrailer had the best price and it was very easy to find what I wanted. Order arrived very quickly. ( 3 days ) Happy, Happy, Happy !!60257



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Marc C.10/16/2012

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I researched a long time before settling on this rack and though it has only been a couple of weeks I am really pleased. I am a recreational biker and recently had my bike drop off a trunk mount rack where it was dragged about 1/2 a mile. I wanted a good stationary hitch mount rack that is sturdy. The 990XT fits that description. Received the 990XT a couple of weeks ago and lost no time in getting it assembled and installed. Assembly was a breeze, all the pieces were included and the instructions were clear. Installed the unit on my Ford Fusion using the 1 1/4" hitch connection and the carriage bolt provided. One thing that is good to know, the nuts and bolt heads require metric tools or sockets, US style won't work very well. Loading the bike on to the rack was pretty simple and must be done with the center hold down post in the horizontal position. The center hold down post requires two hands to raise into position, so the bike must be leaned forward to rest on the trunk. This is a potential problem as the surface of the trunk might be damaged. I use an old floor mat to protect the trunk as the bike rests on it, a pretty easy solution. The hold down hooks are ratcheted and are pushed down to hold the bike in position. Each hold down has a lock for security of the bike, very useful. I've used the rack several times since I received it and and really pleased. The bike is secure, there is little or no side to side movement, and only slight front to back movement during transport. Overall, this is a really good rack. This is my first purchase from etrailer and I would recommend them to others. I received several e-mails with shipping and delivery status. etrailer upgraded my shipping to fastest way without any additional cost. Very nice. 57399


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The rack is still working great. I have used it a lot over the last year and the rack is still like new. Everything works great, keeping it clean and lubricated helps its working. A great product!

Marc C. - 4/17/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Janell F.10/15/2012

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After a couple of uses with the Thule Bike Rack, the foam on the bars that hold the bike down came off and rubbed the paint off my bike and started rubbing metal to metal. This was a new bike and after seeing that I don't trust using the Thule Bike Rack, I understand that things happen but this shouldn't of happened after a couple of uses.57230


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We will contact Thule and see what we can do. Thanks for sending in the pictures. For a step-through frame, a bike adapter bar gives the hooks a better place to grab versus trying to hold the bike way down low.

Patrick B. - 10/18/2012

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tim W.10/05/2012

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I purchased the TH990xt bicycle rack along with the trailer hitch. Both items were perfect for our Prius. The hitch was easy to install, having only 4 bolts. I was also able to put the hitch on without having to put it on a lift. The bicycle rack went together easily and fit right into the hitch. With the bikes on the car you can't really tell it until you look out the back window. Shipping was quick and the company was easy to work with. Plus, no shipping charges. Thank you. I'll send pictures later. tw56472



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: George C.09/27/2012

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The rack arrived on time and was "as described" on line. I had it installed on my RV in about twenty minutes. We are headed to New England and plan to take our bikes along. I thought it was quite pricey but after seeing the rack in person and the quality of construction, I guess you get what you pay for.55978



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ernie c.08/30/2012

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This bike carrier I ordered is of great quality, well made,a little heavy To lift off and on because of that same reason but worth the effort. Bike's are very stable while driving down the highway.thanks for a great product. The shipping time was excellent too.53518



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: RJ08/27/2012

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Product is great, solid, works perfectly for my Honda Accord sedan, but I know it work work equally well on a crossover or SUV. I debated between several different hitches and settled on this one for the locks. I know that ultimately a determined thief can steal anything, but if you can deter, that works most of the time. I feel secure that I could go biking and then eat dinner at a cafe and not worry about it. Most importantly, I never worry about it coming loose on the highway. It is easy to assemble and to use. I also ordered a Thule cable lock (6ft -- but I wish it was longer). You can order locks so that the three locks on this and the cable all use the same key. Etrailer communicated well throughout the process and even sent me my item faster than expected. Great service. I would buy this product again and I have already shopped again at etrailer.com. Great experience.53254



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark B.08/21/2012

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My wife and I use this bike rack every week on either my 4Runner (2" hitch) or her 12' Subaru Impreza (1.25" hitch). We love the fact that the bikes can be locked to the hitch and the hitch locked to the vehicle. Mounting and dismounting the bikes is very easy. We cannot emphasize enough the build quality of this rack. We are on our second. The first was hit in a rear-end accident and protected quite a bit of the rear of my 4Runner. We kept most of the rack for spare parts just in case. We recommend this rack to anyone carrying 2 bikes over any terrain since the rack tightens itself to the hitch and does not wobble and shake like racks we had in the past. 52500



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Hammy08/12/2012

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Overall experience ROCKSTAR! Great website, offering comparisons. Great price. Great customer service when I called to ask a couple final Q's. Product is everything it is advertised to be....STRONG and STABLE. Assembly instructions efficient. No need to look any further. 51433



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Al J08/07/2012

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Fairly straight forward assy. It is exactly what I was looking for to place on the rear of my Audi Q7. The ability to easily remove, and install is important since I will only have in the interposer when I use for bikes. The tilt out of the way function is perfect to allow access to the rear gate. The black coating complements the SUV color. Shipped and received quickly, and defect free. Thanks etrailer... great job. 50853



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tina K07/30/2012

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Great product for the price. All the features that I wanted at a price that I can handle. This is my third one for family/friends. Mine is about two years old and is so easy to use. My brother wanted the hanging type and I talked him into this one and he loves it. For womens and kids frames this rack is a dream compared to the hanging type. I like that you can lock the bikes on so you can leave them unattended for short periods without worrying. The same key works the hitch pin lock also. 49828



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ryan07/21/2012

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This bike rack does not fit on 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The receiver arm is nearly 2" too short and the fold down knuckle hits the bumper. You must buy a receiver extender if you purchase this bike rack for the noted vehicle. Have not used rack due to required accessory, but the quality appears good.48773



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: BillD07/20/2012

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Excellent product...comes in just a few pieces. Use on our Honda CR-V with excellent results. Can load 2 bikes in 5 minutes. My wife has no trouble either as you don't have to lift the bikes up bery high. Exhaust clearence is adequate. Definitely recommend. etrailer site gave me more than enough info to make an informed purchase!48726



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rob E.07/12/2012

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Ordered the TH990XT to replace a hitch cargo rack that I was using. This is GREAT! Have a man and a woman 700c bikes with fenders, the rack handles both with no contact between bikes. Hitch bolt and center stays for bikes are all lockable and keyed the same. Well thought out product. 47734



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Roy R.07/12/2012

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I am just getting into biking after more than 40 years and needed a bike carrier for my pick-up truck which has a 2" class III hitch. A carrier that has the bike hanging was a definite NO for me because I've witnessed them swinging from the backs of vehicles equipped with that type. I wanted my bike to be more secure than they allow. After much research I decided that the Thule TH990XT was going to give me what I wanted, a locking platform carrier at decent price. I'd read the reviews about the 1 1/4" x 2" adapter allowing some wobble (more on that later) and was looking for a straight 2" hitch mounted platform carrier but the prices were more than what I thought they were worth so I went ahead with my purchase of the TH990XT. First off the shipping of my bike carrier was free and right on time! Can't ask for much more than that! The box that the TH990XT was in showed no visible damage and upon opening the box no damage to any parts, which were all there. I forced myself to use the provide wrench, and not metric sockets w/ratchet wrench, to assemble the unit just to satisfy my curiosity as to whether the provided wrench would do the job. While it obviously took a little longer, the wrench that comes with the product did an excellent job which really surprised me! From the time I took delivery of the carrier, wheeling it up my driveway to save the UPS drivers back, to having my bike mounted on it to took me all of 40 min. The instructions, to me, are pretty straight forward and easy to follow. I have read where some people had a problem installing the locks but mine went in just like they were designed to be installed. I did end up with one extra piece that I couldn't even locate on the parts list. It is plastic, coned shaped, about 1" long with a shoulder on the larger end. I have no clue as to what it is for but perhaps it fell off the hitch pin end where the lock installs and was meant to protect that end. Pertaining to the hitch receiver wobble that some people have included in their reviews I have absolutely none of that. I had my truck shaking back and forth, up and down trying to replicate that but mine is rock solid in the hitch. The wobble comes from the looseness of the swing arms as they have to be a little loose to allow their pivoting features and may be a problem for some but I don't see it as a deal killer. I would think that any bike platform carrier that has pivot points would be somewhat wobbly where they pivot. The locking system while good to have can be defeated and if you are the least bit mechanically inclined you will see what I mean. However, like my dad always told me, locks only keep honest people honest and thieves will find a way. The weight of the unit is what you would expect from an all steel unit. It installs in the hitch very easily. The bikes are easy to mount and I really like the ratcheting wheel hold down straps that even have a molded rubber adapter that fits over the rim making the wheel much more secure. The ratcheting locking arms are a breeze to use as well and hold the bike very securely. Bottom line is that so far I am very pleased with my purchase, dealing with etrailer.com has been a pleasant experience and I would highly recommend that you purchase the TH990XT bike platform carrier from them.47731



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: tom L07/02/2012

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everything went together until those darn locks. not etailers fault Thule should put them i for you sho you don't have to mess around how to install them other wise nice product easy to load bikes fast shipping from etailer. will buy from them again46532


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Thule doesnt install the locks in case you are matching locks to other Thule accessories. If you already have a roof rack, for example, and purchase a hitch rack, you can order enough lock cores with the same key number and put them in all of your Thule accessories.

Patrick B. - 10/17/2012

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mandy06/27/2012

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Great bike rack. Arrived Only a few days after placing order. I was able to assemble it quickly and attach it to my car. This is much better than the trunk rack i was using. Its so nice to be able to access items in the trunk. Bikes are secure and the locks are a nice feature. 45873



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rachael06/21/2012

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I put this Thule rack on a 2012 Ford Focus hatchback. This was a great option becuase I didn't want to drill holes in the roof of the brand new car to put Yakima landing pads on. This way we can take the rack off when we aren't using it. We did a ton of research on weight of the rack vs stability and I am confident that we made a great choice. We have taken this on one trip so far and are really happy with the way it holds the bikes and travels. It "wiggles" a little, but the bikes are really very secure. There is no movement from the hitch to the receiving part of the rack. I love that all the locking mechanisms are included! and no cables to run through the bikes. We carry two full suspension mountain bikes with this and are very happy with it.45038



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Anthony M.06/02/2012

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This is a great bike rack. It was easy to assemble and the bikes go on much faster than the Yakima Double Down that I previously had. Also, the bikes are much more secure on this rack. I would definitely recommend this rack. Furthermore, the service and turnaround time from etrailer was outstanding. I received my unit within 3 days which included ground shipping.42478



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike M.06/02/2012

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Great bike rack. Easy to assemble and use. Mounted on a 2009 Dodge Ram. The only thing I don't like is having to screw in the hitch mount retaining pin on/off with each use. Will probably drill out the threads so I can use a sliding, lockable hitch pin. Otherwise, I'm very satisfied with the rack.42420



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe H05/14/2012

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Great Rack. Comes with some security built in. The bolt that goes through the hitch serves as an anti rattle bolt and also has a lock to deter theft. Both hold down arms have a ratcheting locking hold down method. No more trying to tighten a hand nut and hope it holds. The locks on the hitch bolt and hold down arms are not the best but do provide some security without having to purchase additional hardware. Great product for the price rage. Would definately recommend.40373



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry from Downey, CA04/25/2012

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After reading many reviews on bike racks and going to several stores looking for a bike rack I decided on purchaceing the Thule model number TH990XT. I was very happy I did. First of all doing business with etrailer was great. Ordering on line was easy and following the tracking was kind of fun. I received the product on the time stated in excellent condition. Putting the product together was not difficult. I took my time and it took me about a half hour. The vehicle I put it on was a 2012 GMC Acadia. I have just used it once to take my wife's bike to the bike shop to have some work done on the bike. The bike rack cinched the bike down well, no problems. The things I like about the bike rack is its built well. It has some weight to it but not to heavy that would make it difficult to put on or take off. I like the three built in locks, one for each bike and one for the hitch, which gives some sence of security. I like that it was made in the U.S.A.. My wife and I like rideing our bikes at the beach so that will be what we will use the bike rack mostly for.38353



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Julie04/03/2012

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This rack has some nice features. When folded down with the upright bar folded to the side it allows for the Eos trunk lid to swing out so the convertible top can be put down. With the bikes removed it can be folded up against the bumper so it takes up very little room at the rear of the car. The only problem we ran into when assembling it was one of the cross bars came without the pre-drilled holes. It has three locks, one for each bike and one at the hitch, not sure what the fourth key is for. Plan to haul two adult trail bikes.35995



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike F.03/21/2012

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This rack arrived in good condition in three business days, was quick and easy to assemble, and works as advertised. It fit very well as is on my 2008 Kia Sedona, with good road clearance. I took the time during assembly to tighten every nut, even the ones that were already on the unit. I had read that some people thought the rack moved a lot but I suspect that they need only tighten it up to reduce that substantially. The only time I have seen it move much is when I drive over rough RR tracks. It is VERY easy to put the bikes onto and with the built-in locks they are very secure with no extra effort or time. Other racks rely on your normal bike lock but that would mean scuffing or scraping the paint off the bikes from the movement during transport where this rack secures the bikes with paddedbars. With the rack under the wheels, the bikes are secure from damage from anything hitting underneath and the bikes cannot swing like they can on a hanging rack. The rack easily folds up when out riding so that it does not stick out from the vehicle. We have nice bikes and this rack keeps them that way, and is quick and easy to use. Excellent design and execution - thanks Thule - it seems rare that a product does such a good job!34672



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Amy03/17/2012

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I am really enjoying this rarack! I can easily take it on and off my Accord, and unlike trunk mounted racks it does not scratch the vehicle. It folds flush with the trunk so I've left it on my car for a week at a time after long Sunday bike rides. The bike locks in to the rack very securely with no on the road swaying or shaking. It's great! 34215



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: matt03/16/2012

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Delivery was great, no negatives for etrailer.com. is great and serves its purpose well. Locking washers and bolts varied from product list, but not so much that one could not understand the substitutions. I laid all the parts out to the provided chart and it was obvious which pieces were substituted. All substitute parts are acceptable, but it is a little troubling when one is going by a part chart and there are substitutions. No product problems, just a mild unexpected. I drove with the new trailer hitch and bike rack loaded with my Kestrel 4000 and had no problems. Easy loading. Trunk access with the rack in place. I would submit that reflective tape be added to the rack for when it is on the car but folded for non-use as well as the outer rack bottom. I will do this myself, but it would be nice for it to be in place upon purchase. Obviously, a minor critique, but a worthy addition.34133



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: mike s.03/01/2012

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great customer service. shipping was much quicker than i anticipated. recieved email status updates regularly. the products was delivered to my door undamaged. unpacking and assembly took about 45 minutes with the supplied tools (very simple with good instructions). the quality of the carrier appears quite good. i purchased this to use on a chrysler 200 convertible which did pose one minor problem. the receiver for the hitch is recessed too far inward from the bumper and does not allow enough space to insert the carrier to the pin location. easily resolved by purchase of a reciever hitch extension at the local hardware store. getting the bikes on the carrier the first time was a little awkward, but after a couple of tries, it is very easy. bikes are stable on the carrier, and ground clearance is good, although i will be very careful around short steep driveways and large speed bumps. one excellent feature is that it will fold up while attached to the vehicle, this allows me to leave it on the car when parked in the garage. 32858



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jason02/01/2012

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This is an excellent trailer hitch. It works well on my Eurovan Camper, which couldn't otherwise carry a pair of bikes. I was worried with the low hitch that it might be too close to the ground, but the design is sound and even on steep driveways, it always cleared. It rides well and is super easy to use. I couldn't be more pleased.30771



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: George S01/25/2012

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Purchased product to transport two TREK Navigator bikes. Very easy to assemble. Rack is excellent quality and construction. Bikes easy on and off. Rack folds up nicely when not in use. We are senior citizens and this is the best rack we have found as far as ease of use. Would highly recommend .30348



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: gary12/10/2011

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The hitch appears to be well constructed. I had no problem assembling it and our bikes load on with ease. I have it on a 2012 Subaru Outback with a 1 1/4" drawtite hitch that also came from etrailer.. Great service in shipping both items. They arrived faster than expected.27944



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill B.09/01/2011

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Bike rack arrived 2 days sooner than I expected. Great service by etrailer!! Rack was a breeze to assemble and after 2 months of use I am still impressed. Rack fits well on our Honda CRV. Bikes are secure and no possibility of scratching car or bikes. Very happy with purchase and with etrailer.23398



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tony V.08/31/2011

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Prompt delivery of the bike carrier. Instructions were clear and simple and kit even included wrenchs required for the assembly. In 15 minutes it was all together and ready to go biking! Construction of the unit is really solid - a bit heavier than my old carrier, but the bikes are locked down extremely well. No more swaying of bikes when I'm driving down the highway at 70 mph. I like the keyed locks for each bike and for the hitch to the car. I can leave my bikes behind in a parking lot and not have to worry about them disappearing. This is my second purchase from etrailer.com and you simply can not beat this retailer for value and quality service.23265



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Eddie M.08/29/2011

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This is an amazing bike rack. Works great and was easy to assemble. The price was very good and shipping was faster than expected. Works great with hitch that I also bought from etrailer. I would stongly recommend both products and etrailer to anyone. Thanks!!!23099



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob C.08/18/2011

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Great bike carrier! Easy to put together and loading bikes is a breeze. First time ordering from etrailer. They where great. I was kept informed on every step of my oder. I will be ordering from them again and would highly recommend this company to anyone.22087



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Sherri J08/08/2011

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This Thule product is very well made. We are very pleased that it has the 3 locking systems built in so we don't have to deal with cables and padlocks. It was easy to assemble, but one tire adapter was missing. I know Thule will send the replacement part quickly. The bikes are very secure being supported from the bottom and top. And the rack is surprising stable attached to the front of truck via a 2 inch reece hitch. I really like being able to put on and take off the bikes at ground level. Our top of truck rack worked well, but it was a hassle to detach the front tire, then lift up to the top of the truck, I'll let you know more about this new hitch when I've used it for 6 months. We have had other Thule products (kayak & bike) and have been very pleased with their quality and long, reliable use. e-trailer delivered the bike rack in a matter of a 2-3 days.21371



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: GJ07/28/2011

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Works extremely well, exactly as advertised, for one or two bikes on both of our two-inch SUV hitches. Caveat -- the Thule packaged box arrived two days early from etrailer (!), but was missing the critical carrier-to-hitch locking bolt, and bike mount locks, and the two keys. (Obviously a Thule problem, not etrailer's). Called Thule customer service, very polite, was promised the hitch mechanism tomorrow, but, alas, the other locks and keys in a week. We do want the proper hitch deal, and if it arrives tomorrow or even Monday no problem. (I have a standard trailer bolt working ok temporarily in the slot.) As usual, the missing parts thing is frustrating, but a manufacturer's issue. If my company, I would have Xpressed the keys from wherever in Europe, with apologies. Otherwise, this review would be Xlnt -- etrailer service and follow up certainly so, and assembly was even simple enough for me (1) in an hour, with no experience, and provided tool. PS. We chose the slightly more costly Thule over the similar Yakima precisely because it HAD easy locks, and was so marketed as such. Thus frustration.20530



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Nathan07/06/2011

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The main reason I purchased this bike carrier was because of the design. Unlike bike racks, this carrier holds the bikes by the wheels and a locking arm that slides down over the bike's upper frame tube. I find this far superior to bike racks which you simply hang a bike on. The greatest benefit of this carrier is that no matter what kind of bike you have, and no matter what kind of frame design the bike has, it will fit on the carrier, AND sit perfectly level, rather then dangle at a strange angle, simply by the bike frame. This is the best way to secure your bike, in opinion. The carrier is also adjustable, for just about any bike wheelbase, as the holders for the wheels are adjustable. The fact that the wheels are supported and strapped down also means that they will not be able to sway while in transit. True, this carrier weighs a good amount more then most bike racks, but it is not that big of a deal, and I would rather have my bikes secure then loose to flop around on a rack. It's great that this carrier also has built in locks, so you don't need to buy anything else to keep your bike safe. This is a really great product and does exactly what I need it to do. There is plenty of space between the rear bumper/trunk area of my car, even with a bike on the carrier, so clearance and accessing the trunk is no problem. Bottom line - if you want to haul your bike(s) around and not worry about swaying during transportation, this is the best carrier you'll find. 18559



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JDM07/05/2011

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The Bike rack installed within 30 minutes. I traveled over 500 miles with the rack on the front of my truck. I was worried about rattle and bounce and it was minimal. The bikes were held very secure and were kept seperate, no need for additional padding or securing straps. Great product, worth the money.18520



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Randy07/04/2011

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Product was easy to assemble, although four locknuts were missing. Called Thule and they are sending replacements to me. The toughest part of mounting the bikes on the rack is clamping the straps around the wheels. Takes a bit of time to get the straps to line up with the clips and the spacers, and then to snug up the straps before clamping them down. Very simple and easy to remove bikes from rack. I like the fact that the bikes really are pretty stationery compared to my previous Hollywood rack in which they hung and swayed somewhat. Overall, a nice rack, but remember it's limited to two bikes. One thing in the back of my mind is the weight limit. That concerns me a bit since I don't know how much my bikes weigh. I'm assuming that average bikes should be fine.18463



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kirk Lemons05/02/2011

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I am extremely happy with the quick delivery and the products are better than I had hoped. I guess you really do get what you pay for. It is heavy duty and my precious bicycles are safe from bumping into each other. I was able to pick what I wanted because of your great website and "how-to" videos. My next purchase will be a roof rack with a couple of Thule bike racks. I will definately purchase from etrailer again.12661



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gerard04/18/2011

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This bike rack is GREAT! Very easy to assemble and it's really not that heavy as some would say. I've had this rack for about a week now and used it twice, the bikes are secured very well with very little shaking. I love the fact that it came with locks with 1 key that opens/locks (2 extra for spares) the hitch bolt and ratchet arms, really kept my bikes safe. I use to own the hanging type of bike rack but did not like the fact that the bikes are just dangling and could easily hit my vehicle. With this TH990XT there's a lot of space between the vehicle and the bikes. Very easy to load and unload the bikes. Order from Etrailer and you'll receive your product in no time. I was very pleased on how fast my bike rack was shipped to me. Thank you Etrailer.11935



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Stephen P.04/14/2011

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Was impressed with this product, and the competive pricing (free shipping). Great quality, easy setup, and very secure, with the "triple locking system (receiver lock, and locking bike frame bars for two bikes). First class customer service!11788



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steven K.04/09/2011

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I recently purchased the Thule TH990XT to carry two bicycles on the back of my Ford Ranger using my hitch receiver. I chose the platform style carrier as the two bicycles are very different frame styles. I have had experience with other carriers and decided I wanted a carrier that didn't leave the bicycles dangling. I chose the Thule because of it's "same key" locking system for both bicycles and the hitch pin. The rack seems well-made and the only thing I could find to berate was a rubber endcap in one of the square tubes that had been forced in without being properly lined up. I suspect I will lose it eventually on some rough road. I look forward to using this rack as my community is finally building more bike trails and even altering streets to better allow bicycle riding safely.11415



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Andy of Worcester03/09/2011

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The bike carrier is one intelligent product! The rack was really easy to assemble and install unto hitch. Folds nicely behind our new Prius; it clears both windows; hence, no obstruction. Nice welding and iron work. Makes loading easy for both men's and women's bikes. The hitch was a sinche to install; perfect for the Prius frame. The hitch bar is almost unnoticable. It does take two guys to install it. The only negative is the weight of the carrier. At 45 lbs, it is more than I expected. Using lighter weight metals would make it easier to install and remove from hitch from time to time. Etrailer service was beyond my expectations. My questions were answered and product delivered earlier than promised. Good job! 8887

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