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Thule Apex XT 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

Thule Apex XT 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

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Premium, powder coated steel hitch bike rack offers hassle-free bike loading with fold-up anti-sway cradles and ratcheting straps. Cradles are set 7" apart so bikes won't become tangled on the rack. Includes locks for bikes and rack. 1-636-306-4830 to order Thule hitch bike racks part number TH9025XT or order online at Free expert support on all Thule products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Thule Apex XT 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Thule Hitch Bike Racks

  • Hanging Rack
  • 4 Bikes
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Frame Mount
  • Thule
  • Class 1
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

Premium, powder coated steel hitch bike rack offers hassle-free bike loading with fold-up anti-sway cradles and ratcheting straps. Cradles are set 7" apart so bikes won't become tangled on the rack. Includes locks for bikes and rack.


  • Premium, hitch-mounted bike rack lets you carry up to 4 bicycles on the back of your vehicle
  • HideAway anti-sway cradles with ratcheting straps provide hassle-free bike loading
    • Fold up against arms so it's easy to slide bike frames over cradles
    • Sit 7" apart on arms to provide optimal spacing for bikes
    • Rotate on arms to accommodate wide variety of bike sizes and frame styles
    • Hold bikes at 3 points to prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-car contact
  • HitchSwitch levers let you fold down arms and tilt rack for cargo area access
  • One-Key System locks deter theft of the rack and your bikes
    • Locking hand knob secures rack to your vehicle
    • Built-in cable lock secures your bikes to the rack
  • Easy, tool-free installation with SnugTite stinger and hand knob
    • Integrated, anti-rattle hitch pin eliminates movement and rattle in hitch receiver
    • Removable sleeve lets you convert rack for use with 1-1/4" hitches
  • Durable, black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class I and II) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
    • Note: You can only carry 2 bikes when using a Class I trailer hitch
  • Carrying capacity: 4 bikes
  • Weight capacity: 37.5 lbs per bike
  • Spacing between bikes: 7"
  • Length of arms: 28"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest edge of carrier: 7-1/4"
    • Farthest edge of carrier: 43-1/4"
    • Farthest edge of carrier with arms folded down: 16"
  • Distance between arms:
    • Outside cradle to outside cradle: 13"
    • Inside cradle to inside cradle: 6-1/2"
  • Carrier weight: 35 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Thule Apex XT 4-Bike Hanging-Style Rack Locking Cable

Note: The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the face of the hitch must be 1-1/2" or greater to use this rack.

Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, and motorhomes - not approved for fifth wheels or towable campers

Note: This dual-arm rack reduces the need for a bike frame adapter bar (sold separately) to mount a children's, women's, or alternative frame bicycle. However, to mount certain bikes or to keep your bike level on the rack, a bike adapter bar may be required. Most step-through bikes, dual-suspension bikes, and small children's bikes will require a bike adapter bar.

Thule Apex XT 4-Bike Hanging-Style Rack

This premium, powder-coated steel hitch-mounted bike rack lets you transport 4 bikes on the back of your vehicle. It has fold-up anti-sway cradles and ratcheting straps that make it easy to load and unload your bikes. The cradles are set 7" apart, so there's enough space between your bikes to prevent them from becoming tangled on the rack. It also has an anti-rattle hitch pin and integrated cable with keyed-alike locks that secure your bikes to the rack and the rack to your vehicle.

Folding Dual Arms with HitchSwitch Lever

Thule Apex XT 4-Bike Hanging-Style Rack Folding Dual Arms with HitchSwitch Lever

The Apex XT has dual arms that provide your bikes with excellent support and ground clearance during transport.

Thule Apex XT 4-Bike Hanging-Style Rack Hitch Switch Lever

The upper HitchSwitch lever lets you fold the arms down when not in use.

HideAway Anti-Sway Cradles

Thule Apex XT 2-Bike Hanging-Style Rack Anti-Sway Cradles

The Apex XT has HideAway anti-sway cradles that secure each bike twice along the top tube and once along the seat post or downtube. This reduces rocking to help eliminate bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact. The soft rubber cradles rotate around the arms to accommodate your bikes' frames. Each cradle is set 7" apart on the arms, so there is more space between your bikes when compared with many other hanging-style racks. The added space helps prevent your bikes from becoming tangled on the rack.

Thule Apex XT 4-Bike Hanging-Style Rack Grooves

The cradles have grooves on the surface that prevent your brake and shifter cables from getting pinched.

Thule Apex XT 4-Bike Hanging-Style Rack Folding Cradles

Durable, dual-molded ratchet straps hold your bikes firmly in place on the cradles. You can remove the lower straps and fold the cradles up against the arms to make it easier to slide your bikes onto the rack.

Tilting Rack with HitchSwitch Lever

Thule Apex XT 4-Bike Hanging-Style Rack Tilting

The rack tilts for easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area. Just pull up on the HitchSwitch lever at the base of the rack, and lower the rack into position. When you're ready to go, lift the rack up until it snaps into place with an audible click.

Thule Apex XT 4-Bike Hanging-Style Rack Lower HitchSwitch Lever

The HitchSwitch lever is located right behind the base of the mast. This makes it easy to reach with one hand and steady the mast with the other.

Tool-Free Installation

Thule EasyFold XT

The knob at the front of the shank lets you quickly and easily install the rack. Just slide the shank into your hitch and turn the knob until snug. The knob deploys an anti-rattle wedge in the shank to help take play out of the hitch connection. It also sets the integrated SnugTite hitch pin into place, securing the rack to your receiver.

Complete Security for Bikes and Rack

Thule Helium Pro 2-Bike Hanging-Style Rack Locking Cable

The Helium Pro includes One-Key System locks to secure your bikes to the rack and the rack to your vehicle. The integrated cable lock threads around your bikes' frames and inserts into the lock at the end of the left arm. The cable stores inside the mast when not in use.

Thule Helium Pro 4-Bike Hanging-Style Rack Locking Pin

The lock on the hand knob secures the rack to your vehicle. The hand knob will spin freely when locked so a would-be thief can't operate it to remove the rack from your hitch. The locks are keyed alike so you can use the same keys for both locks. Additional One-Key System locks (sold separately) let you make all of your Thule products keyed alike.

Hitch Compatibility

Thule Helium Pro 4-Bike Hanging-Style Rack 1-1/4

The rack works with both 1-1/4" and 2" hitches. To use it in a 1-1/4" hitch, simply remove the adapter with the included Allen key.

9025XT Thule Apex XT 4 Bike Hanging Style Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Steel - Tilting

Replaces Thule 9025

Item # TH9025XT

Installation Details TH9025XT Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Thule Apex XT 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - TH9025XT

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (170 Customer Reviews)

Premium, powder coated steel hitch bike rack offers hassle-free bike loading with fold-up anti-sway cradles and ratcheting straps. Cradles are set 7" apart so bikes won't become tangled on the rack. Includes locks for bikes and rack.


Solid performer from Thule. The easy installation for on/off vehicle is easy. Sturdy, heavy duty. The socket connection is designed as to prevent socket bounce which was a concern by other bike carrier mfgs where the socket and carrier connection is sloppy. I have used this on 3 road trips with all 4 bikes mounted with no need for concern. It has a safety/security cable to lock all bicycles on the bike carrier. Comes with security cable lock and lock for socket securement. No need to purchase additional locks. Provided with a handle to tip the carrier out of the way to open trunk.

It is just wonderful and highly recommended, quite stable while driving, easy to use for onoff removal.
BMW F - 09/30/2021


Very satisfied with this rack and the service from I ordered in May 21, 2020 and it took some time to arrive due to the high demand for bikes and everything related to bikes during Covid 19 pandemic. As soon as etrailer found out the item was delayed from the manufacturer they let me know and even offer if I wanted to change my order. The excellent culture of customer service was evident on the responses I got from Ricky, Nicole, Amy, Carol and Victoria. They were all very understanding and patience in explaining the order delay. I decided to wait and it was worth it.
I looked online for racks and found this model with a good rating. When I arrived at etrailers I was impressed with the detailed information they provided. They happen to have a video for the CR-V 2018 which it is what I have. Also they have the best price.
I have use the rack for a couple of trips and I am very satisfied with it. I currently mount 3 mountain bikes on it, and they stay solid during the bumps and swings.
I strongly recommend etrailer.
Thank you.

I have used this product for a year now. The rack is solid. Easy to put on and off. All my travels in different terrains showed it holds well I am very happy with the purchase and the service provided Thank you
David - 06/28/2021


It’s a perfect fit and super easy to put the bike rack on for the 2021 Crosstrek.


Did lots of research before buying and it seems to have paid off. Great bike rack - easy to assemble and to get on /off the hitch (~ 5 min) or to swing out of the way to open the trunk while the rack is on. Quite easy to strap the bikes on / take off (< 5 min). Bikes are held Very securely on the racks with the extra security of a lock as well. I bought cross bars for step through bikes and additional straps to hold the front wheels (prevent swinging back and forth). The 4 stars is only because the distance between the mounts is really tight for 4 bikes. Fortunately my regular use is for 2 or 3 bikes and it works perfectly. Order through etrailer was a breeze - while it was not in stock, I was kept informed about the dates and it was delivered earlier than indicated. And I got a great deal (haven't seen prices close to this anywhere).

When it comes to the bikes fitting tightly, we recommend making sure that the bikes are alternating on the rack, to try and squeeze a bit more room between clamps. for example, one of them having the handle bars facing the drivers side, then the bike next to that one facing the passenger side, and so on.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 05/31/2022


Overall very pleased. The instructions on assembly are not particularly helpful, and it takes a while for the ties to loosen up. It handles 3 adult bikes with ease. Easy to put on the car and take off. The tilt makes it possible to leave the hitch on. Fits the hitch on my Tesla Model Y perfectly. Bikes are very secure, and the locking mechanism is a very useful feature. Would purchase again.


I am so excited about this rack. It was easy for me to get into the hitch (and I am 5’ 1”) and all set up. Just beware you are paying attention when you put the straps in. There are 4 shorter straps for wrapping around the center near the bike seat. I put one in the wrong strap insert and have yet to be able to get it back out (may just have to cut it out and order a replacement).
So far I have gotten my bike (road bike with mountain bike style handlebars) on with my two kids bikes. Looks to be good room to hey mybhusbands in there when the time comes

I live that it has an integrated lock system to secure the bikes while you aren’t with the car.

We are happy riders now!


I bought a Thule Apex XT 4 from etrailer recently. My decision to purchase from this company was based on the amount of information made available about the product, including extensive customer reviews, that ultimately made me comfortable that I was making the right purchasing decision (and it was, I am pleased with the product, it is exactly what I was looking for). This decision was reinforced by the number of positive mentions of etrailer's customer service and accessibility,which I think is important. Also appreciate the email notification of order status, and the product was delivered on the date promised. Would definitely recommend etrailer and will use again.


This bike rack is wonderful and easy to install and use. Customer service has been wonderful with a small issue we had.


I bought the Thule Apex XT Bike Rack Hitch Bike Rack in July 2020. Because of the pandemic, it was delivers in November. In the spring of this year, I started using it. It is FABULOUS!! It slides in easily to my Acura hitch. And it comes out easily. The bikes fit on without a hassle AND they come off without a hassle. The know to tighten amd loosen at the bottom works smoothly. I am very satisfied with my purchase.


It is super easy to hook up the bike rack and putting on and removing the bikes is even easier. I love this rack!


Just used the rack for the first time for a 1,500 mike trip. Overall the rack worked great and is easy to use. The bikes stayed very secure. I have the four bike rack and have only carried three bikes but it seems that it would be very difficult to have four full size bikes. Maybe three full size bikes and one small child bike.
Etrailer has great prices and great customer service. I had a problem with a strap while we were on our trip and they responded immediately and got me a replacement strap.
Thanks Tiffany for being so helpful! It is rare to find a company that provides excellent customer service.

I like the bike rack but three normal size bikes is all we can fit on there. I guess if there was one small bike for a child I could squeeze the fourth one on. Overall the rack is easy to use and works very good
Todd K - 08/07/2020


My mechanic was super impressed with how well this fit onto my 2019 RAV4. He commented on how he didn't have to cut anything and it fit perfectly. He even asked where I got it from!


etrailer is great, however this rack is not. While sturdy, the clips are awful, I wish they used the belt clips that they have in the past. I ordered it in the heart of the pandemic when there were manufacturing issues and I guess the "zip tie" clips are all they had. Also the "wedge" on mine broke which makes it nearly impossible to take off and put back on.

The wedge is covered under warranty. handles it for Thule so Customer Service will contact you.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 09/02/2021


Attaching the rack to the hitch was extremely easy. Clip it in, add the lock core and tighten the hand knob until it’s snug in the receiver tube. My wife likes the levers to fold in the arms and for access to the lift gate. It’s definitely easier than a pin style system. You can tell it’s solid and great quality. Definitely measure youth bikes if you can’t afford room in the vehicle for travel. Some bikes are too small for the arms to go under the bikes top tube. Customer service was great and shipping was fast. Highly recommend and Thule products.


It’s great for 3 bikes. There is no way I can get 4 bikes on it, even with adapters.

The rack otherwise is stable, secure and easy to use. A little awkward to store since the hitch arm does not bend, so it stays in a constant L shape when stored.

I will likely end up with a platform hitch rack eventually. They just stick out so far and are large to store when not in use.


I think it’s great. I love the ease in which it sets up and can come off when not in use. I have the four bike rack but mostly use two and space them out nicely in the 1 and 3 bike positions. I haven’t had any issues with the new style straps. They work well. To make the rack more perfect, the only improvement I would make would be to reduce the play at the joint where the rack folds back to allow access to the trunk or tailgate. I’m very pleased and glad I spent a little extra to get a top quality rack.


This rack is so easy to install and use. I did it myself in about 20 minutes. Super stable and secure. This is the first hitch rack I've had and I don't know why I waited so long! We haven't used for more than 2 bikes yet. Trunk access is easy as well with the tilt feature.


It arrived on time before my trip and was easy to install and assemble.


Always had a Thule bike rack and have always been very happy with their product. However, new Apex strap system is horrible. I gave the product a generous 3 stars because of excellent etrailer service and the Apex hitch connection system. Strap/bike securing is horrendous. We have two expensive road bikes that have after two weeks deep marks and paint wear from the straps. Trying to devise a way to remove the straps and outfit with older model rubber strapping system.


Works great for our needs. I've only used for two bicycles so far. It seems like it would be a pretty tight fit so I can only imagine how bad it would be with the Yakima Fulltilt which is essential their equivalent, which has arms several inches shorter. I was going to go with the Yakima equivalent but the etrailer Q&A team gave me a great advice to get this one. I am completely satisfied with this rack all around.

Still working perfectly. Looks nicer and sturdier than most other carriers I see on the roads around us. No regrets here. I only had a 1.25 hitch so this met my need well and will be able to follow me to a larger 2x2inch hitch size in the future.
Daniel S - 10/06/2020


This product met my expectations. It is easy to get on/off the car and holds the bikes securely in place during transport.


We have had our old Thule bike rack for over 15 years and although it was fine, it didn't collapse making it impossible to access the hatch without taking it off completely and it jutted out a good 20 inches from that back of our van. This rack is simple to install in the hitch, collapses down when not in use and also collapses down to get into the hatch-game changer! This is less bulky and lighter than our last rack too.


Very easy to put together and fits my 2019 BMW X5 and 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. The tilt away function provides clearance to get gear in and out of the trunk and the locking mechanism feels sturdy.


It is clearly very sturdy and cleverly built. As someone who hadn’t used one before, the manual illustrations (with no verbal instructions) were inadequate. Once I was shown what to do, it was obvious , but only in retrospect Luckily there’s a bike shop in the neighborhood to help. I was advised to put thick lubricant in the tow hitch box to keep it from corroding and to make it easier to get the rack in and out. I couldn’t find the slot for the strap that wraps around the vertical tube to keep the bike from swinging until shown where the bottom of the bike support swings out. Words would have helped


Very well designed bicycle rack. I was very concerned about it fitting on my car's hitch (Mercedes GLC 43) as my car has flanges on either side of the hitch housing blocking easy access to a tightening screw. However, the way this rack is designed, there was no problem installing it securely.

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    All platform bike racks that can hold 4 bikes will have a 2" shank only (no adapter) - this is simply because the weight of the bike rack requires the stronger receiver. For an alternative rack solution you'll need a hanging style rack that doesn't weigh as much as a platform rack. For your application I recommend going with the Thule Apex XT 4 Bike Rack # TH9025XT. This has an adapter so it'll work for both 1-1/4" and 2" receivers if you ever get a vehicle with the larger receiver size....
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  • Recommended Bike Rack Frame Adapter for a Womens Bike Frame on a Thule Apex Bike Rack
    With the Thule Apex bike rack, item # TH9025XT, a frame adapter bar like part # 64005 would span the distance between the handlebar gooseneck and the seat post, which provides a secondary attachment point for the bike rack. This allows the bike to be carried level, which maximizes ground clearance. We have a product demonstration video that shows the adapter bar in action. Click on the link to view the video.
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  • Compatibility of Giant 20 Inch Bike on Thule Apex 4 Bike Rack
    Thanks for the photo of your bike. To fit on the Thule Apex 4 # TH9025XT, you will need to use a bike adapter bar like the Swagman # 64005. This creates a top frame rail between the seat post and the handlebars. I've attached a video to assist.
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  • Hitch for 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon to Carry Tilting 4-Bike Rack
    Since you have a Class I hitch installed on your 2018 Subaru Outback you'd need to replace it with a Class III hitch like the Draw Tite part # 76227 so that you can carry a three bike rack that tilts like the Thule Apex part # TH9025XT that you referenced.
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