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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. Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule hitch bike racks part number TH9025XT or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price 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 - TH9025XT

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

Installation Details TH9025XT Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (22 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.

- TH9025XT

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. 681532

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


- TH9025XT

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. 714047

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


- TH9025XT

The Thule Rack arrived quickly and was easy to assemble and get on to the vehicle. We will test it out the coming week, but I expect it to perform very well. Prompt delivery at market price made this a good value. 696187

- TH9025XT

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 etrailer.com and Thule products. 785654

- TH9025XT

Product great but delivery took forever! 898336

- TH9025XT

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. 894771

- TH9025XT

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. 892577

- TH9025XT
by: 09/04/2020

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. 873982

- TH9025XT

Nice and sturdy. Easy to install. Great service from etrailer. 860162

- TH9025XT

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! 857589

- TH9025XT

Very sturdy and easy to install. Very satisfied with bike rack and etrailer. 854894

- TH9025XT

Like all bike racks durings COVID, this one took awhile in coming. Once it did, though, it's been great. Couldn't have been easier to set up and install. Very happy to be able to take the kids for bike rides out of our neighborhood! 854752

- TH9025XT

Love the newer design! Thanks etrailer! 854283

- TH9025XT

Thule is one of the best brand I know for bike racks. It was simple to assemble and everything came as it should. 845681

- TH9025XT

Delivery time was a little slow but overall very good service and quality of product. Website was very helpful. 827828

- TH9025XT

Very satisfied with this rack and the service from etrailer.com. 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. 822766

- TH9025XT

The clips are very bad design. 806390

- TH9025XT

Does the job.Thanks 808348

- TH9025XT

I just purchased a hitch and Thule bike rack. I was very pleased with etrailer.com. I had a question about the billing and they were very polite and helpful with my question. The video was exactly how the installation was going to be and made it very easy. Already told a coworker about the site and he ordered a hitch for him self. I will use this site again. 805500

- TH9025XT

Easy to unbox. Easy to set up. Quality product. You can tell this is a high quality and well thought out product. 805385

- TH9025XT

A great product that arrived quickly and in good condition. 785796

- TH9025XT

Works great, looks great, is a solid build. 400.00 well spent. I believe this bike rack will serve me many years! 779284


Ask the Experts about this Thule Hitch Bike Racks

  • Can Tilting Feature of Thule Apex XT 4 Bike Rack be Used with Bikes Loaded
    When using the tilting feature for the Thule Apex XT # TH9025XT you need to first remove the bikes. The only way to keep the bikes loaded so you can gain full rear access to your 2017 Toyota Highlander is to use the Thule Apex Swing XT # TH9027XT. This is the exact same bike rack but it has an arm that swings the upright and arms out to the side of the vehicle as you can see in the attached photo.
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  • Comparing Thule Apex XT 4-Bike and 5-Bike Racks
    If you only plan on ever carrying 4 bikes and you're looking for ease of use then the Thule Apex XT 4-Bike Rack # TH9025XT is the better option. It has 28" arms and the cradles are spaced 7" apart which should allow you to load up all 4 Trek bikes just fine. The 5-Bike Apex XT # TH9026XT also has 28" long arms so the cradles are 5-1/2" apart which is the more traditional spacing, but it will make loading up your bikes a little more of a hassle. Your only real benefit of the 5-Bike version...
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  • Compatibility of the Thule Apex XT Bike Rack with Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2010 Acura MDX
    Yes, the Thule Apex XT # TH9025XT will fit and is an excellent choice for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13354 on your 2010 Acura MDX. We actually have a review video of this bike rack on a 2016 Acura MDX that I have linked for you to check out. Please note that if any of your bikes does not have a horizontal cross tube then the Adapter Bar # TH982XT might need to be used to help keep the bike level and promote ground clearance. I have attached a sample review video for this product...
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  • 4 Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon Carrying 4 Adult Mountain Bikes
    For your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon I recommend going with the Thule Apex Swing XT 4 Bike Rack # TH9027XT because it only weighs in at 42 lbs, it can hold up to 4 bikes weighing in at 37.5 lbs each. The best part is that this has a swinging arm that allows you to move your bike rack and all of the bikes out of the way for complete rear hatch access without psychically removing them from your vehicle. Since it sounds like you'll have 4 adults in your Outback Wagon you're going to want that...
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  • Will the Thule Apex XT 4 Bike Rack Work On a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek with Factory Hitch
    The Thule Apex XT 4 Bike Rack part # TH9025XT should work just fine on a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek with factory hitch. This is not something we have tested ourselves but I am not aware of any issues with this setup. If you wanted to be 100% certain simply measure the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the face of the hitch and ensure it's 1-1/2" or greater.
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  • What is the Purpose of M6 Screws for Thule Apex XT 4 Bike Rack
    When you receive the Thule Apex XT 4 Bike Rack # TH9025XT the shank is folded up against the main mast of the rack. Those two M6 x 25 mm screws are what help to keep the shank from folding up like that again. They are more or less a security measure to help keep the bike rack from coming into contact with your vehicle so yes, you will want to install them even though you can technically use the bike rack without installing them.
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  • Will the Thule Apex XT Bike Rack Fit on a 2017 Subaru Forester with OEM Trailer Hitch
    Although we haven't test fit the Thule Apex XT 4 Bike Rack # TH9025XT on a 2017 Subaru Forester with an OEM hitch I can give you some information to help you determine a fit. The Apex XT is compatible with both 1-1/4" and 2" receivers so the concern about it actually being compatible with the receiver isn't there. What you need to check is rear clearance. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the foot of the carrier is 7-1/4". Go out to your Forester and check the distance from...
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  • Recommended Tillt-Away 2-Bike Platform Style Bike Rack for Toyota RAV4
    Assuming your bikes don't have fenders and weigh 40 lbs apiece or less, I'd recommend the RockyMounts WestSlope, part # RKY10222. This rack weighs about 35 lbs, so it's not very heavy and is very easy to use. The rack will tilt rearward with the bikes in place and as shown in the linked video when we test fit it on a 2019 Toyota RAV4, there was plenty of clearance for the rear hatch to open. One of the unique features of this rack is the U-shaped frame. This allows you to stand in really...
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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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  • Thule Apex vs Thule Hitching Post Pro for Taking Bike Rack in and Out Of Hitch Frequently
    Both the Thule Apex XT 4 part # TH9025XT and Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR are great options to carry 4 bikes. The biggest difference between the Apex and the Hitching post pro is the locks, cradle spacing, and cradles. The Apex cradles are a bit more upgraded compared to the Hitching Post Pro but the anti-sway feature is still effective with both racks. You won't need to worry about your bikes bouncing around with either rack. The cradles of the Apex rotate around the arm to...
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  • Trailer Hitch Bike Carrier for a 2015 Honda Fit with Class I Trailer Hitch
    The weight of a bike rack is not factored into whether or not it can be used in a Class I trailer hitch. The issue is how long the bike rack shank is from the center of the pin hole to the near end of the shank. A Class I hitch will have a stop inside the shank to prevent Class II accessories from being used. This is a safety feature designed to prevent users from accidently overloading a Class I hitch. On hitch # 24920 you can't see the stop from the outside but if you look down...
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  • Replacement Anti-Sway Strap for Thule Apex Bike Rack
    If you can't get it out without damaging it you might have to cut the end off so that you can slide it all the way through and then replace the damaged one with part # 1500056004.
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  • Can a Bike with 16 Inch Wheels Be Used With the Thule Apex XT 4 Bike Rack
    Yes, the BMX bike with 16" wheels will fit on the Thule Apex XT 4 Bike Rack part # TH9025XT. However, you will need an adapter bar. As you alluded to, the bike adapter bars are all different lengths. The SportRack Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # SR0500 can go as short as 15-1/4". Therefore, you will need to have this much room between your seat post and handlebar fork post in order for this to work. The shortest bike adapter bar we offer is the Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar part # Y02531...
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  • Recommended Thule Bike Rack For Jeep Wrangler With Large Spare Tire
    For your 2016 Jeep Wrangler with big tires, any bike rack will need a little help. I recommend the MaxxTow Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches - 12" Long # MT70024 which will decrease your hitch's tongue weight rating by 50%, but will still give you all the capacity you need for even a 4 bike rack. I recommend securing this adapter with the Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches - 2-5/8" Span # 63232 to keep the adapter firmly in place. If you are looking for a 4...
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  • Is It Possible to Fit Four Bikes on a Thule Apex TH9025XT
    If you take a look at the photo I've provided as well as the video I've linked, you can see that it is indeed possible to fit four bikes on the Thule Apex, part # TH9025XT. In my experience, and by talking with my Thule representative, it is easier to get four road bikes to fit on the rack than mountain bikes. It is possible to get four mountain bikes on a 4 bike rack, but it's a tight squeeze. On any bike rack you will have to index the pedals or make other adjustments when loading...
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  • Is the Hitch Adapter Sleeve for Thule Apex TH9025XT Constructed of Metal
    The Thule # TH9025XT Apex use an aluminum adapter on the 1-1/4 inch square shank that converts them for use in a 2 inch receiver. I confirmed this by pulling a # TH9025XT off the shelf and inspecting the adapter. I've linked you to a product demonstration video featuring the 4-bike version.
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  • Carrying 4 Bikes on 2016 Subaru Outback w/ Factory Hitch
    The factory Subaru is a Class I hitch. The bike rack manufacturers all agree that no more than two bikes should be carried on a rack installed in a Class I hitch. Even though the weight of the rack and the 4 bikes might come in under the 200 lb tongue weight maximum, adding the third and fourth bike will move the load further away from the receiver. The greater this distance, the more leverage is applied to the hitch. This leverage can compromise the hitch's attachment point to the vehicle,...
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  • How to Carry 4 Bikes with a 2018 Honda HR-V
    Since the 2 trailer hitches that we have available for your 2018 Honda HR-V are Class I rated, part # 24932 and part # C11416, you won't be able to carry more than 2 bikes with a hitch mounted bike rack. All Class I trailer hitches are smaller so the extra weight from bikes sitting further away from the vehicle will cause damage to your bike rack, trailer hitch, and possibly your HR-V and bikes. We have 4-bike bike racks that are compatible with your Class I trailer hitch, like the Thule...
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  • Why Are Class I Hitches Limited to Carrying Only 2 Bikes on Bike Racks
    Your Class I hitch has a 2,000 lb gross weight capacity but only a 200 lb tongue weight capacity. The difference between these two capacities is that gross weight capacity refers to how heavy of a trailer you could tow, whereas the tongue weight capacity refers to how much vertical weight you could put on the hitch. Tongue weight is the relevant capacity when it comes to bike racks because they put a vertical load on the hitch. Another thing you have to consider with bike racks is leverage....
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  • Installation of Thule Apex XT Bike Rack in Hitch Receiver
    On your Thule Apex XT 4 Bike # TH9025XT, the pin should go into your trailer hitch receiver hole and into the rack shank on the one side only. It won't go all the way through to the other side but will solidify the rack in place and then you will adjust the anti-rattle to make sure it stays secure. I've attached a video to assist. You can see specifically at just after the 9 minute mark the installation into the hitch receiver. If the rack does not do this correctly as shown in the...
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  • Fit of Girls Bikes on Thule Apex # TH9025XT Bike Rack
    The best way to carry a girl's or women's bike on a hanging style bike rack like the Thule Apex # TH9025XT is to use a frame adapter bar like part # 64005. The bar spans the distance between the handlebar gooseneck and the seat post, providing a level attachment point for the bike rack. This allows the bike to be carried level, which maximizes the ground clearance. As long as the distance between the seatpost and the handlebar gooseneck is greater than 16 inches, the adapter bar will work...
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  • Using a Cable Lock to Secure Bikes to a Thule Apex Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack
    The Thule Apex # TH9025XT comes with an integrated cable lock to secure the bikes to the rack. But it does not come with a hitch lock. To add a hitch lock you would need # THSTL2.
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  • Is an Adapter Needed to Mount a Mens Schwinn Beach Cruiser on the Thule Bike Rack
    It is always best to carry a bike as level as possible on a bike rack to keep the tires from hitting the ground when driving. Mounting a bike with an angled frame on a bike rack will bring the front tire closer to the ground than bikes with straight, horizontal top tubes. This can be dangerous if you are driving on rough terrain or over bumps. Based on the photo that you attached, you should be able to carry your mens Schwinn beach cruiser without needing an adapter bar. To be certain,...
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  • Recommended 4 Bike Rack For 2008 Honda Odyssey For 2 Adult and 2 Kids Bikes
    For your 2008 Honda Odyssey, I recommend the Thule Apex XT 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting # TH9025XT. This rack will hold your 2 adult and 2 kids bikes without issue due to the arm outside to outside width to help with the smaller kid bike frame sizes and the arms are long enough to give 7 inches spacing between the bikes. This rack has cradles to support that bikes at 3 points and have built in grooves for brake or gear shift cables. It has an integrated cable lock...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2008 Volvo V70 to Carry the Thule Apex XT
    I recommend going with a Class III trailer hitch with a 2" receiver. This will allow you to gain full use of your Thule Apex XT 4 Bike Rack # TH9025XT on your 2008 Volvo V70 and it will be compatible with more accessories than a 1-1/4" receiver is. Between the Draw-Tite # 75916 and the Curt # 13266 I recommend going with the Draw-Tite option over the Curt as the Curt requires the use a stabilizer strap like part # 18050 for any non-trailer loads per the Curt warranty. I have attached...
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  • Fit of Yakima Hold Up Platform Style Bike Rack in Class I Hitch on 2014 Toyota Prius
    Class I hitches have a stop welded or punched into the receiver tube that will prevent accessories meant for a Class II hitch from sliding in far enough for the hitch pin holes to line up. This is purposely done by Draw-Tite to prevent the hitch from possibly being overloaded. The Thule Vertex you mentioned, part # TH9029XT would work in your hitch, but you'd be limited to carrying 2 bikes. The Thule Doubletrack Pro, part # TH9054 is a Class I compatible bike rack that would work great...
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  • Can 4-Bike Thule Apex Bike Rack be Used as 2-Bike Rack with 2020 Honda Accord 2020 EX
    Yes the Thule Apex 4-bike rack part # TH9025XT would work great for what you are looking for. Installed in a Class I hitch that fits your 2020 Honda Accord like the Draw Tite part # 24972 you'd be able to carry up to 2 bikes but then in a future vehicle with a higher hitch Class you'd be able to take advantage of the 4 bike capacity. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Kuat Bike Frame...
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  • Fit of Thule Apex TH9025XT on 2012 Volvo XC60
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