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Thule T2 Pro XTS 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Silver

Thule T2 Pro XTS 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Silver

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This platform-style rack holds bikes by the wheels with ratcheting hooks and sliding cradles - no frame contact. Front-mounted lever tilts rack with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds it up for storage. Easily converts to a 2-bike carrier. Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule hitch bike racks part number TH9034XTS-9036XTS or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Thule T2 Pro XTS 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Silver. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Thule Hitch Bike Racks - TH9034XTS-9036XTS

  • Platform Rack
  • 4 Bikes
  • Thule
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • Electric Bikes
  • Heavy Bikes
  • Class 3
  • Wheel Mount
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

This platform-style rack holds bikes by the wheels with ratcheting hooks and sliding cradles - no frame contact. Front-mounted lever tilts rack with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds it up for storage. Easily converts to a 2-bike carrier.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted, platform-style rack carries up to 4 bikes on the back of your vehicle
    • Front 2 bike positions can be easily removed if you only need to carry 2 bikes
  • Versatile design fits most bikes regardless of size, weight, frame design, suspension, or brake style
  • Front-mounted HitchSwitch lever allows a single person to easily tilt and fold the rack
    • Tilt the rack down with or without bikes loaded for access to rear cargo area
    • Fold the rack up for storage
  • Ratcheting hooks on pivoting upright arms hold your bikes securely by the front wheels - no frame contact
  • Large front- and rear-wheel cradles make it easy to load bikes
    • Sliding rear-wheel cradles with ratcheting straps adjust to fit bikes of most lengths
    • Deep wheel cradles and extra-long wheel straps accommodate fat bike tires up to 5" wide
  • Adjustable bike trays slide 3" side to side to optimize bike spacing
  • Quick and easy installation with AutoAttach system - no tools required
    • Simply slide rack into receiver and insert Auto Pin through hitch pin hole and shank
    • Turn hand knob to tighten shank in place
  • One-Key System locks deter theft of the rack and your bikes
    • Hand knob secures rack to your vehicle
    • Integrated cable locks secure your bikes to the rack
  • Durable steel construction with silver finish
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
    • Minimum distance from center of hitch pin hole to receiver end: 1-1/2"
  • Carrying capacity: 4 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 160 lbs
    • Single-bike weight capacity: 60 lbs
  • Wheel diameter: 20" - 29"
  • Strap length: 18"
  • Maximum tire width: 5"
  • Maximum wheelbase: 50-1/2"
  • Distance between bicycles:
    • 1 and 2: 12-1/2"
    • 2 and 3: 11"
    • 3 and 4: 11"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of rack: 7"
    • Closest part of rack when folded: 5"
    • End of bike rack: 60-1/8"
    • End of bike rack when folded: 20-1/2"
  • Carrier weight: 96 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Notes:

  • Will not fit 27.5" fat bikes
  • Locks included with base rack and add-on may not use the same key. Add a 6-pack of lock cores (TH596 - sold separately) to ensure all locks are keyed alike.

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

Thule T2 Pro

The Thule T2 Pro XTS platform-style bike rack lets you carry 4 bikes using your vehicle's hitch. It is designed to carry bicycles of varying sizes and styles, and it can hold bikes with fat tires up to 5" wide. The bike trays adjust to optimize bike spacing and reduce bike-to-bike contact. The ratcheting arms and wheel trays secure your bikes by the wheels so there's no frame contact. The rack installs easily without the need of tools with the AutoAttach system. And the front-mounted HitchSwitch lever allows the rack to easily tilt down with bikes loaded for easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area and fold up when not in use. Finally, the rack includes One-Key System lock cylinders to secure your bikes to the rack and the rack to your vehicle.


Wheel-Mount Design for Easy Bike Loading

Thule T2 Pro hook

The rack allows you to quickly and easily load and carry 4 bicycles on the back of your vehicle. The ratcheting arms securely hold your bikes by the front wheels so there's no frame contact. Simply push the button on the hook and slide it firmly into place over your front wheel.


The wheel hook also has a cutout on the side so it won't interfere with fat bike suspensions.


Sliding Rear-Wheel Cradles

Thule T2 Pro sliding cradles

The sliding rear-wheel cradles allow the rack to accommodate bikes with wheelbases up to 50-1/2" long, and they accommodate tires up to 5" wide. The cradles include ratcheting, rubber straps to hold your bikes' rear wheels securely in place on the tray.


Thule T2 Pro sliding cradles

For fat bikes, the strap needs to be removed from the bottom of the cradle and re-routed up through the side. This increases the usable length of the strap to secure wider tires.


Adjustable Bike Trays

Thule T2 Pro wheel trays

The front and back bike trays adjust 3" side-to-side to ensure you have enough space when loading your bikes. Just loosen the 4 bolts where the tray attaches to the bottom of the rack, slide the trays left or right to achieve the desired spacing, and then tighten the bolts. This will prevent your bikes' handlebars from becoming tangled, and it eliminates the fear of bike-to-bike contact during transport.


Front-Mounted HitchSwitch for Easy Tilting

Thule T2 Pro tilt down

The front-mounted HitchSwitch lever allows one person to easily tilt the T2 Pro XTS. The rack tilts down with or without bikes loaded for convenient access to your vehicle's rear cargo area.


Thule T2 Pro tilt up

The lever also lets you fold the rack up for storage when you're not transporting a bike. This is great for parking in places where space is limited such as a parking garage.


Easy Installation with AutoAttach System

Thule T2 Pro installation

The T2 Pro XTS installs quickly and easily with the AutoAttach system. Simply open the Auto Pin, slide the shank into your receiver, and close the pin so it slides through the pin hole and shank.


Once installed, turn the hand knob underneath the rack to tighten the shank in your receiver. This will reduce noise and movement while the rack is installed.


Complete Security

Thule T2 Protilt down

The rack comes with One-Key System lock cylinders to secure your bikes to the rack and the rack to your vehicle. Integrated cable locks extend from the ends of the wheel hooks and wrap around your bikes' frames to lock them to the rack.


Thule T2 Pro locking system knob

The hand knob also comes with a lock cylinder to keep the rack from being removed from your hitch. One-Key System cylinders can be swapped out to make all of your Thule gear keyed alike.



TH9034XTS Thule T2 Pro XTS 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Silver

TH9036XTS 2 Bike Add-On for Thule T2 Pro XTB for 2" Hitches - Silver

Installation Details TH9034XTS-9036XTS Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions TH9034XTS-9036XTS Installation instructions



Video of Thule T2 Pro XTS 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Silver

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Thule T2 Pro XTB 4 Bike Rack Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Thule T2 Pro XTB Platform Style 4-Bike Rack, part number TH9034XT-9036XT. That's for the black. Now it's also available in silver, and that's part number TH9034XTS-9036XTS. This platform style bike rack holds up to four bikes of all sizes and styles. We've got a fat tire bike, a mountain bike, a road bike, and a kids bike. It holds your bikes by the front and rear tires.

There is no frame contact. One of it's best features is it has the ability to tilt away with all four bikes loaded, so we can gain access to our rear hatch. The lever is here at the back to make it easy. Simply go up to it, squeeze it, drop it down until it rests. As you can see we've got plenty of space to open up that rear hatch and remove anything we want. It also doubles as a handle, this is going to help us lift our bikes back into position. Each one of our arms here has an integrated cable lock for added security.

I've gone ahead and removed most of our bikes to go over some additional features. Here you can see our rubber-coated ratcheting hook that holds our front tire. It's adjustable for wheel sizes between 20 and 29". Here you can see our front wheel cradle. It's going to accommodate a skinny road bike tire, a standard mountain bike tire, and a fat tire up to 5" wide. Here you can see our adjustable rear wheel cradle.

It's going to accommodate fat tire and standard tire bikes. It's adjustable along the tray for a max wheel base of up to 50 1/2". With all of our bikes removed, another great feature is it has the ability to fold up against our vehicle for better clearance. Back here we'll use that same lever, squeeze, rotate it up until it snaps into place. Now this would be ideal for parallel parking or pulling in your garage. With it in the upright position, it's the perfect time to point out that each individual platform can be adjusted up to 3" left or right for better bike spacing.

You'll just loosen up the bolts here and here, and the tool is included. Now we'll go ahead and give you a few clearance measurements. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the end of the bike rack is about 60". When you have it folded up it's about 20 1/2". From the center of the hitch pin hole, to the closest part of the rack is 5". It's made out of a durable, steel construction with a powder coat finish so it's going to resist rust and corrosion and it features a limited lifetime warranty. Customers on our site are comparing this to the Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Rack. Both are going to be very similar giving you the capability to secure four bikes with no frame contact, and both have integrated cable locks. They both tilt away from the vehicle with bikes on, but the Kuat release lever is near the vehicle, where the Thule T2 Pro XT release lever is located at the back of the rack. Considering how heavy a fully-loaded rack may be, this makes for an easier time tilting the bike rack while loaded. Now that we've gone over the features, I'll go ahead and show you how to get it installed. Now this is going to be for 2" by 2" hitches. It does weight 96 pounds, so if you need to get an extra set of hands, that's okay. First off we want to make sure that our auto pin is in the out position. Now this auto pin does make it a tool free installation. With it out, let's go ahead feed our shank into our receiver tube. Then we can line up our pin holes. Once we got those lined up, we'll go ahead and push our auto pin back in. Then we can come back here to our hand knob and then tighten it up. We're just going to be turning it clockwise. This is going to tighten up the inside of our shank and our receiver tube to make a nice, solid ride for our bikes. It's going to reduce any play or rattle that we might have. Once we get it nice and secure, we can take our included keys and lock it up. By doing so, it's going to allow it to spin freely so no one can loosen it up. In preparation for loading up our bikes, we'll need to lower it down into the platform position. We'll come up here to our handle, we'll pull up on the gray lever, and then lower it down until it clicks into position. We can also fold up inaudible 00:04:40 arm and raise it all the way up. Then we can undo our rear strap. Since we're going to be loading up a fat tire bike first we'll need to take it completely out and reconfigure it. We'll take off the pad here. Then I'm going to push it and pull it all the way out. Then I'm going to come back in from the open side here, and pull it all the way up, and put my pad back on. As you can see it's a lot longer, this is what's going to make it happen. Now let's load up our bike. I'm going to set the front tire into position first, into the large cradle up here. Then I'll set the rear tire into the rear cradle. Here in the front we're going to secure our front wheel first. We'll raise up our arm, and we want to position it right in front of our brake caliber here, or in front of our fork, whatever comes first. Then once it makes contact, we'll give it a good push. Then we can move on to our rear cradle. I'm going to adjust it out to where it's center, and I'll adjust my wheel so I can go between my spokes, guide my strap through, come through the ratchet, and then ratchet it down. The rest of our bikes load up the exact same way. The only difference being, we don't have to reconfigure our rear cradle strap. With all of our bikes loaded up, the last thing we can do is run our cable locks. The way this works is, we'll pull the cable out, then I'll take off the head, I'll guide the cable between the frame, then I'll just plug it in. Then we can grab our keys and lock it up. With everything locked up and secure, we're ready to take it out on our test course and see how it performs. Here on our test course we'll first go into our slalom. This is going to show side to side action, such as going around corners or evasive maneuvering. Then onto our alternating speed bumps. This is going to show a twisting action, such as going over pot holes or uneven pavement. Then finally onto our solid speed bumps. This is going to show and up and down action, such as pulling in and out of a driveway, or out of a parking lot. That's going to complete our look at the Thule T2 Pro XT 4-Bike Rack.


Customer Reviews

Thule T2 Pro XTS 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Silver - TH9034XTS-9036XTS

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (80 Customer Reviews)

This platform-style rack holds bikes by the wheels with ratcheting hooks and sliding cradles - no frame contact. Front-mounted lever tilts rack with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds it up for storage. Easily converts to a 2-bike carrier.

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My husband just put together your bike rack and is very pleased with the quality of it. We have had other bike racks in the past that weren't built as well and they allowed the bikes to shift and rub each other causing paint damage to the frames. Our new bike rack is very high quality and very stable. Each bike is securely attached and will not rub against its neighbor. We purchased it to transport his new heavier Trek Electric bike along with other mountain bikes. We are looking forward to many years of biking adventures. We would recommend this bike rack! Thank you. 764325



- TH9034XTS-9036XTS
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Easy assembly, delivered right to my porch on a timely basis. I like the fact that the bike racks are much lighter than before, and have options for different types of bikes 744843



- TH9034XTS-9036XTS
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First I want to say how great etrailer.com is. Not only great prices and fast delivery but also their awesome videos really helped to chose the right product for us. The Thule trailer is great. We use it to lug our whole family's bikes. It is solid, secure and over all a really good product. Pros- Really easy to put together and get on the car although it really does take 2 people. Also, very secure and solid fit. Bikes load quickly and securely. Very pleased. Ease of use as well. Really easy to flip the carrier up when we have taken the bikes off but still need to keep the carrier on. Cons - The ratchet clips that secure the rear wheels are made of plastic and some of the plastic teeth are wearing. It seems a little cheap. Also, the security cable that is on each of the Wheel clamps is really just not long enough to be really practical. We use a mush more secure system when leaving the bikes unattended. Overall though really pleased with the product. 703238



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Amazing price. Took a while to ship, but was worth it. Installed by myself and I take it off and put it on with proper lifting technique. The handle is worth every penny for this model to lift when the bikes are off. If you have a carrier with a pin at the bottom and you need to unpin to lift and a pain, this is the best you can use. 610042



- TH9034XTS-9036XTS
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I thought it was pricey for a bike rack until I used it. Best bickering rack I've ever seen. Super user friendly! My wife has No Trouble using it without me. Worth every penny! Everything I order from this Etrailer website has been better than I expected. I'm Most Pleased. 522144



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Review from a similar T2 Pro XT in Hitch Bike Racks


This bike rack is extremely sturdy. Even when driving on rough roads or over bumps you don‘t have to worry about anything rattling or falling off. It is easy to use and handles any size bike. On the downside the rack is quite heavy so can be hard to put on or take off for short people. Also the rear tire straps are too short for fat tire bikes. Installing and taking off the add-on can be a chore and is not something you want to do every day. 615893



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Review from a similar T2 Pro XT in Hitch Bike Racks


Made very well, beefy and sturdy. Good direction for the ease of assembly. Love the lock for the hitch as well as the individual bikes. The price is high however the quality is higher! I can’t ever imagine I will buy another bike carrier. Fast shipping and great communication from the company. 695465



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Review from a similar T2 Pro XT in Hitch Bike Racks


Excellent product. Install was simple. No written instructions. Just pics. Use all of the bolts when you put the extension on, my buddy brought the same rack and only put two screws in the bottom side. Drove over 700 miles Like that with 3 bikes and no failure... Impressive The Allen screws strip easily so don't over tighten with power tools. Holding the bikes with no touching was a breeze. Looked at this as a life time investment. Will never have to buy another rack based on what i.e. Seen so far. Loads bikes quickly. Tilts down and allows plenty of room for loading up the Honda Odessy. Although I wouldnt make it a habit due to the weight when loaded...it's heavy..Does drag just a touch on inclines when the van is fully load..4 bikes.. 4 people and cargo for a week trip. Can't complain about that. Van drove like it was nothing on the back when loaded..does add 5 feet in length. You'll need two parking spots at rest stops. 563151



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Review from a similar T2 Pro XT in Hitch Bike Racks


We love this bike rack! It is sturdy and roomy! The only downside is finding a place to store it when it is not on the car. 400115


Comments
it is awesome! we love this bike rack, have taken it across country and up to the high country. I really feel our expensive bikes are completely safe on this rack.
Purplebikecsk - 06/29/2018

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Review from a similar T2 Pro XT in Hitch Bike Racks


I Purchase of the 2018 Thule TR Pro with the Black Finish. I am very impressed with the overall design and stout construction. This is my first bicycle Rack that I have ever purchased. I assembled the Rack after installed the rack frame to the hitch of my 2018 Toyota Tacoma. I was VERY impressed with the internal locking system after placing the rack into the 2" x 2" hitch. After assembly I then loaded our Two BICYCLES . With the rack loaded with our two adult bicycles and temporarily lowered to the 4 or 8 o'clock position; and the inside Bicycle pedal in the 12 o'clock position. I am free to lower the tailgate of the pick-up and gain access to the covered truck bed of my Tacoma. The loading of the bicycles seems relatively easy. Just for an added level of load security I am going to incorporate a lower security strap to the front wheel hitches supporting baskets. And take the tail end of the strap and do a quick "Hitch" to the "Sheppard's Crook" that locks down at the top of the front wheel. Looking forward to some new places to Ride. Regular "free Shipping was fine to my home in 3 working days + the weekend. 509768



- TH9034XT
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Review from a similar T2 Pro XT in Hitch Bike Racks


I purchased an Ecohitch Class III hitch, and Thule T2Pro XTB bike platform for my 2017 Subaru Outback Limited. I did the entire assembly and installation in about 3 hours, one afternoon, with very limited assistance from my wife. The hardest part of the entire process was figuring out how to disconnect the connector for the backup sensors, and cutting the hole for the hitch receiver in the bumper fascia. The video was absolutely priceless to show how the little plastic pieces held the fascia together, and how they could be detached. I think that I might buy some new ones because they are not quite as tight when installed the second time. It was not clear from the Thule instructions, but it is helpful to have the hitch installed before putting the bike platform together, because the hitch can get the platform up in the air, and make the assembly a lot easier. I also found that the security cable was could be lengthened a bit, but it still fit, once I figured that the plastic piece was intended to be detached from the arm when it was serving as a lock. This is a very substantial structure to add to the back of the vehicle. I really like the Ecohitch, and the way that it is concealed behind the bumper. This makes it worth the extra money. The Thule is heavy, but now I don't have to lift the bikes up on top of the roof, which is difficult for us mature people with bad shoulders. And our bikes don't have a traditional top-tube, so we needed something that could hold the bikes by the wheels alone. All-in-all a good purchase, easy to install, and it looks like it will work well. I also plan to use the hitch to pull a small trailer, and it looks like that should work well, too. 476519



- TH9034XT
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Review from a similar T2 Pro XT in Hitch Bike Racks


Love this rack! We have logged thousands of driving miles in the last year while taking our bikes to various rallies. We upgraded to this rack from a yakima hanging rack. I much prefer supporting bikes from the bottom which avoids any potential issues with cable stretch and bikes knocking into each other. This rack also provides much better visibility when driving (both unloaded and loaded). 561865



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Review from a similar T2 Pro XT in Hitch Bike Racks


Ok, I know it may seem expensive, but this rack is great. (When you figure your carrying close to 10 grand in bikes it's worth the piece of mind.) Carries all of our family bikes, from two 29ers, a 26 inch and the boys 20 inch bike with simple adjustments. In fact I switch from kids bikes to all 29ers all the time. No more stopping on the side of the road to adjust bikes on a frame rack. Bikes on and off the rack in seconds. Only drawback is the rack itself is heavy. 585726



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Review from a similar T2 Pro XT in Hitch Bike Racks


This is a great rack and simple to assemble. Very convenient to just throw bikes on and go. The only negative is that the box had a huge hole in it when I received it and the rack was all chipped up and scratched. I’m assuming that was caused by UPS during shipping. 653963



- TH9034XT
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Review from a similar T2 Pro XT in Hitch Bike Racks


This is an excellent bike rack. It is easy to use, looks good, and hold the bikes very securely. No bouncing or rubbing at all. The lock cables are really handy to thwart casual thieves, but they really should be longer - it would make them easier to use. You can really only loop them through your frame front triangle. It is really easy to fold up and down with the handle on the end of the boom. The plastic locking knob to tighten the hitch to the rack is a little disappointing. It is under the vehicle and I will have to see how well it holds up to gravel spray from miles of gravel roads. It would have been nice to see metal parts in that area. You do have to assemble the rack. It is not that hard, but you do have to follow the instructions, which are good, but not great. My box/bag was missing a single washer, which I replaced with a silver one from my spare parts bin. The allen head bolts that hold the cradle and arms to the beams are very soft material, and it is easy to bung up the shallow allen head if you're not careful. In combination with the Draw-Tite hitch on my 2018 Subaru Outback, when folded up, the cradle of the inner holder is only a quarter inch or so from the end gate. It doesn't and can't actually touch, but it is close. The upside is that it folds very nicely against the back of my car, allowing me to close the garage door with the rack on and folded. And I can't even see the rack from inside the vehicle when folded. All-in-all an excellent rack. Give it some better hardware and longer lock cables and it would be nearly perfect. 440266



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Review from a similar T2 Pro XT in Hitch Bike Racks


The product arrive on time and in great condition. Installation was simple and the the instructions were clear and concise. I transported two bikes to the shop the same day and had no problems loading and unloading them. 386544



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Much better than the typical bike racks that "hang" your bikes. Quite easy to load bikes and holds them very securely, with minimal chance for damage to frames, fenders, etc. Rack is quite heavy and probably not all that easy for some people of smaller stature to attach to the vehicle. It's also fairly large and storage when it's off the vehicle could pose a challenge. Did a lot of research before choosing this rack and firmly believe it to be an optimal choice, although in the case of a Jeep Wrangler it doesn't allow the rear door to be opened when the bikes are loaded onto the rack. 500565


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Still awesome.
Bullwinkle - 04/25/2019

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Review from a similar T2 Pro XT in Hitch Bike Racks


Our second Thule T2, one 1 1/4", this one 2". After various Yakima and Thule hitch receiver bike racks, this beats them all. Ease of attachment to car, ease of mounting bikes, ability to lock rack and bikes, nothing else compares. etrailer purchase was quick and easy, as usual. 426632



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Review from a similar T2 Pro XT in Hitch Bike Racks


Online vedios it looked wonderful, outstanding, the ultimate bike rack, with so many neat and wonderful features, fold down handle, no tool install, integrated locks, ect, ect, . In the flesh, its is all that.......EXCEPT IT MUST WEIGH 6000 lbs. !. Maybe King Kong could lift it and install it, but it going to take two people unless your Hercules. Great if you want to put on the vehicle and leave it on for years,......too heavy for pratcical on off from garage to vehicle. 583799


Comments
The Thule T2 Pro XTS 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TH9034XTS weighs 52 lbs. If you are looking for a lighter weight platform bike rack I recommend the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TS02G
Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting - Gray
$329.00
. The kuat bike rack weighs 37 lbs.
-- Heather A - 11/19/2018

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Review from a similar T2 Pro XT in Hitch Bike Racks


Installation pictures could have used words, but managed. The 8 mm bolts for attaching the platforms to the frame were binding, so I cleaned with a die and this made connection possible. Need to make a trip with bikes attached for further review. 414640



- TH9034XT
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Review from a similar T2 Pro XT in Hitch Bike Racks


I was hesitant to spend almost $500 on a bike rack, but it was worth it. I've used trunk bike racks for years, which take a long time to mount and dismount, and I'm never comfortable on the highway with them. This rack is NOT like that. It's solid as a rock, easy to use, and I didn't worry for one second about my bikes driving on the I-95 corridor yesterday and today. The only downside to this rack, as a previous reviewer pointed out, is that the assembly instructions, which are only pictures, are frustrating and funny all at the same time. I watched a video online on the assembly and it was very easy with that help, but I'm not sure I would have figured it out solely on the instructions in the box. But even then, I had it assembled and on my 2018 Highlander with the bikes in about an hour. The hitch mount is superb - the "snugging" knob has the dual function of removing an movement of the rack in the hitch AND it locks, so that once it's tightened up in the hitch, it can't be removed. The rack itself is very solid and handles my wife's 50-pound electric bike with no problem. I put my road bike on with it, which is an easy fit. I haven't tried my MTB, but the rack is so adjustable that I can't imagine there will be a problem. Thanks to this rack, my wife went on a bike ride with me this morning for the first time in years because we were able to go to a nice trail (she doesn't like to ride on the streets around our neighborhood. I also tried out the cable locks this morning and they are very easy to use and a nice added feature. Some previous reviewers complain that the cables aren't very secure, but they seem pretty solid to me; certainly enough of a deterrent to prevent a quick snag by a thief walking by the vehicle. Best of all, this was the best price on this rack that I found anywhere on the internet! I purchased my hitch from etrailer and this bike rack - I'm very happy with both. 646818



- TH9034XT-9036XT
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Review from a similar T2 Pro XT in Hitch Bike Racks


Excellent quality rack. Had to reorder as my wife backed the original one in to a gas station pole. So ordered a new one and got the 2-bike extension as well. Heavy, sturdy, and high quality. The instructions are pictures only, no words. For the main rack they are okay, for the extension they are a bit fuzzy on removing the handle for transfer to the end of the extension. Essentially you unscrew the middle screw until it feels disengaged. You can't see since it's internal and the screw does not come out. Then removing the screws on the sides releases the handle. They try to picture how to position the screw before putting the handle on which is where it could use some words or better pictures. Basically it needs positioned to both clear the handle house and the tab in the handle where the center screw will attach to. So really trying to hid the screw as much as possible in the block that it's in. It makes sense once you have it apart. Rack is easy to insert and remove from the hitch but maybe a little awkward and heavy for some ladies. Love this rack! 522972



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Great product. Easy assembly. Sturdy construction. Looks great on vehicle. Easily carries my wife's and my bike with plenty of separation. Bikes load easily and securely. The wedge design that secures bike rack in receiver is awesome. Slide rack into receiver turn knob and wiggle rack as wedge tightens. Over great design. Thanks Thule you have done your home work. 514976



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This rack is as good as advertised. I did a ton of research and selected this over the more expensive Kuat. If I had to nitpick on this rack it would be the weight, it's pretty heavy. 344369



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I just finished the installation of my new bike rack, and will take it for a long ride starting tomorrow (will provide my feedback once I am back). I just have one question: I have an extra key ; looks like an uncut key, and I cannot find any use for it. Any insights here? I do have the three locks and each one came with a key (different key number from the extra one). Not a real issue - just curious! 612952


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he key blank you received is called a change key. Its used to remove the lock core if you ever wanted to change the locks. With the lock unlocked, youd the change key, and twist and pull. The core would come out. If you use the provided link, you can see how the key works.
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