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

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

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  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Thule
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 3
  • Wheel Mount
  • Bike and Hitch Lock
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • Electric Bikes
  • Fat Bikes
  • Heavy Bikes
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. Includes locks for bikes and rack. Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule hitch bike racks part number TH9034XTS or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Thule T2 Pro XTS 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Silver. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.


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Thule Hitch Bike Racks - TH9034XTS

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. Includes locks for bikes and rack.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted, platform-style rack carries up to 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle
  • 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
  • Expansion accessory (TH9036XTS - sold separately) converts the rack to a 4-bike carrier
  • 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: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 60 lbs per bike
    • 2-Bike expansion accessory increases capacity to 160 lbs total
  • Wheel diameter: 20" - 29"
  • Strap length: 18"
  • Maximum tire width: 5"
  • Maximum wheelbase: 50-1/2"
  • Distance between bicycles: 12-1/2"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of rack: 7"
    • Closest part of rack when folded: 5"
    • End of bike rack: 41-1/2"
    • End of bike rack when folded: 20-1/2"
  • Carrier weight: 52 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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 2 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 2 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.


Optional 2-Bike Add-On

Thule T2 Pr0 add on

There is a 2-bike add-on available (TH9036XTS - sold separately) for the T2 Pro XTS that will allow you convert it from a 2-bike carrier to a 4-bike carrier. To install the add-on, simply remove the HitchSwitch lever from the end of the T2 Pro XTS, slide the add-on's shank into the hole on the bike rack, secure the shank with the bolts that come with the add-on, and reattach the HitchSwitch lever.



9034XTS Thule T2 Pro XTS 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Silver

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Video of Thule T2 Pro XTS 2 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 2 Bike Platform Rack Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Thule T2 Pro XTB Two Bike Platform Rack in Black, part number TH9034XT. This will also come in silver as part number TH9034XTS. The Thule T2 Pro XTB Bike Rack can carry a wide variety of bike thanks to how they attach to the rack, and they carry up to two bikes ranging from fat bikes to road bikes to mountain bikes to kids bikes, to alternate frame bikes as well. One of the nicest features about this bike rack is its ability to tilt away from the vehicle with both bikes still attached. What makes it unique is it has this hitch switch lever at the front, which enables it to tilt down. A lot of other bike racks will have its lever up towards the front underneath the front bike, so it might make it a little more difficult to do this. Instead, you just hold onto the bike rack, engage the hitch switch and let it come forward.

Then we have access to our rear hatch. When you're ready to put it back into its original position, just simply lift up until you hear that click, and it's locked back into place. Now, how the bikes actually attach to the bike rack, we're going to have two points of contact. We're going to have this wheel hook up at the front. Then we're going to have this adjustable wheel strap at the rear. Now, this can move along the arm here to accommodate different size bikes.

These rear wheel straps are actually ratcheting straps. Meaning, they have this ratcheting action to tighten them down. The wheel cradles are able to hold tire sizes up to 5 inches wide, which enables us to put our fat bike tire on this bike rack. Also for added security, we have an integrated cable lock on both ends of our wheel hooks to wrap around our bikes to secure them to the bike rack. Now, these will be keyed alike, and they'll also be keyed alike with anti-rattle knob, which secures your bike rack to the hitch. Also, if you're having issue of spacing between the bikes, you loosen up the screws underneath here, you can actually slide these back 3 inches to the left or right to accommodate that. Now with our bikes off, let's go ahead and show you a couple more features.

Right now we have it in what we call the loading position. However, for those close quarter situations such as parking or putting it in your garage, to gain more clearance in the rear you can fold this up against the vehicle. You again come to the hitch switch lever, pull it towards you, and push up until you hear the click again. Now we have more clearance. Finally, our last feature is the fact that this is a tool-free install to put it into your vehicle.

Instead of having an anti-rattle bolt or a pin and clip, it has the auto pin on the side and the locking anti-rattle bolt to secure it to your vehicle. Now that we've gone over some of the features of the bike rack, let's go ahead and show you how it installs. We have it set in front of our vehicle here. We'll first come down to our shank here and open up our auto pin like so. Then we'll lift up our bike rack and set it into the hitch. We'll line up the pin holes and push our auto pin into place. Then we'll come to our end here to our anti-rattle knob and start turning it to the right. This is going to take out the shake and play in the shank as you turn it to the right. Now, it's a good idea while you're tightening this to kind of jiggle it back and forth, so you know that it's getting nice and tight up against the hitch while you're doing this. All right, we're good to go. Now we'll lock it into place. Once you lock it, that'll just free spin and not loosen up or tighten up. With our bike rack secured in our hitch, now we'll fold it out to the loading position. We'll come to the hitch switch lever, pull up like so, and let it come down. You're going to hear that click, and now it's locked in this position. Now we'll get it ready to receive our bikes. We'll start by undoing our rear wheel straps. We'll push in on this gray tab at the bottom like so. That'll release our strap. Then we'll fold out our wheel hook. We'll start by lifting it up, and to extend it out the entire way you just push this gray trigger on the inside like so. Push up and then fold it out the rest of the way. Repeat this for our front cradle. Now, since we're putting our fat bike closest to the vehicle, we actually have to remove this strap to make it longer. We'll take off the cover here and just push the strap down where it comes out at the bottom. Then you pull it out all the way, like so. Then we'll come to the back and reinsert it. Now our strap is long enough for the fat bike tire. We'll go ahead and put our pad back on as well. Now let's go ahead and get our bikes. We'll lift it into place, setting it into our one cradle, then our rear. We'll bring up our wheel hook. Push it down so we can attach our rear wheel strap. Push it down, and then we'll ratchet it into place, making sure that we try to keep it in between our spokes. There we go. All right, now that's secure. We'll move on to our outer bike now. We'll just lift this into place, set it down in the cradles. We'll make our adjustment here sliding it forward. Bring our wheel hook down, and then we'll finally put in our rear wheel strap. All right, that's nice and secure as well. At this point, normally we would lift out the integrated cable lock and we put it through the bike around this area here, but there's not enough space to get through so we'll just wrap it around our frame and do it that way. Pull it out all the way. Make sure you secure it around it. Attach it to our lock. Then we'll lock it into place, and we'll repeat this for our front bike as well. Now with everything loaded up and secured to our bike rack, we'll go ahead and take it on our test course. First we'll take it onto our slalom course. This will show you the side to side action such as making turns or evasive maneuvers. Now we're at the alternating speed bumps. This will show you how it looks driving on uneven pavement or potholes. Finally, we're at the solid speed bumps, which simulates going into your driveway or parking lots. That'll do it for our Thule T2 Pro XTB Two Bike Platform Rack in Black, part number TH9034XT.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (60 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. Includes locks for bikes and rack.

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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
$298.00
. The kuat bike rack weighs 37 lbs.

-- Heather A - 11/19/2018

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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



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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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Immediate shipping, great website and helpful demo videos for almost every model. 426939



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Great experience from order to delivery. The guys at etrailer were great to deal with and had great customer service from order placement to delivery. They truly want to make sure your satisfied. Assembly was a breeze. Was assembled and on my truck with bike in 25 minutes! Jeff 348143



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Great product. Great help on the phone. And very pleasantly surprised on how quickly it arrived! Looking forward to lots of bike rides this summer, and easy loading on our new rack. 494786



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This hitch was installed on my 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited. The website is fantastic and makes finding the correct products for your vehicle very easy. The hitch arrived in only a few days and came complete with all the necessary installation accessories. The hitch comes with fish wire for the frame bolts so you don't need to fuss with buying fish wire. Some reviews stated that you can go in from the inside of the vehicle but this is totally unnecessary and more work. Just follow the instructions, with exception of the muffler heat shield. You can drill 1/2" holes through the heat shield in the dimpled areas corresponding to where the instructions tell you to cut out the heat shield (see some of the other reviews for more detail on this). These holes allow you to securely fasten the heat shield over the hitch using the hitch bolts. Make sure you have a torque wrench and an 11/16" deep socket to tighten the frame bolts. I would also recommend removing the muffler which is very simple. Lube the muffler mounts with WD-40 to facilitate the removal of the muffler. You will save at least $300 installing this yourself. 485073



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Works perfectly for my two Trek Fuels on a BMW X5-50. The bike rack is pretty heavy (need some effort to carry) but it also makes it much more stable while driving. Overall, I’m very happy with it. 640934



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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


Comments

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.

-- Mike L - 03/20/2019

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I have not had a chance to use the bike rack yet. I have a hard time putting things together and this was so easy for me. Great instructions. I love how it doesnt wobble in my hitch at all. Much better made than the cheap ones we have. Only think I hope is that the plastic pieces hold up. Thank you for the ease of putting on the hitch and twisting the knob to lock it in. I love the pull handle to raise and lower the rack. I also bought the addition 2 rack, to make it a 4. Excited to put that together. Thank you etrailer for your great videos that helped me pick this awesome rack out. 345102



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The service from e-trailer was excellent. Very fast delivery, even during holiday time. 321988



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Product was exactly what was ordered. It arrived very quickly and in excellent shape. Very smooth transaction. Thanks. 320406



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Simple install with the provided instructions. Perfect fit and rock solid. Shipping was on time and order process and online instructions and videos are great. 300159



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easy to install, looks very sturdy 297335



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This is an overall excellent product although it is on the heavy side so keep that in mind. This was purchased with my wife in mind (no tools to mount) and we think she will be able to mount it by herself but it is heavy. The unit is well built and seems to work well time will tell. I like the adjustability and ease of mounting bikes. When I put it together one of the screws had the head mounted at a weird angle? I was able to put it into a vice and straighten it for use otherwise everything mounted together as it should. 253685



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Review from a similar Thule 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



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Review from a similar Thule T2 Pro XT in Hitch Bike Racks


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


Comments

Still awesome.

Bullwinkle - 04/25/2019

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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



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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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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 Thule T2 Pro XT in Hitch Bike Racks


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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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



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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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Review from a similar Thule 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



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Review from a similar Thule 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 Thule 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



- TH9035XTS
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Review from a similar Thule T2 Pro XT in Hitch Bike Racks


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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This is the most convenient and easy to use bike rack I've ever owned. Love everything about it. I've used it for one year now. I use it mainly for a 27.5 PLUS mountain bike, but I've used it for road bikes, non-PLUS mountain bikes and cruisers. I use it on 2013 Hyundai Sonata. My only issue I have is that the car rides low and sometimes the back of the rack scrapes on dips. But that isn't a rack issue--just a fact about having this rack on a car. Overall great purchase. 503860



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Review: Draw Tite Class III Trailer Hitch/Draw Bar Purpose: Bicycle Carrier - Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Black Vehicle: 2013 Honda CR-V My wife decided on the Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack to haul 2 bicycles with on the rear of her 2013 Honda CR-V. An internet search brought me to etrailer.com. What a terrific Website! I purchased the Draw Tite Class III hitch. The choice was unequivocal after watching the outstanding customer installation video's on the website, the reviews by others who've done the install, and most of all the pictures that were on-line which has prompted me to add to the reviews with pics of my installation to help others. The cost was a very affordable. It arrived in less than 4 or 5 days in perfect condition and complete with all the hardware. The instructions are straightforward, but not detailed enough to show exactly where to make the cut in the protective plastic under panel since I wanted to keep the panel intact. The pics speak for them selves, and the video's and other reviews will give enough information on how to install the hitch, so no need to repeat there here. I used an oscillating multi-tool to make the cuts which took less than a minute to accomplish. The hardest part of this was making sure of WHERE to make the cut. I didn't take measurements like the others. Instead, I looked at the pics from other installations, picked the best ones that showed where to make the cut, printed it out on an 8x10 piece of paper and placed in right on the panel I was about to cut! There are manufacturing marks in the plastic and ridges in it. I just duplicated the picture (my pics also show the same thing) marked it with a pencil and cut it on the recommended 3 sides. Don't cut out a chunk like the instructions say to do! I trimmed the material attached to it on the inside so that the flap, and placed it back on the car with 2 screws to hold it in approximate position while I mounted the hitch (per the video). When it came time to thread the bolts into the frame, I just pushed the flap in, stuck my hand in there and threaded the bolts in place. Very easy. Tightening the bolts required a long extension for the torque wrench, but not a big deal. To secure it, I drilled some holes and installed tie wraps. I still need to put some 3M 4200 or 5200, or some RTV on it to seal the spaces. There is only one thing I miscalculated, and it's evident in the pictures. There is a 'gap' of about 1/4 in the flap behind the steel mounting plate. I should NOT have trimmed the whole flap until after the hitch was installed, but I did it beforehand allowing for 1/4 to accommodate the steel hitch hanger. I could have trimmed it to an exact fit after the hitch was tightened in place. To fix that, I will use some 4200 I have laying around and do a gap-fill by laying a big bead of it on a piece of duct tape and sticking it in place. I'll also put some around where the hitch protrudes through it to seal it off against dirt and water, etc. Hope this helps. By the way, I took my time on the install. I spend over 2 hours doing it, but there is a learning curve. I could do another one in half the time since I now know how to do it. *** George at etrailer.com has been extremely helpful with follow-up emails and offers of help if needed. They are a fantastic company and I would highly recommend them to anyone wishing to purchase anything from them! Thank you etrailer.com! 430310



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Thule did it again! Good product, great finished on the bike rack. I chose the black finish cause it’s going to match my car. Easy to use and assemble, took me an hour to assemble including the m7 hitch. Mostly using it for mtb rides. Guys if you want a bike rack this is the one for you. 466839



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This is a great bike rack that is easy to load bikes onto. I get a lot of compliments on how tough it is. I've had it for almost 4 months now and have got plenty of use with it. etrailer is a great site to purchase from. I also bought a tow hitch that worked out perfectly. The only problem I had with the rack was that the squeeze/handle doesn't catch anymore. So I can't lower the rack. In contact with Thule to see what can be done to fix. T Hopefully it is a minor fix, so I can get back to loading bikes. :) 433659



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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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I am very happy with this bike rack. Bicycles load and unload easily and quickly, and feel very secure. The cable-lock on the front arm is nice, but as it only secures the front wheel, I use additional bike locks if security is an issue. The bike rack itself is very secure and I like the way it locks in place as well. I also purchased two Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2 inch, Code numbers 78690 and 75225. One is for a 2017 Honda Pilot, and the other is for a 2005 Honda CRV. All items were received in less than a week. Installation was a breeze on the Pilot, as there are nuts already welded in the frame to receive the hitch. The installation on the CRV was more complicated because there are no such nuts, and the muffler is in the way. The online instructional videos are excellent, and well worth viewing--especially for the CRV. Since I don't have a cold chisel, I used a small Dremmel grinder to enlarge the hole. I was looking for a hitch that would work on both cars and a motorhome, and this is excellent. I toggled through several on the web site and settled on this one because, even though it cost more, it would more simple to raise and lower by all family members to gain access to the back of the car with bikes in place. My only complaint is that it is not really compatible with the older CRV with the wheel mounted on the back of the car. It is perfectly fine with bikes mounted, but the larger front wheel basket on this rack does not clear the spare wheel on the right side when folded up. A front wheel basket with less of a profile might work. I also considered cutting off the interfering part of the basket so that it could fold up to the locked position, but I don't know how important that part is. I will use the rack for awhile first. 554081



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I spent some time researching which bike rack to get before I settled on the Thule. I have a limited range of motion in both of my arms, so ease of operation (raising and lowering the bike rack; moving it out of the way, so I could open the back "gate" on my car); and being able to easily lift and mount my bike onto the rack, were most important to me. The more I used the bike rack, the easier it was to operate. I am extremely pleased with my bike rack. Another feature that I really like, is that it has a self contained internal locking system, which means I no longer have to have an additional lock to take with me when I travel with my bike. The one thing that I did not consider was backing up my vehicle down an incline with the bike rack attached. This is the one draw back. While backing down a driveway on an incline, the bottom protruding end scrapes and digs down into the street. We now have a permanent hole/depression, in the street immediately in front of the garage, made by the bike rack. My daughter has the same type of vehicle and has a Kuuat bike rack and does not have this problem. This is the only complaint that I have about my bike rack. Other than that, it is great!! 524990



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After placing my order online the product arrived 1 day earlier than what was originally indicated. The box was in good condition. The bike rack was exactly as expected. Total assembly of the rack took about 15 minutes just because I added additional Loc-Tite to the other bolds that did not actually require them (for overly secure measure). I purchase through eTrailer whenever possible. 518313



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What a great company to order this product from! The instructional videos are perfect to help make a decision and then for ease of use. They have great customer service and follow-up! They are with you all of the way. 666739



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I am totally convinced Thule makes the best racks. It is so sturdy and sound, I trust my bike is well taken care on it. I also am extremely impressed with etrailer, I was able to thoroughly research my bike rack and hitch options due to the magnificent videos they take the time to produce, just for their customers. Yet their pricing is competitive. I always recommend etrailer to my family and friends. 657191



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Really happy with this bike carrier. Attaches quickly without hardware which was a huge plus for me as my bike rack is on and off my vehicle a few times per week. Super steady vehicle mount and really solid bike attachment. Overall a great product with no complaints! 647246



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Overall, this is a great bike rack. Solid build, versatile and attractive. I love being able to angle the rack down so I can open the rear hatch on my Outback. Be aware that fork mounted bottle cages can interfere with the arm that secures the front wheel. Cages are easy to remove, so no big deal. Also, I have issues with the strap that secures the rear tire. It takes a lot of pressure to press in the tab to release the strap when taking the bike off. I usually have to use both thumbs. Perhaps I'm cranking it down more than necessary, causing extra tension. This part of the rack also seems like it could be the weakest link. I can see it wearing out and breaking at some point, but so far so good. Aside from that, I'm happy with my purchase. 646753



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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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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



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This is one amazing trailer hitch! I have a carbon fiber hybrid bike and this rack puts zero stress on the frame. The best thing I like about the rack is how quickly I can put it on the car and have my bike ready to go. Yes, it's slightly heavy but for the average person it shouldn't be a problem lifting. I've had this bike rack for exactly 1 year now and have gotten quite a bit of use out it and have zero complaints... 609476



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The pinnacle of bike racks. Hauls my 60 lb electric fat bike around with no problem. Quickly and solidly attaches my bikes so I'm on my way without a lot of messing around. Well worth the funds. 602298



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Excellent product! Outstanding customer service from eTrailer! 590907



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In general I like this bike rack a lot. Great features and very easy to mount bikes. Only negative is it is a beast - very heavy! 588428



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Son and daughter in law use it all the time to go to triathlons all over the country. Works great for expensive tri bikes great security . 587689



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Excellent rack that has held up to everything, including being rear ended. Rack is still fully functional and regularly carries downhill bikes even after being hit. 585463



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Great product and very solid! Also, etailer.com is the best place to buy!! 584659



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Product is amazing! However, it was a very bad shopping experience and very customer service from at least one customer service rep. Overall, I am content with the outcome but, it could have been much smoother from the customer standpoint. 578385


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  • Comparing the Thule T2 Pro And The Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack
  • The Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Black TH9034 has been discontinued and the Thule T2 Pro 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Silver, # TH9034XTS. are very similiar. They both have the same security, the same cradles, and the same tilting ability as well as expansion ability. They both can carry bikes with up to 5 inch wide tires. They simply have a different color with the XTS being silver and the XTB being black. The differences are the...
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  • Carrying 2 Bikes on a Hitch Mounted Bike Rack on a 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
  • You are correct the hitch receivers for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, like # 24949, are 1-1/4 inch Class I hitch receivers. You can use an expander like # 80303. This will provide you with a 2 inch receiver on your Golf Alltrack. However, the hitch has a tongue weight of only 200 pounds and using an adapter will reduce that by 50 percent. So that means your bikes can only weigh a total of only about 50 pounds since the Thule T2 Pro # TH9034XTS is 52 pounds. Instead of using...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Bike Rack for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13382 is a custom fit option for your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek that has a measurement of 2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost part of the bumper. It will work great with the Thule T2 Classic # TH9044 or the T2 Pro # TH9034XT in black or # TH9034XTS in silver. You will not need the Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap # 18050 for your vehicle and I personally wouldn't want to use it when it isn't required for the warranty. It does...
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  • Can Thule T2 Pro XTS 4 Bike Rack # TH9034XTS-9036XTS be Converted Back to 2-Bike Rack
  • Yes, the Thule T2 Pro XTS 4 Bike Platform Rack # TH9034XTS-9036XTS referenced in your question includes everything needed to use the rack as just a 2 bike carrier. This is as simple as removing the front 2 bike positions when you are only needing to transport 2 bikes instead of 4. The cap that will then install with a few bolts into the end of the shank is indeed included. This particular bike rack is essentially both the Thule T2 Pro # TH9034XTS and the 2-Bike Add-On # TH9036XTS combined,...
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  • Swing Away Hitch Bike Carrier Setup for 2017 Ford F-250 with Truck Camper
  • Using a 2-1/2-inch to 2-inch hitch reducer sleeve like # 58102, # BWRHXA2182 or # DTADP35 will allow a 2-inch accessory to fit in your 2-1/2-inch hitch but these Thule and Yakima bike racks you mentioned include their own anti-rattle locks that will not fit the 2-1/2-inch hitch tube. There is another solution to give you the swing-away feature you need for camper access. You would still use one of the reducer sleeves above (or one of the others on the linked page) and add the Kuat...
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  • 2 or 4 Bike Rack Designed for RV Use on Tiffin Allegro 36LA
  • At the rear of a trailer or RV the ride quality is very rough when compared to the ride quality at the rear of a passenger vehicle. Reason being the suspension isn't as sophisticated and there is a longer distance between the rear axle and the rear of the trailer which exaggerates the movement of the trailer when hitting bumps. Because of that only a few bike racks were designed to be reinforced enough for that type of use. The Thule racks are not rated for RV use. The best option for...
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  • 2004 Honda Accord Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2-Bike Rack that Can Adapt to 4-Bike Rack
  • Thank you for all of the details regarding your situation! I will do my best to address all of your concerns so that you can go on rides with your sons in the future. You are correct that an adapter will reduce the weight rating of the trailer hitch by 50% but the good news is that it won't reduce the weight rating of your vehicle at all (which is 100 lbs for tongue weight found in the owner's manual). For your 2004 Honda Accord EX you need to use the Curt Trailer Hitch # C11327 as it...
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  • Is the Thule T2 Pro XT Compatible With the Spare Tire on a 2004 Honda CR-V
  • To find out if the Thule T2 Pro XTS # TH9034XTS will fit on your 2004 Honda CR-V with a spare tire you will need to measure from the center of you hitch pin hole to the edge of your bumper. If this measurement is less than 7 inches then the T2 Pro XTS will fit. Since you have the swinging rear door instead of the one that lifts up you will not have full access to your rear cargo area with this bike rack installed. You might be able to partially open your rear door. What I recommend...
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  • Can the Kuat Sherpa be Used on a Motorhome/RV
  • I do have a solution for you, but Kuat doesn't rate any of their bike racks, including the Sherpa 2.0 # SH22G, for use on a motorhome. When I spoke with my contact he said that about the biggest vehicle they will still cover warranty claims on is a Sprinter. Some bikes racks cannot handle the extra stress of movement on a motorhome/RV because the trailer hitch sits much further back from the rear axle. This causes much more motion which can damage bike racks if they haven't been tested...
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  • Thule T2 XTS Bike Rack for Carrying Fat E-Bikes at Rear of Motorhome
  • The Thule T2 part # TH9034XTS is a great bike rack for use at the rear of a motorhome to carry fat bikes that weigh less than 60 lbs per bike but the Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender part # TH9037 is not rated for the rougher ride quality found at the rear of motorhomes. There aren't any swinging solutions that would work for this application. Since the T2 can fold down you'd still be able to get partial access to the rear door.
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  • Stable Platform Bike Rack that Only Fits 2 inch Hitches
  • I have just what you are looking for. The Thule T2 Pro part # TH9034XTS would be a great option. It is designed only for 2 inch hitches like you mentioned and it is super solid. I attached a test course video that shows how solid it is on the road too. The video shows the black version of the rack part # TH9034XT which is another option you can consider. It also only touches the bikes at the tire like you Transfer.
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  • Is a Hitch Extender Needed for a Thule T2 Pro XT to Clear the Spare Tire on a 2004 Honda CR-V
  • You will most likely not need an extension to use the Thule T2 Pro XT bike rack # TH9034XTS with your 2004 Honda CR-V. The reason I bring this up is because the use of an extension will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent and put additional stress on the hitch which is something you will want to avoid. On the T2 Pro XT from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the center of the wheel cradles closest to the vehicle measures 19 inches. Even with the...
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  • How To Display a License Plate With a Bike Rack Attached
  • I am sorry to hear about the issue you are having while using your bike rack. I do have some options for you to display your license plate with the bike rack attached but Thule does not offer any products for this purpose. The vast majority of law enforcement officers will not pull you over for such a minor infraction but there are always going to be a few that do so in that case I have two options. The first option for you would be to mount a license plate bracket like the License Plate...
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  • Recommendation For Thule T2 Pro XT Platform Bike Rack Replacement Part
  • I checked with Thule and unfortunately that part is not available by itself. For your Thule T2 Pro XT, like Item # TH9034XT, you will need to get the complete arm assembly, Item # 7524703002. Contact us if you have any other questions.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Lexus RX 350 F Sport to Carry Thule T2 Pro XTS
  • The Curt hitch part # C13272 does fit your 2017 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport and would work great with your Thule T2 Pro XTS part # TH9034XTS. This would give you basically the nicest hitch and bike rack solution available for your vehicle and bikes! I attached review videos below for both the hitch and bike rack.
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  • What is the Difference Between the Thule T2 Pro and Thule T2 Pro XT Version
  • The biggest change between the Thule T2 Pro and Pro XT # TH9034XTS is the distance between the bikes. Originally the T2 Pro was designed to work with Fat bikes right out of the box. The only issue was people had a hard time getting 2 Fat bikes to fit because of the wider frames to go around the large tires. So the new version corrects that issue by spacing the bike trays out so they are now 12-1/2 inches apart on center. Now there is more space for Fat bikes and it makes loading 2 regular...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu
  • If you like the Thule T2, but you aren't thrilled with the weight and size, I recommend looking at the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 bike racks. The Sherpa 2.0 is available in gray, # SH12G, pearl, # SH12P, and black, # SH12B. These bike racks weigh almost 20 lbs less than the T2 at 32 lbs and they are smaller in size. When folded, the T2 Pro measures 55" wide x 34" tall and the Sherpa 2.0 measures 42-1/4" wide x 27-3/4" tall (see photo). Kuat is a premium brand that competes with Thule when it comes...
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  • What Changed Between the Thule T2 Classic and Pro XTB Bike Racks
  • The Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9044 and the Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9034XT are pretty similar. The differences are in the maximum wheelbase being 2-1/2 inches longer totaling 50-1/2 inches and there being more space between bikes on the Pro XT model. The Pro XT will end up being about 2 lbs heavier due to that. Also, the XTS uses a newer hitch pin style that has an arm that pivots in and locks it to the hitch whereas the Classic uses a threaded hitch pin....
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  • What is the Best Bike Rack for a Fat Tire Bike
  • I have a few bike racks that have fat tire wheel cradles, but, there are no adapters or alternative cradles that will work with the Swagman XC bike rack to accommodate wider tires. The bike racks I recommend for customers that have downhill bikes or bikes with fat tires is the Thule T2 Pro Bike Rack, # TH9034XTS, or the Thule T2 Classic, # TH9044. These bike racks come with large front and rear wheel cradles to accommodate fat bike tires up to 5 inches wide and Thule is an industry...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mount Bike Rack with Easy, Tool-Free Installation
  • We have a number of hitch-mounted bike racks in both hanging and platform styles that offer a quick, tool-free installation and removal process while still securing the bike rack tightly inside the hitch so as to eliminate hitch rattle. I have chosen a handful of my favorite racks that are easy to put on and take off to give you a couple of style and price options. A great bike rack option that will easily install and uninstall on your vehicle is the Thule T2 Pro XTS 2 Bike Rack # TH9034XTS....
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  • Bike Rack Needed for Kayak Clearance When Using the Stromberg Carlson Bike Bunk
  • I do have a few alternative bike racks that you can potentially use with the Stromberg Carlson Bike Bunk # CC-275. Just for reference, the Thule T2 Pro XTS # TH9034XTS that you currently use measures 41-1/2" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the farthest edge of the bike rack. If you want to stick with the Thule brand then the Thule T2 Classic # TH9044 only measures 36" from the hitch pin hole to the end of the bike rack. This is the base model version of the T2 Pro that you...
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  • Carbon Fiber Bikes - Why Do You Recommend Bike Racks that Secure the Bike by the Wheel?
  • You are correct! When someone invests in a carbon fiber bike we automatically assume that they will want to take extra precautions to protect it. This is why we recommend a rack like the Thule T2 Pro 2-Bike Rack, # TH9034XTS, which uses a ratcheting arm to secure the bike by the front wheel eliminating contact with the frame. No contact with the frame equates to less chance of scratches which equals happy cyclist!
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  • Availability of 2 Bike Add-on for Thule T2 Pro Bike Rack for 1-1/4 inch Trailer Hitch
  • The Thule T2 Pro that fits the 1-1/4 inch hitch receiver, like part # TH9035XTS which is Silver or part # TH9035XT which is Black, was not built to accommodate the 2 bike add-on so you will need to make sure that you have a 2 inch hitch receiver on your vehicle. You can then purchase the T2 Pro for 2 inch hitches as part # TH9034XTS for Silver or part # TH9034XT for Black, and then the add-ons later with part # TH9036XTS for Silver or part # TH9036XT for Black. However if you would like...
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  • Best Bike Racks to Carry 2 Pedego Electric Commuter Bikes
  • Electric bikes like your Pedego Commuter bikes tend to weigh quite a bit. The Thule Roadway # TH912XTR that you referenced can only hold bikes that weigh up to 35 lbs each. Since most hanging bike racks have a max weight capacity of 35 lbs per bike you will need to use a platform bike rack that can accommodate the extra weight. I called Pedego and spoke with one of their reps who said that they recommend using the Thule T2 Pro XT which comes in Black # TH9034XT or Silver # TH9034XTS...
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  • Best Bike Rack Recommendation for 2018 BMW X5 M Series
  • As long as you have a 2 inch hitch installed on your 2018 BMW X5 M Series like the Curt Hitch part # 13077 designed for your vehicle the Thule T2 Pro XTS part # TH9034XTS would fit and would be an excellent choice. This is arguably the nicest bike rack money can buy so I know you'll really like it.
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for 2008 Toyota Tundra with Collar Around Hitch Opening
  • I have a great bike rack solution I can provide for your 2008 Toyota Tundra, but that bracket that goes around the edge of the hitch tube is going to be too thick for the arm of the Thule T2 bike rack to fit. Instead check out the Saris Freedom Superclamp part # SA4025F. This rack is similar in that it is a platform bike rack that only touches the bike at the tires but it's considerably lighter at 30 lbs compared to the T2 which weighs 52 lbs. I attached a review video for this for...
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  • What Size Bikes Will Fit on the Thule T2 Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack
  • The 20 to 29 inches is in reference to the wheel sizes that the Thule T2, # TH9034XTS, can carry. It is possible that a smaller size would fit but it all depends on the bike. I would not recommend this rack though because there is no guarantee that a bike smaller than 20 inches will fit. The Thule DoubleTrack, # TH9054, is a better option since it holds the bikes at the frame and not the just at the wheels. Since the hooks clamp on the frame a smaller wheel size will not be a factor....
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  • Recommended Platform-Style Bike Carrier For Fat Bike With 4.8-Inch Wide Tires
  • The 4.8-inch tires on your fat bike are too wide for the cradles on the Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Carrier, part # NV22G, but I do have a solution for you. I recommend the Thule T2 Pro 2 Bike Platform Rack, part # TH9034XTS. This carrier can handle bike tires up to 5-inches wide and has ratcheting hooks that hold the bike by the tires and not by the frame, similar to the Kuat carrier. The nice feature for this rack is that it can be tilted for rear cargo access with or without the bikes loaded....
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