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Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting

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This heavy-duty, platform-style hitch rack is fat bike ready out of the box. Ratcheting arms grip your bikes' front wheels so there's no frame contact. Rack tilts down for easy cargo area access and folds up for storage. Includes hitch lock. Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule hitch bike racks part number TH9044 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.


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Thule Hitch Bike Racks - TH9044

This heavy-duty, platform-style hitch rack is fat bike ready out of the box. Ratcheting arms grip your bikes' front wheels so there's no frame contact. Rack tilts down for easy cargo area access and folds up for storage. Includes hitch lock.


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
  • Ratcheting hooks on pivoting upright arms hold your bikes securely by the front wheels - no frame contact
    • Add One-Key System lock cylinders (TH512 - sold separately) to secure bikes to rack
  • Large front-wheel holders 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 holders and extra-long wheel straps accommodate fat bike tires up to 5" wide
  • Adjustable bike trays slide front to back and side to side to optimize bike spacing
  • HitchSwitch lever lets you tilt the rack down or fold it up
    • Tilt the rack down with or without bikes loaded for cargo area access
    • Fold the rack up when not in use
  • SnugTite hitch lock secures the rack to your vehicle
    • Eliminates movement and rattle in the hitch
  • Expansion accessory (TH9046 - sold separately) converts the rack to a 4-bike carrier
  • Solid steel construction with black powder coat finish is stylish and rust resistant
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • 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: 48"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest bike carrier rail: 19"
    • Closest bike carrier rail when folded: 4-1/2"
    • Closest part of pivoting bracket: 7-7/8"
    • End of bike rack: 36"
  • Carrier weight: 50 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

Note: The T2 Classic includes 1 One-Key System lock cylinder to secure the rack to your vehicle. However, if you want to add lock cylinders to the ratcheting arms you will need to purchase the lock cylinder 4-pack (TH544 - sold separately) to have all the locks keyed alike.


T2 Classic for 2" Hitches

The Thule T2 Classic platform-style bike rack lets you carry 2 bikes using your vehicle's hitch. The rack 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 tilts down with bikes loaded so you can access your vehicle's rear cargo area, and it folds up when not in use.


Wheel-Mount Design for Easy Bike Loading

Ratcheting Wheel Hook

The rack allows you to quickly and easily load and carry 2 bicycles on the back of your vehicle. The ratcheting arms and front wheel cradles securely hold your bikes by the front wheels so there's no frame contact. Simply set your bike on the rack and pivot the upright arm up and over the front wheel. Then just ratchet the hook down so it firmly grips your wheel.


Wheel Hook Lock Core

The arms can also be locked in place with Thule One-Key System lock cylinders (TH512 - sold separately). One-Key System cylinders can be swapped out to make all of your Thule gear keyed alike.


Sliding Rear-Wheel Cradle

The sliding rear-wheel cradles allow the rack to accommodate bikes with wheelbases up to 48" 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.


Regular Strap Length

For road bikes and mountain bikes insert the strap into the hole at the bottom of the cradle. Then run the strap along the side and over the top of the cradle.


Fat Tire Strap Length

For fat tire bikes insert the strap under the bracket on the side of the cradle. Then simply run the strap over the top of the cradle.


Fully Adjustable Bike Trays

Adjustable Bike Trays

The front and rear bike trays are fully adjustable to ensure you have enough space when mounting your bikes. Just loosen the 4 bolts where the tray attaches to the rack base, slide the tray front to back and side to side 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.


Tilting and Folding Design

HitchSwitch Lever

The integrated HitchSwitch lever allows the T2 Classic to easily tilt. The rack tilts down with or without bikes loaded for convenient rear cargo area access.


Rack Tilts Up for Storage

It also folds 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.


Hitch Lock and Anti-Rattle Device

SnugTite Hitch Lock

The rack includes a SnugTite hitch lock and anti-rattle device. The hitch lock secures the rack to your hitch with the included One-Key System lock cylinder. And the threaded hitch pin eliminates movement and rattle in the hitch.


Optional 2-Bike Add-On


T2 Classic Add-On

There is a 2-bike add-on available (TH9046 - sold separately) for the T2 Classic that will allow you convert it from a 2-bike carrier to a 4-bike carrier. To install the add-on on your T2 Classic, simply remove the endcap from the bike rack base, slide the add-on's shank into the hole on the bike rack, and secure the shank with a bolt that comes with the add-on.



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Video Transcript for Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack Test Course

This is our test course. Let's start with the slalom. This shows side-to-side action such as turning corners or evasive maneuvering. Then on to our alternating speed bumps. This shows twisting action such as hitting curbs, potholes, road debris or uneven pavement. Last of all, the solid speed bumps.

This shows up and down action such as driving through a parking lot or parking garage or driving in and out of the driveway.


Customer Reviews

Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - TH9044

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (73 Customer Reviews)

This heavy-duty, platform-style hitch rack is fat bike ready out of the box. Ratcheting arms grip your bikes' front wheels so there's no frame contact. Rack tilts down for easy cargo area access and folds up for storage. Includes hitch lock.

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Good solid rack for carrying mountain bikes with fat tires and or unique frame configurations. My Kuat hanging rack work for my Farley 5 but did not fit my wife's new Fuel 8 Ex frame angle. E- Trailer had a Classic T2 that was lightly used-installation only,for a nice discount. 1. Installation. Never a fan of Thule instructions. Find an install video and don't waste your time with Thule's. All in all assembly and installation is not too bad. 2. Bikes. Holds my Farley with 26" x 4. tires and the Fuel EX with 27.5plus x 2.80" tires. You will need to figure out how to reinsert rear wheel strap to fit. If the instructions show this then they do not explain the need. Both of these wheel sizes need to the strap in the "upper" slot to fit. makes sense once you see it. 3. Rack Function. Tilts easily though the Pro is more civilized in this function. The rear hatch on my 2012 Sante Fe easily clears. I like that you can slide the bike position to the left or right with just loosening some hex bolts. This helps having the bikes pedal to pedal and touching at that point. Its a very solid rack and is heavy but that is OK as it's not like you should expect to be installing this type of rack with every use then remove the rack when done. Etrailer as usual provided great service and delivery. 331485



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Was pretty easy to assemble, but when putting on the plastic wheel cups, the pre-punched holes in the square tubing where you mount them were not punched correctly. There are two slightly different sized holes and ours were punched backwards. We had to use a punch to widen the one hole slightly to allow the cups to be mounted in correct orientation. Not a big deal, but certainly not a step that should have had to be done. If you don't pay attention to the pictures, and your holes are punched incorrectly, you will end up installing your wheel cups backwards simply because that is the only way they will fit in the holes. Also, fat tire bikes will fit in the wheel cups, but the strap to hold the back wheel down is not long enough to go through the wheel and be strapped in. Either the air needs taken out of the back wheel (maybe, we haven't actually tried that yet), or some other tie-down strap would need to be used. Fit the road bikes perfectly - very sturdy. In addition, the mechanism for folding up the rack when not in use is hard to operate. The lever doesn't completely free the "pegs" from the slots to allow folding without some jerking. However, we are pleased with the rack so far and will be using it on its maiden voyage this weekend. 429337



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I needed this rack because I have two Fat Bikes, and one is a 50 lb ebike. I am very happy with the rack, but you better know what you're getting into. I currently have 4 different bike racks....hitch and trunk mount. This rack is a monster! It is bulky, heavy, and difficult to assemble. The directions for assembly were confusing, and I finally had the best results just looking at the picture on the box. I drive a Volvo XC90. You would think a Swedish rack would fit a Swedish car. The rack will not fold up. It hits the rear of the Volvo. To adjust the rack would result in the bikes too far out, and too close together on the support beam. I may cut down the front wheel holder. Otherwise the rack is great. Similar racks would have been much more money. I like the locking feature, but Thule should include the lock cylinders in the purchase of the rack. This is my first Thule rack. It holds the bikes two Fat Bikes very securely. I even tried two road bikes and was very happy with the security. This rack is a bit overkill for the road bikes, but if you have bizarre frame geometry, this is the way to transport. 250236



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Assembly went well after reading the instructions and watching the you tube instructions. Very solid bike rack and easy to mount the bikes. Sure is a pleasure vs the roof rack system that I used for many years. 395078



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Very pleased with how fast this was shipped from etrailer, it only took 3 days. I called customer service just to check up on my order and George was very friendly, over and above normal customer service. The rack is engineered to last... I picked this one over the yakima holdup as it seems beefier and the wheel trays are on top of the platform not attached to the underside. Also the main support tubes and how they are built make for less sway IMO. The rear wheel trays adjust without tools, another plus for me. Fits really well on my 2014 Toyota sienna. Support bars can be adjusted L/R and front to back so when folded up it doesn't touch the vehicle. Easy to put together, very happy with purchase. Another site is now charging tax so etrailer was a better deal, by $25, glad I went with them! 428382



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Installed the Thule T2 Classic onto a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. I am a data analyst, so all I do all day is work on a computer and have no real experience with tools, but the installation was easy. Before installing the bike rack, I would load two bikes into the back of the SUV, and it was becoming annoying. With the bike rack, I am able to quickly load and unload bikes. 388692



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Heavy duty platform bicycle rack, well built easy to assemble and secures two bikes, would suggest purchasing the extra lock cylinders for the two arms that secure the bikes tires to prevent anyone trying to remove your bikes. This is a heavy rack you will not want to be removing all the time and you don't have to sense the rack tilts and folds up. Note: with bikes attached using the tilt feature on a pickup, the tail gate will not open all the way without hitting the inside bike. I'm using the rack on the back of a motorhome while towing a pickup and had a custom double receiver hitch made to allow clearance and prevent the bikes hitting the vehicle being towed on sharp turns. Towing a 2015 GMC Canyon. 457454



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Have purchased Thule products before and I had little doubt this would be great (and it was...). What was a VERY pleasant surprise was the complete and total customer care supplied by etrailer.com. This business is fantastic, and let me count the ways - Thule, they make you look real good!: 1. Least expensive on the web 2. Free delivery 3. Fast processing (ordered 100lbs of freight on Sunday; got it Wednesday) 4. Did I mention that shipping was free? I can't send a 1-ounce letter for free - 100lbs??!! 5. ...the best part, videos to help you select AND install!!!!! Great prices, fast delivery, and fantastic stewardship. I only wish everything I have to buy came from these folks! 403370



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After looking at several bike racks and doing comparisons we chose the Thule t2. We loved the versatility and ease of operation as well as the built in locks. My wife can operate it with ease even when I am not there. She has even been known to install it on the car herself when I am not home. We bought the two bike version but it is easy to make it a four bike with the purchase of the add on which it is already made for without any modification. For us it was the best one regardless of the cost. I also love that it doesn't clamp down on any part of the frame. 378692



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Great product. I have not taken our bikes out for a road trip, but after an easy assembly and loading the bikes at home I am confident the rack will transport the bikes safe and without damage. The hitch fits great on our GMC Acadia. We have the ability to open the rear hatch door and tilt up for the times we do not have the bikes in tow. My only clinch is that I did not realize the bike lock cylinders were optional -- I ordered a set as soon as I found out. Not a concern/problem. 257502



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My order was handled in a timely manner. I ordered the product one evening, the product was shipped the next morning, and the product was received the next day. The product ordered was a Thule bike carrier (I also ordered a trailer hitch the same evening and also received it the same day as the carrier). Both products were as advertised and fit my car and functioned properly. This was my first experience with etrailer and, if needed, would use them again. I am very satisfied. 385661



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Since I have a car with a rear spare tire (2005 Honda CRV), I relied on the etrailer staff to recommend the correct hitch and bike rack to accomadate the spare tire. They really know their products and were very familiar with my car. My bike rack came very quickly. I had the hitch installed by my mechanic. I've now had the bike rack and hitch for a year and use it all the time. I'm very happy with the product and your service. I recommend etrailer to my friends. 383583



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Product was as advertised. Easy to assemble and solid. I am able to access the back hatch on my jeep using the tilt down feature. My only negative comment is that while there are three places to lock the bike rack ( one on each ratchet arm and the lock for the hitch pin)there is only one keyed tumbler supplied. It seems there should be three provided to make the bike rack secure. Overall I would recommend this rack. 428283



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The rack meets all my expectations and more. I include this picture because I remember reading a note that said the rack could not carry bikes with fenders. Obviously that is not so, they attach just fine! 456326



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My first--and probably last--bike rack. High quality build and materials. Easy to load and secure bikes and holds them in very solidly while traveling. Right off the bat, headed out to Big Bend National Park--about a 10 hour drive from home--and never worried a second about the security of my bike. Great product and service from etrailer.com as well! 358837



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As with several products purchased from eTrailer.com, once again, product arrived quickly and was extremely easy to assemble. Having road/cyclo-cross & Hybrid 700c bikes and 29'er all mountain bikes, this system accommodates them all. No matter which direction we're going. Another fantastic product from Thule provided by eTrailer. 390563



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Solid bike rack, bikes dont move when loaded. Fits 2010 rav4 (rav has aftermarket hitch which extends further than factory), the rack can be folded all the way up and barely touches spare. Folded all the way down with no bikes, I can open rear door all the way. Shipping was quick, price match was honored, rack quality excellent. 455913



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Excellent product, fast shipping, everything is good shape when received. Only complaint was that the carton did not have any instructions in it, I found a video on the internet that got me thru the assembly. I am 65 years old and had the bicycle rack together in about 3/4 hour. 427255



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I bought a Thule T2 Classic Platform 2 Bike Rack. The product seems very solid and secure. Can't wait to take our bikes on a long trip. The service from etrailer was outstanding. I found them very conscientious and supportive. Would definitely recommend! 320891


Comments

Easy to operate. Takes less space to store. Better visibility when driving. Less bouncing if any while traveling. Simpler to attach and remove trailer. Also placing and taking bikes off rack is vastly improved over previous bike rack we used.

P.S. - 12/11/2017

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Just got yesterday. Put it together and mounted on tesla model X. Is perfect. Very easy to put bikes on it. In rear camera view but not obstructing view. Backup sensors do not like it but only going off on backing up. Strongly recommend 296994



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The only downside is the weight of the thing, which only means I get an upper-boy workout lifting it on and off the car, which come to think of it is a nice counter-balance to the lower-body workout I get from the bike, so all is good. 255254



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This is a VERY well made non-contact carrier. Easy assembly, excellent price match from etrailer. I've wasted time & money on competitor products over the past three years (making cross-country trips with bikes). 385145



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This is an excellent product. The bikes are secured on the platform and locked into place. When not in use it folds up and locks in a stable position. I've used Thule products for years and this one is a winner. 398947



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Love the new rack. It was easy to install and gives a very sturdy platform for transporting bicycles long distances. I am looking forward to using this rack for our trip to the Texas Hill Country. 355143



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Thank you for the excellent service with shipping. Tho I made a mistake on the order, you emailed and called to correct it right away. Product is well built and recommended. 262019



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Fast shipping, very little assembly required and product is easy to use. Very happy with price and quality. My fat tire bike fits perfectly on this rack. 292635



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Works very well. Quality heavy duty construction . I am very satisfied with the product and its performance. 349456


Comments

I periodically wipe it down with a spray wax for my motorcycle and one year later it looks and functions just like new

Ed C - 03/07/2018

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Fast shipping, very little assembly required and product is easy to use. Very happy with price and quality. 292633



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We like the first bike rack we purchased from the trailer so much that we got a second one for other car 404986



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Works as advertised, very easy to assemble and use! Etrailer.com had a great price. 418496



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Delivered as promised. It was fairly easy and fast to assemble. Bikes fit great. 423771



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Great product, which I expected, but the customer service was OUTSTANDING! 384758



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I got it late last night, everything looks great. Thank You 294899



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Great bike rack for fat tire bikes. Well built. 385916



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Great rack. Super solid and easy to work with. 278750



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Very good quality!!!Awesome delivery sp eed!!! 469208



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Excellent service and a great product!! 414630



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Review from a similar Thule T2 Classic in Hitch Bike Racks


Overall I really like the bike hitch. If there was any down side I would possibly point to the locking bar that engages when you change positions. It doesn't always engage fully unless you play with the rack some either by lifting or shaking it side to side. Not a major problem though. Unless I am missing something, I would like to see some locking device that locks the add on to the front two bike section. It bolts on with two bolts that could be unscrewed and the whole back section removed. Just an added note, one of those 12mm hex head bolts were missing from my hardware packet. It looked as if the package had been opened and the bolt possibly taken out sometime before shipment. I did call customer service and have another bolt coming in the mail. Once the weather warms up I hope to send pics of the rack installed with bikes loaded. Thanks for a great product! I hope to get years of enjoyment out of it. 498127



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Review from a similar Thule T2 Classic in Hitch Bike Racks


Overall this is a really good bike rack. I installed it on a 2010 Volkwsagen EOS. The best part about the rack is how easy it is to get bikes on and off, literally 20 seconds per bike once you've done it a couple of times. Unfortunately I can't fold the rack into the upright position with my car, probably because my trailer hitch is installed quite far back from the bumper. I'm not terribly concerned about that though. If you're an EOS owner you know that the trunk lid opens backwards when you operate the roof. I found that there is JUST ENOUGH room to do this with bikes on the rack if you tilt the rack down AND make sure that the pedal on the inside bike is at the 6 o'clock position. Of course you should test it with your own installation to make sure. Installing and removing the rack isn't terribly easy, I found that I had to pretty much lay down on the ground under my car to reach the bolt. 257778



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Review from a similar Thule T2 Classic in Hitch Bike Racks


I really have no complaints about this rack. What I can say is you get what you pay for. I first tried out a less expensive rack from etrailer and it did not fit my girls bikes well and the construction I was disappointed in. But etrailer took back the old one and I upgraded and spend about an additional $350 more and got the Thule - which I have always been very satisfied with. I tried to save a little money for which it only created additional down time and disappointment. With this rack you wont make that mistake. My only complaint is it helps to have two people fit this rack into your receiver. It is like a Sherman Tank - which is great for feeling confident in keep your bikes in tack - but lifting out of garage and onto the back of my trailer can be a little bit of work if doing it by yourself. Thanks etrailer for your great Customer Service and help with the replacement! 395868



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Review from a similar Thule T2 Classic in Hitch Bike Racks


Great product. We just got a new convertible and I could not use the roof mount or trunk mount. Using the bikes was important. Taking care of the bikes is important too. This bike rack is really the best I have ever had. It is extremely easy to use. I like that it has built in locks. I can use the hard top convertible on the VW Eos if I only have one bike positioned outward. It also works with no bikes installed. I could not be happier with this product and the incredible price, fast shipping and overall value from etrailer.com. 27662



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Review from a similar Thule T2 Classic in Hitch Bike Racks


Thule T2-Curt hitch-Subaru Impreza Here are some pictures of the setup I picked up from etrailer. 4829



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Review from a similar Thule T2 Classic in Hitch Bike Racks


Great product, reliable and safe. Easy to operate and the locking system is effective. The installation instructions were a little awkward in that the mfg. reverses some of the parts in order to fit all the pieces into the delivery box. So read instructions carefully before dismantling. Be careful when "dropping" the carrier in order to open trunk door - the weight of the bicycles quickly drops the carrier into the final locked position. Make sure to tighten the bolt connecting the carrier to the hitch - reduces any vibration while driving 59990



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Review from a similar Thule T2 Classic in Hitch Bike Racks


I have to get a trailer hitch extension in order for the bike rack to fold up when not in use. Definitely will go through etrailer for this item. 403771


Comments

Thanks for your review, Mike. Please note that using a hitch extender for your bike rack will reduce the hitch tongue weight by 50 percent.

-- Laura E - 07/13/2017

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Review from a similar Thule T2 Classic in Hitch Bike Racks


Great bike rack! Very easy loading and unloading and it's secure. It easily fold up and out of the way when not in use. A little bit heavy but for hitch mount it need to have a solid bar to carry the load.Very fast free shipping. Best price I found! ???? 96270



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Once again, etrailer has done an awesome job. I’ve bought a few trailer hitches for my vehicles from them and they have all been awesome. From the start of the process to the follow up after delivery, I have no doubt that they really care that you are 100% satisfied with the product and the service. As far as the Thule bike carrier goes, NICE! Built very well and delivered on the day promised with no damage. Quality product, great price. THANKS!!!! 473823



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I am 23 and was able to put this all together by myself. I put it on a 2013 Honda CRV. When the bars for the bikes were put on according to the directions, the drivers side wheel well could not clear my bumper without rubbing it. Therefore, I measured the distance between the two bars and moved them down away from the vehicle. This worked well and fixed the problem. I can take this off and put it on all by myself and put it on all by myself. 78492



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This bike rack has worked out perfectly for my husbands recumbent bike. Easy on and easy off compared to all the hassle of his previous one, makes a big difference when you get back from a long ride and are tired and all you want is to load the bikes and go!! The seller is easy to work with and responded to my questions and concerns promptly...would definitely recommend ordering from them. And the quality of their products are spot on. 255388



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Needed a 4 bike carrier and once I watched your review videos that really helped me make my decision on which one to buy. Great product and was a little difficult to put together, but once I got into it I figured it. Had to make some adjustments once I put it together to fit my bikes and probably will down the road if I put newer bikes on the rack. Other than that seems solid and cant wait to try it out with all of our bikes on it. 418477



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We were very impressed with he solid construction of this bike rack. I have an unusual reclining bike and this allows me to cinch down the tires securely. Also LOVE the additional cable lock. Make sure you match all the locks so you only need one key. Very easy to tilt the rack down for access to the trunk of my vehicle. This was an expensive purchase but worth every penny because of the quality of the rack. 218133


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  • Best Bike Rack for Transporting Heavy Electric Bikes without Lifting
  • We have the perfect bike rack for you. The Thule EasyFold 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9032 is designed to easily carry heavy electric bikes like yours. It has an easy to use removable ramp that allows your bikes to load easily onto the rack without any lifting. I attached a demo video for this rack for you to check out as well. A power lift bike rack isn't available, but this should work very well for you.
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  • Recommendation of Bike Rack for Beach Cruisers with Fenders and 3 inch Wide Tires
  • The Thule T2 Quick-Load 2 Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Rack, item # TH9044, will accept up to 5 inch wide tires but, unless you have over 1 inch of clearance between the fender and the front tire on your cruiser with a fender, you will not be able to secure the bike safely. Another option for both of your cruisers would be the 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch Trailer Hitches - Wheel Mount, item # S64650, as long as the weight of each bike is not over 35 pounds. This rack will accept...
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  • Comparing the Yakima HoldUp, Kuat NV 2.0 and Thule T2 Classic Platform-Style Bike Racks
  • I've linked you to product demonstration videos of all three bike racks. The best of the three racks will depend on the features you're interested in and which features you find most important. First some similarities. All three racks are capable of folding up against the rear of the vehicle when the bikes are removed, and all three can tilt rearward with the bikes in place, allowing easier access to the rear trunk or liftgate of the vehicle. All three racks include hitch locks of some...
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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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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for Carrying Bikes with Fenders
  • Since your bikes have fenders a better solution for a bike rack would be one that attaches to the bike frame instead of one that attaches to the tires like the T2 part # TH9044 that you referenced. For a similar rack that would work great I would recommend the Thule Doubletrack Pro 2 Bike Platform Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches # TH9054. This is a platform bike rack that would easily carry your two bikes and would make loading and unloading your bikes easy as well.
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  • Bike Rack that Will Let Tailgate Swing Open on 2017 Jeep Wrangler
  • When we were doing our demo on the Kuat Pivot # PV20B we found that the longer Draw-Tite trailer hitch, # 76104, was necessary for the Pivot to clear the stock spare tire on the Jeep in the video. With any of the shorter hitches it would not have worked. Using the Kuat NV 2.0 # BA22B with the Pivot or even a Thule T2, # TH9044, is a great way to allow you to open the rear tailgate on your 2017 Jeep Wrangler while still being able to keep the bike rack in place and either one of those...
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  • Will Bikes with Fenders Fit on the Thule T2 Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks
  • Bikes with fenders pose a problem for the Thule T2, # TH9044. Fenders often times cover most of the top of the tire and the T2 is not able to safely secure the bikes because you would have to place the hooks so low on the tire. A bike rack like the Thule Doubletrack, # TH9054, would be a better option because it holds the bikes at the frame. I have included a link to a video review of this bike rack for you. If the 75 pound capacity on the Doubletrack is not enough, take a look at...
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  • Differences Between Kuat Sherpa 2.0 and Older Sherpa, Comparison to Thule T2 Classic
  • Kuat makes some of the nicest bike racks around the new Kuat Sherpa 2.0 part # SH22G is basically an updated version of the Sherpa # S101 which was highly reviewed by our customers. The new Sherpa is lighter (by 8 lbs for a total weight of 32 lbs), has updated wheel cradles and updated wheel hooks as well. This rack would work well for you on your 2015 BMW X5 as long as you have hitch like the part # 75600 installed on it. The hitches for your vehicle sit quite a bit lower than the bottom...
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  • How to Convert a 1-1/4 inch Thule T2 Bike Rack to a 2 inch Bike Rack
  • You can convert your Thule T2 Bike Rack part # TH9045 to basically be a # TH9044 by simply replacing the shank and backbone assembly of your current rack with a # 753-3581. I spoke to my contact at Thule and she said that this is the only way to accomplish this.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • Yes, the Thule Raceway 3 Bike Carrier, # TH9002PRO, will work great on your 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon. I recently had the chance to install this rack on a vehicle and it is the easiest to install and remove trunk mount rack that I have used. For this reason, this is the rack I personally would choose for a trunk mount rack. You will need to remove the rack to open the rear of the vehicle because the bottom support on the rack will rest on the top of the bumper when properly installed,...
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  • Adding Locks to a Thule T2 Classic Bike Rack
  • The parts you've mentioned are replacement cores for specific products and specific cylinder numbers. This is how Thule manufactures its One-Key System. Thule locks are interchangeable and just need to be removed and swapped with the same core, allowing you to have a single key for your entire system. For the Thule T2 Classic, part # TH9044, since you already have lock number N190, you can get additional locks with part # THLOCKN190 and additional keys with part # THKEYN190. Optionally,...
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  • Why Doesnt Thule T2 Classic Come with Cable Locks
  • The Thule T2 Classic does not have a cable lock since the arms have locks built into them and the shank of the rack has a lock to secure it to the hitch of the vehicle. There is a replacement arm that will give you a cable lock though. For that we had a customer come back and state that the part # 752-1272-001 gave them the ability to use a cable lock.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack and Fat Tire Adapter That Will fit 4.8" Tires
  • There are some great bike racks and racks with adapters that will work with your 4.8" tires, though the Kuat Transfer 2 # TS02G-FB will only accept tires up to 4.5" wide. I highly recommend checking out the Kuat NV 2.0 # BA22B, which comes with an adapter to carry one fat bike with 4.8" tires, though if you needed to carry a pair of fat bikes you could add the Phat Bike Adapter Kit for Kuat Bike Racks # APBK. The Kuat NV is a premium rack that uses ratcheting hooks to grasp your wheels...
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  • Replacement Rear Wheel Holder for Thule T2 Classic Bike Rack
  • For the T2 Classic Thule Bike rack the replacement wheel holder is the part # 7521568001. Due to its design it can be used with fat tires or regular tires like your road bike.
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  • Is Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Rack # TH9027 Recommended for Carrying Carbon Fiber Framed Bikes
  • When it comes to the Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Rack, # TH9027, this is a great bike rack that is loaded with features and has the road-dampening technology (RDT) which definitely helps but at the end off the day I will still always recommend a platform style bike rack for the carbon fiber framed bikes. The best rack for the carbon fiber bikes is going to be a platform rack that secures the bikes by the wheel and not the frame. No contact with the frame = less chance of damage = happy rider. All...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mount Bike Racks to Deter Theft
  • So sorry your bike was stolen! The Saris Freedom SuperClamp EX # SA4025F would be my choice because of the integrated stainless steel cable lock. It will secure your bike to the rack to deter theft. See the included video at the 3:55 mark. The Yakima HoldUp # Y02443 (see Yakima video at the 2:09 mark) and Thule T2 Classic # TH9044 platform bike racks are quite nice too. In addition to any of these bike racks, I would recommending getting a Deadbolt cable lock # CAB-10. The lock...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Recommendation for a Subaru XV Crosstrek with OEM Hitch
  • The newer OEM Subaru hitch is a bit of an oddity. Because that pin hole is so close to the end of the receiver, that means that very little of the bike rack shank will be inside of the hitch. That will produce a lot of stress on the hitch and bike rack shank. Thule was actually the company that brought it to our attention and asked us what we thought they should do. Subaru did not think too much about accessories when designing this hitch and I am not comfortable with any bike rack with...
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  • Will the Thule T2 Bike Carrier Clear the Oversized Spare Tire on a Jeep Wrangler
  • If you take one measurement on your Jeep Wrangler you can determine the length of an extension would be needed (if at all). Measure from the center of the hitch pin hole straight back to the distance needed to clear the spare tire. Take a look at the help article I have linked that shows the best way to take that measurement. The T2, # TH9044, measures 19 inches from the center of the pin hole to the nearest rail (but only 4-1/2 inches when folded up). If an extension is needed you probably...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation to Carry a 60 lb Bike
  • To carry a 60 lb bike the only option is a platform bike rack. The hanging bike racks don't have the capacity per bike to carry that heavy of a bike. The reason is because the frame cradles of the racks can't carry more than 35-40 lbs. The Thule T2 bike rack part # TH9044 is one of the nicest bike racks around and has a 60 lb per bike capacity. This is one of the few racks available for a bike as heavy as yours and it happens to be one of the nicest racks on the market. I attached a...
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  • Comparing Thule Replacement Ratcheting Arms 753357902 & 753-3579 for T2 Bike Racks
  • Part # 753357902 is a Non-Locking Ratchet Arm Assembly that fits specific versions of the T2 Classic, # TH9044, # TH9045 and # TH9046. Part # 753-3579 is a LOCKING Ratchet Arm Assembly for the following discontinued Thule T2 Hitch Bike Rack models TH916, TH916XT, TH917 and TH917XT.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2016 Honda Odyssey for Only Touching Bikes at Tires
  • I would go with a platform bike rack that only touches the bikes at the tires for your application. Roof bike racks can work well but they require lifting the bikes up pretty high. The hitch mount is the all-around best option when available. The Thule T2 Classic part # TH9044 would be a great option that would fit both bike sizes and only touches them at the tires. For a hitch for your 2016 Honda Odyssey the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75270 would be the hitch to go with because it does...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack for 4 Bikes on a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • First, we need to determine if your 2014 Honda CR-V has a Class I or Class II trailer hitch. It will usually say this on the hitch itself or you can go by the capacity. If the tongue weight capacity is listed at 200 pounds or less then it is a Class I trailer hitch. If it is 300 or more then it is likely a Class II. This makes all the difference in the world because a Class I trailer hitch is only rated for 2 bikes at most. A Class II trailer hitch can handle 4 bikes. A Class III hitch...
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