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

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

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Matthew S says:

Yes, if you:

  • Have carbon frame or custom painted bikes
  • Need to transport fat bikes
  • Think you might need to carry more than 2 bikes in the future

No, if you:

  • Don't want to spend extra money for locks
  • Don't want to reach through or around bikes to raise or lower the rack
  • Don't want to mess around finding a tool every time you install or uninstall the rack
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

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

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.


  • 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 (TH450200 - 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


  • 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.

9044 Thule T2 Classic Tray-Style 2-Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Tilting

Replaces Thule TH916XTR REPL

Item # TH9044

Installation Details TH9044 Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (122 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.

- TH9044

The service from etrailer was perfect. Delivery of the Thule rack was on time and easy to put together. It does have some weight at 49 lbs but manageable and very sturdy. etrailer honored the low price guarantee when I found the rack for less on another website. I also Installed the trailer hitch with my brother. Its easier with a helper. It went well as described on the video. Having the correct tools is a must including the 18mm deep socket and poly rivet tool. Comments about making the facia cut at least 2.5 inches is good advice. 562822

- TH9044

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

- TH9044

Thule bike rack installed on our 1995 wrangler. Very tight but actually got it to close up against a 31x 10.50 spare. We measured 12 inches from the pin to the edge of the spare. Very solid well built rack, should last us many bike seasons! Easy install and set up. 643468

As anticipated this rack has been sturdy and dependable. Carried bikes on back of our fifth wheel to Key West and all over Florida-no issues! Back on our Jeep again, great product!
David - 05/19/2020


- TH9044

Thule bicycle rack is the best for my Chrysler Town and Country. Great having the tilt feature which allows access through the lift gate with out removing bicycles. A great product. Perfect fit for the van. The fold up feature is simple to use when the vehicle is parked while you are out riding the bike. This is a quality product. 759149

- TH9044

I have placed approx 5 orders with these guys over the last 10 years and have never been disappointed. A courteous and friendly staff that communicates with the buyer every step of the way from the time you press purchase until after delivery. Can't beat the free shipping that's always speedy and the prices are always competitive. 568996

- TH9044

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

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


- TH9044

I believe the package was missing cylinders for the locking mechanisms. They were not provided. I thought at least one would be provided. 576990

The Thule # TH9044
Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting
T2 Classic bike rack does include one lock core for the hitch lock, but the locks for the arms that retain the bikes are sold separately as part TH512, which Ill link below.
-- Mike L - 10/24/2018


- TH9044

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

- TH9044

This is my second Thule bike carrier. I downsized from a 4 bike to a 2 bike platform. I did have trouble with lifting the latch to fold the carrier down for use. The small metal bar inside the latch would not align on both sides of the slot preventing the latch from opening all the way. I would use a screwdriver to maneuver the bar to fully open the latch. This was very frustrating. I have since loaded the latch and metal bar with grease and it is now moving easier. I've also found the platform hard to move up and down and requires a bit more strength than I have. I do love the way the bikes load and mount. I still highly recommend Thule products. 793955

- TH9044

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

- TH9044

Here it is. Bought a Sagman rack first it was an ok Quality rack but was not comfortable that it would Hold up to a long season of travel. So in came in the Thule rack . This rack is well worth the extra money It is designed for the long run. It went together easy And just had good engineering. So if you are in the market for a everyday use rack not a couple of days a year rack hands down buy the Thule brand. 561325

- TH9044

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

- TH9044

What else would you expect from a Thule product? Easy to assemble and ready to use! For the price I paid, Thule should have included the locks for the lockdown bars! I am very pleased with the product! We’ll built and designed to last! Went by local bike shop today to pick up two bikes being serviced. Bike repair person saw the Thule platform rack and said “couldn’t have bought a better bike rack than a Thule product! 551460

- TH9044

Functions well, only issue is weight, heavy to pick up and install, but works well and very easy to mount bikes 855385

- TH9044

So helpful, would definitely order from them again 854055

- TH9044

Bike rack itself is very high quality; I look forward to using it for our new bicycles. I love that we can still open the back of the SUV. It's actually pretty easy to install; we used a socket wrench instead of the tool that was provided which made it much easier. The markings for installing the brackets are just vinyl tape, which peeled off while we were sliding the brackets in place so we used a silver sharpie to mark the spots. YouTube has several videos which can help with install, if needed. Just be sure to install the correct bike holder on first (the locking arms need to both be towards the inside) or you will not be able to use the lever to lower it from the "stored against the vehicle" position. 847561

- TH9044

I have a friend who turned me on to this rack. Easy to use and best on market. 845694

- TH9044

So far so good. Love the powder coating on this model year. Have an older one without the powder coating and it has held up throughout the years but this looks so much better right out of the box. Super simple to assemble and install. 828901

- TH9044

This is a top-notch company from top to bottom. Their website makes it easy to find the product that will work for you. Their employees are knowledgeable and understand customer service. That can be a pretty rare thing in today's world. Everyone talks about customer service but very few really deliver. The Thule bike carrier we bought a year ago is meeting all of our expectations. 828191

- TH9044

Did a lot of research before deciding on this rack. Both bikes that go on the rack have wider tires and they fit great. Rack is very secure and easy to install. It is on the heavy side but other than that there is really nothing to complain about. Excellent product- highly recommend. 827506

- TH9044

Box arrived pretty beaten up but contents inside were packed well and not damaged. Assembly instructions were pretty simple particularly after watching a video specific to this model. Tools provided were sufficient for assembly but having a 3/4” socket wrench would have made assembly faster. All parts fit as intended. The bike rack appears to be solid and top quality. It looks like it will be easy to load the bikes securely. I’ll know more after I use it this weekend. 822491

- TH9044

This bike rack is very well made and easy to use, very happy with it. Carries electric bikes with no problem 817389

- TH9044

Good tracking on order. UPS guy dropped package in garage. Assembly was very easy and took me about 20 min total. Installed on back of Class A motor home. Looks great and very sturdy. 805236

- TH9044

Great bike trailer, and easy to assemble. It's very sturdy and fits both of my bikes very easily. 798710

- TH9044

I've had several bike racks and this is the best one by far. Putting it on the hitch and loading up two bikes takes seconds and works great. 770559

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