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

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

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  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Thule
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 3
  • Hitch Lock
  • Wheel Mount
  • Electric Bikes
  • Fat Bikes
  • Heavy Bikes
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
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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TH9044 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details TH9044 Installation instructions



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




Video Transcript for Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Thule T2 classic platform-style tilting 2-bike rack, for 2-inch hitches, part number TH9044. Please note, it is not to be used for bikes with fenders. This platform-style 2-bike rack tilts down, even when the bikes are loaded, allowing full access to your rear hatch. Wheel hooks and wheel cradles secure your bikes in place. There is no frame contact. The wheel hooks ratchet in place to fit different size tires and can even be locked with a Thule locking core, with part number TH512.

The rear wheel straps are ratcheting as well, with a soft rubber pad to protect your wheels. We've gone ahead and removed the bike, so we can get a closer look. The rear wheel cradle is adjustable along the platform, allowing it to be adjusted for different wheel bases. Both front-wheel cradles are designed to fit multiple tire widths. You have your narrow tire like a road bike tire here, a larger mountain bike tire, and all the way up to a fat tire bike and up to 5 inches. The frame hooks pivot out of the way to make loading a bike easier.

The hooks also feature soft rubber padding. It's made out of a solid steel construction with a black powder coat finish, so it's going to be stylish, and it's going to resist rust and corrosion. The T2 Classic has a weight capacity of 60 lbs. per bike, giving you a total of 120 lbs. It also features a limited lifetime warranty.

When not in use, the whole bike rack folds up against your vehicle. This will be ideal for pulling in your garage or in a tight parking spot. It's expandable up to 4 bikes with part number TH9046. Now that we've gone over the features, I'll go ahead and show you how to get it installed. First, let's go ahead and load our shank into the receiver and line up our pin holes. We're going to take our included anti-rattle bolt and lock.

I'm going to thread it on the passenger side over here. Once we get that hand-tight, we can take our included tool and tighten it the rest of the way down. Once that's tight, we'll take our lock, put that on, turn our key to lock it in place, and then we've got it. Now, we can get ready to load up our bikes. As you can see, it's in the stored position here. We'll need to lower it down to the platform position. We'll come over here to our gray lever. We'll pull up and then rotate it down until it snaps in place, right there. Let's fold out our wheel hooks. Make sure that they're extended all the way up, pressing in on this gray button here, raising out like that. We'll also want to make sure that our rear-wheel strap is undone, ready to receive our rear tire. We can grab our bike. When loading up your bikes, it's always a good idea to make sure that you load up the heaviest bike first. Once the front tire is in the wheel cradle here, we can raise up our hook. The wheel hook is going to come up here and stop right at our front fork or right in front of our brakes there, whatever comes first. We'll lower that down. Give it a nice push. It's going to hold our bike in place. Then, we can come here to the back wheel. We can adjust our cradle as needed. We want to make sure that's centered. We'll adjust it so the strap comes between our spokes. Then, we'll just tighten it down. For our second bike, if we need to adjust the tray here, we can do so. You just simply loosen up the 4 bolts, and we can slide it front-to-back or side-to-side within the lines. Now we can bring up our second bike and fit it the exact same way. We've got it. With both bikes all loaded up, let's go ahead and take it out on our test course and see how it performed. Here on our test course, let's first go into our slalom. This is going to show side-to-side action, such as going around corners, or evasive maneuvering. Then on to our alternating speed bumps. This is going to show a twisting action, such as going over potholes or uneven pavement. Then, finally on to our solid speed bumps. This is going to show an up-and-down action, such as pulling in and out of a driveway or out of a parking lot. That's going to complete our look at the Thule T2 classic platform-style tilting 2-bike rack for 2-inch hithces, part number TH9044.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (96 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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Excellent service and a great product!! 414630



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



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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



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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



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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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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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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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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



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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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Arrived on time. Unpacked the rack, and was a bit surprised that there were no paper instructions. Went to the Thule web and downloaded the instructions. The instruction from Thule was average at best (I looked at you tube videos and found better information there). I had the rack built and on the back of my truck in about 1.5 hours. Put the bikes on to check out the width and had to do some more adjustments (I recommend only gently tightening the Allen nuts initially, it makes the follow up adjustments easier) laterally and also create a little more width between the two Racks. I have used the T2 rack twice now. It is rock solid. I bought the two extra locks and I carry a cable lock for add theft protection. Great product, a bit cumbersome to put together. 513353



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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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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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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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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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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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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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Great, as good as new

Rog - 09/03/2018

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


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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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Thule makes a very sturdy bike carrier. I do have a couple of minor issues, however. First when assembling the product, if you follow the instructions and slide the cross bars over the main bar with the clamps already attached loosely,, it scrapes up the Thule logo on the main bar (which is just stick on vinyl). You really need to position the cross bars on the main bar where you want them, then attach their mounting clamps. The second issue was a little more serious. Pulling up on the unlocking lever to fold the rack down, the “ear” on the back side of the right side locking notch was too high. The square locking pin could not pulled up high enough to release it from the notch on that one side, no matter how firmly you pulled in the unlocking lever. The solution was to grind down the top of that ear just a few thousanths of an inch so the locking pin would clear. The only problem now is the top of that ear now has a small rust spot on it where I had to grind down the metal and remove their super tough powder coat finish. 555193



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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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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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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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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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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



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We have used our Thule bike rack several times. It is easy to mount to the vehicle and attaching our bikes is a breeze. Getting ready to us it again when we head to the beach at the end on the month. 636626



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Excellent product for hauling our bicycles from the Midwest to Florida and back every year as well as local use. Bicycles never move even at highway speeds or over rough terrain. Worth the extra money for a quality product. 585887



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This is a great bike rack. It is very easy to mount on the vehicle as well as to remove it. Assembly was simple. The rack takes only a couple of minutes to mount on the vehicle and it takes about a minute to mount two bikes 585557



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


Comments

The Thule # TH9044
Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting
$479.95
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

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We love our bike rack! It carries our 2 electric bikes to the beach safely. We are able to take our bikes on and off with ease. We love the tilt feature on the bike rack. Etrailer has great customer service. We are very happy with our purchase. 576548



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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



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Excellent quality, sturdy and stable. Fast delivery! One of our bikes is electric with a fender. We did not realize that we would need to remove the fender before using the bike rack, and putting it back on again after reaching a location! But, still happy with purchase. 539239



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The product is great and the customer service amazing, they delivered my bike rack promptly. I like to thanks Melissa W for helping me on this product, I will used ETRAILER and recommended to all of my friends and family on future purchases. 538294



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Have had the bike rack for over a year now and it works great on the wife's 2014 Jeep Great product and a great company to work with. 518103



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Great product. Easy assembly A bit awkward to install on car due to size and shape Loading and unloading bike is easy and efficient Bike was secure and never moved 511291



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This rack is well constructed and seems very stable. Installation was not difficult. It is very convenient to load bikes on it, especially in comparison to a roof rack. Also, does not seem too heavy. 499244


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Still very happy with his purchase. Makes it easy to load bikes. Sturdy and functional.

Steliana - 04/26/2019

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



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



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



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


Comments

awesome! Great product

ken B - 05/28/2018

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



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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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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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  • Draw-Tite vs Eco-Hitch for 2018 Subaru Outback
  • All 2-inch hitches we offer for your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon appear on the page I linked for you and these of course include the Draw-Tite # 76227 and the Eco-Hitch # 306-X7266, both of which require a MUCH more involved installation process than other options we offer. Both require removal of the rear bumper so that the hitch mounting plates can go in between the bumper and the rest of the vehicle. This is shown in the linked photo. To be perfectly honest with you, if I were making...
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  • Kuat Transfer vs Thule T2 Classic vs Saris Superclamp EX
  • For this being your first bike rack purchase you have done a fantastic job at researching to narrow it down to some great choices! Since you have done your research and watched our review videos I will avoid going over all of the features and focus on your specific questions for each bike rack. If you do end up having more questions though please let me know. The Kuat Transfer # TS02G is a great, cost-effective option that only weighs in at 37 lbs. It also has a gunmetal gray powder...
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  • Comparing Thule T2 and Thule DoubleTrack Bike Racks
  • The really big difference between the Thule T2 Classic part # TH9044 and the Thule DoubleTrack # TH990XT is how the rack attaches to the bikes. The T2 attaches by grabbing the bikes at the tire and the Doubletrack grabs the frame. The advantage to a tire mount is that the frame doesn't get touched. This is especially helpful if the frame is made of carbon or has an expensive paint job you don't want to touch. The advantage the frame mount has is less cost and if the bikes have fenders...
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  • How to Use the Thule T2 Bike Rack with a 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • You are on the right track. The only way we have that will allow you to use the Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TH9044 with the 2.5" receiver tube opening on your truck would be with adapter. For this, I recommend the Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender part # HR26. This adapter offers both a reducer from 2.5" to 2" and an extension of 7" from the center of each hitch pin hole. This 7" extension will have more than enough room for the shank of the T2 to securely rest inside....
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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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  • 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 and Trailer Hitch Receiver to Clear Spare Tire on 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • The Draw-Tite # 76104 measures 6-1/2" from the front mounting plate to the edge of the receiver (see accompanying photo), and that is the longest hitch available for your 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. As you mentioned, the Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9044 measures 4-1/2" to the closest part of the rack when folded so there isn't going to be a hitch that lets you fold the rack up on a '16 Wrangler Unlimited. That leaves you with a couple options - 1) Get the Thule T2 Classic...
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  • Comparing Thule Classic T2 vs Thule T2 Pro XT
  • The Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9044 and the Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9034XT are very 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. Both of these bike racks will work very well for hybrid bikes up to 60 lbs each and mountain bikes. Both have wheel trays able to hold tires...
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  • Replacement Shank and Hitch Pin for Thule T2 Classic Bike Rack
  • For your Thule T2 classic # TH9044, you will want the Thule Snug Tite Hitch Lock and Anti-Rattle Device # THSTL2. For the shank, you will want the Replacement Shank for Thule T2 2-Bike Racks for 2" Trailer Hitches # 753-3581.
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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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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon with Maximum Bumper Clearance
  • If you have the Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TH9044 with the 2" receiver then you will want to use the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13206. If you have the Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TH9045 with the 1-1/4" receiver then you will want to use the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12136. None of the Draw-Tite trailer hitch receivers we have for your Outback Wagon will provide enough clearance for the Thule T2 to clear the rear bumper in their upright...
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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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  • Bumper Clearance of T2 Bike Rack with Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2018 Subaru Outback
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 75673 will have a measurement of about 5 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole on the receiver to the outside edge of the bumper. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13206 will be 2-1/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of your bumper. The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 306-X7266 has a much cleaner...
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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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  • Lock Kit Recommendation for Thule T2 Classic Bike Rack
  • The locking hitch pin of the Thule T2 Classic part # TH9044 comes with a lock core. You'd want the part # TH450200 to give you the two additional lock cores for the arms of the rack and then you'd be set.
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  • Replacement Bolts to Secure Thule T2 Bike Rack Classic 2 Bike Extension
  • For the replacement bolts to secure the 2 bike extension part # TH9046 to your # TH9044 you would need the part # 908-1240-54. I confirmed this with Thule.
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  • How to Mount a Bike Rack on a Cherokee Arctic Wolf 5th Wheel
  • The Ultra-Fab 2" Motor Home Trailer Hitch Receiver part # UF35-946402 will fit RV's with a 4" wide x 4" tall steel bumper and bike racks with a 2" receiver tube. However, in order to use a bike rack on the rear of an RV the bike rack must be RV approved. I do have an RV approved bike rack option for you but the Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TH9044 is not. For a similar wheel mount 2 bike carrier that fits 2" hitches and is rated for use on the back of an RV, I recommend...
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  • What Bolts Are Used to Attach the Spar Hanger to the Thule T2 Classic 2
  • The Replacement Button Head Screw part # 853597604 along with the Replacement Washer part # 951081654 are what you are going to need to install the Replacement Bottom Spar Hanger part # 753358402 on your Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TH9044.
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  • Fit of the Thule T2 Classic onto a 2017 Lexus RX 350 with a Curt Hitch
  • The Thule T2 Classic, part # TH9044 will fit wonderfully on your 2017 Lexus RX 350 with the Curt Class III, part # C13272 installed. I've included a video of our demo team installing the Curt Class III hitch onto a 2017 Lexus RX350, and then installing a Thule T2 Classic on the same vehicle and performing all of the T2 Classic's features and uses on the vehicle. The Curt Class III is a no drill, no cut installation so it will be extremely easy to complete. I've included the installation...
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