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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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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

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

Installation Details TH9044 Installation instructions

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

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   (101 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

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

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

- TH9044

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

- 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

Excellent service and a great product!! 414630

- 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

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

- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- TH9044

Excellent! 729660

- TH9044

Easy to assemble and works excellent! 729464

- TH9044

Once it’s assembled and installed it’s simple to load and unload. Much better than previous versions. 727963

- TH9044

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

- TH9044

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

- TH9044

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

- TH9044

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

- TH9044

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

- TH9044

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

- TH9044

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

The product is working great, i love it!
Rafael - 07/06/2019

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    I do not recommend using a hitch extender because doing so will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent and it puts extra stress on the hitch. It is not likely that the rack will interfere with the spare tire. It measure 19 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest bike carrier rail. This should be more than enough to clear the spare tire on your 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. To be sure you have the clearance, measure from the center...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2010 Jeep Wrangler to Clear Rear Spare
    The Thule T2 Classic part # TH9044 would fit well on your 2010 Jeep Wrangler and would clear the spare without any problems. It has a distance of 19 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest bike rack so it would clear pretty easily actually. The Yakima TwoTimer part # Y02468 would also clear as the same dimension on it is 17 inches, but since the T2 only touches the bikes at the tires I would recommend this rack much higher than the Yakima. I attached a review video...
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    The first thing you will want to do is measure from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the distance require to clear the spare tire carrier. I do know that on a 2008 Toyota RAV4 and Curt Hitch # 13509, this distance is 8 inches. The shank on the Thule Doubletrack Bike Rack is 7-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the curved bracket, and 11-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the upright bar. It seems that this will be a tight fit and some contact...
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