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Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

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This hitch-mounted rack has anti-sway cradles that let you safely carry 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle. Levers let you fold down the arms for storage and tilt the rack away from your vehicle for cargo area access. Includes anti-rattle hitch pin. Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule hitch bike racks part number TH912XTR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Thule Hitch Bike Racks - TH912XTR

  • Hanging Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Thule
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 1
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Frame Mount
  • Locks Not Included

This hitch-mounted rack has anti-sway cradles that let you safely carry 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle. Levers let you fold down the arms for storage and tilt the rack away from your vehicle for cargo area access. Includes anti-rattle hitch pin.


  • Hitch-mounted rack carries up to 2 bicycles on the back of your vehicle
  • Anti-sway cradles with reinforced straps securely hold your bike frames
    • Help prevent sway and bike-to-bike contact during transport
    • Adjust along arms for perfect bike positioning
    • Accommodate brake lines and cables with built-in grooves
  • Dual arms offer excellent bike support
    • Fold down for storage when not in use
  • Hitch Switch quick-release lever makes it easy to tilt the mast for rear cargo access
  • Hitch adapter converts 1-1/4" shank for use with 2" hitches
  • Built-in anti-rattle pin secures the rack to your hitch and reduces movement and noise
    • Snug Tite hitch lock (THSTL2 - sold separately) is available for locking the rack to your hitch
  • Anti-sway strap reduces movement of handlebars and wheels during transport
  • Durable steel construction with black powder coat finish
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class I and Class II) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 70 lbs
  • Distance between rack arms (outside to outside): 13"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Foot of the carrier: 7.5"
    • Back of the upright mast: 11"
    • Farthest part of the rack with arms folded: 15.5"
    • Farthest part of the rack with arms extended: 30"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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

Note: This dual-arm rack reduces the need for a bike frame adapter bar (sold separately) to mount a children's, women's, or alternative frame bicycle. However, to mount certain bikes or to keep your bike level on the rack, a bike adapter bar may be required. Most step-through bikes, dual-suspension bikes, and small children's bikes will require a bike adapter bar.

Anti-Sway Cradles

Thule Roadway anti-sway cradles with No-Sway cage accessories

The Thule Roadway is the perfect hitch-mounted rack for hauling two bikes of different styles or sizes. This rack features anti-sway cradles with removable No-Sway Cage accessories that stabilize your bikes during transport. The cradles slide along the rack arms to adjust for perfect bike positioning, and soft rubber straps ensure that your bikes stay put.

Folding Dual Arms

Thule Roadway dual arms fold down with lever

The dual arms on this rack offer great support for your bikes and reduce the need for a bike adapter bar. The arms fold down with a quick-release lever (Hitch Switch) when not in use.

Tilting Design for Cargo Area Access

Thule Roadway tilts down for rear of cargo access

Roadway features a second quick-release lever (Hitch Switch) at its base, allowing the rack to be tilted away from your vehicle for convenient access to your rear cargo area.

Hitch Adapter Sleeve

Thule Roadway sleeve adapter

The Roadway includes a sleeve adapter that converts the shank from 1-1/4" to 2" in seconds. The sleeve quickly installs with a single screw.

Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin

Thule Roadway anti-rattle device

Roadway includes a built-in anti-rattle device on the shank that reduces vibration and noise in the hitch for a smoother, quieter ride.

Thule Snug Tite hitch lock installed

A Snug Tite hitch lock (THSTL2 - sold separately) is available for locking the rack to your hitch.

Stabilizing Strap

Thule Roadway anti-sway strap

The rack comes with an anti-sway strap to reduce movement of the handlebars and wheels during transport.

912XTR Thule Roadway Hitch-Mounted 2-Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches

Video of Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

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

Video Transcript for Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack Review

Today we'll be taking a look at the Thule Roadway Tilting 2 Bike Rack, part number TH912XTR. The Thule Roadway hitch mounted 2 Bike Rack is the perfect solution for carrying 2 bikes from point A to point B. The dual arms are going to provide excellent support for our2 bikes. The cradles themselves are adjustable along the dual arms; they feature cut out grooves so it's going to accommodate our brake lines and our cables a little bit better. The anti sway cradle is going to secure our down tube in place preventing the sway and the movement in our bike while we're on the road. It also features a cam buckle strap which we'll can run through our bike's frame down through the accessory of the bike rack to reduce more movement in our bike. When not in use the Thule Roadway's dual arms fold down for compact storage.

The whole bile rack conveniently tilts away so we'll can gain easy access to our rear hatch. The Thule roadway features an anti rattle bolt which is going to help keep it snug up against the receiver while we're on the road; it going to reduce a lot of the movement. It also includes a tool to make it a tool free installation. The whole bike rack is made out of a durable steel construction with a 70 pound weight capacity and a black powder coat finish so it's going to resist rust and corrosion. As always Thule stands behind their product and offers a limited lifetime warranty. Now that we'll got all our features I'll go ahead and show you how to get it installed. This bike rack can be used for either inch and a quarter or 2 inch hitches.

That's class 1, 2, and 3. We'll have our shank with the 2 inch adapter on it for our 2 inch receiver. You can simply remove the bolts, take it off, and then you've got an inch and a quarter. Let's go ahead and put it in our 2 inch by 2 inch receiver. We'll line up our pin holes. Then we'll grab our included anti rattle bolt.

We'll insert that here on the passenger side. We'll just get that hand tightened for now. The nice thing about this anti rattle bolt is its going to help reduce some of the play and rattle within our hitch and our bike rack. You can see without that being tightened down we've got a lot of play in there. We'll grab our included tool and let's tighten that down.

There we'll go. Once that's secure as you can see most of that play is gone. Now we'll can get ready to load up our bike. What we'll want to do is raise up the dual arms. We'll come up here to the grey lever, pull up, rotate the dual arms up until it snaps into place. Just like that. Now let's undo our straps. Now let's grab our bike. We'll come up and over the dual arms, make sure it sets evenly in the bars. We'll also make sure that the down tube is nice and snug up at this cradle 00:02:41 here. We'll go ahead and do this one first. We'll bring our strap around, clip it in, and then for our top, too. Perfect. Now that we've seen how to load up one bike let's go ahead and load up one more. Now some bikes such as women's and children's and bikes with alternative frame styles medical advocate require the need for a bike adapter bar just sit evenly on the bike rack. Thule makes one here and that's going to be part number TH982XT. Let's go ahead and take our equipment strap and strap our bikes in. What we're g do is we're going to go through the loops down here in our bike rack, we'll come through the back, we'll bring the strap through our frame, and then we'll tighten that down. There we'll go. Now we're ready to hit the road. Here at our test course, let's first go into our sloam 00:03:38 because it's going to show side to side action such as going around corners and then basic maneuvering. Then on to our alternating speed bumps; this is going to show a twisting action such as going over pot holes or uneven pavement. Then 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 Roadway Tilting 2 Bike Rack foe inch and a quarter and 2 inch hitches, part number TH912XTR.

Customer Reviews

Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - TH912XTR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (231 Customer Reviews)

This hitch-mounted rack has anti-sway cradles that let you safely carry 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle. Levers let you fold down the arms for storage and tilt the rack away from your vehicle for cargo area access. Includes anti-rattle hitch pin.

- TH912XTR

A high quality rack that was worth the extra cost. Very stable in the class 1~ 1.25" hitch, and the bike secures very well to the rack itself. Just took one bike on a trip about 60 miles each way without any problems. While I didn't go much above 60 mph, I really don't think faster speeds would present a problem. I added a couple of extra nylon straps just for added security but they probably weren't needed as the rack comes with a rubber anti-sway strap that secures to the frame and an extra-long nylon strap to reduce swaying. The 1.5" diameter tube of my mountain bike easily fits in the extra large cradles, something I wasn't sure would happen with some other racks with smaller cradles I looked at. One thing that may not make this a good product for everyone is that the rack is quite heavy, about 30lbs. That's no problem for me, but could be for some as it does take some effort to mount the rack into the hitch. Also you have to sit/squat on the ground to secure the mounting bolt. A wrench is provided, but this takes a little time to use as the bolt can only be turned about 1/8 turn at a time do to interference with the hitch. I'm guessing a socket wrench might work better? I'm finding installation is going quicker now that I've done it several times. Security may be an issue and I wouldn't leave the rack unattended very long, especially overnight. The locking bolt, which I did not purchase, costs extra. But I have an old bike lock that can chain the lock to the hitch. I guess the chain could be cut, but how many people walk around with bolt cutters and a wrench set? It certainly serves as a deterrent, but just to be safe I still wouldn't leave it out overnight. One issue I had during assembly was that the rack did not fold down as it should to allow easier trunk access when mounted. I eventually figured out the pre-assembled bolt at the joint was too tight. I loosened it just a bit and then the rack worked fine. Etrailer's customer service was exceptional. I had a couple of questions that were answered promptly. Item shipped promptly and was received on schedule. Their large number of videos helped my decision making too. 570632

Still works great. Installation of the rack to the hitch is very easy and quick now that Ive gotten the hang of it. No issues with the rack at all. One potential problem I have begun to notice though is the top of the locking knobs of the rubber straps have started to bend slightly and I could see where they might break off at some point. I have to remember to pull the strap when removing the bike so as to expand the hole as much as possible before popping the knob out.
Bruce - 10/07/2019


Thule does have an amazing warranty, if you find out that either the strap or the cradle breaks on you please let us know we should be able to track down the correct replacement parts for you.

-- Rachael H - 10/15/2019

- TH912XTR

Do not buy. We were unhappy enough that we replaced it within a month. Contrary to advertising, it DOES NOT fit on a Jeep Wrangler unless you buy an extension bar. Even then, the “flip down” feature is worthless, since it doesn’t bend down far enough to open the gate. It sticks out too far behind the Jeep with the extension. Finally, one of the tie straps broke on the fifth use. We replaced it with a spare-tire mounted Yakima and we are much happier. 496800

Thanks for the follow up Ted. This bike rack has a measurement from the hitch pin hole to the foot of the carrier that is 7.5 inches, and 11 inches to the upright mast. If you do use a hitch extender it does reduce you hitch weight capacity by 50 percent. I would recommend considering the Swagman trailhead # S63360
Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting
. It has many of the same features as the Roadway, but it offers 11 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the upright. I have also included a link for your reference that helps to determine what kind of bike rack.
-- Rachael H - 04/19/2018


- TH912XTR

I had my local garage attach this rack while installing the tow hitch (#24882) compatible with my 2013 Chevy Cruze LTZ. I haven't taken it off yet (only 3 weeks since installed), so I cannot yet comment on ease to attach/remove. I see it's hex bolt connection, and wrench is provided. A "quick release" mechanism would be cool, but I think the bolt is better for anti-theft and to stabilize the rack in the hitch slot. Works extremely well with wife's and mine Schwinn bikes. Use the provided strap to minimize bike sway against the bumper on starts and stops. Though on my car, the distance from the bike to bumper is not very close. 304590

- TH912XTR

After a couple of weeks of researching bike racks on the internet I choose the Thule Roadway 2-bike system, TH912XTR for my new Toyota RAV4. A week previous I had a 2" Draw-tite hitch installed. My criteria for selection was that it should hold 2-bikes, have quick-release (rather than removable pins) for manipulating both the hanging bars and the mast, light and maneuverable enough that I can remove it easily between my occasional bike trips and be less than $200. A lot of my research was done on the etrailer.Com site which contains a ton of information including customer reviews, photographs and videos. If I needed info that was not available I could easily contact their sales reps by email. The product weight, for example, was not often listed. The only really lightweight racks that i found that were otherwise comparable were made of aluminum but some of the reviews were not so favorable. I received the bike rack by UPS 3 days after ordering. Assembly of the two parts into one was extremely easy - two bolts, and then installing the straps. Placing the unit into the hitch was not difficult. Getting the holes to line up for the hitch pin was a little problematic but I settled on using a screwdriver inserted into the hitch to help me line them up. This will work rather well going forward. Similarly removing the rack and placing it in storage was not bad - a little heavy but with two hands it is like 15lbs in each hand - so no problem me, but maybe it would be for someone who is not strong. Loading the bike was a cinch since the online videos prepared me for the process. Two straps on top, one anti-sway strap for the seat post, and a longer anti-sway strap to hold the lower part of the bike to the mast. I added a 3 foot bungee cord going from wheel to wheel at the bottom keep the front wheel from turning. It sounds like a lot strap securing but it all takes one minute after you figured it out. The quick release levers work great to raise and lower the hanging bars and especially to lower the mast to gain access to the rear door. One issue I encountered was that the mast set off alert for my back facing radar but only when I was in Reverse. At that time the rear view camera was partially obstructed by the bike rack but not badly, even when the bike was on the rack. All in all it performed exactly as I expected based on its description, photos, videos and discussion with the sales reps. I took one trip, so far with the bike and car - no problems. I think this product may be unavailable from Thule at this time, but etrailer.com has it. Since buying this, I came across a Yakima 2-bike system that is probably aluminum - only 20 lbs - but is probably a lot more expensive. I would recommend this rack. 449669

- TH912XTR

I purchased a Thule bike rack before Christmas, but did not receive it until March due to delays. I was disappointed but these things happen. I was not able to have it installed until mid-June, at which time we discovered several nuts and bolts were missing. I contacted etrailer. Etrailer were fantastic at sending replacement parts, even though there was quite a lengthy time gap from purchase/receipt to installation. The customer service was fantastic. I would not hesitate to purchase again from etrailer! I love the bike rack! 524191

- TH912XTR

The rack is great. Thule rips you off if you want a security lock. You have to buy one from them because they use a unique threads per inch on their security bolt. Other bolts will not fit (I've tried). The Thule lock is 2 -3 times the cost of other locks. I bought a heavy duty chain and a heavy duty Master lock that chains my rack to my car. 440486

- TH912XTR

Solid rack, a little pricey if you add the lock/stabilizer bolt. Its solidly built and should do the job for transporting my bikes. Just installed it on my 2018 4runner. Very easy installation. I did have some problems with interference between my mountain bike, and my wifes hybrid.Have not tried any of my road bikes on it yet. I have a handmade Pelizzoli (Ciocc) steel frame and Im a little wary of putting it on the rack because of what I believe is a major flaw of the rack. I spent the extra money to upgrade to the Roadway because it folds(good) and it comes with the stabilizer setup(weak)....The stabilizer that clamps to the downtime is so flimsy it barely holds the bike from moving. I haven`t used for any long trips yet so I can't say if the swaying , and the bikes banging into each other will be a problem.Overall I would say I like the steadiness of the rack frame. I may have to fine tune the mounting system..BTW I used cheapy bungee cords wrapped around the frame thru the font wheels to keep the forks straight and the wheel from spinning .I`ll update once i get a trip or two on it 555630

I did want to let you know that we do have other offerings. If you are looking for a zero frame contact bike rack for your speciality bike that still fits in an 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitch receiver and has folding capabilities for a smaller foot print on the back of your 4Runner, I recommend the Swagman Transfer bike rack # TS02G
Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting - Gray
. This bike rack does cost a little more than your Roadway, and does not offer a locks or a locking hitch pin, but you would not have any concerns about the frame of your bike being compromised by the straps, or for two bikes to be in contact with each other. I have included a couple of links below for your reference.
-- Rachael H - 08/22/2018


- TH912XTR

I received my Thule Roadway 2-bike tilt-away rack in approximately 3 business days!! The rack weighs much more than I thought it would, however, I was able to mount it on my vehicle with some effort, but without enlisting the help of anyone else. The rack works wonderfully! I am able to tilt it away from the vehicle with ease. I no longer have to lift the tailgate of my vehicle and lift the bike into the back of the car. The bike mounts well on the rack and is very secure. I feel confident that once I travel with the bike I will be pleased with the performance from this product. 389941

- TH912XTR

So we purchased the Thule "Roadway 2" bike rack with a two bike capacity and a 1.25" trailer hitch for our 2015 MAZDA 6 sedan. Essentially, we couldn't be more pleased with the purchase or this vendor as... - trailer hitch and bike rack arrived on time; - hitch installation (4 bolts) took less than one hour; - bike rack assembly (2 bolts) took 1/2 hour; - mounted on car looks fantastic!!! (See photos) - would order again in a minute from this vendor if I ever needed anything else.. Excellent Quality and Service!! 504690

- TH912XTR

Perfect for my needs. Thule Roadway 2 person bike rack for a 2 seater car. Everything included for a solo install in minutes. Heavier than I thought, but at least I know it's solid. Rack is set far enough away so that my 29 inch wheels do not come close to my car, if not using included strap. Holds bike securely. Folds up for easy storage. Went with a hanging rack so I can attach a snowboard rack as well. Very satisfied. 452200

- TH912XTR

Great Rack. It is a bit heavy, but that's what it takes to hold two bikes. No problems there. The rack assembled in 10 minutes and fit directly into the 1 1/4 tow hitch. Everything worked great. Just an observation....I think Thule messed up a little bit on the design (This did not effect my rating). The base of the unit can hinge away from the back of the vehicle to about a 135 degree angle. If the hinge was able to go all the way down to 180 degrees and lock in place, the same rack could be used to store bicycles in the off-season just by adding a base with the 1 1/4 inch vertical hitch slot to fit the rack in a fully upright position. 502066

Thanks very much for the follow up. All is OK after one year. The only problem I have is people keep stealing my hitch covers.
Bob C - 04/29/2019


We do have a selection of hitch locks that can be used to lock your hitch covers to your hitch. One of our most popular is # 2848DAT
Master Lock Hitch Receiver and Coupler Latch Lock Set - Padlock - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches
that includes a 1-1/4 inch, 2 inch, and a coupler lock that are all keyed the same. However, for a single 1-1/4 inch hitch lock you could try # 7680
Pro-Tech Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver
. Or the # 7683
Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - Flush Design for 2" Trailer Hitches
for a 2 inch compatible hitch.

-- Rachael H - 5/6/2019

- TH912XTR

Decide last year to go with a trailer hitch bike rack. We had other strap-ons but they were all terrible. The actual hitch was easy to install, according to my husband. He and a friend attached it with no difficulty. As I have a Subaru Outback, I bought the specific one indicated and worked great. As for the Thule bike rack, we could not be happier. So easy to use and solid! No movement on the bikes at all. Our son lives in New Orleans La. and we spent 2 weeks with him over the Christmas/New Year holidays. He had a bike trail close to his house and then we went north to another beautiful trail. 3000 miles round trip and the bikes and rack didn't so much as "blip" on the ride. We checked the bikes and racks when we stopped and never were we concerned about safety. We always had the bike locks in place, but we were not concerned bikes or the rack would be a problem. I have been approached by people asking if I liked the rack and where did I purchase it? I give praise to e-trailer for their products and customer service, always recommending them. Looking forward to another season of biking and using the rack! 374859

Continues to be both a great hitch and bike rack! Very pleased with the investments!!
Pam T - 04/28/2018


- TH912XTR

I don't like to review something before giving it a full trial, but it's a while before I can use this bike rack. The delivery was prompt. The rack was easy to assemble. It is easy to mount to my hitch. It seems very sturdy. It is easy to fold and unfold the forks. The tilt back and forth to open the hatch on my Subaru outback is simple and has plenty of clearance. All in all so far it seems like a good product. It bolts to your hitch with a supplied bolt and washers (the hitch insert is threaded) whitch eliminates vibration and gives a sturdy feel. A locking hitch pin can be purchased separately but is specific for these racks and in my opinion is redicously overpriced. If you're worried about theft you can use a strong bike cable lock and secure it to the hitch. 343080

- TH912XTR

the product is a total overkill on strength /weight. at approx 35 lbs its ridiculously heavy for its intended use. one needs to be totally aware of the weight. i unfortunately over looked the weight factor. my wife cannot pick it up and place in the hitch. 437349

- TH912XTR

Our bike rack was ordered on 5/2/17. I received it on 5/5/17. Tracking was provided by etrailer.com and was very easy to use. Etrailer.com was so friendly and helpful throughout, I'm certain we will order from them again. The bike rack attached to our receiver in minutes. The rest of the assembly was completed in less than 10 minutes. The product was shipped via UPS, and as always, the package looked like it was used for target practice, but that is common for UPS. Fortunately there was no damage to the product. Thank you etrailer for a great experience. We will order from you again. 376753

Thank you for the follow up. The bike rack is still working fine. We bike often and the rack handles our two bikes without issue. It’s amazing that after a year, you are still interested in how we are doing with our bike rack. Keep your business model just the way it is. We will purchase from etrailer again. Thank you
Thomas W - 05/05/2018


- TH912XTR

I ordered the DrawTite hitch for my 2017 Acura RDX and a Thule 2-bike carrier, and was notified that my order had shipped the same day I placed it. The hitch arrived on the delivery date promised. Like many others have mentioned in their reviews, the hitch had broken free from its flimsy internal supports and was sticking out the end of the box. However, hitches are made to live underneath cars for years, and nothing was damaged, just some minor paint scuffs. The carrier arrived a day later in good shape. I installed the hitch in less than an hour by myself--- and I'm 71, so this is proof that you don't have to be a young, fit guy to do the job, you can be an old, fit guy. My method might be considered unorthodox; my only helpers were a half inflated vinyl exercise ball and two of those flexible, rubber coated twisty tie things you can buy at [big box stores]. I threaded one tie through the unthreaded holes in each of the frame rails, with the ends hanging down, then placed the exercise ball in the middle where the center point of the hitch would be. I positioned (balanced) the hitch on the ball, then tilted one end to get it past the bumper fascia lip and the exhaust resonator. Once in place about an inch below the threaded bolt hole, I secured it in place with the twist tie and did the same at the other side. Then, I could just push the hitch up close enough to the bolt hole to get the bolt started on both sides. With the hitch securely hanging, I untied and removed the twist ties, installed the bolts in the unthreaded holes using the nuts-on-a-stick, and ran all the bolts down snug. From that point, all I had to do was torque everything to spec, put my tools away and treat myself to a cold beer as I gazed upon my finished project... 454221

- TH912XTR

I purchased the Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - TH912XTR online one evening and I had shipping information the next morning. The package arrived quickly by UPS. I was really surprised by the quality of construction and it's tightness at the joints. They were not loose at all and even required a few pounds of force to open/close the tilt and folding functions. The assembly was quick and easy. My only regret is that I didn't know that Thule offered a Locking bolt to secure it to the vehicle. I will order one since there is not another hole in the rack to insert my present receiver locking bolt. I would recommend this bike rack to everyone. 237088

- TH912XTR

fits going to put a Pedal Assist Bike on I think 45 lbs Specialized Como 489997

- TH912XTR

The bike rack was well built. It was easy to assemble. This will allow me to carry my bike on the rack instead of having to put it in my truck bed. Really like the fact that it folds down providing more room in the garage. It fit great in the Curt hitch receiver I had purchased earlier. 449872

- TH912XTR

Extremely easy to assemble. Holds bikes well. Simple yet fulfills its purpose beyond expectations. Thule makes fantastic products and etrailer has easily been the best place to purchase from. This is where I will be purchasing from in the future if need be. The fact that etrailer reaches out to their customers every step of the way shows they care about what they distribute as well as their customers. 517391

- TH912XTR

Really good bike rack; well made, excellent design. The quick-release levers are especially nice. Took a star off only because it rattles in the hitch-socket. A single bolt tightener is kinda primitive. 562120

- TH912XTR

The rack was everything I imagined it to be. Very well designed and as heavy and solid as a rock. The minor assembly that was required wa very quick and easy. From the photos of the rack I couldn't figure out how the bike was going to he able to be cable locked to it but the two large and sturdy loops at the base of the rack will make it very easy. Also, those locking loops are part of the rack that fits into the hitch receiver which may also be locked. Of course anything can be defeated, but it may be easier to steal the entire vehicle the rack is mounted to than it would be to try and free any bikes properly locked to the rack. I won't be installing the tow hitch that I also bought from etrailer until tomorrow so I don't have photos yet. I'll post them on my hitch review when everything is complete. In addition to this being a great bike rack, the service I received from etrailer has been nothing short of spectacular. Great customer service, communication, and very fast shipping. Thanks to all at etrailer! 22168

- TH912XTR

this replaced older model 15 years old that rusted out at base. thus is an excellent rack but I would recommend checking the base periodically. 773762

- TH912XTR

The only thing better than the videos and the sales support is the product, itself. 768051

- TH912XTR

I have only just installed the Roadway 2 bike rack, but it was relatively easy. I have a 1 1/4" hitch. If there was one small glitch it was sliding off the sleeve provided for a 2" hitch. It was held in place by a flat cap screw that required a 4mm hex key. The key provided was ok even though it was incorrectly described as a 5mm hex key . The problem was that it was difficult to remove the screw with the key provided, but fortunately after a couple of direct taps on the screw with a small hammer (to loosen the screw) and using my own hex key I was able to remove the screw. 767480

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  • Best Bike Rack Option for 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
    Hitch bike racks are the best route. They give you the most secure rack that is easy to load/unload that also doesn't touch any portion of the vehicle's painted surface. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite, most easy-to-use bike racks and this one showed up in nearly everyone's top three. Check out the review video I attached for more info. For...
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  • Will Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack Work with Fat Bike Tire with Slanted Frame
    The Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack # TH912XTR referenced in your question is a nice, hanging-style rack that features dual arms to support the bike's frame. Since your bike's frame doesn't run in a straight line from the seat post to the handlebar post, you likely will just need an adapter bar like the Kuat # UB01. This will attach to the bike's frame and provide a horizontal attachment point so that it can ride level. The issue with your bike's frame is that it will cause the rear tire to hang...
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  • Least Visible Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Honda CR-V
    Of the hitches available for your 2017 Honda CR-V the best option will be the Draw Tite hitch part # 36597 which is a confirmed fit and since it's the smaller 1-1/4 inch hitch size it will be the least visible and still a great option for carrying a bike rack. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite, most easy-to-use bike racks and this one showed...
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  • Can Thule Roadway Bike Rack be Used in 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch
    Yes, the Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack # TH912XTR can absolutely be used in a 1-1/4 hitch like the Draw-Tite # 36493 that fits your 2010 Subaru Outback (assuming it is not the Sport model). The Roadway has a 1-1/4 inch shank so it will fit perfectly! I do recommend using the Snug Tite hitch lock # THSTL2 to lock this bike rack to your trailer hitch and protect your investment. I have added links to video reviews of the Snug Tite lock and Thule Roadway for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommendations for 2 Bike Rack Between Vehicle and Travel Trailer
    For carrying a bike rack and towing a trailer behind your vehicle there are a few options for you to consider. I'll give you each option and its restrictions. The first option is using a ball mount like the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount with 2" Receiver for Bike Racks and Cargo Carriers - 7,500 lbs # D210 and a bike rack like the # TH912XTR you asked the question from. This will allow you to tow your trailer and use a bike rack without needing an additional ball mount. Using this adapter...
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  • Is the Thule Roadway 2 a Good Fit for the 2016 Nissan Rogue
    The Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack part # TH912XTR is an excellent option for your 2016 Nissan Rogue. It is cost effective, easy to use, and has a lifetime warranty. It will however interfere with the view for your backup camera but this is more or less unavoidable with any rack due to the position of the camera on the vehicle in regards to the position of the trailer hitch receiver. However, the bike rack only weighs around 30 lbs and it can be removed with a single bolt so taking it off the...
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  • What is the Size of the Anti-Rattle Bolt for the Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack TH912XTR
    The size of the anti-rattle bolt for the Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack # TH912XTR can be found with part # THSTL2. The pin itself has a 1/2 inch diameter, has an overall length of 4-1/2 inches, and the threaded part is 1-3/8 inches long.
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  • Recommendation for Short 2-Bike Rack to Use with Class I Hitch on Kia Forte
    We have a large selection of 2-bike racks that will work well with the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11368 that you have installed on your 2017 Kia Forte. There isn't going to be a 2-bike rack available that features a total length of less than 17 inches, as this wouldn't allow for enough space for the two bikes to sit side-by-side. Are you needing the 17 inch maximum distance for clearance with something like a garage door? One of the shorter 2-bike racks we have available...
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  • Recommendation for a Bike Rack and Hitch for a 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
    If you need a hitch for your 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan, then I recommend the Draw-Tite Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2 Inch, # 75658. This hitch will allow you to mount a bike rack and if you wish other hitch accessories like a cargo carrier. The Draw-Tite hitch was designed to custom fit your Tiguan. The hitch has a fully welded steel construction that will ensure strength and durability. The Draw-Tite hitch will work great with the Thule Roadway...
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  • Hitch Lock and Cable Lock Compatible with Thule Hitch Mounted Bike Rack
    The Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack # TH912XTR is not compatible with the SportRack Hitch and Cable Lock - Keyed Alike # A32022. You instead will use the Thule Snug Tite Hitch Lock and Anti-Rattle Device # THSTL2 and then a cable lock like # TH538XT which can be keyed alike using the one key system # TH450200. The Deadbolt cable lock # e98891 is a nice option if you don't need them keyed alike but the # THSTL2 is the only compatible locking pin option for Thule bike racks.
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  • Can You Tilt the Thule Roadway 2 With Bikes Attached
    I do have an option for you but it is not recommended to tilt most hanging style bike racks like the Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack part # TH912XTR with bikes still attached as the hinges aren't designed to bear this extra weight and the bikes would likely come into contact with the ground. Therefore, you can either choose to remove your bikes each time or switch to a platform style bike rack that will allow you to keep the bikes attached when tilted away from the vehicle. For this, I recommend...
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  • Will the Thule Roadway Bike Rack Fit a 2016 Honda CR-V
    Yes, the Thule Roadway bike rack # TH912XTR is compatible with your 2016 Honda CR-V. This rack will work with Class I and II hitches with 1-1/4 inch receivers as well as hitches with a 2 inch receiver. All three types of hitches are available for the vehicle so no matter which you have the bike rack will fit. I have linked a video review of this rack for you. If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like a typical men's bike would)...
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  • How Much Does the Thule Roadway 2-Bike Rack Weigh
    The Thule Roadway bike rack # TH912XTR weighs approximately 30 pounds. It has a shipping weight of 33 pounds. This bike rack is rated for 35 pounds per bike (70 pounds total). I have included a link to a video review of this bike rack for you.
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  • Bike Rack Solution for a 2015 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
    I have a solution that will allow you carry a bike rack with your 2015 Volkswagen Beetle but there isn't a trunk rack that will fit the convertible models of your vehicle. Instead you would need to go with a hitch mounted option. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite, most easy-to-use bike racks and this one showed up in nearly everyone's top...
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  • Trunk-Mount Bike Racks for 2008 Honda CR-V
    You can use a trunk-mounted type bike rack with a 2- or 3-bike capacity on your 2008 Honda CR-V if you do not have a hitch on the car. The Thule Roadway hanging style hitch rack # TH912XTR requires either a 1-1/4-inch or 2-inch hitch be installed on the car. All trunk-mount rack fits for the 2008 CR-V are shown on the linked page. If your CR-V has a rear spoiler at the roofline then the trunk-mount racks I suggest are the 2-bike # HRF2 or the 3-bike # HRF2-3 from Hollywood Racks. Both...
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  • Weight of Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack
    The Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack # TH912XTR weighs approximately 33-lbs. I've attached a brief video that shows the Roadway on a 2016 Nissan Juke that you may find helpful.
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  • Installation and Securing of Thule Roadway Bike Rack to the Trailer Hitch on a 2008 Lexus RX 350
    I can help explain how this bike rack will fit into the hitch and secure better for you. First thing to know is that the Thule Roadway Bike Rack # TH912XTR can fit both a 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitch with the use of the included adapter sleeve. With the sleeve on this will give you the 2 inch receiver opening that will fit into the 2 inch Curt Class III hitch # 13530 you were looking at. These two will pair great and the Curt hitch is also confirmed to fit your 2008 Lexus RX 350's frame. The...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2016 Toyota Prius Eco
    If you have a trailer hitch such as # 24966 on your 2016 Toyota Prius Eco I recommend the Kuat Beta # B202-114. This rack is aluminum so it is light weight (12.6 pounds) and easier to use and store. It comes with anti-sway cradles and built-in anti-rattle to limit the movement of the rack in the hitch. With a hitch rack you won't have to worry about anything scratching the vehicle. I have linked a video review of this rack for you. If you are looking for a trunk mount rack the FullBack...
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  • Bike Rack that is Quick and Easy to Remove from a Trailer Hitch on a Toyota Venza
    There isn't a quick release set up for the Thule Roadway # TH912XTR but if you used the Kuat Beta, # B202-2, then it has a regular pin and a knob that you can loosen by hand and not have to use a wrench. This model fits 2 inch hitches only. If the hitch on your Venza is a 1-1/4 inch then # B202-114 would be the correct bike rack. These racks cost just a little more but they are super light weight at just over 12 pounds. I have linked a video review for you.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2007 Toyota Avalon
    The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite, most easy-to-use bike racks and this one showed up in nearly everyone's top three. Check out the review video I attached for more info. If you need a hitch as well you would also need the Draw Tite part # 24870 which is a confirmed fit. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without...
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  • 2 Bike Recommendation for 2 inch Hitch, Platform Option and Hanging Option
    The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite, most easy-to-use bike racks and this one showed up in nearly everyone's top three. Check out the review video I attached for more info. The other racks you mentioned are great racks in their own right, but at the price point the Roadway is the best option for a hanging style rack. Or if you wanted a platform...
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  • How to Lock the Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack Part # TH912XTR
    In order to lock the Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack part # TH912XTR to the trailer hitch receiver you will want to use the Thule Snug Tite Hitch Lock and Anti-Rattle Device part # THSTL2 and in order to lock the bikes to the bike rack you will want to use the Thule Cable Lock w/ One Key System Lock part # TH538XT. I have attached a review video of each lock for you as well.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2007 Honda Accord
    Long story short you are going to need to buy a bike rack that is Class I 1-1/4 inch hitch compatible. The hitch adapters for going from a 1-1/4 inch hitch to a 2 inch hitch aren't going to fit a Class I hitch and the other thing is the adapters like that cut the capacity of the already low capacity hitch by 50 percent. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install guys to name their...
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  • Can Hanging Style Bike Racks be Tilted With Bikes Still on them
    Hanging style bike racks, like the Thule Roadway # TH912XTR you referenced, are meant to tilt only when the bikes are unloaded. This is a great feature for accessing your rear hatch or trunk without having to take the whole bike rack off, but if the bikes are still loaded it is a little more inconvenient. If you are wanting to keep your bikes loaded and access your rear hatch or trunk area then you would either need to use a swinging bike rack like the Apex Swing # TH9027XT or a platform...
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  • 2 Bike Rack Recommendation for 2015 Honda CR-V
    The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite, most easy-to-use bike racks and this one showed up in nearly everyone's top three. Check out the review video I attached for more info. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Kuat Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01 to...
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  • How can I carry 4 bikes with a 2016 Prius
    I highly recommend sticking with a 2 bike rack if you are going with a hitch rack. Your Prius uses a Class I trailer hitch which should not carry any more than 2 bikes per the vehicle and bike rack manufacturer. I recommend looking at the Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack # TH912XTR which is a great fit. Also since you are going to be carrying multiple bikes you may want to look at the Thule Bike Adapter Bar # TH982XT which will allow you to carry women's and alternative frame bikes. If you...
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  • Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for 2015 Honda CR-V that is Easy to Use
    We can certainly help you find a bike rack for your 2015 Honda CR-V with a factory hitch. All of our hitch bike racks are designed for removing when not needed. None would require you to leave the rack on permanently. Some just happen to be easier to install and remove. Mostly due to weight. The Thule Roadway part # TH912XTR that you referenced is a solid choice for a bike rack. For a hanging style rack that just gets the job done this works well. It's one of our installers favorites...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation Instead of Using 1-1/4 inch to 2 inch Hitch Adapter
    Using a 1-1/4 inch to 2 inch hitch adapter isn't going to be an ideal solution for you. These types of adapters add quite a bit of movement and length (which can cause ground clearance issues), plus they reduce the hitches already lower capacity by 50 percent. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit 1-1/4 inch hitches is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite, most easy-to-use bike racks and this one showed...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2017 Hyundai Sonata Sport
    Thule does not recommend any of their trunk racks for your 2017 Hyundai Sonata. Neither does Yakima. Best solution would be a hitch bike rack. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite, most easy-to-use bike racks and this one showed up in nearly everyone's top three. Check out the review video I attached for more info. If you plan on carrying...
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