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Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Hitch Mount

Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Hitch Mount

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Why would I buy this?

  • Time tested design – rack has been produced for over a decade
  • High quality rack intended for frequent use

Why wouldn't I buy this?

  • Not the best option for carbon frame bicycles – hooks contact bike frame
  • Have to remove bikes to access vehicle’s cargo
Carry 2 bikes of any design, suspension style, or wheel size with this platform-style rack. Designed for quick and easy loading, the rack has 3 different locking options and adjustable wheel loops that eliminate bike-to-bike contact during transport. Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule hitch bike racks part number TH990XT or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Hitch Mount. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Thule Hitch Bike Racks - TH990XT

  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Thule
  • 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
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

Carry 2 bikes of any design, suspension style, or wheel size with this platform-style rack. Designed for quick and easy loading, the rack has 3 different locking options and adjustable wheel loops that eliminate bike-to-bike contact during transport.


Features:

  • Platform-style carrier holds 2 bikes of almost any frame design, suspension style or wheel size
    • Works for children's bikes, cruisers, and bikes with fenders
  • Cushioned, ratcheting arms on central mast allow quick and easy bike loading
    • Move independently to accommodate 2 different bike sizes
    • Fold down for easy access to vehicle's rear cargo area
    • Includes 2 Thule One Key System locks to secure bikes to rack
  • Sliding, reinforced wheel trays accommodate different bike lengths
    • Pivot for perfect fit around your bike tire
    • Use ratcheting wheel straps to stabilize bike for transport
    • Eliminate bike-to-bike contact
  • Integrated lever (Hitch Switch) allows bike rack to fold up against vehicle when not in use
  • Included hitch adapter (Stinger Swinger) converts carrier shank for use with 2" hitches
    • For use with 1-1/4" hitches, mount rack without sleeve
  • Handy Snug Tite receiver lock secures rack to your hitch
    • Threaded bolt eliminates rack movement in the hitch receiver
    • Lock is keyed alike to match locks on ratcheting arms
  • High-strength steel construction is perfect for travel over rugged terrain
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Carrying capacity: 2 bikes
  • Weight capacity: 70 lbs total / 35 lbs per bike
  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class I and II) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Maximum tire width: 2-1/2"
  • Carries bikes with wheel bases up to 46-1/2"
  • Measures:
    • 6" From center of hitch pin hole to closest part of rack when in folded position
    • 6-5/8" From center of hitch pin hole to curved bracket
    • 11-1/2" From folding bracket to upright bar
  • Carrier weight: 36 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

The Thule Doubletrack is the perfect platform-style carrier if you are seeking versatility in a rack. Doubletrack holds two bikes of almost any design, suspension style or wheel size, including children's bikes, cruisers and bikes with fenders.

Thule Doubletrack ratcheting arms with cushioned hooks with locksThule Doubletrack lever to fold down mast

With the Doubletrack's low loading height and ratcheting arms on the central mast, your bikes are mounted and ready to go in seconds. The arms include cushioned hooks that adjust independently to hold two bikes of different styles and sizes. The mast also folds down easily when you pull a lever at the base, and each arm has a Thule One Key System lock to secure your bikes to the rack.


Thule Doubletrack sliding wheel trays

Doubletrack accommodates bikes of almost any size and length with reinforced, sliding wheel trays. These pivoting trays feature ratcheting straps and move along the platform to adjust to your specific bikes. The wheel straps also ratchet to stabilize your bikes for transport and eliminate bike-to-bike contact.


Thule Doubletrack lever folds rack for storage

The versatile Doubletrack is easy to store when you're not carrying bikes. An integrated lever (Hitch Switch) lets you fold your bike rack flat against the rear of your vehicle.


Thule Doubletrack Stinger Swinger hitch sleeve adapter

Doubletrack includes an adapter sleeve (Stinger Swinger) that slides over the 1-1/4" shank to convert the rack for use with 2" hitch receivers. The sleeve attaches to the shank with a single screw and can be installed or removed in seconds.


Thule Doubletrack Snug Tite hitch lock

The Doubletrack includes a Snug Tite hitch lock that secures your rack to your hitch receiver. The threaded bolt in the Snug Tite lock also serves as an anti-wobble device to eliminate sway and rattle in the receiver.



990XT Thule Doubletrack Hitch-Mounted, Platform-Style 2-Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches

Installation Details TH990XT Installation instructions



Video of Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Hitch Mount

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




Video Transcript for Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review

Today were going to review the the Thule Doubletrack platform style bike carrier part number TH990XT. The Doubletrack is designed to work with both 1 -inch and 2-inch trailer hitches. Theres an adapter sleeve that youll need to use for 2-inch trailer hitches but it can be easily removed using one Allen bolt to adapt to 1 -inch hitches. Its high strength steel construction will support weight capacity of 70lbs and will carry a total of two bikes and will accommodate bicycles that goes with wheels and tires up to 3 inches wide and bikes with wheel bases up to 46 inches. Its built in the USA and Thule covers with a limited lifetime warranty. Included with the rack is Thules snug tight lock system.

Its an anti-rattle bolt that will thread into the shank of the carrier to take out any rattle between the carrier and the hitch. That bolt can be secured with Thule snug tight lock on the other side. Included with the bike rack are two of the one Thule key lock system cores. Well use one for our anti-rattle bolt and the other one youll use on the top ratcheting hook of our bike carrier. These two locks allow us to secure the bike rack to the vehicle and the bikes to the carrier.

The bike carrier can be folded flat against the vehicle. That way, you can maintain a shorter profile so you can still fit your vehicle in the garage even with the bike carrier mounted to it. You can then fold the bike carrier down flat and fold up the upright mast in order to load and carry your bikes. For each bike, you have a padded ratcheting frame hook that will hold the bike by its cross tube on the top of the frame. Each wheel cradle has a wheel strap so that both the front and the rear wheel of the bicycle are secure.Now well go ahead and show you how to mount it into the vehicle and mount a bicycle.

Well insert the shank into the receiver tube of our hitch and line up our hitch pinholes. Well then thread our snug tight lock bolt and tighten it down using a wrench then well secure the bolt with the lock on the other side. Now we can fold our bike rack down in order to our bike. Well use the hitch switch at the base of the carrier to lay it down flat. Then well use the slide release here at the base of the upright mast in order to tilt it up.

Well extend ratcheting frame hooks out and open our wheel straps. Well fit our bike in and secure it first by the frame using that ratcheting hook and then well come back and secure the front and rear wheels with the wheel straps. Thats it; our bike is all loaded up. Now were going to take it for a quick test drive to see how it does. Thats it for our review of the Thule Doubletrack platform style bike carrier part number TH990XT. .


Customer Reviews

Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Hitch Mount - TH990XT

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (615 Customer Reviews)

Carry 2 bikes of any design, suspension style, or wheel size with this platform-style rack. Designed for quick and easy loading, the rack has 3 different locking options and adjustable wheel loops that eliminate bike-to-bike contact during transport.

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I purchased a Thule 990 XT hitch mount bicycle carrier from etrailer on October 19th, 2017. As usual, the package arrived without incident and a day earlier then promised! Etrailers price was the lowest I could find, and shipping was included @ no additional cost. Assembly was fairly easy and the bike carrier mounted on my Ram 2500 without any problems. The carrier holds our 2 mountain bikes without any issues, and appears sturdy enough. The real test will be during our up-coming 2000 mile journey from Az to Ohio. However, I did have one problem with the product. The bolts included (square head carrier bolts) with the product are either aluminum, or a very low grade steel product. Three of the bolts either stripped, or lost couple of threads during the assembly process. The directions state to tighten the nuts securely, but not much effort was required to strip the bolt threads. When I get a chance, I will replace all of the bolts with grade 8 stainless steel bolts and nuts. Otherwise, this was another flawless purchase from etrailer! 446127



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I had been waiting to buy a really nice bike rake - someone backed into my car though and damaged my old rack. I found this rack online. The reviews and info seemed very good, I liked the design. I was concerned that it might not be high quality - the price was excellent! It arrived super fast. At first I was fearful I had made a bad decision, assembly required. I could not have been more wrong. Assembly was a cinch (even for me). A tool was included so I didn’t have to scramble and find tools that fit. The rack looks great. I love how it folds up when not in use on the back of my car (I have a Prius with back up sensors and parking assist - which I couldn’t use because the old rack obscured the sensors). Customer service was above and beyond. It is so refreshing to find a great quality product at a reasonable price. I highly recommend this product! 680023



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Bike rack arrived with no packets of hardware!! Called e-trailer and an entire new package was sent. It arrived today and everything was there. The rack is on my car now. It took me a little longer than most people to assemble (judging from their reviews), but it was not difficult to do. Even though customer service could not just send hardware, everything worked out and the original box was returned via UPS. Customer service at e-trailer is first rate and I appreciate status updates and their helpfulness. 79795


Comments
One year later I still love it. It does wobble a little bit in transit, but I havent lost my bicycle yet! : I have no regrets.
Sharon P - 05/10/2014

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I really like this bike rack. Assembly and installation were a breeze and etrailer.com shipped it fast. All of the information on etrailer.com (videos, pics, reviews) were great in helping me decide what to get. I chose this rack because (for me) it had the best mix of features/quality/price. I like the fact that it comes with locks to lock the bike to the rack and also to lock the rack to the vehicle. However, as another reviewer pointed out, this rack can be manipulated to a point (depending on bike type, I suppose) to defeat the lock that secures the bike to the rack. Not a big deal, really... I'll just add a cable lock. I also had a bit of a problem with the lock cylinders and universal change key in that the change key would not go into 2 of the 3 lock cylinders, preventing installation of the cylinders into the rack. I contacted Thule directly and they sent replacement lock cylinders, which arrived in less than a week. All said, I am very happy with this rack. I also have an inexpensive hitch-mount hanging rack that is not very sturdy and difficult to load bikes onto. My bike and my daughter's bike have different frame designs and the Thule TH990XT (platform-style) easily accommodates both bikes. It is a breeze to load the bikes onto this rack and the bikes are secure after doing so (with the exception mentioned earlier that will require a cable lock for extended security). As for etrailer.com, I will definitely be a repeat customer. 135630



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This rack arrived in good condition in three business days, was quick and easy to assemble, and works as advertised. It fit very well as is on my 2008 Kia Sedona, with good road clearance. I took the time during assembly to tighten every nut, even the ones that were already on the unit. I had read that some people thought the rack moved a lot but I suspect that they need only tighten it up to reduce that substantially. The only time I have seen it move much is when I drive over rough RR tracks. It is VERY easy to put the bikes onto and with the built-in locks they are very secure with no extra effort or time. Other racks rely on your normal bike lock but that would mean scuffing or scraping the paint off the bikes from the movement during transport where this rack secures the bikes with paddedbars. With the rack under the wheels, the bikes are secure from damage from anything hitting underneath and the bikes cannot swing like they can on a hanging rack. The rack easily folds up when out riding so that it does not stick out from the vehicle. We have nice bikes and this rack keeps them that way, and is quick and easy to use. Excellent design and execution - thanks Thule - it seems rare that a product does such a good job! 34672



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My second purchase of this bike rack from etrailer.com. It is a great product, easy to assemble and use and sold at a very good price with free shipping. I ordered on Saturday evening and received it in four days! What’s not to like? 575304



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I bought this rack to replace a Thule 2 bike hanging rack. It was delivered in just a few days. All the small parts were in the package and the instructions were easy to understand. I put it together and installed it in about 45 minutes. You could probably do it faster ( I am a 70 year old grandmother). I loaded up 1 bike and drove 30 miles to a trail I like. The drive was great- the bike was stable- no movement. It took me a minute or two to figure out how to load the bike on the inner rack the first time- the second time was easier.(Note when you are unloading the bike, if you detach all straps and top hook, the bike will fall over- duh! I won"t make that mistake twice!!!) I have now loaded a second bike on- that was very easy.I am looking forward to the next trip with two bikes. I drive a Honda Civic.This rack is great for my car. I think the hanging racks may be better on a bigger car. This does not obstruct my view to the rear. The locking mechanism is another great feature. I was using a chain lock before. Not necessary now. VERY VERY HAPPY with this product. 135466


Comments
Still love, love , love the bike rack. easy to install, easy to use. Safe and convenient.
Susan - 06/19/2015

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etrailer.com was a great choice. Communication began as soon as order was placed with follow up emails. Shipping was super fast. Tracking information was sent immediately. Best price on the internet at the time of my order with free shipping. Rack was easy to assemble and install. Bikes fit great and are very secure. I am very pleased with this rack. I will use etrailer.com again. Great rides ahead. 83625


Comments
Thanks Patrick. Rack is doing great. Rubber plastic parts are surprisingly durable. Main vertical bar hinge still working well despite some play. All in all a very good product.
Tommy F - 12/08/2014

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We've had this bike carrier for a year now, though we don't use it a lot (bought it mainly for my daughter's biking summer camp). The weeks I do use it, it's been great. Easy to adjust for various sizes of bikes, easy to get bikes on and off, and the locking mechanism makes me feel safe walking away from it for a short while. (I wouldn't leave bikes on it unattended for long periods because bike theft is a big problem where I live and I wouldn't put it past someone to figure out how to steal the bikes, given enough time! If I needed to do that, I would've looked for a carrier with a more robust locking system for the bikes.) The bikes are stable when loaded and strapped down and the carrier feels stable on the car. 524088



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This bike carrier is great! With my old carrier, I was always looking back watching the bike swaying back and forth as I wondered if the bikes would make it to our destination. This Thule carrier takes out all of the sway and holds both bicycles steadily and securely. It securly holds both male and female bicycles equally well. 74668


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After a year, Im still very happy with the Thule Bike Rack. Thanks for caring. :
Alan - 04/10/2014

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The customer service with etrailer deserves 5+ stars. Assembly was quick and painless. When I installed the rack on my 2015 Tundra, there was more "play" in the hitch than I would like. After review of the previous comments and a suggestion from customer service, I tightened the hitch pin as much as I could and the majority of the "play" was gone. This was my first bike rack and I was expecting no movement, silly me. I am happy with the purchase and happier with customer service. I can't speak to the durability, as I've only used twice. I will say, if you have the money, spend the extra for the 2" hitch instead of the 1 1/14" with adapter. I wish I had. HOWEVER, the product seems very sturdy! 508487


Comments
The product has held up well after a year. I wish I had saved my money and purchased the 2 model instead of the one with the adaptor. The hitch has more movement than I would prefer. But overall, its gotten my bike to and from many rides. WHATEVER you do, DO NOT forget to lock the top bar and secure the wheels. If you dont, your bike WILL FALL OFF. Unfortunately speaking from experience. That was no fault of the hitch, completely user error
Monica - 05/14/2019

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Attached is a picture of the Thule Platform Bike rack attached to a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie we purchased thru etrailer.com. etrailer.com com provided a great product at the lowest price with free shipping. The bike rack was easy to assemble and use. Thanks for a great experience. 96944


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Thanks for the follow-up. Yes we still have the bike rack but havent used it much this year due to other commitments. We hope to use it more next year.
Greg J - 08/28/2014

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Very happy with my purchase! Assembly was very easy, just a handful of bolts. The included wrench is pretty awful to use so a good socket set comes in handy. I'm using it on a 2018 WRX with the EcoHitch hidden receiver. Plenty of ground clearance as the hitch is higher up than a typical under the car mount one, plus the rack steps up at the folding point to add even more. It's still at a perfectly comfortable height to load/unload. Even with a bike mounted on the inboard position there's still tons of clearance to get in the trunk. I've used it a couple times now, way better than the hanging style rack I had before. No chance of the bikes swinging and damaging my bumper. Only complaint is the lack of reflectors on the rack. I fixed this by putting some reflective tape on it so it's more visible whether folded down or up. 522486


Comments
If you would like to add reflective tape to the bike rack part # RE418T
7" Long White/ 11" Long Red Conspicuity Reflective Tape - (4) 18" Strips
$11.83
will work well for you.
-- Heather A - 06/16/2018

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I'm so glad we chose this Thule two-bike rack. It's very sturdy and well made (in the USA). We took it out on a test run of 100 miles this weekend through some unpaved and very bumpy small roads to our bike path, and it stood up to the test with flying colors! I also love the fact that it has a locks for the trailer hitch and for the vertical handles for the bikes already built in, which make them very handy and convenient. When not in use, it folds up very neatly against the back of our SUV. The customer service that I received from etrailer.com was also top notch. This item was back ordered, and they kept me informed through out the process. I highly recommend this product and the company. 228208


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After a year of using this bike rack, its still as great as the day we bought it. Its a very well made product, and I recommend it highly.
Claudette - 09/27/2016

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My husband and I assembled the Thule Doubletrack TH990XT bike carrier on the back of our 2013 Chevy Equinox. All of the parts were included and we were able to follow the enclosed instructions. It took us less than an hour and we are not usually very good at this sort of thing. We haven't taken the bikes out yet, but we like how the carrier can be left on the car and still gain access to the cargo area. We can even have both bikes on the carrier and still get the car in the garage. The upright tube and hook assembly bolts seem to be lose and we weren't sure if it should be tightened. Thought maybe it was lose in order to fold the assembly down when not in use. The other thing we noticed is that the wheel tray can still be moved when the cam lever is in the closed position. Tried to tighten them, but then cam lever couldn't be closed. It is much easier to put my small woman's bike on this carrier than on the kind that hang off the back of the car. So far we are pleased with our purchase and look forward to taking our bikes out on the carrier. 86735


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Since the tray was loose at first, then after tightening it became too tight to close, there should be something in between. You can use partial turns on the cam lock to find the sweet spot so that the lever will provide some resistance, but not have to be forced down.
-- Patrick B - 07/01/2013

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We really like our Thule doubletrack bike carrier. We have made a few round trips from MI to FL and we have had no problems carrying our bikes on the long trip. I would recommend this carrier to anyone. I have also been very satisfied with etrailer customer service. One of the wheel carriers fell off and was gone. I started to search online to find the part I needed and decided to contact customer service to be sure I ordered the right part. The customer service rep not only determined the part I needed but also found out that the carrier was still under warranty so there was no cost. I received the part very quickly. I was concerned about knowing how to put the part on and they emaed me a link to a video to show exactly how to install it. Great customer service! Thanks!
Donna G - 12/28/2014

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The main reason I purchased this bike carrier was because of the design. Unlike bike racks, this carrier holds the bikes by the wheels and a locking arm that slides down over the bike's upper frame tube. I find this far superior to bike racks which you simply hang a bike on. The greatest benefit of this carrier is that no matter what kind of bike you have, and no matter what kind of frame design the bike has, it will fit on the carrier, AND sit perfectly level, rather then dangle at a strange angle, simply by the bike frame. This is the best way to secure your bike, in opinion. The carrier is also adjustable, for just about any bike wheelbase, as the holders for the wheels are adjustable. The fact that the wheels are supported and strapped down also means that they will not be able to sway while in transit. True, this carrier weighs a good amount more then most bike racks, but it is not that big of a deal, and I would rather have my bikes secure then loose to flop around on a rack. It's great that this carrier also has built in locks, so you don't need to buy anything else to keep your bike safe. This is a really great product and does exactly what I need it to do. There is plenty of space between the rear bumper/trunk area of my car, even with a bike on the carrier, so clearance and accessing the trunk is no problem. Bottom line - if you want to haul your bike(s) around and not worry about swaying during transportation, this is the best carrier you'll find. 18559



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Delivery was great, no negatives for etrailer.com. is great and serves its purpose well. Locking washers and bolts varied from product list, but not so much that one could not understand the substitutions. I laid all the parts out to the provided chart and it was obvious which pieces were substituted. All substitute parts are acceptable, but it is a little troubling when one is going by a part chart and there are substitutions. No product problems, just a mild unexpected. I drove with the new trailer hitch and bike rack loaded with my Kestrel 4000 and had no problems. Easy loading. Trunk access with the rack in place. I would submit that reflective tape be added to the rack for when it is on the car but folded for non-use as well as the outer rack bottom. I will do this myself, but it would be nice for it to be in place upon purchase. Obviously, a minor critique, but a worthy addition. 34133



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1st - etrailer.com exceeded expectations as the product arrived in less than 72 hours from the time ordered. Right On! 2nd - The Thule instruction manual enabled me to complete installation and be ready to rock in less than an hour! 3rd - The Thule engineers get Kudos for design. I was particularly impressed with design of STL2 receiver bolt in the appropriateness of the length of the threaded shaft versus the tapered section. I was able to use the forward bolt hole on the truck hitch enabling complete engagement of the 2 inch adapter as opposed to what is shown in diagram 1 of the instructions. The mount is rock solid and the bolt lock is well protected. 4th - There is no interference between the bike rack and 2004 F150 tailgate when opened with the rack mast lowered as directed. I look forward to many years of flawless performance from the TH990XT. Thanks again! 570521



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Overall, I am satisfied with the bike rack. It carries the bikes well and we have taken it on a couple of long trips successfully. The only issue of concern is that the bolt that secures the rack to the trailer hitch appears to stripped at the head. This may be my fault for over-tightening the bolt, but it concerns me that it may loosen on long trips. 574354


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It sounds like youre speaking of the anti-rattle hitch bolt. Replacements are available as part # 853-5917
Replacement Threaded Pin for Thule Snug Tite Hitch Lock and Anti-Rattle Device
$11.29
. A locking version is also available as part # THSTL2
Thule Snug Tite Hitch Lock and Anti-Rattle Device
$59.95
.
-- Mike L - 10/15/2018

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Shipping was super fast. Tracking information was sent immediately. Best price on the internet at the time of my order with free shipping. Rack was easy to assemble and install. Bikes fit great and are very secure. I am very pleased with this rack. I will use etrailer.com again. 574246



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I'm disappointing in this rack because I have had issues with it melting. I have been using this rack to carry my mountain bike from Phoenix to my cabin in Pinetop, AZ. It's about a 3 hour drive and mainly uphill. I noticed on the first trip that one of the levers used to lock the wheel tray to the cross bar was lose. I didn't think much of it at first. On my second trip, I realized that the exhaust from the truck was blowing on the wheel tray and hold down latch. The heat caused the latch to melt and the wheel tray to warp. This rendered the inside rack useless. The tray and latch are about 2 feet from exhaust. I read many of the reviews and I didn't see any other issues with melting of the components. I guess I will just have to use this as a single bike rack. 100380


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I read your review on the Double Track and wanted to follow up with you. We have not heard of this happening before with that much room, so thanks for letting us know.I have a replacement strap assembly and cam lever in the mail headed to you. You can set the cradle up with the latch for the strap and the cam lever on the other side of the cross bar. Like we have it setup in our first photo on our site or step 6 in the instructions. That way the latches and levers are not exposed.
-- Patrick B - 10/10/2013

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Good install instructions and good product quality 443048


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Been used many times end never et me down
Bob P - 10/16/2018

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I have only the highest regard for etrailer.com. Dealing with them is a real pleasure. The hitch can be assembled very easily with the enclosed directions. It will perform its duty of hauling 2 bicycles to and fro, and I am very happy about that. I was hoping that the rear hatch of the Honda CRV could be opened without removing the bicycles, which is very unhandy. If it were not for this unfortunate oversight, I would have rated it a 5 star. 126052


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How much play is there in the bike rack on a CRV? Im thinking of gettein a 2 hitch, and therefore would have to use the 2 - 1-1/4 adapter.
-- comment by: myron - 06/03/2014

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I have a 1-1/4 hitch. I also questioned if it was strong enough to support 2 bicycles. We have light weight Trek Hybrid bikes, and there is no problem with movement going down the highway. I do not need the adapter for my hitch. I will mention that you cannot open the rear door on CRV when bicycles are loaded. That is my only complaint. Hope this helps you.
-- comment by: Don - 06/06/2014

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This rack works as advertised ! I've had racks before,the kind that the bikes hang on....all the shack and rattle , use to worry about damage to bikes. With This rack however, no problem. Loads Easley and really secures the bikes well. As long as you lock every thing down like your instructed to do, this rack system is ideal for carrying your bike. Easy to install, really nice with the built in locks that come with it,and the ease of loading and unloading is nice too. If you want to ride down the road and not worry about. Your bike banging into each other, this platform system is the way to go. 99584


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After a year.I can say that this rack system has preformed well. After many trips down the road, I have had no issues whatsoever.
George t - 09/13/2014

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Excellent experience, excellent product! TH990T arrived quickly, assembled easily, and works great! Easily added to the car trailer receiver (also purchased through Etrailer) and easily removed for storage when not carrying bikes. Carries bikes well, no rattling or noise. Very satisfied. 527608


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  • Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT vs. Swagman Chinook # S64683
    The real benefits that you get from the Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT is that it weighs 36 lbs, it is made right here in the USA, and the trays are a little more customizable since they are on their own "tracks". If you don't mind the extra 11 lbs of the Swagman Chinook # S64683 and you are able to utilize the wheel trays just fine (which typically isn't a problem) then I recommend the Chinook. It is at a lower price point, comes with everything that the Doubletrack does, has the higher...
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  • Comparing Swagman Chinook S64683 and Thule Doubletrack TH990XT Platform Hitch Bike Racks
    I am happy to help you make your choice between the two excellent platform bike racks you mentioned, the Swagman Chinook # S64683 and the Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT. Where the Swagman Chinook wins the comparison is in weight capacity (45-lbs per bike vs. 35-lbs for the Thule) and long wheelbase compatibility (up to 50-inches vs. 46-1/2 for the Thule). The Thule weighs about 10-lbs less and is USA-made while the Swagman is heavier and is made offshore. The two carriers are otherwise...
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  • Does Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for 2010 Nissan Cube Require Stabilizing Strap for Bike Rack
    I can confirm for you that the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24845 for your 2010 Nissan Cube does NOT require a stabilizing strap for use with a bike rack. So you can use this rack and hitch combo on your Nissan and do not have to use the strap. The Thule Doubletrack 2 Bike Rack # TH990XT is a great choice for a bike rack because it offers a ton of value. It is a premium rack from a company, Thule, known for their quality but at a great price relative to other racks. I have added...
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  • Adapter Recommendation for Fitting Step Through Bike Frame on Thule DoubleTrack Bike Rack
    A bike frame adapter bar like the part # UB01 attaches to the steering stem and to the seat post of the bike giving the arm of the Thule DoubleTrack part # TH990XT a secure place to grab on to. I attached a review video for this adapter for you to check out as well.
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  • Will the Thule Doubletrack Work with Fat Tire Bikes
    I do have options for you but the Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack will only fit tires up to 3" wide and they do not make a fat tire adapter kit for this rack. Therefore, you can either let some of the air out of the tires and squish them into the wheel trays like you have been or you can upgrade to the Thule DoubleTrack Pro 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TH9054 which accepts bikes with tires up to 5" wide. You could always sell the original Doubletrack to offset some of the cost...
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  • Replacement Threaded Hitch Bolt for a Thule DoubleTrack Bike Rack
    The threaded hitch bolt you will need for your Thule DoubleTrack # TH990XT is # 853-5917. The nuts inside the shank though are not available. Nor is the shank itself. But you could either use the new bolt or a tap and die set to cut new threads in the nuts.
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  • Yakima TwoTimer vs Saris Freedom vs Thule Doubletrack for Apartment Storage and Price
    When it comes to pricing and storage the Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT is the best option over the Yakima TwoTimer # Y02468 and the Saris Freedom # SA4412B. This bike rack comes with bike and rack locks and when it is folded it sits about 6" away from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the bike rack. Since your wife's bike has a step-through frame that sits 16" off of the ground though you will need to use an adapter bar like part # UB01 for it to secure the bike. The...
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  • Can I Use An Old Style Road Bike With Fenders On A Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack
    For bikes with fenders there really isn't a way to use a bike rack like the Kuat Transfer part # TS02G that uses wheel mounts. Instead you'd have to go with a bike rack that grabs the bike by the frame like the Thule DoubleTrack # TH990XT. This is a very nice rack that's about the same price that will work well for you. It's similar in weight too at 36 lb.
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  • Bike Rack That Allows Rear Hatch to Open With Bikes Mounted On A 2018 Subaru Forester
    The Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches # TH990XT requires you to remove your bikes to access the hatch on your 2018 Subaru Forester. We do have many bike racks that provide hatch access to consider if this is the key consideration for you. A very popular hitch mounted bike rack that I recommend is the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack # TS02G. This rack conveniently tilts away from your hatch with bikes loaded. It not only looks good but also...
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  • Is An Adapter Bar Needed for Women's Bikes on the Thule Doubletrack TH990XT
    The majority of women's bikes will work on the Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack part # TH990XT without an adapter bar like the Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # 64005. However, there are women's bikes like the Electra Townie which have a very deep drop tube and will require an adapter bar. The main thing you need to be sure of is that either bike does not exceed 35 lbs or have tires wider than 3". I have attached a photo for you of this bike rack used on a women's...
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  • Hitch Lock Recommendation for Kuat Transfer Installed in Toyota Prius Draw Tite Hitch
    Kuat has their own lock part # HL1 that is recommended for use with their racks like the Kuat Transfer # TS02G that are installed in 1-1/4 inch hitches like the Draw Tite part # 24966 you have installed on your 2017 Toyota Prius.
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  • Can Thule Doubletrack Bike Rack # TH990XT Support Fat Tire Bikes
    I wish I had better news but Thule does not currently offer a longer strap that's compatible with the Doubletrack Platform Bike Rack # TH990XT and we do not know of one from another brand that will work. This particular bike rack can only support tire widths of up to 3 inches so your options are to either try to modify a new strap to secure the wider tires on your bike (which will void the warranty and could negatively affect the rack's integrity) or go with a new bike rack that is designed...
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  • Is There a Thule Doubletrack Bike Rack that Can Fit Fat Tire Bikes
    The older version of the Thule Doubletrack that you have part # TH990XT does not have a way to adapt to fit a fat tire bike. Only solution is a new bike rack that is compatible with the fatter wheels/tires like the newest version of the DoubleTrack part # TH9054 which can fit tire widths up to 5 inches.
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  • Is a Torque Wrench Needed to Assemble the Thule Doubletrack Bike Rack
    If you check out the linked instructions for the Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack # TH990XT you'll see that Thule actually doesn't call out any torque specs for assembling the bike rack. They simply say to "Tighten firmly with the Thule hitch tool" so you won't have to worry about any torque settings.
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  • Bike Rack Cover Recommendation for Thule Doubletrack Mounted Behind Motorhome
    The Swagman Bike Rack Cover part # S82006 would work great covering the Thule DoubleTrack part # TH990XT that you mentioned. It's weatherproof and adjustable in size so that you can get it to fit your bikes and rack tightly.
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  • Installation of Spring On Center Mast on Thule Doubletrack Bike Carrier
    The hook end on the spring on the lever of the center mast for the Thule Doubletrack, # TH990XT, just hooks around the end of the square bar. I went out to the warehouse and pulled the center mast, took it apart, and put it back together and that is the only place the spring can go that provides the proper tension to use the lever. Once you have the top bolt in place you can use some needle nose pliers to carefully pull the hook end out towards the opening and hook it around the end...
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  • Recommend Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for 2017 Mazda 6
    For your 2017 Mazda 6, the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24908 was a great choice. The biggest thing to not is the hitch pin hole is about 6-1/4 inches recessed from the outermost part of the bumper. The Swagman XTC # S64670 is a great option but doesn't have the locks or trays. The Chinook 2 # S64683 is an upgrade with the wheel trays, but it won't allow the folding feature and the Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT is a step up from that but also won't allow folding based...
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  • 2 Bike Rack Option For Carbon Fiber Bike Frames
    Yes, we do not consider the Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Hitch Mount part # TH990XT a good option for carbon fiber bike frames because the hooks come down onto the frames of the bikes. Carbon fiber bike frames can be fragile and expensive so the best option will be a platform wheel mount rack. If you have a carbon fiber frame bike, I recommend Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting - Black part #...
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  • Best 2-Bike Hitch Rack for Heavy Bikes That Is Easy to Use
    You're right that few hitch platform bike carriers can handle heavy bikes like your e-bike. The Thule DoubleTrack # TH990XT can handle only 35-lb bikes. But Thule also offers another 2-bike platform carrier that will give you all of the features and compatibility you're looking for, the EasyFold # TH903202. The EasyFold fits both 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch hitches; it handles heavy bikes up to 65-lbs each; it includes built-in locks for the rack itself and for your loaded bikes; it works...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for 2001 Audi S4
    Platform bike racks have a few advantages. They are much easier to load/unload, they hold the bikes in a way that doesn't allow any movement like a hanging rack, and they don't require the use of an adapter bar when carrying a womens or alternative framed bike. I really like the Saris Freedom Superclamp part # SA4025F. This is a platform bike rack that only touches the bike at the tires and only weighs 30 lbs. The biggest drawback to platform bike racks has always been the weight...
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  • Will Bike Rack Blocking View of License Plate Cause Issue with Thule DoubleTrack
    What's interesting is that most states have similar laws about the license plate not being obstructed which is what a bike rack will at least partially do, but we've yet to hear about a situation where a police officer gave someone a hard time for their bike rack. The Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT that you referenced would block the view of the plate to a certain extent but most likely would not get you in trouble.
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  • Using the Thule DoubleTrack with a Fat Bike with 4.6 Inch Wide Tires
    Unfortunately, if your bike exceeds the tire size limit, there's no way to use the Thule Doubletrack, part # TH990XT. However, you do have other, comparable options available. I recommend Hollywood Rack's TrailRider for Fat Bikes, part # HR200Z-FB. In addition to picking up a little more weight capacity, the rack folds up smaller than the Doubletrack, and also is lighter, which can be an underappreciated feature. I've included a video of this rack in action so you can get a better...
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  • Can Bike Rack be Used in Front Hitch of Truck
    Installing a bike rack in the front hitch of a vehicle is definitely possible. It's not as common of an application as the rear hitch setup but it's done pretty frequently. Things to keep in mind though are you may be blocking air flow to the radiator and you may also block headlights or turn signals. Typically this isn't an issue but it's something to consider. Also when you use a hitch extender you end up cutting the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50 percent.
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  • Can Thule DoubleTrack Bike Rack Fit Curt Class II Hitch on 2017 Toyota Camry SE
    Yes, the Thule DoubleTrack Platform bike rack part # TH990XT will fit and work well in the Curt Class II hitch # C12107 you have installed in your 2017 Toyota Camry. Curt does require you use a stabilizer strap like the part # 18050 when carrying a non-supported load like a bike rack so you will need to use this as well. I attached a video on how to do this too.
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  • Thule Doubletrack or Swagman Chinook Bike Rack for Long Distance Trip
    The Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack # S64683 and the Thule Doubletrack Platform Rack # TH990XT are very comparable and both will be able to handle a long distance trip without issue. Between these two options though I do recommend going with the Swagman Chinook # S64683 for a few reasons. The Chinook features a higher weight capacity of 45 pounds per bike compared to 35 pounds per bike on the Doubletrack. Even if your two Trek bikes fall under 35 pounds each, the higher weight...
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  • Recommended 2 Inch Bike Rack for Bikes with Step-Through Frames and Fenders
    For a bike rack that works with a 2" receiver tube openings and will accommodate step-through bikes with fenders, I recommend using a platform style rack that grips the bikes by the frame. For this, I like the Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack part # TH990XT. The Doubletrack is an excellent option for you. The padded uprights will secure the bike to the rack via the frame which is ideal for bikes with fenders. These same arms have a wide range of adjustment for use with most...
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  • Will the Thule Doubletrack Bike Rack Fit on a 2007 Scion tC with Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch
    The Thule Doubletrack Platform Style Bike Rack, # TH990XT, is an excellent choice for your 2007 Scion tC. It will have no problems clearing the bumper and allows you to fully open the trunk when needed. We've actually had a chance to install this bike rack on a 2007 Scion tC with the Draw-Tite Class I Trailer Hitch, # 24827, and I've attached the demonstration video for you to check out. I've attached an installation video for the trailer hitch as well just in case you want to tackle...
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  • How far Out Does the Thule DoubleTrack Bike Rack Stick Out from the Back of a Vehicle
    For the Thule DoubleTrack # TH990XT the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the furthest end of the rack, when folded down, is approximately 33 inches. With bikes on it though the rear-most bike handlebars and pedals will stick out a little further.
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  • Hitch Bike Rack for Electra Townie Womans Bike Carried on 2001 Ford Escape
    The first thing to check is the size of the hitch on your 2001 Ford Escape. This vehicle can have either a 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch or a 2-inch Class III hitch and the different hitch sizes have different capacities for carrying bikes. The linked article explains how to tell which type of hitch you have. If you have a 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch you can carry only 2 bikes, and you will want to be sure to select a Class I rack. For a solid platform rack for 2 bikes that comes complete with...
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