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Thule Apex XT 2-Bike Hitch Rack$399.95
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Thule Apex XT 2-Bike Hitch Rack

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The Thule Apex XT 2 bike hitch rack is a perfect blend of convenience and security, with its quick and easy installation right out of the box, and integrated cable lock and locking hitch knob, it eliminates any worries about quick side stops, providing a perfect solution for a day out with a friend.

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  • Tool-free mounting system makes install and removal quick and easy
  • Cradle width 1.5 inches
  • Bike arms fold down when not in use
  • Bike rack tilts away for easy access to rear hatch (bikes must be removed)
  • Bike cradles with ratcheting straps make bike loading and unloading quick and easy
  • Anti-sway mechanism helps prevent bike to bike contact
  • Locking cable locks bikes to the rack and locking hitch knob locks rack to your vehicle
  • Compatible with 1.25" and 2" trailer hitches

The Thule 9024xt Apex XT 2 bike rack is a premium hanging trailer hitch mounted bicycle rack with a sleek and stylish design that incorporates convenience, safety and security. Thule's Apex XT has the ability to easily adapt to a 1.25" or 2" hitch (right out of the box) depending on your vehicle's hitch size. The 9024xt Apex XT has a convenient tool-free SnugTite Locking Stinger mounting system making installing or removing your bike rack quick and easy by simply loosening or tightening the hitch knob. To install the rack, simply push the bike rack into your trailer hitch receiver until the integrated auto-hitch-pin snaps into place or engages with your hitch. The tightening knob will activate the anti-rattle mechanism to help eliminate vertical and horizontal movement for a secure and stable fit. The 9024xt Apex XT has a compact cradle design which accommodates a wide variety of bike sizes and frame styles. If you have a odd shaped bike frame or traditional women's bike you may want to consider Thule's 982xt bike frame adapter (sold separately - see below). Thule's compact cradles use a ratcheting style cradle strap - making loading and unloading your bikes quick and easy. The bike cradles are spaced 7" apart providing a greater distance between bikes for a safe and secure fit. Bike cradles also include Anti-Sway fasteners which help provide extra stability, protection and prevent bike-to-bike contact. The Apex XT includes a quick release Hitch Switch which enables you to fold the bike arms down when not in use. It also allows you to access the rear of your vehicle by tilting the rack away from the vehicle. The Hitch Switch mechanism has an audible click to assure you that the arms and mast are securely locked in position. For bicycle security, the Apex XT includes a built-in cable lock that pulls out of the mast and locks into the end of one bike arm. A locking knob on the hitch connection locks the bike rack to your vehicle.

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Product Specifications

Maximum Bike Capacity2
Carrying StyleHanging
Hitch Size1.25, 2
Bike SpecsFenders, 20-29inch, Fat Tire
FeaturesLocking, Tool-Free Install, Tilt Away


Installation InstructionsDownload
Hitch Fit Tips ChartDownload
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Will this bike rack work with Step-through and Children's bikes?
This bike rack is certainly compatible with both bike styles. However, it does have more to do with the bikes than the bike rack. Step-through bikes will require what they call a bike frame adapter as that is how this style of hanging bike rack transports bikes. This adapter essentially simulates a top tube on bikes that are lacking one, like step-through bikes. Thule makes a really easy to use model that we recommend, Part #982XT. Children's bikes can be really tricky to fit onto bike racks in general, as the frames sometimes are just too small for a bike rack designed primarily to transport full size bikes. On a hanging style bike rack like the Apex XT Swing, the limiting factor of whether or not your child's bike will fit comes down to the width of the frame triangle that connects the head tube, seat post, and bottom bracket where the crank arms and pedals are mounted. The arms of the Apex Swing XT. are 13 1/2" in width at the outermost points. You'll want to measure the frame triangle on your child's bike and if it is greater than that measurement in width then you should be able to transport that bike on this bike rack.
Does the Apex XT 2 require tools to install the rack?
If your vehicle has a 2" hitch receiver then no tools whatsoever are required. Just insert the tongue of the bike rack into the receiver and tighten the knob to secure it. If you have a 1.25" receiver, you will need to use the allen wrench the first time you install the rack to remove the 2" adapter sleeve fitted from the factory. After you do that when you initially purchase the rack you will not have to do that again, and the process to install the rack is the same as we stated previously.

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