Universal Apex Swing Hitch Bike Rack (9027) by Thule®. Available in a 4-bike version only and fits 2" receivers. The Apex Swing is Thule's top of the line, premium hitch rack. The combination of convenience, security and revolutionary features like the swing-away design and cradles with Road Dampening Technology (RDT) make the Apex the most complete hitch rack on the market. The swing-away feature allows a fully loaded rack to swing out of the way for access to the rear of the vehicle.
- Swing-away design enables fully loaded rack to swing away from vehicle for rear access
- Hold Fast RDT Cradles™ absorb the shock of the road and protect your bikes during transport
- Patented No-Sway™ cages with rubber bumpers for frame protection, prevent bike-to-bike contact
- Rack arms' arc design gives bikes greater clearance off the ground and provides greater distance between bikes, preventing contact
- Increased mast height for improved ground clearance
- Heavy-duty integrated cable lock allows the bikes to be locked to the rack
- Cable stores inside of hitch rack when not in use
- Arms can be folded when not in use
- Empty carrier can be tilted down to access rear of vehicle
- Snug-Tite Stinger™ virtually eliminates hitch rack movement and locks the hitch rack to the vehicle
- Carries up to 4 bikes and fits 2" receivers only
- Integrated handle for easy carrying and handling
- Comes with everything needed for installation, including instructions
- Backed by a limited lifetime warranty
You're on the road with bikes loaded on your hitch rack, and you need to get something stashed in the rear of your SUV; maybe a camera to take pictures of that giant ball of yarn you've been told is just down the street. With an ordinary bike rack you would need to unload your bikes to gain access to the hatch, but not with the Thule Apex Swing Hitch Bike Rack. The Apex Swing design allows a fully loaded hitch rack to swing away from the rear of the vehicle for access. With the Apex Swing your bike rack stays loaded and you can get anything you want from the back of your hauler, whenever you want it.
Along with the swing-away design, the Apex Swing Hitch Bike Rack shares the elements of the other Apex hitch racks that ensure your bikes arrive at your destination safe and secure. Like the other Apex hitch racks, it has several features that eliminate excess movement and protect your bikes from damage en route. The Hold Fast RDT Cradles that support your bikes absorb road shock and prevent its transfer to your bikes' frames. The patented No-Sway cages attach to the vertical downtubes to prevent movement and bike-to-bike contact during transit. The rack arms have an arc design that provides greater distance between the bikes, also helping to prevent bike-to-bike contact, and gives the bikes greater clearance off the ground. The increased mast height also provides greater ground clearance. Even the rack-to-receiver attachment (Stinger) eliminates hitch movement.
To prevent theft, the tightening knob on the Stinger can be locked, and the bikes can be locked to the rack with the integrated cable lock. When not in use, the cable stores inside the hitch rack. The rack arms can be folded down when not in use and the carrier can be tilted down when empty to allow access to the rear of the vehicle. When the Apex is removed from the vehicle, the integrated handle makes it easy to carry.
The Apex Swing Hitch Bike Rack carries 4 bikes and fits 2" receivers only. It comes with everything necessary for installation, including detailed instructions. The limited lifetime warranty applies to the original purchaser of the product, and warrants the product against manufacturer's defects in materials or workmanship.398.95Brand: Thule Part Number: 9027 UPC: 091021508910
Thule® designs and manufactures products for outdoor enthusiasts, athletes, and those that lead an active lifestyle. They specialize in developing and marketing cargo transportation solutions so these people can bring their gear with them wherever they go, whatever they drive. Thule was founded in Sweden in 1942, and built their first roof rack system in the 1960s. Today Thule leads the market with innovative products for transporting, bicycles, watercraft, snowsport equipment and other gear on the roof, with the trailer hitch, on the trunk or hatch, or in the pickup bed. Thule manufactures the strongest, most durable and longest lasting load carrying systems on the market, and backs their products with a lifetime warranty. Over 80% of Thule products sold in North America are made in USA, and Thule employs over 1,000 American workers.Thule® 9027- Apex Swing Hitch Bike Rack Reviews (10)
Every Customer can leave a review about our service and the product that was purchased. In order to leave your review for your new product, please follow the link in the email you receive after completing your purchase. You can rate appearance, ease of installation, price/value and product quality.Customers' rating: 4.5 OF 5APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITY(4.5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYQuality Product| Posted by Joshua W. | 2012 Audi A4 (Corona, CA)
I purchased the Thule Gateway bike rack from the CARiD website just prior to relocating from Southern California to Southern Oregon. I stowed 1 road bike on the made-for-2 rack and traveled over 700 miles at speeds exceeding 80mph, no problems. I took it upon myself to watch video reviews of the installation before departing. This is definitely advised, one if not the best way to ensure the installation is correct, will stand the distance and speeds.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo(3.5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYReview of the Raceway 9003| Posted by Richard S. | 2013 Audi A5 (New York, NY)
The product is not easy to install. If you have physical strength, it's okay. If not, this is not the rack for you. It seems sturdy, but I was disappointed when one of the bumpers on the rack fell off the second time I used it.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo(4.5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYNice Racks!| Posted by Tamara T. | 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek (Oxford, NY)
Got the Thule circuit roof bike racks for my new Subaru Crosstrek and they are awesome! Easy to use as is all Thule equipment, and they work with the crossbars that were factory installed on my car just perfectly! Bikes go everywhere with me!Was this review helpful for you? YesNo(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYDoubletrack Hitch Bike Rack| Posted by Tom L H. | (Grand Ledge, MI)
A solid rack that's easy to use and well designed for the best care for carbon frame mountain bikes. It is adjustable to accommodate any bike size in seconds. Well designed for ease of use and bike protection.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo(4)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITY(4)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITY(4.5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYThule Trunk Mount Platform Bike Rack| Posted by Alan M. | 2003 BMW 5-Series (Virginia Beach, VA)
Once the rack is installed, it holds bikes securely in place and makes theft difficult. I had some problems installing the rack the first time and the instructions were of marginal help. I could not attach the trunk hooks without opening the trunk, once I attached the hooks it was just a matter of adjusting the cables to achieve the proper fit. The rack's size and weight make it difficult to handle while installing. I did not have any problems with trunk dents reported by some users. Two light weight folks could install it easily. Despite the initial installation problems, I recommend this bike rack for anyone that cannot use the trailer hitch version.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYThule Spare Me Bike Rack| Posted by Elizabeth A. D. | 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser (Houma, LA)
Fits great on my 2007 FJ Cruiser. Love the improvements from the original rack; especially the sway bar and locking device. Very easy to install with clear instructions. Very pleased.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo(4.5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITY(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYThule Bike Rack| Posted by Albert A. | 2013 Lincoln MKS (Valley Stream, NY)
I was amazed at the ease of installation of this product. I took my time and read the directions carefully. When I tested it out with my bike, it seemed secure. It comes with a bike stabilizer and a strap for extra securing of the bike. The only thing, I wish it had was a strap to keep the front wheel of the bike from moving. But I secured it with a bungee cord that I provided. Good value for the money.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo
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