Universal Vertex Swing Hitch Bike Rack by Thule®. Carries 4 bikes and fits 2" receivers. The bike rack incorporates all of the great features of the regular Vertex bike rack, like quick loading and unloading, and superior bike protection, with the convenience of swing-away design. Now, instead of having to unload your bikes to gain access to the rear of the vehicle, you can just swing the fully loaded carrier out of the way.
- Swing-away design enables fully loaded rack to swing away from vehicle for rear access
- Holds up to 4 bikes and fits 2" receivers only
- Unique arced rack arms simplifies bike loading and helps protect bikes during transit
- Hold Fast Cradles™ cushion bike and provide maximum bike security
- Anti-Sway cages prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact
- Increased mast height for improved ground clearance
- Arms can be folded when not in use
- Empty carrier can be tilted down to access rear of vehicle
- Integrated handle for easy carrying and handling
- Snug-Tite™ receiver lock (sold separately) virtually eliminates hitch rack movement and locks the hitch rack to the vehicle
- Bikes can be secured to the rack with Thule's 6 ft. braided steel cable lock (sold separately)
- Comes with everything needed for installation, including instructions
- Backed by a limited lifetime warranty
In the past if you were on the road with bikes loaded on your hitch rack, and you needed to get something from the rear of your SUV, you'd be faced with the hassle of unloading all of your bikes to be able to open the hatch. But now, thanks the Thule Vertex Swing Hitch Bike Rack, those days are over. The Vertex Swing design allows a fully loaded hitch rack to swing away from the rear of the vehicle for access. With the Vertex 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 Vertex Swing Hitch Bike Rack also has all the great features of the other Vertex hitch racks, like super-fast loading and unloading, and unmatched bike protection during transport. The arced rack arms make loading effortless and space the bikes further apart. The Hold Fast Cradles gently cushion the bike frames and they can be positioned on the rack arms for optimum bike spacing. The Anti-Sway cages attach between the cradles and vertical downtubes to prevent bike damage from bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact.
This carrier holds up to 4 bikes and fits 2" receivers only. When not in use, a flip of the new and improved Hitch Switch allows the rack arms to be folded down and out of the way, to make parking and garaging easier. And if you need access to the trunk, hatch or tailgate with the rack installed, again activate the Hitch Switch and the rack can be tilted down and out of the way. When removed from the vehicle, a handy integrated handle enables the Vertex to be carried and handled easily.
To secure the rack to the vehicle and virtually eliminate hitch rack movement in the receiver, we recommend the Thule Snug-Tite™ receiver lock (sold separately). Theft of your bikes can be prevented by locking them to the rack with the Thule 6 ft. braided steel cable lock (sold separately). The Vertex Swing Hitch Bike Rack 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.318.95
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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® - Vertex Swing Hitch Bike Rack Reviews (4)Customers' rating: 5 OF 5APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITY(4.5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYThule Vertex Hitch Bike Rack| Posted by Bryan J B. | (Yardley, PA)
I received my bike rack ahead of schedule and in perfect condition. Directions were easy to follow. This is my first bike rack, so I didnâ€™t know that for a girlâ€™s boardwalk type bike you need a separate frame adapter, so the bike will rest nicely on the rack. I wish the sales rep on the phone would have suggested this, but I ordered one, and it arrived soon enough. The other item I wish I had purchased when ordering the rack is the locking trailer hitch lock. This allows you to lock the rack when traveling, so thieves canâ€™t steal your rack and bikes! The bike rack comes with a typical screw that is attached and removed with a wrench. The screw is tightened through the hitch on my Jeep, through the threaded adapter, and goes about half way through. The locking one goes all the way through, which in my mind made it feel more secure. I ordered the lock, and it works nicely. I have a two-inch hitch, so I had to use the adapter that comes with the rack. It is held on with one small screw. This was concerning to me, but I was assured by the sales rep that it is more than enough to hold the rack securely to my hitch. The rack folds as advertised, so you can open the rear hatch on your vehicle. The rack seems heavy duty, and the bikes ride nicely. This company follows up with emails and is very thorough. I will purchase from them in the future.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYDoubletrack Hitch Bike Rack| Posted by Tom L H. | (Grand Ledge, MI)
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