Picture it: you wake up primed to ride but Mother Nature is threatening and your trail time is ticking away. When you’re itching for adventure, the last thing you want to do is wrangle a bulky carrier. With the Thule Apex Swing Away Hitch Bike Rack it’s as easy as pivot and play.
The Thule Swing Hitch Bike Rack uses an incredible swing-away system to seamlessly slide aside for quick access to your gear even when fully loaded with 4 bikes. Plus, its innovative arc design delivers distance between your two wheelers for freakishly fast loading and unloading. On top of that, it boasts cutting-edge RDT cradles to reduce paint-pealing vibration and a patented No-Swing Cage that blocks your bikes from banging against each other. So, no matter how rough the road gets, your cycles are set to storm the summit.
What’s more, the Thule Apex Swing boasts an array of security features. Heavy-duty integrated cradle locks bolt down your bikes, and the Snug-Tite™ receiver hitch lock clamps your carrier and halts hitch rattle. Even better, the Thule Apex Hitch Rack Installs easily without tools into any 2” receiver. Best of all, your Thule Apex Swing Bike Rack is built in the USA and backed by an unbeatable Lifetime Warranty.
Reviewed by JT A (Tulsa, OK) Reviewed for a 2012 Infiniti QX56 — Aug 03, 2013 10:52 AM
Just traveled from OK to SD to WY to UT with this new Thule bike rack. Good rack overall but main issue with the design is the receiver hitch insert size and its locking mechanism...both are designed for a smaller hitch size 1 1/4" and don't work great with 2" receivers. Thule gives you and "insert" to use to increase insert bar from 1 1/4" to 2", which doesn't inspire much confidence when loaded w/4 heavy Mt. Bikes. Poor locking mechanism too, hard to get "lock-tight" without working loose!
Reviewed by Ralph V (Miami, FL) Reviewed for a 2012 Ford Explorer — Mar 08, 2012 6:55 AM
We purchased this hitch bike rack after searching many brands and models, decided on the Thule brand based on its excellent reputation and overall positive reviews on most of their products. I particularly chose the Apex Swing model for the ability to leave my bikes on the rack and simply swing the rack to the side to gain access to my trunk. We have also received many compliments as it looks great and is a relatively new product from Thule, no reviews available at time of purchased. Installs easily, is lighter than I expected, and is super sturdy and noise free. I highly recommend it for an SUV. The hitch rack also shipped promptly from AutoAnything. Great service! Will shop here again!
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Asked by Anonymous
Apr 15, 2013 3:47 PM
would this thule apex swing away fit to a mercedes r class and a gl class?
Answered by Nathan S. — Apr 15, 2013 4:53 PM
Hi, The Thule Apex Swing Away Hitch Bike Rack will swing far enough to side of the car to allow opening on pretty much any hatch back.flag Accept Answer
Asked by Anonymous
Jan 24, 2013 10:35 AM
2012 Land Rover LR4
Answered by Nathan S. — Jan 24, 2013 10:58 AM
Hi, It should fit just fine as long as your Land Rover doesn't have a spare tire to interfere.flag Accept Answer
Asked by Anonymous
Aug 18, 2012 4:10 PM
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
I am thinking of buying this product but really only want it for two bikes. Would I be able to remove two of the bike fittings when they are not in use ? I know there are tow-bike products available but this one seems the best functionality (the swing away looks ideal) Thanks Steve
Asked by lisa o.
Aug 14, 2012 6:34 AM
2002 Subaru Outback
I do not have a 2" hitch receiver can the thule swing hitch bike rack be used with a hitch adapter?
Asked by Sandi S.
Apr 30, 2012 9:03 AM
2001 Toyota Sequoia
We have two kids bikes ... is there a special attachment in order to mount the kids' bikes to the Thule Apex Swing?
Answered by Michael K. — May 01, 2012 8:44 AMflag Accept Answer