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Thule Apex Swing Away Hitch Bike Rack

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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.

Thule Apex Swing Away Hitch Bike Rack Customer Reviews

Perfect Carrier

Reviewed by Morris S (SHELBYVILLE, KY) Reviewed for a 2014 Honda Odyssey — Sep 18, 2013 7:02 AM

Very easy install allows complete entry without removing bikes. Outstanding product

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Needs a better hitch receiver design...

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.

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!

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Outstanding Rack

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful.

Reviewed by Andrew H (Charleston, SC) Reviewed for a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser — Apr 27, 2013 1:40 PM

Rack works great, it is heavy but I believe it necessary for what it does. And as usual AA service was excellent, the product arrived as advertised and promptly.

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Best rack made

16 of 18 people found the following review helpful.

Reviewed by Scott M (Oregon, WI) Reviewed for a 2008 Acura MDX — Apr 15, 2012 10:39 AM

Easy to put together, high quality. Locks to car and locks bikes to rack. Worth the money for a unit that will last a lifetime.

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Excellent Product !!!

24 of 25 people found the following review helpful.

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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