Thule Vertex Swing Away Hitch Bike Rack Customer Reviews
6 Customer Reviews
Hitch mounted bike racks are notorious for obstructing rear access to your ride. Rather than sacrificing cargo access for easy bike loading, get both with the Thule Vertex Swing Away Hitch Bike Rack .
This hitch bicycle rack features a swinging arm that sweeps the entire bike rack off to the side of your vehicle—giving you total access to your ride’s rear. Its unique arc design gives this rack ample ground clearance which ensures hassle-free travel. And, when you load your bikes into this rack’s Hold Fast Cradles™ and anti-sway cages, they stay cushioned and protected from bike-on-bike and bike-on-vehicle contact.
The Vertex Swing hitch bike rack has the capacity to carry up to four bikes. And, when not in use, its arms fold down and it tilts away from the vehicle for complete access to the rear cargo area. It even features a convenient handle that makes taking this rack on and off your ride easy. Plus, your Thule Vertex Swing Away Hitch Bike Rack is built in the USA and backed by a Lifetime Warranty.
6 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by JoLee S (RALEIGH, NC) — Dec 17, 2012 6:48 AM
The rack is perfect for our needs. It allows us to carry our two bikes and any potential bikes of visitors or friends. We like the fact that it will swing away from the car body. It makes it so much easier for us.
Reviewed by Mr. Lynn G (Chesapeake, VA) Reviewed for a 2006 Ford F-150 — Oct 23, 2012 7:15 PM
I had looked at this bike rack at a bike shop priced for much more than I paid for it at Auto Anything. The Rack is exactly what I wanted, slightly heavy for a bike rack, but the hinges and swinging mechanism needs to be a little on the beefy side to handle the extended bracing. I'm very pleased.
Reviewed by Jean D (OXFORD, MS) Reviewed for a 2009 Toyota Tacoma — Aug 06, 2012 10:26 AM
It was what it advertised. I do wish the description was more clear with things that you had to purchase that didn't come with it, like the hitch lock. However, the form, fit, and function of the rack is exactly what I needed.
Reviewed by Steve C (Kent, WA) Reviewed for a 2008 Kia Sedona — Jun 01, 2012 8:28 PM
I recently added a receiver style hitch to my Kia Sedona. In addition to a ball mount, I was interested in a hitch bike rack. I required a rack that could hold four bicycles. I considered the swing down style racks, but they did not permit full access to the rear of the van. The Thule Vertex Swing 4 Bike (Model 9031) allows the bikes to swing completely off to the right side of the van. It is solidly built. Pros: * Solidly built * 4 bike capacity * Full access to rear Cons: * Some bikes need adapter The con is common for all hanging style racks. Ladies and other bicycle designs that do not have a straight top bar will most likely require the purchases of a separate adapter in order to hang it on the rack.
Reviewed by Sandra C (Sunnyvale, CA) Reviewed for a 2012 Toyota Sienna — May 07, 2012 5:04 PM
After borrowing a couple of different racks, we settled on the really expensive Thule and are glad we did. It is an easy rack to install and secure to the hitch, and it doesn't require an extra person to help. The joints and pins are well constructed and easy to manipulate. The bike cradles are well designed. This rack is a big jump up from the basic but makes it easy for me to be ready for a bike ride anytime the kids want to go.