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Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Hitch Rack

    Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Hitch Rack

    The Thule Apex Swing 4 bike hitch rack carries up to 4 bikes and is easy to load and unload with the unique arc design that provides better ground clearance and creates greater distance between bikes. See details

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    The Thule Apex Swing 4 bike hitch rack carries up to 4 bikes and is easy to load and unload with the unique arc design that provides better ground clearance and creates greater distance between bikes.

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    The Thule Apex Swing 4 bike hitch rack carries up to 4 bikes and is easy to load and unload with the unique arc design that provides better ground clearance and creates greater distance between bikes.

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    The Thule Apex Swing 4 bike hitch rack carries up to 4 bikes and is easy to load and unload with the unique arc design that provides better ground clearance and creates greater distance between bikes.

    • Increased mast height improves ground clearance and a unique arc design in mast and arms offers easy bike loading and carrying
    • Swing-away design allows a fully loaded hitch rack to swing away from vehicle providing access to rear of vehicle
    • Tilt-down design with Hitch Switch™ quick-release lever allows arms to fold down when not in use
    • Included Snug-Tite™ Stinger receiver lock secures your rack to the car receiver; 4 walls of fastening contact within receiver eliminate vertical and horizontal movement
    • New Hold Fast Cradles are shaped to cushion bike frames and feature Thermal Plastic Elastomer (TPE) road damping pads that absorb road forces and vibrations to protect bikes
    • Anti-Sway Cages with integrated soft-touch TPE strips protect bike frame finishes and prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact; reinforced rubber cradle straps
    • Thule Apex Swing 4 accommodates 2 in. receiver hitches
    • Integrated locking cable secures bikes and stores conveniently in the rack's support arms
    • Easy mounting of hitch rack requires no tools; push rack into receiver until auto-pin engages, tighten knob and lock the hood of the housing
    • Not intended for tandem or recumbent bikes; carrying bikes with step-through frames requires the purchase of an adapter (sold separately)

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    Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Hitch Rack Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Cycling
    4
    2
    Yes
    56 pounds
    Number of bikes
    Hitch receiver (in.)
    Rear liftgate access
    Weight

    Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Hitch Rack

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    Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Hitch Rack is rated 3.4615 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't Waste Your Time on This!! This rack is so impracticle. The only benefit of the swing mechanism is if you have your bike(s) on the rack more often than you don't because the release process is cumbersome and takes too long. The cradles are also very shallow. I had two mountain bikes that slid off one of the cradles while in transit. The cradles also shift (slide) very easily, creating more instability. The straps are also made of more of a hard plastic rather then malleable rubber, so difficult to engage. The locking mechanism (for the bikes not the hitch) is a joke. It is made of plastic and attached by a tiny rivet. It would be a piece of cake to break off. I upgraded to this rack from the Thule Gateway 3 which I loved. Surprised that the Apex swing is by the same manufacturer. I can't figure out how this rack received so many good ratings ... Don't waste your time. I'm just glad I bought this at REI because I know it will be a no hassle return.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent I needed to replace my 13 year old Thule tilt rack so I could get into the back of my Jeep Wrangler without removing the rack. The Apex Swing has been great. Easy to use and install. The only issue is that I ride with my kids and it is a challenge getting the 16" and 20" bicycles on and off of the rack. I use frame adapters to help but it is still a struggle.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mostly great. I can easily fit three of our four bikes on this rack. The smallest bike is not long enough for the two support bars to fit through the frame. I believe there is some adapter that can be purchased separately, but I might just continue to put the small bike in the trunk. I'm using this on an Outback. I would buy it again if I needed another. It is very sturdy. The swinging feature is very convenient, especially at a rest stop when we need something out of the trunk. The cable lock is a great security feature. Only four stars because I wasn't expecting that the small bike wouldn't fit. At least she'll outgrow it in a few years.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nice rack but .... I want to like this rack but theres one BIG issue with it. The lower locking mechanism that secures and locks the rack into the hitch receiver has a black plastic knob that the key goes into and that knob prevents the rack from being used on many hitches. If your hitch is tucked under your bumper at all, its likely that you will have problems. The knob rubs on the bumper of my E250, making it a PITA to tighten up all the way and lock AND, after I just installed a hidden hitch on my 2013 Outback, I just found the rack will not go all the way in at all. Essentially the rack is useless on the Outback unless I can find some extension for it. Considering returning the rack and looking for something that doesn't have this problem. Good thing REI has a good return policy -- not as good as it WAS but still pretty good.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bike rack We got this because we have a Burley Encore trailer and we wanted to be able to get in the car without removing the whole bike rack. It works really well and allows us unlimited access to the car. We can load the bikes up while the back of the car is open and then move the rack into place. The diagrams and instructions were not particularly clear but we figured it out.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well made. The anti sway bracket scratches my mountain bike. Road bikes don't seem to have that trouble.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Rack!!! My son and I compete in triathlons and this rack is perfect for our bikes. It was easy to install, however, pay very close attention to the directions if adding the conversion piece for the larger 2.5" hitch. I put it on wrong the first time and had to re-assemble. Not hard, but time consuming. 3 bikes will fit perfect but 4, depending on type and size, will take some creative aligning. Our first road trip was to the coast and there was no wobble or instability and same for recent shorter trips to competition. The locking cable feature is nice for added security if you have to leave the bike(s) racked and unattended for a period of time.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from solid and convenient Ability to swing the rack away from the back of my SUV is the best feature. And of course, not scratching my car because the rack is on a trailer hitch. I assembled the rack out of the box. It wasn't really hard but I am not mechanically inclined, it took me a long time. Ikea illustrations are better than the Thule instuctions. I didn't know REI would assemble it for $40. Probably would have been worth it. The rack has "anti-sway" cages that help hold the bikes in place. Problem is that they can hit the top of water bottle cages making it difficult, if not impossible to lock them against the seat tube (depends on the length of the tube and the cage location). I also find that the plastic snap on parts for the anti-sway feature don't seem to stay on and I anticipate that they'll probably fall off sometime. I felt very confident about driving with three very expensive road bikes on this rack. They were very secure and didn't bang around.
    Date published: 2014-03-27

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