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Thule Apex 5 Bike Hitch Rack

    Thule Apex 5 Bike Hitch Rack

    With a new shape and less wobbling, the Thule Apex 5 bike hitch rack securely carries up to 5 bikes, and has greater distance between bikes and better ground clearance than previous Thule hitch racks. See details

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    With a new shape and less wobbling, the Thule Apex 5 bike hitch rack securely carries up to 5 bikes, and has greater distance between bikes and better ground clearance than previous Thule hitch racks.

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    With a new shape and less wobbling, the Thule Apex 5 bike hitch rack securely carries up to 5 bikes, and has greater distance between bikes and better ground clearance than previous Thule hitch racks.

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    With a new shape and less wobbling, the Thule Apex 5 bike hitch rack securely carries up to 5 bikes, and has greater distance between bikes and better ground clearance than previous Thule hitch racks.

    • Increased mast height improves ground clearance and arc design in mast and arms offers easy bike loading and carrying
    • Tilt-down design with Hitch Switch™ quick-release lever allows arms to fold down when not in use and tilts carrier away from vehicle for fast rear vehicle access
    • Included Snug-Tite™ Stinger receiver lock secures rack to the hitch 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 5 accommodates only 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 5 Bike Hitch Rack Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Cycling
    5
    2
    Yes
    41 pounds
    Number of bikes
    Hitch receiver (in.)
    Rear liftgate access
    Weight

    Thule Apex 5 Bike Hitch Rack

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    Thule Apex 5 Bike Hitch Rack is rated 4.25 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from holy bounce batman! -as expected kids bikes without big cross tubes have to cradle on only one arm but they work. -my jeep liberty needed a 4" inch extension to get around the spare tire and the gate can open to about 45 degrees but i wouldn't get a bigger extension. -installs onto 1 1/4 hitch natively and can adapt onto 2" hitch -bike antisway and hitch tightener seem to work ok for side and forward motion -my heart can't take looking in the rearview mirror and watching 40" of rack and 120-150" of bike bounce up and down after every small bump. i can't imagine what the bounce would be with a longer extension. -prob best for road bikes with their light weights and cross tubes. family of 5, living in a world made for families of 4...
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great choice for larger family There aren't many choices for 5 bike racks, and this one has proven solid. Installation/removal is very simple, and the rack attaches quite solidly--the screw mechanism prevents wobbling. It folds down when not in use (or when parked at a trail head) and tilts to allow access to a rear liftgate. The included lock provides some deterrence from casual malice, and also provides additional assurance that a bike won't work loose and fall off. Note that this product is designed for a 1.25" hitch, and comes with an adapter for a 2" hitch. This is contrary to the listed specs (which say that it is only for a 2" hitch) but great for the many people whose vehicles have the smaller receivers. You do want to make sure that you use it with a class 2 or higher hitch (probably what was meant in the specs) as the weight of 5 bikes could rip a class 1 hitch off your car. (Check for a "tounge weight" of at least 200 pounds--which likely excludes those with cars smaller than a minivan or SUV.) You can confirm the receiver size requirement by pulling up the installation instructions from the manufacturer's site.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best! It is absolutely the most stable and well built hitch rack I have ever used, the system they utilize to secure it in the hitch is rock solid, no movement what so ever. The stablizer attachments (included) for the bikes almost completely inhibit any ability to sway. Also comes with the converter for large and small hitches. Absolutely wonderful product!!!
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent It was recommended to me. The rack is worth the price. I feel comfortable and safe using the rack. Easy to install to the hitch. The Thule feels solid and durable.
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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