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Thule Apex 4 Bike Hitch Rack

    Thule Apex 4 Bike Hitch Rack

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

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

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

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    The Thule Apex 4 bike hitch rack carries up to 4 bikes and is easy to load and unload with the new, 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
    • 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 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 4 accommodates both 2 in. and 1.25 in. receiver hitches with included hitch adapter
    • 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

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

    Thule Apex 4 Bike Hitch Rack

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    Thule Apex 4 Bike Hitch Rack is rated 4.3636 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Quality Bike Rack I was looking for a High quality & easy to use hitch & after some extensive research I choose this one, very easy to set up only took 5 mins out of the box & on the van. Loading the bike take a bit more time, especially with womens bikes & kids bikes where the cross tube is not straight across but with some doing I got 4 bikes on there & securely mounted. First trip out it was perfect, bikes all stayed put & did not shift at all. all & all I would give it a 4.5 only because it is a little difficult to mount womens & childrens bikes
    Date published: 2014-03-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Nice Rack! Originally we had purchased the Yakima Swing Daddy but immediately took it back due to inconvenience. That rack required pulling two pins and unscrewing a knob to swing it out. Doesn't sound like much but it was not convenient if you just want to put groceries in! We have a Subaru Outback and need quick and easy-access to the hatch. This rack is great! It does require a few free fingers to open/drop it but it is the best product out there for hatch cars. Thule really does make a better product, as well. The lock on this is much better and user friendly, too. Highly recommend this one.
    Date published: 2014-04-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from No assembly required, very sturdy I decided it was high time to make better use of the bicycle my husband bought me 8 years ago and wanted to commute from my office to school classes each night. I needed something that fit my small car with no trunk to speak of (Toyota Celica, hatchback). We had a class-1 trailer hitch installed, and decided this was the rack for us. It came out of the box in a single piece, and slid right into the receiver. It is incredibly easy to operate, stows neatly, seems very durable, and looks pretty stylish too. I get very little sway when using this, and I feel like my bike is incredibly secure. The only potential downside is that it is heavier than some of the other hitches out there, but it is worth it to me for the increased stability and durability. I've been nothing but happy with the purchase.
    Date published: 2014-04-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy and easy-to-use bike rack I have the rack installed on my Honda Odyssey. It was super easy to attach to the hitch and very easy to use. Bikes are very stable and secure. For women and kids bikes, need to have the Thule Adapter bar. Unfortunately, the adapter bar does not fit my daughter's 18-in bike. I have not had to load 4 bikes on it yet. So I am unsure whether it will be a tight fit given the differing dimensions of different bikes. Definitely one of the better looking and easy-to-use bike racks in the market.
    Date published: 2014-04-02
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from 4 Bikes Is A Stretch! Got this rack to haul 4 bikes on not-too-distant road trips. The positives: overall design, installation was a breeze and I love the security mechanism that comes with this model. However, 3 main gripes: I bottom-out routinely on dips and I wonder how much longer the structural integrity of the device will last. At higher speeds and on anything but the smoothest of roads, be prepared to see the rack move all over the place in your rear view mirror - it just doesn't inspire confidence in its sturdiness. Finally, and most importantly, it is a genuine struggle to get 4 bikes on this rack. You will work up a good sweat and will likely dislodge cables amongst the bikes trying to cram them on. Also beware that certain kids bikes will not fit on the rack due to frame size being too small to fit onto rack holders.
    Date published: 2014-04-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thule Apex 4 Hitch Rack I have been using the Apex 4 all summer on my Jeep Liberty. The overall quality is good but a few minor issues should be noted. First the rack protrudes further from the rear of the car than it needs to. It's advertised feature of being higher for better ground clearance is true and on a Jeep it is really high...not a problem for me at 6'3" but for folks under 6' it is a lift. Major sticking points include the fact that the saddles slide back an and forth. Also, the sway prevention set up is goofy and keeps falling off needs more positive attachment. The bikes still swing more than I thought they would however. In the end, I am glad I bought it and with a little field fabrication I should be able to solve all the issues noted.
    Date published: 2014-04-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great we have used it for several trips and it has worked really well. it can carry 4 bikes (3 adult size, one kid size) for us, although it's a squeeze to say the least. it's much more stable than the single bike roof rack (Yakima High Roller) that we also have, which sways a lot around bends and over bumps. one word of caution: you need to put padding between the bikes on this rack. i didn't do that the first time we used it, and got some significant scratching on all the bikes and some dents on the carbon fiber road bike.
    Date published: 2014-04-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 bikes with alot of patience I went into REI to buy the 5 bike apex but they were out. I wanted the five knowing a four would be tight. It was extremely tight for 26", 24" and 2 20" mountain bikes. It took quite some time to figure out how they would all fit. Now I have a plan. Overall its sturdy rack and I would recommend the product but if you expect to fit 4 bikes easily buy the 5....
    Date published: 2014-04-12

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