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Thule Vertex 4 Bike Hitch Rack

    Thule Vertex 4 Bike Hitch Rack

    The new Thule Vertex 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.

    • $289.95

    Item # 832030

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    • 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
    • New Hold Fast Cradles are shaped to cushion bike frames and provide security
    • Anti-Sway Cages with reinforced rubber straps prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact
    • Snug-Tite™ receiver lock (sold separately) locks your rack to the car receiver
    • Thule Vertex 4 accommodates both 2 in. and 1.25 in. receiver hitches with included hitch adapter
    • 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 Vertex 4 Bike Hitch Rack Specs
    Best use
    1.25 and 2
    39 pounds
    Number of bikes
    Hitch receiver (in.)
    Rear liftgate access

    Thule Vertex 4 Bike Hitch Rack

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    Rated 3.7222/5 based on 18 reviews
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromBeaware if you have full suspension bike Did not work for our daughters smaller frame bike and my full suspension. The adapter although in theory is a good idea really makes product less stable.
    Date published: 2012-03-27
    Rated 3out of5
    by fromDoes not work on an Acura RDX. It looks like a great rack, but it doesn't fit an Acura RDX. Make sure your hitch projects well beyond the bumper because the tightening knob is on the side of the rack that inserts into the hitch.
    Date published: 2012-02-10
    Rated 3out of5
    by fromGood quality but... Nice bike rack in general. It doesn't fit older version of Honda CRV (the one with the wheel in the back). You have to remove the wheel to fit the bike rack into the hitch.
    Date published: 2012-07-02
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromAwesome piece!! So easy!! So quick and easy ti install with the tow hitch. Once it's on the car it simple to load the bikes on.
    Date published: 2013-06-12
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromsolid bike rack This is a solid four bike rack. It is ready right out of the box. Fold down feature(s) allows me to leave it on the car all the time. I've read one review about the straps breaking but they are tough rubber and I'm not expecting any issue and they've said they have improved them. The fit is snug in my two inch hitch. I don't hear a rattle or clank that others mention. Maybe that is something with the older design? I would prefer a bolt that goes completely through but I leave the tool in the car and I've never found the fitting loose. I fit full suspension bikes on it but they sit a little slanted, along with my wife's bike. I believe there is an add on for this if I decide I cannot deal with it cosmetically. All in all, well worth the money I paid for it.
    Date published: 2013-09-26
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromVery sturdy! drove 500+ miles each way with 3 bikes on very bumpy and pothole Michigan roads and it didn't move. Get yourself some bungee cords though and really tighten everything together bc the simple strap they give you doesn't do anything. Also since it was warmer- the slots that you set the bikes on moved a bit- not sure if that can be fixed so again- really strap them down.
    Date published: 2014-05-30
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromDoes an excellent job The rack does it's main job perfectly. It holds bikes easily and stably, keeping them securely strapped in without swaying much, even on very uneven surfaces. It also feels durable and well made, so I have no doubt it will withstand a decent amount of wear. When folded up, it stands about an inch off the rear tire of my Wrangler, so adds very little additional length to the car. I do have an issue with two design choices. The first is that the extension pieces that help stabilize your frame can come off rather easily, when there doesn't seem to really be a need to do this. You risk losing them or having them stolen, when a simple design change could have allowed these to latch more securely. The second is that the hole in the mount where you could normally use a hitch lock to keep the rack attached to your hitch is intentionally designed to be too small to hold a normal hitch lock, forcing you to buy the Thule brand lock. What a shock, it's $50, when normal locks usually run around $20. This decision just rubs me the wrong way. If you use the provided bolt, the rack will be very stable, but it won't be secure, so you can either cough up the extra money or roll the dice. Oh well. Overall, the rack performs it's job quite well.
    Date published: 2012-04-28
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromGreat rack Bought this rack after 2 other strikeouts with Yakima trunk mount and the Thule ridgeway hitch mount. This rack is great. I ride a 29er so the added height of the riser bar was needed. My wheel on the ridgeway was dangerously close to the ground on my gti. tilt mechanism is solid and I.think this rack looks way better. The anti sway bars work really good. I strap my 29er Hardtail and my buddies 29er full suspension with cheater arm and the rack is flawless. Just wish that it came with security cables and hitch lock. For this price the ridgeway has all that. Also the cradles slide so definitely use the strap which prevents that. Rack is great and thank you rei for the 20% off coupon!!
    Date published: 2012-05-19

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