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  • Heavy-duty integrated cable lock lets you secure your bikes to the rack and stores inside the hitch rack when not in use
  • Arms easily fold down when not in use and tilt the carrier away from your vehicle, allowing trunk, hatch or tailgate access without removing the rack
  • Cradle fasteners cushion your bike and provide maximum security for your ride
  • Unique arc design allows easier bike loading
  • Fits 2 in. or 1.25 in. receiver hitch
  • Integrated handle for easy carrying

Made in USA.

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Best Use Cycling
Number of Bikes 4
Hitch Receiver (in.) 1.25 and 2, 2, 1.25
Rear Liftgate Access Yes
Weight 42 pounds
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Does this bike rack come with a tow hitch lock?

Asked by: CCJC
​This hitch rack does not include a receiver lock.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-26

Do these work with pick-up trucks?

Asked by: Ryan
This bike rack can be used on pick-up trucks that have either a 1.25 or 2 inch hitch receiver.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-06

What is maximum weight this hitch can support? I  plan to carry eBikes which can have a weight of 40-50 lbs each. 

Asked by: williamamass
The maximum weight the Vertex XT 4 Bike Hitch Rack is rated for is 140 lbs.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-15

Will this work on a motor home hitch?

Asked by: Travelerrr
All hitch racks including the Vertex XT 4 are not recommended for motor homes, RVs or other towable vehicles. The suspension is too rigid and could cause the rack to shear completely off.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-07-11

will this work with a Jeep wrangler spare tire?

Asked by: JimH
​In order to determine compatibility, you will need to check your spare tire clearance and compare it to that of the rack. Instructions for how to determine your spare tire clearance can be found on Thule's website.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-13

Does this hitch allow you to swing it out of the way while loaded?

Asked by: tstuhr
​Bikes must be removed from rack before lowering to access to rear hatch.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-13

Will this bike rack hold a small tandem bicycle?

Asked by: Tandemduo
According to the manufacturer, this bike rack is not intended for tandem bikes.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-22

Would this work with mixte frames?

Asked by: Shouk
An adapter is required to mount a bike with a mixte frame on this bike rack:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-25
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