Thule 9030 Vertex 5

The 9030 Thule Vertex 5 Bike Rack has redesigned bike arms that make using the rack much easier.  The unique arc design also allows for more space between bikes and provides better ground clearance.  This 5 bike rack harnesses the power of the improved Hitch Switch that folds down the arms when not in use and tilts the carrier away from the rear hatch, trunk or tailgate for access.  New hold fast cradles, anti-sway cages and integreated handle for easy handling make this bike rack a no brainer...

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  • 5 Bike Capacity
  • Arc design of bike arms allows bikes to nest better, making it easier to load and unload bikes
  • Taller mast (than previous Thule versions) creates more ground clearance
  • Hitch Switch at rack base allows the rack to fold down for rear-of-car access while a 2nd Hitch Switch allows bike arms to fold down when not in use
  • New Hold Fast Cradles help cushion bikes for added bike security
  • Included anti-sway cradles keep bikes from bumping into each other during transport
  • Integrated handle allows for easier carrying of the bike rack during installation/removal
  • Rack can be locked to the vehicle with Thule STL2 Lock (sold separately)
  • Bikes can be locked to the rack with Thule 538XT Cable Lock (sold separately)
  • Fits 2" Receiver Hitch Only

Also available in a 2-Bike Version - Thule 9028 Vertex 2 Bike Rack
Also available in a 4-Bike Version - Thule 9029 Vertex 4 Bike Rack
Also available in a 4-Bike Swingaway Version - Thule 9031 Vertex Swing


Customer Reviews (1)

Good DealReview by 2by2n1
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Got this on sale, so price was worth it! Love Thule and wanted to go with their product. Have only tried it on a short trip so far. Easy to install to hitch. Worry about the straps for a long haul, but that is a wait and see issue. Took some wrangling to get 4 adult bikes on, but once we did it a few times to see how to "stack" them according to sizes it was easy to load. Not sure how we will squeeze the 5th bike on once the little guy gets to a full size bike, but will deal with that when it happens! (Posted on 5/11/2015)

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