Thule 9030XT Vertex 5

The 9030XT Thule Vertex 5 Bike Rack has redesigned bike arms that make using the rack much easier to load 5 bikes. 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.   The Vertex line has also added an integrated locking system.  This allows you to lock your bike to the rack while transporting and then the lock stores neatly away when not in use.  The hold-fast cradles, anti-sway cages and integrated handle for easy handling make this bike rack a no-brainer if you're looking to haul 5 bikes around.




  • 5 Bike Capacity
  • NEW to the Vertex line is bike security; Lock your bikes to the rack with the integrated heavy-duty cable lock that stores neatly away when not in use
  • 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 protection
  • 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)
  • 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


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Thule 9030XT Vertex 5