- 4 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
- Swingaway base allows for rear-of-car access with bikes loaded
- 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 Hitches only
Also available in a 4-Bike Fold Down Version - Thule 9029XT Vertex 4 Bike Rack
Also available in a 2-Bike Fold Down Version - Thule 9028XT Vertex 2 Bike Rack
Also available in a 5-Bike Fold Down Version - Thule 9030XT Vertex 5 Bike Rack
Customer Reviews (1)
- Simple and CleanReview by Cracks & Racks - Brandon
I like this rack because it is very straight forward, user friendly, and it is without any over the top bells and whistles. It is bare boned, but has everything one needs to get 4 bikes down the road and it swings. The simple and clean design allows the price to be friendlier as well!
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The Vertex line is paired nicely with the Thule 9033 Tram for carrying skis in winter! Which gives you a sweet bike rack ski rack combo! This is also a great solution for the customer that does not have a roof rack for their skis but already has a hitch.
BUYING TIP: Double check your bike's frame style and make sure it will fit nicely over the rack arms. Newer bikes can have funky frames and can make loading the bikes tricky. If you have a funky frame you may want a frame adapter to make loading easier (~$29.00-$50.00).
TIP: Make sure you tighten the main bolt every time before you drive. This is the bolt that allows the rack to swing. Otherwise the rack could potentially swing out into traffic. (Posted on 10/27/2016)