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Hitch bike rack

Thule Apex XT Swing 4

Premium hanging hitch bike rack providing superior bike protection and unobstructed access to the rear of vehicle.



  • Superior bike stability and fit with integrated anti-sway that prevent bike to bike contact and ‘disappears’ when not needed
  • Bikes are safe and secure during transport thanks to 7” of spacing between each bike
  • Easily fold down bike arms when rack is not in use
  • Compact cradle design accommodates wide variety of bike sizes/frame styles
  • Lock bikes to the rack using the integrated cable lock (lock included)
  • Convenient access to the rear of the vehicle, even with bikes attached, due to the patented swing-away design
  • Quickly attach bikes and easily secure them to the rack using the ratcheting cradle strap
  • Quick to install and easy to lock the rack to the vehicle due to the tool-free, SnugTite stinger (lock included)
  • Easily opens and closes with the pull of a pin

Technical specifications

Max number of bikes 4
Load capacity 68 kg
Max bike weight 17 kg
Dimensions 107 x 27.9 x 102 cm
Folded dimensions 38.6 x 27.9 x 102 cm
Weight 19 kg
Distance between bikes 17.78 cm
Carbon frame compatible  ✓ 
Tilt function (with bikes)  ✓ 
Fits 1.25" receivers  ✖ 
Fits 2" receivers  ✓ 
One Key System compatible  ✓ 
Bike lock included  ✓ 
Receiver lock included  ✓ 
Color Black
Model number 9027XT
Spare parts



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Merchandise arrived defective


Merchandise was broken out of the box. When I called Thule, I was told that they couldn't help me over the phone, Instead I would be required to fill out the product warranty on their site and wait for a call in 2 to 3 days. I tried to explain the product was defective when I received it and it had never been used, I was told "sir this is our busy season". So far, no resolution and no word from the company despite jumping through the hoops I was asked to and completing the online forms.


Atlanta, GA


Excellent and very sturdy


Sturdy, easy to use, great for 4 mountain bikes




One star for quality control - broke on the first day


The pin locking the swing mechanism broke on the first day. Brought the rack for replacement to the dealer. The pin on the replacement rack broke right in the store... Thule, is there any quality controle at your factory. I was hoping the brand would keep its reputation... No more!


Montreal Canada


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