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Hitch bike rack

Thule Apex XT 4

Premium hanging hitch bike rack providing superior bike protection and multiple size options to fit the needs of two people or an entire family.



  • 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
  • Quickly attach bikes and easily secure them to the rack using the ratcheting cradle strap
  • Compact cradle design accommodates wide variety of bike sizes/frame styles
  • Lock bikes to the rack using the integrated cable lock (lock included)
  • Easily fold down bike arms when rack is not in use
  • Convenient access to the rear of the vehicle using the HitchSwitch lever to tilt the rack down
  • Easy to carry and handle, thanks to integrated grab handle
  • Quick to install and easy to lock the rack to the vehicle due to the tool-free, SnugTite stinger (lock included)
  • Easily transfers between 1.25” and 2” hitch receivers

Technical specifications

Max number of bikes 4
Load capacity 150 lb
Max bike weight 37.5 lb
Dimensions 42.1 x 11 x 37 in
Folded dimensions 15.4 x 11 x 37 in
Weight 35 lb
Distance between bikes 7 in
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 9025XT
Spare parts



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It doesn't work


I bought this rack because it had more space supposedly for 4 bicycles, but I can only fit 3. Then it was the problem with the straps were a pain in the neck, 2 bicycles were loose I had to put them back in the truck to be able to reach our destiny. definitely the rack is not for mountain bike!


Long island, NY


Finally more space... but straps are terrible.


I upgraded from the apex 4. While I was thrilled with the more space, it's not enough. It could use 2-3 more inches. The straps are a huge pain in the neck compared to the old model. It takes much work work to get bikes on and off.


Ridgewood NJ


Great Product


Happy to have a bike rack again that locks, last one was stolen from my car in front of my house. Words of wisdom spend a few more $$ and get one that locks


Vancouver BC


Thule Apex XT 4

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