Hitch bike rack

Thule Apex 4

Premium hanging-style hitch bike rack for all types of bikes. Capacity for 4 bikes makes it ideal for the whole family.



  • Maximum bike protection and suspension with HoldFast RDT (Road Dampening Technology) Cradles and No-Sway cages
  • Greater bike clearance above ground and between bikes, thanks to unique arched arm design and increased mast height
  • Convenient access to rear of vehicle - HitchSwitch feature allows rack to be easily tilted down
  • Complete bike security with integrated cable lock (included)
  • Tool-free installation with SnugTite stinger design delivers maximum stability and security (lock included)
  • Easy carrying and handling, thanks to integrated handle

Technical specifications

Max number of bikes 4
Load capacity 64 kg
Max bike weight 16 kg
Dimensions 36 x 97 x 104 cm
Folded dimensions 36 x 97 x 43 cm
Weight 16 kg
Distance between bikes 14 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
Model number 9025
Spare parts



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The ease to drop down this rack for trunk access is exceptional. Have had no problems with the rack attaching to the hitch. However - and this is a big however - no matter how securely I attach bikes with the rubber straps, they work their way out of the cradles. When doing interstate travel at 70 mph this is a problem. Sometimes the rubber straps stretch and still hold the bike to the bar (though out of the cradle) and other times they tear. Yes, I'm using the anti-sway gadget as well. In the past I've used the trunk mount Raceway Pro and never ever had this problem. I'm heading across state next week and will leave my bike at home because I don't want to stop every couple of exits to lift the bikes back into the cradles and resecure them. Don't know if the cradle design is slightly different than the Raceway Pro, but it's just not working for me. Disappointed.


Northeast PA


Positive and Negatives


Driven up to 11 hours on highways with 3 bikes without issue. Use foam rubber pipe insulation to protect bikes. Can only fit 2 hybrid and 1 mountain bike. Cannot fit 4 bikes. Must use adapter on mountain bike and women's bike. Remove sway cage if not in use or it will fall off. Be very careful on unpaved roads




Solid but too small for 4 bikes


Very happy with the quality of the build. Rack is solid and does not bounce excessively on bumps. However it is WAY too small for 4 bikes, it's pushing all limits to be able to fit 4 of them and inevitably you are crushing some parts: derailer, wheel, brake handles or shifters. Should have been a good 5 inches longer




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