Thule Apex 9025

Hitch bike rack

Our premium hitch rack combines security, convenience and revolutionary new cradles with Road Dampening Technology - making it the most complete hitch rack on the market.

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Thule Apex 9025
 
2.7

(based on 15 reviews)

36%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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3.0

Solid but too small for 4 bikes

By 

from Seattle

Pros

  • solid

Cons

  • bottom handle is tight
  • too small

Best Uses

    Comments about Thule Apex 9025:

    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

     
    2.0

    Not very good

    By 

    from Maple Ridge, B.C. Canada

    Comments about Thule Apex 9025:

    This bike rack is a joke. It won't hold the correct number of bikes for one. The rubber straps break on long trips. The lock clicks into the end cap that can easily be removed defeating the whole purpose. The plastic cradles don't stay in place after the bikes bounce around. Most bikes don't fit on this rack so mountain bikes have to be placed with the bottom tube into holder causing a very unstable ride. And when doing this there is no proper attachment point for extra straps. The Thule designers should really do better than this.....

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    1.0

    Choose a different rack

    By 

    from johnson city, tn

    Pros

    • Ease of use; locks; sturdy
    • looks great

    Cons

    • broken strap after 5 uses
    • cradles slide during transit
    • handlebars of 1 bike go through spokes of next
    • significant bouncing and rubbing of bikes

    Best Uses

    • 2 bikes
    • low speed
    • short distance

    Comments about Thule Apex 9025:

    approx 5 times used: one strap has broken, the cradles that hold the bikes have slid many inches during transit, causing bikes to smack into one another; with 3 hybrids, one has to put its handlebars through the spokes of the next. The amount of bouncing is shocking. If you just take your bikes around town, this may work well. The rack is easy to take on and off the car, it is easy to mount the bikes, the locks are handy. If you travel with your bikes, like we do, you may need to return this for a different product. Such a disappointment. I bought a hitch receiver just to be able to use this rack. I still trust Thule, just not this particular rack.

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    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
    Tilt function (with bikes)
    Fits 1.25" receivers
    Fits 2" receivers
    One Key System compatible
    Bike lock included
    Receiver lock included
    Model number 9025

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