Hitch bike rack

Thule Vertex 2

This new hitch rack’s unique arc design makes it easier to load and unload, provides better ground clearance and gives you greater distance between your bikes for easy transport.



  • The bold new hitch rack with unique arc design for easier bike loading and carrying performance
  • Hide-away, heavy-duty integrated cable lock allows you to lock the bikes to the rack and stores inside the hitch rack when not in use.
  • Increased mast height for improved ground clearance
  • Hold Fast Cradles cushion bike and provide maximum bike security
  • Anti-Sway Cages prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact
  • New and improved Hitch Switch folds arms down when not in use and tilts carrier away from vehicle for trunk, hatch or tailgate access
  • Integrated handle for easy carrying and handling
  • Snug-Tite receiver lock (STL2, sold separately) virtually eliminates hitch rack movement in receiver and locks the hitch rack to the vehicle
  • Fits most 1 1/4" or 2" receivers with included hitch adapter

Technical specifications

Max number of bikes 2
Load capacity 32 kg
Max bike weight 16 kg
Dimensions 36 x 97 x 79 cm
Folded dimensions 36 x 97 x 41 cm
Weight 15 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 9028XT
Spare parts



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Great Rack


This rack is awesome!! Carries my bikes well even my smaller kids bikes. It also looks a lot better than similar racks out on the market.






Do not buy this rack. I bought mine thru LL Bean and am returning it. At first i thought it was fine except for its extreme heaviness, making it not too desirable to take on and off the hitch between uses. Then i took a road trip from Tallahassee to Alafia State Park, outside Tampa, FL and its real deficiencies presented. Rhe rubber cradles move on the arms, apparently from road vibration. This caused the straps to unhook themselves. Fortunately, i had both the lock wrapped around frame and the frame lashed to the center column. I had to keep stopping on way there and back to keep readjusting everything and had to keep watching it in rear view mirror. Its unsuited for intended purpose. And for Thule's own advertising, the Thule lettering is not painted on but letters are decals which peeled off in a few weeks.




I do NOT recommend this product


All rubber straps broke except for 1; drove across country and had to stop various times because bikes came undone and almost fell off the rack on the highway; currently using bungee cords to secure bikes to rack base; the 2 bikes shifted on the rack and were rubbing into each other, creating deep scratches on our bikes.


Reno, NV


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