Hitch bike rack

Thule Vertex Swing Away 4

Versatile hanging hitch bike rack in a swing-away version for convenient access to rear of vehicle (for 4 bikes).



  • Super-convenient access to rear of vehicle, thanks to patented SwingAway design. No need to remove bikes
  • Easy bike attachment with fully adjustable HoldFast cradles
  • Ultimate bike protection and stability with no-sway cages
  • Rack arms conveniently stow in lowered position when not in use via the HitchSwitch lever
  • Maximum bike security with integrated cable lock. Conveniently stores inside bike rack when not in use
  • 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 67 x 101 x 107 cm
Folded dimensions 67 x 101 x 41 cm
Weight 19 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 9031XT
Spare parts



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I Would Buy This Product Again


This has to be the most convenient, well built and versatile bike rack I researched. It requires normal lubrication maintenance and cleaning, like any piece of equipment. The ability to leave the rack on my small SUV all season, and conveniently and quickly swing the unit to the side when accessing the rear hatch is a real plus. The rubber straps do wear out eventually, but are inexpensive enough to have plenty of spares to carry along. I have not broken a strap yet, and the unit was purchased new four years ago. I don't understand the negative comments from some who have posted here. Although a little heavy, it is not cumbersome. This is the solidest, best looking, easy to use, and most durable bike rack I have ever used/owned.


Northern Minnesota


Not very impressed


We have had this for about a month and used it may be 6 times. Some of the straps have already broken and did so while driving, almost lost the bikes. The pin to hold the swing open while accessing the hatch has also broken off. Would not recommend this hitch to anyone.

Disappointed in thule



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