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 140 lb
Max bike weight 35 lb
Dimensions 14 x 38 x 41 in
Folded dimensions 14 x 38 x 17 in
Weight 35 lb
Distance between bikes 5.5 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
Model number 9025
Spare parts



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I want to like this rack.


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


Not the best choice


I've been using this rack for over 5 years in a 2x2 receiver hitch on a Honda Odyssey. The good: - It is solidly built - the locking features have been reliable - it carries 2 bikes well The not-so-good: - the cradles slide too much - the rubber "ripple" straps that hold the bike tear much too easily (haven't found replacements yet) - the anti-sway cradles fall off too easily and get lost. - it is heavy and blocks the license plate


New Jersey


Don't buy it


Big and Clunky! It slips out of the receiver and it definitely is not mountain bike friendly. The straps have fallen off and the lock to the hitch does not work. I've been a Thule user for over 25 years and this will be the last Thule product I buy.


Herkimer, NY


Thule Apex 4

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