Hitch bike rack

Thule Apex 5

Premium hanging-style hitch bike rack for all types of bikes. Capacity for 5 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 5
Load capacity 150 lb
Max bike weight 35 lb
Dimensions 14 x 38 x 45 in
Folded dimensions 14 x 38 x 21 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 9026
Spare parts



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Not what I had hoped


This is my first hitch rack. I normally have two adult, and two kids bikes on the rack. I love that it tilts down, and that it holds the bikes secure. I do not love the amount of movement in the rack itself. When tight at the hitch, there is so much play within the rack. Side to side and front to back. This causes extreme bouncing when driving down the road with no way to tighten (even with two bikes on the rack). I've been happy with other Thule products (aero bars and roof box), but not at all with this rack.

Tim O

Vancouver, BC


I would buy this item again, it serves the purpose


This is product is a must for transporting multiple bikes

Brent the Cubs fan

Saint George, Utah


Excellent, simple, and secure


We're a family of five and the Apex 5 is a great way for us all to transport our bikes. Two of our bikes are for smaller kids, so they're a tighter fit, but even they get on. The rack also goes on and comes off very easily, and both the hitch lock and bike lock work perfectly. (Note about the other review: there's no need to thread the bike lock through the frame, because there's no way to remove a bike when the lock is simply pulled over the top and locked.) Overall, this is a terrific product.


Philadelphia, PA


Thule Apex 5

3.6 5


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