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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Amazing product! Thule is the best!


excellent product. taking bikes on trips is now a blast.


Toronto, ON


Don't buy this rack


After two trips, I'm done with this rack. Trip #1 one bike fell off after the straps tore and the cable lock housing ripped off the end of the load bar. Trip #2, a bike using the Thule crossbar dropped the rear wheel to the road ($85 to replace). As other reviews have noted, the rubber/plastic cradles will slide on the load bars. This rack is not worth half the price. My advice - get a platform type rack.

RV Tripper

Castle Rock, CO


Thule needs to fix the sliding cradle problem


The cradles slide causing bikes to come together even on short trips. I'm using electrical tape to stop the sliding but don't trust it enough to put my Pinarello on it with other bikes.

Rob from NY

New York


Thule Apex 5

3.3 8


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