Thule Apex 9025

Hitch bike rack

Our premium hitch rack combines security, convenience and revolutionary new cradles with Road Dampening Technology - making it the most complete hitch rack on the market.

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Thule Apex 9025
 
2.7

(based on 14 reviews)

40%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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2.0

Not very good

By 

from Maple Ridge, B.C. Canada

Comments about Thule Apex 9025:

This bike rack is a joke. It won't hold the correct number of bikes for one. The rubber straps break on long trips. The lock clicks into the end cap that can easily be removed defeating the whole purpose. The plastic cradles don't stay in place after the bikes bounce around. Most bikes don't fit on this rack so mountain bikes have to be placed with the bottom tube into holder causing a very unstable ride. And when doing this there is no proper attachment point for extra straps. The Thule designers should really do better than this.....

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1.0

Choose a different rack

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from johnson city, tn

Pros

  • Ease of use; locks; sturdy
  • looks great

Cons

  • broken strap after 5 uses
  • cradles slide during transit
  • handlebars of 1 bike go through spokes of next
  • significant bouncing and rubbing of bikes

Best Uses

  • 2 bikes
  • low speed
  • short distance

Comments about Thule Apex 9025:

approx 5 times used: one strap has broken, the cradles that hold the bikes have slid many inches during transit, causing bikes to smack into one another; with 3 hybrids, one has to put its handlebars through the spokes of the next. The amount of bouncing is shocking. If you just take your bikes around town, this may work well. The rack is easy to take on and off the car, it is easy to mount the bikes, the locks are handy. If you travel with your bikes, like we do, you may need to return this for a different product. Such a disappointment. I bought a hitch receiver just to be able to use this rack. I still trust Thule, just not this particular rack.

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2.0

Does not fit 4 bikes

By 

from Calgary, AB

Pros

    Cons

    • Doesn't fit 4 bikes.
    • Very hard to get mountain bikes on and off.

    Best Uses

      Comments about Thule Apex 9025:

      I definitely don't recommend this bike rack and am very disappointed after only one use. Frustrated to say the least! Very difficult to use, though easy enough to install.

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      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
      Tilt function (with bikes)
      Fits 1.25" receivers
      Fits 2" receivers
      One Key System compatible
      Bike lock included
      Receiver lock included
      Model number 9025

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