Hitch bike rack

Thule Apex Swing 4

Premium 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
  • 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
  • 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 27 x 42 x 40 in
Folded dimensions 27 x 40 x 16 in
Weight 42 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 9027
Spare parts



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No I would not.


The rack is very loose in the 2" receiver. Not sure I trust it. Also very difficult to put four bikes on the rack. The adapter bar may help, but I have already spent about $500 on this and not willing to spend anymore for something that may not help.


Longview, Wa.


Nice product, might get something different though


I've used this rack now for almost three years and I have only two real complaints. The rack is designed to hold four bikes, but they must be pretty narrow (like road or cyclocross or triathlon bikes) to be able to get four on at one time. I ride a mountain bike so when myself and anymore than one other friend ride, it's a struggle to get even three mountain bikes on it. Also difficult to use the cages with mountain bikes. My other complaint is that it's heavy. Otherwise it's been a good purchase, everything else works as it should.


Raleigh, NC




I have a lot of Thul products and all have been great. This bike rack does not compare well with my other purchases. The rack design is comprised by what looks like a design for a smaller 1 1/4 inch hitch receiver. The rack came with what looks like an adapter to fill up the 2 inch receiver. The rack always leans over to the right and looks crooked on the car. Also, the cradles move on the rack arms after driving on some bumpy roads and the bikes on the rack started rubbing on each other. I bought the rack for the swing feature and this works really well,as expected.




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