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Hitch bike rack

Thule Apex XT 5

Premium hanging hitch bike rack providing superior bike protection and multiple size options to fit the needs of two people or an entire family.



  • Superior bike stability and fit with integrated anti-sway that prevent bike to bike contact and ‘disappears’ when not needed
  • Bikes are safe and secure during transport thanks to 5.5” of spacing between each bike
  • Quickly attach bikes and easily secure them to the rack using the ratcheting cradle strap
  • Compact cradle design accommodates wide variety of bike sizes/frame styles
  • Lock bikes to the rack using the integrated cable lock (lock included)
  • Easily fold down bike arms when rack is not in use
  • Convenient access to the rear of the vehicle using the HitchSwitch lever to tilt the rack down
  • Easy to carry and handle, thanks to integrated grab handle
  • Quick to install and easy to lock the rack to the vehicle due to the tool-free, SnugTite stinger (lock included)
  • Easily transfers between 1.25” and 2” hitch receivers

Technical specifications

Max number of bikes 5
Load capacity 150 lb
Max bike weight 37.5 lb
Dimensions 42.1 x 11 x 37 in
Folded dimensions 15.4 x 11 x 37 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
Color Black
Model number 9026XT



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Accessories for Thule Apex XT 5

Thule Frame Adapter

Modifies women's bike frames as well as BMX and non-standard frames in order to be carried on hanging-style hitch and strap mount bike racks.


I would but again


Used the rack to transport three bikes over three hundred miles with no vibrations or issues.


New York, NY


Typical Thule. Its awesome...


This works for me and my family. Its nice to be able to load so many bikes up and drive to the trail head! Its pretty light and has very little wobble.

Map's Edge

Colorado Springs




We got a hitch on our van for the purpose of finding a bike rack that could transport bikes for our family of 5. We like to travel and ride. This rack was purchased as the newest model recommended for 5 bikes but you absolutely cannot fit 5 road bikes with drop handlebars on this rack. The bikes are not spaced enough on the rack to allow for the handlebars, even with altering the direction of the bikes. I feel like the company should specify if only 5 straight bar bikes can fit. Also, the quality of the sway bar on this rack is less than stellar. They are cheap and don't hold the bikes well. For such a high end company I was disappointed..




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