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Hitch bike rack

Thule T1

Rugged single platform rack with frame-free clamping security for all types of bikes.



  • Secure bike quickly without frame contact with frame- free ratcheting arm
  • Lock bike to the rack with the integrated cable lock
  • Secure rack to the hitch receiver with STL2 lock
  • Carrier easily folds up when not in use with HitchSwitch lever
  • Ideal for carbon frames, mountain, downhill, fat tire and ebikes fitting 20 - 29" wheels and up to 5" tires without adapters
  • Fits both 2" and 1.25" receivers with STL2 bolt included to lock carrier to vehicle

Technical specifications

Max number of bikes 1
Load capacity 60 lb
Max bike weight 60 lb
Dimensions 53 x 15 x 30 in
Folded dimensions 53 x 26.5 x 15 in
Weight 29.1 lb
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 9041
Spare parts



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Well made


Just use it to haul my bike to the places I want to ride.


Knoxville, TN


I would buy this product again


Use this carrier on my truck works great.


Edgewater BC


Spectacular except for steps 4 and 5


This bike rack was perfect for what I needed. I bought a 2008 Subaru Impreza last summer and always struggled to slide my bike into the trunk and had to use a bungee cord strapped to my passenger seat to keep it from falling out when accelerating up a hill. (I never had this problem with my 1999 VW Golf as I was able to slide my bike into the hatchback completely and close the hatch.) Finally rolled up my sleeves and installed a hitch and the T1 bike rack on the weekend. Everything went smoothly for the most part. This bike rack feels remarkably strong, is rugged, and looks like it will maintain good appearance for many years with its thick black coating. Securing my bike was quick and easy. The rack didn't wiggle much when I took it for a test drive with the bike attached. I tried sudden panic stops and maneuvers as if to avoid a dangerous pothole and the bike rack held the bike just fine. My only complaint was steps 4 and 5 in the instructions. For someone such as myself who has never owned or installed a hitch-mounted bike rack before, I had trouble figuring out exactly how and where to mount the assembly onto the rotating arm. There is a label indicating ideal horizontal placement, but nothing for vertical placement. The instructions only have a drawing indicating that you should stay above the THULE label. Well I wasn't sure how far above, so I left it loose at first, and in trying to figure out the ideal height, the assembly slid down and, without me realizing at first, scraped off half of the T in THULE. I only noticed once I rotated the arm up. After this, I determined that the ideal height for my car (so that nothing will touch the rear bumper) is to put the assembly as high as possible, flush with the handle. I have a professional label machine so I can print another label that says THULE, but it was annoying not to have a minimum vertical placement notch in the metal that could have prevented me from scuffing up THULE in the first place.


Greenwood Lake, NY


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