Hitch bike rack

Thule Vertex 2

This new hitch rack’s unique arc design makes it easier to load and unload, provides better ground clearance and gives you greater distance between your bikes for easy transport.



  • The bold new hitch rack with unique arc design for easier bike loading and carrying performance
  • Hide-away, heavy-duty integrated cable lock allows you to lock the bikes to the rack and stores inside the hitch rack when not in use.
  • Increased mast height for improved ground clearance
  • Hold Fast Cradles cushion bike and provide maximum bike security
  • Anti-Sway Cages prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact
  • New and improved Hitch Switch folds arms down when not in use and tilts carrier away from vehicle for trunk, hatch or tailgate access
  • Integrated handle for easy carrying and handling
  • Snug-Tite receiver lock (STL2, sold separately) virtually eliminates hitch rack movement in receiver and locks the hitch rack to the vehicle
  • Fits most 1 1/4" or 2" receivers with included hitch adapter

Technical specifications

Max number of bikes 2
Load capacity 70 lb
Max bike weight 35 lb
Dimensions 14 x 38 x 31 in
Folded dimensions 14 x 38 x 16 in
Weight 32 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 9028XT
Spare parts



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Well built bike rack


I've owned and used this bike rack for three years now, regularly hauling two bikes, and have thoroughly enjoyed it. It's well built and super easy/fast to fold, so much so that now it basically lives on my car year round. I've had to replace two straps after two seasons when the rubber blew out (not while under load), but I live in a pretty hot, sunny climate and I think the UV just ate them up. The straps were still functional but at $3/ea I just bought new ones. Would recommend to a friend.


Cashmere, WA




First off I've owned 3 Thule products before this one and have been very satisfied with them all. The rack worked great for about 100 driving miles of use. After that, the straps became loose and the mounting points would slide up and down the rack. This caused my bike to become completely detached from the rack while going 65mph down the freeway 4 times on my 1hr drive home from the mountain.luckily, there was a lock to prevent the bike from falling completely off the rack and onto the freeway. I've taken this rack off of my car and I'm back putting my bike in my trunk.


Laguna Beach


Do not buy this rack!


Like other reviewers have stated, this rack is completely worthless. The straps come undone and slide on the bars. I am extremely disappointed in this product!




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