Hitch bike rack

Thule Vertex 5

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
  • 5 bike (9026) fits 2"/50mm receivers only

Technical specifications

Max number of bikes 5
Load capacity 150 lb
Max bike weight 35 lb
Dimensions 14 x 38 x 44 in
Folded dimensions 14 x 38 x 16 in
Weight 33 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 9030XT
Spare parts



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This is just what we needed!


The Rack is made very well. I was skeptical about getting all five bikes on but with a little patience it can be accomplished. We needed one one bike adapter for a bike with a tighter frame. I am very impressed with how little movement there is in transit. We have had other racks that don't stand up to the quality of this one.

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