Hitch bike rack

Thule Vertex Swing Away 4

Versatile 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
  • Easy bike attachment with fully adjustable HoldFast cradles
  • Ultimate bike protection and stability with no-sway cages
  • Rack arms conveniently stow in lowered position when not in use via the HitchSwitch lever
  • Maximum bike security with integrated cable lock. Conveniently stores inside bike rack when not in use
  • 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 9031XT
Spare parts



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I would recommend this product to anyone


Easy assembly and very sturdy. If a strap breaks big deal they are cheap so buy a few extras if your worried. I was glad I purchased this product




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This has to be the most convenient, well built and versatile bike rack I researched. It requires normal lubrication maintenance and cleaning, like any piece of equipment. The ability to leave the rack on my small SUV all season, and conveniently and quickly swing the unit to the side when accessing the rear hatch is a real plus. The rubber straps do wear out eventually, but are inexpensive enough to have plenty of spares to carry along. I have not broken a strap yet, and the unit was purchased new four years ago. I don't understand the negative comments from some who have posted here. Although a little heavy, it is not cumbersome. This is the solidest, best looking, easy to use, and most durable bike rack I have ever used/owned.


Northern Minnesota


Thule Vertex Swing Away 4

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