Thule 917XTR T2 Hitch Bike Rack for 1.25" Hitch
Thule 917XTR T2 Hitch Bike Rack for 1.25" HitchThule 917XTR T2 Hitch Bike Rack for 1.25" HitchThule 917XTR T2 Hitch Bike Rack for 1.25" HitchThule 917XTR T2 Hitch Bike Rack for 1.25" HitchThule 917XTR T2 Hitch Bike Rack for 1.25" HitchThule 917XTR T2 Hitch Bike Rack for 1.25" Hitch

Thule 917XTR T2 Hitch Bike Rack for 1.25" Hitch

Item Number: 917XTR
If you’ve ever struggled with loading bikes onto hanging style hitch bike racks you’ll especially appreciate the ease of loading/unloading and the versatility this tray style hitch bike rack for 1 ¼” receiver hitches offers.
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The Thule 917xtr platform style bike hitch rack, for 1.25” hitches will securely carry bikes in roof top style trays that are mounted to a base platform. Carried in trays, all bikes are at the same height above the ground and contact between bikes during transit is eliminated. Bikes are supported and secured into the wheel trays by a tire hook that ratchets along a pivoting arm and locks down onto the front tire directly in front of the fork, never contacting the frame. Loading is simply a matter of placing the bike into the wheel trays, positioning the pivot arm so that the hook is above the front wheel, and ratcheting it down until snug onto the front tire. Finally, the rear wheel strap is secured and the bike is loaded. To stymie bike thieves, each arm features a retractable locking cable and the included Thule STL2 Snug-Tite receiver Lock locks the T2 itself into the receiver hitch. The Thule T2 bike rack’s tire hold design accommodates virtually all styles and sizes of bikes. The handy HitchSwitch lever enables the platform to be tilted down while the bikes are loaded for hatch door access and to be folded up and out of the way when not in use. Please note: The 917XTR T2 is not compatible with the 918XTR 2 Bike Add-On.
  • SecureHook ratcheting arm assembly makes loading and unloading a breeze with a tire hold design that avoids contact with bike frame
  • HitchSwith lever allows platform to fold up and out of the way when not in use and to tilt down with bikes loaded to clear the hatch door
  • Fits any bike with two wheels, from 20” to 29” wheel sizes and tires up to 3” wide, however it is not recommended keeping the front fender on when using this rack unless the tire hook can fit under the fender and get an unobstructed grip onto the tire
  • Fat Bike compatible with 919 T2 Fat Tire Kit (sold separately)
  • Integrated locking cable in each arm locks each bike into carrier
  • Thule STL2 Snug-Tite Lock locks T2 into receiver hitch
  • The 917xtr is not compatible with the Thule 918XTR 2 Bike Add-On
  • 917xtr Fits 1 1/4” receiver hitches only
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Product Reviews

Thule 917XTR T2 Hitch Bike Rack for 1.25" Hitch
5 Stars based on 5 Review(s)
5 Stars

The Most Versatile and Stable Rack I Have Ever Used!
May 23, 2014
vehicle year/make/model: 2011 Toyota Tacoma 2" trailer hitch item(s) transported: mountain bikes and other bicycles (ATTENTION: This review also includes the Thule 918XTR T2 Two Bike Add-On) The Thule 916XTR T2 Hitch Bike Rack and the Thule 918XTR T2 2 Bike Add-On both allow me to transport any of the 13 bikes in my family's stable. It can accommodate our kids bikes, my carbon Cervelo road bike, full suspension Niner mountain bikes, Cargo bike, and even my 4" Tire Fatback! The arm is plenty long for 29ers and the huge tires on the Fatback. the add on is very stable and the bikes do not move even on long trips and rough roads. I also like the included cable lock feature for added security. I had trouble with one arm not staying locked in position and ORS Racks Direct had a whole new rack sent directly to me from Thule in just a few days. EXCELLENT support from both companies! (I will post a picture of my Fatback on the Thule rack).

4 Stars

Very Nice Product
May 4, 2013
vehicle year/make/model: 2008 Mercedes Benz ML350 item(s) transported: bicycles It is a very nice bicycle rack. Assembly is a little bit difficult due to hard to follow manual. Loading bikes as easy as it can get. I would recommend it.

5 Stars

Solid Product
March 29, 2013
vehicle year/make/model: 2009 Acura MDX 2" trailer hitch item(s) transported: mountain bikes I was a little reluctant to order the Thule T2 because I've read that the rack was a little heavy. I was planning to install and remove the rack when needed but found the T2 is not as heavy as I originally thought. It's quite simple to install with the supplied wrenches and the supplied locking hitch bolt keeps it secure from theft. Everythng about this rack is engineered for durability and quality. This should be on the top of any list when considering a hitch rack.

Easy Rider
5 Stars

The Ultimate Hitch Mounted Bike Rack
September 25, 2012
vehicle year/make/model: 2003 Chevy Tahoe 2" trailer hitch item(s) transported: Road Bikes I have had many hitch bike racks over the years. I was tired of spending excess time loading bikes on racks that used paint damaging straps, having to secure front wheels so they didn't swing back and forth, etc. Aside from the fact that this rack is heavy, it is extremely well made. I can load two bikes of any size and style in about two minutes and they are SECURE. No more damage to paint on frames, no bike to bike rubbing of handle bars and components. Although your description doesn't mention it, I was pleasantly surprised to see that this rack automatically comes with keyed locks for both the hitch and two bikes. I am very pleased with this purchase!

Matt B
5 Stars

Great Rack, Great Service
August 16, 2012
vehicle year/make/model: 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2" trailer hitch item(s) transported: 2 mountain bikes The T2 Thule hitch mount rack is very solid and stable. Fits my 29er mountain bikes great.

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