The Thule 9031xt Vertex Swing hitch bike rack for 2 receiver hitches only combines all the great features of the other Vertex models with the addition of a convenient swing-away feature to allow rear of vehicle access with up to four bikes fully loaded. Beginning with super strong, lightweight construction and an integrated handle for easy lifting and carrying to and from your vehicle, the 9031 Vertex bike rack installs quickly and securely into any 2 receiver hitch. The revolutionary, advanced arc design of the bike arms provides easier bike loading / unloading as well as better ground clearance. The Hold Fast cradles cushion the bikes and the patented No-Sway Cages prevent bike to bike contact or swinging into the vehicle. The integrated cable lock & key secures all bikes to the carrier. The patented Hitch Switch lever allows the bike rack arms to fold down fully when not in use, allowing for garage access, parallel parking etc.
- Swing-away design allows unobstructed rear of vehicle access with bikes fully loaded
- Easily holds up to four bikes
- Fits 2 hitch receivers only
- Proprietary Hold Fast RDT (Road Dampening Technology) Cradles absorb the shock of the road while driving, protecting the bicycles and ensuring smooth travel
- Patented Thule Racks No-Sway Cages prevent bike to bike contact or swinging into the vehicle
- Patented Hitch Switch lever enables bike cradle arms to easily fold down completely (ideal for parallel parking and pulling into garages etc.), as well as allowing the entire Apex hitch bike rack to fully tilt down for rear of vehicle access
- Arc design of the bike cradle arms provides greater clearance off the ground and optimal distance between each bicycle
- Compatible with virtually all bike sizes, styles and shapes. Please note: Thule 982XT Top Tube Frame Adaptor (sold separately) is required for bikes with unconventional frames, including certain kid's, women's, freeride/downhill mountain bikes and bmx bikes
- Combines lightweight, ultra-rugged construction with premium styling and finish
- Integrated handhold for easy lifting and carrying to and from vehicle
- Thule Racks Lifetime Warranty!