Rated 5 out of 5áby Fredly Thule Review
The rack is excellent quality and build. Easy to assemble with all needed tools provided. once assembled it is large. Wide and a little tough to handle to move around garage as well as store. When on the vehicle it is great. Bikes load easy and fast with simple, secure tie downs. Bikes ride well when attached. No excessive jiggling around. Can access rear hatch of SUV with bikes loaded due to swing away pivot and the bikes do not crash to the ground when used. Excellent product with only one caveat and that is the devices weight when manually moving it around and attaching to car. Weighs 56 pounds approximately.
May 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby 58biker good, not great
Took first trip with Thule 917XTR (1-1/2" receiver) T2 Two-Bike Rear-Mount Carrier, 160 mi total with 2 bikes. Rack requires some assembly and was easy enough and the carrier seems sturdy. Integrated locks are nice but understand that the rack itself could be easily disassembled and stolen along with the bikes locked to it! Easy to mount bikes (reason to get this type carrier). Although the support arm is intended to grasp the tire, this positioning interferes with brake calipers so I placed it on the bike frames instead (seemed to work fine). The strap holding the one tire is sturdy but the buckle fastener broke on first use due to a flimsy pop rivet. I will be calling Thule about this. I expected the screw-in pin for the receiver would hold the carrier tightly in place but there is wiggle in the whole carrier when you drive. Overall the carrier seems well made and designed to last. Wait for a sale as these are pricey items.
October 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby BirderSojourner Expensive, but worth it!
We purchased this bike rack because the roof mount was too difficult for me to handle and we didn't like traveling long distances at highway speeds with the bikes in our roof rack. This rack works great. It was pretty easy to install on our car and the bikes are loaded easily. We love that you can lock the bikes onto the rack and that the rack locks to the hitch on the car. We used this on trip that took us about 3000 miles and never had a bit of trouble with it -- even when the highway was not smooth. We were fortunate to get this when LLBean had a sale.
We highly recommend this rack. Great design Thule!
December 7, 2012