Rated 5 out of 5 by AndyN Sturdy
I wanted a hitch mounted, sturdy, known brand bike rack. I'd had a "Softride" 4 bike rack on my Land Rover and liked it, but it wasn't too sturdy and flexed a lot. The Thule is very sturdy and doesn't wave around. Big "Like"...
June 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by quackmann solid, practical
Rack arrived promptly after ordering. Put it together which was fairly easy and used it the next day to carry my bike to a riding meet up spot. Already had the receiver mounted on my Element and the rack was solid and kept my bike in place during the drive. When I got home it took me less than five minutes to take off the rack and store it for its next use.
June 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by sfosba basic and sturdy
This rack has very few frills and is very well built. I had to slightly modify the lock ring in order to fit on a Range Rover Sport; this problem was not listed in the "fitment guide" but other than that it is great and few if any other vehicles have the odd trailer hitch receiver found on RR's.
July 24, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Loyalbeanist Poor quality straps
While driving down I-95 in Maine, one of the rubber straps snapped off and the bike it was holding almost flew off the car; luckily we had lashed it as a backup. Clearly this is something a bike rack should not allow.
If you go online to search for replacement parts, you will find that Thule has changed the type of cradle/strap system it is using. Perhaps someone at the company noticed the defect.
July 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JKirbyEPTX Excellent Two-Bike HItch-Mount Carrier
It took about 10 minutes to put the Thule Parkway 2 bike carrier together. It is very well constructed and holds my two bikes perfectly. The price was great, as I was able to use the LLBean 20% off coupon too! Very happy with this purchase!
I've read other reviews about this carrier that complain about it not being well built, hard to assemble, or even unable to assemble because the bolt holes don't align. I did not experience any of those issues. The Thule is very well built, super easy to asemble, and everything lined up easy. Some people might need another person to help them tighten the bolts, but it can be done by one person as well.
July 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maxman Thule Bike Carrier
As usual LL Bean only sells quality products. I have never had a bike carrier and wanted one for our Mercedes Benz SUV. It had to be quality, and strong and not damage the car in anyway. I love the Thule carrier. It is nothing but quality, easy to assemble and put the bikes on to it. It is better quality than some of the more expensive carriers out there. Thanks LL Bean!
April 13, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hockeyman Great Product Great Price
As usual LLBean delivers a quality product that does what it's supposed to do. Realized almost too late we were going to need a bike rack for our trip. Express shipping had it here the day before we left! Excellent
September 29, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by jrouha Very Functional
Very functional bike rack. The installation was not hard, but could have been easier. I was a little disappointed that a bolt is used to connect the rack to the hitch on my vehicle. I plan on taking this on and off several times and carrying around a wrench isn't something that I was expecting to do. The rack is pretty heavy... which is probably a good thing, but it makes it clumsy when taking it on and off the vehicle.
On a positive note, it is very sturdy, easy to attach a bike to and constructed well. I expect to have this bike rack for a long time and get a lot of use out of it.
July 18, 2009