Rated 5 out of 5 by Hilbil Thule bike rack
We have taken this bike rack across country with four bikes on it without a problem. We had no problems with balance or shaking and the bikes stayed secure. Did have one instance where someone tried to remove a bike, but they were not able to unlock the system.
Definitely the bike rack to get.
September 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by dreamin Great bike rack
This Thule Bike rack was exactly what we were looking for. The swing away works great with our FJ Cruiser. We have been looking for a rack like this for quite awhile.
December 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MtDesertIsle Top of the line and well worth it
This bike rack is well worth the price. Excellent design and function. Self locking to vehicle hitch is awesome, although a tad wobble with included 2" adapter. Attached bike lock to rack provided is an ingenious idea and should be the industry standard. The straps are much more supple than previous ones we had, that cracked within a few months of use. Thule replaced them free of charge but we upgraded to this rack and we are so glad we did. Careful of the red grease on the rack when you open it and swing away, it is easy to get it on a pant leg if you are not careful as you load/unload your vehicle. Now get out and enjoy biking in the great outdoors!
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DougM21 Thule rack
Great product. Wouldn't buy anything else
April 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ck1biker An almost perfect bike rack
There are many great features about the bike rack. I love the swing away feature, so you can access the contents of the back of your SUV with bikes loaded on the bike rack. The locking system is easy to use, & I love the cable to lock all the bikes onto the bike rack. My only issue that I've come across in the little over 2 months of owning this bike rack is that the lower portion of the cradles, that attach to the bike frame right below the seat post, come off when not in use. I've lost 2 out of the 4 so far. So I'd advise others that have purchased this rack to pop off the swing away portion of the cradles when not in use.
If this did or does happen to another person who purchased this bike rack, LL Bean and Thule back their products. They will send you a new bike rack.
August 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by OCHT love it
There are TWO racks that look like this one -- I had to call the fab folks at LL to find out THIS one locks to the car and has a lock for the bikes, built-in. It installed easily, looks great and worked well. It is a little heavy.
August 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SLCBiker Solid Rack
I needed a rack that would carry up to four bikes and still allow easy access to the back of my FJ Cruiser, and this Thule Apex 9027 does the trick. The constructions and components are solid, and the rear vehicle access works great. I'm happy with the purchase.
June 27, 2012