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The Thule Vertex hitch mount bike carrier transports between two and five bicycles (depending on the model chosen) securely at the rear of vehicles, while allowing access to rear doors by leaning the unit back when not loaded. The carrier is conveniently compatible with 1-1/4" and 2" hitch receivers. Additional features include: an arch design for easier bike loading and carrying performance, increased mast height, Thule Hold Fast cradles and anti-sway cages, the ability to fold arms down flat, bike and rack security from theft with locks (sold separately), and an integrated carrying handle.
The Thule Vertex hitch rack carrier is designed for frequent cyclists and/or families that want the stability, and functionality of a hitch receiver carrier that can be left on vehicles without interfering with hatchbacks. The Vertex is compatible with 1-1/4" and 2" hitch receivers, and has a multi-bike carrying capacity managed by its two arched bike support arms. The naturally supportive arch design of the bike arms allows for easier bike loading and carrying performance. Thule Hold Fast cradles are installed on the arms. They feature a soft, single material cradle with a groove design that accommodates bike cables, cushions bikes and secures them during transport. In addition, straps used in cradles are 25% stronger than current Thule T3 straps. To provide maximized bike stability, bike arms also feature anti-sway cages. Anti-sway cages are rigid rubberized bike rack components that attach to the lower edge of the bike arm, hanging below the bike cradle (one for each bike). As the top tube of bike frames rest on the carrier arms, the anti-sway cages attach to the vertical tube section of bike frames with included straps. This holds bikes firmly in place without the need of a heavy wheel tray sometimes used on hitch mount carriers. Bikes can be locked to the carrier with a cable lock (sold separately), and the carrier can be locked to a vehicle hitch receiver using a hitch receiver lock (sold separately).
The Vertex ensures easy access to hatchbacks is available through its leaning functionality. and improved hitch switch. With a pull of the lower release of the two-part hitch switch, the upright mast of the Vertex leans to the rear of the vehicle. Leaning functionality is best used when the carrier is unloaded to avoid unnecessary strain on cradles and no-sway cages. The upper release lever of the hitch switch controls the ability to fold bike arms down into a vertical position when the carrier is not loaded. This minimizes the possibility of driving and parking issues when the empty carrier is left on a vehicle.
Thule will warranty all Thule brand car rack systems and its accessories manufactured by Thule during the time that an original retail purchaser owns the product. This warranty terminates if a purchaser transfers the product to any other person. No warranty is given for defects caused by normal wear and tear, cosmetic rust, scratches, accidents, unlawful vehicle operation, or modification of, or any types of repair of a load carrier system other than those authorized by Thule.
Thule was founded in 1942 by the Thulin family, when Eric Thulin, a true lover of the outdoors, put the Thule name on a pike trap he designed and began to sell in Scandinavia. It wasn't long before he added other practical items to the company's portfolio. By the 1960s, the company began to concentrate on car-related products, including its first roof rack. The Thulin family sold Thule to the publicly listed company Eldon in 1979, and it has continued to grow both organically and through acquisitions ever since. The Thule Group is a world leader in providing transport solutions for an active life.
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Great Product. However, main member arrived properly packaged, but all scuffed up. At first I thought it was a floor model.Published 20 days ago by Brian H.
I found this product to be an excellent choice for me. As in any Thule products I've owned, it is very rugged, sturdy and well engineered. Read morePublished 27 days ago by billyd
Amazing product. Built with quality materials. Bicycles sit nice & tight at all times even when driving. Read morePublished 1 month ago by freddy lozano
you know maybe I missed something in the order, but a child's bike doesn't work on here. And I mean my 11 year old who rides a fairly decent size bike. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Colorado Gal
Had this bike rack for a year now. I got the five bike rack so I could put four bikes on it easier. I have four full size mountain bikes on it. One men's and three women's. Read morePublished 1 month ago by magnus4u
Great bike rack!! The only thing keeping it from 5 stars is that it doesn't come with a lock to keep it attached to your vehicle. That's another $40 and another order. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Handloader
Survived east coast seaboard road trip in Winter. Totally Awesome, even though the rubber tie downs ripped. Gotta buy extras!Published 3 months ago by ETHAN D SMITH