We’ve Put Them to The Test and Picked the 5 Best Thule Bike Racks of 2021
Thule knows adventure, and anyone who outfits their vehicle with their products definitely knows quality. For over 75 years Thule has been a pioneer in providing reliable equipment designed to secure and protect your cargo, no matter where the road takes you. Their commitment to durability, security, and style has remained a priority since day one, which is why Campway’s is proud to be one of the Bay Area’s leading providers for all Thule vehicle accessories.
If you’re looking for a sleek and secure way to transport your bike this season, a Thule bike rack is your answer. Below we break down our top five picks of the best Thule bike racks of 2021 for cycling enthusiasts looking to hit the trails this summer.
1. Thule T2 Classic Hitch Bike Rack
The Thule T2 Classic is the workhorse of Thule’s hitch-mounted platform bike racks. The easy installation provides a secure, stable fit to your vehicle with an anti-wobble bolt. The T2 Classic includes a SnugTite security hitch lock to prevent theft of the bike rack, but you will need your own locking mechanism to lock up your bike to this rack model.
The T2 Classic platform rack offers unique adjustability from side-to-side and front-to-back to comfortably fit up to two bikes. The ratcheting arm secures bikes of varying wheel sizes without any danger of damaging the bike’s frame.
Tire width isn’t a problem either. The front wheel holder includes a thin trough specific for road bikes with room for anything up to the 5’’ fat-tire bikes. The back tire strap is also adjustable to accommodate different tire sizes and wheelbases.
The HitchSwitch lever provides easy access to your vehicle’s rear storage by tilting the platform down and out of the way, even with your bikes loaded up.
2. Thule T2 Pro XT Hitch Bike Rack
While both bike racks are great Thule products, there are few main differences between T2 Classic and T2 Pro. The T2 Pro XT is a premium hitch-mounted standing platform bike rack that offers effortless loading and unloading features and even more heavy-duty security. The T2 Pro comes with an integrated locking mechanism that secures both your bikes and rack for added protection. The Pro also offers a new tool-free AutoAttach system that makes installing this bike rack on your vehicle even easier.
The new T2 Pro features a unique release handle that makes positioning your bike rack for storage, loading, and unloading extremely easy. You can effortlessly position the rack from its upright stowed position down to the flat carrying position, and even tilt the platform down for easy access to the rear of your vehicle while your bikes remain securely loaded.
The ratcheting arm with integrated cable lock holds the bike by the tire, not the frame, and ensures bikes of any style and size can be loaded at the same time.
3. Thule Apex XT 4 Hitch Bike Rack
The Thule Apex XT 4 is the perfect hitch-mounted hanging bike rack for cyclists looking for security and convenience. This rack has space for up to four bikes and a generous 7’’ space between each one, so there’s room for the whole family to bring their bike.
The Apex XT 4 features a high-quality rubber material with channeled grooves to provide a protective fit that won’t damage your brake cables or scratch the frame’s finish. The same finish is found on the cradle straps and anti-sway ratcheting strap that keeps the bikes stable through bumps and turns.
Installing the Apex XT to your vehicle is a breeze with the tool-free SnugTite stinger design, which comes complete with a security lock. The lock’s key conveniently matches the included cable lock that surrounds your bikes for even more theft protection..
The Apex XT also folds and tilts down with the HitchSwitch lever for convenient rear vehicle access when not in use.
4. Thule Camber 4 Hitch Bike Rack
The Thule Camber 4 features a compact design that still accommodates up to four bikes of varying sizes and frame styles. This hitch-mounted hanging rack provides a generous 7’’ of space between each bike so even when fully loaded, your cargo remains secure and protected from dings and scratches.
The arms easily fold down when not in use and the HitchSwitch lever tilts the rack for easy access to your trunk. The signature “clicks” provide the confidence that everything is secure and locked-in.
The Camber 4 offers superior bike stability with an integrated ratcheting cradle strap, anti-sway design, and a protective rubber coating. You can rest assured that even if you hit some rough terrain your bikes always remain secure and damage-free while in transit.
5. Thule ProRide XT Rooftop Bike Rack
The Thule ProRide XT is the premier roof-mounted bike rack for quick and convenient bike loading. It’s the perfect option for hauling a single bike, and its slim package leaves plenty of room for you to utilize the rest of your roof rack for additional cargo.
With an easy and secure fit, the ProRide XT’s unique design ensures you will never second guess your bike’s security again. A clamping hook holds the bike frame’s downtube securely in place while the soft, rubberized padding ensures the frame never slips and remains damage-free during transport. It also comes with a torque limiting feature that spreads out the pressure to eliminate unnecessary stress on your bike frame. With the addition of an adjustable ratcheting wheel straps, you know your bike isn’t going anywhere!
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