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Edward M.

Edward M.

Edward M.

Edward M.wrote a review of on August 30, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Recently purchased the Thule T2 917X for a 2003 VW Jetta after getting in to mountain biking. I much prefer the trailer-hitch bike racks after seeing a few examples of people forgetting their roof-racks loaded with bikes and smacking low-hanging solid objects ("out of sight, out of mind" syndrome?). The rack fits the car extremely well and is relatively easy to remove from the hitch considering the heft of this solidly built bike rack. When not carrying bikes, the fold-up aspect is great; provides plenty of clearance to the bumper and allows for easy trunk access. Would definitely recommend as a great bike rack. HOWEVER - make sure to torque down the four bracket bolts with a sufficiently strong allen wrench. I had tightended the bolts as much as possible with the supplied allen wrench (nearly bending the wrench) and on my first drive, the bike tray moved / walked down 2"-3" on the backbone. Before the next drive, purchased a T-handle allen wrench in the correct size, repositioned the bike tray, and tightened the bracket bolts down much tighter; have not had any movement problems since.