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Apex XT Bike Rack - 4 Bike

3.395348837209302 out of 5 stars
43 Reviews

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Why We Like The Apex XT Bike Rack

Constructed for smooth, luxurious bike transportation, the Thule Apex XT Bike Rack provides improved ground and bumper clearance than its predecessors, and makes loading and unloading your bikes easier than ever before. The SnugTite stinger system allows for easy and secure installation without tools, while the the HideAway anti-sway cradles keep your bikes stable when you're on the road.

The compact cradle design accommodates a wide variety of bike sizes and frame styles, meaning there's room for the whole family, and all four bikes sit seven inches apart on the arms to provide optimal spacing and eliminate contact. The reinforced cradle straps are now 25% stronger than the previous version, and Thule even included an Integrated Locking Cable to secure your bikes to the rack. The Hitch-Switch design allows the carriers arms to fold down and the entire carrier rack to fold away when it's not loaded, giving you easy access to the rear of your vehicle.


  • Reliable and convenient hitch bike rack carries up to 4 bikes
  • Easy, tool-free installation with SnugTite stinger and hand knob
  • HideAway cradles with ratcheting straps makes loading a breeze
  • Fold up design makes it easy to slide bike frames over cradles
  • Spacing of seven inches offer optimal spacing between bikes
  • Carries bikes at 3 points to prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-car contact
  • HitchSwitch levers let you fold down arms and rack for rear access
  • Built-in cable lock secures your bikes to the rack during pit stops
  • Item #THU008X
Bike Capacity
[hitch] 1.25in, 2in
Locks Included
Part Number
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Overall Rating

3.5 based on 51 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 11 reviews
2 Stars - 5 reviews
3 Stars - 4 reviews
4 Stars - 8 reviews
5 Stars - 23 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

October 3, 2023

Good product

We've been out for several times with 3 bikes mounted. The longest trip is 20km one way with the max speed around 70km/h. It feels like very sturdy. One problem for me is the frames of my wife and son's bikes (20' and 24') are seems a bit tight for it. The paint is scraped a bit. Other than that, it needs a bit of effort when you try to mount two bikes onto adjacent cradle. But it should be a common problem for all cradle racks. Overall, I'm happy with this product.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

August 3, 2023

Great quality

We have already used it a few times and really enjoy it. Seems really good quality and user friendly.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

4 out of 5 stars

July 5, 2023

Great with one exception.

I love this bike rack - easy to install on the tow, easy to get bikes on and off. Love the locking and folding features. Slightly heavy but that’s a good thing. The only thing that I am not fond of is the straps do not come installed and it’s challenging to make sure you put the right straps in the right spots (and not easy to get them off if in the wrong ones). Frankly I’m still not sure I have them in the right spots. Overall happy with our purchase.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

June 30, 2023

Excellent and Practical Product !

The Apex XT is very easy to assemble and its use is very versatile and comfortable.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

June 24, 2023

Another great Thule product

Use this with my Subaru Ascent. Excellent design, and very easy to use. It is heavy, but I’d say that means it is well made.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

May 20, 2023

Lives up to the reputation

Very well made product. Easy to set up, install and use. Happy so far!


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

3 out of 5 stars

May 17, 2023

Won’t fit an adult bike and any other.

I’ve been happy with this rack until today. No matter what I do I cannot load my bike (27” adult) with any other bike. I needed to hold 2 bikes so I only bought the rack for 2. Big mistake. I hadn’t done research but “trusted “ the shop that sold me my bike and bought the rack with them. I was not told 2 20” bikes or 1 adult. Very disappointed in this purchase and wish I had bought the 3 so I could load 2.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

2 out of 5 stars

May 11, 2023

Ok as long as it lasts

Works great as long as it lasts. Quality of some parts, and a lack of some spare parts is disappointing. The locking knob in my rack does not tighten any more as the bolt has worn out just enough. Apparently there bolt cannot be replaced so the rack is now useless. For that price I would expect better quality of part and proper supply of spare parts.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

January 16, 2023

Yeah. It’ Good. It’s not rocky.

I like the way the hutch tightens up. Nothing upsets me more than a rocking bike and this rack doesn’t rock


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

1 out of 5 stars

January 8, 2023

Don’t buy for a Jeep

This was the one Recommeded to me unfortunately when I spoke to someone on the phone. I have a Jeep rubicon and the wheel in the back is in the way to let the apparatus down so I can’t Open my back door with it on


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