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Thule Doubletrack 2 Bike Hitch Carrier with STL2 Lock

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Take any bike anywhere.

Whether you have an ultralight road racer or a balloon-tire cruiser, carry either (or both!) easily and securely with the Thule Doubletrack carrier. This two-bike carrier provides a hitch-mounted platform that you can attach and load in a snap. Locks are included for maximum security while you are under way and at rest stops. Please note that this rack will not accommodate some smaller women's frames with low top tubes.

  • Foldable center mast features adjustable ratchet hooks that hold and stabilize each bike
  • One-Key Locks secure the bikes to hitch rack, and can be adapted to use the same key as your other Thule locks
  • Snug-Tite-2 receiver lock eliminates hitch-rack wobble and locks the hitch rack to your vehicle
  • Wheel trays can be moved along platform for optimal positioning
  • Fits bikes with up to 3in-wide tires, and wheel bases up to 48in
  • Hitch adapter included so you can easily transfer the carrier between vehicles with different-sized hitches
  • Thule part number 990XT

  • Fits bicycles with tire widths of up to 3in and wheel bases of up to 48in
  • Hitch adapter accommodates hitches of varying sizes
  • Wheel trays are adjustable for secure positioning
  • Center masts and locks secure each bike individually
  • May not accommodate small frames with low top tubes

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime
Recommended Use:
bike transportation
Part Number:
990XT
Locks Included:
yes
Compatibility:
1.25in hitch, 2in hitch
Bike Capacity:
2

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Decent rack for the money

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I shopped for months for a bike rack before finally settling on this Thule. I have a 2" receiver hitch on my '10 Forester and this rack fits perfectly. There is plenty of ground clearance for going up/down steep slopes without dragging. When the center mast is folded down I can open the rear hatch and there is enough room for my dog to jump in/out of the rear cargo area. When it is empty and folded up it sits fully below the rear window so I don't lose any visibility out the back. Super easy and quick to load and unload, and assembly only took about an hour.

My only minor annoyances with this rack are that it was missing hardware when it was delivered (which you have to order directly from Thule), and I'm not sold on its durability. It has been on my car for about 3 months now and one of the end plugs has fallen off and there are several spots that are rusting (and I live in a temperate climate). The center mast release also sticks, but this can be overcome with a little muscle.

Overall, it does its job well and I have zero concern about losing my bikes off the back of the car. There is minimal wiggle when driving down the freeway and it holds up well over bumpy dirt roads. The locks are an awesome feature. Just hope it holds up for more than a season.

Works ok but strap not long enough &...

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Budget hitch bike rack that works ok but strap for wheel is not long enoug for modern day size mtn bike tire that is 2.3

Great rack for the money

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This rack is a great hitch rack for the money. It is best used on 1.25" receivers, as it uses an adapter to fit the 2" receivers, which is not ideal in my opinion. It's not really a big issue just something worth considering.

It fits everything from road bike tires up to 2.5" mountain bike tires. I haven't been successful getting anything larger to fit. It fits my SB6 which has an exceptionally long 48" wheelbase, so most bikes should fit fine in this regard. Put the bike with the taller top tube on the outside of the rack, because the inner arm clamp sits below the outer clamp. If the taller bike is put on the inside then you may have issues getting the outside arm to cinch down far enough on the smaller top tube bike. This may sound confusing but it will make sense if you encounter it.

The locks are sweet, they lock the arms in place securely. It would take some serious work from a diligent thief to get around these locks so they are a great deterrent. The rack also locks to the hitch. I noticed the locks on the arms can be hard to reach, as certain types of bike frames may block them when the arms are tightened into place, but this is a minor detail.

The hitch pin tightens down removing most of the play/movement in the rack. It does still have a bit of play, but not much. We took it on a 3000 mile mountain bike road trip and it stayed secure the whole time, even in high wind conditions.

Installation is pretty easy, just make sure to tighten down all the bolts well. Overall this is a good rack for the price.

Great rack for the money
Unanswered Question

Can this work with 5" fat tires in any way or am I forced to spend another $150 for the T2?

Thule Doubletrack

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great rack for the money. It is a bit of a pain that this doesn't have the tilt feature (but that's what an extra $150 gets you with the Transport rack). We've hauled our bikes on over 3000 mile trips with this, on off-road trails and the interstate, and it keeps everything locked down tight. Love that this one comes with a lock too.

Thule Doubletrack

Great Affordable Rack

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

IM really liking this rack, about $150 less than top of the line, but does just about the same thing.. Comes with locks, easy to raise and lower for entry into rear of car. Stable on the road. great quality. Easy to load bike.

What is the advantage of the Transport T2 over the Doubletrack that justifies the $150 price difference? Is it mostly the ability to add the Transport T2 Bike Add-on?

It is the ability to add on, a little easier to load and unload, plus a tilt feature that allows you access to the trunk of your car.



You can call or email me directly. 801-736-6398, or bporreca@backcountry.com

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    my first trip my bike flew out of this thing going 70... havent figured out what went wrong maybe it was something i did not really sure.. good thing my bike was fine tho, my bike guy couldnt believe i didnt do any damage

    My bike fell off the rack as well, I found that the plastic levers used to adjust/secure the wheel tray to the support bar had popped loose and so the wheel tray slipped off the end; not my favorite design.

    does it work on 2013 mini cooper hardtop...

    does it work on 2013 mini cooper hardtop?

    I believe that that should fit with your car based of of the information that I have. However, to be sure please use the fit guide we have just above the tech specs, it will just get the specific info about your car and decide if this hitch will work with your vehicle.

    Best Answer

    If I read your question right this is a hitch rack and not a roof rack. So if you have a 1.25" or 2" hitch receiver then it will work.

    It fits. I have an R56 and have fitted this same bike rack. Be sure you have a 1.25 inch hitch attachment and the bar has just enough clearance from the rear bumper.

    How heavy can the bikes be. Will it handle...

    How heavy can the bikes be. Will it handle a 80 lb bike?

    This rack has a 2 bike capacity with a load limit of 70 lbs. Also, make sure you always put your heavier bike closer the the hitch.

    Great rack for the $$$$

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If you need a quality rack and don't want to sink 5 Ben's in it then this rack is great. No titlt option but the locking arms do fold down when not in use to access the tailgate of your SUV. I love the lock options on the securing arms for each bike. Not impenetrable but a nice deterrent. The hitch lock is also great for a would be thief who would just take the whole darn rack and bikes! So if your value conscience and want name brand look to this Thule model for sure.

    Is anyone having a problem with damage to...

    Is anyone having a problem with damage to the top tube of the bike where the arm puts pressure down on the bike to hold it in place? Thanks

    Hi. I have the Thule two bike carrier. The stem with the two hooks seemed really loose so I tightened them a bit. Now I can't seem to get the stem to lay flat so I can fold it up against trhe vehicle. Do the screws have to be really loose?

    Not at all Richard. Great little rack for the money. When you say damage do you mean bending of frame top tube or what????

    Does this rack have a tilt, or other option...

    Does this rack have a tilt, or other option to allow for opening of the tailgate?

    You won't be able to tilt it out of the way to open the hatch with bikes still on the rack. It will have to be empty to pen the hatch.

    No. The center arm folds down and that is all for access to tailgate opening.

    Unanswered Question

    Looking for a 2 bike rack. Just had a hitch...

    Looking for a 2 bike rack. Just had a hitch put on a 2013 Chevy Equinox. Please advise which is the most reliable, safe, secure that you would recommend for two traveling women. I have viewed the helium aero rack & the vortex 2 rack, as well as the STL2.

    I have a new womans specialized bicycle,...

    I have a new womans specialized bicycle, how does the upper hook fasten to the bike?

    After you strap in both wheels, the hook lowers down onto the bike's top tube to hold it snugly in place.

    After you strap in both wheels, the hook lowers down onto the bike's top tube to hold it snugly in place.

    Will this rack work with a 1.25 hitch?...

    Will this rack work with a 1.25 hitch? I've heard you should not use 2 inch adapters with a 1.25 hitch.

    Avg. ride time: 42m per week
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    Is this rack for a 2" hitch?

    Is this rack for a 2" hitch?

    It's compatible with both 1.25" and 2" hitches.