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Epos 2 With Lights

4.444444444444445 out of 5 stars
9 Reviews
Color:Black/Silver Frame



Why We Like The Thule Epos 2 With Lights

When spring rolls around and the bikes come out of storage, we get out and ride every chance we get. The Thule Epos 2 With Lights helps us get to the trailhead in safety and style. With a 2-bike capacity, integrated tail lights, and a license plate holder, the Epos 2 With Lights takes a standard hitch-mounted bike rack to the next level. This rack can accompany two bikes of all sizes and disciplines with up to 3.2-inch-wide tires and up to 1350mm wheelbases. The included locks lock our rack to the car and our bikes to the rack for added peace of mind, and the rack can fold up when not in use for a small footprint on the back of our vehicle. If we want to take the rack off the back of our car, the included wheels on the bottom make transporting our rack back into storage a breeze, and the tilting feature allows us to access our trunk even when the rack is loaded with bikes.


  • Hitch-mounted 2-bike rack
  • Integrated taillights and license plate holder add extra safety features
  • rack folds up when not in use for a small design
  • The tilting feature allows us to access our trunk when loaded with bikes
  • Fits bikes of all styles with up to 3.2-inch-wide tires
  • Item #THUZ3LY
Bike Capacity
1.25, 2in recivers, up to 3.2in wide tires, 1350mm wheelbases
Locks Included
Part Number
Claimed Weight
40lb 12.8oz
bike transport
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 9 ratings

Review Summary

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3 out of 5 stars

June 3, 2024

Doesnt fold up and lock in.

Although a previous review and respons from thule about the fold up feature doesn't exist due to safety reasons, the rack isnt wider than most vehicles and doesn't obscure the lights, only the license plate. Unfortunately the design is somewhat flawed, in my opinion, because everytime you use the rack you have to relocate your license plate. For an active bike user that's not practical at all. Parking with an SUV with the Epos 3 unfolded isn't even possible in any parking space at all whatsoever. The rack either sticks out 3 feet or the front of your vehicle sticks out 3 feet. Vision from the side of the vehicle for incoming parking lot traffic is obscured because most people aren't looking for a rack. Everytime you park and unload bikes the rack and plate needs to be removed and relocated. That's 4 times every time you go out to one location. Install at house, remove at destination, install at destination, remove at house for storage again


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

May 23, 2024

Awesome bike rack!!

Love this rack, they thought of everything. Fits 1 1/4 inch and 2 inch receiver hitches, holds the bikes so securely thanks to the wheel straps and the locking upright brace. I bought the extra lock cable accessory. I went ahead.and got a trailer license plate for the rack and bought this rack specifically because I had received an”obstructing license plate” ticket from the police when using my other rack. So this rack solves all problems

Just me

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

April 30, 2024

Amazingly easy bike rack to use!

Love the brake lights, turn signals, and license plate mount integrated into the rack. No need to ever take the rack off. Able to leave this rack on the car and take it through an automated car wash without the bikes. Extremely easy to mount and secure the bikes. Once the bakes are off, nothing sticks up to block opening the rear hatch. More space to mount any bike, in any position. I've owned several Thule racks and this is the most versatile and the best one yet!


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

4 out of 5 stars

March 30, 2024

Thule Epos 2

it was written for all bikes and mine (fat bike) the tires do not fit in the supports


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

March 16, 2024

Thule Epos 2

I'm looking forward to using the rack. It took a while to figure out the instructions and the crank but now seems to fit so well into the receiver. It wheels to the car very easily and once the stinger is in place and tightened is very steady. Recommend buying the ramp if using with e-bikes. Perhaps Thule can develop a travel bag to cover the bikes when on the rack.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

3 out of 5 stars

September 14, 2023

There's good and bad

This is my second Thule hitch bike rack. First one was a T2 Pro XTR which I loved, but I bought an E bike and needed a rack that worked with a walk-up ramp. The Epos 2 is that rack. It's very easy loading my heavy e bike which is what I needed since I can't lift the weight I used to. The strapping system takes time - you have to figure it out and get the pedals the right way and it's sometimes not easy. Once secured, there are no worries. Since this sticks out so far, the lights (to me) are a necessity for safety. However, it is a severe detriment that this rack - sticking out as far as it does - does not fold up when not in use on the car like my other Thule did. In my eyes, this is a major disappointment and is not safe. People see the rack when bikes are on it. With no bikes on it, people do not see it sticking out as far as it does. I literally have to try to find a parking spot near no one, or where I can back up with woods behind me. It's hard to believe they did not make this rack able to be folded up against the rear of the car like their other racks. Had I known this, I would not have bought it. So do your research.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

August 31, 2023

This is a great rack.

Easy to use, secures the bikes well without frame contact and has enough room to haul different styles and sizes of bikes without any contact between bikes. What really sets it apart from other racks is the ease of installing and removing from the vehicle as well as how compact it is for storage. It is light and when folded it is easy to move around.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

July 20, 2023

Great rack!

The Thule Epos was easy to hook up to our 2 29er emtb. The license plate mount was a little difficult to figure out, but a quick online search showed a Thule video on the procedure.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

July 20, 2023

EPOS - 2 Bike with Lights

I am a long-time Thule user. Over the years I have expanded my inventory of Thule accessories and I have enjoyed using them on my many trips and activities. I recently purchase an EPOS bike rack with lights. I must say this has proven to be one of the best Thule products I have used. It is sturdy, secure and easy to use. As an proud Thule user, I highly recommend this bike rack for both casual and serious bike enthusiasts.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer