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ThuleT2 Classic - 2 Bike Hitch Rack

$499.95

Item # THU003U

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Item # THU003U
Description

T2 Classic

Fat bikes and enduro sleds have reputations for toughness, but we know their rough exterior is camouflage for the fact that they're just big softies at heart—especially the carbon ones. Thule's T2 Classic 2 Bike Hitch Rack pampers them the way they prefer with a mounting design that completely avoids frame contact and helps to limit the possibility of damage to time spent on the trail, not in the car.

The T2 Classic fits wheels up to 29ers and tires ranging up to five fat inches without requiring any adapters. A SnugTite Lock secures the rack itself to the receiver hitch, and the rack is compatible with Thule's One Key System, so options abound for bike security, too. When not in use, the rack's HitchSwitch lever allows it to fold up and out of the way, preventing the invisible appendage risk that other hitch racks pose while backing up and parallel parking.

  • Secures to 1.25 or 2 inch receiver hitches
  • Accommodates 20 to 29 inch bikes, up to 5 inch tires
  • Frame-free ratcheting arm and rear wheel strap
  • Fully adjustable bike mounts
  • SnugTite lock (locks rack to hitch)
  • HitchSwitch tilts rack away/folds up
  • One Key System compatible

Tech Specs
Bike Capacity2
Compatibility1.25 or 2-inch receiver hitches
Locks Includedyes, includes SnugTite Lock (locks rack to hitch), One Key System compatible (locks bikes down with ratcheting arms)
Part Number9044, 9055
Recommended Usetravel
Manufacturer Warrantylimited lifetime

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 2

NOT for Fat Bike!

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Obvious this rack is a classic, works for most and is great. If you have a FAT bike though this rack does not work for the modern 27.5s that are being made. Even though it says up to 29inch wheel and 5 inch width, the hook won't even come close to going over my 27.5x3.5" tire. Very disappointed. Called Thule they were like "yeah, oops. You need a different rack." So, if you are looking for something for your fatty look elsewhere!

>Rating: 5

Technical Info & Weight Limits

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size

Weight Limits

Weight
>Rating:

Is this one expandable to 4 bikes?

Yes it does. See here for the link https://www.thule.com/en-us/bike-rack/accessories/thule-t2-classic-add-on-_-9046

>Rating: 5

best bang for the buck and then some

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I wanted a new rack and had some sticker shock at the price of transporting 4 bikes! I'd had a much older version of the Thule T2 and after a little research went with a new one. Thule makes racks.. that's what they do and they do a great job. This fits our mtb's, road, and tri bikes rock solid. Would definitely recommend.

>Rating: 5

It's a Classic

Over the years I have used just about every hitch rack option on the market. Still to this day the T2 Classic is my favorite. Simply put, it just works. It doesn't tout any fancy bells or whistles but offers everything you need. The trays can be offset to ensure that your bikes aren't rubbing while in transport, and the rear strap can be adjusted to accommodate larger or smaller wheel sizes. If you're in the market for an affordable rack I'd recommend this one.

>Rating: 5

Thule T2 Classic - 2 Bike Hitch Rack

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Best rack I've owned would recommend

>Rating: 5

Great value!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Best bang for your buck tray style bike rack! Great quality for the price and gets the job done.

>Rating: 5

Rock Solid

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Easy to use, sturdy, & can handle anything from a road bike to a 27.5 Plus MTB. Even came with the locking pin to the hitch. Great value, great rack.

>Rating: 5

Solid!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I wanted something that was easy enough for my wife to place her bike on, something that had locks built in, and something that was sturdy enough for off-roading. So far this rack has met all of my expectations. I failed to research a little more to know the rack doesn't actually come with locks, but a spot where you can install some (sold separately). Overall im very impressed with the quality and the thought that went into making sure it holds bikes without beating things up. I highly recommend this rack.

>Rating: 5

Great bike rack

Went with this rack because of all the great reviews I read and heard on Thule hitch bike racks. I thought about going with the pro version since it does have the more convenient handle to lower the rack while attached to the vehicle, but couldn't justify the extra cost. I looked at other racks and felt that they were not as high of quality. I feel like this rack (plus the add-on) will be all that I need to buy, and hopefully be hassle free. Super excited about the ease of putting my bikes on a hitch rack vs a roof rack!

>Rating: 5

Great Value

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Great value in a hitch mount rack. Easy to unpack, assemble, and install, and very easy to use. Securely holds bikes with no points of contact on the frame. Real sweet deal for a value based hitch mount rack, do yourself a favor, stop reading and buy one already.

>Rating: 5

So Far SO Good

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Have been using this rack about two months now and have had no issues including one couple hundred mile trip to Moab. The selling points for me were the rack fitting a 2 inch receiver without an adapter, and being able to fully lower the tailgate without hitting the rack (with the bikes off).

Have
>Rating: 5

Great

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Love the classic. Never had an issue with bikes on this thing. I beat the piss out of my old rack and only needed to keep an eye on the bushings. They lasted longer than they thought they were going to but with four bikes they deff take a beating. I was able to pick some bushing up at lowes and beat the old ones out with a hammer and replace them all in under 20 min to have a solid rack again. I sold my old rack with my old car and got a new rack for my new car.

>Rating: 5

No more stuffing my bike in the car!

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

What a great rack! This is so simple to use. I cannot believe how much pain I have gone through not having this yet. It is so solid and such a great design. Now I am going to get the add on too and some locks too. I highly recommend this rack!

>Rating: 5

only rack I will own.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I have had this rack for about 5 years and it has finally been replaced. great rack, way easier than comparable models

>Rating: 5

Dat rack tho

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

The gold standard in hitch mount bike racks. Fits just about everything you can throw at it except fat bike tires. But rest assured that your precious cargo is snug and secure at highway speeds. Load and unload your bikes in seconds with minimal contact to that tricked out paint job.

Haha, I love this review...

>Rating: 4

It's a Thule

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I got this Thule rack as a gift for my father. He and I have sold many Thule racks over the years, and this has worked out well, even with one small issue with the initial install. It seems the inner bolt that tightens down and takes out the play in the receiver hitch had some flashing on it from the weld, causing the bolt to not easily thread. It did require some work to clean things up, but it now works well. He recently used it on a trip to Colorado from Utah and had no issues what so ever. It's nice that the rack will also pivot away from the trunk area with bikes on, so you can get things out without removing the bikes. He's been quite please with it!

>Rating: 5

Nice Rack!

Awesome 2 bike hitch carrier. Pretty easy to assemble- if you can read IKEA instructions. Nice easy tilt away to access trunk with bikes still on. Light enough to install by self.

>Rating: 5

Easy Enough

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I love this rack because it is super easy to pack up the bikes. I always have to shake the bikes a little to make sure they are on tight because it just seems too easy. It is also nice that you can lower the rack with the bikes off or on to access the back of the car. I had to add an extension for our jeep to the large spare tire but no matter what conditions the rack always held up.

I
>Rating: 5

Great bike carrier

The perfect one carrier for your 2 wheel beauty. No need to left it on top of your car where its forgot when you enter your garage. I can look in my rear view mirror with conference my bikes are safe. It's quick and easy to use. I would recommend this to anyone that treats there bike like an extension of your family.