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Thule Vertex 9028XT Vertex 2 Bike Hitch Mounted Carrier

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Thule Vertex 9028XT Vertex 2 Bike Hitch Mounted Carrier

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Sleek and stylish the Thule Vertex2 9028XT has New Hold Fast anti-sway cradles that grip your bike frame at three different points - twice along the top bar and once along a downward bar, such as a seat post. This third point of contact created with Thule's No-Sway Cage prevents unwanted sway, front-to-back movement and bike-to-bike contact. The cushioned cradles include reinforced rubber straps to secure the bikes in place. The cradles also include advanced grooves that accommodate bike cables.

The arching dual arms of the rack are staggered so that the bikes hang at varying heights to prevent pedals and handlebars from hitting each during transport while the upright bar - or mast - of the rack is taller than standard hitch-mounted racks and is arced slightly to offer your bikes greater clearance from both the ground and the back of your vehicle.

The Vertex2 includes ergonomic levers (HitchSwitches) that enable you to fold the rack in two places. The rack body tilts forward to allow easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area, and arms can be folded down for storage. Also, the handles audibly click to reassure you that the arms and mast are locked in place. The Vertex comes with an anti-rattle device incorporated into the shank to reduce vibration and noise in the hitch for a smooth, quiet ride.
• Bold new hitch rack with unique arc design for easier bike loading and carrying performance
• Taller mast height improves ground clearance
• New Hold Fast Cradles provide a safer ride for your bikes and offer maximum bike security
• Anti-Sway Cages prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact
• New and improved Hitch Switch™ folds the arms down when not in use and tilts carrier away from vehicle for boot, hatch or tailgate access
• Integrated handle for easy carrying and handling
• Fits 30mm (1¼") and 50mm (2") receivers
• For use on a 40mm receiver please use part number BA9028-40 (sold separately)
• Compatible with STL2 Snug Tite hitch lock to virtually eliminate hitch rack movement (sold separately)
• Compatible with 538XT cable lock for maximum security (sold separately)
• Fits most bikes with disc brakes
• Load capacity Bikes: Two (2)
• One Key System compatible
• Class 1 - 3 Compatible
• Light Board 976 recommended to maximise safety and road compliance (not supplied)
• Weight capacity: 31 kg (maximum)
• Carrier weight: 18.1 kg
• Not suitable for Tandem Bikes
Package ID: Oversize