Thule EasyFold 9032 (2) Review | Thule Bike Rack | Hitch Bicycle Carrier

Thule EasyFold 9032 (2) Review | Thule Bike Rack | Hitch Bicycle Carrier


Hello everyone this is Will from Scooteretti. Today I’d like to talk to you about the Thule Easy Fold 9032 electric bike
car carrier rack for electric bikes. Most racks for vehicles typically tend to be underweight and capacity and can’t
handle the weight of electric bicycle. The Thule rack actually has a total weight capacity of one hundred and sixty pounds. That’s eighty pounds per bike, so
it can handle any traditional or electric bike out there on the market currently
today. It’s going to transport your bikes very very securely so a great
rack all around and hence why we’re doing a review to share with you. We’ve
been using this rack since the beginning the season and we have a lot of miles on it and we absolutely love it. It’s definitely our top choice if you’re
looking to travel with your electric bike. The beautiful part of the Thule Easy Fold is it accepts any type of automobile hitch mount either the two-inch or the inch and a
quarter, so if you have the smaller square receiver hitch it’ll fit and if
you have the larger it’ll also fit. That’s done through a very simple
adapter plate located on the front which is easy to change. So if you have
multiple vehicles you can easily swap out the plate so the unit mounts on any vehicle you may own. Installation couldn’t be any easier as it comes straight out of the box
fully assembled. So there’s very minimal work on your part to do.
Installation on the vehicle couldn’t be any easier, simply lift the rack and install
the pivot point into the receiver and just push forward, locking it into place. You then come on to the other side and there is a rotation knob that you simply use to
tighten up and makes sure that the rack does not sway on your vehicle. Simply
give it a quick tightening until it becomes hand tight. You also have keys
that come with the Thule rack that allows you to lock out the rack to the
receiver by simply inserting the key into the knob’s locking mechanism.
Now no one can steal your brand new bike carrier rack. Now folding the rack down it’s quite easy you have to gray plastic tab that you simply
just push down on right here and push down the rack base then repeat on the opposite side. An now you have a platform for two bicycles. If you want to transport a traditional bicycle, by all means you can
definitely do that on here but if you have two electric bikes it can be
easily mounted. The technique behind this is you would have one bike facing this
way and then the other secondary bike would be facing the opposite end. For demonstration purposes we’re
going to show you how to mount a Stromer electric bike to the carrier
rack. So you have these tie-down straps for the tires here so we’re
going to simply remove them as these are used to secure the bike to the tray
so the bike does not bounce up and down. The main locking mechanism is done by these
two adjustment brackets. The shorter one being for the bike closest to the
vehicle and the longer one for the bike away from the vehicle. So for today we’re
gonna use a longer one for this short video. Simply take your electric
bike lift up onto the tray. Now if you don’t want to lift the electric bike up
on to the tray, the rack actually comes with an aluminum ramp that you
click onto the car rack and allows you simply roll up your bike onto the carrier rack. Installation couldn’t be any easier. In
this case we’ve got a top tubed bike, so what we’re gonna do is we’re simply
going to open up this ratchet mechanism and lock it to the top tube. We’re gonna keep tightening the knob until we actually hear a click. That’s your indicator that the bar
is now tight and the bike is secured to the rack. So we’re gonna keep rotating it.
There, that click you just heard now means its security locked on to the rack. Now the
extra straps are just to secure the bikes against the bouncing effect that may happen when
you’re going over rougher roads. You simply just place the ratchet straps here
and tighten them down. Now you can go to the front and do exactly the same
thing and that’s it. Now the other the nice part about the
Thule Easy Fold 9032 is that you can lock out the knob locking the bike to the vehicle. To do so, simply insert the key put it to the locking knob here on this locking mechanism and you can no longer unscrew it or tighten it. So it really keeps your bike secure while you’re
traveling so you don’t have to worry about theft. A really nice feature about
this rack is its ability if you had a hatchback or double doors like we have in
our Scooteretti Van here is you can actually fold the whole rack downwards
with the bikes attached to the rack. The way to do so is you have this step
mechanism right here. Simply hold onto one of the bikes then push down hard here and your bikes and hitch will actually fold down, giving you access to your hatchback or sliding doors etc on the rear of your vehicle. So it’s a really nice
feature to keep both bikes attached to it without any issues whatsoever. It
is all aluminum construction so it’s very strong and very lightweight so a great
investment. So if you’re transporting electric bikes you have to check out
this Thule rack. If you have any more questions feel free to give us a call at Scooteretti
or check us out on the web at www.scooteretti.com and if you’re from out of
town and you want to buy this rack online checkout shop.scooteretti.com where you can purchase it online. Thanks for watching this short
video on the Thule Easy Fold bike carrier.