Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review – etrailer.com

Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review – etrailer.com


Today we are going to review part number TH9029
from Thule. This is their Vertex 4 bicycle rack. A few quick notes about this bike rack. This bike rack will hold up to 4 bikes and
is convertible between an 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch trailer hitch. The hitch switch allows the arms to fold when
not in use and also tilts the carrier down for rear access of the vehicle. It does come with the hold fast cradles and
the no sway cages standard. At the top of the bike rack the is a built
in carry handle that makes it easy to transport the bike rack around. It also makes it easier to take it out of
the vehicle and put it into the hitch. Lets go ahead and add the spacer to the stinger
here, right now this is the 1-1/4 inch version. This is good for class 1 and class 2, 1-1/4
trailer hitches. However with the class 1 you are limited to
just 2 bikes. Slide it over the top and we will install
the bolt and the bike rack does come with included tools to do all this with. Alright, lets go ahead and take our bike rack
and install it into our hitch. After we install it into the hitch we will
go ahead and line up our hitch pin hole and install our anti-rattle bolt. And the bike rack also comes with a tool to
help tighten it down. With our bike rack installed we can go ahead
and show off the hitch switch. Pull up on the lever and we tilt the bike
rack out of the way. That will give us access to the rear of the
vehicle. We will go ahead and pull the hitch switch
on the top and unfold the arms. You can also see how the center post has an
arch design to it to help give you a little more clearance between the bike rack and the
vehicle. Also the arms have
a little arch to them as well which gives you a little
more clearance for loading bikes.