Description

Easy on, secure during transport, easy off.

It's quick and easy to take your bikes on and off the Thule Transport T2 with STL2 Lock. This two-bike carrier holds your bikes on a trailer-hitch-mounted platform that requires a minimal amount of bike-lifting (no more heaving and sweating while packing).

  • SecureHook holds bikes securely by the front wheel, while an adjustable strap secures the back wheel to the reinforced tray (there's no bike-frame contact)
  • Hitch Switch lever folds and stores platform when it is not in use, or tilts down so you can access the rear of the vehicle
  • Snug-Tite receiver lock sits tightly in your trailer hitch and locks the hitch to the vehicle
  • Accommodates bicycles with disc brakes and thru-axles
  • 2 One-Key locks are included for maximum security while you are under way and at rest stops
  • Fits bikes with 20 to 29in wheel diameters and bicycles with up to 3in-wide tires


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2 5

Poor quality accessory parts

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

Very disappointed with this product, especially after reading so many positive reviews. The platform is quite sturdy, but the pieces/mechanisms to attach the bike are very cheap/flimsy. On the very first use, one of the cam levers designed to secure the rear bike wheel broke off. They are built with very flimsy, aluminum rivets. I had to use bungie cords to hold the wheels in place. Also on the first use, one of the lock cables pulled completely out of its housing. It is hard to see how this cable is attached inside the support arm, but either another cheap part broke, or it was not attached to begin with. Either way, I expected better craftsmanship for the price.

Responded on

I have to concur here. After three years of ownership accumulating in about 10 months of total use I have all sorts of parts broken, missing, and not functioning correctly. I still love how easy this rack is to use and hanging my bike by the frame is not a respectable option, but for the money the durability isn't so good.

does this rack work with 2014 Jeep Grand...

does this rack work with 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited?

Best Answer Responded on

As long as you have a receiver on the Jeep, yes, it will.

5 5

Sold

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The is the best rack I've owned. I've gone 'cheap' with other racks but finally decided to throw down the cash for this one. I'm happy I did.

5 5

Love it!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

We love this bike rack. It's super quick and easy to get the bikes on and the lock keeps them all secure.

5 5

Thule T2 Review, 1998 Volvo V70, Bronson

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Thule T2 Review, 1998 Volvo V70, Bronson This rack is awesome. Sturdy and easy to use. I bought the 1.25 inch version and it doesn't move around any more than the 2 inch version's my friends have. Advantages over a roof rack: 1. Minor hit to MPG's and 2. Much easier to set your bike down on the rack.

Thule T2 Review, 1998 Volvo V70, Bronson
5 5

Fantastic

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had this rack for many years, and it has always performed flawlessly, carrying my bikes everywhere I go in a very secure manner. I love the fact that it can be lowered with the bikes on it so that I can open the trunk of my outback. I also love that the lock is built into it so that I don't have to bring anything separate along if I think I'll need to lock it up at some point.

Probably the best part of this rack is just that it's very well made and durable. My only complaint is that the hardware can rust if it's in a lot of weather. I've sprayed a metal protector onto the bolts that has diminished this, but something to be aware of.

Well worth the money- it will last you many years.

Fantastic

Does anyone use it with 29inch wheels? ...

Does anyone use it with 29inch wheels? I'd like to know if the arms that grab the wheels are near the end of their extension when holding the 29er. How many "ratchet" teeth are left if it slips one?

Best Answer Responded on

This rack certainly does work with a 29er and we have had no issues with up to 2.3 tires.
Please let us know if you have any other questions.

5 5

Can't go wrong

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is an easy review. It works great and keeps your bike very secure. I use it a lot and have no complaints. You won't be disappointed.

5 5

Thule T-2

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Still the best. A lot of others trying to copy THULE but they are still on top. Folds up. Folds down. Great features. Durable rack.

4 5

Perfect Fit Bike Rack

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Recently purchased the Thule T2 917X for a 2003 VW Jetta after getting in to mountain biking. I much prefer the trailer-hitch bike racks after seeing a few examples of people forgetting their roof-racks loaded with bikes and smacking low-hanging solid objects ("out of sight, out of mind" syndrome?). The rack fits the car extremely well and is relatively easy to remove from the hitch considering the heft of this solidly built bike rack. When not carrying bikes, the fold-up aspect is great; provides plenty of clearance to the bumper and allows for easy trunk access. Would definitely recommend as a great bike rack. HOWEVER - make sure to torque down the four bracket bolts with a sufficiently strong allen wrench. I had tightended the bolts as much as possible with the supplied allen wrench (nearly bending the wrench) and on my first drive, the bike tray moved / walked down 2"-3" on the backbone. Before the next drive, purchased a T-handle allen wrench in the correct size, repositioned the bike tray, and tightened the bracket bolts down much tighter; have not had any movement problems since.

Fits even on a little Honda Civic!

Fits even on a little Honda Civic!

Great Rack. So glad I didn't get the trunk mounted rack contraption, again (what a awful pain they are!).

"Tucks" nicely out of the way

"Tucks" nicely out of the way

Folds up easily, and doesn't stick out into passing cars in parking lots. So you're safe, so long as no one backs into your car (which we've had happen before)!

5 5

Thule Rack(2 bike)

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been very happy with this rack, the ease to get several bikes of varying wheel size on the rack is great. Large 29ers to kids bikes all mount equally as quick with no adjustments needed. While quite large on the back of a vehicle when set-up for 4 bikes, the ease of use is far superior to the hang style racks, where small bikes and odd geometry?s are a huge hassle. No wrestling bikes to the roof, or rubic?s cubic puzzles to get 4 bikes on a 4 bike rack. Would definitely recommend this style of rack to anyone in the market for a bike rack.

5 5

Best Rack Ever.

I've had fork mount racks for years and finally made the switch to this and couldn't be more happy. So convenient and I really like the new updated security features of the lock cables for each bike and the locking hitch. I also really appreciate not needing to take a wheel off or lift it over my head because I am a lazy weakling.

4 5

Easy to use and gets the job done

The T2 has been a great rack, I have a couple of years of regular use and have not had any maintenance issues, all the mechanics are still in good working order and I love how fast it is to get the bikes loaded and unloaded.

I am not a fan of cable locks so it would be great if the rack updated with more of a U lock concept.

A friend put the Transport add-on to upgrade to hold additional bikes and found an excessive amount of wear on the rack just from the bouncing and it was quite unmanageable from a weight perspective.

4 5

Easy

Received this rack last week. Putting it together was fairly straight forward after reading over the instructions a few times. It sits very solid in the receiver (2 in version), although does have VERY minor play if I were to say. It is also a struggle for my wife to fold up to the car, I usually have to do it as it is very burly. This things holds bikes great, however. Very secure and stable - exactly what we were looking for in a high end cradle rack. Only, the tightening nut that goes in the hitch did get fairly loose after about a week of city driving, which I had to tighten. Hopefully I wont have to do this every week. 4/5 for now.

Is anyone experiencing bike top tube damage...

Is anyone experiencing bike top tube damage caussed by the way this rack secures the bike? Thanks. Would the XTR with wheel securing arms be better or worse?

Best Answer Responded on

Are you squishing the clamp hook down on the top tube? It sounds like you are, but maybe you aren't? The top tube has nothing to do with securing bikes with this rack. The hook grabs the wheel/tire and holds it in the wheel saddle. The rear wheel gets held down with a ratcheted strap with a cam buckle that holds it down securely.
The only damage this rack does to the bike is it has a tendency to rub the lowers on your front suspension fork. I use a small shop rag tied around the foam area on the hook where it can touch the fork. No top tube issues at all.

Responded on

Right, just watch the front suspension. Not so much a problem with my friends GT, but it's very tight, or close, for my Fuel EX 8; but no big deal if you just keep it in mind and just not shove the arm too far forward. That's the only issue, if a issue at all, regarding this rack...at least, so far.

5 5

Can't get Much Easier!

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

My friend just got the brand new "13" version of this rack and it is abosolutly the best, even I can handle it, though it is rather heavy. What a difference it makes: moving from one of those trunk-style racks to this. So much easier, quicker, and secure. He has it on his Honda Civic, of all things, with no problems (just have to use some care on grade changes entering/exiting parking lots, etc.
This brand also came highly recommended from all the diferent bike shopes in our area...and rightfully so!
Recommend either this, or the new "13" model.

Is the snug tite lock effective in reducing...

Is the snug tite lock effective in reducing or eliminating play in the receiver?

Responded on

We got the "2013" modle, and can ony say there is NO excesive play in the unit we have, ours is only the 1" 1/4 receiver for on a Civic...probably more stable yet on a truck. You can go directly to Thulle and download a PDF that might be better able to answere your question on the modle you have, or better yet, call the company. Can only say ours is (so far) the best; we bungy the tires for a little added stabilization to help bikes from possibly banging against each other, though it's not necessary.
NOTE: Just make sure you tighten down good both before you leave home, and again when you leaving for home. We've had them start to wobble, just a bit, on the way back to the house from a long trip; they were fine earlier, but a somewhat rough road loosened the hitch bolt a bit. Just make it a habit to check both times...

Responded on

Absolute. With the snug-tite lock there is almost zero play between the rack and receiver on my car with a 2 inch receiver.