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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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5 5

Solid

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Super solid and favorite hitch rack

5 5

Best platform-style bike rack I've owned

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My hitch size is 1.25" so I got the 1.25" version. It's a pretty good and solid platform type bike rack. The Hitch Lock Pin Bolt may come loose so make sure to put Locktite Blue (Don't use Locktite Red) on the Hitch Lock Pin Bolt and torque it down to about 50 foot-lbs so it doesn't come loose. Mine did when the dealer installed it with grease on the treads and they didn't even use a torque wrench. Adjust the platforms so the bicycle's center of gravity is centered on the platform support or if you prefer, roughly centering the bicycle with your vehicle's width. When securing your bicycle to the platform, make sure the SecureHook is placed near the fork and ratchet it tight. I go for at least 3-clicks for my MTB tires. Same thing with the rear wheel straps, adjust them so they're tight when you close the lever. Don't forget to lock your bike too. You don't want it getting stolen when you leave it unattended.

5 5

Alaska Highway Certified

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I do not like to hang my heavy mountain bikes by the frame, especially on extended trips. So when driving to Alaska from Idaho and back the T2 was my bike hauler on my Toyota Tundra truck. Like other reviewers, I agree that the small cable locks that come with this rack do not inspire confidence and I supplemented my setup with a heavy duty OnGuard cable lock for the bikes and a hitch lock for the truck. I also added an 8 inch hitch extender to the rack in order to be able to open my tailgate without removing the bikes. The extender added some extra wiggle to the rack on rough roads but there was enough room to cook and access the truck bed without touching the bikes. Bringing the bikes to AK was a great decision and allowed us to ride throughout Canada and Alaska (Whistler Bike Park included!). I never had an issue with the T2 or its parts and the bikes survived the trip thanks to this rack. The Toyota truck is gone but the rack has been transplanted to a Subaru Outback three years after purchase and going strong.

Alaska Highway Certified
4 5

Hauls my bikes

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is actually the third rack like this I have owned and they have worked well. The T2 is a bit utilitarian but it does what you buy it for and hauls bikes. I have driven thousands of miles with bikes on this rack on paved and dirt roads and it has held onto my bikes every time. The cable lock is all but worthless and I usually use a long cable and pad lock when I need to lock bikes on the rack. The rear wheel strap is a bit tricky to use and I know several people that have lost or had the straps stolen but so far I still have both of mine and once you know how to use them they do the job. Also the T2 worked with my truck and let me lower the tail gate without interfering unlike the Yakima hitch rack I tried out.

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.