Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Thule Vertex 2, 4, and 5 Bike Hitch Mounted Bicycle Racks

   

 


    Thule's Vertex hitch mounted bike racks are a new product line that's anything but "standard". They replace the Thule RoadWay series, sharing many features with their high-end Apex product line while sporting much lower prices. Hold Fast cradles with anti-sway
                              stabilizersThe 2 bike and 4 bike hitch racks are compatible with both 1 1/4" and 2" receiver hitches by simply using the included adapter sleeve converter. (The 5 bike model is compatible with 2" receivers only.) The redesigned Hold Fast anti-sway cradles include reinforced rubber straps to secure bikes in place, while the No Sway Cage anti-sway mechanism helps prevent bike to bike contact. New grooved cushion cradles easily accommodate bikes with cables on the underside of the top tube and offer superior bike protection for nearly any frame design.
     The Vertex bicycle rack makes loading and unloading your bikes easier as well. The sleek, arched mast and bike carrying arms make the whole process easier, with increased clearance from the ground and rear bumper. The longer bike arms allow the bikes to sit further apart and at varying heights-not only making loading easier, but also keeping your frames, handlebars, and pedals from contacting one another while loading, unloading and transporting your bikes.
The Thule Vertex Bike Rack folds down
                              to make parking easier    The Vertex includes a new and improved quick release Hitch Switch, allowing you to fold the bike arms down and tilt the rack away from the vehicle to access the rear of your vehicle when not you're not carrying bikes. The Hitch Switch mechanism has an audible click to reassure you that the arms and mast are securely locked in position. A Thule TSTL2 SnugTite Hitch Lock (sold separately) is recommended to lock your Vertex rack to your vehicle.

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