Small bikes and children's bikes can also be a challenge. The Apex Swing is also equipped with a cable lock that pulls out from the main mast and secures the bikes to the rack itself. We will ship items on ground transport via courier. When the bike rack is not in use you can fold the arms down as well making it easier for storage. Rooftop cargo boxes shipping will be quoted on an individual basis. Performance Comparison Thule Apex Swing, rotates away from the vehicle even when loaded to provide access to the rear of your vehicle.
With this service you can expect delivery in 1-2 days in Alberta, 2-3 days in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, 3-5 days in Eastern Canada. Holds bikes with up to 4. You can choose carriers for maximum strength, security, and ease of use as well as convenient, fully foldable two-bike hitch racks that suit E-bikes amongst others. A hitch bike rack from Thule is a great choice if you and your friends or family want to head out on new adventures with your bikes. . Buy a used rack or trade yours in for credit towards a new one.
All Thule equipment passes tough European safety standards for car racks. This allows for great access to the rear of the vehicle which sets the Apex Swing apart. We found this rack to be better suited to carrying three bikes, and we were able to space most bike combinations in a manner to prevent bike damage. If access to the rear of your vehicle is of concern, this is a great option. Durability The Apex Swing held up well during testing.
Quick-release levers make it easy to move the hitch to get into your hatch, while the rack's arms fold out of the way for storage. Updated ratchet arm creates intuitive release and a more stable tow. We will package up your order and send it on the bus; when it gets to your area they will call you for pick-up and you pay for the freight when you pick it up. The Apex Swing lacks the versatility of our Editors' Choice rack, the or other tray style hitch-mount racks such as the , the previous Editor's Choice winner. We're also impressed with the RockyMounts Backstage Swing Away which has a similar pivoting feature and a platform rack that will work better for more people and bikes, although it costs slightly more.
Our experts can help select and install the best hitch for your trailer, bike rack, cargo box, or whatever you need. Front wheel removal and overhead lifting are not required. Folding tire cradles create an abundance of clearance while the foot-actuated pivot lever lets you bask in the glory of carrying bikes. This allows the rack to expand filling the hitch and takes away the movement of the rack. These two features are used to hold your bike in place and limit the amount of sway back and forth in the bikes.
Ease of Everyday Use Loading the Apex Swing is easy on the back due to a low loading height, and front wheel removal is not required. Need a temporary rack for a trip? The all-new aluminum Sherpa 2. Return Policies Online orders Refunds will only be issued if product is returned in new condition and in original packaging with a receipt for a full refund within 30 days. We will process your order and ship within one business day whenever possible. Some of the bolts are difficult to tighten due to their position, making access with the included wrenches tedious. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Weight 48. No returns will be accepted after 90 days from the date of invoice.
Tray RockyMounts MonoRail Kuat Sherpa 2. We like the cable lock but wish it were longer and a bit more substantial in diameter. Quickly attach bikes and easily secure them to the rack using the ratcheting cradle strap. The Apex Swing excels at carrying road bikes and hardtail mountain bikes. Superior bike stability and fit with integrated anti-sway that prevent bike to bike contact and 'disappears' when not neededBikes are safe and secure during transport thanks… Product Description Premium hanging hitch bike rack providing superior bike protection and multiple size options to fit needs of two people or an entire family.
This rack provides far more security than the other similar style racks in this test. For more information on rates you can go to www. The cradles on the Apex Swing move fore and aft to facilitate optimal bike positioning, giving it an advantage over other racks we tested such as the Allen Deluxe 4, which has fixed cradles. Earn one point for every dollar you spend on gear from us. A unique design allows the rack to swing out away from the vehicle, even when fully loaded.
The Apex Swing stands out from other hitch racks with its unique swing away feature that allows unrestricted access to rear vehicle compartments, even when fully loaded with bikes. Whatever you choose, you can be sure of the easiest bike rack to mount and unmount, giving you the speed and flexibility you need. If there is some problem with stock or if we need more information, our staff will contact you right away. Used inventory varies per store - call desired location for details. An awesome lightweight hitch rack, with unrivaled adjustability.
The cable is only long enough to go over the top tubes of the loaded bikes, leaving wheels vulnerable to theft. Thule recommends the use of included nylon straps to further secure bikes to each other and the main mast. Use with caution on rough roads; excessive movement of the bikes can damage frames due to the retention system design. It's hard and sometimes impossible to get full suspension bikes with unique front triangle shapes to fit on Apex Swing. Bikes are secured to the top tube by cradles with rubber straps in the same manner as other contenders with horizontal arms, such as the. Assembly requires the various parts to be held in awkward positions while bolts are threaded into place.