Our premium hitch rack combines security, convenience and revolutionary new cradles with Road Dampening Technology - making it the most complete hitch rack on the market. Increased mast height improves ground clearance and a unique arc design in mast and arms offers easy bike loading and carrying.
Super-convenient access to the rear of your vehicle without needing to remove bikes, thanks to patented SwingAway design.
Snug-Tite Stinger Receiver Lock
Included Snug-Tite Stinger receiver lock secures your rack to the car receiver; 4 walls of fastening contact within receiver eliminate vertical and horizontal movement.
The Difference between the Apex and Vertex Bike Carriers
The Thule Apex, comes with some additional features that the Vertex does not. The Apex includes the EasyMount system with an integrated locking hitch pin and tool-free anti-rattle device. The Apex has a premium silver finish and upgraded cradles that better protect the bikes.
Both racks can tilt down, but neither can hold the bikes while they are tilted down. Even though both racks can hold up to 4 bikes, if used on a Class I trailer hitch, you are limited to 2 bikes.