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Thule T2 917XTR Hitch Rack

Item #: RA259L00
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Thule T2 916XTR Hitch Rack

The 916 and 917 T2 platform hitch rack’s low wheel trays allows easy access and quick bicycle mounting. No more needing to lift your bicycle on to the top of your vehicle. The SecureHook™ includes an integrated cable lock that secures your bike at the front wheel and will not contact your frame. HitchSwitch™ technology folds the rack up when not in use and tilts the rack when in use for access into the vehicle.

  • Ratcheting wheel straps secure rear wheel to rack
  • SecureHook™ with integrated cable lock secures your bike to the carrier
  • Can hold tire sizes from 20” to 29”
  • Accommodates bicycles with thru axles, non-traditional frame designs and disc brakes.
  • 916XT is for 2” receivers and 917XT for 1 1/4” receivers

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Thule T2 917XTR Hitch Rack
 
4.6

(based on 13 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Should have bought this one to begin with...

By Rob T

from Nashville

Verified Buyer

Comments about Thule T2 917XTR Hitch Rack:

After buying too many other racks, I glad I finally broke down and got one that doesn't have the bikes beating each other up.
Great rack and easy to use

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Worth the extra $$$

By John

from Tucson

Verified Buyer

Comments about Thule T2 917XTR Hitch Rack:

I'm glad I spent the extra money for the T2. I like the way itt secures the bikes. No contact with the rack and the bike frame. Comes with locks. A little on the heavy side, but, ok for me.

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4.0

Great rack!

By FO

from Kansas City.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Thule T2 917XTR Hitch Rack:

I like how quickly it breaks down and removes from vehicle. I like all the security features. I like that the frames don't rub. Very easy to place bike into rack and secure. Very effectient and ease of use.

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5.0

Simply AWESOME

By Clavicle cracker

from Upland, Ca.

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • A Well Designed Rack
  • Effortless To Loadunload
  • No Top Tube Hang Hassles

Cons

  • Priceybut worth it
  • Pricey but worth it

Best Uses

  • MTB

Comments about Thule T2 917XTR Hitch Rack:

This is the third rack I've purchased in attempt to find one that doesn't take 35 minutes to load the families bikes!! I'm happy to say...I've finally found it!! This rack is awesome!! I can load 4 bikes ( with the 2-bike add on rack) in literally 3-4 minutes! Not to mention the design of this rack doesn't scratch the frames of the bikes, as all the mounting is done at the tires and not the frame.
GREAT RACK Thule! And great next day delivery!

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4.0

Buy this rack!

By Paul

from Boston

Pros

  • Securely holds bikes
  • Solid Construciton

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Thule T2 917XTR Hitch Rack:

      I love this rack! I used to take my front wheel off and attach my bike to a fork mount in the bed of my truck. WIth a cap, this became really annoying. Also, I stick the dogs in the bed after muddy rides. Even if you take this rack on and off your car each time you use it, it is still easier than other methods. Each bike takes about 25 seconds to get on. We have had two downhill rigs on there with no signs of stress.

      Only complaints are cost and the support beam is a bit short, meaning two bikes are very close together. With my large bike and my wife's women's small, that means my saddle has to come off each trip. Other than that, an awesome product.

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      5.0

      Nice rack

      By Big D

      from Santa Rosa, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Thule T2 917XTR Hitch Rack:

      A little tricky to put together, but once done this rack is great. Easy to use, study, and holds the bike securely.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      HAPPY

      By STEW

      from HEMET, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Thule T2 917XTR Hitch Rack:

      ONLY REASON NOT A 5 IS LACK OF EXPOSURE TO OTHER BIKE RACKS. IT IS A LITTLE STIFF WHEN FOLDING UP FROM THE DOWN POSITION, BUT OTHERWISE IT DOES ITS JOB. HAPPY W/ PURCHASE

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      4.0

      secure but a little wobbly

      By et

      from sn dimas, ca

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Tracks
      • Easy To Install
      • Secure Multiple Locks

      Cons

      • Hitch Pin Looks Cheasy
      • Wobbly In Hitch Mount

      Best Uses

        Comments about Thule T2 917XTR Hitch Rack:

        easy to install. adjustable tracks to carry different bikes without touching each other. carried dh bike, AM bikes and bmx bikes together without any issues. rack was little wobbly in hitch mount,and hitch pin seems cheasy

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Simple and Easy but elegant

        By Sikad75

        from Arizona

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent

        Cons

        • Nothing

        Best Uses

        • Best Use In Cycling

        Comments about Thule T2 917XTR Hitch Rack:

        Best uses in General Cycling
        Easy to install
        Quick and secure bike rack
        I have nothing to say about things that aren't great so far but i felt good to owned this rack!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Best Rack ever!

        By MacBiker

        from North Salt Lake, UT

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to use
        • Fast
        • Secure

        Cons

        • Expensive
        • Heavy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Thule T2 917XTR Hitch Rack:

          I bought the original T2 back in 2008, so I have been using this rack for 4 years. I went through three or four different racks before I got this one, and it is easily the best rack I have ever used. It is easy to use, and folds up with not in use, yet is easy to move to access the back of my Durango. This allows me to leave it on the car for about 8 months of the year, only removing it for winter.

          I also purchased the 2-bike add-on, though I haven't used this as much (it mainly just hangs in the garage and looks cool).

          The T2 is a very heavy rack, but this seems to add to the durability of it. By situating bikes side by side, but without touching, you need a lot of rack, so the heavy-duty rack is a must. Also, the cost can be a lot to swallow. I was lucky to get a great deal on it, but have found it is much cheaper than buying multiple racks tryig to find the best one. Just buy this rack! It is easy better now with the integrated locks (a feature my original T2 doesn't have).

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