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Thule T2 917XTR Hitch Rack

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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 9 reviews)

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        Reviewed by 9 customers

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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

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                  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.

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                  4.0

                  HAPPY

                  By STEW

                  from HEMET, CA

                  Verified Buyer

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                        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

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                          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!

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                          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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                            5.0

                            great investment. excellent rack!

                            By toddc

                            from temecula, ca

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Thule T2 917XTR Hitch Rack:

                            easy to use

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            One of the best racks on the market

                            By Dirt Missile

                            from Walnut, CA

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install
                            • Holds bikes securely

                            Cons

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                                Comments about Thule T2 917XTR Hitch Rack:

                                Thule T2, doesn't get much better than this. Recently upgraded cars, went from a 1 1/4" receiver to a 2". Love that I can now add the add-on, doubling my carrying capacity.

                                 
                                4.0

                                worth the investment

                                By Shovelfoot

                                from Middle America

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to use

                                Cons

                                • Expensive

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Thule T2 917XTR Hitch Rack:

                                  Holds bikes tight, folds upright when not in use. A strong rack that will last for a long time.

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