Thule Transport T2 Review

By | June 15, 2009

You can buy this rack from Backcountry.com, and have it shipped free if you live in one of the lower 48 states.

Are you in the market for a hitch mounted bike rack? Check out the Thule TranSport T2 if so. After installing and using it a few times, I am psyched with it. In fact I was compelled to take a few photos, and talk it up…so here goes.

Thule far and away has the best mountain bike hitch rack on the market. I’ve used lots of different hitch racks, and there always seemed to be something annoying me with others. Overly complicated, too flimsy, flexing/bouncing around expensive bikes on rough roads, etc.. not into worrying about bikes on roofs or on some lame strap rack. There is nothing to worry about with this rack system!


Mounting it was a LOT easier than I expected. After a few easy steps out of the box, it was time to bolt the T2 on to my Tacoma’s hitch receiver. This thing is burly, and perfectly capable of handling any mountain bike…from big freeride rigs up to 60lbs, to my 24lb 29er single speed. The rack sits about knee high, and there is nothing to do but put the bikes on and clamp them down. No BS straps, no bungees and no removing wheels. It takes about 45 seconds to load two bikes.

What I especially appreciate is having the bikes dialed in before leaving home. We show up where we’re going to ride, park and start pedaling. Although I did not get a photo, the Thule T2 also folds up nicely when not in use. About the only draw back is that now I have to lift our old dog up on to the tailgate b/c he can’t jump up and over the rack 😉

The main features for the T2 are listed below, or click here for PDF tech manuals direct from Thule.

  • No wheel removal, no frame contact
  • Folds up for storage
  • Fits a wide range of bikes
  • Carries bikes up to 60 lbs
  • Fits wheels 20″-29″ up to 3″ wide tires
  • Accommodates bike with wheel bases up to 48″
  • Locking accessory available
  • Thule One-KeyTM System Compatible

 

Buy this rack from Backcountry.com

or browse the entire Thule product line.

NOTE: You can get this item shipped for free anywhere within the contiguous United States.

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