Thule 917XTR T2 2-Bike Hitch Rack 1-1/4 Inch - Thule Hitch Mount Bike Racks
The Thule 917XTR T2 Hitch Bike Rack premier platform hitch rack is the fastest to load and remove bikes with minimal lifting for ultimate convenience. It features wheel only contact fitting the widest range of bike styles with security and stability.
- SecureHook™ with integrated cable lock secures the bike without making frame contact
- Hitch Switch™ lever folds and stores platform when not in use or tilts down for rear of vehicle access
- Reinforced tray provides maximum strength and rust-free protection
- Adjustable wheel strap quickly secures back wheel to tray
- Fits 20" to 29" wheel diameter bicycles with up to 3" wide tires
- Accommodates bicycles with disc brakes, thru-axles and other non-traditional frame designs
- Integrated locking cable wraps around bike frame to lock bikes to the hitch rack (One-Key™ lock cylinder included)
- Snug-Tite™ receiver lock virtually eliminates hitch rack movement in receiver and locks the hitch rack to the vehicle
- Carries up to 2 bikes: #917XTR fits 1-1/4" receivers only
- Need a 1-1/4" receiver hitch? Try our Curt Hitch Finder (US Customers Only)
Stock Status : Currently In Stock
**Stock status is to be used as a general guide to current inventory. Availability is not guaranteed.
Dimensional Weight : 62.0 lbs.
UPC Code : 091021442214
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Thule 917XTR T2 2-Bike Hitch Rack 1-1/4 Inch Reviews
MTB29er rated this item 2 out of 5 on 7/2/2014:
The rack sits a bit far and high if you own a smaller vehicle but its nice to know that you have the clearance. The 1.25" hitch isn't the strongest and the rack will sway quite a bit if you hit bumps and the bikes will rattle around on the highway. My rack sits crooked, I measured about 5 degrees off the hitch mount. I called thule for help and the service wasn't great... I am a little disappointed with Thule on this one.
Mudman rated this item 5 out of 5 on 8/12/2013:
I use this rack with the Mini do more hitch system. The rack works great, just as advertised. Does not bounce or squeak as far as I can tell and the way I drive my Mini it really puts it through its paces. It sits just a hair crooked but no big deal. I straigtened it out with some ingenuity. Only used it twice so I may be back for an update. I ordered it and received it the very next day with UPS ground service. The benefit of being one state away from their Oregon outlet. They shipped the same day I ordered so that was a big bonus in my book.
Thule 917XTR T2 2-Bike Hitch Rack 1-1/4 Inch Questions
asked on 6/27/2014:
Vehicle: 2003 Subaru Forester
Can this bike rack accomodate a cruiser bike with front and rear fenders ?
This carrier is not approved for use with fenders as the carrier holds the bike by the front wheel. The fenders interfere with the ability to hold the bike securely. The carriers you can look at for this type of bike is the Double Track and Easy Fold. Both are from Thule and can be found on our website. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us directly at 508-879-1444. Thank you.
Rack Attack Boston
asked on 9/9/2012:
does this come with the 2" reciever hitch adapter? if so, what is the extra cost?
No, the 917xtr is for 1.25" hitch receivers only. The 916xtr is designed for 2" hitch receivers. Therefore, you must decide which bike rack you need, as they are not interchangable between the two different hitch sizes.
Thanks, Rack Attack Boston
asked on 8/16/2012:
Vehicle: 2011 Mini Cooper hatchback
what is the main difference between the 917XTR T2 and the less expensive 990XT Doubletrack? I want to carry two large mountain bikes and wondered why the large proce difference...thanks!
The 917xt is a much more versital bike rack. It will allow you to carry all different sizes bike. Anywhere from a 20" to a 29er can be held in the 917xt. Also you don't have to worry about the frames you ride with this bike rack because it grabs the tires and not the frame. Also this bike racks trays can be adjusted where as the 990 can not. Also the 917xt is made of much stronger material.
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