Thule 9027 Apex Swing - Thule Bike Rack

Thule 9027 Apex Swing
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Rating of 4.3/5 on 3 reviews
Product Code: 109027
Status: Discontinued
"The folks at Rack Attack are true experts in this category."
- Fred Clark, CEO Thule
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Thule Hitch Mount Bike Rack

The Thule 9027 Apex Swing is Thule's new premium swing-away hitch rack that combines security, convenience and revolutionary new cradles with Road Dampening Technology (RDT) making it the most complete hitch rack on the market.


  • Swing-away design allows a fully loaded hitch rack to swing away from the vehicle for rear of vehicle access
  • Hold Fast RDT (Road Dampening Technology) Cradles absorb the shock of the road, thus protecting your bike during transport
  • Snug-Tite receiver lock virtually eliminates hitch rack movement in receiver and locks the hitch rack to the vehicle
  • Arc design of the arms gives bikes greater clearance off the ground and provides greater distance between bikes preventing contact
  • Increased mast height for improved ground clearance
  • Patented No-Sway to prevent bike to bike contact - now designed with rubber bumpers for frame protection
  • Heavy-duty integrated lock allows you to lock your bikes to the rack and store your bikes on the hitch rack when not in use
  • Hitch Switch allows the arms to fold down when not in use
  • Integrated handle for easy carrying and handling
  • Fits 2" receivers only
  • No-tool installation, simply load into the hitch receiver, then tighten & lock the receiver knob
  • Non-standard bike frames without a top cross bar may require the use of a frame adapter (sold separately)


Weight: 55.05lbs

Length (carton): 47.7"

Width (carton): 16.9"

Height (carton): 10.4"

UPC: 091021508910

Manufacturer: Thule

Manufacturer Part Number: 9027

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The rack holding 1 adult and 3 kids bikes seems like it is a max capacity during swing out. Alot of sag and side load from twist from the hitch down to the bar. There is a very weak point at the hinge and its tab ear design. I have cut some 3/4" o.d. Hydraulic tubing and made a sleeve to go over the 1/2 bolt to help support the tabs from bending together under strain. The rack did perform and was very convieneant to use as designed. The rubber straps to hold bike worked well. I would like to see Thule make a 2" square bar at the main elbow riser and make people bush down to a smaller hitch receiver. This would ensure less twist and make this unit more heavy duty to carry 4 adult bikes. My sag was significant. My truck is taller than most I would imagine very likely tires of bikes would scuff the ground first before swinging to a fully opened position. Thule ought to consider reinforcing the thick bars and gussets to prevent twist and sag. I would not purchase this product again unless they beefed it up. Going to research another brand but for now hold off on this one.

2003 GMC Yukon XL


Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find a list of the most frequently asked questions for this product. If you need more assistance you can email a rack-install technician, or call us at: 1-877-432-8301

No! Any tools required for installing this rack product come included in the box!

Rack Attack sells three types of hitch bike racks. The first is a hanging racks where the bikes sit upright. These racks will carry pretty much any bikes under the weight limit. The second type of bike rack is a platform rack where the bikes mount via the tires. These racks can carry any bikes under the weight limit as long as your tires aren't too fat to fit into the cradles. The final type of bike rack we sell is a hanging rack. Two-arm hanging racks can cause difficulties with some frames, wo

Yes! The Thule 9027 Apex Swing is one of the few racks which provides full vehicle rear-access with all your bikes locked and loaded!