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Thule T2 Classic 2-Bike 2" Hitch Rack EXPIRED

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$549.95
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REI has Thule T2 Classic 2-Bike 2" Hitch Rack on sale for $395.93. Select free curbside pickup to save on oversize shipping fees (a $75 fee).

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About the Product
  • 2" Mount Hitch Size
  • Fully Adjustable Bike Mount
  • SnugTite Lock for locking the rack to your receiver hitch
  • Up to 120 Lbs. bike capacity
  • Carries 2 bikes; expandable up to 4 bikes w/ the Thule T2 Classic Bike Add-on

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  • Product is currently being discontinued w/ intermediate reduce price/markdown; $154.02 Off or 28.01% Savings
  • The rugged Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Hitch Rack offers frame-free clamping security for all types of bikes. It tilts away from your vehicle for rear access and folds away when not in use
  • Ideal for carbon frames, mountain bikes, downhill bikes and fat bikes; fits 20-29" wheels and up to 5" wide tires without adapters
  • Product may not be available at all locations due to be on clearance/discontinued
  • Offer valid while pricing/supplies last
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  • Product has earned a 4.1/5 star rating w/ over 130+ customer reviews on REI
  • Please refer to the forum thread for additional details - Discombobulated
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This is a really good price for this bike rack from a reputable store. These sell used for $300-350 usually.

I I'll add that one of the things that I liked about my hanging Thule rack, was how tight it was to the trailer hitch, and they offer a locking hitch bolt as well. I've used a generic tray bike rack for local transport but it did not seem solid at all and I'd be reluctant to use it on a road trip.

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arvincatapang asked this question on 08-17-2022 at 01:55 AM
08-17-2022 at 05:08 AM
there are ton of reviews here on the comment section, and some are on the highlighted section. theres also the option of going to rei website itself on the provided link for reviews. lastly, you can YouTube the product, copy/paste on search bar of this bike.

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I think having a full 2" bar is preferable to an adapted 1-1/4", assuming one has a 2" hitch, and the 2" version is necessary if you want to expand it to 4-bikes.

REI also has the 2-bike add-on on sale for $300: https://www.rei.com/product/10316...dd-on-2-in

The 1-1/4" version of the T2 Classic appears to be no longer available from REI.
Wheel mount bike racks are primarily for expensive bikes. You can damage the frame with the hanging type racks. Hanging type racks are suitable for most bikes under 5k new and are 1/3 the cost.

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Looks like a great deal. Just be aware that it's for 2 inch hitches only, where as most 2-bike racks fit 1.25" and 2" hitches.
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Quote from chubblywubbly :
Looks like a great deal. Just be aware that it's for 2 inch hitches only, where as most 2-bike racks fit 1.25" and 2" hitches.
I think having a full 2" bar is preferable to an adapted 1-1/4", assuming one has a 2" hitch, and the 2" version is necessary if you want to expand it to 4-bikes.

REI also has the 2-bike add-on on sale for $300: https://www.rei.com/product/10316...dd-on-2-in

The 1-1/4" version of the T2 Classic appears to be no longer available from REI.
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60# per bike is great.

how does this work with front fenders?
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60# per bike is great.

how does this work with front fenders?
Just saw a review seconds ago saying it won't work well with front fenders. The bikes are secured via front tire pressure from the hooks and fenders won't allow it to be fully secure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m...RackAttack
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Quote from K2theAblaM :
Just saw a review seconds ago saying it won't work well with front fenders. The bikes are secured via front tire pressure from the hooks and fenders won't allow it to be fully secure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m...RackAttack
That's what I recalled... Might get it tucked under the fender on some bikes.
The Saris Freedom 2 works with fenders.

...and another option is to just chop off the front of it.
https://youtu.be/o0CegmD_mOo
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Wheel mount bike racks are primarily for expensive bikes. You can damage the frame with the hanging type racks. Hanging type racks are suitable for most bikes under 5k new and are 1/3 the cost.
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Dang you slickdeals. Sent me down the bike rack rabbit hole.

The Helium Platform is also on sale for $599 on REI and $519 on Backcountry. It seems to have some of the benefits of the Pro XT/XTR such as the easy hitch install and lever to drop the rack with bikes loaded to access the trunk but much more limited on what type of bike can fit.

One of the cons of the classic is you have to buy the wheel to rack lock separately, but the fancy integrated cable that comes with the more expensive racks that lock the bike to the frame aren't that great either such that a bolt cutter can remove. Anyone know if you can just pair the wheel lock + a U lock for maximum security?
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I have had this model for years and it's a tank (I have the 2+2) . The ease of getting your bike off and on is a huge plus, but also significantly reducing the chance of damage to your frame like hanger style carriers can cause
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Dang you slickdeals. Sent me down the bike rack rabbit hole.

The Helium Platform is also on sale for $599 on REI and $519 on Backcountry. It seems to have some of the benefits of the Pro XT/XTR such as the easy hitch install and lever to drop the rack with bikes loaded to access the trunk but much more limited on what type of bike can fit.

One of the cons of the classic is you have to buy the wheel to rack lock separately, but the fancy integrated cable that comes with the more expensive racks that lock the bike to the frame aren't that great either such that a bolt cutter can remove. Anyone know if you can just pair the wheel lock + a U lock for maximum security?
I use a heavy 4ga cable looped through the bike frames and through the hitch; Locked together at the end's. I have the Thule core locks too and use them while running a quick errand after a ride.
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I had this for 2 years. It's solid! I feel totally confident driving my bikes around. It's an awesome rack. They have an extender to add an additional 2 bikes.
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I have a hanging rack but it doesn't work with my Hyper Ebike. Due to its weight and shape. Is this suitable for ebikes?
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Great deal on a mid-range bike rack. I'm going to pass, though, as that plasticy structure just doesn't scream quality after a few months of real use.
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I had this for 2 years. It's solid! I feel totally confident driving my bikes around. It's an awesome rack. They have an extender to add an additional 2 bikes.
Does it come with locks? I recently actually have bikes that I'd care if they were stolen or not. Also how easy is it to remove the whole thing?
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