Thule T2 Pro XT Hitch Rack – 2 Bike

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Thule T2 Pro XT Hitch Rack – 2 Bike and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 87 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.3 stars 
Expert Rating: 4.4 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 305

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Easy to use.
  • Easy to load bikes.
  • Once cinched down, bikes are secure and do not move.
  • Worth the price.
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Expert Reviews

  • Easy to use ratcheting arms.
  • Platform-style bike rack makes loading bikes simple and quick.
  • Tire cradles allow users to transport a multitude of bike types without adapters.
  • Easy-access tilt lever, even when the bikes are loaded.
  • Rack carries two 60-pound bikes and comes with an extension pack to carry four total.
  • Durable.
  • Comes with built in bike locks.
  • Tool-free installation.
  • Increased spacing between tire trays.
  • Simpler designed wedge knob to secure rack to hitch instead of needing a locking hitch pin.
  • Scratch-proof black coating.
  • One-handed tilt lever.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • One user reported that where their rack was broken is not covered under warranty, therefore they had to buy the entire rack setup again.
  • Some users have reported missing taps for the screws to screw into.
  • One user reported thin, low-quality steel caused the rack to brake.
  • Rack does not stay level but tilts slightly.
  • One user reported missing instructions.
  • Rack does not tilt down far enough.
  • Cumbersome to put rack on/take rack off.
  • Security cable is not long enough and is attached only by plastic.

Expert Reviews

  • Lengthy initial set up.
  • Extension pack is pricey.
  • Extension pack only allows for a 2-inch receiver tire cradle.
  • Does not have a ramp for loading e-bikes, making loading an e-bike by yourself difficult.
  • Bike rack is heavy.
  • Built in bike locks are not long enough to secure both the front tire and bike frame.
  • Rack takes up a lot of space when storing.
  • Distance between tire trays is not adjustable.
  • Built-in locking system could be more secure.


The Thule T2 Pro XT Hitch Rack is an intuitive, easy-to-use durable bike rack. Its weight makes putting the rack on/off the car a little difficult, and the built-in bike locks should be longer. However, the ability to easily load anything from a road bike to a fat bike makes this rack a top seller.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web, including here: 1, 2.