In recent years there has been a rise in the number of CrossFit enthusiasts take up cycling as a hobby.
With the closures of many gyms around the world due to the Covid pandemic, bike riding was one of the alternatives/replacements many functional fitness athletes took up as a way to keep fit, and take their mind off things like lockdowns and illness.
Buying a bike is just one part of preparing for life as a cyclist. As many have found out of the past few years, there are many essential accessories you need to make your fitness hobby as pleasurable as possible. One of these is a solid bike rack carrier to make transporting your bike easier.
That’s why we are having a closer look at the Thule EasyFold XT 2 Towbar Bike Rack Carrier.
According to their website, Thule Bike Rack Carriers allow you to:
“Take your bike with you everywhere. Backed by Crooze product expertise and our commitment to 100% customer satisfaction, we’ll help you find the perfect Thule bike rack to keep rolling”
So, what separates the Thule EasyFold XT 2 Towbar Bike Rack Carrier from other products on the market? Lets take a closer look at some of it’s features and specs:
Easy mounting of bikes through detachable bike arms with lockable Thule AcuTight torque limiter knobs that click when optimal torque is reached.
Adjustable Pump Buckles
Adjustable pump buckles with extra-long wheel straps for easy fastening of wheels (up to 4.7″ wheels) enabling transport of fat bikes.
Easy trunk access even with bikes mounted, thanks to smart foot pedal tilt.
|DIMENSIONS 123 x 63 x 68 cm
|FOLDED DIMENSIONS 31 x 63 x 68 cm
|FITS FRAME DIMENSIONS 22-80 mm
|POWER CONNECTOR 13 pin
|MAX WEIGHT PER BIKE 30kg
|MAX LOAD CAPACITY 60kg
|DISTANCE BETWEEN BIKES 22 cm
|WEIGHT 17.9 kg
|WHEEL MOUNTING ON ADJUSTABLE HOLDERS Pump Buckles
|DETACHABLE FRAME HOLDERS Yes
|TILT FUNCTION (WITH BIKE) Yes
|FITS CAR WITH EXTERIOR SPARE TYRE No
|REAR LIGHTS Yes
|ONE KEY SYSTEM COMPATIBLE Yes
|LOCKABLE RACK-TO-VEHICLE Yes
|LOCKABLE BIKE-TO-RACK Yes
At first glance, the Thule EasyFold XT has some very unique features, and is intended to address the challenges of loading heavy e-bikes. This hitch-mount platform rack comes equipped with a folding ramp that allows users to roll bikes into position. It is also relatively lightweight with a clever folding design and it also collapses down quite small for storage or when not in use.
Another good thing about buying a product from a brand like Thule is being able to add to your accessories with other Thule products. It’s always a bit easier using products from the same manufacturer, saving time in set up and getting to know how to use the items etc..
The good news is Thule have a wide range of bike products, including Child Bike Seats and Bike Trailers.