By Brandon Chuang
on 5.15.12
Photo by Thule

There are quite a few cyclists in our crew here at Gear Patrol, and amongst us, there’s always grumblings around the watercooler about the best way to strap our two-wheeled rides onto their four-wheeled cousins. Standard mounts make it nearly impossible to access anything in the back of our vehicles, and swing-away versions tend to be so rickety and unstable we wouldn’t trust our old Huffy on it, let alone our grown-up rides.

Thule’s design team must’ve heard us, because they’ve introduced the Thule Apex Swing ($500). The premium hitch-mounted bike rack comes equipped with a proprietary receiver lock as well as shock dampening cradles to ensure a snug and secure trip for your Breaking Away extras. Other goodies include an increased mast height for higher ground clearance, Thule’s patented No-Swing Cage to prevent bike rattle, and a heavy duty integrated lock to keep things secure from thieves that can run at interstate speeds. Best of all, since it can haul up to four bikes at a time, you’ll still have plenty of room for that Huffy.

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