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THULE 957 Parkway 4-Bike Hitch Carrier, 1.25 in.

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  • THULE 957 Parkway 4-Bike Hitch Carrier, 1.25 in.

    The Thule Bike Hitch Carrier for 1.25 in. receivers features solid Thule construction at a solid price. Holds four bikes and up to 140 pounds.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Convenient vehicle access; carrier easily tilts down
    • Fits all types of bikes; dual arm design eliminates the need for top-tube adapters on certain bikes
    • Classic Thule cradles made to protect your bike frame while holding your bikes securely
    • Tie-down strap included
    • Thule STL (Snug Tite Lock) locks rack to receiver; enter 210062738 into the search box
    • Please consult the Thule Rack Finder to match the correct Thule parts with your vehicle

  • THULE 957 Parkway 4-Bike Hitch Carrier, 1.25 in.

    For Tandem Bikes No
    Shipping Surcharge Yes
    Thule Product Yes
    Mount Position Upright
    Bike Capacity 4

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THULE 957 Parkway 4-Bike Hitch Carrier, 1.25 in.
 
3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to install (4)
  • Stable (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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        • Casual/ recreational (3)

      Reviewed by 4 customers

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Thule Parkway 957 4 Bike, 1.25 in. Hitch

      By Dave

      from Edgewater MD

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Install
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about THULE 957 Parkway 4-Bike Hitch Carrier, 1.25 in.:

          Parkway 957 (4 bikes, 1.25 inch receiver)

          The M12X40 receiver bolt, PN 908-1240-11, should be longer with a cross-drilled end so that once it is secured in the hitch receiver a safety clevis can be inserted into the cross-hole in the receiver bolt. This would keep the rack stinger in the hitch receiver even if the receiver bolt were to loosen and partially back-out. My old Grabber 5-bike rack with 2 inch receiver had this feature and it is a very good safety enhancement. I plan to replace the bolt supplied with my 957 rack to incorporate this safety feature.

          The 3/8 inch bolt, PN 853-5778, should be replaced by a clevis and clevis pin for ease of pivoting the bike rack cradle arms (not the rack up-right post) from the stow to deploy position and back. I don't want to use a wrench every time I want to stow the bike rack cradle arms. I plan to make this change.

          The clevis and clevis pin that come with the rack to permit the rack up-right to pivot for vehicle hatch access is well engineered.

          The black plastic end caps fall out of the 2 inch square up-right tube member. These should be a better fit to prevent cap loss. One of them had fallen out of the tube while still in the factory sealed box. How would they possibly stay in place with regular use? I plan to glue these in to the rack with silicone sealant.

          The instruction sheet that came with the rack is for models "956/958" but not 957 but this is not an issue.

          Paint finish looks good. We'll see how it holds up to use.

          Overall, its a good rack but with the above changes its where it should be for a product from Thule.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great product 4 weekend rides w/friends

          By RockNasty

          from Scottsdale, AZ

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Install
          • Easy to Use
          • Stable

          Cons

          • Awkward to store

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars
          • Mountain Bikes
          • Road Bikes

          Comments about THULE 957 Parkway 4-Bike Hitch Carrier, 1.25 in.:

          This is a good product. I think it should come with both stingers (2 inch and 1 1/2 inch) or hitch mount. This will would make it more versatile and allow you to use it with other vehicles.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          No problems once modified to fit my car

          By Mad nuclear scientist

          from Oak Ridge, TN

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Install
          • Easy to Use
          • Stable
          • Strong Design

          Cons

          • Imperfect Fit Til Modded

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Bikes
          • Road Bikes
          • Small Cars

          Comments about THULE 957 Parkway 4-Bike Hitch Carrier, 1.25 in.:

          I have owned this rack for 4 years. It has held up well. No rust. My end caps haven't fallen out. The rubber cradles and straps are still in good shape. I agree with the comments that an additional clevis pin for the top bar would be nice to allow the top to fold down when not in use.

          When I bought my rack, the threaded hole in the stinger was in the wrong place, at least for my car (Subaru Forester). It did not seat fully in the receiver and increased the bending moment on the hitch receiver. Thule was no help and in fact denied there was a problem. I had a machinist drill and tap the bolt hole in the proper place. Problem solved.

          I bought the key lock for hitch receiver, which effectively captures the bolt from falling out should it ever loosen. Snug it tight with the the included lock washer and this is very unlikely to ever happen.

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          4.0

          It does the job!

          By EMSJunkie

          from Hackettstown, NJ

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Install
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about THULE 957 Parkway 4-Bike Hitch Carrier, 1.25 in.:

              Very solid product. Confident in its ability to hold bikes securely. Had a tight fit for a smaller bike that has a water bottle on the frame. Biggest complaint is that the arms don't fold down when driving without bikes. Not a problem, just an option I'd prefer. Straps are quick and easy.

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              • No

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