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THULE 956 Parkway 4-Bike Hitch Carrier, 2 in.

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  • THULE 956 Parkway 4-Bike Hitch Carrier, 2 in.

    The Thule Bike Hitch Carrier for 2-inch receivers features solid Thule construction at a solid price. This rear-mounted bike carrier 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 search
    • Please consult the Thule Rack Finder to match the correct Thule parts with your vehicle

  • THULE 956 Parkway 4-Bike Hitch Carrier, 2 in.

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

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THULE 956 Parkway 4-Bike Hitch Carrier, 2 in.
 
4.1

(based on 8 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Easy to install (6)
  • Stable (6)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain bikes (6)
    • Large cars (3)
    • Road bikes (3)
    • Small cars (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (5), Avid cyclist (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Needs a hitch extension

    By Rod the Exerciser

    from Williamsville N.Y.

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Bikes

      Comments about THULE 956 Parkway 4-Bike Hitch Carrier, 2 in.:

      I own a jeep wrangler with a spare tire on the back. The thule carrier would not fit with the spare on the back. Neither EMS or Thule carried a hitch extender. I shopped all around for a hitch extender and could not find one, until a contacted Mantelli trailer services,9865 Transit Rd. Lockport N.Y. phone: 716 625-8877. They were fantastic, I found the hitch extender for [$]

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great product so far

      By jeeperman

      from PA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

      • Not user friendly

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Bikes

      Comments about THULE 956 Parkway 4-Bike Hitch Carrier, 2 in.:

      The rack is great! Strong construction, durable, and holds the bikes great. The only thing is that the two arms which hold the bikes are secured in place with a threaded bolt. So, you need to either keep the holding arms sticking straight out when not in use, or you'd have to keep a wrench with you so you can loosen and fold the two arms down. It would be nicer to have some sort of quick-release to fold the arms down when the carrier is not in use.

      Also, you need to fasten the rack to your hitch with another bolt. Again, in order to take it on and off, you'll need to carry a socket wrench with you.

      I keep a tool box in my Jeep at all times, so have access to a wrench isnt a big deal, but more of an inconvenience.

      Other than that, I really like the bike rack.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice Rack!!

      By Big Mike

      from Lancaster,Pa

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Cars
        • Mountain Bikes
        • Road Bikes
        • Small Cars

        Comments about THULE 956 Parkway 4-Bike Hitch Carrier, 2 in.:

        Thule needs to use hitch pins rather then bolts, besides that it's Great!
        I'm going to drill out the inner nuts and get a pin for it, that'll make taking the rack on and off alot more user friendly.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice product - very happy with purchase

        By KarliMac

        from Somerset County, NJ

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Easy to Install
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about THULE 956 Parkway 4-Bike Hitch Carrier, 2 in.:

            This product is easy to install with no issues. I agree that having a removable pin would be easier when attaching it to the hitch, but the bolt isn't that big of a deal - I just leave a small socket set in the back of my SUV to connect/disconnect it. I guess having a bolt makes it a little harder for someone else to just come by and steal it if they don't have any tools with them. So not having the pin doesn't bother me that much. Having a removable pin would be much easier though for the tilting portion of the rack and I may, as others suggested, drill the hole out and use one instead of the bolt. (That's the only reason I gave it four stars, because it's not out of the box perfect, but it's close.)

            This rack held even my youngest son's bike well; it looks like a dirt bike so there isn't a solid bar to lay on top of the rack. I was still able to attach it and it felt secure.

            Also, I placed my order on a Wednesday night and UPS delivered it Friday afternoon. Fast shipping. I'm very pleased with this product and EMS.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice (bike) rack!

            By Donna

            from Southeastern PA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Install
            • Stable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Bikes

              Comments about THULE 956 Parkway 4-Bike Hitch Carrier, 2 in.:

              To allow easier removal, it would be great if a pin could
              be used (instead of a bolt) to install the rack to the hitch.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I would recommend this to friends

              By Chief

              from Stow MA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Cars
                • Mountain Bikes
                • Road Bikes

                Comments about THULE 956 Parkway 4-Bike Hitch Carrier, 2 in.:

                Great Product, just wish the arms would swing down without the use of tools

                 
                4.0

                Easy on the Vehicle

                By brinky

                from Colorado Springs, Co

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Doesn't fit my car well

                Best Uses

                • Small Cars

                Comments about THULE 956 Parkway 4-Bike Hitch Carrier, 2 in.:

                This rack is excellent all around in use and durability, except for one thing - it won't fit my Wrangler when the standard spare tire is mounted on it.
                The bottom of my spare tire is about an inch too low to allow the rack to mount in my hitch, so I had to remove the spare tire to put the hitch on my vehicle. If I could move the tire up about an inch on its mounts, the rack would fit no problem, but that isn't possible. The interference is with the short vertical post at the bottom of the hitch, not with the main vertical post - this would be very close (within an inch) to the spare but would not pose a problem, if it weren't for the other interference.
                The Wrangler is a 2007 model, with a U-Haul 2" hitch. A hitch that mounts lower that this may pose no problems at all - the U-Haul hitch puts the receiver almost flush to the bottom of the stock rear bumper, and the pin hole location is under the bumper. If the hitch is mounted about an inch lower, or if the pin hole on the hitch were about an inch farther rearward, there would probably not be any interference at all.
                I am currently using this in combination with the ski carrier, so haven't used it for bikes yet.

                 
                4.0

                Bike transportation made easy!

                By B.

                from RI

                About Me Casual/ Recreational, Short

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Stable

                Cons

                • Challenging to install

                Best Uses

                • Challenging to lift bikes
                • Large Cars
                • Mountain Bikes
                • Road Bikes
                • Small Cars

                Comments about THULE 956 Parkway 4-Bike Hitch Carrier, 2 in.:

                The system is sturdy/stable. The biggest challenge for me is lifting up the bikes to get them on past all of the fittings for additional bikes. It holds four, we got four on and traveled safely to a bike path. Didn't affect driving at all.

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