ThruRide 535
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Best Buy Award  Top Pick Award 
Price $229.95 at REI
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$494.95 at Competitive Cyclist
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$425.95 at Amazon$498.00 at REI
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Pros Versatile, low profileEasy tilt release function, durable, fat bike compatible, tool-free installationReasonably priced, highly versatile, solid construction, user-friendly tilt release, comes with locksLightweight, simple, foot pedal tilt mechanismLow loading height, easy tray adjustment, lightweight, tool free removal
Cons Poor ergonomics, lack of security, expensiveHefty, PricySits slightly closer to vehicle than some, some assembly requiredLacks versatility, expensiveHigh price, sticky tilt release handle, cable locks are difficult to use
Bottom Line The ThruRide delivers on the promise of multiple axle compatibility, but the rack falls short of the competitionThis is the best hitch rack we have ever testedThis rack combines solid performance and a reasonable priceAs the lightest hitch rack we tested, the Sherpa was a favorite for its good looks and simple designA lightweight alternative to other hitch racks, with great adjustability
Rating Categories Thule ThruRide Thule T2 Pro XT RockyMounts MonoRail Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Yakima Dr. Tray
Ease Of EveryDay Use (20%)
7
9
8
8
7
Ease Of Removal And Storage (20%)
4
7
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9
9
Versatility (20%)
8
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9
Security (20%)
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Ease Of Assembly (10%)
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Durability (10%)
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Specs Thule ThruRide Thule T2 Pro XT RockyMounts MonoRail Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Yakima Dr. Tray
Style Roof Hitch (tray) Hitch (tray) Hitch (tray) Hitch (tray)
Bike Capacity 1 2 2 2 2
Lock? Available, but not included Yes Yes Yes Yes
Weight 11lbs 51 lbs 44lbs 2oz 32 lbs 34 lbs
Other Sizes Available? No Yes, 1.25" receiver and rack add-on for 2 additional bikes Yes, 1.25" reciever, single bike add-on sold separately Yes, 1.25" receiver Yes, 1.25" receiver and rack add-on for 1 additional bike
Cross Bar Compatibility Round, Most Factory N/A N/A N/A N/A
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