Thule has been synonymous with providing quality bike racks. Thanks to their build quality and design, the Thule EasyFold XT remains true to the manufacturer's reputation. It is a hitch-mounted bike rack suitable for transporting two eBikes bikes of any type.
Thule has been synonymous with providing quality bike racks. Thanks to their build quality and design, the Thule EasyFold XT remains true to the manufacturer's reputation. It is a hitch-mounted bike rack suitable for transporting two eBikes of any type.
The Easyfold XT has many features to make it a convenient way of carrying your bikes. The first thing is that it comes fully assembled, so you don't need to build it before you can use it. You can also fit it onto any car, pick-up, or van with a tow hitch.
Loading Your Bikes
The Thule Easyfold XT has a maximum load capacity of 130lbs. It can also take bikes with a maximum wheelbase of 1300mm. It is worth noting at this point, if you have a carbon-framed bike, you need to purchase an additional carbon frame protector.
Thule has designed the Easyfold XT to sit a good distance from your vehicle. Therefore, your paintwork will be safe from scratches and scuffs caused by bike pedals and handlebars.
To load your bikes onto the Easyfold XT, all you need to do is lift them onto the rack. If you have a heavy bike, you can use the integrated foldable ramp to make it easier. This feature is especially useful for electric bike owners.
Once your bikes are mounted, use the detachable bike arms with lockable knobs that click when sufficient torque is reached. Then fit the pump buckles to the wheels for extra security.
The Easyfold XT also gives you peace of mind, as it comes with bike locks. Therefore, you don't have to worry about your bikes when you are out and about and away from your car.
Using The Thule Easyfold XT
One of the most valuable features of the Thule Easyfold XT is that it allows you to access your car's trunk. The rack tilts backward with your bikes to expose the rear of your car. It tilts far enough for you to load and unload stuff into your trunk without needing to remove your bikes.
To tilt the Thule Easyfold XT, all you need to do is press the foot pedal to release it from the locked position. It moves smoothly, reminding you of the Thule build quality.
As the name implies, the Thule Easyfold XT is fully foldable. Its compact size, when folded, means you can store it away much more easily than non-foldable bike racks.
Fitting The Thule Easyfold XT
The Thule Easyfold XT fits any tow bar rated to carry more than 130lbs. You also need a spare license plate, as the one on your car will be covered up. Unfortunately, you won't be able to use the Easyfold XT if your vehicle has a spare wheel mounted on the back of it.
However, fitting the Easyfold XT is super easy. All you need to do is lower it onto the ball of your tow bar and adjust a dial on the rack until it fits the mounting. Once you have done this, close the tightening handle and lock it to the tow bar with a key included with the rack.
Our Final Thoughts
The Thule EasyFold XT is a good option for people who struggle to lift their bikes onto traditional bike racks. It's built solid but is made for convenience as well. Therefore, if you have an electric bike, you will undoubtedly benefit from using a Thule Easyfold XT.
Its features, such as the loading ramp and the rack's compact size when folded, are user-friendly and benefit most cyclists.