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If your Best Electric Bike is rather heavy, naturally, a Bike Rack for Electric Bikes strong enough to handle extra weight is necessary. One that comes to mind is the Thule EasyFold XT 2. Not only is it rocking more load capacity than your average bike rack, but it also comes built with some very convenient features.

Why We Like It – Thule EasyFold XT 2

The Thule EasyFold XT 2 folds together premium strength with a convenient design. When not in use, you can quickly remove it, fold it, and haul it into the garage. When in use, it has a load capacity of 130 lbs, 65 lbs for each bike.

Pros
  • Handles two bikes; 65 lbs each
  • Fully foldable design w/ carrying handle
  • Will hold your license plate
Cons
  • Carbon frames need an adapter
  • Expensive

Durability & Build Quality

Like its brother, the Thule T2 Pro XT, the Thule EasyFold XT 2 is one heavy piece of equipment. It’s still 51 lbs of unwieldy, high-grade metal. Thule was kind enough to give it a folding design, with wheels and a carrying handle. There’s even a place for your license plate since it will likely cover it. On the other hand, the Kuat NV Base 2.0 has a bike add-on that can expand bike capacity.

Performance

The Mounted Bike Rack Thule EasyFold XT 2 handles two bikes quite well. It has slightly more carrying capacity than the Kuat NV Base 2.0. In total, the EasyFold has a load capacity of 130 lbs, allowing for each bike an allotted 65 lbs. It’s also versatile in how it handles bikes, capable of carrying e-bikes, heavy mountain bikes, and carbon frames—but only with the help of an adapter.

Range & Battery

The Thule EasyFold XT2 lacks any battery-related features. It doesn’t charge your bike, nor is it capable of doing so. In fact, you should remove batteries if you’re hauling e-bikes.

Safety Features

Thule offers easy mounting through the use of torque limiter knobs. They’ll click when you’ve reached optimal torque, which is nice to have and avoids stripping the equipment. You can then secure the wheels via wheel straps with further adjustment using pump buckles. Lastly, the bike can be locked to the receiver to prevent theft.

Value

Considering everything we looked over in this bike rack review, is the Thule EasyFold XT 2 worth the price of admission? It certainly has a lot to offer: strong durability, high load capacity, convenient design, and dual bike capacity, which can be expanded via add-on (to four bikes). Alternatively, you can spend half as much and go with the Hollywood Sport Rider.

Thule EasyFold XT 2 Wrap Up

The Thule EasyFold XT 2 is, by no means, a terrible choice. But it is expensive. You might have realized by now convenience comes at a cost. Whether you choose to pay for it is up to you. After all, it is foldable, holds your license place, and has a 130 lbs load capacity.

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Brady Meyers

Brady Klinger-Meyers is a writer based in Pennsylvania. He regularly contributes to websites such as Hardcore Droid, Gamepur, and Homebli. His work remains primarily in technology, from video game journalism to consumer technology.

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