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Not to long ago we were sent a Thule T2 Hitch Rack to be tested. The kind folks of Autoanything.com provided us the test unit to see what we thought of it. They also offer a variety of bike racks that will fit your needs and vehicle.

We know that this is a “bike commuting website,” but the reality is all of us on staff all have cars and in the event you need to transport your bicycle, you’ll want to make sure it arrives at your destination safe and sound. I wanted to document the “unboxing” of the Thule T2 just to show you how simple it is to assemble it.

This is how the rack arrived from Autoanything.com.

Contents of the box once opened.

First thing to go on is the actual hitch mount. I’ve attached it to my van.

This clever tool was included in the box. It works as a wrench and bottle opener.

Through the magic of the Internet, the rack was installed! The process took about 30 minutes.

The only problem I had with the rack during installation is that one of the trays was hitting my bumper. So I decided to trim of the plastic and place a protective tape over the bumper to prevent scuffing.

I’m looking forward to putting this rack through the paces. The plan is to take my bikes all over Southern California and see how well it does. On the formal review, we’ll make sure we have some better photos to show you this rack in all it’s marvelous glory.