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Offer your bike safe passage at an affordable rate with this trunk-mounted carrier. Passage mounts securely to your Ford Escape with the patented FitDial adjustment system and straps, and anti-sway cradles keep your bikes from jostling during transport.
The Thule Passage offers an affordable, safe way to transport two bikes without a hitch. The Passage mounts to the rear of your Ford Escape with six integrated straps and Thule's patented Fit Dial system, which adjusts the rack base to ensure a snug fit.
The Passage includes cushioned anti-sway cradles with Thule's No-Sway Cage accessories to prevent bike-to-bike contact during transport. The anti-sway cradles also keep your bikes from making contact with the Ford Escape.
The carrier's dual support arms provide stability for your bikes during transit, and the arms conveniently fold down when not in use for additional rear clearance and easy storage.
Video of Thule Passage 2 Bike Carrier - Trunk Mount
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Today we are going to show you part number TH910, the Passage 2 from Thule. This is a 2 Bike Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Carrier. It goes on the back of your vehicle it does not require a trailer hitch or anything. It usually installs onto the deck lid of your trunk. One of the nice features about this bicycle rack is it can adjust to virtually any shape of car or SUV. This is where you make your adjustments, depending on the type of vehicle you have. You simply just unscrew this, and you have one on each side. It is basically just like a little bolt with a handle on the end. And you can take this and adjust the bicycle rack to whatever shape you need. Again, the rack comes with instructions on how to adjust it for your particular model. On ours we will use number 6. And also for storage, the arms will actually rotate and fold out of the way, too. And that is easily done by pushing in two buttons. And there will be a button here and there is one on the opposite side. Just squeeze them together, and you can see they rotate out of the way.
To install it, first off you want to start off with the trunk open, as we have here. And there are six straps. And it looks kind of complicated but it is really not. Basically you start from the top and work your way down. You take your top straps ,and they typically catch on the edge of your trunk by your glass of course. And that is typical on most models. And that kind of holds the rack in position for you. Just a point: you might want to take a second and center it on the vehicle. The next straps you want to work with are the side straps, here. And they will catch onto this portion of the trunk right here. And that is where you have to get into the trunk and open it up. So you want to open it up just a little bit and catch the edge however you can. Do that on both sides, and try to get some tension with them. And then you can go ahead and just shut your hatch as normal.
OK, once you have those set, then you can go to the straps that go down to the bottom, you can go ahead and strap those into place. Now, these straps vary. Sometimes they will catch underneath the trunk, here. Or, in this case, the instructions recommend actually going down behind the bumper, and there are two loops underneath by the frame that you can actually hook up into. And once you have your straps in their positions, again, take a second to make sure you have it straight on the vehicle and basically just start tightening up your straps from there. Basically, again, just start from the top and work your way down. Now, one thing you do want to aim for is having the padding kind of resting between the trunk and the bumper, if possible. Now we will go to the side straps, here. And the side straps will actually tighten up these bottom straps, here, too. And then a couple of tugs on each side just to make sure you have kind of an even torque on them, and then go back up to the top straps and just make sure they are good and tight.
Once you have your bicycle rack strapped into place, go ahead and take a few seconds to tie up your loose ends. What seems to work is just roll it up as tight as possible and you actually can tuck it into this area right here, underneath this track where the hinge is. You can do this in any fashion you like, but this actually seems to work pretty good. And then the other strap, here, we actually took the loose ends and just tucked it back through this angle right here. And just that little bit will not hurt anything.
All right, let us go ahead and install a bicycle and give you an idea of how it fits onto the rack. Always start with your heaviest bike toward the back of the vehicle, and the lighter ones of course to the outside. As you can see, it did not take very long to strap on the bike. And again, that is because the cradle is right here. It is pretty nice. First off, you have got the rubber strap that you can stretch to fit virtually any type of frame. Pretty easy to use catches on right here. And the cradle itself is a type of rubber material and itself has these stiffened grooves inside there. And that gives you a place for the cables to go so they do not get smashed up against your frame. The cradles also do rotate left and right and front to rear to accommodate different bicycles different combinations of handlebars and seats, so they do not run into each other. And there you have it for part number TH910 from Thule, the Passage 2.
Average Customer Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (87 Customer Reviews)Offer your bike safe passage at an affordable rate with this trunk-mounted carrier. Passage mounts securely to your vehicle with the patented FitDial adjustment system and straps, and anti-sway cradles keep your bikes from jostling during transport.
Good product that folds when not in use, but I don't like the side and bottom straps. They are not separate straps and they use a much poorer design compared to the top 2 straps to tighten them down. Top 2 straps use a simple unlock with thumb, pull to tighten, then release thumb and automatically locks straps in place. Side and bottom straps are a loop through design and require you to pull and tug on the other end to tighten. Also top straps when using the clamps on the trunk pulls it too far up causing about a finger gap. So I re-read the instructions and choose to re-route the strap through the clamp to go under the trunk like a support. That prevents my trunk from excessive gap. I had already contacted etrailer for a return but found out the return shipping alone was almost the cost of the product so I decided to keep it and use it for the time being. So either get a different design trunk rack, or just go with a hitch. Its better that way. I just swapped mines out for a hitch considering the price of the hitch is similar and more sturdy. 134157
by: Johnny B09/06/2014
Like many others, impressed by the information on the site and the speed in processing / shipping my order. Loved seeing the video demo of how to install on our Town and Country. After I received it, I was initially frustrated as even with the Bike Adapter Bar (TH982XT) I couldn't seem to get both bikes on the rack and have decent clearance from the ground -- my test was to drive out of our drive way and if a bike wheel hit the pavement when dropping off the curve they weren't high enough. I was also initially frustrated with the spacing between the bikes. I was contemplating whether to return or not, and after I realized you could adjust the spacing between the bike straps on the arms. This allowed me to make the adjustment necessary in bike spacing to have them both fit fairly easily. I did have to adjust seat height on both bikes to get the fit right...looking forward to actual test in a couple weeks when we take the bikes camping. 150291
by: Greg C09/02/2014
Made a last minute decision to purchase this bike rack so that my daughter would have more room in her SUV for a move to Charlestown, SC. As promised by Kelly, it arrived the evening before her departure with only a $7 or so 2- day delivery charge. Although a little concerned, it was at my house in a little over 48 hours. Had a little issue with the mount due to the bike's unusual frame, but the design of the rack and the accessories provided more than allowed for a successful and safe installation. Wish I had a pix of her SUV loaded with the roof bag on top, the bike on the rear and just enough room for her to slide into the car. But she's already in her new home with a bike rack for future use that loaded so securely that it barely moved when I pulled on it. As an added measure, I did velcro the wheels to the bike frame to immobilize any extraneous movement. This is a quality product that is very reasonably priced. 149784
by: Joy B05/21/2013
The Thule Passage bike carrier was exactly what I was looking for. It is the perfect size for 2 adult bikes. The rack is easy to setup and fits on to my Milan securely. My boyfriend helped me the first time but it is simple enough for me to put it on my car alone. The last time I ordered a bike carrier online it was big and bulky. Once I had everything out of the box and started to put it altogether, I found a paper at the bottom of the box saying that model did not fit 3 vehicles and one was mine. I was a little discouraged and now apprehensive when ordering another rack. But this carrier was exactly what it said it was and there were no surprise papers at the bottom of the box. Great choice if you're looking for a carrier for 1 or 2 bikes. 81310
by: Kathy A.07/14/2013
I didnt want to have to buy a hitch for my vehicle even though my husband was sure I would have to because of the curved hatch on my MKX but this rack didn't require a hitch and works great. It' s easy to attach and holds both of our bikes securely. 89478
by: Jennifer F06/14/2013
Here is our bike rack on our 2011 Scion xD. It took about half an hour to put it on but it works great! 84627
A great product! I was really nervous about transporting our old bikes 1200 miles to Cape Cod and back. My wife researched carriers and bought the Thule TH910XT. What a great product! Well designed and very well built. The initial installation takes less than a half hour as you need to adjust everything and get the feel of it - after that, it takes about 5 minutes -tops to put on the car! It's tight and secure.and the bikes locked down really well. I felt really comfortable with the bikes on the rack after a while. This is definitely one of the best products I have ever bought! Have no fear! Do it! 148248
Perfect rack for cars with factory spoiler! I have a '07 Chevy Cobalt and the rack easily clears the spoiler. Fast, simple to install. Took New York roads (including back roads which=hills, twists, pot holes, squirrels), without changing my aggressive driving. Had to give it a real good test. No swaying, nothing came loose, it was like the bike was bolted to the car. I used extra long straps to stabilize wheels, so they don't spin or rock. Nothing touched my bumper or trunk lid. Everything on rack that touches car is rubbery or rubber coated. VERY satisfied...and very affordable. 43501
by: Roy C.10/21/2014
I ordered the Thule TH910XT trunk mount bicycle carrier for my 2015 Hyundai Sonata and it fits great! It comes in handy when I bike far away from home, on vacation or bringing the bike in for repair. It easily folds up and fits neatly in the trunk if so desired. It sets up quickly, holds the bike snug and keeps it from swaying back and forth towards the license plate which keeps the pedals away from the car. It holds another bike if desired and keeps the bikes from hitting each other. Great product...I'm glad I found it on etrailer.com. 157179
by: Jeffrey S06/23/2014
This is an awesome bike carrier-fit my 2010 Honda Civic just great! I am totally sold on Thule bike carriers-I had one on my 1997 Civic, so I knew I was getting a high quality product. Very easy to use and set up. Thanks for the recommendation, quick shipping, and great value!! 137116
Great customer service, same day shipping, overall perfect experience and great product. I had the rack in my hands less than 48 hours after ordering. The rack performed flawlessly on an over 600mile road trip. The straps stayed tight with no loosening at sustained high speeds for hours. I'm very happy with this purchase. 133007
eTrailer.com is a great site because it left me confident of my purchase. I easily searched the type of rack and my car model. Several recommendations were shown and easily compared. I purchased the rack and a few days later it worked right the first time. The rack is exactly what I expected and delivered when I expected. The rack fits my 2003 Saab 9-3 Aero right out of the box, is easy to install in under 10 minutes, and seems to be sturdy parts and sound design that will last. 103731
by: Thomas J.07/03/2014
I have put my bike rack together having little trouble because the instructions are quite good. I am very pleased with the rack's construction. I will be mounting it on my HHR this weekend for a test run with my bike mounted for 10 - 15 minutes trip thru town and some highway miles. Being as I've never used a bike rack before I'll be making frequent stops to check the rack & bike straps. I will be using the rack soon and I'm excited about having my bike for the up coming vacation. 138962
by: Rae C06/06/2014
Well, I haven't used it yet, and I'm concerned that it has the potential to do damage to my car. I'm only keeping this bicycle rack because it's a Thule and it is listed as an appropriate rack for my car. Photos always show the lower arm of this rack seated on the bumper of the car but the fit for a Subaru Outback is that the lower arm rests at the bottom of the license plate "well." My concern is that with 2 bicycles on this rack, won't it put a dent in the metal???? 134552
The e-trailer video helped me easily install my new rack -- my first time handling a bike rack. Elegant success! And your order/shipping/delivery/follow-up service is excellent -- above par. Thank you! 93072
by: Randall W.08/15/2013
Just completed 1300 miles of travelling carrying two bikes on the TH910XT two bike carrier on a Volvo S60 sedan. I was initially concerned about placing a bike carrier on this vehicle let alone two and travelling 1300+ miles. It performed excellent. I was also impressed with the added sway bar attachments that keep my two bikes straight and helped to keep bikes from rubbing against each other. I would recommend this carrier...excellent features and good price. 95175
by: Peg T.08/18/2014
I just returned from a 3 week vacation where two small bikes were attached with my cruiser bike on the rack. It worked fantastically well. It is easy to attach to the van and is tightly secured. Putting the straps around and under the spoiler was a great idea on your part. This is a great bike rack for the Dodge Grand Caravan 2013! Suzanne Thank You for all your help in guiding me to make the best selection for my van. 147220
by: Jim E.09/16/2014
Excellent on-line shopping experience. Your website is extremely descriptive of a product. Ordering was simple and your company response and delivery time was superb. I would highly recommend etrailer to anyone who has a need like I did. The product I purchased came with easy to follow directions and I didn't really need them being that I watched an install video on the etrailer site prior to delivery. Thanks etrailer! 151295
by: JOHN S07/01/2014
Just finished a 1200 mile road trip in Oregon,Idaho & MT. on windy mt roads and the Thule Trunk mounted bike rack work great on MY 2013 Hyundai Azera. Pic taken a top Glena summit going down into the STANLEY BASIN, ID. John 138639
The Thule bike rack does an excellent job. It is simple and sturdy, well designed, and made in the USA. The bikes ride securely with little or no motion. The directions were clear and accurate. It took all of about 10 minutes from opening the box to mounting the bikes, and that included reading the directions! I foresee the bikes will ride securely on the back of the car being towed by our motor home. 157505
by: Don Boyle04/11/2014
The rack is easy to install on the car and provides a firm base for the bicycles. The bicycle mounts are a problem. They have so much bulk that my wife's bike is extremely difficult to get it on the mount. Also the straps that secure the bike are very strong, that is good, but bad from the point that if she is by herself she can not fasten or loosen them by herself. Overall a good product but not great. 124727
by: Peter B09/15/2014
This is a solid, well-constructed rack. It holds securely on the back of my 2006 Prius. The instructions do provide vehicle-specific adjustments to make but I found that I had to modify them slightly for my specific type of bike. Also, I purchased one that had slightly damaged packaging and got a discount on pricing. The rack was perfect so I wouldn't hesitate to buy a damaged box. Good purchase. 151000
by: Gary L03/12/2014
The e-trailer service is exceptional. I had trouble mounting this rack on my 09 VW CC and they provided technical assistance. Due to the fit issue I returned the rack and purchased a hitch mount set-up. They were very helpful in assisting with the return and alternate purchase. In this age of poor internet customer service they are great. If it is not right they will work with you on a good solution. 120397
by: Mike H.08/18/2014
Could not fit one of two carrier arms into either hub of the frame. After I talked with the Thule warranty people, they sent a replacement carrier arm which also did not fit into either hub. After talking with your warranty people again, they are sending an entire new bike carrier. I will be returning the original unit to e-trailer, which is the web site I purchased the bike carrier from. 147186
I was skeptical at first. I figured that something just wouldn't fit for my style SUV. I was wrong. I worked out great. Then I realized I couldn't use it as I have a step through cruiser/comfort back. NO crossbar to hang bike onto rack. I called thinking I would have to send it back. They gave me the solution. An adaptor just for bikes like mine. A review for that will be separate. 56996
by: Tim W08/12/2014
Could not be happier with the product and the service - moving from LA to Portland and we couldn't fit the bikes in the pod - so etrailer came to the rescue! 146366
by: Charlie M.12/06/2013
The TH910XT is a quality product. I was looking fo a Bike Carrier for my 2014 Subaru Forester and this product exceeded my expectations.It is sturdy, easy to assembly and easy to mount on the back of my Subaru. I was also very impressed with ETRAILER'S service. My order was filled promptly as promised. I will definitely use them again. 109391
Great Bike Rack! I was concerned because in using the settings suggested in the Rear Mount Fit Guide for my Honda Accord, the bike tires hung less then 2 inches from the ground! After making an adjustment in the Hub Setting on the rack, I was able to secure both the rack to the trunk and the bike to the rack. 97646
by: Otto D.05/28/2014
The Thule bike rack was easy to install on my Honda Element and worked just fine on a 200 mile trip to the mountains. I had never used a rack like this before and it impressed me as being tight, sturdy, and secure. It certainly frees up space inside the car and is also easy to remove from the vehicle. 132963
I bought this product for a cross country move and I hope to review it again after that and claim success. So far the product arrived far earlier than expected and was easy to put together and affix onto my car with my bike by myself. I've only taken a short test drive so far but the bike was steady! 153627
by: jerry W.05/15/2012
Shipper beat it up some, but it operates fine. Rubber mount was slightly damaged and rails skint up a little. Overall the product is well designed and fits well. The instructions are well written and quite simple to follow. Very satisfied with etrailer price, time of arrival and follow-up. 40595
by: Adriana P.03/24/2014
Very easy to install on our 2013 Ford C-Max and fits our two bikes perfectly! 121950
by: Michael Turvey08/23/2013
recieved my thule TH910XT bicycle rack.very easy to assemble.easy to follow instructions.have not actually used it yet but know it will work well.because thje thule name speaks for it;s self.also very fast delivery from etrailer thank for everything 96629
Got it at four on Monday, had it installed by four thirty Monday. Super easy to install, delivered quickly. Got three emails from the company confirming my order and with all the information I needed. Great customer service, great company! 130983
by: FRED M09/16/2014
WAS SKEPTICAL IF THE TH910XT WOULD FIT MY NISSAN MURANO. RECEIVED MY TH910XT AND FOUND WITH THE MULTI ADJUSTIBLES THE RACK FIT REALLY WELL. FRED M 151441
by: Paul G.08/11/2014
Customer Service was exceptional - order was shipped same day as order was placed. Used to transport 2 adult bikes on vacation. Very easy to install on my GMC Acadia and easy to mount the bikes. Very happy with this bike carrier. 145737
by: Tom T.06/01/2012
I bought this for my wife's Traverse. She's forced me to start biking with her. I struggled getting the bikes in and out of the vehicle. This rack has been a huge relief for me. The best part is how easy it is to attach and remove. 42368
by: Dan V07/13/2013
The instructions look ore intimidating than they really are. Everything went smoothly except it was hard to fit the arms in, but they eventually got in. Also, hard to get our kid's bike on. Even the adapter was too small for it. 89449
Goes together easily. Fits on my Honda Element 2006 (sadly, you can't open the read door once it's installed, but that's to be expected, I suppose, given the nature of the product and the clamshell design of the read door). 144852
Easy to assemble 136162
by: Allison M07/30/2014
Arrived on time. I watched the online video to understand how to install. Because the sides of trunk are curved, it's hard to get those hooks to stay in place, but it eventually worked. Very happy with the purchase. 143359
by: father s day gift bike rack06/20/2014
product is as stated - looks to be solid - although haven't installed it yet. Shipping box was damaged and so was bike rack box, but no damage done - shipping company was the culprit, not the shipper. 136772
by: Will A.08/13/2014
Great product! I used it immediately and it functioned exactly as expected. No complaints. And excellent customer service. Will definitely use this company again if I need new or additional products. 146552
I have been looking for a bike rack for my 2014 subaru forever! I put this together and it fits! I have not taken the bike out yet but can't wait to be able to take it on vacation with me! 138119
I got this yesterday and it just took 15 mins to start my ride with my new bike rack. I definitely recommend this to my friends and whoever is interested in. Have a great day guyz!!!! 47098
this a great product..fits perfectly on my equinox.i can't believe how great the service is at etrailer..shipping was fast and got follow up by patrick...well done guys i TY.. 96589
by: Nancy F06/01/2013
I like this bike rack very much. Installation was a breeze. Looking forward to getting lots of use from this. Good service and helpful follow up e mails. Thank you. 82830
by: Mike M08/12/2014
have not had the chance to use the rack yet but working with Etrailer has been a pleasure. price was good and product shipped immediately and arrived in 3 days 146171
by: Richard B.03/31/2014
Great product and not difficult to assemble. However the corresponding number for your car make and model may need to be adjusted so that it clears the trunk. 122929
by: John R.08/18/2014
Mounts well to the vehicle, but designers should take a better look at different bike configurations, especially mountain bikes, with their different frames. 147292
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