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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 (38 Customer Reviews)
by: Adriana P.03/24/2014
Very easy to install on our 2013 Ford C-Max and fits our two bikes perfectly! 121950
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: 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
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
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
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: 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: 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: 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
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
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: 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
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: 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: 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: 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: Jim Bowen02/03/2012
Promt shipping from Etrailor easy setup and install very happy with product31014
by: Maureen N07/13/2011
very easy web site to work with also customer service was very nice and helpful I would use it again if I need to.19364
by: Rob P04/14/2014
Seems to work just fine. Easy to insta ll.124847
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: David j kentucky12/20/2013
Really fast and information about shipping was right on!! Would not hasitate to use again!!110665
by: Chad C.10/27/2013
Product works great shipped out to me very quickly. It is easy to install works great.105348
worked excellent 103390
by: Michael S.09/24/2013
Excellent bike rack...easy to install...fit perfectly! We immediately started hauling our bikes to the trails. Many thanks for an outstanding product!!101371
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: Hank M.08/19/2013
Thule Passage 2 is exactly what I was looking for. When not in use its easy to store in the trunk.95741
This product was great and when I called all my questions were answered. The gentleman on the phone was kind and helpful89451
by: Joe P07/02/2013
Very easy to put together and install on my car. Also, easy to get bikes on and off. I feel that my bikes are very secure while I'm driving, no worries, 87141
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: Pam A.05/24/2013
Very easy to install and is secure. 81905
Low price great quality 62184
by: Tom S.09/16/2012
Should do the trick. 54833
by: Ken Smith07/13/2012
Received in a reasonable period of time. Assembly instructions easy to follow. Good quality product.47856
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
by: Thule Passage 206/29/2012
Easy to out together! 46235
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: Wayne L.03/08/2012
Just what I ordered fast service 33364
by: james d.02/11/2012
Awesome. No Complaints. 31453
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