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Thule Gateway 2 Bike Carrier - Adjustable Arms - Trunk Mount

Thule Trunk Bike Racks

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Thule Trunk Bike Racks - TH9006XT

Hold Fast cradles and the patented FitDial mounting system make the Gateway an affordable trunk bike rack with high-dollar features. This rack includes independently adjustable arms and a body designed specifically to fit over factory spoilers.

Features:

  • Trunk-mounted carrier transports up to 2 bicycles
  • Long, arcing body tubes are designed specifically to fit vehicles with factory spoilers
  • Hold Fast cradles with advanced grooves and detachable anti-sway arms (No-Sway Cages)
    • Gently cushion frames and accommodate cables for proper bike hold
    • Hold bike frames at 3 points to prevent sway and bike-to-bike contact
      • Heavy-duty, reinforced straps maximize cradle hold strength
  • Patented FitDial system with Quick-Fit levers ensures quick and easy set-up
    • Just identify the correct number for your vehicle, press the levers, and rotate the frame into position
  • Cinch Levers let you adjust the arms independently to accommodate unique bike frames
    • Also help to ensure that bikes are level on the rack
  • Narrowly spaced arms make it easy to load bikes onto the rack
    • Arms fold down for storage when the rack is not in use
    • Some bike frames may require a bike adapter bar (sold separately)
  • 6 Nylon attachment straps with rubber-coated hooks and cam buckles anchor the carrier securely to your vehicle
    • Holders with hook-and-loop tabs secure excess strap length to protect your vehicle during transport
  • Molded foam foot pads help to prevent the rack from scratching your vehicle
  • Blue load strap secures bikes to each other and to the rack for improved stability during transport
  • Sturdy steel frame construction is durable and rust resistant


Specs:

  • Carrying capacity: 2 bikes
  • Weight capacity: 70 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Factory spoilers are always a potential hurdle when you are searching for a trunk-mounted bike rack. The Thule Gateway is designed to clear that hurdle with long, arcing body tubes and a patented FitDial mounting system that ensures easy and irritation-free installation on your specific vehicle.


FitDial System

Thule Gateway FitDial system

The patented FitDial system lets you easily adjust the rack body. Simply press the levers on the base and move the rack so that the arrows line up with the correct number on the dial. These numbers are specified in the instructions included with the rack. Just find your vehicle, identify the correct number, and dial away.


Hold Fast Cradles

Thule Gateway Hold Fast cradles

The Gateway has Hold Fast anti-sway cradles that grip your bike frame at 3 different points - twice along the top bar and once along a downward bar, such as a seat post. This 3rd point of contact that is created with Thule's No-Sway Cage prevents not only sway, but also front-to-back movement and bike-to-bike contact. The cushioned cradles include reinforced rubber straps to secure the bikes in place. The cradles also include advanced grooves that accommodate bike cables.


Independently Adjustable Arms

The Gateway has narrowly spaced arms that make loading and unloading bikes hassle free. These arms are independently adjustable with the built-in Cinch Levers. All you have to do is flip the lever up, rotate the arm to the desired position, then flip the lever down to lock the arm in place. This enables you to carry bikes with unique frames, and it helps to keep your bikes level on the rack. An adapter bar may be required, however, for some women's, children's, and alternative bike frames. These levers also allow you to fold down the arms when the rack is not in use and to fold the rack flat for storage when it's not mounted on your vehicle.


Anchor Straps

While the FitDial system ensures that the body of the rack is correctly spaced on your vehicle, it is the 6 nylon straps that keep the rack anchored in place. Padded hooks on these extra-strong straps prevent scratches on your vehicle, and the straps tighten in place with easy-to-use, backpack-style cinches. Holder with hook-and-loop tabs are included to bind up the excess strap length when the rack is mounted. Simply wrap the holders around the straps to help protect your vehicle from flapping straps.


Molded Rubber Pads

The Gateway includes molded rubber pads on the body to ensure that your vehicle is protected at all contact points with the rack. These pads prevent the rack from scratching and abrading your vehicle's paint.


Security

To lock your bikes to the rack, you can add a Thule cable lock (TH538 - sold separately). This cable lock features a Thule One-Key lock core that can be swapped out to make all your Thule products keyed alike. A passive security trunk strap (TH533 - sold separately) is also available to lock your bike rack to your trunk. This strap is threaded through the frame of the rack and around your trunk lid, securing the rack to your vehicle when the trunk is closed and locked.



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Video Transcript for Thule Gateway Trunk Mount Bike Rack Review

Today well be demonstrating the Thule Gateway two bike carrier with adjustable arms, part number TH9006XT. This trunk mounted carrier transports up to two bicycles. It has hold fast cradles and a patented fit dial mounting system, making it very affordable yet having high dollar features. We will begin our test fit by setting up the bike rack according to the fit guide found within the instructions of the Gateway. With our bike rack set up we will place it on top of the deck lid and using the two top straps well hook it to the deck lid just behind the rear window. We will then go ahead and snug the nylon straps down just to help us hold the bike rack in place.

In each of the strap locations we will take one of the hook and loop straps. We will use these to tie up the excess nylon strap which will give us a nice, clean, finished look. We can then move down to our side and bottom strap where we will hook one end to the side here at the deck lid right next to the taillight and the other to the bottom of the deck lid, right above the rear bumper cover. We will then snug those down. We will then snug that strap down and move over to the other side, repeating the same procedure.

Now that we have all six attachment points in place we can go ahead and work our way around the nylon straps, tightening them down, securing our bike rack to the vehicle. Now that our bike rack is secured we will go ahead and wrap up the nylon straps and secure them back to themselves. We will now move out here to the arms. Each arm is independently adjustable. We will simply undo the cinch lever where we will then unscrew it which will allow us to move the arm.

When we get the arm into a suitable location for our vehicle, we can then tighten down the bolt and cinch the lever back down. We will do this on both sides, making sure that both arms are parallel with each other. Now that we have both arms out we can move onto our cradles. These hold fast cradles with advanced grooves and detachable anti-sway arms or no-sway cages will gently cushion the frames and accommodate cables for proper bike hold. They hold the bike in three points and prevent swaying as well as bike to bike contact.

The heavy duty reinforced straps maximize cradle hold strength. You will also notice that the cradles will rotate as well as move back and forth on the arms to allow bikes of various frame shapes. We will now go ahead and undo all the straps where we can then place our bike into the cradles and bring the straps around, securing the bike to the bike rack. For demonstration purposes, were going to go ahead and load our bike on the outermost cradles, although when loading your bikes, it is a good idea to start with the cradles closest to the vehicle and work your way out. We will now go ahead and show you the nylon strap that the bike rack comes with that we can use to further secure the bike to the bike rack, or to secure the wheels and tires, however the strap seems necessary. With that done, our bike is on the bike rack and our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. We will now go ahead and take it down the road and see how it performs. That completes our demonstration of the Thule Gateway two bike carrier, part number TH9006XT.


Customer Reviews

Thule Gateway 2 Bike Carrier - Adjustable Arms - Trunk Mount - TH9006XT

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.3 out of 5 stars   (3 Customer Reviews)




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Yovany Jerez03/04/2014

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It was super simple to assemble: from the box to the car within 10-minutes. Because I drive a sports car, I was worried about the curves and highway speeds but, everything was secured tightly and it worked to perfection. 118516



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Susan R.12/11/2013

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Received bike rack quickly and all seems to be packaged well. Am giving as a Christmas gift so I wont know until after that if they like it. Thank you for your help. I will let you know in the future if it fits his Chevy Traverse and if he likes it.109872



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jonathan03/22/2013

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As with all Thule products the bike rack is excellent. The intructions are easy to follow and the unit itself is solid. Jonathan R71885



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  • Trunk Mount Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2006 Chevy Cobalt SS with Factory Spoiler
  • We have a great 2 bike trunk mount rack that will fit on your 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS with small factory spoiler. The Yakima KingJoe 2 Bike Rack, item # Y02619, is designed to fit on your vehicle and there is a photo of it mounted on a Cobalt SS with spoiler, see photo at right. The photo is of the KingJoe 3 bike rack, item # Y02620, which has the same mounting frame as the 2 bike rack. I spoke with my contact at Thule and was told that the Thule Gateway 2 Bike Carrier, item # TH9006XT that
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  • Will the Thule Gateway 2 Bike Carrier # TH9006XT Fit a 2009 Toyota Prius
  • According to Thule, the Gateway 2 Bike Carrier, # TH9006XT will fit your 2009 Toyota Prius. This rack utilizes the Thule FitDial system to make mounting to any vehicle very easy. I have included a link to a video review of this series of bike racks for you to view. You may also be interested in the Bike Adapter Bar, # TH982XT, for alternative frame bikes or those bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like some womens or childrens bikes). You can see this adapter in
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  • Will Thule Gateway 2 Trunk Mount Bike Rack # TH9006 Fit a 2006 Infiniti FX-35 and how Does it Attach
  • On the 2006 Infiniti FX-35, the Thule Gateway 2, # TH9006XT, will fit. The lower clips will fit in the bottom edge of the trunk/hatch. The top clips will fit in the gap at the front edge of the top of the trunk/hatch. The lower arm of the rack will rest in the area between the license plate well and the upper tier of the bumper. I have included a link to a video review of this series of bike racks for you to view. To carry womens bikes or bikes with sharply angled top tubes or step-through fr
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  • Bike Rack Solution for 2008 Saturn Sky
  • Your best bet would be to install a hitch and use a hitch-mounted bike rack, as none of the trunk-mounted bike racks that we offer are compatible with your 2008 Saturn Sky. I would recommend the Draw-Tite Class I Receiver, part # 24833. We have several racks with a two bike capacity that are compatible with a Class I receiver. I would recommend the Swagman Trailhead, part # S63360, along with the locking anti-rattle hitch pin, part # S64029. To carry womens bikes or bikes with sharply angl
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  • Will the Thule Gateway Trunk Mount 2 Bike Rack Fit a 2005 Toyota Prius
  • Yes, the Thule Gateway 2 Bike Carrier, # TH9006, is listed as a fit for the 2005 Toyota Prius. I have included a link to a video review of the 3 bike model but it shares features with the 2 bike model. If the Prius is on a tow dolly and you find the bikes on the trunk are hanging too low, you may be able to adjust the arms so that the bikes are up a little higher. However, make sure to return the arms to the proper position before taking the Prius off of the tow dolly. If you will be carry
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  • Will Thule Gateway 2 Bike Carrier # TH9006 Fit My 2011 Toyota Prius
  • I checked with Thule and the Thule Gateway 2 Bike Carrier # TH9006XT will indeed work on your 2011 Toyota Prius. The top portion of the rack will actually go over the spoiler and it will not interfere with the installation. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes you may be interested in purchasing a Thule Bike Adapter Bar # TH982XT
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  • Will the Thule Gateway Bike Rack Fit on a 2012 Chevy Cruze and Impala
  • The Thule Gateway 2 Bike Carrier # TH9006XT that you referenced is a very versatile trunk mounted bike rack and would work on a 2012 Chevy Cruze and Impala to carry two mountain bikes. Typically, the biggest obstacle that prevents a trunk-mounted bike rack from working on a vehicle is the presence of a spoiler on the vehicle. If you avoid getting him a vehicle with a spoiler the # TH9006XT will most likely work for your application. If the bikes have alternative style frames you may also b
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  • Will the Thule Gateway Trunk Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2007 Nissan Murano
  • Thule does list the Gateway 2, # TH9006XT as a fit for the 2007 Nissan Murano. Pictures are not available and we have not yet installed this bike rack on a Murano but Thule has determined how the bike rack would need to mount to the vehicle. You would place top clips in the gap at the front edge of the top of the hatch. The lower clips will be placed in the bottom edge of the hatch. The lower arm will set in the space between the license plate well and the upper tier of the bumper. I have i
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  • Thule Gateway Trunk Mounted Bike Carrier Recommendation for a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix
  • The Thule Gateway 2 Bike Carrier # TH9006XT is a confirmed fit for your 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix. I checked with Thule to verify this. I wish I had a trunk mounted bike rack that would fit your 2003 Jaguar XK convertible but I checked with our manufacturers and none of them carry anything for that vehicle. I attached a review video for the # TH9006XT for you to check out also. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bike you may also be interested in purchasing a Thule Bike
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  • Will the Thule Gateway 2 Bike Rack # TH9006 Fit a 2012 Hyundai Sonata Limited
  • The Thule Gateway 2 Bike Rack, part # TH9006XT will fit your 2012 Hyundai Sonata Limited. The lower clips will fit in the bottom edge of the trunk/hatch. The top clips will fit in the gap at the front edge of the top of the trunk/hatch. The lower arm of the rack will be positioned on the upper tier of the bumper. It can carry 2 bikes with a total weight capacity of 70 lbs. I am including links to a video review on the Gateway bike rack and a video of the Gateway 2 bike rack being installed o
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  • Trunk Mount Bike Rack Recommendations for a Volkswagen New Beetle
  • As long as your Volkswagen is a New Beetle, the Thule 2 bike trunk mount racks will work great for you. The Gateway is a very nice rack and we have a video review of this rack for you to see. My personal choice for a trunk mount bike rack would be the Thule Raceway 2 Bike Rack, # TH9001, which is much easier to install and remove after the initial installation. This rack features ratcheting cables that are much easier to work with than the web straps, like those on the Gateway rack. We have a
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2009 Pontiac Vibe
  • I checked with Thule and the Gateway 2 Trunk Mounted Bike Carrier # TH9006XT that you referenced is confirmed to fit your 2009 Pontiac Vibe. I have linked you to a demonstration video featuring the Gateway bike rack. The best way to prevent theft of a trunk mounted bike rack is to have it installed only when you are transporting bikes and then remove it when you are parked and are away from your vehicle. Any time an accessory like a bike rack is in direct contact with a painted portion of the
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  • Will Thule Gateway 2 Bike Carrier # TH9006XT Fit a 1998 Honda Civic With a Rear Spoiler
  • The Thule Gateway 2 Bike Carrier, part # TH9006XT, is listed as a fit on a 1998 Honda Civic Coupe or Sedan. It is designed to work with most factory spoilers. It is not listed as a fit for aftermarket spoilers. When installing the # TH9006XT bike carrier on a vehicle with a spoiler, the straps on the bike rack should not be against the spoiler, otherwise the spoiler could be damaged when the straps are tightened down. If the straps can pass between the spoiler and the vehicle, it should work
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  • Will the Thule Gateway Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Fit a 2008 Scion xD
  • The Thule Gateway 2 Trunk Mounted Bike Carrier # TH9006XT that you referenced is confirmed to fit your 2008 Scion xD. I have confirmed this with Thule. I attached a review video and installation instructions for this product for you to check out as well. You might also want to take a look at the Thule Raceway, part # TH9001. Instead of the cumbersome straps and buckles used to attach the rack to the vehicle, the Raceway uses 4 ratcheting cables that allow the rack to be quickly and easily
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  • Will a Trunk Mount Bike Rack Fit a Honda CR-V
  • If you have a 2007 or newer Honda CR-V (without the rear-mounted spare tire), then you can use a Yakima trunk mount bike rack, but you will be limited to carrying a maximum of 2 bikes. This is because with the Yakima racks that will fit (see link) you must use the glass hook adapters and this reduces the capacity of the 3 bike models down to only 2 bikes. None of the Thule racks, including the Gateway that you referenced are listed as a fit. The bike rack that is closest to the Thule rack
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  • Fit of Thule Gateway Part # TH9006XT on 2006 Honda CR-V
  • Your best and most cost-effective bike carrying solution would be to use a Yakima SpareTime Spare Tire Mounted Bike Rack, part # Y02598 or the Thule Spare Me, part # TH963PRO. Both of these racks can carry two bikes, include a cable lock to secure the bikes to the rack and are capable of being mounted offset on the tire so that the bikes are centered on the rear of the vehicle. Due to the spare tire mounted on the rear of your 2006 Honda CR-V, a trunk mounted bike rack like the Thule Gateway
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations to Carry 1 or 2 Bikes on a 2012 Ford Focus SE With Rear Spoiler
  • We have a wide variety of bike racks for you to choose from for your 2012 Ford Focus SE. The bike rack that I would recommend for your vehicle is the Thule Raceway 2 Bike Rack, # TH9001. This bike rack is one of our most popular trunk mounted bike racks for our Ford Focus customers and is designed to work with most factory spoilers. One advantage to this bike rack is that it only uses 4 retractable cables instead of 6 straps. The cables will last longer than nylon straps and they will re
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  • Will the Thule Gateway 2 Bike Rack Fit on a 2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec-V
  • You should have no problem using the Thule Gateway 2 Bike Rack, # TH9006XT, on your 2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec-V. This bike rack is designed to fit over the factory spoiler and uses 6 straps to secure the bike rack to the top, side and bottom edges of your trunk. The lower arm of this rack will sit on the top of your rear bumper. I have attached a review video of this bike rack for you to check out. If you plan on carrying any womens or childrens bikes, then I would recommend you pick u
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  • Carrying 2 Bikes on a 2006 Ford Mustang with Rear Spoiler
  • I spoke with my contact at Thule and she stated that none of the trunk mount bike racks will fit on a 2006 Ford Mustang if it has a rear spoiler. The spoiler will interfere with the safe mounting of the bike rack. In order to carry 2 bikes with your Mustang, you will need to install a trailer hitch, the most popular of which is # 24747. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. Then you can use a bike rack compatible with a Class I hitch like the Swagman Tit
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  • Thule Raceway Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2007 Saturn VUE and ION
  • The trunk mounted 2 bike rack that I recommend that will work on both your 2007 Saturn Vue and your 2007 Saturn Ion is the Thule Raceway part # TH9001. This rack is one of the easiest racks to install, lightest-weight, and most secure racks around due to the rubber coated steel cables. Check out the review video I attached for this product for you to check out. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without a horizontal top tube you might also be interested in purchasi
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