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Premium Hold Fast cradles and the patented FitDial mounting system make the Archway an affordable yet exceptional trunk bike rack. It includes independently adjustable arms, a body designed to fit over factory spoilers, and a built-in cable lock.
Factory spoilers are always a potential hurdle when you are searching for a trunk-mounted bike rack. The Thule Archway 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.
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.
Unique to Thule trunk-mounted racks, the Archway also includes premium Hold Fast anti-sway cradles with Road Dampening Technology (RDT), designed for use with carbon-frame bikes. RDT is composed of 2 layers. The inner layers of the cradles are made of soft "fingers" that flex to absorb large shocks and jolts from the road. The second, upper layer is composed of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), a gel-like substance that gently but firmly cups your bike frame and enables the cradles to both absorb road shock and reduce vibration for a smoother ride. The cradles also include No-Sway Cages that provide a third contact point for the bike, preventing sway and bike-to-bike contact. The cages also have TPE bumpers that protect your bike frames from scratches.
The Archway 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.
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. Holders 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.
The Archway includes an integrated cable lock to secure your bikes to the rack. The lock includes a Thule One Key cylinder so that you can make all your Thule products keyed alike. A trunk strap also is included for passive security. This steel-reinforced cable threads around the rack and through the trunk, securing the rack to your vehicle when the trunk lid is closed and locked.
The Archway includes oversize, 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.
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