we are going to buy our son a pair of montian bikes for christmas. we will also buy a bike rack so he will be able to get them home apx. 600 miles. He will be renting a car. probably chevy cruz. Is there any car in that catagory that the gateway wont fit? I know this is a very hard question but you could give us an idea it will help.We will be buying him a new car when he graduates from college next spring and we were thinking of a chevy cruz or impala so that is why we hope he will be able to rent that type of car.
asked by: Gary R
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 be interested in purchasing a Thule Bike Adapter Bar # TH982XT. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out also.
I attached a link to our trunk mounted bike rack fitguide, so if you want to check the compatibility of a certain vehicle with trunk mounted bike racks you could plug in the year/make/model of the vehicle and see what bike rack options are available for you.
expert reply by: Jameson C
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Hitch Bike Racks
Trunk Bike Racks
Spare Tire Bike Racks
16 - 31-1/2 Inch
Bike Adapter Bar
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Frame Mount - Anti-Sway
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