Alright, today in this 2012 Chevrolet Malibu, we're going to test fit the TieRod Bicycle Rack from RockyMounts, product number RKY1014. This bike rack will fit a variety of low bars. In this case, we'll be using elliptical-shaped bars. This will also work with round and square bars. So they're easy-to-install racks so we'll get right to it. We'll take the front end of the rack and slide the straps underneath the crossbar until it catches on the other side, and then we'll install a clamp on the back crossbar.
Once we have it loosely installed, we'll go ahead and make sure that the rack is square with the car. Once we're satisfied with that, we'll go ahead and tighten everything down. Now, we use the Allen tool to tighten down the bolt that will tighten down the two straps. Alright, now, we can go ahead and put on the cap. At this point, we're ready to load up the bike.
Make sure that the front skewer is loosened up so we can put the fork into it and we'll also make sure the strap for the rear wheel is out of the way. In a short amount of time, our bike is already loaded up and ready to go. And with that, that finishes our test fit of product number RKY1014 from RockyMounts on our 2012 Chevrolet Malibu.
Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, we'll be test fitting the Thule Domestique Fork Mounted Bike Carrier, part number TH513. We can take our carrier and set it up on top of our vehicle. We'll fit the front clamp around the bar and use an Allen key to tighten the bolt at the rear. We can then also snug up the front tube bolts as necessary. Now, we can reinstall our skewer and prepare to mount our bike. We want to make sure that the skewer is open and the wheel strap at the back of the carrier is also open.
Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number RKY1014. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, we'll set it up on top of our load bars. We'll fit the rubber coated steel straps at the front around the front bar and fit them back into the head. We'll use an Allen Key to tighten the bolt and pull the straps snugger on the bar. We can then reinstall our front cover. We also want to make sure that our skewer is unlocked and open.
Today on our 20011 Chevrolet Malibu we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts Euro Pitchfork Roof Mounted Bike Carrier part number RKY1103. Now before we can mount the carrier to the vehicle we'll need to remove the rubber strip on the T slot of our front bar. The Euro Pitchfork uses a block in the front that will slide into this slot. We'll slide our front block into the slot and position the bike rack where we want it. Then we'll take our Allen key and snug up those bolts. At the rear, we'll fit the clamp around our bar and use the included wing nuts to tighten it down.
Alright, today in this 2012 Chevrolet Malibu, we're going to do a test fit of the Thule Domestique Bicycle Rack, product number TH513. A couple of quick notes about the bicycle rack is that will fit square bars, fit round bars and electrical bars as well. In this case on our car, we already have a Thule Roof Rack installed with the square bars. We'll go ahead and start off with our bike rack assembled according to instructions and we're going to put it into place. We'll take the front clamp, put around the front crossbar, and then we'll slide the second clamp over the second crossbar, ok. And then we'll go ahead and get the hardware started to clamp it to the back as well as to the front.