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Thule Insta-Gater Pro Truck Bed Bike Rack - 1 Bike

Thule Insta-Gater Pro Truck Bed Bike Rack - 1 Bike

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Ditch the fork block and keep your front wheel on - transport your bike in your truck bed with this wheel-mount bike rack. Ratcheting arm holds bike by the front wheel. Rack drops into tailgate opening and secures when tailgate closes. Lowest Prices for the best truck bed bike racks from Thule. Thule Insta-Gater Pro Truck Bed Bike Rack - 1 Bike part number TH93VR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks - TH93VR

  • Wheel Mount
  • Tailgate Mount
  • Thule
  • 9mm Axle
  • 15mm Thru-Axle
  • 20mm Thru-Axle
  • 1 Bike
  • Bike Lock
  • Compact Trucks
  • Full Size Trucks
  • Mid Size Trucks

Ditch the fork block and keep your front wheel on - transport your bike in your truck bed with this wheel-mount bike rack. Ratcheting arm holds bike by the front wheel. Rack drops into tailgate opening and secures when tailgate closes.


  • Convenient rack lets you safely carry 1 bike in your truck bed without using a fork block
    • Perfect for your fat bike, mountain bike, carbon frame bike, or light e-bike
    • Install multiple Insta-Gaters side by side to carry additional bikes
  • Quick installation - simply set straps into tailgate opening and close tailgate to secure
    • No drilling or bolting required
  • Ratcheting hook on pivoting arm holds your bike securely by the front or rear wheel - no frame contact
    • Secure front wheel if truck bed is longer than 6'
    • Secure rear wheel and turn front wheel if bed is shorter than 6'
  • Large wheel cradle and extra-long wheel strap accommodates fat bike tires up to 5" wide
  • Included Thule One Key System cable lock secures bike to rack
  • Steel construction with black powder coat is strong and corrosion resistant
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: full size and mid size trucks and Jeep Gladiators
  • Carrying capacity: 1 bike
  • Weight capacity: 50 lbs
  • Tire diameter: 20" to 29"
  • Maximum tire width: 5"
  • Dimensions: 40-1/2" long x 18" wide x 6-5/8" tall
  • Weight: 11 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Thule Insta-Gater Pro

The Insta-Gater Pro is an excellent alternative to a fork block. It saves you from having to remove your bike's front wheel and from drilling into your truck bed. And if you normally use a hitch rack, but will be using your hitch to tow, this rack lets you bring your bike as well. It installs quickly in the crease of your tailgate. The wheel-mount design eliminates all frame contact, making it ideal for carbon frames and custom-painted bikes. The slim footprint allows you to mount additional Insta-Gater Pro's side by side to carry additional bikes.

Front or Rear Tire Mount

Thule Insta-Gater Pro in truck

The hardest part of setting up your bike is lifting it into your truck bed. Once it's up there you can secure your bike by either wheel. If your truck bed is longer than 6', secure your bike by the front wheel. If your truck bed is shorter than 6', secure your bike by the rear wheel and turn the handlebars so that the wheel avoids bumping the front of your bed. To install by the front wheel, simply lower the arm away from your tailgate, roll your front wheel onto the cradle, raise the arm, and ratchet the hook snugly against the tire, behind the fork. To install by the rear wheel, raise the arm up, roll your rear wheel onto the cradle, and ratchet the hook snugly against the tire, above the seat stay.

Integrated Cable Lock

Thule Insta-Gater Pro in truck

The rack includes an integrated cable lock to secure your bike to the rack. It has a Thule One-Key System lock cylinder that can be swapped out if you own other Thule products and want to use the same key to lock them all. The cable lock threads around your bike's frame and inserts back into the arm. It retracts into the arm when not in use. If your tailgate doesn't lock or if you are concerned that a potential thief could undo the buckles on the rack, you can use an additional cable lock (sold separately) to secure the rack to your truck.

Easy No-Drill Installation

Thule Inst-Gater Pro Installation

To install the rack, simply lower your tailgate, place the straps inside the opening between the tailgate and the truck bed, and close the tailgate. Tighten the straps with the built-in ratchets to pull the bike carrier up next to the tailgate, eliminating any movement.

501501 Thule Insta Gator Pro Truck Bed Single Bike Rack

Replaces Thule TH9006XT

Installation Details TH93VR Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Thule Insta-Gater Pro Truck Bed Bike Rack - 1 Bike - TH93VR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)

Ditch the fork block and keep your front wheel on - transport your bike in your truck bed with this wheel-mount bike rack. Ratcheting arm holds bike by the front wheel. Rack drops into tailgate opening and secures when tailgate closes.

- TH93VR

We love it; easy to put in, easy to take out. Just great. 892611

- TH93VR

Great customer service. The experience felt personal because the updates showed pictures of the employees working on your order. The shipping was long. I expected it and was notified we I purchased the bike racks. This is as due to the COVID-19 delays. 884769

- TH93VR

This is the best bike rack system I have used so far. I tried roof racks, truck bed tension racks, and tail gate pad. We used this for the first time today, and I am very pleased. Our bikes were very secure and the system is easy to use. Two thumbs up! 818590

- TH93VR

Product works as advertised. Light and very portable. Small enough that it is easy to store . Great for my wants and needs. 793257

- TH501

Review from a similar Insta-Gater in Truck Bed Bike Racks

I was excited to recieve the Insta-Gater, however, when I tried it in my truck bed of my toyota tacoma it didn't fit with my bike frame, the bed of my truck was too small. Other than that I think the rack would have been fine. The only real compliant is I ordered two insta-gater truck bed racks and one box came wrapped nice but the other was completely damaged. 45160

- TH501

Review from a similar Insta-Gater in Truck Bed Bike Racks

Just what I was looking for. I just got a new bike and I'm real happy that this carrier won't damage the frame and I can easily and safely secure my bike. When I lock the bike in the rack and my tail gate is locked everything is locked down. It's also easy in and easy out. I'm looking forward to years of use of this bike carrier. 452947

Arthur R - 11/17/2018


- TH501

Review from a similar Insta-Gater in Truck Bed Bike Racks

This review is about service only as I have not had an opportunity to use the product yet. Service at e.trailer is among the best I have experienced. Their communication and product knowledge is exceptional! They fill orders fast and shipments are completed very timely. Whenever the opportunity presents, I will choose them above all others. 733692

- TH501

Review from a similar Insta-Gater in Truck Bed Bike Racks

Fast shipping, great service. Nice. 456041

- TH501

Review from a similar Insta-Gater in Truck Bed Bike Racks

This bed-mounted bike rack works out great to secure my ProdecoTech Phantom XRS e-bike onto the bed of my Ford F-150 Flareside. Etrailer is a good outfit, too. They quickly honored their lowest price pledge after I found an online dealer selling this product at a lower price. 353897

- TH501

Review from a similar Insta-Gater in Truck Bed Bike Racks

I've only had the insta-gator long enough to use it couple times. Bikes are held in firm with little movement during transport. I especially like that they are not hanging off the back, my biggest fear has always been getting rear ended. With this device they are much safer 9322


Ask the Experts about this Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks

  • Recommended 2 Bike Truck Bed Carrier for 2018 Nissan Titan XD with Utili-Track
    Because the Thule Insta-Gater Pro Truck Bed Single Bike Rack # TH93VR rack drops into the tailgate opening of your 2018 Nissan Titan XD and secures when tailgate closes, using two of these is a feasible option for you. It's important to point out that the Insta-Gater does have a 50 lb weight limit which may potentially work if you remove the batter of your e-bikes. We don't have any other truck bed racks that have a higher capacity and are compatible with your Utili-track system. The...
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  • Thule Insta-Gater vs Thule Insta-Gater Pro Bike Rack
    The Thule Insta-Gater Truck Bed Bike Rack # TH501 was discontinued. redesigned, and replaced by the Thule Insta-Gater PRO # TH93VR. Thule upgraded all the aspects of the bike rack from the hook mount to the cable lock to the frame's structure. The Thule Insta-Gater Pro # TH501 basically looks and works better. My favorite part of the redesign is the wheel cradle. The older version # TH501 had a slanted stand that you had to fit your wheel into and could only accommodate 3" wide tires....
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  • Solution for Carrying 6 Foot Long E-Bike in bed of 2019 Ford F-150 5-1/2 ft Bed
    Since none of our truck bed bike racks are designed to allow the wheel of the bike to be turned you'd have to have the tailgate of your truck folded down to carry the bike. Your best option is to look into a hitch mounted e-bike rack like the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 2 Electric Bike Rack # HLY74FR.
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  • Truck Bed Bike Carrier for 2 e-Bikes with Fenders
    You have a couple of options available. You can use a fork mounted bike rack like the Swagman Patrol 2 Bike Rack for Truck Beds # S64701, a tailgate option like the Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack for Compact Trucks - 53" # TH823PRO, and the Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack for Truck Beds - Clamp On # INRT201. The Thule Insta-Gater Pro # TH93VR is a great bike rack but won't work well with your wheel fenders.
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  • Can Two Thule Insta-Gater Pro Truck Bed Bike Racks Be Used Together In a Truck Bed
    The Thule Insta-Gater Pro Truck Bed Bike Racks part # TH93VR is a great choice to carry a bike in a truck bed. It is also possible to use more than one to carry multiple bikes but this would come down to the bikes being carried so it's not really something I can advise on. That said, you should not have much of an issue using two on any standard 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton, or 1 ton pickup. This should be able to be determine by simply standing the bikes up in the truck bed like how they would sit...
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  • Adjustable Height Ladder Rack For 2020 Toyota Tundra With Deck Rail System
    There is a ladder rack option available that will clear the bike in the bed of your 2020 Toyota Tundra with deck rail system while using the Thule Insta-Gater TH501 (updated version # TH93VR). I recommend Yakima OverHaul HD Truck Bed Ladder Rack for Toyota/Nissan Utility Tracks part # Y01151-5868 which has an adjustable upright height of 30" tall. The cross bars are 68" and feature T-slots that allow you to carry accessories like eye bolts part # Y01162. I have attached a couple of videos...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2019 Toyota Tundra with Backup Camera and Parking Sensors
    I do have an option for you, however, there isn't a hitch mounted bike rack out there that is guaranteed not to interfere with the back up camera and parking sensors on your 2019 Toyota Tundra. Your best option is to go with a truck bed bike rack like the Thule Insta-Gater Pro # TH93VR. This rack requires no drilling or bolting for installation. It uses your tailgate opening to secure the rack to your truck bed so it's compatible whether you have a cargo management system on the truck...
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  • Recommendations for Truck Bed Bike Rack for 2019 Ram 2500 with Ramboxes
    An over the tailgate solution like the Yakima # Y07411 GateKeeper could be a good solution for you. It's relatively inexpensive, has a 5 bike capacity, and wouldn't require removing the front wheels, which is very convenient. The padded, felt-lined carrier protects both the bikes and the truck from being scratched. If you decided to go that route, you'll want to measure the available width of your tailgate. A solution like this is your best bet because options that clamp to the bed side...
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  • Good, Better and Best Option To Carry Bikes In Bed of 2019 Ram 1500 With RamBox
    I do have an option for you but Thule Bed-Rider 2 part # TH822XTR and Swagman Patrol 2 Bike Rack for Truck Beds part # S64701 will not fit into the bed with the Rambox. Both the Swagman Patrol and Bed Rider clamp to the bed rails so the ram boxes and the possibly the rail system would be damaged if you tried to use the racks. I do not recommend cutting them because that could affect the structural integrity of the rack. If you are okay with drilling into the bed, I recommend 2 of RockyMounts...
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