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Thule Gateway XT 2-Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms

Thule Gateway XT 2-Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms

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  • 2 Bikes
  • Thule
  • Adjustable Arms
  • Hanging Rack
  • Locks Not Included
  • Fits Most Factory Spoilers
  • 6 Straps
  • Frame Mount - Anti-Sway
  • Non-Retractable
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2003 Ford Taurus - Thule Gateway XT 2-Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms

The Gateway 2-bike trunk rack fits over most factory spoilers, and it mounts easily with the patented FitDial system. The independently adjustable dual arms have Hold Fast anti-sway cradles that provide safe, stable bike transport.


Features:

  • Trunk-mounted rack lets you carry up to 2 bicycles on the back of your vehicle
  • Long, arcing body tubes are designed specifically to fit over factory spoilers
  • Hold Fast cradles securely hold bikes at 3 points
    • Anti-sway cages prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-car contact
    • Reinforced straps provide maximum strength and durability
  • Patented FitDial system with Quick-Fit levers ensures quick and easy setup
    • Simply identify the correct number for your vehicle, press the levers, and rotate the frame into position
  • Narrowly spaced dual arms with Cinch-Lever adjustment provide excellent bike support
    • Adjust independently of the base and each other to keep the bikes level during transport
    • Rotate upward for added ground clearance
    • Allow easy bike loading and unloading
    • Fold down when not in use
  • 6 Nylon straps with hooks and cam buckles anchor the rack to your vehicle
    • Holders with hook-and-loop tabs secure excess strap length to prevent flapping
  • Foam foot pads help to prevent the rack from scratching your vehicle
  • Blue load strap secures bikes to each other and to the rack to improve stability during transport
  • Sturdy steel frame with powder coat finish is durable and rust resistant
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Carrying capacity: 2 bikes
  • Weight capacity: 70 lbs
  • Distance between arms (outside cradle to outside cradle): 12"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: This dual-arm rack reduces the need for a bike frame adapter bar (sold separately) to mount a children's, women's, or alternative frame bicycle. However, to mount certain bikes or to keep your bike level on the rack, a bike adapter bar may be required. Most step-through bikes, dual-suspension bikes, and small children's bikes will require a bike adapter bar.


Thule Gateway XT's spoiler-clearing arced arms

The Thule Gateway XT is a sturdy, 2-bike trunk rack with long, arcing body tubes designed to clear most factory spoilers. Hold Fast cradles with anti-sway cages keep your bikes stable on the rack and help to prevent bike-to-bike contact. The patented FitDial mounting system offers quick and easy setup on most vehicles, and the independently adjustable dual arms let you transport a wide variety of bike sizes and frame styles.


Patented FitDial System

Thule Gateway XT's FitDial System

The patented FitDial system lets you easily adjust the rack body to fit the shape of your trunk. The long, arcing body tubes are designed to fit easily over most factory spoilers, so setup is a snap. Simply press the Quick-Fit levers and rotate the base until the centers of the levers line up with the correct numbers on the dials. These numbers are specified in the instructions included with the rack. Just find your vehicle, identify the correct number, and dial it up.


6-Strap Attachment System

Thule Gateway XT's 6-way nylon security straps

While the FitDial system ensures that the body of the rack is correctly seated on your vehicle, it is the 6 nylon straps that keep the rack anchored in place. The steel hooks on these extra-long straps are nylon coated to prevent scratches on your vehicle, and the straps tighten in place with easy-to-use, backpack-style cinches.


Thule Gateway XT's hook-and-loop strap tabs

Holders with hook-and-loop tabs (similar to Velcro) 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 Foam Pads

Thule Gateway XT's paint-protecting foam pads

Foam pads on the Gateway XT's upper and lower bases grip your trunk or rear hatch to keep the rack firmly in place during transport. The pads are designed to provide friction without leaving scratches and scuff marks on your vehicle.


Hold Fast Cradles with Anti-Sway Cages

Thule Gateway XT's Hold Fast cradles

The Gateway XT has Hold Fast cradles that grip your bike frame at 3 different points - 2 on the top tube and 1 on the seat tube. Built-in anti-sway cages provide bike frame support and help prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-car contact. The cradles are made of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), a stretchy, gel-like substance that absorbs road shock and minimizes vibration. Molded grooves in the cradles accommodate brake cables. Reinforced TPE straps keep your bike frames snug in the cradles and cages.


Independently Adjustable Arms

Thule Gateway XT's Cinch Lever adjustment

The Gateway XT has narrowly spaced arms that make loading and unloading bikes hassle free. These arms are independently adjustable with the built-in Cinch-Levers. Just 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.


Thule Gateway XT's fold-down arms

The Cinch-Levers also allow you to fold down the arms when the rack is not in use and to fold the rack flat for convenient storage.


Security for Bikes and Rack

To lock your bikes to the rack, you can add a Thule cable lock (TH538XT - sold separately). This cable lock features a One-Key System lock cylinder 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.



9006XT Thule Gateway XT 2 Bicycle Strap Rack - Adjustable Arms - Trunk Mount



TH9006XT Installation InstructionsInstallation Details TH9006XT Installation instructions

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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Thule Gateway Trunk Mount Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Taurus

Today on our 2014 Ford Taurus, we will be test fitting the Thule gateway trunk mounted 2 bike rack, part number TH9006XT. With the fit dial set to number 8, according to included instructions, we will being our test fit by placing the bike rack up onto the vehicles trunk, making sure the bottom part of the bike rack rests on the upper tier of the rear bumper, and the top part of the bike rack rests on the top part of the trunk near the rear window. With the bike rack in place, I'll take the top hooks and hook them to the top part of the trunk, and tighten down the silver cam 00:28 buckles. I'm not going to tighten the straps all the way, just using these to hold the bike rack in place. I then put the side hooks to the side part of the trunk above the taillights, and the bottom hooks to the bottom part of the trunk. Keeping in mind you may need to open up the trunk to get the clips in place. Once all 6 clips are in place, we will then tighten down the straps to secure the rack to the trunk.

Once everything is all tightened down and secured, I'll go ahead and secure the excess strap with the included hook and loop fasteners. With this done, we are ready to load up a bike. We need to flip out the gray levers on the left and right hand side of the bike rack, and swing out our cradle arms. The cradle arms do need to be level or slightly angled up. With the cradle arms in position, I'll tighten down the gray lever and clamp it down. We'll then undo the rubber cradle straps, place our bike into the frame cradles, and then secure it with the straps. With our bike all loaded up, that will complete today's test fit of the Thule Gateway trunk mounted 2 bike rack, part number TH9006XT on our 2014 Ford Taurus.


Customer Reviews

Thule Gateway XT 2-Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms - TH9006XT

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (52 Customer Reviews)

The Gateway 2-bike trunk rack fits over most factory spoilers, and it mounts easily with the patented FitDial system. The independently adjustable dual arms have Hold Fast anti-sway cradles that provide safe, stable bike transport.

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Volvo Cross Country

Used this bike rack to drive cross country twice this year. After the first 2 days one of the foam pieces on the bottom support ripped in half, so I duct taped it and it still works, although I shouldn't have had to do that. It also make a dent in my trunk, right under the license plate; although, to be fair, that was during the second road trip after driving through a snow storm in the Rocky Mountains. I think the wind was pressing the bike rack down and that's what ended up denting the car. I also had the issue of the cradles sliding out of place, so that the bikes would end up not being parallel with the trunk, and because of this the bike came OUT of the saddle a couple of times. My saving grace was having used my U-LOCK to lock the bikes together, so the outermost bike that came out of the saddle was locked to the inner bike and thus didn't fly off completely on the highway. It was actually quite a terrifying experience. Overall, I think this is a great bike rack for day trips and easy to use once you get the swing of things. I would not recommend this for anyone driving further than a few hours away. 300505



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2010 Chevrolet Malibu

Heavy-duty construction and well thought out. I use the bike rack on my 2010 Chevy Malibu to carry two mountain bikes. To make sure I don't scratch the trunk paint surface a friend recommended I place micro-fiber clothes under the contact points. Works great. No worries about stability when traveling down the road. Good investment. 251995


Comments

Ready to use it again this season. Just trying to find the time. Thanks for the follow up

Michael - 01/26/2018

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2013 Ford Mustang

Today I installed the Gateway XT 2 Bike Carrier - Trunk Mount and used the Thule Bike Adapter Bar - Womens & Alt. Frame Bikes to hang two bikes on the back of my 2013 Mustang, 2 dr, with factory spoiler. I read the instructions over breakfast. It seemed pretty simple, and it was. Of course, being the first time installing the carrier it was a little slow as I figured out what went where but referring back to the instructions made the install go smoothly. A couple points of note: 1) Not too comfortable that the strap clips won't scratch the paint. They're coated but not padded. I'll probably glue a thin rubber padding to the inside of the top and bottom clips. The side clips just barely slide on and there is no room for any additional padding. 2) Discovered that I needed to secure the inside pedal upward to ensure it did not bang against the bumper. I used a mini-bungee cord but weaving the supplied tie down strap might do the trick. Not sure (yet) which is fastest/easiest method. Definitely need the tie down strap to keep the front wheel of the inside bike from beating against the car. 3) Although the Adapter Bar does hold my wife's bike level, the bar at its shortest position is a few inches too long leaving gaps at the front and back. There did not appear to be a way to lock the bar length and only the ripple straps to keep the bar from vibrating looser. Hopefully not a problem on long drives or bumpy roads. I'm attaching a couple photos from the install process that you are free to use. Sincerely, JP Hanover, PA 407343



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2016 Honda Accord

Used on a 2016 Accord with a Trek road bike. It took about 1 hr. First time but much quicker once you have it all setup. Very well made and sturdy. Be sure to read all instructions and tips on the website. Been using 6 months w/o any issues. Good product and reliable company. 338167



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Volkswagen Golf

Instructions are a little vague, but its a very easy installation. Great product. Holds my bike firmly even when I'm going down the highway. Very good quality. Definitely recommend! 370472



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2014 Ford Explorer

The product is stable, sturdy and (after some minimal effort) simple to install. It seems far more substantial than others that we considered purchasing. We are very happy with the purchase and would recommend this product. 180645



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2015 Toyota Prius

etrailer got this bike rake to us in record time. Order on a Sunday was here by Thursday. The bike rake does fit my car though my 2015 Prius has a spoiler on the back of the car and I had to change the manufacture suggestion setting of 7 to and 8 to get it off the spoiler. All in all I'm very happy I found etrailer they were very helpful and got me my order on time. thanks from Canton, CT. 275037



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2014 Ford Taurus

I just used the Thule Gateway XT 2 trunk mount bike rack along with a Swagman DLX bike adapter bar on my 2014 Taurus to transport my son's mountain bike over 900 miles from KY to FL. It preformed excellently and was very stable. It was a little tight because of the bikes frame, so to be safe I used the outside mount on the rack to carry the bike so it would not hit the bumper. I also recommend tying (in my case, bungie cord) the bike to the Thule frame so it cannot rock into the car's trunk or bumper, especially at highway speeds. But with a few simple precautions, even long distance transportation was a breeze! 221775



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Ford Excursion

the day we got our bike rack we put in our car and headed out on our first excursion. It works perfectly and is easy to install on my car. There were really no problems at all and we are happy with the product. We use it about every week and are very satisfied. 309158



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2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Outstanding rack. Very strong and well made. Fits perfectly as described!!! I have a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited and was apprehensive about load distribution and stress at the top on the roof spoiler. Absolutely no worry. Excellent value. 673344



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Excellent and reputable brand that is sturdy and are able to haul heavy and fairly large mountain bikes with ease. 657795



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Honda

Perfect fit for my Honda Civic! Easy to put on and take off of the car. Conveniently stores in the garage or trunk of the car. Great product! 573088



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2016 Honda Civic

Has worked great. Would highly recomme nd. 513707



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2005 Acura TL

I have used it twice a week since I bought this product 1 year ago. It's easy to put on my car and I've had no problems with it whatsoever. Would buy another one if I were in the market for one today. Very satisfied customer...... 499257



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2014 Dodge Charger

Excellent rack and perfect fit for my 2014 Charger. Now if it will only stop raining so I can use it! 497760


Comments

I only used it once as it scratched the paint on my car. Im going to see about putting a trailer hitch on my car to enable use of an upright rack. Frankly Im sorry I bought it.

David - 04/19/2019

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Let me begin by saying that anytime you have a piece of equipment strapped to the painted finish of a vehicle, the potential for scratches or dents exists, no getting around it. This being said, the risks can be minimized by putting as little weight as possible on the racks and by observing the rack's weight capacity, by installing the rack exactly as described in the instructions, and by keeping the surfaces where the rack and vehicle touch absolutely clean. A good coat of quality car wax where the surfaces meet would add extra protection. I typically tell people that if they have a newer vehicle and are concerned about scratching the finish, a hitch and hitch mounted bike rack is without a doubt the way to go.

-- Mike L - 4/26/2019


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Honda Civic

Just received the bike carrier yesterday! Quick response on shipping and the product arrived safely. Mounted it on my car today . I have a Honda Civic 4 door. Using the mount was quick and easy. No troubles mounting it on the car. I am very pleased with the entire experience. 412650



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2012 Honda Civic

Got it quickly 401997



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2012 Toyota Prius v

Works great! 398028



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2010 Infiniti G37

It arrived quickly and the free shipping was a terrific bonus! I'm very pleased with my experience at eTrailer.com! 306260



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2015 Buick Encore

Love my new bike rack! Had a bit of trouble with installation as the instructions were a bit hard to follow. But it is very sturdy and fits my new car. 287611



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2016 Jeep Compass

The first thing I was impressed with was the overall design and construction. Following the instructions, mounting was a breeze. The fit to vehicle type was seamless. The rack fit perfectly on my Jeep Compass as stated in the website. Material and workmanship is some of the best I've seen in a while. Am looking forward to using when the rain stops ! No pics yet , cause of weather . 283937



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2005 Toyota Prius

This bike rack has served me well. I've used it for a Prius hatchback, a Nisaan Xterra, and now a Kia Soul. All cars have different hatchback doors but the rack has been able to adjust and carry two bikes well in every situation. Very sturdy and reliable. 282450



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2015 Dodge Dart

I have a 2015 Dodge Dart. It was easy to install and it holds my GT mountain bike and my wife's Nishki Mountain bike. It held the bike's firmly and to my delight, it did not allow my car to get scratched while driving. The only reason I gave it a 4 instead of a 5, I wish the straps were retractable. It comes with ties but it doesn't look good. I know Thule makes one but it was more than I wanted to spend. 280885



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2015 Mazda CX-5

The rack was pretty good, took it on a road trip with about 20 hours of driving and it stayed securely fastened. Only issue I have and have had with the last thule bike rack is that the rubber strapped break. 274432



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Toyota Avalon

works just fine. solid workmanship and materials. When straps are snug, bikes do not move/sway. Able to adjust arms higher to allow for more bicycle tire clearance since Toyota Avalon is low to the ground. Do have a slight concern regarding wear-ability of rubber straps. but they are thick and I assume I can get replacement straps if necessary. 232404



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2015 Infiniti Q60

Asked for review before I had chance to open box. Box looked okay. 204372



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Buick Enclave

Originally bought this for my Honda Fit but it's adaptable enough that it also fits on my Buick Enclave. Have only used it a couple of times so far and it works very well. I am exclusively a road biker and it holds my large frame road bike well. Holds the bike steady and well above exhaust pipe level and mounting the bike takes less than a minute. I have other carriers over the years and this is probably one of the best. 202977



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Very sturdy and fit my car well. I was very easy to attach and liked the video on the web site. Thanks Debbie for getting this to my house before my trip!!!! Great customer service! 201842



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2013 Volvo XC60

The Thule TH900SXT (2 bike) rack we ordered arrived within a few days. All the parts were in the box and it took only about one hour to fit on our 2013 Volvo XC60. The instruction manual was easy to follow and required only a few steps. When we used the rack the next day, it held our bikes securely in place with no sway and well away from our vehicle's tailgate. We are very pleased with the rack's performance. 172727



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Ford Excursion

I opened the box and put the unit together, installed it on my automobile and placed both bikes on the rack. This insluded reading the installation manual and watching the installation video took about 40 minutes. The bike rack is much sturdier than previous ones that I have used. Removing and collapsing is easy also. After the initial strap adjustment there will be very little adjustments while installing the second time. I will enjoy using this unit for years to come. We are planning our first biking excursion next week to test this out on the road. 164335



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2005 Volkswagen Passat

I recently had the chance to try out my ThuleTH9006XT and it performed perfectly. I had my two bikes secured on the rack and they did not budge, I will be hauling them to Mrytle Beach this weekend and after the test run I will be very comfortable that the Thule will do it"s job. thank you for a great product. 149933



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2011 Nissan Maxima

Well built, sturdy rack. I like how easy the adjustments are. The only complaint is that the straps are difficult to tighten. 138281



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Really easy to use and great rack with no sway when driving 90 +... 137458



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I got the bike rack in the factory box. The box tape seem opened and retaped many layers. The rack has some rusty little spots. one of the bike holding arm has a stripped screw. I have to replaced the screw with a bigger and little longer screw. If you said some one opened the box to check the rack before shipping out then that person did not do his/her job. If etrailer shipped out the returned racked then etrailer needs to inspect the rack to make sure it is factory condition. Any way the rack is very good for its price. The feeling about this rack is not excellent. It's just ok. You pay for what you get guy. 136120



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2013 Honda Civic

Very fast delivery, exactly as ordered. I am very pleased with my purchase, and anxious to use the new bike rack in our area state park trails! 132337



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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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2011 Chevrolet Traverse

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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As with all Thule products the bike rack is excellent. The intructions are easy to follow and the unit itself is solid. Jonathan R 71885



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as always, great service from e trailer. thanks! 49903



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Sunfire

Tried to fit this on my 2 Door Sunfire. It looked terribly flimsy so I went with the Raceway instead. 44760



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Kind of hard to do a review when you haven't had a chance to use the product but I did install in on my car. It fits perfectly and snug as advertised. Seems like it will work great. 42292



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I placed an order for the TH9006 and got an email 15 minutes later that it had already shipped. Also great customer service. I kept receiving notifications up until my bike rack arrived which was, to my surprise, way earlier than I expected. Overall great experience, would definitely recommend etrailer.com to my anyone. I would definately kee 28910



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Review from a similar Thule Gateway in Trunk Bike Racks


Ordered a second bike rack from this company again because the first purchase was fast and at a reasonable price . The Thule bike rack fits my car trunk, the easy dial allows flexibility. Holds 2 bikes with lots of space between if you want. It would fit 3 but having a women's frame and a men's frame you need the extra space. I prefer using a 3 bike rack for my 2 bikes. Again the ordering, delivery and reasonable price from this company made me a repeat customer. 432509



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Review from a similar Thule Gateway in Trunk Bike Racks


It's much bigger than it seems so storing it is a pain. Ironically, for being so unweildingly large it's too small to actually hold 3 bikes. This thing has caused more dents, scratches, and missing paint than I care to admit. It's not the rack itself but the way it holds the bikes. There's no way to position the petals so they don't hit my Mazda 3 hatchback. 392335



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Review from a similar Thule Gateway in Trunk Bike Racks


Fits snuggly on the back of the Benz. Looking forward to seeing how it handles the road with 2 bikes on it. 343194



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Review from a similar Thule Gateway in Trunk Bike Racks


I purchased this Thule bike rack over a year ago, and finally used it to transport 3 bikes from Germany to the Swiss Alps for a camping trip. I found the instructions easy to understand, and this was an ideal Fit for my Volvo XC90 SUV. The Bike rack was very stable with no rubbing or damage to my Vehicle. The included rubber straps and velcro strap holders worked well. I look forward to many more road trips with this bike rack. 268205



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Review from a similar Thule Gateway in Trunk Bike Racks


The item I ordered was delivered at my home exactly the Day ETrailer said. The staff at ETRAILER was very friendly and professional. Kim and the staff went out of their way to help me. I would recommend this company to everyone. 202792



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Review from a similar Thule Gateway in Trunk Bike Racks


We bought the Thule 3 bike trunk rack for a vacation trip from ohio to South Carolina. We were greatly disappointed when we arrived and unloaded our bikes to find dents in both our trunk and the rear bumper of our new 2014 Honda Accord. We will be returning this bike rack and will try a Saris instead. 136390


Comments

Thank you for taking the time to review our product! We are sorry to hear that your bumper was dented during the use of the product. According to the included fit tips, the lower arms should be positioned on the bottom of the license plate well, so there is no contact made with the rear bumper. This is recommended because many new cars do not have a sufficient backing behind the plastic bumpers, and thus the load bearing capacity is low. This may also have contributed if there were dents on the lid as well, because the carrier would have rested more towards the middle of the trunk as opposed to closer to the rear window where the weight bearing capacity is higher.

Michael L from - 06/26/2014

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I had this same experience with the bike rack on my Toyota Camry it was such a punch in the gut to see the dent.

-- comment by: Chris G - 06/01/2015

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Review from a similar Thule Gateway in Trunk Bike Racks


Product looks good (haven't used it yet) and easy to install. Etrailer was awesome to deal with. Ordered the rack on a Saturday, didn't expect it to be shipped till at least Monday or Tuesday. Not only was it shipped on Saturday, Etrailer bumped the shipping priority up a notch (at no cost to me) and communicated frequently. I recieved the delivery the following Wednesday. Highly recommend using Etrailer for any of your needs, I will. 96515



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Review from a similar Thule Gateway in Trunk Bike Racks


The tips for installation for my Honda Element stated to put the two bottom straps on the center tow loop behind the bumper. This was very difficult and I am not sure how secure the rack is. Other than that this is an excellent product. 56006


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  • Thule Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2012 Volvo S60 sedan
  • I checked with Thule and the Thule Gateway # TH9006XT is confirmed to fit your 2012 Volvo S60. However, I believe you would be better off with a Thule Raceway 2 Bike # TH9001PRO. This rack is one of the easiest racks to install, lightest-weight, and most secure racks around due to the steel cables used to attach the rack to the vehicle. Take a look at 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...
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  • Differences Between the Thule Archway, Gateway and Passage
  • The best of the three you mentioned is the Thule Archway XT part # TH9009XT. This rack has an integrated cable lock and upgraded frame cradles. Aside from that it is the exact same as the # TH9006XT. The big advantage the two mentioned racks have over the # TH910XT is the adjustable arms. This rack has a fixed position for the arms of the rack so the bikes might be carried at a sharp angle. The other two racks allow you to adjust the angle of the arms so that the bikes can be carried...
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  • Complete List of Thule Bike Racks that Fit a 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT
  • Thule does have trunk mount bike rack and roof rack fits for your 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT. The Thule trunk mount bike racks that fit are listed below from their most premium option to their most basic. Raceway Pro Platform # TH9003PRO Raceway Pro # TH9001PRO (2-bike) # TH9002PRO (3-bike) Archway XT # TH9009XT (2-bike) # TH9010XT (3-bike) Gateway XT # TH9006XT (2-bike) # TH9007XT (3-bike) Passage # TH910XT (2-bike) # TH911XT (3-bike) The main difference between their premium Raceway...
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  • Comparison Between Thule Archway # TH9009XT and Gateway # TH9006XT For a 2011 Ford Fusion
  • The primary difference between the Thule Archway # TH9009XT and the Thule Gateway # TH9006XT is the fact that the Archway offers upgraded Hold-Fast cradles with road dampening technology (better shock absorbing padding) and an integrated cable lock to secure the bikes to the rack, while the Gateway offers the Thule standard Hold Fast cradles and no cable lock. I've confirmed that the two bike versions of both racks are compatible with your Fusion, but Thule doesn't recommend the 3 bike...
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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....
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  • Recommended Trunk Mount Bike Rack for 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport Hatchback
  • For your 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport Hatchback, I recommend the Thule Gateway XT 2-Bike Rack # TH9006XT. I checked with Thule and was able to confirm that this will fit and work great on your GT (hatchback) model Elantra. This is a really nice, 2-bike trunk rack that features long, arching body tubes designed specifically for vehicles like yours and Hold Fast cradles that will hold the bikes at 3 different points. The carrier can secure two bikes of up to 35 pounds each. I recommend...
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  • Trunk-Mount Bike Rack Options for a 2014 Ford Fusion
  • I checked with several of our prominent bike rack makers - Thule, Yakima and Hollywood Racks - and none offers any trunk-mount bike racks for the 2014 Ford Fusion. When this occurs with a vehicle it generally means that the trunk's sheet metal is too delicate to handle the weight of a loaded bike rack and/or that there is a feature, such as a rear spoiler, that prevents a proper fit. We can offer you an option, however. A Class II trailer hitch such as the Curt # C12091 which bolts on...
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  • Comparing the Thule Gateway XT and Thule Passage Bike Racks
  • The Thule Passage, # TH910XT, and Thule Gateway XT, # TH9006XT, are similar in many ways, with the main difference being that the Gateway XT features independently adjustable arms, which will allow you to keep bikes level on the rack as opposed to any odd angles. Each of these racks has a weight capacity of 35 lbs per bike with a six-strap attachment system that keep it mounted safely to your vehicle. Each also has the FitDial system, so you can adjust the body of the rack to fit your...
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  • Thule Trunk Mounted 2-Bike Rack Comparison for 2016 Nissan Rogue
  • Yes, you are correct both the # TH9006XT and # TH910XT are confirmed to fit your 2016 Nissan Rogue with spoiler flap. The differences between the Thule Gateway # TH9006XT and the Thule Passage # TH910XT are slight but I can help point them out. Besides the color the Gateway # TH9006XT has independent adjustable arms which allow for more level bike mounting. These arms are independently adjustable with the built-in Cinch-Levers. Just flip the lever up, rotate the arm to the desired...
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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...
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  • Recommended Bike Carrier for 2015 Lexus RX 350
  • The best way to transport bikes on your new 2015 Lexus RX 350 is to install a trailer hitch and use a hitch-mount rack. Hitch racks place the entire weight burden of the rack and bikes on the car's frame - it's strongest part - rather than on its thin sheet metal. The hatch hinge on your car is made to handle the weight of the hatch itself, but it is not really intended to also support a 70 to 100-lb load from bikes and their carrier. You can use 2-inch Class III hitch # C13143 from...
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  • Comparing Thule Gateway and Thule Passage Trunk Mount Bike Racks for 2012 Chevrolet Traverse
  • Both the Thule Gateway # TH9006XT and the Thule Passage # TH910XT are high quality bike racks that will fit your 2012 Chevy Traverse. The main difference between these racks is that the arms on the Gateway rack are able to be adjusted independently. Both racks have arms that fold down for storage, but the Gateway's arms adjust to allow you to carry some alternative frame bikes without an adapter bar. However, some alternative, children's, and women's style frames may still require an adapter...
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  • Easy to Use Trunk Mount Bike Carrier for a 2005 Toyota Prius
  • We have numerous trunk mount bike carriers that will fit your 2005 Toyota Prius, see link to the right. But for a rack that is the easiest to install/remove and use I recommend the Thule Raceway # TH9001PRO. This rack uses just 4 retractable cables instead of 6 straps like other racks so it is very easy to install and remove. Also, it folds relatively flat so it is easy to store. The rack also features locks to lock the rack to the vehicle and a cable lock to lock the bike in the last...
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  • Will Thule Gateway 2 Bike Carrier Part # TH9006XT Fit a 2002 Ford Escape
  • Both the Thule Passage 2 Bike Carrier, part # TH910XT, and the Thule Gateway 2, part # TH9006XT, will fit your 2002 Ford Escape. I have linked an installation video for each of these carriers. I have also provided a link to our product page showing all brands and models of 2-bike carriers that can fit your Escape. The Passage and Gateway carriers share a number of key Thule features including the patented Fit-Dial mounting system, Stay-Put cradles to secure and protect your bike frames,...
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  • Choosing Between Saris Bones # SA805 and Thule Gateway # TH9006XT on 2014 Chevy Malibu
  • If I personally had to choose between the two, I'd go with the Thule # TH9006XT Gateway. I actually prefer the looks of the # SA805BL Saris Bones, but I don't care for the way that the weight of the bikes and the rack rest on feet that small. Spreading the weight over a larger area like the Archway does lessens the chances that the vehicle will be damaged, and makes the whole unit more stable. Both rack manufacturer offers a limited lifetime warranty, so you really can't go wrong either...
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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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  • Recommended Trunk-Mount Bike Rack for 2007 Dodge Caliber
  • We do not carry any 1-bike trunk-mount bike carriers that fit your car, but we can offer you choices in 2-bike carriers that are confirmed to fit well on your 2007 Dodge Caliber that has a spoiler at the roofline. If you want a carrier that includes locks for the rack itself and for your bike you might prefer the Thule Archway XT, part # TH9009XT. This carrier features the latest technology in its bike cradles to gently support your bike while in transit. If locks are not that important...
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  • Carrying Bikes on a 2009 Toyota Prius
  • You're correct that using a hitch adapter does lose some of the stability. However, there are only 2 hitch receivers available or your 2009 Toyota Prius, parts # 24808 and # C11468, and they're both Class I, 1-1/4 inch hitches. This is to prevent the overloading of the vehicle since its weight capacity is extremely low. Instead I recommend using a trunk mount bike rack. The Thule Gateway XT, part # TH9006XT, is a great option that's confirmed to fit the Prius. I've linked a video...
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  • How To Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport
  • The reason that they do not offer a trailer hitch for the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport has to do with the size and location of the muffler. I spoke with my contact at Curt and said it is just not possible to develop a trailer hitch to fit with the Sport muffler. I can only imagine that the same will hold true for Draw-Tite as well. Therefore, the only way that you will be able to install a trailer hitch on the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport is to use the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part...
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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 favorite trunk mount bike rack would be the Thule Raceway 2 Bike Rack, # TH9001PRO, 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...
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  • Recommended Trunk Mounted Bike Rack for 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
  • I do have a solution for you, however the Thule Gateway XT 2-Bike Rack # TH9006XT referenced in your question is not confirmed to fit your 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. This is simply because Thule has not been able to confirm that the trunk rack will safely work with the particular design and factory rear spoiler at the top of the hatch on your vehicle. There is not a Thule trunk mounted bike rack available that is designed to fit your vehicle. For your new bike, I recommend looking...
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  • Thule Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Honda Civic Sedan
  • The bike rack that I would choose for your 2013 Honda Civic sedan is the Thule Gateway 2 Bike Rack, # TH9006XT. This bike rack uses support pads with a flattened surface that will make better contact with your trunk over the round pads on the Passage bike rack. The Gateway bike rack uses molded rubber pads that will last longer than the soft rubber pads of the Passage bike rack. If you will be keeping the bike rack attached to your vehicle for extended periods of time, it is always a...
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  • Can a 3 Bike Trunk Mounted Bike Carrier be Used on a 2005 Toyota Solara
  • I have good news and bad news. First, the bad news is that the only trunk mount bike racks that are recommended for the 2005 Toyota Solara are 2 bike racks, because the attachment points on the vehicle are not capable of supporting 3 bikes and a trunk mounted 3 bike rack. The 2 bike racks that will work on the 2005 Toyota Solara are the Thule Archway, # TH9009XT, the Thule Passage, # TH910XT, the Thule Gateway, # TH9006XT, and the Thule Raceway, # TH9001PRO. Of these choices the Raceway...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for 2014 Cadillac ELR 2-Door Coupe
  • We do not show any confirmed hitch fits for a trailer hitch for the 2014 Cadillac ELR 2-door coupe. I checked with Hidden Hitch, Draw-Tite and Curt - our three main hitch suppliers - and none offers hitches for your car. This has to do with the extensive fascia trimming that would be required. But we can still help you with a bike rack. You'll simply use one of the confirmed fits for trunk-mount racks. The linked page shows you all 2-bike trunk racks confirmed to fit your ELR. For...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for 2013 Audi S4 Sedan
  • The trunk-mount bike racks recommended for your 2013 Audi S4 Sedan can be seen on the linked page. These include both 2- and 3-bike carriers in both the hanging and platform styles. In general it is wise to use as lightweight a rack as possible in order to minimize the weight load on your trunk, but it is also true that the racks with the best construction and the most included features (like built-in locks) tend to weigh more. Better racks also tend to be easier to mount on the car. A...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Trunk Mount Bike Racks for a 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
  • From what I was able to ascertain, the GR indicates that it is 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi. If that is the case there are no hitches currently available for the vehicle. The best option would be to use a trunk mount bike rack. It is actually the more economical choice and they are not permanent installations. According to Thule there are several options. I have listed them below. Passage 2, # TH910XT Passage 3, # TH911XT Gateway 2, # TH9006XT Gateway 3, # TH9007 Archway 2, # TH9009XT Archway...
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