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Thule Helium Pro 2 Bike Rack Review - 2018 Volkswagen Golf

Hey everybody, Ryan here at etrailer. Today on our 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI, we're going to be taking a look at the Thule Helium Pro bike rack. This rack can hold up to a total of two bikes. However, if you need to carry an additional one, there's a three bike version available as well. One of the really big questions we get asked in regards to hitch mounted bike racks, is if you're still going to be able to have full access to your GTI's hatch. Now, this one does fold down out of the way and allows us to do that.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2017 Volkswagen Golf

Speaker 1: Today, on our 2017 Volkswagen Golf, we're gonna be taking a look at the Kuat transfer 2-bike platform rack, part number TS02G. Now, it's also available in black, using part number TS02B. Our Kuat transfer 2 is gonna be a 2-bike platform rack that's gonna have a lot of features that are gonna come in handy.I know a lot of times, we'll have our bikes loaded up and we're either getting ready to leave or getting ready to go out riding our bikes and we forget something in the back hatch. So, instead of taking all the bikes off and having to deal with all that hassle, if we come to the foot lever here, we can push down and with our bike still loaded, we can tilt the rack away from our car and we'll be able to get into our hatch and get anything in or out that we may need. And it's simple to put it back in place. We can simply just lift up and it'll latch back in.Now, our bikes are gonna be held by two points of contact.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Volkswagen Golf

Today, in our 2015 Volkwagen Golf, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Circuit XT Bike Rack, Part Number Th526XT. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Now how this is actually attached to the bike rack, we're going to have no frame contact at all. Instead, we're going to have two points of contact. We're going to have a rear wheel strap here at the back. Then we're going to have this skewer up at the front which grabs the bike by the forks.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Volkswagen Golf

Today on our 2015 Volkswagen Golf, we're going to be taking a look at the Thule side-arm roof-mounted bike rack, part number TH594XT. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Now how this bike is actually attached to the rack, there's going to be no frame contact at all. Instead, it has 2 other points. We have a padded wheel hook up at the front here and a wheel strap here at the rear.



Thule Passage Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2015 Volkswagen Golf

Today on our 2015 Volkswagen Golf, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Passage 2-bike rack, part number TH910XT. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. The cradles themselves are adjustable along the length of the arms. This is going to make it easier for installing 2 bikes to give you a little bit of adjustability there. It grabs the bike at 3 points. We have 2 straps up at the top too, 1 off to the side here, and that's going to serve as an anti-sway strap to keep the bike from moving too far back and forth, possibly hitting the bike in front of it.



Saris Freedom SuperClamp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Volkswagen Golf

Today on our 2015 Volkswagen GTI, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Saris Freedom Super Clamp. This is going to be your platform styled 2 bike rack, part number SA4025. As you can see, we've already got our bike up here, you can see what it's going to look like. Once you have it fully assemble with the bike in place on the back of your vehicle. This bike rack does come with your inch and quarter shank as well as the 2 inch adapter. We'll fit your class one, 2 and 3 receivers. Note also that on the bottom side where your shank is connected to your receiver, you're going to have a 3 quarter inch anti-ratible, that's going to help to reduce a lot of the sway, rattle and wobble that you would normally have.



Saris Axis Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Volkswagen Golf

Today on our 2015 Volkswagen GTI, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Saris Axis. It's going to be the hanging style 2 bike rack, part number SA832. As you can see, we've already got our bike in place so you can see what it's going to look like once you have it fully assembled and on the back of your vehicle. This rack does come with an inch and a quarter shank, as well as a 2 inch adapter. It will fit your class 1, 2, and 3 receivers. We have it in a class 1 today, attached using a 3/4 inch anti-rattle bolt to help reduce the sway, rattle, and wobble.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Volkswagen Golf

Today, on our 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI, we'll be doing a test fit of the Swagman trail head. This will your hanging style four bike rack, for 1-1/4" and 2" hitches. It's going to be part number S63380. With this class 1 receiver that we have here today, which is 1-1/4", it's only going to be able to hold a max capacity of two bikes on this four bike rack. Let's go ahead and plug it into our receiver that we have here. Once you get it inserted, let's go ahead and line up our pinholes and insert our anti-rattle bolt. This anti-rattle bolt's going to help to eliminate a lot of the sway, rattle, and wobble that we may have in our bike carrier.



Thule Gateway Trunk Mount Bike Rack Review - 2010 Volkswagen Golf

Today on our 2010 Volkswagen Golf we'll be test fitting the Thule Gateway 2 Bike Rack, part number THN006XT. Please be aware that with this bike rack installed you'll be unable to use your rear wiper. To begin our test fit we'll go ahead and move our rack towards the rear end of our vehicle. We'll want to set our dial to fit #8. We can do this by clamping the levers on the ends and raising up on our upper bar. The lower arm of our bike rack should be resting on the upper tier of our bumper. We'll place the top clips in the gap at the front edge of the top of the hatch and we'll place the side clips on the side of our rear hatch underneath our tail lights.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2010 Volkswagen Golf

Today, on our 2010 Volkswagen Golf, we'll be test fitting the Rocky Mount's Tie Rod Stretch roof mounted bike rack, part number RKY1011. With the Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system already assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack onto the vehicle's load bars. We'll bring the rubber coated steel straps around the underside of the front bar and move to the rear. We'll loosen up one of the Allen bolts to bring the rear bracket around the underside of the rear bar. Let's run it back through and tighten it down with a wrench. We will then move back up to the front where we will remove the black plastic cover. We'll then hook the rubber coated steel straps into the connection points, and use the Allen wrench to turn the silver bolt to tighten down the straps up against the front bar.



Thule Archway Trunk Mount Bike Rack Review - 2010 Volkswagen Golf

Today on our 2010 Volkswagen Golf, we'll be tested in the Tule Archway two-bike rack, part number th9009 XT. We'll begin our test fit by placing our archway on the rear of our vehicle. We need to make sure that our dial is set at number 8, and that the lower arm of our bike rack sits on the upper tier of our bumper. The upper arm has bumper pads on it that will rest on the window of our rear hatch. We'll take our top clips and slide them into the gap at the top of our rear hatch. We'll take our lower clips and set them at the very base of our rear hatch door.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2010 Volkswagen Golf

Today on our 2010 Volkswagen Golf, well be test fitting the RockyMounts Tierod Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number RKY1014.With the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System already assembled onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up on to the load bars. Well bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the front bar and then move to the rear. Well undo one of the Allen bolts to bring the rear bracket around the underside of the rear bar; well then thread in the bolts and tie them down with a wrench.Well now move back up to the front, where we can remove the black plastic cover and hook the rubber-coated steel straps into the connection points. We will then use the wrench to turn the silver bolt to tighten down straps up against the bar. With everything all tighten down secured were ready to load up our bike. Well double check to make sure that the skewer is loose at the front and well undo the strap at the rear. Well place our bike up on the bike rack sliding the forks down onto the skewer.





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