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Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

Speaker 1: Today with the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta, we're going to be test fitting the Yacama Hangout 2 bike rack. This is going to be part number Y02637. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look here.And this is pretty much more of a kind of a bare bones style bike rack. We're going to have two cradles here and these do move back and forth and side to side as needed for loading and unloading. It's going to hold your bike at three points.



Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Volkswagen Jetta, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima Halfback, 2 Bike Rack, part number Y02636. We already have the bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look, and showoff some of the features. Starting at our end, and working our way inward, at the ends of both of our arms we're going to have the patented Yakima bottle openers. That's a pretty common feature amongst their bike racks. Behind that we have our first set of cradles here.



Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

Speaker 1: Today in our 2017 Volkswagen Jetta, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima Fullback two bike rack, part number Y02634. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's take a closer look and show off some of the features.Starting at the end and working our way inward, we have the Yakima bottle opener on one of the ends of the arms here, which is pretty common for most of their products. On the other side, we have this integrated cable lock. That'll reach out and wrap around the rear most bike, attach to this point here, and lock it into place to secure your bikes once they're installed.Moving on to the cradles here. They are stationary, meaning they don't move back and forth or side to side, but they do have this TPE padding at the base here, which is going to act as kind of a shock absorber for your frame while you're traveling to make sure it stays intact and doesn't get any scratches or abrasions on it.



Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on this 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima HalfBack 2 Bike Rack, Part Number Y02636. 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. We're going to have 3 points of contact on the bike when you actually attach this. There's going to be 2 zip strips up at the top here and 1 off to the side, which is going to act as an anti-sway strap to keep it from going too far back and forth, possibly hitting the bike in front of it or the bike rack itself. Let's go ahead and take that off and set it aside.



Thule Archway Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on this 2016 Volkswagon Jetta, we're going to be test-fitting the Thule Archway XT 2-Bike Rack, part number TH9009XT. 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. How the bike is actually attached to the rack, we're going to have three points of contact with the bike's frame. We're going to have two straps up at the top here. One 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 bikes in front of it or the bike rack itself. Also at the front here, we have integrated cable lock, which you can install the lock core here, wrap it around the front bike, attach to this point for additional security.



Thule Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on this 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Gateway XT 2-bike rack, Part Number TH9006XT. 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. There's going to be three points of contact with your bike's frame to attach this. We're going to have two straps up at the top here and one off to the side which is 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. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. I'm going to go ahead and put the straps back into position.



Thule Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on this 2016 Volkswagen Jetta we're going to be test fitting the Thule raceway pro II bike rack, part #TH9001PRO. We already have bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. How the bike actually attaches to the rack you're going to have 3 points of contact with your bikes frame. We're going to have 2 straps up at the top here and 1 off to the side here and that's going to act as an anti-sway strap to keep the bike from moving too far back and forth possibly hitting the bikes in front of it. We also have an integrated cable lock up at the front here. You wrap it around the bike in the front and it will attach to this point here and it will come with a lock and key.



Thule Passage Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on this 2016 Volkswagen Jetta we're going to be test fitting the Thule passage two 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. How the bike actually attaches to the rack, we're going to have three points of contact with the bike's frame. We're going to have two straps up at the top here, one off to the side here, and that's going to act as an anti sway strap to keep the bike from moving too far back and forth, possibly hitting the bikes in front of it or the bike rack itself. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. It's a good habit to put the straps back in place once you've removed them so that they're not lost on the road. Now with the bike rack in this position, measuring from the bumper we've added about 20 inches to the rear of our vehicle.



Thule Passage Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Jetta, we'll be test fitting the Thule Passage trunk mounted 2-bike rack, part #TH910XT. With the fit dial to #7 according to the included instructions we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up onto the vehicle's trunk. The bottom part of the bike rack should rest on the upper tier of the rear bumper. We'll now take the top clips and hook them to the top part of the trunk, the side clips to side part of the trunk and the bottom clips to the bottom part of the trunk. We'll then loosely tighten them down to get them in place. Once the straps are in place and the bike rack can support itself, we'll fully tighten them down securing the bike rack to the trunk. After the securing the excess slack, we're ready to load up our bike. With the cradle straps already undone we'll simply place our bike into the frame cradles, bring the rubber coated straps around the frame and secure them. And with our bike all loaded up that will complete today's test fit for the Thule Passage, part #TH910XT, on our 2014 Volkswagen Jetta.



Thule Gateway Trunk Mount Bike Rack Review - 2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Today, on our 2014 Volkswagen Jetta, we'll be test-fitting the Thule Gateway trunk mounted 2 bike rack, part number TH9006XT. With the fit dial set to number seven, according to the included instructions, we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up onto the vehicle's trunk. The bottom portion will rest on the upper tier of the bumper. We'll then take the top clips and hook them to the top part of the trunk, the side clips to the side part of the trunk, and the bottom clips to the bottom part of the trunk. We'll then tighten down the blue straps to secure the clips to the vehicle. Once everything is all tightened down and secure, we'll go ahead and secure the excess strap with the included hook-and-loop fasteners. With this done and our bike rack secure, we're ready to load up our bike.



Thule Archway Trunk Mount Bike Rack Review - 2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Today, on our 2014 Volkswagen Jetta, we'll be test fitting a Thule Archway trunk mounted 2 bike rake, part number TH9009XT.With the fit dial set to number 7, according to the included instructions, we'll begin our test fit by placing the bottom part of the bike rack on the upper tier of the rear bumper. This will allow the top portion of the bike rack to rest on the top part of the trunk.We'll now take the top clips and hook them on the top part of the trunk, the side clips to the side part of the trunk, and the bottom clips to the bottom part of the trunk. We'll then tighten down the straps to secure the bike rack to the vehicle.With the bike rack secured, we'll go ahead and secure the excess strap with the included hook and loop fasteners. Now with this done, we're ready to load up our bike. We'll flip out the gray levers on the left and right hand side of the bike rack to swing out our cradle arms.Keep in mind, the cradle arms do need to be level or slightly angled up. With the cradle arms in position, we'll simply snap down the gray levers.



Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Jetta, we'll be test fitting the Thule Big Mouth Roof-Mounted Bike Rack, part number TH599XTR. With a Thule traverse track system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by first placing the bike rack up onto the vehicle's load bars. Starting at the front, we'll position the L-brackets to go around the underside of the front bar. We'll then insert the T-bolt into the slot of the L-bracket. We'll then loosely tighten the black wing nuts. We'll now move to the rear, where we will remove a wing nut to position the bracket around the underside of the rear bar. We'll then re-install our black wing nut, making sure it is loose.



Swagman Upright Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Jetta, we'll be test fitting the Swagman upright roof mounted bike rack, part number S64720. With our thule rapid traversed roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up onto the vehicles load bars. Starting at the front, we'll take the silver U bolts to go in the underside of the front bar and up through the predrilled holes to the front of the bike rack. We'll then take our black wing knots to thread down onto the silver U bolts. We'll then repeat the same process for the other side. Now moving through the rear of the bike rack, this time we'll take the silver U bolt and slide it down through the predrileld holes of the bike rack. We'll take the black plate to go on the underside of the rear bar and use our black wing knots to tighten it down.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Jetta, we'll be test fitting the Swagman fork down roof mounted bike rack, part number S64710. With the thule rapid traversed roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up onto the vehicles load bars. Starting at the front, we'll take the silver U bolts to go on the underside of the front bar up to the predrilled holes to the front of the bike rack. We'll then take our black wing knots to thread down onto the silver U bolts. We'll repeat the same process for the other side. Now moving to the rear, we'll take the silver U bolts to go on top of the bike rack through the predrilled holes. We'll take the black plate to go on the underside of the rear bar and we'll use the black wing knots to tighten it down.



SportRack Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Jetta we'll be test fitting the Sportrack Roof Mounted Bike Rack, Part #SR4622. With a Thule rapid reverse roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up onto to the vehicles load bars. Here at the front of the bike rack, we'll take the rubber coated U-bolts to go around the underside of the front bar, up through the pre-drilled holes at the head of the bike rack. We'll then take our black wing nuts to thread down onto the U-bolt. We'll then repeat the same process for the other side. Here at the rear of the bike rack, we'll take the black bracket which will go in between the top of the rear load bar and the bottom of the bike rack. We'll then insert our black bolts through the pre-drilled holes of the bike rack and the bracket. We'll take the rubber coated steel bracket around the underside of the rear bar, making sure the bolts go through the pre-drilled holes. We'll then use the black wing nuts to thread onto the bolts and tighten it down. Now we're ready to load our bike.



SportRack Frame Mount Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Today our 2014 Volkswagen Jetta, we'll be test fitting the sport rack roof mounted bike rack part number Sr4611. With the Thule rapids reverse roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up onto the vehicle's load bars. Starting there at the front, we'll take the rubber coated U-bolts around the underside of the front bar, up through the pre-drilled holes of the bike rack. We'll then take our black ring nuts to threat down onto our U-bolts. Now moving to the rear, we'll take the thick black bracket to go in between the bottom of the bike rack and the top of the load bar. We'll then take our black bolts to go down through the pre-drilled holes of both the bike rack and the bracket. We'll then take the rubber coated steel plate to go on the underside of the rear load bar and use the wing nuts to tighten it down. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, we're ready to load up our bike.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Jetta, we'll be test fitting the Rockymounts TieRod roof mounted bike rack, part number RKY1014. With the Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up onto our vehicle's load bars. We'll start off by removing the black plastic cover at the front of the bike rack and bring the rubber coated straps around the underside of the front bar. We'll then hook them into the connection points, and move to the rear of the bike rack. We'll use the included Allen wrench to remove one of the Allen bolts to position the rear bracket around the underside of the rear bar. We'll then reinstall our Allen bolt and tighten down using an Allen wrench. Moving back up to the front, we'll use the included Allen wrench to tighten down the silver bolt to tighten down the straps up against the front bar.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Jetta, we'll be test-fitting the Rockymounts Tierod Stretch roof-mounted bike rack, part number RKY1011. With a truly rapid traverse roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test-fit by placing the bike rack up onto the vehicle's load bars. Starting at the front, we'll remove the black plastic cover to position the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the front bar. We'll then hook them into the connection points and move to the rear of the bike rack. We'll use the included allen wrench to remove one of the allen bolts to position the rear bracket around the underside of the rear bar. We'll reinstall our allen bolt and tighten it down with the allen wrench. Moving back up to the front, we'll use the included allen wrench to tighten down the silver bolt to tighten down the straps up against the front bar. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, we're ready to load up our bike.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Jetta, we'll be test fitting the Kuat Trio Roof Mounted Bike Rack, Part #RU01. With a Thule Rapic Traverse roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up onto the vehicles load bars. Starting at the front, we'll take the rubber coated u-bolts to go on the underside of the front bar. They'll go up through the pre-drilled holes at the head of the bike rack. We'll then use the cylindrical black nuts to thread down onto the black u-bolts. We'll then repeat the same process for the other side. We'll then go ahead and use the included tightening tool to tighten down the nuts to secure the front part of the bike rack to the front bar. Now, moving to the rear we'll remove one of the black wing nuts and position the rear bracket on the underside of the rear bar. We'll reinstall the wing nut and tighten it down. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, we're ready to load up our bike.



Hollywood Racks Expedition Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Jetta we will be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Expedition trunk-mounted 2-bike rack, part #HRS6-2. We will begin our test fit by placing the bottom part of the bike rack onto the upper tier of the rear bumper. Next, we'll flip out the black levers on the left and right hand corner of the bike rack. This will allow us to position the top portion of the bike rack onto the top portion of the trunk. With it in position, we'll clamp down the levers and we're ready to go. We'll take the top clips to the top part of the trunk, the side clips to the side part of the trunk, and the bottom clips to the bottom of the trunk. We'll then tighten down the straps to secure the bike rack to the vehicle's trunk.



Hollywood Racks Baja 2 Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Jetta, we'll be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Baja trunk mounted 2 bike rack, part number HRB2. We'll begin our test fit by placing the bottom part of the bike rack onto the upper tier of the rear bumper. We'll then flip out the levers on the upper left and right hand corner of the bike rack to swing out our dual arms and position the top part of the bike rack on the top part of the trunk. Keep in mind, the cradle arms do need to be level or slightly angled up. Once we've established this position, we can clamp down the black plastic levers. We'll now take the top clips and hook them to the top part of the trunk, the side clips to the side part of the trunk, and the bottom clips to the bottom part of the trunk. We'll then tighten down the straps to secure the bike rack to the vehicle. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, we'll go ahead and secure the excess strap. With this done, we're ready to load up our bike.



Thule Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Adam: What's going on, everybody Adam here with etrailer. Today we're going to be taking a look at the Thule Gateway 3 bike rack on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta. So if we do have only a need for only two bikes to be hauled to and fro, we have a two bike version available here at etrailer.com.So this is going to be a really good solution for you if you don't want to mess with a roof rack or don't have the capabilities of getting a hitch on your vehicle. If you need to get bikes, this is going to be the way to go. The nice thing about this is it fits really well on our Jetta, but it'll fit on other vehicles too. So if you have multiple vehicles, sometimes you take one, sometimes they take the other, this can work on mostly any vehicle.



Malone Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Zach: Hey, everybody. Zach 00:00:01 here at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Malone Pilot on a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta. This is going to be a wheel mounted style bike rack. So we don't have to take our front wheel off like a fork mounted style, and we don't have any frame contact. So if we did have a carbon bike up here, we wouldn't have to worry about that.



Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, we're doing a test fit of the Yakima HalfBack 3 trunk mount bike rack. That part number Y02635. Now, we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you have we do that and then we'll go over some features. We have two cradles in place with three points of contact with our zip strips. There's going to be two on our frame here and one as our anti-sway strip in the back.



Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, we're doing a test fit of the Yakima Fullback 3 trunk mount bike rack. That part number is Y02633. Now, we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have two cradles in place with three zip strips. That's what Yakima is going to call their straps here.





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