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

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

Item # TH93VR
Our Price: $319.95
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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. Great 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 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks - TH93VR

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

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.


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (29 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.

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2015 Ford F-150

Linda and I recently ordered two Aventon Pace 500 NextGen E-bikes from [bike store] in Madison, WI. Not wanting to just toss our expensive new bikes in the back of the p/u when they arrive next month we promptly ordered the Thule Instagator from etrailer.

My prior experience with etrailer came as a recommendation from a friend. I was able to do quite a bit of the research on etrailers website, the demonstration video extremely helpful and we placed an order.

The racks were in-stock, shipped promptly, etrailer providing a very nice tracking link that included pics of the staff involved in processing the order and a map of the route all the way to delivery. Absolutely 1st rate service. The racks showed up in perfect condition about two days after placing the order, exactly as promised.

We are very pleased with etrailer, will most certainly be ordering from them again and recommend this company w/o reservation. Nice job etrailer!




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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!


Comments
Still 5 Stars, after a year!
Robert T - 06/21/2021


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GMC

Fits GMC well with standard (not long) bed well. Still a mystery how I can truly get the bike locked in. I feel like even with truck bed locked, someone could wrestle this thing out. Feel like frame of bike will still need to be locked to frame of truck. However, easy to set up and holds bike securely and does exactly what I needed it to do.




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Ford Ranger

Fits a 93 Ford Ranger w/Truck box! Just have to strap front tire down. This is what I was looking for. Thanks!!


Comments
It has been awesome! Still going great after 1 year! This rack has been a game changer for me! Over the past year, I have used the gater on my Ranger with no fail. If you have a small truck, this is your solution!
William - 08/29/2022


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It actually works well. I have a short bed so I have to put the bike in with the front tire at the tailgate because of my basket platform. I do use a ratchet strap to add additional security to the tire closest to the cab. It’s a little tricky getting the rack itself set up with the straps that secure it between the tailgate and the bed for good closure of the tailgate. Since it doesn’t fold, it should be placed inside the truck if you travel with it. I’m planning to do some camping with a small fiberglass camper next fall. This is my only option for taking the bike that I feel comfortable about. I will update when I try this. I hate just laying my bike down in the bed so I’m hoping this works for camping.




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2021 GMC Sierra 2500

This is a great piece of equipment. Smartly designed and compact for storage when not in use. Shipping was super fast. Another great purchase from etrailer.com




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I bought two of these racks and was very pleased. They have cable locks built in so our bikes were safe when we go in a restaurant, grocery store, etc. I highly recommend this product as well as the people at etrailer that helped me choose them.




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Pontiac Trans Sport Van

Fits perfectly in truck bed and the bike easily sets in rack. Realy like how when you lock your truck my tailgate also locks and secures rack in truck. I use it to transport my bikes across country.




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Awesome quality and it makes mounting and dismountaing bikes so easy. I should have gotten the double bike rack….




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Love it! I use it everyday! In the off season I still use it everyday, as I store my bike in it.




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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.




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Perfect for in pick up bed. Easy to remove, good quality and simple.




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2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Have not used yet but feels good quality and sturdy




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




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Relatively easy to use and at the same time is very stable. We’ll worth the money.




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2020 Ford Ranger

This product is great. It was everything I had hoped for to secure my bike.




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2018 Toyota Tacoma

Another great product from etrailer.




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Love it works great . Had a near escape from hitting Deer that decided to run across the road had to swerve and the bike stayed in place !




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




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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.


Comments
Great!!!
Arthur R - 11/17/2018


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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.



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