Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Lexus GX 460


I have a 2015 Lexus GX 460 and hybrid steel framed bicycle. Do you have any recommendations for a trunk mounted bike rack?


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The best trunk mounted bike rack we offer that has been confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Lexus GX 460 is the Thule Raceway part # TH9001PRO that you referenced.

What makes this rack far superior to the others is the attachment system. It uses 4 retractable coated steel cables to attach to the vehicle rather than 6 nylon straps like other racks. This makes installation quick and easy and the cables also last longer.

The cables store inside the rack so there are no loose straps ends to flap around. The cables can also be locked into position to deter theft of the rack. And there is also an integrated cable lock in the last bike position to deter bike theft.

This rack also features the latest and greatest in cradles. The cradles have road dampening technology which protects bike frames better than other cradles. As long as your bike weighs less than 35 lbs this would be a great option.

If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Swagman Easy-Out Women's and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter # 64005 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide an attachment point. I attached a review video for this product also. This will allow the bikes to be carried more level and will provide more ground clearance.

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