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Thule Archway Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2014 Ford Fiesta

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Review of the Thule Archway Trunk Bike Racks on a 2014 Ford Fiesta

Today on our 2014 Ford Fiesta, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Archway XT 2 Bike Rack. That part number is TH9009XT. We already have a bike on our rack. I'd like to show you a few features of it. How our bike is strapped down, we have three straps. We have two up top. We have our strap to the side, which is an anti-sway strap.

Let's go ahead and take our two off the top first, and then our anti-sway strap. There we go. Now we can remove our bike. If you we're loading it up, you'd do it the opposite way, anti-sway strap first, then the two on top. We always say get into the good habit of replacing your straps so they don't get lost or damaged, so we're going to do that first. I'd like to take a measurement to show you how far or how much we've added to your vehicle.

Out to the end of the cradle arms, I'm showing 20-1/2 inches. These arms are adjustable, this side first, by clicking the gray lever here and kind of bending it back. You want to loosen it just a little bit, like so, and then we can bring them down. Then we just tighten it back up and clamp it back down like so. Go to the other side and do the same. There we go.

All right, bring them out of the way and clamp it back down. Now we can take another measurement. I'm looking at about 9 inches. Now, how our bike rack is hooked up to the car, to our vehicle here, we have a total of six straps. We have two up top, each strap with a hook. The hooks are coated with a rubber coating so it doesn't damage your car.

We have two to the side and two to the bottom. We also have two cushions for your top so it won't damage your vehicle, and two at the bottom under your license plate. That will be it for our Thule Archway XT 2 Bike Rack. The part number again is TH9009XT, on today's 2014 Ford Fiesta. Here it is on our test course. First is the slalom area, which simulates side to side action, like turning the corners or evasive maneuvers. Next are the alternate speed bumps, which show you the twisting action, like hitting a pothole, road debris or hitting a curb. Finally, we are at the solid speed bumps, which show you up and down action to simulate a parking garage or coming out of your driveway.

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