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Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Chevrolet Traverse

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Review of the Thule Hitch Bike Racks on a 2015 Chevrolet Traverse

Today, on our 2015 Chevrolet Traverse, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Roadway Hanging Style 2 Bike Rack. That part number is TH912XTR. Now, we already have our bike on the rack. We're first going to show you how we secure that down. Then, we'll go over some other features of the rack itself. We have two cradles in place holding our bike down with three straps. Two on our frame and then one on the back as our anti-sway strap. We're just going to pull down and release those straps. Then, we can pull our bike straight off of our rack and set it off to the side. Now, anytime that you remove your bike, I always suggest you replace the straps so you don't lose or damage any of them. All right. Now, with all of those in place, we can take a few measurements. Our first one is going to be our overall, added to the back of the vehicle with our arms hanging out.

We're adding about 26 inches. Now, if we wanted to park in close-quarters parking spots, we could come up here to our grey lever up at the top. That's going to allow us to tilt those arms down and lock into place. Now, we're only adding about 11 inches to our vehicle. Our ground clearance here is going to be about 14 1/4 inches. Then, our closest point is about 1 3/4 inches away. Now, at our closest point, we've got that other handle. If we lift up on that, it's actually going to allow us to move our bike rack out of the way, tilt it away from our vehicle, and gain full access into our back hatch area. We can get anything in or out that we may need. Luckily enough, we can stand in between to get larger items out, as well. Then, to put our bike rack back into place, we're simply going to lift up until you hear that click of that handle there. Now, down at our hitch, we have our 2-inch sleeve on our rack.

If we take that sleeve off, we have our 1 1/4 inch shank there for our hitches. We can actually use it for both 1 1/4 inch and 2-inch. Around on this other side, we have our anti-rattle bolt. Now, that is actually going to keep a lot of the shake and play out of the bike rack as you're heading down the road. You're going to have a pretty smooth ride. That's going to complete our look at the Thule Roadway Hanging Style 2 Bike Rack. Part #TH912XTR on our 2015 Chevrolet Traverse. Here, on our test course, we'll start by going through the slalom.

This is going to show us the side to side action, which simulates turning corners or evasive maneuvers. Once we get to the alternating speed bumps, we'll see the twisting action. This will simulate hitting a curb, pothole, or driving over uneven pavement. Once we get to the full speed bumps, we'll see the up and down action. This will be just like driving in and out of a parking lot, garage, or driveway.

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