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Kuat Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2014 Volkswagen Passat

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat we're gonna be doing a test fit on a Kuat Highline Three Bike Trunk Mount Rack. That part number's HIT3S.Now we have the silver installed right now, however it does come in black under part number HIT3B.This is a trunk mounted bike rack that mounts to the trunk of your vehicle, and it can carry up to three bikes. This is gonna be one of the nice hybrid versions of a trunk mount bike rack. It's very light, so it's gonna be very easy to install, but it's also gonna be durable and be able to support your bikes very well.If we look at the bike and how it's attached to the rack, excuse me, we're gonna see we have to ratchet straps on the top of our bike frame securing it into the cradles. We also have a third point with an anti-sway cradle and a strap. Once we secure that, that's gonna prevent our bike from swaying too much while we're traveling.



Hollywood Racks Express Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2014 Volkswagen Passat

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat, we're gonna be testing the Hollywood Racks Express three bike carrier. That's gonna be part number HRE3. As you can see, we already have a bike installed, so let's take a look at some of the features.These cradles can pivot left and right, and back and forth, with a little bit of force up and down on the bike rack to provide any type of spacing needs you might have between your bikes, or between your vehicle and bike. Our bike is connected to two different points of contact. We have these rubber straps that are coming around and simply latching onto this little notch right there. The bike rack also does come with a stabilization strap, so when all three bikes are loaded, simply just undo the strap, wrap it around your bikes, and come back to the strap and up and through it.



Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2014 Volkswagen Passat

Speaker 2: Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima Hangout 2 Bike Rack, part number Y02637. As you can see we already have a bike installed, so let's take a look at some of the features.Id we look at these cradles, we can see that they are adjustable side to side and back and forth as needed on the bike rack, so that's going to be pretty nice for any type of spacing you might want between your bikes or any type of frame of bike you might have. Each cradle has has a rubber strap that simply goes around the little notch right there and secures your bike down. If we look at the bike, we see it's connected at three different points of contact. We have two straps on the top. We simply pull the straps over and hang them on the little notches so they're secure.



Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2014 Volkswagen Passat

Speaker 1: Today, on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat, we're going to be test-fitting the Yakima Fullback two-bike rack. That's going to be part number Y02634. As you can see, we already have a bike installed, so let's go ahead and take a look at some of the features.Now, starting from the outside and working our way in, we have this integrated cable lock system, which you pull it out, wrap it around the frame of bike and insert it on a little notch right there. Once you're done, you simply stick your key in there, unlock it, and then you're ready to unload your bikes.If you look at these cradles, they can't pivot back and forth or move side to side, but they do have this nice rubber TPE padding. You see these little notches coming up from the padding. That kind of acts as shock absorber for your bike frame during travel.





Thule Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2015 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2015 Volkswagen Passat, we're test fitting the Thule Raceway Pro. It's a two bike rack, trunk mounted bike rack, and the part number for that is TH9001PRO. We do already have our bike on the rack, we're going to show you how we strapped the bike down, and then also some features of the rack, and how it's connected to your vehicle. We've got two cradles holding down the frame of the vehicle here. We've got three straps, two frame straps and one anti-sway. That's going to keep that bike from swinging back and forth, and possibly damaging your vehicle while you're driving down the road. The first thing we'll do, it we'll take off our frame straps here.



Thule Gateway Trunk Mount Bike Rack Review - 2013 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Passat, well be test fitting the Thule Gateway Trunk Mounted 2 Bike Carrier, part number TH9006XT. Now to begin our test fit, we will first need to adjust the trunk mount according to the shape and size of our trunk. You can use the gray buttons to adjust the angle of the trunk mount so that it may fit more securely onto the vehicle. The two straps at the top of the carrier will attach to the top of the trunk. The two straps located at the bottom of the carrier will latch up against the bottom of the trunk. We can then connect the side straps either above or below the taillights.



Yakima QuickBack 2 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Passat, well be test fitting the Yakima QuickBack 2 Bike Trunk Mounted carrier, part number Y02621. Now to begin our test fit, we will need to check the instructions or the Yakima Fit Guide to see where this carrier needs to be placed onto the vehicle. Well go ahead and set the carrier onto the trunk just below the license plate. Well connect the top hooks to the top part of the trunk, the side hooks to the sides of the trunk below the taillight and the bottom hooks at the bottom of the trunk. You may need to open your trunk to get the hooks in place without damaging your vehicle. Once we get the hooks all in place, well go ahead and tighten down the straps and secure the slack of the straps with the included plastic hooks.



Thule Raceway Platform Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2013 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Passat, well be test fitting the Thule Raceway Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier Trunk Mount, part number TH9003. Now to begin out test fit, well set the carrier onto the trunk and adjust the jaws of the carrier to fit the trunk correctly. You can do this by pulling up on the grey levers located on each side of the top of the carrier. Once we have established a correct fit to the trunk, we can go ahead and connect the top two hooks to the top of the trunk and the bottom two hooks to the bottom of the trunk and tighten them down. Once we get the trunk mount secured to the vehicle, were ready to load our bike. Well lower the platform and slide out the wheel trays by undoing the grey lever located at each end of the wheel tray.



Thule Raceway Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2013 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2013 Volkswagon Passat, well be Thule Raceway 2 Bike Carrier Trunk Mount, part number th9001. Now to begin our test fit, well set the carrier onto the trunk and adjust the claws to fit the trunk. You can adjust the jaws by pulling the gray levers located at the top jaw, and push them down to secure them in place. Once we have decided a secure angle for the jaws, we can then hook the top straps onto the top of the trunk and the bottom straps onto the bottom of the trunk and turn the gray knobs located at each end of the carrier to secure the claws to the trunk. Once we have the carrier secured to the vehicle, we can lift up the gray handle located at the center of the carrier to swing the cradle arms out. We can then push it back down to secure it in place.



Thule Passage Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Passat, well be test fitting the Thule Passage 2 Bike Carrier Trunk Mount, part number TH910XT. Now before I begin our test fit, well first need to check the instructions or the Thule Fit Guide to determine where our dial should be set on our carrier. For this vehicle we have dial set at seven. Well go ahead and set the carrier onto the trunk and put the top hooks to the top of the trunk, the side hooks to the sides of the trunk below the taillights and the bottom hooks to the bottom of the trunk. The bottom pads should be sitting just below the license plate. Now well go ahead and secure the carrier to the vehicle by tightening down the straps and securing the excess slack. Once the carrier is secured to the vehicle were ready to load our bike.



Hollywood Racks Baja 2 Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2013 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Passat, well be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Baja 2 Bike Carrier Trunk Mount, part number HRB2. Now to begin our test fit, well set the carrier on top of the trunk and if necessary use the black levers located at each end of the carrier to adjust the jaws to allow a better fit onto the vehicle. Once you have established the correct fit, you can use the top two hooks to hook to the top of the trunk, the two side hooks to hook to the side of the trunk below the taillights and the two hooks to hook to the bottom of the trunk. Once all of the straps are in place, we can secure the carrier to the vehicle by tightening down the straps and securing the excess slack. Once it is secured to the vehicle, were ready to load our bike. Well undo the cradle straps, set the bike into the frame cradles and secure it with the straps.





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