The Thule 9006 gateway 2-bike trunk/strap mount rack is an easy-to-install and use trunk/strap bike carrier that is the perfect choice for budget minded cyclists who regularly ride with a friend or family member. Designed for two bikes stowed on the rear exterior of vehicles with durable nylon straps, it features rubberized Stay-Put cradles that protect bike frames while holding them securely, patented FitDial hub adjustments that provide the carrier with a perfect fit to your vehicle, arms that fold down when not in use and an effective anti-sway feature to prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact during transport.
Quality 2-bike Strap Rack Functionality for Cyclists on a Budget
Trunk/strap mount carriers do not require a roof rack, are easy to install and offer easy access to bikes. This makes them common, especially with new cyclists and cost-conscious families, but they can also be one of the least stable options on the road, sometimes leading to bike-on-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact, as well as presenting problems with parking and driving while the rack is installed. The Thule 9006 gateway 2-bike trunk/strap mount rack does away with these issues with its solid mounting and no-sway usability.
The Thule 9006 gateway 2-bike trunk/strap mount rack quickly secures to trunk and/or hatchback seams with multiple straps just like other strap carrier, but also contains unique features rarely seen in carriers in its price range. The first of these is its easy-to-use, patented FitDial hub adjustment system. Built around angle Quick-Fit adjusting levers at the right and left of the unit s hub and utilizing a precise easy-to-remember number system, it provides for a perfect and easy to replicate fit to your vehicle exterior every time you mount the carrier. Next are the gateway s detachable no-sway cage elements which attach and extend below each of the rubberized Stay-Put cradles that support your bike frame along the top of the carrier arms. These no-sway attachments, used in conjunction with Stay-Put cradles and their securing straps, dramatically reduce front-to-back and side-to-side bike frame movement, delivering bike stability on the road that borders on that enjoyed by much more expensive bike carriers. In addition to this, the easy maneuverability of the carrier arms allow for convenient and quick movement up or down to the precise place you need them. This makes the rack usable with virtually any bike frame size. Each arm is also able to be locked down firmly via an easy-to-use cinch lever at the hub of the unit at either side making driving and parking easier while the rack is installed, but empty of bikes.
- Bike arms are positioned to provide ample spacing between bikes to avoid bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact during transport
- Patented FitDial with Quick-Fit lever adjusts to your vehicle providing a perfect fit
- Cinch Lever allows the bike arms to adjust independently and easily for unique bike frames
- Anti-sway cages add maximized stability to bike frames along a vertical axis
- Stay-Put cradles with soft-saddle material protect your bike s finish
- Maximum-strength nylon straps secure the bike rack assuring the safest and most convenient installation
- Arms fold flat for convenient storage when no bikes are loaded
- Oversized molded pads protect vehicle finish
- Capacity - Two bikes
- Maximum total carrying capacity - 70 lbs. (32 kg)
- No-sway cages keeping bikes apart - Yes
- Bikes lock to carrier - No
- Carrier locks to vehicle - No
- One Key system compatible - No
- Fits most bikes with disc brakes - Yes
- For use with tandem bikes - No
What s in the Box
- Thule 9006 gateway 2-bike trunk/strap mount rack
- All necessary stabilizing straps
- Four Stay-Put cradles
- Two anti-sway cages
- Six no-sway cage straps
- Installation instructions and warranty information
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Thule will warranty all Thule brand car rack systems and its accessories manufactured by Thule during the time that an original retail purchaser owns the product. This warranty terminates if a purchaser transfers the product to any other person. No warranty is given for defects caused by normal wear and tear, cosmetic rust, scratches, accidents, unlawful vehicle operation, or modification of, or any types of repair of a load carrier system other than those authorized by Thule.
Thule was founded in 1942 by the Thulin family, when Eric Thulin, a true lover of the outdoors, put the Thule name on a pike trap he designed and began to sell in Scandinavia. It wasn t long before he added other practical items to the company s portfolio. By the 1960s, the company began to concentrate on car-related products, including its first roof rack. The Thulin family sold Thule to the publicly listed company Eldon in 1979, and it has continued to grow both organically and through acquisitions ever since. The Thule Group is a world leader in providing transport solutions for an active life.
Features : 2-bike trunk mount carrier with maximum-strength nylon straps to secure the bike rack to vehicle *Patented FitDial with Quick-Fit lever adjusts to your vehicle providing a perfect fit every time *Anti-sway cages add maximized stability to bike frames along a vertical axis and Stay-Put cradles with soft-saddle material protect your bike s finish *Cinch Lever allows the bike arms to adjust independently and easily for unique bike frames *Arms fold up flat for convenient storage when no bikes are loaded
Color : Black
Product dimensions : 8x26.5x19.25 inches
Product weight : 16.6 pounds
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