This was very difficult and I am not sure how secure the rack is. You can see that the arms actually bow outward, giving you a lot of clearance in between your rear hatch or the trunk of your car. The first thing we need to do is simply undo the three rubber cradle straps. Just received the bike carrier yesterday! As with all Thule products the bike rack is excellent.

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Thule Gateway 3 Bike Rack Review. Now, the arms do move independently. It works perfectly and is easy to install on my car.

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We make sure that the products we sell are what we say they are, and that they work the way they are supposed to work. Etrailer was awesome to deal with. Only issue I have and have had with the last thule bike rack is that the rubber strapped break. I will let you know in the future if it fits his Chevy Traverse and if he likes it.

Now the anti-sway cradle is designed to go around the seat post of the bike, and that’s going to help prevent the bike from swaying back and forth, coming in contact with your other bikes, or also the bike rack itself. Quick response on shipping and the product arrived safely. The bike rack is much sturdier than previous ones that I have used. Then I’ll just repeat the same process for the other straps.


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Now that we have all six of our straps in place, what I’m going to do is I’m going to tighten down both side straps simultaneously, so that they pull on each other evenly. Both bike racks are light weight and would fit your Volvo.

Again the ordering, delivery and reasonable price from this company made me a repeat customer. Independently Adjustable Arms The Gateway XT has narrowly spaced arms that make loading and unloading bikes hassle free.

Would buy another one if I were in the market for one today. When we used the rack the next day, it held our bikes securely in place with no sway and well away from our vehicle’s tailgate.

I know Thule makes one but it was more than I wanted to spend. Holds the bike gayeway and well above exhaust pipe level and mounting the bike takes less than a minute.

The first thing we need to do is simply undo the three rubber cradle straps. There’s no way to position the petals so they don’t hit my Mazda 3 hatchback.

There’s a carrying capacity of three bicycles, with a weight capacity of 35 pounds per bike, and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Again, I don’t want to tighten this side down too much because I’m going to off-center the rack, so now I’m going to move to the other side of the rack, get that strap secured, and that way I can tighten them all down. I opened the box and put the unit together, installed it on my automobile and placed both bikes on the rack.


It preformed excellently and was very stable. We provide one-on-one, personalized service from the ordering process through the life of your product. It held the bike’s firmly and to my delight, it did not allow my car to get scratched while driving. Your best option will be to install a trailer hitch receiver and to use a hitch-mount bike rack.

There were really no problems at all and we are happy with the product. I purchased this Thule bike rack over a year ago, and finally used it to transport 3 bikes from Germany to the Swiss Alps for a camping trip. I’ll probably glue a thin rubber padding to the inside of the top and bottom clips.

050l It’s not the rack itself but the way it holds the bikes. With either rack you get anti-sway cradles, a bike rack that weighs under 20 pounds, and is among the easiest installation of any trunk mount bike rack.

If your Impreza cannot accept the trailer hitch, you may be able to use Now we’ll go ahead and show you how to install it. Easy to put on and take off of the car.