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  • Long, dual arching bike arms provide excellent clearance over rear spoilers; Thule Cinch Lever allows bike arms to adjust independently for unique bike frames
  • Rack comes with strong nylon attachment straps to secure the rack to your vehicle; molded rubber pads at contact points protect vehicle
  • Improved Hold Fast Cradles are shaped to cushion bike frames and feature Thermal Plastic Elastomer (TPE) road damping pads that absorb road vibrations to protect bikes
  • Anti-Sway Cages with integrated soft-touch TPE strips protect bike frame finishes and prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact; reinforced rubber cradle straps
  • Easy-to-use, Thule-patented FitDial with QuickFit levers allows easy adjustment to your vehicle for quick, hassle-free installation
  • Bike arms are positioned to allow ample space between bikes, preventing bike-to-bike contact
  • Thule Gateway 2 Bike Trunk rack folds up flat for convenient storage when not in use
  • Not intended for tandem or recumbent bikes; carrying bikes with step-through frames requires the purchase of an adapter (sold separately)

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Specs

Best Use Cycling
Number of Bikes 2
Weight 17.2 pounds
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent product overall This product seems to work great for local trips. I have used it a few times now and only going short distances (8-15 miles) seems to work just fine. However I had this on the highway and one of the rubber straps that go over your cross member (the one holding up the back of the bike) kept coming undone causing my bike to flail (luckily not fall off the back of my car. This happened twice. I finally used a few extra tow straps I had in the car to better tighten it down. All in all a decent product for the money, I would just recommend extra fastening if you plan on going on the highway or doing a long distance trip.
Date published: 2013-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for a compact city car This rack is perfect for someone who needs to have a rack at all times but also needs to park in the city. You can fold down the arms when not in use and the extra support that attaches to the bike frame gives the reassurance that your bike will not be going anywhere no matter how far to your destination. I would definitely recommend this product to someone who also drives a compact car. I have not tried it on any other vehicles but I picked this product after seeing it on a vehicle in a parking lot. The various settings ensure an appropriate fit for your vehicle. I did notice that there are some vehicles that may not be compatible while I was reading the manual, so it might be a good idea to check online to be sure it works for your car, but there were definitely more cars that were compatible than not.
Date published: 2013-11-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from much better products out there... Generally, its pretty easy to set up the first time. But the excessively long straps and lack of anything to tie them down make it a pain to take on and off as often as I need to. I also noticed a huge scratch on my road bikes seat tube that I originally thought came from my pump... Later on realizing it came from the completely unpadded anti-sway cage on this thing. Thanks Thule, u really thought that one out well... Yakima makes better products...
Date published: 2013-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good rack for cars and compacts Fits properly on a 2009 Civic (Sedan) as advertised. Instructions are a little confusing, lots of cross-reference (i.e. "for cars on list 2 go to page 92"). Once installed and fit to your car it is easy enough to remove and reinstall without needing the instructions. Feels fairly secure, in fact, secure enough - at first it's hard to believe those rubber are capable of being so secure. Once you strap them in, you realize that they're quite capable. Note that you're recommended against opening and closing the trunk as it may damage the vehicle, but it did not obstruct my car on this installation, do be careful to not get hit by the rack when closing the trunk (if you choose to ignore their warning in the user manual).
Date published: 2016-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bike Rack Very easy to initially place on car and to use. Our first bike rack and mounting instructions were very clear. Very sturdy, bikes do not move when in place.
Date published: 2014-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple to use. I bought this rack a few weeks ago and am very happy with it. As a single woman, I was concerned about the weight of some of the hitch racks so I decided to go with this one instead. I'm so happy I did! It's not too heavy and it's easy to put on and take off my Subaru Outback wagonvery happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2016-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Quality, But Can Be Difficult to Use I have used my bike rack several times now, and while it seems simple enough to get set up and attached to the trunk, it can be difficult. Even though Thule rates this rack to work with my car, it is difficult to get the straps to stay so you can close the trunk lid and thus lock the straps in place. Once it is all put together, I have no complaints. It is a very solid product that gets the job done.
Date published: 2016-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy peasy I bought this the day before I drove from Oregon to Colorado, with very little bike experience or knowledge about bike racks. This was recommended to me by a wonderful employee and I'm so happy with it! It's been very simple to put on (even at 6am the morning I left) and take off, fits well inside the car when I don't want it on the outside, and I've had no problems with it whatsoever. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2016-06-29
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Will this Thule Gateway bike rack work with the 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring 5-door Wagon?

Asked by: Nygel
The Gateway 2 Bike Trunk Rack is compatible with your 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring 5-door Wagon.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-07

Will this rack fit a 2010 BMW 528i sedan?

Asked by: SeanHRCC
Yes, the Gateway 2 Bike Trunk Rack will be a good fit for your BMW 528i sedan.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-04-29

Will this carrier work with 2016 Subaru Forrester?

Asked by: Diane in San Mateo
Yes, the Gateway 2 Bike Trunk Rack will fit on the back of a 2016 Subaru Forrester.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

Will this carrier work with a 2006 Kia Spectra 4 door sedan?

Asked by: rainingcatsanddogs
This trunk rack will not fit your vehicle. Compatibility for your specific vehicle can be looked up using the Thule Fit Guide: https://www.rei.com/ThuleFitGuide
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-05-13

Will this product fit a 2014 Kia Soul and 2006 Chev HHR?

Asked by: jake08
The Gateway 2 Bike Trunk Rack is compatible with both a 2014 Kia Soul and a 2006 Chevy HHR.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-07-01

Will the cradle accept bikes with larger ("thicker") top tubes? My 4 year old Thule can't accomodate certain newer bikes (adventure, mountain, etc).

Asked by: rafisher
Thule has not made any updates to the cradles and they are the same size as when you purchased your previous bike rack. You may want to consider purchasing a top tube adapter so your bike will fit in the rack. You can find them here: https://www.rei.com/product/816691/thule-frame-adapter-xt
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-29

I have a 2005 Toyota Camry that has a spoiler on the back. Will this rack work for my car?

Asked by: aknup
According to Thule's Fit Guide, this rack is compatible with your vehicle and will not interfere with the spoiler.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-05

Will this bike rack fit on a 2009 VW Jetta?

Asked by: ckrueger
Yes, the Gateway 2 will fit on a 2009 VW Jetta.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-21
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