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Dodge Dakota 1987-2011, Insta-Gater Truck Bed Bike Carrier by Thule®. The Insta-Gater is the unique bed mounted bike carrier that's perfect for the bike rider in a hurry. Both the rack and bike can be loaded lightning-fast so you can be loaded up and on your way in an instant. The Insta-Gater requires no drilling or bolting for installation, and it's ideal for frame protection because the bike is held in place by the front wheel. The Insta-Gater carries one bike with wheel diameters from 20" to 29" and tires up to 3" wide.
- Comes fully assembled and ready to load
- Installation to the pickup bed is fast and simple and no drilling is required
- Bike is secured quickly with ratcheting arm and SecureHook on front wheel
- No frame contact
- Fits 20" to 29" wheel diameters and tire widths up to 3"
- Fits a wide range of bike styles and equipment, including disc brakes
- A One-Key lock cylinder (sold separately) can be used to lock the bike to the carrier
- Carries one bike, however multiple Insta-Gaters can be installed in a truck bed, increasing capacity
- Comes with everything required for installation, including instructions
- Backed by a limited lifetime warranty
Fitment Note: Please verify vehicle cargo area will accept bicycle wheelbase prior to purchase.
If you like to be ready to roll at a moment's notice then the Insta-Gater is the bike carrier for you. With the Insta-Gater, minutes after you get the call that your friends are going riding, you can be on the road to join them. The Insta-Gater installs super-fast in your truck bed with no drilling and no tools. Just drop the tailgate and position the Insta-Gater with the anchors below the bed, then close the tailgate and tighten the straps with the ratcheting buckle.
The only thing that rivals the installation of the Insta-Gater for simplicity is the installation of the bike in the Insta-Gater. Just extend the hook arm to the full open position, position the bike in the bed with the front wheel in the Insta-Gater rack and against the tailgate. Raise the arm into position and ratchet it tightly against the wheel. And off you go!
The Thule Insta-Gater can be used to carry a wide range of bikes. It fits 20" to 29" wheel diameters and tire widths up to 3". For security the bike can be locked to the carrier by installing a One-Key lock cylinder (sold separately) in the ratchet arm assembly. More than one Insta-Gater can be installed in a truck bed, so you can always up your bike carrying capacity. The Insta-Gater Truck Bed Bike Carrier comes with everything necessary for installation, including detailed instructions. The limited lifetime warranty applies to the original purchaser of the product, and warrants the product against manufacturer's defects in materials or workmanship.143.95Brand: Thule Part Number: 501 UPC: 091021501270
Thule® designs and manufactures products for outdoor enthusiasts, athletes, and those that lead an active lifestyle. They specialize in developing and marketing cargo transportation solutions so these people can bring their gear with them wherever they go, whatever they drive. Thule was founded in Sweden in 1942, and built their first roof rack system in the 1960s. Today Thule leads the market with innovative products for transporting, bicycles, watercraft, snowsport equipment and other gear on the roof, with the trailer hitch, on the trunk or hatch, or in the pickup bed. Thule manufactures the strongest, most durable and longest lasting load carrying systems on the market, and backs their products with a lifetime warranty. Over 80% of Thule products sold in North America are made in USA, and Thule employs over 1,000 American workers.Product Reviews (10)Thule® - Insta-Gater Truck Bed Bike CarrierAverage Rating: 4.5 of 5APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITY(4.5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYThule Vertex Hitch Bike Rack| Posted by Bryan J B. | (Yardley, PA)
I received my bike rack ahead of schedule and in perfect condition. Directions were easy to follow. This is my first bike rack, so I didnâ€™t know that for a girlâ€™s boardwalk type bike you need a separate frame adapter, so the bike will rest nicely on the rack. I wish the sales rep on the phone would have suggested this, but I ordered one, and it arrived soon enough. The other item I wish I had purchased when ordering the rack is the locking trailer hitch lock. This allows you to lock the rack when traveling, so thieves canâ€™t steal your rack and bikes! The bike rack comes with a typical screw that is attached and removed with a wrench. The screw is tightened through the hitch on my Jeep, through the threaded adapter, and goes about half way through. The locking one goes all the way through, which in my mind made it feel more secure. I ordered the lock, and it works nicely. I have a two-inch hitch, so I had to use the adapter that comes with the rack. It is held on with one small screw. This was concerning to me, but I was assured by the sales rep that it is more than enough to hold the rack securely to my hitch. The rack folds as advertised, so you can open the rear hatch on your vehicle. The rack seems heavy duty, and the bikes ride nicely. This company follows up with emails and is very thorough. I will purchase from them in the future.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo(4.5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYQuality Product2012 Audi A4
| Posted by Joshua W. | (Corona, CA)
I purchased the Thule Gateway bike rack from the CARiD website just prior to relocating from Southern California to Southern Oregon. I stowed 1 road bike on the made-for-2 rack and traveled over 700 miles at speeds exceeding 80mph, no problems. I took it upon myself to watch video reviews of the installation before departing. This is definitely advised, one if not the best way to ensure the installation is correct, will stand the distance and speeds.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYTHULEÂ® - Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack2012 Ford Focus
| Posted by Kevin H. | (Pembina,, ND)
Rack is very sturdy, does not bounce as all on a 1 1/4" hitch. Assembly was a snap and I like the way the bike fits on it. I still have full access to my hatch with bike on but not when it is in the upright storage position.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYDoubletrack Hitch Bike Rack| Posted by Tom L H. | (Grand Ledge, MI)
A solid rack that's easy to use and well designed for the best care for carbon frame mountain bikes. It is adjustable to accommodate any bike size in seconds. Well designed for ease of use and bike protection.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo(4)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITY(4)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITY(4.5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYThule Trunk Mount Platform Bike Rack2003 BMW 5-Series
| Posted by Alan M. | (Virginia Beach, VA)
Once the rack is installed, it holds bikes securely in place and makes theft difficult. I had some problems installing the rack the first time and the instructions were of marginal help. I could not attach the trunk hooks without opening the trunk, once I attached the hooks it was just a matter of adjusting the cables to achieve the proper fit. The rack's size and weight make it difficult to handle while installing. I did not have any problems with trunk dents reported by some users. Two light weight folks could install it easily. Despite the initial installation problems, I recommend this bike rack for anyone that cannot use the trailer hitch version.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYThule Spare Me Bike Rack2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser
| Posted by Elizabeth A. D. | (Houma, LA)
Fits great on my 2007 FJ Cruiser. Love the improvements from the original rack; especially the sway bar and locking device. Very easy to install with clear instructions. Very pleased.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo(4.5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITY(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYThule Bike Rack2013 Lincoln MKS
| Posted by Albert A. | (Valley Stream, NY)
I was amazed at the ease of installation of this product. I took my time and read the directions carefully. When I tested it out with my bike, it seemed secure. It comes with a bike stabilizer and a strap for extra securing of the bike. The only thing, I wish it had was a strap to keep the front wheel of the bike from moving. But I secured it with a bungee cord that I provided. Good value for the money.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo
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