Thule® - Insta-Gater Truck Bed Bike Carrier

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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.

Notes: Please verify vehicle cargo area will accept bicycle wheelbase prior to purchase.


  • 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

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.

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.

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Thule Products are covered by a limited lifetime warranty to be free from defects in material and workmanship from the date of purchase by the Original Purchaser. This warranty does not apply to any Products that have been subjected to misuse, mishandling, misapplication, neglect (including but not limited to improper maintenance), improper installation, or alterations.

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Thule® - Insta-Gater Truck Bed Bike Carrier
Thule® - Insta-Gater Truck Bed Bike Carrier
Average Rating: 5 of 5
5 of 5
THULE - Insta-Gater Truck Bed Bike Carrier
This product is pretty convenient and easy to use, in addition to being of excellent quality. Muy contento con mi compra. Gracias, CARiD!
Posted by (Villahermosa, TABASCO) / 2004 Ford F-150
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