The revolutionary new rear mounted rack that combines the premium features of a hitch rack with the ease of storage of a trunk rack.
The Thule 9001 raceway 2-bike carrier is a trunk mount bike rack that supplies stable storage comparable to that found in hitch mount carriers, but without the need to have a hitch receiver installed. Features include: Sure-Tight ratcheting cables with locks providing maximum fastening security to your vehicle trunk or rear hatch, patented FitDial technology guaranteeing a “perfect fit” to your vehicle, anti-sway cages that prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact, the ability to fold the rack flat when not in use, and locks for piece of mind when leaving bikes and the rack on a vehicle unattended.
Revolutionary Trunk Mount Carrier Design
The Thule 9001 raceway 2-bike trunk mount carrier represents a revolutionary rack concept that merges the premium features of a hitch rack with an improbable ease of storage. The raceway 9001 includes Thule’s patented FitDial technology, which allows for fast, easy use with a wide range of vehicles. To fit the carrier to varying trunk configurations simply lift the unit’s release lever and open the frame position to the desired opening, locking it into place with a push of the release lever. Molded rubber pads provide firm hold to vehicle and protect against scratches. Each imaginable position of the frame opening is marked by a number. Noting this makes future fittings of the carrier even faster.
Once the raceway 9001 is fitted it secures to vehicles via Sure-Tight high strength cable attachments that provide a hold that is much better than anything imaginable with straps steadily used with other trunk mount carriers. Four cables extend from the core of the rack, two at the top and two at the bottom. Cable tension is released at the flip of upper and lower levers. At this point cables can be pulled out to the exact length needed for your vehicle configuration, and once hooks at the end of cables are in place, they are tightened using the side-by-side large and smaller dials in conjunction with the carrier. Despite the fact that rigid, cables are padded, meaning they are going to not scratch vehicles. After the rack is mounted on a vehicle, loading bikes is easy. The Raceway 9001 holds two bicycles secure to the bike arm via the combination of narrow cradle arms with bike cradle pads and straps. Also included are rigid no-sway cages that hang down from the bike arm, where they attach to bike frame’s main vertical tube and deliver a bracket like hold on each bike frame. At the side of these two stabilizing elements, the raceway 9001 includes a strap that is run through the bike(s) to secure their lower halves to the frame of the raceway 2001 carrier. When bikes are removed, the upper arms of the rack fold down inline with the main body of the rack at the release of a few levers allowing for a more streamlined shape and easier driving and parking abilities.
Two-way Locking for Security
The Thule 9001 raceway 2-bike rear mounted bike rack features locking security on two levels. First, it is packaged with an integrated cable lock extending from the bike arms around the frame cradles so bicycles are protected from theft. The carrier itself is also protected by the inclusion of locks and keys for securing the Sure-Tight ratcheting cables in place, which locks the entire bike carrier to the vehicle trunk or hatchback.
- Sure-Tight ratcheting cables with locks provide maximum fastening security to your vehicle
- Patented FitDial guarantees a “perfect fit” to your vehicle
- Molded rubber pads provide firm hold to vehicle and protect against scratches
- Anti-sway cages prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact
- Narrow cradle arms hold a variety of bike frames including smaller children’s bikes and fold when not in use
- Bike arm folds down vertically against the the body of the carrier for convenient storage and ease of driving/parking when not in use
- Lockable cable secures bike to carrier and carrier locks to vehicle (locks included)
- Stylish, but durable injection molded construction ensures long life of the rack
- Capacity – 2 bikes
- Fits tire dimensions – Up to 3″
- Maximum weight carrying capacity – 70 lbs.
- No-sway cages keep bikes apart – Yes
- Bikes can be locked to rack – Yes
- Rack can be locked to vehicle – Yes
- One Key system compatible – No
- Fits most bikes with disc brakes – Yes
- For tandem bikes – No
What’s in the Box
- Thule 9001 raceway 2-bike rear mounted bike rack (including integrated cable lock on bike arm and lock for Sure-Tight ratcheting cables)
- All necessary bike cradle and no-sway cage fixtures
- Strap assembly
- Instruction guide and warranty information
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Thule will warranty all Thule brand car rack systems and its accessories manufactured by Thule right through 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 be aware of 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.
2-bike trunk mount carrier with Sure-Tight ratcheting cables that holds carrier to the rear of vehicles
Patented FitDial guarantees a perfect fit to your vehicle with each use
Anti-sway cages prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact
Bike arm folds vertically against the the body of the carrier for convenient storage and ease of driving/parking when not in use
Lockable cable secures bike to carrier, and carrier locks to vehicle at Sure-Tight cable connection(locks included)