This lockable rear mounted bike carrier combines the ease of storage with the added security that comes with premium hitch rack bike carriersvehicle
The Thule 9009 archway rear mounted 2-bike trunk/strap rack is an easy-to-install and use trunk/strap rack carrier with value-added features that make it the perfect choice for up-and-coming and family oriented cyclists. Designed for two bikes stowed on the rear exterior of your vehicle with straps, it also features rubberized cradles that protect bike frames even as holding them securely, patented FitDial hub adjustments that provide the perfect fit to your vehicle, arms that fold down when not in use, an anti-sway feature to prevent bike-to-bike contact and dual locking mechanisms.
No-sway, No-hassle 2-bike Carrier Features
Trunk/strap mount carriers do not require a roof rack, are easy to install and offer easy access to bikes. This makes them common, especially with new cyclists and cost-conscious families, but they are able to also be one of the most least stable options on the road, sometimes leading to bike-on-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact, presenting problems with parking and exposing bikes to imaginable security issues. The Thule 9009 archway 2-bike trunk/strap mount rack does away with these issues with its no-sway, no hassle usability.
The Thule 9009 archway quickly secures to trunk and/or hatchback seams with multiple straps just like other carriers in its class, but also contains unique features. The first of these is its easy-to-use, patented FitDial hub adjustment system. Built around angle-adjusting levers at the right and left of the unit’s hub and utilizing a precise, easy to needless to say number system, it provides for a perfect and easy to replicate fit to your vehicle exterior every time it is used. Next are the archway’s no-sway cage elements which attach and extend below each of the rubberized cradles that support your bike frame along to top of the carrier arms. No-sway attachments, used along with Stay-Put cradle straps dramatically reduce front-to-back and side-to-side bike frame movement, delivering bike stability on the road that borders on that enjoyed by much more expensive bike carriers. In addition to this, the easy maneuverability of the carrier arms allow for convenient and quick movement up or down to the precise place you want them. This makes the rack usable with virtually any bike frame size. Each arm is also able to be locked down firmly via an easy to use cinch lever at the hub of the unit at either side. This makes driving and parking easier even as the rack is installed, but empty of bikes.
Two-way Locking Functionality
Because the security of bikes from theft is at all times a concern when they are left alone mounted on your vehicle, the Thule 9009 archway 2-bike trunk/strap mount rack offers two levels of security. First, the unit ships with a lock cylinder and key that can be used to lock the integrated retractable cable that extends from the right carrier arm. This cable lock can be be used to secure anywhere from one to three bikes to the carrier. Also included with the rack is a Thule TrunkLocker strap. This strap has two distinct ends. One end loops around the rack even as the opposite end, which contains an integrated puck-like element, hangs over the interior edge of your trunk or hatchback. By closing the trunk with this end in place the entire rack is secured to your vehicle.
- Integrated locking cable secures bikes to the rack and TrunkLocker strap secures the rack to the vehicle
- Long arcing tubes provide more clearance over car spoilers providing a greater amount vehicle fits
- Patented FitDial with Quick-Fit lever adjusts to your vehicle providing a “perfect fit”
- Cinch Lever allows the bike arms to adjust independently and easily for unique bike frames
- Anti-sway cages prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact
- Stay-Put cradles with soft-saddle material protect your bike’s finish
- Oversized molded pads protect vehicle finish and allows water and grime to drain away
- Capacity – 2 bikes
- Maximum total carrying capacity – 70 lbs. (32 kg)
- No-sway cages keeping bikes apart – Yes
- Bikes lock to carrier – Yes (1 arm-based cable lock)
- Carrier locks to vehicle – Yes (TrunkLocker strap)
- One Key system compatible – No
- Fits most bikes with disc brakes – Yes
- For tandem bikes – No
What’s in the Box
- One Thule 9009 archway 2-bike trunk/strap mount rack
- All necessary stabilizing straps
- One TrunkLocker strap
- One lock cylinder and key
- One change key
- Four Stay-Put cradles
- Two anti-sway cages
- Installation instructions 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 pay attention to 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 that attaches to the back of vehicles with nylon straps
Long arching carrier frame tubes provide more clearance over car spoilers providing a greater amount vehicle fits
Patented FitDial with Quick-Fit lever adjusts to vehicles, providing a perfect fit
Cinch lever allows the bike arms to adjust independently and easily for unique bike frames and anti-sway cages prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact
Integrated locking cable secures bikes to the rack and TrunkLocker strap secures the rack to the vehicle