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Trunk bike rack

Thule Gateway 3

Robust hanging-style trunk bike rack securely holds the bike (for 3 bikes).



  • Hold Fast Cradles with anti-sway cages cushion the bike and provide maximum bike security
  • Cinch Lever allows the bike arms to adjust independently and easily for unique bike frames
  • Bike rack arms independently adjust for unique bike shapes and fold down when not in use
  • Bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact prevented by no-sway cages
  • Vehicle finish protected with excess strap management device
  • Folds up flat for convenient storage
  • Patented FitDial with Quick-Fit lever adjusts to your vehicle providing a “perfect fit”
  • Bike arms are positioned to provide ample spacing between bikes to avoid bike-to-bike contact during transport
  • Maximum-strength nylon straps secure the bike rack assuring the safest and most convenient installation
  • Strap Management Device contains excess straps to help protect vehicle finish.

Technical specifications

Max number of bikes 3
Load capacity 105 lb
Max bike weight 35 lb
Dimensions 23.5 x 18 x 41 in
Folded dimensions 25 x 18 x 21 in
Weight 14.3 lb
Carbon frame compatible  ✓ 
Rear lights and number plate visible with bikes mounted  ✖ 
One Key System compatible  ✖ 
Lockable bike-to-rack  ✓  Adapter/s required: Thule Cable Lock
Lockable rack-to-vehicle  ✖ 
Model number 9007XT
Spare parts



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Accessories for

Thule Frame Adapter

Modifies women's bike frames as well as BMX and non-standard frames in order to be carried on hanging-style hitch and strap mount bike racks.


Sponge at the bottom busted


Sponge at the bottom busted after several uses. No parts available to replace the sponge.




Not for 3 adult bikes. Maximum load capacity is less.


I used it a couple of times to carry 2 bikes and literally 2 times (to destination and back home) to carry 3 adult bikes (2 medium hardtails and 1 medium road bike) by highways (no rough roads, bumps or anything that can cause extra movement). The rack is easy to adjust, but the weight of the 3 bikes made it shift position in a violent way, since the upper strap is connected to the side strap. So we had to stop in the highway to check and readjust the lower strap to the new position. At the end of the trip with the 3 bikes, the high density sponge that is in contact with the vehicle in the lower arm of the rack had ripped, causing friction with the car. You can see the damage caused in the pictures. I store the rack inside the house, away from sunlight, so if can't be damage from bad storage. To be fair I did receive it as second hand from a friend, but he had hardly used it (reason why he gave it away...) So, if you are buying this rack... don´t believe it´s for 3 bikes unless they are very light. Thule´s website says maximum load of 105 lbs (35 per bike), and there is no way our bikes surpassed that amount (the heaviest one weights 34lbs, with seat post and peddals on, which we took off when loading them).




Works well!


It attaches pretty easily to my Subaru Forester and nicely holds several bikes. But it's a tight fight for a full suspension bike.


Burnaby, Canada


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