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Truck bed bike rack

Thule Insta-Gater

Upright bike rack to carry a bike in the bed of a pickup truck with no bolting or drilling (for 1 bike).



  • SecureHook holds the bike by grabbing the front wheel – no frame contact is made
  • Easy loading and unloading by raising and lowering the ratcheting arm over the wheel
  • Fits 20" to 29" wheel diameter and up to 3" wide tires
  • Locks the bike to the bike rack with Thule One-Key lock cylinder (sold separately)

Technical specifications

Max number of bikes 1
Dimensions 30 x 17.8 x 9 in
Weight 9.9 lb
One Key System compatible
Lockable bike-to-rack
Lockable rack-to-vehicle
Model number 501
Spare parts



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Doesn't fit.


If you're over 6'2 with a 60cm frame and own a normal Dodge Ram your bike won't fit straight in you bed. Thanks for that information Thule. Waste of $200




Good with some issues


Works well and easy to use, but... 1) The bike rear end would bounce around in the bed of the truck. Used tie down strap through seat to keep it from bouncing. 2) My truck is old and the tailgate will not lock. All you need to do to steal the bike is open the tailgate and take the rack and bike. 3) After a few years, the rivet holding one of the straps broke. Still waiting if Thule will repair it under warranty.



Simple and secure


I use a couple of these in the back of my truck. They are locked in with the tailgate locked. I suppose someone could release the locked in straps and remove the rack leaving the straps. I like this option a lot better than a tailgate pad.Sometimes I use it in addition to my hitch rack when more riders come along.


St. George, Utah


Thule Insta-Gater

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