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THULE 501 Insta-Gater Bike Rack

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  • THULE 501 Insta-Gater Bike Rack

    Featuring Thule's secure and convenient Ratcheting Quick-Load System for quick installation in a pick-up bed. Fast and easy ,especially for mountain bikes with disc brakes.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Very stable
    • No drilling or bolting required
    • No frame contact
    • No wheel removal
    • Handles a wide range of bike styles
    • Fits 20 to 29-inch wheels and tires up to 3-inches wide
    • Please consult the Thule Rack Finder to match the correct Thule parts with your vehicle

  • THULE 501 Insta-Gater Bike Rack

    Bike Capacity 1
    For Tandem Bikes No
    Shipping Surcharge Yes
    Thule Product Yes
    Mount Position Upright

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THULE 501 Insta-Gater Bike Rack
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (4)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Stable (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (3)

      Reviewed by 4 customers

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      These bike racks are outstanding!

      By Mack, Alie, & Lilo (the dog)

      from Southern Pines, NC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Install
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Bikes

        Comments about THULE 501 Insta-Gater Bike Rack:

        These bike racks are everything they profess to be. In minutes you can have them set up, loaded up, and be on the road. One of the best features is that you don't have to make ANY modifications to your truck--no holes, no bolts--and yet they are extremely stable. What a great product!

         
        5.0

        Thule 501 Insta Gator is a Hit with us!

        By julie

        from Maine

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Install
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Stable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about THULE 501 Insta-Gater Bike Rack:

            We purchased 2 of these we loved the first so much. For long bed trucks it is nice not to add 4 feet with a hitch mount rack. I love how we do not need to remove the front wheel and both bikes are stable and no strain. The only complaint is that the mechanism to secure bikes is not reversible. It is tough reaching in to the bed of the truck to secure one of the bikes.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Thule 501 Insta-gator

            By Jake

            from Cortland, NY

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to Install
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Stable

            Cons

            • Lock Not A Practical Opt

            Best Uses

            • Truck bed

            Comments about THULE 501 Insta-Gater Bike Rack:

            This was the only truck bed carrier w/o needing to remove front wheel, I've tried. Easy to install and use. I've driven over 250mile for races and it has held my bike stably. The optional key lock would not be practical (just slips down wheel arm). You are better served using a rope lock to the bed tie-downs.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Works Great

            By Doug

            from Laurel, MD

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Install
            • Easy to Use
            • Stable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Cars
              • Mountain Bikes

              Comments about THULE 501 Insta-Gater Bike Rack:

              Installed easy, stable and makes for an easy load and unload of bikes. Only issue I had was not with the rack but I have a short bed truck and bikes in the rack are to long for bed. Even with this issue the bikes were able to fit into rack, lock down and be angled to fit into short bed. Even in this configuration the rack still works well and stablizies the bikes perfectly.

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