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Thule 501 Insta-Gater Bike Rack

Single-bike bed rack for pickup truck

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Our take on the Thule 501 Insta-Gater™ Bike Rack

by Tara W.
Thule

Use the Insta-Gater to stow a bike quickly and securely in the bed of a pickup truck. It works with bikes with 20" to 29" wheels, and installation's easy — no drilling or bolting required. All Thule equipment passes tough European safety standards for car racks.

Highlights:

  • single-bike rack
  • installs in the bed of a pickup truck
  • easy installation with no bolting or drilling required
  • holds 20-29" wheels (up to 3" wide)
  • optional cable lock not included
  • warranty: limited lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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What's in the box?

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  • 501 Frame
  • Two M8 x 1.25 x 25mm bolts
  • Two 8mm bolts
  • 2 Arm supports
  • Bearing clamp assembly
  • Locking ratchet arm assembly
  • Hook assembly for short ratchet arm
  • 4 End caps
  • 2 Plastic tube plugs
  • 2 Lock plugs
  • Two 10-32 x 1.5 phillips-head screws
  • Two 10-32 nylon insert locknuts
  • 2 Molded straps
  • Instructions

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Features

Overview: The Thule 501-Insta-Gater pick-up bed bike-rack, features a secure and convenient Ratcheting Quick-Load system with no drilling or bolting required. The 501-Insta-Gater offers quick installation and quick loading of your back. The Insta-Gater handles a wide-range of bike styles with wheel removal. The bike-rack handles 20" to 29" wheels with up to 3" wide tires.

 
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