Thule 910XT Passage 2 Bike Trunk Mount Carrier (Sports)
Online Cycling Store Your no 1 Customer Review Site – DECENT FEATURES of the Thule Passage 2 Bike Mount Patented Fit Dial provides the perfect fit to your vehicle Anti-sway cages prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact
Stay-Put cradles protect bike frame while holding it securely Narrow cradle arms hold a wider range of bike frames including smaller child frames SoftCushion pads protect trunk and hatch Vinyl-coated buckles provide firm hold to vehicle and protect against scratches Six strap system secures rack to vehicle Available models #910XT – carries up to 2 bikes OVERSIZE ITEM: We cannot ship this product by any expedited shipping method (3-Day, 2-Day or Next Day). Even if you pick that option, it will still go Ground Shipping. Sorry for being so mean. This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don’t hate us.
Some Customer Reviews to help you decide:
Good bike rack – This bike rack works very well. I have taken one bike over 1500 miles and it has not had any problems. I own a dodge caliber and it fits well. I’ve also used this rack on a dodge caravan.
A tip for getting the side/bottom straps tight: snug up the straps as much as you can, lean on the rack to make it go left, tighten up the left strap, lean on the rack ot make it go right, and tighten up the right strap.
I’d suggest getting a small bungy to attach the front wheel of your bike to the bike frame so it doesn’t bump around. Also, when using the safety strap to tie the bike to the frame of the rack, make sure the pedal of the bike won’t scratch your car.
I have no doubt this would hold two bikes, but I just haven’t tried it.
Finally, a quality rack made in the USA, – First off, my dad has been in the bike retail/repair industry for over 15 years. I used to work with him a few years back and always noticed how everyone hated the poor quality foreign cheap-o racks on the market.
Recently, I needed to get my own rack and did some research on the Thule trunk racks. After thinking it over, I dished out the extra cash on a Thule 2-bike trunk rack. This rack is well worth the money. It has fit all the cars I’ve tried and has held up to much abuse. My dad liked the quality so much he bought one for himself (he’s had multiple racks break in the past) and now carries these at the shop he works at. Needless to say, hands down Thule makes the best racks on the market.
Best Trunk Mount Rack I’ve owned – I bought this for a Toyota Yaris Hatchback and it works great. Unlike other racks I’ve owned in the past the Thule 910XT has numbered settings where you can look up your car make and model in the instruction manual select the settings and you’re ready to go. No guesstimate adjustments what so ever. It’s very sturdy and extremely easy to put on and off. If you think you’re gonna get ahead by saving 20 or 30 bucks buying a cheaper rack from the Sports Authority, Walmart, or Sears, all I’ve got to tell you is don’t kid yourself, once set for your car’s specific settings this thing comes on or off in less than a minute and is far more rugged than many other racks I’ve worked with.
The only suggestion I would make specific to my model car is, you may want to place some cloth between the car and the hooks to avoid scratching your cars paint.
Hard to think of any flaws – I chose the THULE 910XT for my Acura TL because I liked the fitting guide option that allowed me to verify that it would fit before purchase. I’m planning a 500 mile road trip in a week and that will be the true test for this bike rack.
For now, I’ve tested it locally. Mounted it this morning in just a few minutes. Should be quicker/easier now that the straps are set to the needed lengths. The included directions are very clear and step by step. Fitting your vehicle is easy, the instructions include an index of cars by Make/Model and suggests the appropriate bar setting and where to hook the upper and lower straps.
So for local use, I must say this is perfect. It mounts firm and the bike movement is minimal with the use of a couple bungee cords to secure the front wheel to the bike frame. Add this to the fact that when you take the bungee cords and securing strap off, you can still open your trunk to store the cords when not in use. That is, the way it fits MY car, use of the trunk is uninhibited. SO for local use I have to give it 5 stars.
I’ve read some bike rack reviews expressing concern with leaving them mounted long term and having the pads melt onto the trunk. For tonight, I’ve left the rack attached and am giving it a 36 hour test in 90 degree temperatures.
Ok, This rack holds up. 75 mph for 500 miles and no worries at all. This rack is wonderful locally and on the interstate.
I’m going to try uploading a photo…we’ll see how that goes.
Hope this review helps you in your decision!