Thule Insta-Gater Aluminum Truck Bed Bike Rack

Last updated: February 15, 2023


This sturdy truck bed bike rack is secured to your truck bed by tie-downs in the hinge of the tailgate and locks on your bicycle’s rear wheel. Mountain downhill e-bikes and fat bikes are no challenge for this rack, which can hold up to 50 pounds and a 5-inch-wide wheel.

Thule Insta-Gater Aluminum Truck Bed Bike Rack

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: This rack will not only keep your bicycle from being damaged in transit, but the included lock means only you will have access to your ride.

In our analysis of 25 expert reviews, the Thule Insta-Gater Aluminum Truck Bed Bike Rack placed 7th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Fully-adjustable upright bike carrier for the inside of a truck bed. Holds 1 bike up to 50 lbs. Quickly attach the bike with the ratcheting arm. Securely holds the bike in place without frame contact. Ideal for carbon frames mountain downhill ebikes and fat bikes. Fits 20-29″ wheels up to 5″ wide tires. Lock bike to the rack with Thule’s One-Key system (lock included). Fits all pickup tailgates. No bolting or drilling required. Load capacity 50 lbs.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Simple, elegant design and function, excellent build quality, tool-free installation, lockable security.

What reviewers didn't like

Security is limited to trucks with locking tailgates, a little pricey compared to other options, especially for multiple bikes.
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