Rated 5 out of 5 by TedHOhio Works like a champ
Stable, easy to use, secures the bike well. I've had it over bumpy roads, at 70 MPH on the freeway, and around some tight turns and had no worries about the bike shifting at all. Planning on purchasing a second.
May 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by KevinF Work well.
Have only had them in the truck a few times so far. They have performed as advertised. Right out of the box they were easy to install. I have a 2009 F-150 Supercab. My only difficulty, and this is with the truck, is the height of the bed. It makes it a little difficult to hoist the bikes over the side. 20 years ago that would not have been an issue. But, I can still put them in the truck before I close the gate, secure them to the rack, and hop out. I don't leave them in the bed while I ride. The heavy plastic strap could easily be cut and removed. I just toss them into the cab. Takes about 30 seconds to put them back in place. Not having to remove the tire allows me to be riding right after I park.
July 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by sassiecat son of a gun - they work!
We could not believe how firmly these hold the bikes for the ride to the park with the bike trails - neither of us is a fan of riding in traffic, especially on country roads with narrow shoulders, so being able to haul the bikes to a safe venue was at the top of our list. Our passenger car just doesn't have the body type that any rack is recommended for, so it was into the pickup truck.
My one problem with these is that we can't have the bikes in the bed before the Insta-gaters are secured - which only happens when the gate is raised, locking the Insta-Gater in place & the instructions that came with the units don't seem to address this circumstance. So, until we figure it out otherwise, we get the units locked in place, then lift the bikes over the side of the bed to load them. We had tried for the other Thule product that would have fit across the front of the truck bed, but the rails for our tonneau cover prevented it from fitting.
All in all, since we can easily remove the Insta-Gaters when not in use, we feel very happy with the product, especially since they hold the bikes (Runaround Cruisers) very securely and we know the bikes will be in great shape when we get to the trails
September 11, 2010