Rated 5 out of 5 by Kneereplacement Bike Carrier
At the age of 72 I am a novice biker because of knee replacement.
I purchased a bike at Beans-but couldn't conveniently transport it. I tried a local bike store and they didn't have anything for my make and model car. I went to Beans hoping they might have something-the salesperson was wonderful. He looked up carriers and then checked vehicles and found a match. Then he walked to my car (2 blocks) to make sure it was appropriate. He then assembled the carrier, walked back to my car and showed me how to install it-finally, he showed me how to attach my bike-safely!
Beans earns it's reputation. Thank you.
July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Kelbooow Simple Installation. Worthwhile purchase.
Since I installed this on my car 2 weeks ago, I've traveled over 200 miles with 2 bikes on the back and over 50 miles with a single bike on the back. No issues at all. The rack is very stable. I can secure and remove my bike from the rack very quickly! I also love that I can switch the bars to angle downward when I'm not using it.
July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OSUfaninMichigan 2-bike Thule carrier
I have had my eye on getting one of these for quite some time. Now that I am going south for awhile and want to take my bike, I had to get it. I waited for a warmer day to try to get it on my car. A neighbor helped as we figured out the easiest way for me to do it alone. I was more concerned about being able to hook the straps over the bike by myself with my arthritic hands. Even with them hurting that day, I was able to do it. I do have to open the trunk to get the hooks in, but I think I can do it all myself when the time comes to leave. I like the dial so it can be used on a different car when that day comes. The straps are really long, so I need to come up with a plan to secure them. My neighbor was impressed with the anti-sway cages (he didn't think they would do anything). Thule is a good brand, so you can't go wrong with getting one of these. I will be traveling with my bike now!
January 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by BigJiminME Just what I needed
Picked this up in Freeport yesterday. Worked like a champ. Very easy to set up and very secure. It's great that I no longer have to take apart my road bike if I need to transport it anywhere.
September 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BGCamper Perfect
Easy to use and all around great bike rack. Best i've ever had.
July 19, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by TeaDrinker My Bike Won't Fit Carrier
I bought the Thule 910XT bike carrier several months ago and had to return it due to the buttons that hold the arms secure would not engage. L.L. Bean sent me a replacement. One button would not work on the replacement, but I kept the carrier.
The carrier has been in its box since it arrived waiting for the opportunity to take the bike somewhere which was a week ago. The carrier mounted to my 2008 Toyota Camry easily enough, but when it came to mounting my bike there was no way my "girl's" (Giant Suede, step through) would attach to it. I tried everything I could think of including upside down. Since there is no horizontal bar on the bike it would not safely attach. One way it finally seemed to go on left a wheel sticking too far out to the side of the car. If I adjusted the carrier to off center of the car trunk then the second bike would be sticking out to the side.
Somewhere in the description it should state that this bike carrier will not work for a non-horizontal bar bike.
Thankfully L.L. Bean takes returns several months old!
I don't know what I am going to get to carry my bike. It's in the back of my truck now which is not economical with the price of gas!
I would recommend this carrier for a bike with a horizontal bar.
April 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by FussyLady2 love it
I love my new bike rack. It was easy to assemble and looks great of my Jetta! I would recommend this product to anyone looking for an easy way to get their bikes around.
June 30, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Traveler61 Thule Fit Guide inaccurate
I used the online Thule fit guide to pick out the bike rack. When it arrived, the detailed instruction said that it was not recommended for my Honda Fit Sport. I checked the online Thule fit guide again, thinking, "How did I mess this up," and I didn't... I'll be sending this back...
May 1, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by LoneWolf365 Does what it says?
What more can you ask without a custom mounted bracket. I have a new model VW Jetta TDI. I wanted to use it to haul my bikes so I didn't have to waste gas in the SUV. It hauls the bike just fine and I haven't seen any visable damage to the car of the bikes.
October 3, 2010