Rated 2 out of 5 by rlm0710 over-engineered --you get what u pay for
After an hour of attempting to install the 9006XT carrier on my MB C Class and two visits to the store, i exchanged this for a different model.
The straps are awkward to adjust and require that the trunk be open in order to grab. The arms that hold the bikes are supposed to rotate up and down. Despite some gallant efforts by the LL Bean staff, they did not.
I own two other thule racks and have always found them reliable and easy to use. Not so with this model. I learned from James, the store rep, that his model uses older technology. i surmised that, in the manufacturers attempt to create a one-size-fits-all product, they over did it.
Shout out to Linda and James at LLB Danbury for their great service and advice after the sale.
June 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by pjswim Thule 9006XT Gateway 2-Bike Carrier
I purchased this carrier a few weeks ago, I am TOTALLY satisfied with my purchase.
I would highly recommend this to anyone that needs a GOOD bike carrier.
I gave this a 5 star rating <3
May 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by funandfashionable Easy solution
I bought this bike rack because I could no longer fit my bicycles inside my car. I think that it is easy to use, once you figure out the directions on how to install it; however, I was somewhat disappointed by the fact that anyone can remove it without even having to open my trunk. I drove several hundred miles on the expressways without an issue. One of the bikes was quite large as it is an LLBean cruiser bike, but it still fit.
September 18, 2013