The Thule Raceway three bike carrier is the ultimate in rear mounted bike rack for vehicles that have no receiver hitch. This rack fits a wide range of vehicles by attaching to the trunk or hatch using Thule's unique ratcheting cable system. The cable system provides a secure attachment to the vehicle plus the FitDial locks for an effective theft deterrent for the rack. Thule also includes an integrated cable lock which locks the outside positioned bicycle to the rack, thereby essentially locking the bikes positioned on the inside cradles.
Molded rubber pads provide a protective grip where the rack rests on the vehicle. The metal hooks and cables that attach to the car have rubber coverings to further protect the vehicle's painted surfaces. The Raceway's lower legs and bicycle support arms are constructed with very strong, rust proof molded plastic. Bikes are held in protective cradles and rubber straps at two points on the bicycle frame's top tube and a third anti-sway cradle and strap grip the bicycle's seat tube. This three point bike attachment helps to keep bikes from swinging into each other or the vehicle. The bike support arms are designed to accommodate a wide range of bicycles that have horizontal top tubes, a Thule Artificial Top Tube accessory may be necessary for some bikes that do not have a conventional frame. The support arms easily fold down when not being use and the entire rack folds up to for storage between uses.
The Thule Raceway is an excellent choice for those looking for a premium strap mounted rack for three bicycles. Please check the Thule Fit Guide to confirm that this rack is suitable for your vehicle. Also, review the product manual to familiarize yourself with how the rack attaches to the vehicle, how bikes are held and other important user notes.