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Distance Between Arms Of Thule Gateway 3 and Thule OutWay 3 Bike Carriers


Hi, can you tell me what is the distance between the arms of the Thule OutWay 3? Also, how is this measured, between the inner surfaces of the arms? I currently have a Thule Gateway 3, and I have incredible difficulty fitting my child's bike on it.Thank you,


Expert Reply:

I went to our warehouse and measured the arm distance of both the Thule OutWay 3, part # TH56BV and the Thule Gateway 3, part # TH78VR. I measured from the outside edges of the rubber cradles that the bikes sit on.

The distance between the outside edges of the cradles on the OutWay 3, part # TH56BV is 10-1/2 inches. The distance I measured on the Gateway 3, part # TH9007XT is 11-3/4 inches. You may wish to measure the distance on the carrier you have to make sure the difference of 1-1/4 inches is enough to merit a new carrier.

Another option you may wish to consider is a adapter bar for the bike, like part # TH982XT. This adapter attaches between the handlebar stem and the seat post to provide a more level way to carry bikes with alternative frames like women's bikes and kids bikes. This bar will telescope from 16 to 31-1/2 inches, and also provides more ground clearance.

I have attached a video that shows how the adapter bar is used on a carrier

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Jeffrey L

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