Replaces 1 lost or damaged reinforced rear-wheel tray for your Thule T2 platform-style bike carrier. Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule Accessories and Parts part number 753-3582 or order online at Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Rear Wheel Tray for Thule T2 Hitch-Mounted Bike Racks. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.

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Replacement Rear Wheel Tray for Thule T2 Hitch-Mounted Bike Racks

Thule Accessories and Parts

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Code:   753-3582


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Thule Accessories and Parts - 753-3582

Replaces 1 lost or damaged reinforced rear-wheel tray for your Thule T2 platform-style bike carrier.


  • Replaces 1 lost or damaged rear-wheel tray for your Thule T2 platform-style, hitch-mounted bike carrier
    • Fits models TH916XTR and TH917XTR
    • Also fits discontinued models 916XT and 917XT
  • Allows you to secure your bike's rear wheel to the rack
  • Includes ratcheting strap

7533582 Replacement Rear Retention for Thule T2 Tray-Style Hitch-Mounted Bike Carriers

Customer Reviews

Replacement Rear Wheel Tray for Thule T2 Hitch-Mounted Bike Racks - 753-3582

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (47 Customer Reviews)

Replaces 1 lost or damaged reinforced rear-wheel tray for your Thule T2 platform-style bike carrier.

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by: Wayne P.09/26/2013

This was a perfect fit. In fact it appears to be more durable than the original part 101632


Not so well the strap holder broke again. I plan to come up with some other method for the rear tire tie down. Very disappointed with Thule in the design. This was my second replacement part for the same item. Will not buy another one.Maybe I am pulling the strap too tight when securing my bike. If that is the case I would think Thule would advise an owner about over tighten the hold down strap.

Wayne P - 09/26/2014


If you can provide us specific details on what exactly failed on the rear wheel retention device we can surely replace that under warranty for you. Because the strap ratchets in and then the cam folds down, often times folks over-torque them. You just need the wheel to be held in place securely, not super tight. Either way, we can certainly make this right for you.

Michael L from - 09/26/2014


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by: Rick06/01/2014

I really love my Thule T2 Rack. The bikes sit firmly in the carrier trays. However, a week before my wife and I were set to leave for a 4 day ride along the Allegheny Passage the ratcheting strap hinge bracket broke. I needed the part quickly and etrailer didn't let me down. I ordered the replacement part online and I had it within 4 days. I also got a free replacement part from Thule but it wasn't going to arrive before my trip so I have a back-up part in case this happens again. This was my second order from etrailer and I was very happy with the service. 133583

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by: Chris Q09/27/2013

This is my second order from etrailer, and both of them were handled professionally, delivered on time and with excellent communication. These rear retainers are an easy swap on the T2 and since they're so inexpensive, a great peace of mind purchase for your rack if the original ones are getting worn out. One phillips screw and an 11mm ratchet (on the inside of the crossbar) are all you need to remove the old ones and pop on the new ones. 101813

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by: Wayne03/07/2014

This product is a perfect fit. This is my second one, the first one I had a problem with the strap but it was not a flaw in the product is was caused by the way I was using the strap. Learned from my mistakes, so I purchased another one from etrailer. Pleased with the service I get from this site. 119767

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by: Bill02/28/2013

Replaced original retention holder on Thule rack where strap-ratchet was broken. Product was exactly as described, the price was fair, and shipping was fast! Hope I don't break another, but would definitely order a replacement from etrailer again. 68098

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by: charley f.08/23/2012

somehow the old rear retention on our thule bike rack was tagged in a parking lot. i was able to bend the clip to where it was useable. later i felt it was better to replace it with a new one, just for the peace of mind. 52714

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by: Dan F.04/14/2014

The replacement rear retention for a Thule T2 bike rack fits perfectly on the rack. Cannot tell the difference between the original part and the replacement. Completely satisfied. 124911

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by: Sharon S.10/07/2013

I was happy to find the item was looking for so quickly on your site. I have not installed it yet, the product itself looks great and in fact seems better than the original one! 102914

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by: Chris M.04/05/2014

Service is great. Unfortunately the grommet on the product failed - twice. Not e-Trailer's fault, but sending both pieces back...maybe they can get replacements from Thule. 123888

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by: Bert G10/22/2014

the item received was exactly as pictured Quality of the replacement part was the same as the original part. etrailer's pricing and shipping was excellent. 157540

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by: Patrick H06/11/2012

Same say shipment Product just as described at a very good price Highly recommend, will use for all needs and refer all cyclist to your site thanks 43658

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by: John W07/18/2013

The part works perfectly, but was a little surprised I couldn't buy the latch to repair the rear wheel retention unit. Thule must not make it available. 90170

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by: Jon M.10/16/2013

I have a Thule 917XTR T2 rack for my car (1.25 inch hitch), and I needed this to replace a broken part. The new one fit perfectly, and functions well. 104005

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by: Howard04/18/2013

Replacement part fits perfectly. Thule products are all quality made. eTrailer service is great and the shipping was the fastest ever. Thanks 76682

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by: Robert S.09/03/2014

The items ordered were replacements for a couple I damaged on a trip. They are the exact same item and work just as good as the originals. 149917

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by: Greg08/11/2014

Perfect fit for my rack. Easy to remove the old one and put this one on (just 1 screw). Used it that day without any issues. 145880

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by: Mark08/20/2012

This is a very good website with hard to find parts. It arrived quick and as described with no need for expedited shipping. 52420

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by: Joel02/24/2015

The part was exactly what I needed. Annoyed at Thule for such poor quality. But, service from etrailer was terrific 175983

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by: Brit05/02/2013

Awesome but it right on My bike rack! Easy perfect good price paid twice as much at a bike shop glad I found you! 78645

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by: Jim B10/21/2014

Was concerned, because it was selected for a Sportswork (prior to acquisition by Thule) model. Fit perfectly. 157026

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by: Kelly H04/02/2012

Great job from start to finish. Good price, great customer service and follow up! Will use you again - Kelly 35936

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by: Jim W03/09/2015

Outstanding value in the product was exactly as described and what I needed. Very pleased with this company. 177608

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by: Greg S07/16/2014

Although this is a Thule part, it fit my Sportworks rack perfectly. Delivery was fast. Good price, too. 141663

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by: Jeff D10/03/2014

Item arrived quickly and as promised. Great service as I could not find that part anywhere else. 154264

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by: Rowland09/08/2014

Product was exactly as expected. Great price, timely delivery and excellent customer service! 150369

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by: Harvey N10/09/2011

Perfect replacement part. Unit was complete with the strap which I didn't expect. Thanks! 25292

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by: Lori E.10/19/2014

Easy to find what I was looking for. Fast delivery. I will order from etrailer again! 156766

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by: Dan G08/02/2013

Great product. Fit perfectly. Transaction was very smooth. Everything as promised. 93018

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by: Julie L.07/25/2013

Delivery was prompt. Item was exactly what I needed. Great service all round! 91497

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by: Roady310/08/2011

Product was as advertised, delivery was in 3 days. Perfect! I sill order again! 25280

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by: Vince08/22/2011

Great service Great price Great product Will return for more Thule parts 22489

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by: Enri. S12/20/2013

Item just as described. Pretty good and fast delivery, Thanks a lot guys. 110656

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by: Mitch M03/24/2014

Buckle broke on the first try. Ordered a new one - see how it goes W 121956

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by: Ky Y.07/01/2013

Fits and works perfectly for about half the price from local stores 86894

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by: Aaron M08/05/2014

Very happy with this product. Easy to install and very affordable. 144383

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by: Albert lopez07/30/2014

The correct item arrived on time . Well satisfied with purchase 143419

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by: Justin P.06/01/2012

Excellent experience. Quick shipping and exactly what I ordered. 42259

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by: Chris M.10/09/2013

Replacement for my Thule rack strap component. Good as new. 103120

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by: Rear Retention06/25/2012

Awesome replacement! I should have bought 2. 45549

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by: Ed03/01/2014

Fast shipment and excellent service!!! 118136

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by: Rider07/20/2012

Perfect replacement for worn out part. 48747

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by: Dave S09/25/2014

Ordered it and had it in a few days. 153095

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by: JD03/02/2015

Exactly what the doctor ordered. 176704

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by: Igor V.11/05/2012

good item, fast delivery Thanks 58846

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by: Roman k09/30/2013

Great quality for good price 102003

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by: Mike E09/09/2014

Exactly what I wanted 150436

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by: Ann S.03/13/2015

Very speedy service. 178235


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  • Will Thule Replacement Rear Retention, # 753-3582, Fit Older T2 Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks
  • I spoke with my contact at Thule. She stated that the Replacement Rear Retention, # 753-3582, will work on older model T2 bike racks. I went out to the warehouse and pulled one from our warehouse to take measurements of the opening. The opening is 1.646 inches tall (a little over 1-5/8 inches) and 2 inches wide. At the widest point where the little cut out is, it is 2-1/4 inches wide. I made a picture showign these measurements for you.
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  • Will the Thule Replacement Rear Retention # 753-3582 Fit an Older Sportworks Bike Rack
  • I spoke with my contact at Thule and she told me the Thule T2 was based off of an older Sportworks bike rack, but the parts are not interchangeable between the two racks. Thule used a similar platform, but redesigned everything down to the dimensions of the nuts and bolts. They also told me that they do not have replacement parts for the older Sportworks bike racks. I can give you the dimensions of the mounting hole on the replacement rear retention, # 753-3582, for you to compare to...
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  • Availability of Replacement Parts for Thule T2 2-Bike Rack
  • We have several replacement parts available for the Thule T2 2-Bike Rack # TH916XTR. Below is a list of those parts: Replacement Front Wheel Cradle # 853-5958 Replacement Rear Retention # 753-3582 Replacement Locking Ratchet Arm Assembly # 752-1272-001 Replacement Wheel Strap # 853-7002 Thule Snug Tite Hitch Lock and Anti-Rattle Device # THSTL2 Replacement Shank Assembly # 753-3581 Replacement Spar and Pivot Tube # TH753-3580 Replacement End Cap for Spar and Pivot Tube # 853-5961 Replacement...
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  • Thule Replacement Wheel Tray for a T2 Platform Style Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier
  • The wheel tray # 753-3582 will include 1 wheel tray and ratcheting strap. On the Thule T2 platform style bike carrier like # TH916XTR you will not need to purchase another wheel cradle. The rear tire will rest on the adjustable wheel tray # 753-3582. See the 1 minute 29 second mark in the video review I included. If you happen to need a front wheel cradle, it's sold separately and it is # 853-5958. If you need the replacement spar and pivot tube # TH753-3580, it is also sold separately....
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  • Does the Thule Replacement Rear Retention Include the Strap
  • Yes, the Thule replacement rear retention # 753-3582 will work with the Thule platform bike racks # TH916XTR and # TH917XTR will include the strap. I made a short video for you as well.
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  • Availability of Clip for Rear Wheel Detention Device on Thule T2 Bike Rack
  • Thule doesn't offer the metal clip you referred to as an individual replacement part. You'd need to obtain the entire Replacement Rear Retention Assembly, part # 753-3582.
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  • Replacement Tire Strap for Sportrack Hitch Mounted Platform Style Bike Rack
  • I spoke with my contact at SportRack and if you need a replacement strap for a carrier like the SportRack Super EZ Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier, # SR2901XT, you will need part # 853-6512. Although the Replacement Ratcheting Wheel Strap, # 853-6512, and the Replacement Wheel Strap for Thule T2 Hitch Mounted Bike Racks, # 853-7002, looks fairly similar, the # 853-7002 has not be tested for use on the SportRack carrier so we can not guarantee that it will work.
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  • Replacement Parts Recommendation for a Damaged Thule T2 Bike Rack
  • Based on the picture you submitted and the description of what is wrong with your rack it looks like you referenced all of the parts you would need to replace on your Thule T2 Bike Rack part # TH916XTR. Replacement Spar and Pivot Tube # TH753-3580 Replacement Rear Retention for Thule T2 # 753-3582 Replacement Spar Hangar Top # 853-5952 Replacement Spar Hangar Bottom # 753-3584 I confirmed that all of these parts will work on your rack.
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