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Thule Bike Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes

Thule Accessories and Parts

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Code:   TH982XT

Price:$39.95


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Thule Accessories and Parts - TH982XT

Large push buttons on the clamps make it even easier to transport your alternative frame, child's or woman's bike on a hanging-style bike rack. Molded rubber ends protect the bike. Telescoping design works with most size bikes.

Features:

  • Adapts women's, alternative, oversize and some children's bike frames to fit various bike racks
    • Allows for safe, level transport of your bicycles
    • Telescopes from 16" to 31-1/2" long to accommodate different bike sizes
  • Attaches to your bike's seat post and handlebar stern post, providing a horizontal bar for the bike rack to grab
  • Installs and removes in a snap with redesigned push-button clamps
  • Protects your bike's finish with molded rubber clamp ends
  • Works with dual-arm, single-arm, and platform-style bike carriers that mount on a hitch, trunk or spare tire
  • Capacity: 50 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


This bike-frame adapter bar from Thule is exactly what you need to carry a woman's, alternative, oversize or child's bike on your bike carrier. The frame adapter bar installs with the push of a button. It attaches to your bike's seat post and handlebar stern post, providing a horizontal bar for the bike rack to grab.


Depending on the type of bike rack you have, you may need to secure the adapter bar to the bike with a cable lock (sold separately) to deter theft.



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Video Transcript for Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Carrier for Spare Tire Mounts Review

Today we are going to take a look at the Thule Spare Me 2 bike carrier, part number TH963XTR. The Spare Me is designed to mount on a spare tire mount on the back of an SUV. To install the rack, first remove the spare tire. Next we will put our mounting plate over the studs on our spare tire mount. Note that the cutout can either be in the 6 o’clock or the 12 o’clock position. We have a good fit where we are at so we are going to put our spare tire back on top of the mount. With our spare tire securely mounted over our bike rack mount, we are ready to install the bike rack. 0:52

Fit the bike rack over the post and push it back. Line up your rubber bumpers so that they make contact with the tire. This will help support the rack and keep it from flopping around against the tire. The mount for our rack can be installed in three places: on the far right, on the center or on the far left. Since we have an offset spare that sits to the right side of the vehicle, we went to the far right on our rack. This will help shift some of the bike towards the center of the vehicle and help keep a better balance. To secure the rack, feed the hand knob through. Be careful to make sure that you do not get the threads crossed. Once you have gotten the threads started properly, tighten the hand knob down. This is one of the locations where you can install the Thule one key lock. Simply pop this knockout out and install the lock core. Using the lock core will turn this hand knob into a free spinning knob so the rack cannot be removed from the vehicle. 1:41

When not in use, you can fold down the arms of the Spare Me to allow clearance behind the rear of your vehicle. Simply loosen the knobs on each arm to allow enough slack to fold them down. The T3 cradle features grooved rubber pads to accommodate gear cables and brake cables. We are ready to go ahead and load up some bikes. Remember to load your heaviest bikes closer toward the vehicle, that way they are better supported. If you are only carrying one bike, go ahead and mount it closer to the vehicle as well. Since we have a woman frame bike, we are using a bike adapter bar to accommodate so we can fit over our arms, part number TH982XT. Once you have the bike positioned in the cradle, take the rubber strap, bring it over the top of your adapter bar or your frame tube and slip it over the hook. At the seat upright post, there is an anti-sway cage. And there is one more strap towards the front of the bike. 2:46

Included with the Spare Me is a coated steel cable bike lock that you can feed through the frame of your bike and back to the rack to secure the bike to the rack. The cable lock uses the Thule one key lock core system, like other Thule accessories. Included with the bike rack are two matching lock cores, one for this cable lock and the other for the knob that tightens the rack to the vehicle. With our bike loaded and secured and our rack properly mounted to our vehicle, we are ready to hit the road for a little road test. We will check to see if the rack is stable on the vehicle and if the bike is stable on the rack. And that does it for the Thule Spare Me 2 bike carrier, part number TH963XTR.




Customer Reviews

Thule Bike Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes - TH982XT

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.5 out of 5 stars   (96 Customer Reviews)

Large push buttons on the clamps make it even easier to transport your alternative frame, child's or woman's bike on a hanging-style bike rack. Molded rubber ends protect the bike. Telescoping design works with most size bikes.


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brandon E.06/04/2012


This works great on full-size bikes, like my son's small frame 26" mountain bike, but was too big for smaller kid's bikes. On the small frame MTB, the triangle is too small to use the top tube on the carrier arms, but adding this bar spanning from the seat to the stem did the trick. We did have to raise the seat all the way to make it work, but that was easy enough. I had hoped to be able to mount my youngest son's 16" bike with this, but even at the shortest setting, the bar was still too long to fit the bike. We still had to put the 16" bike in the back of the vehicle instead of on the rack because the bar just wouldn't accomodate that small of a frame. It MIGHT fit an 18" and would probably fit a 20" frame, though I haven't tried it with either of those. 42701






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jon C.05/08/2013


Thule Adapter Bar works as described. I bought two of them, one for my wife's bike and one for my full suspension. They both work as they should with the Spare Me Carrier. 79397





Comments

Still holding up without any issues! No rust or any other defects.

Jon C - 05/08/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Julie B08/16/2013


This is a must for loading a women's bike on the carrier. I hesitated spending the extra $$, but it makes loading and unloading such a breeze! Glad I made the purchase. 95528





Comments

An absolutely great product!

Julie B - 08/18/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Thomas S.08/01/2011


The entire order came in one box and the folks at eTrailer are indeed an awesome group, they followed the order every step of the way and nothing was left to chance. I do customer service for a living and cannot find people this good and well trained! The adaptor bar for women’s bikes is a must, easily installed and keeps the bike level to avoid dragging on the driveway when leaving your home. The Thule Roadway 2 bike carrier, installation is a snap, about 15 minutes and it works as promised, is a solid and well built hitch, none better the same goes for the eTrailer group. Already place a second order, and sure I will not be disappointed 20675






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom B.05/14/2013


I purchased the Thuler TH9001 bike carrier along with the TH982XT adapter bar. I was very impressed with the thought and engineering put into the Thuler products. They looked great online, and even better after receiving them. Mounting to the vehicle was simple and understandable. The ordering online from etrailer.com was very easy, and shipment was received within three days of the order placement. Etrailer.com was very good about communication of order placement, shipment, and after delivery follow-up. I would definitely recommend both Thuler and etrailer.com for products and service. 80171






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Adapter for Hybrid11/07/2013


Good sturdy tool. Would not be able to load the women's hybrid on the Thule Raceway 2 Bike Carrier without it. It's somewhat of an awkward fit and that's just because the bike is a bit of a beast. 106617






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Johanna05/29/2014


I bought 3 adapters (1 women's cruiser, 2 kids bikes). The adapter on the women's bike worked easily and the bike slipped right on to our Thule bike rack. Seems to be a high quality product. The adapters for the kid's bikes work but it was a little tricky. I had to remove the front reflectors on both bikes which isn't a big deal but the bikes just barely fit onto the rack with the adapter. I have to rotate the rack holders to slide them on. They are a great adapter and work for my kid's bikes but the may not work for all. 133256






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Audrey W07/24/2012


I installed this bike rack on a 2007 Rav4. The interface with the spare tire mount was simple and sturdy. The anti sway cages don't fit as in the instructions but do hold the bike very steady. I appreciate how the design allows full use of the back door w bike attached. I had some trouble with getting the lock installed on the attachment knob, better instructions ( there were none) would have saved a call to Thule with 20 min on hold. Overall it's a very well designed and stable system, I'd recommend it. 49217






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Blake A.08/15/2013


This product seems to work fairly well. It does what it says it will do. However, I bought two of these and one of the "gate" openings on one end is hard to close. I can see that this is a manufacturing defect but I will just file it down a little bit to make it close smoother. This device has one (and only one) locking position and that is at it's longest length when telescoped. Not sure what the point of that is since all bikes will vary in their distance from seat post to stem. 95256






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Qhua06/04/2014


Too big even after I measured my bikes to see if they would fit. Don't even bother if you have a medium, small, XS, XXS, or kids bike. These guys are really made for large frame bikes that has oddly shaped top tubes that will not fit on the bike rack like a high end aluminum or carbon fiber frame bike. I would return it but then I would have to pay for return shipping so I'm probably going to end up selling or giving it to someone who can use it instead. 134156





Comments

Thanks for the comment Qhua! Our 982XT Bike Adapter is designed to work with most bikes that do not have the standard top tube. If you have a distance of at least 18 between the stem and seat post, then this item should fit to your bike. It may be necessary to raise or lower the seat post on the bike to allow for more or less room between this adapter and the carrier itself.

Michael L from - 06/12/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Margie B06/04/2012


The Thule Adapter Bar seems very sturdy and it fits my bike great. It will make putting my bike onto the bike rack so much easier! Also, etrailer.com was amazing. I ordered the adapter bar on Monday 5/28/12 with standard shipping and it was delivered on Friday 6/1/12. I received a confirmation email from etrailer right away, and then another when the order was processed and then a third when it was shipped. They are very thorough and my order was perfect! 42676






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brad F08/21/2013


This product does not work well with the Thule TH9001 Raceway bike carrier. If you position the bike to take advantage of the bike rack's anti-sway bar, the adapter bar does not sit well in the cradle. I spoke with Thule about the issue and they suggested to reposition the bike and to not use the anti-sway bar. This solution is not acceptable. I am returning the item and etrailer.com is working with me to find an adapter bar that will fit properly. 96160






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill J06/18/2014


The product is well-made. That being said, it also assumes your bikes have a fair amount of room on the seat post and handlebar stem for this to fit. In my case, none of the four bikes we have (two kid bikes and two adult urban cruiser type bikes) provide much space for this bar to fit around. Rather difficult to make work. My suggestion is shop around to see if there are other options that will work for you. Again, quality not an issue. 136260






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Whitew00d04/02/2014


I rated this Good... Good for nothing. For the money, don't bother. Kmart got one that is better for 20 bucks less. It works, and wears the badge, Thule but a sloppy design. Won't secure your bikes steering to saddle 100% due to pins in holes to adjust. Needs to be a lock in place via twisting the two tube design for a custom fit. Best place for this product? Place it on your cars steering wheel for that anti theft look! 123372






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave D07/29/2013


Bar works well with the Thule rack. Look at instructions on how to open it up. Wasn't intuitive just looking at it, but pretty easy to use. It was a good buy and would recommend it if you get a Thule rack. 92285






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: KATHIE KUNZ08/20/2014


Our bikes are unisex, meaning no bar across the center...like a boys bike would have. This bar is used to stabilize the bikes in an upright position...very easy to put on the bike & then you just put it on your rack. You can also ride your bike with the bar on if you want. I would highly recommend this product if your bike does not have a bar going across it for putting on a bike rack. :) 147649






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: RAS03/31/2014


It works fine the only thing I don't like about it is the loose hold that it has on the bike, the bar straps down tight but lets the bike move around, but, I solved this with the addition of some straps (This might be a thought to future sales--add straps for an additional price, I paid $7.00 for straps that were of quality construction, or include the straps after adjusting the price) 122944






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Denise K08/06/2012


Now I can transport my mixte frame bike without a problem. The adapter also lets me hang the bike on a standard frame stand in the garage. Wonderful product! 50671






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Paula11/08/2013


Thanks for the great service! The Thule converter bar was exactly what I needed to be able to transport and store my new sissy style women's bike. 106719






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Becca Y08/23/2013


This is a lot heavier than I thought it would be. Also, I don't like that in the smaller position, there's no pin to lock it in place like there is when it's extended. But because of how it fits onto the bike, it's not going anywhere. Haven't actually used it yet, but hoping this makes it easier to load my women's bike onto our new rack. 96644






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike07/07/2011


I purchased the Thule adapter bar for my wife's Townie . I made this purchase based on quality and product service after I purchased The Thule bike rack. The etrailer ads perfectly described the product and the shipping, tracking is first rate. I will purchase from etrailer again, their customer support is superlative. 18839






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: CissyB10/11/2012


After getting the Thule bike rack for my car, I realized my style bike has no crossbar in which to hang the bike on my new Thule rack. The solution (thank you customer service) is this adapter bar that clips one end under the seat and the other end under the handle bars. Work great!! Now I can haul my bike. Yay! 56997






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Frank08/02/2013


The product is ok. Not that great. The bar can be a little bit tough to open and close, and it does not stay fixed in all positions. The handles that lock into your bike can also be a little bit hard to open. It is a ok product, but I expected a little bit more from a Thule. 93000






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: James04/21/2013


The bike mount came quickly and well packed. Although not the best fit for the womens bike that we plan to use it with, it fits too losely and the bike wiggles we think we can make it work with extra tie-downs. It sure is an improvement over what we were doing previously. 77121






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: KPR07/10/2011


I am very happy with Thule products. They assemble easy and work as advertised. etrailer has very quick shipping and I like they way they keep you informed throughout the buying and shipping process. Great products and a great retailer, a winning combination 19052






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill A07/19/2013


Note that the minimum length this telescoping closes up is 16" -- too long for my wife's hybrid women's bike. Other models, including the Yakima go down to 14", so check the distance between the handlebar post and seat post before you order. 90517






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JACK04/09/2012


CARRIER ARRIVED DAY EARLY AND FIT MY JEEP UNLIMITED PERFECT WITH SOME ROOM TO SPARE. IT IS WELL MADE AND EASY TO USE IT GIVES ME ENOUGH ROOM TO OPEN THE TAILGATE AND OPEN MY WINDOW FOR FULL ACCESS. THIS IS FOR THULE VERTEX SWING BIKE CARRIER. 36676






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Sliktop05/14/2012


Simple sturdy design. Only improvement would be the addition of an internal tensioning spring to keep the adaptor snug on each end. As with most competing products, it is difficult to use the downtube/ seat-tube clamp on the car rack. 40324






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: SurfFisher06/24/2013


Great product! Fits perfectly on my wife's bike and our Yakima hitch rack. eTrailer is great too. Fast service, updated emails throughout the process, awesome company to order gear from. Will order more soon.! Thanks, SF 85797






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Noel07/16/2013


We have a Diamond Back mountain bike that has a very low middle pipe. This bike adapter is absolutely necessary or the bike won't fit on the rack. Highly recommended if you are using a bike rack for alternative frames. 89803






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim A.02/25/2013


This is a beautifully made accessory. A little more expensive than others but worth every penny. No need to add tape or tubing to protect your bike. Well engineered, strong and easy to use. I highly recommend it. 67642






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Victoria G.05/25/2014


very strong heavy bar, that will work well with my bike. Better than pictured, with fast delivery as well. Ordered together with the bike rack from previous review. Very happy with purchase and merchant! 132338






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Slide ER06/25/2013


I want to give this thing 4 starts because it's a clever device. It gets a three because the rivets holding each end hook is what sits on the arms of my thule bike rack. I think a better design is in order. 86147






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Justin A07/30/2013


Product is very durable and gets the job done! I Love the easy setup and off you go. Had questions and called, staff were amazing at etrailer and helped pick the right product for me. Five Stars!!! 92436






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: howard northrop03/22/2014


great products my purchases from etrailer have been positives one customer service personal are great I keewould recommend etrailer too everyone keep up the good work thanxs howard Northrop 121716






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim K.08/01/2011


Product arrived very quickly, in good shape, and as advertised. I have yet to actually use it as it just arrived, but I'm sure it will easily let me carry my wife's bike on our bicycle rack. 20707






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Richard03/12/2013


The Thule Raceway rack is an excellent product and works well on my BMW 5 Series. Even more impressive was the service from etrailer. The best on line buying experience I have ever had. 70205






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rob04/23/2012


Works well with my kids bikes and alternative mountain bike frame I have. Would not have been able to fit all 4 bikes without it.Easy to use with no bolts to tighten or nuts to loosen. 38049






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave09/28/2014


Adaptor bar worked great for my wifes bicycle except for rearranging the speedometer wire and light under the seat. Sure takes all the struggling out of loading the bike on the rack 153375






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug H05/24/2012


The Apex 4 Bike carrier is an awesome product. It is very well made and the assembly was easy. It is very high quality and look forward to it providing many years of service. 41602






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Phil M.06/23/2013


Product worked great. I struggled a little when attaching it the first time but now I get it. This will actually work just as well as an anti-sway clip on the rack as well. 85650






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dphotog09/25/2013


Great bar to level out bike. Strong. Easy to use. Could use more adjustment holes when extended but I just let it float since it can't go anywhere. Works great. 101437






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug B.05/04/2014


This leveling bar from Thule is pricey, but well engineered. Glad we made the purchase, as neither of our bikes would hang on the bike rack properly without them. 128792






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott R.01/09/2012


I have bought Thule products before and found them to be excellent and this bike carrier is no exception. It carries my Trek Rumblefish on my Honda CRV perfectly! 29394






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott C07/28/2012


Did not fit for my sons 16 inch bike. Frame to small on bike. Should be able to use next year when he gets a bigger bike. Appears very easy to use. 49664






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve D.05/08/2013


The adapter bar performed as advertised and was necessary to transport my wife's bicycle on the rear wheel Thule Spare Me 2 bike carrier. 79526






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jon T04/16/2013


While this adapter bar is ok for womens bikes it does not work with most 16" and below kids bike as the bar does not adjust down very far 76411






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rick B05/02/2014


I have a 29" soft tail Giant Anthem Mtn bike. Though this product mentions suitable for smaller bikes, it fits just fine on mine. 128704






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: donnyjay03/26/2014


Fits quite well. Does what it is intended for. The box it came looks like someone tried it out and returned it. But, not an issue. 122276






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Julio G09/15/2012


You must get this bar if you have a Mountain Bike or a Women's bike that don't have straight bars. This bar is easily adjustable. 54802




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  • Will the Thule Vertex 4 Bike Carrier work with Childrens Bikes without an Adapter
  • The distance between the arms of the Thule Vertex 4 Bike Carrier # TH9029 that you referenced is 13 inches measured from the outside of the arms. If the length of your top tube is larger than that your kids Trek bikes should fit. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out also. The Thule Adapter Bar # TH982XT will still help your bikes sit more level and would most likely allow the installation of the bikes on your rack a little easier. I attached a review video for...
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  • Which Trunk Mounted Bike Rack is Best for a 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser
  • We have numerous trunk mounted racks that would be compatible with your PT Cruiser, to see our selection click the provided link. If you are wanting an entry level rack for occasional use, the Thule Passage, part # TH910XT (2 bike) or # TH911XT (3 bike) would be a good choice. A better choice from the ease-of-use standpoint would be the Thule Raceway, part # TH9001XT (2 bike) or # TH9002XT (3 bike). The ratcheting cables used to connect the bike to the vehicle are extremely easy to...
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  • Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2012 Toyota RAV4
  • Choosing between the Yakima SpareTime, # Y02598 and the Thule Spare Me, # TH963PRO, is tough because both racks have nearly the same cost and are rated highly by our customers. I think it will come down to which one you think would look the best on your 2012 Toyota RAV4. Normally I would say that one is the better choice but in this case, both have the same features, anti-sway cradles, a cable lock, the arms can fold down, that picking a clear winner is difficult. I have Thule products...
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  • Is There a Shorter Bike Frame Adapter Than the Thule Bike Frame Adapter Bar # TH982
  • We do have some smaller adapters. Fully collapsed the Thule adapter bar is 16 inches. We have 3 adapter bars that when fully collapsed measure under 16 inches. The SportRack Adapter Bar, part # A34500, has a minimum of 14-5/8 inches. Both the Yakima bar, part # Y02531, and the Swagman bar, part # S64004, have a minimum of 14-1/2 inches. I would measure the kids bike frames to make sure one of these adapters will fit.
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  • What Rear Mounted Bike Rack Will Fit On 2005 Honda CRV With Outside Mounted Spare Tire
  • For your 2005 Honda CRV with the outside mounted spare tire, the Thule Spare Time Bike Rack # TH963PRO would be a great choice.The Spare Time has a total weight capacity of 75 lbs. for two bikes. The Yakima SpareMe Bike Carrier, # Y02598, also might work if you take two measurements to be sure. First, the diameter of the center hole in your spare tire wheel needs to be larger than 1-3/16 inches. Second, the distance from the back of the wheel, where the mounting plate will bolt to the...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mounted 5 Bike Rack Recommendation that Can Hold 2 Childrens Bikes and Adult Bikes
  • The weight capacity on the Thule Vertex 5, # TH9030, is 150 pounds. That would be 30 pounds per bike. The average adult bike weighs about 30 pounds. Provided that the combined weight of all 5 bikes does not exceed this 150 pound limit the rack can handle the weight. The Vertex and Apex, # TH9026, have the highest capacity of any of the 5 bike models we carry, see link. Regarding the childrens bikes, measure the length of the top frame tubes. If they are greater than 12-3/8 inches, they...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2006 Toyota Sienna
  • First, to use the Thule Parkway 4 Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Rack, # TH956, you would need to add a trailer hitch to your 2006 Toyota Sienna. I recommend the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, part # 87415. This hitch has a 2 inch receiver opening that is compatible with the Thule Parkway or any other 2 inch bike rack. With a 2 inch hitch, there is a wider selection of bike racks and hitch accessories that you can use. One thing to consider is the distance from the center of the hitch pin...
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  • Trailer Hitch and 2 Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2008 Toyota Prius
  • I would recommend going with the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch, # 24808, on your 2008 Toyota Prius for carrying 2 bikes. We have a video installation for you to review and I have attached installation instructions for you to review. For a bike rack the Thule Doubletrack, # TH990XT, would be a great choice. It is designed to work in the Class I hitch recommended above and will provide clearance at the back for going over speed bumps and entering steep drives and parking lots with...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Toyota Rav4 Limited
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch # C13149 that you referenced would be an excellent choice for a hitch for your 2013 Toyota RAV4 and is confirmed to fit. This 2 inch hitch would be great for a bike rack and if you check out the link I attached you will see all the bike racks we offer that will work on the 2 inch hitch. The most popular bike rack with 2013 Rav4 owners that we offer is the Thule Apex 4 bike Swinging Carrier # TH9027. I attached a review video of this rack being used on a similar...
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  • Using a Thule Adapter Bar # TH982XT To Secure Womens Bike To a Two Arm Bike Rack
  • The best way to get a good fit with a rack such as the Thule Vertex 2 Bike rack, part # TH9028 would be to use the Thule Adapter Bar, part # TH982XT. One end would attach to the seat post of the bike, the other attaches to the handlebar gooseneck. The adapter provides an attachment point for the cradles on the bike rack. This adapter would be handy to use for any two arm bike rack used to carry womens and childrens bikes. The Thule Vertex 2 would be a great choice. I would also recommend...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • Yes, the Thule Raceway 3 Bike Carrier, # TH9002, will work great on your 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon. I recently had the chance to install this rack on a vehicle and it is the easiest to install and remove trunk mount rack that I have used. For this reason, this is the rack I personally would choose for a trunk mount rack. You will need to remove the rack to open the rear of the vehicle because the bottom support on the rack will rest on the top of the bumper when properly installed, see...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for a 2010 Toyota Prius With a Class I Trailer Hitch
  • I can definitely recommend a bike rack that would work with a class I trailer hitch, but you will only be able to carry 2 bikes on your 2010 Toyota Prius. The further the bikes extend from the back of the vehicle, the more sway is passed back to the bike rack from the vehicle. A class I hitch is not able to handle the stress that towing more than 2 bikes would create. Class I Draw-Tite hitch # 24847 would be my recommendation for your vehicle, as it does not require any drilling to...
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  • Which Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack is Recommended for the 2010 Toyota Rav 4
  • The Yakima SpareTime 2 Bike Carrier - Spare Tire Mount, part # Y02598, will fit your 2010 Toyota RAV4. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Yakima bike carrier and a link to a video review of the carrier. The Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Spare Tire Carrier, item # TH963PRO, will also fit on your RAV4 as long as you do not have the spare tire mounted backup camera. When the bike rack is not in use it can be removed and the spare cover can be installed, leaving the mounting...
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  • Bike Adapter Bar for an Electra Townie 7D Mens Bike and Thule Raceway Trunk Mount Bike Rack
  • The bike adpater bars, like # TH982XT, are also a fit for the trunk mount bike racks like the Raceway # TH9001XT. All of the adapter bars work in the same manner, the bar telescopes to a certain length and clamp under the seat and under the handle bars so you can carry the bike more level. The # TH982XT would be a good choice. Looking at some pictures of the bike you would most likely have to raise the seat as high as you could to get an adapter bar to fit and be affective. Otherwise,...
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  • Thule Spare Me Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2006 Honda CRV with an Offset Spare Tire
  • For your 2006 Honda CRV that has an offset spare tire you could use either the Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Carrier # TH963PRO or the Yakima SpareTime 2 Bike Carrier # Y02598. I like that the Yakima has narrower arms which will make loading bikes easier, but the Thule is about half the weight, which would make installing and uninstalling the rack a little easier. I attached a picture of the Yakima rack on a 2006 Honda CR-V for you to check out. It may seem like the allen bolts are small...
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  • Bike Rack and Hitch Recommendation for a 2006 Honda Odyssey Carrying Womens Bikes
  • For a hitch I would recommend you get a Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 87479. This is a Class III hitch that will carry bike racks very well. I attached an installation video and instructions for you to check out. The Thule Parkway 4 Bike Rack # TH956 that you referenced would be an excellent choice for a bike rack to carry up to 4 bikes. For womens bikes without horizontal top tubes I would recommend you get a Thule Bike Adapter Bar # TH982XT. This product attaches to the seat post...
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