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. Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule Accessories and Parts part number TH982XT or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Thule Bike Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Thule Bike Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes

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Code:   TH982XT

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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: 35 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 Bike Adapter Bar Review

Today we are going to take a look at the Thule bike adapter bar for women and alternative frame bikes, part number TH982XT. Bike adapter bars mount to the seat post and the handle bar stem of your bike to provide a nice, level tube for attaching the bike into the cradles of a bike rack. The Thule bike adapter bar adjusts from 16 to 31-1/2 inches. The Thule bike adapter bar is designed to work with not only dual-arm bike racks, but also single-arm and platform style bike racks that clamp on to the frame of the bike. Like many other Thule products, the bike adapter bar is covered by a limited lifetime warranty. 0:38

Today we have a women frame bike with us. On a mens frame bike, there would be a tube that goes across that is nice and level. This tube runs downward at an angle to allow some extra leg room. The problem is when you mount the bike to a rack using this tube, the bike is not sitting level. The rear tire is higher than the front and it can make it difficult to load other bikes onto the rack. The Thule bike adapter bar is going to help us with this problem. The new push button design allows us to quickly and easily open the bail. Once open, we hook it around our seat post and close it. The bike adapter bar is a telescopic bar to allows us to adjust for different bike sizes. It will adjust from 16 to 31-1/2 inches. Use the push button to allow the two halves to collapse again. You will attach the other end to the handle bar stem. With the bike adapter bar, we have a nice level tube to hold our bike from. With the adapter bar, we have quickly and easily set up our bike so that it will sit level on our rack. Alright, let us take the Thule for a little road test. Our bike is sitting nice and stable inside of our rack. And that does it for the Thule bike adapter bar, part number TH982XT.




Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (114 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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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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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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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





Comments

great product works well

howard n - 03/22/2015

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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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by: Davis T.10/27/2014


Great service from ETRAILER.com. I placed my order and it was here faster than their Web page stated. The only thing standard about mountain bikes is that none of them fit into a standard format. I have 3 bike and all of the frames need the th982xt frame adapter bar. It would be nice if Thule had a few more holes drilled along the tube for the detent balls to come in at a closer fit for most frames. A close fit is better nothing close. I have a 4 door sedan with the thule 9025 rack and have to use the above product. I was able to watch the bikes going down the road and everything is super stable and secure. Great design that can always be improved 158009






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by: Lucy P04/29/2015


Kat at etrailer was very specific and knowledgeable as to what I needed for my car. The installation was done by a mechanic but I probably could have figured it out. My husband was grateful that he didn't have to install it but he was super impressed on how it looked and its sturdy strength. Haven't had a nice day in Texas since it was installed so I will report back as to how the bike rides on the rack. Overall, very impressed. Shipping was fast too! 188798






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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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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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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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by: JoJo02/24/2014


Heavy duty. Well worth the money. 117522





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Still working as expected.

JoJo - 02/24/2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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by: GB05/26/2015


The Bike Adapter Bar works well on bikes 24" and larger. It didn't fit a 20" bike. A neighbor, who I recommended the product to, said that he was able to fit it on a 20" bike by raising the seat and using the handle bar instead of the neck. I'll try that next time but am not sure how safe it is. The Adapter worked very well on the larger bikes and is easy to put on and off. Overall I'm satisfied. 198090






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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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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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by: Tom06/03/2015


I really like this item. With our bikes they were hard to put on the Thule bike rake. Using the adapter bar, this was so much easier. I bought one for each bike. The only issue I had was one end was hard to open. It takes some work to loosen up, but that was not a problem after twisting several times to make it easier to move the lever. I would buy more of them if I needed them. 200279






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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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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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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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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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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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by: Eric Z06/12/2015


It works well but I wish it would lock in place at the desired size rather than just sort of sliding around. No biggie at all, just a nitpick really. Once it's on the rack, it doesn't move at all. BTW, thanks eTrailer. You guys are the best. Great customer service and lightning fast shipping. 202778






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by: Dan S.02/27/2015


Product looks nice. Can tell the build quality is top notch. Seems to fit a little loose on my wifes bike. Not sure if that's how it is supposed to be because when you pull up on the attachment it feels solid. We'll see how it behaves when we get it mounted on the rack. Thanks E-Trailer 176344






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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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by: Gary U.01/12/2015


Looks like this should work. Only worry is that the seat or handle bars would become loose from the stress put on them by the weight of the bike, then the bike slips out of the adapter bar... 168751






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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • 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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  • Recommendation For Hitch Bike Rack on 2012 Lexus CT200h
  • To carry a hitch bike rack on your 2012 Lexus CT200h you will need to have a hitch like the Curt Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # C11200. This is a Class I hitch with a 200-lb tongue weight capacity. The Lexus CT200h can only use a Class I hitch and that will limit you to a maximum of two bikes. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Curt hitch. The Thule Vertex 2 Bike Carrier, part # TH9028XT, you have referenced is an excellent hitch bike rack that will fit your...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2 Adult and 2 Kids Bikes on a 2004 Ford Explorer
  • We have everything that you will need to carry your 2 adult and 2 kids bikes on your husbands 2004 Ford Explorer. I will start off with a few bike rack recommendations. For a Yakima bike rack, my personal favorite is the RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack, # Y02458. This bike rack is a great value for the quality and features that it has and it includes an integrated locking cable. For a Thule bike rack, I recommend looking at either the Vertex 4 Bike Rack, # TH9029XT, or the Apex 4 Bike Rack,...
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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 # TH9029XT 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 # TH9001PRO (2 bike) or # TH9002PRO (3 bike). The ratcheting cables used to connect the bike to the vehicle are extremely easy...
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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 # TH9001PRO. 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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  • Recommended Bike Rack for Carrying Adult and Girls Bikes on a Toyota Sequioa
  • For a 5 bike rack that provides the maximum in stability for the 2 inch hitch on your Toyota Sequoia, the Thule Vertex 5 Bike Carrier, part # TH9030XT, that you referenced would work very well. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out as well as a demonstration video. For womens and alternative framed bikes you would want a bike adapter bar, part # TH982XT. Review video and instructions are below. Another option you have is to get a Thule Apex 5 bike...
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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 Recommendation for 2012 Subaru Impreza Premium Hatchback
  • I do have some bike rack solutions for your 2012 Subaru Impreza hatchback as long as it does not have a spoiler, but a hitch is not yet available. You can use a trunk mount bike rack (see link). I recommend the Raceway 2 bike, # TH9001PRO or the 3 bike model, # TH9002PRO. These racks are the easiest and quickest installation of any trunk mount bike rack I have seen because they use retractable cables instead of straps. I have included a link to the installation details and a link to...
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  • Recommendation for Carrying 5 Bikes on a 2010 Honda Odyssey with Class III Trailer Hitch
  • For a 5-bike rack that also tilts out with or without bikes loaded take a look at the Softride Hang5, # SR26496. It holds the bikes vertically which actually makes it easier to load 5 bikes. This rack is heavy though at 100 pounds. This means that the combined weight of the bikes cannot exceed 250 pounds to stay within the capacity of the hitch. Otherwise, the best option is to use a swinging rack like you said. You can use the Thule Apex, # TH9027. With this type of rack if you will...
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  • Trunk Mounted and Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Options for 2009 Honda CR-V
  • If you care to go with the trunk mounted bike rack, I would recommend the Yakima KingJoe Pro 3, part # Y02625-12. This rack in my opinion is the best looking and easiest to install and remove. I attached installation instructions and a review video for this product for you to check out also. If the bike rack is something you are planning on using only occasionally, a strap mounted rack is a great choice. If you are a frequent rider, despite the greater expense you will be much happier...
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  • Comparing the Thule Apex and Vertex Swinging Bike Racks and the Thule T2 Platform Bike Rack
  • Bike racks are not vehicle specific so a lot depends on clearances and the features you are looking for. As far as stability goes the Thule T2, # TH916XTR for a 2 bike version or # TH916XTR-918XTR for the 4 bike version (both fit 2 inch hitches) would be more stable than a hanging rack. Platform racks in general are more stable. You can tilt the T2 bike racks down with or without the bikes loaded but when the bikes are loaded you will not be able to fully open the rear door of the FJ...
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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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  • Hitch Recommendations for a 2014 Outback and Forester for a Bike Rack
  • There are 2 inch hitches available for both the 2014 Subaru Forester and Outback Wagon. Either vehicle will work as well as the other in terms of installing a 2 inch hitch to carry a bike rack. If I were you I would not base your choice between the vehicles on anything hitch or bike related. Curt hitches that are not rated for use with weight distribution systems do require the use of a stabilizer strap like part # 18050. This is a Curt only deal, if you bought the Forester and were...
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  • Comparing the Yakima SwingDaddy and Thule Apex Swinging Trailer Hitch Bike Racks, 2013 Ford Explorer
  • I would go with the Thule Apex # TH9027 for several reasons. First, it is a newer design than the SwingDaddy so it is more advanced overall. The arms are arced for the most ground clearance and clearance between bikes. The cradles are new Hold Fast cradles and feature road-dampening technology which reduce shock and vibration. The arms can tilt down on both racks which is nice for storage. Both racks feature integrated cable locks and anti-sway cradles. The arms are about 2 inches more...
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