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Thule Tire Chains for the Mini Countryman, 2011

Thule Tire Chains

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Code:   TH01221097



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Thule Tire Chains - TH01221097

Your typical tire chain, but better. The CB12 offers color coded attachment points to make installation easy. D-Shape links provide excellent traction. Alloy steel construction is durable and corrosion resistant. Requires 12 mm of clearance.


  • Solid grip on snow and ice
    • Dual-sided, D-shape links for increased traction
  • High-quality manganese nickel alloy steel construction is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Integrated rubber tensioners let you control the fit of your chains
  • Unique, color-coded connection points make it simple to install chains on your vehicle
  • Compatible with anti-lock brakes (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESP or ESC) systems
  • Durable storage container, kneeling mat, gloves and mounting instructions included
  • Made in Italy


  • Application: 16" - 18" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
  • Quantity: 2 tire chains
  • Internal clearance required: 12 mm
  • 5-Year warranty

Thule's CB12 snow chains provide an affordable way to enhance safety on icy, snowy roads. These chains are handmade in Italy of hardened manganese nickel alloy steel for ultimate durability. The dual-sided, 12-mm-diameter, D-shape links provide superior traction for excelletnt grip on snow and ice. The included tensioning device eases installation. Just pull the rubber strap taut to tighten the chain for a perfect fit.

Included with each pair of chains are mounting instructions, a kneeling mat and a pair of gloves, all packaged in a sturdy, reusable container.

How to Choose Snow Chains for Your Vehicle

To choose the right snow chains, you must match your tire size. Those measurements can be found on the side of your tire, as shown below.

Tire size on sidewall


  1. (185) - indicates the width
  2. (60) - gives you the aspect ratio (sidewall height as percentage of width)
  3. (15) - denotes the diameter of the wheel expressed in inches

01221097 - Thule CB-12 Snow Chains - Size 097

These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 205/55-17
  • 205/65-16
  • 215/45-18
  • 215/60-16
  • 225/40-18
  • 245/35-18
  • 245/40-17

Video of Thule Standard Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - CB12 - Size 097

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer
installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video review of thule tire chain CB12 TH01221102
Thule CB12 Tire Chains Review

Video Transcript for Thule CB12 Tire Chains Review

Today we are going to show you part number TH01221102 from Thule. This is their CB12 tire chains. As you can see here, the chains come in a handy carrying case. I have one of the chains in the center also you have a package with some gloves that you can wear over your mittens and whatnot to keep them dry while you are putting the chains on. Also there is an extra pair of links so in the unlikely event that you break a chain you can fix it rather easily. Also there is a kneeling mat so you do not get your knees wet while you go ahead and install the chains. A few quick notes about these. It does feature color-coded connection points to ease installation. A plastic-covered cable runs from behind the tire to allow you to move the chain without moving the car. The links themselves are a dual-sided D-shape that provides greater traction. And also this will not mess up anything with anti-lock brake systems or electronic stability control systems. It is really designed for passenger-type vehicles. We will go ahead and show you how it fits and how it installs on a typical tire.

To install the chain, run it behind the tire and then bring the blue cable behind the tire and hook them up at the top. Then pull your chains from the back side up to the front, and your red loop here on the end will connect to this red hook here. Then kind of push the blue cable back behind the tire. And then this chain here at the bottom will go through this tensioner here. Hook it through this other loop here. And then this part you want to hook this end up as close to this red hook as possible, somewhere on this part of the chain. Okay, and you have them installed.

All right, to remove the chains, reverse the same procedure. Disconnect it, undo this, and then on top here with the hook, pull the blue part back in and just let it fall to the ground. And part of the chain might be trapped underneath the tire, so just let it sit wherever and just drive backward or forward, whichever is easier, to retrieve your chains. And there you have it for part number TH01221102 from Thule, their CB12 tire chains.

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Customer Reviews

Thule Standard Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - CB12 - Size 097 - TH01221097

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.5 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gary W01/26/2011

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I live on a mountain top in Western North Carolina where one of our recent snow falls left 10 inches of snow the first night. I refer to my driveway as The Roller Coaster because it is so steep and curvy and at 6:30 the morning I first used the chains, it was so covered that I had to guess where it was. I have an '03 Subaru Forester and with my Thule chains, I was able to go where the snow plows hadn't gone with no traction problems whatsoever. It was a week before I was able to safely take them off the car, but they're in the back for the next time I need them. etrailer is fantastic! I ordered the chains on Saturday, Dec 25, got confirmation of my order that same day and had the chains the following Wednesday. I recommend both etrailer and these chains without any reservations on either! 6119

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Phil D12/27/2013

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I order these to put on my 2011chevy cruze and the fit great. Very important to make sure the chains are twist and kink free before sliding them under the car. It's fully possible to install the chains with out moving the car which it great! I do suggest retightening after driving 100 or so feet to make sure they are still secure. I bought these to help with traction with snow as this winter has been bad so far and I want to be prepared. Easy to install even though it was my first time it only too a couple mins. To install. Very pleased with these and love the storage case to keep the at the ready.111260

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: M12/29/2012

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Got them the evening of our trip, tried them on, they fit the 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid. We haven't had them on since the test fitting, the roads remained clear. With a few fitting I expect to find them easy to install.62211

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Shane F.12/26/2008

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Great product The snow chains I purchased are great. I hope the last a lifetime.1484

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Expert Answers about Thule Standard Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - CB12 - Size 097 - TH01221097                                        Do you have a question about this Tire Chains?

  • Speed Limit when Using Tire Chains
  • When using the Standard Snow Tire Chains for Passenger Vehicles by Thule, item # TH01221097, 30 mph would be safe as long as conditions are favorable for this speed. We do not recommend driving any faster.
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  • Are Thule passenger Vehicle Tire Chains the Same as or Made By Konig
  • Konig does make the tire chains for Thule and they are under the Thule umbrella. There are a couple of ways you can search for tire chains that will fit your 2011 Subaru Outback. You can use our hitch hunter and enter the year make and model vehicle and then click on tire chains. Or you can use the link below and search by tire size. Please consult the owners manual for your vehicle as some manufacturers do not permit the use of tire chains on certain vehicles.
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