This easy-to-use rack holds a variety of bikes, regardless of design, wheel size or suspension style. Its quick-load system grabs your bike by the wheels - not the frame - and the bike carrier mounts to most roof-rack systems with universal hardware.
Quick-load system - bike is ready for transport in seconds
No wheel removal necessary
No contact with your bike frame
Upright arm has adjustable, padded hook that ratchets to your bike tire size, ensuring a superb fit
Works with most bikes regardless of design, wheel size or suspension style
Lockable with 2 Thule One Key System locks (sold separately)
Secure bike to carrier and carrier to roof rack
Sliding, ratcheting strap holds your rear bike wheel securely in place
Includes rubber rim adapter to provide optimum fit over your tire
Adjusts to fit bikes of different lengths
Universal mounting hardware lets you install carrier on Thule square load bars, round crossbars and most factory bars
Carrying capacity: 1 bike
Weight capacity: 50 lbs
Application: Thule square load bars, round crossbars and most factory bars
Diameters: 20" to 29"
Widths: 20 mm to 2.6" MTB
Limited lifetime warranty
You don't have to register this Sidearm - just put it on your roof rack and you're ready to carry one bike of almost any frame design, wheel size or suspension style.
This roof-mounted rack grabs your bike by the wheels, avoiding contact with the frame and potential damage to your paint. The quick-load system includes a padded, ratcheting hook on the upright arm that adjusts to your bike's specific tire size. The arm can accommodate a Thule One Key System lock for locking your bike to the rack.
The Sidearm includes a sliding, ratcheting strap to secure your rear wheel to the rack. The strap has a rubber rim adapter to provide the best fit over your tire, and it adjusts to different lengths to accommodate most bike lengths.
The rack mounts to Thule square load bars, round crossbars and most factory bars with universal mounting hardware. The front mounting base of the rack also can be fitted with a Thule One Key System lock for securing the carrier to your roof rack.
594XT Thule Sidearm Roof Mounted Bike Rack - Wheel Mount
Video of Thule Sidearm Wheel-Mount Bike Carrier - Roof Mount
Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.
Video Transcript for Thule Sidearm Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review
Today we are going to show you the Thule Sidearm wheel mount bike carrier, part number TH594XT. The Thule Sidearm is a roof mounted bike rack that holds the bike by the wheels. Unlike other roof mounted bike racks, there is no wheel removal needed and there is no contact made with the bike frame. The universal mounting clamps allow you to attach this rack to not only Thule square load bars but also round and OEM style crossbars. The capacity is one bike weighing up to 50 pounds. The track will accommodate tires in widths up to 20 millimeters or 2.6 inches. The Thule Sidearm is covered by a limited lifetime warranty. On the underside of the rack is a track shaped into the aluminum channel. This track allows us to slide the clamp wherever we need it to accommodate a wide variety of roof rack sizes on your vehicle. The bike secures to the rack using this wheel hoop for the front tire and this hook that slides up and down and will lock on to the tire on the front. 1:07
You can also add the Thule one key lock system, part number TH512. The Thule one key system allows you to use the same lock for any of your Thule accessories. On this rack, there are two places for locks: one to secure the ratcheting hook so that your bike is secure to the rack and another to secure the rack to the roof rack of your vehicle. The rear tire is secured to the rack with this ratcheting strap. With the ratcheting strap pulled tight on the rear tire and the hook secured on the front tire, your bike will be nice and stable on the Thule Sidearm. 1:50
Today we are going to be installing the rack on a Ford Escape with the oval shaped OEM crossbars. To attach the Sidearm, we are going to undo one wing nut completely from each of the three mounts. That way we can swing the bottom half of the mount underneath our crossbars. Once we have the rack positioned, we can reinstall our wing nuts and tighten the rack down to our crossbars. We are going to repeat the same process for the other three clamps and then we will be ready to load our bike. In the front you want to make sure you have your wheel pulled nice and tight against this metal hoop. And up top you want to make sure that the ratcheting hook is pulled down tight against the tire. Once the front wheel is secure, we are going to take our ratcheting strap and secure the rear wheel. Make sure this bumper sits nice and centered on your wheel. That way it keeps the pressure straight down. All we need to do is pull our strap through. And once we get it pretty tight we will grab our buckle and lock it down. Once we have done that, our rear wheel is nice and secure. Once the bike has been secured to the rack we are ready to hit the road. And there you have it for the Thule Sidearm, part number TH594XT.
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Thule Sidearm Wheel-Mount Bike Carrier - Roof Mount - TH594XT
Average Customer Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (6 Customer Reviews)
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Love it... I only wish that my first one was bought through you guys.... Bought my first one with Metro Bicycles, and missing parts.... blah, from this point forward eTrailer it is.... Thanks guys!!!!78870
Mounted on a custom fabricated attachment to receiver hitch. Works awesome and a fraction of the cost of other receiver style carriers, more stable too.
Love the Tule style of stabilizing the bikes (I also have the receiver hitch version T2) but couldn't justify the cost and weight compared to homemade version.45608
These are great - very ergonomic and hold the bikes very stable. I echo what other reviewers said that the install takes a long time - you probably want to think twice about getting these if you are planning on removing your carriers from you vehicle regularly. I skipped the lock cores and I am just using cable locks to wrap around my bike, the carrier, and my vehicles rack. The universal fit kit that comes with the XT is awesome! I have very large (about 2" diameter) circular cross bars and the longest bolts that come in the fit kit worked just fine.36649
Very well built. I wish it were made to easily go on and off bars. Etrailer was awesome, they very very quick and sent confirmation emails at every step (purchase confirm, shipping confirm, and delivery confirm). Will order from etrailer again.12333
We have the trailer hitch version of the sidearm rack for our SUV and love it for its stability and quick/easy mounting. I bought the roof rack version for our Passat so we can use the smaller car for hauling the bikes around town and on short day/weekend trips.
We were very disappointed from the moment we put our bikes on this version of the side arm rack. The side arm is difficult and heavy to leverage into position over the front wheel and requires your full weight on the ratchet when securing the front wheel. When driving, the sidearm is constantly loosening its grip on the front wheel due to road vibration and wind forces. The bikes begin to shake and wobble at speeds above 25 mpg. I do not recommend driving above 60 mph with this rack. I decided I had had enough with this rack when a truck passed me on the freeway and the wind forces shook the front wheel completely out of the wheel tray. My bike was bouncing all over the place on top of my car held only by the back wheel ratchet strap.
Stick with the fork mounted roof rack. They are much more stable, safer and cheaper.24299
You will be able to use the Thule Sidearm Wheel-Mount Bike Carrier, # TH595XT, but you will need to add Thule Ride-On Adapter - Factory Roof Rack to Thule Bike Rack Adapter, # TH532. This adapter attaches to the factory cross bars on your 1997 Ford Expedition and provides Thule rails for the Sidearm to mount to. I have included a video review and installation details below for the Ride-On Adapter.
We have other roof top bike carriers that keep the front wheel on and will work with your factor view full answer...
Yes, the Thule Sidearm Wheel-Mount Bike Carrier - Roof Mount, item # TH594XT, can be assembled for passenger side or dirver side installation so that the controls are accessible. The rack comes ready to be assembled for passenger side installation. Steps 16 through 20 in the instructions show how to assemble that rack for drivers side installation. view full answer...
Besides the Thule Tandem Roof Mounted Bike Rack, # TH558P, which is designed for tandem bikes, I also have the Yakima SideWinder Roof Mounted Tandem Bike Carrier, # Y02071. This bike rack is similar to the Thule rack. Both of the bike racks can be attached to round Yakima crossbars or square Thule crossbars.
Both of the bike racks are one person loading racks. The Thule rack has the rear tire on the bike sit in a wheel tray and the Yakima rack has a padded cradle that attaches to the frame of view full answer...
You will be able to use a roof mount bike rack on your 2011 Honda Pilot. I did speak with my contact at Thule and he stated that the 2011 models have not yet been tested for fit, so you will not e able to use the Thule Sidearm, # TH594XT.
What you can do is use the Universal MightyMounts for Yakima Roof Mounted Accessories, # Y03590, and a Yakima bike rack like the Yakima Raptor Roof Mounted Bike Carrier - Frame Mount, # Y02085. This set up will actually be a little more economical than just view full answer...
According to our friends at Thule, the Sidearm should mount easily to your 2010 Subaru Outback provided that your vehicle has the factory roof rack with cross bars.
If your Outback has the roof rails that run front to back, but no cross bars, you would need the Thule Cross Road Kit, part # TH45050.
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The Thule Sidearm Wheel-Mount Bike Carrier - Roof Mount, part # TH594XT, will fit your 2001 Subaru Outback Wagon with the factory rails and crossbars. It comes with all the mounting hardware you will need to install on your vehicle. There are no adapters that are needed for your installation.
The Thule bike carrier does not come with locks. If you want to lock the carrier to the vehicle and lock the bike to the carrier you will need the Thule Locking Cylinders, 2 Pack, part # TH512. Both lock view full answer...
As long as the Sidearm is correctly attached to the roof rack system on the vehicle, there should be no movement. The upright arm has some resistance to it when it is move up or down, so once it is in the downward position, there should be no movement that would cause any noise.
I will include a link to the installation instructions for you to look over. view full answer...
First, it is unlikely that a carbon frame bike will be damaged on a hanging bike rack because many hanging bike racks have arms with cradle straps that hold the frame tight to the cradle. So if the rack were to bounce up and down the bike would move right along with it as if they were one.
You can avoid that possibility all together by using a bike rack that grips the bikes at the wheels. For this I recommend the Highland SportWing Bike Rack # 5801200. I have included a link to a video revie view full answer...
Yes, as long as your 2006 Toyota Highlander has a factory roof rack that includes crossbars that run side to side, then the Thule Sidearm Roof Rack Mount Bike Rack, # TH594XT, is a direct fit and you will not need any extra parts or adapters.
I have included a link to the installation details and a video review of the bike rack for you to view.
You mentioned the possibility of adding 2 bike racks to the roof. Just make sure to check the weight carrying capacity of the roof rack, and the r view full answer...
I ran out to our warehouse and pulled that rack off the shelf. The maximum crossbar spread for the Thule Peloton Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part # TH517 is about 46 inches, measured from the rear of the front crossbar to the front of the rear crossbar. The minimum spread would be 12 inches.
To see a product demonstration video for the Pelothon bike rack, click on the provided link. view full answer...
You will want to position the Thule Sidearm Roof Bike Rack, part # TH584XT more forward on the vehicle to avoid any interference with the rear hatch opening. The mounting points on the bike rack are adjustable, which will allow you to mount the bike rack more forward.
Our representative at Thule informed me that the wheel track of the Thule Sidearm measures 57 inches long. You can take this measurement on your roof to give you an idea of how the bike rack will sit, or if there will be suffic view full answer...
The Thule Sidearm, # TH594XT, will not work with a bike that has a front fender, the hook needs to secure to the front tire. What I recommend is the Thule Big Mouth, # TH599XTR, which grips the bike at the frame between the front and rear wheels. I have included links to the instructions and a video review for you. view full answer...
The roof mounted bike rack that I would recommend for your Audi Q5 is the Thule Sidearm Wheel-Mount Bike Rack, # TH594XT. According to Thule, this bike rack will fit on the factory roof rack of the Audi Q5 without the need for an additional adapter.
This is a wheel-mount bike rack which does not require you to remove your from wheel to load the bike. I have attached the installation instructions for you to check out as well as a video.
If you prefer the fork-mounted style bike racks that view full answer...
I checked with Thule and the Sidearm bike rack # TH594XT is listed as a direct fit to the factory crossbars that run side to side on a 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon. I have included links to the instructions and a video review for you. view full answer...
We have two Thule roof mounted bike racks that, according to Thule, will fit on the factory crossbars on your 2013 Toyota Venza. For a wheel mount style bike rack, you will want to look at the Thule Sidearm, # TH594XT. For a fork mount bike rack, look at the Thule Domestique, # TH513. These two bike racks use universal mounting hardware that can accommodate wider factory style crossbars.
I have attached the installation instructions and videos of both bike racks for you to check out.
If view full answer...
I do have a solution for you that will allow you to carry your tandem bike with your 2002 Subaru Forester. However, at this time, none of the racks for tandem bikes will fit the factory roof rack on your vehicle.
What I recommend is to install a trailer hitch, # 36311, and then use a hitch mount bike rack, # RKY1031, which is designed to carry a tandem bike. I have included a link to the installation details for the hitch and rack and videos for both showing typical installations. view full answer...
All versions of the 2013 Subaru Outback wagons include their unique factory roof rack system that uses pivoting crossbars that can fold into the side rails when not in use to help reduce wind drag and allow the best possible fuel economy. Just as a side note please be aware that Subaru lists the maximum roof weight load as 150 lbs.
The Thule Sidearm Carrier, part # TH594XT, will fit your Outback. The Sidearm includes universal mounting hardware that is designed to fit a range of different cro view full answer...
I have a solution for you, but I would not recommend you use a wheel mount roof bike rack with a bike that has a fenders. You could damage the fender and/or possibly lose the bike in transport as well.
I think a frame mount bike rack like the Thule Big Mouth Roof Mounted Bike Rack # TH599XTR would be your best choice. This rack secures to the frame of the bike and would not interfere with any fenders.
I attached a review video for this product for you to check out also.
The lock cores a view full answer...
I spoke to my contact at Thule about the fit issue you are experiencing with your Sidearm rooftop bike carrier not working with the rear crossbar width on your 2013 Subaru Outback. If you own the now-discontinued version of this rack, part # TH594, rather than the current TH594XT, there will be a fit issue with your crossbars. Current production of this bike carrier can accommodate wider crossbars than the original version.
My contact provided me with the replacement parts you will need to ad view full answer...
The Thule Sidearm, # TH594XT, will fit the Xsporter ladder rack # TH500 without the need for other accessories or adapters. We also have the Big Mouth # TH599XTR but you would need adapter # Xadapt2 to fit the Xsporter bars. And we also have the Criterium, # TH598, which requires adapter # Xadapt8, to install to the Xsporter bars.
All other Thule racks require removing the front wheel to mount the bikes. I have linked instructions and some videos for you. view full answer...
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