Replacement Hold Fast Cradle for Thule Archway and Apex Bike Racks

Replacement Hold Fast Cradle for Thule Archway and Apex Bike Racks

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Replaces 1 Hold Fast anti-sway cradle for your Thule Archway or Apex bike rack. Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule accessories and parts part number 7521513002 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Hold Fast Cradle for Thule Archway and Apex Bike Racks. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.


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Thule Accessories and Parts - 7521513002

Replaces 1 Hold Fast anti-sway cradle for your Thule Archway or Apex bike rack.


Features:

  • Replaces 1 Hold Fast anti-sway cradle for your Thule trunk mounted bike rack
    • Fits Archway XT bike racks (TH9009XT and TH9010XT)
    • Fits Apex bike racks (TH9025, TH9026, and TH9027)
  • Slides onto the arm of your rack for easy installation
  • Works with anti-sway attachment and rubber straps (sold separately) to hold your bike securely in place
  • Diameter of cradle opening: 1-3/16"


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7521513002 Replacement Hold Fast Frame Cradle for Thule Archway and Apex Bike Carriers







Video of Replacement Hold Fast Cradle for Thule Archway and Apex Bike Racks


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Video Transcript for Thule Hitch Bike Racks 7521513002 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number 7521513002. This is the replacement Hold Fast cradle for your Thule Apex Bike Rack. This will fit the Thule Apex Bike Racks part number TH9025, TH9026, and TH9027. It's designed to replace one Hold Fast cradle for your Apex Bike Rack. It's got the slot right here so it's going to slide onto the arm of your rack for an easy installation. It's got the anti-sway attachment location right here, so it'll work well with that, and then it's got the holds for your rubber straps.

Those items are sold separately. If you need replacements, you can find those here on our website. The cradle is going to gently hold the frame of your bicycle to prevent scratches and damage. It's going to feature three grooves right here on this layer. That's going to accommodate bike frame cables.

Not only does the top layer on this unit have plenty of cushion, but the whole top portion will absorb bumps and road shock to provide safety to your bike's frame, so you can see how just even with a little bit of a push, it really absorbs the force that I'm applying to the top. Again, this is going to fit the part numbers of the bike racks that I mentioned earlier, Thule Apex Bike Racks, and with this part number, you're going to get one replacement cradle. That's going to do it for today's look at part number 7521513002.


Customer Reviews

Replacement Hold Fast Cradle for Thule Archway and Apex Bike Racks - 7521513002

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (22 Customer Reviews)

Replaces 1 Hold Fast anti-sway cradle for your Thule Archway or Apex bike rack.

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Great price, great quality. 568795



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The product came as described and in perfect condition. I will be ordering more of these in the future. It is an exact replacement of the original. 558574



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Great fit for my Performance Bike hitch rack. Easy to install. Good price and fast shipping from etrailer. 474711



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Great cradle for carbon fiber bikes, does not mar the paint like many other cradle do. 469332



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Completely replaced an older, broken cradle - perfect fit 466422



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Fast Delivery! 404139



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Replace and broken after a week. Decide no to spend any more money on the bike hack. 395471



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I upgraded my Thule Vertex Bike Rack with these Hold Fast Cradles for the Thule Apex Bike Rack. Both racks have the same diameter arms so the cradles are interchangeable. These cradles have the RDT (Road Damping Technology) cushioning that is non-marking. The anti-sway cages with RDT are part #852-3037-001. Great for carrying and securing your expense Carbon Fiber Bikes on a Thule Vertex Bike Rack !!! I've been using these Hold Fast cradles with RDT for just over a year now and HIGHLY RECOMMEND them ... 385343



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Used to replace the stock ones that came with my Quadratec rack so I could add anti-sway attachments. The silicon type material is nice. The only drawback is that these can slip a bit down the rack as your driving down the road. The stock attachments had clamp on fittings that held better. 381994



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All good. Thanks. 346097



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Excelent product. Quick dispatch. 341103



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Fast delivery great condition well packed thank you so much i will install it right a head 336676


Comments

Great no problem at all

Jaime S - 02/06/2018

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Everything is working very well. Very satisfied with your products and service. In fact, several times over the last couple years, I’ve recommended your site to friends and coworkers looking for trailer, towing, fastening gear. Keep up the good work there at Etrailer. 303707



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Cradle, anti-sway arm, and straps all look to be great quality and easy to replace. Shipping was fast, and I can't wait to install these on my rack. 278866



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Quick and exactly what I needed. Would recommend highly 275318



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Easy to find information.product was exactly what I was looking for. Shipping time was as stated. 236721



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Perfect 230418



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Excellent quality parts from etrailer to replace those I lost on my Thule Aero 2 bike carrier. Very fast service complemented a very easy to use online catalog and ordering. 217478



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The replacement cradles are genuine Thule and they work great. Thanks for the quick delivery. 209692



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The product I ordered was exactly what I needed. It was delivered in a very short time. I am completely pleased with Etrailer and would recommend them. 206818



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Love em - wish the anti sway and straps wouldn't fall off when the wife or kids take the bike off and leve them unattached. 199683



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  • Replacement Cradles for Thule Apex XT 2 Bike Rack for Different Style Cradle Than New Hideaway
  • The Thule Apex XT 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting # TH9024XT has the hideaway cradles that are the update from the Hold Fast cradle # 852-3005-002 you referenced. I measured the Apex and the cradle and they will fit but they don't screw in place like the new cradles. Then you will use the Replacement Anti-Sway Attachment for Thule Archway, Gateway, Roadway, and Vertex Bike Racks - Qty 1 # 852-2903-001 and straps # 852-3006-001. You may also want to consider the Replacement...
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  • Tips for Replacing Thule Hold Fast Cradles on Thule Bike Racks
  • At the ends of the arms on Thule bike racks that take the Hold Fast cradle # 7521513002 there are end caps that usually have to be removed in order to remove the old cradles and put on the new ones. These caps can either have a screw holding them on or a rivet. If there is a rivet it will have to be drilled out (a screw can be used in place of the rivet once installation is complete). To work the cradles off and on it helps to twist the cradle side to side while simultaneously pushing...
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  • Tips for Moving a Cradle on the Bike Rack Arms of the Thule Apex
  • I have some tips that will help you get your bike rack cradles on your Apex back into position and help keep them there. All you need is a can of hairspray! No, you aren't going to cut and style the bike rack; the hairspray actually serves 2 purposes. Hairspray is, at first, slippery, which will help the cradles to move. Then it becomes tacky which will help the cradles stay in place. Spray the hairspray on the bike rack arms in the direction you want the cradles to go. Then grab a cradle...
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  • Will Thule Apex Replacement Cradles Fit a Bell Bike Rack with 1 Inch Diameter Arms
  • The replacement cradle # 7521513002 fits Thule Apex bike racks and they have arms that are approximately 1-1/4 inches in diameter. The cradles would be too large for your Bell rack. The Thule Stay-Put cradle, # 853-7887, will fit on 1-inch diameter arms, as will the T3, # 853-5829. Hollywood Racks offers a 2-cradle set, # HR740-P, that will fit 1 inch diameter arms. I would go with one of these three products since they all fit 1 inch diameter arms.
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  • Installation of Replacement Hold Fast Cradle 7521513002 on Thule Archway 3 Trunk Bike Rack TH9010XT
  • Thule Replacement Hold Fast Cradle # 7521513002 will install on your Archway 3 trunk-mount bike rack # TH9010XT exactly as you describe. I do recommend using stainless steel hardware to replace the rivet. Most full-service hardware stores usually have a decent selection of stainless and sometimes galvanized hardware. You could use either but I would go for the stainless if it is available.
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  • Replacement Frame Cradle Recommendation for a Bike Rack with 1 inch Outer Diameter Arms
  • The replacement cradle # 7521513002 fits Thule Apex bike racks and they have arms that are approximately 1-1/4 inches in diameter. The cradles would be too large for your Outback rack. The Thule Stay-Put cradle, # 853-7887, will fit on 1-inch diameter arms, as will the T3, # 853-5829. Hollywood Racks offers a 2-cradle set, # HR740-P, that will fit 1 inch diameter arms. I would go with one of these three products since they all fit 1 inch diameter arms.
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  • Tips for Preventing Thule Apex Bike Rack Cradle from Sliding
  • You can try hairspray, but if the cradles are new they shouldn't move that easily. You can also put a single layer of electrical tape around the arms of the rack to add space and friction to the cradle assembly. What bike rack did you install the part # 7521513002 on?
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  • Will Thule Apex Replacement Cradles Fit a Thule Gateway Trunk Mount Bike Carrier
  • The Thule Gateway # TH9006XT and the Apex both should have 1-1/4 inch diameter arms so you should be able to fit replacement cradle # 7521513002. The cradles on both are known as Hold Fast cradles its just that the ones on the Apex are upgraded with road dampening technology. Otherwise the holes have the same inner diameter.
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