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Replacement T2 Cradle Body for Thule Bike Carriers

Replacement T2 Cradle Body for Thule Bike Carriers

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This T2 cradle body slides onto one of the support arms of your bike rack to provide an anchor point for your bike frame. The cradle body secures your bike frame in place with a rubber strap (sold separately). 1-800-940-8924 to order Thule accessories and parts part number 853-5829 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Replacement T2 Cradle Body for Thule Bike Carriers. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Thule Accessories and Parts - 853-5829

  • Hitch Bike Racks
  • Cradle and Arm Parts
  • Cradles
  • Thule
  • T2

This T2 cradle body slides onto one of the support arms of your bike rack to provide an anchor point for your bike frame. The cradle body secures your bike frame in place with a rubber strap (sold separately).


Features:

  • Replaces 1 worn out or damaged cradle body (T2) for Thule bike carriers with 1" arms
  • Slides onto support arms of bike rack
  • Provides anchor point for your bike frame
  • Requires rubber strap (753-3535; sold separately) to secure bike


Specs:

  • Application: Thule Ridgeline, Roadway, Revolver and Spare Me bike racks


1500050702 Replacement T2 Cradle Body for Thule Bike Racks

Replaces 8535829 and 853-5829





Video of Replacement T2 Cradle Body for Thule Bike Carriers

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




Video Transcript for Thule Hitch Bike Racks 853-5829 Review

Today we're going to be reviewing part number 853-5829. This is the Two Lead Replacent T3 Cradle Body for Thule bike racks. The T3 cradle body is going to slide onto one of the support arms of your bike rack and it's going to provide an anchor point for your bike frame. See here it's got the nice little indentions in there. That's going allow and cables that you may have running under your bike frame to sit in there nicely without causing any type of damage to the cables or to the frame of your bike. This unit's going to replace one worn out or damaged cradle body for Thule bike racks with one inch diameter arms. That's going to be the diameter of this central hole here.

It is going to require a rubber strap, part number 753-3535 to secure the bike. That's going to be sold separately. One end of the strap's going to secure in the indention right here. Then it's going to come over the actual cradle body. Then it's going to have holes in the strap that are going to loop around one of the two provided anchors there for the strap.

Again, this is designed for bike racks with one inch diameter arms. Bike racks that this would work with are going to be the Thule Ridgeline, the Thule Roadway, the Thule Revolver and the Thule Spare Me bike racks. Nice rubber construction here on the internal component that slides over the bike rack arm. That's going to provide that nice, tight, secure fit. Again, you've got the rubber pad right here to comfort the frame of the bicycle. Few measurements to go over with you real quick.

I want to measure the length of the rubber pad going this direction. That's going to give us a measurement of about 2 and 13/16ths of an inch. If I measured going this way, just measuring this center section here that rubber pad we're going to be looking at about 1 and 5/8ths of an inch. That's going to do it for our review of part number 853-5829. This is the Thule Replacement T3 Cradle Body for Thule bike racks.

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Replacement T2 Cradle Body for Thule Bike Carriers - 853-5829

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (281 Customer Reviews)

This T2 cradle body slides onto one of the support arms of your bike rack to provide an anchor point for your bike frame. The cradle body secures your bike frame in place with a rubber strap (sold separately).

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Cradle is exact fit for my rack. However the
two cradles seem slightly used. Am thinking they could be returns. Would like to get etrailers opinion.

Etrailer Expert

Sierra K.

10/18/2021

Customer Service will reach out to you.



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Installed the spare parts today. Excellent results.
I had an old Bell Bike Rack with broken clips and replaced them with these. Perfect fit, a very nice upgrade. You definitely have to use soap to get them on the bar (unless you're a masochist).

Keitho

8/16/2014

Chris,How did you remove the end caps on your rack.The saddles on my rack are doing the same thing.Thanks,Keitho

Chris O.

8/18/2014

Keitho - On my rack there are screws on the underside of the end caps. Once you remove the screws they slide off easily.



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I received the straps and the cradles quickly. They fit my Bell 3 carrier bike rack which I converted to a 2 carrier bike rack. They are difficult to screw on so I ended up spraying a little WD40 on the posts. I ended up with a blister but it was worth the end result. Thanks!!!



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Purchased this as a replacement cradle set on my older bike rack the actual replacement was discontinued and was told that this item would work. It turns out this works a lot better than the original one that came with the rack i may replace all the cradles with this type.
Center cradles in the images are the new ones.
Thanks good quality parts,very satisfied. Mario



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Replaced the broken cradle parts on my old Bell bike rack. Out with the old, in with the new. Fits perfect!



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Ordered new saddles for my 10yr old bike rack. Ordering simple and easy and came within 3 days, right to my back door



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Wanted to have a bike rack to use for working on the bikes. Fabricated this to fit on my table saw.



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Did not fit - poor description on website. Customer service less than helpful. Look elsewhere.



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This item saved me from replacing my trunk mount bike rack. I have a Thule three bike rack with cheap plastic bike holders that are made exclusively for straight tube men's bikes, not girls frames or mountain bikes, so I broke all six bike holders within the first year. Of course, Thule will sell you, for $28 ea., bars to make other frames fit, but that would be more than I paid for the rack. These replacements are exactly what should have come on the Thule rack. I secure my bikes with Velcro straps rated at 200lbs from Amazon. Etrailer was fast in shipping these out and is a great company to do business with.

Jim V.

8/6/2015

These are holding up great and I use them 2-3 times a week regularly and even more when I ride on the weekends. I would recommend these to people buying Thule trunk bike racks to use them from the start and avoid the frustration of what comes with your bike rack. I have recommended then to friends and strangers when I see them with the crap the Thule puts on their racks. I also like that Etrailer asked how I was doing after a year. This is a first rate company that I will look to before others when shopping for trailer needs.



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I bought these to replace old velcro pieces on an old Bell bike rack that is still in good shape except for the tie-downs. These needed a tad WD40 to slip on, but fit perfectly (1 inch diameter tube). They are super strong and padded! I'm a fan!



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Replaced my worn cradles and straps from my older Thule bike rack. They fit much tighter and your idea of using a paper towel with dish detergent helped them slide easier. Plan on buying two more since they work great and bikes won't slide on the tubular frame of theThule. It's so nice to able to buy replacement parts for our bike racks or whatever. Thanks again and your website is super,

Mike L.

9/10/2016

Great,no problems



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I purchased a used Thule Bike rack a a thrift store and replaced the straps. I spent under $[XX] and elbow grease for a $[XX] bike rack.



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After 19 years the original cradle bodies on my Thule Spare Me (spare tire) bike rack began to liquify. These T2 replacement parts fit and work perfectly. Hpoefully, I can squeeze a couple more years out of the car and rack. (I had to let some WD-40 soak into the rusty screws that hold the end caps in place. This took a couple of days.)



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I put 2 of these and 2 straps (#753-3535) on an old Graber bike rack. Make sure the diameters of the cradle and the rack arm match (in this case 1 inch), and that the cradle is perpendicular to the arm. It was easier and a cheaper than getting a new rack. These parts outclass the rack. etrailer was great too.

Davido

7/13/2016

It takes more than a year for these part to wear out.



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Perfect replacement for the saddle on my ten year old Thule bike rack. The two piece (separate cradle and strap) looks a little different that the original but it looks and works fine. Quick service and great price.

Jeff

5/8/2015

Still working fine after a year despite heavy use.



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I installed the bike saddles and straps on my bike carrier and they work as expected. Had to grease the bike carrier tube with Vasoline so the saddle would slide on. It would have been helpful if this was mentioned as a tip for installation.

Etrailer Expert

Laura E.

10/31/2016

You bring up an excellent point, Jim. Normally, we recommend soap and water to install the replacement cradles.



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Much better than the originals, straps are not so rigid and easier to tie down the bikes in a secure manner.

Michael

7/16/2022

Still going strong!



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Works perfectly with my Thule bike rack. Functions identically as original. Doesn’t quite look identical to my 15 year old bike rack but who cares I saved $*** not having to buy a new one



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The product is fine, but does not fit the Rola bike rack I bought from etrailer. The cradles on the Rola were too narrow for my road bike, so I looked for a replacement cradle. I found this recommendation below from a supposed etrailer expert under the Rola replacement cradle. Unfortunately the Rola rack has 1 1/8 inch tubes, so Thule does not fit. When I tried to return, etrailer refused. Make sure you know exactly what you want before ordering anything from etrailer-- it is either very expensive to return with shipping and restocking, or they might refuse the return altogether for lower priced items. I thought their customer service was better than this...
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https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-and-Parts/Rola/59406.html

There are other cradles sized for 1 inch arm tubes. You could swap out for Thule T3 cradles and straps, parts 853-5829 and 753-3535. You could also use the Thule Stapy-Put cradle and strap, parts 853-7887 and 853-5834. You can even add an anti-sway cradle to the Stay-Put, and that is part 853-7758.
etrailer.com expert -- Patrick B - 8/6/2013



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My bicycle shop told me these parts are no longer available from the manufacturer, Thule. The salesman said my only real option is to buy a new bike rack for over $400.

I found these parts and many others on etrailer.com. They were very reasonably priced. In addition, I found new bike racks for about half the price my bike store charged.

The parts I received were exactly what I ordered and fit perfectly. In the future, I will always buy from etrailer.com.



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perfect - Thanks!



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Our family is very happy with these bike bracket holders. One year later, they are holding up just like new.

Russella S.

6/28/2018

Hi, and thanks for writing! I havent used the Thule much this year, but it is still in perfect working condition, and I am very happy with it! I am grateful that etrailer.com supplied it and for a reasonable price, too.



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eTrailer's customer service rep was knowledgable and the Thule replacement parts I order arrived as promised.

Steve-o

1/6/2018

A year has gone by... still happy



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I recently purchased a used older thule hitch bike rack , it was in need of an upgrade. It had the original cradles and nylon straps that were to short for the newer mountain bike frames made today. I started shopping on the Internet and found that
etrailer.com carried thule replacement parts. So I called etrailer.com and order the newer parts I needed. Excellent prices and service. Had the parts in just a few days. etrailer.com even has videos to show you how its done on just about everything they sell. I would highly recommend this website to anyone looking for accessories.



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Thule no longer makes the same type of cradle and strap for my bike carrier and this model is the recommended replacement. I got it on, but it is a very tight fit and I don't think that it will be as easy to adjust as the original part.

I looked for this on Amazon, eBay, and the other usual suspects and e-trailer had the best combination of price & shipping.


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    To install the Replacement T3 Cradle Body for Thule Bike Carriers # 853-5829, you will need to first remove the end cap from the end of the bike support arm. A Phillips screw is what typically holds the cap in place. You will then use just a small amount of soap and water to help slide the existing cradles off the carrier. Once the cradles are removed, you will then orient the strap and cradle together and slide them back on in the correct position.
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