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Replacement T3 Cradle Body for Thule Bike Carriers

Replacement T3 Cradle Body for Thule Bike Carriers

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This T3 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). Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule accessories and parts part number 853-5829 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement T3 Cradle Body for Thule Bike Carriers. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.


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Thule Accessories and Parts - 853-5829

This T3 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 (T3) 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


853-5829 Replacement T3 Cradle Body for Thule Bike Racks





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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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Customer Reviews

Replacement T3 Cradle Body for Thule Bike Carriers - 853-5829

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (226 Customer Reviews)

This T3 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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Product easily replaced older style cradle that is no longer available. 512504



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Thule replacement part arrived quickly and allowed repair of my ancient bike rack. Thanks. 574915



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Bought a bell bike rack four years ago, and slowly parts broke. These parts look far sturdier than the former. Exact fit, which also means they stay in place and don't slide. A bit pricey though which is why the four not five stars. Could have bought a whole new rack for the same price. But hopefully these prove sturdy to last a lifetime. 406394



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Great products. Works exactly as advert ised. 405916


Comments

Great products that my wife and i really enjoy using. Thanks.

Larry - 07/17/2018

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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... ---------- 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 433038



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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 184501



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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). 94595


Comments

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

-- comment by: Keitho - 08/16/2014

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

-- comment by: Chris O - 08/18/2014

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what I needed for my rack. vacation a success. 652428



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Good fit 617266



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Good fit 616664



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These work like a charm. We had a hard time finding the correct replacement cradles for our older Thule bike rack, after the old straps broke. These cradles, plus the rubber straps do the job. 562886



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These replacement parts allow me to continue using my "old" bike rack, which is still in great condition. The straps and cradles were simple to install and make the rack look like new! 561465



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Great product, bought another pair. very sturdy. 553876



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They don't seem to have everything I need to put them on so I haven't been able to use them. 552606



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Great product and service. 549246



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Fits great , looks good 548886



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Product arrived quickly and was a perfect fit. Local bike shop (Thule dealer) told me they weren’t available and I would need to purchase a new rack. Thank you etrailer!! 542925



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Excellent product arrived on time and was exactly what I needed to repair a harbor freight bike rack. Would definitely use etrailer again. 541842



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Bought these to replace the cradles on my 10 year old Thule rack which just wore out due to usage of travling with bikes to several states, thousands of miles in Canada as well as just minor trips in state. Thes fit very snug on the on the support arms which was my biggest problem with the old ones, as the bore of the hole was worn and it was hard to keep bikes in place. These work very well and restored the 10 year old bike rack to like new condition. 514973



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Works great as a bike rack and also holds my beach chairs on the back of my 2004 Miata. 502222



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Needed replacement parts for my bike rack. Googled and discovered etrailer! Found my parts, ordered and had them 3-4 days later. Very happy with the service we received! My rack is like new, now! Highly recommend doing business with etrailer!! 493783



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They replaced my existing thule bike carrier perfectly! 475056



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Justas expected 460193



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As always fast and great service. I bought these to replace some cheap ones on my existing bike rack. They work perfectly 441019



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Fast shipping, next day, thanks. 440430



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Wow it perfect for my used Thule hitch bike racks 439772



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They work great! 432144



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Item came quickly, and as described in your catalogue. Thanks. 428482



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these bike cradles are very superior to the original ones that came with the bike rack in the first place. So far they have held up fine and show no signs of breaking down as the older ones did. 426356



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I've ordered from etrailer before. Same great service. Product was as described and fit perfectly. 425332



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Great service on this order, items arrived quickly and in great shape, match well with the much older bracket mounts I already had. Ready to load up the van with bikes and go touring! Thanks, Bud 423231



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Better than original equipment. 417744



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These were an upgrade to the ones that I was replacing. They fit nicely and are much more durable than the factory ones that had worn out. 417174



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Fit well easy installation 403643



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Right replacement for discontinued part, website made it easy to find. Arrived quickly. 401392



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Good product. Better than original equipment on older Thule rack. Don't forget the other part - strap assembly - this is only half of the total. 400556



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Our family is very happy with these bike bracket holders. One year later, they are holding up just like new. 397788


Comments

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.

Russella S - 06/28/2018

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Order was promptly filled with product as described. Would use this seller without hesitation. 392282



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Excellent replacement for my original rack blocks. 385963



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After a year of service, everything is still working well. 384127



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Product arrived as promised and was what I expected. 377623



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I've bought a couple of these over the past year or two and they are awesome. Nice price quick delivery and long lasting. 374531



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Never thought I could get a replace part for my Thule bike carrier but you guys had it helped me with question and delivered the goods. Great job, thanks much. 373252



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I purchased the Replacement T3 Cradle Body and Replacement Rubber Straps to put on an older Honda carrier. They work very well and hold the bikes more securely than ever. It was challenging to slide the cradle body onto the existing tube so we used a little bit of soap and water and were able to twist them into place. 371119



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Product was a perfect retrofit for my older rack. 357930



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Product worked great, better than origi nal! 339917



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Fits my bike rack very well and the price was excellent. I would have given it 5 stars but it came to me in slightly used condition with some minor scratches, which I was not expecting. Overall I am satisfied. 333208



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fast delivery, better than original 331448



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eTrailer's customer service rep was knowledgable and the Thule replacement parts I order arrived as promised. 330375


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A year has gone by... still happy

Steve-o - 01/06/2018

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Great product availability, with fast d elivery! 327500


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Products are working well. Thanks for the follow up.

Mark - 01/09/2018

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