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Replacement Wheel Strap for Thule T2 Hitch Mounted Bike Racks

Replacement Wheel Strap for Thule T2 Hitch Mounted Bike Racks

Item # 853-7002
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Thule Accessories and Parts - 853-7002

  • Hitch Bike Racks
  • Straps
  • Thule
  • T2

Replacement Wheel Strap for Thule T2 Bike Racks

  • 1 strap
  • Fits Thule T2 bike racks (TH916 and TH917)
  • Dimensions: 11-1/2" long overall x 13/16" wide
    • Length of ridged area: 8-1/2"

Strap Dimensions

1500056208 Replacement Wheel Strap for Thule T2 Hitch Mounted Bike Racks

Replaces 8537002

Video of Replacement Wheel Strap for Thule T2 Hitch Mounted Bike Racks

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Video Transcript for Thule Hitch Bike Racks 853-7002 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the replacement wheel strap for the Thule T2 hitch-mounted bike racks. This part number comes with one strap. It's going to fit the Thule T2 bike racks, part number TH916 and 917. This end right here, this is the end of the strap that goes into the wheel tray housing. The other end feeds through the ratcheting side of the tray. Let's take a look at some of the dimensions real quick, starting with the overall length. Measuring edge to edge, it's going to give us a measurement of about 11-1/2".

Just the rigid area, so from this point here to the end of the strap, is about 8-1/2". Side to side it's going to give us a width of 13/16". Right here it's got the indention. It's just a nice, easy-to-grip area. That way when you're placing it over the wheel, place it through the ratcheting mechanism. You can grab that, pull it tight, and then finish the tightening process with the ratcheting portion of the wheel tray.

That's going to do it for today's look at the replacement wheel strap for the Thule T2 hitch-mounted bike racks.

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Replacement Wheel Strap for Thule T2 Hitch Mounted Bike Racks - 853-7002

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (247 Customer Reviews)


First of all, etrailer is great! I'm very impressed with the wealth of knowledge that they provide on hitches and accessories. But this is the first time that I've purchased from them -- and I was equally impressed with the service. Right from moment I placed my order, they kept me informed on every step, and the delivery arrived on time and in good shape!
So anyhow, I have a Thule T2 classic bike rack that I purchased in 2006. Awesome product, but in was manufactured at a time when 26" was the norm, but the biking community was transitioning to 29". So when we purchased our new 29" Santa Cruz High Tower's in 2020, I discovered that the hook on the ratchet arm would not extend far enough to go around the bigger wheel. So I had to remove the stop screw, so that the ratchet arm could slide partially off the arm to get around the tire. It worked ok, but really, $9,000 bikes put on a bike rack with a too-short arm? So finally, I purchased 2 new Thule replacement arms from etrailer. I think it was not too long after I purchased my Thule T2, that they started manufacturing a longer arm, so I simply ordered a replacement arm. So now I have a Thule T2 bike rack that looks like new again, with the new ratchet arms, and the niners fit without having to remove the stop screw. Awesome! I have attached photo's showing the difference between the old original arms and the new longer arms.


E trailer was great, fast and helpful.



The straps are working great and they show no signs of wear or cracking.


This is just what I was looking for to replace a lost strap on the back wheel of my T2 Thule bike rack. None of the bike shops carried it and I thought that I'd have to get an entire rear wheel set up for the rack. Great to know that there are parts available for this bike rack. Thanks!


Knowledge of products, Quick response and shipping. Have used this sight for years and never been disappointed.




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Mike L.


@Evins We're glad that you're happy with your purchase!


Great replacement & looks just like the Thule Original!
Could not find these anywhere & sure bets Velcro straps or a new bike rack @ $500.00+!


Works with the Sportsworks hitch rack, prior to Thule T2


Unbelievable service….spot on parts!


I had the wheel straps for my Thule bike rack stolen and needed replacements. I have purchased other items from etrailer with great results and decided to buy their product offered to fit my bike rack. It was a easy purchase, super fast shipping and they worked great. A+


Grateful you had this older minor but critical part for my bike rack in stock! Good service and communications about delivery too.


Perfect replacement. Fast shipping.


easy to tighten on bike wheels!


I’m trying to replace the cradle straps on the Thule T2 bike carrier I purchased in 2015, it’s the only parts that have worn out over time! I looked everywhere for Thule parts and found only etrailer was able to provide the parts I needed thanks to Dan who helped me find the correct straps!


Have had bike rack for seventeen years. Was happy the part I needed for it was available and you had it in stock. Website was clear enough that I was able to identify part I needed and get the right one the first time.


Timely service from Amy at etrailer - she arranged for immediate replacement at no cost to me for the wheel strap that got lost from my shipment. Thank you!


Works perfectly!


Great service. I couldn’t find this precise part anywhere except etrailer. Thanks!


I haven't ordered a lot through this company. But every time I have, I've had outstanding service with them.


It was the correct part and correct fit.


It works. It got here quickly. It was very expensive for the size/quality/materials.


No matter how hard I try to keep these straps together and in the same place inside my truck (I have a 2-bike Thule carrier that I leave attached to the truck) they seem to migrate to parts unknown. That's why I ordered a spare. So far these straps have held up. It's not the quality of the strap but the fact that I don't want to lose one on a bike trip.

P.S. I have found very few retailers who carry these accessories and am thankful that does. I've purchased bike rack parts, and kayak rack parts. My go-to place.

Mike C.


Excellent replacement part for my bike rack. I have ordered parts before and always has what I need. Parts are OEM, holding up well.


Well I've ordered several items from you but what keeps me from buying or using you guys more for products id the amount of shipping that cost so much at times.


OEM replacement wheelstrap that fits like a glove. Great price and fast ship too. This product and etrailer's great customer service made this purchase a 10 0n a 10 Scale!


This replacement strap fits the original Sportsworks hitch-mounted bike rack that morphed into the Thule T2. The rack itself is expensive but well worth the money; a lockable, strong rack that doesn't wobble. The straps don't like the Florida sun so plan on replacing every three or four years. The strap holds down the rear wheel but the real security is on the front wheel. I've had the rack for more than ten years and never had a problem at freeway speeds or on rough roads.



Still works well, doesnt show sun or heat damage


Fits great. Good price


We have a Thule bike rack that is a few years old and wanted to get some spare straps that lock the wheels in. made it very easy to find our model and a list of parts for it. They were very easy to order from and our shipment was received quickly. First time ordering but won't be the last!!

Carlene C.


The straps were a perfect match to the originals and have worked perfectly!! My thanks again to great customer service..

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