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Replacement Wheel Strap for Thule Raceway Platform Style Bike Carrier - Qty 1

Replacement Wheel Strap for Thule Raceway Platform Style Bike Carrier - Qty 1

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Thule Accessories and Parts - 853-7803

  • Hitch Bike Racks
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  • Thule
  • Raceway

Replaces the wheel strap needed for your Thule Raceway bike rack (TH9003).


  • Replacement wheel strap for your Thule Raceway platform style bike rack (TH9003)
  • Strap length: 11-3/8" Overall
  • 1/2" Diameter adjustment holes spaced 1" apart center to center
  • Quantity: 1 wheel strap

853-7803 Thule Replacement Strap for Raceway Platform-Style Bike Carrier - Qty 1

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Video Transcript for Thule Hitch Bike Racks 853-7803 Review

Today, we're going to review part number 853-7803. This is the Thule replacement rubber strap for the Thule raceway platform style bike racks. Now this strap is used to hold down your bike to the bike rack cradle. One end here would attach to one side of the bike rack cradle. This will run over your frame of your bike. The other end attaches to the other side.

It holds your bike in place on the cradle. Now this rubber strap will replace a lost or damaged strap that's on your Thule raceway platform style bike rack. This part is for a quantity of one strap. If you notice on this strap, there are 10 holes. The holes are on 1 inch centers. If you measure hole to hole, center to center, it'll be 1 inch.

The total length from edge to edge on this strap is going to be right at 11 and 3/8ths inches. The diameter of each one of those holes is right at half inch diameter. But that should do it for the review on part number 853-7803. This is the Thule replacement rubber strap for the Thule raceway platform style bike racks.

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Replacement Wheel Strap for Thule Raceway Platform Style Bike Carrier - Qty 1 - 853-7803

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (37 Customer Reviews)

Replaces the wheel strap needed for your Thule Raceway bike rack (TH9003).


You have requested a review write up on my purchase. Even though this was a relatively minor purchase of hold down rubber straps for my bike, on my Thule' Bike Rack, they are extremely important part, when transporting my bike to my local trail heads. ETrailer's service and follow through is excellent, professional and friendly. I would definitely recommend them!

I have attached three photos of my bike rack with the hold down straps for the wheels. Use any or all as you see fit.

Bill L.


Thank you for your follow up. Im very happy with my parts I purchased. When I need more, I will come back to you.Thank you!


My wife purchased a new mountain bike, but the straps on my Thule bike rack weren't long enough to wrap it securely due to the thickness of the bar. I searched quite a bit before seeing etrailer's website. They had the longer ones I needed. The order came quickly, the quality is great and they fit perfectly. Thanks for a great product!


Too stiff. More so than the original


The straps fit perfectly a bike trailer company that went out of business. I am ordering 4 more. If you have a Softride bike hitch, these fit it perfectly with various bikes. They were long enough. Saved me money


I've been looking for these for a while! Very hard to find the extra long straps for my trunk mounted Thule bike rack, I'd been using a bungee cord. Quick shipping and exactly the same as the original straps.


I received my package on time and in great shape. Just got a chance to check my products compatibility with my Rhode Gear bike rack. The holes on the cradle straps were just small enough to fit on the cradles. All thanks to research I found here. Thanks!


The long Thule strap I ordered worked perfectly on the unusual 2X4 like frame of my recumbent bike. Problem solved. etrailer price was great and it shipped almost immediately.


Thank you for your service and the stra ps



The replacement wheel strap works perfectly on my Thule Raceway Pro 2 Platform bike rack.I have been using the part for a year and the straps are a little softer and more elastic and functioning well. I decided to order a couple more straps but had to pay shipping again—-I should have bought more initially but wanted to make sure they worked well.


Straps were a bit tight for my old Rhode Gear bike rack but they work.


Thank you etrailer for a nice original product and fast shipping.


Not what I expected! The straps are much narrower than O.E.M and so hard it's almost impossible to stretch to the next hole.


Products were quickly delivered, well packaged and at a price I was willing to pay. Was able to put my bike back on line in time a planned bike trip.



Parts are still working fine, I will reorder in the spring as part of my bi-annual replacement pm I do.


Delivered super quick. Easy to assemble. I will update once I use the trailer.


I bought the wrong straps. But these are of great quality. Just not the ones I needed.


The straps are pretty stiff.


This strap is rigid…no elasticity whatsoever. This product is not useful.

Etrailer Expert

Sierra K.


Thank you for your review. These straps are meant to not stretch too much so your bike wheels will not bounce around your bike carrier. We do not have any longer straps for this specific bike carrier.


Perfect replacement part.


Wonderful bands! we attached/re-attached these bands literally hundreds of times over the course a year. no splitting, dry-rot, etc...very nice!!!!


Pen replacement


It solved our problem. We were missing a strap & we got extra cause others are wearing.


Worked well but could have been a n inch or so longer


The exact replacement for a couple of broken straps. Even seems more pliable that the originals. Great source, quick service.


Arrived promptly and was a perfect fit. I could not find the matching strap on the Thule website, grateful that I found it here.



Received my order quickly and the order was accurately filled.

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