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Replacement Stay-Put Cradle for Thule Parkway and Roadway Bike Carriers

Replacement Stay-Put Cradle for Thule Parkway and Roadway Bike Carriers

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Thule Accessories and Parts - 853-7887

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


  • Fits Thule Roadway (TH912XT, TH914XT), Parkway (TH956, TH957, TH958), Hitching Post Pro (TH934XTR, TH934PRO) and Passage (TH910XT, TH911XT) Bike Carriers
  • Qty. 1 Stay-put Cradle
  • Works with optional anti-sway cage to help keep bikes from moving front to back during transport
  • Diameter of tube: 1"

8537887 Thule Replacement Stay-Put Cradle

Replaces 8532568





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




Video Transcript for Thule Hitch Bike Racks 853-7887 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the replacement Stay Put Cradle for Thule Bike Racks. This unit is designed to replace one Stay Put Cradle for your Thule Roadway, Parkway, Hitching Post Pro and Passage Bike Racks. It's made from a very durable plastic construction of black and color. The tube right here has a diameter of 1". It is designed to work with the optional Anti-Sway Cage that would keep bikes from moving front to back during transport. It's a really nice design.

The optional Anti-Sway Cage, if you don't have one, it is sold separately and available at etrailer.com. I also want to point out that the unit has these deep channel guides. These are going to guide the cables that run underneath the top tube frame of your bike. And so these cable guides provide an area for the cables to rest that keeps your bike cables safe and secure and keeps them from rubbing the frame of the bike during transport. The strap that goes over the bike frame is not included.

And installation is pretty easy. You simply need to remove the old cradle from the arm and slide the new one into place. That's going to do it for today's look at the replacement Stay Put Cradle for Thule Bike Racks.


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Replacement Stay-Put Cradle for Thule Parkway and Roadway Bike Carriers - 853-7887

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (263 Customer Reviews)


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I bought a used Bell bike carrier - the metal was in good shape but the cradles were literally crumbling (presumably due to age and/or sun damage.) I found these and ordered them despite some reviews saying they were difficult to install. As expected, they were a tight fit, but nothing a rubber mallet and a short length of pvc pipe couldn’t handle. (The pvc pipe fit around the opening and allowed me to position the cradles using a rubber mallet in about 5 minutes!) 721883



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Works perfectly. Thank again 615906



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this is a perfect replacement for the original that fell apart. Only took a couple of minutes to install. 117631



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I do love these cradles and they worked fine for me AFTER a bit of alterations. So the 4 I ordered and received 9/15/17 DID NOT fit on the 1" pipe that my bike rack has equipped. Granted my rack isn't a Thule, these cradles are designed and claim to accommodate 1" diameter pipes all the same. So if you zoom in on the product pic on this website you can see the hole dimension shows 1" in diameter and SMOOTH. What you DON'T see are the ridges that are inside the hole of the cradles that I received, making that 1" diameter SIGNIFICANTLY smaller. Small enough to NEVER fit on a 1" tube. How do I know? Because I had to grind them off considerably for the cradles to even start go slide on. I did leave about 1/3 of each of the grooves on so the fit was tight enough to not slide around. So be warned, you may have to modify if you do receive these with the ridges inside. I used an oscillating spindle sander with 7/8" bit and I targeted each ridge individually as opposed to a 1" bit that would probably take too much off. Here's a pic. Unfortunately, I didn't think to take pics of the ridges prior to sander them off. 433607



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I purchased this anti-sway cage and cradle to retro fit to my older Thule Passage rack. I bought the rack used from Craigslist and it did not have any clamps on the bike support arms, only some black plastic protective sleeves. I believe the rack was an older version of the 910XT. Thanks to the details on this site and awesome pictures I was confident that they would fit (pic shows all the dimensions was very handy) The items arrived in a well packed box with no instructions, but all you need to do is slide them onto the bars (and I am sure there is plenty of info and help on etrailer if I had asked :) ) The older passenger rack has upturned ends on the support arms so the cradles did not slide right on, but after a little WD-40 (which will eventually wash off, but the best thing to slide rubber grips on to new bars is actually hairspray. It allows the item to slide and then drys slightly sticky. I use it when I change grips on my MTB) they slide right on. I haven't checked them on the car yet but I am sure they will be great. Thanks 193243



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I have a 15+ year old Thule hitching post bike rack with 1" tubing. One of the cradle straps broke and I've been looking for a replacement. REI couldn't help me. I looked on Amazon but found what I wanted on etrailer.com for under $10. The old cradle had an integrated strap (bad design). I bought the 853-7887 cradle and a separate strap (852-3006-001). Worked great. It took a bit of elbow grease and wd-40 to wiggle it into the tubing. But it'll work just fine. 516224



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This replacement cradel is a little tight and difficult to slide onto the rack. But this makes it better than the original as it will not slide during a drive. Thus it is a great product and is at a reasonable price. Shipping was prompt. I've used Etrailer before and I will again. 178836



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Old Thule rack was getting kinda ratty looking, particularly the original rubber cradle/straps. These replacements are going to extend the life of my rack for years to come. As many people say they are hard to get on(deadblow followed by a touch of lubricant), but once in position they definitely look like they're there to stay. I've already ordered four more and a full complement of antisway cradles + straps to finish out my 4 bike rack. Etrailer shipping was quick and their customer service is solid. 541895



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I needed replacement parts for my Thule Apex 9027 (my best friends dog went to town on all the non-metal parts of my bike rack). Thule told me they do not make replacement cradles for this rack - it would have been a waste to have to buy a new rack. So I tried etrailer. I initially ordered the wrong size cradle (ordered for a 1 inch tube, needed for a 1 1/4 inch tube). Matt at etrailer was more then helpful. He helped search for the right cradle, pulled it from stock and called me back to make sure it sounded like the right fit!! Who does that anymore??? EXCELLENT customer service!!! This part worked perfectly! No need to spend $100's of extra dollars on a new rack. 144951



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Second time I have ordered these cradles and straps, which I use when making trailer hitch mounted bike racks for my friends. They are great and never wear out! 770681



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Couldn’t ask for better [Two Thumbs Up] 754804



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This review Is for the Thule stay put cradle for the Parkway and Roadway bike carriers. The major problem with this cradle is the attachment points where you attach the straps to to secure the bike. After a few months they started getting bent and are now beginning to break off. I guess I’ll either have to look for different cradles or just pony up for a couple more. This is a Thule problem and not an eTrailer problem. eTrailer has been great in helping me find replacement parts for my aging Thule bike rack. 749470



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Products are just as ordered at an excellent price and a speedy delivery. Very well satisfied with etrailer! 746007



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Item is as advertised. Good quality material. Good fit on 1 inch bar. 738775



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Thule replacement cradles were an excellent match to rejuvenate my older bike rack. They have been working flawlessly for a year with regular weekly use. Looks like they should last many more years as well. Very happy with this product and the quick shipping and fair pricing from etrailer.com 720799



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The Cradle is exactly what I needed. I tried to order the same replacement part from my local Bike Shop and the cost was double what I paid at Etrailer.com I am happy I purchased the identical product for half the cost. 717571



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Replacement seemed to fit. Thanks etra iler 696193



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Good selection and fast shipping. Parts fit my bike rack even though it wasn't the same brand as the ordered parts. 695574



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Excellent quality! Works exactly as pro mised! 693494



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Fits well 693212



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Product was exactly as described and works great. It’s high quality and looks like it will be very durable. I like the grooves for brake and gear wires. These are replacements for similar items that had worn out. 690256



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Product was exactly as described in new condition. Delivery was within 3 days as described. Site was easy to use for ordering. 690582



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Got them on over 1" diameter bars on a 20-year-old Yakima bike rack. Rub the bars first with [dish washing soap] or similar product = enough lubrication to make getting them on easier, but then dries so the cradles stay where you want them. Remember to buy the straps if you don't already have them - cradles don't work/secure your bike without them, but don't come with them. The cradle is bigger than I expected, making it hard to position my wife's bike over it (not much space between the elements of the frame). The extensions at the bottom are to hold the sway stabilizers (another extra purchase + more straps if you need them). May carve off the bottom extensions of one cradle to ease that. When the bikes are tightly strapped down, I don't think I'll need the sway stabilizers. Great service. Great prices. Prompt shipping. Solution I couldn't find anywhere else. 681902



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This worked perfect. I was replacing my carrier cradles from an older (probably 20yrs old) Graber bike rack and couldn't find any original replacement part. This Thule part fit perfect and is actually a better cradle than the original. With a little WD40 and gentle tapping with a rubber mallet they were installed in less than five minutes. I will be order more soon to replace the other cradles. Thanks for a great product! 676727



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Awesome & perfect!! 672100


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