Thule Ride-On Adapter - Factory Roof Rack to Thule Bike Rack Adapter

Thule Ride-On Adapter - Factory Roof Rack to Thule Bike Rack Adapter

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  • Roof Rack
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  • Ride-On Adapters
  • Thule
Adapts factory installed roof racks to work with Thule roof top bike racks. The Ride-On clamps around the wide factory load bars and provides a smaller, secure attachment point for Thule bike racks. Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule accessories and parts part number TH532 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Thule Ride-On Adapter - Factory Roof Rack to Thule Bike Rack Adapter. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.


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Thule Accessories and Parts - TH532

Adapts factory installed roof racks to work with Thule roof top bike racks. The Ride-On clamps around the wide factory load bars and provides a smaller, secure attachment point for Thule bike racks.


Features:

  • Strong, level load bars create an ideal platform for bike carrier mounting.
  • Universal mounting hardware clamps easily to existing, factory installed luggage rack.
    • Tamper resistant hardware provides security.
  • Works with Thule's Criterium, Big Mouth, V2, Velo Vise, Echelon, Peloton and Long Tray Classic fork mount carriers.


Specs:

  • 2 Bike rack capacity
  • Includes two 32" x 1-1/4" load bars
  • Will work with the following Thule carriers:
    • TH598 - Thule Criterium
    • TH599XTR - Thule Big Mouth
    • TH518 - Thule Echelon
    • TH517 - Thule Peloton
    • TH517 - Thule Peloton Long Tray
    • TH516 - Thule Prologue
  • Will NOT work with the following Thule carriers:
    • TH594 - Thule Sidearm
    • TH558P - Tandem Carrier
    • TH597 - Super G
  • Designed for use with most factory installed luggage racks.
  • Maximum crossbar dimensions: 3-1/2" x 1-1/2"
  • Weight capacity: 165 lbs


Thule Ride-On Rooftop Bike Rack Adapter

Factory installed roof racks typically have larger load bars (those that run from the driver's to passenger's side of the vehicle). The Ride-On adapter has extra wide mounts so that it can be clamped to the larger load bars. The adapter then provides Thule standard load bars that allow for easy attachment of Thule roof mounted bike racks.


Create more bike carrying options for your vehicle with a bike rack adapter that fits factory installed roof racks, whether on your car, van, or SUV. The versatile design of the Ride-On provides a stable and secure load carrying system to support a roof mounted bike rack as well as enabling almost any bike carrier to be installed to the existing load bars on your vehicle.


ride on adapter with Critium bike rack

Pictured is the Ride-On Adapter with the TH598 Criterium Bike Rack.




532 Thule Ride-On Adapter - Factory Roof Rack to Thule Bike Rack Adapter



TH532 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details TH532 Installation instructions


Video of Thule Ride-On Adapter - Factory Roof Rack to Thule Bike Rack Adapter


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




Video Transcript for Thule Roof Rack TH532 Review

Today we are going to cover part number TH532 from Thule. This is Thules Ride-On Adapter, and what this device basically does is, it converts your existing roof rack from the factory to be able to use a variety of different Thule products on your roof rack. Basically, what this adapter does it, it actually stacks on top of your existing crossbar. This has to have the factory rack. It also has the bars going from left to right. It also comes with a special torque bit, here. This actually has a security bit that actually has a hollow point so not a regular torques bit can get in there and undo it, so you have a level of security built in right there. Now I will go ahead and just put this on a factory roof rack and give you a better idea of how it looks and how it works.

All right, let us go ahead and install one of the adapter bars. It is pretty simple. Get it on top of your factory roof rack crossbar here and get it even. And you simply take one of the clamps and put it on the bottom and screw it into place. All right, and with that your roof rack is ready to go with virtually any Thule accessory out there. And there you have it for part number TH532 from Thule.


Customer Reviews

Thule Ride-On Adapter - Factory Roof Rack to Thule Bike Rack Adapter - TH532

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (9 Customer Reviews)

Adapts factory installed roof racks to work with Thule roof top bike racks. The Ride-On clamps around the wide factory load bars and provides a smaller, secure attachment point for Thule bike racks.

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Outstanding product. Super fast delivery. Exactly as explained in description. Couldn't be happier with the priduct. 480168


Comments

Product is fantastic! Id recommend Thule for all your bike rack needs.

Timothy - 03/02/2019

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The existing Thule rack was still serving the purpose, but after being transferred across 3 vehicles and almost 20 years of service, was showing it's age (i.e. sun-faded plastics, and surface rust on the square bars) For a terrific price and a 2-day wait, I now have the exact same rack setup...ready for another 20. 370530



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Attached are photos of the rack mounted with two Thule bike racks. I used some 50 inch Thule crossbars instead of the provided 32 inch crossbars. I can mount three Thule bike racks or two bike racks and a ski rack by going to the longer crossbars. Using the longer crossbars has enabled positioning the two bike racks closer to the outside of the car's roof making the bikes much easier to mount and dismount from the racks. I'm not worried about changing to a longer crossbar because the weight to be carried (usually just two bikes) is still the same. I love the product, but I don't think you can use the photo as the kit comes with the shorter bars. Maybe you could suggest to Thule they provide an option to substitute longer crossbars. 528182



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The TH532 was able to add years onto my Thule Pelotons. Etrailer came through with the parts necessary to make my older stuff work with my new Subaru Outback. 358116



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works great. I have only used it for snowboards and skiis so far. very sturdy. I would buy again. 601602



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Great to use an older Bicycle rack with the smaller mount 445582



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fits suburu rack--bars are short 32 inches.. haven't put bikes on it yet but it seems sturdy 167223



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Works great for a couple of bikes, but I wish Thule provided the option of different bar lengths. 36" would have allowed me to carry my canoe 58765



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worked just fine 30566


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  • Can Older Thule Bike Carriers Be Used on Thule AeroBlade Load Bars on a 2017 Subaru Forester
  • The Thule Ride-On Adapter, # TH532, can mount to the Thule AeroBlade crossbars and then allow you to attach your older Thule bike rack. The adapter has square load bars and has a two bike rack capacity. The Ride-On adapter is compatible with the following Thule bike racks: Thule Criterium Thule Big Mouth Thule Echelon Thule Peloton Thule Peloton Long Tray Thule Prologue However, the adapter will not work with the Thule Sidearm, Tandem Carrier, or the Thule Super G. If...
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  • Adapter for Square Bar Thule Bike Rack for Attaching to Aero Crossbars
  • The Thule Ride On Adapter part # TH532 would be your best option. This will fit your aero crossbars and give you a square bar for your bike rack to attach to.
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  • Roof Rack Adapter to Allow Installation of Yakima Sidewinder Bike Rack on Subaru Factory Bars
  • The Yakima Sidewinder Roof Tandem Bike Rack # Y02071 is designed to fit on round or square crossbars that are spaced between 24- and 36-inches apart. It will not directly fit on your Subaru factory bars and Yakima's Universal Might Mount Adapters # Y03590 are not compatible with the carrier. I do have another option for you. The best solution I can recommend is to use Thule's Ride-On Adapter # TH532. This is essentially a small roof rack with square bars that attaches to your factory...
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  • How to Install Thule UpRide on Factory Crossbars on 2006 Subaru Forester
  • Thule's UpRide, part # TH599000, will fit to your factory crossbar without needing to use the Thule Ride On, part # TH532. If you prefer a fork-mount carrier that includes locks an excellent choice is the Rhino-Rack MountainTrail # RBC035.
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  • Adapter to Use Thule Peloton Rooftop Bike Rack on Factory Crossbars of 2000 Subaru Legacy
  • Thule offers an adapter # TH532 to allow accessories like your Peloton TH517 roof bike rack to work on the wide factory crossbars on your 2000 Subaru Legacy wagon. The Ride-On Adapter # TH532 also works with these other roof bike racks: TH598 - Thule Criterium TH599XTR - Thule Big Mouth TH518 - Thule Echelon TH516 - Thule Prologue It DOES NOT work with the following carriers: TH594 - Thule Sidearm TH558P - Tandem Carrier TH597 - Super G
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  • Available Adapter to Fit Older Yakima Roof Mount Bike Racks on a 2016 Ford Explorer w/ Factory Bars
  • The Thule Ride-On Adapter, # TH532, can allow you to attach your Yakima Viper rack to your vehicle if this bike rack can be mounted to square crossbars. However, if the SteelHead rack can only be mounted to round bars, then that rack cannot be mounted to the Thule Ride-On. I contacted Yakima to see if they offered an adaptor that will allow the Viper and SteelHead bike racks to attach to the factory crossbars of the 2016 Ford Explorer. Unfortunately, they told me that there is no adapter...
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  • Can the Thule Ride On Adapter be Ordered without Crossbars
  • We don't have a kit for the # TH532 without the crossbars, but we do carry all of the parts individually. 4 of the # 915-0625-54 4 of the # 853-2154 4 of the # 853-2156 4 of the # 853-5267 4 of the # 753-2854 4 of the # 936060054 4 of the # 853-5269 8 of the # 853-5293 1 of the # 853-5270-02 1 of the # 853-3593
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  • What Adapter Needed to Install Thule Criterium Bike Rack TH598 on 1991 Jeep Cherokee Roof Rack
  • Thule part TH598 is for their roof-mount Criterium frame-mount bike carrier. This carrier is designed to fit only Thule square bars or Yakima round bars. So to mount this on a vehicle that has a factory-installed roof rack you'll just need to add on the Thule Ride-On Adapter # TH532. The Ride-On Adapter will mount to any factory or aftermarket bars that are up to 3-1/2-inches wide x 1-1/2-inches tall. Your Criterium bike rack can then mount to the square bars included with the adapter. Here...
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  • How to Fit Older Thule Mountaineer on a 2016 Honda Pilot Factory Crossbars
  • Are you missing the hardware for your Mountaineer? Or is the factory hardware just not fitting around the crossbars? If it won't fit there's really nothing I can safely recommend that would adapt the box aside from the Ride On Adapter part # TH532 which would fit your bars and then give the box square bars to attach to. If the Mountaineer cargo box you have is an ES model (669ES) then # 05704 will fit. For older Mountaineer boxes, the correct replacement hardware is # TH04997.
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  • Adapter Needed to Install Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack TH599XTR on 2013 Acura RDX Roof Bars
  • Thule's Big Mouth TH599XTR roof-mount bike carrier is not directly compatible with factory-installed roof rack crossbars like those on your 2013 Acura RDX as these are typically much wider than Thule's own square load bars like # THLB58. The one direct and cost-effective solution is the Ride-On Adapter # TH532 that you referenced. This adapter kit will work on any factory roof rack whose bar dimensions are as much as 3-1/2 W x 1-1/2 H. The linked video details use of the Ride-On adapter.
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  • Bike Rack or Bike Rack Adapter Compatible with OEM Roof Rack on 2011 BMW 128i
  • There is a bike rack compatible with your OEM roof rack but there is not an adapter for the now discontinued Rhino Rack Discovery bike rack made for the factory crossbars of your 2011 BMW 128i; the only adapter for this rack is the Fit Kit for Rhino-Rack HD Cross Bars # RBCA003. For a new bike rack which is going to work on your BMW's roof rack I highly recommend checking out the Yakima FrontLoader Wheel Mount Bike Carrier # Y02103 because its wheel-mount design makes it easy to use,...
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  • How to Install Tandem Roof Bike Rack on Thule Aero Crossbar Roof Rack
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2017 Kia Sorento with Flush Rails
  • While there are great options for a new roof rack on your 2017 Kia Sorento there is not a way to connect your square Thule crossbars to the flush-mounted rails on your Sorento. A much better way to go is getting a new roof rack, the Thule WingBar, because of how functional, durable and quiet it will be on top of your Sorento. This rack will attach to your flush-mounted rails and consists of: - Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars # TH711220 (Black) OR # TH711200 (Silver) - Thule Podium Foot...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack That Can Work With A Kayak Carrier For 2004 Mazda Tribute
  • Rhe Thule Ride-On Adapter, part # TH532 will only work with bike carriers. This adapter uses plastic mounting hardware and cannot handle the stress a kayak would have and would fail. You will need to either install a roof rack designed to be able to handle the weight and stress, or if you have crossbars already on your Tribute you can find a kayak carrier that will fit your crossbars. If you do not have a kayak carrier and you have factory crossbars on your Tribute, the # TH532...
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