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

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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"


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 Ride-On Adapter 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   (7 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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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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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 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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Outstanding product. Super fast delivery. Exactly as explained in description. Couldn't be happier with the priduct. 480168



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



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worked just fine 30566


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Ask the Experts about this Thule Accessories and Parts


  • Adapting a Thule BigMouth to Factory AeroStyle Bars
  • I have a solution for you, but at this time, there isn't a clamp kit that replaces the original mounting gear on the Thule BigMouth. Instead, I recommend the Thule Ride-On Adapter, part # TH532. This provides a smaller square bar that clamps onto your existing roof rack bars and allows you to mount the BigMouth's directly to that. Because of the quick-release nature of the bars, they're easy to remove after a ride. If you'd rather outright replace the racks instead of having the...
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  • How to Install Thule ProRide on Factory Crossbars on 2006 Subaru Forester
  • Thule's ProRide, part # TH598003 will fit to your factory crossbar without needing to use the Thule Ride On, part # TH532. For example, if you prefer a fork-mount carrier that includes locks an excellent choice is the Rhino-Rack MountainTrail # RBC035.
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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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  • Using Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier on 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon with Factory Crossbars
  • I do have a solution for you, however the Thule Ride-On Adapter # TH532 referenced in your question is designed to support 2 bike carriers and simply does not have the required capacity or size to mount and operate the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier # TH898. I instead recommend installing the Thule Roof Rack, which consists of # THARB47 for the crossbars, # TH460R for the foot pack and # THKIT4063 for the fit kit. This system is confirmed to fit your 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon with...
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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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  • 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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  • Adapter Kit for a Thule ProRide to Fit Factory Bars on a 2005 Nissan Xterra
  • The Thule ProRide, part # TH598003, according to Thule, is not a confirmed fit for the 2005 Nissan Xterra. You can, however, use a Thule Ride-On Adapter, part # TH532 to add a secondary rack to your system and provides compatible bars for the Thule ProRide. If you'd rather have a natively fitting carrier, I recommend the Thule Sidearm, part #TH594XT. This rack has many of the same features as the ProRide, but allows for more crossbar types to be used, and is a Thule confirmed fit...
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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 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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  • 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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  • How to Install Tandem Roof Bike Rack on Thule Aero Crossbar Roof Rack
  • Since the tandem bike racks all require either a round or square crossbar you would need to install the Thule Ride On Adapter part # TH532 so that you can install a tandem roof bike rack like the Thule Tandem Bike Rack # TH558P.
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  • Adapter Availability for Thule Adventurer to Fit Wider Crossbars
  • If the current hardware won't fit the crossbars there isn't an adapter available that would allow you to install it aside from the Ride On adapter # TH532 which essentially gives you a crossbar to mount to the top of your current crossbar.
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  • Thule Roof Rack Ride-On Adapter to Enable Use of Bike Rack on Subaru Crossbars
  • If your Subaru factory crossbars are too wide to directly accept the mounting hardware for your Thule roof-mount bike rack then you can add their Ride-On Adapter # TH532, shown in the linked video. This will fit on bars up to 3-1/2-inches wide x 1-1/2-inches tall. This fits your factory bars and allows mounting of any of several Thule roof-mount bike carriers including their Criterium, Big Mouth, V2, Velo Vise, Echelon, Peloton and Long Tray Classic fork mount carriers. The Ride-On...
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  • Recommended Adapter for 2006 Toyota 4-Runner Factory Cross Bars to Thule Big Mouth Bike Rack
  • For your Thule Big Mouth bike rack, the Thule XADAPT2 AeroBlade and Xsporter Load Bar Adapter for Roof-Mounted Carriers # XADAPT2 will allow mounting on t-slots is your factory bars have that slot. If you do not have the slot in your factory bars, then your best option is to use the Thule Ride-On Adapter - Factory Roof Rack to Thule Bike Rack Adapter # TH532.
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  • Adapter for Thule Echelon Bike Rack on 2017 Subaru Outback Roof Rack
  • There is an adapter that should allow you to use your Thule Echelon roof-mounted bike rack on your 2017 Subaru Outback's factory roof rack, though you need to take a quick measurement to be sure. The Thule Ride-On Adapter - Factory Roof Rack to Thule Bike Rack Adapter # TH532 will fit factory crossbars that are a maximum of 3-1/2" x 1-1/2" so if your Outback's bars come in at or below those dimensions, you can use the adapter to carry your Echelon on your Subaru.
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  • Adapter for Mounting Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack on 2018 Subaru Outback Factory Bars
  • The factory-installed roof crossbars on the Subaru Outback are wider than most and the mounting hardware for certain roof-mount accessory items, including your Thule Big Mouth TH599XTR, cannot fit them directly. The Thule Ride-On adapter # TH532 is compatible with the Big Mouth bike rack and is the best direct solution since it will fit any bar size up to 3-1/2 x 1-1/2-inches. But you are right that the appearance of the extra bars on top of your car is not all that great; plus you...
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