Fat Tire Adapter Kit for Thule ProRide Roof Bike Rack
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Fat Tire Adapter Kit for Thule ProRide Roof Bike Rack

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Convert your Thule ProRide bike rack to carry a bicycle with fat tires. Replace the existing wheel trays with these wider wheel trays designed for fat tires. Extra-long wheel straps included. No additional hardware required. Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule accessories and parts part number TH5981 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Fat Tire Adapter Kit for Thule ProRide Roof Bike Rack. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Thule Accessories and Parts - TH5981

  • Roof Bike Racks
  • Wheel Adapters
  • Thule

Convert your Thule ProRide bike rack to carry a bicycle with fat tires. Replace the existing wheel trays with these wider wheel trays designed for fat tires. Extra-long wheel straps included. No additional hardware required.


Features:

  • Adapter kit converts your Thule ProRide (TH598003 - sold separately) to carry bikes with fat tires
    • Works with tires up to 5" wide
  • 2 Wide wheel holders replace the standard front and rear wheel holders
  • 2 Extra-long ratcheting straps secure wheels to holders
  • Easy installation with your rack's existing hardware


Specs:

  • Strap length: 17"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


598101 Fat Tire Adapter Kit for Thule ProRide Roof Bike Carrier



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Video Transcript for Thule ProRide Fat Tire Adapter Kit Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Fat Tire Adapter Kit for Thule ProRide roof bike rack, part number TH5981. This adapter kit enables you to convert your Thule ProRide from a standard road bike or mountain bike configuration to a fat bike configuration for tire sizes up to 5 inches wide. These operate just like the other cradles. They're able to slide back and forth to accommodate different size and the straps themselves are 17 inches long to get around the fat bike tires. This comes in a set of two and it has a limited lifetime warranty. Now that we've gone over some of the features of this lets go ahead and show you how it installs. We already have our front cradle installed.

We'll go to the rear cradle here. The first thing we need to do is remove the end cap by pushing on this button. Once we do that, all we have to do is slide our rear cradle off and install our new one. Now with our new cradle installed, last thing I want to do is put our rubber pad here on, slide it into place and now we can put it on the roof of our vehicle. With our fat bike in place we'll get our cradle situated here, then we'll start tightening down our clamp.

All right, with that tightened down around our frame, now we'll put our wheel straps through and ratchet them into place. We'll do this for the other one as well. All right, now we're ready to hit the road. There you have it for the Fat Tire Adapter Kit for Thule ProRide bike rack, part number TH5981.


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Fat Tire Adapter Kit for Thule ProRide Roof Bike Rack - TH5981

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (2 Customer Reviews)

Convert your Thule ProRide bike rack to carry a bicycle with fat tires. Replace the existing wheel trays with these wider wheel trays designed for fat tires. Extra-long wheel straps included. No additional hardware required.

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  • Will Fat Bike Adapter TH5981 Fit a Thule Criterium Bike Rack
  • I can only confirm that Fat Tire Adapter Kit # TH5981 fits the Thule ProRide bike rack 598003. I wish I had better news for you. There are some roof mount bike racks that are designed for fat bike use such: RockyMounts TomaHawk # RKY1222 RockyMounts BrassKuckles # RKY1201-FB Rhino-Rack Hybrid for Fat Bikes # RRRBC050-FB Swagman Race Ready # S64705 I have linked videos below of some of these racks.
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  • Will The Thule ProRide XT Roof Bike Rack Fit a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
  • Yes, you will not have any issues installing two of the Thule ProRide XT Roof Bike Rack part # TH598004 on your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek with aero crossbars. However, if the bikes are the same then you may need offset the carriers so that one bike is facing forward and the other bike is facing rearward. This will ensure you don't have any issues with the handlebars coming into contact with one another. I looked up both the size of the factory crossbars as well as their spread and they...
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  • How To Use a Thule XT Roof Bike Rack with Fat Tire Bike
  • There are a few different Thule Roof Bike Racks with "XT" in the title so I am not sure if you are referring to Thule Circuit XT part # TH526XT, Thule Prologue XT part # TH516XT, or Thule ProRide XT part # TH598004. If you have the ProRide XT then you are in luck as you can obtain the Fat Tire Adapter Kit part # TH5981 to carry a bike with tires up to 5" wide. That said, if you have the Circuit XT or Prologue XT there is no way to use either of these with a fat tire bike so your only option...
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Info for this part was:

Installed by:
Zack K
Video by:
Andrew K
Edited by:
Tyler C
Expert Research:
Michael H
Updated by:
Matthew S
Written by:
Daron K

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