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Fat Bike Straps for Thule EasyFold XT Bike Rack - Qty 2

Fat Bike Straps for Thule EasyFold XT Bike Rack - Qty 2

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Transform your Thule EasyFold XT bike rack into a carrier for your bikes with fat tires. Just add these extra-long wheel straps to your rack to carry 1 fat bike with tires up to 4-11/16" wide. 1-800-496-5010 to order Thule accessories and parts part number TH985101 or order online at Free expert support on all Thule products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Fat Bike Straps for Thule EasyFold XT Bike Rack - Qty 2. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Transform your Thule EasyFold XT bike rack into a carrier for your bikes with fat tires. Just add these extra-long wheel straps to your rack to carry 1 fat bike with tires up to 4-11/16" wide.


  • Extra-long straps let you carry 1 fat bike on your Thule EasyFold XT bike rack
    • Holds tires up to 4-11/16" wide
  • Injection-molded plastic ratchet straps replace existing rear-wheel cradle straps for use with fat tires
  • Simple installation with you bike rack's existing hardware


  • Overall length: 25"
  • Strap width: 1"

985101 Fatbike Adapter Kit for Thule EasyFold 2 XT Bike Rack

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Video Transcript for Thule EasyFold XT Bike Rack Fat Bike Straps Review

Hey, everybody, welcome to Today we're gonna be taking a look at the Fat Bike Tire Adapter Strap for your Thule EasyFold XT. So this is a nice little way of giving yourself a way longer strap. If we take a look at the factory straps that come in place here, you can see quite a noticeable difference. Now, this strap is gonna allow you to keep up to four and 11/16 inch width tires on your EasyFold. So if you do have a bigger tire set out there, this is gonna be a great way of giving you an extra strap.

It can be just a decent little replacement strap as well. Maybe not necessary though, if you don't find yourself with those bigger tires. It is gonna add a little extra strappage to you and that can add the little cosmetic issues but if you're not too worried about it, could still be just a decent little strap. Extra length can always go a long way. If we take a look here on the inside, we just have some set screws that we're gonna need to mess with.

We are gonna need to find ourselves an M5 hex wrench here today. Now, if you don't one at home, hopefully you do, but if not, you can purchase this here at, as well. What's gonna be nice, you can utilize this wrench on a lot of different attachment points here on the EasyFold. But again, a little hex wrench set at home can go a long way. But all we have to do, simply insert this and now I need to back off my set screw here and it can be a little difficult to get to, you don't have too much room to work with.

So you are gonna have to start over and over again. But once we get it out, we can start getting our new one in. And just like that, our older strap has been removed. Now, luckily for us, we could, begin to reuse this hardware that's in place. However we don't really need to.

It does come with the included hardware as well. For today's purposes, I'm just gonna be reusing my old hardware here, just to save the environment just a little bit. But then we simply take our strap. We want to make sure that our ridges are facing out. And, another thing to keep in mind, for our XT model, all we have to worry about is having that little washer on there. If you are on an older EasyFold, you may need to utilize the included spacers here as well. So do keep that in mind, if you're on the XT, you may need this little guy here. But we simply take our strap now, again, have those ridges plant up and out of the way and begin to set in our screw. With our washer in place, we now need just tighten this up, once again utilizing that hex wrench. And you don't have a ton of room to work here, so I think the biggest thing we can learn, patience is a virtue. We just gotta tighten this down and that way it will be nicely installed. Well, we need to tighten it down to our manufacturer's specifications and really what we're looking for here, we need to be nice and snug, so that way it's not gonna be walking itself out. Now, the one thing I will say, I found that no matter how tight I get it, I still wanna leave it just enough to where I can move this like I used to be able to but when I bring back left, sometimes it does end up taking that bolt with it. So to that end, if you find yourself moving your fat bike adapter down here a lot and trying to pull on a little bit, just watch that screw 'cause eventually, we might just walk it out enough. But as it stands, it is solid in there. I love that it's holding on and now we have a ton of room here with our extra strap, as you can see. That's gonna be excellent. Now we can get our fat bikes on here with no trouble at all. Once again though, I was just gonna check that screw now, making sure that it's not gonna be walking itself out, over use. But again, I think once we really do a good job, ascension it and getting used to it, we should have no trouble with it working well. Well, of course the only thing left to do now is replicate our actions on the other side. That way we have a good time that they actually holding on to our fat bike tires. Other than that though, I think that about does it for our look here today at our Fat Bike Adapter Strap here for your Thule EasyFold bike carriers. Once again, I'm Bobby. Thanks for joining us here at Have a good one..

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Fat Bike Straps for Thule EasyFold XT Bike Rack - Qty 2 - TH985101

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (224 Customer Reviews)

Transform your Thule EasyFold XT bike rack into a carrier for your bikes with fat tires. Just add these extra-long wheel straps to your rack to carry 1 fat bike with tires up to 4-11/16" wide.


After purchasing a Thule EasyFold XT Bike Rack, I discovered I needed the Fat Bike Straps which are not included with the rack. As much money as this rack set me back, one would think Thule would include at least one set of the extended straps. Anyway, I searched online and discovered where I placed an order for the straps I needed. The transaction was expedient and flawless. My requested products were shipped immediately, arrived promptly (within a couple of days) and was well packaged. I highly recommend! I look forward to doing business again with! Thank you guys! I sure appreciate your excellent service and commitment to great customer service and fast shipping!


etrailer is awesome. Very knowledgeable and fair pricing. We have bought numerous items from them and have always gotten good service. These straps were a game changer for us. Made it so much easier to securer our heavy eBikes.

Great a must for fat tire eBikes. Thule should really have these straps come standard with the EasyFold XT
DrDayOff - 11/05/2022


Very fast service. Thank you
people I've talked to have said what a great company etrailer is. I always recommend your company to others.
I got the fat tire straps for our new bike rack. We have two Lectric e bikes. I would recommend to order them if you get new bike rack. We got the Thule Easy Fold XT
Love it.


I have a first generation Thule EasyFold and a Rad Rover Step Thru Fat Tire Bike. I needed the straps to use the rack. Installation was easy, I screwed off the old straps and screwed on the new straps. They work with the fat tires and hold the ebike just fine.


This bike rack is perfect for fat tire ebikes. It is easy to take on and off and the lock mechanisms provides security for both bikes and the rack. We found that the ramp was superfluous as it took more effort to use it than simply lifting the bikes onto the rack. We have traveled all over with this system and it is both sturdy and stable.


High quality, easy to use, bikes are very safely held with locking security, easy to fold and store away.
Just remember to buy the extra longer straps if you have a fat tire bike. I would have liked to had it included since the rack is pricey. However, Thule makes a dependable, wee-designed product so we didn't mind as much.


Straps worked well. They are plenty long enough for my fat tire ebike. They were easy to install and seem durable enough for extended use.

The Fat Tire straps heve held up very well. My Ebike survived a round trip to Florida from Maryland.I didnt notice any where and tear and the bikes stayed firmly in place. I would highly recommend this product.
Butch - 10/05/2022


The straps were easy to install and attach to our electric bikes.


These are a must have accessory if you are loading fat tire bikes, even for 3" fat tires if you will need to offset the bike from center at all.


etrailer was awesome in helping me find a solution. My bike rack works great now - with fat tire radrunner ebike. Huge thanks


Product worked great. Also, etrailer has the best customer service of any company I've dealt with. Unexpected, but impressive!


If you have an ebike with 4 inch tires, the straps that come with the rack will not wrap around the tire. The Fat Bike Straps do the job well. Have used them for a little over a year with no mishaps.


Bike rack is awesome but etrailer on the other hand sucks and doesn’t follow through my stuff was lost and they want to blame shipper we I’m sorry but I never got the product so it’s on etrailer


Attached it already to my rack but haven’t purchased my fat tire ebike yet.


Great accessory for the Thule Easyfold XT. Easy to replace existing straps on the rack. Looking forward to loading the ramp up with two fat tire ebikes!


We really needed new straps quickly as our straps finally tired out after 5,000 pedaling miles in 14 months. Luckily, was extremely helpful and sent them out right away. Great customer service and great Thule Bike Rack!


Glad you carry these. Crazy they’re not included in the rack but that’s on Thule. Thank you e trailer for your quick delivery.


Great rack for our electric bikes. Very stable when attached to our motorhome.


For the price of the Thule Easy Folt XT rack, these should have been included in the box. They fit perfectly on my Rad Power RadRunner fat tires and hold it securely. Easy to install.


We haven’t used them, yet. We just installed them on our hitch bike rack. They look great, though, and I am sure they will be perfect for our bikes.


Very solid sturdy bike rack there’s no wobbly hitch and bike stands in place without having to readjust over rough roads. Though the ramp is pretty narrow and has an acute angle for my heavy big tire electric bike it does work great for my lighter small tire mountain bike.


These are the right straps when no one else had them in stock. They are actually longer than I need but I can trim them. Using for fat tires on Thule ez fold 2 bike rack and lectric bikes


I love this bike rack. very easy to install, very secure with locking mechanisms for the hitch and bike supports, and I like the ramps to use with the heavier E bike.


These straps are a "must have" for your fat tire E-bike. Thank you etrailer for the quick shipping. The photo shows the fat strap compared to the regular strap. For the price of this rack, they should include the fat straps.


Great addition to our motorhome: THULE EastFold XT ebike rack with THULE Extended ramp and XXL Fatbike Wheel Straps. Easy install onto motorhome, however, took a few extra minutes to line up holders to our specific ebikes. Once done, everything is very secure with peace of mind!!!

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