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Thule Front Wheel Holder - Roof Mount - Folding - Clamp On

Thule Front Wheel Holder - Roof Mount - Folding - Clamp On

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Convenient wheel fork lets you transport your bike's front wheel on your roof rack to free up space inside your vehicle. No more putting a wet or muddy wheel in your trunk or back seat. 1-800-496-5010 to order Thule accessories and parts part number TH98BV or order online at Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Thule Front Wheel Holder - Roof Mount - Folding - Clamp On. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Thule Accessories and Parts - TH98BV

  • Roof Bike Racks
  • Wheel Carrier
  • Thule

Convenient wheel fork lets you transport your bike's front wheel on your roof rack to free up space inside your vehicle. No more putting a wet or muddy wheel in your trunk or back seat.


  • Convenient carrier lets you transport your bike's front wheel on your roof rack
    • Uses your bike's 9-mm quick-release skewer to secure the wheel
    • Adapter (sold separately) lets you carry a wheel with a 12-mm, 15-mm, or 20-mm thru-axle
  • Arm can be removed from base so you can load the wheel off the car
  • OneKey System lock and cable lock secure carrier to roof rack and wheel to carrier
  • Upright fork folds down when not in use for overhead clearance
  • Easy, clamp-on installation on most crossbars - no tools required
    • Fits Thule SquareBar with included adapter
  • Durable aluminum base with black powder coat and anodized aluminum arms are rust resistant
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
  • Carrying capacity: 1 wheel
  • Wheel size: 20" to 29"
  • Maximum wheel width: 3"
  • Fork dropout spacing: 100 mm - 110 mm
  • Dimensions: 19" tall x 6-1/2" long x 6" wide
  • Weight: 2.4 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

547001 Thule Front Bike Wheel Carrier - Roof Mount

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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 Roof Mount Front Wheel Holder Review

When you're using a fork mounted bike rack, or a through axle bike rack, you gotta do something with the wheel. Sometimes you just don't want to put it in the vehicle, whether it's dirty or you just don't have the room. Well, you already have a roof rack. You already have your bike on the roof. Might as well put your wheel on the roof. So the Thule tire holder is gonna help you do that.

It's gonna help it, lock it into place, and get it to and fro without having to put it inside your vehicle. As far as what this is going to work with. One, it'll work with pretty much any roof bar that you have. We have Aero bars on here, works with that. It'll work with your SquareBars.

We do have an adapter for it, and it comes with the kit. Round bars, and also some of your factory bars, almost all of them. So you don't really have to worry about it not working with your setup, which is good. So that is checked. Also, if you have any type of wheels that are in between 20 and 29 inches in diameter, which is pretty much from the kiddos bikes, all the way up to your larger bikes, those are gonna work.

And that is always awesome. And we are going to accept a fork dropout spacing of 100 millimeters all the way up to 110 millimeters. If you're using a through axle bike rack, like you see here, you are going to need to grab a through axle skewer adapter. We do have them on our website. And that's going to be just for this wheel because we'll be using the original one from your bike on the through axle bike rack.

As far as dimensions go without the wheel installed, we're going to have about 19 inches from the top of our bar to the top of our little rods here. And it is going to be about six and a half inches wide by six inches deep. And it's only going to sit up about two and a half inches from the top of your bar without this piece mounted on top. So if you just want to keep this installed, it's really not adding a whole lot of length, height to your roof rack. All in all, it's pretty stable. It's a little wobbly on top, but that's just what you're going to get when you have such a tall wheel going on here. Well, we're going to put it to the ultimate test. We're going to set up some GoPros and take it on our test course footage outside to run over some bumps and stuff. And that'll just simulate what you usually see on the road. First, we'll start with the slalom. This is going to show the side to side action. It's kind of gonna mimic the movements that you'll see whenever you're driving down the road normally. Now we'll have the alternating speed bumps. This is gonna be more so like the uneven roads and some of that uneven terrain you might be traveling on. And now with the full speed bumps. These are gonna be pretty much like normal speed bumps. You get to see the up and down action of the bike rack and see how it holds up. First things first, we want to figure out which bars you have. If you do have square bars, we do have an adapter. This will just click in right here. But we don't, so we're not going to use it, so you can toss that to the side. With this design, I really like it just because it has this steel band, but it is coated, so it's not gonna affect our crossbars or scratch 'em. So what you want to do is you want to open it up, wrap it, just like that. And then you're gonna take this part and feed it into that little channel. So once you do that, you can hold it into place. And then we can start to tighten down this knob. But to turn it, you're gonna have to slide this out. So slide that out and start turning this guy, just tighten it up. So once we get that tightened down, where it's not rotating, or there's no slop, we can close this for now and you can lock it, but I'm gonna leave it open because we're going to set up the wheel. If you're using a through axle mount for your bike, you're gonna need to use the axle that goes through your bike. So, you're gonna have to get an extra one. We do have this at etrailer, and that's what we're using today. So what we want to do is take this and we'll go through our wheel. Thread the other side in, not all the way. And then we can take this piece, slide it down. Just like that. And what we wanna do is kind of press down on this while we tighten it down. Open it up, twisty, twisty. Give it some pressure and lock it into place, just so this doesn't really rotate. And then we can take this up onto our roof. Now we'll take our wheel and we will put it down just like this. But what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna put this knob on the outside, just so it's easier for me. You do it either way. Just go like that, make sure the seat's down like that. And then we can twist that knob on the other end. And so it's nice and tight. Just like that. And then we take our little cable, which is included, we're gonna go around our wheel, slide this little door out. And there's a little section right here, where we can slide it in. Push in that little door and then we can take our keys and we have two of them. And we can lock this into place. And basically what this is gonna do is just make sure that this isn't gonna slide out. So the cable's gonna stay in place. And then the knob can't turn. So you can't loosen it or tighten it. So it's going to be nice and safe along the roof. To sum it all up, this is just another product, that's just going to make it a little bit more convenient for you depending on your setup. I really like it. It's nice and stable and it just gives a spot for the wheel so you're not just throwing it in your vehicle. So I would definitely recommend that you take a look at the Thule tire holder. And again, I'm Adam with etrailer..

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Thule Front Wheel Holder - Roof Mount - Folding - Clamp On - TH98BV

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (1 Customer Reviews)

Convenient wheel fork lets you transport your bike's front wheel on your roof rack to free up space inside your vehicle. No more putting a wet or muddy wheel in your trunk or back seat.


I have a fork mount roof carrier and don't want to carry my wheel inside the car. This Thule wheel carrier is nicely designed, secure, and includes a cable lock (not mentioned in the video). I also purchased a thru-axle quick release for my bikes with disc brakes. This fits my factory Toyota aero roof rack perfectly.


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