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Thule Xadapt1 Rapid Aero, AeroBlade and Xsporter Load Bar Adapter

Thule Xadapt1 Rapid Aero, AeroBlade and Xsporter Load Bar Adapter

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Thule Accessories and Parts - Xadapt1

  • Roof Rack
  • Adapters
  • Xsporter Adapters
  • Thule


  • Adapts your Thule roof-mounted bike rack (TH590, TH590R, or TH594) for use on your Thule Rapid Aero or AeroBlade roof-rack system
  • Also will adapt your bike rack for use on your Thule Xsporter truck-bed rack (TH421 or TH422)


Xadapt1 Thule Xadapt1 Rapid Aero, AeroBlade and Xsporter Load Bar Adapter

Installation Details XADAPT1 Installation instructions




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Thule Xadapt1 Rapid Aero, AeroBlade and Xsporter Load Bar Adapter - Xadapt1

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (122 Customer Reviews)


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Product just as described. Arrived as scheduled. Great transaction. Will buy from etrailer in the future.



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I used the XADAPT2 kit to convert my Thule Bigmouth bike carriers to fit the OEM Volkswagen cross bars on my 2016 Jetta sedan. The bike carriers originally had clamps to fit the Thule square cross bars, and this kit allowed me to convert the carriers to fit in the T-slots of the VW cross bars. The kit was originally designed for older VWs, but the T-slot dimensions have not changed for the modern VW cross bars. I would venture to guess that the kit should work for the OEM cross bars of any modern VW rather than just the Jetta, since the VW bike carriers are not model specific. A great quality kit, and perfect for my application!



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Had everything I needed to convert a THule Big Mouth Bike carrier made for square cross bars to fit Thule Aeroblade cross bars with parts to spare. The directions seem to be for some other conversion, but it's not hard to figure out what to do for this conversion.



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I used this to fit an old (1994) Thule Big Mouth bike rack to a factory 1994 VW Jetta Votex roof rack. The bike rack was originally fitted to a Thule square tube rack. Fits perfect, but has many extra parts. The only parts that were needed my me were 3 square plastic tabs and 3 of the "T" bolts, so there are many left overs, but for the price I don't think I can complain much. I'm glad the kit was available.

Instructions were pretty useless.



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Very good quality product with a little problem. Track is connected to a bracket by one bolt and the bolt was getting loose. I had to buy a little bit longer bolt, use a spring washer and washer, problem solved. See picture. Assembly instructions could be better.



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Adapter works perfectly on 2020 Audi Q5 (VW) But didn’t need all the xtra hardware for Thule Big Mouth bike rack. (Ca 2003) . 3 of the short bolts per unit did the trick and of course the rubber inlays to prevent scratching and rattling are perfect.



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These work great for the Tesla roof rack. The hold my bike rack down better than the parts that came with it, and the shipping was great.



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Perfect for putting an old Thule flat top ski rack on a new set of factory Volvo cross rails with the t track.



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Product quality is good. The manuals are terrible, leaving you with a lot of trial and error. etrailer sent one of the XADAPT2 packages completely open (plastic package without staples). Luckily, none of the small parts were lost, but could have definitely happened. Fast shipping and delivery.



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The order was processed immediately and received with no issue at all. Product is as described.


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Quite well...the larger bolts were needed for kayak racks due to a different roof rack design. It worked out great and continues to do so.
Michael - 10/22/2021

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Review from a similar Xadapt in Accessories and Parts


Well, if you rely strictly on the Thule instructions, you're in for a real treat. I would actually claim it would be nearly impossible to install your 599XTR on aerobars using just those instructions. I ended up looking up some accompanying videos online to assist with my conceptualization of the install process. Once I figured it out, it was VERY easy to install the adapter kit and the 599XTR Wide Mouths. Nice engineering.


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Yeah, top notch item. You guys are my go-to for anything rack and trailer related, for sure.
Jeff J - 08/05/2016


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As described and worked for my application. etrailer is a great place to find exactly what you are looking for, even when you are looking outside the box.



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Awesome easy to order and track. Great support from the company. Easy to track your package from order to delivery.



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This adapter works perfectly on Volvo proprietary, and most likely most aero bars! Absolutely recommended!
Thanks.



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Product was correct and arrived on time. I do think that the shipping charge was a little high, but otherwise good business to work with.



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These thule adapters work amazing and allowed me to attached my Criterium bike carrier to my Rhino Rack aero bars. I was afraid i would have to return the bike carriers but these adapters saved me and were very low cost. Totally worth it.



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I purchased the THXADAPT3 to be able to install my Thule 834 hull a port kayak rack onto the 1.5" square bar of my Adarac Custom Truck Bed Ladder Rack - Steel with Aluminum Crossbars.
I believe it will work but I wish the bolts were a bit longer. See images.
I have been satisfied with etrailer's support and service.
Thanks



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Excellent service I got the part just in time for my trip.



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The XADAPT2 works as designed. I ordered one to install a 1994-era Thule 599 Upright Bike Carrier (predates the 599xt and 599xtr Big Mouth carriers) onto my new Thule Aeroblade load bars. Earlier, I installed the Aeroblade load bars and 480R Rapid Traverse Foot Pack onto my car, so now those adjustments were already made. Later I took the bars off the car until I was ready to try the upright installation.

I placed the bars with foot packs across a couple of wooden chairs in sawhorse fashion, which was much better than working on the floor. I printed the XADAPT2 instructions from the Thule website, laid out all my parts, and went to work.

The XADAPT2 contains everything you need. Fortunately, the Thule mounting plates have stayed basically the same since the original 599 upright. The cam handle (lever) that came with the XADAPT2 is slightly different from my originals and actually easier to clamp down. You don't have make full 360 degree turns as you seek the right clamping pressure like the earlier design. This is especially helpful because the XADAPT2 spacers add enough shim height that the clamp is either too tight or too loose. With the 180 degree turns you can get the right amount of clamping force without risking damage to the Aeroblade bars. I like this newer style lever so much that I was able to order some to use on the front plate.



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I used the adapter to fit a Thule Peloton bike carrier (previously used with square Thule load bars) to the factory roof rack on our Mini Clubman. The adapter works out well in this application; the only thing to note is that re-using the round-head bolts that came with the Peloton carrier with the thick vinyl-coated bracket in this adapter kit results in VERY little room to fit the nuts that hold the bracket on -- it just about works, and seems to do so safely, but it is a very tight fit.



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Review from a similar Xadapt in Accessories and Parts


The Thule Bike Rack Adaptor to go from square bars to aero cross bars was an easy purchase. Otherwise, I would have had to two new bike racks. It saved me a lot of money! etrailer.com was a great place to buy the needed parts, and they were quick with shipping them to me. I watched their video on the installation, and within an hour, both racks were installed and ready to go. Thanks etrailer.com for easy transaction.



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Review from a similar Xadapt in Accessories and Parts


These bolts solved the issue when there was limited thread engagement on original bolts assembling hullaport kayak carriers on aeroblade bars. I've made many trips to the water without needing to worry a nut might vibrate off. Fits nicely, performs well. Would have been hard to find elsewhere.



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Review from a similar Xadapt in Accessories and Parts


I ordered a special bracket for my thule bike rack. George and the team were more than attentive....Kept me posted on shipping arrival and helped with selection. This was my 3rd purchase from etrailer and I am hooked.. great service.
Thank you


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