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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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  • 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

Item # Xadapt1

Installation Details XADAPT1 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (96 Customer Reviews)


- Xadapt1
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Product just as described. Arrived as scheduled. Great transaction. Will buy from etrailer in the future.



- Xadapt1
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Awesome place and people to do business with!



- Xadapt2
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Review from a similar Xadapt in Accessories and Parts


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.



- Xadapt2
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Review from a similar Xadapt in Accessories and Parts


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!



- Xadapt2
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Review from a similar Xadapt in Accessories and Parts


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.



- Xadapt2
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Review from a similar Xadapt in Accessories and Parts


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.



- THXADAPT3
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These bolts should be included in the Thule Kayak carrier kit, since the kit claims to fit factory roof racks with 2" diameter cross-bars. They won't fit unless you have these longer bolts.



- THXADAPT3
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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



- Xadapt2
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Review from a similar Xadapt in Accessories and Parts


Product is great. I used it to attach a 599XT Big Mouth to Aeroblades. A couple of pieces were surplus, but I think the rack already had a fit kit with it. Instructions were ok, but I was pretty sure what pieces I needed anyway. The reason for the low rating was the lack of communication regarding my order. The initial order indicated availability within a week. I checked online a few days later, and the date kept getting pushed out further and further. I received the product 8 weeks after ordering. I understand this was an issue with the supplier, but I think the communication could have been better. I would never have known my product was on backorder if I had not checked. I'll probably use etrailer again, but will check on the order after a couple of days to confirm it is going to be on time.



- Xadapt2
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Review from a similar Xadapt in Accessories and Parts


A bit expensive for what it is, but it does do the trick-- hooks up a BigMouth rack onto VW OEM cross bars and (and I suppose other cross bars with 3/4 inch channels.) The enclosed instructions are sparsely illustrated, but were sufficient after reading them closely.



- Xadapt2
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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



- THXADAPT3
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Review from a similar Xadapt in Accessories and Parts


Exactly what I was looking for to place my kayak racks on my vehicle. The previous bolts were too short to use on my current crossbars. This fixed that problem inexpensively.



- THXADAPT3
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Review from a similar Xadapt in Accessories and Parts


Perfect part Great service and communication Thank you



- Xadapt8
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Review from a similar Xadapt in Accessories and Parts


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.



- Xadapt2
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Review from a similar Xadapt in Accessories and Parts


Hats off to etrailer for carrying and timely delivery to get parts for things I need. I had these bicycle racks for a while and lost two of the adapters in a move. I couldn't even figure out how to get them from the dealer / manufacturer, but with etrailer it was easy. They are my "go to" source for parts when it comes to trailers parts and accessories. Thanks!



- THXADAPT12
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Review from a similar Xadapt in Accessories and Parts


I used this adapter kit to mount Thule SUP Taxi to my Thule TracRac - TracOne racks. The original SUP Taxi mount-straps were not long to fit these racks, even though the buyers guide indicates they are. This adapter kit made it possible to secure the SUP taxi right to the bar. So glad you had this available! Now I'm ready for our trip to the FL Keys!



- THXADAPT3
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Review from a similar Xadapt in Accessories and Parts


Works as intended to do, its perfect



- THXADAPT12
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Review from a similar Xadapt in Accessories and Parts


no problem at all



- THXADAPT9
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- Xadapt2
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Review from a similar Xadapt in Accessories and Parts


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.



- THXADAPT3
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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.



- THXADAPT9
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Review from a similar Xadapt in Accessories and Parts


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.



- THXADAPT9
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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.



- THXADAPT3
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Review from a similar Xadapt in Accessories and Parts


I had trouble finding carriage bolts that would work for my Thule kayak cradle on Amazon and many other popular sites. After toying with search key words in Google, I finally stumbled upon eTrailer's link to these 80mm carriage bolts. Their product selection made it a simple choice as to where I would make my purchase. The bolts needed to be of a m6 diameter, which is extremely difficult to find in traditional brick and mortar stores. After receiving the product and using them on my kayak cradle, I find them to be a perfect fit for my needs and feel extremely comfortable with them to hold my equipment steady.



- Xadapt8
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Tried unsuccessfully with a phone call to etrailer to get information before placing the order on the thread pitch (thread count). Despite not getting the answer I decided to take a chance and order. These we the perfect size for my needs but the thread pitch is different so the standard Thule knob will not work on these. They are a M6 diameter but the threads are much finer, I believe a 0.7 instead of the standard 1.0. I have searched for M6 wing nuts of any brand with a thread pitch of 0.7 but cannot find any. On a positive note I did receive the shipment in a timely manner.


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