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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
  • Load Bars
  • 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   (144 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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Awesome place and people to do business with!



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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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Exactly what I needed! The service and shipping was superb. Highly recommend using etrailer!



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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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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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Used to mount a bike carrier onto my 2020 Tesla Model Y roof rails. The carrier was an older Mini-branded model and had bolts with heads that were too wide for the Tesla roof rail tracks. These adapters did the trick.



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It is as advertised. Enabled me to put my hull-a-port onto a new car with a thicker rack



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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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Great product with Awesome customer ser vice!



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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!



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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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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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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 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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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!



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Not even close to fitting on the xsporter.. inch easily to short…had to go get longer bolts at the hardware store



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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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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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I used this kit to fit my Thule Peloton to my OEM VW aero rails. This kit will also work for other aero rails - which have the distinctive feature of having a T-slot.

Keep in mind that for this kit to work, you need to have all of the original bike carier components. Check the fit kit instructions. In addition to the pictured components, you need two bolts, two plates, and two knob fasteners that come with the bike carrier originally.



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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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The Thule adapter worked perfectly! I am able to use the Prologue bike rack on the Thule aero bars from the Subaru accessories catalogue. I really appreciate the help!

Thanks...Chris



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Thule XADAPT2 AeroBlade and Xsporter Load Bar Adapter for Roof-Mounted Carriers

This kit solved the problem of attaching a new Thule Big Mouth Upright bike rack to an existing Thule Aero bar.
All the parts and pieces fit together in what is a truly elegant design to mate the bike rack to the bar without having to upgrade to a new bar costing $200.00, so the added benefit is a significant cost saving.

Thanks, etrailer


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