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Thule Prologue XT Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Clamp On - Aluminum

Thule Prologue XT Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Clamp On - Aluminum

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This fork-mount carrier lets you transport 1 bike on your roof rack. Lockable skewer adjusts with one hand, allowing you to steady the bike with your free hand during loading. Lightweight aluminum rack mounts to square and round crossbars. Lowest Prices for the best roof bike racks from Thule. Thule Prologue XT Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Clamp On - Aluminum part number TH516XT can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Thule Roof Bike Racks

  • Fork Mount
  • Thule
  • Square Bars
  • Round Bars
  • 5mm Fork
  • 9mm Fork
  • Locks Not Included
  • No Disc Brakes
  • Clamp On - Standard
  • Black
  • Aluminum

This fork-mount carrier lets you transport 1 bike on your roof rack. Lockable skewer adjusts with one hand, allowing you to steady the bike with your free hand during loading. Lightweight aluminum rack mounts to square and round crossbars.


Features:

  • Lightweight, fork-mount carrier lets you transport 1 bike on your roof rack crossbars
    • Requires that your bike have a 9-mm, quick-release front-wheel skewer
    • Fits 15-mm, 20-mm, and lefty thru-axle bike forks with adapters (sold separately)
  • 9-mm Quick-release skewer with single-hand adjustment dial ensures quick and easy bike loading
    • Adjust dial and close cam-action lever with one hand while holding your bike steady with the other
    • Add a One-Key System lock cylinder (TH450200 - sold separately) to lock bike to rack and rack to your crossbars
  • Sliding rear-wheel cradle with ratcheting strap easily adjusts for different bike lengths
    • Secures your bike's rear wheel to the tray
    • Includes rim protector to protect your wheel from scratches and abrasions
  • Quick and easy installation on your roof rack with U-bolts and hand knobs
  • Sleek, aerodynamic fork block is constructed of high-strength nylon composite
  • Rustproof aluminum wheel tray is strong and durable
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: round and square crossbars
    • Fits most aero, elliptical, and factory crossbars with adapter (TH532 - sold separately)
      • Will not fit Thule Aeroblade crossbars
    • Minimum crossbar spread: 12"
  • Carrying capacity: 1 bicycle
    • Forks must be 4-mm to 10-mm thick
    • Fork dropouts must not be more than 100 mm apart
    • Forks must be equipped with safety tabs
    • Not recommended for bikes with disk wheels
  • Maximum tire width: 2-5/8"
  • Maximum wheelbase: 48"
  • Dimensions: 51-1/2" long x 3" wide x 1-3/4" high
  • Carrier weight: 5 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


516XT Thule Prologue XT Roof-Mounted Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Clamp On - Aluminum

Replaces 516

Item # TH516XT

Installation Details TH516XT Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Thule Prologue XT Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Clamp On - Aluminum - TH516XT

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (2 Customer Reviews)

This fork-mount carrier lets you transport 1 bike on your roof rack. Lockable skewer adjusts with one hand, allowing you to steady the bike with your free hand during loading. Lightweight aluminum rack mounts to square and round crossbars.

- TH516XT
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This is a replacement for a unit that I had for years but wrecked on a low clearance mistake (ouch!) when carrying my bike on top of our Honda Element with E-Camper. I expect it will do just fine - I don't mind adding tie-down bracing with straps so have never moved up to the fancier car top units for carrying bikes (my main carrier for years has been a custom arrangement in my Tacoma bed using skewers mounted on my tool box lid) 299798



- TH516XT
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Very nice product and easy to use. 182169


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Ask the Experts about this Thule Roof Bike Racks

  • 2011 Subaru Outback with Factory Crossbars Thule Roof Rack Recommendation
    I checked with Thule and for your 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon with factory installed cross bars the recommended roof rack is the Thule Rapid Crossroad Feet # TH450R and 53" WingBar Evo Crossbars # TH711420. This rack does not attach to the crossbars of your rack though, it actually attaches to the raised side rails. For a bike rack the Thule Prologue part # TH516XT would be a great option. Check out the review video I attached.
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  • What Adapter is Needed for Thule Prologue Roof Mounted Bike Carrier to Fit Thule AeroBlade Crossbars
    The Thule Prologue XT Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Clamp On - Aluminum # TH516XT is not directly compatible with Thule Aeroblade crossbars. There is not a t-track style adapter compatible so you will need to use the Thule Ride-On Adapter # TH532 to make it fit. You may also want to consider the Thule Wheel-On Roof Mounted Bike Wheel Carrier # TH593.
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  • Convert Thule Square Bar Roof Mounted Bike Racks to Subaru Factory Aero Bars
    There is only one way to adapt the Thule Prologue to work with aero style bars. You will need to use the Thule Ride-On Adapter - Factory Roof Rack to Thule Bike Rack Adapter # TH532 to make your bike carrier compatible with your aero bars.
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  • Thule Roof Mounted Bike Rack That is Compatible With Disc Brakes
    There is a roof-mounted bike rack from Thule that is compatible with disc brakes but the Thule Prologue XT Roof Bike Rack # TH516XT is not. Instead, I recommend checking out the Thule OutRide Roof Bike Rack # TH561020 because it is compatible with disc brakes, is easy to install and will cushion your bike as it is being transported. The OutRide weighs just 5-1/2 lbs so you can very easily lift it on top of your roof and you can clamp it on your crossbars or mount it to T-slots. This...
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  • Will the Thule Prologue XT Roof Bike Rack # TH516XT Fit a 2018 Mini Countryman w/Factory Roof Rack
    In order to use the Thule Prologue XT Roof Bike Rack # TH516XT on the factory crossbars on your 2018 Mini Countryman you would need to use adapter # THXADAPT9 as long as the bars are not wider than 3-3/4 inches and have an accessory channel at the top. Yakima has the ForkLift # Y02098 that is listed as a fit for sure for the factory roof rack on the 2018 Mini Countryman. What size fork does your bike have? This Yakima rack is for 9mm forks.
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  • How To Use a Thule Prologue Roof Bike Rack On Factory VW Crossbars
    If you are referring to the Thule Prologue XT Roof Bike Rack part # TH516XT then yes, there will be an adapter needed to install this on your 2015 Volkswagen Golf with a factory roof rack. The correct adapter for this is the Thule Ride-On Adapter part # TH532. The clamps on the Thule Prologue are not wide enough for the factory crossbars which is why you need the adapter and there is only one adapter for this so the above is your only option to use the Thule Prologue.
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  • Is There An Adapter To Use the Thule Prologue XT On a 2018 Honda Odyssey with Factory Roof Rack
    Yes, in order to install the Thule Prologue XT Roof Bike Rack part # TH516XT on your 2018 Honda Odyssey with factory roof rack you will need the Thule Ride-On Adapter part # TH532. The Thule Ride-On Adapter can be used with other Thule accessories as well down the road if needed. That said, this is the only way for you to use your Thule Prologue XT as they don't make any other adapter for this.
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  • Roof Mount Bike Carrier for a 2012 GMC Canyon with Thule Square Crossbars
    There are many Thule roof rack mounted bike carriers that you could use with the Thule square bars on your 2012 GMC Canyon. I have included a link to the fork mount options for you. The Prologue XT, # TH516XT, is a great level fork mount carrier. I have included a link to a video review of this carrier for you.
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  • Roof Rack and Thule Prologue Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2011 GMC Terrain
    If you do not have a roof rack with cross bars that run from side to side on your 2011 GMC Terrain you will need to get the Thule Rapid Crossroad Feet # TH450R, 53" WingBar Evo Crossbars # TH711420, as well as locks # TH450400. For a roof top bike rack for the top of your vehicle that uses a fork mount to attach to the bike to the rack you would want a Thule Prologue XT Bike Rack # TH516XT. This rack is lockable. If your previous rack attaches to your bike with both wheels being on...
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  • Replacement Square Washer Plate for Thule Prologue XT Roof Bike Rack
    If you are missing one of the two square washer plates (part B on the accompanying photo) on the on your Thule Prologue XT Roof Bike Rack # TH516XT then all you need is a new washer plate. You may also want to look inside the track plate to see if it's there. If you end up needing the plate, we do have them, and I confirmed with Thule that the correct part for your Prologue is the Replacement Washer Plate # 853-0333-02.
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  • Replacement Wheel Strap for Thule Prologue XT Roof Bike Rack
    Wheel Strap # 853-7006 will not work with your Thule Prologue XT Roof Bike Rack # TH516XT you will need to use Wheel Strap Assembly # 753-3001. The reason for that is the way the strap assembly attaches; as you can see by the accompanying photo of this strap assembly on the Prologue XT it has a specific mounting attachment that the other strap does not have.
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  • Spare/Replacement Parts for Thule Fork Mount Hitch Bike Rack 515-0109
    Thank you for the photos! From what I found, what you've just purchased is either an adaptation of two different Thule products or it's a sort of hybrid roof/hitch bike rack that was never sold in the US market. Since there are two wheel trays, it can only carry 2 bikes. The Thule Prologue XT Roof Bike Rack # TH516XT, is the most similar rack sold today. Like yours, this rack and uses a wheel strap to hold the rear wheel and a skewer to attach to the front axle fork, so only bikes...
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  • How To Use a Thule XT Roof Bike Rack with Fat Tire Bike
    There are a few different Thule Roof Bike Racks with "XT" in the title so I am not sure if you are referring to Thule Circuit XT part # TH526XT, Thule Prologue XT part # TH516XT, or Thule ProRide XT part # TH598004. If you have the ProRide XT then you are in luck as you can obtain the Fat Tire Adapter Kit part # TH5981 to carry a bike with tires up to 5" wide. That said, if you have the Circuit XT or Prologue XT there is no way to use either of these with a fat tire bike so your only option...
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  • Can I Fit Two Bikes And Cargo Box On 47” Thule Aeroblade Crossbars On My 2009 BMW Wagon?
    The Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Box - 16 cu ft - Item # TH629706 has a exterior width of about 36 inches. So, if you went with a rack like the Thule UpRide Roof Bike Rack - Wheel Mount - Clamp On or Channel Mount - Aluminum Item # TH599000 you wouldn't have enough room even with 53" bars. I found a rack that will allow you to keep the look your going for, meaning the 47" bars! You can grab two of the Thule Prologue XT Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Clamp On - Aluminum Item # TH516XT...
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  • Replacement Wheel Tray for the Thule Big Mouth Roof Mounted Bike Carrier
    The part # 853-7628 that you referenced is the replacement tray for the Thule Prologue XT Roof Bike Rack # TH516XT. What you are looking for is part # 853-5423-56 which is the correct Replacement Wheel Tray for the Thule Big Mouth Roof Mounted Bike Carrier. I called Thule and my contact confirmed that this is the correct replacement part for your carrier.
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  • Parts Needed to Carry a Bike on the Roof of a 1995 Honda Civic Coupe
    We do have a handful of roof racks that are confirmed to fit your 1995 Honda Civic Coupe as well as a large selection of roof mount bike racks that we offer. The most popular roof rack option that we have for your Civic is the Inno square bar roof rack which consists of the Crossbars # INB107, Feet # INSUT, Short Roof Adapter Kit # INJK, and Fit Kit # INK130. This system has a weight capacity of 140 lbs and will give you a roof rack spread of 24 inches. For a more economical options...
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  • 4 Bike Hitch Mount Rack Recommendation for a 2008 Volkswagen Passat Wagon
    There is a way to put 4 bikes on your 2008 VW Passat Wagon, but a 4-Bike hitch mounted rack will not work for you. The reason it will not work is that it designed to work on vehicles that have Class II hitches, and only Class I hitches are made for 2008 VW Passats. Currently there is not a Class I hitch that will support a 4 four bike rack. What I would recommend you do is purchase a 2 bike rack like the Thule Helium 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch Hitches - Tilting # TH9042PRO....
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