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Thule OutRide Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Clamp On or Channel Mount - Aluminum

Thule OutRide Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Clamp On or Channel Mount - Aluminum

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This lightweight, easy-to-use fork-mount rack lets you transport 1 bike on your roof rack crossbars. It includes a lockable, 9-mm QR skewer with an oversized handle that tightens and closes on the same side so you can secure the bike with one hand. Lowest Prices for the best roof bike racks from Thule. Thule OutRide Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Clamp On or Channel Mount - Aluminum part number TH561020 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Thule Roof Bike Racks - TH561020

  • Fork Mount
  • Thule
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • 9mm Fork
  • 20mm Thru-Axle
  • Disc Brake Compatible
  • Locks Not Included
  • Clamp On - Quick
  • Track Mount - Quick
  • Silver
  • Aluminum

This lightweight, easy-to-use fork-mount rack lets you transport 1 bike on your roof rack crossbars. It includes a lockable, 9-mm QR skewer with an oversized handle that tightens and closes on the same side so you can secure the bike with one hand.


  • 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
    • Accommodates most bikes that have disc brakes
  • 9-mm Quick-release skewer secures your bike's front fork to the rack
    • Same-side precision dial and oversize handle let you tighten and close skewer with one hand for easy bike loading
    • Precision dial lets you adjust force of skewer handle to optimize clamping pressure
    • Adapter (sold separately) required to carry a bike with a thru-axle skewer
  • Rear-wheel cradle slides along wheel tray to accommodate different wheelbases
    • Quick-release ratchet strap secures wheel to cradle
  • Thermoplastic pad under fork block helps absorb road shock during transport
  • Quick and easy installation on most crossbars - no tools required
    • Brackets with cam-action levers let you clamp rack to crossbars
    • T-slot hardware installs directly into the top channels on your crossbars
  • Skewer and rear cradle install on either side of rack so you can load bike from driver's or passenger's side of vehicle
  • One-Key System lock cylinders (sold separately) let you lock rack to vehicle and bike to rack
    • Cylinders can be swapped out to make all your Thule accessories keyed alike
  • Anodized aluminum wheel tray is lightweight and corrosion resistant
  • Black and silver color


  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
    • Crossbar spread: 18" - 36"
    • Maximum top channel dimensions: 20 mm x 20 mm
  • Carrying capacity: 1 bicycle
  • Weight capacity: 37.5 lbs
  • Maximum tire width: 3"
  • Maximum wheelbase: 48"
  • Minimum fork dropout: 21 mm
  • Dimensions: 54" long x 8-3/4" wide x 3-1/4" tall
  • Weight: 5.5 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Thule OutRide Installed On Car

The OutRide lets you transport 1 bicycle on your roof rack. It's lighter and easier to load than most fork-mount roof bike racks, and it installs quickly on most crossbars with the included hardware. It includes a 9-mm quick-release skewer that secures your bike's front fork to the rack, and it has a sliding rear-wheel cradle that accommodates bikes of different lengths. The skewer handle and the cam lever on the front mounting bracket are lockable with the One-key System cylinders so you can secure your bike to the rack and the rack to your crossbars.

Quick-Release Skewer with Same-Side Adjustment

Thule OutRide fork mount

The fork block includes a 9-mm quick-release skewer with an oversize handle and precision dial for optimal clamping pressure. To mount your bike on the rack simply open the handle, lower your bike fork onto the skewer, tighten the precision dial, and close the handle. The precision dial is located on the same side as the skewer handle so you can use one hand to steady your bike while you use the other hand to tighten the dial and close the handle.

Thule Thru Axle Adapter

Adapters (sold separately) let you carry a bike with a thru-axle.

Sliding Rear-Wheel Cradle with Ratcheting Strap

Thule OutRide rear wheel cradle

The OutRide's rear-wheel cradle slides along the tray to accommodate bikes of varying lengths. It has ratchet strap that secures the wheel to cradle. The strap has a quick-release lever that lets you lets you remove your bike's wheel with one hand.

Easy Installation

Thule OutRide Clamp-On Installation

The rack can be mounted to your crossbar T-slots or clamp on for installation with no tools required. To install the rack using the T-slots, just insert the short T-bolts into the bottom of the rack, slide the T-bolts into the channels on your crossbars, and tighten them down using the cam-action levers.

Thule OutRide T-Channel Installation

You can also clamp the rack around your crossbars. Simply set the rack on your crossbars, slide the long T-bolts into the open ends of the mounting brackets, and tighten down the cam-action levers.

Optional Locks

You can add One-Key System lock cylinders (sold separately) to the skewer to lock your bike to the rack and to the cam lever on the fork block to lock the rack to your vehicle. These One-Key System lock cylinders can be swapped out to make all your Thule products keyed alike.

561020 Thule OutRide Rooftop Bicycle Carrier - Fork Mount - Clamp On or Channel Mount - Aluminum

Installation Details TH561020 Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Thule OutRide Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Clamp On or Channel Mount - Aluminum - TH561020

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

This lightweight, easy-to-use fork-mount rack lets you transport 1 bike on your roof rack crossbars. It includes a lockable, 9-mm QR skewer with an oversized handle that tightens and closes on the same side so you can secure the bike with one hand.

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Ask the Experts about this Thule Roof Bike Racks

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    The Thule OutRide roof bike rack # TH561020 is a really great choice for a bike rack for your Cannondale R800 road bike. To mount it on your 2014 Toyota Prius the roof rack I recommend is the Thule Wingbar Evo roof rack part # TH711400, # TH710501, and # TH145001 as this is the highest quality, quietest, and most aerodynamic roof rack for your vehicle.
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  • Will the Thule Outride Work on my 2020 Toyota Rav-4
    Yes the Thule OutRide Roof Bike Rack part # TH561020 will be a great fit for your 2020 Toyota Rav 4. Thule does a great job making sure that it will fit a wide range of crossbar sizes. Really the only time I've ever ran into an issue with any of their roof rack accessories fitting is when the bars are very large like what you would see on an XTerra or Hummer. I really like the OutRide it is very sleek looking and works really well. Their products always hold up really well to constant...
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  • What Type of Roof Bike Racks Can Attach to Yakima Jetstream Bars
    The Yakima Jetstream crossbars have a track that runs on top of them which means that bike racks that can fit aero/elliptical bars and bars with tracks on top will fit fine. For that we have the Thule Outride # TH561020 for a fork mount style or the # TH599000-FB for a style that attaches to the front wheel.
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    The Thule Outride bike rack part # TH561020 that you referenced is a fit for the factory crossbars of your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek and would be a great option to carry your Trek S4 Emanda as well. Since it's a fork mount you don't have to worry about the carbon frame getting damaged from a bike rack clamp. Nothing else would be needed to mount or install the rack.
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    The roof rack/bike rack combination I recommend for your 2018 Ford Explorer comes from Thule with their 60" WingBar Evo system and 2 of the OutRide # TH561020 fork mount bike racks. The parts for the roof rack are: WingBar Evo # TH711520 Podium Feet # TH460R Fit Kit # THKIT3151 This gives you a premium roof rack and bike rack combo that is easy to install/use and will look great for a long time to come. As a bonus you can add matching locks to the roof rack and both bike racks as...
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  • Thule Roof Rack Options for Carrying Bike Rack on 2017 Ford F-350 Crew Cab
    Sounds like you're just needing a roof rack for your 2017 Ford F-350 so you can use your bike rack. We actually do have Thule options for you! You just need to use one of the 60" crossbar options listed below along with the Evo Clamp Feet # TH710501 and the Fit Kit # TH145177: 60" Crossbars WingBar Evo Black - # TH711520 WingBar Evo Silver - # TH711500 SquareBar - # TH712500 Don't forget to add lock cores for your roof rack with the 4-Pack # TH450400, or using the 6-Pack # TH450600...
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  • Thule Fork Mounted Bike Rack to Fit Factory Crossbars of 2018 Mercedes GLA 45
    I checked with Thule and the Thule Circuit XT Roof Bike Rack # TH526XT that you referenced is a confirmed fit for the factory crossbars of your 2018 Mercedes Benz GLA 45. Another great option is the Thult OutRide part # TH561020 which would be a very nice option as well. I attached review videos for both racks for you to check out as well.
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  • Will The Thule Paceline Roof Bike Rack # TH527 Fit The Rola Roof Rack # 59829 On A 2008 BMW X5
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    We have exactly what you need, as there is a single fork-mount bike rack that can be used as either a channel-mounted rack or a clamp-on style rack. The rack you need is the Thule OutRide Roof Bike Rack # TH561020. The OutRide comes with T-slot hardware that fits channels that are up to 20 mm x 20 mm (or about 7/8" x 7/8") as well as a clamp system so it will work for either application at any time. It is a fork-mounted rack like you wanted, and can carry bikes that are up to 37-1/2...
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  • Thule Roof Bike Rack Recommendation for 2019 BMW X5 with Factory Crossbars
    Basically any of the roof bike racks we offer will fit what you have on your 2019 BMW X5 that has factory crossbars. I'd go with a rack that attaches to the top channel of your bars like the UpRide part # TH599000 for a rack that allows you to keep the front wheel mounted. Or for a fork mount the Thule OutRide part # TH561020 would be a great option.
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