Thule ProRide XT Roof Bike Rack - Frame Mount - Clamp On or Channel Mount - Aluminum

Thule ProRide XT Roof Bike Rack - Frame Mount - Clamp On or Channel Mount - Aluminum

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  • Frame Mount
  • Thule
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • 5mm Fork
  • 9mm Fork
  • 15mm Fork
  • 9mm Thru-Axle
  • 15mm Thru-Axle
  • 20mm Thru-Axle
  • Locks Not Included
  • Disc Brake Compatible
  • Black
  • Clamp On - Quick
  • Track Mount - Quick
  • Aluminum
This lightweight, easy-to-load rack lets you transport 1 bike on your roof rack crossbars. It has a padded clamp with torque limiter that holds your bike by the downtube without over-tightening. Easy installation on most crossbars. Lowest Prices for the best roof bike racks from Thule. Thule ProRide XT Roof Bike Rack - Frame Mount - Clamp On or Channel Mount - Aluminum part number TH598004 can be ordered online at or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.

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Thule Roof Bike Racks - TH598004

This lightweight, easy-to-load rack lets you transport 1 bike on your roof rack crossbars. It has a padded clamp with torque limiter that holds your bike by the downtube without over-tightening. Easy installation on most crossbars.


  • Frame-mount carrier lets you transport 1 bike on your roof rack crossbars
    • No wheel removal required
  • Easy-to-load design - set bike on rack, tighten clamp on downtube, and secure wheels with straps
    • Lower clamp half helps stabilize bike as you load it
    • Installs on either side of the rack so you can load bike from driver's or passenger's side of vehicle
  • Padded clamp with torque limiter grabs your bike by the downtube
    • Torque-limiting dial prevents over-tightening which can cause frame damage
    • Push button releases clamp for fast and easy unloading
    • TPE pads flex around your bike's frame to prevent scratches and scuffs
    • Frame protector (sold separately) lets you safely carry a bike with a carbon frame
  • Pivoting arm folds down flush with tray when not in use
    • Lets you leave rack on vehicle for storage and improves overhead clearance
  • Sliding cradles with quick-release ratchet straps secure front and rear wheels to tray
    • Cradles adjust along tray to fit different bike wheelbases
    • Diagonal straps create maximum surface contact with rims for improved stability
    • Fat bike adapter (sold separately) lets you carry 1 bike with 5" wide tires
  • 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
  • Quick and easy installation on most crossbars - no tools required
    • Cam-action levers let you clamp rack to crossbars
    • T-track hardware installs directly into the top channels on your crossbars
  • Anodized aluminum wheel tray is lightweight and corrosion resistant
  • Black 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 bike
  • Weight capacity: 44 lbs
  • Downtube diameter: 7/8" - 3-3/16" (22 mm - 80 mm)
  • Maximum tire width: 3"
  • Maximum wheel diameter: 29"
  • Maximum wheelbase: 47-1/4"
    • Will accept some wheelbases 49-3/16" - 51-3/16" depending on frame style
  • Dimensions: 57" long x 13" wide x 3-1/2" tall
  • Weight: 9.9 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Thule ProRide XT Installed On Car

The ProRide XT lets you transport 1 bike by the frame on your roof rack. It's lighter and easier to load than most roof-mount bike racks, and it installs quickly on most crossbars with the included hardware. A padded clamp with a torque limiter knob grips your bike by the downtube without over-tightening, and sliding wheel cradles accommodate bikes of different lengths. You can also add One-Key System locks to secure your bike and the rack.

Easy-To-Load Design

Thule ProRide XT Installation

The ProRide XT is extremely easy to load. Simply set your bike on the rack, position the clamp around the base of the downtube, and tighten the clamp with the torque-limiting dial. Secure the wheels to the cradles with the ratcheting straps.

Padded Clamp with Torque Limiter

Thule ProRide XT Padded Clamp

The clamp has soft, flexible TPE pads that grip your bike by the downtube. These pads conform to the shape of your bike's frame so that pressure is distributed evenly around the tube. The lower jaw has an extension that stabilizes your bike during the loading process.

Thule ProRide XT Torque-Limiiting Dial

Use the torque limiter dial located at the base of the arm to tighten the clamp. The dial limits the amount of torque you can put on the clamp to help prevent over-tightening that can damage your bike's frame. You will hear a click when you've reached optimal pressure. Push the gray button on the knob to release the clamp so you can remove your bike from the rack.

Thule Frame Protector

If you have a bike with a carbon frame you can use a frame protector (sold separately) to carry your bike on the rack. The frame protector has a soft rubber liner that distributes pressure over a large surface area so your bike doesn't get scratched or damaged.

Folding Arm

Thule ProRide XT Arm Folded Down

The clamp arm can be mounted on either side of the rack so you can load your bike from the driver's- or passenger's-side of your vehicle. The arm also folds down when not in use to increase overhead clearance and to allow the rack to remain installed when parking in a garage or other area with a low ceiling.

Sliding Wheel Cradles

Thule ProRide XT Sliding Wheel Cradles

The front- and rear-wheel cradles slide along the wheel tray to accommodate bikes of different lengths. Both cradles have a ratcheting strap that secures diagonally across the bike wheels. This creates more surface contact and improves stability when compared with standard cradle straps. To undo the straps simply press the quick-release buttons. You can also remove the standard wheel straps and replace them with extra-long straps (sold separately) to transport a fat bike.

Easy Installation

Thule ProRide XT T-Channel Installation

The rack can be mounted to your crossbar T-tracks or clamp on for installation with no tools required. To install the rack using the T-tracks, 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 ProRide XT Clamp-On 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

Thule ProRide XT Optional Locks

You can add One-Key System lock cylinders (sold separately) to the torque limiter to lock your bike to the rack and to the clamp to lock the rack to your vehicle. These lock cylinders can be swapped out to make all of your Thule accessories keyed alike.

598004 Thule Pro Ride XTRoof Bike Rack - Frame Mount - Clamp On or Channel Mount - Aluminum

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