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Replacement Cradle Compatible for Wider Bikes

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I have a Rolo hitch mount bike rack, TX-102. The top tube on my bike is a little wider that the cradle can handle. Do any of the other brand cradles fit on the Rolo rack for holding a bike that might handle a somewhat wider top tube?

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Good news, there are other cradles sized for 1 inch arm tubes.

You could swap out the cradles on the Rola for Thule Stay-Put cradle and strap, # 853-7887 and # 852-3006-001. If you wanted the added security of an anti-sway the Stay-Put has that upgradable option with # 853-7758.

It is important to note that the Rola cradle has a screw at the bottom of the cradle to help secure it to the rack where the Thule one does not. I would recommend securing the cradle to the rack or using a cinch strap like, # SLLS28CR, to secure the bikes to the center post of the rack.

I linked all the replacement parts I've mentioned to this quesiton for your convenience.

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