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Can Older Thule Bike Carriers Be Used on Thule AeroBlade Load Bars on a 2017 Subaru Forester


Hello, I have multiple Thule parts: old full bike carriers some 10 years old others 5 and some ski carriers. These all fit onto my old square Thule rack but now I need one for my new Forester 2017 vehicle. Could you let me know if the old parts will fit? otherwise Im contemplating a hitch bike carrier Also if this will accomodate my old parts, can I have my moon roof open with this installed? Thanks!!!

Expert Reply:

The Thule Ride-On Adapter, # TH532, can mount to the Thule AeroBlade crossbars and then allow you to attach your older Thule bike rack. The adapter has square load bars and has a two bike rack capacity.

The Ride-On adapter is compatible with the following Thule bike racks:

Thule Criterium
Thule Big Mouth
Thule Echelon
Thule Peloton
Thule Peloton Long Tray
Thule Prologue

However, the adapter will not work with the Thule Sidearm, Tandem Carrier, or the Thule Super G.

If you decide on a hitch mounted carrier, let use know how many bikes and what features you are looking for and we can give you a recommendation for you.

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