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Thule
Frame Adapter For Strap/Hitch Carriers

4.25 out of 5 stars
16 Reviews
$49.95
Color:One Color

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Why We Like The Frame Adapter For Strap/Hitch Carriers

Thule's motto "Bring Your Life" applies to all of our two-wheeled beauties, and we like that the brand enables us to drag them around. The Thule Frame Adapter For Strap/Hitch Carriers work with hanging-style hitch-mount racks to hold BMX frames, downhill frames, women-specific frames, and other oddball-shaped frames securely to your rack and vehicle. The Frame Adaptor uses a telescoping push-button system that clamps onto a bike's headset and seatpost to hold it securely in place.


Details

  • Frame adapter with telescopic adjustment to fit most bike frames
  • Push-button clamps for quick installation and removal
  • Molded rubber pads protect bike finish
  • Keeps bike securely centered and mounted
  • Item #THU0324
Bike Capacity
1
Compatibility
hitch mount
Part Number
982XT
Recommended Use
bike travel
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 16 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
3 Stars - 0 reviews
4 Stars - 5 reviews
5 Stars - 9 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

July 4, 2022

Perfect fit

The Thule Frame Adapter is the perfect fit for a family ride in any location. With 4 different sized bikes, our bike rack was really cramped and we had to put one in the trunk. The adapter allows us to fit all 4 bikes on the back comfortably without a scratch. Now I feel confident driving long distances without a worry.

jdegraz
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

4 out of 5 stars

May 13, 2021

Great solution to a problem.

This product really deserves 2 reviews. A positive and a negative and this really reflects on all bike frame adapters and not just Thule's. If you're looking to purchase a replacement bike rack or are a first time buyer. Do yourself a favour and get yourself set up with a Platform hitch rack or a set of roof mounted carriers they are a much more user friendly way of hauling your bikes around. The Frame adapter (regardless of brand) will work to get your bike mounted on a hanging style rack but it isn't an ideal solution and I would recommend avoiding the use of it where possible. For people who own a pre-existing hanging style bike rack this will help get your tough to fit bike on the road without having to purchase a completely new rack. However well the product works it relies on compatibility with your bike. The way this item installs is by sitting under your seat and under your handle bars, different seats vary so all this is trying to do fit around your seat stem. Some seats can sit weird or you'll have unwanted pressure or pinch points on the seat itself. The frame adapter is also effected by the height of the seat as well. The higher your seat is raised the lower your bike will hang. This means your bike tires may be 2inches off the ground if you have a low ground clearance vehicle like a car or mini van because your seat is high. You'll need to adjust your seat post down to raise the bike up. Your bike rack will hold the bike frame in place but there is nothing holding your actual bike. So yes it will bounce and move around, items like the safety strap which are included with Thule hanging bike racks will help reduce the movement but not eliminate it. This can lead to additional marring of the frame or damage to the carrier. All in all it is a good if not only solution for mounting an odd framed bike to a hanging style bike rack you already own. It 100% is still better than jamming your bike in the trunk of your vehicle.

Action Scarborough
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

1 out of 5 stars

April 10, 2021

Do not buy

The bike sways horribly once on the rack. No way to stop the adapter from swaying. The pedals will destroy your vehicle.

Jcnc101
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

December 21, 2020

Just Like the One I've Used for Years

First one fit my daughter's Bessie in Denver ... she road it to work but needed it fit a car rack, too ... My wife @ I bought Rad eBikes ... this 2nd one is just like the great 1st one ... now both on a Rad too ride on the car racks ...

Straps
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

4 out of 5 stars

June 21, 2020

Great!!

Great fit would buy more if needed. The price fitted in my budget.

Sue
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

2 out of 5 stars

June 16, 2020

Not great

I’ve used this a couple times after borrowing a friends, so there is definitely better adapters on the market and for less. Bike swings a bunch off the frame.

susie
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

4 out of 5 stars

June 7, 2020

Nice product

It works fine, easy to use. Glad I made the purchase, it'll save me the cost of purchasing a different rack.

Jefflas
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

4 out of 5 stars

March 3, 2020

Performed as advertised.

Products works great. It will not fit around a gyro neck but I just put it around the handle bar instead.

Trevor Down the hill
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

March 3, 2020

Fantastic! A Real Lifesaver...

I recently purchased Thule 2 Bike, Hitch Mounted, Bike Rack for my Navigator. This is to transport my Luna E Bike and wife's mountain bike. I found that the battery on the E Bike is in the way of the bike rack. Either I had to remove the battery (pain in the neck and time consuming) or get the 982 XT. The unit works flawlessly. It is extremely well made out of high quality materials. I especially like the way the hook ends are coated in rubber to protect the bike from damage and carry the bike silently with no rattles. The locking mechanisms are fast and secure and made of non rusting metals.

robo21
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

March 3, 2020

Great product, looks good on car and easy to use

It is very easy to load bike, very stable

Randy
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer