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UpRide Upright Bike Mount

4.076923076923077 out of 5 stars
65 Reviews



UpRide Upright Bike Mount

You take a lot of pride in the condition of your bike, finding time to clean it after every ride, and keep the paint job in mint condition, so there's nothing worse than getting home from a trail ride with your buddy to find that your bike rack left a scratch on your frame. Thule's designers must feel you pain, because they've crafted the perfect solution with the UpRide Upright Bike Mount. This reliable bike rack mounts to your Thule T-tracks or Square Bars easily, and offers a carrying solution that doesn't lay a finger on your frame. Instead, it wraps your front wheel securely, and snugly cinches down your rear, keeping your bike secure when you shuttle to the trail head, while greatly reducing chances of scratching.

The UpRide is designed for all sorts of bikes, and accommodates those who might load up their bike with unconventional frame bags, cages, and frames. Its built to fit most bikes with wheels ranging from 20-to-29-inches, and tires up to 3in wide, though it can accommodate a 5in with the UpRide Fatbike Adapter (sold separately). The rack itself can be locked in place with an included key, and is easy to slide from one side of your car to the other, should you need to switch up your setup on a whim.


  • A rack that keeps your paint spiffy on the way to the trail
  • Secures your bike with zero frame contact
  • Suitable for carbon and alloy frames alike
  • Designed to secure bikes with non-traditional geometry
  • Ideal for those who load up with frame bags and cages
  • Fits bikes with 20 to 29inch wheels, and up to 3in tires
  • Mounts securely to Thule T-tracks and SquareBar
  • Item #THU007A
Bike Capacity
roof racks with 20 x 20mm T-tracks, 24 x 30mm T-tracks, and Thule Square Bar
Part Number
Recommended Use
travel, mountain biking, road biking
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Overall Rating

4 based on 65 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 5 reviews
2 Stars - 7 reviews
3 Stars - 5 reviews
4 Stars - 9 reviews
5 Stars - 39 reviews

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4 out of 5 stars

January 29, 2024

Thule UpRide

Surprise by how heavy it was out of the box, much heavier than the model I’m replacing. Seems to be a good product. Having trouble fitting the Trek speed concept small on the new bike rack and I would doubt the extra small would fit. This is due to the cut out and aerodynamics of the front wheel. May not fit any of the triathlon bikes with the front wheel cut out in the frame you better check it out first before buying.. The medium and large Trek speed concept fits fine


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

2 out of 5 stars

January 13, 2024

Fatbike adapter failure

Within the 1st month and the first cold snap the plastic slider bracket on the rear of this fatbike rear wheel holder broke off while using the ratchet system to secure the rear wheel, rendering the attachment unstable and at risk of coming loose or lifting off under strain. Whould have expected better durability from a reputable co.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

3 out of 5 stars

November 21, 2023

Great but fatbike beware!

Awesome roof rack. I bought the fatbike attachment. My bike has 27.5 x 4.5 (80mm od rims) studded tires for winter. This rack comes no where close to being able to fit the front tire. It fits my 29 x 3 inch wheels easy. A modern roof rack should be able to fit a common size studded fat tire when selling/marketing fatbike accessories for it. For context I transport my fatbike on a Thule hitch rack t2 pro xt normally and it struggles with a little force to fit the studded tire but does manage it (fits regular 27x4.5 maxxis with ease though). Beware if you have a studded 27.5 x 4.5 front tire. For reference mine is a cake eater, studs or not, this rack can’t come close to locking, the ratchet won’t even make it up the wheel. Aside from the fat tire issue, it’s excellent like my other Thule racks. If I’m going to use the roof rack over the hitch at times, at least for the fatbike, I’ll be installing my 29 plus on the front end just for transport. Still recommend but with a disclaimer.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

4 out of 5 stars

October 9, 2023

Well made and secure.

The Upride is well-constructed and easy to install. It holds my bike very securely. It’s still a hi reach on my Honda accord so if you’re considering putting your bike on the roof of a vehicle think about how high the roof is and whether you can even reach to get the bike on the rack. Also, consider that you will have to hoist the bike over your head (unless you use a ladder or stool ) to get it on the rack so you don’t want it to be heavier than you can lift to that height. The only thing inadequate about the upride is the security cable, which is only just long enough to loop around the end of the frame. Also note that there is no lock, so you need to buy a lock kit which you might want anyway to secure the upride to the crossbars.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

2 out of 5 stars

October 4, 2023

Stolen Bike because I trusted Thule UpRide's Lock

Sure, it's nice to keep the wheel on, and not have to fuss with the bike at the trailhead, but the built in lock lock is terrible, and I'm embarrassed I trusted it when I walked away from my car. If the lock-wire was thicker it might be effective, but it's so thin that anyone can easily cut it and steal the bike. For a day trip where you're with your bike the whole time, it works nicely, but do not ever leave sight of your bike, even with the built in lock. My bike was easily stolen while locked with the Thule UpRide. Do not trust the lock. Do not walk away from your car if your bike is on the roof. I'm not certain how to secure the bike using this rack, but the built in lock is not even close to acceptable.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

September 10, 2023

Great bike carrier!

I've been using the Thule UpRide for the past few weeks and it's been great. Super easy to stick my bike on there, and easy to adjust for different wheel sizes etc. Very user friendly. Putting it on the rack was easy and intuitive. It has some different options for different crossbar styles. Very happy with my purchase.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

4 out of 5 stars

August 10, 2023

So far so good

So far so good. Instructions were not as clear as I thought (although I was rushing through) but installation and use is fairly easy.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

July 10, 2023

Works great

I’ve got two Uprides on bars over my truck bed for our E-bikes. They are easy to install and put on and off. Would definitely recommend them to anyone needing bike racks.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

June 29, 2023

It works well

I bought this rack to replace a Thule 594XT Sidearm, my main reason for upgrading is to also fit a 27.5x4.5" fatbike. Assembly: Not too difficult, the necessary tools were included, although I had to reverse the orientation of the arms as I installed the rack on the left side of the car, and out of the box it's set up for right side installation. The manual covers what has to be done to reverse the orientation of the arms. Installation: This rack was installed onto a 2012 Subaru Outback with the factory folding cross/load bars. It wasn't immediately apparent to me that there are two positions in the clamping bodies for the t-bolts to sit in (despite being clear in the manual), but once I noticed the second position I was able to properly clamp down the rack to the cross bars. The lower clamps are steel and I do wish the were vinyl coated. I didn't really notice any marring on the cross bars after removing the rack, but we'll see how the cross bars look at the end of the season. The clamping system it is pretty simple to unlatch the 3 clamps and remove the rack. Once the clamps are initially adjusted it's pretty easy to get back on the car. It was significantly less tedious than with the previous Sidearm rack. Bike mounting: It look me a few tries to sort out how to get the bike clamped in, but now that I have it setup it's actually not too bad, and very secure with the two mounting arms grabbing the front wheel. I have the advantage of being tall so I'm able to pick up a bike over my head to get it on the rack platform. Sometimes I do wish I had a third hand, but once you get the hang of it, it's manageable. I've mounted my 700c road bike, 27.5" tire trail bike, and 27.5 fat bike and no issues getting any of of them secured. I did buy the fat bike rear tire cradle and I wish it wasn't necessary, but switching between the standard and fat cradle isn't too difficult and doesn't require any tools, but the rear plastic tray end does have to be unclipped every time to slide off and on the cradles. I like that the rear ratchet strap has a rubber/silicone sleeve to protect the rim from scratches, but I feel like either a spare should be included or that the replacement cost of that little sleeve was less expensive. The cable lock is useful and locks into the tray to prevent it from inadvertantly sliding out when not in use. I bought a set of eight lock cores to replace all of my racks with a common key. Summary: Overall I'm very content with the rack, the bikes do not sway any more or less than the Sidearm it replaced. I didn't notice any increase in wind noise at highway speeds without the bike and haven't experienced the bike shimmying at speed either, even with a race plate mounted to the handlebar.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

June 26, 2023

Perfect for the prius

We love that we can drive our bikes around in an eco friendly way. Stoked to have what seems to be a super sturdy stand up bike roof rack.


Originally reviewed on manufacturer