The Bicycle Store has been stocking and selling Thule Bike Carriers to Central Coast residents for years. Customers who purchase Thule products are some of our happiest customers, and why wouldn't they be, Thule is renown for the manufacturer of high-quality racking solutions for cars, trunks and vans with innovative designs that are not only practical but deliver in durability, style and value for money.
Our customers love Thule products so much we decided to make even more of their range available for purchase in store and online. Now there is even more reason to shop at The Bicycle Store, your one-stop shop for bicycles, parts, accessories and clothing and our in-store bike carrier and roof racking solutions from Thule. We are very passionate about Thule and use some of their racking and carrier solutions ourselves, we like them so much we've wanted to share some of our staff and existing customer favourites with you, our future customers.
Thule 974 HangOn 3 Bike Carrier
A very popular choice for customers with a vehicle fitted with a tow-bar who need to transport 3 bikes, very quick and easy to mount and dismount, the 974 Hangon folds flat when not in use for convenient storage at home or in your cars boot. It's fitted with very durable rubber frame holders which not only protects your cherished possession from scratches or abrasion but also keeps it secure whilst in transit. For those with a little more money to spend who need the convenience of boot access when their carrier is loaded, consider the tiltable version 972 HangOn. Bikes can be secured to carrier and carrier to tow-bar with optional accessories 957 and 538XT.
Easy, quick mounting
Thule 591 Proride Carrier
One of my favourite roof-mounted Thule bike carriers is the 591 Proride for lightweight and affordability for those that already have a Thule roof rack solution for their vehicle, it's the stylish and practical alternative to clip-on or tow-bar rear carrier methods. The carrier is quickly and easily mounted to any Thule Square or Aero bar and securing your bike with the frame holder and to the wheel tray is done in just moments. The frame holder is lockable to secure your bike to the carrier and the carrier is lockable to the roof racks, ensuring peace-of-mind for your investment whilst away from your vehicle at cafe stops and the like on route to your destination. The wheel tray is adjustable and fits wheel sizes up to 2.5 inches in width whilst protecting your rims. The 591 Proride ticks all the boxes in style and durability, it's polished aluminium finish not only looks good but is also corrosion resistant, a quality rack that will serve you faultlessly for many years to come. One last note, if you have a downhill mountain bike or any bike with an oversized frame, you might also want to take a look at the Thule BA594XT.
Stylish, practical and durable
Thule 561 Outride
Another alternative roof-mounted carrier is the 561 Outride, the bike is secure via easily adjustable fasteners which accommodates any type of fork, including bikes disc brakes or 20mm through-axle by use of the included adapter. As the bike is secured via the fork rather than the frame, it's the recommended solution for transportation of bikes with carbon frames. The rear wheel slips quickly and easily into the rear wheel tray which fits wheel sizes up to 2.5 inches and is fastened by way of a quick-release strap. The wheel tray is also lockable to the roof racks so your investment is secure no matter where you are. Fits Square and Aero bars but check out the product page for a full fit compatibility list and other important features. All-round an ideal solution for cyclists who need to transport (but not limited to) carbon frame bikes, the quality of finish, like all Thule products is impeccable and delivers in long-term durability and serviceability.
Ideal for Carbon Bikes
Thule 970 Xpress 2-Bike Carrier
A very economical and stylish way to carry 2 bicycles for vehicles already fitted with a tow-bar, also very popular amongst customers, it mounts to the tow-bar quickly and easily due to it's unique and very smart coupling system. Easy to detach it folds flat so it can be easily stored in your car boot or garage. But most importantly, the 970 Xpress is well-engineered with a very robust construction and features rubber coated frame holders which keeps your bikes firmly secured and protected from scratches. Your bikes can also be secured to the carrier by purchasing the optional bike lock 538XT. More over, what we loved about the 970 Xpress carrier is it's versatility, it's frame holders can be aligned to suit just about any frame style without the need for an adapter bar saving you time loading your bikes as well as money.
Easy, robust, compact & foldable
Thule 934PRO Hitching Post 4 Bike Carrier
Another, sturdy and reasonably affordable solution for vehicles with an existing 50mm hitch is the Thule 934Pro Hitching Post, with a capacity to carry up to 4 bicycles, with a 63kg rating and designed to clear most exterior rear mounted wheels. Rubber cradles firmly secures the bikes and is suitable for almost all bike frame shapes and sizes, carrier arms also fold down when not in use. An optional extra is the ability to lock your bikes to the carrier and the carrier to vehicle. One feature that outshines all others is the ability to gain access to the rear trunk even when fully loaded with it's unique and very handy tilt feature.
Very durable,tiltable when loaded
Thule Clipon High 9103 3-Bike Carrier
Clipons are the most affordable bike carrier solution for vehicles without a tow-bar or customers not keen on transporting bicycles on their car roof, Thule makes it easy by offering customers a variety of carrier solutions, it's one of the reasons why their number one. Easily mounted to the rear of your vehicle with a capacity to carry up to three bikes, it features a unique snap-on patented locking system, simply fit and adjust it just once and it's ready to mount to your vehicle in seconds whenever it's required. Rubber coated frame holders securely holds your bike without scratching or marking your frame. Lightweight and foldable design, enables you to easily handle, fold and store your carrier at home or in your car boot or trunk ready for use whenever the need arises. We recommended the use of the Thule Lightboard 976 for optimal safety, visibility and compliance to local laws to maintain visibility of vehicles rear number plate. The Clipon High 9103 is just one of the many clipon solutions that Thule manufacturers, be sure to check out the Vehicle Compatibility Guide so you get the right Clipon solution for your vehicle.
Lightweight and foldable
Conclusion Above we have touched on just a few of the vast range of Thule's tow-bar, hitch, clipon and roof-mounted bike carrier solutions, however we also stock a range of Thule Aero, Wing and Square roof racks and their associated accessories in The Bicycle Store, Erina, simply navigate to Thule Carriers on our website. We hope this article on Thule Bike Carriers has been of benefit to you and we welcome your comments or feedback from Thule rack owners.