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Thule Sidearm Universal Upright Bike Mount

    Thule Sidearm Universal Upright Bike Mount

    The Thule Sidearm Universal Upright rooftop single bike carrier is quick loading and accommodates most bikes. See details

    • $199.95

    Item # 799926

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    The Thule Sidearm Universal Upright rooftop single bike carrier is quick loading and accommodates most bikes.

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    The Thule Sidearm Universal Upright rooftop single bike carrier is quick loading and accommodates most bikes.

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    The Thule Sidearm Universal Upright rooftop single bike carrier is quick loading and accommodates most bikes.

    • SecureHook™ arm holds the front bike tire (not the frame) securely in place; no contact with frame means your bike doesn't get scratched
    • Offers quick loading in minutes without removing the wheels—even large 29 in. tires fit with the longer ratcheting SecureHook arm
    • Reinforced tray features rust-free protection; tray fits most 20 - 29 in. wheels and up to 2.6 in. wide tires
    • Rear ratcheting wheel strap is easy and quick, and holds bike securely to tray; rubber rim adapter for wheel strap provides additional security
    • Offering a universal fit, Thule Sidearm rack system works on round bars and most factory racks
    • Compatible with Thule One-Key Lock System, not included

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    Thule Sidearm Universal Upright Bike Mount Specs
    Best use
    15 pounds
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    Thule Sidearm Universal Upright Bike Mount

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    Thule Sidearm Universal Upright Bike Mount is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would recommend this product Product performs just as I expected. Very easy to load and unload. Instructions were very poorly written, but it wasn't rocket surgery.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well I use this rack to carry my 29er and road bike. It is easy to put together if you can read instructions, easy to use, and holds my bike securely. I added another Thule strap (purchased as a spare part) for the front wheel to increase my confidence at highway speeds, especially with cross winds. That being said, even without it the bike is safe and secure. More of a confidence thing after reading some reviews. It also spent a long, snowy, salty Cleveland winter on the top of my wagon with zero corrosion. In short, a fantastic rack worth the price.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Bike Carrier I bought this when I went to a through front axil instead of a quick release so I wouldn't have to take the front wheel off during transport and it would be lockable. None of these racks are completely secure; if someone really wanted the bike a pair of bolt cutters would do the trick, but this one looks more secure than my Yakima Forklift was. I've had the rack for about 6 months and it has performed really well; it's easy to use has a good grip on the bike. However, I did add a front tire strap for added stability and I feel like it made the bike even more stable especially on the highway. Make sure you're going to be tall enough to use this rack on your car or SUV; leaving the front wheel on makes for a longer reach. I'm 5'10 and if I was 2" shorter I wouldn't be able to use this on my Audi Q5.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works! This product is fantastic. I have had no issues with it after installation. The installation process itself was a tad trickier than advertised. I put it together by myself, I recommend having someone assist with the mounting, it will aide in protecting your car from scratches and the likes. My use is for my Mountain Bike and I am very satisfied with its performance, the Prius IV has a Solar Panel Roof and a Sunroof, these two items continue to work effectively and are not disturbed by the rack and components. Enjoy!
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bike rack This is an easy to install and easy to use rack. I added front wheel straps because one of our bikes has fenders and the arm rests on the down side of the tire. With the straps added the rack is perfect. We also added a Thule lock kit for an extra measure of security. I highly recommend Thule products. I've been using them since the early 80's.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice gear, bad directions The directions for this rack are terrible. Even after I got it together I had to take it apart again to move the back strap in front of the rear mount. Works great once you figure it out and get it installed.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Bike Mount, Complicated Install I got the Sidearm to mount on my Whispbar roof rack. It did not go well. Initial installation took nearly an hour to get things dialed in, choose the correct bolt length (three options), and snug everything down. The wingnuts used to secure are simple to use, but fiddly to get started. The Sidearm falls to one side until it's tightened down, which slows the process. Bolts are prone to getting stuck out of position, requiring full removal and dis-assembly of the mount. Bolts are prone to scratching car roof and bars if not precisely lined up. This rack is truly universal, but if removal is part of your plans you can forget it. Once mounted the rack is very easy to use and holds a 30+ pound mountain bike securely on the roof. I didn't notice any issues with instability at highway speeds. Keeping front wheel mounted is a nice perk, and makes getting started on your ride very easy. I bought this mount for occasional use, it is not acceptable for this application. It takes far too long and is far too finicky to install and remove every time it is used. For that application the Yakima Raptor Aero (or Thule equivalent) is a better choice. This would be spectacular for a car which has bike racks mounted 24/7/365, but it falls short otherwise. It would be perfect on a race support wagon, or on an SUV used primarily to get from one trailhead to another, but for my daily commuter it does not work. I will be returning this product, I hope that someone else can use it better than I.
    Date published: 2014-04-06
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good quality with a big name! So Far So good with the Colorado weather have not had a chance to use after assemble but while putting together missing one of the Thule end caps. paying the price of the product little high and missing cap don't know if i am paying for the product or just the name.
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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