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Thule Frame Adapter XT

    Thule Frame Adapter XT

    The Thule Frame Adapter XT allows you to carry non-standard frames such as women's frame bikes or BMX bikes on a Thule hanging-style, hitch mount bike rack.

    • $39.95

    Item # 816691

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    • Telescopic adjustment design fits all size bike frames
    • Molded rubber pads protect bike finish; durable rubber mounting collars secure easily and safely to bike stem and seat post
    • Thule Frame Adapter XT attachment and removal is simple, thanks to the easy push-button release mechanism

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    Rated 4.5385/5 based on 13 reviews
    Rated 2out of5
    by fromToo long, too loose and too expensive. I bought this for both of our mountain bikes. One is a medium sized Rocky Mountain Slayer (all mountain bike) that is a rather long bike for a medium and the other bike is a small Novara Bonita. For the RM, it was just barely short enough to fit but was scary wobbly and almost instantly loosened up by a dangerous amount. I don't see how this is supposed to stay in place with no cam or locking mechanism to keep it from extending. Forget about it working for my wife's Bonita...way too long. Two stars just because the build quality is okay though the design is terrible. Please check it to fit your bike before buying. In the end, I took it and the rack back to get a platform/tray style hitch rack which cost the same total price anyway.
    Date published: 2014-06-26
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromGreat product I use this product on my Thule bicycle rack when mounting women's bicycles. I already own two more of this same product and they have worked well in the past.
    Date published: 2013-06-06
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromNot Cheap but provides a solid mounting When loading a bike with no top bar or it has a frame that is a very low, tight diamond with rear suspension equipment, this accessory for putting a temporary top bar works very well. The price, like most Thule items, isn't cheap. If you are talented workshop person you can make one. If you aren't and have to carry a bike like this regularly, buy this even if you use another rack. I have this in the car and it gets used regularly when meeting up with friends to go for a ride. It is vastly easier to use this than tilt, angle, slide the bike forward and back, and try to slip rack arms with carriers into tiny frame spots. We recently carried a Specialized Ladies Cruiser bike. It is very upright with a very tall stem bike and using the bar from seat to stem still resulted in the front wheel being very low. This temporary top bar then went from seat to one of the forks and worked well in that position. If you are going to have a bike that will be low to the ground, mount it first on the rack so it will not suffer from being mounted at the end so far from the rear axle so best avoiding a chance of dragging it. While initially pricey it has made loading a varity of bike styles easily possible. Even if you can load your own bike and you are going to be carrying bikes of friends for outtings, this little gadget makes the experience change from one where it is almost impossible to get a bike mounted to one of ease. It is a good product for this purpose. NCS
    Date published: 2013-01-15
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromWorks Great! Works great on my 16" mtb frame!
    Date published: 2013-09-19
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromDefinitely Solved My Problem Got a new mtn bike that just wouldn't fit onto my older Thule spare tire rack - the frame bar was too thick and there wasn't enough length to it so I couldn't get it even onto the two posts of the the rack - this took care of that issue real fast! My only suggestion - is make the instructions a tiny bit clearer. I am an engineer and it took me a bit to long to figure out how the clamps work because they are very stiff and hard to open - which is good in the long run because it won't come off the bike on the rack but it is sure a struggle when you think you know how to open them but because they are so stiff and tight - they don't open easily so you think you are doing something wrong. Otherwise it has been fantastic!
    Date published: 2013-09-04
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromgood solution We typically drive to a bike trail and take our bikes on vacations. Withot the adapter, putting my womans bike on the bike rack was really a pain. This makes it so much easier. Wish I bought this sooner.
    Date published: 2013-10-30
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromNecessary Option Adaptor improved over earlier version. Adaptor now has lever to aid in depressing locking mechanism - old version would hurt your fingertips.
    Date published: 2013-09-28
    Rated 5out of5
    by froma must for any non standard frame I have 2, one for my womens bike frame and one on my daughters 26 inch bike. it is so much easier to transport them on my trunk bike rack, I plan on getting another for our 20 inch bike also
    Date published: 2014-04-24

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